Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018, following an injury. The Bangladeshi opener picked up a wrist injury in the first ODI of the Cup and is expected to recover in six weeks, which means his Cup has come to a premature end. This is a big blow to Bangladesh considering he is the mainstay of their batting line up. The incident happened in the second over of Suranga Lakma, who bowled a bouncer that the Bangladeshi opener wanted to pull, as the shiny white struck his wrist.
He was immediately attended to as they rushed him to the hospital to get a scan done. It was then revealed that he had fractured his wrist.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. It was a massive blow as Iqbal retired hurt for two runs. For Sri Lanka, it was the old-warhorse Malinga who was the pick of the bowlers, scalping four wickets at the time of filing the copy, and Rahim was on 96 and is looking good for a century. It was disappointing to see experienced Shakib-al-Hasan get a duck and Litton Das too did not bother the scorers. Meanwhile, Mohammed Mithun with 63 runs was the second-highest scorer for Bangladesh. Bangladesh is currently on 203/8 in 43 overs.