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. Also Read - Rohit Sharma Recalls How Shikhar Dhawan Stunned Tamim Iqbal by Singing During India's Tour of Bangladesh in 2015
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. Also Read - Two Occasions When Hardik Pandya Felt His International Career is Over
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.