Bangladesh duo to play at Lords despite injuries

Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 15:00 [IST]
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Hasan, Iqbal eager to play at Lords

London : Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal are both expected to play for Bangladesh in the first Npower Test at Lord's.

Hasan has been suffering from chicken pox and was unable to play in the opening match against Surrey while Iqbal has been told that he requires a wrist surgery.

Hasan is said to have recovered well and set to lead the side in the first Test against England, Iqbal however still has his wrist injury bothering him and is doubtful about his commitments to play in the opening Test.

"It's getting better," he said. "I went to a specialist yesterday, and he said, 'you've got two choices. Either you play with taping and hope there won't be any harm, or you can have a surgery that will take three months,'said Iqbal quoted to skysports.

"We have a very busy schedule, so the team management told me to decide,"he added.

"I am seeing another doctor, and if it won't do any harm then I'll definitely play, and think about surgery when I am free."

He said he has an appointment with the doctor and based on what he says he will give a final call. He also said that he is excited to part of Lord's Test and it will be a dream come true for him.

The 21-year-old is one of a majority in the touring squad who have never played in a Lord's Test - and he is not about to let the occasion pass him by.

Pushing himself more than ever before, he admitted that he won't be getting much chance to play Test matches in England and as such really wants to be on the ground and play for Bangladesh in the opening ecounter.


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