Anxiety throughout the day, waiting since evening – What is the report of Tamim Iqbal’s Kavid Test? Tamim returned to the hotel after batting against Dhaka on Saturday. Tamim was sent to isolation on the advice of a doctor as he felt corona symptoms in his body. Then Barisal won the match without him on the field. Manjur Hossain, a doctor of BCB, confirmed around 10 pm yesterday that Tamim’s report was ‘negative’. So, after removing all the fears, Barisal is going to the field in the eliminator match against Dhaka with the captain Tamim Iqbal.
Despite losing to Barisal by 2 runs in the previous match, Beximco Dhaka coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon thinks that they are their favorites in today’s match. Khaled Mahmud believes they will play in the second qualifier after winning the eliminator match. Barisal’s acting captain Mehedi Hasan Miraj is also not far behind in the battle of words. He is also confident of winning against Dhaka. If they are fit, they will take the field today with regular captain Tamim Iqbal. He did not field against Dhaka on Saturday due to cold and fever.
Dhaka could not make a good start in Bangabandhu T20 Cup. The team lost three matches in a row and went to the backfoot. They got the rhythm of victory by losing this Barisal in the first leg. Winning four matches in a row ensured play-offs as the third team. Dhaka coach is confident of winning as Barisal in the eliminator, ‘If I could score two more runs, I would play in the qualifiers. Now if you want to be a champion, you have to win the match. Now maybe one more match will have to be played. We are confident we can overcome yesterday’s (Saturday’s) mistakes. We are a good team in the match. If we win tomorrow, we will be able to play again on the 15th. ‘
Barisal is a team based on Tamim. They have won the entire tournament by losing. The team had to wait until the last match of the league to advance to the play-offs. However, winning the match under pressure has increased the confidence of the players of the team.