Dhaka: Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal fractured a finger during training on Saturday and will be out for up to a month, the country's cricket board has said.
The left-hander suffered the injury to the little finger of his left hand and will likely have to sit out the team's three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Afghanistan at home starting on September 25.
Bangladesh are hopeful the 27-year-old will be fit before England arrive to tour the country for a series comprising three ODIs and two Tests, starting on October 7.
"Such injuries take about three to four weeks to heal," Bangladesh team physio Bayzidul Islam said in a statement. "We have time. He should be able to start batting in four weeks."