Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal should be fit in time for the Cricket World Cup after undergoing knee surgery on Monday.
With the tournament in Australia and New Zealand set to get under way in February next year, Tamim has approximately seven weeks to prove his fitness.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the opening batsman had undergone the procedure in Australia, but added that he should be able to return to training before the end of January.
Bangladesh are due to take on Pakistan and Ireland in warm-up fixtures, before they begin their Pool A campaign against Afghanistan on February 18.
"Batsman Tamim Iqbal underwent an arthroscopic evaluation and surgery for a left meniscal pathology at the Avenue Hospital in Melbourne today," a statement from the BCB read.
"The procedure was performed by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Young. BCB's senior physician Dr. Debashish Chowdhury, who has been in constant contact with the surgeon, informed that Dr. Young is confident that Tamim will be able to return to cricket practice in two to three weeks following his rehab which will begin immediately.
"The BCB medical team will decide on the management plan for the player in consultation with Dr. Young after evaluating the complete report on the surgery."