Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe: Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim wishes to skip T20 series

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Mushfiqur Rahim has informed Bangladesh's selectors that helium wants to opt-out of playing the T20Is against Zimbabwe adjacent month. Bangladesh are apt to beryllium successful Zimbabwe from June 29 to July 28.

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (Courtesy: Reuters)


  • Bangladesh volition play 1 Test, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20Is against Zimbabwe
  • Rahim has earlier opted retired of the Pakistan circuit past year, citing information concern
  • Rahim is disposable for the Test and ODIs bid against Zimbabwe

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has informed the selectors that helium wishes to opt-out of the T20I bid against Zimbabwe adjacent month.

"Mushfiq has requested for a interruption during the T20Is, but helium is disposable for the Test and ODIs. I deliberation helium whitethorn beryllium bushed aft playing for truthful long, which is wherefore helium wants the leave. We volition determine erstwhile helium officially informs the cricket operations department," ESPNcricinfo quoted main selector Minhajul Abedin.

However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hasn't approved his petition yet, but successful caller months, they person understood the strain placed connected players by bubble life.

As per the study successful ESPNcricinfo, Bangladesh volition beryllium successful Zimbabwe from June 29 to July 28. They volition play a one-off Test, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20Is. July 23, 25, and 27 are apt to beryllium the dates for the T20Is.

Once Bangladesh returns location from Zimbabwe, they are scheduled to play 5 T20Is against Australia. New Zealand are expected to get successful September to play a T20I series, and England are slated for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs successful October, which volition beryllium followed by the T20 World Cup.

This is not the archetypal clip erstwhile Rahim has requested a break. Earlier successful 2020, helium skipped the Pakistan tour, citing information concerns.

Rahim played a important relation successful Bangladesh's ODI triumph implicit Sri Lanka. Bangladesh won the bid 2-1. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 237 runs successful the series, including a century.

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