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Mahmudullah Recalled To Bangladesh Test Squad For Zimbabwe 1 Test, 3 T20I, 3 ODI Series

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Mahmudullah has been recalled to the Bangladesh Check squad after an absence of over a yr. The 35-year-old batsman, who’s the captain of the Bangladesh T20I group, final performed a Check in February 2020.

Accidents to senior gamers keeper Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal led to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) turning to Mahmudullah.

Mahmudullah last played a Test for Bangladesh in February 2020.
Mahmudullah final performed a Check for Bangladesh in February 2020. (Reuters Photograph)

Mahmudullah Returns To The Check Squad Whereas Shakib Al Hasan Whose Final T20I Got here In September 2019 Returns To T20I Squad

Mahmudullah performed the final of his 49 Checks in January 2020, towards Pakistan in Rawalpindi, and was subsequently ignored of the sequence towards Zimbabwe final yr and towards West Indies and Sri Lanka this yr. Mahmudullah was additionally amongst a handful of cricketers to be given a white-ball-only central contract in 2020.

He averages 31.77 amassing 2764 runs from 93 innings in 49 Checks however was inconsistent and didn’t present a lot signal of enchancment within the lead-up to his axing. He was in kind in early 2019, scoring 22, 146, 13, and 67 within the two-Check sequence in New Zealand, however then had a high rating of 39* in 4 Check matches, the place he totalled solely 109 runs in eight innings. Although out of the red-ball facet, the 35-year-old has been a daily within the Bangladesh white-ball groups.

“Throughout an emergency assembly yesterday that included the selectors, the board president (Nazmul Hassan) and myself, we determined that we are able to’t take an opportunity with the accidents,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan is quoted as saying.

Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan {Photograph}: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Photos

“Due to the state of affairs, we determined to make the squad greater. We’re 80 % certain that he (Rahim) can play, however we don’t wish to take an opportunity. We wish to have a backup batsman within the squad.”

The Zimbabwe tour additionally marks the return of all-rounder and former captain Shakib Al Hasan to the Bangladesh Check and T20I squads. Shakib Al Hasan final performed a Check match towards West Indies in February.

He missed the three Checks towards Sri Lanka as he was enjoying for the Kolkata Knight Riders within the 2021 Indian Premier League earlier than the match was postponed attributable to a bio-bubble breach. His final T20I got here in September 2019, after which a thigh harm compelled him out of Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand.

Bangladesh Performs Zimbabwe In 1 Check, Three ODIs And three T20Is

Tamim Iqbal additionally returns to the T20I squad after taking depart from the New Zealand tour. Bangladesh performs Zimbabwe in a single Check, three ODIs, and as many T20Is in a tour that may final from July 7 to July 27.

Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot against Sri Lanka. - AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim performs a shot towards Sri Lanka. – AFP

Tamim Iqbal withdrew from the Tremendous League stage of Prime Financial institution Cricket Membership’s marketing campaign within the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) after struggling a knee harm, whereas Mushfiqur Rahim has a fractured finger, which he sustained final week whereas enjoying in a DPL match. The wicket-keeper batsman, in a significant blow to Bangladesh, had fractured his index finger forward of the Zimbabwe sequence.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest scorer within the recently-concluded 3-match ODI sequence towards Sri Lanka at dwelling. He scored 237 runs within the three matches and helped Bangladesh win their first ODI sequence towards Sri Lanka by scoring 125 within the second ODI.

Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operations chairman Akram Khan stated Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim are recovering from accidents, and thus added Mahmudullah for his expertise. Mahmudullah has performed 49 Checks scoring 2764 runs at a median of 31.77. He has additionally picked up 43 wickets.

Check squad: Mominul Haque (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain, Shoriful Islam

ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shoriful Islam

T20I squad: Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful

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