Mushfiqur Rahim Quits T20Is to Concentrate on Test and ODI

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Mushfiqur Rahim, a wicketkeeper-batsman for Bangladesh, has stated that he will no longer participate in Twenty20 Internationals in order to “focus on Test and ODI formats of the game.”

On Sunday, he broke the news in a message that he published on his official profile page on Facebook.

His decision was made not long after Bangladesh was eliminated from the currently ongoing Asia Cup. Bangladesh was defeated by Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in both of their first-round matches.

Mushfiqur Rahim Retires from T20s

Mushfiqur, who is 35 years old, stated in an email, “Today, I am declaring my retirement from T20 Internationals.”

“I shall continue to play for Bangladesh in both test matches and one-day internationals with great pride. I have faith that I will be able to deliver victory to our country in any of these two competitions.

I have every intention of continuing to compete in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as well as other franchise events.”

Mushfiqur’s scores of 4 and 1 against Sri Lanka, in addition to a key lost catch of Kusal Mendis, drew back the focus on his position in the Twenty20 International squad.

According to reports, the BCB was reportedly prepared to remove Mushfiqur from Bangladesh’s plans to compete in the Twenty20 World Cup due to his poor form in the format.

The Bangladesh team will leave later this month to compete in a Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand and Pakistan in New Zealand. It is anticipated that the same side would compete in the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia the following month.

More Details on Mushfiqur Rahim’s Glorious Career

Since November 2019, Mushfiqur has only scored two half-centuries in Twenty20 Internationals, continuing a dismal run of form that has lasted for over three years.

At the Twenty20 World Cup from the year before, he had a strike rate of 113.38 and scored 144 runs in eight innings. During the Twenty20 International series that followed, which was against Pakistan, he was “rested.”

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On the other hand, he said that he was dismissed, which resulted in the BCB calling him to a meeting to discuss the matter.

After that, he participated in one Twenty20 International match against Afghanistan before abandoning the West Indies trip due to personal obligations.

Before being selected for the Asia Cup, he was given another break for the Twenty20 Internationals that were played in July against Zimbabwe. The wicketkeeping of Mushfiqur has also been the subject of criticism in more recent times.

Where We Conclude The Discussion

However, he has maintained a high level of performance in both one-day internationals and tests.

Mushfiqur’s performance in Twenty20 Internationals has been on the decrease since November 2019.

Yet he has a Test batting average of 54.81 and has scored three 100s, including one that is a double-hundred. He has consistently been a regular in One-Day Internationals, playing in 20 of them and averaging 42.12 runs per game.

Mushfiqur is the second player from Bangladesh to announce their retirement from the shortest format in recent months. Tamim Iqbal announced his retirement back in July.

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