Former Bangladeshi captain Mushfiquar Rahim has reportedly made himself available for the three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe. Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim remained in doubt and probably skipped the shortest format on the tour. But the veteran batsman has expressed his desire to play the T20 qualifiers, following the ODI series from 23 July.
Mushfiqur Rahim had earlier asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) not to consider him for selection for the shortest format. But the 34-year-old changed his mind and wished he would be included in the squad, confirmed by Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin. But Abedin noted that they would decide in this regard.
“Mushfiqur informed about his desire to play the T20 series. Previously, he asked for a leave in the shortest format for the Zimbabwean tour. We will decide in this regard after a meeting, ” Minhajul Abedin told the Daily Star on Tuesday.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the second player in Bangladesh in the T20 series. The right-handed batsman scored 1282 runs in 86 games at 19.72, with five half-centuries, maintaining a pass rate of 119.93. Furthermore, Rahim led the national team in 23 T20I matches and led them to eight victories.
Mushfiqur Rahim could not make much contribution in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe:
Nevertheless, Mushfiqur Rahim scored only 11 runs in the one-off Test, without making a significant impact. But the tourists comfortably beat Zimbabwe in Harare and scored a 220-run victory. Mahmudullah, who retired halfway through the Test, won the award for the man because he scored an unbeaten 150 in the first innings.