Tamim Iqbal requests BCB to rest him for the upcoming home season

Iqbal who is going through a rough patch has requested BCB to not consider him for the upcoming home season.

Tamim Iqbal in action during the recently concluded Sri Lanka series | Getty

Bangladesh are scheduled to host a T20I tri-series against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe between September 13 to 24. This tri-series will begin after home team’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan at Chittagong between 5 to 9 September.

Zimbabwe, who were recently suspended by the International Cricket Council, will be making their first appearance in international cricket since the sanction was imposed on July 18.

While the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are ready to host the two teams for the tri-series, an official form BCB revealed that Tamim Iqbal, the explosive left-hand opening batsman has requested for rest during the upcoming Test match and Tri-series.

Iqbal on the other hand has not been able to find form and is going through a prolonged rough patch and the 30-year-old from Chittagong has requested BCB to not consider him for the upcoming home series.

While talking to Cricbuzz about Tamim’s request to not to consider him, the BCB’s cricket operation chairman Akram Khan confirmed that, “We have received a letter from Tamim in this regard (related to taking rest for the upcoming home series). We will take a decision about it after the Eid vacation.

Tamim was seen to be struggling in the recent outings as he managed to score just 21-runs in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

The opener also failed to make an impact in the recently concluded ICC mega event in England as he scored just 235 runs in 8 matches at a disappointing average of 29.38.

(With Cricbuzz inputs)

 
 

By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 10 Aug, 2019

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