T20 WORLD CUP : BANGLADESH’S TAMIM IQBAL PULLS OUT OF T20 WORLD CUP.

The star batsman from Bangladesh, has withdrawn from the forthcoming T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Since the Tigers’ home series against Zimbabwe in March 2020, the left-hander hasn’t played in the 20-over format.

The 32-year-old has featured in 78 T20Is for Bangladesh, scoring 1,758 runs with seven fifties and a hundred since his debut in 2007.

Bangladesh have introduced a wide range of opening batters in Tamim’s absence, including Mohammad Naim Shaikh, Soumya Sarkar, and Liton Das. Also during the five-match T20I series against Australia, even Mahedi Hasan opened the batting for the Tigers.

Tamim is the Tigers’ second-highest run-scorer in T20Is, after only Shakib Al Hasan. The veteran has 1701 runs at an average of 24.65 in 74 matches, with one century and seven half-centuries. He is the only Bangladeshi cricketer to make a century in a T20I match.

In reality, the Chittagong-born cricketer has only played three T20Is since January 2019.

During the Test series against Sri Lanka in April, the left-hander suffered a knee injury. He did not play in the T20I series against Zimbabwe and Australia, and he is not in the five-match T20I series squad against New Zealand.

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