Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim to be available for the T20I series against Zimbabwe

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The Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has decided to stay back & participate in the T20I series against Zimbabwe. Earlier Mushfiqur Rahim said that he is not going to be available for the T20I series against Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin said on Tuesday that Mushfiqur Rahim has changed his decision of not participating in the T20Is as leaving the bio-bubble after the completion of the ODI series would make it tough for him to make himself available for the home series against Australia.

Confirming the news Minhajul said, “He changed his mind and now is staying back and will be available for the T20Is against Zimbabwe”. If he had decided to skip the T20Is against Zimbabwe and come out of the bio-bubble it would have been difficult for him to get back into the bubble again and make him available for the T20s against Australia”.

Bangladesh is slated to host Australia for a five-match T20Is series starting from August & both the teams are expected to arrive & join the bio-bubble on July 29. Australia is currently busy in the limited-overs series tour of the West Indies. While Bangladesh after defeating Zimbabwe in the one-off Test will now start their white-ball series against hosts from July 16. Bangladesh will play a warm-up match with Zimbabwe on July 14 following which they will play three ODIs and three T20Is at the Harare Sports Club. Bangladesh vs Australia five-match T20I series will be played between August 2 and August 8 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh ODI & T20I Series Schedule

Date, Day                                   Match  Venue   Time (IST)
July 16,  FridayZimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st ODIHarare1:00 PM 
July 18, SundayZimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODIHarare1:00 PM 
July 20, Tuesday Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODIHarare1:00 PM
July 23,  FridayZimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st  T20IHarare2:30 PM
July 25, SundayZimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20IHarare2:30 PM
July 27, TuesdayZimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20IHarare 2:30 PM

Bangladesh Full Squads:

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, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Zimbabwe is yet to announce the squads for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh

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