Tamim Iqbal to return in T20 format after 6 months
CRICDOT DESK : Tamim Iqbal took a six-month break from the short format of international cricket, the T20. The country’s best opener said this at a press conference on behalf of his franchise Dhaka in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
After six months, Tamim will consider returning to the T20s for the national team if he is fit and the team management deems it necessary. However, he will continue playing Tests and ODIs at this time. Tamim last played for the national team in a T20 match against Zimbabwe in March 2020.
Before announcing the Bangladesh squad for the T20 World Cup in October-November, Tamim withdrew, promising to give youngsters a chance. However, many cricket analysts say that Tamim was left out of the squad due to injury before the World Cup. That is why the team stood aside for fear of being dropped before the announcement.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is trying hard to get him back in the team after the World Cup. BCB boss Nazmul Hasan Papon recently had a meeting with Tamim along with several directors of the board.
After the meeting, BCB director and chairman of the cricket management department Jalal Yunus said that there was a long discussion with Tamim on Monday. Tamim also had a meeting with the BCB president on Tuesday. Tamim announced his plan. You will hear it from his mouth.
Tamim has played 6 T20 matches for the national team. With an average of 24.06 and a strike rate of 116.98, he has scored 1657 runs. The opener became the first cricketer in the country to score a century in the International Twenty20 against Oman in the 2014 World Cup.