Mushfiqur makes himself available for Zimbabwe T20Is
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh’s senior wicketkeeper-batsman, has altered his mind and will play in the next Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe. Mushfiqur Rahim had previously stated that he would be unavailable for the T20s against Zimbabwe.
Difficult to be Available For the Home series
Minhajul Abedin, Bangladesh’s top selector, confirmed Mushfiqur’s decision, saying that coming out of the bio-bubble after the ODIs will make it difficult for him to be available for the home series against Australia.
“He changed his mind and now is staying back and will be available for the T20Is against Zimbabwe,” said Minhajul. “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,” he said.
— CricWick (@CricWick) July 13, 2021
Hosting Australia For a Five-match T20I
Next month, Bangladesh will host Australia for a five-match T20I series, with both sides due to arrive on July 29 and immediately enter the bio-bubble. Australia is currently playing the West Indies, while Bangladesh will begin the white-ball part of the series after defeating the hosts in a one-off Test series in Harare beginning on July 16.
The five-match T20I series against Australia will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka from August 2 to August 8.