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Why Tamim Iqbal Was Not Included In Bangladesh Squad For ICC World Cup 2023


The 34-year-old Bangladesh Nationwide Cricket Group batting nice Tamim Iqbal, who’s the main run-getter of the Bangla Tigers in ODIs, has not been chosen within the 15-man squad that may journey to India for the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

On Tuesday, September 26, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) introduced a 15-man squad for the World Cup. The squad was alongside the anticipated strains with the one large information popping out being the non-selection of Tamim Iqbal.

Tamim had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on July 6, however he withdrew his retirement a day after asserting it following an intervention by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

After reversing his retirement, Tamim Iqbal missed the Asia Cup 2023 as a consequence of an damage. Following the layoff, he participated within the lately concluded New Zealand ODIs, the place he batted solely within the second ODI the place he scored 44 runs on September 23.

Actual Purpose Behind Tamim Iqbal’s Exclusion

Forward of the squad announcement for the World Cup, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was knowledgeable by Tamim Iqbal that he received’t have the ability to play all of the matches within the event as a consequence of his health points and can characteristic in a most of 5 matches, reported quite a few Bangladesh media shops.

After Tamim had knowledgeable the selectors to remember his again damage earlier than deciding on the ultimate squad, the BCB President Nazmul Hossain Papon reportedly referred to as an emergency assembly with captain Shakib Al Hasan and head coach Chandika Hathurusingha at his residence.

In the meantime, a BCB official advised The Day by day Star that Shakib Al Hasan threatened to step down as captain and never take part within the event if half-fit participant, Tamim Iqbal, was chosen.

In the long run, the choice was made by BCB to depart Tamim Iqbal out of the squad for the World Cup and reportedly the explanation behind his exclusion was that Shakib Al Hasan was towards his choice. Additionally, Cricfrenzy has reported that Nafees Iqbal, Tamim’s elder brother, has been eliminated as Group Supervisor of Bangladesh.

In the meantime, the exclusion of Tamim from the World Cup squad all however confirms that he has performed his final ODI for Bangladesh. Total, the star batter represented the Bangla Tigers in 243 ODIs and scored 8357 runs at a mean of 36.65, with 14 centuries and 56 half-centuries.

Bangladesh Squad For ICC World Cup 2023: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Litton Das (Vice-captain), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tanzid Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Sakib, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

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