Mushfiqur Rahim has confirmed his participation in the T20 series. After the selectors claimed to have rested him, he played against Pakistan. There’s also no reason not to play the white-ball leg, according to Rahim. Despite a poor T20 World Cup performance. Minhajul Abedin, the BCB’s head selector, defended his choice. Also, Rahim should be left out of the team. And it goes without saying that the national team will be busy in the coming months. Abedin acknowledged that the senior cricketer did not request a break. They did this after consulting with management. Rahim stated he was available for selection. And needed an opportunity to perform. After a poor World Cup campaign.
“To be honest I haven’t reached the stage when I have to tell someone I need rest. I am definitely available. Why won’t I be? I obviously had a disappointing World Cup. I needed an opportunity to bounce back. I was asked if I was available, to which I said of course I am available. But I was told that the selection committee, team management, head coach, and team director took a collective decision to drop me,” Mushfiqur Rahim said.
Moreover, Bangladesh’s winless Super 12 run prompted. In the selectors to revamp the squad. Apart from Rahim, they are Das, Sarkar and Hossain did not find a place. In the 16-member squad that has three uncapped players. Despite this, Rahim only scored one half-century in eight T20 World Cup appearances. He is Bangladesh’s only fifty, coming against Sri Lanka in the Super 12’s first game. He smashed an unbeaten 57 off 37 balls to help his team reach 171-4 in 20 overs.
Lastly, it ended up in a losing cause. As Charith Asalanka’s 68* and Bhanuka Rajapaksa‘s cameo stunned Bangladesh. Mahmudullah’s campaign kept getting worse. Also, including failing to reach triple figures against Australia and South Africa.