Tamim Iqbal resigns as ODI captain and is ruled out of the Asia Cup. Iqbal has altered his plan to retire after speaking with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister.
Tamim Iqbal, the star batsman from Bangladesh, has stepped down as the national team’s ODI captain. Notably, the 34-year-old announced his international retirement following a squabble with team management, but quickly reversed his decision after meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Following the event, BCB chairman Nazmul Hassan indicated that the management is willing to do all possible to resolve the situation and will also look for Tamim, who is injured.
He will not be able to recover in time for the Asia Cup in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
According to ESPNcricinfo, BCB expects Tamim to recover in time for the home series against New Zealand and to be fully healthy for the 2019 ODI World Cup. However, there are not enough updates on his injury at the present, but the cricketer is expect to recover in time.
Meanwhile, in Tamim’s absence, his opening partner Litton Das led the team through the three-match series against Afghanistan. As a result, the 28-year-old appears to be the favorite to take charge and lead Bangladesh in the flagship competition. Meanwhile, his captaincy record is solid, as he has won three of five matches.
However, Tamim’s status is somewhat alarming. His strain relationship with management has yet to be repaired. As the cricketer has yet to return to the dressing room following his retirement announcement. Despite Nazmul’s confidence in Tamim’s return ahead of the World Cup, the cricketer hasn’t said much about it.
Overall, the seasoned campaigner has played 241 One-Day Internationals for his country, scoring 8313 runs. As a result, if he misses the event, it will be a significant setback for the Bangla Tigers. Who are desperate to achieve well, especially because the championship is being host in the subcontinent.