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Vishal Mehra ∙ Sep 13 2022, 6:50 AM

BCB unsure about Mahmudullah's place in Bangladesh's T20 World Cup squad


image-l7zsr2tjMahmudullah has played 121 T20I games for his country [PC: Twitter]

Former T20I skipper Mahmudullah Riyad, ever since losing the captaincy, has found it tricky to keep his place in the Bangladesh national side. One of the main reasons is his poor batting performances, averaging a shy over 20 in the format since competing in the T20I World Cup in 2021.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is now pondering upon the former skipper's spot in the side for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia starting in October.

According to Cricbuzz, Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud explained about Mahmudullah's importance to the national side but reaffirmed that no one's place in the squad is permanent.

"Mahmudullah still has the desire to play but we did not get what we expected from him of late. But he is a match-winner and we cannot forget that, so you cannot tell no to someone like him all of a sudden,"

"Certainly team is much more important than any individual and we will do what is necessary for the Bangladesh team. We cannot take a decision whimsically, because he has give service to the nation for a long time. We know everyone will not be there for all the time but we have to recognize their contribution."

The selectors are due to announce Bangladesh's T20 squad in a couple of days, with several key players attending a three-day camp Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.


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