Tamim Iqbal out for eight weeks; will miss Zimbabwe T20Is, Australia and New Zealand series at home
20 July 2021
Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim will be missing the five-match T20I series against Australia which is slated to take place month. The right-handed batsman wasn’t able to start the 10-day mandatory quarantine.
He had earlier missed the Zimbabwe series to be with his parents. "He had to return home because of his parents and you cannot do anything in this situation. Mushfiqur was eager to play but we cannot help it as CA was not ready to compromise," BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz.
The match officials for the fixtures have been isolated while the Bangladesh side would directly go to the team hotel after the players arrive in Dhaka. The series will begin on August 3 in Dhaka and all the matches will be played at the same venue.
Earlier, the BCB had confirmed that it will be hosting the Aussie side. "Yes, the tour is confirmed and they (Australia) are coming to play the five-match T20I series,'' Akram was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
The board wanted to hold the series at Dhaka and Chittagong but the Australian side was keen on playing the series one. The teams will now have only one day for practice at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.