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Shanto wants Tamim for all formats

Sports Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2024-04-17 16:30:47
Shanto wants Tamim for all formats Speaking to the reporters, Shanto said that everyone in Bangladesh wants Tamim to be available in all formats. [Photo: Collected]

Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto said batter Tamim Iqbal is “fit” and should be available for all formats.

Tamim missed the ODI World Cup due to a back injury and made his last appearance for the national team in September during the 50-over series against New Zealand. Speaking to the reporters, Shanto said that everyone in Bangladesh wants Tamim to be available in all formats.

“[Tamim] retired from T20Is but if he is fit, I want him available for all formats. I think everyone in this country wants that. This is what I want but before everything, we have to see what he wants. Then the rest of the process. I spoke to him about what I want as a captain,” Shanto was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.

The 25-year-old skipper added that he and Tamim had a long chat in the middle of Dhaka Premier League. “I had a nice, long adda [chat] with Tamim bhai. We generally spoke about cricket. I asked about his well-being. We spoke about how we think about captaincy. He has asked for a bit of time. He will think it over. We are in the middle of the Dhaka Premier League, so once the tournament is over, there will be more clarity. I can’t really tell you exactly what’s going on, since it is now a matter of biding our time,” he added.

Before the start of the T20 World Cup 2024, Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe next month in a five-match T20I series, which will help them prepare for the upcoming ICC event.

Source: The Sentinel

BDST: 1630 HRS, APR 17, 2024
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