Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot against New Zealand in the ongoing T20I series.© AFP
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo has revealed Mushfiqur Rahim no longer wants to do wicketkeeping in the shortest form of the game. Domingo’s revelation came after Bangladesh’s defeat in the third T20I against New Zealand on Sunday. “There has been a change in plans. Initially, after talking to Mushy, he was supposed to be goalkeeping after the second game. But he told me he probably doesn’t want to keep a wicket in T20s, so we have to move on.” I don’t think Mushfiqur’s desire to stay in this format is that great. We need to focus on Nurul Hasan Sohan and let him do those tasks in the league,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Domingo as saying.
Mushfiqur has yet to come out and reveal his side of the story as to why he won’t put on the wicketkeeping gloves in the shortest form of the game.
Spinner Ajaz Patel’s four-wicket-haul helped New Zealand defend 128 and beat Bangladesh by 52 runs in the third T20I of the five-game series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
With this win, New Zealand registered their first win of the series and the run of five games stands at 2-1 in favor of Bangladesh. The fourth T20I will now be played on Wednesday.
In the pursuit of 129, not a single Bangladeshi batter got going and the top scorer was Mushfiqur Rahim who played a 20-run knockout. The Bangladesh innings folded within 19.4 overs.
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