Tamim and Mahmudullah will be part of the Bangladesh Tigers for the solitary 40-over match, set to be held this Sunday

Mahmudullah and Tamim will play a match to assess their fitness

DhakaTribune || Shining BD

Published: 9/14/2023 5:08:06 AM
File photo of Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah

File photo of Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah

Since Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah are likely to be included in the squad for the three-match One Day International series against New Zealand, the Bangladesh Cricket Board will give them a chance to test their fitness through a match.


Tamim, who suffered a back injury that kept him out of the Asia Cup, is said to have fully recovered, but Mahmudullah hasn't played in a major tournament since March of this year.

The team that is headed to the Asian Games will play five Twenty20 matches and a 40-over game against Bangladesh Tigers, and the BCB will set up a practice match for them.

It is scheduled for this Sunday, and Tamim and Mahmudullah will be playing for the Bangladesh Tigers in the single 40-over game.

Bangladesh national team will return to the country this Saturday after playing their last match of the Asia Cup Super Four against India.

Upon their return, they will straightaway gear up for the series against New Zealand.

While Tamim's inclusion is all but confirmed, there is still dilemma with Mahmudullah.

But since captain Shakib al Hasan hinted that the players who are crucial in Bangladesh's World Cup plan will be rested, there is are chances that Mahmudullah may script a comeback.

The series will be an opportunity for him to show that he still has something to offer to the national team.

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