Tamim Iqbal pulls out of T20 World Cup

Bangladesh batter Tamim Iqbal has pulled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. The left-handed batsman hasn’t played the shortest format of the game since 2020.

He stated that after missing a couple of missing in the last few months, it won’t be right on his part to be a part of the squad. However, he clarified that it won’t mark his retirement from T20Is.

“Since I didn’t take part in the last 15-16 T20s, it won’t be fair to come suddenly and take the place of the other who played well in those games,” Tamim was quoted as saying in United News of Bangladesh.

He is the second-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh after Shakib Al Hasan. In 74 matches, he has scored 1701 runs at an average of 24.65 with one century and seven half-centuries.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh will take on New Zealand in the five-match T20I series.