Tamim Iqbal: Bangladesh opener declares retirement from T20I

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    Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh has declared his retirement from 20-man international competition. After the three-match ODI series against the West Indies ended on Saturday, he announced his choice.

    Bangladesh completely dominated the home team, winning all three games with relative ease under Tamim’s direction. The left-hander did, however, announce his choice in an official Facebook post following the third ODI.

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    After consulting with the BCB in January of this year, the 33-year-old took a vacation from T20Is and hasn’t represented Bangladesh in the format since.

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    He did, however, participate in a short-format domestic event at this time. Regarding his eligibility for T20Is after six months, there was a lot of misunderstanding in the meanwhile.

    Tamim Iqbal also objected to the remarks made regarding his T20I career by board representatives. He was absent from the West Indies T20 series as well. The T20 World Cup was drawing near, so a choice had to be made, and the southpaw ultimately chose to retire from the format.

    He posted on his official Facebook page, “please consider me retired from T20Is from today. Thank you everyone.”

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    After making his debut in 2007, Tamim Iqbal participated in 78 T20 International matches for Bangladesh. He hit seven 50s and a century while scoring 1758 runs at an average of 24.08 and a strike rate of 116.9.

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    He was a major factor in several of the matches as Bangladesh got out to fast starts. Even though Tamim hasn’t made many comments about his future in the other forms, it appears he is still eager to play for his nation.

    Regarding his performance in the ODI series, the cricketer from Chittagong took the initiative and finished as the player with the most runs.

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    The only player to score over 100 runs in the series was Tamim Iqbal, who did so in three games at an average of 58.5. In a low-scoring ODI series, Nicholas Pooran was the second-best hitter with 91 runs in three innings.

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