Tamim Iqbal unlikely to take part in T20 World Cup 2022

Tamim Iqbal, the veteran Bangladesh opener, has ruled himself out of T20Is for the next six months. This decision practically eliminates him from the T20 World Cup in 2022, held in Australia in October and November. It's worth noting that the southpaw was absent from last year's T20 competition as well, claiming that it would be unfair to players who had been working hard in the format.

Meanwhile, Tamim has stated that if the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) asks him again before the World Cup, he may reconsider his choice, even though he believes it will not be necessary. Meanwhile, senior BCB officials, including President Nazmul Hassan, urged the 32-year-old to reconsider his choice.

However, the batsman, who has primarily avoided T20I cricket in recent years, has concentrated on ODIs and Tests. The seasoned batter said the same thing at a media conference in Chattogram on Thursday (January 27).

In the meantime, Iqbal's most recent T20I appearance was against Zimbabwe in March 2020, when he was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury and missed the rest of the three-match series. After Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan, the southpaw is the country's third-highest run-scorer in T20Is, with 1701 runs in 74 matches. However, these figures are unlikely to improve.