August 15, 2022
Zim vs Ban – 3rd T20I 2022


All-rounder Mosaddek Hossain will lead Bangladesh in the third T20I against Zimbabwe after Nurul Hasan was ruled out of the series with an injured index finger during the second game on Sunday. Mahmudullah, who is already in Zimbabwe for the ODI series, has been replaced by Nurul in the T20I squad.

Mahmudullah, who was replaced as the T20I captain for the series, was part of the senior group of players rested for the tour. Bangladesh are without several experienced players in the series including Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, while Tamim Iqbal retired from the format in July.

Mosaddek, who took career-best figures of 5 for 20 in the second T20I against Zimbabwe, has captaincy experience in domestic cricket. He has led Abahani in the white-ball formats 36 times since 2019 and also captained the Sylhet Thunder franchise during the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League. Mosaddek has led Bangladesh A in two matches and has been captain for Barishal Division and Central Zone in domestic cricket for six first-class matches.

In the second T20I, Nurul fractured his left forefinger while playing against paceman Hasan Mahmood at the end of Zimbabwe’s innings.

Bangladesh bounced back from a 17-run loss in the first T20I to win the second game and level the series at 1-1. They will play the third and final T20 match on Tuesday, followed by three ODIs in Harare.

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