Mushfiqur, Nurul Hasan to split keeping duties against New Zealand

Domingo said on Monday (August 30) that they will introduce split-keeping in the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand. Bangladesh’s team management made a decision with regards to Mushfiqur Rahim’s return after he missed out for the recent games due to family reasons. The ‘keeper batsman makes his return for home fixtures and Domingo noted that it presented an opportunity of playing three different keepers, instead of just one all through these matches at home which are scheduled from September 2 till October 8th this year.”

One faction of people believe that the combination between Mushfiqur’s below-par ability in the field and a problem with his throwing hand make it difficult to find where he can fit into shorter formats. This group believes that Nurul seizing an opportunity against Zimbabwe and New Zealand was because they were looking for someone who could fill this role effectively after waiting four years to get their shot at international cricket. The other camp believed that Mushfiqur felt insecure when asked not keep wickets, which led him to be replaced by Nurul as keeper on short notice without getting many opportunities beforehand.


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