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Mushfiqur to relinquish keeping in Tests

Mushfiqur to relinquish keeping in Tests

Bangladesh’s premier wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has decided to give up glovework duties in Test cricket to direct his full attention towards batting in the longer format. Mushfiqur has been the long-serving wicketkeeper in the side’s Test unit making 67 appearances in the conventional five-day format.

Reacting to the burgeoning workload of keeping and batting, Mushfiqur has stated he is more comfortable with solely focusing on his batting. The 32-year-old reasoned the hectic schedule of domestic cricket and international fixtures was taking a toll on him and it is better to abandon the job of keeping behind the stumps.

"I am not interested to keep wickets in Tests. Now there are lots of games in the upcoming days and I play in all formats. Apart from international cricket, I play in DPL [Dhaka Premier League] and BPL [Bangladesh Premier League]. Considering everything, I think it is getting a bit overloaded," he said.