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Rahim aims to end on high

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim leads Bangladesh into his final series as captain in two Twenty20 internationals against minnows Zimbabwe, the first of which begins tomorrow in Bulawayo.

Earlier this week Mushfiqur announced his intention to stand down as skipper following his side’s one-day international series defeat to the same opponents.

The 24-year-old blamed poor form with the bat as the reason for his decision, after scoring 63 runs at an average of 21 in the three-match series.

Despite Mushfiqur’s poor return in this series, his 93 in the second Test against Zimbabwe helped to draw that series, while in March he scored a double century against Sri Lanka in Galle.

While Bangladesh Cricket Board media committee chairman Jalal Yunus has stated his intention to persuade the wicketkeeper-batsman to carry on in his role, that will have to wait until the tour-ending matches against Zimbabwe.

It has been a memorable couple of months for the hosts, who followed up a 1-1 draw in the two-Test series with an against-the-odds 2-1 win over their higher ranked opponents.

Vusi Sibanda plundered an unbeaten century to seal a memorable series victory for Brendan Taylor’s side, who will be looking to end the tour in fitting fashion.

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