Bangladesh's young cricketers would have greater responsibilities during the bilateral series against Australia in the absence of two senior cricketers, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim. Both cricketers will be absent from the contest. Selectors will have to focus their efforts on producing players who can represent Bangladesh national team. There is reason to be optimistic after the young cricketer's amazing display in the Zimbabwe series. We can expect them to continue to develop in the coming series. How Bangladesh XI could shape up in the BAN vs. AUS 2021 series without Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim is discussed in this article.
The Reasons for Tamim and Mushfiqur's Absence from the BAN vs. AUS 2021 Series
Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the next Australia series because he failed to arrive in Dhaka on time for a ten-day quarantine.The quarantine period was already moved back to July 20 because of Bangladesh's tour in Zimbabwe and Australia's tour in the West Indies. Mushfiqur had to breach the quarantine protocol and return home on July 14 due to family obligations. He had failed to separate himself by July 20, and therefore he will be unavailable for the T20I series against Australia.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh's ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal will miss the forthcoming Australia and New Zealand series due to a leg injury. Tamim was injured earlier this year during the home series against Sri Lanka. He has been instructed to rest completely for the next two months.
How Bangladesh’s T20I playing XI could shape up without Tamim and Mushfiqur
Young cricketers should make the most of their opportunities. Let's take a look at Bangladesh's probable starting Lineup.
T20Is: 11 | Runs: 371 | HS: 81 | SR: 120.45
Mohammad Naim is one of Bangladesh's most promising young cricketers. He will most likely replace Tamim Iqbal in the next T20I series against Australia.
T20Is: 55 | Runs: 1,009 | HS: 62* | SR: 126.91
Soumya Sarkar has struggled to make an impression on the international stage. So, this series will be an acid test for him to cement his place in the playing XI.
Shakib Al Hasan
T20Is: 78 | Runs: 1,579 | HS: 84 | SR: 123.74 | Wkts: 94 | BBI: 5/20 | Econ: 6.83
Bangladesh's most crucial player in the series will be veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
T20Is: 91 | Runs: 1,526 | HS: 64* | SR: 123.06 | Wkts: 31 | BBI: 3/18 | Econ: 7.34
Skipper MahmudullahRiyad will have to shoulder more responsibilities in order to put up a good fight against mighty Australia.
T20Is: 17 | Runs: 192 | HS: 52 | SR: 119.25 | Wkts: 6 | BBI: 2/9 | Econ: 8.06
Afif Hossain has shown consistency with the bat. Afif will perform well if he is given a regular spot in the playing XI.
T20Is: 11 | Runs: 103 | HS: 30* | SR: 130.37
Nurul Hasan has been exceptional since making his international comeback during the Zimbabwe series.
T20Is: 9 | Runs: 47 | HS: 15 | SR: 92.15 | Wkts: 6 | BBI: 2/45 | Econ: 9.64
Mahedi Hasan is an outstanding all-rounder. He can make a significant contribution if gets the opportunity.
T20Is: 1 | Runs: 29 | HS: 29 | SR: 223.07
Newcomer Shamim Hossain has a lot of potentials. He has a promising future with the Bangladesh national team.
T20Is: 19 | Runs: 164 | HS: 39* | SR: 109.33 | Wkts: 17 | BBI: 4/33 | Econ: 8.80
Mohammad Saifuddin is the best-pace bowling all-rounder of Bangladesh. He is a great asset to Bangladesh's national team.
T20Is: 43 | Wkts: 61 | BBI: 5/22 | Econ: 8.02
The Cutter-Master Mustafizur Rahman is without a doubt Bangladesh's best bowler. He will be in charge of the Bangladesh bowling unit during the Australia series.
T20Is: 5 |Wkts: 7 | BBI: 3/33 | Econ: 8.56
Left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam is a new sensation in Bangladesh's national team. Shoriful has been in excellent form since his debut earlier this year.
A T20I XI has been formed based on the current Bangladesh squad for the BAN vs. AUS 2021 series. This playing XI shows us a picture of how Bangladesh's Twenty20 team might look if Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were absent. Tamim and Mushfiqur replacements are tough to come by. However, Bangladesh have a significant number of quality cricketers in the pipeline. Hopefully, many good cricketers will emerge in the future if BCB follows a proper plan.