Tamim Iqbal has ‘complete trust’ in Mushfiqur Rahim the wicketkeeper


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Tamim Iqbal has backed Mushfiqur Rahim to continue as Bangladesh’s No. 1 wicketkeeper for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, beginning Sunday in Dhaka.

Despite sloppy work from Rahim behind the stumps in recent times, Iqbal feels that his experience and overall record of having kept in 347 international matches – the fifth-highest overall – makes him the top choice for the job.

“I am very happy with his wicketkeeping. (Half) chances and dropped catches are part of the game. I know how hard he works, so I have no complaints,” Iqbal, the Bangladesh ODI captain, said on Friday. “The team management, coach (Russell Domingo) and I definitely want him to keep wickets in the three ODIs. You are talking about some dropped catches but he has done a wonderful job as a wicketkeeper over the last 13-14 years.

“I have complete trust in him and give him my full support. I think he should continue to keep wickets for Bangladesh.”

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