Tamim Iqbal talks about his possible return to the International side

Tamim Iqbal, the former Bangladesh captain, has expressed that several factors need to align for him to consider a return to the national side. Despite his recent success in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), where he played a pivotal role in guiding Fortune Barishal to their maiden title, Tamim remains cautious about his international future.

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“For me to come back, a lot of things have to be right otherwise there’s no point for me to just come back and play,” Tamim emphasized, highlighting the importance of the right conditions for his return.

Tamim’s decision-making process has been influenced by the recent changes in Bangladesh cricket, including his unretirement followed by a reversal and his subsequent request to be excluded from the national contract. Discussions with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) regarding his future have been put on hold.

“I am at a stage of my career where I would probably play for another two years. So I need to tell them such things and since I did not have a final talk with them, it won’t be appropriate for me to comment here,” Tamim explained, hinting at ongoing discussions with the BCB.

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Reflecting on his approach to the BPL and his performance as the highest run-scorer in the tournament, Tamim emphasized that his focus was not on proving anything to anyone but on creating a positive team environment.

“During my international career, I have gone through lots of ups and downs, and there were times when there was a lot of talk about whether I will be in the team or not. I wanted to prove people wrong, but by trying to do that, I learnt that I was building pressure on myself,” Tamim revealed, highlighting a key lesson from his cricketing journey.

Tamim’s leadership and team-building skills were evident in Fortune Barishal’s success in the BPL, where he emphasized creating a supportive team environment. He dedicated the tournament win to his teammates, particularly recognizing the contributions of senior players like Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad.

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“If anyone deserves the trophy more than me, it was Mushfiq because he did a lot of good things,” Tamim acknowledged, highlighting Mushfiqur’s crucial role in the team.

Tamim also praised Mushfiqur’s potential return to T20I cricket, suggesting that his comeback would benefit Bangladesh cricket. “If he decides to make a comeback (in T20Is), it will benefit Bangladesh, and nothing can be better than that,” Tamim concluded, expressing optimism about the future of Bangladesh cricket.

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Tamim Iqbal, the former Bangladesh captain, has expressed that several factors need to align for him to consider a return to the national side. Despite his recent success in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), where he played a pivotal role in guiding Fortune Barishal to their maiden title, Tamim remains cautious about his international future.

"For me to come back, a lot of things have to be right otherwise there's no point for me to just come back and play," Tamim emphasized, highlighting the importance of the right conditions for his return.

Tamim's decision-making process has been influenced by the recent changes in Bangladesh cricket, including his unretirement followed by a reversal and his subsequent request to be excluded from the national contract. Discussions with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) regarding his future have been put on hold.

"I am at a stage of my career where I would probably play for another two years. So I need to tell them such things and since I did not have a final talk with them, it won't be appropriate for me to comment here," Tamim explained, hinting at ongoing discussions with the BCB.

Reflecting on his approach to the BPL and his performance as the highest run-scorer in the tournament, Tamim emphasized that his focus was not on proving anything to anyone but on creating a positive team environment.

"During my international career, I have gone through lots of ups and downs, and there were times when there was a lot of talk about whether I will be in the team or not. I wanted to prove people wrong, but by trying to do that, I learnt that I was building pressure on myself," Tamim revealed, highlighting a key lesson from his cricketing journey.

Tamim's leadership and team-building skills were evident in Fortune Barishal's success in the BPL, where he emphasized creating a supportive team environment. He dedicated the tournament win to his teammates, particularly recognizing the contributions of senior players like Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad.

"If anyone deserves the trophy more than me, it was Mushfiq because he did a lot of good things," Tamim acknowledged, highlighting Mushfiqur's crucial role in the team.

Tamim also praised Mushfiqur's potential return to T20I cricket, suggesting that his comeback would benefit Bangladesh cricket. "If he decides to make a comeback (in T20Is), it will benefit Bangladesh, and nothing can be better than that," Tamim concluded, expressing optimism about the future of Bangladesh cricket.

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