Mahmudullah set to miss Afghanistan ODIs on account of Hajj

Mahmudullah won’t take part in the eagerly anticipated ODI series against Afghanistan due to an unexpected event. He has given approval by the Bangladesh Cricket Board to travel to the Hajj for a pilgrimage of faith. Mahmudullah has retired from Test cricket, but his absence from recent T20Is and ODIs has drawn attention despite this. Mahmudullah would stay in Mecca from June 22 to July 5 to perform his religious requirements, according to Jalal Yunus, the BCB’s Chairman of Cricket Operations. He will then re-join the Bangladeshi team after that. Sadly, given that the series starts on July 5, it appears he won’t be able to take part in the ODIs.

The subject at hand is really delicate. We must all show him our support as he embarks on his upcoming pilgrimage because every Muslim requires to perform the Hajj. He claimed that skipping the ODI series against Afghanistan shouldn’t prevent him from being chosen for the World Cup.

If Mahmudullah chooses not to participate in the ODIs against Afghanistan, his chances of selected for the World Cup may suffer significantly. Because the hosts want to wind up their experiments in this series before selecting the team for the Asia Cup, which is likely to carry over into the World Cup, their selection of him might significantly diminish his prospects of presenting a strong case for inclusion.

The position of number six batsman, once held by Mahmudullah, is now occupied by Mushfiqur Rahim. Currently, Mehidy Hasan is in seventh place, but Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain have also suggested as contenders. Mahmudullah did prepared the first choice for the Afghanistan series because he remains a crucial part of the Bangladesh team management’s plans.

The 26-man team assembled on Monday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in preparation for the Afghanistan series. Since head coach Chandika Hathurusingha is still in route to Bangladesh, assistant coach Nic Pothas oversaw the first day’s practise.


Mahmudullah will sadly be unable to attend the Afghanistan One-Day Internationals due to his impending journey to perform the Hajj, according to the most recent information. Due to his strong devotion to fulfilling this religious obligation, he won’t be able to participate in these crucial matches. Bangladesh will now need to modify their lineup and plan in order to traverse the series without Mahmudullah’s essential participation.

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