Bangladesh will introduce split-keeping in the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, confirms their head coach Russell Domingo on Monday.
“Sohan (Nurul) will keep wicket in the first two games. The plan is to split wicket-keeping duties in this particular series, make it two games each and make a decision in the fifth game. I think it is important to have those options covered,” Domingo said.
In both the series, Nurul showcased brilliant performance behind the wicket and his enthusiastic wicketkeeping amazed everyone which made the team’s job difficult to choose between the two.
Many cricket fraternity members believe that Mushfiqur feels insecure when he is asked not to keep wickets while there is another group that believes due to his below-par fielding ability and problem in his throwing hand it is very hard for the team management to find a place where they can hide him in the shorter format.
Mushfiqur, who earned 61 dismissals from 82 T20Is, was expected to be chosen to fill the job as wicket-keeper against New Zealand but as per the team management decision, they will give both the players chances to show their merit.