Mushfiqur Rahim: Bangladesh skipper to quit after ODI series loss

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim has said he will stand down as Bangladesh captain after this weekend's two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

The Tigers lost the preceding one-day international series 2-1 after the Test series was drawn 1-1.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur, 24, has been captain since September 2011 when he succeeded Shakib Al Hasan.

"I failed to perform. I think I failed to lead my team, so the two T20 matches will be my last as captain," he said.

Since his appointment, Bangladesh have only won one series against one of the International Cricket Council's full member teams - a 3-2 ODI success against West Indies in December 2012.

Mushfiqur's Test batting form has improved since taking over the captaincy, including a double century against Sri Lanka in Galle in March and making 60 and 93 in his most recent Test, against Zimbabwe.

However, he has only passed 50 twice in 20 ODI innings as skipper.

Born in Bogra, he has played 34 Tests, 119 ODIs and 27 Twenty20 internationals since making his international debut as a 16-year-old while still at school, playing purely as a batsman against England at Lord's in 2005.

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