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Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah retires from Test cricket

Nov 25, 2021

Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has declared his retirement from Test cricket at 35 years old yet will keep on playing one-day internationals and Twenty20s, the nation’s cricket board (BCB) said in an assertion on Wednesday.

Mahmudullah’s last Test was against Zimbabwe in Harare in July, where he scored an unbeaten 150 in his last innings and drove the side to triumph. Taking all things together, he played 50 matches and scored 2,914 runs at a normal of 33.49.

“Leaving a configuration of which I have been a piece of for so long is difficult. I had consistently considered going on a high and I accept this is the perfect opportunity to end my Test vocation,” Mahmudullah said.

He additionally got 43 wickets in a 12-year profession.

“I thank my colleagues and care staff for continually reassuring me and trusting in my capacity. It has been an outright honor and advantage to play Test cricket for Bangladesh and I will treasure the numerous recollections.”

Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the principal round of a two-Test series in Chittagong from Friday.World number one Novak Djokovic says Serbia will utilize the unpleasant memory of their Davis Cup Finals rout in 2019 as inspiration to lift the prize for a subsequent time frame this year.

At the debut Davis Cup Finals in Madrid two years prior, Serbia were taken out in the quarter-finals after Viktor Troicki and Djokovic lost a concluding copies elastic to Russia.

They really had three match focuses and on the last one Troicki jabbed a normal volley out as he surrendered to nerves and in the post-match news gathering he separated.

Serbia are attracted Group F with Austria and Germany – both of whom are feeling the loss of their top players – and will be liked to arrive at the knockout stage.

“It’s extraordinary to be back with the Davis Cup group,” Djokovic told a news gathering in front of Friday’s opening cooperative tie against Austria in Innsbruck, one of three host settings for the 18-country Finals being organized more than 11 days.

“The last memory was a pitiful one, we were all exceptionally passionate, however by the by we were propelled to return together and give it another go so here we are by and by together once more.

“We are on the whole companions and the science in the group is awesome. That is a fundamental element for progress.”

Troicki, who won the highlight secure a Djokovic-propelled Serbia triumph over France in the 2010 last in Belgrade, is presently the skipper while Djokovic’s partners are Filip Krajinovic, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere and Miomir Kecmanovic.

In typical conditions they would have gotten vocal support from Austria’s huge Serb populace yet the OlympiaHalle will be quiet after Austria pronounced a public lockdown to stem rising COVID-19 contaminations.

It implies every one of the ties in Group F and Group C will be played with no fans present – a harsh hit to the occasion which was dropped last year as a result of the pandemic.

While pitiful that the energy of the fans will be missing, Djokovic upholds the multi-city arranging of the Davis Cup Finals, with primary hosts Madrid likewise being joined by Turin.

In 2019 the entire occasion was organized in Madrid after the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) disputable patch up of the group contest which had customarily elaborate home and away ties played across a few rounds as the year progressed.

“The Davis Cup ought to be capable by more individuals. So I’m agreeable to the current year’s organization and that there are more nations that can have bunch ties,” Djokovic said.

“I didn’t think the configuration functioned admirably two years prior.”

England’s skipper Leon Smith, whose side will play their Group C ties in Innsbruck, said he needed more open exchange with the ITF and accomplices Kosmos Tennis, about the organization of the Davis Cup going ahead.

“I’m hearing that a few things may be going on the following year, yet just hearing it second hand,” he said. “It would be great to discuss it before choices are made.”

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