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Rubel Hossain has announced his retirement from Test cricket

Rubel Hossain, a fast bowler from Bangladesh, has declared his retirement from Test cricket but will stay eligible for the short overs format. Since making his Test debut against the West Indies in 2009, the 32-year-old has played in 27 Tests for his nation, taking 36 wickets with the best statistics of 5 for 166. With his flinging motion, he never appeared to make the same effect in Tests as he did for Bangladesh in the restricted overs format.

Rubel last played a Test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in February 2020, finishing with 3 for 113 after bowling more than 25 overs. He was unable to return to the Test side after that, and his economy rate has always been a problem in the longer format, despite his many strengths. The speedster has now opted to withdraw from the sport in order to give the youth more opportunities.

Mushfiqur Rahim declared his retirement from T20I cricket a few weeks ago after a dismal performance in the Asia Cup 2022, while experienced batter Mahmudullah was left out of the T20 World Cup 2022 roster that was just released. With Rubel leaving Test cricket, it is apparent that the kids would be fostered after Bangladesh’s early withdrawal from the Asia Cup 2022.

Rubel was a member of Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup 2021 team but did not participate, and he is not expected to play in this year’s T20 World Cup 2022. With Bangladesh establishing an array of youthful fast bowlers, Rubel’s return to the limited overs side will be difficult, having missed more than a year of international play.