Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has withdrawn from the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman after missing a string of T20Is in the recent past.
The left-hander had suffered a knee injury during the Test series against Sri Lanka in April. He did not feature in the T20I series against Zimbabwe and Australia and is not a part of the squad for the five-match T20I series against New Zealand.
Tamim informed Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan and chief selector Minhajul Abedin about his decision on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old has featured in 78 T20Is for Bangladesh, scoring 1,758 runs with seven fifties and a hundred since his debut in 2007.