Mushfiqur has been the fulcrum of Bangladesh's batting line-up across formats but his wicketkeeping has been the subject of debate of late. The 34-year old has given up wicketkeeping in Tests but continues to keep wickets in ODIs.
Skipper Tamim Iqbal is more than happy with his work behind the stumps and said that dropped catches are part of the game.
Tamim, in the press conference ahead of the Sri Lanka series, said, "I'm very happy with his wicketkeeping. Dropped catches are part of the game. I'm sure he will do well. He has done a wonderful job. I have complete trust in him."
Mushfiqur's performance behind the stumps hasn't been convincing and has made quite a few major errors in the recent past.
Liton Das, who's been keeping wickets in Tests, is a regular fixture in the ODIs as well. But Tamim Iqbal doesn't want Mushfiqur to quit wicketkeeping in ODIs.
Shakib Al Hasan, who missed out on the New Zealand ODIs, has returned to the ODI squad. In the last home series against West Indies, the all-rounder dropped down to number four and youngster Najmul Hossain Shanto batted at three.
But Tamim confirmed that Shakib will be back at three.
"Shakib will bat at three. Expectations will be high from him for sure. What he did in the World Cup was exceptional. But even if he doesn't have the same performance that he did in the World Cup, we should not be too disappointed," Tamim said.
Shakib averages almost 59 at number three in ODIs which is the third highest among batters who batted at least 20 innings in that position. Therefore, Tamim will expect his best player to come good against Sri Lanka.