<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tamim-iqbal/news/">Tamim Iqbal</a>'s request for a break from international cricket has been reportedly granted after his recent batting struggles. <p></p> <p></p>Tamim has been going through a lean patch since the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a> where he managed one half-century across eight innings while averaging 29.37. Following that, he led Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series in Sri Lanka which they were blanked 0-3. <p></p> <p></p>''We have received a letter from Tamim in this regard. We will take a decision about it after the Eid vacation," Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told <em>Cricbuzz</em> on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Tamim scored 21 across those three matches including a duck. <p></p> <p></p>The string of failures prompted teammate Shakib Al Hasan suggesting him to take a break from international cricket. "I think the important thing for him now is to take some rest, recover well, feel fresh and come back strongly. I am sure he will do this," Shakib had said. <p></p> <p></p>However as per a <em>ESPNcricinfo </em>report, Tamim's letter to BCB asking for a 'mental break' earlier this month has been accepted meaning he will miss the one-off Test against Afghanistan and a T20I tri-series that follows. <p></p> <p></p>The Test will be played in Chittangong from September 5 while the T20I series, also involving suspended Zimbabwe, starts from September 24. <p></p> <p></p>Though he will be back for international duties in November when Bangladesh will tour India for three T20Is and two Tests. <p></p> <p></p>The 30-year-old Tamim has scored a combined 12,832 across formats in international cricket.