<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Bangladesh-Cricket-Board">Bangladesh Cricket Board</a> have decided to rest out-of-form opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Tamim-Iqbal/news/">Tamim Iqbal</a> for next month's one-off Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> following a request from the player, an official said on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Afghanistan arrive later in August for their maiden Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong from September 5. <p></p> <p></p>Chief selector <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Minhajul-Abedin/news/">Minhajul Abedin</a> said Tamim would also be rested during a tri-nation Twenty20 tournament from September 13 which will also involve <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Zimbabwe/">Zimbabwe</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Abedin said the board had accepted Tamim's request for a break. <p></p> <p></p>"He will now rest both in the Test match against Afghanistan and also the tri-nation tournament," he told AFP. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh's top run scorer in all formats, Tamim struggled in the recent World Cup where he scored only 235 in eight innings at 29.37 average. <p></p> <p></p>He was later made interim captain for a three-match one-day international series in Sri Lanka in the absence of injured skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mashrafe-Mortaza/news/">Mashrafe Mortaza</a>. <p></p> <p></p>But the leadership role failed to bring out his best as Tamim made only 21 runs in three matches and Bangladesh lost the series 0-3. <p></p> <p></p>Team-mate <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shakib-Al-Hasan/news/">Shakib Al Hasan</a>, who did not play the Sri Lanka series, advised Tamim to take some time off to regain form. <p></p> <p></p>Tamim is now expected to return during the November tour in India when Bangladesh are scheduled to play two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals.