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Chand enjoying his stint in Bangladesh

Unmukt Chand is the man under whose captaincy did India win an Under-19 World Cup. But he was left unsold in this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, and hence he is now playing for Prime Bank Cricket Club in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL).


Chand started his stint in Bangladesh on a high, as he made an unbeaten 61-run knock in his very first match against Kalabagan at the No.4 Ground of BKSP.

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What did it take to play such a knock? According to Chand, the condition of Bangladesh which is similar to that of India, helped him play his natural game.

“The condition of Bangladesh is quite similar to India’s, though the heat and humidity is more to some extent. But I am used to playing in such condition. I like to play under heat, so I am not facing any problems,” he said.

Prime Bank will play comparatively weaker opponent Khelaghor on Wednesday. Ahead of this match, Chand said his team is looking to win not only in this match, but they want to play good cricket throughout the tournament to win the title.

“I am enjoying my time in Prime Bank. We have a very good unit. We have several good players. Rubel, Sabbir, Soumya — all are very good. Hopefully this highly talented side will be able to come out as the eventual champions.

“Our team combination is prefect. We won the last match comprehensively. Apart from the batsmen, we have some very good left-arm spinners. There is Rubel in the pace attack. Overall the team is very strong. I am optimistic of winning the league with this side,” concluded Chand.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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