Before beginning of this season’s Bangladesh Premier League, Sylhet Sixers was not the horse to bet on in race but what has been seen till to date in the tournament, the first leg home team has surprisingly exceeded all other franchises in terms of excellence and outcome.
Having won three out of four matches, Sylhet Sixers is standing at top of the point table. The wicket keeper batsman of Sixers, Nurul Hasan Sohan, in a recent interview, has said although the team was not built stronger than others, they have emphasized upon team spirit that leading them towards success.
Sohan said, “Perhaps no one except us thought about our team. There are stronger team combinations than us in pen and paper, so we wanted to enforce our team spirit. Batting of two foreign recruits Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga have so far made our task easy.”
When he was asked whether it would be tougher to perform when teams get back to Dhaka, Sohan said, “Of course, the wicket would be different; to bat might be tougher than here. In Sylhet, we have so far played in good wickets. In that regard, the challenge would be bigger.”
Sohan said the crowd pressure is twofold matter, “Here we know everyone is supporting us. The pressure to win matches is greater here. When all the teams will be in Dhaka, the support upon teams will be manifold, perhaps we would play better over there.”
The wicket keeper batsman, on pointing towards the less opportunity of local cricketers in the team in this season, Sohan said, “In the fifth edition, there is one more foreign cricketer playing in each reducing the chance of local cricketers. But I have no regret about that. Whatever chance I am getting, I want to make use of that.”