BCB concerned with Sabbir, Soumya and Liton’s performance in DPL
It is needless to say that the batting trio Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das and Sabbir Rahman is quite likely to make it to the 15-man World Cup squad. But their recent performances in the DPL has raised the eyebrows of the selection panel and they have admitted that this is a serious concern ahead of the cricket’s biggest event.
National chief selector Minhajul Abedin said the trio failed to perform consistently both in the International and domestic circuit in the recent time.
“To be honest, we are concerned considering their performance in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League, not because we would judge them through their performance in the tournament, but they are somehow not performing to our expectations.”
“There is no doubt regarding the talent but why they are not performing regularly is a matter of concern because we were expecting them to score heavily in the competition so that they could have taken some confidence under their belt before preparing for the upcoming international assignments,” he added.
Meanwhile, BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan said they will take some time to announce the World Cup squad and informed that they would like to see two phases of DPL super league in an attempt to make them understand that they need to pull up their socks immediately.
“Scoring runs is a habit and unless you are habituated, it is unlikely that you will perform consistently irrespective of the talent you possess. We are sure they will translate their potential on a regular basis because they have it in them for what it takes to shine at international level if we consider their previous performance against some major cricketing nations.”
20-member preliminary squad: Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam, Yasir Rabbi, Farhad Reza, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mossadek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.