Mashrafe keeps faith on Soumya

Bangladesh cricket team’s left handed batsman Soumya Sarkar, who starts his international career by triumphing the heart of Tigers fans has been suffering in poor form with the bat in couple of series recently. His poor forms continues in the New Zealand tour of Bangladesh as well.[বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সৌম্যতে আস্থা রাখছেন মাশরাফি]

After being dropped in the last two ODIs of three-match series, Soumya Sarkar made a comeback in the playing XI of Bangladesh in first T20I of three-match series on Tuesday. But he won’t proved himself rather disappointed the decision of team management to include him in the squad.

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In a crucial moment of first T20I match on Tuesday he came to bat in the crease. After losing the quick wickets of Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman, Bangladesh expected a sensible knock from him but all on a sudden he offered catch in the very first ball of his innings and could out cheaply with a golden duck. His careless cricketing shot and poor form has been raised again the question why he has been selecting in the playing XI. However, Mashrafe Mortaza spoke about Soumya Sarkar during the press briefing and support him once again. Mashrafe Mortaza has still kept his faith on the power of Soumya Sarkar. Although Soumya is suffering from poor forms in recent times, Mashrafe belives that he will come back strongly in a short time.

Bangladesh limited overs captain Mashrafe Mortaza told, “We don’t have that many players. Not only me but everyone believes that if you look at Soumya’s history he is a match-winner of the Bangladesh team. I think nobody has won as many games like Soumya did for us. He is not in form but it’s a matter of time for him to come back. He got a platform today but unfortunately he got out to the first ball. I believe at this moment we should keep a cool head and fight with what we have at the moment.”

-Imran Hasan, Correspondent,

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