Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar is looking forward to recover from a lean patch after selectors have kept faith in him for Afghanistan series next month.
Soumya did well with the bat against South Africa (away) and Sri Lanka (home). His maiden T20I fifty came against the Lankans this year. But he failed to perform in Nidahas Trophy.
Despite not being in a very good form in past two years, Soumya has been getting opportunities. He is now trying overcome and move forward.
“Everyone tries to perform well. Not every day goes the same. Performing well every day can sometime reduce the hunger,” Soumya said. “As I am going through a lean patch, I am trying to focus and work hard to overcome the bad times and move forward. I always try to deliver my best in my position. I try to perform well but overall the performances are often good or bad.”
The left-hander has had a lot of criticisms but he tries to avoid it by working hard in the nets.
“I could not perform well in last few matches. There is always the urge to do better. I realize that I am not playing well when I hear people talk. All the criticism always reminds me about it. I try not to focus on them and continue working hard in the training sessions,” he explained.
Soumya scored 343 runs in 8 matches for Agrani Bank Cricket Club in Dhaka Premier League 2018. He scored career-best 154 runs against Brothers Union which is the highest of the season.