Soumya Sarkar likely to get his Test debut
“We’ve got three new guys. We’ll narrow down our selection to 12. We will have debutant in this series.”
Among the three uncapped players in Bangladesh’s 14 man squad, Soumya Sarkar, a top-order batsman and a part-time medium pacer, seems the most likely to get a Test debut. His first steps in international cricket have encouraged the selectors to pick him in the Test squad and an unbeaten 127 in the third ODI certainly helped.
However, he may have to bat down the order as the team management and the selection committee are eager to keep the Tamim Iqbal-Imrul Kayes opening partnership.
Sarkar was given the responsibility to bat at No. 3 for Bangladesh in the World Cup and carried his solidity into his role as the ODI opener as well.
His performance so far has been promising and he appears the best equipped of the newcomers to measure up against the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.