Soumya to return national team soon
Soumya Sarkar might not have been picked in Bangladesh’s 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, but he has been in a good patch of form in the country’s domestic circuit which may earn him a place back into the national side much sooner than anyone could anticipate of. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সৌম্যর জাতীয় দলে ফেরা নিয়ে প্রধান নির্বাচকের বক্তব্য]
After hitting fifties (76 and 71) in both the innings for Khulna Division in the recently concluded third round of the National Cricket League (NCL) against Rangpur Division and also picking up a five-for with the ball, Soumya played a match winning, unbeaten 102-run knock as the captain of BCB XI against Zimbabwe in BKSP, Savar on Friday. Earlier, he had made 103 runs against Rajshahi Division in the first round of NCL as well.
National team’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu, impressed with the all-rounder’s recent rich vein of form, has informed the newsmen following the BCB XI-Zimbabwe match that he can see Soumya making a quick return to the national team he can maintain this good patch.
“Soumya is not out of our sight yet. He is in the 30-man pool. We are actually going through a process. We want to examine some of the players in the Zimbabwe series. If we need Soumya or anyone, as we always say, we will definitely call him into the side,” said Nannu on Friday.
The chief sdelector also seemed to be quite happy about Soumya’s recent form. “Soumya is batting brilliantly. I think he has been able to shrugg off the bad patch he once has been in. He did quite well in the NCL as well. I think if he can maintain this form, he will return to the national team soon.”