Speculation swirling over Rony's debut in the third T20I
Jannatul Naym Pieal
Abu Haider Rony was the hot favorite cricketer among the newbies to be handed international debut prior to the commencement of the four-match T20I series against Zimbabwe. But with two matches already done and dusted, Rony is yet to sport in national colours. However as per the words doing the round at the moment, the wait is finally going to be over for the 19-year-old rookie bowler. [Read in Bangla: অভিষেকের অপেক্ষায় রনি]
With two premier pacemen Mustafizur Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain rested for the remainder of the series, it’s almost sure that at least one new pacer of either Mohammad Shahid or Abu Haider Rony is going to make his debut, even if Taskin Ahmed becomes the third man in. And with the recent performances taking into account, Rony seems to have the brighter chance to get a go.
Not only Rony or Shahid, batsman Mosaddek Hossain Saikat is also likely to play for the Tigers tomorrow, while the possibility of Muktar Ali too can not be ignored. Meanwhile, sources revealed that top-order batsman Imrul Kayes is going to feature in the third T20I as well, after sitting out for the first two matches for the sake of team combination. Kayes became the second highest run scorer of the recently concluded third season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).