The number of quality cricketers is less, says Akram
Akram Khan, former captain of the national team and vice-chairman of the BCB's High-Performance Unit, thinks that although there are good cricketers in Bangladesh, the number of expected quality cricketers is less.
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
Many people are not completely satisfied with the pipeline of Bangladesh cricket. Especially in recent times, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is also worried that the cricketers are not coming up as expected. However, there is no shortage of BCB's efforts to build the next Shakib-Tamim with age-based activities or high-performance units.
Akram Khan, former captain of the national team and vice-chairman of the BCB's High-Performance Unit, thinks that although there are good cricketers in Bangladesh, the number of expected quality cricketers is less. His advice to youngsters is to overcome this situation - to better position oneself in red-ball cricket and to remain steadfast in one's goals.
He said, “We have good cricketers, but the number of quality cricketers is less. We want quality cricketers to come. Many people think of playing in a small format before graduation. One thing to keep in mind- those who do well in Tests do well in all formats. The goal must be set for the Tests. Their fitness or everything else is fine. If the goal is set in that way then quality cricketers will come up.”
Akram added, "It is important to set a goal at this age. Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiqur were at the same standard when they were at this age or a little more. They set a goal at that time that we would make ourselves good quality cricketers and at that stage they have risen.”