• Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Chief selector Minhajul content with Bangladesh A team

  • Published at 01:57 pm August 18th, 2018
Bangladesh A
Bangladesh A team players pose for photographs after their third T20 against Ireland A in Dublin Friday Cricket Ireland

Bangladesh A bounced back to win the third and final T20 and seal the series after losing the second and penultimate T20

Chief national selector Minhajul Abedin expressed happiness with the results of the Bangladesh A team’s tour of Ireland. 

The visiting side finished the five-match one-day series 2-2 with the first game getting abandoned due to rain. Bangladesh A however, clinched the three-match T20 series 2-1.

Former Tigers captain Minhajul while speaking to the media at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka said the side’s performance, despite the harsh Irish conditions, showed that the Bangladesh A players can now be considered good enough alternatives for the senior side.

Bangladesh A bounced back to win the third and final T20 and seal the series after losing the second and penultimate T20.

“It is difficult conditions in Ireland. So considering that, I think Bangladesh A performed really well, and also considering the fact that the cricketing culture in Ireland has changed since they obtained Test status,” Minhajul said.

“We saw Ireland’s improvements in the one-day series as it finished 2-2. So it was a very competitive tour and our cricketers were able to gain experience there,” he added.

Minhajul opined that the series was a good platform for the cricketers to showcase their touch, including top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar and pacer Saifuddin, who have struggled for form in the national team for quite some time now.

Soumya, who was in fact the T20 captain of the touring side, seemed to have gotten over the lean patch to some extent with his batting performance (115 runs). In the one-day series, skipper Mominul Haque shined for the tourist with the bat, scoring 297 runs in four innings with a highest score of 182. 

“Quite a few players caught our attention. Soumya played well in T20s, [Mohammad] Mithun played well, Afif [Hossain] was there. Al Amin caught the attention with his performance,’’ Minhajul informed.

“Overall we got the feedback, which we were looking forward to, and I hope we will be able to provide cricketers for the national team from here. All players in Bangladesh A have the opportunity to make it into the national team, but this will depend on what is needed by the senior side. Continuous programmes of Bangladesh A will help us to recover the lack of back-up players for the national team,” he said.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail