Ebadat Hossain was brilliant with the ball in the morning session as he took five wickets conceding just 19 runs in his nine overs, including three maidens
BCB XI top-order batsman Soumya Sarker and pacer Ebadat Hossain were pleased and vowed to continue their good form after match-winning contributions in the practice match against the Zimbabweans.
Soumya was left out from the ODI squad for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe after the Asia Cup in the UAE.
But the left-hander showed good form with both bat and ball in the National Cricket League and as a continuation, struck an unbeaten century against Zimbabwe at the BKSP Friday.
Soumya’s century consisted of 13 fours and a six.
Such a dominant performance can help bring him back to the national team and when questioned whether it’s a relief for Soumya to get back among the runs after a while, the left-hander informed he was not thinking of the century and he was just enjoying his game at the middle.
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“I am happy to score a hundred. At one stage I thought that I will have to score a lot of runs to be selected again for the national team. But now, I am not thinking too much. I am just enjoying my game and trying to play with my own style,” said Soumya.
“It was kind of tough physically as I was playing in the NCL Thursday. I was in Khulna. I was heading towards home when I received a call-up to play this match. I had to travel a bit even in the morning. Anyway I tried to play my positive game. I tried to spend time at the crease as much as possible. In the end I am happy to score big for the team,” Soumya said to the media after the practice match.
Meanwhile, Ebadat was brilliant with the ball in the morning session as he took five wickets conceding just 19 runs in his nine overs, including three maidens.
The right-arm pacer informed that the pacer hunt camp helped him become a better bowler.
“I have tried to perform in this match and I am delighted with my bowling. We completed the High Performance squad training four months ago. Before that we took part in a 10-day pace bowling camp under HP bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake. That helped a lot. I tried to bowl fast with proper line and length and I have succeeded,” said Ebadat to the media.