Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ‘s Nazmul Hasan Papon has praised the performances of two fast bowlers, Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain, who took part in the BCB President’s Cup which ended yesterday.
After returning from injury, Taskin caught everyone’s attention on the cricket field with his speed and performance. Rubel was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Rubel has shown his own consistency in every match.
Today, Papun said, ‘I am fascinated to see Taskin bowling with so much interest. In fact, this tournament is the return series of Taskin-Ruble. Taskin is back from a back injury. Similarly, I was worried about Rubel, how he would perform. But he has performed very well.’
Not only Taskin-Ruble, but most of the pacers did well throughout the tournament. They got some help from the pitch. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. And at this point the team management was looking for a pace bowling group.
He said, ‘Young pacer Sumon Khan with Taskin-Rubel, Ebadat did very well. They have shed light on the tournament.’
Papun praised two young batsmen Irfan Shukkur and Touhid Hridoy. Shukkur and Hriday have proved their ability with the seniors.
Papun said, ‘The pig-heart has done a great job with the bat. In my opinion, Sheikh Mehdi is a potential all-rounder. The pacers as well as the batsmen have performed well. Even young pacer Shariful’s bowling was eye-catching.’
The BCB president is quite happy to be able to bring cricket back to the field even in Corona. Throughout the tournament the players were in a bio-safety environment and were able to adapt to such situations.
“I am just happy to be able to cope with this situation,” he said. They didn’t complain and they did what they were told to do.”
Papon added that Bangladesh is now ready to return to international cricket. The successful conclusion of the BCB Presidents Cup has boosted confidence. “We can now think of organizing a series on home soil and playing on foreign soil,” he said. Cricketers now know how to play on the field in a bio-protective environment in Corona.’
Source : BSS