Selectors kept Soumya Sarker in New Zealand for the test. Though this left-hander batsman is in the test to enrich the batting line-up on the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, confirmed selector Habibul Bashar.
Shakib Al Hasan’s injury
As we know Shakib Al Hasan plays as both for a batsman and bowler as well. But Shakib Al Hasan’s injury is suffering much. As Shakib Al Hasan ruled out from the ODI series, getting the injury on a finger on the BPL-19 final, against Comilla Victorians for Dhaka Dynamites.
Soumya Sarker is the replacement for Shakib Al Hasan?
Soumya Sarker is the replacement for Shakib Al Hasan? The answer is absolutely not. The experience and statistic will report you in detail. But Shakib Al Hasan’s injury makes an empty in the batting line-up. Someone has to take the place. Though Soumya Sarker continuously failed to perform well selectors believe in him again.
This left-hander batsman scored 30 runs only on the last test series against Windies. His performance dropped him from the test squad against New Zealand. This man scored only 4 fifties without centuries from 22 innings of 12 test matches. As selectors were expecting Shakib Al Hasan’s returned as well. But it may take more time, which recalls Soumya Sarker again.
Selector Habibul Bashar on this issue
As Selector Habibul Bashar on this issue, “”We have included Soumya Sarkar in the Test squad as we need an experienced campaigner in the squad.”
“We are not ruling Shakib out totally from the entire Test series against New Zealand, but certainly he will be missing the opening Test. We are waiting to see how he fares after opening the clip that surrounds his finger. And later, we can take a decision regarding him because if there is a substantial improvement, he can always join the squad during the later part of the Test series.”
Therefore, Selectors kept Soumya Sarker in New Zealand for the test. As we know there is no one as Shakib Al Hasan’s replacement. Hope Soumya Sarker will enrich the batting line-up well.