Hard hitting Bangladeshi batsman, Soumya Sarkar will be facing the sack from the National team unless he proves why he deserves to be a part of the Tigers batting line up according to head coach, Chandrika Hathurusingha.
23 year old Sarkar, hailing from Sathkira, Bangladesh was supposed to be the Golden Boy of Bangladesh Cricket after some brilliant performances in the World Cup in Australia, where Bangladesh had managed to defy all odds and booked themselves a spot in the Quarter-Finals beating the much fancied English team in the Pre-Quarters.
With an experience of 3 Test, 20 ODIs and 19 T20I caps Sarkar boasts a pretty good average of 40 in the One Day format, but has been in a very poor vein of form off late. In the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League, Sarkar managed to score more than 20 on just one occasion.
Bangladesh have made a long trip down to New Zealand for 2 Tests, 3 ODI’s and T20s this December and Soumya seems to have fallen off the favour list of Hathurusingha. Having scored a fighting 40 in the warm up match, Sarkar couldn’t follow the good work and scored just 1 run in the opening one dayer, as a result of which he was dropped from the second ODI.
Before the second ODI, the coach quoted, “Anyone not scoring runs has a limited life span isn’t it? He is eating into his time. If he doesn’t score, we have to look for someone [else].”
New Zealand lead the 3 match ODI series 2-0, with the 3rd ODI to be played at Nelson on the 31st.