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Soumya, Mominul, Mosaddek still in our World Cup plans – Steve Rhodes

Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque and Mosaddek Hossain are still part of Bangladesh’s World Cup plans, in line with head coach Steve Rhodes.

The three gamers had been dropped for the ODI sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe after underperforming in the Asia Cup final month. Rhodes mentioned that he’s intently following their efficiency in home competitors, and will likely be current when the touring Zimbabweans tackle the Soumya-led BCB XI on Friday. Soumya has scored a century, two half-centuries and had additionally taken a 5-wicket haul in the continued NCL first-class competitors.

“When people go out of the team, they feel lonely, down, disappointed and neglected,” Rhodes mentioned. “They really feel uncared for. We do not anticipate it from Soumya and Mominul who’re high quality cricketers. They can push their approach again into the group. Mosaddek has additionally gone out. I will likely be on the apply recreation [on Friday].

“I used to be delighted that Soumya bought two 70s and a 5-wicket haul in the NCL recreation. The timing is terrific. I used to be in contact with him. He is the kind of participant who can push out a few of our gamers. They must maintain performing after which they’ll get a go.”

Rhodes additionally mentioned Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin and Nazmul Islam – comparatively inexperienced in worldwide cricket – have to point out him that they belong on the highest stage.

Ariful, who will function for BCB XI, awaits his ODI debut regardless of having been in the Asia Cup squad. Given that the Bangladesh group administration at the moment are targeted on having a bowling allrounder at No. 7, he’s in direct competitors with Saifuddin.

“[Ariful] is one other batsman who bowls,” Rhodes said. “He made double-century in the primary NCL recreation, which is implausible. Ariful, Soumya and Saifuddin are all the identical sort of gamers. Ariful is unquestionably a participant we wish to see. If we do not check them out, how do we all know if they’re any good or not?”

Saifuddin might get the nod and is being seen because the potential substitute for captain Mashrafe Mortaza in case of an harm. “We assume Saifuddin is an excellent allrounder. He has the power to carry out on the highest stage. He has had a style of worldwide cricket. He has gone away, and got here again into the group. We anticipate him to be more experienced.

“Mashrafe has had his injuries. He picked up an injury recently. We need to think about keeping someone ready as his replacement. We want to give Saifuddin some cricket so that he can be prepared. I like his approach and attitude and he looks stronger.”

Rhodes can be assured that left-arm spinner Nazmul can associate Mehidy Hasan in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan. “[Nazmul Islam] Apu is a high quality spin bowler. He has proven that in the shortest format, and we all know that he can do effectively in the ODI format. If Apu performs, now we have two high quality spinners.

“Shakib is an unbelievably proficient spinner, batsman, fielder and tactician and he cannot be changed. We must make up in different areas in the group. There will likely be a bit extra accountability on Mehidy [Hasan].”

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