POST TIME: 8 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Dhaka want to keep winning momentum
Sports Reporter, Dhaka

Dhaka want to keep winning momentum

Dhaka Dynamites captain Shakib Al Hasan (L) walks along with Windies all-rounder Sunil Narine during practice session at BCB Academy ground in the capital yesterday. BCB Photo

Dhaka Dynamites all-rounder Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury said that they want to carry on the momentum in their second fixture of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 blockbuster tournament against Khulna Titans. It will be second match for both teams and it will start at 12.30pm.

Winning the first match is always important for a team, Hom said, what they could have done this in an emphatic way and hope to do it better further in the next match.

“The beginning is the most important what we could have been done successfully in solid vein,” said Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury.

“We have to do better in the next encounter further (against Khulna Titans),” Shuvagata told media during a gap of their intense pre-match day practice session at the national academy of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday.

“I hope we could carry on it successfully,” he added.

Star-studded Dhaka routed Rajshahi Kings by 83 runs, while Khulna Titans lost to the holders Rangpur Riders by eight runs on their respective opening match.  

Chowdhury, who has been struggling to showcase his dexterity with bat and ball since so many days to break into the national team yet again, said that they are poised for the next match to fare well further than the opener.  

“Our preparation for the next match is very good,” he said.

“We won the first match of the BPL in solid vein. We will get down in the field to play the second with that confident. Hopefully it’ll be better,” he continued.

When asked about his batting with Andre Russell on the opening match, the all-rounder said, “It was my target to give the strike to Andre Russell. And, I got the ball. The day was good for me also. In that sense, it remained.”

Since the initial stage, every team tries to sort out their best combination to bring forth the good yield for the team. Of them, some are easily finding out their chemistry with the blend of the local and foreign combination and some are not. In this case, Dynamites of course face no discomfort yet in the opening stand what Hom revealed.    

“Even if the combination of the team will depend on the team management, we- the players- are trying to adjust with it. Our opening pair was good in the first match,” he told in response to a query.

“Actually, I have been playing since many days. Those, who are in the squad, have been playing for the team since last few seasons. We have got Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard. Sunil Narine has been with us since few editions.

Asked about the wicket in Mirpur, Shuvagata Hom said that the track will be changed with the progress of the tournament.

“Actually, there is nothing to have say about the wickets. We have to play on the wickets prepared by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and its curators. Our effort is to play better brand of cricket whatever the wickets are. But it has been gone just two days. It will be improved with the progress of the tournament,” he noted.    

“We, the local players did not get more chance to play for five foreign players. This year the number has been reduced from five to four. For this, local players are getting comparatively chance more than the past. We’re all coming here after playing National Cricket League (NCL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BCL). Actually, we could have played in BPL taking our best preparation.