Light on the give up of the tunnel!

Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Amid the outcry of junior players’ lackluster performance in the simply concluded West Indies excursion, Liton Das sooner or later stepped up with a stroke-filled sixty one runs, which changed into instrumental in Bangladesh’s T20 collection victory over the Caribbean facet, culminating to what Bangladesh may want to describe as relatively a hit time out.

Bangladesh have been thrashed 2-0 inside the Test series but hit lower back nicely with 2-1 collection victory over West Indies in each ODI and T20 format. However that amazing turnaround ought to hardly ever please the crew control mainly for the disappointing performance of the junior players, who had been tipped to take the role of senior gamers.

While the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah contributed a magnificent 71 in keeping with cent of all runs Bangladesh scored on their excursion to West Indies and the us, in stark contrast, 8 of Bangladesh’s great young batsmen ought to muster only 369 runs in 29 innings blended.

Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mominul Haque, Ariful Haque and Nurul Hasan scored handiest two fifties between them. Tamim scored the best centuries and the 4 senior batsmen scored eight out of the 10 half of-centuries.
While the stat showed a dark future of Bangladesh, Liton’s performance made certain there was additionally mild at the quit of the tunnel. He showed occasional flashes of brilliance inside the Test collection although couldn’t keep on after the begin, Liton turned into ignored within the ODI series in spite of scoring 70 runs in the exercise heat-up game. ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza stored faith in Anamul Haque, who dissatisfied with best 33 runs in three ODIs. Mashrafe perhaps desired to present him an prolonged run as Anamul had performed four of the 5 ODIs inside the January tri-series at home.

However Liton Das proved he is the simplest younger participant inside the squad who changed into keen to learn from his mistakes. After two disappointing performance in the first T20 games, he in the end controlled to make an impact with a 32-ball sixty one in Florida to help Bangladesh win the 1/3 T20I, and with it, the collection as nicely – their first away collection win for the reason that June 2012.

It was a knock that had the critical Liton technique to begin with as he blazed away to 45 off only 16 balls earlier than tempering his sport so as to make a larger contribution to the facet. It is an technique that his establishing partner Tamim Iqbal has followed with healthful achievement nowadays, and a ways eliminated from the technique he had in advance, of having carried away. In doing so Liton controlled to hit his maiden fifty in restricted overs internationals.

With the likes of Bijoy, Soumya continuing their horror shape in ODI cricket, Liton’s method proved his service may be reachable within the restrained over cricket for Bangladesh.

Since making his debut in 2015, he has controlled an average of best 15 in 12 ODIs, and has been omitted considering that October 2017 but it’s the duration in which his batting has shown widespread improvement. He is the few gamers within the squad, who’s gambling Test and T20 simultaneously however continuously is ignored in the 50-over layout – a form that calls for a middle floor approach among the 2 extremes of Tests and T20.

Mohammad Salahuddin, the most famous train of the existing technology Bangladesh cricketers, believes it is excessive time to put money into Liton in ODIs, mainly with the World Cup set to take vicinity in less than a yr.

“Certainly it’s miles the proper time for Liton to earn a place in the ODI facet due to the fact if a person is capable of gambling Tests and T20Is, then he virtually has the talent to do nicely in ODIs,” Salahuddin stated.

“It become unexpected that he did not function in the ODIs in spite of scoring 70-unusual runs inside the practice recreation,” he stated. “When someone is hitting the ball nicely he need to be tried because this is the time his self assurance is at the height. And if he manages to get some more precise scores, probabilities are that he’ll settle down in the end.”


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