Bangladesh A skipper Nasir Hossain (L) shares some thoughts with teammates during their last practice session at Mirpur yesterday, on the eve of their departure for West Indies. PHOTO: STAR
The Bangladesh A team will leave tonight for West Indies to play two four-dayers, three one-dayers and two T20 matches against the West Indies High Performance Centre.
National all-rounder Nasir Hossain, who will lead the second string side in the series, said yesterday that it is a good opportunity for the national players to claim their place in the national side.
“Our main target is to play good cricket during this tour and I think it's a good opportunity for the national players who are in the team,” Nasir told the reporters after the last practice session at Mirpur yesterday.
Nasir struggled in his recent performances for the Tigers, so he will definitely try to get back his confidence. Also in the team are Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Marshal Ayub, Naeem Islam and Mominul Haque for whom the tour is an opportunity to give the selectors food for thought ahead of the coming international assignments.
“I always emphasise on team performance but here the players will definitely try to improve their individual performance and in the end the individual performance helps the team's cause,” said Nasir.
The selectors will also looking forward to see how the pace bowlers make use of this tour; the focus will be on young left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman, who was a surprise inclusion in the side.
Nasir Hossain (captain), Naeem Islam (vice-captain), Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Hoque, Marshall Ayub, Abdul Majid, Mustafizur Rahman, Nurul Hasan, Shuvagoto Hom, Muktar Ali, Elias Sunny, Robiul Islam, Shubhashis Roy and Taijul Islam.