Nurul Hasan Sohan’s form this season in the Bangabandhu Premier Division League saw him earn a well-deserved call-up for the national team in all three formats for their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, but given the lack of faith from the selectors in the past, question remains whether Sohan’s present form can make a difference this time.
Records need not be pointed out to show that Bangladesh are yet to make big strides in the longest format of the game compared to their achievements in limited-overs cricket. When compared to other Test-playing nations, that gap only becomes more prominent.
“Even now there are moments when I shake my head at the madness of it all -- going from the factory floor and playing Sunday morning pub football with my mates, to scoring for my country against the World Cup winners in Berlin. It’s the stuff of dreams.
“We must overcome fear and move forward,” said promising archer Ety Khatun, who emerged as a national star after achieving an individual milestone by becoming the first female athlete from the country to win three gold medals in a single edition of the South Asian Games in December last year in Nepal.