The Dhaka Premier League (DPL) has been the lone fifty-over domestic competition in Bangladesh that still has a huge impact in the country’s cricket.
Naeem Islam is one of the few national discards who is still making an impact in the domestic circuit with consistent performances.
Having made his Test debut back in November 2018, Khaled Ahmed then played in another Test at Hamilton in 2019 before he found himself jolted by injury. Waiting in the wings through the pandemic, Khaled resurfaced as a sort of red-ball specialist with good performances, especially away from home. While he struggled at home conditions, he has been able to leave a mark with away performances. Khaled talks about the two captains he has played under so far in Tests, how his bowling tends to be at home and away from home, working with Donald and attending the ‘white-ball camp’ in Sylhet last month with The Daily Star’s Abdullah Al Mehdi.
Ebadot Hossain has transformed into one of the finest bowlers in Bangladesh’s pace-bowling unit, which has started to show great promise in recent times. The 29-year-old has emerged as a cross-format pacer for the Tigers and spoke with The Daily Star’s Mazhar Uddin during an exclusive interview, sharing insight into his work ethic, ambition and a few other topics. The excerpts of the interview are given below:
Loneliness during bad patches in top-level cricket often does not come into the spotlight. It is an issue Virat Kohli had spoken about recently.
Rony Talukdar’s comeback story can surely serve as encouragement to those who feel that the doors to the national side are permanently closed to players past the age of 30 that have yet to truly make a mark on the international stage.
Jaker Ali Anik clinched the player of the tournament award as he topped the run-getters’ charts with 492 runs in the six innings he played averaging 98.40.