There is never just one kind of backup. According to the directives of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, the preparation of the nine cricketers at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium who have been kept on hand as backup possibilities with the 2018 World Cup in mind is properly integrated to the demands of the national squad.
Mahmudullah Riyad’s exclusion from the Asia Cup roster has generated a lot of discussion, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is making sure that whenever players with the experience of Riyad or the capacity to clear the infield in a manner similar to Soumya Sarkar’s are needed, they are procured.
Tamim Iqbal is a member of the team, but a BCB source said that before he can begin the high-intensity training recommended for the nine players, his personal recovery must be finished. He will be back for the New Zealand series at home if his recovery goes well and he can start playing with greater vigor.
“The practice sessions have been planned such that the amount and intensity of practice are similar to those of the national team. So that they would be prepared and able to adjust to the national team fast if selected,” the group’s coach, Sohel Islam, told reporters yesterday.
The camp’s first phase would go through September 3, although Sohel also said that it may continue until the World Cup. The training programs are designed to meet the needs of the national team.
The emphasis of the training sessions is on skill development and preparation for specific positions. “There are two ways we are preparing. One is technical proficiency so that they can handle obstacles in certain areas should they join the team. The second is dependent on preparation, such as who will play the new ball and how they will play, according to Sohel.
After missing the past two days of the special camp owing to a family situation, Riyad was hitting some huge ones yesterday against net bowlers as he tried to get back into the swing of things. In the morning, the veteran could be seen fielding balls among the rest of the team.
“We put up Riyad’s practice schedule in accordance with the manner in which orders from the top on the roles and who would practice what were transmitted. In regards to Riyad’s return to the camp of the backup alternatives, Sohel remarked, “He is in excellent form and this preparation routine will carry on for a long. With a few more sessions, he will get into a solid rhythm.
Soumya, one of the backups, was attempting to resolve his batting troubles in the meanwhile to be prepared in case he was required. Sohel noted that Soumya had identified the areas that needed improvement. The strategies provided by the management of the national team may be essential with enough time to prepare.