Dhaka vow to back in winning ways
The most important third leg of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will resume after a day break in Chittagong today with the match of Dhaka Dynamites and Chittagong Vikings.
The match, a day-affair, will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) at 1:00pm.
The team set up their base at the Radisson Blu, from where they held their first training session at the M.A.Aziz Stadium, a few minutes distance from their base.
They started their warm-up at evening session by playing football, splitting two groups, at the practice ground yesterday. Thereafter, they began their exact practice session with bat and ball for a longer period.
The last two back-to-back matches, they narrowly conceded defeats, the first of which was four-wicket defeat against Comilla Victorians on November 20 and the last one was three-run defeat against Rangpur Riders on November 21.
This time they will try to bring their momentum back alongside improved their position on the BPL’s points table.
Dhaka Dynamites are currently languishing at the third position with nine points, just after the leaders Khulna Titans (11) and Comilla Victorians (10).
The team, who was the most balanced side with their batting and bowling muscle that is caused for the rivalry for the other BPL franchisee teams, will play two matches at this Chittagong chapter.
Dhaka Dynamites promising all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain Saikat spoke to media before the start of their pre-match day practice session, whereby he iterates their ultimate goal in BPL.
Mosaddek said that they though lost two back-to-back matches now want to bring back in the competition from the Chittagong phase.
“Our ultimate goal from the beginning to become champions. We were champions last year. And we want to win the title this year also,” said Mosaddek, who is yet to display his dexterity with bat and ball though he played so far seven matches for Dynamites.
“This year we have a good team. Last two matches we lost, that’s not meant that we have derailed from the tournament. We’ve some more games ahead,” Saikat told media.
“We have every opportunity to play better cricket. Inshaallah, we will come back,” he added.
Obviously, Saikat gave an explanation of his lackluster performance in the past matches. He said that he could not perform for his batting positioning T20 blockbuster tournament. He said he works on it so that he could back in scoring.
“The position I normally bat from where the chance for me is not being created,” he said, adding: “One-two matches what I get chances to play I couldn’t perform well. So, I am focusing more on those things how I could perform better. My ultimate goal is how I could stage a comeback. I am working much on it.”
The batting track in Chittagong, which produced high-scoring matches one after another, will be helpful for them as he said.
“We all know about our team and how batting line-up we have. Good wicket is better for us. Here wicket is good,” he said. Each match 170-180 is being scored. It would be better wicket than Sylhey and Dhaka. Hopefully our batsmen will play better cricket in Chittagong,” he added.
Chittagong Vikings had played a match against Rangpur Riders last night that was one of the nail-biting matches in BPL. So, they were in hotel to make relaxation for tomorrow’s crucial outings.