Tushar Imran headlines batsman-dominated opening round

Best hitters

Tushar Imran stood out among the 12 centurions in the first round of the National Cricket League of 2018, with its two centuries of antiquity against Rajshahi Division in difficult circumstances, while Rony Talukdar and Ariful Haque accumulated hundreds of hundreds.

Tushar almost accounted for half of the 210 of the Khulna Division, all with their first 104 turns. It was not until the arrival of No. 9. Nahidul Islam, with whom he added 88, that he found support. Tushar followed with 159, with the help of 21 fours and a six, while Khulna fought hard to win a draw. He added 250 runs for the third field with Anamul Haque, who also started the season with a century.

In Fatullah, Rony's third hundred came in the second innings of the Dhaka Division, in which he and Abdul Mazid shared a first record of the stand opening class of 350 races. They beat the best of 341 previous races between Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mizanur Rahman of NCL 2017-18. Rony made 228 of 252 balls with 18 feet and seven sixes.

231 of Ariful was her first double-century maid, who arrived with the help of 21 feet and four sixes in a nearly eight-hour stay in the fold of Bogra. In the same match, Barisal's No. 3, Fazle Mahmud, lost a double ton, dying at 195, after having spent more than eight hours, and 424 balls while hitting 18 feet and three sixes.

The best bowlers [19659004] The best news that came out of the bowlers' camp was the release of five Jubair Hossain covers against the Dhaka Division, its first five in four years. Jubair had been a derelict figure in Bangladesh cricket since it burst onto the scene in 2014.

He played only one first-class game last season, and he largely passed the List A competition in the Dhaka Premier League in the bank. In an attempt to revive his career, Jubair has been working with a Legpin bowling coach for the past six months.

Among the fast bowlers, Shahadat Hossain took his best figures in ten years, finishing with 8 for 106 against Chittagong. and Shafiul Islam made a five-window tour in the first innings against a strong Khulna batting team.

Meanwhile, Afif Hossain doubled his first-class ticket count with a seven-window mound against Rajshahi. After firing Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Junaid Siddique in the highest order, he eliminated the last five fields, although Rajshahi had a good lead of 352 runs.

The best game

Rajshahi Division toppled the Khulna Division, the defending champions, by 210 in their first innings in Rajshahi, a body shot for the team that won the last three NCL tournaments.

Rajshahi's response to the bat was even better, as they took an advantage of 342 runs and posted 552 in the first innings. Mizanur Rahman and Jahurul Islam attacked centuries, and with several substantial associations along the entrances, Khulna had a small respite.

But his powerful batting lineup responded magnificently to the deficit, with Anamul Haque and Tushar Imran collecting 250 runs for the third window and taking the fight on the fourth day with eight intact windows. Even after they fell in the space of four spikes, Soumya Sarkar reached a century of rapid fire, only his second in first class cricket and the one that came after more than two years.

Khulna defended strongly and finished the game with 2.5 points. . Rajshahi got 4.8 points, but they treated this game as a missed opportunity.


Twelve batters scored 13 centuries in the first round of the NCL, an unprecedented start to a cricket season in Bangladesh. Almost the entire first row of the country's first-class hitters had good starts.

The bowling, however, was not so impressive, with only two fast bowlers, Shahadat and Shafiul, standing out with windows. The usual cast of spinners on the left arm made five pitches, although the first five years of Jubair in four years were a point of interest.

Players to follow

Among the Bangladeshi players who were part of the Soumya Sarkar and Nazmul Islam, the Asia Cup squad, stood out with a century and five shots respectively.

The national selectors would also see Anamul Haque (who was ejected from the Asia Cup squad), Mizanur Rahman, Abdul Mazid and Shadman Islam for the first place in Bangladesh, as the four centuries arrived.

Naeem Islam and Jahurul Islam also reminded selectors of their form over the centuries, while Sohag Gazi began the season with a century and four windows in the party.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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