Chandika Hathurusinghe made it clear in the press conference that Soumya Sarkar is getting runs in domestic tournaments. The reason for his entry into the party is then to be assumed.
In the eyes of Hathurusingha, ‘getting runs at home’, Soumya returned to international cricket and failed with bat and ball in the first ODI of the series against New Zealand. Hathurusingha is so disappointed, ‘I don’t know where his problem is! We needed someone who could bowl, bat as well.’
Can bowl as well as bat – I mean, Hathurusinghe was looking for an alternative to Shakib Al Hasan. The result of the search is benign!
Soumya who was playing well in domestic cricket according to Hathuru’s claim, how good was it actually? According to the calculation, Soumya has scored only 467 runs in the last 23 innings at home!
First let’s take a look at Soumya’s condition in fifty over cricket. In the last fifty over tournament Soumya played, his average was only 26.63! In all, he scored 293 runs in 11 innings. Century one, fifty one. There is a Shubhankar loophole in this data too – Soumya’s 102-run innings came in the last match of the tournament which ended up being meaningless.
In the last T20 tournament played by Soumya in domestic cricket, it is seen that his average is only 14.50! He played a total of 12 innings, scoring only 174 runs. Fifty one. Strikerate 108.07, nothing to say by the way. After that, if you don’t get a run, what is the use of strikerate!
Soumya has played somewhat well in the last four-day tournament. 4 fifties in 11 innings, average 48.88. Scored 436, the sixth highest in the tournament, but did not get a century on the way but had an unbeaten innings of 96 runs.
Soumya has been called up to New Zealand ODI and T20 series team, he scored only 467 runs in the last 23 innings at home in both editions!