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Old January 19, 2019, 01:36 AM
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One point of concern is that Rajshahi Kings had dropped Soumya Sarkar, the top-order batsman, from their last game after he returned 35 runs in five innings. Sarkar, however, will be on the trip to New Zealand.

"Most of the (franchise) owners are Bangladeshi and therefore you would think they have a strong interest in playing Bangladeshi players. But, having said that, they are here to win as well and if it means that some of the foreign stars get a go and Soumya doesn't, then that's because maybe Soumya hasn't scored the runs that they wanted," said Rhodes.

"I can understand it, you can only play so many players, and it's up to Soumya and others to make sure they stay in that team and do well."

On the subject of Sarkar, Rhodes said that the player must also try and figure out what role he wants to see himself in. "He is a player that can play all formats, he can bat in lots of different positions. I think, sometimes, being the player that does that, sometimes you don't quite nail that position. Is he an opener, is he a middle-order player, is he an all-rounder?

"Those are the questions that still remain maybe unanswered. There is only one guy who can answer that and that's Soumya, to hopefully get some consistency and success regularly in one position. But he's a very good player to have because of that simple fact that he could do several things."
Source: Cricinfo

Seems like Soumya has his work cut out. According to Rhodes at least.
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