Jaker Reaps Benefits of BPL Expertise


Jaker scored an impressive 68 runs off 34 balls, including four boundaries and six sixes. Despite his outstanding efforts, Bangladesh narrowly missed the 207-run target by just three runs.

I think it [the experience of BPL] worked as I was playing here just two days after the BPL. So, I think it worked well for me coming from that atmosphere and playing the T20 format. Since this is my home ground I have an idea about the ground and surface and it worked for me,” Jaker told the media.

Jaker got a last-minute opportunity to join the national team due to an injury to off-spinner Aliss Al Islam. He was mentally prepared and confident to make the most of this chance.

I always said that I will play for the national team when the time would finally come, and eventually my turn came. I was mentally prepared since the injury of Aliss, after which [Najmul Hossain] Shanto spoke with me and told me that ‘you might get a chance and be prepared mentally’. So, yes, I was prepared,” he said.

Jaker regretted not completing the match on his team’s side, but he was determined to bounce back strongly in the next game.

Losing is always heart-breaking. I didn’t sleep the night after losing the BPL final. I would have felt great if we could have won today. I am planning for the next match already. We can take plenty of positives from today’s game,” he said.

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