Naim Sheikh’s debut at Christchurch?
CRICDOT DESK : Mahmudul Hasan Joy‘s 6-run innings laid the foundation for Bangladesh’s historic victory at Mount Manganui. The patient batting of this 21 year old impressed everyone. But his fortune is evil. He dropped out of the series after injuring his finger while fielding in that Test.
It is learned that instead of winning, Naim Sheikh will play with Sadman Islam in the second Test against the host New Zealand in Christchurch. Naeem, 22, is accustomed to being an opener in limited overs cricket. He has played 32 T20s and 2 ODIs. This time he is also making his Test debut.
However, Naim Sheikh’s record in long cricket is not good at all. He has scored 163 runs at an average of 18.63 in just one half-century in six first-class matches. He last played a first-class match in February 2020.
How logical it is to open a bouncy wicket in New Zealand with someone who has not played a match for almost two years!