Players of Bangladesh national women cricket team joined the individual training programme on Monday.
Jahanara Alam, the veteran allrounder of women team, joined the practice at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Earlier, almost all the members of Bangladesh men team started individual training. Players like Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Taskin Ahmed took the field in Dhaka while many others also joined in Chattogram, Khulna, Sylhet and Rajshahi.
“I thought it will be tough for me to start practice after a long gap. But it wasn’t like that,” Jahanara Alam told the media after first-day practice.
“I had worked with the fitness during the lockdown which was good, and that is helping me now. I bowled a few over without any problem. It will be more comfortable in the coming days, I think,” she added.
Jahanara said her bowling was nearly accurate on the first day. However, she also said that a few balls were wider.
“You cannot go ahead without a problem when you return to the field after a long gap. A few balls were wider, what I didn’t want. But I understand you have to face some problem when you come to play after a long gap,” she further told the media.
Along with Jahanara, Nahida Akter and Rumana Ahmed have also joined an individual training programme on Monday.