Kumar, a one-time Asian Tour winner, battled against a wrist injury at the start of the season but believes he can reproduce the magic when he returns to the Kurmitola Golf Club for the event where he came in tied-fourth last year.
The 34-year-old Kumar, who has not make a single cut in five starts, found out he had developed a cyst in his right wrist earlier this season but reckoned he is well on the road to recovery after seeking help from physiotherapists.
“I haven’t really played well so far this season. I am just looking to regain some confidence coming back to play here. I like the course and I played well last year. The course is in great shape. It’s playing softer than last year but it’s still in good condition. This is a ‘placement’ golf course. The greens are soft and tiny so it’s important to place your ball on the right spots” said Chiragh.
Talented Thai duo Danthai Boonma and Poom Saksansin will also looking to pick up their first win this season at the AB Bank Bangladesh Open, which is celebrating its fourth consecutive edition on the region’s premier Tour this week.
Coming off the back of a career-first top-10 finish on the Asian Tour, American John Catlin hopes to ride on his fine form for another standout performance at the Kurmitola Golf Club, where he capped a tied-eighth place finish on the Asian Development Tour two weeks ago.
Siddikur Rahman, who emerged as the best local performer after finishing second last year, will spearhead a strong local contingent which consists of 43 professionals and six amateurs. They will take aim at keeping the trophy on home soil for the first time since the event was inaugurated in 2015.