View Full Version : rafiq: the floater

roaring tigerz
April 24, 2006, 02:29 AM
at present rafiq comes in at number 8, often after the 40th over when the fast bowlers are returning for their second spell. rafique is without a doubt, the biggest hitter in our team, but he has a distinct preference for the slower bowlers. his technique(or lack of) gets exposed when the pacers are swinging the ball, short of a length. so at present, i feel, we are underutilitizing rafiques 6 hitting capabilites.

I believe that we should be flexible about rafique's position in the batting order. if we get a solid start with the spinners bowling and the power play on, then he could come in the top 4 to continue the momentum. otherwise rafique should come between 25 and 40 overs where the spinners usually bowl. a quick fire 25-30 from him would be quite invaluable for us. as for the next match, he should come at 6 ahead of kapali(or tushar) and mashud. any second opinions?

April 24, 2006, 02:41 AM
Our circket management never give him proper respect he deserve. He could have been another joysuriya if we consider him as oppener. He was very successful allmost every time as an opener.