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Zunaid
August 17, 2006, 07:43 PM
<p class="heading">SLA bowlers: Bright future for Bangladesh cricket</p>
<p class="byline">Khondaker Mirazur Rahman</p>
<p style="margin-top:5px;">World cricket hasn't seen too many Slow Left Arm orthodox bowlers as left-arm orthodox spin is one of the harder bowling styles to master. It requires long hours of practice to get the right line, loop, length and most importantly variety. The author expounds on the Bangladesh's unusually large number of world class SLAs.</p>
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Rabz
August 18, 2006, 12:39 AM
congrats Miraz bhai on the publication of ur article on the front page.
keep up the good work.

SS
October 16, 2006, 11:32 AM
I had to pull this up. Last time we saw against Zimb, we have four SLAs' bowling. I know they did good. But how bright or helpful it would be for BD cricket when all of them will play together. same bowling. I believe this will be piece of cake to the opponents in World cup if they go with all SLAs. Against WI they were toothless. I guess we are running out of varities, not sure how farhad can be used as openning bowler with Mash/Shahadat. Are we that short of skilled pacer in whole nations

Tigers_eye
October 16, 2006, 12:47 PM
Can't agree. Even if they are all SLA but they have variations in their bowling. Speed, flight, spin can certainly be devastating with the help of correct pitch and condition. Especially against teams who don't see spins that much. NZ :) SA :) Zim :) WI :) Eng :) Aus :) Scotland :) They can put opponents in to submission just like the WI fast bowlers use to do. Non-stop fast bowling. Our version is non-stop SLA bowling. Of course the pitch has to be curated for that special reason. They are still long ways to go before they can be the best in the world. Hundreds of hours in the net will make them unreadable.

akabir77
October 16, 2006, 01:02 PM
good writing. though there was nothing new about the bowlers. its based on what's out there in the net. Was looking for some inside info...
Now how many articles one has to publish in bc to earn his PHD? (just joking). I am sure other country people will find the article very interesting.

TheWatcher
October 16, 2006, 01:30 PM
Disagree with Cats_eye. A team full of SLAs may work against current Zimbo team, but matches against SL and WI have showed us how ineffective this one dimensional attack can be against teams with quality left hand batsmen. Why do you think Tharanga or even Barney Rogers has so much success against us ?

Remembering the 1st ODI against against Australia in the last home series, I say a combination of SLA-Offies will bring us better results.

I know, at this point, presences of Rafique and Razzak make it quite hard to include anyone else (namely Jamal Babu) as a specialist spinner in the ODI team, but we do need to groom an offie for near future.

Tigers_eye
October 16, 2006, 02:03 PM
If Razzaq, Sakib, Mehrab Jr. Enam can add zip, turn to their exsisting bowling repotire They can form a formidable front against any team in a low bounch pitch. (In bold was my point).

At there present state, they pose similar threat which is not good enough against SL, IND. But with more maturity, zeal, understanding and practice they can be world beaters even if they are all SLA.

SS
October 16, 2006, 02:18 PM
Agree with the Watcher,
look at NZ today Vettori and Patel combo ...but there were pacers who did the damage. Not sure why we are not emphasizing in creating pacers. The problem is our height but recently BD generation is getting advantages in height. But who will come to play cricket when sponsors are backing off and officials are cashing in money for themselves.
We don't have a wrist spinners. if we had one it would have been a great combo with SLA. Our Ashfool and kopali were choices but they are neither good with ball nor with bat. So, our team won't dare to use their toothless naive bowling.

I still believe we don't need so many SLA bowlers for our team right now or even future, two is enough but why so many!!! And good test playing team will easily pick up the game and bowling action and will score freely.