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August 31, 2006, 01:02 PM

"Perhaps numbers do never reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it fairly..." blah blah blah (courtesy S Rajesh, CI)

Here is some stats on how our ODI players have faired in the later part of their career. I have filtered their cumulative average for the last 25 ODIs they played and compared with their career stat. (why 25? Can't say. I did this filtering, so I had the liberty to chose any number, 25 came to my mind after a little bit of deliberation. What was the methodology adopted for the deliberation, one may never know)

Shahriar Nafees has played exactly 25 matches so far. Farhad Reza, Saqib and Rana played less than 25 matches, so no comparison there.

Among others, Suman has significantly bettered with a whopping 9.63 increase in average. The only one to excell him is Mashud, who added a staggering 12.48 to his average thanks to 8 not out innings in 20 innings (40% notout/innings ratio, in contrast with a 24% career notout/innings ratio). Rajin, Ashraful, Omar, Mashrafi and Rafique maintained a stoically static avg, where Aftab experienced a slight decline. Kapali and Tushar did the least to redeem themselves with a thumping slump of 8.04 and 4.37 respectively.

Farhad Reza(46.25) and Saqib(44.00), with just 6 and 4 innings under their belt, has so far maintained averages more than anybody else in the team being helped by couple of notout innings for each, not to mention that all the innings were played against Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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<TR><TD>this</TD><TD>Mat</TD><TD>I</TD><TD>NO</TD><TD>Runs</TD><TD>HS1</TD><TD>HS2</TD><TD>HS3</TD><TD>Ave</TD><TD>100</TD><TD>50</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Suman</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>84</TD><TD>82</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1708</TD><TD>74</TD><TD>70</TD><TD>70</TD><TD>21.62</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>12</TD><TD>14</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Suman</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>627</TD><TD>70</TD><TD>64*</TD><TD>52</TD><TD>31.35</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>2</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Shahriar</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>787</TD><TD>118*</TD><TD>91</TD><TD>78</TD><TD>32.79</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Aftab</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>863</TD><TD>81*</TD><TD>67</TD><TD>62</TD><TD>24.65</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Aftab</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>490</TD><TD>62</TD><TD>59*</TD><TD>53</TD><TD>22.27</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Farhad</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>185</TD><TD>50</TD><TD>41*</TD><TD>34*</TD><TD>46.25</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Saqib</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>88</TD><TD>30*</TD><TD>25*</TD><TD>20</TD><TD>44.00</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rana</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>21</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>331</TD><TD>63</TD><TD>43</TD><TD>33*</TD><TD>20.68</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rajin</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>42</TD><TD>42</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>999</TD><TD>108*</TD><TD>82</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>24.36</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>5</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rajin</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>577</TD><TD>108*</TD><TD>82</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>24.04</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Kapali</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>55</TD><TD>52</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>964</TD><TD>89*</TD><TD>71</TD><TD>69</TD><TD>19.67</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>3</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Kapali</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>256</TD><TD>55</TD><TD>28</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>11.63</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashrafi</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>41</TD><TD>33</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>396</TD><TD>44*</TD><TD>43*</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>15.23</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashrafi</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>17</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>216</TD><TD>44*</TD><TD>43*</TD><TD>29*</TD><TD>16.61</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Tushar</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>36</TD><TD>35</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>547</TD><TD>65</TD><TD>61</TD><TD>48</TD><TD>15.62</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>6</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Tushar</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>24</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>270</TD><TD>48</TD><TD>33</TD><TD>32</TD><TD>11.25</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Ashraful</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>76</TD><TD>72</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1391</TD><TD>100</TD><TD>94</TD><TD>67*</TD><TD>20.15</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>9</TD><TD>10</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Ashraful</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>22</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>438</TD><TD>67*</TD><TD>64</TD><TD>58</TD><TD>20.85</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rafique</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>100</TD><TD>90</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>1049</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>72</TD><TD>41*</TD><TD>13.62</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>13</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rafique</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>225</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>36</TD><TD>33</TD><TD>12.50</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashud</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>120</TD><TD>107</TD><TD>26</TD><TD>1777</TD><TD>71*</TD><TD>54*</TD><TD>54</TD><TD>21.93</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>8</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashud</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>20</TD><TD>8</TD><TD>413</TD><TD>71*</TD><TD>48*</TD><TD>42*</TD><TD>34.41</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Omar</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>53</TD><TD>53</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>1166</TD><TD>85*</TD><TD>81</TD><TD>69</TD><TD>23.79</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>9</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Omar</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>599</TD><TD>81</TD><TD>68</TD><TD>64*</TD><TD>24.95</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

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Here is some stats on how our ODI players have faired in the later part of their career. I have filtered their cumulative average for the last 25 ODIs they played and compared with their career stat. (why 25? Can't say. I did this filtering, so I had the liberty to chose any number, 25 came to my mind after a little bit of deliberation. What was the methodology adopted for the deliberation, one may never know)

Shahriar Nafees has played exactly 25 matches so far. Farhad Reza, Saqib and Rana played less than 25 matches, so no comparison there.

Among others, Suman has significantly bettered with a whopping 9.63 increase in average. The only one to excell him is Mashud, who added a staggering 12.48 to his average thanks to 8 not out innings in 20 innings (40% notout/innings ratio, in contrast with a 24% career notout/innings ratio). Rajin, Ashraful, Omar, Mashrafi and Rafique maintained a stoically static avg, where Aftab experienced a slight decline. Kapali and Tushar did the least to redeem themselves with a thumping slump of 8.04 and 4.37 respectively.

Farhad Reza(46.25) and Saqib(44.00), with just 6 and 4 innings under their belt, has so far maintained averages more than anybody else in the team being helped by couple of notout innings for each, not to mention that all the innings were played against Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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<TR><TD>this</TD><TD>Mat</TD><TD>I</TD><TD>NO</TD><TD>Runs</TD><TD>HS1</TD><TD>HS2</TD><TD>HS3</TD><TD>Ave</TD><TD>100</TD><TD>50</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Suman</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>84</TD><TD>82</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1708</TD><TD>74</TD><TD>70</TD><TD>70</TD><TD>21.62</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>12</TD><TD>14</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Suman</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>627</TD><TD>70</TD><TD>64*</TD><TD>52</TD><TD>31.35</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>2</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Shahriar</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>787</TD><TD>118*</TD><TD>91</TD><TD>78</TD><TD>32.79</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Aftab</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>863</TD><TD>81*</TD><TD>67</TD><TD>62</TD><TD>24.65</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Aftab</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>490</TD><TD>62</TD><TD>59*</TD><TD>53</TD><TD>22.27</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Farhad</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>185</TD><TD>50</TD><TD>41*</TD><TD>34*</TD><TD>46.25</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Saqib</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>88</TD><TD>30*</TD><TD>25*</TD><TD>20</TD><TD>44.00</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rana</TD><TD>overall</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>21</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>331</TD><TD>63</TD><TD>43</TD><TD>33*</TD><TD>20.68</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rajin</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>42</TD><TD>42</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>999</TD><TD>108*</TD><TD>82</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>24.36</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>5</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rajin</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>577</TD><TD>108*</TD><TD>82</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>24.04</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Kapali</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>55</TD><TD>52</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>964</TD><TD>89*</TD><TD>71</TD><TD>69</TD><TD>19.67</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>3</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Kapali</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>256</TD><TD>55</TD><TD>28</TD><TD>23</TD><TD>11.63</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashrafi</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>41</TD><TD>33</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>396</TD><TD>44*</TD><TD>43*</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>15.23</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashrafi</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>17</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>216</TD><TD>44*</TD><TD>43*</TD><TD>29*</TD><TD>16.61</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Tushar</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>36</TD><TD>35</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>547</TD><TD>65</TD><TD>61</TD><TD>48</TD><TD>15.62</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>6</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Tushar</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>24</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>270</TD><TD>48</TD><TD>33</TD><TD>32</TD><TD>11.25</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Ashraful</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>76</TD><TD>72</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1391</TD><TD>100</TD><TD>94</TD><TD>67*</TD><TD>20.15</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>9</TD><TD>10</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Ashraful</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>22</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>438</TD><TD>67*</TD><TD>64</TD><TD>58</TD><TD>20.85</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rafique</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>100</TD><TD>90</TD><TD>13</TD><TD>1049</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>72</TD><TD>41*</TD><TD>13.62</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>13</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Rafique</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>225</TD><TD>39</TD><TD>36</TD><TD>33</TD><TD>12.50</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashud</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>120</TD><TD>107</TD><TD>26</TD><TD>1777</TD><TD>71*</TD><TD>54*</TD><TD>54</TD><TD>21.93</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>8</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Mashud</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>20</TD><TD>8</TD><TD>413</TD><TD>71*</TD><TD>48*</TD><TD>42*</TD><TD>34.41</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Omar</TD><TD>unfiltered</TD><TD>53</TD><TD>53</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>1166</TD><TD>85*</TD><TD>81</TD><TD>69</TD><TD>23.79</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>9</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

<TR><TD>Omar</TD><TD>filtered</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>25</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>599</TD><TD>81</TD><TD>68</TD><TD>64*</TD><TD>24.95</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>1</TD></TR>

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