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pagol-chagol
December 14, 2006, 01:02 PM
Not enough discussion about his intelligent bowling. I thought his balls were turning well. He is good enough to be used as good as a 10 over bowler. What do you guys think?

Murad
December 14, 2006, 01:46 PM
where did u see his bowling???? last time i've seen his bowling in the 5th match of zimb series..... his bowling is not so good...got wickets though

but did u see his bowling after the series??

sadi
December 14, 2006, 01:53 PM
I haven't seen him bowl much but looking at his action, I think he will extract more turn than either Sakib or Razzak.

pagol-chagol
December 14, 2006, 02:27 PM
where did u see his bowling???? last time i've seen his bowling in the 5th match of zimb series..... his bowling is not so good...got wickets though

but did u see his bowling after the series??

Just the 5th match. His balls were turning a lot and fooling people.

jeesh
December 15, 2006, 12:27 AM
Sakib is more consistent with his line and length. And if he maintains good line and length he can be a very difficult player to score of. And Sakib has a wicket taking instinct. Mehrab is ok, but too inconsistent to bowl 10 overs. But yeah he can be used as a 5th bowler.

Fazal
December 15, 2006, 09:21 AM
I think its too early to make this young bowlers make a hero or a goat. Just give them time and watch them grow. The question is not whether they will be successful... its more about how much they will be successful. usually spinners gets better with more experience and age.


Just see some of the early comments made by few members here after Sakib's first few spells for the national team. I know ZIM and SCOT is a weak team. But there is no argument that Sakib's progress as a bowler for the national team is pretty impressive. He already proved his worth as a batman. Give Mehrab some time and exposure, I hope he will do the same. Now I understand, ZIM/SCOT are easy targets... but this is very good expericence for them before they go for the bigger fish like SL and IND. Most likely they will fail at bit and then learn from their mistake and get even better.

So relax every one.... we are still far away from their potential peaks... they are already fighting neck to neck (in terms of performance and productivity) with oldies. Sakib (the so called Rana Jr.) was the MOM for the last game.

Sakib another Rana Jr.? Mehrab another Gullu Jr.? And Farhad another Mushfiq Rahman Jr? Oh Ya.... if those are the qualities of our Rana/Gullu/Mushfiq Jr .... give me lots of them... I would rather go to fight with those players than Ash Sr., Bashar Sr. and Alok/Rajin Sr.

Tokyobreeze
December 15, 2006, 09:36 AM
Sakib another Rana Jr.? Mehrab another Gullu Jr.? And Farhad another Mushfiq Rahman Jr? Oh Ya.... if those are the qualities of our Rana/Gullu/Mushfiq Jr .... give me lots of them... I would rather go to fight with those players than Ash Sr., Bashar Sr. and Alok/Rajin Sr.

It should be the quote of the year...Great one Fazal bhai..I agree with you, 100%!

Spitfire_x86
December 15, 2006, 01:09 PM
Sakib is actually Rana jnr (batting wise) + Alok jnr (bowling wise, hype wise). He combines the worst qualities of both.

sadi
December 15, 2006, 02:00 PM
Sakib is actually Rana jnr (batting wise) + Alok (bowling wise, hype wise). He combines the worst qualities of both.

Totally disagree. I have seen him bat many times and he looks like a good prospect to me. Other than the innings against Srilanka when he was too slow, I've always found him quite matured and he is one of the very few batsman in Bangladesh team who can play in singles and doubles in the middle overs. About bowling, if you compare his bowling to Alok's, :timeout: I have nothing to say to you. He is a quite intelligent bowler actually but we will find out more when he bowls against some decent batting.

Spitfire_x86
December 15, 2006, 02:17 PM
At this point, none of us can win this debate. Sakib will prove either me or you wrong within next couple of years.

Umar
December 15, 2006, 02:24 PM
Sakib played very well recently..If u thinnk about his Batting he rarely gets out. Even if he gets out its more likely a Run out or in a Good delivery. He never plays any stupid shots. and very Efficent in singles and doubles with a high strike rate ! So to me He is one of the Best PLayer at the moment in Bd team. Farhad reza is also like him. but farhad's SR is higher then Sakib.

In Bowling Sakib gets wicket in almost every match ! and good economy too. However he so far has played with Zim and Keniya and Scots. so we cant judge him or Farhad or Mehrab jst now. Lets wwait and see how they go in WOrld Cup and after. so lets see...without making any early comment!

sadi
December 15, 2006, 02:29 PM
At this point, none of us can win this debate. Sakib will prove either me or you wrong within next couple of years.

You are right. So we should stop comparing him to other players. :)

Fazal
December 15, 2006, 03:21 PM
"However, Proctor, who the man-of-the-match adjudicator, was correct in one sense by choosing Sakib as the talented left-hander displayed a great example of miserly bowling with 10-4-13-1, the most economical figures by a Bangladesh bowler. In the 142-match one-day history of Bangladesh, no other bowler has previously managed to return with a lower economy rate than Sakib bowling his full 10-over quota. Mohammad Rafique, who was rested due to an ankle injury, earlier conceded 14 runs against Australia in 10 overs only in the last match staged at the ground in April." - NewAgeBD

Yes Sakib has a long way to go to establish himself against stronger teams. But if we don't give proper appreciation (and acknowledgement of his improvement), when he really deserve, then we basically loose our credibility in this forum.