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DJ Sahastra
June 4, 2007, 11:04 AM
I had high hopes from this kid but he has been pretty disappointing in all the matches he played against India.

He looks pale shade of the kid i had seen play against the mighty Aussies. I just have a feeling that he needs to go back to basic for a short while, if not a whole long term.

He is already in squad for SL and is definitely gonna open. If he gets going, it will help Bangladesh team's fortunes no ends. However, another bad series and it might have disastrous effect on his career.

Not sure if he needs a break or he needs confidence boost by allowing him some more team with the national team.

Miraz
June 4, 2007, 11:07 AM
He needed a break.

Period.

Tigers_eye
June 4, 2007, 11:08 AM
.... I just have a feeling that he needs to go back to basic for a short while.

He is already in squad for SL and is definitely gonna open. If he gets going, it will help Bangladesh team's fortunes no ends. However, another bad series and it might have disastrous effect on his career.

Not sure if he needs a break or he needs confidence boost by allowing him some more team with the national team.
The Bold and Underlined I think. Farooque is taking a big risk.

Fazal
June 4, 2007, 11:09 AM
He needs Pagla Babar Pani.

Shafin
June 4, 2007, 11:11 AM
He needs a break,for sure.

Fahmid
June 4, 2007, 11:16 AM
I think he is just going through the phase of poor run of form...he will soon be scoring runs.. He has a strong mentality and last thing he wants is pressurised by selectors...

Trigger_Tiger
June 4, 2007, 11:16 AM
He needs Pagla Babar Pani.

Hahahhaha.....:lol:!!!!!

Bechara'r ekhon domestic circuit and A team'ey giey khela uchith, and Khalu should let his bhaigna off the National team for a while as well :-p!!!!!

DJ Sahastra
June 4, 2007, 11:21 AM
A Shahriar Nafees in form is the best hope (and believe me, better hope than Ashraful, IMO) to turns BD's fortunes around. The prominent reason being, he can provide a good start. And a good start is half the job done.

That explains the gambit.

The question is, is SL the team that will let him get his form back. Traditionally, Vaas & Co have been the waterloo of Banglar Players. I suspect most of them are gonna struggle against Chaminda Vaas, if not Murali.

And Malinga is their wild card.

Tigers_eye
June 4, 2007, 11:23 AM
If this thread had a poll, Farooque would cry.

mali007
June 4, 2007, 11:29 AM
If Ashraful can take break , why not Nafees !!!! I think cousin Faruk is destroying his carier !!!

biddut
June 4, 2007, 11:31 AM
He should have been excluded from team temporarily.

WarWolf
June 4, 2007, 11:32 AM
I don't understand why our selectors don't understand the basic. Everybody knows that this kid needs a break and still they don't seem to understand.

sar2005
June 4, 2007, 11:33 AM
Now that he is in the team, I would wish if he could bat little lower in the order, say 5 or 6. Which means, we should try opening the innings with Omar and Mehrab in test matches. Teams like Bangladesh should definitely try to play with 3/4 openers. Since batting is the weekest link of our team, our aim should be strenghting the batting order. I would go for a line up like bellow -

J.Omar
M.Hossain
H.Bashar
R.Saleh
M.Ashraful
S.Nafees
Saqibul H
Rahim/Pilot
M.Murtuza
M.Rafiq
Shahadat. H

Saqib and Mehrab can work together as the 4th bowler option.

sar2005
June 4, 2007, 11:36 AM
The reason I'm saying SN to play down the order is to score some run and gain the confidence. There is no good for a team when a player go to open the innings without any confidence or with long poor form. Once he gets some runs in the middle, he can be always taken at the top again.

SS
June 4, 2007, 11:37 AM
Instead of playing in leagues and scoring runs, our players are playing in test matches to gain confidence and form back...only happens in Bd team and with BD selectors...

sar2005
June 4, 2007, 11:53 AM
Instead of playing in leagues and scoring runs, our players are playing in test matches to gain confidence and form back...only happens in Bd team and with BD selectors...


If that was the case, all players were from other teams as well would have been thrown to domestic league after failure in one or two serries. SN is still capable to play better cricket for BD in national side and hope his luck is with him this time.

Go SN go............time is running out! Make your mind that you are not going to throw away your wicket in those test innings. Hope luck is with you this time.

oracle
June 4, 2007, 12:00 PM
Instead of playing in leagues and scoring runs, our players are playing in test matches to gain confidence and form back...only happens in Bd team and with BD selectors...


Agree. In the same vein, don't want to see the BD cricket team as the regular hangout of middle class bored kids- as if it was their god given right to get things without merit.:smug:

rah
June 4, 2007, 12:06 PM
he realli does need a break da guy

SMHasan
June 4, 2007, 12:19 PM
Not sure why Tushar Imran is dropped from the test squad, wasn't it the same selection panel which picked him against India tests? Did he play any match since then? SO what prompted the selectors to drop him? I really don't understand this. Ridiculous. If you think he is not for the national team then don't call him again and again.

I am not sure how the top order will do. If SN plays good then our problems will be solved partly but otherwise we will have some tough time. Hope he comes back. Hope Habibul plays his natural game as a batsman. Who knows we might see the rebirth of Habibul- the happy hooker.

Beamer
June 4, 2007, 12:19 PM
DJ is very much correct here in his observation. While I do appreciate the persistence shown by the selectors here, I am not sure, if this inclusion helps or hurts him ultimately. He is just plain out of sorts. I never thought I would see him getting out flicking balls leaving the leg stump. He was always shaky initially with balls leaving off stump, a trait shared by many a good left handed batmen when even in form, but, his case right now has more to do with his complete lack of intial foot movement, something very elemental. He needed a break to sort himself out playing at home and scoring a lot of runs to get his mojo back. He is one the very few we have who after a shaky start can actually extend his innings to something meaninful. He is very much capable of playing a big innings. Hope he repays the faith shown by the selectors. If he is unable to do so, we might see his alreday sapping confidence crushed beyond recognition. Keep our fingers crossed here. This is going to be an acid test series for him. He struggled all the way from the WC to India series, and now he is thrown to the wolves vs Malinga and co !

Something to keep in mind here : We have no back up in the middle order for this 3 test series. Don't be surprised if SN ends up playing in the middle order to counter against Murali, something he did in our last tour to SL, which was incidentally his first test series. That way we might be able to hide him from the initial firing line.

I will comment about the test squad in the other thread.

Murad
June 4, 2007, 01:06 PM
ei series a valo na korte parle.. tar khobor ache.. selectors der o khobor ache. media kissu rakhbena odher....

tonoy
June 4, 2007, 01:09 PM
hai hai re. One of our most consistent batsmen now becomes the wildcard. Irony, thy name is Shariar Nafees.

Muradnyc bhai, Ato nafees er upor lagchen kan? ektu chance dan na bhai ;)

Protic
June 4, 2007, 01:22 PM
Imagine.. how do i feel.
Damn.. SN need to score..atleast two 50s..in the test series, ATLEAST.

DJ Sahastra
June 4, 2007, 01:36 PM
"Shahriar Nafees should start seeing every team as Zimbabwe - Myself"

Protic,

Maybe that is where the issue lies.

I would say, SN should start seeing every team as Australia.

Murad
June 4, 2007, 01:37 PM
hai hai re. One of our most consistent batsmen now becomes the wildcard. Irony, thy name is Shariar Nafees.

Muradnyc bhai, Ato nafees er upor lagchen kan? ektu chance dan na bhai ;)

bhai i do like giving chances.. hes the best opener.. but dont u think hes completely out of form?? he should have given some rest... and now if he doesnt do good in the test series.. he will not be selected for the One day also. and this willl affect him mostly..

DJ Sahastra
June 4, 2007, 01:41 PM
On a lighter note, Cricketers should not be allowed to have pretty girlfriend/wife.

They tend to lose their focus and forget how to play straight :-D

Protic
June 4, 2007, 01:41 PM
DJ : dude .. im changing my sig to that! Thanks man..
I guess even the fans of SN needs a confidence boost up.

Fazal
June 4, 2007, 01:47 PM
On a lighter note, Cricketers should not be allowed to have pretty girlfriend/wife.

They tend to lose their focus and forget how to play straight :-D

Hmmm.... interesting point of view. All these days, hypothetically speaking, I thought the other way:

i.e. Cricketers with pretty girlfriend/wife help them play straight ... no need to fool around with other people's girlfriend/wife unless, cricketer himself is always worried about someone is doing sothing with his girlfriend/wife in his absense.

btw my comment has nothing to do SN and his family. They are nice couple. I was rather thinking about certain austalian players.:-D

DJ Sahastra
June 4, 2007, 02:00 PM
Hmmm.... interesting point of view. All these days, hypothetically speaking, I thought the other way:

i.e. Cricketers with pretty girlfriend/wife help them play straight ... no need to fool around with other people's girlfriend/wife unless, cricketer himself is always worried about someone is doing sothing with his girlfriend/wife in his absense.

btw my comment has nothing to do SN and his family. They are nice couple. I was rather thinking about certain austalian players.:-D

In defence of a certain Australian, i would say this - If a bowler played straight, it wouldn't help him much, would it :D

MohammedC
June 4, 2007, 02:02 PM
keep him in test match, give him break from ODI and pick Nafees Iqbal to get him used to International cricket after long break

Sovik
June 4, 2007, 02:15 PM
he needs some quality time with his wife.

Hatebreed
June 4, 2007, 02:26 PM
he needs some quality time with his wife.

Just what I was about to say.

Sovik
June 4, 2007, 02:28 PM
Just what I was about to say.

great minds think alike

radagast
June 4, 2007, 02:28 PM
Mash doesn't seem to have a problem. When did he get married?

damalChele
June 4, 2007, 02:56 PM
He needed a break.

Period.

He needs a kitkat.

Fortuner
June 4, 2007, 03:12 PM
Inshallah SN will perform well in Lanka series.
I m hopeful.
Lets hope.

Farhad
June 4, 2007, 03:21 PM
SN needs a break and i think the selectors just might give it to him. Id be surprised if hes selected in the playing XI for any of the ODI games. Hope he comes back. Its been a while...

Carte Blanche
June 4, 2007, 03:34 PM
Does anyone remember when Ashraful had a slump during our famous Pakistan tour? He was subsequently dropped. He went back to domestic competition, scored big, and came back to the team. SN needs a similar treatment. I honestly believe the way he keeps getting out playing rash strokes, keeping him in the team is detrimental both to the squad and his development as a batsman. Time to go back to the drawing board (and the net), Abir. With some hard work it will be only a matter of time he makes it back.

SS
June 4, 2007, 03:55 PM
I honestly believe the way he keeps getting out playing rash strokes, keeping him in the team is detrimental both to the squad and his development as a batsman. Time to go back to the drawing board (and the net), Abir. With some hard work it will be only a matter of time he makes it back.
Totally agree, but will selector do it, no way they understand better cricket than us.
Also once they omit players from panels, they never bother to look back to the top performers of the leagues.

metallian
June 4, 2007, 04:03 PM
I really hope he gets back in form quick. i've had lunch with him last summer when i went to BD; he's a friend of my cousin. Really cool dude, outgoing, and fun to hangout with. He really didnt wanna talk about cricket much. He said he hates it when everyone talks about cricket with him. Pretty cool guy