PDA

View Full Version : Pilot or Rahim for 1st test? (poll)


cricketboy
June 21, 2007, 01:51 PM
Pilot's 8 off 81 deliveries was a pathetic innings and clearly showed he is out of touch. Also, there is no doubt that Rahim is a better batsman even when Pilot is in his best form. Pilot's wicketkeeping abilites are also becoming worse as we have seen. Except WI, and Bangladesh nearly all the team now have very competent batsman as wicketkeepers. We shouldnt be regressive and go for Pilot for 1st test. Voice your opinions.

akabir77
June 21, 2007, 01:57 PM
rahim is not ready for the keeping job. lets give Pilot a chance in the 1st test. if he fails then may be.

mali007
June 21, 2007, 02:00 PM
After this on going responsible batting in the warmup match, there should not be any doubt about Rahim's selection as a WK / BATSMAN in the 1st test.

wiseshah
June 21, 2007, 02:00 PM
i think, raheem is ready. but i wont be disappointed if pilot gets chance in the first test.i think mehrab should get chance in the first test.

RazabQ
June 21, 2007, 02:02 PM
You kidding me? Pilot showed me nothing during the India series that warrants keeping out Mushfique any longer. At any rate, Mushy would be warming the seat for Pavel or Dhiman hopefully :)

FaridpurChicago
June 21, 2007, 02:04 PM
I don't think it is an issue we can vote or debate. Dhiman or any U16 wicket keeper is better than Pilot. What Pilot will bring with his experience? 10 runs in 100 balls? That's the max we can get from him. It is a far cry to get 20 SL wickets and win the test. A drop catch here and there by Musy will make no difference but a 50+ runs from him will save us innings defeat or follow on. He might be helpful even to bring a draw.

Dear Pilot lovers, if you are looking for experience, then bring Bulbul or Akram; why not chacha or durjoy even?

cricketboy
June 21, 2007, 02:10 PM
rahim is not ready for the keeping job. lets give Pilot a chance in the 1st test. if he fails then may be.

I respect your opinion but even pilot looked very scratchy behind the stumps vs India.

rubel_18
June 21, 2007, 02:12 PM
Rahim all the way no need to even think abt Pilot.

Rajowana
June 21, 2007, 02:15 PM
5 letters...
one name...
MUSHI!!!!!!!!(or Rahim as some people call him)

akabir77
June 21, 2007, 02:16 PM
please don't say i am a pilot lover or fan. cause i am not. Why you guys r thinking about only for the present? What if he (rahim) does very bad and ruins his carrier? then who would be the big looser? and don't tell me that won't happen cause it has happen to very good players for putting them in, in a young stage. We have to think about the future of the young players too. And don't bring pilots batting cause no one is saying he is better in batting. so don't try to be too smart. DO u think he can still keep for two days without getting any chance? Is he physically ready for that? I don't know but i know pilot is ready so i don't wanna take a chance. Also what happens to his mentality when / if he drops a chance while fielding the whole 2 days? can he sleep through the night and bat the next day and make that 50 you r talking about? I am alright him playing as a batsman. Go and search you will find big fights that i fought for him before WC in the ODI so don't just take cheap shots here. Thank you

ammark
June 21, 2007, 02:19 PM
Or an alternative approach: Mushi isnt getting any more experience and match practice by having to sit out because of Pilot. In the immediate future it may be that he isnt ready, but for the long term if Mushi is not included now, he doesnt get the chance to improve in tough conditions, and we delay his learning process some more.

[added after akabir's post] In that case the ideal thing to do would be for Pilot to be substitute wk in the match so that he takes over keeping if Mushi is too drained

Sillypoint
June 21, 2007, 02:20 PM
please don't say i am a pilot lover or fan. cause i am not. Why you guys r thinking about only for the present? What if he (rahim) does very bad and ruins his carrier? then who would be the big looser? and don't tell me that won't happen cause it has happen to very good players for putting them in, in a young stage. We have to think about the future of the young players too. And don't bring pilots batting cause no one is saying he is better in batting. so don't try to be too smart. DO u think he can still keep for two days without getting any chance? Is he physically ready for that? I don't know but i know pilot is ready so i don't wanna take a chance. Also what happens to his mentality when / if he drops a chance while fielding the whole 2 days? can he sleep through the night and bat the next day and make that 50 you r talking about? I am alright him playing as a batsman. Go and search you will find big fights that i fought for him before WC in the ODI so don't just take cheap shots here. Thank you

Mushi is physically ready...of course he is....he is 19 years old.....he is the energizer bunny!!!

mali007
June 21, 2007, 02:30 PM
I don't think it is an issue we can vote or debate. Dhiman or any U16 wicket keeper is better than Pilot. What Pilot will bring with his experience? 10 runs in 100 balls? That's the max we can get from him. It is a far cry to get 20 SL wickets and win the test. A drop catch here and there by Musy will make no difference but a 50+ runs from him will save us innings defeat or follow on. He might be helpful even to bring a draw.

Dear Pilot lovers, if you are looking for experience, then bring Bulbul or Akram; why not chacha or durjoy even?
I like your points. We don.t want 8 in 88 balls !!!!

akabir77
June 21, 2007, 02:33 PM
In that case the ideal thing to do would be for Pilot to be substitute wk in the match so that he takes over keeping if Mushi is too drained

I like this idea. But I am sure the people in the team knows what would be best for rahim. on the other hand Will pilot agree to such arrangement?

So i still think for the teams best they will go with pilot at least for the 1st test...

CTazim
June 21, 2007, 02:43 PM
Okay I accidentally voted for Pilot when it should have been a No vote for him and a Yes for Rahim. The only problem I have with Rahim is that he is a bit vertically challenged. That makes the job of an out swinger bowler tough (please correct me someone if I am off on this).

Yes, Rahim is a good batsman and he should be kept in the team for that, but we also need to groom and consider other keepers, no?

Anyway can Moderators correct my vote?

Rumz_01
June 21, 2007, 02:55 PM
i think that Mushi is the guy for the job, even tho he may be slightly short..bu hes almost the same height as Ash..(isnt he?)
Also..Mushi has proven himslef to eb a worthy batsmen both in the world cup and the warmup match. Compared to Pilot's performance i think it is very clear tha Mushi shud get the position.

rabeya
June 21, 2007, 02:55 PM
rahim is young but hez a lot better than other playerz

Rumz_01
June 21, 2007, 02:56 PM
5 letters...
one name...
MUSHI!!!!!!!!(or Rahim as some people call him)

MashAllah..hw beautifull!!

(lmao)

cricket_pagol
June 21, 2007, 03:05 PM
There can only be one winner in this poll... that is Mushy!!!

Sillypoint
June 21, 2007, 03:12 PM
Okay I accidentally voted for Pilot when it should have been a No vote for him and a Yes for Rahim. The only problem I have with Rahim is that he is a bit vertically challenged. That makes the job of an out swinger bowler tough (please correct me someone if I am off on this).

Yes, Rahim is a good batsman and he should be kept in the team for that, but we also need to groom and consider other keepers, no?

Anyway can Moderators correct my vote?

Yes, definitely we need to groom other keepers....a very good point...but we can't do that as long as pilot hangs around. That's why it has become quite urgent for Pilot to step out of the national team. Who knows we might find some really good and tall keeper and Mushi can just be a specialist batsman.

damalChele
June 21, 2007, 03:13 PM
I really don't wanna pick one out of these two. Pilot has the upper hand when it comes to experience and wicket-keeping. Mushi is in a better form when it comes it batting.

So to answer your poll I'll have to pick Pilot for keeping and mushi for batting.

rah
June 21, 2007, 03:15 PM
5 letters...
one name...
MUSHI!!!!!!!!(or Rahim as some people call him)

eitha way mushi or rahim consist of 5 lettas lol

cricketboy
June 21, 2007, 03:38 PM
I agree Pilot must retire gracefully and give chance to Dhiman and Sahgir as 2nd wk after Rahim.

Sohel
June 21, 2007, 04:31 PM
Full name Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim
Born September 1, 1988, Bogra
Current age 18 years 293 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

kaisermatin
June 21, 2007, 04:35 PM
8/81 that says it all! he is gone.

FagunerAgun
June 21, 2007, 04:41 PM
Still we have lot of respect and gratitude for Pilot

FagunerAgun
June 21, 2007, 04:45 PM
Mushi is physically ready...of course he is....he is 19 years old.....he is the energizer battery!!!

Plus he is always yapping on opponents

Sovik
June 21, 2007, 05:25 PM
batting wise its mushfiq rahim

MohammedC
June 21, 2007, 06:05 PM
Before last series I thought Pilot was a better keeper since he has not done anything spectacular I think his time is up but we must not forget what he has done for BD in the past.
I voted for Mushfiq this time and I hope he gets picked and does well

tma
June 21, 2007, 06:34 PM
Mushfiq, without any doubt!

rashed_va
June 21, 2007, 06:38 PM
Wicket keeper or as a batsman, Rahim definitely deserves a spot in the squad. So does Tamim and Aftab. At the same time, SN, Pilot, Rajin should go ask Shahadat (bowler) how to score runs!

cricketboy
June 21, 2007, 06:50 PM
So far 54-1 in favor of Rahim. (1 vote was a mistake)! Moderators, if it is possible to correct that vote can you please do it.

pagol-chagol
June 21, 2007, 06:52 PM
Is this the most lopsided poll ever in BC history?
Someone who knows Rahim confirmed that he is really 18 years old. He is very determined but he is not captain type. Well, neither was Ashraful. We'll find out.

gatekeeper
June 21, 2007, 07:09 PM
Utterly useless poll. If you know the result of the poll why bother putting it up?

al Furqaan
June 21, 2007, 07:16 PM
You kidding me? Pilot showed me nothing during the India series that warrants keeping out Mushfique any longer. At any rate, Mushy would be warming the seat for Pavel or Dhiman hopefully :)

i think mushy is above those other 2...especially technique wise, tho i havent seen the other guys. i think thts why he's in the national fold.

ialbd
June 21, 2007, 07:38 PM
Pilot just lost his place in the test squad. Pilot should retire gracefully. Dont want him to end up like Bashar (who btw is on his last venture to redeem his lost pride, and going quite well)....

Russell2k7
June 21, 2007, 08:22 PM
Looks like Pilot lost control of his plane.

Antora
June 21, 2007, 08:30 PM
mushy mushy he'z our man!!!!!! If he can't wecket keep... well guess what??? no one can!!!!!!!!!!
GO MUSHY!!!!!!!!!!:flag:

cricman
June 21, 2007, 08:52 PM
Before last series I thought Pilot was a better keeper since he has not done anything spectacular I think his time is up but we must not forget what he has done for BD in the past.
I voted for Mushfiq this time and I hope he gets picked and does well

Can't do anything spectacular if you play on dead pitches which leaves your bowlers stranded. Khaled Mashud will deliver the goods in the Test Match with the glove and the bat.

One World
June 21, 2007, 09:29 PM
Utterly useless poll. If you know the result of the poll why bother putting it up?

..........

fishyguy
June 21, 2007, 09:45 PM
I want both of them in the team but Rahim as a speacialist batsman so he can develope his batting in tests and not get too distracted with all the responsibility. He can do both in the one day but I say once BD play a few more tests start giving him more and more of the wicketkeeping responsility and basically phase Pilot out.

Murad
June 21, 2007, 10:03 PM
i want khaled mashud for the first test.. and if he fails then mushfique for the 2nd test..

BD Tigers
June 21, 2007, 10:05 PM
why there is no other choice like both or neither? that's why i didnt vote.

gadha
June 21, 2007, 10:14 PM
oye mushi oye... sabba mushi sabba ..... lol....
jaore pilot jaore... vagore pilot vagore... lol...

tc.....:fanflag:

ononto
June 21, 2007, 10:59 PM
I don't think it is an issue we can vote or debate. Dhiman or any U16 wicket keeper is better than Pilot. What Pilot will bring with his experience? 10 runs in 100 balls? That's the max we can get from him. It is a far cry to get 20 SL wickets and win the test. A drop catch here and there by Musy will make no difference but a 50+ runs from him will save us innings defeat or follow on. He might be helpful even to bring a draw.

Dear Pilot lovers, if you are looking for experience, then bring Bulbul or Akram; why not chacha or durjoy even?

LOLLL.. Well said mate.

Electrequiem
June 21, 2007, 11:01 PM
Mushfiqur Rahim ... at least for the first test. He seems to be in synch with the elements of cricket.

Trigger_Tiger
June 21, 2007, 11:11 PM
Why do I sense the bouncing game about to begin?
Mashud does bad and Mush is given the gloves. Mush does a little bad and the gloves goes back to Mashud. Just a gut feeling.....hope nothing like that happens :-|!!!!!

Mahir
June 21, 2007, 11:21 PM
Yes Mushfique isnt ready for the Test keeper's role yet, but why keep Rahim out ? he wont do any worse than Pilot, and he has improved his glovework but a couple notch in the recent past as well. Mushy is a highly potential batsman, and let him learn the Test cricket while playing it. Pilot's not being able to keep up anymore.

ammark
June 21, 2007, 11:28 PM
Utterly useless poll. If you know the result of the poll why bother putting it up?

No, no... this is only to vindicate the Pilot haters. Give a statistical record of how much we dont want Pilot anymore.

Electrequiem
June 21, 2007, 11:29 PM
No, no... this is only to vindicate the Pilot haters. Give a statistical record of how much we dont want Pilot anymore.

which just gave me an idea ... how about a Bashar poll?

I am not being serious, btw :)

jinglenuts
June 21, 2007, 11:40 PM
Mush rocks!!!!!!

Nocturnal
June 22, 2007, 12:31 AM
77-4 wow :)

NHLFAN788
June 22, 2007, 12:46 AM
Rahim is way better than pilot filot

PoorFan
June 22, 2007, 12:56 AM
Relax guys, Pilot wont make last eleven. This warmup match was their final test to decide.

cricket_king
June 22, 2007, 01:35 AM
rahim is not ready for the keeping job. lets give Pilot a chance in the 1st test. if he fails then may be.

What the hell? How is he not ready? Mashud's finished man. He can't hold the bat anymore, and his attitude towards the team is not good for the players. He took 81 balls and only scored 8, while rahim scored 33 off 63 and was still unbeaten. I'm sick of people saying he isn't ready. Everyone assumed he wasn't ready during the world cup. Thank god the selectors weren't total idiots for once and put him in instead. And he proved you wrong there didn't he?

cricketboy
June 22, 2007, 01:39 AM
why there is no other choice like both or neither? that's why i didnt vote.
Because we are considering both as wk batsman only.

Dhakablues
June 22, 2007, 01:50 AM
What the hell? How is he not ready? Mashud's finished man. He can't hold the bat anymore, and his attitude towards the team is not good for the players. He took 81 balls and only scored 8, while rahim scored 33 off 63 and was still unbeaten. I'm sick of people saying he isn't ready. Everyone assumed he wasn't ready during the world cup. Thank god the selectors weren't total idiots for once and put him in instead. And he proved you wrong there didn't he?

If you counted the misses Mushfiq had,, you would know that he was not even in the 9th position in world cup ranking amongst the wicket keeper. Offcourse, he is an excellent batsman and a good choice maybe for ODI. But for test he has not yet kept wickets before,, nor is his national league performance any brighther than Shahin/Dhiman/Sagheer etc. Again,, he qualifies to be in the squad as a batsman, perhaps. Give me some hard evidence of his longer version keeping and I will give in for him,, before that passion can rule the hearts of a fan but not the willows at Colombo

jahidus200
June 22, 2007, 02:40 AM
oh man everybody knows rahim is better than pilot

jahidus200
June 22, 2007, 02:49 AM
please don't say i am a pilot lover or fan. cause i am not. Why you guys r thinking about only for the present? What if he (rahim) does very bad and ruins his carrier? then who would be the big looser? and don't tell me that won't happen cause it has happen to very good players for putting them in, in a young stage. We have to think about the future of the young players too. And don't bring pilots batting cause no one is saying he is better in batting. so don't try to be too smart. DO u think he can still keep for two days without getting any chance? Is he physically ready for that? I don't know but i know pilot is ready so i don't wanna take a chance. Also what happens to his mentality when / if he drops a chance while fielding the whole 2 days? can he sleep through the night and bat the next day and make that 50 you r talking about? I am alright him playing as a batsman. Go and search you will find big fights that i fought for him before WC in the ODI so don't just take cheap shots here. Thank you

now we need better player for test series win . so ofcourse musfiq is better than pilot. we need wicket kipper who can bat very well . that we can see in musfiq batting. when he plays in our team everybody gets more confidence, because he alaways say somethings to bowler and fielder thats make confidence to our team.

Trigger_Tiger
June 22, 2007, 03:17 AM
Off-topic: Durjoy was elbowed out. He was a decent calm player.

Ahmed_B
June 22, 2007, 05:20 AM
Okay I accidentally voted for Pilot when it should have been a No vote for him and a Yes for Rahim...can Moderators correct my vote?
[বাংলা]চিন্তা করেন না ভাই... এই ইলেকশনে পাইলটের জামানত বাজেয়াপ্ত হয়েছে! আপনি ভুল মার্কায় সিল মারলেও মুশফিকে নিরঙ্কুশ সংখ্যাগরিষ্ঠতা পেয়ে বিজয়ী!![/বাংলা] :)

Miraz
June 22, 2007, 05:33 AM
Relax guys, Pilot wont make last eleven. This warmup match was their final test to decide.

I am sensing the opposite. Team management will select Pilot for the first Test, and that will be the acid test for him. If he fails to deliver, that will see the end of Pilot for the series and probably for good.

Ahmed_B
June 22, 2007, 05:39 AM
In the past...Pilot was depedable because he was very good behind the stumps and had an average (not poor) batting standard. He even used to save faces for BD when the whole of top order collapsed. But with his current very poor batting form... I can feel his days are over already. Mushfiq is proving himself to be a perfect replacement... if he can keep his form going.

cricket_dorshok
June 22, 2007, 06:01 AM
If you counted the misses Mushfiq had,, you would know that he was not even in the 9th position in world cup ranking amongst the wicket keeper. Offcourse, he is an excellent batsman and a good choice maybe for ODI. But for test he has not yet kept wickets before,, nor is his national league performance any brighther than Shahin/Dhiman/Sagheer etc. Again,, he qualifies to be in the squad as a batsman, perhaps. Give me some hard evidence of his longer version keeping and I will give in for him,, before that passion can rule the hearts of a fan but not the willows at Colombo
I agree somehow with you. IMHO, Pilot's days are over. He is now the shadow of himself. He should retire immediately, no question about that. But what I think, Mushfiq is not facing any challenge for his wicket keeper/batsman position form other young generation wk/batsman. I am no more considering Pilot in this competition. However, I want Mushfiq to face challenge from more of similar kind of wk/batsman from younger generation. In the NCL, I think other wk/batsmen did a better than Mushfiq. So lets him to face a challenge like Aftab, Tamim, Mehrab are facing for their position in different versions of game.

Baundule
June 22, 2007, 06:04 AM
Both. Pilot as the keeper. Mushfiq as a batsman. Choosing one of them will create unwanted pressure on both.

About the ill-effects of pressure, Pilot's current approach, behind and in front of the stump says it all. He is more under pressure than Rahim, because of his age. Bring one more wicket keeper -like Dhiman or Sagir- in the scene and then you'll see how all of them react.

Wicket-keeping has been the only position, where we could compete to be in the world standard even during our very very gloomy past. Pilot, as a wicket-keeper has been second to none throughout the years and his contribution with the bat has saved our faces many times. The current selection policy left him out for no good reason and that has costed him dear with his performance. Mushfiq in the world cup was the worst of the keepers, I think, he was not ready either to do the job.

I doubt, if Rahim is prepared yet for the job, specially in the test. Pilot should be used until he or someone else is prepared. In the meantime, if he is that good of a batsman (I like him as a batsman), he should be in the team only for his batting.

I believe, Pilot is professional enough to handle the pressure and contribute well to the team's cause. That is good for him, good for Rahim and above all, good for the team.

PoorFan
June 22, 2007, 06:09 AM
I am sensing the opposite. Team management will select Pilot for the first Test, and that will be the acid test for him. If he fails to deliver, that will see the end of Pilot for the series and probably for good.
<!--StartFragment -->Yeah, could be a meaningless last honor to pilot, meaningless since pilot has not decided to retire ( test / ODI ) yet.

nannu
June 22, 2007, 06:09 AM
bringing pilot in the test match means losing 1 wicket before the game starts. soo..........

PoorFan
June 22, 2007, 06:12 AM
In the past...Pilot was dependable because he was very good behind the stumps and had an average (not poor) batting standard. He even used to save faces for BD when the whole of top order collapsed. But with his current very poor batting form... I can feel his days are over already. Mushfiq is proving himself to be a perfect replacement... if he can keep his form going.
Very true, thats the reason many of us used to support him a lot, but so sad watching him going down like this.

Tokyobreeze
June 22, 2007, 07:40 AM
Definitely Rahim

Ahmed_B
June 22, 2007, 09:11 AM
Both. Pilot as the keeper. Mushfiq as a batsman. Choosing one of them will create unwanted pressure on both.
Would not be a bad idea if it was possible.... considering Pilot as wicketkeeper only. But the BD team's current format is somewhat like this:

6 Batsmen/Bowling Allrounders: SN, JO, Basha, Ash, Saqib, Rajin
1 WK+Batsman: Pilot/Mushfiq
4 Bowlers: Rafiq, Mash, Rajjak, Rasel/Shahadat/Sharif

There is not really a spot for both in the team. There has to be a choice between Pilot vs Mushfiq.... unless Mushfiq is used to replace one of the Batsmen.

Mahmood
June 22, 2007, 09:12 AM
Those who thinks Rahim is not ready, should at least realize, Pilot has expired. Rahim is our only choice now if we want a competitive team.

SS
June 22, 2007, 09:19 AM
Those who thinks Rahim is not ready, should at least realize, Pilot has expired. Rahim is our only choice now if we want a competitive team.
Agree 100% with Mahmood bhai that Rahim is ready. Also others who are struggling(SN,sometimes Bashar,Rajin,JO) should get alerted or take a break and come back to the team after performing. Pilot bhai please start looking for a career change, we all do that some point of our lives.

akabir77
June 22, 2007, 09:24 AM
What the hell? How is he not ready? Mashud's finished man. He can't hold the bat anymore, and his attitude towards the team is not good for the players. He took 81 balls and only scored 8, while rahim scored 33 off 63 and was still unbeaten. I'm sick of people saying he isn't ready. Everyone assumed he wasn't ready during the world cup. Thank god the selectors weren't total idiots for once and put him in instead. And he proved you wrong there didn't he?
Please read my whole post before commenting. If you have read the whole thing you would have known that I was all for Rahim in ODI in WC and hence became public enemy number one just like here so he didn't prove me anything wrong actually i prove many people wrong... Many r ready to jump in the band wagon with out knowledge or thinking. Again no one is doubting his batting capabilities its his keeping that says he is not ready for test HE was 7th or 8th in WC as a keeper... I know pilot is done and i wish we had a better keeper than rahim and pilot. Anyway some people r so eager to say what ever they wanna say and make a fool out of them selves that some times i wonder... but then i see some others intelligent posts (yes their posts are for rahim too)...

FaridpurChicago
June 22, 2007, 10:26 AM
Please read my whole post before commenting. If you have read the whole thing you would have known that I was all for Rahim in ODI in WC and hence became public enemy number one just like here so he didn't prove me anything wrong actually i prove many people wrong... Many r ready to jump in the band wagon with out knowledge or thinking. Again no one is doubting his batting capabilities its his keeping that says he is not ready for test HE was 7th or 8th in WC as a keeper... I know pilot is done and i wish we had a better keeper than rahim and pilot. Anyway some people r so eager to say what ever they wanna say and make a fool out of them selves that some times i wonder... but then i see some others intelligent posts (yes their posts are for rahim too)...

Are you supporting Pilot for your bad feeling about not supporting him in WC. That's a good gesture and good sign for a good human beings. I have all my good hearts for your mankind.

People who didn't support Mushy before WC had the same sentence "Mushy is too young for big job, pls don't ruin his career, he's not ready".

Had he not there against India, had he not scored an unbeated 50 and had there been Pilot; we would surely catch an earlier flight in WC.

Now the choice is yours. You can think about a person or you can think about the national side, in fact the nation as a whole.

reyme
June 22, 2007, 10:27 AM
Pilot has been out form for a while. He failed in club, domestic, and national leauges for the last several months in a row. His keeping is below par and evidence was enough seen in the last test series.
As Mahmood said, Pilot has expired. Lets just move on now. About putting both in the team is too idiotic of a topic to discuss. I want to see how people come up with 11 players with both in the team!
End of Pilot, beginning of Mushfiq, end of story.

Baundule
June 22, 2007, 10:28 AM
Those who thinks Rahim is not ready, should at least realize, Pilot has expired. Rahim is our only choice now if we want a competitive team.

Pilot was dumped by the selectors. But as an experienced player, he should prove his worth by not letting his performance going down for that.

Besides Rahim, there are some other very good, may be better than him, wicket-keeper batsmen:

1. Shahin Hossain- age 22, 175 (150+25) dismissals from 52 matches. Batting average is 23.52. His average in the last two seasons: 22.43 and 58.63. He has enough experience.

2. Saghir Hossain: 20/21 years, 98 dismissals from 31 matches. Career average: 26.37. Last two seasons: 32.36 and 41.10

3. Raqibul Hasan Nirala: age 19. 9 dismissals from 9 matches (probably did not play as wk in all of them). Has an outstanding average of 57.92. with a triple century.

Mushfiqur Rahim: age 18/19. 25 (24+1) dismissals from 14 matches. Average 29.95.

These stats might not say much about the actual wicket-keeping ability, because the bye-runs coneeded and the missed catches and stumpings are not included! But it just says, Rahim is not the only option for us. I like him as a batsman and I dont like him as a wicket-keeper yet. And wicket-keeping is a wicket-keepers first job. I hope, the selectors dont ruin his bright career, using him at a pre-mature stage.

Rubu
June 22, 2007, 10:46 AM
This is like one of the most one sided poll I have ever seen on BC.

nmhimal
June 22, 2007, 10:54 AM
if BD still select pilot then i have to say thats will be pathatic. he didn't do anythingn at home against india... warm up match was so dull. wat he can do taht can done by any worst bastman in the world,( 10 runs 0f 100 balls)... even mcgrah can do it, just hold the wicket..... so no more pilot plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

Fazal
June 22, 2007, 02:56 PM
Hmmm... is it a trick poll question or what?

"Ready to Use" versus "Expired product" ( as Mahmood said)?

or visually...


http://www.96seven44.com/images/calamansi.jpg .....

or

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/food/dts_exp_date.jpg

brishti
June 22, 2007, 04:08 PM
ofcourse The pilot.....



jk.

brishti
June 22, 2007, 04:21 PM
How would you know that rahim is not ready for this if he doesn't play. We have to give chances to rahim to prove himself. So you mean that, incase Mashrafe does very bad he would be a loser? so about ruining careers that can happend to anyone not just the good players. Also if rahim starts his career at a young he would have more experience. :-|


please don't say i am a pilot lover or fan. cause i am not. Why you guys r thinking about only for the present? What if he (rahim) does very bad and ruins his carrier? then who would be the big looser? and don't tell me that won't happen cause it has happen to very good players for putting them in, in a young stage. We have to think about the future of the young players too. And don't bring pilots batting cause no one is saying he is better in batting. so don't try to be too smart. DO u think he can still keep for two days without getting any chance? Is he physically ready for that? I don't know but i know pilot is ready so i don't wanna take a chance. Also what happens to his mentality when / if he drops a chance while fielding the whole 2 days? can he sleep through the night and bat the next day and make that 50 you r talking about? I am alright him playing as a batsman. Go and search you will find big fights that i fought for him before WC in the ODI so don't just take cheap shots here. Thank you

shamster
June 22, 2007, 05:17 PM
The key issue here is who ever we select now will not really affect our results. But looking in to the future we know Mushy will take over sooner rather than later, Mushy is a positive selection compared to Mashud. I say give Mushy the chance now to gain the experience. The boy is a fighter. I have read time and time again on this forum about the different mentality between old generation and the new genertion - and I firmly agree with thier opinion.

WarWolf
June 22, 2007, 06:38 PM
keeping Pilot in the team leaves us one batsman/bowler short. Mushy must be there as he is the most consistent one for last couple of innings. We can't take the risk of leaving him out of the squad.

cricketboy
June 23, 2007, 02:23 AM
Remember guys, Pilot's buddy Akram is touring with the team as a selector. ;)

cricket_pagol
June 23, 2007, 04:14 AM
I think Mushy cricketing sense and composure is far superior then many members of our national team. He will live up to his reputation...

ononto
June 24, 2007, 03:43 AM
Remember guys, Pilot's buddy Akram is touring with the team as a selector. ;)

hmm... shojon priti .... holeo hotey parey...