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June 28, 2007, 10:58 PM

Rajesh gets on my nerves a lot but I think this time I have to agree with him, especially on Rajin.:)

As Charlie Austin points out (http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/slvbdesh/content/current/story/299915.html), the defeat must be put in perspective, for Sri Lanka have been especially dominant (http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=team;team=SL;class=testteam;filter=basic; opposition=0;notopposition=0;decade=0;homeaway=0;c ontinent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=679;sea son=0;startdefault=1982-02-17;start=1982-02-17;enddefault=2007-06-28;end=2007-06-28;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;schedule dovers=0;scheduleddays=0;innings=0;followon=0;resu lt=0;seriesresult=0;captainid=0;recent=;viewtype=r esultlist;runslow=;runshigh=;wicketslow=;wicketshi gh=;ballslow=;ballshigh=;overslow=;overshigh=;bpo= 0;batevent=;conclow=;conchigh=;takenlow=;takenhigh =;ballsbowledlow=;ballsbowledhigh=;oversbowledlow= ;oversbowledhigh=;bpobowled=0;bowlevent=;submit=1; .cgifields=viewtype) at the Sinhalese Sports Club, winning ten of their last 12 Tests, and drubbing the South Africans by 313 runs and an innings and 153 runs on their last two visits.

Considering the tough venue and opposition, Rajin's efforts should be valued more than say SN's stats against Zimbabwe at home. Next we grade the players we need to scrutinize the numbers based on opposition and venue.

Saleh has been pretty consistent too, going past 30 in six of the 12 innings (http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=player;playerid=10340;class=testplayer;fi lter=advanced;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0; homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;grou ndid=0;season=0;startdefault=2003-08-20;start=2005-05-26;enddefault=2007-06-28;end=2007-06-28;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;schedule ddays=0;scheduledovers=0;innings=0;followon=0;resu lt=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recen t=;viewtype=bat_list;runslow=;runshigh=;batpositio n=0;dismissal=0;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh= ;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wi cketslow=;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshi gh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow =;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewty pe) he has played during this period. His problem, however, has been an inability to convert the 50s and 60s into hundreds; that has restricted his average in the last two years to 31.72, which is still more than what the other Bangladesh batsmen have achieved

<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Bangladesh's batsmen since May 26, 2005</CAPTION><THEAD><!-- headings for each column go in the "th" cells ---><!-- use class="left" to left-align a cell, otherwise it gets right-aligned --><TR class=head><TH class=left>Batsman</TH><TH>Balls faced</TH><TH>Dismissals</TH><TH>Balls per dismissal</TH><TH>Batting average</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><!-- table data goes in tr/td row groups as like the following ---><!-- use class="left" to left-align a cell, otherwise it gets right-aligned --><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Rajin Saleh</TD><TD>913</TD><TD>11</TD><TD>83.00</TD><TD>31.72</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Khaled Mashud</TD><TD>966</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>50.84</TD><TD>16.15</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Shahriar Nafees</TD><TD>882</TD><TD>18</TD><TD>49.00</TD><TD>27.44</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Javed Omar</TD><TD>917</TD><TD>21</TD><TD>43.67</TD><TD>23.76</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Aftab Ahmed</TD><TD>451</TD><TD>11</TD><TD>41.00</TD><TD>25.27</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Habibul Bashar</TD><TD>862</TD><TD>22</TD><TD>39.18</TD><TD>27.45</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Mohammad Ashraful</TD><TD>809</TD><TD>21</TD><TD>38.52</TD><TD>22.19</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Nafees Iqbal</TD><TD>357</TD><TD>10</TD><TD>35.70</TD><TD>13.60</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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As Charlie Austin points out (http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/slvbdesh/content/current/story/299915.html), the defeat must be put in perspective, for Sri Lanka have been especially dominant (http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=team;team=SL;class=testteam;filter=basic; opposition=0;notopposition=0;decade=0;homeaway=0;c ontinent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;groundid=679;sea son=0;startdefault=1982-02-17;start=1982-02-17;enddefault=2007-06-28;end=2007-06-28;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;schedule dovers=0;scheduleddays=0;innings=0;followon=0;resu lt=0;seriesresult=0;captainid=0;recent=;viewtype=r esultlist;runslow=;runshigh=;wicketslow=;wicketshi gh=;ballslow=;ballshigh=;overslow=;overshigh=;bpo= 0;batevent=;conclow=;conchigh=;takenlow=;takenhigh =;ballsbowledlow=;ballsbowledhigh=;oversbowledlow= ;oversbowledhigh=;bpobowled=0;bowlevent=;submit=1; .cgifields=viewtype) at the Sinhalese Sports Club, winning ten of their last 12 Tests, and drubbing the South Africans by 313 runs and an innings and 153 runs on their last two visits.

Considering the tough venue and opposition, Rajin's efforts should be valued more than say SN's stats against Zimbabwe at home. Next we grade the players we need to scrutinize the numbers based on opposition and venue.

Saleh has been pretty consistent too, going past 30 in six of the 12 innings (http://stats.cricinfo.com/guru?sdb=player;playerid=10340;class=testplayer;fi lter=advanced;team=0;opposition=0;notopposition=0; homeaway=0;continent=0;country=0;notcountry=0;grou ndid=0;season=0;startdefault=2003-08-20;start=2005-05-26;enddefault=2007-06-28;end=2007-06-28;tourneyid=0;finals=0;daynight=0;toss=0;schedule ddays=0;scheduledovers=0;innings=0;followon=0;resu lt=0;seriesresult=0;captain=0;keeper=0;dnp=0;recen t=;viewtype=bat_list;runslow=;runshigh=;batpositio n=0;dismissal=0;bowposition=0;ballslow=;ballshigh= ;bpof=0;overslow=;overshigh=;conclow=;conchigh=;wi cketslow=;wicketshigh=;dismissalslow=;dismissalshi gh=;caughtlow=;caughthigh=;caughttype=0;stumpedlow =;stumpedhigh=;csearch=;submit=1;.cgifields=viewty pe) he has played during this period. His problem, however, has been an inability to convert the 50s and 60s into hundreds; that has restricted his average in the last two years to 31.72, which is still more than what the other Bangladesh batsmen have achieved

<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Bangladesh's batsmen since May 26, 2005</CAPTION><THEAD><!-- headings for each column go in the "th" cells ---><!-- use class="left" to left-align a cell, otherwise it gets right-aligned --><TR class=head><TH class=left>Batsman</TH><TH>Balls faced</TH><TH>Dismissals</TH><TH>Balls per dismissal</TH><TH>Batting average</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><!-- table data goes in tr/td row groups as like the following ---><!-- use class="left" to left-align a cell, otherwise it gets right-aligned --><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Rajin Saleh</TD><TD>913</TD><TD>11</TD><TD>83.00</TD><TD>31.72</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Khaled Mashud</TD><TD>966</TD><TD>19</TD><TD>50.84</TD><TD>16.15</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Shahriar Nafees</TD><TD>882</TD><TD>18</TD><TD>49.00</TD><TD>27.44</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Javed Omar</TD><TD>917</TD><TD>21</TD><TD>43.67</TD><TD>23.76</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Aftab Ahmed</TD><TD>451</TD><TD>11</TD><TD>41.00</TD><TD>25.27</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Habibul Bashar</TD><TD>862</TD><TD>22</TD><TD>39.18</TD><TD>27.45</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Mohammad Ashraful</TD><TD>809</TD><TD>21</TD><TD>38.52</TD><TD>22.19</TD></TR><TR class=data1><TD class=left>Nafees Iqbal</TD><TD>357</TD><TD>10</TD><TD>35.70</TD><TD>13.60</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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