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zia
December 24, 2007, 02:17 PM
Soon after scoring centuries in Test Cricket most of our players get out quickly. What does it translate in to? To me it’s lack of concentration and commitment to perform even better. To me it means lack of professionalism and lack of attitude to transform an achievement into a milestone.The statistics reveal following facts,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[IMG]http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/ /><o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">Centuries in Test Cricket: 13 <o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">Centuries in ODIs: 8<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">Highest Score in Test Cricket: 158* -Md. Ashraful<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">Highest Score in ODI: 134*- Shakib Al Hasan<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">The statistics will prove my observation in Test cricket,<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">Out of 13 centuries,<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">6 times (46%) our batsmen were out within 119 runs<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">4 times (31%) they were out within 145 runs<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">3 times (23%) they did not sacrifice their wicket. This happened to Ashraful twice and to Khaled Mashud once.<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">In ODI’s out of 8 centuries, <o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">6 times our batsmen were not out (75%). Shahriar Nafees scored 4 times and he was unbeaten in all these occasions. Rajin and Shakib are the other two batsmen who held to the wickets at the end of the innings.<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">2 times they were out within 101. <o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">It is obvious that it is easier to keep your wickets in ODI than Test.<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">The reason I am writing this post is due to Tamim’s throwing of the wicket when he scored 104 against Auckland recently. We were at commanding position then and soon after his departure the whole team collapsed and we were beaten hands down by 7 wickets. I don’t want to blame it on him but should he hold on to his wicket for another 30 runs it could have been a match winner of us. Statistically it is easier to keep your wicket in ODI and Shahriar Nafees has proved it 4 times as an opener.<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">This is how matches go out of our hand. It’s time to change our temperament. We have to go for milestones. <o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">When are we going to get a double century in Test Cricket? May be this time in New Zealand. Who is going to set this milestone?

mafizraju
December 24, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Given that Nafees is the owner of big chunk of the "century" pie, your statistics will always be biased. 8 centuries are "statistically" insignificant for such a conclusion.

zia
December 24, 2007, 04:18 PM
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Given that Nafees is the owner of big chunk of the "century" pie, your statistics will always be biased. 8 centuries are "statistically" insignificant for such a conclusion.


I guess statistical outcome is more important than who did it. Right? Since we are new in world cricket we have to live with this small data anyway for the time being.

al-Sagar
December 25, 2007, 03:54 AM
when an player in ODI gets a century he should decide that he will carry on for the fifity overs.

and in test cricket they should then set for 150,200.

i think there is lack of centuries and big centuries in our first class tournaments. still big scores are rare. peole should make the habbit of scoring centureis and big scores in the domestic arena.

Imtiazk
December 25, 2007, 04:55 AM
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">The statistics will prove my observation in Test cricket,<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">6 times (46%) our batsmen were out within 119 runs<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">4 times (31%) they were out within 145 runs<o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">3 times (23%) they did not sacrifice their wicket. This happened to Ashraful twice and to Khaled Mashud once.<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">In ODI’s out of 8 centuries, <o:p></o:p>
<FONT face="Times New Roman">6 times our batsmen were not out (75%). Shahriar Nafees scored 4 times and he was unbeaten in all these occasions. Rajin and Shakib are the other two batsmen who held to the wickets at the end of the innings.<o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">2 times they were out within 101. <o:p></o:p>
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">It is obvious that it is easier to keep your wickets in ODI than Test. <FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman"><FONT face="Times New Roman">

Anecdotally, no one will argue with you. However, you cannot prove anything unless you compare your stats against some benchmark.

Is our distribution of runs scored above 100 really much different than other teams ? Unless you come with those statistics, it will remain unproven. Our main problem is that we do not score enough 100's - not even big 50s. The distribution once that is achieved is less of a problem.

<FONT face="Times New Roman">It is obvious that it is easier to keep your wickets in ODI than Test.
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<FONT face="Times New Roman">I completely disagree. Except in rare run chasing mode, a Test batsman does not have the added pressure of the strike rate. In ODI's taht is always the case. Particularly, when you have finished an ODI hundred, the chances are that you are in the death/slog overs.

BD-Shardul
December 25, 2007, 05:57 AM
They get soon after reaching ton mainly because they don't have the stamina.