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fwullah
October 20, 2003, 12:01 PM
Enamul Haque Moni and Mohammad Rafique did not get the chance to play in test cricket together for Bangladesh, but at least Moni's name-sake Enamul Haque Junior will play alongside Mohammad Rafique this time. :lol:

What do you think about this left-arm spin-duo? :)

Mahmood
October 20, 2003, 12:06 PM
Look at it this way, if this bowling works on this pitch, we will rock otherwise we will suck.

It is a big gamble they are taking. Eighter we will win, or, we will lose big, possibly by an innings.

bhobishshot
October 20, 2003, 02:48 PM
It is a gamble, but a risk worth taking. Here is why:
1. England's batting weakness is against spin.
2. We don't have very many good pacers.
3. The best two are going to be in the team already (Masree and Taposh).
4. Adding another mediocre pacer does not really add a whole lot to the attack.
5. Adding a spinner gives us the ability to continuously attack the weakest point in the opponent's defence.

I don't think we will be losing big (by more than an innings) in this series. It is probably safe to say that BD will average over 250 runs per innings. Thereore, Eng will have to score more than 500 runs in one inngings for us to lose by an innings or more. Both BCB XI and BD A has bowled out Eng for 253 and 333. And the bowling line up of Masri, Taposh, Rafique, Jr, Kapali and Mahmud is better than those of BCB XI or BD A.

[Edited on 20-10-2003 by bhobishshot]

fwullah
October 21, 2003, 10:19 AM
Under the present conditions, it is how many the batsman will score for how long rather than how many wickets will the bowlers take on average.

Mahmood
October 22, 2003, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by Rajputro
Look at it this way, if this bowling works on this pitch, we will rock otherwise we will suck.

It is a big gamble they are taking. Eighter we will win, or, we will lose big, possibly by an innings.

Right now, we are headed to lose this huge gamble. I am hoping these 2 will get favors from pitch today. Or else, we are doomed.