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roaring tigerz
March 2, 2008, 01:24 AM
While I watched the South Africans, the batsmen who were supposedly dodgy players of spin, pile on hundred after hundred on spin friendly tracks, I could not help but wonder about our spin resources. Its an often talked about topic, but I think it merits more discussion.

Rafiq, our best spinner by a mile, has an average of 40. Enam Jr, much touted, has so far proved to be a one series wonder. Razzak is almost destined to be a one-day specialist, while Shakib would never be more than a part-timer. Every one of them are left arm slow bowlers. They are a dime a dozen in Bangladesh, and there are several more threatening to break into the team. But most worryingly, there is not a single half decent off spinner or leg spinner who can potentially make it to the side. Why is that? What can be done about the situation? Where is our Murali or Warne? If we are to ever win a test at home, its imperative we find a more quality and balanced spin attack.

March 2, 2008, 01:26 AM
This isn't a spin friendly pitch. I don't think they wanted to make spin friendly pitch (or the curator is actually a gardener, and has no clue about cricket pitches). Its rolled extremely hard; and a solid batting track. It might become spin friendly on 4th day or so. Thus, SA batsmen were never under any pressure of spin. And none of our spinners are turners of ball. So the result came out as expected. SA toyed with our bowlers.

March 2, 2008, 01:30 AM

we do we always have left arm spinners? We need some good right arm spinners

March 2, 2008, 01:40 AM
Also, even pitches that are supposed to be "spin friendly" tend to happen after day 2 or 3, when there are more cracks on the pitch. Maybe this pitch isn't really spin friendly, but if it was, we would probably start to see its effects late today and tommorrow.

March 2, 2008, 07:32 AM
I think I have read it somewhere the reason why Bd has so many left arm spinners is because they turn out to be economical in local cricket. Bd is short of quality pacers, off spinners, leg spinners, we just have a big bunch of left arm spinners.

But if u see around the world, there is not much left arm spinners and none of them is wicket taker in test matches. even brad hogg is chinaman / left arm legspin not left arm offspin which we got in numbers. they are good in defensive strategy to bottle up a batsman but not effective in taking his wicket. the batsman can always kick it out if it pitches outside leg.

March 2, 2008, 10:00 AM
[QUOTE=BangladeshFan;637385] Bd is short of quality pacers, off spinners, leg spinners, we just have a big bunch of left arm spinners.

we do have quality pacers "in the making".there's dollar,subhasish,rubel,sajid.:)