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ausbangfan
June 8, 2008, 08:16 PM
I wanted to know who everyone thinks should be the opening partnership in ODI's. Tamim looks good so far, Shahriar Nafees is a minnow basher, Junaid hasn't fired yet in ODI's and Nazimuddin has been given limited chances.

Eshen
June 8, 2008, 08:28 PM
I think we will eventually settle down for Tamim-Zunaed pair, for both ODI and Test. Until Zunaed figures out his game and gets his confidence back, we should give Nafees Iqbal another try. Senior Iqbal is one of very few compact opening batsman Bangladesh has ever produced, he may be able to bring some stability to our fragile top order. IMO, it's unfortunate that NI has not been called even to the A-team this summer.

Anyrate, I think it's long overdue that Shahriar Nafees moves out of the opening slot and try his luck in a middle order position. Given the current squad, Nazimuddin should be given a try in SN's place for the next ODI and for the Asia Cup.

djnaved
June 8, 2008, 08:54 PM
i think it should be tamim and nazimuddin..enough chances given to SN and Junayed..... or bring back Javed Omar

Antora
June 8, 2008, 10:01 PM
Tamim and NAfis Iqbal khan :)

yaseer
June 9, 2008, 01:32 AM
Tamim and Junaid/SN/Nazimuddin

very hard to select out of these 3.....as all are under-prformer....

you can pick randomly and hope for the best....

BANFAN
June 9, 2008, 02:01 AM
Get anyone and please remove SN permanently.

abdulmukit
June 9, 2008, 02:15 AM
i dont mind if Either nazim or junaid gets the call but i want nafees to be sucked.

Murad
June 9, 2008, 02:22 AM
Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique after the A-tour of England & Ireland if Junaed can improve his game against fast bowlers.

For now I don't want to see any change.

Nazimudding is not an opener. He's a no.3 or 4 batsman. And he's not a good ODI batsman either. He's so incosistent in the ODs like the Ash & Aftab. He's okay in the longer version only.

BD-Shardul
June 9, 2008, 03:30 AM
Javed Omer Belim+Rajin Saleh :-D

bdchamp20
June 9, 2008, 04:03 AM
Thanks for opening this thread this is something I wanted to discuss. I am fully convinced that Shahriar Nafees is in no way an opener. He takes way too long to settle in and is very nervous against top sides. In the next match we should open with Tamim-Nazim and play Shahriar at 4 or 5. In the long term Tamim-Junaid should be our openers.

ehteshamul
June 9, 2008, 04:06 AM
I wanted to know who everyone thinks should be the opening partnership in ODI's. Tamim looks good so far, Shahriar Nafees is a minnow basher, Junaid hasn't fired yet in ODI's and Nazimuddin has been given limited chances.

OPENING PAIR - DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT COMBINATION?

Hello Ausbangfan Bhaiyya,

Here's my thoughts on our opening pair.

Shahriar Nafeez must have done well in domestic league and practice matches to get the nod of selectors. But I still think Javed Omar and Tamim would be an ideal opening combination.

A right left combnation also unsettles the oppposing side to some extent because they have to frequently change field placings.

Javed may not score high maybe 30 odd runs. But he can graft and stay long to enable Tamim to play freely.

Siddons seems to be averse to consideration of our older bunch of players like Javed Omar, Rafiq ( now retired), Rajin Saleh.

But today Alok proved that old is gold and there is no substitute for experience.

So food for thoughts for BCB Selectors and Siddons.

Allah Hafez.

Cheers!

Baundule
June 9, 2008, 04:15 AM
JO + Ashrafool will make a very good pair.

crikfreak
June 9, 2008, 10:54 AM
i'd go with tamim-zunaed in the long run

MohammedC
June 9, 2008, 11:36 AM
Nazim and Tamim. I will still keep SN in team probably at no 3

Tigers_eye
June 9, 2008, 11:40 AM
Iqbal brothers.

MohammedC
June 9, 2008, 11:51 AM
Iqbal brothers.

Could be very good idea

Isnaad
June 9, 2008, 02:50 PM
Tamim and Nazimuddin. We have to trick Nazim somehow so that he thinks that a 50 over match is a 20 20 lol. :D

Rifat
June 9, 2008, 04:58 PM
this is my idea:

new opening combo!!!!

Tamim Iqbal && Mushfiqur Rahim!!! inshallah it should be a success if tried...

Rubu
June 9, 2008, 07:08 PM
Tamim Iqbal and Tamim Iqbal.

sbsash
June 9, 2008, 07:25 PM
:flag: I would like Tamim Iqbal and Nazimmudin to open for Bangladesh. I don't think they should give Javed Omar and Junaiad Siddique to open because they are more of a test player.Their strike late is low in ODI.

Foozy
June 9, 2008, 08:38 PM
Iqbal brothers.

Tamim is a set guy. With him, either nafees iqbal, or junaed who needs more time without random breaks in the middle, or Nazimuddin. SN is only good with minnows as an opener. He can be dropped to 3rd position I think.

al Furqaan
June 9, 2008, 10:05 PM
i vote for tamim and junaid. simply because of junaid's slip catching ability. we might create just a few edges every 5 matches, and of those perhaps only a quarter will be catchable by junaid, but he'll take them whereas anyone else on our team will simply squander the opportunity.

nahaz
June 9, 2008, 10:27 PM
Tamim and Junaed is the best choice there, when Junaed gets his form back.Else would be me and Tamim:P . I never got out before 10th over when opening.

BD-Shardul
June 10, 2008, 01:56 AM
Tamim Iqbal and Tamim Iqbal.

How by cloning another Tamim?

Gowza
June 10, 2008, 02:18 AM
so many opening options, none of them are really ready. junaed, imrul, jahirul, nazmus, gazi, NI. nazimuddin could be worth a try but he's a middle order batsman so i'm a bit cautious as to whether he'd do well long term as an opener. if nothing else continued time in the national team for SN means more experience for him and more time for the prospects to develop. junaed being given a longer run is another option to look at but other than considering nazimuddin or junaed i think SN is the right option atm. i guess javed omar could be considered but if you've already got raqibul and rahim in the team, with mehrab possibly being in the team the run rate would be really low. imagine having all 4 of them in the team, it would just be a really negative approach to take into a one-day international.

ehteshamul
June 10, 2008, 04:07 AM
OPENING PAIR - DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT COMBINATION ?

If Junaed was in form Tamim and Junaed would be an ideal opening pair combination for us.

I am not sure why shahriyar who played so solidly aganst the mighty Australians some years back is making silly mistakes these days.

Why is Siddons as a batting Specialist not able to correct him?

Siddons is paid highly to fix our batting problems. Why is he not succeeding ?

Shahtiyar is a good player. His shortcomings need to be addressed and sorted.

I guess a Coach's salary should be performance based.

With the kind of approach we saw in Shahriyar I cannot see him continuing in the opener's role.

He should however be retained to play down the order because of his experience.

If he comes later when the ball had taken it's shine off he may do well.

So I dont want to write him off from the team totally. Give him a chance lower down the order. Maybe we may discover a New Shahriyar.

The problem with Siddons vision is that he is very rigid in going for tactical changes.

That's one of the reason we are faring badly.

Imagine continuing playing Aftab at No3 after repeated failures against Pakistan.

Also Ash was played higher up aginst Pakistan and we saw the horrible results.

Ash himself told in one of his interviews some years back that he does not like playing up the order. You cannot push a player to play against his wish.

We all saw Ash playing at No 3 in our match agianst Pakstan and played a Hanif Mohammad innings. Hanif was famous for playing painfully slow innings and could stay very long at the wicket . So we saw a Hanif Style Ash blocking ball after ball.

Siddons should experiment Ash with this kind of test approach in a test match and not One day.

I understand that somebody had to stay there as Tamim was gone and their was no Saqib and also the fact that Raqibul, Alok and Riyad had all gone cheaply . But for Ash to bat at strike rate of 60.21. That's bizzare.

I have a feeling Nazimuddin wlll be tried as an opener with Shahriyar Nafees at 3.

Anyway we all know if the opening pair can score at least 50 it is easier for the later batsmen to play a normal game.

We had some positives from the match ie Bowling, Fielding and great Fightback in Bowling .So let's give some credit to Siddons, Ashraful & co on that account. They fully deserve it.

It was in the department of batting that luck went against us as barring Ash and Tamim all others fell like nine pins.

If at least two other batsman could stood up Ash could have played his natural game.

But alas that was not to be.

I think after 3 wickets were down most likely Siddons gave instructions to Ash to give up the chase and just stay at the wicket and play out 50 overs.

So Siddons can at least say we played 50 overs and Ash has come back to form.

I felt so bad for Ashraful . He looked so gloomy and tense out there giving an indication that he was playing agisnt his wishes just to satisfy the boss in which case it is SIddons.

I have always mentioned in my threads and posts that Siddons is not Head coach material. Siddons is clearly short of Vision and tatcics. We all saw that. He is also crippling the potential of Ash and reducing him to a dumb batsman which is so sad for us and the nation.

One hopes now that Siddons has achieved his plan of playing out 50 overs and Ash remaining undefeated he will come with positive ideas for the next match.

Allah Hafez.

Cheers!

abu2abu
June 10, 2008, 06:24 AM
Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique after the A-tour of England & Ireland if Junaed can improve his game against fast bowlers.

For now I don't want to see any change.

Nazimudding is not an opener. He's a no.3 or 4 batsman. And he's not a good ODI batsman either. He's so incosistent in the ODs like the Ash & Aftab. He's okay in the longer version only.

Spot on muradnyc, Nazimuddin is a middle order bat. I also think his ability to play at the highest level is questionable. I'm willing to see him try, but I suspect he's not up to it. the only thing I disagree on is Nazimuddin as a test player, I don't think he's good enough. But time will tell, I hope I'm wrong...

taklima_naj
June 10, 2008, 06:38 AM
shahriar hosain biddut and tamim of course

Shobha
June 10, 2008, 06:48 AM
tamim iqbal and mushfiqur rahim is my no. 1 choice :-D

if i'm gonna go with the pole then tamim and bizu i guess..

Tiger444
June 10, 2008, 12:29 PM
Tamim is a very established opener and will be there for a while. The problem is who is gonna be the other opener? Watching Shahriar Nafees in the last game really scared me. He plays with absolutely no responsibility and tries to hit every shot out of the ballpark which rarely works. I think they should let him play 1 more time against India but if he plays poorly again then I think Siddons whould bench him and give Nazimuddin a go. I think Junaid should just stick 2 tests because he hasn't showed he can play well in odi's yet. He hasn't even been close 2 playin well. Nazimuddin hasn't been giving a fair chance in odi's only in twenty20s. I think out of these 3 nazimuddin will become the eventual opener along with Tamim for a long time!

Nafi
June 10, 2008, 12:45 PM
Javed Omar

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/statsguru/engine/match/282688.html

Rabz
June 10, 2008, 01:01 PM
Given if we have work with the current bunch,
i'd go for Tamim and Junaed.