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Eshen
June 24, 2008, 05:14 PM
Looks like Ashraful and Rokibul have taken over #3 and #4 slots for good. Sakib deserves to get back the #5 slot when he comes back. Open batting slots that I see in the team are #2, #6, and #7. I like to see Mushfiq batting at #6, he is ineffective batting at any lower position. That leaves #2 and #7 for Aftab. Aftab, with his boom boom style batting, fits better in #7 slot. But we are still struggling to find a partner for Tamim and Aftab is one of our finest batsmen against pace.

For now, I think Aftab should bat from #7 when he comes back. But if our experiment with Nazim or Zunaed fails, Aftab should be in consideration for an opening slot (I sure don't wanna see Shahriar Nafees, a proven failure in ODIs, back in the team as an opener).

MohammedC
June 24, 2008, 05:21 PM
If Aftab wants play aggresively like he always does he should come at NO 6. Please not at no 3 he will just give his wicket away and before you know we are 15/2 or something. Leave him down the bottom middle order to do his boom boom.

Umar
June 24, 2008, 05:25 PM
well i think...SIDDON will say...HANG ON...we need NEW BLOOD! So we might see NAYEEM (from A team) taking Aftab/Raqib's Place!!

well anyway..
i think we need to fix our openers first. We need ONE GENUINE Opener with TAMIM.
but again its going to be a big thing for our selectors as.. Shakib will be back with AFtab.
so im confused too!!
Shakib will replace ALOK? but what if he does something good in Asia cup?
shakib will replace Riyad?? but Riyad is a handy performer!!
only other option is to Take Shahadat off..

now about Aftab? who will he replace?

AsifTheManRahman
June 24, 2008, 05:28 PM
OOT. We don't need him.

KnightBD
June 24, 2008, 05:45 PM
Even Dollar can score some 20 runs in 9 ball, better than Aftab. As a bonus, Dollar gets to bowl :D No team in the world needs a slog specialist!

WarWolf
June 24, 2008, 06:16 PM
Aftab is good finisher while it comes about chasing. He also has a little bit problem with new moving balls. Therefore he often finds himself getting out of an edge or LBW against the new ball. No 6/7 is best suited for him.

ausbangfan
June 24, 2008, 06:26 PM
#6 definitely

Spitfire_x86
June 24, 2008, 06:32 PM
Opening or #6. Till Junaed comes back, it's worth trying him as opener, as he's a better player of pace and openers definitely have the license to attack under "team rules"

wiseshah
June 24, 2008, 07:01 PM
i think its a sweet problem, what we never had.

rasel, aftab , sakib and nayeem's inclusion will definitely boost our reserve bench. and dont forget about sohrawardi shuvo (he is the next best).

i am very hopeful abt our future.

Ishtylish cricketer
June 24, 2008, 07:27 PM
I voted # 6. Aftab is a good player of pace bowling. You are likely to face pace bowling at the begining of the inning and at the end. So he's ideal for opening or at #6. He batted at #3 so he should be able to cope with the new ball. Batting at #3 and opening are very similar positions. If he puts his ego aside, he can do it. Alok will miss out once Sakib comes back. Riyad usually plays high percentage shots and bowls reasonably well so he deserves the spot ahead of anyone lurking in the background.

Morpheous
June 24, 2008, 07:40 PM
Wow!!....all of a Sudden BD team looks like Australia.....Too many Choices...I like that....We need Genuine Openars....so my Pick would be-
1. SN
2. Tamim
3. Ash.
4. Rakibul
5. Aftab
6. Sakib.
7. Riyadh/Alok Kapali
8. Mushfiq.
9. Razzak
10. Mash
11. Rajib
12. Rasel

Foozy
June 24, 2008, 08:36 PM
I voted 7...
the lower down the better it is... and if he dosent fit lower down then he should be out of the team. when we have performers in the team we dont need talented jokers...
but a lower down position would b good... he would fit in perfect.
alok is most probably gonna be out again... unless he does something soon...

Gowza
June 24, 2008, 08:48 PM
at this point i don't see a spot for aftab. i don't think aftab is going to do any better than any of the middle order batsmen (once shakib comes back), so the only batting slot open is the #2 opener slot (and i don't see him opening).

the other options are dropping an allrounder or a specialist bowler and i don't think the team should be doing that.

wiseshah
June 24, 2008, 08:54 PM
Wow!!....all of a Sudden BD team looks like Australia.....Too many Choices...I like that....We need Genuine Openars....so my Pick would be-
1. SN
2. Tamim
3. Ash.
4. Rakibul
5. Aftab
6. Sakib.
7. Riyadh/Alok Kapali
8. Mushfiq.
9. Razzak
10. Mash
11. Rajib
12. Rasel

i agree with u morpheus all the way. i think sakib should bat at 5 and aftab at 6. riad and alok can alter each other. Rasel's inclusion is must.

reserve bench: Dollar, farhad reza, nayeem islam,kapali and extra opener: may be junaed (unless nazimuddin doe something heroic)

al Furqaan
June 24, 2008, 09:02 PM
aftab is too good to leave out - at least permenently. if siddons can change ash, i am sure he can change aftab. the two were ahammoks of nearly equal calibre.

opening could be an option, especially since nazim is destined to fail and Junaid is a couple years away from being ready. but i guess #6 will have to be his spot, which is a waste of his abilities, but hey, he earned it and we need someone there.

i am also torn between rahim or dhiman keeping...one bats better, the other takes good catches.

cricman
June 24, 2008, 09:05 PM
Open or 6 Basically, personally @ 6, he's much better in the slog overs than the batsmen that batted 5-11 today.

djnaved
June 24, 2008, 09:10 PM
aftaber jaiga nai............

tamim
SN/nazim, junayed
ashraful
rakibul
sakib
mahmudullah
mushfique
dollar/forhad
razzak
mashrafee
rasel/shahdat

:-D

Gowza
June 24, 2008, 09:43 PM
1 tamim
2 SN/junaid
3 ashraful
4 raqibul
5 shakib
6 dhiman/rahim/pilot
7 riyad
8 mortaza
9 razzak
10 shahadat
11 rasel

you would think aftab is too good to leave out permanently but if tamim, ashraful, raqibul, shakib and riyad continue the way they have been recently then there isn't a place for aftab unfortunately. riyad is the only player in the middle order who could even be considered to be dropped atm but he hasn't really done anything wrong, he is a good finisher and he's good to fill in some overs with the ball. aftab might be able to become a good finisher but i don't think he'll be better than riyad with the ball.

shakib is one of the most important players in the team atm so i can't see aftab taking his spot, ashraful is always a certainty and raqibul should have done enough to keep his position for a little while longer. tamim isn't going anywhere so the only spot for aftab is 2nd opener. if he can do a good job their then let him play but i'm not sure he's right for that position.

Faisal
June 24, 2008, 09:44 PM
aftab should batting instead of kapali. at number 6.

Fazal
June 24, 2008, 09:57 PM
WHEN he comes back? Or IF he comes back?

Kabir
June 24, 2008, 09:57 PM
My honest opinion is, and no I'm not kidding...

If batting first: Play him at #9 or #10...he'll give us some tail-ender hitting. That way, we won't be losing anything...don't rely on him...if he can contribute in any way, he will...otherwise, nothing has been lost.

If chasing: Play him at #7...if he clicks, we will win a game that we would have otherwise lost. If he doesn't, we will lose the game that we were eventually going to lose.

Foozy
June 24, 2008, 10:12 PM
aftaber jaiga nai............

tamim
SN/nazim, junayed
ashraful
rakibul
sakib
mahmudullah
mushfique
dollar/forhad
razzak
mashrafee
rasel/shahdat

:-D

100% with you...

The ONLY 2 situations that may allow him (Aftab) to be in the team:

1. If all openers fail miserably in supporting Tamimma (which is not a possible tag because Junaed deserves several more chances anyways...)

2. If there is a match where we can leave out the third pacer in the form of Dollar/Shahadat/Farhad (considering that we still have 5 bowlers who can bowl their full quotas).

Pundit
June 24, 2008, 10:43 PM
Upon coming back, Aftab's position should be nothing short of grateful.

al Furqaan
June 24, 2008, 11:06 PM
1 tamim
2 SN/junaid
3 ashraful
4 raqibul
5 shakib
6 dhiman/rahim/pilot
7 riyad
8 mortaza
9 razzak
10 shahadat
11 rasel

you would think aftab is too good to leave out permanently but if tamim, ashraful, raqibul, shakib and riyad continue the way they have been recently then there isn't a place for aftab unfortunately. riyad is the only player in the middle order who could even be considered to be dropped atm but he hasn't really done anything wrong, he is a good finisher and he's good to fill in some overs with the ball. aftab might be able to become a good finisher but i don't think he'll be better than riyad with the ball.

shakib is one of the most important players in the team atm so i can't see aftab taking his spot, ashraful is always a certainty and raqibul should have done enough to keep his position for a little while longer. tamim isn't going anywhere so the only spot for aftab is 2nd opener. if he can do a good job their then let him play but i'm not sure he's right for that position.

riyad certainly looks prmosing but until he consistently scores against G8 teams, i'd take aftab over him. i'd take aftab over him any day actually.

the point is that aftab CAN learn to play sensibly. we'll have the 50 off 90 balls growing pains with him just as we had with ash, but its for the better. for various reasons we don't have the ability to learn the game outside the international arena.

it will be ugly, oh yes. but it will be worth it. if things go as planned, ash and aftab (and others) will be worth their weight in platinum

Ajfar
June 24, 2008, 11:47 PM
he shudn't get his position ryt away..make him earn...they need to do what they are doing with syed rasel...

Foozy
June 24, 2008, 11:48 PM
riyad certainly looks prmosing but until he consistently scores against G8 teams, i'd take aftab over him. i'd take aftab over him any day actually.

the point is that aftab CAN learn to play sensibly. ......

Sorry buddy, but i gotta object here...
Mahmudullah Riyad has an average of 37ish with a strike rate of 70ish...
I dont see how many others in BD team have that.
Starting from his Debut in which he scored 36 (second highest in the match by a bd player) he has been as consistent as ever with lots of improvements. Plus hes an alrounder.
Sorry but Aftab does not compete against that... atleast not as is... (almost 25.5 average for aftab)...
hopefully riyad will better himself too... we need to give him a chance...
if he does worse... surely change him...

BD-Shardul
June 25, 2008, 01:09 AM
Wow!!....all of a Sudden BD team looks like Australia.....Too many Choices...I like that....We need Genuine Openars....so my Pick would be-



Soon the true color will return :-D

One match against minnow, and shopner dalpala....:-D

BD-Shardul
June 25, 2008, 01:10 AM
When AfAh comes back, he should either bat at no 2 or no 6

tutul
June 25, 2008, 01:12 AM
water boy.

lamisa
June 25, 2008, 01:52 AM
Sorry buddy, but i gotta object here...
Mahmudullah Riyad has an average of 37ish with a strike rate of 70ish...
I dont see how many others in BD team have that.
Starting from his Debut in which he scored 36 (second highest in the match by a bd player) he has been as consistent as ever with lots of improvements. Plus hes an alrounder.
Sorry but Aftab does not compete against that... atleast not as is... (almost 25.5 average for aftab)...
hopefully riyad will better himself too... we need to give him a chance...
if he does worse... surely change him...

i agree.though i would prefer riyad over him as hes quite a handy bowler.unless aftab can really prove hhimself,i want 2 see him as our 12th man..L-)

sonarbangla
June 25, 2008, 02:18 AM
Tamim
Mushfiq (He gets out quick anyways, at least let him feel like Gilly)
Ashraful
Rakibul
Sakib
Riad
Aftab/Nazim
Razzak
Alok
Russel
Mashrafee

^^ The best combination of all!! :D

BANFAN
June 25, 2008, 02:39 AM
Use him as a pinch hitting Joker depending on the match situation. When ever you need to boost the runrate, send him in. :)

Razi
June 25, 2008, 02:53 AM
I think SN can be kept as a reserve and made him play once in a while if any one is out of form. To me our future ODI XI should look similar to this:

Playing XI
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Aftab Ahmed
3. Moahammad Ashraful
4. Rakibul Hasan
5. Shakib Al Hasan
6. Mahmudullah Riyad/Alok Kapali
7. Mushfiqur Rahim
8. Mashrafe Mortaza
9. Abdur Razzak
10. Shahadat Hossain
11. Syed Rasel

Substitutes:
12.Mehrab Hossain Jr
13.Dollar Mahmud
14.Nazimuddin
15.Shahriar Nafees

Reserves:
1.Dhiman Ghosh
2. Farhad Reza
3. Mosharraf Hossain
4. Junaed Siddique
5. Mahbubul Alam Robin

If JS can keep this bunch of players for a while then i am very hopeful that its not far for us to become an established team and then people will have to talk about top 9 sides rather than top 8.

sonarbangla
June 25, 2008, 03:23 AM
mm u think shahadat is a ODI material?

scoilaheez
June 25, 2008, 04:13 AM
Coming in at 5 is perfect for him, after rokibul and ash but with enough time to do some damage

Only1raz
June 25, 2008, 04:14 AM
Looks like Ashraful and Rokibul have taken over #3 and #4 slots for good. Sakib deserves to get back the #5 slot when he comes back. Open batting slots that I see in the team are #2, #6, and #7. I like to see Mushfiq batting at #6, he is ineffective batting at any lower position. That leaves #2 and #7 for Aftab. Aftab, with his boom boom style batting, fits better in #7 slot. But we are still struggling to find a partner for Tamim and Aftab is one of our finest batsmen against pace.

For now, I think Aftab should bat from #7 when he comes back. But if our experiment with Nazim or Zunaed fails, Aftab should be in consideration for an opening slot (I sure don't wanna see Shahriar Nafees, a proven failure in ODIs, back in the team as an opener).

I Agree I also beleive Positon 2, 6 & 7 is up for grabs.

1Tamim Iqbal
2? Junaid Siddique/Shahriar Nafees
3Mohammad Ashraful
4Raqibul Hasan
5Shakib Al Hasan
6? Naeem Islam/Mushfiqur Rahim
7? Aftab Ahmed/Mahmudullah Riyad

These are the guys i would have or even consider for the Bangladesh team for the next 4 years. I don't beleive we will need any more new faces (After Naeem Islam) in the batting line up or any of the other unmentioned Bangladeshi Batsmen are good/better then these guys.

PoorFan
June 25, 2008, 04:56 AM
Since Aftab showed his intention changing batting approach under Siddons instruction, I don't write him off yet. I like to see Siddon rebuild Aftab as he doing with Ash and Tamim, so that Aftab can play anywhere ( top six ) in eleven. He is as important and valuable as Ash, Tamim, Junaed, Rakib only if we can build him properly. Besides any unfortunate top order missing could be always filled by Aftab, while Rajin, Alok cant be an option.

Rabz
June 25, 2008, 05:38 AM
Since our current opening pair is not working, i dont mind trying him in the opening slot.

the team position is getting really exhausted, thanks to some formidable middle order shaping up.

bdchamp20
June 25, 2008, 06:30 AM
No need for him to return.

akabir77
June 25, 2008, 09:56 AM
he should return through A team and Academy team just like Sakib.

thebest
June 25, 2008, 10:38 AM
Is not this guy happy for his 57 runs in five outing? You still want him in the team. He should not be allowed within hundred meters of the team.

Kabir
June 25, 2008, 10:40 AM
He should not be allowed within hundred meters of the team.

But then...he could still be in the field while the team is batting. Isn't that a bad enough influence?

crikfreak
June 25, 2008, 02:49 PM
i'd say come in at no 7.. but he should work for his place in the team.. he should NOT get a free entrance..

Tigers_eye
June 25, 2008, 02:52 PM
The slots are full right now.

Out of the team, till he figures out what the team needs from him not what he wants from the team.

3rd Umpire
June 25, 2008, 03:42 PM
My BD TEAM

1)TAMIM 7)MAHMADULLAH
2)MUSHFIQ 8)MASHRAFE
3)ASHRAFUL 9) RAZZAK
4)ROKIB 10)SHAHADAT
5)SHAKIB 11) RASEL
6) AFTAB

I think this is perfect for BD..some may say I'm kinda mad putting Mushi at opening...but i really appreciate the footwork he has...and at 6 or 7 we are not being able to yield his true potential...this provides a proper balance to the team...

Rifat
June 25, 2008, 03:55 PM
My BD TEAM

1)TAMIM 7)MAHMADULLAH
2)MUSHFIQ 8)MASHRAFE
3)ASHRAFUL 9) RAZZAK
4)ROKIB 10)SHAHADAT
5)SHAKIB 11) RASEL
6) AFTAB

I think this is perfect for BD..some may say I'm kinda mad putting Mushi at opening...but i really appreciate the footwork he has...and at 6 or 7 we are not being able to yield his true potential...this provides a proper balance to the team...


good team :)

Shahadat can be dangerous even in ODI if he bowls intelligently.
Mash and Rasel just needs to say "o.k. today in my first spell i need to to just take one wicket"... that should be their overall goal. if every bowler targets at least a wicket at their first spell, and batsmen click every day Bangladesh should be a force to be reckoned with at world cricket very soon!

economy should slow down immediately if wickets fall and we keep bowling correctly
Mushfique at # 2, PERFECT!

3rd Umpire
June 25, 2008, 04:00 PM
good team :)

Shahadat can be dangerous even in ODI if he bowls intelligently.
Mash and Rasel just needs to say "o.k. today in my first spell i need to to just take one wicket"... that should be their overall goal. if every bowler targets at least a wicket at their first spell, and batsmen click every day Bangladesh should be a force to be reckoned with at world cricket very soon!

economy should slow down immediately if wickets fall and we keep bowling correctly
Mushfique at # 2, PERFECT!

thanks mate for the support...no offence meant for bangla cricket members but i've just joined yesterday and i can see that quite a few think negatively...they think y it happened and not what can be done so that it doesnt happen again...
thanks for your support to my team...peace bro

Mahir
June 25, 2008, 10:38 PM
Aftab at 7, with Mushy batting at 3. And I rather have Nafees open with Tamim instead of Nazimuddin, whom I always tried to keep out of any of my team lists. And I have been vouching for Mushy to bat up the order ever since I can remember. So the best possible XI with the current roster would look like:

Tamim
Nafees
Mushy
Ash
Rakibul
Sakib
Aftab
Riyad (Alok has the experience, but just don't see any reason to drop Riyad)
Razzak
Mashrafee
Rasel (Shahadat can't bowl in ODIs ; he is enough threatenin in Tests even with whatever intelligence he has as a fast bowler)

Foozy
June 25, 2008, 11:24 PM
My BD TEAM

1)TAMIM 7)MAHMADULLAH
2)MUSHFIQ 8)MASHRAFE
3)ASHRAFUL 9) RAZZAK
4)ROKIB 10)SHAHADAT
5)SHAKIB 11) RASEL
6) AFTAB

I think this is perfect for BD..some may say I'm kinda mad putting Mushi at opening...but i really appreciate the footwork he has...and at 6 or 7 we are not being able to yield his true potential...this provides a proper balance to the team...

lol now thats one way of keeping aftab in the team :)... this is a solid team I would say. totally agreed, and depending on what is needed ofcourse mahmudullah and aftab can switch places. Good team 3rd Umpire :clap:

Foozy
June 25, 2008, 11:25 PM
Now that thats settled, lets all think about what should be naeem and shuvos places when they come in...?:smug:

Shaan
June 26, 2008, 01:42 AM
The slots are full right now.

Out of the team, till he figures out what the team needs from him not what he wants from the team.
Ditto...

bujhee kom
June 26, 2008, 01:55 AM
hold on, i know this one, "batsman", right? and fielder too!

Sadz
June 26, 2008, 01:02 PM
I reckon slot 4 is his best position especially if the openers ar out and we need a good partner for the other batsmen.

nasimul
June 26, 2008, 01:20 PM
12th man

Murad
June 26, 2008, 01:22 PM
i sould say 13th man.

i dont think he has a place in the playing 11 anymore.

bdchamp20
June 26, 2008, 01:27 PM
My BD ODI Squad:
Tamim Iqbal
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mohammad Ashraful*
Raqibul Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Alok Kapali
Dhiman Ghosh+
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abdur Razzak
Shahadat Hossain
Syed Rasel

Junaid Siddique
Naeem Islam
Mahmudullah
Tapash Baisya/Talha Jubair

Reserves:
Shahriar Nafees
Aftab Ahmed
Mosharaf Hossain
Farhad Reza

I think Mushfiq will be a better batsman if relieved of his keeping duties which should go to Dhiman. Other than than that my first XI is similar to most other people's. Raqibul has been made to work hard in domestic circket for years and averaged nearly 40 in both FC and List A cricket and we can see the results, like Raqib, Naeem Islam is another player who has been playing FC cricket for years and averages around 40 in both forms and I think he is good enough to make the squad. Aftab and Shahriar are no-hopers, Shahriar might hold onto a test spot but either of them shouldn't make the ODI team unless injury. Plus Aftab will be a bad influence on the new Ashraful. Instead of giving debut to a new player I think the 4th seamer should be Taposh or Talha both of whom are experienced.

nycpro96
June 26, 2008, 01:46 PM
i feel that aftab is in really bad form and that when he comes back he should be the #7 this is because he is like boom boom afridi and he should bat in that aggresive style
though i want aftab to play his shots since nobody in bd cricket is playing them, i want to see aftab prove himself and prove that he can also bat sensibly then, we can experiment him opening at the nonstrikers end
i also dont think that naem islam should get a debut yet and that SYED RASEL should come bak as soon as possible

Sohel
June 26, 2008, 02:13 PM
He'd be on a mission to get his fire back, so I'd suggest the "missionary".

Eshen
June 28, 2008, 08:44 AM
Alok has very well cemented his place in the team, at least for another year. So, now no place left for Aftab in the middle order. If he is to return to the team, he has to try his luck as an opener.

sonarbangla
June 28, 2008, 08:46 AM
Tamim
Mushfiq (He gets out quick anyways, at least let him feel like Gilly)
Ashraful
Rakibul
Sakib
Riad
Aftab/Nazim
Razzak
Alok
Russel
Mashrafee

^^ The best combination of all!! :D

so i think my team is simply perfect! :saint:

Tigers_eye
June 28, 2008, 08:47 AM
Again Aftab, ash back to back in the lineup is hard to digest, unless Ash becomes a different batsman.

sonarbangla
June 28, 2008, 08:56 AM
well don know about tht. But i think riad is more like a 2nd down batsman. he is only good to take singles. borong rakibul ke ektu neche khelale bhalo hoe

Eshen
June 28, 2008, 09:04 AM
T_E, I strongly believe sending a pinch hitter to partner Tamim can do wonders for us. Tamim nowadays playing more of an anchor role, it's just logical to select an aggressive batsman as his partner.

I am still keeping an eye on Zunaed, but if he does not do anything outstanding in the A-team tour, we should go with Aftab for the ODI series in Australia.

al Furqaan
June 28, 2008, 09:06 AM
T_E, I strongly believe sending a pinch hitter to partner Tamim can do wonders for us. Tamim nowadays playing more of an anchor role, it's just logical to select an aggressive batsman as his partner.

I am still keeping an eye on Zunaed, but if he does not do anything outstanding in the A-team tour, we should go with Aftab for the ODI series in Australia.

agree 150 %

thebest
June 28, 2008, 11:43 AM
I was an Aftab fan and still belive he is most talented batsman after Ashrafluke. But he should not be in the team till he belive it is basic requirement of batsman not to be satisfied whatever the run he scores. This guy was satisfied after scoring 57 runs in five outing and I think he does not have any three digit score in any form of game againest international opponent. All other batsman in his generation have scored at least one century againest international opponent. Let him score centuries againest international opponet in A circuit; let him realise even scoring 57 in one match is not enough for an international player; let alone five match. Then we could talk where he could bat. For the time being he should graze the pasture in A and domestic circuit along with Tushar Imran, Tapash, Zunaid

sbsash
June 28, 2008, 12:26 PM
I think Ashraful should be 3rd and Rokibul should be 4th and then Aftab at 5th.

arafath79
June 29, 2008, 12:46 PM
That's a very tough question to answer. At the begining I thought Aftab would be replaced of Raquibul soon because Raquibul was not a good ODI batsman. The way Raquibul is batting now he is showing lot of potential who has got good batting technique like Rahul Dravid. Raquibul can rotate the strikes and also stay at the wicket.

May be Aftab has to wait a bit at the reserve bench to get a chance to play in the main BD XI.

sonarbangla
June 29, 2008, 12:54 PM
T_E, I strongly believe sending a pinch hitter to partner Tamim can do wonders for us. Tamim nowadays playing more of an anchor role, it's just logical to select an aggressive batsman as his partner.

I am still keeping an eye on Zunaed, but if he does not do anything outstanding in the A-team tour, we should go with Aftab for the ODI series in Australia.

don't really agree to tht.

true that tamim is acting more like an anchor. However, if bangladeshi openers can give us a good start, we have ashraful , aftab and rakibul to pace it up a bit. But if you have someone really aggressive as tamim's partner, more likely they will end up getting out and creating pressure on the lower and middle order. like nazim did pretty well in last 3 matches. I believe rather promote riad or mushfiq as tamim's partner at the top, who are not a good hitter, but is an expert to take singles. then have all the attacking batsman starting 5,6,7 positions.

i think this should be our batting line up:

Tamim
Mushfiq
riad
Rakibul
Sakib
Ashraful
Aftab / Nazim
Alok [I still consider him as a leggi]
Mashrafee
Razzak
Russel

Farhad (sub)

then we have bowling options:

Mashrafee
Russel
Razzak
Sakib
Alok + Riad + Aftab = 10 over

arafath79
June 29, 2008, 01:02 PM
Aftab can be selected in the main XI if the team management wants to play only 2 seamers which would be a bad idea. I always prefer playing 3 pacers and 2 spiners in the team no matter what is the situtaion and codition.

sonarbangla
June 29, 2008, 01:07 PM
adding shahadat on the ODI squad is a suicide mission. check out his profile for ODI. gives away over 6/7 boundaries. no matter how much effort he puts. rather bring more verity and spinners. tht may work.