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al-Sagar
March 1, 2010, 10:54 AM
Tamim Iqbal a naturally aggressive batsman. he likes to go against the bowling score quick runs. he dominates bowlers and likes to stamp his authority.

but yesterday when wickets were tumbling on the other end, Tamim went into a shell and tried to stay on the crease, rotated strike with singles and punished bad balls. he showed even a natural aggressive player like Tamim can change his game according to situation and tried to hold on to one side and stabilize the innings. well in the end he messed up a bit when he was running out of partners and he was under pressure to score runs in batting powerplay. u cant ask him to do everything right when all other batsmen are doing almost everything wrong.

Swann reserved particular praise for Tamim, who lived up to the reputation that had preceded him in the build-up to the series. "He certainly seems a good prospect. He came out all guns blazing and fair play to him, he smashed it everywhere. We kept getting wickets at the other end, so it put a lot of pressure on him, but the way he responded and tempered down his innings was very impressive. It was a good knock."

The manner in which Tamim reined his innings in, from a 32-ball fifty to a 94-ball hundred, was especially pleasing for Siddons, who claimed it was a sign that his message was finally getting through to a talented but temperamental squad.

"Team rules warranted him pulling his horns in a bit and batting through the innings, and he was six overs away from doing that," Siddons said. "So he stuck to the rules. He knows how to dominate, but when we lose a few wickets, he knows how to back off and work the innings around.

anyway what i want to say is its possible for even a natural aggressive batsman to stay in the crease and play a long innings and stabilize the in innings according to the situation. u dont need a specialized grafter to do that. in fact every batsman should be able to do that. u dont need to be rajin saleh, javed omar, mehrab junior or rokibul hasan to stay in the crease and stabilize the innings. if tamim can then the likes of shakib, riadh, naeem, ashraful, aftab and others also can. players just needs to believe in themselves and try to approach their innings in the right frame of mind. they should realize what their short time and long time goal is.

anyway at this moment we still have some out of form players in the top order and also some in form players playing way low.

why not give the form players who has the confidence a go in the top and see whether they can stop this top order collapses.

why should they always try to REBUILD the innings after COLLAPSE, why not let them BUILD the innings???

Tiger Manc
March 1, 2010, 11:03 AM
I agree with you bro. I've been asking the same question for the past few weeks now.

Jesus87
March 1, 2010, 10:38 PM
To be honest, apart from Tamim and Mahmudullah the rest of the players are playing cricket as a hobbey not a profession. They care less about the situation and more about personal milestones.

al-Sagar
March 1, 2010, 10:43 PM
To be honest, apart from Tamim and Mahmudullah the rest of the players are playing cricket as a hobbey not a profession. They care less about the situation and more about personal milestones.

even a personal milestone of 50 from junaed ashraful aftab rock will help the likes of tamim and mahmudullah

Bruno
March 1, 2010, 10:50 PM
Aggression is the only way forward. Without aggression, people start to think you are lamb meat and it raises their confidence and they try to stump their filthy linen down your throat just because THEY think you will LET them.

If you dont show aggression and show some real teeth, people WILL walk over you because they think you are part of their natural food chain.

This is the trouble facing ashraful today. He bend over backwards over the last year trying to be some passive cherry picking little guy, and he got treated like one.

If you lose your aggression, you lose your courage to fight, your confidence to stand up, and your natural instincts to fight back.

You only take and take till there is nothing left in front of you other than being dismissed from the only thing you know to be true.

yaseer
March 1, 2010, 11:11 PM
Today we may have questions like -

Why Tamim can't do it today?
Why only one player scores?
Why we have a poor day after a decent outing?

or....

At Last we are maturing and learning from the mistakes!!

al-Sagar
March 2, 2010, 12:24 PM
so today mushfiq showed he may be a good ploy at 4 and can give tamim supoort perhaps some other day.

NKVD
March 2, 2010, 02:54 PM
so today mushfiq showed he may be a good ploy at 4 and can give tamim supoort perhaps some other day.

Hopefully that is a confirmed trend.

Zeeshan
March 2, 2010, 10:55 PM
Tamim plays good only when he's on song. Sometimes by giving the strike too much to partners like Kayes or others with low SR grind down his acceleration. Tamim's ~150 vs india, 154 versus zim and this recent 125 all came from super fast SR. tamim gets bored, nerves die down and then his momentum seems to be lost. we desperately need a partner that can complement him and most likely buttress him for his innings - someone not too sluggish as to bore tamim out and someone with enough rotating power to give the strike as much as possible to tamim while keeping the innings rolling. kayes is a bit slow. junaed is meh. other that these i dont know who else to open with.