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shujan
March 14, 2010, 06:00 AM
Our wicket keeping is costing us dearly. Is pilot an option? Who else is out there as solid good wicket keeper? We have so many spinners. Spinners get wicket by edge. It is very important to hang on to catch in WK position for Bangladesh. Any thoughts?

billah
March 14, 2010, 07:02 AM
One thought comes to mind: Tell Junaid to gear up, share the space with Mushy - Introduce the new innovation of two-keeper strategy in world cricket. At this rate, our slip fielders will start stumping and keeping on their own.

On a more serious note, we only have about 11 months to get a WK ready. Mushy will qualify as a specialist bat in all forms for us. Only problem is that there are many dimensions in the game of this half-pint guy. With the advent of the stump-microphone (left on at both ends today), here's the real dynamics inside the team:

Wicket keeper - Rahim
Batsman - Mushy
On-field manager - Goboy
On-field fielding coach - Yup
Fielding placement - Same
Team cheerleader - Same little guy
On-field consultation to bowlers - Same
Advisor to the skipper
Bowler rotation
Planner
Strategist
On-the-spot psychological counseling
Spiritual guidance (Yes, he even said a duaa to Allah today for a wicket)
Filling up the ears of the opponent batsmen (in English)
Even, when to slip in that lethal arm ball

All Mushfiqur Rahim. I don't know how he remembers all that. His calling for fielding placement by name amazes me.

Same little guy. The cheese that binds the pizza. You don't have to second guess the dynamics of the dressing room for this team. I hope the coach teaches him to shift his focus a little more on wicket keeping only.

magic boy
March 14, 2010, 07:14 AM
but we need just two thing to be done by him sucessfully.

wicket keeping with less drop chances
average good batting building partnership.

kalpurush
March 14, 2010, 07:22 AM
One thought comes to mind: Tell Junaid to gear up, share the space with Mushy - Introduce the new innovation of two-keeper strategy in world cricket. At this rate, our slip fielders will start stumping and keeping on their own.

On a more serious note, we only have about 11 months to get a WK ready. Mushy will qualify as a specialist bat in all forms for us. Only problem is that there are many dimensions in the game of this half-pint guy. With the advent of the stump-microphone (left on at both ends today), here's the real dynamics inside the team:

Wicket keeper - Rahim
Batsman - Mushy
On-field manager - Goboy
On-field fielding coach - Yup
Fielding placement - Same
Team cheerleader - Same little guy
On-field consultation to bowlers - Same
Advisor to the skipper
Bowler rotation
Planner
Strategist
On-the-spot psychological counseling
Spiritual guidance (Yes, he even said a duaa to Allah today for a wicket)
Filling up the ears of the opponent batsmen (in English)
Even, when to slip in that lethal arm ball

All Mushfiqur Rahim. I don't know how he remembers all that. His calling for fielding placement by name amazes me.

Same little guy. The cheese that binds the pizza. You don't have to second guess the dynamics of the dressing room for this team. I hope the coach teaches him to shift his focus a little more on wicket keeping only.:up::up::up:
To my little hero...http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:w_kBMqVoC6ptCM:http://www.oscefa.org.au/images/Just%2520the%2520Hat.jpg (http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.oscefa.org.au/images/Just%2520the%2520Hat.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oscefa.org.au/hats_off_review.htm&usg=__cE-voZ4R6TbGq0QhmAZPxmRDnq4=&h=358&w=515&sz=16&hl=en&start=9&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=w_kBMqVoC6ptCM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhats%2Boff%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3D N%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1) Just focus a little more on wicket keeping

cricket_pagol
March 14, 2010, 08:25 AM
One thought comes to mind: Tell Junaid to gear up, share the space with Mushy - Introduce the new innovation of two-keeper strategy in world cricket. At this rate, our slip fielders will start stumping and keeping on their own.

On a more serious note, we only have about 11 months to get a WK ready. Mushy will qualify as a specialist bat in all forms for us. Only problem is that there are many dimensions in the game of this half-pint guy. With the advent of the stump-microphone (left on at both ends today), here's the real dynamics inside the team:

Wicket keeper - Rahim
Batsman - Mushy
On-field manager - Goboy
On-field fielding coach - Yup
Fielding placement - Same
Team cheerleader - Same little guy
On-field consultation to bowlers - Same
Advisor to the skipper
Bowler rotation
Planner
Strategist
On-the-spot psychological counseling
Spiritual guidance (Yes, he even said a duaa to Allah today for a wicket)
Filling up the ears of the opponent batsmen (in English)
Even, when to slip in that lethal arm ball

All Mushfiqur Rahim. I don't know how he remembers all that. His calling for fielding placement by name amazes me.

Same little guy. The cheese that binds the pizza. You don't have to second guess the dynamics of the dressing room for this team. I hope the coach teaches him to shift his focus a little more on wicket keeping only.

Nice observation. I think Siddons mentioned in a recent article that Mushy's batting form dipped because he was taking too much stress of the team. No doubt he is an integral part of our team, but he really needs to prioritize his keeping at this moment because it is letting us down big time. I have no doubt that Rakib's untimely departure had the most unsettling effect on Mushy, since he was close to him. Isn't he looking a bit disciplined during the second innings?

May be the BCB should send him to seek help from a specialist wicket keeper. He needs to sort this out, before the world cup.

Aritro
March 14, 2010, 08:29 AM
I've always been of the opinion that a keeper who only averages 15 with the bat will be worth 30 runs overall to his side if he's excellent with the gloves if you factor in byes and missed catches.

And sometimes the taking of a difficult catch can be worth as much as 200.

The game has of course changed, and a keeper who is good with the bat should usually be favoured over one who is better with the gloves, but IMO this should apply only within reason. Matt Prior was initially so awful with the gloves that the runs he cost his team through byes and dropped chances more than erased the advantage he provided with the bat over a strong keeper like James Foster.

Prior has of course improved but IMO Mushfiq belongs to a category of keepers that are so utterly poor that it's worth bringing in a specialist keeper as otherwise he genuinely costs us 10-20 runs in byes and God knows how many in dropped chances.

Just how poor are Dhiman and Sahagir with the bat?

kazis2007
March 14, 2010, 08:36 AM
at this moment pilot will more worst than mushy

Kabir
March 14, 2010, 09:07 AM
What about the ICL guru?

Ashraf-FTP
March 14, 2010, 11:48 AM
at this moment pilot will more worst than mushy
Not in keeping atleast. Maybe in batting, but I will bet you, Pilot is still the best wicketkeeper in BD :D

And Dhiman is an option. But he cant bat for crap now. I bat better than him :-P

AsifTheManRahman
March 14, 2010, 12:10 PM
I've seen Zunaed keep wickets and he is ten times as terrible as Mushfiq. We need a specialist keeper or more help in the form of camps/coaches.

bdtiger
March 14, 2010, 12:49 PM
How is Shagir/Dhiman? If they are not that good we may bring Pilot for tests. He is a real fighter. The way he lead Rajshahi is really a good example for BD cricket.

billah
March 14, 2010, 04:55 PM
Keeping techniques are easier to improve than batting. With very little time at hand, I think the best thing would be to give Mushy some specialized training on keeping. The kid is a fast learner. He will overcome the weaknesses.

At present, his horrible keeping is hurting us in more ways than one....