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FagunerAgun
July 19, 2010, 06:12 PM
Since making his Scotland debut at the age of 19, 
ironically against Bangladesh, the Carlton batsman Fraser Watts has suffered at the hands of selectorial whim - discarded and re-instated at frequent intervals.

Fortunately, this time against Bangladesh, he was ready to prove and said, “ We need to 
beat one of the big sides to 
start climbing 
the rankings.

The 31-year-old is a seasoned enough campaigner to know he can’t take a starting place for granted but he has the edge over some of his younger colleagues in that because he knows what it takes to beat Bangladesh.
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Ireland have already shown the way with their resounding seven-wicket success on Thursday and Watts believes it is time Scotland claimed the scalp of a Test nation.
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“I have great memories of 2004 but it was an unofficial match and so didn’t count towards ranking points,” said the in-form batsman. “This time it is official so there is a whole lot more at stake."
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“We need to beat one of the big sides to start climbing the rankings and the Bangladesh game gives us a great opportunity,” Watts said. “Ireland have shown it can be done but we are under no illusions about the task facing us.”
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“Last week in Holland was really tough because we faced bowling attacks who were suited to the dry turning wickets. It was hard graft for all batsmen and that’s what made my scores extra pleasing.”
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“But it is always a step up when you play a Test nation and guys like Razzak, Mortaza and Rasel are world-class bowlers so we will have to be at the top of our game.”

Ironically, the rain-wash of today’s ODI in Glasgow is a great disappointment for this Scottish brave heart cricketer. May be next time if selected.<o:p></o:p>
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Courtesy: The Herald Scotland.<o:p></o:p>

patriot
July 19, 2010, 06:21 PM
But it is always a step up when you play a Test nation and guys like Razzak, Mortaza and Rasel are world-class bowlers so we will have to be at the top of our game


Either his cricketing knowledge is very limited or he has not done his homework properly prior to the game against us.

FagunerAgun
July 19, 2010, 06:26 PM
Either his cricketing knowledge is very limited or he has not done his homework properly prior to the game against us.
I think he did not do his homework properly, may be, because he is too busy with his profession as a Banker to get updated BD cricket news.

kalpurush
July 19, 2010, 08:03 PM
Well, both Razzak and Rasel was very good when he last played againt them. :)

simon
July 19, 2010, 08:44 PM
^^right KP bh!:)
Anyway,it's really sad,I was thinking this "wash out" wasn't that crucial for BD but from Scotland's point of view it's very disappointing.

Imteaz
July 20, 2010, 01:05 AM
From Scotish point of view we are Test Playing Nation, Play in the top level of cricket so all of our players are world class. We know ourselves, They don't. :)

Imteaz
July 20, 2010, 01:13 AM
From Scotish point of view we are Test Playing Nation, Play in the top level of cricket so all of our players are world class. We know ourselves, They don't. :)