View Full Version : Strategy of not bowling pacers is stupid

December 4, 2010, 04:46 PM
If between your front line 2 pacers who are selected primarily to bowl you're only going to give them 8 overs why even play them. Mash bowled 3 and was taken off by shakib understandably cuz he bowled crap. Mash obviously should not be playing and I'm not sure he should play as long as we have better options. He just cant walk into the team based on his reputation.

Last game Shuwadiwadi was useless too. Shuwadwadi should play if rajjak is injured. Chokka bowled much better than him. If you have Mullah or Chokka no need for Shuwadiwadi. Going in with one pacer is also not a good option as you need to develop your pace bowlers for Test cricket and for long term development.If you don't give them an opportunity to bowl then how will they even learn.BD has to persist to get at least 2 pacers who are guaranteed to bowl their quota regularly.

In ODI the strategy is always different. Most teams go in with 4 front line specialist bowlers and use a 1 or 2 part time bowlers eg, Collingwood, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Jesse Ryder, Mohammad Hafeez, Michael Clarke, Dilshan etc. In ODI BD batting is weaker than their bowling so why go in with 6 bowlers and not play your main front line bowlers when that is the sole reason they are in the side.

BD is lucky to have Shakib as their best bowler and Batsman. So why waste the opportunity like this. BD certainly don't have this kind of luxury. They could certainly use an extra batsman no doubt.

Zahural (keeper)

December 4, 2010, 05:07 PM
If you give them 8 overs to each pacers, they would hae leaked more runs. Fast bowling was not working, or the pacers (Masrafee and Safiul) were not doing well. You dont know whether fast bowling or spin will work untill the game starts. So selecting them was a right decision and perhaps let Mashrafee bowled for 3 overs was also a right decision. Simply it was not Mashrafee's day or perhaps he is out of form.

December 4, 2010, 05:21 PM
Ajob bhai, suppose rubel goes for runs, for shafiul goes 8 runs per over as he so usually does...who do u give the bowl to? nayeem isnt a specialist bowler, and thn we have 4 bowlers..who will shakib turn to?

i am sorry to say, this was just idiocy.

December 4, 2010, 05:48 PM
What #'s 2 and 3 said. There's no point sticking to a predetermined script and leaking (or in this case more like gushing) in the process.

December 5, 2010, 09:22 AM
I like the Jahurul as WK idea. Personally, I do not think Mushfiq is international level WK. Too short and cannot stretch and dive to take wider catches. Selectors should look for alternatives if we are to challenge bigger teams often.

Besides Shakib and Tamin everyone in the team still lacks confidence and conviction. Razzak seems to have the the conviction part going for him right now. We probably need a couple of players with the conviction piece to reach consistency.

As for pace bowlers, I think the situation is more like anyone who is putting a little extra effort is getting an opportunity. Although Rubel and Shafiul stand out for their pace but they lack confidence and conviction. And I agree with fishyguy that we should get our act together around pace bowling and not leaking run. And the only way to build that conviction factor is by playing more matches and practicing extra. For right now, I think even Dolar is a better option than Mashrafe.