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Zeeshan
January 23, 2011, 05:49 PM
...and why Ashraful might be the correct answer.

Yes, after having seen the highlights of the today's India/South Africa match it seems that the game was more of a cunning experiment by the Indians than an actual forfeit. With three top guns down Sehwag, Gambhir and Tendulkar can anyone perhaps deny that they were more concerned about their lower order strength than the actual opening defense? If the thinktanks wanted an answer for their number seven position then they certainly got their response from the Pathan's beastfest.

Alea iaecta est... Yes before the return of the triumvirate, the pattern has been set by Pathan at number seven slot and chances are India would NOT move him up the order during World Cup. If the strategy is that to maintain and monolithic squad then their team would not likely to represent an orthodox tapering off of big hitters. Heck they would even want their last man to be proxied by Gilliespie!

So the inevitable question now remains? Does Bangladesh have answer for their number seven slot? And if it boils down between Nayeem, Riyad and Ashraful who would be the perfect man for the job?

Let first look at some stats shall we? Who are the esteemed ones to hold the number seven slot and make the most out of it? Readers may first want to quiz their hunches before actually looking at the table. The following is a general setting of the players playing at number 7 slot of 20 players.

<table style="width: 636px; height: 543px;" class="engineTable"><thead><tr class="headlinks"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=player;template=results ;type=batting)</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=start;template=results; type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=matches;template=result s;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=innings;template=result s;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=notouts;template=result s;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runshttp://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/blackArrowDown.gif (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;orderbyad=reverse; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=high_score;template=res ults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=balls_faced;template=re sults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_strike_rate;tem plate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;template=resul ts;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=fifty_plus;template=res ults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=ducks;template=results; type=batting)</th> <th>
</th><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">CZ Harris (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/37232.html) (NZ)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-2004</td> <td>124</td> <td>104</td> <td>36</td> <td>2130</td> <td>63*</td> <td>31.32</td> <td>3180</td> <td>66.98</td> <td>0</td> <td>9</td> <td>6</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Abdul Razzaq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39836.html) (Asia/Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1999-2010</td> <td>93</td> <td>83</td> <td>22</td> <td>2004</td> <td>109*</td> <td>32.85</td> <td>2210</td> <td>90.67</td> <td>1</td> <td>9</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">SM Pollock (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/46774.html) (Afr/SA)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1996-2008</td> <td>117</td> <td>81</td> <td>26</td> <td>1633</td> <td class="padAst">130</td> <td>29.69</td> <td>1836</td> <td>88.94</td> <td>1</td> <td>7</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">N Kapil Dev (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/30028.html) (India)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1978-1994</td> <td>90</td> <td>75</td> <td>13</td> <td>1499</td> <td class="padAst">87</td> <td>24.17</td> <td>1712</td> <td>87.55</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Moin Khan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/41306.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-2004</td> <td>84</td> <td>71</td> <td>13</td> <td>1420</td> <td>72*</td> <td>24.48</td> <td>1729</td> <td>82.12</td> <td>0</td> <td>7</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">IA Healy (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5628.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1988-1997</td> <td>99</td> <td>78</td> <td>21</td> <td>1238</td> <td class="padAst">56</td> <td>21.71</td> <td>1452</td> <td>85.26</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>9</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Wasim Akram (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/43547.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1986-2003</td> <td>103</td> <td>86</td> <td>12</td> <td>1222</td> <td class="padAst">86</td> <td>16.51</td> <td>1385</td> <td>88.23</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>9</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">E Chigumbura (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55343.html) (Zim)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2004-2010</td> <td>47</td> <td>43</td> <td>7</td> <td>1111</td> <td class="padAst">77</td> <td>30.86</td> <td>1344</td> <td>82.66</td> <td>0</td> <td>8</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Khaled Mashud (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55954.html) (Ban)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-2006</td> <td>57</td> <td>52</td> <td>10</td> <td>1073</td> <td>71*</td> <td>25.54</td> <td>1857</td> <td>57.78</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">JR Hopes (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5702.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2006-2010</td> <td>49</td> <td>40</td> <td>6</td> <td>942</td> <td>63*</td> <td>27.70</td> <td>961</td> <td>98.02</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">RW Marsh (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/6502.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1971-1984</td> <td>64</td> <td>54</td> <td>11</td> <td>904</td> <td>54*</td> <td>21.02</td> <td>1143</td> <td>79.09</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">HH Streak (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55761.html) (Zim)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1993-2005</td> <td>47</td> <td>40</td> <td>12</td> <td>864</td> <td class="padAst">68</td> <td>30.85</td> <td>1175</td> <td>73.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">MV Boucher (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/44111.html) (Afr/SA)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1999-2010</td> <td>68</td> <td>44</td> <td>16</td> <td>846</td> <td>57*</td> <td>30.21</td> <td>991</td> <td>85.36</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shahid Afridi (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/42639.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1996-2011</td> <td>56</td> <td>45</td> <td>9</td> <td>828</td> <td class="padAst">85</td> <td>23.00</td> <td>633</td> <td>130.80</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">UDU Chandana (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/48369.html) (SL)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1994-2005</td> <td>66</td> <td>51</td> <td>4</td> <td>815</td> <td class="padAst">64</td> <td>17.34</td> <td>1093</td> <td>74.56</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Sir RJ Hadlee (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/37224.html) (NZ)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1975-1990</td> <td>47</td> <td>40</td> <td>8</td> <td>808</td> <td class="padAst">79</td> <td>25.25</td> <td>1127</td> <td>71.69</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html) (Ban)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2010</td> <td>43</td> <td>38</td> <td>11</td> <td>801</td> <td>64*</td> <td>29.66</td> <td>1122</td> <td>71.39</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">TM Odoyo (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/24705.html) (Kenya)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1996-2010</td> <td>43</td> <td>38</td> <td>7</td> <td>774</td> <td>111*</td> <td>24.96</td> <td>1040</td> <td>74.42</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>6</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">BB McCullum (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/37737.html) (NZ)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2002-2007</td> <td>49</td> <td>40</td> <td>8</td> <td>752</td> <td>86*</td> <td>23.50</td> <td>892</td> <td>84.30</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">SP O'Donnell (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/6995.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1985-1991</td> <td>50</td> <td>38</td> <td>12</td> <td>717</td> <td>74*</td> <td>27.57</td> <td>950</td> <td>75.47</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif
</td><td style="vertical-align: top;">
</td></tr></tbody></table>
Link (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;template=results;t ype=batting)

Compare it with the 7 slot players in the past 12 months:

<table class="engineTable"><thead><tr class="headlinks"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=player;template=results ;type=batting)</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=start;template=results; type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=matches;template=result s;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=innings;template=result s;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=notouts;template=result s;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runshttp://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/blackArrowDown.gif (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;orderbyad=reverse; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=high_score;template=res ults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=balls_faced;template=re sults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_strike_rate;tem plate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;template=resul ts;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=fifty_plus;template=res ults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=ducks;template=results; type=batting)</th> <th>
</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">CZ Harris (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/37232.html) (NZ)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-2004</td> <td>124</td> <td>104</td> <td>36</td> <td>2130</td> <td>63*</td> <td>31.32</td> <td>3180</td> <td>66.98</td> <td>0</td> <td>9</td> <td>6</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Abdul Razzaq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39836.html) (Asia/Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1999-2010</td> <td>93</td> <td>83</td> <td>22</td> <td>2004</td> <td>109*</td> <td>32.85</td> <td>2210</td> <td>90.67</td> <td>1</td> <td>9</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">SM Pollock (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/46774.html) (Afr/SA)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1996-2008</td> <td>117</td> <td>81</td> <td>26</td> <td>1633</td> <td class="padAst">130</td> <td>29.69</td> <td>1836</td> <td>88.94</td> <td>1</td> <td>7</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">N Kapil Dev (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/30028.html) (India)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1978-1994</td> <td>90</td> <td>75</td> <td>13</td> <td>1499</td> <td class="padAst">87</td> <td>24.17</td> <td>1712</td> <td>87.55</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Moin Khan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/41306.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-2004</td> <td>84</td> <td>71</td> <td>13</td> <td>1420</td> <td>72*</td> <td>24.48</td> <td>1729</td> <td>82.12</td> <td>0</td> <td>7</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">IA Healy (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5628.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1988-1997</td> <td>99</td> <td>78</td> <td>21</td> <td>1238</td> <td class="padAst">56</td> <td>21.71</td> <td>1452</td> <td>85.26</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>9</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Wasim Akram (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/43547.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1986-2003</td> <td>103</td> <td>86</td> <td>12</td> <td>1222</td> <td class="padAst">86</td> <td>16.51</td> <td>1385</td> <td>88.23</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>9</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">E Chigumbura (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55343.html) (Zim)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2004-2010</td> <td>47</td> <td>43</td> <td>7</td> <td>1111</td> <td class="padAst">77</td> <td>30.86</td> <td>1344</td> <td>82.66</td> <td>0</td> <td>8</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Khaled Mashud (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55954.html) (Ban)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-2006</td> <td>57</td> <td>52</td> <td>10</td> <td>1073</td> <td>71*</td> <td>25.54</td> <td>1857</td> <td>57.78</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">JR Hopes (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5702.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2006-2010</td> <td>49</td> <td>40</td> <td>6</td> <td>942</td> <td>63*</td> <td>27.70</td> <td>961</td> <td>98.02</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">RW Marsh (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/6502.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1971-1984</td> <td>64</td> <td>54</td> <td>11</td> <td>904</td> <td>54*</td> <td>21.02</td> <td>1143</td> <td>79.09</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">HH Streak (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55761.html) (Zim)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1993-2005</td> <td>47</td> <td>40</td> <td>12</td> <td>864</td> <td class="padAst">68</td> <td>30.85</td> <td>1175</td> <td>73.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">MV Boucher (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/44111.html) (Afr/SA)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1999-2010</td> <td>68</td> <td>44</td> <td>16</td> <td>846</td> <td>57*</td> <td>30.21</td> <td>991</td> <td>85.36</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shahid Afridi (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/42639.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1996-2011</td> <td>56</td> <td>45</td> <td>9</td> <td>828</td> <td class="padAst">85</td> <td>23.00</td> <td>633</td> <td>130.80</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">UDU Chandana (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/48369.html) (SL)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1994-2005</td> <td>66</td> <td>51</td> <td>4</td> <td>815</td> <td class="padAst">64</td> <td>17.34</td> <td>1093</td> <td>74.56</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Sir RJ Hadlee (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/37224.html) (NZ)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1975-1990</td> <td>47</td> <td>40</td> <td>8</td> <td>808</td> <td class="padAst">79</td> <td>25.25</td> <td>1127</td> <td>71.69</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html) (Ban)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2010</td> <td>43</td> <td>38</td> <td>11</td> <td>801</td> <td>64*</td> <td>29.66</td> <td>1122</td> <td>71.39</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">TM Odoyo (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/24705.html) (Kenya)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1996-2010</td> <td>43</td> <td>38</td> <td>7</td> <td>774</td> <td>111*</td> <td>24.96</td> <td>1040</td> <td>74.42</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>6</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">BB McCullum (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/37737.html) (NZ)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2002-2007</td> <td>49</td> <td>40</td> <td>8</td> <td>752</td> <td>86*</td> <td>23.50</td> <td>892</td> <td>84.30</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">SP O'Donnell (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/6995.html) (Aus)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1985-1991</td> <td>50</td> <td>38</td> <td>12</td> <td>717</td> <td>74*</td> <td>27.57</td> <td>950</td> <td>75.47</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td></tr></tbody></table>
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</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Abdul Razzaq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39836.html) (Pak)</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>156</td> <td>109*</td> <td>52.00</td> <td>134</td> <td>116.41</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>10</td> <td>10</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">YK Pathan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/32498.html) (India)</td> <td>7</td> <td>7</td> <td>1</td> <td>215</td> <td class="padAst">105</td> <td>35.83</td> <td>174</td> <td>123.56</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>17</td> <td>14</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">P Utseya (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55820.html) (Zim)</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>114</td> <td class="padAst">67</td> <td>38.00</td> <td>161</td> <td>70.80</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">KA Pollard (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/230559.html) (WI)</td> <td>8</td> <td>8</td> <td>0</td> <td>245</td> <td class="padAst">62</td> <td>30.62</td> <td>226</td> <td>108.40</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>17</td> <td>11</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mohammad Nabi (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/25913.html) (Afgh)</td> <td>7</td> <td>6</td> <td>2</td> <td>122</td> <td class="padAst">60</td> <td>30.50</td> <td>138</td> <td>88.40</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>9</td> <td>5</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">GC Wilson (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/24609.html) (Ire)</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>64</td> <td class="padAst">60</td> <td>32.00</td> <td>74</td> <td>86.48</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">GD Elliott (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/44956.html) (NZ)</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>88</td> <td class="padAst">59</td> <td>22.00</td> <td>165</td> <td>53.33</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">JR Hopes (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5702.html) (Aus)</td> <td>12</td> <td>10</td> <td>1</td> <td>299</td> <td>57*</td> <td>33.22</td> <td>284</td> <td>105.28</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>32</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">CK Kapugedera (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/209457.html) (SL)</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>67</td> <td>55*</td> <td>33.50</td> <td>122</td> <td>54.91</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">JF Mooney (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/24237.html) (Ire)</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>142</td> <td class="padAst">54</td> <td>47.33</td> <td>201</td> <td>70.64</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>16</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">TM Odoyo (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/24705.html) (Kenya)</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>71</td> <td>52*</td> <td>35.50</td> <td>55</td> <td>129.09</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>7</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Kamran Akmal (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/41028.html) (Pak)</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>88</td> <td class="padAst">51</td> <td>29.33</td> <td>83</td> <td>106.02</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">E Chigumbura (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55343.html) (Zim)</td> <td>8</td> <td>8</td> <td>1</td> <td>195</td> <td class="padAst">50</td> <td>27.85</td> <td>228</td> <td>85.52</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>20</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">SB Styris (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/38407.html) (NZ)</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>49</td> <td>49*</td> <td class="padDp2" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td>34</td> <td>144.11</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>7</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">ZE Surkari (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/23803.html) (Can)</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>49</td> <td class="padAst">49</td> <td>49.00</td> <td>69</td> <td>71.01</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>0</td></tr></tbody> </table>
Link (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=high_score;spanmax1=24+ Jan+2011;spanmin1=24+Jan+2010;spanval1=span;templa te=results;type=batting)

Bangladeshi players at number 7:

<table class="engineTable"><thead><tr class="headlinks"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=player;team=25;template =results;type=batting)</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=start;team=25;template= results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=matches;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=innings;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=notouts;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runshttp://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/blackArrowDown.gif (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;orderbyad=reverse; team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=high_score;team=25;temp late=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;team=25 ;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=balls_faced;team=25;tem plate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_strike_rate;tea m=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;team=25;templa te=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=fifty_plus;team=25;temp late=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=ducks;team=25;template= results;type=batting)</th> <th>
</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Khaled Mashud (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55954.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-2006</td> <td>57</td> <td>52</td> <td>10</td> <td>1073</td> <td>71*</td> <td>25.54</td> <td>1857</td> <td>57.78</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2010</td> <td>43</td> <td>38</td> <td>11</td> <td>801</td> <td>64*</td> <td>29.66</td> <td>1122</td> <td>71.39</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Khaled Mahmud (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55952.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1998-2006</td> <td>19</td> <td>18</td> <td>0</td> <td>247</td> <td class="padAst">36</td> <td>13.72</td> <td>364</td> <td>67.85</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Alok Kapali (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56251.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2002-2006</td> <td>7</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>219</td> <td class="padAst">55</td> <td>31.28</td> <td>290</td> <td>75.51</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mushfiqur Rahim (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56029.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2006-2009</td> <td>14</td> <td>11</td> <td>2</td> <td>194</td> <td>38*</td> <td>21.55</td> <td>353</td> <td>54.95</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mohammad Rafique (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55973.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-2007</td> <td>14</td> <td>12</td> <td>1</td> <td>173</td> <td class="padAst">39</td> <td>15.72</td> <td>169</td> <td>102.36</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mashrafe Mortaza (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56007.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2005-2008</td> <td>11</td> <td>8</td> <td>2</td> <td>131</td> <td>44*</td> <td>21.83</td> <td>87</td> <td>150.57</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Naeem Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56054.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>9</td> <td>7</td> <td>4</td> <td>94</td> <td>23*</td> <td>31.33</td> <td>116</td> <td>81.03</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Farhad Reza (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55894.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2008</td> <td>6</td> <td>6</td> <td>1</td> <td>77</td> <td class="padAst">26</td> <td>15.40</td> <td>103</td> <td>74.75</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Manjural Islam Rana (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55991.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2004-2005</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>60</td> <td>33*</td> <td>20.00</td> <td>118</td> <td>50.84</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mohammad Ashraful (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55988.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2007</td> <td>4</td> <td>3</td> <td>2</td> <td>56</td> <td>45*</td> <td>56.00</td> <td>91</td> <td>61.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mushfiqur Rahman (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55976.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2003-2004</td> <td>6</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>56</td> <td class="padAst">22</td> <td>9.33</td> <td>110</td> <td>50.90</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Dhiman Ghosh (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56208.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2008</td> <td>7</td> <td>6</td> <td>1</td> <td>50</td> <td class="padAst">30</td> <td>10.00</td> <td>100</td> <td>50.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Sanwar Hossain (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56107.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2003-2003</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>44</td> <td class="padAst">19</td> <td>11.00</td> <td>100</td> <td>44.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Tushar Imran (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56186.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2005-2007</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>44</td> <td class="padAst">31</td> <td>14.66</td> <td>72</td> <td>61.11</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Naimur Rahman (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56035.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1995-2002</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>42</td> <td class="padAst">36</td> <td>10.50</td> <td>75</td> <td>56.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Aminul Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56224.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-1990</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>41</td> <td>41*</td> <td class="padDp2" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td>76</td> <td>53.94</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Enamul Haque (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55878.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-1997</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>29</td> <td>13*</td> <td>9.66</td> <td>80</td> <td>36.25</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shakib Al Hasan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56143.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2009</td> <td>3</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>20</td> <td class="padAst">15</td> <td>20.00</td> <td>42</td> <td>47.61</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Golam Faruq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55897.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1986-1986</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>17</td> <td class="padAst">14</td> <td>17.00</td> <td>43</td> <td>39.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td></tr></tbody></table>
Link (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;team=25;template=r esults;type=batting)

...in the past 12 months

<table class="engineTable"><caption>Overall figures</caption> <thead> <tr class="headlinks"> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=player;spanmin1=23+Jan+ 2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=b atting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=matches;spanmin1=23+Jan +2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type= batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan +2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type= batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=notouts;spanmin1=23+Jan +2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type= batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runshttp://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/blackArrowDown.gif (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;orderbyad=reverse; spanmin1=23+Jan+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=high_score;spanmin1=23+ Jan+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;ty pe=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;spanmin 1=23+Jan+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=resul ts;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=balls_faced;spanmin1=23 +Jan+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;t ype=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_strike_rate;spa nmin1=23+Jan+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=r esults;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;spanmin1=23+Ja n+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type =batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=fifty_plus;spanmin1=23+ Jan+2010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;ty pe=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=ducks;spanmin1=23+Jan+2 010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=ba tting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">4s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=fours;spanmin1=23+Jan+2 010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=ba tting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">6s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=sixes;spanmin1=23+Jan+2 010;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=ba tting)</th> <th>
</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html)</td> <td>15</td> <td>14</td> <td>3</td> <td>217</td> <td class="padAst">42</td> <td>19.72</td> <td>367</td> <td>59.12</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>13</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Naeem Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56054.html)</td> <td>6</td> <td>4</td> <td>2</td> <td>62</td> <td>23*</td> <td>31.00</td> <td>81</td> <td>76.54</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Suhrawadi Shuvo (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56138.html)</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>11</td> <td class="padAst">11</td> <td>11.00</td> <td>18</td> <td>61.11</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Faisal Hossain (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55889.html)</td> <td>1</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padDp2" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padDp2" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td></tr></tbody></table>
Link (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;spanmin1=23+Jan+20 10;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=bat ting)


Mohammad Ashrfaul in number 7 compared with career average:

<table class="engineTable"><caption>Career averages</caption> <thead> <tr class="head"> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">
</th> <th title="matches played" nowrap="nowrap">Mat</th> <th title="innings batted" nowrap="nowrap">Inns</th> <th title="not outs" nowrap="nowrap">NO</th> <th title="runs scored" nowrap="nowrap">Runs</th> <th title="highest innings score" class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS</th> <th title="batting average" nowrap="nowrap">Ave</th> <th title="balls faced" nowrap="nowrap">BF</th> <th title="batting strike rate" nowrap="nowrap">SR</th> <th title="hundreds scored" nowrap="nowrap">100</th> <th title="scores between 50 and 99" nowrap="nowrap">50</th> <th title="ducks scored" nowrap="nowrap">0</th> <th title="boundary fours" nowrap="nowrap">4s</th> <th title="boundary sixes" nowrap="nowrap">6s</th> <th>
</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left">unfiltered</td> <td>164</td> <td>157</td> <td>13</td> <td>3360</td> <td class="padAst">109</td> <td>23.33</td> <td>4746</td> <td>70.79</td> <td>3</td> <td>20</td> <td>12</td> <td>339</td> <td>29</td> <td style="white-space: nowrap;">Profile (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55988.html)</td> </tr> </tbody> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left">filtered</td> <td>4</td> <td>3</td> <td>2</td> <td>56</td> <td>45*</td> <td>56.00</td> <td>91</td> <td>61.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>
</td></tr></tbody></table>
Link (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/55988.html?batting_positionmin1=7;batting_position val1=batting_position;class=2;filter=advanced;orde rby=default;template=results;type=batting)

Eventhough Mahmudullah leads Pathan in the past 12 months in terms of #7 performance, Ashraful is statistically ahead than Riyad in all categories.

Ashraful fools us once again.

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 06:02 PM
I see Gopal has not yet finished his post, but just thought I should mention this - we previously thought Ashraful can be solution for other positions too ie opening or one-down, where he will have license to hit over the top. But Ashraful remained Ashraful - a dead weight who delivers only once in a blue moon.

Anyway, to be honest, I am also looking forward to see how the latest experiment with Ash may turn out (provided Siddons too is thinking about using him at #7).

Haru-party
January 23, 2011, 06:08 PM
bujhi nai :confused:

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 06:21 PM
BTW, looking at the stats, Mahmudullah does not look so bad, at least in our standard.

Tiger444
January 23, 2011, 06:25 PM
^Ya riyad's stats don't look bad at all compared to our standards

Banglaguy
January 23, 2011, 06:37 PM
Mahmadullah is a really good find for Bangladesh Cricket, but I think he is better away from home?

kalpurush
January 23, 2011, 06:43 PM
Ash show us if you are better than Pathan - win it against India and claim your position :)

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 06:59 PM
Mahmadullah is a really good find for Bangladesh Cricket, but I think he is better away from home?
You may have a point there. Lets look at stats for leading #7s on Asian grounds, for last three years (excluding stats against Zimbabwe and associates) -

<table class="engineTable"><thead><tr class="headlinks"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=player;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;t emplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=start;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=matches;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=notouts;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runs (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=runs;orderbyad=reverse;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008 ;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=high_score;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=sp an;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=batting_average;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanva l1=span;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=balls_faced;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=s pan;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=batting_strike_rate;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;sp anval1=span;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=hundreds;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span ;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=fifty_plus;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=sp an;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=ducks;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">4s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=fours;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">6s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=sixes;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html) (Ban)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>20</td> <td>19</td> <td>5</td> <td>377</td> <td>64*</td> <td>26.92</td> <td>541</td> <td>69.68</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>29</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">RA Jadeja (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/234675.html) (India)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2009-2010</td> <td>19</td> <td>12</td> <td>2</td> <td>226</td> <td class="padAst">57</td> <td>22.60</td> <td>357</td> <td>63.30</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>18</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">E Chigumbura (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55343.html) (Zim)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>7</td> <td>7</td> <td>1</td> <td>216</td> <td class="padAst">64</td> <td>36.00</td> <td>306</td> <td>70.58</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>20</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Kamran Akmal (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/41028.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>10</td> <td>9</td> <td>1</td> <td>208</td> <td>67*</td> <td>26.00</td> <td>190</td> <td>109.47</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>13</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">YK Pathan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/32498.html) (India)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>13</td> <td>9</td> <td>3</td> <td>169</td> <td>59*</td> <td>28.16</td> <td>154</td> <td>109.74</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>12</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shahid Afridi (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/42639.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>12</td> <td>10</td> <td>2</td> <td>162</td> <td class="padAst">32</td> <td>20.25</td> <td>135</td> <td>120.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>14</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Abdul Razzaq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39836.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2010-2010</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>156</td> <td>109*</td> <td>52.00</td> <td>134</td> <td>116.41</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>10</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">AD Mathews (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/49764.html) (SL)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2009-2010</td> <td>12</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>153</td> <td class="padAst">51</td> <td>21.85</td> <td>176</td> <td>86.93</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>11</td> <td>0</td> </tr></tbody></table>
If you compare him with Akmal, Pathan, Afridi, and Razzaq, his SR certainly looks very poor. But then again, Mahmudullah may have been more concerned about surviving till 50 overs (which is still a big concern for our team) as opposed to making maximum use of last ten overs.

Banglaguy
January 23, 2011, 07:08 PM
You may have a point there. Lets look at stats for leading #7s on Asian grounds, for last three years (excluding stats against Zimbabwe and associates) -

<table class="engineTable"><thead><tr class="headlinks"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=player;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;t emplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=start;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=matches;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=notouts;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span; template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runs (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=runs;orderbyad=reverse;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008 ;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=high_score;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=sp an;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=batting_average;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanva l1=span;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=balls_faced;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=s pan;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=batting_strike_rate;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;sp anval1=span;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=hundreds;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span ;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=fifty_plus;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=sp an;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=ducks;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">4s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=fours;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">6s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax2=7;batting_position min2=7;batting_positionval2=batting_position;class =2;continent=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposi tion=2;opposition=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opp osition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;o rderby=sixes;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;te mplate=results;type=batting)</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html) (Ban)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>20</td> <td>19</td> <td>5</td> <td>377</td> <td>64*</td> <td>26.92</td> <td>541</td> <td>69.68</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>29</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">RA Jadeja (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/234675.html) (India)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2009-2010</td> <td>19</td> <td>12</td> <td>2</td> <td>226</td> <td class="padAst">57</td> <td>22.60</td> <td>357</td> <td>63.30</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>18</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">E Chigumbura (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55343.html) (Zim)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>7</td> <td>7</td> <td>1</td> <td>216</td> <td class="padAst">64</td> <td>36.00</td> <td>306</td> <td>70.58</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>20</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Kamran Akmal (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/41028.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>10</td> <td>9</td> <td>1</td> <td>208</td> <td>67*</td> <td>26.00</td> <td>190</td> <td>109.47</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>13</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">YK Pathan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/32498.html) (India)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>13</td> <td>9</td> <td>3</td> <td>169</td> <td>59*</td> <td>28.16</td> <td>154</td> <td>109.74</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>12</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shahid Afridi (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/42639.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>12</td> <td>10</td> <td>2</td> <td>162</td> <td class="padAst">32</td> <td>20.25</td> <td>135</td> <td>120.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>14</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Abdul Razzaq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39836.html) (Pak)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2010-2010</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>156</td> <td>109*</td> <td>52.00</td> <td>134</td> <td>116.41</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>10</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">AD Mathews (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/49764.html) (SL)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2009-2010</td> <td>12</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>153</td> <td class="padAst">51</td> <td>21.85</td> <td>176</td> <td>86.93</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>11</td> <td>0</td> </tr></tbody></table>
If you compare him with Akmal, Pathan, Afridi, and Razzaq, his SR certainly looks very poor. But then again, Mahmudullah may have been more concerned about surviving till 50 overs (which is still a big concern for our team) as opposed to making maximum use of last ten overs.

His strike rate is poorer at home and so is his average..

Zeeshan
January 23, 2011, 07:09 PM
Hehehehe! Eshen bhai apnee jokhon amake Gopal bole daken ki apon amar mone hoy! :big_hug: Money hoy ami jotoi gadhami korina ken amar kache bondhu hishabe apnee thakben abong proyojoney hemlock gile khaben amake rokha korar jonno! Go Eshen bhai! :flag: Go Bangladesh! :flag: Go Riyad! :flag: Go Ashraful! :flag:

Zeeshan
January 23, 2011, 07:11 PM
Okay going back on topic: Mahmudullah said he's working on big shots. Has there been any evidence of it in premier league? Shastri said Riyad is solidly built and should definitely move up the order. He has got strong wrist and can play the big shots.

On the other hand, Ashraful though has poorer shot selection has more variety in his shots. If he concentrates he can manipulate the field easily during PP overs.

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 07:14 PM
^^ Zeeshan bhai, tomar post pore khub moja pai, ar tai tomare khub pochhondo kori. Tobe hemlock-er dhare kachhe ami nai :-)

About Mahmudullah's average, I don't think it has to do so much with home or away, everyone's averages (including that of Tendu) comes down when you filter out stats against Zimbabwe and associates.

His SR stays pretty much same in both cases - http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;continent=1;continent=3;continent=4;continent=5 ;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposition=2;opposit ion=25;opposition=3;opposition=4;opposition=5;oppo sition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=runs;sp anmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;template=results; type=batting

Zeeshan
January 23, 2011, 07:21 PM
Ashraful still leads the #7 slot in terms of batting average despite not being playing at that position enough

<table class="engineTable"><caption>Overall figures</caption> <thead> <tr class="headlinks"> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=player;team=25;template =results;type=batting)</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=start;team=25;template= results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=matches;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=innings;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=notouts;team=25;templat e=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runs (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;team=25;template=r esults;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=high_score;team=25;temp late=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Avehttp://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/blackArrowDown.gif (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;orderby ad=reverse;team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=balls_faced;team=25;tem plate=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_strike_rate;tea m=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;team=25;templa te=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=fifty_plus;team=25;temp late=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=7;batting_position min1=7;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class =2;filter=advanced;orderby=ducks;team=25;template= results;type=batting)</th> <th>
</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mohammad Ashraful (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55988.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2007</td> <td>4</td> <td>3</td> <td>2</td> <td>56</td> <td>45*</td> <td>56.00</td> <td>91</td> <td>61.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Aminul Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56224.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-1990</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>41</td> <td>41*</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td>76</td> <td>53.94</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Naeem Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56054.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>9</td> <td>7</td> <td>4</td> <td>94</td> <td>23*</td> <td>31.33</td> <td>116</td> <td>81.03</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Alok Kapali (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56251.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2002-2006</td> <td>7</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>219</td> <td class="padAst">55</td> <td>31.28</td> <td>290</td> <td>75.51</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2010</td> <td>43</td> <td>38</td> <td>11</td> <td>801</td> <td>64*</td> <td>29.66</td> <td>1122</td> <td>71.39</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Khaled Mashud (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55954.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-2006</td> <td>57</td> <td>52</td> <td>10</td> <td>1073</td> <td>71*</td> <td>25.54</td> <td>1857</td> <td>57.78</td> <td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mashrafe Mortaza (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56007.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2005-2008</td> <td>11</td> <td>8</td> <td>2</td> <td>131</td> <td>44*</td> <td>21.83</td> <td>87</td> <td>150.57</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mushfiqur Rahim (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56029.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2006-2009</td> <td>14</td> <td>11</td> <td>2</td> <td>194</td> <td>38*</td> <td>21.55</td> <td>353</td> <td>54.95</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Manjural Islam Rana (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55991.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2004-2005</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>60</td> <td>33*</td> <td>20.00</td> <td>118</td> <td>50.84</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shakib Al Hasan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56143.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2009</td> <td>3</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>20</td> <td class="padAst">15</td> <td>20.00</td> <td>42</td> <td>47.61</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Golam Faruq (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55897.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1986-1986</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>17</td> <td class="padAst">14</td> <td>17.00</td> <td>43</td> <td>39.53</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mohammad Rafique (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55973.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-2007</td> <td>14</td> <td>12</td> <td>1</td> <td>173</td> <td class="padAst">39</td> <td>15.72</td> <td>169</td> <td>102.36</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Farhad Reza (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55894.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2008</td> <td>6</td> <td>6</td> <td>1</td> <td>77</td> <td class="padAst">26</td> <td>15.40</td> <td>103</td> <td>74.75</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Tushar Imran (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56186.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2005-2007</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>44</td> <td class="padAst">31</td> <td>14.66</td> <td>72</td> <td>61.11</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Khaled Mahmud (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55952.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1998-2006</td> <td>19</td> <td>18</td> <td>0</td> <td>247</td> <td class="padAst">36</td> <td>13.72</td> <td>364</td> <td>67.85</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Sanwar Hossain (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56107.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2003-2003</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>44</td> <td class="padAst">19</td> <td>11.00</td> <td>100</td> <td>44.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Suhrawadi Shuvo (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56138.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2010-2010</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>11</td> <td class="padAst">11</td> <td>11.00</td> <td>18</td> <td>61.11</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Naimur Rahman (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56035.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1995-2002</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>42</td> <td class="padAst">36</td> <td>10.50</td> <td>75</td> <td>56.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Aftab Ahmed (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56266.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2007-2007</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>10</td> <td class="padAst">10</td> <td>10.00</td> <td>5</td> <td>200.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Dhiman Ghosh (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56208.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2008</td> <td>7</td> <td>6</td> <td>1</td> <td>50</td> <td class="padAst">30</td> <td>10.00</td> <td>100</td> <td>50.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Enamul Haque (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55878.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1990-1997</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>29</td> <td>13*</td> <td>9.66</td> <td>80</td> <td>36.25</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mushfiqur Rahman (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55976.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2003-2004</td> <td>6</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>56</td> <td class="padAst">22</td> <td>9.33</td> <td>110</td> <td>50.90</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Jahangir Shah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55933.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1988-1988</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> <td>8*</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td>35</td> <td>22.85</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mafizur Rahman (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55965.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1997-1997</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td class="padAst">6</td> <td>6.00</td> <td>12</td> <td>50.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Zahid Razzak (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56165.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1988-1988</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td class="padAst">6</td> <td>6.00</td> <td>21</td> <td>28.57</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Akram Khan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56221.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1988-1999</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>13</td> <td class="padAst">9</td> <td>4.33</td> <td>39</td> <td>33.33</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Niamur Rashid (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56044.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1999-1999</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> <td>4*</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td>3</td> <td>133.33</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Habibul Bashar (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55906.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2004-2007</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padAst">2</td> <td>2.00</td> <td>6</td> <td>33.33</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mehrab Hossain jnr (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56031.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2009-2009</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td class="padAst">2</td> <td>2.00</td> <td>4</td> <td>50.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Raqibul Hasan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56093.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2008</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td class="padAst">0</td> <td>0.00</td> <td>1</td> <td>0.00</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Faisal Hossain (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55889.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2010-2010</td> <td>1</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padDp2" nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">-</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td></tr></tbody></table>

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Tiger444
January 23, 2011, 07:23 PM
Riyad has the build to be a big hitter. When he's in form he can play shots once he spends time at the crease. I just feel that he's not capable of hitting a 10 ball 20 or even a 20 ball 30. He needs more balls to play before he can start hitting. I believe naeem even though is better when he spends a long time at the crease, is capable of playing quickfire innings. I believe naeems better at #7 then riyad. Ash could be a good #7 but its still a big risk. You just don't know what to expect from ash and that from a #7 even isn't good. Also in england once he played down the order, he wasn't very impressive. So I think naeem could be the best man as of now at the #7
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Eshen
January 23, 2011, 07:33 PM
If you look at our stats at Bangladesh only, for last three years, against top 7 (WI has not visited us in the period). Mahmudullah looks quite good, in comparison with other Bangladeshi batsmen (from all positions).

On the other hand, Ashraful's average looks good too, but SR is very poor!

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<table class="engineTable"><thead><tr class="headlinks"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=player;q ualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;s panval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batting )</th> <th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=start;qu almin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;sp anval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Mat (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=matches; qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008; spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=battin g)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Inns (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=innings; qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008; spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=battin g)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">NO (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=notouts; qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008; spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=battin g)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Runs (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=runs;qua lmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spa nval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=high_sco re;qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+20 08;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=bat ting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">Ave (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=batting_ average;qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+J an+2008;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;typ e=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">BF (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=balls_fa ced;qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2 008;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=ba tting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">SR (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=batting_ strike_rate;orderbyad=reverse;qualmin1=10;qualval1 =innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;spanval1=span;team=2 5;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">100 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=hundreds ;qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008 ;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batti ng)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">50 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=fifty_pl us;qualmin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+20 08;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=bat ting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">0 (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=ducks;qu almin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;sp anval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">4s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=fours;qu almin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;sp anval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> <th nowrap="nowrap">6s (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;host=25;opposit ion=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=5;oppos ition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=sixes;qu almin1=10;qualval1=innings;spanmin1=23+Jan+2008;sp anval1=span;team=25;template=results;type=batting)</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Abdur Razzak (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56283.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>19</td> <td>14</td> <td>4</td> <td>119</td> <td class="padAst">27</td> <td>11.90</td> <td>138</td> <td>86.23</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>9</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Tamim Iqbal (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56194.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>17</td> <td>17</td> <td>0</td> <td>486</td> <td class="padAst">125</td> <td>28.58</td> <td>572</td> <td>84.96</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>4</td> <td>64</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shakib Al Hasan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56143.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>19</td> <td>19</td> <td>3</td> <td>597</td> <td class="padAst">106</td> <td>37.31</td> <td>723</td> <td>82.57</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> <td>56</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mahmudullah (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56025.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>17</td> <td>14</td> <td>3</td> <td>377</td> <td>64*</td> <td>34.27</td> <td>480</td> <td>78.54</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>32</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Naeem Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56054.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>13</td> <td>12</td> <td>6</td> <td>212</td> <td>46*</td> <td>35.33</td> <td>300</td> <td>70.66</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>17</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mushfiqur Rahim (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56029.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>18</td> <td>17</td> <td>0</td> <td>364</td> <td class="padAst">76</td> <td>21.41</td> <td>553</td> <td>65.82</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>23</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mohammad Ashraful (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55988.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>14</td> <td>14</td> <td>2</td> <td>377</td> <td class="padAst">75</td> <td>31.41</td> <td>578</td> <td>65.22</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>30</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Imrul Kayes (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/280734.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>12</td> <td>12</td> <td>0</td> <td>388</td> <td class="padAst">70</td> <td>32.33</td> <td>614</td> <td>63.19</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>36</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Junaid Siddique (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55946.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>11</td> <td>11</td> <td>0</td> <td>196</td> <td class="padAst">85</td> <td>17.81</td> <td>347</td> <td>56.48</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>16</td> <td>0</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Raqibul Hasan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56093.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>15</td> <td>15</td> <td>2</td> <td>387</td> <td class="padAst">89</td> <td>29.76</td> <td>712</td> <td>54.35</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>22</td> <td>1</td> </tr></tbody></table>

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 08:03 PM
Here is Ashraful's stats on home grounds against top 7, in DW era and JS era.

<table class="engineTable"><tbody><tr class="head"></tr></tbody><thead><tr class="head"><th class="left" nowrap="nowrap">
</th> <th title="playing span" class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Span</th> <th title="matches played" nowrap="nowrap">Mat</th> <th title="innings batted" nowrap="nowrap">Inns</th> <th title="not outs" nowrap="nowrap">NO</th> <th title="runs scored" nowrap="nowrap">Runs</th> <th title="highest innings score" class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS</th> <th title="batting average" nowrap="nowrap">Ave</th> <th title="balls faced" nowrap="nowrap">BF</th> <th title="batting strike rate" nowrap="nowrap">SR</th> <th title="hundreds scored" nowrap="nowrap">100</th> <th title="scores between 50 and 99" nowrap="nowrap">50</th> <th title="ducks scored" nowrap="nowrap">0</th> <th title="boundary fours" nowrap="nowrap">4s</th> <th title="boundary sixes" nowrap="nowrap">6s</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left">DW Era
</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2004-2007</td> <td>13
</td> <td>13</td> <td>0
</td> <td>272
</td> <td class="padAst">64
</td> <td>20.92</td> <td>368
</td> <td>73.92</td> <td>0
</td> <td>2</td> <td>0
</td> <td>29
</td> <td>2</td> <td style="white-space: nowrap;">
(http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55988.html)</td> </tr> </tbody> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left">JS Era
</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">2008-2010</td> <td>14</td> <td>14</td> <td>2</td> <td>377</td> <td class="padAst">75</td> <td>31.41</td> <td>578</td> <td>65.22</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>30</td> <td>1</td> <td>
</td></tr></tbody></table>
http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/55988.html?class=2;filter=advanced;home_or_away=1; opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition= 4;opposition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;oppositio n=8;orderby=default;spanmax1=31+May+2007;spanmin1= 01+May+2003;spanval1=span;team=25;template=results ;type=batting

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/55988.html?class=2;filter=advanced;home_or_away=1; opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition= 4;opposition=5;opposition=6;opposition=7;oppositio n=8;orderby=default;spanmin2=01+Jan+2008;spanval2= span;team=25;template=results;type=batting

As you can see, his average has been raised significantly under JS, though his SR has fallen. But in general, he can't be considered a destructive batsman in mold of Pathan or Afridi.

Zeeshan
January 23, 2011, 08:05 PM
^Good find Eshen bhai. Just curious what would your squad be if you decide to put Riyad at #7?

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 08:21 PM
^^ You mean the playing XI?

To be honest, I am having a hard time to make up my mind, so don't be surprised if I change my team couple of weeks later. Right now, this looks like a good team to me, for a traditional Mirpur or Chittagong wicket.

Tamim (auto choice)
Imrul (sheet anchor)
Shahriar (better fit for low-slow wickets than Zunaed is)
Mushfiq (has to fit him somewhere)
Shakib (auto choice)
Naeem (need him for his bowling, may be he will do better with bat if given a proper batting position)
Mahmudullah (looks like the best we got for #7)
Shafiul (has high potential as a late order batsman)
Abdur Razzak (auto choice)
Rubel (auto choice)
Suhrawadi (or Nazmul, in the match against India)

Haru-party
January 23, 2011, 09:13 PM
i want ash for no. 7. u just cant judge someone from 3 innings.

al Furqaan
January 23, 2011, 09:34 PM
mismanagement of ashraful has cost us a fair bit. utlimately ash has himself to blame, but mismanagement has meant that we haven't utilized him maximally. thats pretty bad because his max isn't very high.

case in point. if ash comes back and plays at 4...regardless of whether he's successful or not, its an asanine move by the coach/captain/selections/whoever is in charge.

first he can't make the XI, struggles to get into the XV for NZ series. and then he comes in and is batting at 4??? only in Bangladesh.

a rookie or struggling player needs to spend lots of time down the order before they can move to an important position like no 4 or no 3.

Holden
January 23, 2011, 09:49 PM
^^ You mean the playing XI?

To be honest, I am having a hard time to make up my mind, so don't be surprised if I change my team couple of weeks later. Right now, this looks like a good team to me, for a traditional Mirpur or Chittagong wicket.

Tamim (auto choice)
Imrul (sheet anchor)
Shahriar (better fit for low-slow wickets than Zunaed is)
Mushfiq (has to fit him somewhere)
Shakib (auto choice)
Naeem (need him for his bowling, may be he will do better with bat if given a proper batting position)
Mahmudullah (looks like the best we got for #7)
Shafiul (has high potential as a late order batsman)
Abdur Razzak (auto choice)
Rubel (auto choice)
Suhrawadi (or Nazmul, in the match against India)

I would go for a similar this line-up to this with the only change being Zunaid retaining his number 3 position as he has put in some good performances the past 12 months in this position. Shariar would be my first choice replacement if Zunaid (or Imrul, Naeem, Riyad) under perform in the first 3 games. But I have no problem and can see why some people would pick Shariar as first choice. Also I would have Shafiul coming in at number 8 if it is near the end of the innings so around 42+ overs, anytime before that I would choose Shuvo to come in before him.

Jadukor
January 23, 2011, 09:53 PM
Mashrafi's stat looks the best fit...20+ average with a strike rate over 150... better than any of the current three we are discussing...

silversurf
January 24, 2011, 03:40 AM
^^ You mean the playing XI?

To be honest, I am having a hard time to make up my mind, so don't be surprised if I change my team couple of weeks later. Right now, this looks like a good team to me, for a traditional Mirpur or Chittagong wicket.

Tamim (auto choice)
Imrul (sheet anchor)
Shahriar (better fit for low-slow wickets than Zunaed is)
Mushfiq (has to fit him somewhere)
Shakib (auto choice)
Naeem (need him for his bowling, may be he will do better with bat if given a proper batting position)
Mahmudullah (looks like the best we got for #7)
Shafiul (has high potential as a late order batsman)
Abdur Razzak (auto choice)
Rubel (auto choice)
Suhrawadi (or Nazmul, in the match against India)

3 batsman, 4 (mini) allrounder, 2 pacer, 1 spinner, 1 wkt. Thats not how a team is made. we need at least 5 batsman, 2 allrounder, 2 pacer, 1 spinner, 1 wkt, lets start like
1) Tamim 2) Imrul 3) SN 4) Rakibul / Junaid 5) Mushfiq 6)Sakib 7)Ashraful 8) Mahmudullah / Naeem 9) Shafiul 10) Rubel 11) Razzak
If we depend on more spinner then one, then we have to cut one batsman, include another mini allrounder who can bowl well, bat a little. then no. # 7 will be that. after that if we like to play ashraful, then we have to cut the # 4 postion batsman, whether he play at # 4 or # 7, what do u guys think ??

firstlane
January 24, 2011, 06:32 AM
Average doesn't always give you the true picture IMO. Imrul might have better average than Tamim but he cant win or save matches as Tamim does. In Mahmudulla's case his average looks healthy because he stays not-out most of the times. And he pays so selfishly, doesn't take any risk at all. It is acceptable when the top order fails and we have risk of not being able to play 50 overs. But in many instances top order made a good start but Mullah and Nayeem couldn't capitalise on it. We don't need him at no 7. He is better suited at number 3/4. In his position batting with a strike rate below 90 is almost a crime. Afridi, Yousuf, Razzak may have lower average than him but they won matches for their teams.
But having said that I would prefer anyone rather than Ashraful. He will fail us regardlessly even as a waterboy. He will drop the water bottles on the ground and cause chaos.

Tiger Manc
January 24, 2011, 07:41 AM
Dayummm Mashrafe with a strike rate of 150! We're going to miss his late order hitting. Those few extra runs could prove crucial, as they have done in 2010.

Tiger Manc
January 24, 2011, 07:44 AM
I haven't seen the India game, but I'm really worried about what Yusuf Pathan is going to do to the likes of Shafiul and Rubel. :timeout: (Assuming if he's even required)

Jadukor
January 24, 2011, 10:52 AM
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But having said that I would prefer anyone rather than Ashraful. He will fail us regardlessly even as a waterboy. He will drop the water bottles on the ground and cause chaos.

:floor: good one indeed!

Tiger444
January 24, 2011, 11:00 AM
Dayummm Mashrafe with a strike rate of 150! We're going to miss his late order hitting. Those few extra runs could prove crucial, as they have done in 2010.

We're going to miss his late order hitting for sure. He's actually been our best late order batsman for us because he always chips in with quick runs. Wish more of our players learned from mash
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Baundule
January 24, 2011, 11:56 AM
I haven't seen the India game, but I'm really worried about what Yusuf Pathan is going to do to the likes of Shafiul and Rubel. :timeout: (Assuming if he's even required)
Part of the credit should go to Graeme Smith. Yusuf usually can not hit from the start, he needs some singles before he can go on. When Yusuf came to the crease, Smith stopped bowling the pacers in 2 overs and gifted easy runs operating with sub-standard spinners. Yusuf can not do the same against us.

shuziburo
January 24, 2011, 12:03 PM
I haven't seen the India game, but I'm really worried about what Yusuf Pathan is going to do to the likes of Shafiul and Rubel. :timeout: (Assuming if he's even required)

YP's Achilles' heel is short-pitch bouncers. He murders over-pitched deliveries as well as regular short-pitched ones. He has to be bowled to intelligently.

Dhakablues
January 24, 2011, 01:37 PM
We needed a medium pacer-allrounder for the team. Forhad Reza needs to get back into the training facilities to get ready for international duties. If there is one thing that is lacking from this team it is that role of Medium Pacer All rounder. I heard from the interview that Jahirul Islam and Junaid was getting ready to bowl few overs in medium pace. While Jahirul is out,, could Junaid's medium pace be the surprising element for Bangladesh? Certainly no news media has covered that story yet...

Zeeshan
January 24, 2011, 04:22 PM
yp's achilles' heel is short-pitch bouncers. He murders over-pitched deliveries as well as regular short-pitched ones. He has to be bowled to intelligently.

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