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rassel
March 15, 2004, 03:10 PM
If Sri Lanka can play four spinner against Australia. What is wrong with Rana and rafique playing in every match together? We always could use one consistent batsman as Rana who is capable of replacing any of our top order batsmen.

pagol-chagol
March 15, 2004, 03:39 PM
I think Rana has to actually make the team as a batsman (or Semi batting all-rounder). His bowling may not be good enough compared to (Jr./rafiq) to put him in there.

Hasib
March 15, 2004, 03:44 PM
Rana should really be a replacement for Mamud.

pagol-chagol
March 15, 2004, 03:45 PM
exactly what is Mahmud?

rassel
March 15, 2004, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Hasib
Rana should really be a replacement for Mamud.

Rana is capable of replacing anybody, as you know he is becoming very brilliant batsman.

Rubu
March 15, 2004, 05:38 PM
..........and so should rafiq. there shouldn't be any clash between them. let the enexpected situation not do any harm to our cricket. we need both. i think there is only 3/4 more players who are less dispensable then them.

AsifTheManRahman
March 15, 2004, 06:42 PM
it's like choosing between playing mcgill or warne and playing them both:D

billah
March 15, 2004, 08:08 PM
If our plans of improving the pace department doesn't pan out, we should keep alrounder such as Rana at hand. Jaysuria does occassional magic with his SLAs. Tendulkar also does good with his variants. No compariso in batting, but, having a versatile Rana is a big advantage for us.

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 15, 2004, 10:31 PM
well i dont think rana and rafique is like macgill and warne. it is possible to play both in the team at the same time. although rana is taken in the team as a bowler or actually an all rounder he is actually doing good with the bat than the boll. but rafique is good with spinning. rafique ar boling ar shathe ranar kono tulonai hoi na. and i also dont think that rana should be replaced by mahmud. rana might be replaced by kapali if he doesnt come back to form. and if shujon looses his form than kapali should replace shujon. but rana should be there. because his batting is too important for us. and we also need rafique. rana can also boll with rafique but he is actually not a substitue of rafique.

billah
March 16, 2004, 01:47 PM
Kapali is the true non-performer in the whole series. Bashar comes a close second.

fwullah
March 17, 2004, 10:44 AM
Rana will become Rafique after 10 (TEN) Year's time.

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 17, 2004, 10:51 AM
yeah after ten years when it will be time for him to leave the team he will be like rafique. but i think 10 years is too late. i hope he becomes like rafique sooner. because rafique is not going to be in the team for another 10 years. and if that is the case than we will not have any world class spinners after rafique leaves the team. so i hope rana becomes like rafique sooner.

Warlock
March 18, 2004, 05:32 AM
We have Rafique's successor in Enamul Junior. Don't worry about that. Besides, Rafique still have another 3/4 years playing left in him.

Now about Rana- this chap is excellent with the bat! I say we forget he bowls spin! He should be in the team for his batting prowess only! Anything else (i.e. his spin bowling) comes as a bonus.

I was a staunch supporter for Kapali throughout the Zim ODI series. But he has failed me and failed his team! So its time for Kapali to spend some time in the wilderness, hopefully that would do him some good.

I can't remember when was the last time a Bangladeshi opening pair contributed 100+ in a ODI. Rana has done that (with Hannan), and don't forget he was playing only his first match as an opener!

I agree he doesn't have the shots like Ashraful or talents like Rajin. But who gives a damn! As long as he scores run for us, he is our man! (Talking about Ashraful, even he entered the team as a leg-break bowler, funniest thing!)

My suggestion is, we play Rana in the opening position. If he scores runs, we treat him as a full-fledged batsman (or opener?). He can bowl his spinners when he feels like doing it (^^).

fy288
March 18, 2004, 06:18 AM
[i]I was a staunch supporter for Kapali throughout the Zim ODI series. But he has failed me and failed his team! So its time for Kapali to spend some time in the wilderness, hopefully that would do him some good.

I can't remember when was the last time a Bangladeshi opening pair contributed 100+ in a ODI. Rana has done that (with Hannan), and don't forget he was playing only his first match as an opener!
(^^).

A couple of months out of the national team should make kapali rediscover his form, PS it worked for Ashraful and look at him recently. Rana is a good batsman but hows his bowling?

James90
March 18, 2004, 06:56 AM
I don't think it comes down to Rafique and Rana. I think it should come down to Rana/Mushfiqur. You can't have too many all-rounders in a team or else your short on specialist batsmen/bowlers. If you throw Sujon in there then definately only one of Rana/Mushfiqur should play. Depends on the wicket. If It's not spinner friendly then Mushfiqur should pip him because BD are short on quality fast bowlers

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 18, 2004, 01:25 PM
well the thing is if it is one day match then shujon can surely play. but if it is test match then shujon can be out and both rana and mushfiqur can be in the team at the same time. and another thing is that coach dave whatmore likes multi skilled player so i think he will prefer an all rounder than a specialized boler or a batsman.

Kalbaisakhi
March 19, 2004, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
it's like choosing between playing mcgill or warne and playing them both:D

No thats not the same Thing.Because Rana Is also a good batsman and same as Rafiq.But Warne and Mcgill not good batsman.But we need both of them in limited over cricket.Rana serve us in batting and Rafiq as a bowler.But if they fail to do that but we can get the oppsite action from them(Rana in bowling and Rafiq in batting :P:P)



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Zephaniah
March 19, 2004, 07:46 AM
Originally posted by Habibul_fan
I don't think it comes down to Rafique and Rana. I think it should come down to Rana/Mushfiqur. You can't have too many all-rounders in a team or else your short on specialist batsmen/bowlers. If you throw Sujon in there then definately only one of Rana/Mushfiqur should play. Depends on the wicket. If It's not spinner friendly then Mushfiqur should pip him because BD are short on quality fast bowlers

Absolutely, i agree! But political correctness go mad when a young debutant scores constantly in a series and 'specialist batsmen' fail constantly! It's a real problem.

Rubu
March 19, 2004, 12:29 PM
Rana Vs Rafiq
Rana Vs Mushfiq
Or
Rana Vs whoever

I'll go for rana.
I don't really see any clash between rafiq and anyone. Let leave him alone.
After rafiq, i'll happily exchange rana with anyone in the team, including our captain. i know, i know, u are thinking i evaluate rana too much. may be u are right. but telling u the truth. i'll go for rana.

FaltuRidwanBhai
March 19, 2004, 12:41 PM
ji agentsmith bhai,
apni kintu thiki bolechen. asholai kintu rafiq ar shathe karo tulona hoi na. ebong a porjaye ami mone kori na je rafique ar kono joggo substitute royeche. tobe bashar ar kotha jeta bollen ami kintu sheta thik buzhte parlam na. apniki basharke ranar substitute dhorchen? tahole kintu kothata bhul hobe karon bashar to akjon specialized batsman jekhane rana to akjon all rounder. dannabad.

Rubu
March 19, 2004, 10:16 PM
no FRV, i didn't messed up an alrounder with a bats man. it was just a way to say how much i want rana in the team.

Ahmed_B
March 20, 2004, 02:29 PM
The best thing about this guy is tht he is(or seems to be so far) a real fighter!
Trust me guys... this is the kind of players we need in our team now..
He has the same quality as Mushfiq & Rajin <both of them r consistant fighters...
Something really good about these three guys: Rana-Musfiq-Rajin is that pressure seems to affect their performance quite less than others!!... they just seem to be standing up n fighting back in even the toughest situations!!!
One other player in the team got this superb quality n tht is RAFIQ.
We need to find some specialist batsmen with this kinda nerve really!
(I can remember Athar Ali and Bulbul playing with real cool head whn they were in team)
Rana might even be the Answer to our Seek for a dependable Innings Opner!!