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Roey Haque
March 22, 2016, 12:32 AM
Something caught my ear when Nathan was bowling last night, one of the commentators said something like: " he comes in and hits the deck hard, you cannot hope to open the bowling for Aussie, unless you bowl consistently around the 145 kph mark or so". Implying that Nathan does so, or gets close to it. This reminded me of Taskin, who when in full groove can also string together deliveries around that 145 kph mark. Also it took me back to a comment made by one of the members here in BC which I always cherish fondly. Something like:" watching Taskin bowl makes your blood boil, reminds me of an Aussie fast bowler bowling". I love it when we hype our favorite players up, gives us a reason to monitor them closely, not that we we require any extra motivation to follow our favorite team. But it definitely helps.

And so watching Nathan closely, I saw that he also had an action that was eerily similar to Taskin's! Both very mechanical run ups, both land on the pitch very hard, before releasing the ball with their right hands from about the same height. What else do the two have in common?

Well, they are both 6'3.

Taskin played 14 ODIs, took 21 wickets. Nathan Played 13 ODIs, took 22 wickets.

Both have a similar economy, though Nathan's a bit better at 5.36 vs Taskin's 5.52.

Both pick up a wicket every 29 deliveries.

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icricket
March 22, 2016, 01:37 AM
Taskin's number of wickets list could've been better if our fielders could hold on to those catches. No doubt, Taskin is better and yes, I'm a little bit biased on this. :D

WarWolf
March 22, 2016, 04:51 AM
Nathan is not a chucker, Taskin is.

Night_wolf
March 22, 2016, 05:24 AM
Nathan is not a chucker, Taskin is.

bhai I know you are being sarcastic but lets stop this. onek goru chagol ase jara apnar post er mane bujhbena r tader forum e jeye bolbe je bangladesi rai bole tashkin chucker amra ki bolbo

tiger1000
March 22, 2016, 05:34 AM
Only pace and bounce is same, taskin clearly better

tanvir_nus
March 22, 2016, 05:38 AM
bhai I know you are being sarcastic but lets stop this. onek goru chagol ase jara apnar post er mane bujhbena r tader forum e jeye bolbe je bangladesi rai bole tashkin chucker amra ki bolbo

Exactly! Sarcasm is not understood by a special kind of idiots out there!

mij
March 22, 2016, 05:39 AM
Who cares who is better as long as Taskin can win us the game. I don't care about anybody else good for them if they are better.

WarWolf
March 22, 2016, 06:13 AM
bhai I know you are being sarcastic but lets stop this. onek goru chagol ase jara apnar post er mane bujhbena r tader forum e jeye bolbe je bangladesi rai bole tashkin chucker amra ki bolbo
Ok Wolfie bhijan. Actually couldn't resist the temptation to being sarcastic. :D

jeesh
March 22, 2016, 06:15 AM
I dont think Australians would think twice about picking Taskin if they had to choose between him and Coulter Nile :D

Coulter Nile has the added advantage of being a big hitter, who can bat at 8 and score a quick 20-30. But as far as bowling is considered, Taskin has better control, more aggression.

Roey Haque
March 22, 2016, 06:33 AM
Taskin's number of wickets list could've been better if our fielders could hold on to those catches. No doubt, Taskin is better and yes, I'm a little bit biased on this. :D

You are right. This is a gigantic X factor. Aussie slip catching is better than Bd slip catching. Fast bowlers benefit.

mehedi
March 22, 2016, 06:46 AM
You are right. This is a gigantic X factor. Aussie slip catching is better than Bd slip catching. Fast bowlers benefit.

and also about the pitches they bowl on are mostly suitable for fast bowling compared to our flat Mirpur pitches