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chinaman
January 26, 2005, 02:16 PM
Surprisingly enough, Rajin seems to become more and more comfortable at the top with Nafees. Quite a few times in the recent past, he showed us the hidden brilliance. Not too long ago, in the Asia Cup, he was called upon to fill for injured Gullu only to find himself in the cold. But time has changed, for better.

It's still premature to cheer at his new found ability. Yet the way he is going about the business is nothing short of a good news for the long waiting tigers.

He not only stays on the middle but also takes advantage of the fielding restriction. And by the time the restriction is over, he is already set and has done the damage. At the moment, we can only hope for similar knocks from him without going overboard with joy.

Well done Rajin. :clap:

aftitabi
January 26, 2005, 02:18 PM
Right after the pak series one of the paki brothers did suggest him as an opener. Man wasn't he rigth!

Fazal
January 26, 2005, 02:22 PM
:clap: For Rajin solving our one day- opener problem.

:clap::clap: For Rajin to eliminating the possibility of Javed's come-back as one-day opener.

Fazal
January 26, 2005, 02:25 PM
Not only Rajin got his from back, now he is making his usual 30-40s into 60-70s. The next step will be to make those 70-80 in 100+.

bdmoderator
January 26, 2005, 02:27 PM
Ya, he is in good form.

Pundit
January 26, 2005, 02:29 PM
Real test will be against a real test team.

Beamer
January 26, 2005, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by Pundit
Real test will be against a real test team.

82 against India while opening in the 3rd ODI, followed by a 89 and 56not out in tests vs ZIM..

Ahmed_B
January 26, 2005, 02:32 PM
Rajin made an amaizng 'over-night' transformation of himself right after the ODI win vs. India... where his fielding was remarkable!! Prior to this match.. he was having a horrible time with the bat.. but in the very next match.. he was promoted up the order and he made a remarkable 80+ opening score!!

Not only he has improved his scores.. he has dramatically improved his Strike-Rate & strokeplayes as well!!

Congrats to the young guy!!

pagol-chagol
January 26, 2005, 03:19 PM
Damn! Now there is no one left to stop the middle order collapse!

akabir77
January 26, 2005, 03:38 PM
Hey i still remember somebody told me to take a cold glass of water and laughed at me for saying Rajin is our david.. and i see him in this forum praising him... then most people wanted to drop him.....what a turn around ...... well like i said stat mins nothing and he is a good plyr and i see a chandana(one of the srilankan spinners) in rana to whether he can ply or not...

BD Tigers
January 26, 2005, 03:40 PM
what can confidence make a man!!! Rajin has full of them and Ash has ZERO right now. I am not over joying with Rajin success but I do hope he becomes a specialist ODI opener. Now someone like him needs to be in the middle.

We used to have problem top and middle order batting. 1st one has fixed. Now the 2nd one needs to be fixed and we will be in a joy ride. :clap:

Fazal
January 26, 2005, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by akabir77
Hey i still remember somebody told me to take a cold glass of water and laughed at me for saying Rajin is our david.. and i see him in this forum praising him... then most people wanted to drop him.....what a turn around ...... well like i said stat mins nothing and he is a good plyr and i see a chandana(one of the srilankan spinners) in rana to whether he can ply or not...

It's me... my friend who said that about Rajin and laughed at you comparing him with Dravid. Even though I still think its too early and kind of silly to tag him as Dravid of Bangladesh, I must say I was wrong about Rajin and Boy I am so gald that I am.

As I said before I care less about individual players, specially players with so called potential but does not produce. I care more about our TEAM, and I hate to see too many dead woods in the team, which becomes unbearable to carry by the team all at the same time. Now as Rajin is producing, I am off his back and I am kinda after Ash. I care less if a player is a superstar, most promising or most popular. If a player consistently fails, I will be after him. ( Thanks Allah, I am not a selector!!)

Also scoreboard ( i.e. the win-loss) is more important to me than a player's style, potential but non-productive in the scoreboard. I am a BD team fan; not a selector, not a coach or a professional player evaluator. What I care most is a team's WIN, nothing else.

Now Rajin proved me wrong, I hope Ash do the same for the next two one-days!!!! Boy it feels so good to be wrong for this kind of cases!!!
:fanflag::fanflag:

Edited on, January 26, 2005, 10:27 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Pundit
January 26, 2005, 05:26 PM
82 against India while opening in the 3rd ODI, followed by a 89 and 56not out in tests vs ZIM..


No doubt Rajin's stock is on the rise...he is fullfilling many of our initial hopes...

All I was saying is that he needs to continue with this and the current Zims is not the benchmark for performance by any means.

Mon
January 26, 2005, 05:49 PM
Would not it be nice if both Ash and Rajin were in form at the same time?

Fazal
January 26, 2005, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Mon
Would not it be nice if both Ash and Rajin were in form at the same time?

Wouldn't it be nice if I don't have to go to work and still get the paycheck?

Wakeup. Its never going to happen to us. We are cursed!!

Edited on, January 26, 2005, 10:57 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Pagla_Baba
January 26, 2005, 09:08 PM
Well done rajin.
Now we need a huge score from aftab at 1st down.

little_master
January 26, 2005, 09:10 PM
Rajin is fantastic in this ODI series. His SR is 82%. just amazing.
Khaled Mashud's SR is also good: 77%. But no one helped him to run.
He is not out twice. He should bat at No. 6.
Habibul seemed to be determined not to hit any boundary.
In last ODI, he took only single and double. just not acceptable.


Statistics for the last 3 ODI:
<pre style="font-family: Lucida Console; font-size:8pt;">
Name Mat I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct St

Rajin Saleh 3 3 0 123 77 41.00 82.00 - 1 - -
Khaled Mashud 3 3 2 37 23* 37.00 77.08 - - 1 3
Habibul Bashar 3 3 0 109 44 36.33 68.12 - - - -
Tapash Baisya 2 2 1 36 33* 36.00 120.00 - - - -
Nafis Iqbal 3 3 0 94 58 31.33 67.14 - 1 1 -
Mohammad Ashraful 3 3 0 66 42 22.00 55.93 - - - -
Mashrafe Mortaza 2 2 0 38 21 19.00 102.70 - - 1 -
Aftab Ahmed 3 3 0 54 38 18.00 56.84 - - 1 -
Khaled Mahmud 3 3 0 44 34 14.66 107.31 - - - -
Manjural Islam Rana 2 2 0 22 16 11.00 53.65 - - 1 -
Enamul Haque jnr 2 2 1 4 4* 4.00 133.33 - - 3 -
Alok Kapali 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 28.57 - - - -
Nazmul Hossain 2 2 0 4 2 2.00 50.00 - - 1 -
Abdur Razzaq 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 - - - -
</pre>


Edited on, January 27, 2005, 2:18 AM GMT, by little_master.

cisco-guy
January 26, 2005, 09:28 PM
Don't discount Ashraful yet! He will come bigger than what he was before. He has all the potential. He started with a SIX, didn't he? He just needs to get settled a bit and then needs to play his natural game.

Ehsan
January 26, 2005, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by cisco-guy
Don't discount Ashraful yet! He will come bigger than what he was before. He has all the potential. He started with a SIX, didn't he? He just needs to get settled a bit and then needs to play his natural game.

I would recomend to try him out in the opening and lets see how he does. But it all depends on him, whatever the position he wants to come in.

Piranha
January 26, 2005, 10:01 PM
Bite your tongue Chinaman, you dont wanna jinx our only successful batsmen before the end of the series...;)

sadi
January 27, 2005, 12:31 AM
well i never saw him this confident before......its good to see him play his shots....i would rather try ash in number 3...i know aftab is doing good there but he kinda got his touch...now its ash's turn.....

DotBall
January 27, 2005, 12:48 AM
Good to see Rajin in form. He seemed to be able to separate his emotion from his game plan. I hope all our other batsmen will try to use their brain more than their emotion (right now it mostly 20% brain 80% emotion).

Ahmed_B
January 27, 2005, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by ehsan
I would recomend to try him out in the opening and lets see how he does. But it all depends on him, whatever the position he wants to come in.
For the last several matches... A new and successful BD opening pair is rising! Why u want to push the 'in-trouble' Ash to into this place and interrupt both Ash's recovery & BD opening pair's integrity?:duh:

Any logic?!

billah
January 27, 2005, 02:39 AM
Chinaman: Funny you posted this thread. Please check my 2003 article "Not Valiance But Grit?"(second paragraph from the bottom). I've been wanting him to open in ODIs for a while now. Great to see him getting some runs at #1.

akabir77
January 27, 2005, 09:04 AM
Hey some times you have to stick with the plyrs you know can produce and thats why i backedup rajin and i said BD dravid the key is here BD not dravid... its like sabbir was our BD maradona no one will laugh at that cause its clear that i am not comparing him with maradona directly its that he palyed like him in the level of bangladesh.....

Anyway if you start going after good plyrs then they will take more pressure and might lose the confidence for good and then after 2/3 yrs we will say oh that plyr was good we need him bk just like what we r doing with bulbul as at that time no one bked him up and now we know how valuable he was to the team.....

Cricket is a mental game too. Think like this bd is batting with 165/2 and last 10 over and the op captain/bowler knows ash is still to come then he will think more than we will do if the next ply is rana/mushfiq. And bowler might bowl bad thinking of ash or the captain might wanna hold his best bowler for last... you see the dilemma here....

I am learing crickets new tricks and how one thinks by coming here and reading your wonderfull comments... and i was proven wrong many many times .....

Bangla Mostan
January 27, 2005, 01:57 PM
Rajin is quality but still needs to adjust himself and keep this consistency. He is playing great at the moment, lets hope he continues to perform at this level.

oracle
January 27, 2005, 02:06 PM
Rajin is an accomplished player and a born leader. But it is the best batsman with the best technique that should open the batting. Undoubtedly he has the strokes but we have better candidates for ODI opener. So next year or later I doubt we will see him opening in the ODI's, let alone in tests ( which is a far cry) .

BTW- some of Rajin's accomplishments should also be credited to Nafis who is a natural opening partner. So for the long term I see someone else partnering with Nafis and I believe that when Bashar steps down it will be Rajin who will fill no3. slot. Sorry but Rajin is not the all in all opening solution. It is Mr. Right and he is waiting in the wings, just watch out.

Rajin should be groomed for captaincy as originally intended and not as an ODI opener.

pilot fan
January 27, 2005, 02:11 PM
keep the faith

Bangla Mostan
January 27, 2005, 03:44 PM
Rajin is good but can get better...also being a sylheti bhai its all the more better.:lol:

AsifTheManRahman
January 27, 2005, 04:35 PM
no wonder you dwell in london ;)