Originally Posted by Beamer
I too am impressed with this trio. The way Shahadat had fought back to reclaim his old spot is encouraging to say the least. Shafi is going to be a good one and I am very high on Rubel. He is a bit raw, but he has the ingredients to be a good fast bowler, who bowls in short bursts. All three have good pace. You must have that if you want to be successful in intl cricket and escpecially for tests ( otherwise Rasel with his accuracy will be a fixture in our line-up ). They must carry on this momentum and keep working to improve every aspects of their game. All three have something different to offer and that is a more significant thing to observe.
the only other time we've ever gone into a test with three 135 kph pacers was first test in Dunedin back in 2008. sajid, rajib, mash.
this trio is overall quicker by a fair bit. and i think the most important thing is the variation they bring.
shahadat and rubel both get reverse, with rubel's being more pronounced. shahadat has the best bouncer, rubel has the best yorkers. rubel also gets conventional swing. shahadat gets the odd ball to bounce due to his height and that accounted for the gambhir wicket and carbon copy dravid wicket in 2007. shafi, i haven't seen enough of to comment but will hopefully today. shahadat also seems to be able to jag the ball back into the right hander off the seam.
if we can get sajidul back, he will add variation as a pacy, left arm swinger.
if they all develop, mash can become an ODI specialist, and simaltaneously be our Test bowling coach/consultant!