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Old May 19, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Gowza
maybe take shuvagoto, dhiman has put his hand up to get a chance as the keeper batsman. as far as spinners go i prefer looking for someone from the younger generation rather than razzak especially in tests, i guess shuvo or sajib are in line atm, but shaker ahmed has been impressive and it's not unlike selectors to go for someone off just a couple of impressive performances (though i expect shaker to be a long run option in 2-5 years). if they are to bring in a new allrounder then nasir is the choice, the others need more time to develop i.e. sabbir (has an impressive start but hasn't kept it up) and mahmudul (hasn't shown any of his potential really) etc. too early for anamul, i'm sure he will contend for a spot in years to come but let him develop first, we still have rahim and dhiman, let's not forget mithun ali has an impressive start, not to say mithun ali won't be any good but he had a great start and is struggling now.
Gowza! How ya been, mate? Long time...I think you were gone during the world cup and even months prior to that. Hope all is well and life rather than misfortune is the reason for your departure.

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Out of the uncapped batters, Anamul has put his hand up more than anyone else. He's scored at every level he's been given a chance. The 169 against SA Academy was quite impressive as two of the bowlers each had 100+ first-class wickets to their names. Had he scored 169 in a high score draw played on a belter, we would be jumping. But he did in an innings victory. Everyone else has been a domestic bully like Jahirul was last year (Shubhagoto) or not performing at all levels (Asif Ahmed Ratul).

On second thought, I'd prolly take Shaker over Razzak in my fifteen. Dunno why someone has mentioned Robiul Islam, as Tapash Baisya has a better chance of being selected. In fact, with Naeem and Riyad both certain to play in the starting XI, we may not need another SLA to go along with Shakib. Naeem and Riyad are both decent spinners, and that should be enough to take 20 wickets against Zim at a good cost of runs.
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