Originally Posted by napoleonIV
On the contrary, I would recommend very few changes if any. ODIs are different. But for test cricket, there is very little evidence to suggest that players waiting in the wing are qualitatively different than the ones in current squad. Rather, my proposal is to give maximum importance to first class cricket. Look at how Shakib approached batting in the second innings of the Zimbabwe test. That kind of summarizes our collective test mindset. Without changing that mindset, changing the personnel would hardly help.
Yea but while BCB gives maximum importance to First class (which is not happening anytime soon anyways), our test status would be finished. Our team needs to win a game. I think it will allow the players to believe in their abilities a bit more.
We have to save our test status AND give attention to our first class. Both needs to be done. Neither of them are rocket science so one has to be given up for the other.