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Old March 7, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Murad
Selecting Ash was wrong and then dropping him was wrong as well. Loitta did a good job in dropping Ash. It wasn't the right to interfere but it was required. He wasn't performing that well in NCL and didn't deserve a call (he said it himself). They should let the guy gain some confidence in domestic cricket for about a year.

Selectors 1 - Loitta 1 = 0 Case closed.

And now selecting Tamim was wrong as well. He is totally out of from. His last 10 scores are so poor.

Selectors makes 1 wrong - Loitta makes 1 = 0. Case closed. Akram shouldn't complain. If tamim is dropped then a new guy gets a chance.
Tamim's last 10 ODI scores are : 0, 4, 0, 36*, 1, 21, 45, 61, 44, 3. If you look carefully, you'll find that he messed up big time only in his last 5 innings. Before that, he was scoring decently. To me, it's just a case of having one terrible series. Yes, he's not been his usual fluent-self in the recent past, but still he has managed to score reasonably. You can't compare him with Ashraful because even with his terrible form in the last 10 innings, he has maintained an average of 23.88 which is similar to Ashraful's career average over almost 11 years.
Also Tamim's last 10 Test innings : 21, 14, 15, 9, 83, 14, 37, 52, 43, 15 with an average of 30.3.
You simply do not leave out one of your best performers based on 5 innings. So, no selectors didn't do any wrong and Akram has every reason to blow the whistle since this is the first time their signed team has been altered/modified/shortened.
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