i) Initially Ryder was the only one Tamim could replace. Samuels and Mathews were allrounders, so Tamim weren't competing against them.
ii) Just when Ryder was reaching the epitome of disaster thus making way for Tamim, he came up with that good innings which cemented his place for a few more matches.
iii) Then as soon as he got injured, Clarke came in. Clarke is a seasoned campaigner, so I can't complain.
iv) Then at the end when every decision taken failed miserably, Tamim could've been given the chance for the last 2-3 matches. But had he been given a chance and had he clicked big time (which is a possibility), then the blame of not selecting Tamim earlier in the tourney would've been far greater that it is already now. All was lost by then anyway.
So I could understand Ganguly's psyche, although he could've been a bit more proactive in his decisions rather than sticking to them for too long.
End of kannakati.
Man is here.