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Old August 26, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by al Furqaan
It appears as though people aren't opposed to Anam being included because he's not ready, but out of fear that he will somehow fail. If its the former, than people need to have their heads examined! Anam has a very un-Bangladeshi habit of hitting hundreds at every level he's played in. I have no qualms of keeping Anam in every A team tour for the next 4 years, so long as he's also playing in every Test. We don't play enough Tests to worry about burn out and neither does he bowl or keep wicket at the highest level.

To reiterate, Tamim was drafted into the side based purely on potential and 2 sixes he hit against a woeful Zimbabwe team. That was it, thats the whole reason he was picked. He didn't turn out too badly.

Did Nasir even have any FC or List A hundreds before he made his debut?

Anam has hit 5 FC hundreds already, 3 hundreds in YODIs, has a YTest MoM award, led a YWC in run scoring, has hit hundreds in the DPL, had a 169 vs a RSA Academy side where every bowler had first class exposure, has scored runs in foreign conditions, has batted up the order and in tough situations. Contrary to needing more "seasoning" as if he's mere meat, never has a Bangladeshi teenager been MORE ready for the national team! No one has a guarantee of preparedness, but this is as close as you can ever get.
yes he's definitely more ready than any other youngster has been when being fast tracked to the national team, actually he's on par or ahead of a lot of players that haven't been fast tracked and worked a bit more to get there.

i'm not surprised this fear is here, ash was a major talent that went wrong, we also had aftab and kapali who were pretty big talents, but BD cricket was in a different place, different results were expected, the occasional great innings and occasional win was ok back then, nowadays more is expected and even though BD still aren't great at developing talent they are better than they were back then when those guys first came through.
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