Originally Posted by mufi_02
Not much the selectors can do here. SLA's is supposedly our strength and we have no choice but to use them. Beside Shakib, it will be either Razzak/Sunny/Enam Jnr who will be taken in as the 2nd spinner. Shakib and other SLA will keep on bowling from one end. The pacers will only be there to make the ball old and take the shine off.
But Muhsy and management can get creative.
1. They can have the SLAs bowl around the wicket as that will give a natural angle to create more LBWs and bat-pad catches.
2. Have Riyad and Nasir (both offies) bowl to the lefties from over the wicket. As they will take the bowl away from the batsmen, they can consider two slips.
Let's see what they do.
For tests there is no way razzak should be considered, sunny hasn't done anything wrong to get dropped but enamul has been impressive. Can't we take 3 spinners? If we take 3 spinners then we could always play sohag gazi for some variation. I reckon in tests we are much better off batting to 7 and playing 5 bowlers (including shakib) which gives room for 3 good spinners to be in the team and 2 pacers plus your nasir's and riyad's who shouldn't be needed but will be there just in case.