Originally Posted by BengaliPagol
i understand but i wouldnt count on Nasir as a back up. I rate Naeems bowling much higher than Nasir's. Naeem as i said is much for economical.
I think its important to have bowlers like Nasir and Naeem in the team. If our bowlers cant get wickets and there is a huge partnership building up then a bowler like Nasir and Naeem can provide a breakthrough wicket. Even the erratic Ashraful has a knack of providing breakthrough wickets.
But imo since Mushfiq is low down the order id leave him with the gloves and i would replace Dhiman with Naeem simply because he brings much more to the table.
i agree naeem is a more consistent bowler at this stage, nasir still can rip the ball and bowl magic balls though. but 5 genuine bowlers (shakib plus 4 specialists) should be enough and nasir should be a good enough back-up imo.
but in reality riyad will probably be in the team and provide some spin.