Originally Posted by WarWolf
The current selection committee is too much defensive. I still miss the committee of Faruk and Athar.
Not impressed with SN and Nazimuddin being in the team. Last test performance cannot be counted if you play test after one year.
What the heck Abul Hasan is doing in the team? Now I believe he has the strongest lobbying.
If Riyad plays in the first test and fails he must be dropped in the second test. This should be his last chance.
Junaid should partner with Tamim in the opening slot.
Most probably Shahadat and Rubel will take the new ball.
I would like to see Shohag playing in the first test. He cannot do worse than others. But if he is a big match performer then he will grab the chance to impress.
Well may be current selection committee looking a bit defensive but i think their team selection is ok. Nazimuddin was the last test opener for BD. His performance was not too bad. Do we have any replacement? In that case he deserve another chance. In #3 SN is ok. In last 4 test he scored 232 runs wit an average of 29. So he deserve to be in the team. Only thing that can be mentioned here is inclusion of Zunaid over Mominul. I was expecting Mominul there. But experience said in fever of Zunaid in this vulnerable top order.
Regarding Riyad, In test cricket he is not a bad test batsman. May be he is not in form. In that case droping him is not a good idea. We need to stop this in and out game.
Overall i am happy with the team. Though its only for one test still I ll mis Mominul. Though i did not find a space to locate him.