Originally Posted by BANFAN
Shahadat is still the best test pacer we have produced, so it's not so worrying. More over we have a coach primarily for pace bowling, so it's probably the best time for bowlers with raw pace to be in the team. If you are asking for Nazmul, you are being too negative/defensive in your mindset. We need aggressive pace bowlers in test matches,that comes with all the three pacers. We have a lots of spinners to check runs. Why should we go with Nazmul in test matches.
I'm more worried about batting. One of Anamul/Mominul could have been in the team.
shahadat isn't a very good test match bowler, he might be the best BD produced but that doesn't make him a good test match bowler, up and coming pacers need strong quality guidance and i don't see how shahadat can give that to them when he hasn't established himself as a decent test match bowler himself, he hasn't learnt control and that's something the young pacers need to learn and need guidance on.
why should nazmul be there? because he has much better control, keeps more to line and length, line and lengths that batsmen have more trouble with therefore he's got a good chance of taking wickets. nazmul has only played 2 test matches, he has a 38 average which obviously isn't great but compared to most BD test pacers it's not bad at all, give him his chance at least.