Originally Posted by Tiger444
I wouldn't say hitting 1 century in the NCL, means scoring freely. You could term Tamim and Naeem as scoring "freely." Also it seems that your bracketing Nazim and Nafees as the same. Nafees scored a 60 in the 1st match and failed in the 2nd but didn't get a chance in the 2nd match. Nazim on the other failed to notch a 50. Also Nafees made 3 fifties in Tests in 2011 and he's hit big scores before at this level albeit, less consistently then we would have liked.
Finally your saying you want Junaid to open the innings. Don't forget he averages a 17 as opener and 32 as a #3. SN, on the other hand, averages a 27 as opener. So don't you think it's a better idea to have Nafees opening while Junaid is at #3?
Zunaid can open if Nafees and Nazim don't open, yes Zunaed is always better off at 3. I think we all saw Anamul was scoring more easily than Nayeem for sure. His last innings where rangpur got bundled out less than 100, he by himself scored 104 at almost 100 percent strike rate, compared to Nayeem at only around 30%. Anamul scored 1 century out of 2 matches he played. He scored more century than any national players or compared to any player for that matter during last season.
If you are not fluent or comfortable you can't pile up so many runs