Originally Posted by reyme
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
No doubt Anamul looks fluent once he gets going. Plus his temperament and conversion rate looks solid.
Remember though, the Mirpur pitch has looked very tricky for batting. Is it the right idea to debut him there? Debuting him in Khulna would make a lot more sense since that's his home ground and he's already scored a century there. So he's got the confidence in those conditions and would make better since if he plays there compared to the 1st Test. That is of ourselves if Nafees, Nazim, or Junaid fail.