Originally Posted by BANFAN
Neither Mominul nor Anamul ... None of them are ready yet... This league is very deceptive and without the national team players, it's even more....so, getting excited with domestic performances doesn't make any sense. We have to see them against quality 'A' team or against the main teams in practice matches. We lost an opportunity this time, due to rain.
All I remember is that, Anamul failed in consecutive 3 Matches against Zim and a reduced SA team...it was T20 but he was batting in a good position to play proper cricketing shots. U19 performances aren't good enough to say, that a player is ready for test level.
Unfortunately the opportunities to play 'A' team matches are few and far between. They are now and they always have been. How long will we have to wait to know if he is truly 'ready'?
The current candidates for our no. 3 spot, JS, SN, etc. got into the national team after achieving far, far less than Anamul in the U-19 & Academy stage, even in the NCL that you so deplore.
At the end of the day, if someone like Junaid, who has 4 centuries in 99 innings and Nafees, who has 5 centuries in 107 innings in our 'picnic-like' NCL are able to go and score centuries against England and Australia respectively, then there is reason to believe that someone who has 7 centuries in 42 innings will be able to acquit himself well.