Originally Posted by Sohel
We're playing the longest version here guys. This format is the true test of a cricketers skill, temperament and character in a maximum of 15 sessions of cricket spread over 5 days. Performance in a particular sessions or days doesn't make someone a hero nor a zero. It is simply too early to either deify or vilify anyone after just a single day of test cricket.
That being said, The Rajib has totally lost it, excluding his first 5-6 overs with the new ball, and RBX obviously needs more time to get his rhythm back, and a proactive coach like Ian Pont in his corner to do his best. Maybe we can simply outsource our pace bowling and some of the spin bowling as well. Almost any FC performer from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will do. A couple of quickies from Afghanistan may also be in contention.
Arey bhai why go to India/SL/Afghanistan? Sure Hamid Hassan is better than the Hossain twain, but right in Bangladesh are at least 4-5 FC pacers who couldn't do any worse than RBX and SRK. Nazmul, Shafiul, Al Amin, Talha, and Tapash. Would any of them do worse?
Rubel and Rajib go for over 4 an over in every innings in the NCL. Of course they'll go for 5 an over on a patta against Test level bats! Assuming the above mentioned bowlers aren't any more potent than the current guys, a collective economy rate of even a moderately expensive 3.5 an over would shave 30-40 runs off the total so that you're looking at 321-4...instead of 361.