Originally Posted by WindieFan
Well firstly Narine has performed in india against the best asian batsmen, he's dazzled Tendulker, Kholi, Mahalah, Dhoni, Raina etc, and it wasn't just a matter of it being a limited overs game, in all cases they had no clue how to deal with him, now he's bowling on a complete road and facing batsmen who are barely playing shots, so of course it's gonna be tough, be warned though, the more overs the bowls the better he gets, if anyone is gonna turn this game on it's head it's him imo,
As for Roach, i think with all due respect your notion of him is outdated, we played Australia earlier this year after Roach had a shocking period in tests which included that Bang game you mentioned, and vs Australia he looked back to his best and ended up taking a 10fer, in that series he got the most wickets and hasn't looked back since, getting wickets vs England and then NZ, and lets be honest those two teams batting line-ups are better than Bangs,
As for the game, we're gonna need to come out blazing in this second session, break this partnership and it could collapse quickly, i guess we'll have to wait and see!!
Well yeah in Tests Narine is going to be tamed if he plays on Mirpur Road and the batsman don't play shots. And what about not playing shots, he's still going for 4 an over isn't he? You can say that about Permaul, not Narine. Wasn't this pitch even flatter when WI were batting? But thats when we were hearing DMan state that Narine & Permaul were going to run through us. Remember Bishoo too was hyped...ICC rookie of the year, where is he now?
As for Roach, did he start swinging the ball on a dead pitch like this - like Edwards could have - in his Aussie 10fer? Did get shape off the deck? If not well he would have figures like what Best has today, because they seem to similar styles. Roach was hammered last time he was here, sure he might have been off form, but I highly doubt he's morphed in 13 months time.
At any rate, WI will likely win this game, but this session is the crucial one coming up. Determines whether WI can declare early on Day 4 and give themselves 5 sessions to bowl us out or whether Bangladesh can shave WI lead to the point that WI have to bat another 3 sessions to set a defendable target.