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Old November 15, 2012, 08:18 PM
Shoinik Shoinik is offline
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Originally Posted by Shoinik
Naeem did not have a good World Cup (batting wise) but he showed a lot of heart while bowling (except against South Africa). For you to say he has got zero talent, I would ask you to check the following link:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/bdeshvzi...iew=commentary

Also, please check his batting stats on CricInfo (both test and one day) and compare them with other batsmen in the team.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...g;view=innings

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...g;view=innings

Bear in mind that when you bat at number 8, you bat most of the time with the tail-enders and sometimes you come towards the end when you just have to swing the bat to get some runs.

It's a pity we never tried Naeem/Mahmudullah at number 4 (or 6) for an extended period of time. It would have allowed us to play an extra bowler. That's how we beat NZ, Zim last year!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/banglade...es/486518.html

http://www.espncricinfo.com/banglade...es/476045.html
Naeem always had character.....they just did not use him properly. He and Mahmudullah are two of the most sensible/versatile cricketers (albeit with a few limitations) we have got from the Siddons era.
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