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Old November 30, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Sohel Sohel is offline
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Not a bad debut. Nervous start but he hung in there and played himself in, became more confident and gave us a glimpse his strengths as well as his weaknesses at this level.

Once the butterflies are gone, he can rotate the strike with ease and put the bad delivery away with class, usually using his superior handspeed. His footwork got better against everyone except Sammy for some strange reason. I don't know why he simply couldn't move his front foot against the underrated but nevertheless "just OK" West Indian seamer. The shot that got him out showed positive intent to hit himself out of trouble against Sammy, but wasn't necessary at that point in time. Those won't become high percentage shots until and unless you're playing him comfortably which he wasn't.

Anyway, he is a VERY SPECIAL player and one of the things that makes him special is his desire to succeed by learning from his mistakes quickly. Looking forward to seeing how he starts in the next match and plays Sammy during the middle overs.
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