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Old December 13, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiger444
Thing is, Dhiman would be a liability with the bat in ODI's. He has been a liability in ODI's for the A team. The only place I can see a place for him is Tests since keeping is literally a full time job. SL has a specialist keeper in Prasanna, SA has Boucher and Pak has Adnan Akmal. None of these guys really featured for ODI's but were or are regulars for Tests. I feel we could do the same with Tests.

Our selectors could have a problem with this, however, due to the lack of quality batting. SL could rely on Sanga, Jaya, and Dilshan to get big scores and Boucher could rely on the likes of Kallis and Smith. We, on the other hand, do not have the batsmen of that caliber so that's maybe why they play with the best batsmen rather than going in with 6 batsmen and a specialist keeper. I feel, however, for the time being Dhiman should be in for Tests.
Our selectors are unable to think outside the box. Remember, one of them was an unimaginative captain and the other allegedly has a KFC affinity.

Their thinking goes like this, 1) SRK grunts at 160 kph, so he must bowl at least at 140 kph. So, he is a great test bowler, especially given his old fivers. 2) Nazmul cannot be in the national team because he does not bowl fast. Successes of medium-pace legends like Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, or Alec Bedser was due to luck. 3) Keep Mushfiqur as keeper. He will miss some catches. If the guys score centuries, Mushy will score a double.
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