Originally Posted by Sohel
No tokenism here. I'd have opted for Hom and Rumman even if Hom were a Wahabi Islamist and Rumman had neon pink eyes. ... Not including Rex was a difficult decision but with Gazi in the team and Shakib back, I opted for an extra batsman who can bowl when given the chance (Rumman). Nasir too can be effective with the ball.
Sure the young lads are promising but I dont think they have done enough to warrant a place yet. Hom has been -to be honest -utterly hopeless so far (NCL/BCL). Don't know much what Shabbir has done. Beside, I'm not one for mass-change in a short time when the national side is concerned. Need to maintain young/experienced balance and team cohesion.
One simply can't bench someone like Abdur Razzak who has almost 200 ODI wickets at just over 27 runs a peice. That would be a blunder of huge proportion! Three prong spin attack worked for us before. Why not now? Anyway, if you want an extra bat then go for a specialist batter. We have plenty of "allrounders" (bits n pieces) in the side as it is. Again, bits and pieces players might be a stop gap measure only. In serious cricket you gotta pick your batters for batting only and your bowlers for bowling only. One good allrounder is enopugh and at maximum two are more than necessary.
Offtopic- not quite "neon pink" but 'Neon Golden' album. Check it in the What you're listening thread. One of the best albums in the last few years, in my not so humble opinion. You might like it.