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Old February 7, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Eshen
Test:

Tamim - auto choice
Anamul - ideal for one down, but should open for lack of a better choice
Naeem - technically sound enough, need him play sheet anchor
Nasir - being wasted in late order, need to be brought forward
Mushfiq - auto choice
Shakib - auto choice
Mahmudullah - auto choice
Sohag - auto choice
Sunny - should not burden Shak much, so there should be a second specialist spinner
Rubel - auto choice given fit
Abul - for lack of a better choice

Reserves:

Jahurul - warming up to him after last few BPL matches (though it's a wrong format)
Shamsur - looks technically sound, should be groomed during this tour
Abdur Razzak - improved enough to be considered as a back up option for Test team
Shafiul - unfit for the format, but should be there for lack of a better choice

For ODI and T20I, Mash should take Abul's place. For T20I only, Shabbir should be brought in place of Riyad.
Shakib is too good a batsman to have him languish at 6...he's our most skilled batsman across formats (Tamim and a few others have more talent, but aren't as skilled). Nasir does deserve a promo, but not to #4 yet. I agree with whoever said Riyad is only suited for certain limited overs situations...a chase of 250+ in ODIs or 160+ in T20s and we'll see how poor Riyad is. But I think he's good enough in both temperament and technique to get a long run at #4. I agree that Anamul should be at one down, and maybe we should draft in Jaharul to open with Tamim. So my lineup for the first SL Test would be:

Tamim
Jaharul
Anamul
Riyad
Shakib
Nasir
Mushfiq
Gazi
Sunny
Shafiul/Nazmul
Rubel

Naeem, Shahadat, Enamul, Saqlain would be my bench.
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