Originally Posted by Rabz
But Asaad, you know very well that international stage is not the place for grooming and trimming.
Though the case isnt always true for a country with infrastructure like ours, but we have to make them some sort of match ready.
Getting them ready in the head is the most crucial part and you won't have it in the international arena where the big boys will torn them apart.
Back to basics is always the simple answer.
This is true, but we don't have many alternatives. Plus, debuting them in series vs ZIM is an ideal backdrop in that regard. ZIM's strength is even lower than A teams from most of the top sides, so that would be an ideal place to bring Taskin, Anamul, etc into top flight cricket. We simply don't have enough A or Academy tours to do that. These young players should meanwhile continue to work in the Academy setting. Tamim, Mashrafee, and others are examples of players who cut their teeth mostly at the international level with very little domestic experience prior to that.