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Old August 6, 2013, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Night_wolf
for Bangladesh i would say
1.Shakib
2.Bashar
3.Rafique
4.Tamim
5.Masud/Aminul Islam/Musfiq
yeah i had shakib, rahim, tamim, bashar, mashud. i'm thinking now possibly rafique over mashud. shakib is a no brainer as are bashar and tamim imo. rahim is there for his keeper batting and getting that double which has so far never been done by any other BD player, plus his average in tests is now 32 which is up there for BD (especially considering he's also keeper).

the reason i found it tough to put rafique in is because ultimately he did average 40 in tests and struck in the high 80s. got a good amount of 4fers and 5fers and was relied upon, even got a test century but do those numbers match up with mashud's keeping? i found them tough to separate, reason i think i chose mashud is because i couldn't really separate the two and although he got 100 wickets his average and strike rate aren't that crash hot. possibly put them in ahead of rahim but for me what they achieved doesn't quite match rahim's double, his average, and what he's added with his keeping.

although have to say after typing all that i'm starting to think rafique should be there ahead of mashud. looking at the pure numbers rahim has same amount of stumpings and 21 less catches than mashud but mashud played 10 more tests than rahim currently has. although how many dismissals a keeper has is also dependant on quality of bowler and despite the pacers not being any better now, shakib is better than rafique so rahim has better opportunities than mashud did.
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