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Old June 16, 2014, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gowza
he isn't but he could be if he wants to be, i don't think it's right to say he's here nor there because after 130+ ODIs he has an average of 35, who else has an average of 35 in ODIs? players like adam gilchrist, virender sehwag, sanath jayasuriya only averages 32 but there are 2 main differences between these 3 world class players and shakib, they have higher strike rates but more importantly they all have more centuries than shakib does. shakib has 5 let's say he continues at his same rate and has 10 at about 260 matches (sehwag played 251, gilchrist 287) that would mean shakib has 10 tons in 260 matches but sehwag has 15 from 251 and gilchrist has 16 from 287. double shakib's 50s and that means he has 52 from those 260 matches, well sehwag has 38 from his 251 matches and gilchrist has 55 from his 287 matches. that shows that the difference maker would be shakib's ton scoring ability, he'd have enough 50s to match or out do them for example the difference in 14 half centuries between sehwag and shakib easily allows shakib to still have a few more tons to equal sehwag in tons but be just ahead in 50s.

he's also got a test average of nearly 38 so he's a more than capable batsman it's just the ton scoring which is the main problem, not converting enough. he's not bad as a bowler and has plenty of test 5fers and 4fers and is really economical in the shorter formats whilst still being a decent wicket taker.

me may not end up being that great player, but currently he's in the middle of his career and there is no reason why he still can't be a great player, if shakib wants to be one, then he'll be one, if he doesn't want to be one then he won't. atm it doesn't look like he wants to be one, looks like he's just satisfied with his game as it is.
Why are u comparing Sakib to Sehwag,JAyasuriya or Gilchrist ? they are all openers and Sakib comes to bat at 4 or 5 , they are specialist batsman and Sakib is a specialist all rounder.
And why u think he doesn't want to be one of the greats? just because he doesn't have enough tons doesn't mean he doesn't want to, may be he is not that good at converting them to tons?
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