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Old July 6, 2018, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rifat_02
Youngsters have been getting chances in the test team in case you haven't noticed , and none of them have done anything noteworthy to say they will do a better job than Riyad as of this moment . Riyad still averages 32.85 in last 5 years in test matches, please find a youngster who will average at least this much for an extended period. He is also a player with experience and a game changer in other formats. He did win matches for us and we don't have the riches to overlook him for now.


And Mullah has done well in bowling whenever given the chance not only in T20 leagues but also in other formats, sure he is not a Murali but that doesn't mean he cannot get more chances to bowl. This thread is not to say he should be a main bowler but that when he is bowling well he is not given more overs by the captain.
"Riyad still averages 32.85 in last 5 years in test matches, please find a youngster who will average at least this much for an extended period." is a very easy argument to make when you know no youngster has been given such an extended leash. It's a easy cop out for you.

A guy like Shanto has played 1 test for BD. And this is a guy that has shown much more promise than a bum like Riyad. And btw comparing riyad's last 5 years stats is quite hypocritical. Why don't you look at his first 5 years, when he averaged a 25. Persist with any youngster for that long, and he will give you a better output.

And your other point is another good one. he's won us 2-3 games in LOIs, therefore he should be persisted with in tests. With that logic, you ought to be a BCB selector.
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