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Old July 28, 2018, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadukor
Congratulations Bangladesh and especially Ryad for playing a crucial innings to lift us to 301. The whole series our seniors played well and we need that to continue till the WC. Tamim's partner is still a question mark. I dont think we need a big innings scorer but someone who can take on the bowlers in the 1st powerplay would be nice. There has got to be one batsman in the mould of 2015 Soumya in the country? The ODI bowling is alright at the moment, we just need to find an opener and a late order hitter to complete the batting positions.
Honestly our top 5 is so strong that we don't need any contribution from the 2nd opener. Bijoy played a terrible innings and we still managed 300.

Even against a really good bowling attack our top order will do at least decent.

Our problems, however are many.

1) We are designed to score/chase 300 as an upper limit because we lack a) an explosive opener and b) a big hitter down the order.

2) On a bowling wicket, if our top 5 fall cheaply, we're screwed.

3) Any lineup we play will feature at least 3 genuine #11s (Rubel, Fizz, Mash are all rank tail enders - compared to say England's tail enders).

4) The lack of a decent wrist spinner means our bowling attack is very one-dimensional.

5) Our bowling is designed to get wickets only via dot ball pressure ie we can't actually bowl unplayable deliveries the way Starc or Rabada can.

6) lack of hard hitting lower order batsman at #7 or 8.
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