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Old February 13, 2007, 12:18 PM
TheWatcher TheWatcher is offline
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I am repeating some comments from threads in BC section-

Sharif is withdrawn and Farhad Reza is not taken- my impression, we are not playing a third pacer. We are taking two back up pacers instead of just one because chance of injury to pacers in hot & humid Caribbean condition is high. Also, it may be because the management is not so sure about Rajib's place in the playing eleven.

Javed is taken in place of Mehrab, as a back up opener- no that surprising, Mehrab was unimpressive even against minnows. Also, incase you have an injury wobble in the team, you obviously want an experienced player as your back up.

Bashar mentioned Rajin's inclusion was because he is a flexible option for both top and middle order- my impression he will be asked to play the same role Mushfiq played in Zimbabwe. Management probably don't want to rely too much on Mushfiq (since he is still very inexperienced) to prevent batting collapses (incase we get into that situation again) when it comes to matches against big teams.

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