Originally Posted by ammark
Thats faulty logic.
Razzak is more of a wizard at his spin bowling, than Rajib is at his fast-bowling. Statistics will show that chances of Rajib conceding more runs for less wickets is higher than for Razzak. The only circumstances where Rajib should come in as a pacer is if the pitch is a greentop on a damp, cool and breezy day, or as a replacement for Rasel.
I would rathar, preffer Rajib coming in place of Aftab/Nafees, and one of Ashraful/Mushfiq opening if Nafees is resting. We need to have more option in bowling to restrict the opponents around 250/260. Given all the batsmen in the team, it is still hard for us to chase a target around 300 or more.
Pitches in WI are all sporting wicket and the humidity and moisture in this season will always assist the pacers with new ball and medium pacers are effective in the middle overs, so they can’t settle down with the spinners and hit them all around the park. It’s too predictable bowling attack. We haven’t seen a lot of spin in any of the pitches so far. Even Murali struggled.
Razzaq is a good spinner, who has good cricketing sense, Razzaq & Rafiq should be there. An additional pace bowler could be handy as a variety in the middle to restrict the batsmen in Super eight.
Does it make sense?
[Hey man Rajib is not that bad; I like his bowling, he injects agreession in the team by his aggressive attitude, He can move the ball and has got pace.