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Old July 8, 2007, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Aritro
The only part of that post that's incorrect is when you describe Tushar as ' an excellent middle order filler'. He'll be back in the A team before long. His failure at the top level is not simply due to the fact that the selectors keep shafting him, as people claim, it's also because he isn't any where near technically equipped to handle international bowling attacks.

We also need to find a quality third seamer for our Test team as soon as possible. Rasel is a handy enough option when he only has to bowl 10 overs but he leaves us horribly exposed when it comes to the real stuff.
Tushar, though he can't possibly do much worse than most of our batting order at this point, is another glaring example of jodi laigga jay type of wishful thinking that transcend the technical limitations so aptly pointed out by Arito here.

Tapash, Dollar and even a pace-depleted, swing-enriched Talha would've been better suited to fulfill the role of a third seamer. Our selectors don't seem to get that bowling in bowler-friendly test cricket is about taking wickets over 20-40 overs, not just "containing" the oppsition with 10 oversof economical bowling in batsman-friendly ODIs.

Off topic: I guess Alok needs to convert to Islam before pleasing some of our more secterian members in this forum. One in particular, who hasn't posted in this thread, just cannot be impressed by Alok, Tapash and Dhiman no matter what they do, and takes bizarre pride in being what he is.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)

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