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Old October 15, 2008, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ro1249
So our lineup should look like this:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Junaid Siddique
3. Mushfiqur Rahim
4. Mohammad Ashraful
5. Shakib Al Hasan
6. Nayeem Islam
7. Mehrab Hossain Jr.
8. Mashrafe Mortaza
9. Abdur Razzak
10. Shahadat Hossain
11. Syed Rasel

Our batting would be very deep. We could bat down to #9. Also we have 3 pacers and 3 spinners with this team.
Pacers: Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain, and Syed Rasel
Spinners: Abdur Razzak, Shakib Al-Hasan, and Nayeem Islam
agree with ur team..only exception would be robin in for rasel..and heres why:

test matches arent about keeping the run rate down with line and length. its about bowling for long periods of time. and rasel has shown his in-effectiveness with the old ball. besides despite his good showing in the odi's he has come back after a long injury and it'll be a risk to let him bowl for such long periods of time.

As for robin, i can see why he wasnt choosen in the odi's, i remember in one of the academy matches in sri lanaka i think, he bowled about 40 odd extras i think. as it is important to bowl in good line and length, it is not the same case in test matches...perfect example..shahadat hossain. In short, he should be tried in both test matches as i heard he has very good pace and also moving the ball now. he's also been training under that fast bowling coach who has praised him to be the best by far.

apologies for any inaccuracy
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