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Old November 15, 2012, 07:24 PM
Gowza Gowza is offline
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i think we still think of anamul as the new kid on the block who is 15 or 16, he turns 20 in december, he's been on the domestic scene since 2008 so he's got 3-4 seasons of experience under his belt already. if we bring development of players from other countries into it, well i know it's rare in australia for players to debut for their state before they are 18. most are probably in their early 20s with a few exceptions. that's partly why aussie players don't get selected until their late 20s to early 30s because they come into state cricket at an older age, then by they time they've got some experience and developed they are a bit older.

it's different in BD, players debut young, they get experienced young, they come into the national team at a younger age. on one sense they've got a better chance of learning if they go in their a bit younger, as they aren't as set in their poor habits and just generally younger people tend to learn quicker. for example most likely it will be harder to develop nazimuddin's technique etc since he's in his late 20s on his way to 30s as opposed to the 19/20 year old anamul.
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