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Old November 12, 2012, 08:05 AM
fuadomar fuadomar is offline
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Default Top spinners in Bangladesh considering first class performance

We have abundance of spinners, at least we think so! When, I was a young guy, I often used to think when Md. Rafique will retire what will happen to our test cricket? The reason behind it was a scenario where I used to see Md. Rafique bowling all the days (and nights) whenever I switched on TV like Muttiah Muralidharan. Thanks God that, after the retirement of Md. Rafique we also got spinners of caliber.

How good are they? Are they any better? Who is the best among them? Should we do some experiments by giving exposures to some new ones? Is anyone exceptionally talented among the bunch?

Well, I tried to grab some stats. The stats are only based on first class performance because in that way, it will provide an equal platform. I also considered only spinners who are playing now. Onus is yours to judge the questions above.

Most experienced 4:
Enamul Haque Jr. - 81 matches
Elias Sunny - 63 Matches
Shakib Al Hasan - 61 Matches
Abdur Razzak - 59 matches

Most Wickets:
Enamul Haque Jr - 323
Elias Sunny - 232
Abdur Razzak - 225
Arafat Sunny - 219

Best Average:
Saqlain Sajib - 19.81
S. Shuvo - 21.91
Arafat Sunny - 22.01
Sohag Gazi - 24.12

Best Strike Rate:
Saqlain Sajib - 41.8
S. Shuvo - 49.1
Arafat Sunny - 53.4
Sohag Gazi - 53.7
Elias Sunny - 54.5

Best Economy Rate(Although not relevant in longer format but it should be helpful):
Arafat Sunny - 2.44
Sohag Gazi - 2.47
S. Shuvo - 2.67
Shakib - 2.76

Most 4 wickets haul:
Enam - 12
Elias Sunny - 11
Saqlain - 10
S. Shuvo - 9

Most 5 wickests haul:
Enam -24
Arafat - 16
S. Shuvo - 15
Shakib - 14

Overall performance:
Eanumul Jr. -----81-----323--------7/47------28.39----60.7
Elias Sunny ------63----232---------7/79------25.59---54.5
Abdur Razzak ---59----225---------9/84------28.12---60.9
Arafat Sunny ----56----219---------7/49------22.01---53.4
Shakib Hasan----61----195----------7/32-----29.42---63.7
S. Shuvo --------39-----194----------6/71-----21.91---49.1
Saqlain Sajib ---39-----186---------7/29------19.81--41.8
Sohag Gazi -----18------87----------7/79------24.12--53.7
Md. Rafique----62-----237---------7/52-------28.01---68.7

My 2 Cents based on stat:
1. Saqlain Sajib seems to the most impressive guy (Avg. and SR). His performance is far better than his competitors considering the number of matches he played.
2. Sohag Gazi seems to be the most promising on the lot.
3. Md. Rafique is a legend but we were able to produce spinners who are similar or better than him.
4. Mahmudullah/Naeem/Nasir should only be in the team because of their batting performance. Their bowling in first class cricket justifies little to proclaim them as an good bowler.
5. Stat of S. Shuvo looks good, too.

What do you guys think?

Last edited by fuadomar; November 12, 2012 at 09:25 AM..
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