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Old May 29, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Default Bangladesh's slip fielding

Obviously this thread comes in the light of a very crucial dropped catch in the slips in the recently concluded 2nd Test against India, and a few other dropped chances in the recent past. Yes, it was Sakib who dropped the catch inspite of his tremendous athletic abilities, but he is not a specialist in that position. Atleast he didnt look like one, yet.

Our ground fielding and throwing has definitely improved over time, and our overall fielding quality can be ranked 2nd to the Lankans in Asia. We are often taking some blinders in the squares (Aftab, Sakib, Rajin), have perfected the slide (JO, Ash, Tamim), and are showing brilliant hussle and commitment in chasing down leather down the ground. However, fielding at the slip cordon still remains an issue. Let's discuss on this with only our fielding abilities in mind, disregarding the field-placing factor

We've seen Bashar, Rafique, Manjar Rana, Mashrafee, Nafees, Sakib stand in the slips over the years. But none of them are specialists in that position. We're yet to develop a specialist slip fielder, and I am not sure if there are any such specialists in the U-19 / domestic league ranks. Please provide your thoughts about this, and some insights perhaps about our future in the fielding department.
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