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Old June 7, 2017, 04:06 AM
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Default The most difficult batting position?

Which is the most difficult batting position in cricket? As for Bangladesh it has to be no.3? We have tried so many, most of them failed. Is it hard to groom players to perform well in this critical position? The position that often sets up the team momentum. What can be done? Keep chopping and changing players until the right one is found? My personal opinion is that we needed to give Sabbir more time! And still believe his will come good in time. What do you guys think is the most difficult batting position in world cricket and Bangladesh?
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Old June 7, 2017, 04:15 AM
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How important have openers become in modern time? The finishers? Etc. Would be nice to get some inputs on what you guys think?
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Old June 7, 2017, 05:59 AM
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Number 3 could be the most challenging position, which is why teams often place their best batsmen there. India-Kohli, England-Root, NZ-Williamson, Aus-Smith, Pak-Babar, SA-Du Plessis, WI-Samuels, SL-Kusal Mendis.

Number 3 should be a complete batsman, capable of defence and offence, capable of rotating strike, laying platform, or going on the attack if necessary. Which all of the above can do.

Now issue with Sabbir is his defence, particularly against the pitched up delivery. Hathurusingha needs to put some thought into this, may be consider Mushfiq as an option. Develop another 4.
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Old June 7, 2017, 08:37 AM
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#1 and #2. They get the best of the opposition. Worst of the conditions. All great teams had/have solid opening. Be it GG and Haynes, Haydous and Gilly, Sanath and Kallu etc.

That is why Sarkar's maturity is so important for our team.
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Old June 7, 2017, 01:11 PM
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Well it's a tricky question, because openers are like specialists

Number 3 is often where match is won and lost

But I always rate an opener highly, the likes of warner and past two years tamim, don't get mentioned along with Smith Kohli Williamson root, but they're as good as them

If you look at strike rates and averages it becomes obvious who has it the toughest, aggressive openers like Hales and tamim are going at mid 80s so is amla, but ones coming after have it easier

I'll go opener and from the openers I'll go #1, as they have to face up to the unknown

Which is one of the reasons Tendulkar never wanted to face up to first ball
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Old June 7, 2017, 01:16 PM
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Number 3 could be the most challenging position, which is why teams often place their best batsmen there. India-Kohli, England-Root, NZ-Williamson, Aus-Smith, Pak-Babar, SA-Du Plessis, WI-Samuels, SL-Kusal Mendis.

Number 3 should be a complete batsman, capable of defence and offence, capable of rotating strike, laying platform, or going on the attack if necessary. Which all of the above can do.

Now issue with Sabbir is his defence, particularly against the pitched up delivery. Hathurusingha needs to put some thought into this, may be consider Mushfiq as an option. Develop another 4.
I see no reason why sabbir can't be developed into a 4, but pushing him to 3 was a ridiculous idea, anyone with cricketing knowledge could see it was just a gamble

Problem with Hathuru is he likes his own players, the way football managers do, he's even said that's what he wants, look at prem, better players get left out for the 'coaches player' same with Hathuru

Look at root, immensely talented, failed top of the order, for dropped to 5, then worked his way up to 4, then only last year to number 3, it takes time to become a number 3, root was a natural 3-5, Sabbir not only has less talent, he's a natural 4-7
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I think no 11..... U have to wait the longest in the Pavillion and then when u go in u know u don't have too many partners left to support
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