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Old June 26, 2005, 03:36 PM
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Default Ashraful should open against Australia.

The form Ashraful is in at the moment and the kind of menacing mood he is in now, he should open with Javed Omar on Thursday.
I know some people will disagree with me, but I think Ashraful will be wasted unless he comes in while the field restrictions remain in place.
If Ash comes in and starts to blaze away like he has been doing in the last few matches, chances are that he will get us off to a really brilliant start.
But if he comes in when the field is well placed after the restrictions, the Aussies will have worked out a plan to get him out really early and it will definately be an early bath for our players.
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Old June 26, 2005, 03:50 PM
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I agree. but he should open with shariar nafees because javed omar wastes too many balls so he should be put in the middle order in case we lose wickets quickly so he can play slowly till 35-40 overs.
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Old June 26, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Maybe you're right with the left hand right hand combination,
but I think if Ashraful starts to hit the Aussies all over the park , which he will most definately be doing, then we need someone like Javed to stand firm in the other end.
But he does need to rotate the strike as much as possible.
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Old June 26, 2005, 04:00 PM
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How About Javed at 3 ? Aftab at 4, Tushar at 6, Bashar at 5.
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Old June 26, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Any forget it as it wont happen. The Selectors want continuity which is right.
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Old June 26, 2005, 04:12 PM
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well, I am pretty sure that when Ash comes to the crease, his adrenelin will be pumping and he will start to swing his bat wildly and sooner rather than later, he will get out.
So it makes sense to let him come in early and put the fear of god in the Australian bowlers early to mess up their line and lenth.
Who knows, if Ash gives us a good platform and some of the other batsmen get in on the act later on, we might just dare to dream of beating the mighty Aussies once again.
Any way, just the entertaiment value of watching Ash smash the likes of Brett Lee and co all over will be worth it for all us BD fans and the all neutrals out there.
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Old June 26, 2005, 04:31 PM
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A lot of it depends on what Ash himself is comfortable with. He has always been a middle order batsman. I won't question his ability to face the new ball. I mean, hey, how many times has he had to come up early in the innings? That doesn't necessarily imply that he is comfortable in the opening position. I personally never liked Golla's batting, but have always tolerated him for his odd knocks here and there. I say, let Ash bat in the position he has been scoring runs at. Asking him to open the innings may put unnecessary pressure on him.
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Old June 26, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Ashraful was never successfull in openning. So it is too risk.
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Old June 26, 2005, 05:43 PM
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Honestly waht do we have to lose.It might be a good experiment. I would like to see him with Nafees. He was unlucky today. He went for the right boll but unfortunetly got edged. He asnd Ashraful..could be a lot of entertaining...
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Old June 26, 2005, 05:50 PM
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Atleast Ashraful at NO. 3 and AFtab at No. 5. Tushar Imran can come at NO. 6 where he can play the old ball.
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Old June 26, 2005, 06:46 PM
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Lets go for our best attacking options.
Here is my batting order:

Shahriar Nafees
Ashraful
Aftab
Habibul Bashar
Javed Omar
Tushar Imran
Pilot
Rafique
Rana
Mashrafee
Nazmul
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Old June 26, 2005, 07:02 PM
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But he does need to rotate the strike as much as possible.
Thats the tricky part. Can JO capable of doing that?
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Old June 26, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Without having DW around, I don't think Athahar, Bashar, and Pilot will go for anything radical like this.

If it were up to me, I would leave JO-Abir right-left combination for another trial. I know JO was very frustrating today, but remember, without him at the top of the batting, BD team will loose at least 3-4 wickets in first 15 overs for sure.

At earliest, Ash can come to bat at 3.

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Old June 26, 2005, 07:17 PM
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Javed in the middle order is pointless. He is there to see off the new ball.
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Old June 26, 2005, 07:44 PM
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Once Ashraful and aftab smash the ball around the park, then JO can come and finish the 50 overs.
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Old June 26, 2005, 08:44 PM
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Quote:
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Lets go for our best attacking options.
Here is my batting order:

Shahriar Nafees
Ashraful
Aftab
Habibul Bashar
Javed Omar
Tushar Imran
Pilot
Rafique
Rana
Mashrafee
Nazmul
Except JO in No 5. It is ok. May the other Nafees would bat there. He is a good player of spin. JO should open or should not be in team. Nothing between.
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Old June 26, 2005, 08:56 PM
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Shahriah's been batting well and so has Javed. Keep them together. The great thing about Ashraful's hundred against Australia was that he batted himself into the crease before the onslaught. It's hard to bat yourself into the crease early on because of the swing and you're trying to comprehend the pitch. He also can't go out swinging from ball one but as it is he's at the crease before the 15 overs are up anyway so I say keep him at 4. If it's not broke don't fix it
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Old June 26, 2005, 09:04 PM
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I think we need a strong middle order to keep the run rate and wicket in control. To build up a competitive score, this middle order must have to score with a little help of tail. In last two match, we lost heavily even after a good start just because of unable to do that. I think we should keep the players in middle order who can accelerate the run rate and keep wickets in hand. In that sense Ash, Bashar and Aftab should stay in middle order and Javed, Nafees and Tushar should stay in top order, which means we should keep our batting order as it is now. The result will come if we give sometime and continue this batting order I think.
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Old June 26, 2005, 09:07 PM
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Ashraful should just play his natural game at any point of time he is in, be it opening or the regular No.4 position he is comfortable with. You don't want him to force him to play shots that will inevitably lead to his early demise.
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Old June 26, 2005, 09:21 PM
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No , he should be there where he is !!!!! He made duck in the last match also he made success on the same position so , let it be like this .
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Old June 26, 2005, 10:22 PM
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we need to stop shuffling the team too much.

so far this ODI series its been pretty good in that regard.

nafees came in for nafis, rana in for tapash = not much shifting.

only considerable change would be to take rajin for tushar, but tushar played a good knock today so he should stay.
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Old June 26, 2005, 10:43 PM
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Quote:
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Once Ashraful and aftab smash the ball around the park, then JO can come and finish the 50 overs.
No, JO can't do that. He's a natural opening batsman
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Old June 27, 2005, 12:03 AM
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Once Ashraful and aftab smash the ball around the park, then JO can come and finish the 50 overs.
I think JO will be useless in the middle order. Besides we can not bet on the fact that Ash and Aftab will smash the ball around just because they are promoted to the top order. I think JO and S Nafis should be left alone at this time.
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Old June 27, 2005, 01:42 AM
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hmmm not sure about ash opening. Maybe. But aftab should definitely be 3
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Old June 27, 2005, 05:18 AM
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ash should remain where he is. he is best player of spin in this lineup. bd cant afford to lose him within 15 overs.
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