Let's leave them to play their natural game
I was watching the BD second innings yesterday and was disappointed how some of our players change their natural batting style. I believe either the coaching and management staff put them too much pressure or constant criticism form the fans and the media make them to change the style.
Firstly, Javed Omar - He definitely is THE WALL in our batting line. But recently he had to face too much criticism (specially in the ODI's) for his style/low strike-rates. The way he got out in both innings might prove that he is trying to shackle free.
Secondly, Aftab Ahmed - completely opposite to JO. Naturally stroke maker, was out of the test team only for loosing temperaments in the longer versions. In this test match, I've a gut feeling that the management instructed him only to play defensively and play "sweep shots" randomly against the spinners - which causes his wicket. Everybody who watch the game yesterday definitely noticed the nervousness of Aftab while playing the two leggys. Probably he was again confused about his inclusion in the 2nd Test
Finally - Young Ashraful, he is our most talented player - no doubt. Though in both innings he was unfortunate but still I feel he is trying to change his style. It is a very good idea to watch the ball closely and play as late as possible but playing it too late is the also not a good idea
So, I wonder why management might give players pressure to change their style as we have a very good combination of batsman with Defense (JO, Rajin and Pilot) and Offence (SN, Ash, Bashar and Aftab). Hopefully great coach like Whatmore can notice this and correct it as soon as possible
GO the real TIGERS...