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Old December 28, 2016, 09:53 PM
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What is the deal with our opening pairs lately?? No rotation of strike or the attempt to nudge and take ones or twos.

It's just a boundary followed by block and block and then going for lofty shot and getting out.

Really frustrating!
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Old December 28, 2016, 09:56 PM
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Imrul/imrul 2.0 doesn't have the ability of rotating strike

Tamim seems to forgot how to rotate strike. it has been like this for some time for him
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Old December 28, 2016, 10:30 PM
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Really frustrating this. Boundary then dots. Then more dots.
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Old December 28, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Kayes was always like this but at least he is scoring runs, Tamim needs ti shut up and play his natrual game. back to back flop when team needed him badly
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Old December 29, 2016, 12:11 AM
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Our batsman don't believe in singles. To them a flashy boundary is attractive and singles are not.

A true winner is one who will do everything necessary to win. Our players need to shut their ego in the drawer and learn a thing or two from the best bats in the world. Kohli is always focused on getting runs however they come.

Even today someone like Broom was trying to get the singles on every oppurtunity.
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Old December 29, 2016, 03:00 AM
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Our batsmen dont know how to play with soft hands. Mushy is probably the only one who knows but other then that we are terrible at playing soft hands. out batsmen try to muscle it (even though they dont have it)..... the result are the countless deliveries that finds the fielders directly...
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Old December 29, 2016, 06:05 AM
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And we have people labeling Tamim as 'World Class' when he struggles to scores 1s and 2s, the basics of a batsman.
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Old December 29, 2016, 08:07 AM
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Tamim is best when he is positive, thats how he enjoys his cricket and should play that way... he should play like Tamim Iqbal.
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I think people make it seem that its really simple and easy rotating strike as an opening batsman. When the ball is coming quick onto the bat with the new ball its not easy rotating strike. Do you honesty think its easy just nudging around Boult and Southee here and there for singles in the first 10 overs in the game especially when the fielders are close in the circle? And on top of that when they are bowling short as well its not easy rotating strike.

So people need to stop making it out to be that our openers are missing some easy skill which every opener seems to have in world cricket because its a total myth. The difference however is that those openers are comfortable and know their style of batting whereas we tend to panick and not back ourselves. Only BD top order player who rotates strike easy is Mominul Haque. And he is not even an opener. Not sure if people can name me an abundance of openers in world cricket who are fantastic at rotating strike, majority are boundary riders.

However not to avoid the fact that yes our opening pair are poor at rotating strike but you will see someone like Tamim does rotate strike but that happens in the middle period of the game when the ball is older and ball comes onto the bat slower. An opener rotating strike with ease is a real rare quality to have. People need to look at top order NZ players like Latham and Williamson who in the same game scored 22 (35) and 14 (35) respectively.

If you watched the game carefully you could tell that Imrul was searching really hard for quick singles and looked very unnatural and panicky doing it. Thats the problem we need to tell them to look comfortable with the way they bat and not get frustrated too easily and not get too hurried with the situation at hand. Because Sabbir and Imrul were playing some glorious strokes during their innings and that only came about during the times they were relaxed at the crease.

Someone like Sabbir who is terrible at rotating strike was always going to hit a flurry of boundaries in the later part of his innings to make up for the SR. Imrul does that, Tamim does that. And that only happens if players look to play a long innings and stick around the crease ! Because what happens is your eye is in and you know the pace of the wicket well.

Just flippin stay in the crease and look to play a long innings and you will reap rewards easy, Latham and Broom showed that. Just watch early part of Latham's innings in the 1st ODI, he was batting so slowly and he amped it up after he got to 40 runs. NZ batsman want to play a long innings and stick around whereas we look to be in a hurry.

My point is that the rotation of strike from the top order wasn't the main problem. Because our top order set the platform for us. At the rate we were going and with the amount of wickets in hand it should have been a walk in the park for us. The issue was the mental game of our players. Tamim's shot, Imrul falling into the plan of NZ, Mosaddek's shot in that situation etc.

Tamim lacks ability to play a smart and long innings, Imrul looked like he wasn't being proactive enough with the evident plan of NZ, Shakib only looking to ever play cameos but not stick around, score big and grind out an innings, Mosaddek failing in every pressure cooker situation. Even tho Riyad looks to be a bit out of form but he did get a ripper of a ball. But we did severely miss Mushfiq.

End of the day it was just a mental collapse and it happens to even the best teams. We shouldn't overeact too much altho we should definitely be questioning the team selection. However i feel that the loss is going to make our boys even more hungrier for the rest of the series, especially in the test series where they don't have to rotate strike at all if they dont want to lol.
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Old December 30, 2016, 03:18 PM
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Their averages speak for themselves. Both of them are just not fit enough at this level to score 1s, 2s and 3s. This is where the Non-Asian sides beats us with ease: running between the wickets. Imrul has improved no doubt, but his rotation of strike is still a problem, and it is something he needs to work on if he wants to turn into Imrul 3.0
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