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Old September 16, 2012, 02:29 PM
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BCB MEDIA RELEASE

‘I back my natural game’: Ziaur Rahman

Sunday, 16 September 2012

COLOMBO – Ziaur Rahman has come in with a reputation at the ICC WT20. He is expected up the ante as far as Bangladesh’s middle overs batting is concerned and the big-hitting man from Khulna is relishing the challenge:

His role in the Bangladesh team
As far as I am concerned my job is to play according to the state of the game and not going all out from the word go. Ofcourse if the situation demands I would look for ways to hit the ball for boundaries but sensible batting is always the key. You don’t need to smack every ball for a four or a six. An over boundary and few singles still gives you 10/11 runs in an over. Maybe because my strokes have power that’s why people think I will start blasting sixes from the very beginning but that’s not always the case. For example we lost three wickets for five runs in Saturday’s practice game at one stage and I needed to be patient at that time. Another day we may need quick runs and I will play my natural game.

His memories of the 2007 World T20 and the fact that he has a settled position in the Bangladesh middle order now
In 2007 I was more of a pace bowler who could use the long handle. I was selected as the third option seamer probably but it was tough to get into the side with Masrafe (Mortaza), (Syed) Rasel and Farhad Reza playing. Now I see myself more as a batsman and I have been given another opportunity. I am really looking forward to this tournament as we have done quite well in the lead up to the WT20 and have played a lot of Twenty20 matches.

His transformation
My fast bowling ambitions had to be sacrificed due to injuries but I was given a new lease of life at my Dhaka Premier Division club this season by coach Khaled Mahmud. He asked me to open the batting and I did that throughout the season and was successful. I played my natural game and that is what has brought me here. It takes a lot of courage and conviction to ask someone who has not done it before to open the batting in Bangladesh’s main competition. I am indebted to the coach for having that faith in me.

Whether he feels the pressure of international cricket
Not really. I have never been in awe of my surroundings. It’s a round ball for everyone and every batsman feels the same kind of pressure for the first couple of deliveries. I enjoy the role I have and my natural style is something I back hundred percent. If I get success It will be through my own style.

The T20 specialist’s tag
Well, I don’t look at it like that. I am a regular for the Khulna Division team in the first class competition. I also play one day games as an opener. I would prefer to be considered as a batsman who loves playing all versions of the game with a positive intent.

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Old September 16, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Here we go with the "natural game" again...

off topic:

I don't like it when people bold or use red color on parts of the articles to show "the important part" ... that is YOUR opinion. Stop doing that people. Most important part about that article was Khaled Mahmud asking Zia to open the batting and I almost missed trying to read the poster's bolded part.

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Old September 16, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Here we go with the "natural game" again...

off topic:

I don't like it when people bold or use red color on parts of the articles to show "the important part" ... that is YOUR opinion. Stop doing that people. Most important part about that article was Khaled Mahmud asking Zia to open the batting and I almost missed trying to read the poster's bolded part.

/Rant
I never said it was the most important part, I showed thumbs up to the bold part meaning I liked that part of the article.
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Old September 16, 2012, 06:50 PM
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shetai...pore open korte dile hajar kotha na shunte hoy jeno bapu...eishob "koi ami to lower order batsman...konodin kokhono open kori na jibone...out hoye jodi jai" eishob kotha jan na shunte hoy.... beton pau..masher sheshe jodi dui charta run-i na korla tahole ei natural gem diye amar kono laab nai
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Old September 16, 2012, 07:11 PM
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I feel that's been his problem from what I've seen of Zia. He tries to hit everything for a 4 and a 6. Kieron Pollard was actually the same way for a while until he realized that he has plenty of time and doesn't need to hit every single ball. Now we see that Pollard is a lot more consistent and dangerous. Zia, in my opinion, should get used to how the pitch is before he starts to play his shots because he can really hit big. If he does that, he can be very handy for us in both T20's and ODIs.
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Old September 16, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Nice little mature interview from Zia. I liked the maturity and confidence there. These days those who are coming to the team in mature stage they seems like mature as human aswell. Most of the time our players talk imature. So our domestic products like Sunny, Zia, Zahirul all have some maturity.
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Old September 16, 2012, 10:58 PM
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He just one innings of a lifetime away from super stardom and getting confidence in his ability like Tamim or Shakib, this is the hitter we have been looking for. He has given so much strength to our lower order, but I wish he continues his bowling and becomes a genuine allrounder. Injuries happen but with proper care and planning he should recover completely and be able to bowl fast as he used to. Can't wait to see him live in the World Cup.
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Old September 16, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Living abroad, i dont get the chance to see the Tigers from the ground that often. But last Saturday i was fortunate enough to watch Bangladesh Zimbabwe up close. In fact i was seated in a place where i could hear the conversation of the players. With Bangladesh relatively comfortably placed Zia came out fully padded and started doing shadow practice around the players tent. That was when Mushfiq and Ashraful were batting. When Nasir got out Zia walked in full of confidence, fully prepared. He walked in knowing he ll get the job done-he meant business. Indeed he did. He didnt play careless shots, he was responsible. At the same time he had a go at the Zimbabwean bowlers without any fear. Was very impressed. He really has transformed. If he can improve his batting further he might even get into our ODI team. We really need a big hitting number 7 like him
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Old September 16, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Jeeshan bhai, will you be going to watch Bd vs Nz match?
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Old September 17, 2012, 12:37 AM
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I feel that's been his problem from what I've seen of Zia. He tries to hit everything for a 4 and a 6. Kieron Pollard was actually the same way for a while until he realized that he has plenty of time and doesn't need to hit every single ball. Now we see that Pollard is a lot more consistent and dangerous. Zia, in my opinion, should get used to how the pitch is before he starts to play his shots because he can really hit big. If he does that, he can be very handy for us in both T20's and ODIs.
Not everyone has to settle down and pick and choose. We have enough players in the team who can/should do that. We need a PURE, hard hitting SLOGGER in T20 and lower order. And we finally got one. Let him hit.

oh and Kieron Pollard still plays the same way.
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Old September 17, 2012, 02:43 AM
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Jeeshan bhai, will you be going to watch Bd vs Nz match?
Looks unlikely bro. Its quite a distance from Colombo. Its so easy watching cricket in BD, either Dhaka or Ctg. Here were are talking about great distances-Pallekele, Hambantota along huge distances.
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Old September 17, 2012, 04:38 AM
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Looks unlikely bro. Its quite a distance from Colombo. Its so easy watching cricket in BD, either Dhaka or Ctg. Here were are talking about great distances-Pallekele, Hambantota along huge distances.
Colombo-Kandy should be like Dhaka-Ctg...4/5 hours by road, isn't it..??
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Old September 17, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Less. Its abt 120 km. Takes abt 4 hours by road 3 by train. Hambantota is quite a distance. Southern point of the country
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Old September 17, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Still happy with ZeeAh!
almost took us home but
he was abandoned by Ryad,Mash & some stupidity from Kanchon .
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Old September 17, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Well played Zia . Sunny tana 4 ta ball nosto na korle ajkeo match ta jitato !!
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Old December 3, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Good to see Zia replacing Abul Hasan for the third ODI....

Don't know if he can make up for the bowling of Abul....

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Old December 3, 2012, 08:18 AM
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^ he is just a back up. so Rubel/Sjafiul will get a chance ahead of him.
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:23 AM
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^ he is just a back up. so Rubel/Sjafiul will get a chance ahead of him.
But the language of the press release hints probably that Zia is playing....

Would love to see Rubel getting in though.....
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Zia is a T20 specialist and should just stick to that format. I'd rather see Rubel/Nazmul in third ODI than Abul.
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:25 AM
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They have to play Rubel.
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Old December 3, 2012, 08:26 AM
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But the language of the press release hints probably that Zia is playing....

Would love to see Rubel getting in though.....

Zia is a batsman...HE DOES NOT BOWL EVEN IN NCL THAT MUCH due to injury(he himself said he kind of gave up with bowling in a interview with PA)...so if he have to play, then as a batsman only, who may get chance to bowl 2/3 overs if needed. i don't see him get in there as a batsman as yet. but good back up
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Old December 3, 2012, 12:07 PM
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He can still do better than Abul IMO - though would prefer Rubel myself. Might get him in for Naeem, but that sounds unnecessary at the moment.
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I would like to see him replacing Riyad and want Rubel for the bowling.. Riyad is really not ideal for lower order batsman in ODI..
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They have to play Rubel.
Why do you think they have to??

Abul only bowled 1 over in last match and we knocked out WI in 31 overs..... so the selectors might as well get Zia in for some explosive batting and sharing 2/3 overs with Naeem...?? I mean that's a possibility, given our prolonged batting disorders... although I would prefer strengthening bowling than batting at this moment...
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Old December 3, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I would like to see him replacing Riyad and want Rubel for the bowling.. Riyad is really not ideal for lower order batsman in ODI..
then who'll bowl riyad's ovr?
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