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Old January 18, 2005, 02:36 PM
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Which of these opening bastmen is (was) the most natural strokeplayer ?
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Old January 18, 2005, 02:37 PM
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nafis iqbal
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Old January 18, 2005, 02:38 PM
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however, honestly i think ashraful is the most natural stroke player in the country
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Old January 18, 2005, 02:40 PM
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however, honestly i think ashraful is the most natural stroke player in the country
agree... but dude, the poll's restricted to the genuine openers only!
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Old January 18, 2005, 02:40 PM
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mehrab hossein.

but i agree with ATMR on the ash bit. alok, rokon, and tushar are probably closest to ash regarding stroke playing ability.
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Old January 18, 2005, 02:54 PM
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I was too young when Athar Ali played his best cricket. So I haven't really seen his game... nevertheless, he was included in the poll because he once stood as the most prolific opener in Bangladesh.

Hannan played some very good innings against Australia and South Africa, especially considering the caliber of bowlers he faced. Although his bit of act in West Indies is quite inexplicable.

Javed Omar, as we all know, is outright defensive. Even his run-making strokes at times seem awkward.

I personally think it's either Mehrab or Shahriar or Nafis. I think you all will agree with me that Mehrab and Shahriar combined to give us the best opening pair BD have had to date. And about Nafis... just a crowd-pleasing batsman!

Anyways, I am more eager to see your responses on this poll, and how you justify your choices.

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Old January 18, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Mehrab Hossain, Nafees is close 2nd.
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Old January 18, 2005, 03:53 PM
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Below are ODI and Test stats for all these players. Athar Ali never played tests and his ODIs where limited to playing India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kenya in ODI. Also his ICC trophy average was 17.
Nevertheless, he was a stylish batsman and who knows how he would weather if he were to debut after we obtained our test status.

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# of Games Total Runs HS 100s 50s AVG SR
Hannan Sarkar
20 383 61 0 3 19.15 53.71
Mehrab Hossain
18 449 101 1 2 24.94 58.84
Javed Omar
35 726 85 0 6 22.68 50.27
Shahriar Hossain
20 362 95 0 2 19.05 53.07
Nafis Iqba
9 123 40 0 0 13.66 41.97
Athar Ali Khan
19 532 82 0 3 29.55 56.29



Test
# of Games Total Runs HS AVG SR 100s 50s
Hannan Sarkar
17 662 76 20.66 46.65 0 5
Mehrab Hossain
9 241 71 13.38 32.65 0 1
Javed Omar
27 1155 119 21.79 33.19 1 5
Shahriar Hossain
3 99 48 19.8 41.59 0 0
Nafis Iqbal
6 382 121 31.83 39.17 1 2
Athar Ali Khan
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Old January 18, 2005, 05:28 PM
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All time hit- Shahriar hossain.
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Old January 18, 2005, 05:55 PM
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I've seen all of these batsmen play in person or on TV, and Mehrab was proably the most natural stroke-player. But that doesn't make him the best opener, which may need to be a separate poll. Atahar had all the assets of an opener, including patience.

What Nafis showed in this series is very encouraging but it's too early for me to put him in the lead - let him earn it.

You have forgotten a few other openers of note. One in particular was very good but had a very brief Bangladesh career in the pre-test days - Nazim Shirazi.
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Old January 18, 2005, 06:04 PM
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this poll is indeed not on "who's the best opener"... the survey is to see which of these mentioned openers are really recognized by BD-fans in terms of their strokeplaying ability... their averages in any form of cricket is regardless. For example, Shahriar doesnt own spectacular averages, but his performance in that Meril Triangular Series (in 1998, between BD-ZIM-KEN), against the touring MCC team (where he smacked centuries in both innings of the 3-day match) and against Pakistan (in WC 99) are well indicators of his talent.

Nevertheless, the discussion must continue...
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Old January 18, 2005, 06:08 PM
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Did not see Athar, Hannan, shahriar and Javed not worth talking about. si between Mehrab and Nafis I gotta say Nafis is brilliant on the off side has array of strokes and that is not just because of todays 121.
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Old January 19, 2005, 10:52 AM
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Athar was too defensive, but a good stroke player nevertheless. Shahriar and Mehrab were more aggressive, with Mehrab being my favourite between the two. Javed is probably the worst stroke player among all the names mentioned. Nafis is very good. However, Ash seems to be capable of better stroke play than anyone else in Bangladesh right now.
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Old January 19, 2005, 11:02 AM
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Raqibul Hassan : I did not see him a lot but at the end of his career. He was technically very sound and IMO he would be better opener than Atahar in test cricket. Atahar is very good for ODI as his medium pace bowling was very effective.
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Old January 20, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Hannan Sarkar. I saw him when he was in Australia. He was batting superbly.
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Old January 20, 2005, 10:44 AM
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however, honestly i think ashraful is the most natural stroke player in the country
agree... but dude, the poll's restricted to the genuine openers only!
Ashraful is actually a Genuine Opener....but situations forced Ashraful to move from his REAL position
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Old January 20, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Mehrab hussain is a great timer and a stroke player
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Old January 20, 2005, 04:46 PM
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Shahriar hossain ar vote ato kom keno.. He is the best
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Old January 20, 2005, 08:34 PM
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i would say atahar because look at his average. he has the highest ave of any bd batsman. mehrab was really good i really think nafees is also good. but nafees needs to prove himself more. one century and playing for bd team for few month cannot make him the best opener. but he is getting there. to be a great player you need to prove your consistancy over and over. something atahar did something great players like akram aminul islam habibur bashar did or doing. rafique and khaled mashud. also i think khaled mahmud and even masrafee. masrafee gets wicket or two something even more whenever he plays. so his consistancy makes him a great bowler. one person i will leave out is ashraful. doesnt matter how good of a talented player he is he is not a great player yet. until he can show his consistancy he can never be a great player.
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Old January 20, 2005, 08:40 PM
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I knew Mehraab going to get the most votes
Bring him back.
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Old January 20, 2005, 11:56 PM
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mehraab hossain opi good player as opener

and also 1st one day century for bangladesh
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Old January 21, 2005, 07:03 AM
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I think it's Athar Ali Khan.
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Old January 21, 2005, 08:24 AM
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No Doubt, it was Mehrab Hossain Opee, too bad... ganja ar feicidil shob shesh kore dilo
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Old January 21, 2005, 08:43 AM
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Nafis iqbal and mehrab hossain beshi vote pacche century ar jonno.Tobe oder 2 joner moddhe Medrab best.Shahriar holo natural strokeplayer. Jara Shahriar ar khela reguler dekto tara bolte parbe.So Shahriar is BEST.
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Old January 21, 2005, 09:11 AM
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A genuine opener should play only in V and have straight bat.... And to me Ather was the best fowler of that... He got selected for asia XI before BD was playing ODI's and next to him i think OPI was best when he was in good form and then bidut... Nafis still in learning so he shouldn't be in this list and golla is golla he knows his limitations..... I never saw hanan playing so can't comment
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