Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bangladesh's lower order

I see that Bangladesh's lower order is again doing well against the Kiwis. For a considerable period of time, the lower order consisting of Rahim, Sakib and Mohammadullah have been scoring majority of the runs but their top and middle order just continue to struggle.

So the question is how many more chances do players like Ashraful, Aftab, Kayes and Siddiqui need? Yes, Tamim scored a breathtaking hundred against India and seems to be performing better. Kayes too scored a hundred recently against the Kiwis albeit in a onedayer but they have to be more consistent. As far as Ashraful is concerned he continues to waste his talent.

If their batsmen can perform on a consistent basis, Bangladesh can become a competitive unit but I won't be holding my breath for that to happen as their batsmen have been disappointing for a long time.


Purna said...

Our poor lower order...they suffer so much!! But I think we have found good openers in Tamim and Imrul. They always start off well, just need to keep it going.

greyblazer said...

Tamim scored a hundred against India and seems to be getting better but Imrul hasn't yet proved that he can do well in test matches.

SportbloggerAdi said...

Tamim is the current hot pick in the Bangladesh squad. He has troubled India in a past two series. Usually our pace attack forgets the line and length when they come across attacking batsman at the very top. For instance Gilly,Ponting,Hayden did that in 2003 World Cup final. I am highlighting that match as an example because it is easy to recollect for everyone. There have been numerous such instances. Most bowling attacks fail under pressure when they are attacked. The concern is Indian bowling faisl far too often against them. Back to the point...Tamim Iqbal is IMO that kind of batsman. Until he plays like that he will be a tough proposition for most of the aerage bowling attacks and will hence steal limelight as far as bangladesh batsman are concerned.

IMO Aftab fails to pace his innings and looks good for T20 only or perhaps ODI. Ashraful can pace an inning but he is far too inconsistent in ODI. In T20 he is a wonderful asset for them in future. He just has to be consistent in ODI's. In tests i think he has failed more often than not.

It is good to see that they have 3 good all-rounders. They should bank on this strength and hence win more matches now than ever before. The specialist batsman have to show more consistency and runs; which apart from Tamim is rare. They lack good specialist batsman and must look for a consistent crop of batsmen in all forms of the game.

greyblazer said...


Thanks for the comment. Yes it is a fact that most of the Bangladesh's batsmen can't pace their innings.

Josh said...

I'm continually frustrated by Ashraful, a man of such talents and he always throws his wicket away! Tamim looks a good little player, Kayes too, but the rest needs work, Shakib and Mahmudullah won't be able to rescue them every time!

greyblazer said...


I think Ashraful should be dropped as he has been given too many chances. Actually if one of their top order player clicks in the home series against England, Bang. may not be a pushover.