I am bemused how their spinners got less turn today than both Bartin and Sodhi. Their spinners were still better as they bowled less gifts but nonetheless we turned it more, how can this be?
b) realise he was a batsman but the boy could also bowl. He had an unusual method of gripping the ball if I remember correctly. Sort of in all four fingers rather than his first two fingers and in his ODI debut he clean bowled geoff marsh with a beaut and I was pumped on off spin bowling afterwards.
Always thought Bradburn was a bowling allrounder. His record definitely seems to indicate as much.
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Our three seamers - 7 wickets for 180 runs. A bowling average of 25.
Our three spinners - 3 wickets for 308 runs. A bowling average of 102.
Using those bowling stats as a benchmark, it you replaced one spinner with a seamer then Bangladesh would have scored aprox. 100 runs less than they did.
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I think it was Sanjay Manjrekar who came up with statement "the Bangladesh spinners had cracked the art of not spinning the ball". That pretty much sums it up. Whilst it is effective in ODIs and T20s it is pretty docile in Test cricket.
I think it would have been better if Enamul Haque Jr or Elias sunny had been selected instead of Razzak.
Last edited by Challis; 12-10-2013 at 03:01 PM.
Hard to see either how this could be anything but useful experience for Sodhi, a guy that two years from now may be worth picking and sticking with long term. No he didn't deserve to be in the squad but I don't think it's hurt us in this match. He certainly has more of a future than any other of our spinners. I was never keen on Bartin's flighty high-arm spin in Bangladesh and he duly was our worst bowler conceding 4+ per over and no wickets, but he's been designated our current first choice spinner over the equally sub-mediocre Patel and that was always going to see him selected. And I'd accept that because I don't want the poisoned first-choice-spinner chalice passed to Sodhi yet.
It's a road. And Monimul batted well and Bangladesh did not offer many gifts. This is a pitch where TRENT BOULT scored 52* and looked comfortable doing so. All he or anyone else with a bat needed to do to score runs on this wicket was concentrate, prop forward, defend straight and occasionally hit through the line. Most of the wickets we lost were foolish or overly ambitious shot selection; it is a disgrace that we were ever 342/9 on this and we are damn lucky that Watling and Boult dug us out of that. We should have scored 520+ though.
Bowling attack for next match: Boult, Williamson, Southee if available. Flip a coin for the rest.
Edit: If I was forced to choose in order to win the next match with Southee unavailable I'd go Boult, Bracewell, Wagner, Sodhi, (Williamson), (Anderson). But then I'd be stuck with Sodhi as the number one spinner after this series and that's not a good idea.
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This has probably been ranted about a countless number of times by the NZers on here already (haven't had time to read much) but I find it both hilarious and infuriating that Williamson, arguably the 3rd spinner in this game, was again trusted with the bulk of the overs. Such a horrible team balance; a proper 6th batsman or proper 3rd seamer could have been so useful.
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These matches are ten years apart but he came in at 7 for both of them for ND. Check out the names on the first card. For NZ in 1990 he started off at 7 but by the year 2000 he was batting at 9 or 10 for the ODI team according to cricinfo.
Don't know why I thought he was a number 3.
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