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Mahmudullah?

stephen

Hall of Fame Member
Mahmudullah, how good is this kid? Is he really the Next Big Thing(TM) or is he just another hack who's average will drop soon?
 

Sir Alex

Banned
He is a genuine batsman somehow used as a spinner and made to bat at No.8 by those guys of infinite wisdom in Bangla setup.
 

Athlai

Not Terrible
He can get some serious turn when conditions suit and is a decent batsman. Rate him pretty highly but Rahim and Shakib are better bats.
 

Black_Warrior

Cricketer Of The Year
I dont think the think tank of Bangladesh really understand his role as a player. He is not a bowler who can bat..I have no clue why he bats at 8. He is a proper batsman who can bowl a bit of off spin..
He should be batting at 4 or 5 as a batsman, and Ashraful and Aftab should be dropped..that would actually give them an option of playing an extra spinner like Enamul or Razzak instead of misusing Mahmudullah as a spinner!
As for his batting..I have high hopes..I think he can perform much better when its 50/2 rather than 88/5.
 

_Ed_

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Looked all class to me. Only Shakib impressed me more in the Bangladesh side in this tour.
 

Gowza

U19 12th Man
don't think riyad will move up the order in the next series, siddons seems to like him down the order if you go by the quotes in the cricinfo article.
 

fishyguy

U19 12th Man
Definitely the batsman with the best temperament in the side and looks good technically much better than the others. Also seems just mentally more relaxed than the others. Its funny how the first time I saw him he came into the side as a bowler and dismissed him as an absolute joke and then all of a sudden in the India tour to BD he started getting runs. BD so far have 4 batsman who can play Mahmudullah, Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiq. The rest Keyes,Junaid just not good enough and Aftab and Ashraful who used to be their best players are now their worst which is a shame cuz if Aftab and Ashraful who initially showed some promise were able to grow as players BD could have been a lot better. They actually owe a tremendous amount to Mahmudullah who has actually dug BD out of potentially humiliating minnow like scores and performances against both India and NZ.
 

Sir Alex

Banned
I think the top 7 should be liek this for Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal
Shahriar Nafees
Rajin Saleh
Shakib Al Hasan
Mamudullah
Raqibul Hasan
Mushfiqur Rahim

Ashraful and Aftab must go.
 

jeevan

International 12th Man
If Shakib,Rahim, Mahmadullah are the best middle order bats in BD (certainly seems that way) then shouldnt they play 3-4-5 or 4-5-6.

As long as the WK is not opening after crouching for a long time - does it matter that these folks also have major bowling & Wk duties?

This guy seems like the best regular #8 in tests atm, yet he's playing in a side with (almost) the worst #2, #3, #4, #6 (think Shakib comes at #5, Rahim at #7).
 

Migara

International Captain
If Shakib,Rahim, Mahmadullah are the best middle order bats in BD (certainly seems that way) then shouldnt they play 3-4-5 or 4-5-6.

As long as the WK is not opening after crouching for a long time - does it matter that these folks also have major bowling & Wk duties?

This guy seems like the best regular #8 in tests atm, yet he's playing in a side with (almost) the worst #2, #3, #4, #6 (think Shakib comes at #5, Rahim at #7).
That's why they need a stone waller like Saleh at #3. If he hands out there for few hours it will be beneficial even if he does not score many.
 

Jungle Jumbo

International Vice-Captain
Strange case really. Was a bit-part player for Dhaka for a few seasons in one-day cricket, batting at six or seven and then getting through a few economical overs without ever setting the world alight.

Then last year he made ton after ton, now he should be batting top five.

Tamim, Nafees, Raqib, Rahim, Mahmud, Shakib, plus another bat at number seven. Or maybe Rajin Saleh up nearer the top, probably at three. We seem to have plenty of number six batsmen, but no-one for three or four.
 

thierry henry

International Captain
He *looks* like he should be an effective bowler too. As I said in the tour thread, he certainly looks more threatening than Naeem with the ball, but his record suggests otherwise.

Can certainly bat a bit anyway. I mentioned in the tour thread that he should move up the order and Aftab and Ashraful should be dropped, but PEWS made a good argument for stacking the batting. However, starting to revisit my original line of thought now....even if it means that they just bat Ashraful at 8 instead of picking another bowler :laugh:
 

African Monkey

U19 Vice-Captain
That's why they need a stone waller like Saleh at #3. If he hands out there for few hours it will be beneficial even if he does not score many.
Yep they do need someone at 3 who can stick around for a long time. I think Siddique can play that role.
 

DaRick

State Vice-Captain
He has played some sparkling knocks, but like just about every Bangladeshi batsman, he's bound to be disappointing in the longer run, unfortunately.
 

Black_Warrior

Cricketer Of The Year
LOL Rajin Saleh at 3?? Thats a joke..

I think Rahim should be used more as a batsman for Bangladesh now...the way SL treat Sangakkara..and if it is too much pressure on Rahim, they can always play Dhiman Ghosh as the specialist wk and drop those useless Ashraful, Aftab.

I think the playing XI should be
Tamim Iqbal
Shahriar Nafees/Imrul Kayes/Nafis Iqbal
Mushfiqur Rahim ( I have tremendous faith in him..he has a 50 against India at WC07 batting at 3)
Shakib al Hasan
Mahmudullah
Alok Kapali/Raquibul Hasan/Naeem Islam
Dhiman Ghosh (wk)
Masrafe Mortaza
Enamul Haque
Rubel Hossain
Shahadat Hossain
 

slowfinger

International Debutant
LOL Rajin Saleh at 3?? Thats a joke..

I think Rahim should be used more as a batsman for Bangladesh now...the way SL treat Sangakkara..and if it is too much pressure on Rahim, they can always play Dhiman Ghosh as the specialist wk and drop those useless Ashraful, Aftab.

I think the playing XI should be
Tamim Iqbal
Shahriar Nafees/Imrul Kayes/Nafis Iqbal
Mushfiqur Rahim ( I have tremendous faith in him..he has a 50 against India at WC07 batting at 3)
Shakib al Hasan
Mahmudullah
Alok Kapali/Raquibul Hasan/Naeem Islam
Dhiman Ghosh (wk)
Masrafe Mortaza
Enamul Haque
Rubel Hossain
Shahadat Hossain
Just about the best that there is at the moment.
 

Migara

International Captain
LOL Rajin Saleh at 3?? Thats a joke..

I think Rahim should be used more as a batsman for Bangladesh now...the way SL treat Sangakkara..and if it is too much pressure on Rahim, they can always play Dhiman Ghosh as the specialist wk and drop those useless Ashraful, Aftab.

I think the playing XI should be
Tamim Iqbal
Shahriar Nafees/Imrul Kayes/Nafis Iqbal
Mushfiqur Rahim ( I have tremendous faith in him..he has a 50 against India at WC07 batting at 3)
Shakib al Hasan
Mahmudullah
Alok Kapali/Raquibul Hasan/Naeem Islam
Dhiman Ghosh (wk)
Masrafe Mortaza
Enamul Haque
Rubel Hossain
Shahadat Hossain
I tend to agree with you. If Rahim needs to be played at #3, he as to give up the gloves. But the order has to be changed a bit IMO.

Tamim Iqbal
Shariar Nafees
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mahmadullah
Alok Kapali
Raqibul Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Dhiman Gosh
Mashrafe Mortaza
Rubel Hossain
Shadat Hossain

Three seamers with a Shakib as the front line spinner and Mahmadullah and Kapali to do spinning as well would be a good team.
 

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