gazi is the right handed shakib. just kidding. but they have really similar bowling actions and sohag has played some decent knocks in the NCL.
this business of holding back bowlers is not good news, and i think the structure of the national team of the last few years has had an impact since most of the time they bat down to 7 or 8 when really you just need 6 batsmen, 1 keeper batsman, and 1 or 2 bowling allrounders then the specialist bowlers.
bowling allrounders i think are generally more useful because usually it's easier to develop someone's batting than it is their bowling. that's why a lot of age group players go from being bowlers to batsmen whereas you don't get it the other way around as much.
All Time Test XI: 1 Hobbs 2 B.Richards 3 Bradman 4 Pollock 5 V.Richards 6 Sobers 7 Gilchrist 8 Miller 9 Procter 10 Botham 11 Warne