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Old November 19, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jeesh
Yeah seems like a bowler who will really more on accuracy and consistency. In other words a traditional Bangladeshi spinner who waits for batsmen to make mistakes-Rafique, Shakib, Razzak all fall in this category. They bowl accurately, pin the batsmen down, frustrate them and wait for them to make mistakes. Sohag seems to fall in the same category.

I am still dreaming of seeing a Bangladeshi spinner who will beat batsmen with skill, and force dismissals rather than waiting for the batsman to make a mistake. It requires spinners with attacking mindset. Sth Warne, Murali, Kumble, Harbhajan, McGill, Vettori, Saqlain did. In modern day cricket you can see Swann, Ajmal, Ashwin, Herath do the same. And in form Shakib can force dismissals. Enamul is another bowler who can do that. This is where Saqlain Mushtaq can really help. Sohag seems to have the basics, now he must be taught to attack. And for that he needs to improve his armory with variation
Part of that has ot do with captaincy...a bowler must be supported by the field setting. Against WI we often had one or even both batsman being new to crease and Gazi was bowling with a slip and silly point/short leg. Where where the other fielders? Same thing when we were bowling to Windies tail. No pressure...thank God Gazi still attacked the stumps and got his dismissals form clean bowlds and lbw. Thats pretty attacking because dancing down teh pitch or a good sweep shot could be a certain boundary on this flat track. He also flights the ball a lot according to CI commentary...wasn't really paying attention when I was watching. By contrast, Dhoni was setting 3 and 4 bat-pads for Ojha and Ashwin even when Cook and Prior had a triple digit partnership going. Bangladesh pulls all the fielders to save the boundary as soon as a batsman gets to 20. Is it any wonder that batsman have no problems scoring double tons against us? I mean why not just rest the 9 fielders and just have the bowler bowl to the wicket keeper?

When Sunny debuted last year...he produced several chances against WI in addition to the 7 wickets he ended up taking. Along with Enamul, we could have 4 possible strike spinners.
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