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Old May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jeesh
A couple of nice articles

Selectors think he is more different than other SLA's-in the sense he gives the ball more air. Newage article he states he tries to focus on the right spot.

Taijul must take a lesson from all the SLA's-Enamul, Arafat, Elias. A good SLA must be able to strike the right balance between attacking and defensive bowling. Shakib for instance was at his best when he was willing to give air, and attack. But at the same time he always bowled in the right areas, never gave anything loose. Rafique was another example. Plenty of loop and accuracy. And these two also were thinking bowlers. Cant say the same about other SLA's. Even Sohag Gazi seems to have gone astray.
That's what's key about Rafique and Shakib. They have a plan B if something doesn't work.

Having so many SLAs could've been a good thing if they were actually good but the problem is they aren't very good. Most of them just look to contain rather than attack. Then they go play at the international level and get smashed because they even lack discipline.

In the end it's the reason after all these years, Shakib is the only spinner since Rafique retired to have success at the Test level. I haven't lost hope on Gazi yet and hoping he comes back strong as I still believe he has what it takes to be successful at this level but I'm hoping Taijul can be closer to Shakib than the likes of Elias, Enamul and Razzak
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