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Old October 6, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiger444
Like you said, it's more pressure on Shakib but selectors probably feel that with NZ being a poor spin playing team and our tendency to collapse in batting, that Riyad is the option to go with at #8 rather than Razzak.
The 2010 NZ team was poor at playing spin but the current team drew the Test Series in Sri Lanka by winning the 2nd Test at Colombo. It would be a huge gamble to expect an out of form Shakib to find form and run through this NZ batting order. The only positive thing is Guptil is injured which means our major worries our limited to Taylor and KS Williamson on the batting front.

I also don't understand why we are playing on a pitch the home side has never played on
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