sloandog wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:26 pm
I honestly do think it's fantastic that Bangladesh have kids at 17 and 18 bowling that fast.
I wish Taskin has kicked on, he could have been/still could be a superstar
Both Tanzim and Shoriful were bowling around 130 on average. That's nothing to write home about pace wise. That being said, Shoriful is a tremendous potential, and having seen him for the first time live today, I think he's ready for the senior side. I would throw him in for the Pakistan Test, but I'm crazy like that. I know the selectors won't do that, and its probably the right move. But I really hope he gets a go in the ZIM ODI series. This was my assessment - albeit from just 1 game - on the BD under-19 boys based on this game:
Tanzid Hasan Tamim
Bats much like his namesake. I thought he was just a slogger based on his lowish average of 30 at 100+ strike rate but looks quite compact technique wise and seems to have excellent temperament. Could be a game-breaking player.
Solid accumulator and I think he can fill the Mahmudullah role. Was very much a second (nay third) fiddle in this game, and yet he made a very decent half century at a point in the innings where BD needed stability. The ability to quietly score runs and go virtually unnoticed is a positive trait in and of itself.
Seems able to bat in all gears. Took 10 balls to get off the mark, yet finished his innings at nearly a run a ball.
Dropped an absolute sitter early so I can't comment on his WK skills, but he seems to be clutch player. Also the fact that BD opened with a spinner for the first time in 4 games, indicates that he doesn't just use CTRL + V to come up with his game plan.
No real pace (80-83 mph) but accurate, can get bounce using his 6'3" frame to good effect, and most importantly can move the ball, at least into the left hander (away from a rightie). Already has 8 first class and 26 List A caps under his belt. Kid's ready for the national team, IMO.
I was most impressed by this kid. Took a hattrick vs Scotland, and followed up with a Pheiffer in a knock-out match against the 2014 World Champs. Flighted the ball beautifully, bowled immaculate lines and inerrant lengths, and seemed to bowl with guile as well. I think he's easily the best SLA talent from Bangladesh since Shakib in 2006.
Tanzim Hasan Sakib
A bit quicker than Shoriful perhaps, and took 2 important wickets, but IMO he doesn't look like an international quality quick, granted thats what I said about Abu Jayed who is now the leader of our Test attack. Still barely 17, so he has time to develop his game, and managed to clock a delivery at 85 mph which is fairly impressive gas for a kid so young.