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Rashid

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by waredog (U14352882) 05 March 2010
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So am i the only person who think that the England setup has proverbially poo'd on Rashid?!?

"Adil thank you so much for carrying the water bottles all summer in England and South Africa, but now we are going to a country were it shall suit spinners to play a lesser side. Sorry Adil you are not invited

To me Tredwell is second rate to Rashid. Rashid is a good bat, a Good bowler he is only going to get better!.

This tour would have been the perfect chance for him to improve his technique and mental side! I dont see the profit of taking Tredwell instead when compared with what England could have benefitted with taking Adil!

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comment by tajjuk (U9502309)

posted Mar 5, 2010

They certainly have missed a trick, as a young leg spinner he is always going to be better of in tests than T20s, so not to play him against Bangladesh on spinning tracks makes no sense, plus he seemed to be performing quite well in the Lions squad, such as his performace against england in the T20, I beleive he got two or three wickets and wnet under 5 an over.

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comment by Kapnag (U11006724)

posted Mar 5, 2010

Rashid has hardly justified his selection when included. The hype and outrage that surrounds every non-selection is baffling

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posted Mar 5, 2010

Why should he be bothered about getting picked for an England/South Africa XI when he'll be getting a regular game for Yorkshire??
Don't understand these youngsters nowadays.

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posted Mar 5, 2010

I didn't mean not picking him for Bangladesh was shabby treatment. But the fact that his raw talent has only been used in T20 and ODI games where experienced bowlers often struggle.
But taking him to WI and not giving him a test, taking him to SA where his chance of a test were never good was unfairly raising his hopes.
He surely could have been given a chance in one the six tests against the WI early last year.

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posted Mar 5, 2010

But his selection when it has come has always come in a format which doesn't suit him, and often in South Africa, that famed hotbed of spin bowling talent.

What baffles me is why you would take him to SA, where spin bowling is synonymous with cannon fodder, never play him but still drop him for a tour which would suit him perfectly for an over the hill county journeyman.

Tredwell is another off-spinner, one who season after season has failed to set the county scene alight. Is he honestly going to take any wickets that Swann, are far more talented off-spinner won't. Picking Rashid for Bangladesh would have given him a chance at test cricket and given us a chance to learn a lot more about him. All we'ver learned now is that Tredwell is an average county spinner, which we knew

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posted Mar 5, 2010

The selection of Treadwell may be because Bangladesh have so many left hand batsmen. In a recent test the first 4 batsmen were left handed.
The selectors may believe the off spinner is more effective against left handers.

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posted Mar 5, 2010

Good game this. Pietersen was the pick of the spinners and Bresnan is bowling very well. It can only be good news for the test series.

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comment by LOEF (U14365039)

posted Mar 5, 2010

Did you ever here the story about an Irishman and a SAfrican saving the great England against cricketing minnows.

Next they'll be saying that England's best player is SAfrican and their captain was born in SAfrica....

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posted Mar 5, 2010

Why does the press not give more attention to the status of English golfers. At least 3 in the worlds top 10. (probably a similar number to the English born players in the England cricket team smiley). Yet, there was more attention given to Tigers Wood speech than Ian Poulter's World Golf Championship win in Arizona.(and he was born in England)

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posted Mar 5, 2010

Great stuff by England yet again, and we know we have a very good cricket team when Kevin Pietersen is playing a low key role in it, who would have thought that a year ago?

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