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HitmanFirst of all thank you


First of all thank you for spending time reading it.I acknowledge your points fully.

There is no doubt that Bangladesh's pace attack, as talented as we think they are, lack experience no doubt. Mustafiz has just bowled in 1 test innings while Taskin, Subhasish Roy debuted in 2017.

Sri Lanka has a much more experienced pace attack in that respect. Lakmal has plenty while Kumara is new but was impressive as you said. Infact I was pretty impressed with him and Eranga the last time they played Bangladesh. But somehow Lakmal hasn't improved as much as his potential.

This is the first time Bangladesh (have the belief) that they can compete session to session with a major test playing nation overseas. This is why the article might seem a bit too optimistic to you.

The batting stats show that Bangladesh have an edge here with several proven players while SL maybe relying too much on the experience of Chandimal.

If Bangladesh win this it will be as big as SL's New Zealand tour in 1995 when SriLankan pacers had very little experience and Murali was pretty young too.

Let me be clear that whatever I wrote based on my analysis of current stats and personal opinion. This has nothing to do with what our players think.

Personally I would be happy if they can draw the series and a win will be an amazing achievement. I wouldn't be extremely surprised if they lose but they better show some fight before they do.

Even Alexander Fernando of cricinfo sees plenty of potential. It will be one of the few overseas series where the tigers seem to have a decent chance is all i see.

(Last edited by Munazir on March 6, 2017 - 12:07)


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