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Old February 29, 2020, 02:59 PM
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Update: Corona in Qatar too, I do not think Doha is a safe transit anymore.

On topic: If anybody following test championship will notice how New Zealand utilizing Jamieson. If you go back in history of test cricket you will always find a surprise player for a series for the winning team in most cases which is at home condition. It seems it is a strategy followed by most cricket boards to include 1 or 2 players. Keeping upcoming series in mind they keep preparing those surprise inclusions for months or years. We also have seen such sudden choices which brought us a lot of success. In spin department, we had Miraz. As allrounder Gazi and Abul. In pace we had Fizz (ODI). In WC it was Saifuddin. Unfortunately we could not find similar preparation in any of post-WC series. In last test M Naim actually surprised us as well Rahi has improved a lot with help of Ottis.

I think in foreign conditions Asia or Outside Asia, it requires batsmen to take extra responsibility. All tests drawn as touring team from Saint Lucia to Colombo, if you look at the scorecards you will know we could put up a fight only when there was long partnerships, one or more tons and everybody chipped in.

Definitely umpiring robbed a lot of our achievements but nowadays use of reviews have reduced that proximity.
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