Salahuddin wants Miraz in last ODI

Salahuddin wants Miraz in last ODIWickets in South Africa seem to be a never ending dilemma for Bangladesh in the ongoing tour. The visiting team opted for pace heavy attacks in most of the matches in assumptions of fast track that sometimes turned as either flat batting track or hunting ground for Proteas spinners.

With one more match to go in the limited over series, well known coach Salahuddin wants young all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz in the team instead of Nasir Hossain.

“If you have to rely upon an off-spinner and had to provide him a full 10 over quota, let it be to a genuine off-spinner like Miraz instead of an occasional one like Nasir Hossain,” Salahuddin said.

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“Because there were lots of runs given in those 10 overs. A better bowler could prevented that flow,” he added.

In the second one day international, Nasir Hossain slipped 49 runs bowling 8 overs while Mahmudullah Riyad conceded 16 in his 2.

Salahuddin said, “Most of the runs have to be scored by top and middle order batsmen. Nasir batted in number eight. What else could he do batting at eight. In fact any specialist batsman has nothing to do batting in that position. Bulk of runs have to be scored in top order.”