15 October 2010

Bangladesh going in the right direction

Unhappy for New Zealand perhaps, but it's difficult for cricket fans around the world not to feel happy when lesser teams start to challenge the established ones. And for Bangladesh to win the 5 match ODI series against New Zealand after just 3 matches is certainly a superb result for them, worthy of Prime Ministerial praise.

People are always surprised when Shakib Al-Hassan is mentioned as one of the world's best all-rounders but his hundred in the 3rd match was his 5th in ODIs and there's many top order England batsman who will be jealous of that stat - that's the equal of Collingwood and Strauss in less matches. And Collingwood and Strauss can't also boast of being the 2nd best ODI bowler in the world, as the ICC rankings say that Shakib is.

1 comment:

Ed said...

And they've made it 4-0 now.