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Asia Cup than the cricket itself.While the Indian team was recovering in the hotel on Thursday after back-to-back matches, Bangladesh travelled 150km to Abu Dhabi to play an inconsequential Group B match against Afghanistan.Afghanistan, incidentally, will have to turn up at the same venue on Friday to face a strong Pakistan outfit.The match in Abu Dhabi is inconsequential – the fixtures for the Super Four were already determined once Sri Lanka and Hong Kong were knocked out of the tournament, irrespective of who topped, or who finished where on the points table.For example, India already knew they were ‘A1’ even before they played Pakistan on Wednesday. This was all done to accommodate all India matches in Dubai, with the BCCI seemingly having convinced the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) that this was the best way to generate revenue.”Basically what has happened is that we were made the second team in Group ‘B’ even before we played the last game. It is frustrating. We came here with a plan. We would play Sri Lanka first and if we won and played well against Afghanistan, o how’s your heartbeat now? Mine was racing at the speed of a F1 car. Having written all that needs to be written, there’s one final thing to do before wrapping up. As Harsha Bhogle so rightly tweeted, tonight’s innings should be the second coming of DK. No. 4, 5, 6 or whichever spot in ODIs and T20Is should be stamped and sealed for the foreseeable future. He deserves it for the amount of talent he has. As far as Bangladesh are concerned – they can hold their heads high and try again. Shakib’s hope may and hopefully for their sake should be realised someday. But that’s for later. We are done for now. On that note it has been Srivathsa who has single-handedly – like DK – brought the action from here for everyone out there. I’m off to rest and recuperate from all the madness witnessed at the Premadasa. Do remember to read up everything that has been served up here and will be from Shirshendu and others. Until next time, it’s goodbye from me. Be well and stay safe!Just over a year ago, Joshi had the mesmeric figures of 10-6-6-5 in the LG Cup tournament game against South Africa at Nairobi. Given the unusual analysis and the formidable opposition, Joshi’s feat made people sit up and take notice. And they wondered why the 31-year-old left handed utility man from Karnataka had not played for the country more often. Even given his image of a one day cricketer – a description Joshi will no doubt staunchly disagree with – the fact that he has played only 65 ODI’s over the last four years gives the distinct impression that his services have not been utilised to the full. On the face of it, Joshi should be one of the first choices in limited overs cricket. A left arm spinner, combining accuracy, turn and flight, a hard hitting middle order batsman and a safe field are the kind of credentials the ideal one day cricketer boasts of. Besides his dream figures in the LG Cup – which are obviously his best analysis in ODI’s, Joshi also has a highest score of 61 not out. But the selectors and the team management on tour have not really been fair to Joshi. Either he has not been picked or when he finally does get a chance, more often than not, he has been underutilised.
While Joshi may disagree with his description as a one day cricketer there is no doubt that he wants to do well in Test cricket and would like to be recognized as an all rounder in the longer version of the game. The just concluded Test in Dhaka provided him the opportunity and how well he grabbed it! He came up with the kind of all round performance that has been beyond the capabilities of many more illustrious players. First, in the absence of Anil Kumble, he was suddenly elevated to the status of spin spearhead. He did his job commendably in the first innings taking five for 142 off 45.3 overs. True, these figures were achieved against a debutant