Aftab Ahmedindia Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:40 IST
Aftab Ahmed's selection for the seminal tour of England early in 2005 was evidence of the selectors' faith, which he repaid with a 82 not out, the highest score for Bangladesh in the Test series.
Aftab also finished off the historic one-day win over Australia at Cardiff, smashing Jason Gillespie for four and six to seal victory. His medium-pacers have potential as well, as he showed with an astonishing one-day haul of 5 for 31 against New Zealand in November 2004. He led Bangladesh to a 3-2 series victory with an unbeaten 81 in the final match against Zimbabwe in January 2005.
Aftab delighted everyone with his all-out attack attitude but often threw it away when he promised so much more.