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Mahmood
April 12, 2003, 10:28 PM
According to news, there will be 3 changes. Opee, Tushar and Manjurul is out, while Golla, Sumon and Tarek is in.

We are doing the same mistake over and over. We cant take out talents based on match. No more than 2 players should be replaced at a time. Otherwise, everyone will feel in pressue and perform even worse. The best way to play is pressue free.

Opee is in form. It was a mistake to drop him from one match performence. I would rather drop Tushar and sanwar, and bring in Golla and Sumon. As for Monjur, give him more time.

I blame the management for current bd performence. They need to have patience and give the players confidence.

Ehsan
April 12, 2003, 10:47 PM
Exactly Rajputro bhai we shouldn't have dropped opee and manjural. They are good players they just need time. Summon may have got in. But we need Opee. I think all of us do remember the Opee-Golla opening pair. Opee and Golla have good understanding between them. This is our big mistake to drop Opee. This will result in a bad performance. I wanted Golla and Opee to open and Ashraful to come at number 3 thats how it should be for a strong top order. Pls some one get it to the BCB for their review about their decission and to prevent one more humiliating defeat.

I have to agree with you, our bad performance is bcz of the lack of team management.

[Edited on 13-4-2003 by ehsan]

Orpheus
April 12, 2003, 10:52 PM
Yeah Mehrab should be given a chance. His out was just a bad luck. But Tushar - we should not only replace him, we should literally kick him out! That guy just let the ball go to his stumps. When you watch BD, you get the feeling that all of the players shots are pre-meditated. "I will let this one go ..... here it goes!!!! I will hit this one...!! etc."
I don't know why they are replacing Manjurul? - Perhaps to try out Tareq and give manju a break - besides there is no other replaceable bowlers.

Besides Tushar, any other batsman can be replaced - especially, Akram. then Sanwar - and even Ashraful (this guy is over rated). Kapali - border line! all he does is play pull shots on every other balls as if he is in slog overs or chasing a reachable target.

[Edited on 13-4-2003 by Orpheus]

fwullah
April 13, 2003, 12:59 AM
I agree with both Rajputora and Orpheus.

I am also certain that we will hit a new low this time - even after the 77 all out - and at our favorite home ground - in front of home crowd.

DOORBIN
April 13, 2003, 02:48 AM
Of course our selectors have the authority to do things, I mean to make changes. This does not mean they should keep experimenting all the time. This is a sign of being fickle-minded, or not having enough confidence in themselves. Why did they select the original team in the first place? That means their selection was WRONG. Who should be accountable for that? Is anyone accountable for anything at all ?

Now they are committing a second WRONG to justify their past mistake. Or maybe they are right this time. Who knows? But why is this tendency of changing players after every other match?

The same mistake is with selecting a coach. A coach is selected with an objective in mind. Who knows what that objective is. After one or two losses, the coach is axed.

Coaching a team like Bangladesh is not an easy task. We have to decide on our objective first of all. Do we want some quick wins or a long term improvement?

This tendency of implementing SUDDEN changes is no good. No good for people who are under pressure to PERFORM.

THAT PRESSURE STARTS ADDING AND THEN AT ONE STAGE IT STARTS MULTIPLYING....................

Basically I am a very positive person. But unfortunately I can't find any justifiable reason why I should continue remaining positive.

Look at Mehrab Hossain. His coming back to the team was a big inspiration to people who understand the dynamics of Bangladesh cricket. One match is all he gets to SHOW HIS WORTH. On this one match he has failed to score and who knows when he will come back again ?

This TVS Cup is the best chance for Bangladesh to show something. Home ground, home environment. Especially for SA, they will not find it easy in this type of pitch. In addition, they are experimenting with some new players. This chance will not come again soon.

I hope our selectors read these posts. These are just 'normal' posts, not JHARIS as yet.


[Edited on 13-4-2003 by DOORBIN]

[Edited on 13-4-2003 by DOORBIN]

fwullah
April 13, 2003, 04:36 AM
First Opee is out, and now I am reading in papers that Sanwar will be in - if you had watched the match or even saw the scorecard, you'd see that Opee has scored a duck off 4 balls, whereas Sanwar has scored a duck off 20 balls.

Does it mean that every other player who faces the most number of balls WILL NOT BE DROPPED?

Besides, Mehrab was out off a pace bowler with the new ball as an opener- and it is a well known fact that our players are usually weak against pace bowling. And Sanwar faced most of those 20 deliveries off Harbhajan Singh (Not even Muralitharan or even Shane Warne - not to mention that Harbhajan is a specialist off spinner - not a leg spinner) when the ball was fairly old and coming to bat at number seven.

Yes Sanwar did bowl well - he gave away 32 runs off his 8 overs with a few wickets under his belt.

But bowling out an opposition is not what we want. Our cause for concern is mainly in the batting.

I guess as long as the selection policy remains the same that players will be chosen on the basis of how well they bowl, rather than how well they bat, [in the last match(es)] then we will never be able to put up a good total on the board.

shahid
April 13, 2003, 09:07 AM
:( It seems the members in this board have more sense than the BCB. can anyone write a letter or send a email to them ??? :mad:

Opee and Golla are our best opening pair. Ashraful is a no 3 player. We need Opee and Golla to open. I think Golla should play the first ball of the innings and Opee at no 2.

fwullah
April 13, 2003, 11:44 AM
But Golla might not perform as hoped (just like Opee), since he played in the middle order - at number four this season.

nasifkhan
April 13, 2003, 11:48 AM
Opee shouldnt be out......

Golla And Opee should open......
Bring back sumon...... he is at his best in the 2 pos..... I heard Manjurul has a minor injury....... so tarek may get a nod....

Piranha
April 13, 2003, 03:42 PM
chopping and changin...dropping and swapping...the team is always changing..the story is always the same.. BD all out for less that 120.

Its a tough life being a BD fan.

DOORBIN
April 13, 2003, 06:19 PM
"Its a tough life being a Bangladeshi fan"
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- Piranha.

You are right Piranha. Absolutely right.

I will only add these lines - We live with big dreams, but face harsh reality. It's not only our cricketers who fail. Its our management. Our entire system as a whole. The way we do things is not the right way. Maybe we need a complete re-organisation. A major overhaul. Not maybe, definitely.

What do we do? How do we make it happen?

We are quite a strong network with plenty of brilliant ideas. But that's not enough. How do we manage to get some POWER? Some INFLUENCE?

With a cup of tea in a cloudy morning in front of the internet here in Sydney, Australia, I am hoping for BEST LUCK only for today. One day. So that we create ONE WIN. Only one win. Just so that there is a touch of reality in my big dreams. I need to move forward, at least by a LITTLE BIT.......

rafiq
April 14, 2003, 12:59 AM
hey, I thought we were getting that "one win" in Australia this summer! Don't give up hope!!

shahid
April 14, 2003, 05:44 AM
rafiq,

that's what Doorbin says. I say that we would beat SA once in the tri-series and beat them 2-0 in tests.