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February 3, 2006, 12:57 PM
Apparently, Cricinfo updated our U-19 Squad Player Profile for the upcoming U-19 World Cup. I thought it might be useful to have all those profiles assembled in one place. Just Dollar Mahmud and Sirajullah Khadim is missing from this squad profile.

Ishraq Sonet
Ishraq Sonet is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has played ten first-class matches for his divisional team, Barisal Division. He has represented Bangladesh U19s in eight matches, taking four wickets at an average of 30.25. His statistics suggest that he will need to work harder on his batting if he wants to be regularly selected in the one day side, having scored just 12 runs in his eight games to date.

Kamrul Islam
Kamrul Islam has played eight ODI matches for Bangladesh U19s. He is an opening bowler but has yet to show his talents on the international stage, having taken only five wickets. He is a typical number 11 batsman, having scored 14 runs from four innings. Islam only played in three of the seven matches in the recent tri-nations U19 ODI tournament featuring England and Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, and did not make the impact he needed to force his way into the first eleven for the World Cup.

Mehdi Hasan
Mehdi Hasan is an opening batsman with plenty of experience at U19 level, having played in eleven matches for the U19 team, however he is yet to play in a first-class fixture. His highest score is only 36, and in the recent tri-nations U19 ODI tournament featuring England and Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, he started the first 3 matches, but was then dropped, featuring in only 2 of the remaining matches. He must find his form with the bat to ensure that he is not just a squad player by the time Bangladesh arrives in Sri Lanka for the U19 World Cup.

Mehrab Hossain jnr
Mehrab Hossain jnr. is a left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, who is a genuine allrounder. He has played twelve first-class matches, and has one century to his name. Hossain has played 12 U19 ODI matches for Bangladesh, and has taken 16 wickets and scored 213 runs. He played in all of Bangladesh's matches in the tri-nation series with England and Sri Lanka, scoring two half centuries and taking eight wickets at an average of 22.62. Hossain is certain to be in the starting eleven at the start of the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Mushfiqur Rahim
A wildcard inclusion for Bangladesh's maiden tour of England in 2005, Mushfiqur Rahim was just 16 years old when he was selected for their daunting two-Test, six one-day international tour, having not even been named in the preliminary squad of 20. Principally selected as an understudy to the team's ever-present wicketkeeper, Khaled Mashud, Rahim's inclusion was further evidence of Bangladesh's determination to build for a better future. He had enjoyed some success on the Under-19 tour of England in 2004, scoring 88 in the second Test at Taunton, and he showed more evidence of his gritty talents the following season, with a maiden first-class half-century to soften the pain of defeat against Sussex, followed by a career-best 115 against Northants. As was the case with Tatenda Taibu, the Zimbabwe keeper-turned-captain who toured England in 2000, the experience will doubtless stand him in good stead for the future.

Nabil Samad
Nabil Samad is one of the more experienced members of the Bangladesh U19 World Cup squad. He has played 20 first-class matches, and taken 86 wickets at an average of just 20.91. For the Bangladesh U19 team he has played 11 matches, generally being used as a first change bowler. He has taken 12 wickets with a very impressive economy rate of 3.48. His experience and strong form in Bangladesh's matches in the tri-nation series with England and Sri Lanka, look set to guarantee him a starting place in the team that plays in the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Raqibul Hasan
Raqibul Hasan is one of the more inexperienced players in the Bangladesh squad for the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. He has played in just four first-class matches but already has one century to his name. Hasan, who likes to be known as Nirala, broke into the U19 team in the recent tri-nations series featuring England and Sri Lanka. He was very impressive in that tournament, scoring 249 runs, including an innings of 121 against Sri Lanka in only his third match at international level. He is a complete batsman who needs to work on improving his strike rate in order to be a major force in the future of Bangladeshi ODI cricket.

Rezaul Islam
Rezaul Islam, nicknamed Rajon, has yet to play a first-class match, but has taken six wickets in six matches for the Bangladesh U19 team. He is pushing for a place in the starting eleven for the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka after impressing in the final of the recent tri-nations tournament, bowling ten overs and picking up two wickets for 36 runs.

Saqibul Hasan
Saqibul Hasan is a left-armed medium-fast bowler, who in only six first-class matches has already taken 28 wickets for his local team, Khulna Division. He has played in 12 U19 ODIs for Bangladesh, taking 15 wickets and has shown a lot of potential for future success. Hasan ensured his place in the Bangladesh squad for the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka with a blistering performance in the final of the recent tri-nations U19 ODI tournament in Bangladesh. Firstly, he took 3 for 39 in the Sri Lankan innings and then scored 100 to guide Bangladesh to victory. Although primarily selected for his bowling, he has shown great potential with the bat in U19 ODI cricket. As well as the century, he has scored two half-centuries and has an Afridi-style strike rate of more than 106 runs per 100 balls.

Shamsur Rahman
Shamsur Rahman is a right-handed batsman who has played in three first-class matches representing Bangladesh A on their tour of Zimbabwe in February 2005. Nicknamed Shuvo, he has played five U19 ODIs and scored 187 runs. He has already racked up two half-centuries, with a top score of 75. He only played in one match in the recent tri-nations series with England and Sri Lanka, however in that match he made an impressive 59 and will be hoping that will have persuaded the U19 management team to give him an extended run in the first eleven.

Suhrawadi Shuvo
Suhrawadi Shuvo is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler who has impressed in his three first-class matches for Rajshadi Division, picking up 19 wickets at an average of just over 24, with two five wicket hauls. He has replicated his impressive bowling statistics in U19 ODI cricket, picking up 17 wickets in 12 matches with an average of 22.76. Shuvo played in all seven matches of the recent tri-nations series involving England and Sri Lanka, and despite not performing at his best, he will expect to be in the starting eleven when the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka gets underway in February.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh's most assured batsman, having scored 474 runs in his 12 matches for the U19 team. His most notable innings came against England at the end of last year when he smashed 112 from just 71 balls to help Bangladesh cruise to victory. He has a healthy average of over 43 and a most impressive strike rate scoring 109.72 runs for every 100 balls faced. Iqbal is one of the younger members of the squad, having still not reached his 17th birthday, however he already looks like he has a bright future in international cricket ahead of him and could be one of the stars of the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in February.

Source: Cricinfo (http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005-06/OTHERS/U19-WC2006/SQUADS/U19-WC2006_BDESH-SQUAD.html)

February 3, 2006, 01:20 PM
Just wanted to add few things- Kamrul and Shirajullah are left arm pacers, Nabil- SLA, Rezaul- Offie, Tamim- left hand bat.

February 3, 2006, 02:30 PM
Sakibul Hasan, pacer? hahahaaaaa

Edited on, February 3, 2006, 7:31 PM GMT, by bdcricmad.

February 3, 2006, 02:37 PM
I didn't know sakib was selected as a bowler to begin with... I always thought he is a batsman who can bowl....

February 3, 2006, 06:35 PM
he's a medium pacer... probably adequate for a u-19 boy

February 3, 2006, 07:23 PM
Hey, it looks like they are shooting for the stars!

February 3, 2006, 07:28 PM
Good to see their profiles and Now stage is set for all of us.We are waiting for a good show.

February 4, 2006, 12:17 AM
in the picture above do you guys know who is who? because i know the names of the u-19 players but i dont know them by face. except of sakib tanim and musfique.

February 4, 2006, 03:16 AM
can you post seperate pic's of them?
if not,can you plz mark their names in this pic?

February 4, 2006, 05:44 AM
Bangladesh leave the field after bowling out USA