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Thunder
August 9, 2006, 11:17 AM
I know everyone is a lot down due to our poor performance against zimbos but still we have to move on and move forward. In this series, i would like to see more youths play against the weakest ODI team available and make an impression. What will be your team for 1st odi?

Here's mine :

S. Nafees (capt)
M. Ashraful
R. Saleh
F. Reza
A. Ahmed
M. Rahim (wk)
S. Hasan
M. Rafique
S. Rasel
S. Hossain
M. Mortaza

I'll replace Tushar with anyone who will fail miserably in this odi ;)

The last thing i would like to see is Pilot as captain but it is obvious and official that he will be :(

sadi
August 9, 2006, 11:22 AM
S Nafees
R Saleh
A Ahmed
S Al Hasan
M Ashraful
F Reza
M Rafique
A Razzak
M Mortaza
K Masud (wk)
S Hussain

Tigers_eye
August 9, 2006, 11:24 AM
Thunder,
Why take out Abdur Razzak? He did perform better than Rafique. Swap them we have our under 24 team (officially and unofficially). Average age of 21.

Rubu
August 9, 2006, 11:25 AM
I'd not play mortaza until he gets his acts togather. Rassel is a better option now with his nagging line and length. I wish SN was the captian of the team. But unfortunately, pilot IS the captain, so you can't make the team without him.

Fortunately for us, both golla and kapali are going to be in front of the TV set instead of on it. so, it does not matter really who plays. TI should not be in, other than that its all good.

Thunder
August 9, 2006, 11:35 AM
Thunder,
Why take out Abdur Razzak? He did perform better than Rafique. Swap them we have our under 24 team (officially and unofficially). Average age of 21.

We need more of a batsman than a bowler. I know Razzak is a very good bowler but he must sacrifice his place for an all-rounder (Saqib).

Also he can't be an alternative to Rafique considering Rafique is the final hope everytime we have a batting collapse..!:cool:

Fazal
August 9, 2006, 12:11 PM
S Nafees
R Saleh
A Ahmed
S Al Hasan
M Ashraful
F Reza
M Rafique
A Razzak
M Mortaza
K Masud (wk)
S Hussain

I like your team except for one. And you know who I am talking.:D
But realistically speaking, that is not going to happen. So I can live with your team for 1st ODI (atleast)

Fazal
August 9, 2006, 12:18 PM
Thunder,
Swap them we have our under 24 team (officially and unofficially). Average age of 21.

Why you are so hooked up with the (average team) age even though the young continue to perform more than the oldies.

If you are really concerned with age, the why not bring ChaCha, Shanto, Gullu in your team? That will increase the average team age and thus your confidence level in the team.

Tigers_eye
August 9, 2006, 12:59 PM
I know these boys have more talent and can perform better than the current players. Thats why last year I suggested a tri-series between U-19, BD-A and BD national team. We are rushing too soon. They still have more maturing to do. I am having a feeling, to get a short-term glory we are sacrificing the long-term future. The Standard of Cricket changes dramatically from Zim, Ken to SL, IND to Aus, Eng. Winning the remaining ODIs before the World Cup would give us a false sense of security. Then we will be critisizing these young pups in the same way when we would lose against the big boys. We are getting ready to throw out Ash from the team in 4 years time. Hope we don't say the same things about Sakib, Nazmus Sadat, Mehrab Jr., Mushfiq in the future. These are the right pieces of the puzzle. it's just I am afraid they are not ready yet to face McGrath, Warne. Once they start losing, the effect is immense and permanent. And at this level Cricket is more of a mental game.

I for one wanted to have these U-19 boys stay together and play more cricket under different conditions for at least another year. You can't "buy" experience.

Tokyobreeze
August 9, 2006, 01:07 PM
My team is (According to Batting Order)-

Nafess
Rajin
Reza
Aftab
Tushar/Rahim
Saqib
Pilot
Rafiq
Razzaque
Shahadat
Mashrafi

I would really like to see someone replacing Ash-Fool (even if it's Tushar). Playing Saqib and Reza both will give us option for both Medium Pacer and/or Spinner as the 5th bowler.

cricket_dorshok
August 9, 2006, 01:15 PM
I know these boys have more talent and can perform better than the current players. Thats why last year I suggested a tri-series between U-19, BD-A and BD national team. We are rushing too soon. They still have more maturing to do. I am having a feeling, to get a short-term glory we are sacrificing the long-term future. The Standard of Cricket changes dramatically from Zim, Ken to SL, IND to Aus, Eng. Winning the remaining ODIs before the World Cup would give us a false sense of security. Then we will be critisizing these young pups in the same way when we would lose against the big boys. We are getting ready to throw out Ash from the team in 4 years time. Hope we don't say the same things about Sakib, Nazmus Sadat, Mehrab Jr., Mushfiq in the future. These are the right pieces of the puzzle. it's just I am afraid they are not ready yet to face McGrath, Warne. Once they start losing, the effect is immense and permanent. And at this level Cricket is more of a mental game.

I for one wanted to have these U-19 boys stay together and play more cricket under different conditions for at least another year. You can't "buy" experience.

:up: :up: :up:

Fazal
August 9, 2006, 02:19 PM
. We are getting ready to throw out Ash from the team in 4 years time.

Hai Hai .... throw out Ash from the team .... Ker eto buker Pata?

What people are saying that Ash needs a well deserved rest. We robbed his childhood. When he was supposted to be roaming around the para with full of marbles in his half-pant, he was forced to perform in the national team. Now its time to appreciate that and give him well deserved paid vacation as a token of appreciation. Who is saying he should be kicked out of the team for good?

He earned his paid vacation to refresh his mind and body. Why you see that as a punishment. Now if he doesn't want that, ask him to donate to me. I will be glad to take it.

.
You can't "buy" experience..

100% Ghati Kotha. Thats why you let the young guys play against team like Kenya to gain some experience and see how far they have progressed. What Bura Dhari players will learn from playing against Kenya? They already have plenty of experince, don't they?

"keu experience pabe ar keu experience pabe na ta hobe na ta hobe na"

Sovik
August 9, 2006, 02:47 PM
Shahriar Nafees
Rajin Saleh
Aftab Ahmed
Sakib al Hasan
Forhad Reza
Ashraful Islam
Khaled Masud
Md. Rafiq
Abdur Razzak
Mashrafee Mortoza/Syed Rasel
Shahdat Hossain

sar2005
August 9, 2006, 03:10 PM
Shot loker ek joban ;-)

http://banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=17082

al Furqaan
August 9, 2006, 08:00 PM
1 - SN
2 - ash
3 - aftab
4 - rajin
5 - reza
6 - sakib
7 - pilot (he will be there, so no point making idealistic squads)
8 - razzak
9 - masri
10 - rasel
11 - rajib

PoorFan
August 9, 2006, 10:30 PM
Playing International Cricket and National team is a "putul khela" in our bed room. So we put our favorite player in the team, or throw out one to simulate the result for own fantasy. Putting nice dress on, pulling pants off, and doing what ever we like. Win or loss doesn't matter after a nice sleep, No rules, no protocol, no responsibility needed, after all all are dolls and we just having fun.

MarufH
August 9, 2006, 10:31 PM
SN
Rajin
Aftab
Saqib (he is no.3/4 in A team)
Ash (Last chance)
Reza
Pilot (No chance saying mushfique as pilot is captain)
Rafique
Razzaq/tushar if we need more batsman (If we play tushar, play him at number 6 and push down the order)
Mashrafe
Shahadat/rassel
12th man: rassel, if we wanna rest any pacer.

Fazal
August 9, 2006, 10:33 PM
Playing International Cricket and National team is a "putul khela" in our bed room. ...... Putting nice dress on, pulling pants off, and doing what ever we like. Win or loss doesn't matter after a nice sleep, No rules, no protocol, no responsibility needed, after all all are dolls and we just having fun.

What's going on. Am I dreamin or what? Am I in bangladeshcricket or some other website?

Rabz
August 9, 2006, 11:16 PM
Playing International Cricket and National team is a "putul khela" in our bed room. So we put our favorite player in the team, or throw out one to simulate the result for own fantasy. Putting nice dress on, pulling pants off, and doing what ever we like. Win or loss doesn't matter after a nice sleep, No rules, no protocol, no responsibility needed, after all all are dolls and we just having fun.


:D :D :D
couldnt put it any better myself.. !!!

PoorFan
August 10, 2006, 01:07 AM
What's going on. Am I dreamin or what? Am I in bangladeshcricket or some other website?
<!--StartFragment -->Ohh ... ****! never thought people may take that way.

marif
August 10, 2006, 02:33 AM
have a look my team for 1st ODI agaisnt Kenya:
1. S.Nafees
2.M. Rafique
3.Rajin
4.Aftab
5.Ashraful
6.Tushar
7.Farhad/Saqib
8.Mashud
9.Mashrafi
10.Razzaq
11.Shahadat/ Rasel

Tokyobreeze
August 10, 2006, 05:26 AM
have a look my team for 1st ODI agaisnt Kenya:
1. S.Nafees
2.M. Rafique
3.Rajin
4.Aftab
5.Ashraful
6.Tushar
7.Farhad/Saqib
8.Mashud
9.Mashrafi
10.Razzaq
11.Shahadat/ Rasel

রফিককে দিয়ে ওপেন করানোর দরকারটা কি?:confused: দুই ওপেনার তো ভালোই করছে!

sonarbangla
August 10, 2006, 10:49 AM
I know everyone is a lot down due to our poor performance against zimbos but still we have to move on and move forward. In this series, i would like to see more youths play against the weakest ODI team available and make an impression. What will be your team for 1st odi?

Here's mine :

S. Nafees (capt)
M. Ashraful
R. Saleh
F. Reza
A. Ahmed
M. Rahim (wk)
S. Hasan
M. Rafique
S. Rasel
S. Hossain
M. Mortaza



:up: agree

Hatebreed
August 10, 2006, 12:15 PM
Shariar Nafees
Rajin Saleh
Md. Ashraful
Aftab Ahmed
Farhar Reza
Mushfiqur Rahim
Saqibul Hasan
Md. Rafique
Abdur Razzaq
Mashrafee Mortaza
Shahadat Hossain

Hatebreed
August 10, 2006, 12:19 PM
What's going on. Am I dreamin or what? Am I in bangladeshcricket or some other website?

Now you see what I've been concerned about.. I fear some our fellow members' twisted fantasies have reached the ears of Masri which probably led him into having those shocking visions of his childhood... tsk tsk tsk

LateCut
August 10, 2006, 12:38 PM
Shariar Nafees,Rajin Saleh,Md. Ashraful,Aftab Ahmed,Farhar Reza,Mushfiqur Rahim,Saqibul Hasan,Md. Rafique,
Abdur Razzaq,Mashrafee Mortaza,Shahadat Hossain

Why are you including Ash in the team? You seem to have the same mindset as our selctors or may be you are one of them.

sonarbangla
August 10, 2006, 12:55 PM
well ash is fine i guess, he did well in the last zimbo series.. :D and hopefully he will keep tht up in the kenyan series as well!

but i don't get why ppl are still adding shahadat over russel! i think as for the ODI's -- russel is a much better choice than shahadat.. shahadat is good for test cricket, but not for onedays!

roaring tigerz
August 10, 2006, 12:58 PM
I know everyone is a lot down due to our poor performance against zimbos but still we have to move on and move forward. In this series, i would like to see more youths play against the weakest ODI team available and make an impression. What will be your team for 1st odi?

Here's mine :

S. Nafees (capt)
M. Ashraful
R. Saleh
F. Reza
A. Ahmed
M. Rahim (wk)
S. Hasan
M. Rafique
S. Rasel
S. Hossain
M. Mortaza

I'll replace Tushar with anyone who will fail miserably in this odi ;)

The last thing i would like to see is Pilot as captain but it is obvious and official that he will be :(

I am in absolute agreement with your team selection. Although I doubt Pilot would be dropped before the World Cup . But my batting order would be a little different. Opening with Ashraful is not a bad idea at all. But Aftab has to come in at 3, where he has taken advantage of the field restrictions so well. i also think that playing 3 specialist fast bowlers provides the team with greater potency and effectiveness esp. against teams with more susceptible batsmen.

sonarbangla
August 10, 2006, 01:04 PM
yeha .. however in this case i think akib should take aftab's position, and aftab should go after 6th down or something

Hatebreed
August 10, 2006, 01:11 PM
Why are you including Ash in the team? You seem to have the same mindset as our selctors or may be you are one of them.

What's your problem? Can you not see there is at least no Mashud and many thanks to "selectors" finally no JAVED either? keep your comments to yourself.

sadi
August 10, 2006, 01:16 PM
yeha .. however in this case i think akib should take aftab's position, and aftab should go after 6th down or something

:eek:

sonarbangla
August 10, 2006, 01:19 PM
:eek:

;) ilish mash khaite gea ki sadi bhai er golae kata atkaise naki?

anyways, i think aftab can hit the ball so hard. which we will need at the very end of the game. besides, he playes well as a 5th down batsman. think of the victory we got against Australia, and sri lanka, that chap played in the 5th position at that time right?!


aftvb can't build up an inniges to be frank, so let him use just to hit the ball at the end of the overs.. i think tht will be really helpful for us :up:

sadi
August 10, 2006, 01:24 PM
;) ilish mash khaite gea ki sadi bhai er golae kata atkaise naki?



Bhaia, apni thakte elish mach khaite hoy naki? Apnar comment porei bisom khelam...

Aftab is the best talent we got and it will be totally waste to see him coming in at number 7-8... He is learning to build the innings and once he does that, he will be one of the best ever batsman produced by Bd.

sonarbangla
August 10, 2006, 01:26 PM
:D i think reza is much better than him.. just an opinion though.

sadi
August 10, 2006, 01:35 PM
:D i think reza is much better than him.. just an opinion though.

Thanks god its just an opinion!!! :lol:

akabir77
August 10, 2006, 01:49 PM
I know these boys have more talent and can perform better than the current players. Thats why last year I suggested a tri-series between U-19, BD-A and BD national team. We are rushing too soon. They still have more maturing to do. I am having a feeling, to get a short-term glory we are sacrificing the long-term future. The Standard of Cricket changes dramatically from Zim, Ken to SL, IND to Aus, Eng. Winning the remaining ODIs before the World Cup would give us a false sense of security. Then we will be critisizing these young pups in the same way when we would lose against the big boys. We are getting ready to throw out Ash from the team in 4 years time. Hope we don't say the same things about Sakib, Nazmus Sadat, Mehrab Jr., Mushfiq in the future. These are the right pieces of the puzzle. it's just I am afraid they are not ready yet to face McGrath, Warne. Once they start losing, the effect is immense and permanent. And at this level Cricket is more of a mental game.

I for one wanted to have these U-19 boys stay together and play more cricket under different conditions for at least another year. You can't "buy" experience.

Thing is even after repeating this by several member in several threads I haven't seen a single counter point and still get these threads with new player...
Looks like people don't want to change their isea no matter how right the other person is....
good post Cats_eye.. its my feelings too

sonarbangla
August 10, 2006, 01:53 PM
Thanks god its just an opinion!!! :lol:

:rolleyes: but opinion can turn into fact pretty soon!

al Furqaan
August 10, 2006, 02:30 PM
Aftab is the best talent we got and it will be totally waste to see him coming in at number 7-8... He is learning to build the innings and once he does that, he will be one of the best ever batsman produced by Bd.

aftab cant play spin at all. being in the sub continent and playing against at least 4 teams with good spinners means aftab better fix his game...otherwise he will be just mediocre in tests.

sadi
August 10, 2006, 03:20 PM
Looks like there will be only two changes from the last game against zimbabwe for the 1st odi against Kenya. Mashrafee comes in for Rasel while Masud replaces Rahim.

Source: Amardesh (http://amardesh.u46.futurecrafts.com/sub_section.php?NewsID=48232&NewsType=bistarito)

sadi
August 10, 2006, 03:22 PM
aftab cant play spin at all. being in the sub continent and playing against at least 4 teams with good spinners means aftab better fix his game...otherwise he will be just mediocre in tests.

I think he was talking about ODI... in order for Aftab to be a better test player, he also needs to work on his temperament... but talent is definately there

Fazal
August 10, 2006, 03:52 PM
Looks like there will be only two changes from the last game against zimbabwe for the 1st odi against Kenya. Mashrafee comes in for Rasel while Masud replaces Rahim.

Source: Amardesh (http://amardesh.u46.futurecrafts.com/sub_section.php?NewsID=48232&NewsType=bistarito)

How can Masud replaces Rahim? They both played last game. So it can't be Masud as he is already in the team. Then who is replacing Rahim?

MohollarCricketer
August 10, 2006, 03:58 PM
hi guys, This is my first post :) . my prefered 1st ODI team is :cool:

nafees
aftab (if he likes to hit why not send him first, just hit like kana considering he cant hold innings)
Rajin (if wk falls why not use his kocchop gotir spedd to hold innings)
Tushar (why not send him to make every ball count)
Ash (just for 1st match if fails Sakib should get chance)
Reza (best choice)
Rafiq (i will swap with him masud if Wk falls quickly)
Mash
Rajjaq
Masud (still he can hit 4)
shahadat
:up:

shamster
August 10, 2006, 04:51 PM
Nafees
Saleh
Aftab
Saqib
Ashraful
Forhad
Masud
Rafique
Mortaza
Razaaq
Rasel

this is what the team shall be :- pretty sure ! I think it will also be Ash's last chance ? Also if Forhad or Saqib dont perform decent they will be dropped to accomodate Tushar. I do not think Shahadat will play for the remainder of the series.

sadi
August 10, 2006, 10:39 PM
How can Masud replaces Rahim? They both played last game. So it can't be Masud as he is already in the team. Then who is replacing Rahim?

never mind... the article really made me confuse for a while... it says rasel might sit and then also say shahadat, rahim and tushar is sitting... four players cant sit at the same time... so my guess is rahim will be replaced by either shahadat or rasel

LateCut
August 11, 2006, 08:52 AM
Possibly Tusher replacing Rahim

Tigers_eye
August 11, 2006, 09:22 AM
hi guys, This is my first post :) . my prefered 1st ODI team is :cool:

nafees
aftab (if he likes to hit why not send him first, just hit like kana considering he cant hold innings)
Rajin (if wk falls why not use his kocchop gotir spedd to hold innings)
Tushar (why not send him to make every ball count)
Ash (just for 1st match if fails Sakib should get chance)
Reza (best choice)
Rafiq (i will swap with him masud if Wk falls quickly)
Mash
Rajjaq
Masud (still he can hit 4)
shahadat
:up:
Welcome to BC Mr. MohollarCricketer.
Delete the first five letters after Rajin please. There is no "if" in there. Wicket will fall and will fall early if SN and AA open.

sadi
August 11, 2006, 11:40 AM
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Rabeed Imam
11-August-2006


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Pace ace Mashrafee Bin Mortaza returned to the playing eleven after sitting out one match and that was the only change as Bangladesh kept faith in the core group that won the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe last week for Saturday’s opening game of the Bank Alfalah series against Kenya.

Mushfiqur Rahim made way for Mortaza who will share the new ball with the impressive left-armer Syed Rasel who could be a handful on the Nairobi Gymkhana wicket on the evidence of his bowling in the nets. Rasel has troubled all the batsmen by moving the ball both ways at will and the grassy wicket at the Gymkhana should be to his liking. The pitch has not dried up completely and with moisture underneath, fielding first could be the preferred option for the captain winning the toss.

Normally visiting teams get the opportunity to practice at the match venue but the Bangladesh team was allowed to train there for only 45 minutes on Friday. After a brief optional net session at the Ruaraka Sports Club the squad had to wait for permission from the local authorities to use the Gymkhana where they wanted to go for a bit of familarisation in the form of fielding and knocking.

"It is not a ground where you can attack the ball with one hand so the fielders have to be careful. The outfield is uneven and the ball might jump a bit," warned Tigers assistant coach and fielding specialist Mohammad Salahuddin.

They have not had a decent ground and wicket to train since arriving in Nairobi but the Tigers are taking it in their stride. They are also confident that their quality would have the final say in this series.

"Zimbabwe is in the past now. We are here to play some good cricket and ofcourse we are the favourites. The statistics might show that Kenya have won 6 out of 11 matches played between us but those wins were a long time ago. The recent record is overwhelmingly in our favour after we beat them 4-0 this year," said skipper Khaled Mashud during a press conference at the Gymkhana today when asked whether Bangladesh have a point to prove after their disappointing tour of Zimbabwe and by looking at overall win-loss stats.

"We have changed as a lot as team after the 2003 World Cup and that was the last time Kenya beat us. Over the past two years we have been competitive against the best sides in the world and I think if the players can do their individual tasks correctly, then we are going to win the series," added Mashud.

Coach Dav Whatmore said that the team has evolved for the better. "We gave three players their ODI debut in Zimbabwe and each time we make the changes we feel we become stronger. It is good to be in a side that feels it is strong."

Kenya on Friday named a 14-member side for the three matches. The first match starts at 10am local time (1pm BST).

Teams
Bangladesh: Khaled Mashud (Captain), Shahriar Nafees Ahmed, Rajin Saleh, Aftab Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafee Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel.

Kenya: Steve Tikolo (Captain), Thomas Odoyo, Kennedy Obuya, Morris Ouma, Malhar Patel, Jimmy Kamande, Tanmay Mishra, Collins Obuya, Peter Ongondo, Nehmiah Odhiambo, Hiren Varaiya, Josephat Ababu, Brijal Patel, Hitesh Modi.


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Dhakablues
August 11, 2006, 12:18 PM
That Tanmay Mishra can become painful...Offcourse, Tikolo is the Bangladeshi playing for Kenya, he can blast or be blasted.

Overall, I think its not going to be easy sail for Bangladesh as fear will be in their mind, which ultimately gives rise to the omnipotent excuse of "pressure".. nevertheless the firepowder is there, whether we can ignite it will be seen in less than 14 hours.

marif
August 11, 2006, 12:50 PM
First 11 announced for 1st ODI against Kenya:Mortaza returns
Bangladesh: Khaled Mashud (Captain), Shahriar Nafees Ahmed, Rajin Saleh, Aftab Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafee Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel.

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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Pace ace Mashrafee Bin Mortaza returned to the playing eleven after sitting out one match and that was the only change as Bangladesh kept faith in the core group that won the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe last week for Saturday’s opening game of the Bank Alfalah series against Kenya.

Mushfiqur Rahim made way for Mortaza who will share the new ball with the impressive left-armer Syed Rasel who could be a handful on the Nairobi Gymkhana wicket on the evidence of his bowling in the nets. Rasel has troubled all the batsmen by moving the ball both ways at will and the grassy wicket at the Gymkhana should be to his liking. The pitch has not dried up completely and with moisture underneath, fielding first could be the preferred option for the captain winning the toss.

Normally visiting teams get the opportunity to practice at the match venue but the Bangladesh team was allowed to train there for only 45 minutes on Friday. After a brief optional net session at the Ruaraka Sports Club the squad had to wait for permission from the local authorities to use the Gymkhana where they wanted to go for a bit of familarisation in the form of fielding and knocking.

"It is not a ground where you can attack the ball with one hand so the fielders have to be careful. The outfield is uneven and the ball might jump a bit," warned Tigers assistant coach and fielding specialist Mohammad Salahuddin.

They have not had a decent ground and wicket to train since arriving in Nairobi but the Tigers are taking it in their stride. They are also confident that their quality would have the final say in this series.

"Zimbabwe is in the past now. We are here to play some good cricket and ofcourse we are the favourites. The statistics might show that Kenya have won 6 out of 11 matches played between us but those wins were a long time ago. The recent record is overwhelmingly in our favour after we beat them 4-0 this year," said skipper Khaled Mashud during a press conference at the Gymkhana today when asked whether Bangladesh have a point to prove after their disappointing tour of Zimbabwe and by looking at overall win-loss stats.

"We have changed as a lot as team after the 2003 World Cup and that was the last time Kenya beat us. Over the past two years we have been competitive against the best sides in the world and I think if the players can do their individual tasks correctly, then we are going to win the series," added Mashud.

Coach Dav Whatmore said that the team has evolved for the better.

"We gave three players their ODI debut in Zimbabwe and each time we make the changes we feel we become stronger. It is good to be in a side that feels it is strong."

Kenya on Friday named a 14-member side for the three matches.

The first match starts at 10am local time (1pm BST).

Teams
Bangladesh: Khaled Mashud (Captain), Shahriar Nafees Ahmed, Rajin Saleh, Aftab Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafee Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel.

Kenya: Steve Tikolo (Captain), Thomas Odoyo, Kennedy Obuya, Morris Ouma, Malhar Patel, Jimmy Kamande, Tanmay Mishra, Collins Obuya, Peter Ongondo, Nehmiah Odhiambo, Hiren Varaiya, Josephat Ababu, Brijal Patel, Hitesh Modi.
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Ahmed_B
August 11, 2006, 12:59 PM
Threads merged.
Please don't create multiple threads for same topic.
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-Mod

LateCut
August 11, 2006, 01:26 PM
Zimbabwe is in the past now. We are here to play some good cricket and ofcourse we are the favourites. The statistics might show that Kenya have won 6 out of 11 matches played between us but those wins were a long time ago. The recent record is overwhelmingly in our favour after we beat them 4-0 this year," said skipper Khaled Mashud during a press conference at the Gymkhana today when asked whether Bangladesh have a point to prove after their disappointing tour of Zimbabwe and by looking at overall win-loss stats.

Here again a display of lack of tact. We may have repeat experience here.

Thunder
August 11, 2006, 01:46 PM
i wish we would have been on the losing side at least once in this kenya tour but i reckon kenya is too weak to beat us.

i want them to lose at least once beacause that would be a big reminder of the real strength of our cricket team.

Orion
August 11, 2006, 06:11 PM
Saqib and Forhad are both quite talented, although I really doubt if Farhad's medium pace will get any results against stronger outfits but his batting is sensible and impressive. Saqib with his spin can become quite handy in one dayers and also looks impressive as a batsman. I think both should play in all 3 matches against kenya.