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cricman
December 29, 2006, 07:22 PM
Bold Predictions:
1) We Will win our 2nd Test Match This year
2) 2nd round of the WC anybody?
3) We will make it to the Semis of 20/20 WC before Mashrafe gives up 18 runs in the final over vs Ricky Pointing
4) Ashraful will score BD's first Test Double Century
5) We will beat NZ in WC warm up
6) Australia will send it's D team to beat Zimbabawe or boycott the Test match series, and will give Bangladesh the opportunity to tour Australia.
7) Asia Cup will get postponed from 2008 to 2015
8) Captain Hablu will lose the toss vs CAN/BER/SCOT/Zim + Mehrab jr will score 1st ball golden duck which lead the way for BD to score 330+.
9) Aftab will convert one of his 50's into 100.

Not so Bold predictions
1) SN will score a Century or 2 or 3 vs CAN/BER/SCOT/ZIM
2) Alok Kapali will get called up again only to fall on his face again
3) When It's Feburary Razzak will have an ODI average that is less than my age.
4) BC will continue to get bigger and better in 2007.

Ladies and Gentlemen make predictions for 2007 and 12 months later I'll dig this thread up to see how good or bad our predictions were.

Bancan
December 29, 2006, 07:40 PM
i dont know wat kind of prediction this is but i think tapash will be back in the team.

Rabz
December 29, 2006, 07:55 PM
Good one's Cricman...
i'd love to see us going to the second round of the World Cup and winning the 2nd test match... (most preferably against India)....

TheWatcher
December 29, 2006, 08:22 PM
My predictions:
- Aftab will score a century
- We will get into big trouble in one or more matches as we will be playing without couple of frontline pacers due to injury

SS
December 29, 2006, 09:52 PM
Dear Watcher you sure about your second post...

mbssr
December 30, 2006, 12:46 AM
1. We may first time play with all players under 30; No Rafiq, No Pilot and no habla
2. We may first time have 6 lefties in the batting order. 4 in top 7.
3. We may have a new pace bowler and get rid of the junks waiting for recall.
4. We will get a life and see a new captain.

gatekeeper
December 30, 2006, 01:23 AM
My prediction for 2007-----all our cricketers, in fact all of us will be a year older than 2006.

gatekeeper
December 30, 2006, 01:24 AM
On a more seriuos note, I think we may just win a test or two against credible opposition.

israr
December 30, 2006, 02:05 AM
Second Test victory

billah
December 30, 2006, 02:07 AM
We will reach Super 8 in the WC.

Thunder
December 30, 2006, 02:15 AM
In 2007, there's a good probability that Rafiq will win a test match for us and retire. I can't imagine what we'll do without rafique in test matches.. :timeout:

Mohiul
December 30, 2006, 06:06 AM
Bold predictions:
1. We will play in WC Super 8 Stage
2. One of our batters will score first double century in odi cricket

Not so bold:
1. We will get 8th spot in ICC ODI championship ranking
2. Whitewash Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe soil
3. At least 3 centuries by SN.
4. SN will be new captain for BD after WC

Omio
December 30, 2006, 07:00 AM
2nd Test victory,

Sovik
December 30, 2006, 07:07 AM
pilot will be left out
bashar and rafiq will retire
golla will be back in the team as senior player

Tokyobreeze
December 30, 2006, 10:24 AM
Bold predictions:
2. One of our batters will score first double century in odi cricket


Not just in terms of Font, this should be a very very BOLD prediction of its own merit.

Though I wish it would happen, same like you.

Tokyobreeze
December 30, 2006, 10:37 AM
Bold Predictions:

1. We will make it to the super 8 stage of WC.
2. We will reach the semi of 20/20.
3. We will win our 2nd test match this year and will take all others to 5 days.

Not so Bold Predictions:

1. Pilot will leave cricket and work as a Pilot of boat in Padma(with due respect for his contribution in the team for so long).
2. Finally Gullu or Golla will give up his hope for WC and concentrate somewhere else (which will be better for everyone).
3. SN will get 2 more hundreds.
4. Sakib will become a solid No. 4.
5. Nadif and Tamim will be included in 20/20 WC squad.
6. Hablu and Rafique will retire.

And...some expectations/prayers -

1. The player who comes when Hablu retires will be able to rotate strike more than playing strokes all around.
2. Mashfiq Rahim will perform well with bat and settle down as permanent wicket-keeper.
3. Mash will be fit for the whole year.
4. Aftab will be able to score at least one 100 this year.
5. Ash-Fool will concentrate more on singles and doubles and restrict himself from playing shots unnecessarily.Hope he starts to understand the meaning of the word 'responsibility' this year.

jishan
December 30, 2006, 11:09 AM
* Aftab will score a century
*SN willbe the new captain Inshallah
*Mashrafee's allround ranking will improve
*Rafiq and Hablu will retire
*Sakib will be fixed at no.4
*Inshallah we will win atleast one test match against a big nation
*Might show a surprise in WC....(just MIGHT)
*A new sensation will come in batting like SN....dun know who though..so many names.. :confused:

Sam
December 30, 2006, 11:56 AM
I believe, everybody is writing about their expectations, not predictions.

Kabir
December 30, 2006, 12:55 PM
5. Ash-Fool will concentrate more on singles and doubles and restrict himself from playing shots unnecessarily.Hope he starts to understand the meaning of the word 'responsibility' this year.

Responsibility and Ashraful? Not before he gets married. Double biye may make him fully responsible...based on his current situation. Bacha kacha hoye gele fully responsibie.

Carte Blanche
December 30, 2006, 08:19 PM
Took the words right out of my mouth, Kabir. But then I guess that's what makes this prediction so bold. On the brighter side, cricman will probably beat Nostradamus' success rate.

Carte Blanche
December 30, 2006, 08:22 PM
I believe, everybody is writing about their expectations, not predictions.

True. No harm in hoping though. I know I'll owe criccy a toast of Ash scores a double. He'll owe me two if Ash doesn't.

sadi
December 30, 2006, 08:51 PM
-If anyone scores a double century, it will be Shahriar Nafees.
-Aftab will score a hundred this year. Probably against Zimbabwe in Feb.
-Bashar retires from odi after world cup and Shahriar Nafees leads.
-Mushfiq replaces Pilot in odi.

Now comes the bold prediction:
-Razzak is the next superstar of Bangladesh.
-Shahadat becomes the main strike bowler for Bangladesh surpassing Mashrafee.
-Mashrafee becomes our first true allrounder. ;)

RazabQ
December 30, 2006, 09:04 PM
My not so bold prediction:

Some Bangladeshi teen-ager will have some outstanding performances against other Test countries' teen-agers in some ICC tournament. And a segment of Bangladeshi fans, citing frustration with the present bunch, said teen-ager's resemeblance to Tendu, or some other flimsy reason will start braying for said teen-ager to replace our current flavor of the month - which seems to be Saqib. In this debate, some one will assuredly mention "heart and gutsy" and bring up Manjurul Rana. And a number of people will invoke Ashar-ful.

And when this happens, I and some other BC members will get a few more gray hairs and mutter "deshta gelo".

Tokyobreeze
December 30, 2006, 10:37 PM
Responsibility and Ashraful? Not before he gets married. Double biye may make him fully responsible...based on his current situation. Bacha kacha hoye gele fully responsibie.

Hey..hey...hey...Tobe biye korle abar jhore porar trend o to BD cricket e notun na.Aopi, Biddut...Bhoy pacchi picchi ta abar politics e neme na pore...Old Durjoy to already election e neme poreche:p

oporajeyo_bangla
December 30, 2006, 11:08 PM
- aftab will make a ODI century
- we will have our second test victory

kaisermatin
December 30, 2006, 11:42 PM
We played much better than NZ with SL. This time around target on NZ, India and England.

cricman
December 31, 2006, 02:43 AM
True. No harm in hoping though. I know I'll owe criccy a toast of Ash scores a double. He'll owe me two if Ash doesn't.

From now on I will call Ash = ___ so i don't jinx him

I wish we would play Zimbabawe right after they got their Test Status Reinstated, ___ & team have 4 tests to make me look like a genius.

I'm pretty sure we'll get 3 Tests vs Zimbabwe either before or after the 20/20 WC, Technically we have 4 Tests to get 1 win and ___ to get the double, but in theory were gonna have 7 tests. I think ___ and the team won't need the 3 tests vs Zimbabwe to get the 2nd win or the double.

All of ___ Test Centuries have come against SL and IND :) and 2 of the 3 looked like sure thing double. :)

Tigers_eye
January 2, 2007, 05:00 PM
Bold Prediction:
One BD batsman will cross 600 international runs (all forms ODI, test and 20/20) in 2007.
One BD bowler will cross 30 wickets (all forms ODI, test and 20/20) in 2007.

Not so Bold Prediction:
JO will be back in the international fold.

BangladeshFan
January 2, 2007, 06:25 PM
Bold: since they are bold so lets make them truly bold
1. Bd will reach WC 07 semifinal, they will beat india, srilanka, england and pakistan along the way.
2. Bd will use Junaid in the WC and Tamim after the WC(in place of hablu). Their showing in the one dayers in powerplay will surprise all and break a few bowlers heart.
3. Mash will show potential of a great all rounder
4. Ashraful will finally realize value of middling the ball and spending time in the wicket. Soon enough he will score a test 200+
5.Aftab will make the world record quickest 50

Not so bold: lets be realistic
1. Bd will get out in 1st round of the WC as expected
2. selectors over reliance on tortoise players will backfire. Bd will soon find out playing against zimbo and playing against top teams is a different thing altogether.
3. hablu will not retire neither will pilot. on the other hand rafiq may retire gracefully
4. worst of all, JO will return in both forms of int. cricket and will force us to write many more pleading threads until he is kicked out again.

nmhimal
January 3, 2007, 09:58 AM
Second Test victory
Go Bangladesh !!

Navarene
January 3, 2007, 11:39 AM
Prediction:
-- we will win at least two Tests (either home or away)
-- ODI win against New Zealand
-- Shahriar Nafees, the new BD captain
-- Double ton from Ashraful in Test

Tigers_eye
January 3, 2007, 11:46 AM
Prediction:
-- we will win at least two Tests (either home or away)
-- ODI win against New Zealand
-- Shahriar Nafees, the new BD captain
-- Double ton from Ashraful in Test
This prediction must span till Jan 2010. Thats when we face NZ in ODIs. Unless by chance we get to second round or in the semis/finals in the WC 2007 or ICC Champions trophy (in two years) and face them. I would prefer in the finals of the WC 2007. :)

Fazal
January 3, 2007, 03:00 PM
Bold Predicted Fears:

1.Bashar will continue to be the captain of Bangladesh
2. At some point Gullu will be back in the team
3. Selectors will again twick with Ash's position. However Ash will somehow survive whole year by scoring two 50+ great innings
4. Even perfoming better than Ash, Aftab will be the first to be dropped for irresponsible batting.
5. The relation between Pilot and the rest of the team will be worsened. Pilot's batting will be non-existent.
6. The best case scenario for Bangladesh is: they will draw the series against ZIM
7. They will lose at least one game in warm up matches against Canada/Bermuda
8. BD will just win one game in WC2007.
9. Rafique's contribution to the team will reduced. He will no longer be a dominant player in the team.
10. SN will go one step backward in 2007.

cricman
January 3, 2007, 04:08 PM
This prediction must span till Jan 2010. Thats when we face NZ in ODIs. Unless by chance we get to second round or in the semis/finals in the WC 2007 or ICC Champions trophy (in two years) and face them. I would prefer in the finals of the WC 2007. :)

Mar 6th :)

layperson
January 3, 2007, 04:47 PM
-If anyone scores a double century, it will be Shahriar Nafees.
-Aftab will score a hundred this year. Probably against Zimbabwe in Feb.
-Bashar retires from odi after world cup and Shahriar Nafees leads.
-Mushfiq replaces Pilot in odi.

Now comes the bold prediction:
-Razzak is the next superstar of Bangladesh.
-Shahadat becomes the main strike bowler for Bangladesh surpassing Mashrafee.
-Mashrafee becomes our first true allrounder. ;)

Except for the double ton for Sn it pretty much sums up my predictions. If anyone scores a double ton for Bangladesh it will be Ashraful. In the current team I dont see anyone else scoring a double against a test team barring Zim( coz against them anyone is a candidate for scoring a double).

TheWatcher
January 3, 2007, 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by Tigers_eye
Originally Posted by Navarene
-- ODI win against New Zealand

This prediction must span till Jan 2010. Thats when we face NZ in ODIs. Unless by chance we get to second round or in the semis/finals in the WC 2007 or ICC Champions trophy (in two years) and face them. I would prefer in the finals of the WC 2007. :)

Mar 6th :)
As far I know, pre-world cup practice matches against NZ and Scotland (on 6th and 8th March) won't be considered as official ODIs. But, yeah, it will be nice to win both of those matches regardless of their status.

HereWeGo
January 3, 2007, 06:44 PM
Reasonable prediction
1 Mehrab will not hold the opening slot for too long. Junaid might be the next partner for SN.
2 Pilot will be dropped and never return
3 Shahriar nafees might not be able to repeat the same level of success
4 Aftab will be the main stay of BD batting line up in ODI's
5 Ashraful will get his average a little higher
6 Habibul will continue another year for sure
7 Cant imagine bangladesh test team without rafique, but this might be his last year. Razzaq will try to fill his shoes and may even suceed given some time.

mac
January 4, 2007, 05:04 AM
1) BD will achieve their 2nd test victory.
2) Ashraful will marry, let alone the possiblity of being consistant.
3) Tamim Iqbal will be the man of the series of 20-20 WC.
4) Mashrafe will get the chance of playing county.
5)We'll follow the WC with great hope and ........ WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
L-) L-) :flag: :shh:

cleazer
January 5, 2007, 03:49 AM
I see lots of people predicting a second test victory.

I have a question: how many tests will BD play in 2007?
I remember when the ICC released their future tour schedule, BD had a big break scheduled.


And on the off chance that Zimbabwe comes back to tests and BD plays a number of tests with them, I'll make the super bold prediction that BD will get both their 2nd and their 3rd test victory!!!

BD-Shardul
January 5, 2007, 10:21 AM
My Bold Predictions:

1. Bashar will continue as a captain for another year, and will try his best to be in this spot until 2011 WC.
2. Bashar will score three centuries in tests in 2007.
3. Neither Rafiq nor Bashar nor Javed will retire, and their face will not efface from the scene of BD cricket until 2011 WC.
4. Rasel and Rajin will emerge as two consistent performer for BD team.
5. Tapash will make his comeback.
6. Aftab will score a century in ODI.
7. Khaled Mashud will be dropped from the team permanenetly.

Not So Bold:

1. Bangladesh will qualify in the secound round of the WC.(Although it hurts me greatly, but realistically, I stil cannot depend on BD batsmen).
2. SN will continue in the same vein.

Tigers_eye
March 28, 2007, 04:26 PM
Prediction:
-- we will win at least two Tests (either home or away)
-- ODI win against New Zealand
-- Shahriar Nafees, the new BD captain
-- Double ton from Ashraful in Test
Navarene should be given the chance to open the ODI against NZ on the 2nd of April.

bhobishshot
March 30, 2007, 01:17 PM
Here is my predictions:

1.Saqib has a reasonable chance of making it to the top 10 in the ODI all rounder list
2.BD has a reasonable chance of beating England and WI
3.SN will perform in the super 8

kaisermatin
March 31, 2007, 08:16 AM
Bold Predictions:
1) We Will win our 2nd Test Match This year
2) 2nd round of the WC anybody?
3) We will make it to the Semis of 20/20 WC before Mashrafe gives up 18 runs in the final over vs Ricky Pointing
4) Ashraful will score BD's first Test Double Century
5) We will beat NZ in WC warm up
6) Australia will send it's D team to beat Zimbabawe or boycott the Test match series, and will give Bangladesh the opportunity to tour Australia.
7) Asia Cup will get postponed from 2008 to 2015
8) Captain Hablu will lose the toss vs CAN/BER/SCOT/Zim + Mehrab jr will score 1st ball golden duck which lead the way for BD to score 330+.
9) Aftab will convert one of his 50's into 100.

Not so Bold predictions
1) SN will score a Century or 2 or 3 vs CAN/BER/SCOT/ZIM
2) Alok Kapali will get called up again only to fall on his face again
3) When It's Feburary Razzak will have an ODI average that is less than my age.
4) BC will continue to get bigger and better in 2007.

Ladies and Gentlemen make predictions for 2007 and 12 months later I'll dig this thread up to see how good or bad our predictions were.
Good bold predictions that are coming true (2 and 5). No. 6 was not fair to Zimbos. They were the only team to restrict Aussies under 300 in this WC (warm-up). No predictions for Mash? I think he will get across 100th wicket this year.

shahir001
May 17, 2007, 10:40 AM
My prediction is for the near future. We are going to rise in the LG ranking within two years and be in the semid at least in 2011 WC Insha Allah.

Rifat
May 17, 2007, 04:26 PM
we can make the # 1 wish come true within 2 weeks inshallah

Sohel
May 17, 2007, 05:14 PM
BOLD: -

1. Mash will become a legitimate all-rounder by the end of the year, if he can stay injury-free (let's pary he does).
2. Ashraful will exceed our expectations.
3. Alok & Nafis Iqbal will be back with a bang.
4. Rasel will continue to improve.
5. Mushi will become a better keeper.
6. Tamim will play a test match, and do well.
7. Ritchie Mac will take to a level beyond our expectations after faruikka, ata, HaBa and golla exit the scene.

not so bold: -

i'll lose some clients, and what's left of my social life, for spending way too much time in here... :-D

cricman
May 17, 2007, 05:24 PM
not so bold: -

i'll lose some clients, and what's left of my social life, for spending way too much time in here... :-D

Already happened for moi, definitely found the right balance now the weather is so nice now but when it's winter/ early spring I'm confounded in my room in my computer spending too much time here, even got sick. Now I get tired doing a 9-5 I have to get back on the grind and get active and back in shape.

I got 5 of them right so far out of 13, ofcourse some of them i was joking see #3 and #7 and I was kinda joking about #6 but it happened.

Sohel
May 17, 2007, 05:29 PM
Already happened for moi, definitely found the right balance now the weather is so nice now but when it's winter/ early spring I'm confounded in my room in my computer spending too much time here, even got sick. Now I get tired doing a 9-5 I have to get back on the grind and get active and back in shape.

I got 5 of them right so far out of 13, ofcourse some of them i was joking see #3 and #7 and I was kinda joking about #6 but it happened.

thanks for the heads up bro... really! :)

habfreak
May 17, 2007, 05:31 PM
My prediction for the test series aginst India: we will NOT lose 2-0.

Sohel
May 17, 2007, 05:33 PM
My prediction for the test series aginst India: we will NOT lose 2-0.

that's the spirit mon frere... :)