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kalpurush
January 5, 2007, 08:02 PM
Veteran wicketkeeper Mashud's career is on stake as the selectors are thinking of Mushfiq as our national team stumper for the coming WC and beyond. Though, top officials of BCB still want Mashud as the # 1 wicketkeeper to avoid controversy.
Here is the article below:


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Selectors look beyond Zimbabwe tour
Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh cricket squad that will tour Zimbabwe to play four one-day internationals next month would virtually be the team for the World Cup to be held in West Indies in March-April.

So it would be more than just the selection for a single tour when Faruque Ahmed-led national selection panel sits to pick the side for Zimbabwe and the focus definitely would be on long-standing wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud, who has been almost an automatic choice over the last decade.

It had been evident that the selectors were confused about Mashud's services as they kept the veteran stumper in the squad for the last two games against Zimbabwe in the five-match series but sidelined him. After spending time inside the dressing room, he was then dropped for the two-match series against Scotland although the selectors labelled it as rest.

Undoubtedly, Mashud is still unparalleled behind the stumps but the long-serving cricketer's batting has become a headache for the team management, especially after the just concluded Twenty20 Premier League, where he was rather off-colour.

The wicketkeeper holds a very important batting position in modern day cricket besides a specialised job and with Bangladesh transforming into a team that go for win rather than playing for 'face-saving', it would be necessary to put the right man at the right place.

The selectors have never cleared their positions about Mashud and there is hardly anybody to replace him. Chief selector Faruque says he is impressed by Mushfiqur Rahim -- the selectors' blue-eyed boy -- but the young wicketkeeper, by no means an exciting batsman, has so far not proved his worth with the gloves.
Faruque, however, was not interested to comment on this issue as he said that it was 'too early' to say anything.

"There is hardly any chance to see major changes in the team. But I think it is too early to say about any particular player. We will meet on Tuesday to discuss the squad for Zimbabwe," said Faruque.

"We should make a team for Zimbabwe tour which will likely be the World Cup team because reality is that the players will get only a week after returning from the trip," he said adding that they would announce the 15-member squad by the third week of this month.

"I won't say Mushfiq did a tremendous job in his few appearances but I must say he showed signs that he has the ability to keep his place in the national side," observed Faruque.

So it is easily understandable that the coming Premier League matches would be a big challenge for Mashud, well-known for hard-work and dedication.
Although Faruque denied to comment on the Mashud issue, it was learnt that the board has been in favour of the Rajshahi stumper for his vast experience. The board high-ups are also not ready to take risk on the World Cup and the have sent the message home in a bid to avoid controversy.

The other major issue besides Mashud to be discussed during the selection meeting is whether they would pick a genuine seamer in place of all-rounder Forhad Reza.

Forhad, another Rajshahi man, glowed in his brief career but it seems that the right-arm paceman and a useful late-order batsman can only be effective on a favourable pitch.

"No doubt Forhad has done well so far and once again I can say it is too early to comment on any particular player. But it is true that we are thinking about including a genuine third seamer considering the conditions in the Caribbean," informed Faruque.

It seems that up and coming medium pacer Dollar Mahmud has a bright chance to get a national call. The Daily Star.
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kalpurush
January 5, 2007, 08:09 PM
I think Mashud is still our # 1 stumper and he should be in the WC squad. And, we really need to find a fourth seamer as well. Reza would be a "ready to eat...Delhi ka mithai" for the Indians as well as for the Sri Lankans too!:-D

AsifTheManRahman
January 5, 2007, 08:45 PM
do you mean a fourth seamer? because we could very well use rasel as a first-change. in fact, that's when he should bowl - imo - if picked in the eleven at all. i would like quicker bowlers such as mashrafe and shahadat to start off with. my reasoning is that although rasel gets a lot of movement, and has troubled sri lanka in the past, given his speed, i doubt he will be successful for long.

now ideally, i would like a third seamer to be able to bat a bit as well. however, since mashrafe's been doing pretty well with the bat lately, i wouldn't mind a third seamer who's never batted in life.

i agree that reza will be as easy as boycott's mom. he really has to prove himself with the bat to make it to the first eleven on a regular basis, i guess.

as for mashud, i wouldn't write him off yet. mushfiq has shown glimpses of hope here and there, and may or may not turn out to be good against more difficult opponents. it's really a hard one for the selectors.

kalpurush
January 5, 2007, 09:53 PM
do you mean a fourth seamer? because we could very well use rasel as a first-change. in fact, that's when he should bowl - imo - if picked in the eleven at all. i would like quicker bowlers such as mashrafe and shahadat to start off with. my reasoning is that although rasel gets a lot of movement, and has troubled sri lanka in the past, given his speed, i doubt he will be successful for long.

now ideally, i would like a third seamer to be able to bat a bit as well. however, since mashrafe's been doing pretty well with the bat lately, i wouldn't mind a third seamer who's never batted in life.

i agree that reza will be as easy as boycott's mom. he really has to prove himself with the bat to make it to the first eleven on a regular basis, i guess.

as for mashud, i wouldn't write him off yet. mushfiq has shown glimpses of hope here and there, and may or may not turn out to be good against more difficult opponents. it's really a hard one for the selectors.

Yes, Asif bhai! ....4th for the Sri Lankan. I don't think Rasel is going to work for the Indians as an excellent weapon!!

karimjay.
January 5, 2007, 10:11 PM
do you mean a fourth seamer? because we could very well use rasel as a first-change. in fact, that's when he should bowl - imo - if picked in the eleven at all. i would like quicker bowlers such as mashrafe and shahadat to start off with. my reasoning is that although rasel gets a lot of movement, and has troubled sri lanka in the past, given his speed, i doubt he will be successful for long.

now ideally, i would like a third seamer to be able to bat a bit as well. however, since mashrafe's been doing pretty well with the bat lately, i wouldn't mind a third seamer who's never batted in life.

i agree that reza will be as easy as boycott's mom. he really has to prove himself with the bat to make it to the first eleven on a regular basis, i guess.

as for mashud, i wouldn't write him off yet. mushfiq has shown glimpses of hope here and there, and may or may not turn out to be good against more difficult opponents. it's really a hard one for the selectors.

Nice call.

Kabir
January 5, 2007, 10:18 PM
Replacing Pilot by Mushfiq won't deprive the team of anything, coz he can barely bat now. Mushfiq showed some promises in the recent matches against Zimbabwe and Scotland...however, I think with the big guns, he can't continue with his golabaji and get away with it. If nothing at all, the Indians will make an issue out of it. Apart from that, I agree with Asif, that it's quite early to call him. We all have great hopes for this WC, and by testing a new player for this WC is gonna be no joke. Pilot, on the other hand, has some proven talents.

It's interesting to see DS talk about Dollar Mahmud...what're the odds of his inclusion?

mshakir56
January 6, 2007, 12:39 AM
I think Mashud should play in the WC and retire after that. Mushfiq is not better than Mashud behind the stumps and as far as batting is concerned, Mushfiq is not like Dhoni or anything of that sort !

gatekeeper
January 6, 2007, 01:02 AM
This is probably not a bad strategy on BCB's part. Puting doubt in Masud's and hope in Mushfiq's mind might motivate both of them to perform.

For my money though, Masud's better keeper but Mushfiq's a better batsman (at leat has the potential to be). So its a double edged sowrd really. But I think we should stick with Masud at least until the world cup is over and have mushfiq ready a backup.

sadi
January 6, 2007, 03:57 AM
Mushfiq's keeping looked quite sound to me and his batting can't be any worse than Mashud. Yeah he is not tested against the big guns in odis and he won't get a chance before the world cup. So that makes it a tough call but if he had a series against some test nation before the world cup, I am pretty sure he would make the world cup as our number 1 keeper. Now, the guessing game is on and I think Pilot will make it for the last time. Lets see how both of them perform in domestic cricket as it might have a big say on what the selectors do.

Miraz
January 6, 2007, 07:29 AM
I think inclusion of Mushfiq in the ODI team make it more balanced. Mushfiq is definitely better batsman than Pilot and he showed equal or better (compared to Pilot) glovework in the matches he played. He is young, agile and ready to prove his worth.

In my opinion, selectors should pick Mushfiq for the Zim away tour and if he can serve as per expectation, he should be right in for the WC. If he fails (chances are less) then Pilot can make it to the squad. In the mean time Pilot can play the premier league and work on his batting.

Rabz
January 6, 2007, 08:10 AM
Atleast for the World cup, there is no substitute for Pilot.
Yes, his batting may hv bn off the hook lately, but in the biggest stage of the game, experience plays a huge role itself.
Pilot is a tried and tested soldier, he would know what to do in certain situations which Rahim would have no clue about....

I would love to see a change in the gloves too, but not during the wc.

cricket_dorshok
January 6, 2007, 08:23 AM
I think Pilot will make the world cup team as he has good relation with the media. Media will start crying if he drops. We have every possibilities to gain something if Mushfiq is included in the team. In the ODI, Mushfiq is good enough as a keeper. In batting, do I need to say anything about Pilot's recent batting form? Since batting is our main problem, we need long batting order. Inclusion of Mushfiq will certainly give us better edge in batting.

akabir77
January 6, 2007, 11:25 AM
I can't understand why they r not trying out those NCL wk that scored lot of runs? mush didn't do well in NCL or 20/20 so if we have to change some one isn't it logical to change with the best one we got?

I am a loser
January 6, 2007, 11:54 AM
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kalpurush
January 6, 2007, 12:24 PM
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job well done, Zunaid bhai. :-D

mac
January 6, 2007, 01:03 PM
ar keo nai masud ar rahim chara?

Zunaid
January 6, 2007, 01:17 PM
ar keo nai masud ar rahim chara?

What has happened to Dhiman?

Speaking of Pilot.... Is there a worthy... (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?p=40982&highlight=dhiman#post40982)

billah
January 6, 2007, 02:01 PM
What has happened to Dhiman?

Speaking of Pilot.... Is there a worthy... (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?p=40982&highlight=dhiman#post40982)

Dhiman is still playing, fallen out of focus.

Y'know, we have to get a hold of the current "High Performance Team" and a list of who's training at BKSP. I bet this will answer a lot of these "where is " questions. There are so many bright kids coming down the pipeline these days. Hard to keep track of all. Besides, I think BCB can increase the National championship to 16 teams. This will give exposer to a lot of these guys. It would be easier to find Masud's successor.

Although, I'm almost sure Masud will remain there through the WC. Presently, no one else has his level of maturity in keeping.

Shafin
January 6, 2007, 03:25 PM
where is selim who played one test?

AsifTheManRahman
January 6, 2007, 04:20 PM
we probably don't need an extraordinary keeper for odi's; i don't think any team does. what we need though is someone who can bat well and keep fair. if i were in the management, i would look to test out both contenders, namely mushfiq and mashud. given our current line-up, it won't be possible to play them both at the same time, so i'd pick mashud for the first two games in zimbabwe, and if we win those two, i'd rest him in the last two games to make way for mushfiq.

having said that, i still feel we don't have enough time to make sure which one of the two would be the better pick. if possible, the selectors could look into holding practice matches with the A team at home to give the players some match practice (although i'm not sure how much they will need after having played in zimbabwe), and to get an idea of who's hot and who's not.

we're only carrying 15 people to the carribean, and only playing 3 matches. this does make the inclusion of a second keeper in the side quite foolish, partly due to the need for good bowling/batting replacements, and partly because we may just be playing too few matches for the reserve keeper to get a game.

TheWatcher
January 6, 2007, 05:49 PM
we're only carrying 15 people to the carribean, and only playing 3 matches. this does make the inclusion of a second keeper in the side quite foolish, partly due to the need for good bowling/batting replacements, and partly because we may just be playing too few matches for the reserve keeper to get a game.
Actually we will be playing seven matches on the West Indies tour- two matches against Canada and Bermuda, two WC warm up matches (NZ, Sco), and three WC matches. I think there is good chance that selectors will take both keepers to save themselves the dilemma of choosing one. Which will mean a team of 7 batsmen (SN, Mehrab, Aftab, Sakib, Bashar, Ash, Farhad), 4 pacers (Mash, Rajib, Rasel, Tapash/Sharif), 2 spinners (Razzak, Rafique), and two keepers. But this selection will mean we won't have a back up openning batsman which, I think, is a more important option to have.

zia
January 7, 2007, 12:45 AM
Well, I guess the chief selector is not liking Pilot anymore.

Zobair
January 7, 2007, 08:42 AM
Pilot's batting has really gone downhill...with his current batting form he is a liability. I don't buy this "experience arguement". I think form and performance trumps all in ODI cricket. Mushfiq should be our number 1 choice wicket-keeper. He keeps well...and will get better....and he bats well...and will get better.

nmhimal
January 7, 2007, 09:46 AM
Pilot's batting has really gone downhill...with his current batting form he is a liability. I don't buy this "experience arguement". I think form and performance trumps all in ODI cricket. Mushfiq should be our number 1 choice wicket-keeper. He keeps well...and will get better....and he bats well...and will get better.

True, i support you, masud should be out of the WC team, he is in team means we are playing without a batsmen.

TheWatcher
January 7, 2007, 12:06 PM
Pilot's reaction-

"Bangladesh played 28 one-dayers last year and most against opponents like Zimbabwe, Kenya and Scotland where I had little opportunity to bat. I don't think my performances in those few matches were quite bad to draw a conclusion about my batting," Mashud said.

"I played a crucial knock against Zimbabwe in Harare, so how can one claim that my days are over?" he asked. The right-hander scored a valuable unbeaten 48, his highest score in the last season, in Bangladesh's 62-run victory in the second match against Zimbabwe last August.

Mashud, who has an average of 21.90 in his 126 ODI appearances, played 24 matches out of Bangladesh's 28, scoring 282 runs in the 16 innings where he got the chance to bat, averaging 28.72.

Questions were raised after his slow-go against West Indies in the ICC Champions Trophy, where his batting looked so poor during a 59-ball 22, and against Zimbabwe in Bogra when he had looked completely out of touch to fulfil the team's demand with a 28-ball 11.

"I agree that I failed to fulfil the team's demand in the last couple of matches but it can happen to any player. But it is not true that I have completely lost my touch," he explained.

He also cleared his position saying that he was not thinking to quit the limited version after World Cup.

"I am still fit enough and I have the self-belief that I still have a long way to go to serve the team. I know performance is the key to keep place in the team and I am ready to take the challenge," said a confident Mashud.

"Yes, I can only give up the fight if anyone flings a real challenge to me. There is no one who showed extraordinary performance for me to think about quitting one-day cricket."

Mashud also could not understand why he was sidelined in the last four one-day internationals.

"The national team is not a development squad where you try a player to groom for future. I don't think there is any reason right at the moment not to think of me as an automatic choice."

Miraz
January 7, 2007, 12:34 PM
"The national team is not a development squad where you try a player to groom for future. I don't think there is any reason right at the moment not to think of me as an automatic choice."

That's a bit too much from Pilot.

AsifTheManRahman
January 7, 2007, 01:07 PM
pretty cocky. hope he realizes that there are people who can pose a serious threat to his position in the team, and that he shouldn't be an automatic choice. will only do himself a whole lot of good.

i think i've begun to realize why he never made a good captain.

kalpurush
January 7, 2007, 01:19 PM
That's a bit too much from Pilot.

He is as arrogant as he was! Without sportsmanship, a player is like a slaughter.
Being cricket is a gentlemen's game, we need to think cautiously while we select our aquad.

kalpurush
January 7, 2007, 01:22 PM
pretty cocky. hope he realizes that there are people who can pose a serious threat to his position in the team, and that he shouldn't be an automatic choice. will only do himself a whole lot of good.

i think i've begun to realize why he never made a good captain.

:up: :up: :up:
Ditto!:-D

Carte Blanche
January 7, 2007, 01:31 PM
pretty cocky. hope he realizes that there are people who can pose a serious threat to his position in the team, and that he shouldn't be an automatic choice. will only do himself a whole lot of good.

i think i've begun to realize why he never made a good captain.

Not very modest, is he? As a longtime Pilot fan, I'm disappointed at his arrogance. I think it was the Jim Rome show where I heard this: "The easiest way you get on your teammates' bad side is when you start thinking you are indispensable." Then again, knowing BD media, it may have been blown out of proportion. This, however, reminds us that we need to start on grooming our next WK/Captain. Pilot's contribution has been monumental. Regardless of when he leaves, it will leave a vacuum, both experience and skillwise. So far Rahim is our next choice. Has anyone been keeping track of Dhiman's progress? I haven't heard much about the guy lately.

AsifTheManRahman
January 7, 2007, 02:15 PM
well as far as i know, ghosh hasn't been doing to well in the domestic leagues. :(

edit: actually, scratch that for a definite answer. take a look at <a href="http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=18391">Miraz bhai's article</a> for greater accuracy.

Spitfire_x86
January 7, 2007, 03:20 PM
Selectors should keep someone with this kind of attitude 100 miles away from the team.

SMHasan
January 7, 2007, 03:29 PM
Dhiman is still playing, fallen out of focus.

Y'know, we have to get a hold of the current "High Performance Team" and a list of who's training at BKSP. I bet this will answer a lot of these "where is " questions. There are so many bright kids coming down the pipeline these days. Hard to keep track of all. Besides, I think BCB can increase the National championship to 16 teams. This will give exposer to a lot of these guys. It would be easier to find Masud's successor.

Although, I'm almost sure Masud will remain there through the WC. Presently, no one else has his level of maturity in keeping.

I think BCB can put those young players in a University team or whatever and let them play the national league cricket (I know there are university championships in place but those are far behind than the national league in temperment and quality). That's the way they can come in focus and we can have more options.

RazabQ
January 8, 2007, 01:20 AM
Interesting. Yesterday I talked with a guy who is a very close friend of Pilots. He told me that even his friends have told Pilot that his batting needs major shaping up, and privately, he is aware of this. The other nugget was that Pilot said to him (friend) that he'll retire next year

layperson
January 8, 2007, 01:51 AM
Well the most disturbing issues to me is that in the article he says he wont be retiring after the world cup and his arrogance. His arrogance was always there and I never like arrogant people. But from his stance about continuing to play ODI"s I think he will be unceremoniously dumped from the squad and he deserves that if he doesnt realize his time is up. That is one thing I love about the Aussies and hate about the asian teams. Players should go out when the going is good and they are on top instead of waiting for the management to dump them. That leaves a bad taste for the players and the fans but the management has no other option in such cases. Personally I have said it over and over again I dont think we should just go in with PIlot in the WC because he is experienced. I would rather pick my team based on performance and performance wise Pilot has been terrible. It is also true that his replacement has not gotten enough chances to show that he is any better but in the few chances he got he dint do anything bad to suggest he is worse than pilot. I would blame the BCB for this lack of WK in our country. They should hold some sort of a Wicket keeping clinic with foreign coaches every year. What amazes me is Mushfiq's performance in the U19 level was at par and even better than the other test playing nations' U19 level players. Why is it that BD players always have a problem transitioning or maybe it could be that in Mushfique's case he was not given enough chances to showcase what he has to offer. I think the Zim tour would be crucial for this and I would play Mushfique in all the games and not even pick pilot for the tour. If pilot doesnt play then he is a bad influence to keep in the dressing room with that arrogant nature.

Tigers_eye
January 8, 2007, 09:55 AM
Being Cocky in the field against the opponents or in the locker room is very different than being cocky around the media. Mashud should stop talking to the media totally. He should be dropped from the team. Even Tushar Imran as a WK would be a better replacement.

kalpurush
January 8, 2007, 11:40 AM
Interesting. Yesterday I talked with a guy who is a very close friend of Pilots. He told me that even his friends have told Pilot that his batting needs major shaping up, and privately, he is aware of this. The other nugget was that Pilot said to him (friend) that he'll retire next year

A man with two faces?! Or our journalist bhai did the "keramoti"?!!:confused:

sadi
January 8, 2007, 12:26 PM
If Pilot really want to play World cup, the smart thing for him will be to tell the media he will retire after the world cup. Sentiment will definately help him get a place in the first eleven and he can have a nice farewell party.

kalpurush
January 8, 2007, 08:06 PM
If Pilot really want to play World cup, the smart thing for him will be to tell the media he will retire after the world cup. Sentiment will definately help him get a place in the first eleven and he can have a nice farewell party.


Smart idea!:up:

PoorFan
January 9, 2007, 02:52 AM
Our new hope Mushi is not doing any good either! ( in batting <!--StartFragment -->recent days ) that's the real concern. Lets see how Mushi does in Zimbo, then answer Pilot for final.

Or drop Pilot from Zimbo tour, and send Mushi & Dhiman to find who plays better.

afrina
January 9, 2007, 11:58 AM
When the argument arise who will go to WC Masud or Rahim, I’ll vote for Masud. We can’t ignore his vast experience. On the other hand Rahim is not tested with big teams. In WC we r going to face big teams not only Barmuda. Moreover WC is not a normal ODI tournament. Players need a special mental ability to overcome the extra pressure about WC. When we have a hope in WC why we will make an experiment?

This Zim tour is not a normal tour as well, this is one kind of practice match for WC, so if I were in management then I should banned any kind of experiment at this time. I prefer that the selected team will have a match practice over there. League matches are not a very good practice session for WC.

Well I’m not opposing Rahim. Coz he is in the queue after Masud. But we need to give him chance. World Cup is not a good choice for a young lad who needs to gather experience. He is in his teen so if he can prove himself he can play WC in future. But if this WC ruined him he can’t stand again. We can’t spoil our next expected wicket keeper in this way. It is not necessary that higher risk will always give higher return. We can invest this asset in future to get maximum return.

Then what u think for WC who is the best choice? Masud or Rahim? That’s my perception, ppl may oppose. But I believe in this way.

TheWatcher
January 9, 2007, 12:08 PM
Update on Mashud watch-

Although Faruque denied that there had been any significant discussions in the selection meeting on the squad for the four-match series against Zimbabwe, it was learnt that Khaled Mashud's recent comments came to talk.

"We have had no significant discussion on the squad for Zimbabwe. We will finalise the squad on January 25 but we will meet again before the final sitting," Faruque said adding that there is no 'automatic choice' for the national selectors.

The former national skipper was not willing to single out any player but understandably, his fingers were pointed towards veteran wicketkeeper Mashud who has recently told the press that he never understood why he should not still be an automatic choice for the Tigers.

"I don’t want to single out any player but one thing is clear that we don't think there is any automatic choice because selection depends on a player's performance. Nobody' place is guaranteed (in the side)," told the chief selector.

"Experience could be a factor but should not be the only criteria to pick up someone."<!-- (c) 2003, 2005 PHPNews - http://newsphp.sourceforge.net/ -->

Mohiul
January 9, 2007, 06:18 PM
Disciplinary action is after Mashud following the comments he made in newspapers.

http://www.prothom-alo.org/mcat.news.details.php?nid=MjAzNjE=&mid=OA==

Hatebreed
January 9, 2007, 06:23 PM
It's about time.

AsifTheManRahman
January 9, 2007, 08:16 PM
Our new hope Mushi is not doing any good either! ( in batting <!--StartFragment -->recent days ) that's the real concern. Lets see how Mushi does in Zimbo, then answer Pilot for final.

Or drop Pilot from Zimbo tour, and send Mushi & Dhiman to find who plays better.


see the problem is that even with mushi in the team, we may not be able to get an indication of the differences between him and mashud based on current form, because if we continue winning convincingly against zimbabwe, mushi will hardly get a chance to bat. i don't think we need a keeping genius, but rather someone who can keep decent and bat well - so it wouldn't matter even if mushi did well with his keeping: we'd still be in the dark as to who to pick for the WC.

personally, i don't think zimbabwe will be as much of a walk in the park in their own backyard as they were in bangladesh, and i wouldn't rule out the chances of us losing a couple (more than one is inexcusable, imo).

time will tell, i guess.

PoorFan
January 9, 2007, 10:00 PM
see the problem is that even with mushi in the team, we may not be able to get an indication of the differences between him and mashud based on current form, because if we continue winning convincingly against zimbabwe, mushi will hardly get a chance to bat. i don't think we need a keeping genius, but rather someone who can keep decent and bat well - so it wouldn't matter even if mushi did well with his keeping: we'd still be in the dark as to who to pick for the WC.

time will tell, i guess.
<!--StartFragment -->Quite right, I was also in confusion how much a test it would be this Zimbo series between Mushi and Pilot. Then again thought, anything is better than nothing, hence wanted to see batting performance of them as a last chance.

mhferdaus
January 9, 2007, 10:54 PM
Mush(fique) versus Mash(ud) ... well there should not be any competition, Mashud would retire soon after WC so Mushfique and Dhiman should prepare.

kalpurush
January 10, 2007, 12:09 PM
Disciplinary action is after Mashud following the comments he made in newspapers.

http://www.prothom-alo.org/mcat.news.details.php?nid=MjAzNjE=&mid=OA==


Nijer paye nijei kural marley...kar ki korar achey!:(

bd_cricket
January 10, 2007, 01:13 PM
Nijer paye nijei kural marley...kar ki korar achey!:(

Last night I watched the program "Gallery" on NTV where they interviewed Mashud and he clearly expressed his grudges against the rumors of his test to be selected in the squad. This was same as we read in all the newspapers. He difinitely needs to be punished for breaching the contract.

I personally think for ODI we really need a wicket keeper who can bat real well. Just look at all other keepers in other teams at present. All the teams are getting the benefit of having an extra batsman as keeper. Mashud is only capabe of giving us some respectibility when the team is 76/5 while chasing 230 or so, but he is not capable of giving us the win from there. I think those days are over for BD cricket where we played just for some respectable total. We have to go for win in every game against any oppositions irrespective of any condition. But with a batsman like Mashud at #7 it will be difficult.

akabir77
January 10, 2007, 02:49 PM
NOW jaijaidin is reporting that masud is denying that he said it like that. It reports that he wanted to say there is no capable wk to challenge him..

http://www.jaijaidin.com/view_news.php?News-ID=25546&issue=189&nav_id=4

Hatebreed
January 10, 2007, 03:13 PM
NOW jaijaidin is reporting that masud is denying that he said it like that. It reports that he wanted to say there is no capable wk to challenge him..

http://www.jaijaidin.com/view_news.php?News-ID=25546&issue=189&nav_id=4

"এখনো যোগ্য বিকল্প তৈরি না হওয়ায় সেক্ষেত্রে আমি এগিয়ে৷"

And what is a capable alternative by his definition? Mushfiq barely got chance to prove his worth. If Pilot thinks by playing well against Zimbabwe or Scotland he would have cemented his position in the squad then he's very mistaken. He needs to tone down his arrogance and cooperate, may be then the selectors will pick him. We might need two keepers anyway in case of injury or else, that doesn't mean he's the automatic choice for best XI.

TheWatcher
January 10, 2007, 03:31 PM
NOW jaijaidin is reporting that masud is denying that he said it like that. It reports that he wanted to say there is no capable wk to challenge him..

http://www.jaijaidin.com/view_news.php?News-ID=25546&issue=189&nav_id=4
Whatever word he used, his disrespect for Mushfiq and the selectors choice in Mushfiq was very apparent.

Fazal
January 10, 2007, 05:32 PM
Is Mashud's Career at Stake?

I think right now Masud's career is a stale and almost spoiled steak. If we force the team to eat this steak, there is a chance the team will have stomach upset and possible vomiting and visit to the hospital.

billah
January 10, 2007, 06:13 PM
Is Mashud's Career at Stake?

I think right now Masud's career is a stale and almost spoiled steak. If we force the team to eat this steak, there is a chance the team will have stomach upset and possible vomiting and visit to the hospital.

Taking Masud out of the WC 2007 squad is a dangerous idea, and will backfire badly on us if we do.

Optimist
January 10, 2007, 08:22 PM
This debate reminds me of our performance in the last world cup! WC is only a few months away and we are still experimenting with our openers, wicket keepers, batting positions! This is a sure sign of a very poor team. Feel sorry for all the fans who are expecting a miracle! Whether we choose Mushfique or Mashud, it won't change much --- neither of them will win us a match against India/SL. But Mashud will get the nod because he might come in handy against Bermuda. For a win against Indai/SL we will have to expect "once in a blue moon" miracle from none other than our "once in a blue moon performer".

AsifTheManRahman
January 10, 2007, 10:35 PM
For a win against Indai/SL we will have to expect "once in a blue moon" miracle from none other than our "once in a blue moon performer".

sad, but berry true.

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:13 AM
sad, but berry true.

Asif bhai: Is it strawberry or blueberry?!:-D

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:17 AM
This debate reminds me of our performance in the last world cup! WC is only a few months away and we are still experimenting with our openers, wicket keepers, batting positions! This is a sure sign of a very poor team. Feel sorry for all the fans who are expecting a miracle! Whether we choose Mushfique or Mashud, it won't change much --- neither of them will win us a match against India/SL. But Mashud will get the nod because he might come in handy against Bermuda. For a win against Indai/SL we will have to expect "once in a blue moon" miracle from none other than our "once in a blue moon performer".

We have a team who has the ability to topple the Indians or might be the SL too! We need our "once in a blue moon performer" once in a blue moon now!!:-D

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:20 AM
Taking Masud out of the WC 2007 squad is a dangerous idea, and will backfire badly on us if we do.

billah bhai: Could you please explain how? Much thanks.:-D

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:24 AM
Is Mashud's Career at Stake?

I think right now Masud's career is a stale and almost spoiled steak. If we force the team to eat this steak, there is a chance the team will have stomach upset and possible vomiting and visit to the hospital.

Ha! ha!! ha!!! Cool one!:D

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:27 AM
Whatever word he used, his disrespect for Mushfiq and the selectors choice in Mushfiq was very apparent.

Sad:(
but, true:-D

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:34 AM
[quote=bd_cricket;362902]Last night I watched the program "Gallery" on NTV where they interviewed Mashud and he clearly expressed his grudges against the rumors of his test to be selected in the squad. This was same as we read in all the newspapers. He difinitely needs to be punished for breaching the contract.quote]

Rajshakhi er dorker hoche na! "Gallery" program-er clip-e ekhon proman hishebe jothesto. Ulu poker pakha gojale ja hoy er ki!!!:doh:

mhferdaus
January 11, 2007, 01:34 AM
This debate reminds me of our performance in the last world cup! WC is only a few months away and we are still experimenting with our openers, wicket keepers, batting positions! This is a sure sign of a very poor team. Feel sorry for all the fans who are expecting a miracle! Whether we choose Mushfique or Mashud, it won't change much --- neither of them will win us a match against India/SL. But Mashud will get the nod because he might come in handy against Bermuda. For a win against Indai/SL we will have to expect "once in a blue moon" miracle from none other than our "once in a blue moon performer".

Welcome Back Optimus Primal Bhai/Uncle, we need good performances from Aftab and Shahriar though, they started well against WI but they had to keep going, then Ashraful can come and try to hit sixes after 150 runs partnership is done :D.

Mohiul
January 11, 2007, 02:15 AM
I think our coach/captain/players and anybody relating to our cricket body should try to motivate Mashud to get his form back. I would very much like to see that Mashud who can perform whatever situation permits. When situaion like ICC Trophy Final or the 1st match against india in 2004-05 (http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/IND_IN_BDESH/SCORECARDS/IND_BDESH_ODI1_23DEC2004.html) permits him to do destroying job to the opposition bowler, he did it before. What he need is to get back that confidence.

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 11:45 AM
With yesterday's thumb injury Pilot's chance to be selected for WC squad is in coma! Very unfortunate.

TheWatcher
January 12, 2007, 01:59 PM
"He will be out of action for at least 10 days, but it could be longer," team physio Paul Close said.

- Reuters (http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=cricketNews&storyID=2007-01-12T065658Z_01_SP199363_RTRIDST_0_CRICKET-BANGLADESH-ZIMBABWE.XML&WTmodLoc=Cricket-C1-Headline-1)