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kalpurush
January 9, 2007, 11:04 PM
The Selector panel has completed a list of 30 players for the coming WC and handed it to BCB office today. With no surprise, there are three new faces in the list as below according to The Daily Prothom-Alo.
Junayed, Dollar and Marshal.

পઝাথিমক দেলর স਼াবઘ ৩০ িਠઙেকটার
হািববઓল বাশার, খােলদ মাসઓদ, োমাহামઅদ রিফক, জােভদ ওমর, রািজন সােলহ, োমাহামઅদ অাশরাফઓল, অাফতাব অাহেমদ, মাশরািফ িবন মઓতગজা, শাহিরয়ার নাফীস, অাবদઓর রাਕাক, ৌসয়দ রােসল, শাহাদাত োহােসন, অলক কাপািল, ফরহাদ োরজা, মઓশিফকઓর রিহম, তઓষার ইমরান, সািকব অাল হাসান, তাপস ৌবশઘ, এনামઓল হক জઓিনয়র, নাজমઓল োহােসন, োমহরাব োহােসন জઓিনয়র, নাজমઓস সাদাত, মানজারઔল ইসলাম, সগীর োহােসন, নািদফ োচৗধઓরী, শাফাক অাল জািবর, োমাহামઅদ শরীফ, জઓনােয়দ ইমেরাজ, ডলার মাহমઓদ ও মাশગাল অাইয়ઓব৷

Rabz
January 10, 2007, 05:22 AM
Well, nothing surprising...
guess its just putting 30 names ...
let's see who makes it to the final 15....

pilot fan
January 10, 2007, 06:40 AM
can u put it into english please thank u

Shafin
January 10, 2007, 07:35 AM
Habibul Basher, khaled masud, Md. Rafiq, javed omar, rajin saleh, Md. ashraful, aftab ahmad, mashrafe bin mortaza, shahrier nafees, abdur rajjak, sayed rasel, shahadat hossain, alak kapali, farhad reza,mushfiqur rahim, tushar imran,sakib al hasan, tapash bashya, enamul haq, nazmul hossain, mehrab hossain, nazmus sadat, manjarul islam, sagir hossain, nadif chowdhury, shafaq al jabir, mohammad sharif, junaid imroj, dollar mahmud ও marshal ayub৷

newbie
January 10, 2007, 08:15 AM
Can someone provide details about Mohammad Sharif? Thanks.

Mohiul
January 10, 2007, 10:27 AM
First I went through players who can be automatically ommitted. In my opinion, players who are not in the following lists are in the group of automatic ommittable ones. Out of them, I really feel sorry for Manjarul Islam Rana.

If nothing horribly unexpected thing happens (The Almighty Allah bless our expected WC squad), the automatic choices are:

1. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed
2. Habibul Bashar
3. Mohammad Rafique
4. Mashrafe bin Mortaza
5. Mohammad Ashraful
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Shahadat Hossain
8. Sakib Al Hasan
9. Abdur Razzak

Now, who are gonna survive from the rest? There was no problem for me to make a choice of the following 10 players out of whom 6 can be survived. The surviving rate is 60%.

1. Either Mashud or Mushfiq
2. any two of this group(Mohammad Sharif/Farhad Reza/Syed Rasel)
3. any three of this group(Mehrab Hossain jr/Junaed Siddiquee/Tamim Iqbal Khan/Nazmus Sadat/Nadif Chowdhury)

I'm stuck in the third phase. Who the the surving six? Please help me out.

Mohiul
January 10, 2007, 10:33 AM
Can someone provide details about Mohammad Sharif? Thanks.

He is a medium fast bowler who can do reverse swing. An injury kept him out of action for about three years. After the injury, he is now a better batsman as well but what I think is his bowling instict is a bit lower than before.

Tigers_eye
January 10, 2007, 10:49 AM
The series at Zim would determine the opener slot. I would say Mehrab Jr. will be retained.

Mashud, Mushfiq, Rasel would be there. That gives you 9 + 1 + 3 = 13. Now for the rest of the two there are four players to choose from, Reza, Sharif, dollar, nadif. Any two would serve us great for the 2011.

So the lineup may look like: (thinking what the selectors will do)
Mehrab Jr.
S Nafees
Aftab
Sakib
Bashar
Ash
Mashud
Rafique
Mash
Razzak
Shahadat

Extras:
Rasel (pacer)
Mushfiq (Wk)
Nadif (batsman)
Reza (alrounder)
Injury replacement wouldn't be an issue.

Tokyobreeze
January 10, 2007, 11:04 AM
Now, who are gonna survive from the rest? There was no problem for me to make a choice of the following 10 players out of whom 6 can be survived. The surviving rate is 60%.

1. Either Mashud or Mushfiq
2. any two of this group(Mohammad Sharif/Farhad Reza/Syed Rasel)
3. any three of this group(Mehrab Hossain jr/Junaed Siddiquee/Tamim Iqbal Khan/Nazmus Sadat/Nadif Chowdhury)

I'm stuck in the third phase. Who the the surving six? Please help me out.

I don't see Tamim Iqbal included in the list of Prothom-Alo though he is there in the list of Cricinfo.Anyways..

1. Even though strong debate is going on in this issue- I think Mashud will be there in the WC final team, no matter we like it or not.
2. Depends on performance in Zim if they get chance.
3. As the position is for opener probably Mehrab will be selected.Still it also depends who are included in the Zim squad and if included how Mehrab performs in matches.

So..realistically we have to wait until the team for Zim is announced.And, we can have better insight after the Zim tour is over.So,Time will tell.

TheWatcher
January 10, 2007, 11:18 AM
Like it or not, I think JO will sneak in the WC squad on the last moment. The squad, I think, is the most probable one for WC-

SN
Mehrab
Aftab
Bashar
Ash
Sakib
Mashrafe
Mushfiq
Rafique
Razzak
Shahadat
Rasel
Sharif
Farhad
Javed

Tokyobreeze
January 10, 2007, 11:27 AM
Cricinfo Article FYI


Bangladesh name World Cup 30
Cricinfo staff
January 10, 2007


Bangladesh have named their 30-man squad from which the final World Cup party will be named later this month.


The familiar faces who have been a part of the team throughout the past year are present with a core of experienced players who have past World Cup appearances.
For the qualifying section of the tournament Bangladesh are in Group B alongside India, Sri Lanka and Bermuda so are expected to be one of the sides making an early exit. However, out of all the lower-ranked nations they have some of the more naturally gifted players and an upset can't be ruled out.

Bangladesh squad Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees Ahmed, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Javed Omar, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Rajin Saleh, Shahadat Hossain, Tushar Imran, Alok Kapali, Tapash Baisya, Abdur Razzak, Manzural Islam Rana, Syed Rasel, Mushfiqur Rahim, Enamul Haque jr, Nazmul Hossain, Farhad Reza, Sakib Al Hasan, Mehrab Hossain jr, Nadif Chowdhury, Nazmus Sadat, Junaed Siddiquee, Mohammad Sharif, Dollar Mahmud, Shahagir Hossain Pavel, Marshal Ayub, Tamim Iqbal Khan.


In the Prothom-Alo news the name of Shafaq-Al-Zabir has come whereas Tamim is mentioned in CI list which don't have Shafaq.Don't know which one to believe.

Zunaid
January 10, 2007, 11:42 AM
He is a medium fast bowler who can do reverse swing. An injury kept him out of action for about three years. After the injury, he is now a better batsman as well but what I think is his bowling instict is a bit lower than before.

Here's something from the forums over 2 years ago regarding Sharif's injury and recovery:

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=4462&p=43481

kalpurush
January 10, 2007, 11:47 AM
Like it or not, I think JO will sneak in the WC squad on the last moment. The squad, I think, is the most probable one for WC-

SN
Mehrab
Aftab
Bashar
Ash
Sakib
Mashrafe
Mushfiq
Rafique
Razzak
Shahadat
Rasel
Sharif
Farhad
Javed

Ta Ta to Pilot?!
Javed in!...NO!!

kalpurush
January 10, 2007, 11:49 AM
Here's something from the forums over 2 years ago regarding Sharif's injury and recovery:

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=4462&p=43481

Thanks Junaid bhai.:-D

Miraz
January 10, 2007, 11:52 AM
I want to see the Zim bound squad before picking the WC squad.

JO may make it to the squad. There's a strong possibility unless selectors pick another opener (in addition to Mehrab) for Zim tour.

khalifa
January 10, 2007, 12:06 PM
He is a medium fast bowler who can do reverse swing. An injury kept him out of action for about three years. After the injury, he is now a better batsman as well but what I think is his bowling instict is a bit lower than before.

Raqibul, in a program broadcasted on Chanel I, spoke very highly of Md. Sharif (he was present in the interview as well). He opined that Sharif has a very high possibility to be even in the WC playing squad...

Kabir
January 10, 2007, 12:58 PM
Yup...agree with Miraz bhai here. If the Zimbabwe bound team has Dollar, I would think he's an automatic choice for the WC (although it depends on his performance test at Zimbabwe). Out of the initial squad, the new guys are definitely gonna be ruled out if they're not tested...and my assumption is, they will be tested for Zimbabwe tour.

Fazal
January 10, 2007, 01:26 PM
To me, it’s not all set and done who will be in the final 15. The next few games (domestic as well as International) before final selection is very important for some players. There are also few question Marks in the few slots/positions in the team.

Here are the few question Marks for the WC2007 team:

1. Who will be the other opener?
Obviously Mehrab has the edge. It’s his to loose. However Mehrab needs to do well with better SR to solidify his position for final 11. But most likely his position in final 15 is set. However bad performance by him may open up new opportunity for Gullu (old wine), Rajin (stop gap solution), Sadat (new wine) or even Nadif (experiment).

2. Who will be our batsman at #6?
Even though for now Ash's position is secured, I am not sure its 100% secure. It’s his to loose. If he does a decent job, he will be retained. However a continuous downward performance by him from now on and some good batting performance by Nadif, Farhad and Sharif combined with series loss may force the selectors to unpopular decision: i.e. drop Ash again from the final 15.

3. Who will be our Wicketkeeper. Do we need a second wicketkeeper?
Looks like the selectors are ready to drop Pilot. They are just looking for a better case to justify their case. Pilot can make it harder by performing better with his bat (which is unlikely) or Musfiq can make it easier by showing us that his batting form is back (which is also not so promising) . If both do well, or at least Mushfiq do well and Pilot do ok, only then I see they may pick both of them in the final 15. But I am pretty much sure that: to make it in the final 11, Pilot needs to show some result between now and the wc2007.

4. Who will be our 3rd Pacer?
I am not sure Rasel has secured his position yet. I am not going to discount the pressure Sharif and (may be) Dollar is going to create in the next few weeks. Its very very important that Rasel shows his worth other wise a good bowling performance by Sharif, Tapash or an excellent performance by Dollar or Ayubwill force the selectors to not include Rasel in the final 15. We all know all four mentioned above are better batsman than Rasel.

5. Do wee need Another Batting All-rounder( 4th Pacer)?
Obviously Farhad has the clear edge. But I see his position (in final 15) is not secured at all due to the following: 1) His lack of quality bowling performance and lack of some dominating knock with the bat, b) Emergence of Sharif, Dollar and even Nadif (who is purely batsman) and abundance of other serviceable all-rounder(s).



Therefore to me, all the 30 players falls in the following categories:

A) The following 8 are sure shots in the team of 15.Thier position is secured.

1. SN
2. Aftab
3. Bashar
4. Sakib
5. Mashrafe
6. Rafique
7. Razzak
8. Shahadat

B) The following two are most likely to be selected (team-15) but not 100% guaranteed to make the team. It all depends on them.

1. Mehrab (clear leader for 2nd opener. But need to improve to confirm the slot)
2. Ash (produces or else lookout)


C) The following five are likely but obvious question marks. It depends on them as well as their competitors.

1. Farhad (Potential is there as a ODI batsman. No speed as a pacer. So need to concentrate on controlling the RR)
2. Pilot (Will he produce with his bat? I doubt it)
3. Mushfiq (Need to produce some runs to make a case)
4. Rasel (Concentrate on tidy bowling for securing the 3rd pacer role)
5. Nadif ( New kid on the block. Clearly selectors see him the next big thing. But time is limited, he needs to produce few good knocks and his position will be assured.)

D) The following 8 are most likely going to miss, but they are still in the mix. To be included, everything has to work for them.

1. Sharif (Come back kid? Fighting for 3rd pacer and batting all-rounder (pacer) )
2. Dollar (May be too early. But again some people thought the same with Shahadat. Another good potential all-rounder)
3. Tapash (Obviously much better lower end slogging batsman along with Mashrafee and Rafique. But the real question is his effectiveness as a ODI bowler)
4. Ayub ( see comments about Dollar)
5. Sadat (He need to show something special. He have a good chance to make it in the team as a standby opening Batsman)
6. Javed (Unlikely to make the team. But you never know. Its all depends of Mehrab Jr and Sadat)
7. Rajin (A good utility player. With so many potential better players around, can we effort to use one slot for him?)
8. Tuhar ( Another good batsman who is good enough for team-b but may not be good enough for national team. Will only make the team due to some injury to one of the star batsman)

E) The following players have virtually no chance at all.

1) Alok (I don’t see any chance. Atleast I hope its true)
2) Enamul (Potentially best spinner. But I doubt he will be included in the ODI unless due to injury of star ODI spinners (Rafiq and Razzak) )
3) Nazmul (I doubt he will make it. Limited capability and potential)
4) Junaed (Too late to make a case)
5) Pavel (I don’t see how he can make it, unless Faruq is his uncle)
6) Tamim ( I doubt he will make it. Wc2007 is too close. However he can make a case for him for future consideration. Eventually I see him the mix after wc2007)
7) Rana (Feel sorry for that guy. But the reality is he is not going to make it)

So the conclusion: there are lots of players still in the mix. And that’s good to know.

Nasif
January 10, 2007, 01:29 PM
পઝাথিমক দেলর স਼াবઘ ৩০ িਠઙেকটার
হািববઓল বাশার, খােলদ মাসઓদ, োমাহামઅদ রিফক, জােভদ ওমর, রািজন সােলহ, োমাহামઅদ অাশরাফઓল, অাফতাব অাহেমদ, মাশরািফ িবন মઓতગজা, শাহিরয়ার নাফীস, অাবদઓর রাਕাক, ৌসয়দ রােসল, শাহাদাত োহােসন, অলক কাপািল, ফরহাদ োরজা, মઓশিফকઓর রিহম, তઓষার ইমরান, সািকব অাল হাসান, তাপস ৌবশઘ, এনামઓল হক জઓিনয়র, নাজমઓল োহােসন, োমহরাব োহােসন জઓিনয়র, নাজমઓস সাদাত, মানজারઔল ইসলাম, সগীর োহােসন, নািদফ োচৗধઓরী, শাফাক অাল জািবর, োমাহামઅদ শরীফ, জઓনােয়দ ইমেরাজ, ডলার মাহমઓদ ও মাশગাল অাইয়ઓব৷

Copy paste from ProthomAlo won't work as ProthomAlo isn't Unicode compliant.

pagol-chagol
January 10, 2007, 01:35 PM
Bashar said on the interview that they are leaning toward 3 openers which opens up the door for Golla and Zunaed. If Tamim is not in the list, then the selectors have already put Zunaed ahead of him, which is a great thing. Many of us here, were salivating after watching Zunaed play in the final, and put him ahead Tamim. Glad that the selectors agree with us. Sharif may overtake Russel. Dollar is out. India & Srilanka would love to see Golla in our playing squad. I'd love to see what Nadif can do to Zimbabwe. Has Rajjak taken over Rafiq, if we play one spinner? What do you guys think of Farhad Reza as pure batsman? He won't cut it as bowler. Mehrab Jr. could bowl 5-10 overs. Great to have no major injuries before the world cup. Knock on wood.

TheWatcher
January 10, 2007, 02:04 PM
Fazal, Marshal Ayub is a part time leggie, so he is no threat for Rasel. If he is to make the team, he will have to do it as a specialist middle order batsman. He is more of a threat for Farhad and Nadif (may be, sometimes in future, for Ash too).

Tigers_eye
January 10, 2007, 02:08 PM
Razzak has taken over Rafique and we will play 3 spinners against SL and Zim.

Fazal
January 10, 2007, 02:13 PM
Fazal, Marshal Ayub is a part time leggie, so he is no threat for Rasel. If he is to make the team, he will have to do it as a specialist middle order batsman. He is more of a threat for Farhad and Nadif (may be, sometimes in future, for Ash too).

Thanks Boss for correction. For some reason I thought he is some kind of a FB. In that case I see he have no chance to make it in the final 15.

al Furqaan
January 10, 2007, 03:24 PM
very surprised to see tamim in place of his older and more experienced brother nafees...also junaid was kinda a surprise.

TheWatcher
January 10, 2007, 03:44 PM
very surprised to see tamim in place of his older and more experienced brother nafees....
Senior Iqbal is reported to be out of the squad because of his recurring knee problem.

Sovik
January 10, 2007, 04:16 PM
they are still considering javed omar as an option!

BangladeshCricket
January 10, 2007, 04:52 PM
No matter who we choose, we are not prepared to face Ind/SL due to lack of quality preparation. Our batters never rectified their problems, and we still have an issue with out third pacer.
But hopefully our bowlers get ready for whatever comes in front of them and remain strong.

billah
January 10, 2007, 06:00 PM
Senior Iqbal is reported to be out of the squad because of his recurring knee problem.

Nafis Iqbal is still part of the test team.

billah
January 10, 2007, 06:08 PM
Pilot WILL be part of the WC team, in my opinion.

I don't see how Sharif or Dollar can even be considered in the final 15.

There is no reason to think our SLAs will be too effective at Queen's Park. Seamers and quickies will do better. So, I would like to see Rasel in the top 15 very much. His swing abilities is great, and can bowl 10 overs on the trot.

Mehrab Jr. is still a long shot, unless he does very well in the upcoming matches.

So, my possible 15 would be:

SN
HB
Aftab
Ash
Rafique
Mash
Rajjak
Rasel
Pilot
Saqib
Rajib
Rajin
Rana
Farhad
Mehrab / JO (No, not a fan, but, I think JO will make the team)
Let's see what happens on Feb 15.

cricketboy
January 10, 2007, 08:49 PM
Who is faster DOllar or Sharif(after his comeback) or Rasel? We should have played 2-3 matches spltiing these 30 playing into 2 teams before the ZIm tour, specially with the fringe players.

Imteaz
January 10, 2007, 10:14 PM
My Perception for the best 15 Players for Bangladesh are (According to Batting Order)

1. Shahriar Nafees
2. Mehrab Hossain
3. Aftab Ahmed
4. Md. Ashraful
5. Habibul Bashar
6. Saqib al Hasan
7. Khaled Masud
8. Md. Rafique
9. Mashrafee Mortaza
10. Abdur Razzak
11. Shahdat Hossain

12. Syed Russel
13. Farhad Reza
14. Tushar Imran
15. Mushfiqur Rahim

Tapash Baisya and Md. Sharif are Tough Contestant of Syed Russel. But Russel is Left Hander and He did well in last series (against Kenya). It can be changed according to the performance in coming Zimbabwe Series. I think Md. Sharif, Tapash Baisya, Mushfiqur Rahim (as WK) and Syed Russel both should be tested in the Series. Still I do not Know What kind of Wicket will be used in WC. It is Dependent on the Wicket Condition. If it is Fast Wicket then another Fast Bowler should be Included. But, In Recent Time West Indies hardly contain of Fast Wicket. Any Discussion about the Wicket of WC? If anyone knows, Please let us Know.

AsifTheManRahman
January 10, 2007, 10:15 PM
from the looks of it, dhiman's a faaaar shot for the national team. if the selectors don't consider him to be in the best 30 in the country, then it'll take a lot of improvement on his part to get into the side in the next couple of years.

Beamer
January 10, 2007, 10:31 PM
I think the final 15 will look like this : 1-11 ( pretty much the team that just beat Zim & Scotland ) 1 S Nafess 2 Mehrab 3 Aftab 4 Sakib 5 Bashar 6 Ashraful 7 Mushfiq 8 Rafiq 9 Mashrafee 10 Razzak 11 Shahdat.

We will and should carry an extra opener : 12 JO won't be back. That leaves it up between Tamim, Nazmus and Zunaid. One of those three willl go as the extra opener.
13 Rasel 14 Sharif 15 Nadif ( Dav likes him and he will make the cut )

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 01:54 AM
Pilot WILL be part of the WC team, in my opinion.

I don't see how Sharif or Dollar can even be considered in the final 15.

There is no reason to think our SLAs will be too effective at Queen's Park. Seamers and quickies will do better. So, I would like to see Rasel in the top 15 very much. His swing abilities is great, and can bowl 10 overs on the trot.

Mehrab Jr. is still a long shot, unless he does very well in the upcoming matches.

So, my possible 15 would be:

SN
HB
Aftab
Ash
Rafique
Mash
Rajjak
Rasel
Pilot
Saqib
Rajib
Rajin
Rana
Farhad
Mehrab / JO (No, not a fan, but, I think JO will make the team)
Let's see what happens on Feb 15.

billah bhai: Rajin and Rana in 15 men squad!? No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel sorry for them though.:(

kalpurush
January 11, 2007, 11:35 AM
Pilot is probably out of Zim bound squad due to his thumb injury which he got yesterday, therefore, if Mushfiq does a good job in Zimbabwe, Pilot is out of the WC squad too! I hope Pilot recovers from injury fast and put a challenge on Mushfiq thus we could get the best option for our national team.

al Furqaan
January 11, 2007, 11:48 AM
I think the final 15 will look like this : 1-11 ( pretty much the team that just beat Zim & Scotland ) 1 S Nafess 2 Mehrab 3 Aftab 4 Sakib 5 Bashar 6 Ashraful 7 Mushfiq 8 Rafiq 9 Mashrafee 10 Razzak 11 Shahdat.

We will and should carry an extra opener : 12 JO won't be back. That leaves it up between Tamim, Nazmus and Zunaid. One of those three willl go as the extra opener.
13 Rasel 14 Sharif 15 Nadif ( Dav likes him and he will make the cut )

wow thats 4 rookies in the team + sharif who hasn't played in ages...nadif, and ur extra opener haven't played at all...i think thats a bad idea...plus to rush in these youngsters at the WC, i have no problems with playin this team of urs a couple months later when india come to tour or in SL the month after that, but at WC i think is asking too much.

PS: i know our new youngster players are of the "we ain't scared of nobody" philosophy, but still debuting at WC is too much.

Beamer
January 11, 2007, 12:32 PM
wow thats 4 rookies in the team + sharif who hasn't played in ages...nadif, and ur extra opener haven't played at all...i think thats a bad idea...plus to rush in these youngsters at the WC, i have no problems with playin this team of urs a couple months later when india come to tour or in SL the month after that, but at WC i think is asking too much.

PS: i know our new youngster players are of the "we ain't scared of nobody" philosophy, but still debuting at WC is too much.

Not saying this is my team. I am predicting what they might do. I think you agree that the first 11 will remain more or less the same. They will give Mehrab ample chance to succeed in the Zim tour. If he does well and cements his poistion, then we might not see an extra opener in the squad, but otherwise, you will probably see an extra opener. JO's shelf life has expired. Rajin is not a viable option opening. So, my thinking is they will carry an extra "opener" with them. Who will that be, we don't know yet? My bet is from among the three that I have mentioned. Rasel will make the squad no doubt. They might want to carry another pacer since the cup is in WI. Indications are Sharif will be that choice and in that case Forhad Reza might lose out. Nadif will make it.

Kabir
January 11, 2007, 12:42 PM
From the explanation, Beamer's ideas sound quite right. Now lets wait and see what the selectors do.

sadi
January 11, 2007, 12:45 PM
Funny thing is all five openers are left handers.

pagol-chagol
January 11, 2007, 12:56 PM
Funny thing is all five openers are left handers.

Yes. Not too long ago, we were yearning for a lefty batsman. Being lefty was one of the main reasons of Shahriar's early inclusion into the team. Many people suspected nepotism (at Farooq).

TheWatcher
January 11, 2007, 01:01 PM
Funny thing is all five openers are left handers.
Don't forget Rajin and JO so soon, both of them are right handers.

sadi
January 11, 2007, 01:04 PM
Don't forget Rajin and JO so soon, both of them are right handers.

I just try to pretend like they don't exist!!! :p

pagol-chagol
January 11, 2007, 01:32 PM
I just try to pretend like they don't exist!!! :p

I think the BD think tank thinks, these two won't take us far either. To compete with SL/Ind we need players with more upside. Who cares if we need to take many shots to find one. I prefer to give world cup exposures to those players who will play in the 2011 cup. Since that will be in BD, we have a chance to make some noice. Having a world cup under their belt will help them immensely.

BangladeshCricket
January 11, 2007, 01:47 PM
Agree somewhat with pagol chagol. The proof of our real development is due on 2011 from our team, not this world cup. First of all, everybody should admit though we improved, we have not played that many games with any big teams last year. Only in world cup we will face powerful Ind/SL. Recently SL is doing terrific, and Ind's fightback will give our players headache.

So far, among these players we have no match winners(please forget what happened in Cardiff and move on). So all our players got to contribute. We need to find out among these 30 who can really contribute something to the team that will avoid the humiliating defeat.

pagol-chagol
January 11, 2007, 01:57 PM
We need to find out among these 30 who can really contribute something to the team that will avoid the humiliating defeat.

Pilot loves you.

kalpurush
January 13, 2007, 03:36 PM
Eber jomche khela! Tamim Iqbal's highest ever score of 188 in Bangladesh domestic OD cricket would certainly creat more interests for our selectors. Now, we have to wait to see how things shape up for the WC squad of 15!!