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sadi
February 9, 2007, 11:15 AM
After a disappointing hard fought win against Zimbabwe, it is time to show the world we are indeed better than Zimbabwe. I am not sure whether our players know that themselves though. Seems like most of them forgot how to bat. Here is my team for 4th Odi:

1. Tamim Iqbal (I was never for his inclusion in the team. But now that he is in the team and has already failed in his first odi, atleast he deserves another chance)
2. Shahriar Nafees (Automatic choice)
3. Aftab Ahmed (May Allah give him some brain)
4. Sakib Al Hasan (Automatic choice)
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (Played well in number 5 slot. Lets see if he can do that again)
6. Habibul Bashar (Automatic choice)
7. Tushar Imran (Ash must go. So here comes TI. Hopefully, he doesn't have to bat and fail)
8. Masharafee Mortaza (Automatic choice)
9. Tapash Baishya (I would prefer Sharif here but I think he has injured himself. If Sharif is fit, then Sharif plays)
10. Abdur Razzak (Automatic choice. Bowled well today)
11. Shahadat Hussain (lesson learned? Go back to work big guy)

Fortuner
February 9, 2007, 11:21 AM
sadi...i wld like mehrab...in the team too as he can bowl well too...n bat as well instead of taposh..so it means 2pacers..n more spinners....coz of the spinners 2day..only..so mny run outs...n nt taposh coz he aint still in form n wont do ny gud...

sadi
February 9, 2007, 11:28 AM
We need to play one of either Tapash or Sharif since Rafique is already injurd and we can't afford to go into a match with 3 specialist bowlers. As much as I wanted Mehrab to stay in the team, it would be really unfair to drop Tamim only after a game. So he plays the next game and Tushar deserves a chance. Ash need to see a brain surgeon.

PoorFan
February 9, 2007, 11:31 AM
Ltes bring Rafiq in place of Shahadat, and give Tapash another chance. Other than that I am ok with your team.

sadi
February 9, 2007, 11:35 AM
I think they have decided to sit Rafique for the rest of the tour and rightly so. They are being really cautious with him and don't want to take a chance. So, I am pretty sure Rafique wouldn't be playing. Shahadat hasn't played the last match. So he should come back.

Tigers_eye
February 9, 2007, 11:37 AM
Rafiq is out of the series.
Same team. I want Ash in the lineup. I want to see what excuse he would come up next. Last time it was, he didn't have chances to bat. is any of the ash fans keeping track of what his last few at bats average is?

For Tushar, why is he always tried for 1 game only? No if I was Tushar I would volunteer for being the 12th man and expose the flaws of the selectors picking "Chhai".

Farhad
February 9, 2007, 11:38 AM
Tamim was apparently let off in the first ball of the match........Its taking a risk either way now. Choosing Tamim or choosing Mehrab. They should have tried out Tamim in the very first match.....Then we could be certain who to choose for the WC. Giving Tamim another chance could be a huge risk.....While Mehrab already showed he's not too good. I have absolutely know idea what they should do now. Mebbe Rajin.......

Miraz
February 9, 2007, 11:38 AM
After a disappointing hard fought win against Zimbabwe, it is time to show the world we are indeed better than Zimbabwe. I am not sure whether our players know that themselves though. Seems like most of them forgot how to bat. Here is my team for 4th Odi:

1. Tamim Iqbal (I was never for his inclusion in the team. But now that he is in the team and has already failed in his first odi, atleast he deserves another chance)
2. Shahriar Nafees (Automatic choice)
3. Aftab Ahmed (May Allah give him some brain)
4. Sakib Al Hasan (Automatic choice)
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (Played well in number 5 slot. Lets see if he can do that again)
6. Habibul Bashar (Automatic choice)
7. Tushar Imran (Ash must go. So here comes TI. Hopefully, he doesn't have to bat and fail)
8. Masharafee Mortaza (Automatic choice)
9. Tapash Baishya (I would prefer Sharif here but I think he has injured himself. If Sharif is fit, then Sharif plays)
10. Abdur Razzak (Automatic choice. Bowled well today)
11. Shahadat Hussain (lesson learned? Go back to work big guy)

Only one change, I know everyone will be coming after me :)

Still, I don't find any place for TI. If we think to take Ash to world cup. He must play in the last match.

If selectors decide to drop him for WC squad, I don't mind selecting your team.

Mohiul
February 9, 2007, 11:54 AM
Ash is like 2 eids in a year but eids have their time-set but Ash doesn't have any time set. So, I am rather going for his place in the first eleven.

sadi
February 9, 2007, 11:59 AM
I am just so disappointed with Ash's performance. Why can't he just shut up and do his job? Now that the selectors has dropped Mehrab and trying out Tamim, we will have a big mess in our hand if Tamim comes out empty in the fourth game. Then either we go to World cup with an opener (read rajin) who wasn't in the team for last three series, or someone who got dropped in the last series or a new dude who has failed in his first two games. Tamim scoring some runs can definately help the selectors and trust me, our selectors need help.

Rubu
February 9, 2007, 12:18 PM
Sharif is injured (went off the field on solder of others according to Allrounder).

so, shahadat comes in. I don't see anymore chances needed.

akabir77
February 9, 2007, 12:19 PM
One thing our fans need to understand if you make changes all the time you get no where.

Just see an example in Pak team they r giving that one down guy (for got his name) chance after chance after chance and he some times score 30 some time zero after zero but he is still in the team.

You give chance to guy if you think he is ready and capable of playing good cricket and good in technique and stuff as an opener or higher in the line up. New players r bound to fail for few macthes. And that's why you need to stick with him during his bad time. But bd management time and time with dav giving this young players a game or two and then changes them. what this does is brake the confidence of that young player. Now we lost mehrab for life and doing the same thing with tamim.

That's why mcness was against trying out young players so early. Now the managment is deep ****. what r they going to do who r they taking with them in WC and what will happen to the openers who doesn't make it...

This is utterly stupid and i think fans r thinking of just the game nothing else that is stupid too.

sadi
February 9, 2007, 12:24 PM
We blame the selectors for rushing prospects too early when we fans do the same mistakes. We want the next guy on line to come save us from blushes. It doesn't work that way. I just hope everything works out.

Tigers_eye
February 9, 2007, 12:25 PM
last three series was all against minnows Zim/scot.
We do have 3 practice matches. I'd take Rajin in the 15 but play Tamim against NZ. May be dropping/resting/rotating SN against Canada and bermuda would allow both play. That would give us a better picture if we need to go conservative or put up an allout attack lineup.

We know what we would get from all the openers:

Mehrab/Rajin: same as JO. May be a tad bit better. Minimal upgrade. That only saves faces and collapses (if that even) and wasted balls.

Tamim: A hit or miss. In that case we can be 2 down in a hurry Sakib-SN have to fix the damage. Or a lottery ticket which puts India packing. Zaheer and Sreesanth is not that good actually. It is the batsman's faliure to read which ones to hit.

With Sakib, Mushfiq, we kind of have a stable lineup barring #6 position. Have Forhad there and with Bashar's little contribution we can have a good total if any of the tail mash, rafiq, razzak can hit out.

ottawaGuy
February 9, 2007, 12:44 PM
I agree with rubu! just that one change required.. but I really would've loved to see rasel in there instead of taposh! but no use talking about that now.

fwullah
February 9, 2007, 12:45 PM
Wow - from 4th ODI to the World Cup Warm Up matches!

shamster
February 9, 2007, 01:51 PM
I say play Ash for about 3 ODI in a year....try and look in a crystal ball and see which match he will score lol

akabir77
February 9, 2007, 01:55 PM
Why not play all of them like this
1. Sn
2. Tamim
3. Jr
4. Rajin
5. Golla
6. rokon
7. Nazmus
8.... WHo else

Test all the openers cause we fix that then we are good to go

cricket_pagol
February 9, 2007, 02:01 PM
I think it is pointless to give tamim another chance, because he could not utilize his dropped catch at 0. Better teams will not drop him or make similar mistakes. I think tamim needs more experience.

TheWatcher
February 9, 2007, 02:01 PM
Tiger mama, I know what you are saying, but the reality is our selectors are not daring enough to leave out Ash from World Cup squad regardless how bad is his current form. So I say give Tushar a practice match, see how he does.

I also think the batting order needs to be shuffled. Glad to see Mushfiq did well in #5, keep him there. But Sakib has today further strengthen my suspicion that he is not an ideal batsman to send when two wickets are gone early. Bashar and Sakib should swap places for the next match in my opinion.

So my team is

SN
Tamim
Aftab
Bashar
Mushfiq
Sakib
Tushar
Mashrafe
Tapash (or Sharif if he is fit)
Razzak
Shahadat

Shaan
February 9, 2007, 03:16 PM
Poor Taposh when he batted well and balled well still people wants him out of the team instead of someone who didn't do something extraordinary. Just want to know what we are looking from him actually! that he should ball like wasim akram and bat like ponting???

green_cat
February 9, 2007, 03:33 PM
still i would like to see tushar as an opener position..he can do that..i have bad feeling abot sakib that he is not a right kind of player in the seaming condition..please keep in mind taht in odi batsman win the matches bowlers..sakib goes then tushar in..L-)

HereWeGo
February 9, 2007, 03:38 PM
I Think the only mistake in the part of the selector was to pick Tamim instead of Junaid. I am sure the latter would have done better. looking at the recent league record i do believe tamim to be better than mehrab. So with this team i will stick to tamim.

Fazal
February 9, 2007, 03:55 PM
After a disappointing hard fought win against Zimbabwe, it is time to show the world we are indeed better than Zimbabwe. I am not sure whether our players know that themselves though. Seems like most of them forgot how to bat. Here is my team for 4th Odi:

1. Tamim Iqbal (I was never for his inclusion in the team. But now that he is in the team and has already failed in his first odi, atleast he deserves another chance)
2. Shahriar Nafees (Automatic choice)
3. Aftab Ahmed (May Allah give him some brain)
4. Sakib Al Hasan (Automatic choice)
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (Played well in number 5 slot. Lets see if he can do that again)
6. Habibul Bashar (Automatic choice)
7. Tushar Imran (Ash must go. So here comes TI. Hopefully, he doesn't have to bat and fail)
8. Masharafee Mortaza (Automatic choice)
9. Tapash Baishya (I would prefer Sharif here but I think he has injured himself. If Sharif is fit, then Sharif plays)
10. Abdur Razzak (Automatic choice. Bowled well today)
11. Shahadat Hussain (lesson learned? Go back to work big guy)

I like your team. I wouldn't mind to give sharif one more chance instead of Shahadat or Mashrafe. But looks like he is kind of injured. We need to see little bit more about Taposh.

Also I like the inclusion of Tushar. He can be our 6th bowler if Taposh or Shahadat too many runs and fails to finish 10 overs.

roaring tigerz
February 9, 2007, 04:10 PM
I am all for experimentation in this last game. Our last game against a test playing team before the World Cup. We have already secured the series and now our fringe players need a chance to push their claims. I say sit out Nafees and Sakib. They are certain starters and have done enough in this series already. I want Ashraful to bat higher up the order and get a chance to bat more more overs. Here's my team which would surely outrage everyone...

Mehrab
Tamim
Aftab
Ashraful
Tushar
Bashar
Mushfiq
Taposh
Sharif
Shahadat
Razzak

al Furqaan
February 9, 2007, 04:19 PM
After a disappointing hard fought win against Zimbabwe, it is time to show the world we are indeed better than Zimbabwe. I am not sure whether our players know that themselves though. Seems like most of them forgot how to bat. Here is my team for 4th Odi:

1. Tamim Iqbal (I was never for his inclusion in the team. But now that he is in the team and has already failed in his first odi, atleast he deserves another chance)
2. Shahriar Nafees (Automatic choice)
3. Aftab Ahmed (May Allah give him some brain)
4. Sakib Al Hasan (Automatic choice)
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (Played well in number 5 slot. Lets see if he can do that again)
6. Habibul Bashar (Automatic choice)
7. Tushar Imran (Ash must go. So here comes TI. Hopefully, he doesn't have to bat and fail)
8. Masharafee Mortaza (Automatic choice)
9. Tapash Baishya (I would prefer Sharif here but I think he has injured himself. If Sharif is fit, then Sharif plays)
10. Abdur Razzak (Automatic choice. Bowled well today)
11. Shahadat Hussain (lesson learned? Go back to work big guy)

agree with the team completely.

only minor difference is Tushar, i favor him in the XI not because he will score or because he's better than ash, but because it is time for ash's lesson again.

ash deserves to be dropped, even if the back-up is tushar (wish we had farhad and alok).

sadi
February 9, 2007, 04:20 PM
I am not outraged. I just fail to see how some people think the series is already sealed. Its not. We are ahead in the series 2-1 and can't lose the series anymore. But we can still tie the series and we surely don't want to tie a series with Zimbabwe again. Just imagine how a loss will feel just before the world cup. I am not taking any chances. Our batsman are struggling to find their forms and its not a good time to give them rest. Its their time to work hard and regain the form.

Rubu
February 9, 2007, 05:03 PM
Series Sealed? I have been telling people before the series begin that this is not going to be a work in the park, and a 2-2 series draw was very possible. We might still have that tomorrow. No way to tell the series is over. In fact, if this Zim team had a bit more experience we would have to fight for a draw series tomorrow. We were lucky to win today.

Talking about team, sharif and rafique are injured and can't play for sure. so, shahadat comes in, and no more change is needed.

oporajeyo_bangla
February 9, 2007, 06:05 PM
Zimbabwe is playing really well at home. If we can beat them in their own backyard, only then can we say that we are better than them. With a 2-2 series draw, we won't be able to say that. So the series is by no way SEALED.

I would still give tamim one more chance. It's really hard to judge one's performance from a single match. If he fails in the 4th ODI, we can conclude that he hasn't learned and is not suitable as an opener. Just take the example of Mushfiq. He didn't do well in the previous games, but today he shined with the bat. Our other options aren't any better. Rajin is doing well in domestic cricket, but can't play tomorrow. Mehrab has been given chances to prove himself, but he hasn't justified his selection.

arafath79
February 9, 2007, 07:24 PM
Poor Taposh when he batted well and balled well still people wants him out of the team instead of someone who didn't do something extraordinary. Just want to know what we are looking from him actually! that he should ball like wasim akram and bat like ponting???

You are absolutely correct Shaan. I am satisfied with Tapash bowling and batting performance but people still want to kick him out !!!! If he didn't score that quick 18 runs and grabbed 2 important wickets then we would have lost the match. He was expensive i know but he was out of the team for long time and needs to get more chances to play. I still think Tapash is a better bowler than Shahadat(I like Shahadat too).

BD Tigers
February 9, 2007, 07:38 PM
I think it will be same team except Tushar comes in for Ash (he needs some rest) and Shahadat comes in for Sharif (as he is injured).

MarufH
February 9, 2007, 07:39 PM
S. Nafees (Needs to score a century)
T. Iqbal (Last chance to prove if wants a world cup call)
A. Ahmed (Choose your shots?)
T. Imran (You get a chance only once every decade, so its ur chance to prove it)
S. Hassan (You are yet to score a ton)
H. Bashar (Improve your captaincy, perhaps take some help from S. Nafees)
M. Rahim (Another good knock, and u r set for world cup)
M. Mortaza (C'mon dude, I want u to be leading wicket taker in 07, also.)
M. Sharif (Last chance to prove if u want a ticket to WC)
T. Baisha (Show something... otherwise u know.. Shahadat has the style)
A. Razzaq (All I can say is, keep up the good work!)

Dhakablues
February 9, 2007, 07:43 PM
The way Tapash performed, it proved again his mettle. Sharif being out is another blunder for him but I dont think he is a probably for world cup as he really didnt get a chance to prove his worth in front of Watmore. Left with only 2 extra players, Tusher Imran might be included tomorrow to give him a final chance, not that it will make much difference for his world cup berth... One thing I didnt understand last night was: Why was there 24 extra runs??? None in the media seem to think that was an issue... Did anyone not notice the scorecard?

Kuddus
February 9, 2007, 08:34 PM
Tamim should be given another chance no doubt. I think we should drop Aftab for this match, move everyone else one spot (switching Bash with Ash) and play Tushar at number 6. Aftab will give us his quickfire thirties no matter what, he doesn't need the match practice to do that. Mashrafee should be rested and Shahadat should take his place. We need him to get his form back. Which means Sharif should play unless he is injured.

cricket_king
February 9, 2007, 09:12 PM
Guys go easy on tamim. It was his debut and understandable that he went through some first-match jitters. He'll come back strong, dont worry about that.

ialbd
February 9, 2007, 10:08 PM
Tamim Iqbal deserves a second chance, failing in the first match and axing someone from the team is totally pointless (even from the experimental point of view). I was against Tamim's debut all the way, so the best that can happen in the future is Tamim becoming another Ashraful (although we might get more frequent 'eids' but hav to accept the remaining 'regular' days)...

Sharif is out for sure cuz of his injury, right?

bapzmania
February 10, 2007, 12:05 AM
if suddenly Tamim scores a century today....will he be a another Ashraful...simply wondering..

series
February 10, 2007, 12:33 AM
Friends why there is no match thread for today's match.:mad:

Farhad
February 10, 2007, 12:39 AM
There is a match thread in todays match:confused: (Try skimming the "Stickies")