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September 4, 2003, 08:48 PM
Can Bangladesh pull out a single win against Pakistan in the 1 day series?
I think the key to win is going to be bowling. Can we restrict the Paki team within 200 run in at least 1 match?
what do you all think?
September 4, 2003, 09:23 PM
There is good possiblity of winning. BUT it all depends on how our batting will shine. If we bat first we need to score around 250 to put any kind of pressure on pak team. If batting seconds, we need to get them out around 200 or less, and then bat with confidence.
I have high hopes of winning atleast 1 ODI.
September 5, 2003, 04:31 AM
I also hope to win at least 1 ODI. Otherwise, the whole tour will go down as only an experience gathering thing for the Bangladesh team.
But I don't know how that will happen. Javed will not play in the ODI series along with Anwar Hossain Munir and Monjurul Islam are out.
Which leaves the squad to be looked like this:
1) Khaled Mahmud (c) - all rounder
2) Habibul Bashar (vc) - middle order bat
3) Hannan Sarkar - opener
4) Mohammad Ashraful - middle order bat + opener
5) Rajin Saleh - middle order bat
6) Alok Kapali - middle order bat
7) Sanwar Hossain - middle order bat + off spinner
8) Tushar Imran - middle order bat
9) Mohammad Rafique - spinner
10) Tapash Baisya - pacer
11) Mashrafee - pacer
12) Alamgir Kabir - pacer
13) Mushfiqur Rahman Babu - all rounder
14) Hasibul Hussain Shanto - pacer
15) Khaled Mashud - wicket keeper
From this squad, we are not certain about our openers - Hannan we know is a good test match opener, but his top score in ODIs is only 25 - which means that he is struggling.
Mohammad Ashraful can open - but we all know how consistently inconsistent he is. Besides, it is still not certain whether he will be opening the innings or not.
Habibul Bashar will bat at 3 - no question about his position.
Tushar Imran, Rajin Saleh and Alok Kapali will bat in the middle order - Kapali is still not that consistent, Tushar Imran will find it hard to adjust himself to International cricket plus may not be match fit for not playing International matches for a long time, Rajin Saleh will be playing his first International one day match, so expecting big things from him right away is not possible. (who knows - he may be the top scorer for Bangladesh in the entire one day series - but we don't know anything about him - how he will play one day cricket). Sanwar will play probably replacing them or vice versa.
Khaled Mahmud and Khaled Mashud will play at seven or/and eight. Rafique at 9, Tapash and Shanto / Mushfique / Mashrafee / Alamgir Kabir and others will play at this position in place of new ball bowlers.
So as far as I know, the team combination is not yet known by anybody. A lot of experimentation will be done in between to find out which players are good at what etc. So how can we even expect to win a match in the one day series?
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