View Full Version : What Should Bangladesh Do In Day 5

May 21, 2007, 09:12 PM

May 21, 2007, 09:14 PM
Simple. Not get out and type in sentence case.

May 21, 2007, 09:18 PM
hmm...they shouldn't hit the ball up in the air while batting!

May 21, 2007, 09:23 PM
They should play aggressively like the way they played with india in the worldcup match. That will change the course of game.

May 21, 2007, 09:57 PM
They should play aggressively like the way they played with india in the worldcup match. That will change the course of game.

One minor problem : Missing are Tamim and Aftab ( two aggressive players )and an assured bat in Mushfiq. Instead we have a very defensive set of players playing in this test. JO, Rajin, KM - top trio in that category. HB is a nothing batsman, Ash is sorrounded by those negative players ( except : sakib ). So, going for win with players that by character are slow/ defensive/ out of sorts, is a recipe for disaster. So, play to draw and change the make up of the team in next match a bit.

We must somehow get Aftab to play in tests. That is a priority for the next coach. Second priority is to work with Shahdat with a good bowling coach. I have high hopes for him now. We must polish him. He will be a good bowler.

May 21, 2007, 10:01 PM
bowl out India asap.. and chase the score.. or if they declare with a 350+ score then stick to the wicket till the end.. we have 9 batsmen, we can make it.. ( I am excluding Bashar)

May 21, 2007, 11:08 PM
arrange some outdoor lap dance for mash-rajiv..oops mash is married! he can be excused ..the wild lap dance should be only for rajiv

May 21, 2007, 11:10 PM
Whatever Bangladesh does, it should be done with pride and hunger and they will show the world that they belong in this stage.

Bowl tight and field like tigers will be the early portions goal. Then bat patiently yet with positive intent and many good things will come out of the match. GO BANGLADESH GO!

May 21, 2007, 11:12 PM
Bowling out India early will probably only put Bangladesh below India. It's a lose-lose situation if Bangladesh bowls them out early. I have no confidence on these batsmen, and would only settle for a tie in this match.

Our players need to be in song since the very beginning to make a huge turnaound of this way. We were never on top of this match, and shouldn't expect ourselves to be either. We should just aim for a draw. And then, we should go home and think about the next test, and gain some confidence before that test.

May 21, 2007, 11:28 PM
First, contain. This requires tight bowling and proper field placement. We do have the bowlers to do the job but field setting is crucial.

Second, When batting, take half an hr at a time. DON'T get out. Stay at the crease no matter what the scoreboard says.

May 21, 2007, 11:29 PM

Playing these sorts of games is the only way they are going to get better. Yes, the rain and Masrafee rescued Bangladesh from a bad position - essentially, Dravid and Tendulkar converted good starts into good scores, and the Tigers top order didnt.

What this match proved is that Masrafee and Shahadat are an excellent fast-bowling pair. Any backup from the pitch or the slow men, and they can regularily dismiss good sides for not enough runs.

Ian Whitchurch

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May 21, 2007, 11:32 PM
They should sit and eat badam.

May 21, 2007, 11:58 PM
bangladesh should knock the remaining bails, and when batting, endure and play it slow and tire out the bowlers, then should start dancing amazingly

May 22, 2007, 12:16 AM
What should Bangladesh do?

Firstly since this is the last day and this match is an obvious draw, they should belt( or make the effort) bowlers with Mashrafe style 6s and 4s....this is a very rare opportunity that comes once in a blue moon. At worst case Bangladesh will end up with a draw. So go for the kill.

May 22, 2007, 12:24 AM
Well,, now that the overs are futher reduced chances of a result is pretty much slim unless Dravid plays his aggressive cards and declare after adding 70/80 runs.. He knows that Bangladesh can give away wickets and they can win the match. In this case, Bangladesh has to play defensive and bat out for draw..Scenario 2 is India batting to add 100 runs and then declare to set for the win.. Same thing here again, Bangladesh playing for draw. Now scenario 3 is if Bangladesh can bowl out India within 50 runs as India will be playing aggressive,, Bangladesh can go for the kill. But Indian experience tells me that expecting to bowl out India in less than 100 runs on board is pretty far fetched.. So, the best case scenario, we will have to enjoy the Bangladeshi bowling..