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sadi
May 24, 2007, 10:36 AM
According to the Cricinfo, Mohammad Sharif is called up in the squad. I haven't heard anything about it anywhere else. Here it is:

Bangladesh, boosted by the return of Tushar Imran, the middle-order batsman who had missed the last Test because of fever, haven't finalised their XII, because they might be looking to draft in Tushar who has done well in domestic cricket. They've also called up another medium-pacer, Mohammad Sharif, into the 15.

Cricinfo (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bdeshvind/content/current/story/295638.html)

Interesting move I must say. Is there any chance we see Sharif playing tomorrow in place of Enamul?

Sohel
May 24, 2007, 10:38 AM
dollar would've been the better call-up... on the plus side, sharif HAS become a better batsman technically... /:)

Tigers_eye
May 24, 2007, 10:42 AM
According to the Cricinfo, Mohammad Sharif is called up in the squad. I haven't heard anything about it anywhere else. Here it is:



Cricinfo (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bdeshvind/content/current/story/295638.html)

Interesting move I must say. Is there any chance we see Sharif playing tomorrow in place of Enamul?
We all know Mirpur pitch has some bounce. With all the rain it may seam a bit. I have no problem having 3 pacers. Rasel is an option also.

mali007
May 24, 2007, 10:42 AM
Good choice. Sharif is good with old ball and reverse swing. He can bat well too.

sadi
May 24, 2007, 10:45 AM
I guess what influenced the selector is our pacer's (read Mashrafee and Shahadat) ability to take wickets and bother Indian batsmen. Our spinners looked relatively harmless so far.

Farhad
May 24, 2007, 10:47 AM
Interesting move...Might work out for the best. Indian batsmen have no problem playing our spinners, except for Rafique maybe....

SS
May 24, 2007, 10:57 AM
The question is if he replaces one batsman are we taking another batsman in place of non-performing batsman.

Warlock
May 24, 2007, 11:07 AM
If they pick up five bowlers- it would be a positive decision. If we can't take 20 wickets in a test, how are we going to win it?! Besides, the Indians are master players of spin bowling.
Our slow bowlers may have had a lot of success in ODIs because of their control and economy, but playing tests is a very different proposition. In order to take the wicket of Tendulkar or Dravid, one has to be as wily as Rafique. Enam has a long way to go in that respect.
On the other hand, Mash and Shahdat did splendidly against the Indians and it is only the logical decision to pick up another extra pace bowler. Md Sharif has good domestic records and he would know how to exploit the home conditions.
Talking about playing with one batsman less- look at what our "specialist" batsmen did in the first test! If I were the selector, I would pack the line up with bowlers and tailenders. At least the bowlers would have the good sense to rally around Mashrafe and follow his instructions while batting (see the example of Shahadat, if he batted with Bashar he could never have scored 30+, it is all about inspiration and bringing out the best of oneself). And the reports hint that Sharif can bat a bit too. So I don't see nothing bad in picking him for the test tomorrow.

pilot fan
May 24, 2007, 11:10 AM
INJURY TO ONE Of Mash OR RAJIB



Bangladesh have drafted in paceman Mohammad Sharif, 21, who played the last of his eight Tests in 2002.
Chief selector Faruk Ahmed said: "One of the two seamers who played in the first Test has some fitness problems."

sadi
May 24, 2007, 11:12 AM
I will be really nervous to go with five batsmen to be honest. Our batsmen are playing test matches after a long time and I wouldn't put more pressure on them. The only place I see where Sharif can come in is in place of Enamul. However, I am not sure if it will be a wise decision. He deserves more than just one test match and he will definitely do well if our batsmen can give him a chance to bowl in the fouth and fifth day of the test match.

Hatebreed
May 24, 2007, 11:12 AM
I think it's a good decision, if replaces Enamul.

Here's his profile- http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55986.html

cricket_dorshok
May 24, 2007, 11:16 AM
I am not sure whether it is a wise decision. I think management should have faith on the squad what they had selected for the whole series unless some replacement needed.

pagol-chagol
May 24, 2007, 11:17 AM
According to the Cricinfo, Mohammad Sharif is called up in the squad. I haven't heard anything about it anywhere else. Here it is:



Cricinfo (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bdeshvind/content/current/story/295638.html)

Interesting move I must say. Is there any chance we see Sharif playing tomorrow in place of Enamul?

Possibly. Sharif is much better with the old ball than Rasel. Lets see some reverse swing. I can't believe Tushar will make it? Bashar won't sit, will he?

SS
May 24, 2007, 11:17 AM
INJURY TO ONE Of Mash OR RAJIB
Bangladesh have drafted in paceman Mohammad Sharif, 21, who played the last of his eight Tests in 2002.
Chief selector Faruk Ahmed said: "One of the two seamers who played in the first Test has some fitness problems."
Bad news then...any updates we need these two desperately.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 11:20 AM
Looks like my thread about the pacers was a bad omen.

I'll also be disgusted if Tushar makes the XI. I don't think they'd drop any of the batsmen though.

SS
May 24, 2007, 11:20 AM
Possibly. Sharif is much better with the old ball than Rasel. Lets see some reverse swing. I can't believe Tushar will make it? Bashar won't sit, will he?
I don't know if Sharif can do that any more! He is been out for a while and also injury prone couple of times...no chance for Tushar if that place to replace 'that spot', would be different if the replacement for other batsmen. Still 5 'specialist batsmen' seem to me too much risky approach.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 11:21 AM
What sort of pace is Sharif bowling at these days?

Murad
May 24, 2007, 11:26 AM
if tushar makes it to 11, then who he gonna replace??

i think we willl see 3 pacer today.. if one of the pacer is injured as faruk said.. cuz new ones wont be able to handle too much pressure..

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 11:27 AM
if tushar makes it to 11, then who he gonna replace??

Nafees would be the prime candidate.

If that happens, you can rule out even a fluke victory.

pagol-chagol
May 24, 2007, 11:33 AM
Sharif could replace Enamul Jr. No way they'd play 5 batsmen.
I would replace
Pilot with Mushfiq. Nafees with Mehrab Jr. for that extra spinner.
Enamul Jr. with Shareef as our third pacer (+reverse swinger old ball bowler) and mini allrounder
Bashar with in form Tushar/Aftab/Tamim/Just about anybody.
Well. Unrealistic dreams.

pagol-chagol
May 24, 2007, 11:35 AM
Nafees played great in the second innings until he was out, but his weakness is clear to India at this point. Nafees needs to fix his problems in the domestic circuit and make a come back. I think he is capable of doing that.

Protic
May 24, 2007, 11:36 AM
Thats cool.. Sharif is good.

Pagol Chagol : bruv u need to change the second line of your siggy.

pagol-chagol
May 24, 2007, 11:37 AM
Thats cool.. Sharif is good.

Pagol Chagol : bruv u need to change the second line of your siggy.

No man. That line works like a therapy when I'm in bad mood.

sadi
May 24, 2007, 11:39 AM
I guess selectors are desperate to see if Tushar can change his luck in the international level. Tushar doing well, gives our team a lot of option. First of all, he gets the confidence and immediately replace Bashar in the odi side. Secondly, he will able to provide some experience in the batting lineup in absence of Bashar. Now coming back to this test match, I don't really see a spot for him to come in.

taklima_naj
May 24, 2007, 11:40 AM
Sharif could replace Enamul Jr. No way they'd play 5 batsmen.
I would replace
Pilot with Mushfiq. Nafees with Mehrab Jr. for that extra spinner.
Enamul Jr. with Shareef as our third pacer (+reverse swinger old ball bowler) and mini allrounder
Bashar with in form Tushar/Aftab/Tamim/Just about anybody.
Well. Unrealistic dreams.

I wish as well if it could be; seems a balance team but to be truth it will not be happen.

pagol-chagol
May 24, 2007, 11:41 AM
INJURY TO ONE Of Mash OR RAJIB



Bangladesh have drafted in paceman Mohammad Sharif, 21, who played the last of his eight Tests in 2002.
Chief selector Faruk Ahmed said: "One of the two seamers who played in the first Test has some fitness problems."

Oh no. I didn't read the whole thread. We are in deep trouble if one of the big guys don't play. Its not like we have endless line of replaceable disposable pacers that India has.

Tigers_eye
May 24, 2007, 11:43 AM
...
Pagol Chagol : bruv u need to change the second line of your siggy.
I know its not my concern but I can't agree. that shows many of us were confident that we would win on the 17th of march. It was not an upset. Especially now when lots of Indians visiting our site. After this series is over I wouldn't have any issue.

sadi
May 24, 2007, 11:44 AM
Shahadat didn't come out on Wednesday as he wasn't fully fit. He was supposed to train today though. Mashrafee is dealing with his back pain for a while now. I think they will go with three pacer attack in case one of our top two gets injured.

mali007
May 24, 2007, 11:48 AM
I agree with pagol-chagol 100%.

Murad
May 24, 2007, 11:49 AM
Bangladesh added an additional seamer in the squad when they dragged in Mohammad Sharif as cover for fast bowler Shahadat Hossain, who has been suffering from cold.

they will be playing with 3 pacers "Mash, Sharif, and Rasel" and drop Enam Jr.

Protic
May 24, 2007, 11:54 AM
TE : yeah man.. we actually declared the win and then won !! Felt so good.. and PC's siggy actually reminds of that.

Protic
May 24, 2007, 11:55 AM
Can tushar keep wicket? :D Then put him inplace of Khaled Mashud.. Rajin is a part time keeper.. but he's a better fielder than keeper.

Sohel
May 24, 2007, 12:48 PM
Can tushar keep wicket? :D Then put him inplace of Khaled Mashud.. Rajin is a part time keeper.. but he's a better fielder than keeper.

he's a better fielder than anything else. along with alok, aftab and shakzie, the best we have by a mile.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:16 PM
I doubt I'll get an answer, but has anyone who's seen Sharif bowl in the last year or so confirm how quick he's bowling these days?

I heard someone suggest he's slower than Tapash.

sadi
May 24, 2007, 01:26 PM
From DS

Allrounder Mohammad Sharif was included in the Bangladesh squad as cover for paceman Shahadat Hossain for the second and final Test against India today.

Due to Shahadat's weeklong viral fever, Sharif was called up but now it seems that the lanky paceman, who took five wickets in the first Test at Chittagong, is likely to play as he bowled in the nets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed explained the choice of the seamer, saying, "Sharif is covering for Shahadat but he was picked because of his previous Test experience as compared to the other impressive fast bowlers of the domestic circuit."
Sharif's inclusion also highlighted the fact that the Bangladesh think-tank are interested in picking three seamers, likely keeping left-arm spinner Enamul Haque out of the final eleven. The wicket to be used today at the Mirpur venue has some grass and it is likely that left-arm seamer Syed Rasel will get a go.

Sharif, who has 14 wickets from his eight Test appearances, last played for Bangladesh in the Zimbabwe tour in February this year. He is also handy with the bat, a quality that the chief selector also mentioned while talking to the Daily Star last night. He made a superb comeback with two stellar seasons in local cricket after being sidelined with a career-threatening groin injury.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:30 PM
I'm getting pretty excited at the thought of us having 3 frontline pace bowlers who can deliver decent bounce and pace.

Assuming the tall one turns up. ;)

Nafi
May 24, 2007, 01:33 PM
I hope this is the tall sharif who can bowl reverse swing.

Full name Mohammad Sharif
Born December 12, 1985, Narayanganj, Dhaka
Current age 21 years 163 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh, Dhaka Division
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 6.05 ft

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55986.html

Tall, lanky, and genuinely quick, Mohammad Sharif forced his way into the national side in 2001 as a 17-year-old on the back of impressive performances in the National League He can deliver reverse-swing,

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:35 PM
I think it's just the short one who bowls reverse swing.

The tall one is more of a new-ball bowler.

;)

BonBon
May 24, 2007, 01:36 PM
I agree with pagol-chagol 100%.

or, you are a pagol as well :-D, very well - let it be :D

Nafi
May 24, 2007, 01:37 PM
I think it's just the short one who bowls reverse swing.

The tall one is more of a new-ball bowler.

;)

No the tall one does reverse swing, the short one is more of a new-ball bowler, assuming they are two different people, because theyre pictures are different.

sadi
May 24, 2007, 01:37 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/DB/042001/024450.jpg

He doesn't look like 6'05 to me. I am more than sure he is around 5'6.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:41 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/DB/042001/024450.jpg

He doesn't look like 6'05 to me. I am more than sure he is around 5'6.

That's the short one mate. He's good while the shine's still on the ball and can make it move off the seam.

The tall one bowls like Curtly Ambrose.

Nafi
May 24, 2007, 01:42 PM
Thats a different person compare the pictures

Short one
http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/26/2007-01-26__sport01.jpg


Tall one
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55986.html

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:45 PM
Thats a different person compare the pictures

Short one
http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/26/2007-01-26__sport01.jpg




That's the tall one mate.

You can't see his legs in that photo, but he's actually standing on the pavement.

Trigger_Tiger
May 24, 2007, 01:46 PM
I would much rather have rasel in as the third pacer!
Also Dollar would be my fallback bowler if Rasel is not chosen.
Sharif I think is err, still not good enough for Test level.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:49 PM
Sharif I think is err, still not good enough for Test level.

Yeah but he's 2 inches taller than Rasel, so he'll get a lot more bounce.

Having said that, he's also 4 inches shorter.

Nafi
May 24, 2007, 01:49 PM
Rasel is not an option for test, his unpredictable pace and accurate line, is best suited for ODI not test, where batsman will welcome his overs and get easy singles.

I would send Rasel to 6 months in the gym till we can be sure he can produce decent pace in to the high 80s (mph) at the least.

Nafi
May 24, 2007, 01:50 PM
Yeah but he's 2 inches taller than Rasel, so he'll get a lot more bounce.

Having said that, he's also 4 inches shorter.

:lol: That should be your sig man, dam that was funny.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:52 PM
Cheers mate, I try. ;)

Murad
May 24, 2007, 01:53 PM
you guys are mistaken.. hes the same sharif.. who was 5'6 when debuted as 16/17 yr old kid.. now hes 6 fit.. after 5/6 yrs..

in cricinfo.. they wrote 5'6 before but they changed it when he came back to national team again..

Nafi
May 24, 2007, 01:55 PM
you guys are mistaken.. hes the same sharif.. who was 5'6 when debuted as 16/17 yr old kid.. now hes 6 fit.. after 5/6 yrs..

in cricinfo.. they wrote 5'6 before but they changed it when he came back to national team again..

Did he take growth hormones or somthing, normally boys dont grow half a foot in the space of 2-3 years late in their teens.

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:57 PM
you guys are mistaken.. hes the same sharif.. who was 5'6 when debuted as 16/17 yr old kid.. now hes 6 fit.. after 5/6 yrs..

in cricinfo.. they wrote 5'6 before but they changed it when he came back to national team again..

Or at least that's the story we'll stick to when the tall one shows up in his place.

Good thinking Murad bhai

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 01:58 PM
Did he take growth hormones or somthing, normally boys dont grow half a foot in the space of 2-3 years late in their teens.

I wish I'd had access to those hormones.

I was 5'10 when I was 14 and never grew an inch after that.

cricket_pagol
May 24, 2007, 02:00 PM
I think Rasel will get the opportunity ahead of Sharif... I think Rasel deserves for his solid bowling performance in the ODIs. Remember the last time rasel and Shahadat played in a test match, they both played very well (I think each of them took 5 wickets a piece... I forget). So I think Mashrafee, Shahadat and rasel will be an excellent combination.

Sharif's performance in 4 day match is nothing special... but, he definitely has a lot of potential for becoming a successful bowler at the international stage.

Protic
May 24, 2007, 02:09 PM
Now..Murad makes a good point. I guess Sharif grew !!
Well.. no hormones.. when i was 17..i was 5'6.5.. and now at 19 .. im 5'10.5
[ The .5 never leaves me ]

Protic
May 24, 2007, 02:10 PM
CP : Shahadat took 5 and Rasel probably 4.
They had Sri Lanka 44/4 :( but then came Dilshan and Samaraweera.

SS
May 24, 2007, 02:12 PM
So he grew few more inches? Please take a recent pic if anybody gets a chance.

al Furqaan
May 24, 2007, 02:22 PM
I hope this is the tall sharif who can bowl reverse swing.

Full name Mohammad Sharif
Born December 12, 1985, Narayanganj, Dhaka
Current age 21 years 163 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh, Dhaka Division
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 6.05 ft

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55986.html

Tall, lanky, and genuinely quick, Mohammad Sharif forced his way into the national side in 2001 as a 17-year-old on the back of impressive performances in the National League He can deliver reverse-swing,

u got height wrong...he's 5-6, not 6-5...:lol:

quite battu...

zahid
May 24, 2007, 02:26 PM
I think it's a good decision, if replaces Enamul.

Here's his profile- http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55986.html


:)Remember, me and you talking about him some days ago :)

jawaherul
May 24, 2007, 02:28 PM
as far as my memory goes , I can recall only one sharif playing for bangladesh !!!!

the one that hit some lasty blows to save an inning defeat against formidable zim side and got us a 10 run lead in partnership with mashrafe . that match we lost by 8 wickets ; that means we took two within those 10 runs (actually once zim 2nd inning score was 0/2 , mash taking two wickets) . Though that sharif bowled very well specially with the old ball , I can still remember those lasty shots . I was then thinking of a 2M (mashrafe , md,sharif) attack of bd .

but , both of them were too much prone to injuries . however , sharif , after many many days of injury , came back in the cricket arena a few years back but had never been the old sharif . I actually saw him bowling a few months back ; couldn't recall where ... probably the 20-20 final in dhaka last year ; but was frustrated to see a shadow of him .


If all three of our seamers ( mash , rajib and rasel ) are fit , I don't want him right now in the team specially because this would certainly be an utter injustice to him . just imagine guys , he is going to prove his worth in a test starting from tomorrow and he , himself had not known it only 2 days back !!!! this kind of decision reminds me of the inclusion of hasibul hossain shanto ( who is obviously very poor bowler compared to sharif though ) in the series deciding 3rd odi when idia were in bd last time around . that decision probably cost us the series then since shanto's 45 runs given in 4 overs in that match left no chance remained for a team like bd .

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 02:30 PM
but , both of them were too much prone to injuries . however , sharif , after many many days of injury , came back in the cricket arena a few years back but had never been the old sharif . I actually saw him bowling a few months back ; couldn't recall where ... probably the 20-20 final in dhaka last year ; but was frustrated to see a shadow of him .




Is he really that bad?

That's really dampened my enthusiasm now. I was looking forward to watching him again.

MAHBUB_zaman_3000
May 24, 2007, 02:31 PM
he can be another all rounder like Mashrafee

jawaherul
May 24, 2007, 02:49 PM
I feel really sorry for tushar .

Although I was so annoyed with him last time around when he showed only one shot against the quicker bowlers , namely , trying to pass the ball through the point fielder , I guess ( not to the right or to the left of the point fielder , just straight to him and that , too , again and again ) , I feel he deserved a chance this time around , at least in longer version . He is doing quite well in the 4-days match recently and is in good touch , I think . [ although , I and one of my friend once agreed that there is a permenent place for tushar in bangladesh cricket till the end of his career and that is the captain of the A team :D:D:D ]


I think , had it not for the unfortunate fever , tushar had made it to the 1st 11 in the 1st test probably in place of rajin . but since rajin has performed okk with bat in the 1st inning , I see no chance to replace him . Also , I think , sakib must be given at least 4/5 matches . last test , he was playing quite good when he was out in a very unlucky manner .

again , ashraful is settled in the team and has matured much , I feel , so that will not lose his place from now on (the last inning was an accedent and bad luck , I think next time when he will find a similar ball , he will once again fancy his chance to guide it in between the slip and gully ; as far as I know him , he plays on instinct , not on field positioning , which is a bad habit , no doubt).

bashar will ot be replaced , I think . and I feel ( in sharp contrast to many of you ) , he is still capable of batting and making it to the 11 in test . on a side note , I hope he does not captain the team even in test ... he just has no captain brain , ashraful have it . and one more thing , I am pretty much sure , you would not see him any longer in odi . he would be dropped in the sri lanka tour if he does not retire fron odi . but test-player-habibul is a different story and it had been the same for the whole of his career , so , I think bashar will be in tomorrow's squad and rightly so .

now we are left with the openers . javed is probably in the best of form in his whole career . you will notice that by the percentage of balls he middles nowadays . I agree he does not have the aggressive intent in him but in past there would have been lots of play and miss by him , which is reduced in recent matches ; which forces me to think that he is in form . and also the selectors would not risk dropping the javed -type opener .

SN , I think should be given another chance , even if not , then I think mehrab jnr. would come . I don't think it would be a good idea to send rajin in for opening and get tushar in in the middle order in place of rajin . rajin is best suited in the middle order in tests .

So , there is no chance for tushar , I think . although he deserved one . sorry tushar :(

jawaherul
May 24, 2007, 02:55 PM
Is he really that bad?

That's really dampened my enthusiasm now. I was looking forward to watching him again.


you woiuld not realize how happy I ( and my younger bro ) was when we read in newspaper that sharif is back . and as such , I , too was frustrated to see him on that mood .

however , it always takes time for a fast bowler to come back in full form after injury ( you can compare mashrafe now and mashrafe a year back ... no doubt he has improved a lot ) . so , I think , with a little bit time , sharif would be that old sharif playinf and winning for bangladesh . But , now , I am not sure whether he has recovered enough . whenever he is that much ready , I will welcome him in the team . I recommend some domestic match to prove his worth .

Aritro
May 24, 2007, 03:00 PM
Do you mean the 2006 20/20 final or the 2007 20/20 final?

If it was 2006, he's had almost a year and a half since then. His statistics in the National League are also nothing short of superb.

I hope you mean 2006.

Tigers_eye
May 24, 2007, 03:07 PM
I agree with pagol-chagol 100%.
or, you are a pagol as well :-D, very well - let it be :D
Classic! post of the day!!

Sovik
May 24, 2007, 04:15 PM
we need 3 pacers. it was our pacers who took most of the wickets. but we can't play five bowlers.

Sohel
May 24, 2007, 04:26 PM
we need 3 pacers. it was our pacers who took most of the wickets. but we can't play five bowlers.

i think BCB has started to consider mash an allrounder by now ... not bad if he doesn't have to bat higher than 7... sharif swings the ball well, good line and length, surprising pace when you least expect it, and bats rather well of late. dollar mahmud would've been my pick for the third seamer... then again, i'd have switched SN, HaBa, golla and rajin for alok, nadif and the iqbal bros for this match... oh well someday... mushi and aftab'll be there too. ;)

jawaherul
May 24, 2007, 04:31 PM
I hope you mean 2006.

actually , I am not sure . I also hope so :) but I feel I saw him around the last oct/nov/december . bt , don't take my words for true . I myself is confused about that .

however , I strongly hope sharif will very soon be around the team with best of form and also shafaq al zabir , ziaul , dollar and others . we really need some good fast bowling attack , who can give mash a helping hand to destroy each and every opposition :-D

habfreak
May 24, 2007, 04:36 PM
Bangladesh added an additional seamer in the squad when they dragged in Mohammad Sharif as cover for fast bowler Shahadat Hossain, who has been suffering from cold.

they will be playing with 3 pacers "Mash, Sharif, and Rasel" and drop Enam Jr.
no no no..this can't happen...Rajiiiiiiibbbb.....koi geli?:head: :head:

Sohel
May 24, 2007, 04:43 PM
don't give up hope yet bro... :-|

zahid
May 24, 2007, 06:06 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS! SHARIF IS BACK!

NOW, TO BRING BACK TAREQ AZIZ....

bdbazar_com
May 25, 2007, 12:29 AM
he is not 21, he is more like 27-28 , man how can they lie so much

bulbul_fan
May 25, 2007, 01:32 AM
he is short guy. fash bowlers should be very tall. he is like shariar nafees and his line and lenght is rubbish.

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 02:17 AM
he is short guy. fash bowlers should be very tall. he is like shariar nafees and his line and lenght is rubbish.

SN doesnt bowl????

Ashfaque
May 25, 2007, 04:33 AM
Rajib wasn't able to pass the fiteness, thats schoking news. But more shocking is Sharif come back to the team. Its true he is one of the best old ball blower in our country but for the test level he isn't suit not much. I think we need more raw fast blower in our team like Rajib, cuz in test u need a match winner through his raw pace.....Is anyone who replace bolwer like Rajib with raw pace in Bangladesh, we need this type of blower very much for test cricket.

Fortuner
May 25, 2007, 04:47 AM
sharif was 5'6 and stll same.the pic in daily str says 5'6" after he recovered illness. i can bet on this wid any1.some1 go meet sharif n come talk to me.:)
he is jst 5'6"
he is no ways even 5'10" forget 6feet :D
Rasel is 5'11" :) go meet him also....

MohammedC
May 25, 2007, 06:24 AM
Good Bye Sharif you are better off in league cricket. Not in international cricket again sorry. and he does not look like he is 21 looks more like 26/27 to me

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 06:25 AM
Where is my 6ft sharif who can bowl 90mph and produce reverse swing, instead some short guy turned up who can barely exceed 80mph?

MohammedC
May 25, 2007, 06:29 AM
Where is my 6ft sharif who can bowl 90mph and produce reverse swing, instead some short guy turned up who can barely exceed 80mph?

I am wondering if this short guy is related to any selector. I do not know what they saw in him.
:hairpull:

Aritro
May 25, 2007, 06:37 AM
I am wondering if this short guy is related to any selector. I do not know what they saw in him.
:hairpull:

They saw the 44 wickets he took in the National League at an average of 15 and a strike rate of 35.

We need better batsmen in National League I'd say.

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 06:51 AM
National Leage is full of silly batsman, Ive seen and played with many players who are there. They make the occasional bigshot, but lack any cricket sense, a wicket is quite easy to come by.

Sohel
May 25, 2007, 06:56 AM
obviously another faruikka-ata ishpeshal.

zahid
May 25, 2007, 07:33 AM
This ain't that Sharif. He doesn't even look similar. WOT THE ???

sadi
May 25, 2007, 08:24 AM
Really poor bowling. Any reverse swing guys?

tanvir_nus
May 25, 2007, 08:51 AM
a hint of reverse swing was there although not consistent.. but rarely troubling the batsmen must say, well with his pace and height( unable to produce extra bounce) it is a step backward for bangladeshi cricket if we consider him wicket taking or even attacking bowling. I wouldn't mind to see him in one day team though if he is a damn good batsman like mashrafe or afridi, one that is IMPOSSIBLE. Bye bye to him from me for ever

Aritro
May 25, 2007, 09:00 AM
He's lost a fair bit of pace.

Also, the line and length he bowled during the first session was abysmal.

akabir77
May 25, 2007, 09:01 AM
Some of us a bit harsh on him. Remember he got called in 2 days time... Any how he bowled too wide at the start of the day which tells you he was afraid of the batsmen getting run of him. and he didn't look test fit to me.

sadi
May 25, 2007, 09:12 AM
He was just a bit quicker than Rasel bowling at 78-80 mph. I was really looking forward to see him bowl after a long time but wasn't impressed at all.

Zobair
May 25, 2007, 09:17 AM
Definitely nothing to write home about. At his pace, line and length the ball was just nicely sitting up for the batsmen to have a go at. How did he get all those Domestic wickets? Lets see how he does tomorrow, though I would bet my money on much improvement.

SS
May 25, 2007, 09:24 AM
We need another pacer hunt ...this pacers are so slow that the ball was rolling to pilot.

Fazal
May 25, 2007, 09:25 AM
I was also not very excied when I heard about his inclusion. But to be fair to him, once that he is selected, I guess we need to be a little bit more patient before judgeing him.

Who knows, in near future he may compete with Rasel for a slot in ODI team. If he can ball a little bit better (eventually), we can enhance our batting strength also (talking about ODI team). The more competetion for every slot, the better we are as a team.

Aritro
May 25, 2007, 09:28 AM
Definitely nothing to write home about. At his pace, line and length the ball was just nicely sitting up for the batsmen to have a go at. How did he get all those Domestic wickets? Lets see how he does tomorrow, though I would bet my money on much improvement.

As I just noticed in the other thread, Shanto took an insane number of wickets during the 2006 seasons and was subsequently made to look completely ordinary by Zimbabwe's A-team.

It's a shame our first class teams are still so ordinary.

gatekeeper
May 25, 2007, 09:32 AM
Aftab couldn't have done much worse.

MohammedC
May 25, 2007, 10:55 AM
We need another pacer hunt ...this pacers are so slow that the ball was rolling to pilot.

No we need to offer someone 1 lakh taka/year Bonus if they can bowl at least above 90 mph all the time ok lets make it 5 lakh if any one can. Alright 20 lakh then......

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 01:28 PM
Well Im 16 and I can already bowl at 80mph+, Im sure there must be some pacers out there who can cross the 90mph.

Ganguly da
May 25, 2007, 01:31 PM
i think Andrew Symonds can bowl faster than Sharif, or is it the pitch? he also bowled several wide deliveries

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 01:33 PM
i think Andrew Symonds can bowl faster than Sharif, or is it the pitch? he also bowled several wide deliveries

:lol: isnt andrew symonds a leg spinner?

Aritro
May 25, 2007, 01:33 PM
i think Andrew Symonds can bowl faster than Sharif, or is it the pitch? he also bowled several wide deliveries

The pitch didn't stop Mortaza bowling at his usual pace.

Sharif's overcome a (very) long term injury so his pace has suffered.

Protic
May 25, 2007, 01:34 PM
Yeah another pacer hunt..which will produce some more chukers and they are gone forever.
I dont know.. both India and Bangladesh should steal young pacers from Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Aritro
May 25, 2007, 01:36 PM
The only thing the Pace Hunts have produced so far is mass exposure for the sponsor.

Remains to be seen how the latest bunch turn out after they've been polished at an academy, but I'm not holding my breath.

Ganguly da
May 25, 2007, 01:39 PM
everybody is concerned about pacers, what about spinners??? what happens when rafique retires? he's like 37.... the spinners didn't look threatning at all, maybe in Odis but in Tests?

SS
May 25, 2007, 01:40 PM
Blame it on the Curators...they are the culprits.
joto dhosh nondo ghosh

Aritro
May 25, 2007, 01:48 PM
everybody is concerned about pacers, what about spinners??? what happens when rafique retires? he's like 37.... the spinners didn't look threatning at all, maybe in Odis but in Tests?

Razzak is a good bowler with some decent experience under belt now and he'll continue doing a good job for us.

Our second spinner is a real concern though. Most are convinced that Enamul Haque is on the fast track to stardom but I'm not convinced at all.

There's an 18 year old lad called Suhrawardi Shuvo who's currently the most highly regarded bowler in our academy, but given his age I suspect there'll be a bit of a gap between Rafique's retirement and his introduction.

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 01:59 PM
I hope there is a pacer hunt this summer, so I can participate, as Im going to BD this summer. It would be fun :)

Russell2k7
May 25, 2007, 02:30 PM
There is no swing, pace, or turn in his bowling. Ball just comes at you straight at around 78 MPH. His ECON would be pbably 8+ in ODI and God knows what batsman will do if he bowls in slog overs.

sadi
May 25, 2007, 02:37 PM
Well Im 16 and I can already bowl at 80mph+,

What are you doing sitting in front of a computer? Bangladesh team needs you. Btw, Im 61 and I can still bowl at 08mph+. :-D

MohammedC
May 25, 2007, 02:44 PM
Well Im 16 and I can already bowl at 80mph+, Im sure there must be some pacers out there who can cross the 90mph.

So Dr_Naf are you coming to the UK get together on 10th of June. Its on sunday just come for cricket dont make any silly excuse

AsifTheManRahman
May 25, 2007, 02:45 PM
Sharif looked as ordinary as he used to be before his injury. He shouldn't be playing test cricket at all.

Protic
May 25, 2007, 02:46 PM
:| Why cant we find a decent strong youngman who can continously bowl at 145 + Kph..?

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 03:08 PM
So Dr_Naf are you coming to the UK get together on 10th of June. Its on sunday just come for cricket dont make any silly excuse

I would love to but I have exams that week.

jawaherul
May 25, 2007, 03:24 PM
hey , I previously told you guys , this sharif is not the same old sharif . he is a mere shadow of him . he had still not attained his best after coming back from injury . and I don't love this surprises that faruk and co always tend to present india . last time around they suddenly brought shanto , this time sharif . I think even playing with 2 pacers ( since rajib was ill ) and 3 spinners would be better since , the 3rd spinner could have been handy in the 2nd innings ( but thanks to bashar's decision , that 2nd innings will never be in the test !!!! )

about sharif's age . he is a young guy . don't actually know his age but when he made his debut 5/6 years back , he was the 3rd youngest test cricketer .

about our pacers : yes , we need some raw pace like rajib at test to give a helping hand to mash and rajib . I wonder when we would produce some1 with ability to bowl 90+ mph . even at the beginning if he does not show very good line and length , that can be corrected , but we certainly need raw pace .

about left arm spinners : just don't worry . plenty of them in the pipe line . in the last under 19 world cup , there were 4 SLA's in our team :D shuvo is now in australia , obviously would knock at the national team within few years . marshal ayub is another prospect , he is a very good all rounder as his numbers suggest . and many more of them . don't worry . but , alas ! had we some quality off-spinners / leg -spinners !

jawaherul
May 25, 2007, 03:34 PM
Well Im 16 and I can already bowl at 80mph+, Im sure there must be some pacers out there who can cross the 90mph.

wow !!! come to bd soon dr_naf . we need you badly . also put some extra efforts and add at least 10 mph more to you bowling speed if possible . time to bend your back . anyway good luck .

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 03:44 PM
Hey guys funny story actually.

When BD team came to my Dad's restaurant (seen in the pic, Im not in it though), I was playing a little cricket in the back with Ash, first ball the windball I was using smacked the dustbin (the wicket we were using) , and Ashraful was so amazed at my pace for someone my age, he said I had great potential, perhaps I do, but really now I'm still developing in my under 17 Berkshire county team.

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/5307/bdeshteammd8.jpg

I train my bowling aiming at buckets at different spots, where the ball would bounce, problem is that I kept breaking them :lol:

amra_korbo_joy
May 25, 2007, 04:27 PM
I do not think Farooq sees Shareef's bowling before selecting him.Sooner the Farooq is fired , better the BD cricket.

JamesBond
May 25, 2007, 04:28 PM
Is Md. Sharif really good?

Nafi
May 25, 2007, 04:33 PM
Is Md. Sharif really good?

Ordinary at best.

He is slightly quicker than rasel, but due to his short stature cannot produce bounce like Rasel, Shahadat and Mash. He also cannot maintain line and length like rasel. And is bowling has basically no use, its not goood economically or at taking wickets.

He is basically a faster version of atab's bowling, but even aftab knew how to bowl and attack opponents better.

He produce slight reverse swing, but this didnt do much against the indian batsman, though it was a wonder he was producing any rever swing at all bowling lower than 80mph.

mohammad07
May 25, 2007, 04:49 PM
I Have Seen Th Match And Sharif Isnt That Quick But He Has Struggled In His Opening Overs But Gradually He Has Been Hitting The Right Part Of The Pitch And The Ball Is Coming In To Batsmen Which I Thought Is A Good Factor For The Bowler However Indian Batsmen Are In A Confident Flow Of Batting The Score Could Be Pushed To 500 By Tomorrow, I Think Rasel Do Swing The Bowl But The Batsmen Played Him Well So I Thought Brining Rasel In Wasnt A Benefitial Aspect.

If You Take Our Spin Bowling Attack It Has Not Been Convincing, Not Enough Turns, Alot Of Misfields This Is Not Encouraging The Bowlers Alot, Sakibul Bowled Quite Well I Thought But I Just Think They Need To Try Something Else Like Include 3 Seamers And As Far As I Have Seen Bangladesh Play International Level I Would Choose Mashrafe, Shahdat(unfortunately He Is Not Available) And Sharif. Sharif Had A Decent Day Today In My Point Of View. Does Any1 Agree To That Theory?

nzfan
May 25, 2007, 04:49 PM
your lucky im not in the bangladeshi team, i cant bowl for crap....
i remember once i got a bowl and i got a wicket because the batsman missed, he had already hit me for 3-4 fours off the over

RazabQ
May 25, 2007, 04:56 PM
Dr Naf, dude seriously - keep working on your game. You might be the missing link on our masree , shahadat ledt troika! Remember, Waqar Yonus grew up in Sharjah and then when his dad realized he was pretty decent in cricket, sent him to Pakistan. As soon as you start getting some serious wickets, ask your dad to hook you up with the contacts. Also make videos with radar gun and send em to BCB :)

amra_korbo_joy
May 25, 2007, 05:31 PM
Ordinary at best.

He is slightly quicker than rasel, but due to his short stature cannot produce bounce like Rasel, Shahadat and Mash. He also cannot maintain line and length like rasel. And is bowling has basically no use, its not goood economically or at taking wickets.

He is basically a faster version of atab's bowling, but even aftab knew how to bowl and attack opponents better.

He produce slight reverse swing, but this didnt do much against the indian batsman, though it was a wonder he was producing any rever swing at all bowling lower than 80mph.

you described it all. I wonder why Farooq is still in the selection board. why BCB is not taking any action. I do not think Farooq has seen him bowling before selecting him in the test.

Sohel
May 25, 2007, 05:44 PM
sharif performed well in domestic cricket, especially in 4-day matches... the trouble is, the overall quality of our domestic cricket SUCKS!!!

MohammedC
May 25, 2007, 05:53 PM
I would love to but I have exams that week.

Then what are you doing in BC forum bro, you should be revising

zahid
May 25, 2007, 05:53 PM
I have a question. Dr_Naf, how did u measure that you bowl at 80 mph? :)

Btw, I used to practice similarly like you for Batting when I was a kid.

I used to play behind my building where there was a small enclosed space.
I had 3 Pepsi plastic crates lined up next to each other behind me acting as mega-fat stumps! lol I then took a spongy bouncy ball and whacked it to the wall and then the ball kept coming back at daaaamn fast speeds and I just basically kept whacking it even harder.

Nafi
May 26, 2007, 04:52 AM
I have a question. Dr_Naf, how did u measure that you bowl at 80 mph? :)



I play under 17 county, and my coach measured my fastest delivery.

zahid
May 26, 2007, 05:01 AM
I play under 17 county, and my coach measured my fastest delivery.

Ohhhhhhh... OK.

Cool. Be sure to tell your Dad to call Faruq and ask him to give you a place.