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Miraz
June 2, 2007, 03:01 PM
With the appointment of Mohammad Ashraful as Bangladesh captain, Bangladesh cricket has entered into a new era. This is the first time a cricketer who made his debut in Test playing Bangladesh team is awarded captaincy.

Ashraful made his debut in April 11, 2001 in Bullawayo. Mashrafe made is debut in November 2001 in Chittagong against the same opposition.

Ashraful is 5th Captain of Bangladesh Test team, all previous 4 captains played ICC Trophy for Bangladesh.

Old generations transformed Bangladesh from associate country's level to Test playing level. Kudos to them for their achievement, now it's time to look forward.

I hope the new generation will bring new thinking in the team and Test generations will take Bangladesh within the leading 5 teams of world cricket.

Hat's off to the younger generations.

rah
June 2, 2007, 03:49 PM
this is now a realli a beginning of a new era

Ashfaque
June 2, 2007, 03:54 PM
thats good news for the Bangladesh Cricket and also for the future of Bangaldesh Cricket.Player like Ashraful and Mortoza r more positive in attitude and mentaly strong. Hope they can bring these qualities to the team.

Wish both of them Good Luck and also the Bangladesh Cricket Team

cricman
June 2, 2007, 04:17 PM
Is it safe for me to say that the term "Respectable Defeat" will be exterminated? I know we'll have our fair share of Huge defeats but I hope with Ashraful and Masri leading us we won't concede defeat if a team scores 300. I'm pretty sure everyone will a see a different vibe coming from us because of the new leaders.

Rubu
June 2, 2007, 05:28 PM
Umm!

Rajin was made captain of the national team and he was debuted in test in Pakistan. So, technically, there is some problem Miraz Bhai.

Miraz
June 2, 2007, 05:31 PM
What a turnaround of fate

25 April 2006 : Ashraful axed for 2nd ODI against Australia (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/245318.html)
3 May 2006 : http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif <!-- END OLD SSI: /navigation/NATIONAL/BDESH/HEADER.html --> Ashraful's poor run of form : Ashraful off to Liverpool for league cricket (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/246071.html)
19 November 2006 : Ashraful dropped from Bangladesh team against Zimbabwe (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/268937.html)
26 November 2006 : Ashraful earns international recall (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/269932.html)
8 April 2007 : Ashraful guides Bangladesh to victory against South Africa (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/289379.html)
30 April 2007 : Ashraful appointed vice captain of Bangladesh (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/292898.html)
2 June 2007 : Ashraful named Bangladesh captain (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/index.html?object=25;year=2007;month=6)

He earned the captaincy, hopefully he will keep it with performances.

Miraz
June 2, 2007, 05:32 PM
Umm!

Rajin was made captain of the national team and he was debuted in test in Pakistan. So, technically, there is some problem Miraz Bhai.

Rajin never captained Bangladesh in Test. he was a makeshift captain in ICCT 2004 due to injury of Bashar.

Murad
June 2, 2007, 07:52 PM
hope mashraful couple take us to the new level.. asha kori tara srilanka series a ekta win amader upohar dite parbe...

Sohel
June 2, 2007, 08:05 PM
What a turnaround of fate

25 April 2006 : Ashraful axed for 2nd ODI against Australia (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/245318.html)
3 May 2006 : http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif <!-- END OLD SSI: /navigation/NATIONAL/BDESH/HEADER.html --> Ashraful's poor run of form : Ashraful off to Liverpool for league cricket (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/246071.html)
19 November 2006 : Ashraful dropped from Bangladesh team against Zimbabwe (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/268937.html)
26 November 2006 : Ashraful earns international recall (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/269932.html)
8 April 2007 : Ashraful guides Bangladesh to victory against South Africa (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/289379.html)
30 April 2007 : Ashraful appointed vice captain of Bangladesh (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/292898.html)
2 June 2007 : Ashraful named Bangladesh captain (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/index.html?object=25;year=2007;month=6)

He earned the captaincy, hopefully he will keep it with performances.

that's the ticket.

Warlock
June 2, 2007, 09:35 PM
Perfect title- it reflects the whole attitude of the team pretty well. Hope gone are those days when we were happy to put up a good fight and find solace in losing.

Haradhon
June 2, 2007, 09:52 PM
I saw the joy of Indians when they got Ashraful out; he still poses a threat until he is out. A little more patience while batting will make him a better captain than Bashar

Trigger_Tiger
June 3, 2007, 02:26 AM
It is pretty unnecessary to open up so many topics dealing witht he same subject matter.

yaseer
June 3, 2007, 04:01 AM
ya...beginning of a new generation....who brought them up by playing against Test opossitions......hope this will bring all the possitivity in the team that was missing in the previous era......

oracle
June 3, 2007, 04:07 AM
Things are gonna get tougher. We are at the stage of BD's cricket where we should be drawing more test matches just to keep up with the standard. Also, expect less shock wins as opponents will have sized us up.

Shafin
June 3, 2007, 05:14 AM
Things are gonna get tougher. We are at the stage of BD's cricket where we should be drawing more test matches just to keep up with the standard. Also, expect less shock wins as opponents will have sized us up.
We are not shocked by wins Now a Days :)

israr
June 3, 2007, 07:56 AM
Alhamdullilah, I am very much young enough to witness this era and even insha'Allah the brighter generations to come, but it all depends on Almighty Allah, whether I am fortunate enough to see my country's development in all aspects before my death.

Rabz
June 3, 2007, 08:02 AM
New era..
New beginning...

cant wait for the SL test series to see how it works...

Luvlee_nik
June 3, 2007, 08:59 AM
OMG!!! this is the real thing!!! ashraful is gonna make history!!! OMG!! i cant believe it....im scared :( i dont like new things, but if its for the best..........maybe

BanCricFan
June 3, 2007, 09:24 AM
Its a new dawn, its a new day...and I'm feeling good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBy4QXAAil8

Congrats and well wishes goes out to the two Real Tigers;
The SMASHING Ash & Mash!

rah
June 3, 2007, 09:45 AM
What a turnaround of fate

25 April 2006 : Ashraful axed for 2nd ODI against Australia (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/245318.html)
3 May 2006 : http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif <!-- END OLD SSI: /navigation/NATIONAL/BDESH/HEADER.html --> Ashraful's poor run of form : Ashraful off to Liverpool for league cricket (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/246071.html)
19 November 2006 : Ashraful dropped from Bangladesh team against Zimbabwe (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/268937.html)
26 November 2006 : Ashraful earns international recall (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/269932.html)
8 April 2007 : Ashraful guides Bangladesh to victory against South Africa (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/289379.html)
30 April 2007 : Ashraful appointed vice captain of Bangladesh (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/292898.html)
2 June 2007 : Ashraful named Bangladesh captain (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/index.html?object=25;year=2007;month=6)

He earned the captaincy, hopefully he will keep it with performances.

now that realli is a u_turn in some1's career. just hope he keeps on goin forward and doesnt make anotha wrong turn in his career

gatekeeper
June 3, 2007, 09:50 AM
Is it safe for me to say that the term "Respectable Defeat" will be exterminated?


One can only hope...

gatekeeper
June 3, 2007, 09:52 AM
What a turnaround of fate

25 April 2006 : Ashraful axed for 2nd ODI against Australia (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/245318.html)
3 May 2006 : http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif <!-- END OLD SSI: /navigation/NATIONAL/BDESH/HEADER.html --> Ashraful's poor run of form : Ashraful off to Liverpool for league cricket (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/246071.html)
19 November 2006 : Ashraful dropped from Bangladesh team against Zimbabwe (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/268937.html)
26 November 2006 : Ashraful earns international recall (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/269932.html)
8 April 2007 : Ashraful guides Bangladesh to victory against South Africa (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/289379.html)
30 April 2007 : Ashraful appointed vice captain of Bangladesh (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/292898.html)
2 June 2007 : Ashraful named Bangladesh captain (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/index.html?object=25;year=2007;month=6)

He earned the captaincy, hopefully he will keep it with performances.

I actualy think captaincy will enhance his performance. He seems to perform better under pressure and captaincy brings in its own share of weight.

zia
June 3, 2007, 10:24 AM
Above all consistency will save the game not the captaincy!

Miraz
June 3, 2007, 01:11 PM
The new captain at his old place, Ashraful went to meet Wahidul Gani at Pallima Sangshad, Khilgaon.
From DS (http://thedailystar.net/2007/06/04/d70604040124.htm)

http://thedailystar.net/2007/06/04/2007-06-04__sp01.jpg

TigerRoar
June 3, 2007, 01:23 PM
I disagree with my fellow Tiger fans that this is a new era. I think we will continue to struggle and be beaten black in blue in test matches.

Ashraful is hardly a useful test player, let alone captain. Our real new era will start after all the lessons have been learnt during Ashraful's tenure. Then our next captain will be more skillful.

Before we start celebrating, I should warn my Bangla brothers not to expect anything but DEFEAT. In ODI it may be a different story since it is a hit and miss game, and we might sneak out a few wins against the top teams.

Miraz
June 3, 2007, 01:26 PM
I disagree with my fellow Tiger fans that this is a new era. I think we will continue to struggle and be beaten black in blue in test matches.

Ashraful is hardly a useful test player, let alone captain. Our real new era will start after all the lessons have been learnt during Ashraful's tenure. Then our next captain will be more skillful.

Before we start celebrating, I should warn my Bangla brothers not to expect anything but DEFEAT. In ODI it may be a different story since it is a hit and miss game, and we might sneak out a few wins against the top teams.

Whatever happens, it's a new era. What you are saying might come true, or might prove completely wrong.

No point speculating pessimistically until it is happened. No ifs and buts, wishing a new beginning of Bangladesh cricket.

BanCricFan
June 3, 2007, 01:30 PM
I disagree with my fellow Tiger fans that this is a new era. I think we will continue to struggle and be beaten black in blue in test matches.

Ashraful is hardly a useful test player, let alone captain. Our real new era will start after all the lessons have been learnt during Ashraful's tenure. Then our next captain will be more skillful.

Before we start celebrating, I should warn my Bangla brothers not to expect anything but DEFEAT. In ODI it may be a different story since it is a hit and miss game, and we might sneak out a few wins against the top teams.

I do like your unfettered optimism! Although, a little bit of pragmatism wouldn't hurt either.:)

Be prepared to eat your words regarding Ashraful.

TigerRoar
June 3, 2007, 01:33 PM
BCfan...can you tell me what it is about ashraful that is making you confident? is it his responsible batting? or proven leadership? or the fact that our team is still a pushover for major test teams?

optimism is fine unless it is foolish. i like to blv. in realism.

Kabir
June 3, 2007, 02:11 PM
optimism is fine unless it is foolish. i like to blv. in realism.

Yours isn't realism, it's pessimism. And pessimism is fine, until it sounds loserish. :)

Whatever you said are pure speculations. You're trying to predict future, and you're doing that with a loser mentality. Try to take a chillpill, and think positive. Until you think positively, you'll always keep hiding under your bed. And until you come out from under your bed, you can never make any progress.

Aritro
June 3, 2007, 02:18 PM
BCfan...can you tell me what it is about ashraful that is making you confident? is it his responsible batting? or proven leadership? or the fact that our team is still a pushover for major test teams?

optimism is fine unless it is foolish. i like to blv. in realism.

I thought the one session he captained during the Test series was the most astute period of captaincy I've ever seen from a Bangladeshi skipper.

Other than that very minor flourish, you are right in saying that we have very little precedent to base our optimism on.

My own optimism is premised on the fact that he does have a strong reputation as a captain at domestic level, however far removed it may be from the international stage. Leadership might also bring the best out of his batting.

Tenuous as that may be, it's better than nothing and I find tentative optimism to be a far more agreeable state of mind than negativity.

WarWolf
June 3, 2007, 02:31 PM
DS says Riyadh is being considered as off-spinning option in the team.

Protic
June 3, 2007, 02:41 PM
Tiger Roar : dude.. I guess i can request you a thingy in behalf of many BC members.
Stop calling us " your bangla brothers " i mean it sounds like we are brothers of bangla bhai.. lol
We arent "BANGLA" brothers.. we are bangladeshi brothers.
And as far as being optimistic about the new era..man WHY NOT? We have a new captain..a new vice captain..ofcourse we are into a new era..doesnt matter what how the results come towards us..but we are into a new era..try to understand the simple facts for god sake.. before you go on with your craps..that bangladesh needs 10 more years to be a good team..ashraful cant play ..he is useless.. bangladesh is no match INDIAN odi side..etc etc.. =)

BangladeshFan
June 3, 2007, 02:46 PM
a khilgaon boy, a real tiger,
dont be fooled by his physique,
he can break bowlers twice his size ;)

about ash being captain, i am hoping we will see a new era. when mahela and ash will go out for toss, mahela will know this guy can match him stroke by stroke and even better. a talented and naturally agressive captain. not a smiling one, who has the defensive metality and selfishness written over him.