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Sohel
June 5, 2007, 10:33 PM
here's the summery: -

1. champions: dhaka, bdt 200,000

2. runners up: rajshahi, bdt 100,000

3. most wickets (limited overs): ariful haque barisal, 8 wickets.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/270135.html

4. most wickets (4-day): sabbir ahmed khan chittagong, 53 wickets.

hat-trick article: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/125838.html

5. most runs (limited overs): dhiman ghosh chittagong, 328 runs.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56208.html

6. most runs (4-day): gazi salaiddin chittagong, 791 runs.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55904.html

7. best all-rounder (limited overs): alok kapali sylhet, 7 wickets & 294 runs.

8. best all-rounder (4-day): alok kapali sylhet, 24 wickets & 744 runs.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56251.html

9. best young player: raqibul hasan nirala barisal.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56093.html

here's the prothom alo article: -

http://www.prothom-alo.org/mcat.news.details.php?nid=NDMyNDc=&mid=OA==

YET ALOK GETS THE SHAFT... AGAIN !!!

DJ Sahastra
June 5, 2007, 10:44 PM
If one cricketers has failed me in my prediction that he's gonna make it big - it has to be him.

And i blame it partly to the BD management (including a certain Mr. Whatmore) and partly Mr. Alok.

Sohel
June 5, 2007, 10:47 PM
If one cricketers has failed me in my prediction that he's gonna make it big - it has to be him.

And i blame it partly to the BD management (including a certain Mr. Whatmore) and partly Mr. Alok.

his "failure" pales in comparison to some the other "winners" in the current squad. he is gonna make it big once new, more fair-minded selectors come in and give him the chance he deserves better than may others.

yaseer
June 5, 2007, 10:53 PM
Alok Kapali is knocking the door the keeping the current national players in their toe......good for the team.

DJ Sahastra
June 5, 2007, 10:59 PM
his "failure" pales in comparison to some the other "winners" in the current squad. he is gonna make it big once new, more fair-minded selectors come in and give him the chance he deserves better than may others.

It's one sad story of talent wasted by a team that didn't have that liberty.

The sooner the BD management realises that he is neither a specialist bowler, nor a specialist batsman but a uniquely gifted cricketer with an all-round personality (the best fielder in BD team by miles), the better they'll be able to use it.

Sohel
June 5, 2007, 11:08 PM
It's one sad story of talent wasted by a team that didn't have that liberty.

The sooner the BD management realises that he is neither a specialist bowler, nor a specialist batsman but a uniquely gifted cricketer with an all-round personality (the best fielder in BD team by miles), the better they'll be able to use it.

absolutely DJ, but sadly not with this bunch of clowns. one of my more unreasonable syloti cuzes was talking about the syloti-quota in the selectors' alleged minds. rajin in and tapash conveniently injured, so it's OK to drop enam and ignore alok... too much naga morich in his diet... but then again... :umm:

layperson
June 5, 2007, 11:33 PM
I for one do not think Alok deserves a recall yet. He had his chances and he had lots of it at a stretch. He failed to capitalize on them. HE is out and thank god for that. He was a burden for the team. If he can keep performing in the league matches consistently and also for the A team then maybe a recall is on the cards but not yet. Moreover I dont think we want any bits and pieces cricketer in the team who is neither a batsman nor a bowler nor an allrounder but can do both without excelling in either. I am more interested in the rise of Rakibul hasan who seems to be doing good for himself. Hope this one is here to stay. I think the current bunch of selectors have done a great job and compared to the previous selecion committes like the one consisting of Aliul they are miles ahead. I hope the next one is even better than this one. This current one actually made some bold decisions and have rightly given some young players a chance to show their mettle.

Dhakablues
June 5, 2007, 11:44 PM
Why would you say that he doesnt deserve a call? If he is doing well in national league where we have 4 day matches, playing well in A teams,performing from front consistently, what else must he do? Get a surgery and become like a 19 year old and create a media buzz? Seems like thats ( being young) the only criteria these days for the selectors. It seems to me that they, as well as some of the members from this forum, dont think that national performances are any good unless you are 18 year old. Then you are a a genius and we must have them in the team even if you never played any first class matches..

In one sense, its good that he is not being recalled...whats the point in pulling another Tusher Imran with Alok, right? Let there be only one Tusher Imran and not many more...

SS
June 5, 2007, 11:45 PM
I know he has been given chances, but who didn't get chances. He had a really bad patch but now he is improving, he should keep on playing and show more consistency end of this year. If he does, selectors should take him into consideration.

Aritro
June 5, 2007, 11:51 PM
It continues to irritate me that he was left out of the A team.

What's the point of the bloody national league if you're not even going to pick its best players in the A team?

layperson
June 6, 2007, 12:09 AM
<table class="engineTable"><tbody><tr class="data1"><td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">First-class</td> <td>68</td> <td>120</td> <td>4</td> <td>3033</td> <td>173</td> <td>26.14</td> <td>
</td> <td>
</td> <td>6</td> <td>11</td> <td>
</td> <td>
</td> <td>46</td> <td>0</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">List A</td> <td>102</td> <td>97</td> <td>13</td> <td>2130</td> <td>114*</td> <td>25.35</td> <td>
</td> <td>
</td> <td>3</td> <td>8</td> <td>
</td> <td>
</td> <td>45</td> <td>0</td></tr></tbody></table>
<table class="engineTable"><tbody><tr class="data1"><td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">First-class</td> <td>68</td> <td>6882</td> <td>3195</td> <td>107</td> <td>7/33</td> <td>
</td> <td>29.85</td> <td>2.78</td> <td>64.31</td> <td>
</td> <td>4</td> <td>1</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">List A</td> <td>102</td> <td>2410</td> <td>1829</td> <td>48</td> <td>4/23</td> <td>4/23</td> <td>38.10</td> <td>4.55</td> <td>50.20</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

He is averaging 25 and 26 with the bat respectively in first class and list A games. WHich part of that looks impressive !!! Compared to that his bowling stats in first class is more impressive with an average of 29 but going back to list A it is a 38. NOw I have seen this guy bowl and he is probably one of the worst leg spinners I have ever seen playing international cricket. He has no bounce(which is important for a spinner) and absolutely no control over line and length. In a typical over he would give 3 long hops. His batting was more promising but looking at his stats it does not show that he has done anything worthwhile to deserve a call back now given that he was given lots of chances before and failed miserably. This is why I said he needs to perform consistently for couple of seasons in first class as well the A team before we should recall him. Not based on one domestic season.

Dhakablues
June 6, 2007, 12:17 AM
Does your stat includes the hattick he had in pakistan? Are you relying on Cricinfo stats,, did it include the recent national league or last years?you should pay attention to why he got the award in the first place..We should consider recent performance,, not the entire career span. If you take the entire career then you probably should not even select the new Bangldesh Captain in the squad let alone leading the team, Bashar would still be the captain, Manju and Sharif should be the opening pair, if we take what players have done in their career,, then Pilot would be the King,, after all his 6 at the last over with Akram ensured that we won that ICC tournament which was the foundation of our ODI status.. Lets consider recent years performances as thats what it really matters than the entire career.

Trigger_Tiger
June 6, 2007, 12:19 AM
I for one do not think Alok deserves a recall yet. He had his chances and he had lots of it at a stretch. He failed to capitalize on them. HE is out and thank god for that. He was a burden for the team. If he can keep performing in the league matches consistently and also for the A team then maybe a recall is on the cards but not yet. Moreover I dont think we want any bits and pieces cricketer in the team who is neither a batsman nor a bowler nor an allrounder but can do both without excelling in either. I am more interested in the rise of Rakibul hasan who seems to be doing good for himself. Hope this one is here to stay. I think the current bunch of selectors have done a great job and compared to the previous selecion committes like the one consisting of Aliul they are miles ahead. I hope the next one is even better than this one. This current one actually made some bold decisions and have rightly given some young players a chance to show their mettle.

Oh certainly he did bad and was out of the team! But after that he had started performing and never got the call-up back to the national team where as some jodu-modus did get a knock on their door from time to time.

And NOW, Alok has out-performed many by miles in the league and HE for one IS in form while a BHATIJA of somebody in the team is being kept time and again even though he has been out of form for the past God knows how many games while some Bati Dhunduls are still in the team scoring at a strike-rate of 50.00 or sometimes a little more or less in both forms of the game.

Hmm.....nah Alok SHOULDN'T get the CALL!

If he does, how will I nation's cricket stop failing so nicely :-/?

Trigger_Tiger
June 6, 2007, 12:22 AM
Does your stat includes the hattick he had in pakistan? Are you relying on Cricinfo stats,, did it include the recent national league or last years?you should pay attention to why he got the award in the first place..We should consider recent performance,, not the entire career span. If you take the entire career then you probably should not even select the new Bangldesh Captain in the squad let alone leading the team, Bashar would still be the captain, Manju and Sharif should be the opening pair, if we take what players have done in their career,, then Pilot would be the King,, after all his 6 at the last over with Akram ensured that we won that ICC tournament which was the foundation of our ODI status.. Lets consider recent years performances as thats what it really matters than the entire career.

I ditto that :up:!!!!!

iqu15
June 6, 2007, 01:01 AM
From my point of view, Alok is one of the best BD batsmans so far I have seen along witn Ashraful. He has the capability of playing all types shots with outstanding ability to keep the scoreboard moving even in worse case. As far as I can remember, most of the matches when BD was in deep deep trouble losing 4/5 wickets just in 10/15 overs, it was Alok & Pilot who used to rescue the team and helped the team to get a so called "respectable defeat" (HB loves it !!)

I would keep Alok ahead of Ashraful because he is much better player of spin than Ash.I watched him to play magnificintly against Warne, Saqlain,Murali. I know some guys will argue that Ash played very well Murali. But still I think Alok is better than Ash playing spin. Warne & Ponting used to praise him highly.

I know he was totally out of form for certain period of time.It was fair enough to keep him away from the team for that period. But he played very well in the last domestic league. He should have given at least 2/3 chances since he is extremely talented player. Though I was highlighting his batting ability, one must not forget he is an useful bowler, an outstanding fielder and nevertheless he has a positive attitude to be a match winner.

Since BD is going to play against Srilanka away just look at the comparison of Alok & Ash in this regard:

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what is the big difference??

Don't you think that he should have given a chance ????

Sohel
June 6, 2007, 01:14 AM
good dig, iqu15... twice. you may want to delete the dulicate post... just to to the "advanced" section.

Dhakablues
June 6, 2007, 01:54 AM
Thats really a good post Iqu. helps to put some perspective. As I susptected, the 2007 series is not at Cricinfo,,Now I am getting a bit worried why was Alok not selected??? But I think there is a trend in Bangladesh... its the media that significantly influences the decisions of pretty much anything. Unless there is a media buzz about someone,,, there is practically no chance that those events will be highlighted. Who knew that Dhiman Ghosh was doing that great as we are so fixated with Mushfiq? Do we know what happening to the pace bowler hunt winner Zahid and Polash? What happened to the "Shahjahan/Shahjada" who could bowl like Murli that Watmore was so impressed by? Its unfortunate that in Bangladesh we read news that comes from the club ( press club they call it..) where reporters copy each other.. all the newspaper hence reports the same stories than some real sports news..Off tangent here.. hence I rest my case..

layperson
June 6, 2007, 02:21 AM
I just checked the scores from the recent national championship in Toger cricket and yes Alok has done very well in them. He averages more than 50 in both one day and four day matches. Good for him. If he can perform and come back all the best to him. I just remember how he played in the international matches which prompted my post. But I still stick to part of my post, Alok should perform consistently for couple of seasons before getting a recall just because he failed miserably when he got his chances in international matches. Someone was comparing Ashraful's stats with Alok's. Now dont you think that is stretching the stats a bit too far. For all the stats ashraful has won us matches and is a much better player than Alok on his day, the problem with ashraful is his consistency. Alok did not win us any matches. You cannot just compare them like that. Stats wise Bashar is a better test batsman than Ashraful. Do you think Bashar has the ability to play the kiind of innings ashraful played, his 158 against Indian in chittagong, his 136 in his debut in sri lanka? When it comes to a player like ashraful he is miles ahead than the others because on his day he can make a huge difference. You cannot say the same for Alok not until he has won us matches in the international arena. If he performs like this in the next season too and for the A team then I have no issue with his selection but till then he is better off playing domestic matches.

Trigger_Tiger
June 6, 2007, 02:24 AM
Good stats iqu15.

With SN out of form, I veto Khaled's inclusion and opt for Alok while Mushfique can keep the gloves, they can try out Nafees Iqbal in a test or two just to see where he stands at the moment, and the inclusion of Tamim Iqbal wouldn't be a bad idea at all either :)!

istiak
June 6, 2007, 03:19 AM
My only argument for alok and against BCB is that if BCB do not want to call some one by looking at his performance in NCL, why they are organizing that tounament at all?

istiak
June 6, 2007, 03:23 AM
Someone was comparing Ashraful's stats with Alok's. Now dont you think that is stretching the stats a bit too far. For all the stats ashraful has won us matches and is a much better player than Alok on his day, the problem with ashraful is his consistency. Alok did not win us any matches. You cannot just compare them like that. Stats wise Bashar is a better test batsman than Ashraful. Do you think Bashar has the ability to play the kiind of innings ashraful played, his 158 against Indian in chittagong, his 136 in his debut in sri lanka? When it comes to a player like ashraful he is miles ahead than the others because on his day he can make a huge difference. You cannot say the same for Alok not until he has won us matches in the international arena. If he performs like this in the next season too and for the A team then I have no issue with his selection but till then he is better off playing domestic matches.

If some one after playing for 100 ODIs and 20 test matches won 2 ODIs for us whats the so big deal? SN won more matches for us than Ash.

Playing 158 and then scoring 10 consequative single digit score mean little in international cricket.

Rubu
June 6, 2007, 07:57 AM
If one cricketers has failed me in my prediction that he's gonna make it big - it has to be him.

And i blame it partly to the BD management (including a certain Mr. Whatmore) and partly Mr. Alok.
No one really failed me in my prediction yet :)

... and alok and tushar are two who never were in my book.

SS
June 6, 2007, 08:09 AM
Kapali should have been called in A teams. Selectors are having problem keeping up with the so called 'performers' and giving them chances. It's good that more competition so they will work harder. But totally ignoring a performance, that's not good for the player and also our team.

Miraz
June 6, 2007, 08:13 AM
Can we use official names for the players?

It helps visitors and also some other members to track the performance of the players.

I will request Sohel NR to change the title to

"National League Awards: Alok Kapali Tops Individual Honors, Raqibul Top Rookie"

Sohel
June 6, 2007, 08:21 AM
Can we use official names for the players?

It helps visitors and also some other members to track the performance of the players.

I will request Sohel NR to change the title to

"National League Awards: Alok Kapali Tops Individual Honors, Raqibul Top Rookie"

sure, MODS please do your thing.

SMHasan
June 6, 2007, 08:37 AM
If we closely look at the current national test team then we will see there is a shortage of good players who can play long innings. And this 'shortage' is created because players like Alok, Shahriar, Mehrab are totally disappeared from the scenario.

We had a decent team in 2000-02 but after that all started to change. I still can remember in 2001 Javed Omor made a record by carrying the bat throughout the both innings of a test match against a good strong Zimbabwian attack. Can he do it now? We had those players I mentioned but as they lost their way we started to struggle as well. As for their failure I will party blame our coach Dave, our board and of course the players. Dave did not work with them to get their form back, did not try to solve the technical faults and most importantly he ignored the players rather nurturing them. That way those crickter were neglected and lost.

A young cricketer is like a flowering plant, if you nurture them they will pay you back just like the plant. If you don't then they will decline. Simply we failed to nurture them that's why our test team is not settled yet. We need to make sure we get some one who will be sincere enough to nurture the young ones.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2007, 08:38 AM
Does your stat includes the hattick he had in pakistan? Are you relying on Cricinfo stats,, did it include the recent national league or last years?you should pay attention to why he got the award in the first place..We should consider recent performance,, not the entire career span...
Aren't these contradicting each other?

Excellent performance by Alok. Now he needs to do that again for Hannibal Smith's team. He should be ok when Mr. T backs him up and Murdock is in fornt of him. Thank you. That is the process.

BANFAN
June 6, 2007, 08:48 AM
what is the big difference??

Don't you think that he should have given a chance ????

Great job, thanks.
I also feel that Alok should have got more chance. He deserves.

But wouldn't compare with Ash, the biggest difference is in the matches won and lost. Ashraful stands out as a match winner. None close to him.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2007, 08:51 AM
....

A young cricketer is like a flowering plant, if you nurture them they will pay you back just like the plant. If you don't then they will decline. Simply we failed to nurture them that's why our test team is not settled yet. We need to make sure we get some one who will be sincere enough to nurture the young ones.

Since we are comparing, just so that you know my garden has been infested by insects. Not only those insects are not letting me have my "lal shak - with chingri" but also getting into my tomato, borboti, sheem, dherosh plants. Only Morich gash somehow standing tall.

These same insects have taken over players who are pure stroke makers. They can't change their game according to the situation. They only know one way to attack. No matter how many times the coaches, well wishers had asked them not to "khocha" the out swingers. Therefore, in the international stage when they come, they make alligent strokes, perfect drives (one or two each innings) and then get out. hense the average stays below 20. The promise is never fulfilled. The fans get dejected. Most of all other players get influenced by them.

So until I buy insecticides my dream of having lal shak would remain a dream. (Sar mormo: Not the coach's fault, but the players failure to incorporate the coach's advice)

SMHasan
June 6, 2007, 09:03 AM
(Sar mormo: Not the coach's fault, but the players failrue to incorporate the coach's advice)

If it is only player's fault then where the problem lies? I do not agree that it's not coach's fault. It is known that Dave did not use to speak with the off form players. I understand that after giving them advice after advice he was tired and fed up but after all you are the coach and very much like the parents. You gotta be sincere enough to nurture them. And as I said it's the players who are responsible for their downfall too.

It is said that if a player is more than 25 years old then you can't teach him new things and you can't change his attitude or techniques (considering exception can't be an example). But if any one is young then he can change his game. Thus these young players are bound to correct their mistakes, flaws if they are advised to do so. I said in past that I doubted that our coach worked individually with the players. These technical faults can be corrected if they work closely, intensively. A mere practice session can't solve these problems.

Whatmoore is good for genaral coaching but I doubt his technical abilities. We need a good technical coach. For batting, bowling and fielding too.

akabir77
June 6, 2007, 09:31 AM
I laugh when i see people r die hard for certain players and continue calling names of selectors when the player him self got enough opportunity to get on nerves on some other fans and they used to call names of the same selector for selecting him...

I think Kapali is a great player he lost his touch and he had to go back to get his basics right. and now he is ready for academy/ A team not the national team. If he does good like Tusher then he should come in for NTL team specially for the TEST. And selectors should work towards that...

Dhakablues
June 6, 2007, 10:17 AM
Aren't these contradicting each other?

Excellent performance by Alok. Now he needs to do that again for Hannibal Smith's team. He should be ok when Mr. T backs him up and Murdock is in fornt of him. Thank you. That is the process.

The reason I mention the hatrrick because a point raised that he is a terrible leg spinner or not a bowler at all... a test hatrick against a non-zimbabwe team is not a joke.Alok being nominated and winning the best Allrounder award doesnt limit him in the category of Sabbir Khan,, his credential goes beyond that. Thats why the contradictory remarks,, if they are.

For your second point,,, playing at A team is good for shopping purpose. I dont think a player gets back int he squad by performing at A teams..Rarely players got back in the squad after pefroming bad at national team, going back to A team and coming back.. Tusher Imran being a prime example where he played consistently well at A teams for years now, led them, led them to a successful trip to Sri Lanka even but didnt get the call. Once a player forms an image,, our selectors cant get over that and always look for the "next big thing" rather than who is performing in recent times. I guess that prompted the BCB secretary to officially admit during the ceremony that " Starting next year" .. they will look into national league seriously.. I think that explicitly states the mindset of the official today.

Baundule
June 6, 2007, 10:19 AM
In Bangladesh, you can never expect the right people in the right place. Cricket Board is actually much better than the overall situation; but still we can not avoid the inevitables.

Many talented players have been wasted by the BCB, many of them have been dumped, while some others have got unfair backing. Players like Tushar Imran and Alok kapali have always been on the wrong side of the coin. They are given very very limited chances, they come to bat at No. 6 or 7 or 8, scores some 30 runs and in the next match they find themselves dropped.

On the other hand, the top order players continue their tradition of failing consistently and they get more chances. I can recall a streak of about 20 for Rajin, when he was continously failing and finally producing an 80+ score.

Fazal
June 6, 2007, 10:29 AM
Interesting how things changes like weather...

... when Alok was in the team and causing slow bleeding (the team) for a while... unable to contribute to the team dispite his signifiant fan base and style.... people were questioning why still Dav is trusting this guy? Is this due to his enormous talent, or good look, or his value as a 12th player or his ability to apply 'khati Sorishar tel' to Dav's Bhuri?

Now all in a sudden its Dav's fault for Alok's lack of successful career. In a way I agree though, he should have been droped long time ago, but Dav trusted him for too long at the cost of team's interest and at the cost of Alok's own good (long term wise). That created lots of negative emotion against Alok amoung fan base. He is marked as a choker in the big league.

Having said that, I think all players (including Alok) should have a 2nd/3rd/nth chance if they prove their form in Domestic League. However the next step should not be the National Team, but rather team-a, before he gets a call. He needs to perform in team-a first (Like Tushar) before we cry for his recall.

Look at Tushar, still he is not getting a chance even after perfroming for team-a so well. So all Alok fans, patience my friends, don't go for short cut, let Alok go regular path that every players need to go . He proved in Doemstic League. The next step is perform well in team-a. Only then demand for his inclusion makes sense...

Fazal
June 6, 2007, 10:41 AM
The reason I mention the hatrrick because a point raised that he is a terrible leg spinner or not a bowler at all... a test hatrick against a non-zimbabwe team is not a joke.Alok being nominated and winning the best Allrounder award doesnt limit him in the category of Sabbir Khan,, his credential goes beyond that. Thats why the contradictory remarks,, if they are.

I think you are skipping a valuable imformation. After that hattrick, Alok was injured and never regained back his form as a bowler. Just look at his international career after that (as a bowler) that will tell you the whole story.

However I know that, he bolwed well in Domestic League. Its a good sign, but not 100% guarantted that he regained his form back as a bowler. Farhad was also very successful bowler in Domestic league (and effective in team-a), it didn't translate into instant success in national team. Let Alok bowl in team-a and have some suiccess first, that will tell how far he regained his form back.


For your second point,,, playing at A team is good for shopping purpose. I dont think a player gets back int he squad by performing at A teams..Rarely players got back in the squad after pefroming bad at national team, going back to A team and coming back.. Tusher Imran being a prime example where he played consistently well at A teams for years now, led them, led them to a successful trip to Sri Lanka even but didnt get the call. Once a player forms an image,, our selectors cant get over that and always look for the "next big thing" rather than who is performing in recent times. I guess that prompted the BCB secretary to officially admit during the ceremony that " Starting next year" .. they will look into national league seriously.. I think that explicitly states the mindset of the official today.

Well I agree that BCB created all those loop holes bypassing their own model. And that created all those confusion. Ideally speaking : Performance in domestic league/U-19 should take a player to team-a. And only then a player should be promoted to national team. A national team discard should go back to domestic league and climb the ladder again. That is the model, and that should be followed. Unless we do that in a consistent basis, there will always be confusion among players, fans , reporters and selectors. And Selectors will have hard time justifying their inclusion.

BANFAN
June 6, 2007, 11:41 AM
National League Prize money !!

1. champions: dhaka, bdt 200,000

2. runners up: rajshahi, bdt 100,000

Isn't it too less? I understand that they have other long term motivation for playing the game, But isn't good prize money also a huge motivation/inspiration for good performance & more professional attitude?

$ 2500 for the 15 member team...??

Farhad
June 6, 2007, 12:08 PM
National League Prize money !!

1. champions: dhaka, bdt 200,000

2. runners up: rajshahi, bdt 100,000

Isn't it too less? I understand that they have other long term motivation for playing the game, But isn't good prize money also a huge motivation/inspiration for good performance & more professional attitude?

$ 2500 for the 15 member team...??

I think converting everything to dollars will certainly get your head to spin. We've got to consider the environment they live in. 200000 taka is alot of money...For example, you can get T-shirts for 50 taka. Converting that to dollars is about 1 dollar. I bet you cant get t-shirts here for one dollar

akabir77
June 6, 2007, 12:38 PM
Interesting how things changes like weather...

... when Alok was in the team and causing slow bleeding (the team) for a while... unable to contribute to the team dispite his signifiant fan base and style.... people were questioning why still Dav is trusting this guy? Is this due to his enormous talent, or good look, or his value as a 12th player or his ability to apply 'khati Sorishar tel' to Dav's Bhuri?

Now all in a sudden its Dav's fault for Alok's lack of successful career. In a way I agree though, he should have been droped long time ago, but Dav trusted him for too long at the cost of team's interest and at the cost of Alok's own good (long term wise). That created lots of negative emotion against Alok amoung fan base. He is marked as a choker in the big league.

Having said that, I think all players (including Alok) should have a 2nd/3rd/nth chance if they prove their form in Domestic League. However the next step should not be the National Team, but rather team-a, before he gets a call. He needs to perform in team-a first (Like Tushar) before we cry for his recall.

Look at Tushar, still he is not getting a chance even after perfroming for team-a so well. So all Alok fans, patience my friends, don't go for short cut, let Alok go regular path that every players need to go . He proved in Doemstic League. The next step is perform well in team-a. Only then demand for his inclusion makes sense...

Exactly.. also i fear by the time these discards get their chance they will be already in losing form track... What i mean is we r not using players when they r at top. Take TI case he was such a good form that he should have been selected in test automatically specially when a teams top 5 gets out with 100 twice to a weak bowling attack in a batting pitch. but look what happen... no change...

Rubu
June 6, 2007, 12:52 PM
I think a lot of people are making a misconception about Tushar Imran. He NEVER did bad for A-team or first class games. So, he is always on form when playing for those. Centuries and double centuries comes like rice puffs when he is there. Now, switch gear and bring him in to national team, and he will score in single digit. Time is not a variable in this function. He will choke when playing for national team. Until he gets some psychological help, that is not going to change.

SS
June 6, 2007, 01:04 PM
Time is not a variable in this function. He will choke when playing for national team. Until he gets some psychological help, that is not going to change.
Totally agree with Rubu. He needs to fix his mental block. But not sure if he is doing so or BCB has any psychological specialist to help these players.
But it's true the more they play and more consistent they are, they will shine oneday. He just have to believe in his ability.

sadi
June 6, 2007, 01:26 PM
I think he played reasonably well last time when he was batting at number 6-7. He is not your typical top or middle order batsmen eventhough some people see him that way by mistake. The problem is when he bats, he looks so good in the middle that it creates some sort of unreasonable expectation for him. If we see him as an allrounder who will give us 20 runs down the order, bowl a few overs and save some runs in the fielding, I guess we will get a better idea of what kind of player he is.

Beamer
June 6, 2007, 01:32 PM
Alok should keep doing what he has done this season. He is too good of a player to be ignored forever. Besides, he has age on his side. Its true that he didn't quite live up to the initial expectations when he came onto the scene. But that happened to many players with considerable talent in the last four-five years. As far as talent goes, there is not an iota of doubt that he belongs to the top category of all our batsmen, to go with an added asset of leg spin bowling and terrific fielding capabilities. I think he faltered because of too much expectation and as a result his game suffered. During his bad times before he was finally pushed out, I thought, he was too tentative in his batting coupled in wit unreasonable batting positions that fluctutaed from game to game. One game he was batting at no.6 to the next when he even came down to bat at no.9! Mentally he was a damaged good. He is on a slow recovery path. Done well this season. keep it up and he will be back in the fold in near future. Sometimes, this type of situation actually helps a cricketer when he is forced to step back and slowly get his game back together. I hope that happens. We can ease him back into the one day outfit first. His muti skilled abilties are invaluable for a team. He can be a very good no.5/6 batsman.

SS
June 6, 2007, 01:53 PM
I think he played reasonably well last time when he was batting at number 6-7. He is not your typical top or middle order batsmen eventhough some people see him that way by mistake. The problem is when he bats, he looks so good in the middle that it creates some sort of unreasonable expectation for him. If we see him as an allrounder who will give us 20 runs down the order, bowl a few overs and save some runs in the fielding, I guess we will get a better idea of what kind of player he is.
Perfectly observed by Sadi...kapali was not considered as middle order batsmen like Ash/Aftab. But he was drafted as allrounder who can chip in with some quick runs, rotate strikes in the middle and bowl few overs. But we had a very high hope and expected a lot from him. He turned out to be another musfiq babu at the end. It's not just about only Alok, it's about all the promising players we have!

Did we do enough to nurture these allrounders? Not just allrounders, what we are doing to batsmen like Aftab,Musfiq or newcomers who has talent and failing to keep up with growing expectations and abilities to play in international level matches with temperment, techniques and patience? Same goes for our new bowlers, who are brought into the national or academy side, but what we are giving them to improve (besides money,salary, apartment, and other facilities)? Are we providing them with enough nutrition from their early growth age(teenage)to be strong(physically,mentaly)? Are we sending them to overseas for training(as we don't have training facilities like IND or talent like Pak/SL pacers)?

We are defenitely improving our cricket structure but still some areas we are far behind especially mentioned above.

Only one way they can prove their worth and that is to perform the best in leagues and come back with whatever they have in their sleeves. If they were in other countries, they would have been trained properly under good supervision and coachings. Ofcourse they perform but atleast they have a good guidance.

taklima_naj
June 6, 2007, 05:16 PM
Oh certainly he did bad and was out of the team! But after that he had started performing and never got the call-up back to the national team where as some jodu-modus did get a knock on their door from time to time.

And NOW, Alok has out-performed many by miles in the league and HE for one IS in form while a BHATIJA of somebody in the team is being kept time and again even though he has been out of form for the past God knows how many games while some Bati Dhunduls are still in the team scoring at a strike-rate of 50.00 or sometimes a little more or less in both forms of the game.

Hmm.....nah Alok SHOULDN'T get the CALL!

If he does, how will I nation's cricket stop failing so nicely :-/?
well said man, yes alok is a gifted player who couldnt use his talent but cetrtainly i am thinking he worked so hard with his talent and our Faruq ahmed gang should realize its time for Alok at least for greater combination instead of out of form Bhatiza and so on.

Hatebreed
June 6, 2007, 06:50 PM
I'm really impressed by Dhiman Ghosh, he sounds like our own Dhoni in the mould. Unfortunaly I can't get enough info about him on CI. Can anyone tell me how good is his technique, and if he's the aggressive sort of batsman, or more composed like Mushy?

Rubu
June 6, 2007, 08:03 PM
Dhiman had been looked upon as the heir of pilot for the longest time until mushy came and took it before he got a real chance.

Aritro
June 6, 2007, 11:20 PM
Many talented players have been wasted by the BCB, many of them have been dumped, while some others have got unfair backing. Players like Tushar Imran and Alok kapali have always been on the wrong side of the coin. They are given very very limited chances, they come to bat at No. 6 or 7 or 8, scores some 30 runs and in the next match they find themselves dropped.



How many times in his entire national team career has Tushar reached 30?

I really don't understand this view that Tushar is a mega-talented batsman who keeps failing because he's never given a decent run of games to play himself in and build confidence. Constantly being in and out of the team doesn't help, but he fails because he's poorly balanced at the crease, his footwork is lacking and his bizzare backlift means he comes down late on every ball. He's a poor batsman no matter how many A team centuries he makes.

Alok, on the other hand, is a graceful strokeplayer, as well as a reasonable bowler, and should regularly be featuring in our A teams.

Aritro
June 6, 2007, 11:24 PM
National League Prize money !!

1. champions: dhaka, bdt 200,000

2. runners up: rajshahi, bdt 100,000

Isn't it too less? I understand that they have other long term motivation for playing the game, But isn't good prize money also a huge motivation/inspiration for good performance & more professional attitude?

$ 2500 for the 15 member team...??

It's no where near enough.

The wages and prize money on offer in the national league should be at least on par with what's available in the club competitions. We need full-time cricketers in our domestic set-up, not part-timers who use cricket to supplement their income.

Easier said than done though.

One World
June 6, 2007, 11:27 PM
if it was a fair selection we could see those faces on and off the field in SL series. It could bring variation in the team and multifarious talent infusion could scare way the opponent a little. remember they are true proven professional cricketers, not mere fluke as SN.

Aritro
June 6, 2007, 11:29 PM
if it was a fair selection we could see those faces on and off the field in SL series. It could bring variation in the team and multifarious talent infusion could scare way the opponent a little. remember they are true proven professional cricketers, not mere fluke as SN.

This post is so nonsensical, I'm assuming that there's a fairly hefty dose of irony/sarcasm involved.

Shaan
June 7, 2007, 04:04 AM
we can't effort to leting waste player like Alok, this guy now looks more stable on batting and balling he deserves to be in the main squad. I just don't understand the guy is doing great in the national leage and he still ignored. ANd some guys even don't have much practice and not did very well in national leage choosen by the so called cricket pandits, so this prove what kind od team quality and performance we can expect from a khaltu bai and chacha bahtija team, realy ironical and non commiting team selection, for sake of ****

cricket_king
June 7, 2007, 05:26 AM
I just can't trust alok anymore. He seems to muck up everytime he gets another chance, just like tushar imran.

Trigger_Tiger
June 7, 2007, 05:43 AM
we can't effort to leting waste player like Alok, this guy now looks more stable on batting and balling he deserves to be in the main squad. I just don't understand the guy is doing great in the national leage and he still ignored. ANd some guys even don't have much practice and not did very well in national leage choosen by the so called cricket pandits, so this prove what kind od team quality and performance we can expect from a khaltu bai and chacha bahtija team, realy ironical and non commiting team selection, for sake of ****

Effort or afford :-/?????

Sohel
June 7, 2007, 05:47 AM
if it was a fair selection we could see those faces on and off the field in SL series. It could bring variation in the team and multifarious talent infusion could scare way the opponent a little. remember they are true proven professional cricketers, not mere fluke as SN.

the heaviest stuff i've read in years, thanks bro ...

Trigger_Tiger
June 7, 2007, 06:01 AM
I just can't trust alok anymore. He seems to muck up everytime he gets another chance, just like tushar imran.

To me, Tushar is one of those ultimate batsmen whose name would forever be set in stone in the domestic league. A true legend he will be one day in that form. BUT! BUT on the international circuit he isn't the fighter.

Remember, even Dav liked Rajin and Alok at first because of their talent, but supported their axing because of thier ability to bring their "talents" to use.

No Alok has picked it up and so should be back. Tushy can have a go, but if he fails now, I'd rather give him the treatment Alok is getting and give Alok the pampering he so rightfully deserves over Tushar.

That being said, so who will fill the batting void, the agression and the ability to scare the opposition?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Adam Gilchrist! Oops, I meant someone in a similar mould.

And at the moment Dhiman sounds like such a batsman.

We need a sensibly agressive batsman in the middle order because Aftab will throw his wicket away as usual after scoring 30 odd runs (I'm not saying kick Aftab out, we still need him at 3) and Ash might pull a few Haba's pretty soon with the captaincy on his shoulders.

Dhiman can be the specialist batsman while Mushy can be the calm level-headed amalgam that would hold together the tailend of our batting.

So here is my final Verdict:

1. Tamim Iqbal (Agressive Batsman)
2. Rajin Saleh/Nafees Iqbal (Stable Batsman)
3. Aftab Ahmed (Agressive Batsman)
4. Shakib al Hasan (Stable Batsman/Can Switch Gears)
5. Mohammad Ashraful (?)
6. Dhiman Ghosh (Agressive Batsman?)
7. Alok Kapali (Bowler/Good Batsman)
8. Mashrafe Mortaza (Bowler/Agressive Batsman)
9. Mushfiqur Rahim (Stable Batsman/Can Switch Gears/Wicket Keeper)
10. Shahadat Hossain/Mohammad Rafique (Bowler/Can Hang On)
11. Syed Rasel (Bowler/Can Hang On)
12. Abdur Razzak (Bowler/Free Gift to the Oppositions)

*Note*: We could plug Nafees Iqbal in a few games and see what where he stands. Rajin can be the calm partner. And he might actually be an affective opener since he is a much better player of pace than spin.

This team has depth.

And of course there are 12 players here but only 11 will play :D!!!!!

Sohel
June 7, 2007, 06:09 AM
Alok should keep doing what he has done this season. He is too good of a player to be ignored forever. Besides, he has age on his side. Its true that he didn't quite live up to the initial expectations when he came onto the scene. But that happened to many players with considerable talent in the last four-five years. As far as talent goes, there is not an iota of doubt that he belongs to the top category of all our batsmen, to go with an added asset of leg spin bowling and terrific fielding capabilities. I think he faltered because of too much expectation and as a result his game suffered. During his bad times before he was finally pushed out, I thought, he was too tentative in his batting coupled in wit unreasonable batting positions that fluctutaed from game to game. One game he was batting at no.6 to the next when he even came down to bat at no.9! Mentally he was a damaged good. He is on a slow recovery path. Done well this season. keep it up and he will be back in the fold in near future. Sometimes, this type of situation actually helps a cricketer when he is forced to step back and slowly get his game back together. I hope that happens. We can ease him back into the one day outfit first. His muti skilled abilties are invaluable for a team. He can be a very good no.5/6 batsman.

you've said all there has to be said about alok. i'm in total agreement here.

however, looking at the very first line in your post, i find myself asking the question: why on earth does he need to wait when the clearly less deserving do not? the existence of a reasonable, transparent and criteria-based selection process managed by qualified, responsible and accountable selectors will help not only alok kapali and bangladeshi cricket, but also spare us from witnessing the traditional waltzes and two-steps.

given the history of unabased nepotism and whimsy in our society as a whole, certain things can better appraised through more fair standards. we should no longer settle for anything less.

Sohel
June 7, 2007, 06:33 AM
I'm really impressed by Dhiman Ghosh, he sounds like our own Dhoni in the mould. Unfortunaly I can't get enough info about him on CI. Can anyone tell me how good is his technique, and if he's the aggressive sort of batsman, or more composed like Mushy?

i've had the chance to watch him in action during the last nationals.

dhiman lacks the glamor of not only a dhoni, but also a saghir. most people, not just the metrosexual types, find him "weak-looking" and "uncool". he seems a bit demure behind the stumps when compared to mushy or saghir. not too good to look at.

having said all that, dhiman remains my second choice keeper for bangladesh after mushy. his positionsing behind the wickets is excellent and he knows how to play the angles well with his whole body, often using his low center of gravity better than most for both balance and recovery. if they took stats for safety and "dismissal opportunities", his "saves" and "dismissal percentage" would be second only to pilot's based on what i've seen from both. he is the second best keeper in bangladesh.

his batting technique is nothing spectacular. musy's a better straight bat player than he and pilot combined. however, dhiman's a good grafter and has converted 50s to 100s better than other keepers at this early stage. it takes him longer than mushy to see the ball, but once he does settle into his game, his strokeplay's not bad at all. imagine a slightly less languid shakib sweeping one for 4, and not quite middling it about 50% of the time when he does.

still, mushy's superior batting, electric enthusiasm behind the stumps, and the well tempered ability to learn from his errors make him my choice for our young, batting-challenged team. dhiman's my reserve keeper ahead of pilot AND the more glamorous saghir.

(belated) happy birthday BTW.

Miraz
June 7, 2007, 06:35 AM
Talent without temperament has no value. Alok Kopali is a great talent and has got equally big Kopal. Selectors have given him numerous opportunities but apart from few glimpses in his early part of the career, he is a utter failure.

55 ODI's for a country and 17 Test matches should be considered as enough opportunity by any standard.

Alok in his last 20 ODI (in a span of 2 years) averaged 12.76 with bat and took only 4 wickets. Test record is more crap. In last 6 Test matches, he averaged 13.08 with bat with the highest score of 28 and took no wickets. He was in the team to fill the all-rounder slot, what a waste!!!
He has now become a proven non-performer in the international level. If after playing one or two good domestic season, he should be recalled, what crime has Rokon, Sabbir Khan, Ehsanul Haque have committed? They are much more consistent than Alok in the domestic circuit.

At best Alok can get an A team recall to prove his worth as an all-rounder and only after 3-4 successful tour, he can be again considered for national team.

Shafin
June 7, 2007, 06:45 AM
Totally agree with Rubu. He needs to fix his mental block. But not sure if he is doing so or BCB has any psychological specialist to help these players.
But it's true the more they play and more consistent they are, they will shine oneday. He just have to believe in his ability.
Totally agree with the second line.

Sohel
June 7, 2007, 07:16 AM
Talent without temperament has no value. Alok Kopali is a great talent and has got equally big Kopal. Selectors have given him numerous opportunities but apart from few glimpses in his early part of the career, he is a utter failure.

55 ODI's for a country and 17 Test matches should be considered as enough opportunity by any standard.

Alok in his last 20 ODI (in a span of 2 years) averaged 12.76 with bat and took only 4 wickets. Test record is more crap. In last 6 Test matches, he averaged 13.08 with bat with the highest score of 28 and took no wickets. He was in the team to fill the all-rounder slot, what a waste!!!
He has now become a proven non-performer in the international level. If after playing one or two good domestic season, he should be recalled, what crime has Rokon, Sabbir Khan, Ehsanul Haque have committed? They are much more consistent than Alok in the domestic circuit.

At best Alok can get an A team recall to prove his worth as an all-rounder and only after 3-4 successful tour, he can be again considered for national team.

before you accuse me of premeditated sentimentality and pandering to cheap adulation again on this issue, please consider these questions: -

1) i don't think playing 55 ODIs for older, more mature cricket cultures like sri lanka, india and pakistan with better quality first class cricket - their players tend to be better prepared than ours at the international stage - is the same as playing 55 ODIs for bangladesh, do you?

2) if you do, why?

3) does the quality of our domestic first class cricket, including the number of games played and the pitch those games are played on, give talented players such as alok kapali any other choice than to actually learn on the job?

4) provided the utter lack of a) clear and transparent selection guidelines, and b) professional accountability for bad selections (while cheekily taking credit for the good ones), do you think it is fair to ignore first class performances while favoring questionable selections based on ambiguities and shadows?

passing the buck around the BCB boardroom and pondering whose job it is to come up with those selection guidelines doesn't add up to much more than inadvertently apologizing for those who continue to stagnate our cricket. the current ACC (the Anti Corruption Commission, not the Asian Cricket Council) probes will soon expose the facts about quite a few of those directors and their yesmen, and how they perceived bangladeshi cricket as a personal fiefdom. as a bangladeshi taxpayer, i shouldn't be seen as too unreasonable to think that they serve us, that they owe us shareholders solid explanations, and that they need to be held accountable for betraying the public trust if they can't manage better than the traditionally less than charming vagaries, and those awkward sidesteps.

ps: don't bother with the doublespeak. i don't play tennis with semantics anymore.

Sohel
June 7, 2007, 07:20 AM
Perfectly observed by Sadi...kapali was not considered as middle order batsmen like Ash/Aftab. But he was drafted as allrounder who can chip in with some quick runs, rotate strikes in the middle and bowl few overs. But we had a very high hope and expected a lot from him. He turned out to be another musfiq babu at the end. It's not just about only Alok, it's about all the promising players we have!

Did we do enough to nurture these allrounders? Not just allrounders, what we are doing to batsmen like Aftab,Musfiq or newcomers who has talent and failing to keep up with growing expectations and abilities to play in international level matches with temperment, techniques and patience? Same goes for our new bowlers, who are brought into the national or academy side, but what we are giving them to improve (besides money,salary, apartment, and other facilities)? Are we providing them with enough nutrition from their early growth age(teenage)to be strong(physically,mentaly)? Are we sending them to overseas for training(as we don't have training facilities like IND or talent like Pak/SL pacers)?

We are defenitely improving our cricket structure but still some areas we are far behind especially mentioned above.

Only one way they can prove their worth and that is to perform the best in leagues and come back with whatever they have in their sleeves. If they were in other countries, they would have been trained properly under good supervision and coachings. Ofcourse they perform but atleast they have a good guidance.

good food for thought, tough for BCB and their apologists to swallow, inadvertently and othwerwise.

Sohel
June 7, 2007, 07:31 AM
I just can't trust alok anymore. He seems to muck up everytime he gets another chance, just like tushar imran.

sounds awafully like blaming the victims for the crime? any recent facts in the works as to how he and tushar "mucked" it up this time (say, the world cup 'til now), and the likes of HaBa, pilot, SN and golla DIDN'T? care to explain using reasonable arguments as to how ryiadh gets into the team while alok doesn't? or tushar gets the shaft in a selection littered with chances everyone except he deserves?

Miraz
June 7, 2007, 07:49 AM
before you accuse me of premeditated sentimentality and pandering to cheap adulation again on this issue, please consider these questions: -

.................................................. ......................................

ps: don't bother with the doublespeak. i don't play tennis with semantics anymore.

Sohel, don't get personal on anything and everything.

My post was not directed to you and was an assessment on Alok's credential to get a national re-call.

And please don't play around words. Unnecessary.

Trigger_Tiger
June 7, 2007, 08:45 AM
Talent without temperament has no value. Alok Kopali is a great talent and has got equally big Kopal. Selectors have given him numerous opportunities but apart from few glimpses in his early part of the career, he is a utter failure.

55 ODI's for a country and 17 Test matches should be considered as enough opportunity by any standard.

Alok in his last 20 ODI (in a span of 2 years) averaged 12.76 with bat and took only 4 wickets. Test record is more crap. In last 6 Test matches, he averaged 13.08 with bat with the highest score of 28 and took no wickets. He was in the team to fill the all-rounder slot, what a waste!!!
He has now become a proven non-performer in the international level. If after playing one or two good domestic season, he should be recalled, what crime has Rokon, Sabbir Khan, Ehsanul Haque have committed? They are much more consistent than Alok in the domestic circuit.

At best Alok can get an A team recall to prove his worth as an all-rounder and only after 3-4 successful tour, he can be again considered for national team.

Good point but Alok has faced more International exposure and can be an asset. Handling pressure matters and hopefully that extra bit of experiance will come in handy :)!!!!!

Dhakablues
June 7, 2007, 09:37 AM
realisitically, Alok has no chance in getting back in the team unless our media starts the buzz and the fans start to talk about him again.. He got enough chance, blew his chances, not good enough at national level,, all that BS is just that,, BS. Because at the end of the day,, if we are not selecting the right players it will cost the nation more than members/fans getting upset. I agree with Sohel that as we are paying for the selector's salary,, we can certainly deserve to know how they select a player. Its a rightful demand as it is for a student to know how his exams are graded...In this case,, seems like Alok needs to wait for the instructor to retire in July before he and Tusher can avoid the spanking every day after class end with no explanation...

Trigger_Tiger
June 7, 2007, 10:10 AM
realisitically, Alok has no chance in getting back in the team unless our media starts the buzz and the fans start to talk about him again.. He got enough chance, blew his chances, not good enough at national level,, all that BS is just that,, BS. Because at the end of the day,, if we are not selecting the right players it will cost the nation more than members/fans getting upset. I agree with Sohel that as we are paying for the selector's salary,, we can certainly deserve to know how they select a player. Its a rightful demand as it is for a student to know how his exams are graded...In this case,, seems like Alok needs to wait for the instructor to retire in July before he and Tusher can avoid the spanking every day after class end with no explanation...

Sheesh, KOTHTHIN likhso :D!!!!!!

Rubu
June 7, 2007, 10:39 AM
I just want to make one comment, the amount of undeserved chances alok got would equal the number of undeserved chances everyone else got. Everything has a pay back, and I'm afraid alok would have his as well. That is, he probably would seat out longer than he deserve because many selectors has already lost their faith in him.

I am not saying that I want this to happen to him, but I wish him all the best. This is what I'm afraid of.

Beamer
June 7, 2007, 11:12 AM
you've said all there has to be said about alok. i'm in total agreement here.

however, looking at the very first line in your post, i find myself asking the question: why on earth does he need to wait when the clearly less deserving do not? the existence of a reasonable, transparent and criteria-based selection process managed by qualified, responsible and accountable selectors will help not only alok kapali and bangladeshi cricket, but also spare us from witnessing the traditional waltzes and two-steps.

given the history of unabased nepotism and whimsy in our society as a whole, certain things can better appraised through more fair standards. we should no longer settle for anything less.

Well..he shouldn't have to wait if you ask me. I think he has done enough this season that at least warrants a recall in the one day squad. This guy has the tools to play at no.5 or no.6. I have seen him rotating the strike at ease, something elementary in that position, and also accelerate with ease when necessary. So, the tools are there. What worried me more was the mental aspect of his game that suffered heavily and he seems to be on a recovery path on that front. Since he hasn't been picked, all is left for him is to keep doing what he has been doing and his eventual return is inevitable.

Beamer
June 7, 2007, 11:32 AM
Talent without temperament has no value. Alok Kopali is a great talent and has got equally big Kopal. Selectors have given him numerous opportunities but apart from few glimpses in his early part of the career, he is a utter failure.

55 ODI's for a country and 17 Test matches should be considered as enough opportunity by any standard.

Alok in his last 20 ODI (in a span of 2 years) averaged 12.76 with bat and took only 4 wickets. Test record is more crap. In last 6 Test matches, he averaged 13.08 with bat with the highest score of 28 and took no wickets. He was in the team to fill the all-rounder slot, what a waste!!!
He has now become a proven non-performer in the international level. If after playing one or two good domestic season, he should be recalled, what crime has Rokon, Sabbir Khan, Ehsanul Haque have committed? They are much more consistent than Alok in the domestic circuit.

At best Alok can get an A team recall to prove his worth as an all-rounder and only after 3-4 successful tour, he can be again considered for national team.

So,temperament without talent has great value? Find me one Bangladesh player who has great temperament that we all are looking for? Who among our temparate batsmen can play two complete sessions in a test match? One or two examples or innings won't cut it. Consistency shouldn't only be a barometer chosen for players who are capable ( Aftab, Alok, Ash etc ), but also, for those who are perceived to have better temperament .There are some players who continue to play in test matches becasue the selectors are impressed by their stonewalling tactics that usually fetches minimal of runs, yet, they are tagged as 'temperamental test quality' batsmen .

Tigers_eye
June 7, 2007, 11:43 AM
For all Alok fans whom do you want to sit for him from the team? He is an alrounder so do you prefer him over Sakib? No way!! Not in ODIs, not in Tests. Sakib is a better bowler and a better batsman. may not have the style but style has no values.

Do you want to change the Team's lineup just to accomodate Alok? Remember the team comes first not the players.

Now if you say he can replace Habibul Bashar I am all for it. He will be contributing more than him in all three sections of the game (batting, bowling and definitely fielding). The team synergy goes up.

Replacing with SN, hmmm!!! Can Alok open? if not, he is not fighting for that place. There are others, such as Iqbal brothers, Mehrab Jr., loads of newbies.

So i say, let the performance do the talking and be patient. If he is as good as you say he will be recalled in due time. He got more than his share to prove himself in the big stage but failed.

I feel sorry for Tushar because his chances were always one or two games in the entire series. He was never tried out for an entire series. The pressure of not making the final cut (without reasons) is more than not making the final 15 in the first place.

Beamer
June 7, 2007, 11:46 AM
Recall ? Sabbir khan has never been called. How can he be recalled? and isn't he a bowler? Rokon has been out so long unfortunately from the intl scene ( what four yrs now ? ), he is now in the bracket with likes of Sanwar, Hannan.etc., players who will never get a call back. Ehsan Haque didn't play enough for the national team to warrant a comparison with Alok. Period.

Beamer
June 7, 2007, 11:57 AM
BTW, its Kapali, not 'kopali' or 'pora kopal'. People who call Bashar names ( haba , hablu etc ) shouldn't be the only ones who receive scolding. Its unfair.

BANFAN
June 7, 2007, 10:26 PM
For all Alok fans whom do you want to sit for him from the team? He is an alrounder so do you prefer him over Sakib? No way!! Not in ODIs, not in Tests. Sakib is a better bowler and a better batsman. may not have the style but style has no values.
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It's truely hard to find out a place for him at the moment though.

He can probably make a place in the one day side someday, i don't think he could make a place in test side, anytime.

Dhakablues
June 8, 2007, 12:17 AM
Believe me, for our Test team, we have all 10 places up for grabs.. Other than Rajin Saleh, none of our top performing ODI players are ready for tests yet. I mentioned in a separate thread that I think that the national test team will most like lose the 4 day match againsteven Dhaka or Sylhet Division team due to lack of practice and temperment. Can you imagine any of the national players scoring triple century like Raqibul Hasan did during the NCL? I think the way we are to be playing test cricket once in a 'green moon', might as well send the national league champions as test squad.atleast they will go down fighting.. cynical, I know

Sohel
June 8, 2007, 01:34 AM
Well..he shouldn't have to wait if you ask me. I think he has done enough this season that at least warrants a recall in the one day squad. This guy has the tools to play at no.5 or no.6. I have seen him rotating the strike at ease, something elementary in that position, and also accelerate with ease when necessary. So, the tools are there. What worried me more was the mental aspect of his game that suffered heavily and he seems to be on a recovery path on that front. Since he hasn't been picked, all is left for him is to keep doing what he has been doing and his eventual return is inevitable.

couldn't have said it better myself bro.

BANFAN
June 8, 2007, 01:54 AM
Believe me, for our Test team, we have all 10 places up for grabs.. Other than Rajin Saleh, none of our top performing ODI players are ready for tests yet. I mentioned in a separate thread that I think that the national test team will most like lose the 4 day match againsteven Dhaka or Sylhet Division team due to lack of practice and temperment. Can you imagine any of the national players scoring triple century like Raqibul Hasan did during the NCL? I think the way we are to be playing test cricket once in a 'green moon', might as well send the national league champions as test squad.atleast they will go down fighting.. cynical, I know

You may be right in saying so.

When it comes to Kapali, he is no different in his style & tempo of batting.

Well, we may have to wait for the likes of Raquibul to come up and get set in the test at international level.

Till then there is no meaning shuffling between similar kind of materials, unless someone is too off form.

scoilaheez
June 8, 2007, 04:12 AM
Would like to see Raqibul in the test team before too long.

Aritro
June 8, 2007, 06:21 AM
For all Alok fans whom do you want to sit for him from the team? He is an alrounder so do you prefer him over Sakib? No way!! Not in ODIs, not in Tests. Sakib is a better bowler and a better batsman. may not have the style but style has no values.

He doesn't have to be a like-for-like replacement for one of our players. We can do a (much needed) re-shuffle of our batting order and have him at 7 instead of Pilot with Mushfiq batting in the top/middle order.

Sumon77
June 8, 2007, 06:29 AM
Guys, where can we find a place for Alok? this is the probable XI for test Test team:
JO
SN
HB
Rajin
Ash
Saqib
Mushi/Pilot
Mash
Rafiq
Rajib
Razzak/Rasel

So, whom Alok can replace? Only non performers currently are JO, SN and HB. Now 2 are openers and another pure batsman. A non performer at any place should be replaced by a better one suited at the particular place. Can Alok do that? NO. For openers we have better candidates in Nafis Iqbal, Mehrab Jr. or a new comer like Rakibul. Even a hardcore Alok fan cant claim that he should open. Now how abt top order batsman in place of Bashar? If its really necessary to leave him (still i want to him in test lineup as a batsman atleast for this SL tour), he should be replaced by a pure batsman, not an allrounder.

Now for ODI
TI
SN/JO
Aftab
Saqib
Ash
Mushi
..........
MAsh
Rafiq
Razzak
Rasel

So there is only 1 place is open, may be a batting allrounder or a pure batsman. Now from the current team for SL, we have Tushar, Farhad Reza and Riyad for this place. If we want a pure batsman (as he is replacing Bashar), Tushar should get the chance. If we go for allrounder, Farhad (ODI batting avg 29) did much better than Alok (ODI batting avg 20) with the bat and can also provide a useful 3rd seemer option (though his record isnt good enough as an international bowler). Another one we can gamble with is Riyad, who seems to be a decent batsman (not proven in International arena), and most importantly gives variation in the bowling lineup with his offspin (thats the reason he was selected). So still IMO, Alok is no better than these 3 considering the available slot in the team.

Sumon77
June 8, 2007, 06:55 AM
He doesn't have to be a like-for-like replacement for one of our players. We can do a (much needed) re-shuffle of our batting order and have him at 7 instead of Pilot with Mushfiq batting in the top/middle order.
cant agree. when we are talking about consistancy in the team, we just cant shuffle reshuffle to inject a particular player. why should we unsettle other players who is trying to couple with their place?

Tigers_eye
June 8, 2007, 09:07 AM
He doesn't have to be a like-for-like replacement for one of our players. We can do a (much needed) re-shuffle of our batting order and have him at 7 instead of Pilot with Mushfiq batting in the top/middle order.
Ah! did you not read my entire post?

You want to shuffle the teams lineup to encorporate a player? My friend the team comes first not a player. And you and I as well as everyone here knows that the selectors have kept KMashud as a keeper for this tour and he will be in the team unless injured. So the shuffling you are making is not in the cards for now. Again as an allrounder, Aftab, Farhad is ahead of him to get a call.

WarWolf
June 8, 2007, 09:50 PM
I for one do not think Alok deserves a recall yet. He had his chances and he had lots of it at a stretch. He failed to capitalize on them. HE is out and thank god for that. He was a burden for the team. If he can keep performing in the league matches consistently and also for the A team then maybe a recall is on the cards but not yet. Moreover I dont think we want any bits and pieces cricketer in the team who is neither a batsman nor a bowler nor an allrounder but can do both without excelling in either. I am more interested in the rise of Rakibul hasan who seems to be doing good for himself. Hope this one is here to stay. I think the current bunch of selectors have done a great job and compared to the previous selecion committes like the one consisting of Aliul they are miles ahead. I hope the next one is even better than this one. This current one actually made some bold decisions and have rightly given some young players a chance to show their mettle.
How many chances did Ash got till now? If Alok failed to deliver then Ash also failed too. Be fair to all the players bother.

BANFAN
June 9, 2007, 03:17 AM
How many chances did Ash got till now? If Alok failed to deliver then Ash also failed too. Be fair to all the players bother.

And how many matches has Ash won for BD, almost single handed?

Aritro
June 9, 2007, 05:43 AM
cant agree. when we are talking about consistancy in the team, we just cant shuffle reshuffle to inject a particular player. why should we unsettle other players who is trying to couple with their place?

That's why I put (much needed) in brackets. IMO, there's a few players who need to be removed from the team any way.

Aritro
June 9, 2007, 05:45 AM
Ah! did you not read my entire post?

You want to shuffle the teams lineup to encorporate a player? My friend the team comes first not a player. And you and I as well as everyone here knows that the selectors have kept KMashud as a keeper for this tour and he will be in the team unless injured. So the shuffling you are making is not in the cards for now. Again as an allrounder, Aftab, Farhad is ahead of him to get a call.

No I don't us to re-shuffle the team just to incorporate Kapali, I want us to do it because there are certain elements in the team who have oustayed their usefulness and Kapali could be one of the options we ought to consider should they be removed.

And I'm aware we've kept Mashud in the team, just as I'm aware that Kapali isn't in it. Given that we're mulling over hypotheticals any way, what's the relevence of that?

Anher
June 9, 2007, 03:27 PM
Guys, where can we find a place for Alok? this is the probable XI for test Test team:
JO
SN
HB
Rajin
Ash
Saqib
Mushi/Pilot
Mash
Rafiq
Rajib
Razzak/Rasel

I can see there are 2 places in test team if you like my batting order. I will give a break to the non performers.
Mushi
Rajin
HB
Tushar
Ash
Saqib
Alok
Mash
Rafiq
Rajib
Razzak/Rasel

Now for ODI
TI
Mushi
Aftab
Saqib
Ash
Tushar
Alok
MAsh
Rafiq
Razzak
Rasel

Mushfiq Rahim is more like a solid openning batsman to me. He got Temperment, can open with Tamim in ODI, better in bouncy pitch, i guess will be best for a solid opening partnership.

rah
June 9, 2007, 03:52 PM
basically yeh alok is a waste of talent, and i fink it aint just his fault. it is also our team management

Shaan
June 9, 2007, 03:58 PM
I can see there are 2 places in test team if you like my batting order. I will give a break to the non performers.
Mushi
Rajin
HB
Tushar
Ash
Saqib
Alok
Mash
Rafiq
Rajib
Razzak/Rasel

Now for ODI
TI
Mushi
Aftab
Saqib
Ash
Tushar
Alok
MAsh
Rafiq
Razzak
Rasel

Mushfiq Rahim is more like a solid openning batsman to me. He got Temperment, can open with Tamim in ODI, better in bouncy pitch, i guess will be best for a solid opening partnership.

I am with your teams... best choice you made bro... there is no need for not in formed player and world most ball wasting and later creating pressure on other players type of player in the team...

layperson
June 9, 2007, 04:22 PM
I have a feeling the people who are supporting Kapali's inclusion in the team have not followed Bangladesh cricket during the time period when Kapali was given incessant chances which often seemed completely unjustified given his terrible showing every time.

Sohel
June 9, 2007, 07:54 PM
I have a feeling the people who are supporting Kapali's inclusion in the team have not followed Bangladesh cricket during the time period when Kapali was given incessant chances which often seemed completely unjustified given his terrible showing every time.

sweeping statement.

cricman
June 9, 2007, 07:57 PM
Whatmore Killed so many Careers it's not even funny, Kapali is what 22? In my book He should be in the One Day team just because he's the best leggie in the country and he'd be the perfect #6 batsmen. He was one of the Main reasons why we beat Sri lanka.

Tushar is a proven failure, Kapali always had he's moments kinda like Ash.... but that was back in the day I'd say he gets hes call up very soon.

Aritro
June 10, 2007, 05:41 AM
I have a feeling the people who are supporting Kapali's inclusion in the team have not followed Bangladesh cricket during the time period when Kapali was given incessant chances which often seemed completely unjustified given his terrible showing every time.

I can tell you I was following the team at the time.

I want him re-instated in the A team again to see if the maturity he's showing in our inadequate first class competition will translate to a higher level.

It's absolutely ridiculous that he wasn't in the A team.

Aritro
June 10, 2007, 05:43 AM
Tushar is a proven failure

Some will level the same accusation at Kapali, without acknowledging the fact that on a technical level, Kapali is on a different planet to Tushar.

I was slightly bemused by your suggestion that Whatmore ruined his career though.

Sohel
June 10, 2007, 03:28 PM
Some will level the same accusation at Kapali, without acknowledging the fact that on a technical level, Kapali is on a different planet to Tushar.

I was slightly bemused by your suggestion that Whatmore ruined his career though.

hear.hear.

Go_Bangladesh
June 10, 2007, 10:44 PM
For all the kapali fans, Ash played bad many times and was dropped from the team many a times and came back with amazing performances in domestic cricket, remember his 123 for dhaka division followed by 263 that made the selectors draft him back into the team immediately. However Alok has not done anything spectacular, this award for all rounder is not indicative of true form. Kapali an all rounder, give me a break, I am sure I can face play him with ease. He is a talented batsman but needs to show it, as of now, no alok kapali

mafizraju
June 11, 2007, 12:05 AM
If we closely look at the current national test team then we will see there is a shortage of good players who can play long innings. And this 'shortage' is created because players like Alok, Shahriar, Mehrab are totally disappeared from the scenario.

We had a decent team in 2000-02 but after that all started to change. I still can remember in 2001 Javed Omor made a record by carrying the bat throughout the both innings of a test match against a good strong Zimbabwian attack. Can he do it now? We had those players I mentioned but as they lost their way we started to struggle as well. As for their failure I will party blame our coach Dave, our board and of course the players. Dave did not work with them to get their form back, did not try to solve the technical faults and most importantly he ignored the players rather nurturing them. That way those crickter were neglected and lost.

A young cricketer is like a flowering plant, if you nurture them they will pay you back just like the plant. If you don't then they will decline. Simply we failed to nurture them that's why our test team is not settled yet. We need to make sure we get some one who will be sincere enough to nurture the young ones.

A national team is not a nurturing place. Dev has no business in nurturing them. They should have been well nurtured allready. I am afraid just as our management fail to understand this, you and me are failing to understand that as well. Domestic cricket is what we should learn to blame.

Dont understand why domestic cricket is not shown on TV. there are so many TV channels showing craps and same damn news every 15 minutes, why they cant arrange high quality broadcast of games (Not old BTV stuff). I dont understand. BCB has be to able to market domestic cricket much better to attract more money and professionalism..... With the money and influence they have they could open up their own tv station......:saint:

mafizraju
June 11, 2007, 12:13 AM
I think converting everything to dollars will certainly get your head to spin. We've got to consider the environment they live in. 200000 taka is alot of money...For example, you can get T-shirts for 50 taka. Converting that to dollars is about 1 dollar. I bet you cant get t-shirts here for one dollar

Dude you have no sense of money.....

cricman
June 11, 2007, 02:10 AM
However Alok has not done anything spectacular, this award for all rounder is not indicative of true form. Kapali an all rounder, give me a break, I am sure I can face play him with ease. He is a talented batsman but needs to show it, as of now, no alok kapali

He's been consistent w/ the Bat scoring 100's in NCL and against Zimbabwe

His bowling was one of the main reasons we beat Sri lanka and I'm sure anybody can have a Test Match Hat-Trick to their name.

BTW: He saved us from embarrassment against Kenya not too long ago

Sohel
June 11, 2007, 02:54 AM
For all the kapali fans, Ash played bad many times and was dropped from the team many a times and came back with amazing performances in domestic cricket, remember his 123 for dhaka division followed by 263 that made the selectors draft him back into the team immediately. However Alok has not done anything spectacular, this award for all rounder is not indicative of true form. Kapali an all rounder, give me a break, I am sure I can face play him with ease. He is a talented batsman but needs to show it, as of now, no alok kapali

three 100s and one 50 in 10 FC matches, and two 100s and one 50 in 5 List-A matches from a bangladeshi all-rounder are not good enough for you to call spectacular batting?

a bit of research always helps before shooting off at the mouth, or from some other orfice i've been told by men wiser than i. here are the stats from his recent NCL performance, if you don't find the stats in bold ranging from very good to spectacular, especially compared to other all-rounders in the tournament, we don't share the same prejudices or PLANET for that matter: -

Alok Kapali in NCL: First Class

1. Sylhet V. Chittagong 01: -

1st Innings Batting: 11 from 19 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 1 for 37 (16 overs – 5 maiden – 2.31 econ).
2nd Innings Batting (following on): 35 from 121 balls.

2 catches in the match.

Match drawn.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267233.html

2. Sylhet V. Chittagong 02: -

1st Innings Batting: 18 from 39 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 0 for 28 (12 overs – 3 maiden – 2.33 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 40 from 76 balls.

1 catch in the match.

Match drawn.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267236.html

3. Sylhet V. Rajshahi 01: -

1st Innings Batting: 12 from 46 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 2 for 89 (25 overs – 4 maiden – 3.56 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 0 from 2 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 0 for 17 (6 overs – 0 – maiden – 2.83 econ).

1 catch in the match.

Rajshahi won by 7 wickets.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/269233.html

4. Sylhet V. Khulna 01: -

1st Innings Batting: 5 from 25 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 3 for 54 (23.1 overs – 3 maiden – 2.33 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: did not bat.
2nd Inning Bowling: 1 for 37 (22 overs – 7 – maiden – 1.68 econ).

3 catches in the match.

Match drawn.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267240.html

5. Sylhet V. Dhaka 01: -

1st Innings Batting: 173 from 254 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 1 for 16 (7 overs – 3 maiden – 2.28 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 4 from 9 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 3 for 39 (22 overs – 7 – maiden – 1.77 econ).

Sylhet won by 90 runs.

MOM: Alok Kapali.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267243.html

6. Sylhet V. Barisal 01: -

1st Innings Batting: 29 from 53 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 0 for 34 (13 overs – 2 maiden – 2.61 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 41 from 78 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 1 for 29 (8 overs – 1 – maiden – 3.62 econ).

1 catch in the match.

Match drawn.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/280722.html

7. Sylhet V. Rajshahi 02: -

1st Innings Batting: 4 from 8 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 1 for 33 (8 overs – 2 maiden – 4.12 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 8 from 14 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 0 for 17 (6 overs – 0 – maiden – 2.83 econ).

2 catches in the match.

Rajshahi won by an innings and 4 runs.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/280724.html

8. Sylhet V. Khulna 02: -

1st Innings Batting: 60 from 85 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 3 for 48 (26.4 overs – 3 maiden – 1.80 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 18 runs from 22 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 2 for 50 (21 overs – 5 – maiden – 2.38 econ).

3 catches in the match.

Sylhet won by 56 runs.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/280729.html

9. Sylhet V. Dhaka 02: -

1st Innings Batting: 41 from 63 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 2 for 121 (31.1 overs – 3 maiden – 3.88 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 104 from 174 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 1 for 30 (7 overs – 1 – maiden – 4.28 econ).

1 catch in the match.

Match drawn.

MOM: Alok Kapali.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267243.html

10. Sylhet V. Barisal 01: -

1st Innings Batting: 141 from 247 balls.
1st Innings Bowling: 3 for 185 (54.2 overs – 8 maiden – 3.40 econ).
2nd Innings Batting: 41 from 78 balls.
2nd Inning Bowling: 1 for 29 (8 overs – 1 – maiden – 3.62 econ).

Match drawn.

MOM: Raquibul Hasan Nirala, 313 NO from 609 balls, 33 boundaries, batting at # 4

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/280990.html


Alok Kapali in NCL: List - A

1. Sylhet V. Chittagong: -

Batting: 16 from 36 balls.
Bowling: 1 for 9 (4 overs – 1 maiden – 2.25 econ)

2 catches in the match.

Sylhet won by 60 runs.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267249.html

2. Sylhet V. Dhaka: -

Batting: 114 from 125 balls.

Bowling: 1 for 34 (5 overs – 0 maiden – 6.8 econ)

Sylhet won by 5 wickets.

MOM: Alok Kapali

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267251.html

3. Sylhet V. Rajshahi: -

Batting: 59 from 38 balls.

Bowling: 1 for 60 (10 overs – 0 maiden – 6.0 econ)

Rajshahi won by 79 runs.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267253.html

4. Sylhet V. Barisal: -

Batting: 101 from 77 balls.

Bowling: 1 for 60 (9 overs – 0 maiden – 6.6 econ)

1 catch in the match.

Barisal won by 4 wickets.

Scorecard: http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/engine/match/267258.html

5. Sylhet V. Khulna: -

Batting: 4 from 8 balls.

Bowling: 3 for 36 (10 overs – 0 maiden – 3.6 econ)

1 catch in the match.

Sylhet won by 18 runs.

Scorecard: http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2006-07/BDESH_LOCAL/NCLOD/SCORECARDS/KHULNA_SYLHET_NCLOD_04APR2007

Beamer
June 11, 2007, 12:39 PM
Sohel NR

Good job providing the stats for AK. It indicates that he came into life towards the later part of the season. He also bowled a lot more than ususal, partly because he was the captain and had the liberty to introduce himself to the attack when he felt the necessity. Not getting a call for the one day squad is a travesty really when we have been looking for another batsman post Bashar era. I have mentioned in another post how he has the tools needed to bat in one dayers in the lower middle order. The added benefit of leg spinning option provided by him in a team blessed with too many SLA's should have been looked at. This no call to the SL bound team is really a head scratcher specially after the stellar season.

He should keep knocking on the door though. I bet he will come out mentally a lot stronger next time around..

Sohel
June 13, 2007, 03:38 AM
... I bet he will come out mentally a lot stronger next time around...

moi aussi.

cricket_pagol
June 18, 2007, 12:09 AM
Thanks for the research Sohel_NR, good to see Alok getting his form back.

I would like to see him in the A-team... if he performs well then he deserves his chance in the national team

DJ Sahastra
June 18, 2007, 01:14 AM
1. Rajshahi is stronger than Sylhet
2. Rajshahi must be near Pabna
3. Rajshahi has Pagla Baba'r blessing

Bottomline: Alok needs to start playing from Rajshahi and should also get Pagla Babar blessings. Baba got a new bunch of peacock feathers to give out fresh blessings.

Nocturnal
June 18, 2007, 01:54 AM
1. Rajshahi is stronger than Sylhet
2. Rajshahi must be near Pabna
3. Rajshahi has Pagla Baba'r blessing

Bottomline: Alok needs to start playing from Rajshahi and should also get Pagla Babar blessings. Baba got a new bunch of peacock feathers to give out fresh blessings.

Good analysis DJ. :-D