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Electrequiem
June 16, 2007, 11:45 PM
This is DJ Sahastra's brainchild.

What are the realistic expectations from this series?

Please vote on the poll above.

For "Something Else," please elaborate.

DJ Sahastra
June 16, 2007, 11:50 PM
I voted for Well-Fought Test Matches and at least ONE ODI win. And i believe that anything more than that would mean a fantastic achievement and anything less than that would be disappointing.

Btw, thanks electrequiem.

Electrequiem
June 16, 2007, 11:53 PM
Btw, thanks electrequiem.

No Problem, mate :)

Kabir
June 16, 2007, 11:53 PM
ATTN Mods: Please merge http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?p=482582#post482582 with this thread.

Kabir
June 16, 2007, 11:54 PM
Quoting myself from the other thread:

There are others who would be glad if Test matches are well-fought and there is atleast an ODI wins.

Anything can happen in ODI, and that's why I would expect a win in the ODIs. In Tests, we aren't the underdogs, we're the cats.In that case, I would settle for all the Tests being played till the 5th day.

My expectations for Tests isn't realistic, that's just my wish.

syzygy
June 17, 2007, 12:06 AM
well very little expectation -

test matches:

1. get all the lankan batsman out at least once in one innings of 3 test matches

2. bat 1 full day in any of the six innings

odi's:

score 250+ in any one odi, win or lose does nt matter

if they can achieve this i will take this as an improvement from the last india series where i did nt see them being met.

Electrequiem
June 17, 2007, 12:09 AM
well very little expectation -

test matches:

1. get all the lankan batsman out at least once in one innings of 3 test matches

2. bat 1 full day in any of the six innings

odi's:

score 250+ in any one odi, win or lose does nt matter

if they can achieve this i will take this as an improvement from the last india series where i did nt see them being met.

But they scored 250+ on both ODIs.

Farhad
June 17, 2007, 12:12 AM
well very little expectation -

test matches:

1. get all the lankan batsman out at least once in one innings of 3 test matches

2. bat 1 full day in any of the six innings

odi's:

score 250+ in any one odi, win or lose does nt matter

if they can achieve this i will take this as an improvement from the last india series where i did nt see them being met.

I hope youre not trying to be witty here, but im pretty sure you are...

Farhad
June 17, 2007, 12:14 AM
But they scored 250+ on both ODIs.

Actually...no. Pretty sure syzygy made sure of that to make the India series sound worse than it was...I think they scored 250 in one of them though. But coincidentially not 250+

Electrequiem
June 17, 2007, 12:28 AM
Actually...no. Pretty sure syzygy made sure of that to make the India series sound worse than it was...I think they scored 250 in one of them though. But coincidentially not 250+

ahh...250 on the first ODI and 238 on the second. Actually, that doesn't seem that bad at all. After all, we beat India once with a score of 229.

I guess syzygy meant the collapse of our top order?

gatekeeper
June 17, 2007, 12:46 AM
I voted for Well-Fought Test Matches and at least ONE ODI win. And i believe that anything more than that would mean a fantastic achievement and anything less than that would be disappointing.

Btw, thanks electrequiem.

with you on that one.

cricket_king
June 17, 2007, 01:12 AM
I'm not expecting much in the tests. Just want the players to TRY on the field, and with ashraful as captain, it shouldnt be too hard right? Innovative field settings and good use of the bowlers. Thats what i want to see. And of course, I'm hoping to see if ashraful and the bangladesh team keep their promise and bat with some common sense.

Sohel
June 17, 2007, 01:17 AM
I'm not expecting much in the tests. Just want the players to TRY on the field, and with ashraful as captain, it shouldnt be too hard right? Innovative field settings and good use of the bowlers. Thats what i want to see. And of course, I'm hoping to see if ashraful and the bangladesh team keep their promise and bat with some common sense.

perfectly put.

Antora
June 17, 2007, 01:19 AM
not expecting much..... i just want them to try hard and do well!!!!!

ashkale
June 17, 2007, 04:16 AM
Little Hope, only +ive could be Ash's learning to be a captain and behave like one.
Otherwise 0-3,0-3.

rubel_18
June 17, 2007, 05:28 AM
well I want them to play very well in the test and make Sri Lanka work hard for the win and in ODI hopefully we can win one match if not at least some exciting close ODI matches.

Nafis_BD
June 17, 2007, 08:48 AM
I'm not expecting much in the tests. Just want the players to TRY on the field, and with ashraful as captain, it shouldnt be too hard right? Innovative field settings and good use of the bowlers. Thats what i want to see. And of course, I'm hoping to see if ashraful and the bangladesh team keep their promise and bat with some common sense.

Yes I couldn't say it any better.Exactly what I was thinking!!

rah
June 17, 2007, 08:54 AM
a win in the onedayers is definiteley expected, but i would like to see a very good test series. i want to see our batsmen play murali well and our bowlers performing

One World
June 17, 2007, 10:20 AM
if ash can keep his promise making the tests to go till fifth day onwards, then one draw can be in the plate

syzygy
June 17, 2007, 12:44 PM
I hope youre not trying to be witty here, but im pretty sure you are...

no i am not, trying to be realistic as requested by someone. sorry, i dont want to be chimeral

syzygy
June 17, 2007, 12:57 PM
ahh...250 on the first ODI and 238 on the second. Actually, that doesn't seem that bad at all. After all, we beat India once with a score of 229.

I guess syzygy meant the collapse of our top order?

frankly i did nt went and checked what bd scored against ind in their last 2 odis. my 250+ expectation is just what i felt bd should score to show some improvement. remember scoring 250 in bd in home conditions is not the same as scoring 250 against sl in sri lanka conditions. so anything above 250 should indeed be marked as an improvement.

yea bd top order has been under-achieving even in odis (lets not get into tests), its their bowlers and lower order batsmen who has shown some fight. my fav is mashrafe mortaza and i believe that guy should have been made the captain (if he gets injured then only let ash / bash look over captaincy) as he leads from the front and tamim iqbal khan should have been in both tests and odis. anyway as i said earlier i woud be happy if bd achieves all the 3 goals i set and it will be an improvement from the last ind series in my eyes.

Russell2k7
June 17, 2007, 01:02 PM
One test win and one ODI win. But thats not on the list.

Shafin
June 17, 2007, 02:50 PM
voted for the third option

Nocturnal
June 17, 2007, 03:56 PM
voted for: At least ONE test draw and ODI win

Hatebreed
June 17, 2007, 04:20 PM
At least one test draw and ODI win. We should be looking to do more than just put up a fight in test matches and lose anyway. As for ODIs, there is no alternative to victory. We know we can beat any side if the team performs together.

Spitfire_x86
June 17, 2007, 07:48 PM
I expect us to lose all Tests and ODIs, unless weather intervenes.

Omio
June 17, 2007, 07:53 PM
We will lose all of the test,,
1st test- 3.5 day
2nd test-3 day
3rd-4day

MohammedC
June 17, 2007, 08:55 PM
I expect us to lose all Tests and ODIs, unless weather intervenes.

Good prediction, Only way is up

PoorFan
June 18, 2007, 12:44 AM
This series will be better than those previous SL tour, that's for sure.

Protic
June 18, 2007, 06:39 AM
1 test match win and more than 1 ODI win.

Sohel
June 18, 2007, 07:46 AM
1 test match win and more than 1 ODI win.

Dude I pray to GOD you're right !

MysoreHuli
June 18, 2007, 08:46 AM
Something else - whitewash in test & odi.

Ehsan
June 18, 2007, 08:54 AM
Something else - whitewash in test & odi.

"Dude I pray to GOD you're" wrong! :)

Ahmed_B
June 18, 2007, 09:01 AM
I dont think a Test Match draw is a possibility. I really really really want them to bat with responsibility in the Test matches. Just want to see them working very hard to protect their wickets and not gift them away.

In ODIs... wel it has always been tough for the BD team to manage the SL lions. Lets see if they can do it better this time.

SS
June 18, 2007, 09:06 AM
1) Looking more into personal improvement of batsmen and ability to play longer version of the game. Unless otherwise our coach showed something extraordinary way to preventing our batsmen not to loose wicket, 250-300 runs is max I can expect from our batting line up.
2) Also bowlers need to have ability to break partnership. No doubt they are working harder than our batsmen. But it was apparent in few last games pretty frequently that they failed to break partnership which resulted huge total from the opposition. Not sure if both Mash and Rajib will play together but also need support from other bowlers. Otherwise SL won't stop scoring 650 and declare.
3) Batsmen have to realize even if the opponent scores 650. They have to play atleast three and a half day no matter what to draw the test. I don't think besides Golla, Rajin no other batsmen can play like that and not even sure what rest of the batsmen doing to prepare themselves for test cricket. Most of the batsmen forget to block when it comes to test match, but do it good when it comes to a one-day! So if they don't rectify these mistakes, more innings defeat are coming.
4) Hope they practiced catches especially in slip areas, cover, gully you mention it. If they didn't, expect all SL top order batsmen to score centuries.

In conclusion, a good expectation should be:

sensible captancy from Ashraful can reduce our losing margin.

mali007
June 18, 2007, 09:39 AM
Realistically BD will lost all test matches with in four days. Some individual performances
will be there in both batting and bowling. We can draw a test if some of the top order
batsmen could bat for four sessions. In ODI's we will perform better than the past tours.

cricket_fanatic
June 18, 2007, 09:40 AM
I've gone for A good fight overall with notable individual accomplishments. But I think it's not just the match results that i'm interested in, there are some more aspects we should be watching out for:

1) How Asraful does as a batsman & skipper?
2) Will bashar get his form back ( in test matches ) after being relieved of captaincy?
3) Would Shahriar Nafees be among the runs again?
4) Can Razzaq prove himself in tests?
5) How does the new management perform ( Ashraful + Shaun Williams )?

A couple of positive outcomes among these, and I'll probably be satisfied alongwith some gutsy perfrmance in the matches.

Nasif
June 18, 2007, 09:52 AM
Realistic expectations takes all the fun out. I was looking for the option "Test Series Whitewash, ODI Series Whitewash".

Trigger_Tiger
June 18, 2007, 10:01 AM
Mushfiqur Rahim in Test(s), helping out the skipper to set the fields correctly (this kid has some serious captaincy/vice-captaincy potential).

oracle
June 18, 2007, 10:03 AM
Well-Fought Test Matches and at least ONE ODI win


Without looking the results I went for this. I think winning an ODI would be a good job especially since we are playing SL at their home turf. Having said that, we could even get a test draw.

Trigger_Tiger
June 18, 2007, 10:06 AM
Winning one ODI, drawing one, and having one rained off. Hence, winning the ODI series :D!!!!!
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Possible, given that we win a match and SL loses some players due to injury :-D.

ialbd
June 18, 2007, 10:13 AM
expecting an ODI win for some reason, no expectation for test whatsoever....

Thunder
June 18, 2007, 10:56 AM
i will be surpirsed even if they win an odi. We can't win a match unless our batsman do their job. At present we dont have a batsman who is technically sound and correct.

My prediction is there will be some success for our bowlers but for the batsman failing is inevitable!

bd_fan_from_india
June 18, 2007, 10:57 AM
1 odi win & preventing a innings-defeat in 1 of the tests will be a good achievement. bd will be no-hopers in tests, but should win atleast 1 odi, maybe even the series given the way they played in the wc, beating nz(warm-up), ind & sa

SS
June 18, 2007, 11:00 AM
I have decided to modify my 'realistic' expectations from time to time as the series continues. BCB overlooked the need of a specialist batting coach, that is really bothering me from WC;We already knew about our batsmen's problems in the pitches of Barbados, but not sure what BCB had done for it.

Xavier
June 18, 2007, 12:53 PM
One ODI win could be possible, while some success in the Test series is difficult with a hungry-for-wickets Murali to face.

DJ Sahastra
June 18, 2007, 01:42 PM
Amar Mone Hoye Ekhon Ashraful Ar Mashrafe Er Prochondo Khela Dekhabe

Shesh Goru-E Ghaas Khaye :D

cricket_pagol
June 18, 2007, 02:04 PM
Reality has a well known bias against Bangladeshi batsmen. I hope they can overcome this bias and BD can draw a couple of test matches... and may be win a ODI.

Rifat
June 18, 2007, 02:26 PM
well very little expectation -

test matches:

1. get all the lankan batsman out at least once in one innings of 3 test matches

2. bat 1 full day in any of the six innings

odi's:

score 250+ in any one odi, win or lose does nt matter

if they can achieve this i will take this as an improvement from the last india series where i did nt see them being met.

excellent post, Bangladesh is so wierd, when you expect them to win, they lose but when you expect them to perform well, they pull off an upset, so my expectations are exactly what you posted bro. i just want to see a good match, i don't want to cry anymore... this is very realistic but i want to see Bagladesh do good so badly that i won't raise standards higher because i don't want any more hearts broken again....

Rifat
June 18, 2007, 02:29 PM
1 odi win & preventing a innings-defeat in 1 of the tests will be a good achievement. bd will be no-hopers in tests, but should win atleast 1 odi, maybe even the series given the way they played in the wc, beating nz(warm-up), ind & sa

these are very young players and they know how to celebrate, no wonder they can't perfrom well every match... more consistent victories is very hopeful, but will it be realistic??

damalChele
June 18, 2007, 02:34 PM
i voted for something else. here's what I am expecting:
Test 2-1 to Lankans
ODI 2-1 to BD

WarWolf
June 25, 2007, 07:18 PM
What are the expectations now? I still go for option three.

One World
June 25, 2007, 09:36 PM
I am still at two, Jashimuddin said

"Amar e ghor vangiache je ba ami badhi taar ghor
Apon korite khujia berai je more koreche por"