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WarWolf
June 26, 2007, 09:52 PM
Bangladesh is already 7 years old in the test arena. This is very little time be a good competitive test outfit. But yet some significant improvements should have been there for them in this time. It's a matter of great sorrow that we are still in the same place from where we started our journey. Habibul Bashar is the only productive test batsman BD ever had. If he is not in good form then the real color of the batting line up gets exposed. It is clearly evident that there are some real problems prevailing in the background that must be addressed and fixed in order to be a competitive test outfit.

A few fellow members including Ahmed bhai and Miraz bhai already had pointed some real problems that lie behind the inconsistency of Bangladesh in test cricket. Here I am adding a few more.

History of long version cricket in Bangladesh
Bangladesh came into test arena without having any longer version domestic cricketing structure and the game was mainly being played around Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Bangladesh introduced longer version of cricket into their domestic league in 1999/2000. In the first year, those games were not considered as first class ones. From 2000-2001 session, the national league games got the status of being first class ones. So our players started to play first class games and test matches at the same year. This says a lot about their failure in test cricket.

Starting from there we have already passed 7 years and by this time our cricketing structure should have been well organized. But surprisingly the main cricketing body of the country, BCB, failed to make things right. Although there are thousands of players throughout the country, none of the domestic leagues are strong enough to make players ready for the international arena.

Current conditions and statistics
Only 12 centuries have been scored in the tests in all these 7 years. Only a single batsman have batting average above 30 and another one have average above 25 (minimum of 20 test innings are taken into consideration). No player in the current test team have average above 40 in first class cricket. So far the team managed to achieve a single win which was against low ranked Zimbabwe. This shows the real poor batting capability of the team. This is really pathetic as these batsmen have a lot of talents and promises.

Bangladesh has been struggling from the very first day of their test birth and this poor form continues till today. There is no significant improvement shown over the years. Players keep on making same mistakes over and over again. In ODI cricket, we started to be a little bit competitive. But in test arena, we really have a long long way to go.

The roots of the Problem

Unorganized domestic cricket and infrastructure:
The only first class tournament in the country, National Cricket League, is still in very immature stage. BCB never took this tournament serious enough though this is the main platform to build a player. Under-prepared wickets, insufficient practice facilities, low budget for local leagues are the big obstacles. There are not enough qualified coaches for domestic teams which makes it almost impossible for young boys to adopt good techniques and temperament.

The wickets throughout the country are dead and players never have to face enough challenge in playing on these wickets. Dead wickets discourages pace bowlers too. This is one of the reasons our players fail to deliver in international arena where they have to face different conditions and wickets regularly.

Failure in finding and culturing raw talents:
While we have a good number of raw young batting talents, we failed to find enough good bowlers; both in pace and spinning departments. In these 7 years, we could only be able to find a very few pace bowlers who can stand up to international level. Enough new pacers are not coming up. Same goes for spinning department. We don't have a single leggie who can be considered as an excellent one. Same thing is true for off-spinners too. This means that we failed make enough search to find promising bowlers.

There are a lot of talented raw young batsmen along with a few good promising pacers throughout the country. But we failed to provide enough training stuffs to them for sure.

Wrong selection policy and early pushing in to the big show
History is repeating itself again and again. Whenever our players fail to deliver, we tend think that pushing new bloods into the team will solve the problem. They play a few good innings then start to collapse. Being very young, they have technical and metal weakness. Once these weaknesses are exposed to outside world those teams keep on capitalizing them. There are a lot of examples for this. Most of these players have only few first class match experiences before pushing into the big arena of test cricket. A good example of this can be our current captain Md. Ashraful. He became the youngest ever player to score a test century which one was against one of the best bowling attacks in the world consisting of Vaas and Murali. Though he was technically good, he wasn't metally tough enough to continue in the form. Once he failed to deliver consistently, he never could become mentally strong enough to recover and we still see him being inconsistent as a result of lack of confidence. The same thing goes true for a lot of other players like Shahriar Nafess, Alok Kapali, Nafees Iqbal and few others. This is the reason Australia never pushes a young player too early into the big show. And we all see the excellent result of their policy.

We need to bring mature ones into the team when we need to replace some one from the current side. Alok Kapali, Nafis Iqbal and few other players who has been dropped earlier are a bit more consistent at present. No need to push young bloods again to destroy them.

Lack of a competitive domestic cricket:
In domestic cricket, our batsmen rarely face a bowler who is really good. So it gets easy for them to score runs. But when they come to international level,they cannot cope with the quality of the bowling. Same thing is true for bowling department as well. Getting wickets in local leagues is not that tough. The real quality of the bowlers gets exposed when they face good batsmen like Jayawardene, Sachin, Dhoni etc.

In domestic cricket, you don't need to rotate strike to score runs. It's too easy there to play big shots. But international level is different. At times, scoring gets harder and to keep up the momentum you need to rotate strike.

Shot selection has the biggest problem. There is not easy way to solve this problem. Facing quality bowling regularly is the only way to overcome this problem.

One way to solve this problem is to keep the 'A' side and the academy side busy with playing similar teams from other countries. The boys need to be there for a few years before coming to top most level. This intermediate level will give them enough exposure and yet the chance to recover their technical weakness and enhance their mental strength.

A good option can be sending young talented players to play domestic leagues in other countries like Australia, England and South Africa. This will be really an invaluable exposure and experience for them.


Conclusion:
We must work with these problems before it's getting too late.There is no way to forget that we already passed long 7 years in test cricket.

Kabir
June 26, 2007, 11:31 PM
The post might have been a little bit bigger to read. Sorry for that.

Nothing to be sorry about...this is a front page material. :)

WarWolf
June 26, 2007, 11:33 PM
Nothing to be sorry about...this is a front page material. :)
Thanks.

Huda
June 27, 2007, 03:02 AM
A very good post, agree with you 100%, if BCB tried to address these problems especially the domestic arena, we would definetly have improved at a faster rate, but we still have the same old problems, never mind tackling new ones.

real123
June 27, 2007, 03:31 AM
Bring back Nafis Iqbal and Kapali...both deserves a recall...

WarWolf
June 27, 2007, 08:39 AM
Bring back Nafis Iqbal and Kapali...both deserves a recall...
If JO has to come back to BD due to the injury, I would prefer Nafis Iqbal to replace him.

Miraz
June 27, 2007, 09:03 AM
A good read. Thanks Warwolf. We have discussed most of the points before. Now the administrators need to sit down and work on a plan to take us to the new level.

SS
June 27, 2007, 09:14 AM
A good read. Thanks Warwolf. We have discussed most of the points before. Now the administrators need to sit down and work on a plan to take us to the new level.
I wish we could take some steps with the 'administrators'. I believe our forum and members have more insights, planning expertise and ideas than our administrators. Though it is more difficult to implement these ideas, if not BCB we have to reach to the big private sponsors and companies.

WarWolf
June 27, 2007, 09:20 AM
I wish we could take some steps with the 'administrators'. I believe our forum and members have more insights, planning expertise and ideas than our administrators. Though it is more difficult to implement these ideas, if not BCB we have to reach to the big private sponsors and companies.
A good example of what our administrators are busy with can be found at today's prothom alo.
http://www.prothom-alo.org/mcat.news.details.php?nid=NDY3ODU=&mid=OA==

Baundule
June 27, 2007, 11:43 AM
Is it already on the front page? A great effort searching for the facts. Good work, WW.

Sadz
June 27, 2007, 12:56 PM
All these days people have been banging on about how poor we were at batting. That is definitely not correct. Let me list a few of my views.
1. Valueing our wicket(we bat good but then decide its time for silly shots)
2.Have more options for bowling(bating isnt 2 bad, 2 day all players ended on double figures, we just need a 3rd recognised fast bowler and spinner)
3.Play more test cricket at domestic club level
4.Practice 1 hour and half of batting and 1 hour and hlaf on bowling at least every day instead of just half an hour or so.
5.Stop hitting balls close to wicket keeper in slip and gulley(2 much times that has happened in this test so far and india test)
6. Stay mentally cool some of the players and time the ball especially Rafique,Bashar and Ashraful who keep hitting the ball high in the air right in front of the fielders
Otherwise we r a good team and 2days performace was organised and good aggresive batting.

WarWolf
June 28, 2007, 08:05 AM
Thanks everyone who liked the post.

SS
June 28, 2007, 08:33 AM
"Only 12 centuries have been scored in the tests in all these 7 years. Only a single batsman have batting average above 30 and another one have average above 25 (minimum of 20 test innings are taken into consideration). No player in the current test team have average above 40 in first class cricket."
quote from WW
BCB wake up otherwise WE will wake you up if we get chance!! No matter what we have to motivate batsmen to score tons and consistently showing temperment for playing test cricket. Prize money and proper facilities should be arranged, If BCB take the responsibility doing the job, they better do it properly. Otherwise leave the office.

Tintin
June 28, 2007, 08:47 AM
Only a single batsman have batting average above 30 and another one have average above 25 (minimum of 20 test innings are taken into consideration). No player in the current test team have average above 40 in first class cricket."

An explanation (actually a reasonable guess) for the low fc average could be that once someone becomes a regular international cricketer, he plays more for Bangladesh than the domestic teams. So even if he averages 40+ in domestic cricket, the average for the national side will drag down the first class average to under 40.

Kabir
June 28, 2007, 08:48 AM
I just can't believe how our tail enders just gave up on it. They showed not even a bit of courage to stand out there and play for an hour or two. I'm deeply hurt seeing this performance. Losing respect for many of our players.

WarWolf
June 28, 2007, 08:55 AM
An explanation (actually a reasonable guess) for the low fc average could be that once someone becomes a regular international cricketer, he plays more for Bangladesh than the domestic teams. So even if he averages 40+ in domestic cricket, the average for the national side will drag down the first class average to under 40.
A valid point. But still there are some real problems in domestic cricket for sure. There is a not a single tripple hundred in first class against the name of any bangladeshi batsman. I am not sure about the number of double hundreds though. Can anyone tell about it?

Tintin
June 28, 2007, 09:07 AM
There is one 300 now - Raqibul Hasan scored it three months back - http://cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/116/116306.html

From the team-wise stats at http://cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Records/Bangladesh/Firstclass/index.html, there are just 8 200s in domestic cricket including Raqibul's innings, one of which is by a foreigner (Imran Farhat). No batsman has scored more than one and no team has more than two (2 for Biman and Chittagong, 1 Barisal Division, Dhaka, Khulna and Rajshahi)

WarWolf
June 28, 2007, 09:17 AM
There is one 300 now - Raqibul Hasan scored it three months back - http://cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/116/116306.html

From the team-wise stats at http://cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Records/Bangladesh/Firstclass/index.html, there are just 8 200s in domestic cricket including Raqibul's innings, one of which is by a foreigner (Imran Farhat). No batsman has scored more than one and no team has more than two (2 for Biman and Chittagong, 1 Barisal Division, Dhaka, Khulna and Rajshahi)
Thanks for the correction and thanks again for the rest of the information.:-p

nannu
June 28, 2007, 11:23 AM
solution nr 1:

bashar out, bashar out, bashar out,

solution nr 2:

mashud out mushfiq in, pilot out mushfiq in, pilot out mushfiq in.

Sohel
June 28, 2007, 11:32 AM
WarWolf -

Thank you for your thoughtful observations. This is the type of stuff that'll make us grow as a cricket culture. Definitely front page stuff.

al Furqaan
June 28, 2007, 01:54 PM
didnt read it yet, but it has my vote for front page...(do we even do that anymore???)

MohammedC
June 28, 2007, 03:26 PM
10 FC match/season not enough plus our top player only playing few match in NCL due to international duty is also major fact. Season starting in November. They should start in October

Most hundreds
Ispahani Mirzapore Tea National Cricket League, 2006/07
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I dont know about Alok but Seezan was not given enough chance in international

Tigers_eye
June 28, 2007, 03:57 PM
Well thoughtout and written. Fornt page vote, "Yes".

WarWolf
June 29, 2007, 05:17 AM
Looking at the stats provided by mo1974, this is evident that Alok deserves a call soon.

Kabir
June 29, 2007, 09:29 AM
Looking at the stats provided by mo1974, this is evident that Alok deserves a call soon.

The other guy named Ehsanul, any ideas on him? He seems like a more mature guy, and could be given a chance. What are his limitations?

SS
June 29, 2007, 09:54 AM
The other guy named Ehsanul, any ideas on him? He seems like a more mature guy, and could be given a chance. What are his limitations?
Not sure if that is Sezan, but Alok really needs to be called in A team. Why they starting it in November. They should start right away if weather permits.

WarWolf
June 29, 2007, 10:58 AM
The other guy named Ehsanul, any ideas on him? He seems like a more mature guy, and could be given a chance. What are his limitations?
Probably he is Ehsanual Haque Sezan. His profile in cricifo.
http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/55880.html

rah
June 29, 2007, 11:42 AM
good article

Foozy
June 29, 2007, 03:53 PM
I wish we could take some steps with the 'administrators'. I believe our forum and members have more insights, planning expertise and ideas than our administrators. Though it is more difficult to implement these ideas, if not BCB we have to reach to the big private sponsors and companies.

even if some of the things we say may be difficult for them to implement... this is at the least, an awesome brainstorming... and they should b able to make great use of it... even for small things like hiring a good batting coach.... thats not tough... and its a very important thing as our batting is the main prob... and some of the players REALLY need it... while others could also benefit well from it...

khalifa
June 29, 2007, 04:12 PM
Assistant coach Sarwar Imran squarely blamed batsmen's attitude for this debacle, especially their inaptitude to learn from their mistakes...and their losing mentality...if there is slightest truth in his assessment, it's gonna be a long time before we'd see any improvements in the test arena

read his comments here:
http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/06/29/d70629040335.htm

AsifTheManRahman
June 29, 2007, 04:18 PM
Ehsanul was a pain to watch when he used to play for Bangladesh back in the days. He used to bowl indecent medium pacers and watching him bat used to make me feel sorry for us because we couldn't produce better players.

However, that was a good 7/8 years ago. It takes quite a bit of determination for someone to score so consistently in domestic cricket for so long. He's been topping (or nearly topping) batting lists in the NCL for years now, and I would like to see him play for the A team. I don't support the idea of closing the door to the national team for anyone above 25.

Then again, the selectors have the opportunity to observe him up close, and for all I know, he could just turn out to be another Faisal Hossain, even after his revamp in the domestic circuit.

WarWolf
June 29, 2007, 09:12 PM
I don't support the idea of closing the door to the national team for anyone above 25.

In fact, the number one team Australia usually don't open the door for anyone below 25.

MohammedC
June 30, 2007, 06:15 AM
Which BD Player has most hundred in FC career (test match included) and who is second ?

WarWolf
June 30, 2007, 11:19 AM
Which BD Player has most hundred in FC career (test match included) and who is second ?
Just been looking at the records to find the answer. Though I am not sure if I found the right answer, here is what I found.

Highest Hundreds: Md. Ashraful with 11 centuries.
2nd highest Hundreds: Ehsanul Haque Seezan with 9 centuries.
3rd highest Hundreds: Tushar Imran & Javed Omar with 8 centuries.

Rajib Saleh is in 4th position with 7 hundreds whereas Alok Kapali and Habibul Bashar are sharing the 5th position with 6 hundreds each.

WarWolf
June 30, 2007, 09:45 PM
However, that was a good 7/8 years ago. It takes quite a bit of determination for someone to score so consistently in domestic cricket for so long. He's been topping (or nearly topping) batting lists in the NCL for years now, and I would like to see him play for the A team.
Seezan needs a chance in A team. He deserves it.

Murad
July 1, 2007, 11:37 AM
damn.. nowadayz every1 is writing huge huge columns.. shobai mone hoi columnist hoye jete chaitese.. aage kom articles ashto.. porte o valo lagto.. ekhon protidin 2/3 ta kore article likhe r thread khule pele.. porte porte tired hoye gechi.. :(

sorry WW.. no offence.. just way too many articles n threads dekhe matha betha hoye geche.... too many ppl writing big articles... koidin por por post korle.. porte o valo lagto.. same jinish everyday khete moja lagena...

WarWolf
July 2, 2007, 10:24 PM
damn.. nowadayz every1 is writing huge huge columns.. shobai mone hoi columnist hoye jete chaitese.. aage kom articles ashto.. porte o valo lagto.. ekhon protidin 2/3 ta kore article likhe r thread khule pele.. porte porte tired hoye gechi.. :(

sorry WW.. no offence.. just way too many articles n threads dekhe matha betha hoye geche.... too many ppl writing big articles... koidin por por post korle.. porte o valo lagto.. same jinish everyday khete moja lagena...
Thanks for your honest opinion though it's kinda little bit harsh.

WarWolf
July 9, 2007, 01:19 AM
We are again watching another selection drama. When would the selectors learn?

No team in the world bring new players for debut against stronger opponents, specially in test. That's why we have seen so many debuts against us. Yet we saw Mehrab Jr. having his debut against the Lankans and eventually failed. I hope he would do well in the next test.

Tushar is another example of bad selection. He is set to play in the third test directly without having any chance to get himself settled in the conditions. If he fails in this test, I am sure we will see him being away from test side for next few tests atleast.

This cannot be good selection policy at all.

Sohel
July 9, 2007, 05:04 AM
WW-

What "selection policy" bro?

WarWolf
July 9, 2007, 05:21 AM
WW-

What "selection policy" bro?
You know Sohel bhai what i am talking about. Don't you?:-p

SS
July 9, 2007, 07:51 AM
Just been looking at the records to find the answer. Though I am not sure if I got the right answer here is what Ifound.

Highest Hundreds: Md. Ashraful with 11 centuries.
2nd highest Hundreds: Ehsanul Haque Seezan with 9 centuries.
3rd highest Hundreds: Tushar Imran & Javed Omar with 8 centuries.

Rajib Saleh is in 4th position with 7 hundreds whereas Alok Kapali and Habibul Bashar are sharing the 5th positions with 6 hundreds each.
Thanks for the info, as we all see that scoring in domestic leagues aka picnic league matters. But except Ash, nobody is consistent and even fails to score a decent score, all they score 30+ on avg and then gets out. We all know our standard in picnic league. But still I would prefer to see Tushar, Alok, Sezan play regularly in A teams and tour more often so that they can be tested before drafting back in national team.

WarWolf
July 9, 2007, 08:04 AM
Highest Hundreds: Md. Ashraful with 11 centuries.
After his 129* against Sri Lanka, Ash is holding the top position with 12 centuries against his name.

WarWolf
March 15, 2008, 04:32 AM
Time to bring this old thread back to attention.

WarWolf
March 15, 2008, 04:58 AM
Biggest Problem: Talking too much. Our management, our captain, our selectors every body talks too much. Unless they stop talking, i dont see any hope.