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Sadz
July 9, 2007, 04:39 PM
Hi guys found this off sky sports.
Sri Lanka set for changes

Sri Lanka all-rounder Farveez Maharoof looks set to make his first Test appearance of the year, as the Tigers go in search of a series whitewash against Bangladesh.

Regular paceman Chaminda Vaas has been allowed to return to the English county circuit with Middlesex, after helping to build an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Captain Mahela Jayawardene has been impressed by 22-year-old Maharoof (pictured) in training, and now looks set to bring the youngster into his changed side.

"Farveez has been bowling really well in the nets and has been unfortunate not to play thus far in the series," Jayawardene said.

"We have not decided about resting Lasith Malinga or Dilhara Fernando yet."

Left-armer Sujeewa de Silva, 27, is expected to come in for Malinga or Fernando, and opener Upul Tharanga is available again after suffering a hairline fracture in his left foot.

Current openers Michael Vandort and Malinda Warnapura have filled in well though, and Tharanga faces stiff competition to ensure his recall.

Lancashire will have to wait on Muttiah Muralitharan, with the spinner just 12 wickets away from reaching a landmark 700 Test wickets.

Shane Warne holds the record of 708 wickets, and Murali is eager to surpass that tally.

Sri Lanka squad: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Upul Tharanga, Michael Vandort, Kumar Sangakkara, Chamara Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Prasanna Jayawardene, Farveez Maharoof, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Malinga Bandara, Malinda Warnapura, Sujeewa de Silva.
Bangladesh squad: Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Habibul Bashar, Javed Omar, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Shahriar Nafees, Rajin Saleh, Shakib Al Hasan, Khaled Mashud, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Mohammed Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Sharif, Mushfiqur Rahim.
Maharoof is a very good player but Im sure he wont trouble us as much as Vaas did. I really hope for our sake that Murali returns to county cricket and malinga gets rested.
Anyway because we have already lost the series it will be interesting to see who wins and the eagerness of Sri Lanka to demolish us, we shall find out.

sandpiper
July 9, 2007, 04:45 PM
same old news...
I thought Murali is gonna laid off (reading the title) :(

Tigers_eye
July 9, 2007, 04:47 PM
What did Murali do in the second innings (last test)? he is just a figure. If we can bat to our potential we can take him on. I am more worried on the new pacers.

Sadz
July 9, 2007, 04:50 PM
Yeah the pitch is pretty bouncy and suits the pacers but if you ask me I would be pretty happy if sujeewa de silva gets the nod. Cos he is a pacer but not as 'known' if you get what I mean.

sadat_04
July 9, 2007, 04:52 PM
Why do people keep wishing that Murali/Vaas/Malinga gets rested? Are we simply just looking to win a test match ( which we have done) or to earn respectability in the cricket world ? Playing against a depleted team will do us no good in that arena even if we do win....

Sadz
July 9, 2007, 04:55 PM
Actually sadat I disagree the way you are saying it its as if 1 test win is enough, but no it is definitely not enough. Anyway at the end of the day if we win thats all that matters even if Murali and co are rested.

sandpiper
July 9, 2007, 05:03 PM
I agree that Mahroof could be lethal against our brittle top order.Tharanga might also prove difficult to contain. Still MURALI is a jinx, afterall he has taken 64 scalps in 8 matches against bd :mad:
What did Murali do in the second innings (last test)? he is just a figure. If we can bat to our potential we can take him on. I am more worried on the new pacers.

Buddhika_s
July 9, 2007, 06:27 PM
Hi guys found this off sky sports.

Maharoof is a very good player but Im sure he wont trouble us as much as Vaas did. I really hope for our sake that Murali returns to county cricket and malinga gets rested.
Anyway because we have already lost the series it will be interesting to see who wins and the eagerness of Sri Lanka to demolish us, we shall find out.

no way in the hell murali will be rested. this is his home ground, he will atleast take 8 wickets in this match. Everyone wants him to pass Shane Warne in Australia later this year. Either in Brisbane or Hobart. I hope he passes shane warne there. :-p

and maharoof will come in handy, i don't know how sujeewa de silva is but the last time he played a test match (against bangladesh it was) he did very well. looking forward to this. played in my hometown :lol:

riad
July 9, 2007, 07:32 PM
Hey Mr. Lanka!
I hope Murli gets his 8 wks but not before Bangladesh getting 500+ runs in the 1st innings.:shh:

no way in the hell murali will be rested. this is his home ground, he will atleast take 8 wickets in this match. Everyone wants him to pass Shane Warne in Australia later this year. Either in Brisbane or Hobart. I hope he passes shane warne there. :-p

and maharoof will come in handy, i don't know how sujeewa de silva is but the last time he played a test match (against bangladesh it was) he did very well. looking forward to this. played in my hometown :lol:

Buddhika_s
July 9, 2007, 09:26 PM
Hey Mr. Lanka!
I hope Murli gets his 8 wks but not before Bangladesh getting 500+ runs in the 1st innings.:shh:

I don't really mind right now. Actually i don't care even if Bangladesh wins. I just want Murali to do well in this match.

but you guys will be fired up eh? haha

Nafis_BD
July 9, 2007, 09:32 PM
I am more worried on the new pacers.

Same here. This pitch is paradise for the pacers and SL pace attack is really strong!!

Buddhika_s
July 9, 2007, 09:47 PM
Same here. This pitch is paradise for the pacers and SL pace attack is really strong!!

yeah kandy pitch has always been pace friendly.

Kabir
July 9, 2007, 10:38 PM
And selection for BD team gets more difficult.

Selection dilemma
Bishwajit Roy from Kandy

Having flown in Tushar Imran from home ahead of the third Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test starting here tomorrow, the visiting team management established the idea that it was ready to give the middle-order batsman his comeback Test after two years.

The think-tank, however, was in a selection dilemma after the first look at the Asgiriya pitch during yesterday's practice session and looked to revise their pre-meditated strategy going into the final match of the series with only three specialist bowlers.

An expected seaming condition with a lot of grass on the surface has forced the management to consider bringing in left-arm paceman Syed Rasel in place of Mohammad Sharif as the third seamer.

After the second Test, it was all but decided that the Tigers would field three specialist bowlers in Kandy but the latest development has made the selectors' job harder as they have to drop a batsman to make way for Tushar.

Mehrab Hossain have had a poor maiden Test but ignoring him would seem harsh after giving the youngster just one game. A few believe that the time has come to axe opener Shahriar Nafees after his series of poor showing.

For Tushar, failure could mean returning to the wilderness again as it is hard for any cricketer to play his natural game after joining the team in the middle of the series.

Tushar is one of the most unfortunate players in the country as he has hardly got fair judgment during his career. Tushar made his Test debut in 2002 against Sri Lanka and last played against the same team in 2005, and in between, he played two Tests in South Africa. The number of four games, however, was good enough for the Faruque Ahmed-led selection panel to say that they have given Tushar enough chance.

Understandably, the question has been raised whether this one-match performance would be a criteria for the selectors to make a conclusion on his future.

Selector Akram Khan, who is touring with the team, however, assured a fair treatment.

"Just forget what happened in the past. We hope he will give his best if he ultimately plays the match and I can assure you that his performance here will not be decisive for future selection. He will get the fair treatment,” said the former Bangladesh captain.

Akram have had the experience of joining the team in the middle of the tournament during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa and he is very much aware of how difficult it is for a batsman.

"No doubt it's a big pressure for a batsman but you should cope with this at this level. But Tushar has an advantage as he is considered for the one-day squad,” he explained.

Akram meanwhile, was not ready to explain their U-turn about the inform batsman, whose exclusion from the Test squad had raised a lot of eyebrows.

Chief selector Faruque then defended that Tushar was given enough chance but failed to prove his worth but suddenly, the selectors found that Tushar is an inform batsman who can rescue the team from batting debacles.

"Actually we considered him after our unexpected failure of the top order batting. We thought that Tushar would be a good choice to strengthen the batting," Akram told.

The selectors were also in confusion over the one-day fate of Habibul Bashar as they have actually no policy about the one-day team.

It has been all but confirmed who will return home on conclusion of the Test series except one place. Bashar lost his captaincy mainly because of his poor form in limited-overs cricket and continued his bad patch in the Test series to jeopardise his chances to stay.

However, it was learnt that Faruque wants to see his last Test performance before deciding his one-day fate.

Source: DailyStar (http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/07/10/d70710040139.htm)

Kabir
July 9, 2007, 10:39 PM
Mods: Can we change the title of this thread to "BD & SL Team selection and changes for third Test"? That we we can disuss both in light of one another. Thanks.

Kabir
July 9, 2007, 10:40 PM
Once again...it'll be a "one time chance" for Tushar. This guy is being treated like a toy. Ridiculous.

Nafis_BD
July 9, 2007, 10:47 PM
Once again...it'll be a "one time chance" for Tushar. This guy is being treated like a toy. Ridiculous.

Same with Bashar but he has had his chance!! I feel sorry for Tushar!!!

Kabir
July 9, 2007, 10:50 PM
Same with Bashar but he has had his chance!! I feel sorry for Tushar!!!

You didn't get what I said probably...Bashar has been given the full series (he'll be chosen for third Test). And consequent 3 Test match flops means he actually sucks. But consider Tushar, he's been given 4 changes in Tests, on 3 different occasions. That's just like filling up the spots with something.

mali007
July 9, 2007, 10:52 PM
Latest news on NTV ---------- Mehrab and Sharif out , Tushar and Rasel in. Mehrab and Sakib are '' BOLIR PATHA"" of FARUQUE !!!

Nafis_BD
July 9, 2007, 10:53 PM
You didn't get what I said probably...Bashar has been given the full series (he'll be chosen for third Test). And consequent 3 Test match flops means he actually sucks. But consider Tushar, he's been given 4 changes in Tests, on 3 different occasions. That's just like filling up the spots with something.

Ya I know!! Tushar is much talented than some guys in the current team and still he didn't get a chance to frequently play like them which is a really sad thing!!

One World
July 9, 2007, 11:02 PM
As posted before, this whole article crystallizes the dismal picture of our selection proccess - years past by and we could not really establish a legitimate acceptable selection policy.

Kabir
July 9, 2007, 11:08 PM
As posted before, this whole article crystallizes the dismal picture of our selection proccess - years past by and we could not really establish a legitimate acceptable selection policy.

As long as "mama-chacha pushing" doesn't stop, it'll never change. And not to mention, kicking out the bunch of unprofessional idiots and replace them with ones that have a "complete" upper compartment.

Omio
July 10, 2007, 03:19 AM
Latest news on NTV ---------- Mehrab and Sharif out , Tushar and Rasel in. Mehrab and Sakib are '' BOLIR PATHA"" of FARUQUE !!!
Good news, I think SN is much more better than |Mehrab jr,

Sohel
July 10, 2007, 03:55 AM
The incompetent duo F and A's cavalier disregard for details and reason continues to surprise many. Why? 47 cricketers in 48 tests still not indication enough as to what they really are?

Orion (Mehrab Hossain Jr.) is likely to get the shaft as Tushy (Tushar Imran) did before him, and Alok (Alok Kapali) continues to no matter what he does or how badly key players in the team want him. Why does that surprise anyone under a system that continues to lack transparent talent assessment, selection and grooming criteria for cricketers who obviously do not have the benefit of enough quality First Class cricket to adequately prepare for the highest level? How can their self-styled apologists in this forum continue to call that anything other than the arbitrary fiefdom it is? How can an arbitrary system not make the blunders it has, with the zero accountability those apologists don't seem to bother themselves with too much, despite the fact that "F-Bhai" and "A-Bhai" are public officials in a agency largely supported by Bangladeshi taxpayers? What next? Being equally generous to Khaleda and Hasina "Aunties" and their equally iniquitous, and infinitely more corrupt cronies for the sake of being "civil" to those who continue to make a mockery of the public trust? Shame. Shame. Shame.

Wake up and smell the morning beverage of your choice, and learn to expect more of yourselves and your public officials.

I hope AK (Akram Khan) and his team in the future will do the necessary to spare all of us the shaft.

(Copied and pasted from another thread)

Sohel
July 10, 2007, 03:59 AM
I don't really mind right now. Actually i don't care even if Bangladesh wins. I just want Murali to do well in this match.

but you guys will be fired up eh? haha

Very classy bro. That said, I'd have put my money on the Master getting his before we get anywhere close to getting ours with our poorly selected team.

Miraz
July 10, 2007, 04:23 AM
A modest request to members,

can we use the official name of the players in the discussion? using nick names which is not familiar in international level makes the discussion and understanding difficult to follow.

inspyr9
July 10, 2007, 04:32 AM
i dunno about mehrabs batting but his bowling has certainly impressed me. He deserves another chance

nobody
July 10, 2007, 04:47 AM
one personal question to mr sohel nr,
do you have any personal grudge againest Faruq. The way you are attacking him is simply unacceptable to my taste. First of all he did not test 48 cricketers out of 47 tests. Most of our test crickets are from pre-faruq era.
I do not know when was first time Faruq and co started selecting. But assuming Cairns test in australia they awarded 16 caps ( some of them are permanent feature now Rajib, Abir, Rajin, Mushfiq) some are in periphery (Nafees iqbal, enamul, rajjak, mehrab) in 22 test. they have start almost from scrartch. remember Mushfiq babu or Sujon as opening bowler and first change
Faruq and co have their fault (we all have). But blaming test debacle on them is uncalled for. Giving an analogy. If a farmer need to plough he should not use goat as You can not plough land with Goat. If he has no alternative then can you ask him why he plough using goat. Similarly we do not have competant batsmen. So what faruq can do.
Those who arguing for TI and AK's inclusion carry on that Faruq and co have issue againest them. But in my head, I know that they are incompetent. BTW, I was an AK fan

Sohel
July 10, 2007, 05:12 AM
one personal question to mr sohel nr,
do you have any personal grudge againest Faruq. The way you are attacking him is simply unacceptable to my taste. First of all he did not test 48 cricketers out of 47 tests. Most of our test crickets are from pre-faruq era.
Faruq and co have their fault (we all have). But blaming test debacle on them is uncalled for. Giving an analogy. If a farmer need to plough he should not use goat as You can not plough land with Goat. If he has no alternative then can you ask him why he plough using goat. Similarly we do not have competant batsmen. So what faruq can do.
Those who arguing for TI and AK's inclusion carry on that Faruq and co have issue againest them. But in my head, I know that they are incompetent. BTW, I was an AK fan

Nothing personal. They're public officials from a corrupt and shadowy agency, and need to be held fully accountable. I never blamed the test debacle on F and A save the role their bad selections and yo-yo decision making has had on the debacle. Please don't put words in my mouth before a closer read of my posts. That exposes your prejudices more than my own. I am not here to pick a fight with you or thought-police anybody by calling a spade exactly what it should be called IMO. This is not an Orwellian universe the last time I checked.

That said, I hope that AK will do a better job with a better BCB backing him. A transparent talent assessment, grooming and selection system needs to be developed, perhaps by our foreign coaches, to help him do what he is paid to do.

Dhruvo
July 10, 2007, 05:51 AM
I am not worried about maharoof but malinga is someone to worry about ,murali can harm us but not much, I wish maliga will be rested ,fernando is in a very good form nowadays,so even if vaas is rested the srilankan bowling attack can still harm us.:(

Protic
July 10, 2007, 06:41 AM
We shoudnt care who plays for SL or not..whoever plays WE SHOULD perform.

nobody
July 10, 2007, 08:39 AM
Nothing personal. They're public officials from a corrupt and shadowy agency, and need to be held fully accountable. I never blamed the test debacle on F and A save the role their bad selections and yo-yo decision making has had on the debacle. Please don't put words in my mouth before a closer read of my posts. That exposes your prejudices more than my own. I am not here to pick a fight with you or thought-police anybody by calling a spade exactly what it should be called IMO. This is not an Orwellian universe the last time I checked.

That said, I hope that AK will do a better job with a better BCB backing him. A transparent talent assessment, grooming and selection system needs to be developed, perhaps by our foreign coaches, to help him do what he is paid to do.

I have no problem calling spade a spade. But I have problem when people call Faruq Faruika or Atahar, Atta. I have not forgiven faruq for his role in Kenya debacle (back in 1994); how his chamchami with Amarnath destroyed Nannu or how he destroyed career of Rokon.
Regarding corruption can you show me one sector in Bangladesh which is corruption even anti-corruption was corrupted. Why you expect BCB would be different.
Regarding yo-yo decision. Sakib and Mehrab (if not chosen) should be hard done. But compertively this group of selectors are less yo-yo then their predecessor. You call giving 9 consecutive ODI is not enough to prove oneself. SN (your arrow for neoptism ) took 3 ODI to registar his first half century, Sakib , Tamim took the first againest quality opposition. Poster boy TI fail to register even one 30 + againest the weaker opposition. His runout in Kenya is the 2nd worst run out I saw (obviously the first one is HB )
AK is the most overrated player in history of Bangladesh. He has been given enough. BC used to have a healthy debate chosing between AK and Rana. (Rubu help me out, with AK's performance analysis).
Being a teacher, I can tell you very much how subjective (i.e. transparency gone) talent assesment is. The most talented boy of the class not necessarily come top of the class. He has to back his talent by his exam paper. AK failed it miserably.

BTW, I do not have any idea what Orwellian universe (I did not read 1984) is. I learned that it is satire on USSR. That is all I have on Orwell.

inspyr9
July 10, 2007, 09:23 AM
who is AK?

scorpion32
July 10, 2007, 09:40 AM
Nothing personal. They're public officials from a corrupt and shadowy agency, and need to be held fully accountable. .

Do you have any proof for that accusation? Or is it just a blanket statement covering almost everyone in Bangladesh working as public officers? If you have proof probably you should write a letter to the Anti-corruption office. I am sure they will listen to you.

Sadz
July 10, 2007, 09:41 AM
Finally Rasel is in I the test team I wanted him from the start but the selectors dint have faith in him. Sharif and Enamul are dropped as we knew. Does anyone think we should have kept Enamul and drop Bashar? Mr smily isnt as good as he used to be although I do feel sorry for him. This is the test where tushar has to prove himself . Insha-allah he does well and so does the rest of the team.