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Miraz
December 28, 2007, 01:53 PM
After couple of solid performances from Tamim and the latest fifty of Aftab, I think selectors should rethink about their selection for the Test squad.

Let's see the choices of BC members.

IMO,

Mehrab
Farhad
Zunaed &
JO

should return after the ODI series. We can also think of sending Razzak back as Enamul Jr. should get the nod ahead of Razzak in the Test matches.

I want to keep Tamim for the Test series, if he fails to deliver in the first Test, we can still push Rajin up in the order and make him the opening partner of SN.

My playing XI for the first Test will be

Tamim
SN
Habibul Bashar
Mohammad Ashraful
Tushar Imran/ Sakib Al Hasan
Aftab Ahmed
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mashrafe Mortaza
Shahadat Hossain
Sajidul Islam
Enamul Haque Jr.

12th Man : Nazmul Hossain

Moshin
December 28, 2007, 01:57 PM
Didnt I post & vote in the other one?.....
ah what the heck: my squad:
Javed Omar
Tamim Iqbal
Rajin Saleh
Aftab Ahmed
Mohammed Ashraful
Saqibul Hassan
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abdur Razzak
Shahadat Hossain
Enamul Haque jnr.

Moshin
December 28, 2007, 01:58 PM
U know having Habibul Bashar isnt really the bright choice, I mean he's finished.
By the way where is Rajin?

Miraz
December 28, 2007, 02:01 PM
From previous thread


Mehrab
Farhad
Zunaed
aftab


JO
Farhad, Nazmul, Sakib

Javed Omar and Tamim Iqbal should definetly return to the squad for the Tests,
they will make a good partnership together, both have different styles of batting,
one attacks, and one waits and hits, the best package that can be offered to the team. By the way, having Farhad & Mehrab will definetly ruin our chances in the game, i just cant figure out what both of them are seriously!

Murad
December 28, 2007, 02:03 PM
Miraz bhai ki sudhu 3 ta bowler niye Test khelte jete boltechen?? India to 610 korchilo...kintu NZ 800 korbe..

We have to take 3 pacers. I want to see Sajidul in both matches. He will give an extra variation to the bowling attack, he can swing both ways which other two pace bowlers can't. Plus Mortaza is out of form. He will not get any success.

Miraz
December 28, 2007, 02:06 PM
Miraz bhai ki sudhu 3 ta bowler niye Test khelte jete boltechen?? India to 610 korchilo...kintu NZ 800 korbe..

We have to take 3 pacers. I want to see Sajidul in both matches. He will give an extra variation to the bowling attack, he can swing both ways which other two pace bowlers can't. Plus Mortaza is out of form. He will not get any success.

Good observation. Slightly changed my playing XI to accommodate another bowler.

Eshen
December 28, 2007, 02:07 PM
JO, Farhad, Nazmul, and Shakib. I know that leaves us with only three pacers and two spinners, but I don't think Farhad, Nazmul, and Shakib will have any effect as bowlers in the test series and thus there is no point hanging onto them.

However, Farhad has done well to put some doubt in my mind. I would have kept him in the team (even if only as a substitute fielder) if the selectors were sensible enough not to send HB.

Anyway my team for the test series would be -

SN
Tamim
Zunaed
Ash
Aftab
Tushar/Rajin/Mehrab
Mushfiq
Razzak
Mashrafe
Sajid

12th man: Mehrab/Rajin

Murad
December 28, 2007, 02:11 PM
I don't think Junaid will be left out. He's a good opener. Just wait and see what he does in the 3rd match.

4 players most likely will go home are:

1. JO
2. Nazmul Hossain
3. Mehrab Jr.
4. Abdur Razzak

Farhad Reza will stay with the team. He has done well enough to be in the Test Squad. He also had a good form in the NCL with both bat and ball. He could be better than Sakib in the Test matches.

WE have to go with 3 pacers, 1 pace alrounder, 1 spinner to the Test matches. Anything less than that, we will struggle to get wickets.

kalpurush
December 28, 2007, 03:33 PM
JO, Farhad, Nazmul, and Shakib. I know that leaves us with only three pacers and two spinners, but I don't think Farhad, Nazmul, and Shakib will have any effect as bowlers in the test series and thus there is no point hanging onto them.

However, Farhad has done well to put some doubt in my mind. I would have kept him in the team (even if only as a substitute fielder) if the selectors were sensible enough not to send HB.

Anyway my team for the test series would be -

SN
Tamim
Zunaed
Ash
Aftab
Tushar/Rajin/Mehrab
Mushfiq
Razzak
Mashrafe
Sajid

12th man: Mehrab/Rajin

একজন হাওয়া!...গেল কোথায়?!! টাঙ্কি মারতে?!!!:-p:)

Tigers_eye
December 28, 2007, 03:39 PM
Mehrab Jr.
Junaed
JO
Aftab

Moshin
December 28, 2007, 03:43 PM
So many people asking for Mehrab Hossain jnr to return for the
tests, h played one match with an average of 7, can someone be kind
enough to explan why, Mehrab?

kalpurush
December 28, 2007, 03:49 PM
My Squad for next 5 years::D

Tamim
Nafees
Mushfiq
Ashraful
Aftab
Mehrab
Mashrafee
Shahadat
Sajid
Razzak
Enam

12th man: Junaed

BanCricFan
December 28, 2007, 03:50 PM
JO, Mehrab, Nazmul and this is very tricky...Farhad.

My playing XI:

Tamim
Zunaid
Bashar
Ash
Aftab
Shakib
Mushfiq
Mashrafi
Sajidul
Shahadat
Enamul

Cant see why they have sent SN. JS likes the look of Tamim and Z- I think they will play. Then you have JO! What are the chances of JO and SN opening???

Tigers_eye
December 28, 2007, 03:51 PM
So many people asking for Mehrab Hossain jnr to return for the
tests, h played one match with an average of 7, can someone be kind
enough to explan why, Mehrab?
None of the young boys are equipped to be a parmanent at this level. Mehrab Jr. is the least ready. That is my explanation.

Moshin
December 28, 2007, 03:55 PM
None of the young boys are equipped to be a parmanent at this level. Mehrab Jr. is the least ready. That is my explanation.
We got the experienced players that have been drafted to the squad like,
Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees, Enamul Haque jnr, if we got these guys, guys like Mehrab wont be needed:D.

Russell2k7
December 28, 2007, 04:00 PM
Tamim, Zuny, Aftab and Nazmul should return for test. I dont wan't to see any other freaks in the batting crease.

kalpurush
December 28, 2007, 04:01 PM
It is not right if you want to send JO or Nazmul home. They didn't even play in any game (JO just fielded for few hours in one ODI)!! So...how you justify it?

I am NOT a big fan of these two, but feel bad...:(

Russell2k7
December 28, 2007, 04:05 PM
After couple of solid performances from Tamim and the latest fifty of Aftab, I think selectors should rethink about their selection for the Test squad.

Let's see the choices of BC members.

IMO,

Mehrab
Farhad
Zunaed &
JO

should return after the ODI series. We can also think of sending Razzak back as Enamul Jr. should get the nod ahead of Razzak in the Test matches.

I want to keep Tamim for the Test series, if he fails to deliver in the first Test, we can still push Rajin up in the order and make him the opening partner of SN.

My playing XI for the first Test will be

Tamim
SN
Habibul Bashar
Mohammad Ashraful
Tushar Imran/ Sakib Al Hasan
Aftab Ahmed
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mashrafe Mortaza
Shahadat Hossain
Sajidul Islam
Enamul Haque Jr.

12th Man : Nazmul Hossain
wait this is confusing. Return where to test right? or home?

tonoy
December 28, 2007, 04:07 PM
Sn
Tamim
Bashar
Ashraful
saqibul hasan
Tushar
Mushfiq
Mashrafe
sajidul
Shahadat
Enamul jr

bdchamp20
December 28, 2007, 04:12 PM
Miraz, u didnt include Mohammad Ashraful in the poll, thats understandable because he is the captain but why did u exclude Rajib and Mashrafe from your poll. there performances havent been great? Anyway this would be my starting XI for 1st test:
Shahriar Nafees
Tamim Iqbal
Mushfiqur Rahim(wk)
Mohammad Ashraful(C)
Shakib Al Hasan
Habibul Bashar
Farhad Reza
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abdur Razzak
Shahadat Hossain
Enamul Haque Jr.

I prefer playing two spinners and two pacers in the main bowling attack instead of three pacers and one spinner and we have Shakib, Farhad and Ashraful who will provide some more bowling options along with their batting.

zahid
December 28, 2007, 04:18 PM
My playing XI for the first Test will be

Tamim
SN
Habibul Bashar
Mohammad Ashraful
Tushar Imran/ Sakib Al Hasan
Aftab Ahmed
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mashrafe Mortaza
Shahadat Hossain
Sajidul Islam
Enamul Haque Jr.

12th Man : Nazmul Hossain

Miraz bhai, kindly explain Habla, Tushar,Mushfiq and Mashraferey keno dorkar Testey ?

zahid
December 28, 2007, 04:19 PM
wait this is confusing. Return where to test right? or home?

Ami vabsi who should return to playing Test and voted.

shujan
December 28, 2007, 04:21 PM
Two should return after the ODI series.. The shame goes to the umpire's. Yes the umpires. These 2 played for newzealand team in the 2nd ODI and they should return to play in tests as well. NZ will play with 13 player in the team for the test. They played with 13 in 2nd ODI anyway.

Eshen
December 28, 2007, 04:40 PM
On a second thought, I think Farhad Reza should stay in the team. Otherwise there will be too many batsmen to warm the bench, not enough bowlers. Instead of Reza, the selectors should send someone from Mehrab and Tushar (can't make up my mind which one it should be) home.

So my send back list - JO, Nazmul, Shakib, and Tushar/Mehrab.

Tigers_eye
December 28, 2007, 04:42 PM
It is not right if you want to send JO or Nazmul home. They didn't even play in any game (JO just fielded for few hours in one ODI)!! So...how you justify it?

I am NOT a big fan of these two, but feel bad...:(
It was not the fans fault that they got selected in the first place. the selectors screwed it up from the very beginning.

Mahir
December 28, 2007, 04:44 PM
Picked Tushar, Mehrab and Farhad, led by the great JOm, for my choice of 4 returnees.

I admit I personally have something against Tushar, but then again, he's never been considered for our Test squad seriously.

Mehrab seems like an obvious choice from this poll so far, but I always included him in my preferred Test squad, if not the playing XI. However, he's been out of sorts lately, and Tamim's overall improvement is interesting me enough to give him the go as Nafees' opening partner.

Farhad is T20 and ODI material at best, not for Tests. The great JOm is a gone-case, past history.

So my playing XI for the first Test, followed by the rest of the squad, would look like this :

Nafees
Tamim
Bashar
Ashraful
Sakib
Aftab
Mushfiq
Mashrafee
Enamul jnr
Sajidul/Razzak (undecided yet on whether we need the 2nd spinner or the 3rd pacer)
Shahadat

12th Man : Rajin (include him in the Test squad)
Rest of the squad, who'll have a LOT to learn from the bench : Junaed, Sajidul/Razzak

Edit : Missed out on Nazmul Hossain, for some reason. Well, he should join the non-playing XI members, if the squad is in fact a 15-man one.

Miraz
December 28, 2007, 04:54 PM
wait this is confusing. Return where to test right? or home?

Return home. :)

Miraz
December 28, 2007, 04:57 PM
Miraz bhai, kindly explain Habla, Tushar, Mushfiq and Mashraferey keno dorkar Testey ?

Mushfiq re dorkar keeping korte naki tumi jaite chao NZ e.

Aaron
December 28, 2007, 04:59 PM
JO Golla!! We don't need you any more. You are the most senior player of Bangladesh now. But you never play for Bangladesh. You only play for your own interest. After playing for a long long time you still don't have a style. In every ball you are beaten. So go home. It's really amazing how you get chance in BD team. You might have strong connection!!

Eshen
December 28, 2007, 05:00 PM
I think it's rather unfair that someone from Tushar and Mehrab will have to go home. Both are orthodox batsmen and carries good potential for the test team. Those two just got the taste of NZ bowlers and the wickets here. Atleast one of them could have done better than Rajin or HB if he was persisted with. But by sending Rajin and HB, selectors made it clear that one or both of Tushar and Mehrab will be sent back.

Murad
December 28, 2007, 05:01 PM
Tushar shouldn't be left out. He looked so condident in the last match which he never did (well i never seen him that confident). He will do fine in the Test matches. Before he used to be under too much pressure to score and keep the place in the team. Now he doesn't have any pressure as the new coach has confidence in him.

Russell2k7
December 28, 2007, 05:12 PM
Ami vabsi who should return to playing Test and voted.

Lol I did the same thing and voted for return to test cricket.

Eshen
December 28, 2007, 05:16 PM
Tushar shouldn't be left out. He looked so condident in the last match which he never did (well i never seen him that confident). He will do fine in the Test matches. Before he used to be under too much pressure to score and keep the place in the team. Now he doesn't have any pressure as the new coach has confidence in him.
That's a good point. Although Vettori finally got him, I would say Tushar did look good against Vettori (at least he was not making wild sweeps like Aftab) and that should be a key factor to think about (besides the confidence factor) when you select someone for the #6 slot in the test team. That means I will have to let young Mehrab go.

My final send back list - JO, Nazmul, Shakib, and Mehrab.

zahid
December 28, 2007, 06:01 PM
Mushfiq re dorkar keeping korte naki tumi jaite chao NZ e.

Pilot na bhalo korlo NCLey.O ki squadey nai?

Murad
December 28, 2007, 06:16 PM
Pilot na bhalo korlo NCLey.O ki squadey nai?

Nah re bhai. Amader oti chalak selectorra boltechen je Mushy at the moment doing well in keeping. Plus they said he's sick. But he's playing in tthe league.

zahid
December 28, 2007, 06:19 PM
Nah re bhai. Amader oti chalak selectorra boltechen je Mushy at the moment doing well in keeping. Plus they said he's sick. But he's playing in tthe league.

Dhat!

Piloter keeping emnitei bhalo. Ar Batting o money hoy ekhon bhalo hoisey.

rashed_va
December 28, 2007, 06:38 PM
Tamim is the only one who seems to be comfortable with the pitch in NZ. He played with a cool head.

jabber375
December 28, 2007, 07:49 PM
JO Golla!! We don't need you any more. You are the most senior player of Bangladesh now. But you never play for Bangladesh. You only play for your own interest. After playing for a long long time you still don't have a style. In every ball you are beaten. So go home. It's really amazing how you get chance in BD team. You might have strong connection!!

Right On ! Same assesment is applicable for Mehrab.

Omio
December 28, 2007, 08:00 PM
This should be the team for 1st test-

Tamim
SN
Habibul Bashar
Mohammad Ashraful
Tushar Imran
Aftab Ahmed
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mashrafe Mortaza
Shahadat Hossain
Sajidul Islam
Enamul Haque Jr.

Tanveer_BC
December 28, 2007, 08:05 PM
IMO-
JO, Tushar, Farhad, Mehrab should return.

My playing XI for the test series:

Tamim
Junaed/SN
Bashar
Ashraful
Aftab
Mushfiq
Enamul jnr
Sajidul
Shahadat
Mashrafee
Razzak/Nazmul

nahaz
December 28, 2007, 08:48 PM
I voted for Mehrab, Reza, Sakib and Razzak. Razzak doesn't have the variation in bowling needed to play in tests.Mehrab would have been an asset if he could bat. Reza is not good enough to bat or bowl in tests I think. Interesting..I forgot one of Sakib and Mehrab should stay back as the backup spinner. One of JO and Zunaed should go home..now if Zunaed performs as well as the last ODI he should stay..I wouldn't send Nazmul or Sajid home because we definitely need a third seamer (Sajid),and we need a backup in case of injury.Sajid should be played in the third ODI.

tiger_army
December 28, 2007, 08:55 PM
i thnk these 4 shud go---
1. Tamim --> he is in a good form, but i dont thnk he has any temperment to play longer version game......he shud spend more time playin 4 day NCL...... i have seen his last 2 innings... he stil want to play the risky whack over long on..i thnk we shud try Junaid here he seems more mature.... he cudnt do big score last two games but he looked confident...

Mehrab jnr --> he shud go, i still cannot believe how he got out on his first ODI...

Razzak --> he is the best for ODI not for test....he is another Brad Hogg.....

Farhad --> i thnk he is the best lower middle order for ODI only.....not for test....

my team shud be--

SN
Tammy
Basher
Ash
Sakib
Tushar
Mushi
Mash
Sajid
Shadat
Enam

anyway why we are not trying with 3 pacers.........???

tiger_army
December 28, 2007, 08:56 PM
IMO-
JO, Tushar, Farhad, Mehrab should return.

My playing XI for the test series:

Tamim
Junaed/SN
Bashar
Ashraful
Aftab
Mushfiq
Enamul jnr
Sajidul
Shahadat
Mashrafee
Razzak/Nazmul

4 paceres....? wow...:lol:

zahid
December 28, 2007, 08:58 PM
Ami eto Habla vokto hotat korey dekhia boroi chintay porechi.

nahaz
December 28, 2007, 09:05 PM
This is my preferred team for the first test:
Tamim Iqbal
JO/Zunaed-depending on third ODI (Is Zunaed really that mature for tests?)
Rajin Saleh ( we need him)
M. Ashraful (c) (watch out NZ)
Aftab Ahmed
Tushar Imran (looked solid in 2nd ODI)
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
Mashrafee Mortaza (out of form-really needs a backup pacer)
Shahadat Hossain
Sajidul (should really play the 3rd ODI)
Enamul Haque Jr

This team looks pretty balanced with 6 genuine batmen, 3 pacers plus Aftab's part-timers. Only lacking is in spin with only Ash among the regulars to back Enam Jr. But Rajin and Tushar can both do off-spin,and Sakib's would prob not be much more effective than them anyways.If anyone has to be replaced from this line-up it should be between Aftab and Tushar(I wouldn't).

BD Tigers
December 28, 2007, 09:36 PM
our coach likes the young openers, i see both Tamim and Zunaid staying unless Zunaid doesnt play a long innings in the last ODI. If he does than JO is going home otherwise its Zunaid, Nazmul, Mehrab & Aftab (he's still not test material).

zainab
December 29, 2007, 07:36 AM
Tamim may be getting his Test cap here. I like him a lot and I hope he does deserve it. I have seen that he can play a patient innings, but remember in Test cricket, there is no powerplay. I can see that JS has a good effect on him, and Tamim has grit and determination.

Omio
December 29, 2007, 08:29 AM
Tamim going to get test cap, that's for sure.
I think he got some weakness of short ball but his cover drive, straight drive and flick shot is good.

Eshen
December 29, 2007, 08:32 AM
Rumor has that selectors want Aftab to come back home.

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 08:32 AM
Didnt I post & vote in the other one?.....
ah what the heck: my squad:
Javed Omar
Tamim Iqbal
Rajin Saleh
Aftab Ahmed
Mohammed Ashraful
Saqibul Hassan
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abdur Razzak
Shahadat Hossain
Enamul Haque jnr.

Why are your "squads" just 11/ 12 strong ? Surely, it must be at least 15.

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 08:33 AM
Send back Bashar from the Airport. It will save hotel bills.

shujan
December 29, 2007, 08:44 AM
Our bowling was horrible! Bring pagla Rafiq back... He is still the world best left arm bowler. Vettori is a novice comparing to Rafiq.

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 09:26 AM
As 3 members have been sent , we have to include them + Rajin.

So my 15 members will be:

Tamim
Junaid [ Note ]
Nafees
Aftab [ Note ]
Ashraful
Sakib
Bashar
Tushar
Rajin
Mushfiq
Mashrafe
Sajid
Razzak [ Note ]
Enam
Shahadat

I have no choice over the 4 replacements. I would not have picked either Bashar or Rajin. I feel Rajin has no long term potential. Bashar, the less said the better. 3000 runs and you are out, mate. The team is a leasehold, not a freehold.

I will keep Aftab, notwithstanding his escapades. I do not absolve him for his stupidity but I also believe the team management is also complicit in this. Aftab is repeatedly sent in the pinch hitting role where aggression is suggested given our inherent weakness down the order in ticking the scoreboard along. He is not a Sangakkara. He just bludgeons. But when sent in as No.6 , he does much better [ e.g. the 35 against South Africa in the WC ]. It was he who started the fightback.
Apart from Ashraful, I have not seen a batsman looking as comfortable as he does.

The Junaid / Tamim partnership has impressed me. Even given the back of the length stuff thrown at them, they have done surprisingly well. Junaid has got out to two silly strokes but again it is part of our indoctrination regarding powerplays, the same as Aftab above. Ashraful is also in the same boat. The rabid aggression they display is part of the same problem. It is the team's lack of belief that they can accumulate runs briskly later on in the innings without losing too many wickets.

I may be one pace bowler short. If Rasel was available I would have taken both him and Sajid. But Nazmul will never be good enough for me. So Sakib stays as a "multi-skilled" over-hyped operator.

I will definitely keep Razzak. To those who says he is not a "Test" bowler, I have only one question: where is the evidence ? He has to my knowledge played only one or two test matches and never against Zimbabwe ! A bowler does not reach No.12 in the rankings if he is that bad. I like Enam a lot - so much so I wrote an article about a ball bowled by him. But Razzak should keep him on his toes. I don't want to fall for this "specialisation" rubbish. We do not even have 11 test class players. It doesn't suit us to talk in that language.

My best X1, "now" will be:

Tamim
Junaid
Ashraful
Tushar ***
Aftab
Sakib ***
Mushfiq
Razzak ***
Mashrafe
Sajid
Shahadat

*** Nafees can play in place of Tushar or Sakib
*** Enam can play in place of Razzak

Without Rasel, the bowling looks threadbare. My countrymen have not yet given Rasel the respect he deserves. All this talk about his pace is pure drivel. As there are only 80 overs bowled with a ball, Rasel can bowl upto 8 overs with the new/ish ball. The other 12 overs he can bowl in 2/3 spells, when he can contain better than the others ? Wickets, I hear you ask ? I don't see anyone else picking wickets either. His striking rate is actually better than Mashrafe in both forms of the game.

In any case, he is not available, so I will keep my peace until the next time.

hoodlum
December 29, 2007, 09:54 AM
i think mehrab,razzak,nazmul and tushar should come back...

my team for da test series will be:

nafis
zunayed
bashar
ashraful
sakib
mushfiq
reza
mashrafe
sajidul
enamul jr
shahadat

BD-BLAST
December 29, 2007, 10:01 AM
mashrafee is lucky that he aint on the poll list to get booted off the team. We are scaece on fast bowlers and he is what we have got. i am kenn to see how he performs in the test. i think it is high time we get atleast someone good to replace him quickly atleast for the ODIs

Miraz
December 29, 2007, 10:14 AM
So far members' choice

Mehrab Jr. (73.03 % vote), JO (55.57% vote), Nazmul (48.08%), Farhad Reza (46.15% vote)

Nafi
December 29, 2007, 10:31 AM
Tamim Iqbal/JO(Im totally lost to which is more appropiate for BD)
SN (an old hope)
Rajin Saleh ( we need him)
M. Ashraful (c) (watch out NZ)
Habibul Bashar (best stats/ last chance)
Sakib Ul Hasan (looked solid in 2nd ODI)
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) (wanted pilot though)
Mashrafee Mortaza (out of form-really needs a backup pacer)
Shahadat Hossain
Sajidul (should really play the 3rd ODI)
Enamul Haque Jr

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 10:41 AM
So far members' choice

Mehrab Jr. (73.03 % vote), JO (55.57% vote), Nazmul (48.08%), Farhad Reza (46.15% vote)

For once, the "people's" vote is exactly the same as mine. Not that the selectors would notice , of course.

I think the "people" would not have sent Bashar and possibly, even JO.

I bet JO will not be sent back since that would question his selection in the first place. Says a lot about Siddons vote of confidence in him.

Mohiul
December 29, 2007, 10:50 AM
JO, MH, NH & AR should be back to country. So my 15 member squad for test is the following:

Shahriar Nafees, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Habibul Bashar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran, Sakib Al Hasan, Aftab Ahmed, Farhad Reza, Mashrafee Mortaza, Sajidul Islam, Shahadat Hosain, Enamul Haque Jr.

My playing eleven:
Shahriar Nafees, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Habibul Bashar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sakib Al Hasan, Aftab Ahmed, Mashrafee Mortaza, Sajidul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Enamul Haque Jr.

Sohel
December 29, 2007, 10:55 AM
For once, the "people's" vote is exactly the same as mine. Not that the selectors would notice , of course.

I think the "people" would not have sent Bashar and possibly, even JO.

I bet JO will not be sent back since that would question his selection in the first place. Says a lot about Siddons vote of confidence in him.

Ideally I'd prefer Mehrab over Tushar but don't mind Tushar getting a good run at all. So, I'm with the majority and you more or less ... :)

We all know why our Mr. 3000 is there in the first place.

lamisa
December 29, 2007, 10:55 AM
no bashar!!!!!!!yes farhad,yea sn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!nd yea sajid!!!!

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 11:02 AM
We all know why our Mr. 3000 is there in the first place.

This kind of sentimentality would have passed the Aussies by.

Orion
December 29, 2007, 11:03 AM
Sakib is a single- doubles player who relies less on boundaries with a very cool head....so definitely....he seems like a good test prospect for the future....and in ODIs he should be sent up the order for the middle overs where he can milk the spinners for singles and doubles as he is not a big hitter and sending him down the order where big hitting is required will only hamper his abilities to contribute to the team cause.

Sohel
December 29, 2007, 11:07 AM
This kind of sentimentality would have passed the Aussies by.

Hence one of the many differences between us ... ;)

Let Coach Siddons get to know our players in the middle, and hopefully have him manage them out of the system if they're not young enough to learn the basics, and cannot improve under his guidance. Mehrab is young and has ample time to find his way back into the test side.

hhasif
December 29, 2007, 11:09 AM
I think we need Bashar, Pilot back.

Mahmood
December 29, 2007, 11:10 AM
Send home Sakib, Mehrab, Tuashar and Farhad.

We need to break the idea of opener cant be middle order. If we can use middle order batsmen as openers, we can use openers as middle order.

Here is my team...

Javed
Shahriar
Zunaid
Tamim
Ashraful
Aftab
Mushfiq
Masri
Shahadat
Sajidul
Enamul

12th man: Rajin

Moshin
December 29, 2007, 11:11 AM
I think we need Bashar, Pilot back.
care to explain why? he's not needed anymore.

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 11:16 AM
Hence one of the many differences between us ... ;)

Let Coach Siddons get to know our players in the middle, and hopefully have him manage them out of the system if they're young enough and cannot improve under his guidance. Mehrab is young and has ample time to find his way back into the test side.

I was actually referring to "Mr.3000" . I refer to the Aussies - not just because of their Alan Border and successors' record. They always had this ruthless streak.

Reminds me of the Melbourne test, 1970/71. Rodney Marsh was 92 not out at tea, in the first innings, and Lawry declared. No sentimentality there. When the pressmen asked him how he had felt, Marsh , playing his first test series, diplomatically said, "Well, I could have been out before I could score a 100". The Aussies are as tough as boots - hence their historic success in all sports. A country of only 18 million people.

Sohel
December 29, 2007, 11:18 AM
I was actually referring to "Mr.3000" . I refer to the Aussies - not just because of their Alan Border and successors' record. They always had this ruthless streak.

Edited my post a bit to make it less convoluted. I too was talking about the Smokin' Stud from Kushtia ... :)

Murad
December 29, 2007, 02:11 PM
Seems like it is confirmed that Mehrab Jr is going back to BD after the 3rd ODI.

They are thinking of playing 3 pacers in Tests. So one of the pacer have to go. It will be Farhad Reza, most likely. Nazmul & Sajidul will stay.

The more exciting news is that JO might be sent home. Tamim will debut in Test. Junaid will stay even if he fails in the 3rd ODI.

Bangladesher Khela (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=3837&pageTitle=details&editionID=223)

Nocturnal
December 29, 2007, 02:20 PM
JO, Jr, Nazmul, Farhad.

Murad
December 29, 2007, 02:27 PM
JO, Jr, Nazmul, Farhad.

One of Nazmul & Farhad have to stay. Else we will have only 3 pacers and 3 of them will play both Tests. What if one gets injured in the first Test? Who will cover for him in the 2nd Test?

Nocturnal
December 29, 2007, 02:32 PM
One of Nazmul & Farhad have to stay. Else we will have only 3 pacers and 3 of them will play both Tests. What if one gets injured in the first Test? Who will cover for him in the 2nd Test?

did they already decide that we are going to play 3 pacers together??
I was thinking mash-rajib-enam-razzak in my lineup!

Murad
December 29, 2007, 02:40 PM
did they already decide that we are going to play 3 pacers together??
I was thinking mash-rajib-enam-razzak in my lineup!

Yes. That's what the newspapers saying as the pitches will be pace friendly.

Umar
December 29, 2007, 02:47 PM
my XI

1.Tamim
2.S Nafees
3.Bashar
4.Ash
5.Aftab
6.tushar/Rajin
7.Mushfiq
8.Farhad
9.Mashrafe
10.Nazmul/Sajidul/shahadat
11/Enamul/ Abdur Razzak

Imtiazk
December 29, 2007, 02:51 PM
JO, Jr, Nazmul, Farhad.

By Jr , presumably, you mean Enam Jr. How can he be sent back ? He is going there now. At least, JO fielded in one of the matches.

Miraz
December 29, 2007, 02:55 PM
By Jr , presumably, you mean Enam Jr. How can he be sent back ? He is going there now. At least, JO fielded in one of the matches.

He meant Mehrab Jr. :)

view360
December 29, 2007, 02:55 PM
Any 4 can be sent back home. However, will that make any reversal of the fortune ?
It appears now that we can not win regardless who plays. If defeat is our fate , I would rather like to see young players to learn something from this. The senior players have already witnessed too many defeats and learned nothing at all.

Nocturnal
December 29, 2007, 03:07 PM
He meant Mehrab Jr. :)

Thanks Miraz bhai.

MohammedC
December 29, 2007, 08:18 PM
Two exactly similar thread

wiseshah
December 29, 2007, 08:51 PM
i think, its a difficult choice now. Our weak point at this moment is wicket keeper. Mushfiq should definitely get into form.
two guys are confirmed
1. razzaq-----enamul jr is already here and he is proven in test matches, in absence of rafiq, he is the first choice and we dont neeed 2 spinner in the team
2. junaed---- he has not shown enough form to select in the test matches

now 2 more guys should be ruled out from the list. i think those 2 will be
1. either farhad/ najmul-----only one from here, because we need one back up bowler (main eleven bowler will be mashrafe-shahadat-sajedul)

2. sakib/ aftab---------it will be easier for the selector if tamim would show poor form, they can easily singled him out and send back to BD, but his consistency give our selectors some sweet problem. among this two aftab already has a half century, next to his name, so most probably sakib will go home and he didnt show that much batting form here yet. it might change after 3rd match, who knows? but at this moment, i think he will be ruled out.

its not my team but i think selectors will have these team

opener: Tamim iqbal
Shahriar nafees
Habibul bashar (though i dont support his inclusion, but he will play )
Mohammad Ashraful
javed omar
rajin saleh
Mushfiqur rahim
mashrafi Mortaza
Shahadat hossain
sajedul islam
Enamul haq Jr

this will be the best eleven
My extra : 1. farhad reza (he can bowl, he can bat, he can play slow, he can play fast)
2. aftab ahmed (one more 50 can secure his place in test match, i think he is better option than any other player, excet ashraful)
3. mehrab Jr (he played only one test, so he deserve a chance, though sakib also can can replace him or vice versa, both are SLA and can bat, but sakib's international record is much better than Mehrab in ODI,so wont be surprised to see him in the test team)
4. Tushar Imran (he is here to stay, atleast this complete tour. he was unlucky enough for not getting enough chance previously, but this might be his last full chance)

Imtiazk
December 30, 2007, 03:09 AM
After 63 votes, the "public" appears to be voting in a consistent manner. However, Farhad's supporters are beginning to go to the Polling Station, and casting their negative votes on either Zunaid and / or Tushar. Farhad has 27 votes to pack his bag, the other two 25 each.

This could go to the wire ! Hanging chads, pregnant ballot paper ? Mind boggles !
I hope we don't have to call the lawyers in.

al-Sagar
December 30, 2007, 06:39 AM
the 4 should return are JO, MH J, rajin/tushar, nazmul/sajidul

playing 11

tamim
junayed
bashar
ashraful
sakib
aftab
mushfik
razzak
masrafe
shahadat
nazmul/sajidul

tamim and junaed looked solid and had some good outings. they shold continue

zainab
December 30, 2007, 07:27 AM
Why worry who will stay and who will go. They will choose the four worst and send them home.

mhn
December 30, 2007, 08:19 AM
javed,saquib,razzaq,farhad reza..should return after the odis..i think bd should go with 4 pacers in the tests