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djnaved
December 30, 2007, 02:59 AM
ya it's true, mushfiqur rahim is the worst wicketkeeper i'v ever seen. ball pichone dia jaia ga r o daraia dekhe.. for example, on 2nd oneday, he missed more than 3 catches.. and that's not it, during WC 07, he missed a lot of catches.dekha jai o catch valo dhore johon ball ta tar gaye lege uthe. and also he's not doing well in batting. tar jonno bd teamer onek jeta match hatchara hoye geche.. i think pilot should return.. what do you think ?

damalChele
December 30, 2007, 05:14 AM
I think you should retire from BC.

Ejaj
December 30, 2007, 05:32 AM
Same here from me. He is a much better WK than what you are saying. He may be inexperienced but, he is a sharp player and with time he will become a much better WK.
Just a sec, are you the follower of Pilot? If so.. then. no further comments about this.

al-Sagar
December 30, 2007, 06:30 AM
i think he can be good in future.

but i fear his fate will be like parthib patel.

anyway mushfik is more a solid top order batman. he cannot do too much coming in the late order in a ODI.

may be good in the longer versions.

BUT AT THIS MOMENT HE IS PLAYING IN THE NATIONAL TEAM IN INETRNATIONAL LEVEL> SO HE MUST SHOW HIS WORTH. OTHERWISE I TELL YOU< DHIMAN GHOSH IS GETTING READY TO REPLACE HIM.

Protic
December 30, 2007, 06:30 AM
LOL dont blame it on him man.. as if the bowlers and batsman are in SUPERB FORM?
We SHOULD NOT go back with Mashud because he is getting old and will retire eventually..we shud let Mushy gain experience ..as time goes he'll get better.

WarWolf
December 30, 2007, 06:32 AM
No worries. If he can't perform he will be replaced by someone like Dhiman. It's upto him to keep his place in the team.

zainab
December 30, 2007, 06:41 AM
I feel taht BD cricket board should choose another good wicketkeeper/batsman from the NCL and groom him to become a second wicketkeeper , e.g. Dhiman Ghosh. all National teams have 2 specialist wicketkeepers. e.g. SL has 2 excellent keepers, one for ODI and one for tests.DB can follow this, I think that Mushy is too short to be a keeper.

zahid
December 30, 2007, 07:37 AM
No worries. If he can't perform he will be replaced by someone like Dhiman. It's upto him to keep his place in the team.

Precisely

BanCricFan
December 30, 2007, 08:06 AM
II think that Mushy is too short to be a keeper.

Short keepers have many advantages in keeping!

Miraz
December 30, 2007, 08:10 AM
I think that Mushy is too short to be a keeper.

Short keepers have many advantages in keeping!

Does anyone remember David Williams?

cricket_king
December 30, 2007, 08:50 AM
I think you should retire from BC.

Hahaha I like that one :-D

bdchamp20
December 30, 2007, 09:25 AM
I think you should retire from BC.
I would like to second that, Mushfiq is only 19 I think that makes him the youngest keeper among the top 9 countries he is very vocal and that is great, he encourages the bowlers and as for his his keeping he is improving all the time and batting he has got a great technique but is very unlucky and I would like to see him bat at no. 3 he is a patient player and can become a great test batsman, he is patient so we must be patient with him.

Rubu
December 30, 2007, 09:54 AM
Mushy has his flaws, no one will disagree. But he is an investment that will sure to pay off in near future. Beside, who else is there? if pilot can improve his batting, I would not mind him and mushy sharing the spot on a as needed basis. but that should be all.

Nafi
December 30, 2007, 10:10 AM
Generally wicketkeepers are not the taller members of their team, and I there are advantages of being short whilst wicket keeping - i think

kaisermatin
December 30, 2007, 10:10 AM
If the coach has full confidence in him; we should keep our mouth shut.

mla
December 30, 2007, 10:21 AM
Worst in the world? Have you seen Matt Prior lately?

Moshin
December 30, 2007, 10:55 AM
Worst in the world? Have you seen Matt Prior lately?
Matt Prior on the other hand had scored a century in his debut and a fifty
for England against West Indies, can Mushfiq beat that;)

Moshin
December 30, 2007, 11:02 AM
He is kinda of a good keeper, the problem is his height
and the problem that he is very noisy.. 'bowla bowla.. keepa!!'
this is constant screaming throughout the match, u must get tha picture!

bdchamp20
December 30, 2007, 11:31 AM
He is kinda of a good keeper, the problem is his height
and the problem that he is very noisy.. 'bowla bowla.. keepa!!'
this is constant screaming throughout the match, u must get tha picture!
Actually thats what I like the most when Bangladesh are fielding, he is a confident young lad I dont think theres a problem with that? And at least he isnt dropping easy catches like Prior and have u forgotten the 80 against SL and he is 7 years younger than Prior. Someone said theres no one to replace Mushfiq except Pilot, but I personally think Pilot's career is over but Dhiman Ghosh is turning out to be a serious contender to Mushfiq. But we must have faith in Mushfiq he will be a good keeper-batsman and a leader in the future.

StoneCold
December 30, 2007, 11:37 AM
Surely, Mushfiq is going through a bad patch but to label him as the worst wicket keeper is little harsh. Have patience....

djnaved
December 30, 2007, 11:57 AM
well, you all are supporting musfiqur rahim. That's your matter. I know he is young, 19 years old. But, this is international cricket. And Mushfiqur rahim is in the team almost 2 years. He's a good batsman. But, bro just look at his keeping, he is keep making easy mistakes for a long time. Ya a keeper can have bad day. But do a keeper have bad day in every match. I don't get the point. Btw, you said that masud is old. But paul nixon is much older than him. he is like 33 years of age, and still he's playing international cricket. I'm not supporting mushfiqur rahim nor masud. i'm saying the exact thing. Just analyse our bd team very carefully, more information you will find.

bdchamp20
December 30, 2007, 12:07 PM
Paul Nixon is 37 and he was banned by the ECB after taking part in the ICL..so no more international cricket for him.

djnaved
December 30, 2007, 12:12 PM
well bro, paul nixon was banned, i didn't know that

sadi
December 30, 2007, 12:42 PM
Mushfiq will get better with time. I already see lots of improvement in his keeping lately. Battingwise, he is not being utilized properly.

Murad
December 30, 2007, 12:54 PM
He's not worse in the world but worse in our country. He misses catches in every match. He has played more than enough match to gain experience. Do you guys want to give him like 50 match to gain experience to become a good wk?

He also not doing okay with his bat. He comes later in the batting order still have a low strike rates.

We have to look for someone else in the coming series. He could play as a batsmen in Test cricket.

I don't know what will he do in the Test series. He missed a lot of catches in the previous Test series and they cost us a lot. Every missing catches count for our team. One missing catch sometimes take the match away from us.

wiseshah
December 30, 2007, 01:05 PM
man i am tired of inexperienced word. i am sure, after 2 years most of our players will be replaced and we will get a brand new team with full of under 19, where experience will come from? asman theke?

anyway, mushfiq is not in good form and pilot is in good batting form. he is 1000 times better keeper than mushfiq. mushfiq was struggling in NCL also. wish he improve himself faster. and dont forget pilot was out of the team for his batting form and which he regained wonderfully and doing his job superbly and made his team champion. so for our own benefit, why not bring him in the team? still he is the best keeper, i think he is best keeper in asia. dont judge players by their age. players got their form at age 30 or up. so many example: Misbah ul haq, most aussie batsman, countless....

wiseshah
December 30, 2007, 01:06 PM
rafiq and masud should have been selected for the test team.

zainab
December 30, 2007, 01:55 PM
well, you all are supporting musfiqur rahim. That's your matter. I know he is young, 19 years old. But, this is international cricket. And Mushfiqur rahim is in the team almost 2 years. He's a good batsman. But, bro just look at his keeping, he is keep making easy mistakes for a long time. Ya a keeper can have bad day. But do a keeper have bad day in every match. I don't get the point. Btw, you said that masud is old. But paul nixon is much older than him. he is like 33 years of age, and still he's playing international cricket. I'm not supporting mushfiqur rahim nor masud. i'm saying the exact thing. Just analyse our bd team very carefully, more information you will find.

Mushy has not been in the National team for 2 yrs. It takes about 3 yrs for a good wicketkeeper to develop, so give him a break. I know he is noisy, but he gels the team

amra_korbo_joy
December 30, 2007, 02:13 PM
Size matter for a wicket keeper. I would never select him as wicket keeper. Considering the skill of other middle order batsman, he should be selected as a batsman in the test, provided he improve himself to play spin bowling.

Orion
December 30, 2007, 02:25 PM
right now Mushfiq is the only choice we have as a keeper because Pilot's days are over...he is short and it has both advantages and disadvantages but what I like most about him is his confident character...plus excellent batting technique and his keeping skills will improve with time....I bet in 3 years time..he will be a complete package.
Gilli and Sangakkara were hardly the keepers they are now when they started off..so give the kid a break.

Sovik
December 30, 2007, 02:28 PM
Does anyone remember David Williams?

i do. he could fly


http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/DB/121997/000579.jpg

djnaved
December 30, 2007, 02:33 PM
man i am tired of inexperienced word. i am sure, after 2 years most of our players will be replaced and we will get a brand new team with full of under 19, where experience will come from? asman theke?

ekdom khati kota bolchen.. akhon onnano desher onek keeper ache jara mushfiqer cheo valo kortache jemon brandon taylor, dinesh kartik , prashanna jaybordhone.. age is not the fact. fact is that how you can play. Gilchrist, Sangakara 30 up age hoye akhone durdanto formea..amader Mushfiq etoy jodi valo player hoye thake tahole batting average hoito 35 r onek valo keeping korto.... dekhen na agami 3 bochorer moddhe bd team onek change ashbe.. most probably under 19 team hobe bangladesher national team.

BD Tigers
December 30, 2007, 02:57 PM
i dont mind Mushi in the ODI but tests I am not sure. u can miss a catch or stamping in ODI and might not cost u much but in test it has a HUGE impact. I'd put Mashud in tests for sure since he regained his form in batting. Members here who are saying he is old has nothing to do his form. If he can keep and bat as well as anybody who cares whether he is 18/30/40 yrs old.

Soheni
December 30, 2007, 03:10 PM
I don't know. Pilot is worst. He didn't do a good wicket-keeping job in the matches he played against India in June and July. But that doesn't mean I'm impressed with Mushfiq. Still, Mushfiq is not such an experienced player and he's young too, so don't be so mad at him.

Soheni
December 30, 2007, 03:17 PM
right now Mushfiq is the only choice we have as a keeper because Pilot's days are over...he is short and it has both advantages and disadvantages but what I like most about him is his confident character...plus excellent batting technique and his keeping skills will improve with time....I bet in 3 years time..he will be a complete package.
Gilli and Sangakkara were hardly the keepers they are now when they started off..so give the kid a break.

I agree with you. Mushfiq needs more time and experience.

djnaved
December 30, 2007, 03:44 PM
if mushfiq needs more time and experience, so why not he get back to 1st division.. so that means national team is not for him. a player needs experience and time while he play club cricket not in national team. i don't have enough experience in cricket, so should i get chance in the national team? Same old track are repeating. Again, age is not the fact. the fact is how well you can play. Mushfiq ar koto bhul korbe.. onek match to khelche.. tar to eita bhuja dorkar je keno ami easy catch miss korchi.

Gowza
December 30, 2007, 03:49 PM
start grooming another young keeper at least for back up, if not try them in the shorter versions of the game. just because a player has a good technique doesn't mean they'll turn out to be a great player, sometimes the players with unorthodox styles are the ones who become the good players. glove work really should be the priority here atm (especially if they're not going to perform with the bat), it's ok to bring someone in hoping they'll improve their glove work but it still needs to be at a good enough standard when they enter the team otherwise they'll just lose matches for the team. gilchrist for example, his keeping was still international standard when he entered the team even though it wasn't as good as it is now, and on top of that he performed with the bat.

Shaan
December 30, 2007, 03:57 PM
One word, leave Mushfique alone, will you!!!!!

Russell2k7
December 30, 2007, 04:04 PM
Lets compare him with other notable keepers from other teams.

Name Country ODI Avg SR Ct St Mat Ct/Mat
B. McCullum NZ 24.54 83.11 139 11 122 1.14
K. Sangakkara SRI 35.6 73.83 191 53 208 0.92
M. Boucher SA 28.74 84.1 358 18 258 1.39
A. Gilchrist AUS 36.03 96.9 401 53 277 1.45
M.Dhoni IND 43.66 94.72 87 29 96 0.91
K. Akmal PAK 24.01 81.1 67 11 77 0.87

Avg. 32.10 85.63 207.17 29.17 173 1.11

M. Rahim BAN 23.33 53.11 19 6 27 0.70

tonoy
December 30, 2007, 04:10 PM
ok he is the worst at the moment along with akmal. where is pilot?

Sovik
December 30, 2007, 04:16 PM
ok he is the worst at the moment along with akmal. where is pilot?

funny. hope he doesn't surpass akmal

Sovik
December 30, 2007, 04:21 PM
anyone need link?

how many do you have left? can i have one?

bdchamp20
December 30, 2007, 04:21 PM
There is only one answer: Dhiman Ghosh

zainab
December 31, 2007, 12:20 PM
I am pretty sure that BCB will look at the performances of wicketkeeper/batsmen after the NCL and choose one to train as a second wicketkeeper for the National team which in my opinion should have 2 wicketkeepers.
Everyone seem to favour Dhiman Ghosh.

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 12:54 PM
he is our future but i bad patch. and since pilot is doing so well i think he should have been in the TEST squad. This bad patch will hamper Mushis progress more.

bdchamp20
January 2, 2008, 12:11 PM
good news for Mushfiq haters..I hear that the test matches are the last straw for Mushfiq...if he cant show some decent performances he will be axed for the home series against South Africa..Khaled Mashud is most likely to replace Mushfiq and make it back to both the ODI and Test teams, but I think Dhiman Ghosh should be our first choice keeper.

Shobha
January 2, 2008, 12:26 PM
Can someone tell me why the hell would anyone open a mushfique bashing thread?
yeh he has bad days and yeh he missed a few catches in wc but overall his wc performance was more than ok and he had and an excellent 20/20 wc.
But then again i suppose those who dont think likewise are probably all pilot fans and cant bare to see anyone take pilots place. well fare enough pilot is a better batsman than mushfiq but he's still young and still learning so give him a break. i've said this many times before and i'll say it again- MUSHFIQ IS ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING THE BEST KEEPER BD HAS EVER ENDORSED!

Rifat
January 2, 2008, 12:51 PM
have patience with Mushfiqur Rahim :),

jokhon take jehetu ato agai pichchi boyose ai kothin dayitto deya hoiache, shehetu she akhane theke, boka, mair, pita kheye abhbhosto hok!

english: Since he is already in, let's keep him and make him suffer, make him suffer big time, let him get used to criticism, low fan support, his time will come. but when?

let him never think too big of himself,because he should slowly start to realize that he is in danger of being replaced by a better keeper, thus a better batsmen!

Dhiman and other young NCL keepers i am not in favor, since there is no guarantee that they will surpass mushfique in batting, keeping abilities!

Dhakablues
January 2, 2008, 02:06 PM
Mushfique needs more time and experience..Yes,, but with the local team not with the national team... We have better keeper/batsman like Dheeman/Jahirul/ ( if we think Pilot is boring for you). Mushfique should go back to school and finish his SSC exam first,, because he will lose both. The only reason Faruque included him in the sqaud was for the ODI and for his batting skills. And for the last 0, 0, 4, 0 scores and numerous catch misses we are getting used to,, I think he proves his performance much already. Had this been Kapali/Tusher,,, we wouldve burnt the parliament building already. Also, never did Faruque doubt Pilot's keeping skills and Test needs. Throwing school kids in front of a professionals who literally anhilate them is no way to improve skills. It never worked and never will.. Mushfique is no Ashraful,, whether you like it or not.

akabir77
January 2, 2008, 02:51 PM
Please don't brand any one as pilot lover or mushfiq haters. All of us want a good strong BD team. Here r many who has realize that mushfiq is in bad patch and needs a rest when those same people defended his inclusion before WC. I see a lot of cheap shot r taken here without doing a little research. Please people go back and see who defended his inclusion before WC. this is not about pilot or mushfiq this is about the best in form keeper for Bangladesh.

Antora
January 2, 2008, 05:04 PM
aww no :( now cute lil mushy is getting bashed!:(

BD-BLAST
January 2, 2008, 05:43 PM
Mushfiq has made silly mistakes consistently and since he has been mainly used in 1 days for keeping he is not doing a very good job.

Since the team is still in its experimenting stage and if he stills make such mistakes in the tests, ANOTHER PLAYER SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE.

Electrequiem
January 2, 2008, 05:43 PM
Axe him!

MohammedC
January 2, 2008, 05:45 PM
aww no :( now cute lil mushy is getting bashed!:(

he is lucky he is still in the team after his poor show. All he has to do now is play every single innings more cautiously. Otherwise he will be bashed till he becomes MUSHED POTATO.

mshakir56
January 3, 2008, 05:19 AM
What I like about Dhiman Gosh, is that he is an attacking batsman, unlike Mushfique. If you look at Adam Gilchrist, Dhoni, Sangakara, Akmal, Mcculum, etc. all of them are attacking batsman, why shouldn't we have one?

karimjay.
January 3, 2008, 05:21 AM
Okay look.

I don't like the idea of WKs batting at seven. Yeah, normally they're aggressive batsmen (Prior, Boucher, Akmal, Dhoni), but why don't we let him open? He's a stroke player and has a decent technique, and is one of the few players in the current BD team that I'm sure will still be playing in the next five years.

If you want a kid to toughen up, you need to put him in the deep end.

Gowza
January 3, 2008, 05:53 AM
i think it would be wise for them to groom at least 2 young keepers. dhiman is a much better option for T20s and 50 over matches, mushy for the moment should get a few more test matches to prove himself. if mushy doesn't do anything in the next couple of series then pilot should be brought back or another young keeper given ago in tests. it's not always good to throw young players in the deep end, it works for some but doesn't work for others. so far it's not working for mushy, if he doesn't do anything in the next few test matches the best thing to do would be to keep him in the NCL for a season or 2 so that he can work on his weaknesses. being that he's played international cricket he now knows what he needs to work on and he can work on those things much more easily at a lower level e.g. NCL.

of course other young keepers might not do any better than mushy, but at this point BD have nothing to lose in trying other young keepers. if worst comes to worse and none of the young ones workout then pilot can comeback until they're ready (he is only 31 afterall so he potentially has another 5 years left in him give or take a couple)

cricket_king
January 3, 2008, 06:00 AM
Can someone tell me why the hell would anyone open a mushfique bashing thread?
yeh he has bad days and yeh he missed a few catches in wc but overall his wc performance was more than ok and he had and an excellent 20/20 wc.
But then again i suppose those who dont think likewise are probably all pilot fans and cant bare to see anyone take pilots place. well fare enough pilot is a better batsman than mushfiq but he's still young and still learning so give him a break. i've said this many times before and i'll say it again- MUSHFIQ IS ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING THE BEST KEEPER BD HAS EVER ENDORSED!

What in the world are you on about? How was his world cup performance "more than ok"? /:) He only scored one innings of note, and that was the first match against India. He hasn't even had another ODI innings of note after that one.

And he had and excellent 20/20 world cup? What in hell are you on about? Did you even watch the 20/20 world cup? Get your facts right before making ridiculous accusations.

It's plain to see that Mushfique is a better batsman than Mashud. He just looks to be in real bad form now. We've had bashing threads before directed to Ashraful and many other players. It's Banglacricket tradition to open one every time a player seems to be out of touch.

abu2abu
January 3, 2008, 06:34 AM
Does anyone remember David Williams?

Ah yes, the dimunitive successor to the great Jeff Dujon:

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/53230.html

subha, cricket_king is right no1 is suggesting that pilot is a better batsman than mushfiq, he clearly is not. in fact, pilot is the better keeper possibly the best in BD.

However, keepers need to score runs and Mushfq has the potential to be a fine batsman. He's just had a dip in form and I agree with other members that he will prove a worthy investment in the future...

Foozy
January 3, 2008, 08:23 AM
On a very sad note, his only really memorable knock came from top order batting... the 50 in the world cup. And since then he has been demoted in the batting line up only to see him go down. I would say that his batting has been seriously hampered by the bd line-up. Every time it gets to our lower order batsmen, the game is already out of hands, and they have nothing to build up on. Now that dosent matter when it comes to bowlers, but for lower order batsmen, they really need some runs on the board to build up on.

Regardless though, Mushy is totally out of sorts with his batting as well as there is no excuse for scoring plain 0's, and he has been doing that for a while now.

Mushfiq definitely needs a break from international cricket for a while to work on his skills and better them. I do not support any particular keeper in place of him, but at the moment its definitely KM as he seems to be in good form, and also seems to be determined. We should always have in-form players in the national team. It is not the place for experimentation.

abu2abu
January 3, 2008, 09:38 AM
Mushfiq scored 80 in the 2nd test against sri lanka last summer and I think that's why the selectors are sticking with him:

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/slvbdesh/engine/match/293479.html

However, you are right that his ODI batting has been below par and there should be presure on him soon...

Shobha
January 3, 2008, 09:42 AM
What in the world are you on about? How was his world cup performance "more than ok"? /:) He only scored one innings of note, and that was the first match against India. He hasn't even had another ODI innings of note after that one.

And he had and excellent 20/20 world cup? What in hell are you on about? Did you even watch the 20/20 world cup? Get your facts right before making ridiculous accusations.

It's plain to see that Mushfique is a better batsman than Mashud. He just looks to be in real bad form now. We've had bashing threads before directed to Ashraful and many other players. It's Banglacricket tradition to open one every time a player seems to be out of touch.

your sooo stupid! have you even read through this thread or even atleast the title? we're talking about his wicketkeeping not his ****ing batting:-P

lamisa
January 3, 2008, 09:52 AM
guyyzzzzzzzzzzz,giv mushy a brk!!!!!!!!!!i kno dat his current form sux,but v all kno dat hez capable of doing much btr.on da oder hand v shud train up dhiman nd gt him ready 2 b usd as da 2nd specialist batsman.dat wud giv mushy sum threats nd prhaps wud encourage him 2 do btr.
JOY BANGLA

Tiger Bhai
January 3, 2008, 10:06 AM
nache-te na-janeele... ootan-tera??
not mushfiq's fault..!

KnightBD
January 4, 2008, 11:57 AM
We need a good wicket keeper (tall and stong) who can bat well! Mushi is letting us down in both section :(

Kabir
January 4, 2008, 12:36 PM
There's only a handful players in the BD team that has earned their spots...and Mushy is one of them.

He's been successful in the U-19, and has played quite a bit of domestic cricket before he was selected. In fact, he has raised many eyebrows with his maturity in batting. He might not be the best we've had behind the stumps, but he did fill in the much needed spot of a batsman wicketkeeper.

So, for now...leave him alone. Every single player in our team has gone through a bad patch at one time or another. This is probably Mushy's turn.

Murad
January 4, 2008, 01:24 PM
Kabir bhai, Mushy wasn't good in keeping since his first International game. It was his batting that kept him in the team for a long time. Now he lost his batting form as well.

How many chance do you want to give him? In every match, he's missing either a catch, run out chance, or a stumping. He gives a lot of byes from Shahadat's balls. Most the time Mushy struggles to catch the ball when Shahadat bowls a bouncer. He's too short. He also struggles to catch the balls when they are a bit far from his left & right side. KM didn't miss much.(I'm not a KM fan.). I think we need a tall wicket keeper, especially for Test.

Look at the England Team, they've dropped Matt Prior for his keeping, despite making 3/4 50+ score against Srilanka last month. If they can drop then why can't we? Prior is better keeper than Mushy also a better batsman.

rah
January 4, 2008, 03:20 PM
mushi yes does have the potential to become a world great but playing international cricket from a young age will scar him if he does fail alot in dis early stage of his career. giv him a break i say, or better try contact county cricket and try giving mushi a season

Dhakablues
January 4, 2008, 03:27 PM
I feel most of the people who oppose to Mushfique's exclusion from the team is because they dont like Pilot. Most of them think that Mushfique is a better keeper/batter than any other Bangladeshi wicketkeeper and is on track becoming a world class cricketer. Unfortunately, neither the facts nor the gut feel proves that point. If one to look at the stats without the names,, they probably wouldve thought of Mushfique as a Barisal/Faridpur team wicketkeeper than a national team wicketkeeper. Give him a break mentality is just nonsence at a level where national pride is at stake. Each and every player must prove their worth to be in the national team,, doesnt matter what they did during the world cup or ICC cup or last christmas. Nevertheless, when passion rules the selection than data backed decision,,, we got what we deserve.

Dipon
January 4, 2008, 03:50 PM
I feel most of the people who oppose to Mushfique's exclusion from the team is because they dont like Pilot. Most of them think that Mushfique is a better keeper/batter than any other Bangladeshi wicketkeeper and is on track becoming a world class cricketer. Unfortunately, neither the facts nor the gut feel proves that point. If one to look at the stats without the names,, they probably wouldve thought of Mushfique as a Barisal/Faridpur team wicketkeeper than a national team wicketkeeper. Give him a break mentality is just nonsence at a level where national pride is at stake. Each and every player must prove their worth to be in the national team,, doesnt matter what they did during the world cup or ICC cup or last christmas. Nevertheless, when passion rules the selection than data backed decision,,, we got what we deserve.

My word exactly.

djnaved
January 4, 2008, 07:36 PM
my question:

1) Did he have a good form in the NCL? Did he score a 50 or atleast 50+ runs?

2) Some members are saying that he is now the best keeper of bd.. so why did he miss a ball to catch during bd vs NZ test match? A keeper's job is to watch the ball very carefully and catch it easily.

By the way,

Compare the age of tamim and musfiq.. tamim is too young and younger than musfiq ..so how come tamim is having a good form since he started his international carrer?

betaar
January 4, 2008, 09:18 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=603 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>90.6</TD><TD width="100%">Mashrafe Mortaza to O'Brien, OUT, that was a stunner..... bowled in the channel outside off, O'Brien can't resist a poke at it and gets a thick outside edge. The edge travels really fast and Mushfiqur dives brilliantly to his right and pulls off the catch one-handed. He lies there on the field for a few seconds, letting the moment to sink in and his team-mates help him up </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
I guess he's trying his best to prove some of us wrong.

djnaved
January 4, 2008, 09:31 PM
well, lets observe him 2 more matches.. let's see how he is gonna proof..

Sovik
January 5, 2008, 03:57 PM
he took two good catches. he is not quite there yet but he is improving

tiger_omar
January 5, 2008, 04:12 PM
He did take two good catches so congrats to him for that. But I've noticed throughout the match that his keeping techniqe seemed to improve a little and he hung on to some tough balls down the leg side from Shahadat as well. So good for Mushfiq for the improvement. Hopefully he can continue and the Mushi bashers will be proven wrong.

Yameen
January 5, 2008, 04:15 PM
i think hes been reading through this thread..