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Eshen
December 31, 2007, 04:15 AM
From tigercricket (http://tigercricket.com/viewNews.aspx?newsID=485) -

Four players who were part of the ODI squad – Javed Omer, Tushar Imran, Mehrab Hossain Jr. and Nazmul Hossain will meanwhile fly back to Dhaka from Auckland tomorrow.
The report also says Bashar is certain to get back the #3 slot in the test team.

Spitfire_x86
December 31, 2007, 04:16 AM
At least one good news in this very sad day.

mahbubH
December 31, 2007, 04:17 AM
What Razzak will do in NZ .. Nazmul would be a better choice to keep with the team than Razzak.

Thanks god TI is leaving!! Today's only good news for BD cricket .

Sohel
December 31, 2007, 04:25 AM
Awwww ... no TUSHY !!!! BUMM MERRR ....

Golla hasn't been upgraded to version 2.0 ??? Awwwww ....

No Nazmul ... should SW be billed for his airfare???

Eshen
December 31, 2007, 04:26 AM
The NZ test squad: Matthew Bell, Craig Cumming, Mathew Sinclair, Stephen Fleming, Peter Fulton, Brendon McCullum (wk), Daniel Vettori, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram.

They left out Ross Taylor !

Nasif
December 31, 2007, 04:31 AM
Finally, Aftab is in test squad. Selectors made the right choice on removal list. Lets hope for the best. Unfortunately it would be quite difficult to hope for anything in tests after today's horrible match.

My eyes... oh my eyes... (why did I watch the match):hairpull:

mahbubH
December 31, 2007, 04:32 AM
The NZ test squad: Matthew Bell, Craig Cumming, Mathew Sinclair, Stephen Fleming, Peter Fulton, Brendon McCullum (wk), Daniel Vettori, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram.

They left out Ross Taylor !
Lucky bunch of cricketers. All of them will keep their place for the next series for sure.

RazabQ
December 31, 2007, 04:32 AM
If only Tushar had gotten some runs today, I think he'd have been fine. Bummer

Eshen
December 31, 2007, 04:47 AM
Siddons has shown his muscle by kicking JO out of the team even after Zunaed failed miserably today.

Shakib, imo, is very lucky to be in the team. As a batsman, he looked like a fish out of water during the ODI series.

Hatebreed
December 31, 2007, 04:49 AM
At least one good news in this very sad day.

We know, we know, you're ecstatic to have your favourite player back home, away from humiliation.

abu2abu
December 31, 2007, 04:49 AM
I agree with Eshen, Shakib has in the past showed shades of brilliance but was awful today and throughout this series. So much for good NCL form...

Sohel
December 31, 2007, 04:54 AM
Time to take a good look at Abul Bashar, MH Rubel and other useful players in the Rana-mould ASAP. At least those guys love the sport more than their sad little delusions.

Oops, this tour's not over yet.

Dhakablues
December 31, 2007, 04:59 AM
So, who played really well? Sakib? Mushfiq? Aftab? Junaed? ... I mean, there is a saying in Bengali that, Jaha Bahanno, Taha Teppano... as much as I didnt like Javed Omar,, I dont know what Junaed would do better. Giving 19 year olds Test slots like giving away a Taka note before Friday prayer is not a way to make a strong Test squad. We are no " ultra brilliant" nation full of young Test cricketer that justifies Mushfique/Tamim/Sajidul to be in a Test squad.

Personally, I dont have much faith in this selection committee,, they themselves are exposing the lack of plan in entirity of our system.

tonoy
December 31, 2007, 05:10 AM
poor JO did not even play a single match. waste of a ticket really.

mahbubH
December 31, 2007, 05:35 AM
poor JO did not even play a single match. waste of a ticket really.
He played T20 match .. you could see him batting if another BD wicket falls

zahid
December 31, 2007, 06:56 AM
JO and Nazmul were much needed.

Moshin
December 31, 2007, 07:09 AM
Why did Javed have to go, he played quite good v india in the test?

lamisa
December 31, 2007, 08:32 AM
Why did Javed have to go, he played quite good v india in the test?

coz den v hav 2 many openerz (tamim,BigZ,SN) 4 da team.tho i wud hav likd 2 c JO over Big Z.

lamisa
December 31, 2007, 08:33 AM
oh i do hope dat haba duz sth or da oder.

sadi
December 31, 2007, 09:13 AM
Sakib escaped. Mushi escaped since KM wasn't selected. Actually 70 percent of the team escaped because they were only going to send back 4 players.

al-Sagar
December 31, 2007, 09:23 AM
its the end of JO, we dont need him any more.

certainly sakib, junaed are the future so must give them chance in the tugh conditions to get experience.

and we at least need bashar because he will be the aggressor against short balls at least.

Omio
December 31, 2007, 10:10 AM
Feel Sorry for Tushar, He deserve another chance but unfortunately he didnt get.
Aftab in test squad thats really great. Hope he will prove his ability.

Miraz
December 31, 2007, 10:20 AM
Sakib escaped. Mushi escaped since KM wasn't selected. Actually 70 percent of the team escaped because they were only going to send back 4 players.

Could not agree more!

zainab
December 31, 2007, 11:28 AM
They have not chosen the test squad as yet, so how do you know that Aftab is in? or is this a guess. I think Nafees and Bashar will be in the Test squad.

Navarene
December 31, 2007, 11:37 AM
A very prudent decision by the selectors. I have a feeling that JO's exclusion was made solely by Siddon and also it was long deserved. At last they showed some guts to axe JO. Also Tushar resembles Rokon who is only good in domestic cricket.

On another note, Pilot should have been in the Test squad. We cant afford to have the luxury of having only one wicket keeper while Pilot was in good tune in NCL when Mushi has been going thru run drought with all the miss catches behind the stump.

Aftab's inclusion is also a welcome news. Labeling him as only a one day specialist was an unjust for this talented batsman.

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 11:41 AM
we need to fly in pilot as soon as possible. Mushi is in very bad shape. we will lose him if he continues to play in this form.

DotBall
December 31, 2007, 11:59 AM
This is a sad state of affair to see many posts talking about the perfect team selection. On paper it is possible based on NCL performance but in reality it is a totally different story.
I can't recall any but if someone can help me here it would be greatly appreciated. Here is my question.

"Is there a single BD batsman who had a good NCL performance and was able to carry it to the Test arena for at least 2 consecutive test matches?"

fan_frm_the_uk
December 31, 2007, 12:14 PM
probably this is the end for JO. Quite unfortunate to leave without getting single opportunity on this tour to prove his worth. infact, selecting him for this tour was a big mistake. Had i have an opportunity to ask the selectors why they have selected someone who doesnt get a game and gets axed? Is carrying the bottles becoming a specialist position now a days?
I wasnt a big fan of JO. However, thanx to him for all his contribution towards the team. respect

Russell2k7
December 31, 2007, 12:15 PM
So what is our test squad again?

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 12:17 PM
probably this is the end for JO. Quite unfortunate to leave without getting single opportunity on this tour to prove his worth. infact, selecting him for this tour was a big mistake. Had i have an opportunity to ask the selectors why they have selected someone who doesnt get a game and gets axed? Is carrying the bottles becoming a specialist position now a days?
I wasnt a big fan of JO. However, thanx to him for all his contribution towards the team. respect

its quite easy he was a backup and since both opener played well (to the coach) they decided that they don't need the backup anymore. And i don't think its the end for JO as we might need the back again...

sandpiper
December 31, 2007, 12:18 PM
Mushfiq will fail horribly in these conditions :(

Beamer
December 31, 2007, 12:35 PM
At lease some light at the end of the tunnel. Relatively speaking, opening is the least of the problems in this tour, so no surprise that JO has been sent packing. TI is and will remain a domestic bully. He just gave Bashar a lifeline. Mehrab must have irked Siddons the way he fended the riser and surely they would have peppered him with short stuff with close in fielders. Nazmul was a surprise call anyway and they must think Sajid is more of a wkt taker. Sakib survived but don't expect him to see action in the first test. His shortcomings are getting more and more exposed..

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 12:37 PM
At lease some light at the end of the tunnel. Relatively speaking, opening is the least of the problems in this tour, so no surprise that JO has been sent packing. TI is and will remain a domestic bully. He just gave Bashar a lifeline. Mehrab must have irked Siddons the way he fended the riser and surely they would have peppered him with short stuff with close in fielders. Nazmul was a surprise call anyway and they must think Sajid is more of a wkt taker. Sakib survived but don't expect him to see action in the first test. His shortcomings are getting more and more exposed..
Agree :notworthy:

Beamer
December 31, 2007, 12:38 PM
probably this is the end for JO. Quite unfortunate to leave without getting single opportunity on this tour to prove his worth. infact, selecting him for this tour was a big mistake. Had i have an opportunity to ask the selectors why they have selected someone who doesnt get a game and gets axed? Is carrying the bottles becoming a specialist position now a days?
I wasnt a big fan of JO. However, thanx to him for all his contribution towards the team. respect

He did get an opportunity, but the rain Gods didn't smile on him. There are only 11 spots in a team and its not unusual that some never gets to see any action. They are called backups in case of injury. You want to go to overseas with 11 players only? And what worth are you talking about?

sadi
December 31, 2007, 12:54 PM
Backup don't get a game in many tours. It is not anything bad. Actually that shows the team is doing quite well and there wasn't any need for a change. Until the third odi, everything seemed to go okay. Specially the opening spot. So Javed leaves empty handed. Atleast he got to visit New Zealand and shop for his family.

fan_frm_the_uk
December 31, 2007, 12:55 PM
He did get an opportunity, but the rain Gods didn't smile on him. There are only 11 spots in a team and its not unusual that some never gets to see any action. They are called backups in case of injury. You want to go to overseas with 11 players only? And what worth are you talking about?

im not supporting JO. I said it was a mistake in the first place to include him. he wouldnt do anything better.
Everyone in the squad had one chance at least. Even the new guy Sajidul had one. 15 out of the 16 guys were lucky. Javed played the T20!!! just because we had to rest some key players. and javed didnt have to bat either.
anyways, i just wanted to thank him for his contribution.

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 01:01 PM
im not supporting JO. I said it was a mistake in the first place to include him. he wouldnt do anything better.
Everyone in the squad had one chance at least. Even the new guy Sajidul had one. 15 out of the 16 guys were lucky. Javed played the T20!!! just because we had to rest some key players. and javed didnt have to bat either.
anyways, i just wanted to thank him for his contribution.


he was also in the 2nd warm up game which washed out.
link (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/nzvbdesh/engine/match/300425.html)
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr bgcolor="#cccccc"> <td>
</td> <td colspan="3">Bangladeshis team</td> <td>
</td> <td>
</td></tr></tbody></table> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="620"> <tbody> <tr> <td>http://img.cricinfo.com/engine-nav/captain.gifMohammad Ashraful (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/55988.html), Tamim Iqbal (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56194.html), Junaid Siddique (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/55946.html), Javed Omar (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/55935.html), Aftab Ahmed (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56266.html), Shakib Al Hasan (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56143.html), Farhad Reza (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/55894.html), http://img.cricinfo.com/engine-nav/keeper.gifMushfiqur Rahim (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56029.html), Mehrab Hossain jnr (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56031.html), Abdur Razzak (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56283.html), Shahadat Hossain (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56149.html), Nazmul Hossain (http://www.banglacricket.com/nzvbdesh/content/player/56056.html) </td></tr></tbody></table>
In case u r wondering they allowed 12 players in the warm up but only 11 batter and 11 bowler.

Eshen
December 31, 2007, 01:04 PM
So what is our test squad again?
Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees, Rajin Saleh, Shakib Al Hasan, Farhad Reza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Abdur Razzak, Enamul Haque Jr, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain, Sajidul Islam.

BD Tigers
December 31, 2007, 01:27 PM
I'd give Tusher another chance in the test instead of Shakib. he really didnt do anything in the ODIs to get a spot.

As for Mushi, i have nothing more to say. Selectors are going to destroy this kid like they did before.

Murad
December 31, 2007, 01:50 PM
Good to see JO & Mehrab Jr out of good. Mehrab Jr should've not been selectect in the first place. Poor selections.

Tushar.. Give him another chance in the Test series against SA. He could bea good Test player. He's not an ODI player. Another poor selection by our bagh mama party.

Nazmul, he came from no where. Stupid selectors

So many question marks on their first selection. Hope they select a good team for the next series.

Sovik
December 31, 2007, 02:31 PM
nazmul and javed got axed without playing any matches.

Dhakablues
December 31, 2007, 03:04 PM
I agree. The selection has been almost non sense. On what context they kept Mushfique I wonder. Why Rafique/Pilot was left out for such a tough tour, I wonder...Why is Sakib in the test squad and not Tusher, when the former is the most scariest player to watch, honestly. Seems like Sakib is more of a bowler these days... Leaving out Javed Omar for test was amazing. Yeah, most likely Shahrier would open along with Tamim but I think considering the conditions, Tamim will not be able to negotiate the 3 slip, silly mid on,, aggressive fielding strategy by Vettori. Anyhow,,,, many questions,, I wonder what Rafique/Durjoy is chewing these days..

habfreak
December 31, 2007, 03:17 PM
I can't believe I''m saying this...but JO should have been kept to do damage control in the second test after we lose in 1.5 days in the first...AND WHY IS PILOT IGNORED again?????

Electrequiem
December 31, 2007, 03:22 PM
Mehrab Jr. : "The smile on your face lets me know that you need me!"
Siddons: "STFU, not anymore."

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 03:34 PM
I agree. The selection has been almost non sense. On what context they kept Mushfique I wonder. Why Rafique/Pilot was left out for such a tough tour, I wonder...Why is Sakib in the test squad and not Tusher, when the former is the most scariest player to watch, honestly. Seems like Sakib is more of a bowler these days... Leaving out Javed Omar for test was amazing. Yeah, most likely Shahrier would open along with Tamim but I think considering the conditions, Tamim will not be able to negotiate the 3 slip, silly mid on,, aggressive fielding strategy by Vettori. Anyhow,,,, many questions,, I wonder what Rafique/Durjoy is chewing these days..

As usual you are correct.

Haider
December 31, 2007, 03:38 PM
This is Junaids first series.. right.. so why not let him have it his way and make as many mistakes as possible.. If he shud be our future then.. he needs to learn as much as possible before he can really shine. I believe .. he shud also get a shot at test .. is he in ?? more exposure .. will cut down his nervousness and help him adopt to the high level. cuz we all know.. he has talent..

wiseshah
December 31, 2007, 03:47 PM
Good to see JO & Mehrab Jr out of good. Mehrab Jr should've not been selectect in the first place. Poor selections.

Tushar.. Give him another chance in the Test series against SA. He could bea good Test player. He's not an ODI player. Another poor selection by our bagh mama party.

Nazmul, he came from no where. Stupid selectors

So many question marks on their first selection. Hope they select a good team for the next series.


this is the dumbest selectors ever. first of all, they select javed, mehrab jr for ODI, then nazmul came from no where. only tushars exclusion is justified. even after the ODi poor show, how could u leave out javed, mehrab from test side. They are the real test player. so funny thing is now, javed/mehrab is not good for test but they are good for ODI, what a surprise.

may be next time they will select najmul hossain milon, for test and javed-rajin-mehrab-tushar for ODI

Haider
December 31, 2007, 03:48 PM
I agree. The selection has been almost non sense. On what context they kept Mushfique I wonder. Why Rafique/Pilot was left out for such a tough tour, I wonder...Why is Sakib in the test squad and not Tusher, when the former is the most scariest player to watch, honestly. Seems like Sakib is more of a bowler these days... Leaving out Javed Omar for test was amazing. Yeah, most likely Shahrier would open along with Tamim but I think considering the conditions, Tamim will not be able to negotiate the 3 slip, silly mid on,, aggressive fielding strategy by Vettori. Anyhow,,,, many questions,, I wonder what Rafique/Durjoy is chewing these days..

The answer to all your why is "experiment" with young players under the new coach. Thats what I think is going on. Doesn't matter if the young bunch can't handle experience international teams. Its still a new begining for us under Siddons. So i believe that has a lot to do with cutting JO, Rafiq, Bashar and them old players and others who doesn't look good enuff for future. .. I believe.. the coach is examining each players strength and weakness that he can take it with him back home and work to perfection. (that is what i wudda done, if i was the couch) And plus .. if u realy look at the team.. most of these players look like they are a permanent group like Tamim, Aftab, Ash, Mushy, Sakib, Lalla, Mash, Shahadat, (Rasel).. I think this is good no matter how bad each individual plays, if they learn to play with each other as a group and get familiarised.. I think it would be easier for Ash to captain the team later on. Just my $.02 :-|

hoodlum
December 31, 2007, 03:49 PM
JO,tushar needed to be axed...good decision

al Furqaan
December 31, 2007, 04:25 PM
yes the selectors have done a good job. with farhad in the Test side, there was no place for a 5th seamer in Nazmul. Besides i don't think he has pace, accuracy, or lateral movement to succeed.

very good move on axing JO out. he didn't play a single ODI and now is sent home for the Tests. my condolensces but at least Javed has had a 12 year career. many far better players have not had as nearly much, just ask Jamie.

Tushar's dismissal i also welcome. He is not a test player. doesn't have the technique or skill. I however do feel that he needs to be given at least a few more chances in the ODI game against south africa. i suspect he is as bad as Rubu *knows* he is, yet i need to be sure. everyone deserves a chance.

as far as mehrab, i think he was the only one of the 4 who could make a case for inclusion. seems to have solid technique, at least better than sakib who remains. but i won't lose any sleep over it, mehrab will have plenty of chances to prove himself later.

one word on Pilot. everyone wants to see him in the test squad. i ask why? we now understand that NCL performance, at the moment, means didly squat. facing 125 k balls from kashemul arefin or naimul farid is not the same as taking on the 145 k martin and mills and mason in the bouncy tracks of kiwiland. one word for all the pilot lovers: SAKIB.

if you think pilot taking one catch and making one stumping that rahim won't will win us a Test or even save an innings defeat, then i am afraid you will be disappointed and your health will suffering following BD cricket. rahim might actually be as poor an ODI batsman as pilot, but he is far superior in the longer version. remember the only reason he is playing ODIs is cuz pilot's form took such a sharp drop. mushy is a godsend for us in Test cricket. no question about it.

al Furqaan
December 31, 2007, 04:28 PM
my 1st Test XI

1 - SN
2 - Tamim
3 - Bashar
4 - Ash
5 - Rajin (or Farhad or Sakib)
6 - Aftab
7 - Rahim
8 - Mash
9 - Sajid
10 - Shahadat
11 - Enam

with our middle order so thin, i actually want Bashar to play now, nevermind that selectors would never think of benching him.

shujan
December 31, 2007, 04:51 PM
we need to fly in pilot as soon as possible. Mushi is in very bad shape. we will lose him if he continues to play in this form.


For the first time you spoke my mind. We also need Rafiq if I may add. He is an inspiration to the young bunch. He does not need to get wicket himself. All the SLA were effective because of his mentoring. Razzak, Sakib need Rafiq's guidence to be effective whatsoever. I remember the article about Harbajan singh asking guidence from Rafiq. There is no substitue of years of top class experience. Rafiq could have similar success like Vettori.

akabir77
December 31, 2007, 05:44 PM
if you think pilot taking one catch and making one stumping that rahim won't will win us a Test or even save an innings defeat, then i am afraid you will be disappointed and your health will suffering following BD cricket. rahim might actually be as poor an ODI batsman as pilot, but he is far superior in the longer version. remember the only reason he is playing ODIs is cuz pilot's form took such a sharp drop. mushy is a godsend for us in Test cricket. no question about it.


I guess you havn't watched the last ODI (in NZ) closely. Else you would have noticed how bad form mushi is in now. He is our future and that why we need to make sure that he is well taken care off. I don't think letting him play in this bad form in a difficult condition will help him in anyway. And this is not some thing new. he has been in poor from from NCL (which you don't want to take in consider where he is not even in top 15 in 4 day games). and don't let me start on his keeping.

If you think pilot can win us test or Mushi that matter then i would say wake up. But what will happen if pilot takes a good catch we might be able to lose by innings and 9 wkt or may be for pilots slow batting we might end up on third day.

Please don't brand us as pilot lovers or something. Else i have to say you don't want to see BD does better in future.

Playing these teenagers in TEST will not bring anything good for them or us. only thing will confirm is a 2 day test.
Thank you.

Nafi
December 31, 2007, 05:56 PM
For the first time you spoke my mind. We also need Rafiq if I may add. He is an inspiration to the young bunch. He does not need to get wicket himself. All the SLA were effective because of his mentoring. Razzak, Sakib need Rafiq's guidence to be effective whatsoever. I remember the article about Harbajan singh asking guidence from Rafiq. There is no substitue of years of top class experience. Rafiq could have similar success like Vettori.

agreed I desperately think that Rafique keeps our other SLA in check and in form,

Dhakablues
December 31, 2007, 07:09 PM
Seriously, this is the first time I am scared of what is to happen in few days to our Test team... I havent had this feeling for a long time since BD tour to Australia. I almost forgot about those innings defeats, Cricinfos title stories and Rajesh numbers,,,This is the first time I felt like begging Sir Bashar save us from disgrace,, I dont have faith in Ashraful anymore as a captain for this series.

tonoy
December 31, 2007, 07:41 PM
This is the first time I felt like begging Sir Bashar save us from disgrace,, I dont have faith in Ashraful anymore as a captain for this series.

Music to my ears. :-D

nahaz
December 31, 2007, 08:06 PM
For all the JO haters, wake up! We just got slaughtered yesterday, and it was because of the majority of the squad being inexperienced..otherwise someone would have stood up to fight.I would have loved to see Zunaed play, problem is...Tamim and Zunaed are both inexperienced at test level and I still don't know if SN is back to his early years (2005)...if Zuaned plays and fails in his first series ,we can't blame him...but we can't afford that since our midle order also seems very volatile with Aftab in it.

I was thinking maybe Bashar can stay out of the squad, but after yesterday I wouldn't dare. At least he can do damage control.Tushar prob got axed rightfully,bu I hope to see him playing in our home series..might suit him more.We need heaps of experience in our test squad.<b> This series is now
about damage control. </b>

Good luck to anyone who gets picked. But I don't see Sakib or Mushy doing that well this series.But if Siddons truly does not care about humiliation, maybe he should try out Zunaed...for thefuture.

Aaron
December 31, 2007, 08:11 PM
Good news as JO GOLLA is out of test team!! Onek din pore holeo nirbachokder bodhodoy hoise.

karimjay.
December 31, 2007, 09:49 PM
Good news..?

We're screwed.

Not being a pessimist, just a realist.

What was the point of even bringing Nazmul along?

istiak
December 31, 2007, 10:07 PM
I know BC forum members very long now and i know very well their anti JO position. But still do we have a better test opener than JO?

Spitfire_x86
December 31, 2007, 10:33 PM
Probably a dozen.

cricket_fanatic
December 31, 2007, 10:40 PM
Well, I'm not too surprised that JO was dropped: Tamim made runs in ODIs, SN is in test squad and Zunaed seems to have impressed Siddons, albeit without scoring in the ODIs. Siddons probably sees Zunaed as part of his long term plan and wants to give him a go, rather than sticking with JO.

However, I don't see how Sakib stayed. His scores were similar to Tushar's and being the top scorers of NCL I guess their failures once again put a question mark over the credibility of NCL performances.

Also, we seriously need some thinking about the wk position. If Mushfiq dooesn't show any improvement with his batting in the tests do we persist with him or recall pilot for our busy schedule ahead? At the moment, the guy seems horribly out of place while batting in intl cricket.

al Furqaan
December 31, 2007, 11:33 PM
I guess you havn't watched the last ODI (in NZ) closely. Else you would have noticed how bad form mushi is in now. He is our future and that why we need to make sure that he is well taken care off. I don't think letting him play in this bad form in a difficult condition will help him in anyway. And this is not some thing new. he has been in poor from from NCL (which you don't want to take in consider where he is not even in top 15 in 4 day games). and don't let me start on his keeping.

If you think pilot can win us test or Mushi that matter then i would say wake up. But what will happen if pilot takes a good catch we might be able to lose by innings and 9 wkt or may be for pilots slow batting we might end up on third day.

Please don't brand us as pilot lovers or something. Else i have to say you don't want to see BD does better in future.

Playing these teenagers in TEST will not bring anything good for them or us. only thing will confirm is a 2 day test.
Thank you.

i disagree, akabir bhai.

rahim is like ashraful and aftab. that is to say he is genuine class. he might be in poor form, and i did see his last dismissal. however, he is one guy who simply will not throw his wicket away. and he has the ability to tango with the best of them.

genuinely classy batsman do not stay in poor form for long. think of ash, he could get out for a golden duck one game (england 05) and crack a match-winning run a ball hundred the next (aussies at cardiff).

rahim is now 18 years old. yes he is young. but he is also more mature in a cricketing stage than our usual 18 year olds. i don't feel that bringing in pilot will help, firstly. and secondly, we need to pick some youngsters who have potential and stick with them even if they are struggling. constantly changing the lineup is not going to make a winning formula.

cricketboy
January 1, 2008, 12:26 AM
Selecting Mehrab and Javed in the 1st place was a stupid decision. They are better test players than ODI, then if they can make it in ODIs why not test. Weird. Javed would have been a better choice instead of Zunaid for the reserve opener but I think Siddons wants younger players.

Murad
January 1, 2008, 01:46 PM
Selector Akram Khan however was available to comment on the issue over telephone and he said that they have just honoured the decision of new Australian coach Jamie Siddons.

"You have every right to raise the question about whether the decision was logical or not. But what I can say that we simply accepted it to honour our new coach who actually expressed his desire to try with the new pair on this tour," explained Akram.

"But it is also true that we have to take a harsh decision if we want to find a permanent solution for the opening spot. We have taken a risky decision by keeping two uncapped openers for the Test series, but I think the batting of Tamim Iqbal and Zunaed Siddiqui in the one-day series have prompted our coach to take this challenging decision," he added.

Asked if the coach has become bigger than the selection panel itself, Akram defended Siddons.

"You know each and every coach always picks up one or two players at the beginning of their tenure and I think Jamie wanted to rely on Zunaed. And there is nothing wrong to respect the decision of a coach. But what we must ensure that we don't show impatience to the new guys rather we have to keep faith in them," he opined.

The former national skipper also defended their decision of selecting Javed Omar for the one-day squad.

"We were helpless to pick up Javed because of poor form of Shahriar Nafees. But Nafees returned to form latter and without any doubt he is always our first choice if the left-hander is in form," Akram said.

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BangladeshFan
January 1, 2008, 02:17 PM
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the selection was more or less ok. i really like persisting with zunaed and dropping JO.

but pilot is a clear choice over mushfique in tests. he puts a price on his wicket which cant be said about many Bd batsman and he has done well in NCL. Mush should better do well in tests otherwise he may be excluded for a long time to come.

Rafiq over Rajjak. I still wonder how can they exclcude Rafiq from the squad?? Rafiq is a wicket taker in tests and his lusty hitting is an asset down the order. Never mind he has a test century in WI. How many among the Bd batsmen has a test century:-/

AsifTheManRahman
January 1, 2008, 02:27 PM
This is funny, Tushar getting dropped again.