PDA

View Full Version : "He will be the Golden Boy of BD Cricket", says Siddons


rupantor
January 9, 2008, 06:50 PM
"He will be the Golden Boy of Bangladesh Cricket".
This is what Jamie Siddons thinks about one of our national team player.
Guess who that player is!!
According to Siddons, the "Golden Boy" is our wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s performance behind the stumps improved a lot. But considering his performance with bat throughout the series in New Zealand, I found this observation quite interesting. He must be doing really well in the nets. Also with this “Golden Boy” stump, the possibility of Khaled Masud Pilot’s comeback does not look bright at all.

Source: Prothom-Alo (http://prothom-alo.com/mcat.news.details.php?nid=Nzc0NDY=&mid=OA==)

Sovik
January 9, 2008, 07:22 PM
he is a great prospect and he will get better

Gowza
January 9, 2008, 07:42 PM
it's interesting how siddons is going about things. first he says junaid is something special, now he says rahim will be the golden boy. if these players don't come through for him he's going to look a little bit foolish. atm it's tough to know where siddons is coming from because we don't have much of an idea of how much he knows about players outside of the national team. if he knows very little then once he gets to know a few more players he might rethink his opinions, if he knows a fair amount then i guess he's already starting to pick who he wants in his long term team. in either case it's up to him to guide these players into becoming a good unit at the international level.

al Furqaan
January 9, 2008, 07:47 PM
i think he sees what i see in rahim: a technically sound player mature well beyond, not only his years, but those of his teammates as well.

and his keeping was good too. IMO, his keeping needs to improve when he stands up to the stumps.

Sovik
January 9, 2008, 07:51 PM
i think he sees what i see in rahim: a technically sound player mature well beyond, not only his years, but those of his teammates as well.

and his keeping was good too. IMO, his keeping needs to improve when he stands up to the stumps.

he is still young and he will improve but how fast is the question.

Gowza
January 9, 2008, 07:53 PM
have to agree that he's made a couple of pretty bold statements though, more power to him if he's correct though.

cricket_king
January 9, 2008, 08:05 PM
Well I'm not quite sure what he sees in him...I really don't see anything special at all.

AsifTheManRahman
January 9, 2008, 08:10 PM
Bat him at #3 for God's sake!!!

Sovik
January 9, 2008, 08:11 PM
Bat him at #3 for God's sake!!!

did anyone one congratulate you for your ten grand posts yet

Gowza
January 9, 2008, 08:15 PM
imo there's too much talent in BD for siddons to already know who's going to be the golden boy after just a couple of months. he would have mainly only seen the players selected for this NZ tour. there is a lot of other talent out there that he might not have seen at all or hasn't seen enough of to really gauge their talent.

Ajfar
January 9, 2008, 08:18 PM
did anyone one congratulate you for your ten grand posts yet

yeaa..there was a whole thread abt thatt...

Antora
January 9, 2008, 08:20 PM
Golden boy Mushy? ummm ok, i guess i'll just have to wait and see what he means by that.

Sovik
January 9, 2008, 08:21 PM
yeaa..there was a whole thread abt thatt...

missed it.

Murad
January 9, 2008, 08:31 PM
Golden boy Mushy? ummm ok, i guess i'll just have to wait and see what he means by that.

Yeah wait and see how he becomes the golden duck boy of BD cricket.

Sohel
January 9, 2008, 09:09 PM
Not to take anything away from our Mushy, I think Coach Siddons will find quite at least half a dozen "golden boys of Bangladeshi cricket" as he becomes more familiar with our players. If raw talent, temperament, and the ability to learn and apply fundamental technique are the 3 things that may one think of such accolades, I can't wait until he has a good look at Imrul Kayes.

If he's looking for just raw talent, we have plenty more where Mushy came from ... :)

Dhakablues
January 9, 2008, 09:17 PM
Yeah he is the golden "blue eyed" " Boy" indeed.. Gold is good and pricey these days,, but I guess Siddons doesnt know that we have some "Platinum and Titanium" boys outside the squad...:)

BanCricFan
January 9, 2008, 09:33 PM
Bat him at #3 for God's sake!!!

You wanna ruin his career before it even got started!:o

Russell2k7
January 9, 2008, 09:35 PM
Talent my foot!! Here is the Golden Boy of BD.

30.1 Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, on the leg stump, Rahim moves across and misses the line and is cleaned up.

Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=LqCNQpG3D54

BanCricFan
January 9, 2008, 09:35 PM
Yeah wait and see how he becomes the golden duck boy of BD cricket.

:floor:

BanCricFan
January 9, 2008, 09:41 PM
Not to take anything away from our Mushy, I think Coach Siddons will find quite at least half a dozen "golden boys of Bangladeshi cricket" as he becomes more familiar with our players. If raw talent, temperament, and the ability to learn and apply fundamental technique are the 3 things that may one think of such accolades, I can't wait until he has a good look at Imrul Kayes.

If he's looking for just raw talent, we have plenty more where Mushy came from ... :)

WOW! Quite a build up...hope he delivers!

mahbubH
January 9, 2008, 09:43 PM
Bat him at #3 for God's sake!!!
He is technically most sound batsman after our Ash. I had no clue why he is batting so low in test cricket. He should bat up in the order. He has a good head which is very rare for a BD cricketer.

Beamer
January 9, 2008, 10:15 PM
The thing with Siddons is, he has good eyes, very keen eyes to spot who has it in them and who doesn't. I am not surprised one bit why he rates him so highly. Remember 2004 England trip. He was just 16 and played a superb innings in one of the warm up games. That created quite a buzz in the English media and he was given a debut at Lord's at that age. I think he scored 18 or something, but it was of high class. What followed was a subpar series against SL at home when he batted at no.6 as a specialist bat. He was dropped after that ( yet another premature debut and subsequent drop ) until WC. His last significant innings was against SL last year when he scored a tremendous 80. I am not sure how many BD player, besides Ash, can play that confidently against Murali. So, his quality is obviously there and Siddons, a keen evaluator, didn't miss it. Now, his ODI batting hasn't been too well, and lot of us are judging him based on his string of bad runs in ODI's. But, his true quality, in my mind, lies with his batting in the extended version of the game, and a lot higher than no.7. He will come good. He is only 18-19! What he had going against him was his subpar keeping. But, he has been improving and that is a good sign.

Dhakablues
January 9, 2008, 10:23 PM
He is technically most sound batsman after our Ash. I had no clue why he is batting so low in test cricket. He should bat up in the order. He has a good head which is very rare for a BD cricketer.

Can you explain what do you mean by technically sound? What does that mean? Are you saying that he is "technically" better than Aftab/Sakib/Bashar/Junaed/Tusher/Alok.. Do you really think he is that good despite his poor show at NCL? I mean we hear all these things about technically sound and better,, but how come a technically sound batsman score 0, 0, 4, 4, 0s like scores by hitting wrong lines or lack of footwork? I dont know man,, I dont buy this technically sound thing anymore, cause Alok/Rokon claimed to be the technical talents and look what happened to them..

Beamer
January 9, 2008, 10:23 PM
Not to take anything away from our Mushy, I think Coach Siddons will find quite at least half a dozen "golden boys of Bangladeshi cricket" as he becomes more familiar with our players. If raw talent, temperament, and the ability to learn and apply fundamental technique are the 3 things that may one think of such accolades, I can't wait until he has a good look at Imrul Kayes.

If he's looking for just raw talent, we have plenty more where Mushy came from ... :)

I have a pretty good idea about what Siddons looks for in a player. Now is the time to push the case for Kapali once again. A few sessions with Kaps will convince JS, and the way he is, it will be hard to ignore his demands. I know, this comment will give bum rash to a lot people, but, it is time once again. :big_hug:

fan_frm_the_uk
January 9, 2008, 10:27 PM
I think Siddons should say 'Mushi' has the potential to be something special. I guess most of the forum members here will do better than the way the was bowled by vettori...ha ha ha (just a joke).
My point is, watever Siddons saying is based on the qualities he found so far. its nothing related comparing 'x' with 'y'. He doesnt have to call some1 golden boy and had to find Rahim just because there was no other option.

He has trined the top level players, so impressing him is not very easy. As far i remember, rahim scored a couple of centuries during the tour in England and even the local media started calling him 'wonder boy'. However, we know how often our golden boys dont take time to prove "ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD".

I remember what sunil Gavasker said about Ash.. "talent without temperament is nothing...simply nothig"
Anyways, lets hope siddons had made the right prediction.. finger crossed

tonoy
January 9, 2008, 10:29 PM
What?? Kapali in the national team!?? Over my dead body!!(cocks a shotgun)

fan_frm_the_uk
January 9, 2008, 10:37 PM
Oh!!!! Kapali.. wish he was in the team and score some runs (which he doesnt).. but apart from that 20/20 match i love the way he bats

sadi
January 9, 2008, 10:42 PM
I am not surprised. Actually I read that in Prothom Alo and had a smile in my face knowing exactly what he means. A lot of people like to judge someone by looking at the scoreboard or by looking at one or two dismissals. It's the potential that JS is looking for right now. If you think of him as a mechanic, basically he is still looking for his tools before he start his work and build the final product and surely, he finds Mushfiq suitable for that.

Now, ofcourse tomorrow someone else can come and impresses him even more with their keeping and batting ability. That doesn't make Mushfiq less of a player. After spending so much time in Australia working and playing with so much talent, he surely has the eye to spot one and I am glad he likes what he sees from Mushfiq. I think he will slowing bring him up the order and give him more duties but for now, he wants Mushfiq to concentrate on his keeping.

More I read about JS, more I get convinced that he is the right man for this job. He will change how cricket is played in Bangladesh. I can't wait to see that day!!!

Beamer
January 9, 2008, 10:42 PM
I think Siddons likes to push the buttons, the right buttons, to motivate players that are under performing but also has higher expectation from him. It has worked so far.

1 Tamim : He was set on him from the get go and said so publicly. He came out good.
2 Zunaid : Another player he was keen on. "Special" was the tag? Well, he showed.
3 Mash : Singled him out by not mentioning his name when he credited other bowlers. Credited Shahadat for showing up every game. I would say Mash had his best test spell in years.
4 Mushy : Well..lets see if he responds.
5 Ash : Called him technically the best in the 1st test despite the poor string of runs.
6 Enam : He backed him.

He has expectations from the above..

I will be worried if he never says anything about me. Whether its good or bad. That means, I am out the door soon. Bashar?

Beamer
January 9, 2008, 10:44 PM
I am not surprised. Actually I read that in Prothom Alo and had a smile in my face knowing exactly what he means. A lot of people like to judge someone by looking at the scoreboard or by looking at one or two dismissals. It's the potential that JS is looking for right now. If you think of him as a mechanic, basically he is still looking for his tools before he start his work and build the final product and surely, he finds Mushfiq suitable for that.

Now, ofcourse tomorrow someone else can come and impresses him even more with their keeping and batting ability. That doesn't make Mushfiq less of a player. After spending so much time in Australia working and playing with so much talent, he surely has the eye to spot one and I am glad he likes what he sees from Mushfiq. I think he will slowing bring him up the order and give him more duties but for now, he wants Mushfiq to concentrate on his keeping.

More I read about JS, more I get convinced that he is the right man for this job. He will change how cricket is played in Bangladesh. I can't wait to see that day!!!

Exactly. He is the man for the job. No doubt about it.

sadi
January 9, 2008, 10:45 PM
Good point Beamer. That stratergy works so well with players. If you praise them, they get the confidence and give their 100 percent. If you don't mention them, they know the sign and it motivates them to perform and have him on their side.

Beamer
January 9, 2008, 10:59 PM
Sadi

I said one thing so many times here that I don't bother to say anymore. Wins or losses as of now are irrelevant. Your mechanic analogy is correct. If you want to build something good, first of all, you have to identify the quality material. Only then, you can start building a solid structure. Quality consists of three things and in order : Bravery, Youth and Technical solvency. Now, bravery is a delicate thing. Its not about someone with gung ho attitude, but someone who is willing to play positive with prudence. Sometimes it is all about brave resistance in dire straits. Youth is obviously preferred as they are coachable. And, you gotta be technically solvent, not immaculate, but solvent. That means, Tushar, JO - pack it in and go home. These are Siddons rule and the norm for building a side for this century.

Beamer
January 9, 2008, 11:05 PM
What?? Kapali in the national team!?? Over my dead body!!(cocks a shotgun)
Don't rule it out man! Whatmore loved him in nets as well and he said so many times. I am sure once JS has a look at him, he will catch his eyes. Maybe all Kapali needs is someone who will back him. This change in staff might as well change his fortunes. But, Kapali will have to help himself. There are vacancies in the test middle order. Bashar will be gone soon. Apart from Ash and SN, one spot, if not two, is open. So, he is in the running along with Nazim.

tonoy
January 9, 2008, 11:18 PM
Don't rule it out man! Whatmore loved him in nets as well and he said so many times. I am sure once JS has a look at him, he will catch his eyes. Maybe all Kapali needs is someone who will back him. This change in staff might as well change his fortunes. But, Kapali will have to help himself. There are vacancies in the test middle order. Bashar will be gone soon. Apart from Ash and SN, one spot, if not two, is open. So, he is in the running along with Nazim.

True though. Now that I think of it, Im getting awfully worried.:o

Mahir
January 9, 2008, 11:45 PM
Apparently Mushy has built quite a basher-base here at BC after his recent slump with the bat. The mistakes he's making out there in the middle, are those of a batsman truly out-of-form with no confidence. Yes its the good-old out-of-form excuse, but that's all I see from his batting. With his solid technique, Mushy is capable enough to fare much better than now. A vote of confidence from The Coach should do a world of good for him. He already has shown good improvement with the glove.

Bat him at #3 for God's sake!!!

Ameen.

mahbubH
January 9, 2008, 11:54 PM
Can you explain what do you mean by technically sound? What does that mean? Are you saying that he is "technically" better than Aftab/Sakib/Bashar/Junaed/Tusher/Alok.. Do you really think he is that good despite his poor show at NCL? I mean we hear all these things about technically sound and better,, but how come a technically sound batsman score 0, 0, 4, 4, 0s like scores by hitting wrong lines or lack of footwork? I dont know man,, I dont buy this technically sound thing anymore, cause Alok/Rokon claimed to be the technical talents and look what happened to them..

What I see good in Mushfiq are:

He plays more in V than the batsmen you mentioned. Think about first innings out of Aftab. That was not the first time Aftab got out that way. His bat was coming from point are to mid one. If his bat comes from 1st slip and has an intention to play in V he would not got out of that ball.

Tusher is a good candidate of lbw even in BD pitch we already know what happened in NZ.

You can talk about the way Mushfiq got out in an ODI in NZ.. that was ugly but in general his technique better than any other batsmen of BD except Ash that includes the players you mentioned.

shaoun
January 10, 2008, 12:45 AM
i still think khaled mashud should be in the test team as a keeper. the way mushfique is batting he shouldnt b in the test team. mushfique played some good innins hope he can keep it up. but for now khaled mashud is still the man behind the wicket. mushfique should keep in odi and khaled mashud should b the keeper in test cricket.

Rifat
January 10, 2008, 12:58 AM
Talent my foot!! Here is the Golden Boy of BD.

30.1 Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, on the leg stump, Rahim moves across and misses the line and is cleaned up.

Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=LqCNQpG3D54

i will add that to my "embarrassing bangladesh cricket list"

currently leading:

Sri Lanka 62 & 89
world Cup Ireland
World cup Canada(2003)
Vettori "animalistic laugh" Bangladesh all out 93
Vaas Hattrick 1st three ball World cup(2003) {shariar, ASHRAFUL(currently, the best player in the team), Ehsanul Haque.}

there were plenty of other "Bangladesh embarrassment" but these are the ones where me and to note many other bangladeshis went home crying to their mommies/self

these things can only be learned from, and we can only learn and relearn how to properly play cricket, Mushfiqur Rahim? calling him mature for only a couple of instances where on other cases he forgot the basic rules of batting can only be looked upon as a source for major improvement.

i still have hope for him despite all the mean, nice, ordinary, extraordinary things i said about him. like Ashraful when he was young Mushfiqur is going through a "duck trial" where you learn by scoring countless international ducks, like israr said on the other thread, we have to persist with some players like we did with ashraful keeping him in the squad for both ODI and tests is the only solution i see...

Sohel
January 10, 2008, 01:30 AM
I have a pretty good idea about what Siddons looks for in a player. Now is the time to push the case for Kapali once again. A few sessions with Kaps will convince JS, and the way he is, it will be hard to ignore his demands. I know, this comment will give bum rash to a lot people, but, it is time once again. :big_hug:

I'm convinced Coach Siddons will like what he sees in Alok when he gets to it. That said, what Alok does to overcome some of his transitional issues at the highest level is ENTIRELY up to him. I hope the Coach puts him some sort of program so that he can do better, and not wait until his early 30s to pull a Misbah. A good stint with the A-team may actually be the way to do it.

Alok IMHO could have and should have done MUCH BETTER in the NCL when it counted in order to be considered for the NZ tour, irrespective of the alleged logic behind some of the questionable selections. Everyone has HIGHER expectations from him and he needs to deliver. That said, his 168 (230 balls, 27/4s, 2/6s, SR 73.04) against Barisal's excellent bowlers, according to opposition Captain Shahriar Nafees and others was the classiest, most error-free of this season. His 2nd ton of the year, the 111 from 110 balls against a depleted Khulna (with 12/4s and 2/6s with an SR of 100.9) was also praised heavily in the local media. Just a couple of glimpses into what he can do once he makes the important psychological transition into the highest level. When, how or whether that will happen remains a mystery. Luckily he has youth and talent on his side.

Sohel
January 10, 2008, 02:19 AM
... Apart from Ash and SN, one spot, if not two, is open. So, he is in the running along with Nazim.

I'm not so sure about Mohammad Nazimuddin at all. I've had the chance to watch him pretty closely and his footwork appears very similar to Tushar's from what I've seen. He also takes more chances than Tushar with good results at the domestic level. I don't think Coach Siddons will like what he sees at this point to include him in the XV as either a top or middle order batsman. Nafees Iqbal remains my first choice for a top order batsman who can be considered for guidance at this point while Nazim is managed into improving himself into contention in 2-3 years alongside Shezan, Mehrab Jr, Dhiman and the gritty Abul Bashar.

That said, I'm looking forward to Abir with his more compact defense to become a permanent fixture and hoping for Shakib to clean up his technique under the coach's guidance and anchor middle order before any one of those guys, including Alok, gets into the picture.

Nasif
January 10, 2008, 02:41 AM
Talent my foot!! Here is the Golden Boy of BD.

30.1 Vettori to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, on the leg stump, Rahim moves across and misses the line and is cleaned up.

Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=LqCNQpG3D54

I was watching that live and that was quite horrible. He is one of those batsman who has a tendency to shuffle towards the offstump right after the ball leaves the bowler's hand. Regardless of where the ball is pitching, he shuffles toward offstump more or less. That makes him prone to lbw or clean bowled by anything that is pitched on middle and legstump. He needs to stop doing that if he wants to be a solid batsman. Its a very bad habit to have, Athar Ali used to have that.

On that occasion he shuffled bit too much which completely exposed his legstump. Vetorri probably was already aware of this flaw.

Not sure why Coach is glamorizing him so much. I find his batting quite ordinary. We have had these sorts of batsman come and go (and disappear into oblivion). Unless he fixes his flaws he will have tough time against upcoming keepers. The days of one man Wicketkeeper show, as in Khaled Mashud, is over.

BD-Shardul
January 10, 2008, 02:53 AM
Wow, Siddons has Midas touch :D

mbssr
January 10, 2008, 05:32 AM
Ya sure, mushfiqur Rahim is indeed golden duck. He is neither batsman, nor a keeper.

MohammedC
January 10, 2008, 05:55 AM
May be coach is trying to give him psychological boost.

Nafi
January 10, 2008, 06:02 AM
Read my sig

cricket_king
January 10, 2008, 06:05 AM
I'm not so sure about Mohammad Nazimuddin at all. I've had the chance to watch him pretty closely and his footwork appears very similar to Tushar's from what I've seen. He also takes more chances than Tushar with good results at the domestic level. I don't think Coach Siddons will like what he sees at this point to include him in the XV as either a top or middle order batsman. Nafees Iqbal remains my first choice for a top order batsman who can be considered for guidance at this point while Nazim is managed into improving himself into contention in 2-3 years alongside Shezan, Mehrab Jr, Dhiman and the gritty Abul Bashar.

That said, I'm looking forward to Abir with his more compact defense to become a permanent fixture and hoping for Shakib to clean up his technique under the coach's guidance and anchor middle order before any one of those guys, including Alok, gets into the picture.

Of all the players you could mention you had to mention Nafees Iqbal. I've watched him in pretty much all the games he played in international level and I guarantee you he hasn't got what it takes to be a decent player for any team. He's absolutely useless in my opinion, even more so than Kapali, who has shown glimpses of what he's capable. No Nafees Iqbal. Period.

Sohel
January 10, 2008, 06:18 AM
Of all the players you could mention you had to mention Nafees Iqbal. I've watched him in pretty much all the games he played in international level and I guarantee you he hasn't got what it takes to be a decent player for any team. He's absolutely useless in my opinion, even more so than Kapali, who has shown glimpses of what he's capable. No Nafees Iqbal. Period.

Giving up on talented young players so quickly, years before they even BEGIN to reach their peak range, from 27-32 IMHO, tells me more about our patience, and subsequently the maturity level of our cricket culture at this point ... :)

Anyone who has seen Nafees Iqbal bat in the NCL this season also saw that he is more than capable of improving and coming back as a top order batsman. I'd like to see him bat at #3 for our A-team and see how he performs. Writing young players off so harshly is pointless and rather uncool if you ask me.

cricket_king
January 10, 2008, 06:44 AM
Giving up on talented young players so quickly, years before they even BEGIN to reach their peak range, from 27-32 IMHO, tells me more about our patience, and subsequently the maturity level of our cricket culture at this point ... :)

Anyone who has seen Nafees Iqbal bat in the NCL this season also saw that he is more than capable of improving and coming back as a top order batsman. I'd like to see him bat at #3 for our A-team and see how he performs. Writing young players off so harshly is pointless and rather uncool if you ask me.

"Uncool"...interesting choice of words. I assume you've chosen it as it would appeal to people of my age. Then again perhaps there are people of the older generation still using words such "cool" or "uncool". No offense at all, just surprised with the choice there.

Back to my point. It's obvious you consider him to be highly talented. You've also watched him recently during the NCL by the sounds of it, so you probably would have a better idea of how he's playing recently. From the matches I have seen of him, I very much doubt he's going to find a place in the team anytime soon. I thought he was more of a Javed Omar - not very talented, but makes up for it with grit and fight. But perhaps he really has improved...it must be improvement because he couldn't perform against any side other than Zimbabwe. But repeating myself once more...I doubt he has what it takes from what I've seen.

Sohel
January 10, 2008, 06:53 AM
"Uncool"...interesting choice of words. I assume you've chosen it as it would appeal to people of my age. Then again perhaps there are people of the older generation still using words such "cool" or "uncool". No offense at all, just surprised with the choice there.

None taken ... :)

Being a California surfer, that kind of terminology and MANY OTHER things are quite common in my group of friends no matter how OLDE we are or what we do for a living.

Back to my point. It's obvious you consider him to be highly talented. You've also watched him recently during the NCL by the sounds of it, so you probably would have a better idea of how he's playing recently. From the matches I have seen of him, I very much doubt he's going to find a place in the team anytime soon. I thought he was more of a Javed Omar - not very talented, but makes up for it with grit and fight. But perhaps he really has improved...it must be improvement because he couldn't perform against any side other than Zimbabwe. But repeating myself once more...I doubt he has what it takes from what I've seen.

Obviously only time will tell. That said, if you saw him in action recently, you'd find him greatly improved also. BTW, I don't consider him "highly" talented, just talented.

cricket_king
January 10, 2008, 07:10 AM
None taken ... :)

Being a California surfer, that kind of terminology and MANY OTHER things are quite common in my group of friends no matter how OLDE we are or what we do for a living.

Ahh yes...a Californian...totally awesome man. :)

Obviously only time will tell. That said, if you saw him in action recently, you'd find him greatly improved also. BTW, I don't consider him "highly" talented, just talented.

Well it seems I'm missing out on watching him. But just like you said, only time will tell how good he really can be. :)

Sohel
January 10, 2008, 08:54 AM
Ahh yes...a Californian...totally awesome man. :)

Lyk TOTALLY bro ... ;)

Tigers_eye
January 10, 2008, 09:22 AM
Nafis Iqbal was a permanent fixture in BD team. No matter who the opponent was he could take the attack to them. His problem was he didn't learn from his mistakes fast enough. His outs were totally outragious, repeatative, similar to current day Aftab's. To teach him a lesson Watmore and the selectors dropped him. Not for his off-form or anything. Then he got injured. The rest is history.

With his limited talent he was the chief architect for the only BD series win we proudly boost. That is Grit. His comments on English bowlers still rings my bell. Tamim and Zunaed are more talented but if I was a selector, I would put those two in shelves for another year or two and let these lessor talents (NI, SN) anchor or hold down the fort.

Sorry for the off topic.

akabir77
January 10, 2008, 11:00 AM
I have to say one thing here we should have gotten this coach 7 years ago.

Anyway i like him just because he is looking at the future and speaking his mind. remember he also knows that if his comments doesn't come true he will look like a fool. but so far most of the fans who follow bd cricket closely knew already what he is saying.

I am all for change. think if he can solve kapalis, mushi, as problems then how strong this team would be.

About mushi yeah he didn't do anything in NCL and that's cause he had trouble at home. And that's why i though we should drop him for this series as his concentration was not there even though i beleive he is the best we have. He got into the team from young teams to A to NTL team. at those time no other keeeper could challenge him.

So for now i will let coach build the team will seat back and enjoy the ride. cause i am 100% convinced that he will not allowed anything fishy for the team selection and he will not only look at the stats (he is picking rajin over aftab) but also look at whether the player is up for it(mushi over pilot)

Eshen
January 10, 2008, 11:18 AM
if I was a selector, I would put those two in shelves for another year or two and let these lessor talents (NI, SN) anchor or hold down the fort.
Thanks god, you are not a selector :)

crikss
January 10, 2008, 11:22 AM
Mushy will improve sooner or later no doubt

Tigers_eye
January 10, 2008, 12:33 PM
Thanks god, you are not a selector :)
Only the wise looks for the long term benefits (Japanese industries). The ignorant ones looks for the short-term gains (US industries), and in the process loses the battle and the war.

If we want to improve from 5 test points close to 50 test points in three years then we have to be able to plan a proper process and stick to it. Too much hype and popularity will cut these newbies career in half if not by one-forth.

Shobha
January 10, 2008, 01:11 PM
"He will be the Golden Boy of Bangladesh Cricket".
This is what Jamie Siddons thinks about one of our national team player.




Source: Prothom-Alo (http://prothom-alo.com/mcat.news.details.php?nid=Nzc0NDY=&mid=OA==)

finally he's said something sensible:)

Eshen
January 10, 2008, 05:44 PM
Only the wise looks for the long term benefits (Japanese industries). The ignorant ones looks for the short-term gains (US industries), and in the process loses the battle and the war.

If we want to improve from 5 test points close to 50 test points in three years then we have to be able to plan a proper process and stick to it. Too much hype and popularity will cut these newbies career in half if not by one-forth.
Being a cynic is not same as being wise. The way I see, the development plan for Bangladesh cricket should be simple - identify the top talents and hand them over to Siddons in next two years (don't assume Siddons will stay with us beyond two years).

Now many can argue that we tried to do the same thing when Whatmore was our coach but we did not see a team of consistence performers coming through (although they brought us occasional success). I see two problems with Whatmore era that could be main reasons why Bangladesh cricket had not developed as much as we expected during the last four years:

1) Whatmore did not have too many talented players available to him (especially during his first two years). He wasted a whole lot of time after stop gap options such as Sanwar Hossain, Mushfiq Babu, Khaled Mahmud, Javed Omar, Anwar Monir, Faisal Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, and the list goes on.

2) Whatmore lacked the analytical mind to pinpoint individual weaknesses and to work on them, although his coordinated training program helped the team to develop as a whole. Whatmore dropped out players when they were not performing, kicked them out of nets for playing bad shots, shouted at them after poor performances, but despite all that players carried their bad habits and technical deficiencies through out his tenure.

Anyway, I see Siddons as a very different kind of coach, and I see no reason yet not to support his aggressive approach to push our youngsters forward.

AsifTheManRahman
January 10, 2008, 10:51 PM
It is not entirely fair to compare Siddons to Whatmore, because the latter arrived in Bangladesh at a time very different from the present, and the role that he had played back then was fitting to the situation that we were in. Similarly, now that things have changed, it is time for someone like the former to take over, and that is what is happening.

Beamer
January 10, 2008, 10:53 PM
Perfectly put Eshen.

Whatmore was too carried away with his concept of multi-skilled players. Its good to be multi skilled, but, you have to very skilled in at least one thing that you do. Specialist players suffered or got pushed away when they didn't live upto the expectation. Can you imagine Ash coming to bat at no.7 in ODI's? or, Alok at no.9? In came bits and pieces players, not only in one dayers, but also filtered into the test team. The concept of all rounder was so diluted with us that anyone who has a go with ball and smacks a 20 odd, was considered one. If you want to win test matches, you will need good six batsmen, and good four bowlers. Not three or four good batsmen, two good bowlers, and bits & pieces. That was the problem with the attitude.

The two year window that we have got with him is crucial for the identified talent. The fact that they are young is obviously a huge thing. I am not a bit worried about results in immediate future. Its imperative that we feed him the best middle order batsmen in that period. If they don't learn, I am afraid, we will be set back another five-ten years. A whole new group will have to go through what this current group will be going through in the next two years.

lamisa
January 11, 2008, 12:54 AM
i agree with siddons!

One World
January 11, 2008, 01:03 AM
it's interesting how siddons is going about things. first he says junaid is something special, now he says rahim will be the golden boy. if these players don't come through for him he's going to look a little bit foolish. atm it's tough to know where siddons is coming from because we don't have much of an idea of how much he knows about players outside of the national team. if he knows very little then once he gets to know a few more players he might rethink his opinions, if he knows a fair amount then i guess he's already starting to pick who he wants in his long term team. in either case it's up to him to guide these players into becoming a good unit at the international level.

The scary part of it is naming star, superstar, golden boy etc. has only confirmed gradual decline - most recent example is Aftab and Sakib. Early popularity at their teen might backfire and Mushy currently is no better with the bat.

If he becomes a golden boy in future then it will be good when he will perform like that. Present does not ask for a "golden boy". It needs performance. BD is not a team which can afford under performers - and the cut down process started with SN and HB from ODI, KM and MR from test.

I hope he proves Siddons right in Wellington.

Eshen
January 11, 2008, 01:37 AM
It is not entirely fair to compare Siddons to Whatmore, because the latter arrived in Bangladesh at a time very different from the present, and the role that he had played back then was fitting to the situation that we were in. Similarly, now that things have changed, it is time for someone like the former to take over, and that is what is happening.
I totally agree with what you said above. Whatmore and Siddons are very different kind of coaches who had faced/will face very different situations. What I tried to say in my previous post is - it will be wrong of us to judge acts of Siddons with our experience with Whatmore. Sorry if my post was not clear enough for you.

Dhakablues
January 11, 2008, 01:59 AM
The last time I knew,, Siddons was a National team coach and not our U-19 team coach. Why would he have to work with "young" talents and not with players to strategize the games with given skills? I mean isnt there a difference between a Primary school teacher than a Dean ?

We didnt hire a 300,00 Aussie to correct minor shuffling the bat, backlift, shot selection issues.. we hired him for both technical and strategic positioning of the game, adjusting the games, and create an attack plan. I rather think that he should take it easy and learn the whole infrastructure and the pool of players first before calling anyone a golden boy or blue eyed boy. Contrary to encouragement, it might put extra pressure on those players. I mean,, lets treat the entire team as golden boys of Bangladesh cricket than single out a player ( who by the way is not performing for a long time). We need a motivated team to perform lik we did during the world cups...

khalek
January 11, 2008, 03:38 AM
i think we cannot expect him to get good or better... he doesnt have a good strike rate and its seems to be very difficult for him to play good shots...

Shaan
January 11, 2008, 03:41 AM
To me it was just sheer comment with praise from Siddon' s concerning one of our tigers. That can give a lot boost to that player, who know he might have other titles for other players, so why are we making this a big story here! Let the guy(JS) do his job with whatever approach he has got in his mind. Main issue is here that he show something into Mushfiq that we don't see, is that a sin? He is just trying to courage this little fellow, same goes perhaps with others in the team. He is no chahca or mama of the players that he would go for whoever he wish with his nepotism.

FagunerAgun
January 11, 2008, 10:33 AM
His last catch in the second innings was simply brilliant. Coach might have been more impressed with that.

FagunerAgun
January 11, 2008, 10:39 AM
Perfectly put Eshen.

Whatmore was too carried away with his concept of multi-skilled players. Its good to be multi skilled, but, you have to very skilled in at least one thing that you do. Specialist players suffered or got pushed away when they didn't live upto the expectation. Can you imagine Ash coming to bat at no.7 in ODI's? or, Alok at no.9? In came bits and pieces players, not only in one dayers, but also filtered into the test team. The concept of all rounder was so diluted with us that anyone who has a go with ball and smacks a 20 odd, was considered one. If you want to win test matches, you will need good six batsmen, and good four bowlers. Not three or four good batsmen, two good bowlers, and bits & pieces. That was the problem with the attitude.

The two year window that we have got with him is crucial for the identified talent. The fact that they are young is obviously a huge thing. I am not a bit worried about results in immediate future. Its imperative that we feed him the best middle order batsmen in that period. If they don't learn, I am afraid, we will be set back another five-ten years. A whole new group will have to go through what this current group will be going through in the next two years.

Well stated.:-D

zahid
January 11, 2008, 01:32 PM
More like Gloden Goose... OR Golden duck

skhondoker
January 11, 2008, 03:20 PM
I think I like Coach's move. First he lashes out at the players and then showed his support in giving them another chance or really talking high of them...good move...shows that he is not negative on BD cricket....

Murad
January 11, 2008, 03:41 PM
golden boy er kache ajke gold chai... aar anda chai na..... bashai emnite onek anda pore ache.. khaowar manush nai...

djnaved
January 11, 2008, 04:31 PM
I don't know, what's going on Siddons head. Siddons viewed him on the nets not in the match. Let's see what can musfiq do in the second test. I expect him that he will be able to score atleast 50 runs.

sadi
January 11, 2008, 04:53 PM
golden boy er kache ajke gold chai... aar anda chai na..... bashai emnite onek anda pore ache.. khaowar manush nai...

Lol Murad ;)

djnaved
January 11, 2008, 11:59 PM
Mushy will improve sooner or later no doubt


lolz, That's why he still miss catches in 2nd test. I

Murad
January 13, 2008, 12:45 AM
koisilam na.. golden boy onek onek anda dibo...

he should be dropped for the south africa series... he just sucks.... he doesnt deserve to be in the national team..thats all.

Rifat
January 13, 2008, 12:46 AM
koisilam na.. golden boy onek onek anda dibo...

he should be dropped for the south africa series... he just sucks.... he doesnt deserve to be in the national team..thats all.

bring back Khaled Mashud? i would loooove it :big_hug:

Sohel
January 13, 2008, 12:47 AM
Touche pas mon petit pote ... :karate:

djnaved
January 13, 2008, 12:48 AM
koisilam na.. golden boy onek onek anda dibo...

he should be dropped for the south africa series... he just sucks.... he doesnt deserve to be in the national team..thats all.

for the first time i agree with you

yaseer
January 13, 2008, 12:50 AM
Ya....I also beleive he can be the "golden boy"...BUT...for now on....please plase bring back PAILOT.....and let mushfique play in "A" team and domestics....so that he can get some chance to become a golden boy.

tonoy
January 13, 2008, 01:34 AM
This is what happens when you try to skip school. Bangladesh educational board payed extra to NZ players just to teach Mushfiq a lesson about skipping school for a tour. I hope he learns his lesson.

tiger_omar
January 13, 2008, 01:53 AM
Ya....I also beleive he can be the "golden boy"...BUT...for now on....please plase bring back PAILOT.....and let mushfique play in "A" team and domestics....so that he can get some chance to become a golden boy.

I think our A team has a tour of England and Australia later on this year, and I don't think that it would be a bad idea to send Mushfiq there and maybe work on his game and build some confidence.

Because I think he has the potential to be the Golden Boy of Bangladesh cricket, he's just not in form right now just like many of our batsman. His keeping abilities have improved over the last year, no doubt about it.

So for our next series against SA, bringing Pilot back, specially since he's done well in the NCl, wouldn't be a bad idea at all.

gunda
January 13, 2008, 12:22 PM
Don't we have anymore wicketkeepers apart from HERO mushy? what bout dhiman or eshanul?

ialbd
January 13, 2008, 12:23 PM
Gold e ajkal eto bhejal......

gunda
January 13, 2008, 12:36 PM
mushy is a good player and his defensive block is awesome..i think he needs a break to get his form back.Thats one thing i just don't get with the seletors when a player is not on form the should give him a break to regain his form back let him play in first class without any pressure then bring him back. Why the selectors are hesitate to do this baffles me sometimes.If the keep GOLDEN BOY mushy like this than am afraid his gona go in decline.

arafath79
January 13, 2008, 01:44 PM
Golden boy khali duck mare !!! :(

Omio
January 13, 2008, 01:53 PM
Golden boy khali duck mare !!! :(
Golden Boy - GB - Golla Boy

Rubu
January 13, 2008, 01:54 PM
Golden boy my ___

they are all bunch of losers.

Tiger444
April 14, 2010, 10:41 AM
Wow look at how many doubters there were of mushy..everyone thought he was going 2 be quite ordinary as a batsman and didnt have what it takes 2 be 1 of the top players..just goes 2 show these are all young players and nobody should be written off..these guys are just extremely young and raw..when they develop they can become exceptional cricketers..

Farhad
April 14, 2010, 10:53 AM
Yeah, I had a faint recollection of Siddons saying something like this a while back. Just goes to show that what we see on TV isn't necessarily what our players have to offer. Only the people who follow them on a daily basis have any idea of their true potential.

Siddons seems to have an eye for spotting good talent. Here's hoping Junaed pans out as well. Based on what I've seen so far, I'm not optimistic. But then again, I havent seen him in the nets...

AsifTheManRahman
April 14, 2010, 10:57 AM
Wow look at how many doubters there were of mushy..
But...

Bat him at #3 for God's sake!!!

...and now in 2010: "Chatter Man > Brad Man"

Now that's what I call fan consistency. Thank you, thank you.

Tiger444
April 14, 2010, 11:12 AM
But...



...and now in 2010: "Chatter Man > Brad Man"

Now that's what I call fan consistency. Thank you, thank you.

ya asif bhai..you stayed really consistent..you've been a fan of him and always stuck with it..can i say your good at spotting talent like siddons? haha

AK420
April 14, 2010, 11:48 AM
Mushy will not be a good prospect as wicketkeeper. He also not be a good T20 players when others emerge

Shaan
April 14, 2010, 11:58 AM
Mushy will not be a good prospect as wicketkeeper. He also not be a good T20 players when others emerge
disagree, I never thought that Kallis, Sanga will ever become T20 cricketer, but look at them now. My point is that these guys played along their career sticking with very basics of cricket, never went for extravagant display, thats why they never looked aggressive most of their past innings before T20 emerged. But now the same guys look so fit in this T20 version too, cause they mastered the basics. To me Rahim has the same style of playing like Kallis or Sanga at the earlier stage of their careers, just wait and see few more years.

Bond
April 14, 2010, 12:13 PM
I still think he sucks as a keeper in all formats but then again all the keepers in our domestic league aren't par to Int Level.

zman
April 14, 2010, 02:30 PM
ATM he's the best batsman we've got alongside TIK, MaRi, Iceman, Naeem followed by Dr. Z's namesake (hopefully)

MohammedC
April 14, 2010, 03:49 PM
wow all this banned member will be missed

alibangali
April 14, 2010, 05:36 PM
disagree, I never thought that Kallis, Sanga will ever become T20 cricketer, but look at them now. My point is that these guys played along their career sticking with very basics of cricket, never went for extravagant display, thats why they never looked aggressive most of their past innings before T20 emerged. But now the same guys look so fit in this T20 version too, cause they mastered the basics. To me Rahim has the same style of playing like Kallis or Sanga at the earlier stage of their careers, just wait and see few more years.

They did it because they have the ability to adapt to the changing situations and the game in general, thats what makes them world class. Mushy has shown glimpses of this and inshallah can develop into a player like Sanga with time and effort.

fuzzy
April 14, 2010, 05:37 PM
i think his is not that good in t20. we lost vs india in the last t20 champ. mainly due his keepin n rakibul pathatic batting. he dropped y. sing before he hit 4 sixes on nayeem. rakib scored 17 of 21.

kalpurush
April 14, 2010, 05:40 PM
Wow look at how many doubters there were of mushy..everyone thought he was going 2 be quite ordinary as a batsman and didnt have what it takes 2 be 1 of the top players..just goes 2 show these are all young players and nobody should be written off..these guys are just extremely young and raw..when they develop they can become exceptional cricketers..
Indeed. They are all young and will shine in due time. We just have to wait... :)

Tiger444
April 14, 2010, 05:56 PM
i think his is not that good in t20. we lost vs india in the last t20 champ. mainly due his keepin n rakibul pathatic batting. he dropped y. sing before he hit 4 sixes on nayeem. rakib scored 17 of 21.

oh come on man..are you serious? The management had the lineup all wrong..they really should have had rakib, mushy, and mahmud all at the top and ash and naeem as the finishers..and it was every1 elses fault as well..every1 just threw away their wickets..you name it, tamim, ash, shak, and Big Z..we had enough firepower 2 get 180..also rubel with his death bowling was not good..ya mushy made a key mistake at that time but just getting him and rakib for the loss is just ridiculous..we lost because of a team effort, not just because of 2 players..

Tiger444
April 14, 2010, 05:59 PM
Indeed. They are all young and will shine in due time. We just have to wait... :)

ya we have 2 wait and we all have 2 be patient..the players are getting better and we are finally getting solid international cricketers..we should not expect 2 wins as of yet..we arent there with the top 8 teams but we are getting there..the gap is closing and we just have 2 keep on playing positively..

bujhee kom
April 14, 2010, 06:05 PM
Who will be the golden boy now? What happenned bhais?

M.H.Rubel
April 15, 2010, 07:47 AM
Lets compile comments of Siddons about some of our players
1.Ash: Still the best batsman in nets need to take challenge to make him perform.
2.Junaid:He is a tellented batsman only his problem is he playes too many shots on the air he need to fix it
3.Jahuru Islam:Very good player of the shot balls.
4.SN:Probably not yet fit to play at this level but still a very good spin player
5.IMRUL:May be too much edgy but he is improving
6.Kapali: "I ll miss miss him a lot."(After joining ICL SIDONS comment.)
7.Mushy:Golden boy
8.Rock:Sidons love this guy very much but i can not remember any comment about him.
9.Naeem:Probably Siddons dont like naeem as a batsman.
10.Farhad Reza:May be Reza is a better bowler than Russel !
11.Shamsur Rahman:Technically flawed may be not fit yet in international level.
12.Suhrawardy: Still raw !!
*I just tried to recall my memories if any mistake correct me please and i ll be happy with more contributions.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

riankhan
April 15, 2010, 08:30 AM
But ...but....but
I thought the Golden Boy is meant to be Ash only, the greatest (why Mr. Siddons never praise the mighty Ash !?!).....:D
He (Siddons) surely has an eye for potentials

riankhan
April 15, 2010, 08:48 AM
Lets compile comments of Siddons about some of our players
1.Ash: Still the best batsman in nets need to take challenge to make him perform.
2.Junaid:He is a tellented batsman only his problem is he playes too many shots on the air he need to fix it
3.Jahuru Islam:Very good player of the shot balls.
4.SN:Probably not yet fit to play at this level but still a very good spin player
5.IMRUL:May be too much edgy but he is improving
6.Kapali: "I ll miss miss him a lot."(After joining ICL SIDONS comment.)
7.Mushy:Golden boy
8.Rock:Sidons love this guy very much but i can not remember any comment about him.
9.Naeem:Probably Siddons dont like naeem as a batsman.
10.Farhad Reza:May be Reza is a better bowler than Russel !
11.Shamsur Rahman:Technically flawed may be not fit yet in international level.
12.Suhrawardy: Still raw !!
*I just tried to recall my memories if any mistake correct me please and i ll be happy with more contributions.
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

I can only tell what he says "mone mone"

4. S Nafis: Ego Maniac, pretty wife
3. Russel: Good Spinner! (when he first saw him)
2. Rubab Uddowla : Hubba hubba
1. Aftab: Bolod
0. Ash: Boloder BOLOD

BangladeshFan
April 15, 2010, 04:58 PM
oh come on man..are you serious? The management had the lineup all wrong..they really should have had rakib, mushy, and mahmud all at the top and ash and naeem as the finishers..and it was every1 elses fault as well..every1 just threw away their wickets..you name it, tamim, ash, shak, and Big Z..we had enough firepower 2 get 180..also rubel with his death bowling was not good..ya mushy made a key mistake at that time but just getting him and rakib for the loss is just ridiculous..we lost because of a team effort, not just because of 2 players..

i think yuvraj singh was the difference between bangladesh and india in that match. if mushy would have done that stumping when singh was on 0, bd would have won that match. batting wise our number 5,6 and 7 riyad, raqibul and mushy let us down. i dont think riyad and raqibul should be in T20s at all. But they should be in ODIs.

Tiger444
April 15, 2010, 06:39 PM
i think yuvraj singh was the difference between bangladesh and india in that match. if mushy would have done that stumping when singh was on 0, bd would have won that match. batting wise our number 5,6 and 7 riyad, raqibul and mushy let us down. i dont think riyad and raqibul should be in T20s at all. But they should be in ODIs.

ya i agree with you bro..yuvraj was the difference..because the other indian batsmen were not as threatening..mushy missing that stumping was key 4 us definitely..if he stumped him then we might have won..we always have 1 crucial mistake that loses us the game which is what kills us..but then again thats why we're bangladesh and not australia or south africa..mushy, raqibul, and mahmud didnt do a good job overall but the problem was they were batting at a position where they are not comfortable..they all need time at the crease and should have been sent earlier then ash and shakib..also having mash come in before naeem was bad planning..i mean naeem is 1 of the best hitters on the team and should been there earlier..the fact was also raqibul probably should not have been in there but wat can we do about it now..agree for the most part that raqibul should not be in the team..hes a decent batsman but does need time at the crease in order to score runs but since mushy is in the team its better to just have him up the order at #4 in T20's then raqibul..in ODIs having both of them in the batting lineup is important though..i think riyad is going 2 be a good T20 batsman as he has the accelerator gear..let him bat at #5..because i think hes 1 of the best batsman we have..

AsifTheManRahman
April 15, 2010, 08:22 PM
1.Ash: Still the best batsman in nets

I don't normally do this, but...

ROFLMFAO!

beshideshi
April 15, 2010, 09:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHIgtRWMItw&feature=related


Siddons' interview prior to the kiwi series.
PS: Sorry for being off topic, but couldn't find a suitable thread for this video.

AsifTheManRahman
April 15, 2010, 09:35 PM
Authority STAMPED:
<object width="480" height="385">


<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pREuHFRVewc&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></object>

layperson
April 15, 2010, 10:54 PM
There was never any doubt about his batting ability as far as I am concerned. Its his role as a wicketkeeper that is mighty questionable. TO me he was and still is the worst wicketkeeper to be playing internationl cricket right now. To be honest I dont see any hope for him as far WK goes. He should be played in the team as a specialist batsman and only be kept in the team if he can hold his spot with his batting. We need to look for a better WK> if none playing domestic cricket now which i find hard to beleive then bcb needs to send promising ones to Australia for WK training and even go as far as hire a WK coach for age level cricketers. Catches dropped and stumpings missed can make the difference between a loss and a win.

Ashraf-FTP
April 15, 2010, 11:19 PM
There was never any doubt about his batting ability as far as I am concerned. Its his role as a wicketkeeper that is mighty questionable. TO me he was and still is the worst wicketkeeper to be playing internationl cricket right now. To be honest I dont see any hope for him as far WK goes. He should be played in the team as a specialist batsman and only be kept in the team if he can hold his spot with his batting. We need to look for a better WK> if none playing domestic cricket now which i find hard to beleive then bcb needs to send promising ones to Australia for WK training and even go as far as hire a WK coach for age level cricketers. Catches dropped and stumpings missed can make the difference between a loss and a win.
I agree so much. Mushy just cant be a good keeper. I think he has had enough chance.

And why go abroad? Just make Pilot the WK coach, he has good skeeping skills, experience and was a good team member too. He can teach all the young keepers like Mithun and Saghir much better stuff than one BCB hires for cheap money.

auntu
April 15, 2010, 11:35 PM
wow all this banned member will be missed
Absolutely right Mohammad bhai.

RazabQ
April 16, 2010, 06:56 PM
Authority STAMPED:Asif, I would have picked his two innings in the 1st Test against England. This was a nothing-to-lose, opponent desperately seeking to end the match with aggressive bowling fielding, tonk of an innings. I was very impressed with the quality of his innings against England with a crafty spinner and quality seamers coming at him (albeit on a flat track). Look I am convinced he is a genuine article as a batsman but I really do like him batting @ 6 or 7. He's got the ability to absorb a top-order blow-out and give us a salvageable total or he can - as he has shown against Saffers (in their home turf against the might of Messrs Steyn & Morkel) or India - play with the tail to blast a quick 50+ innings.

nannu
April 16, 2010, 08:14 PM
ryt now he is our one and only genuine test batsmen in the team....

AsifTheManRahman
April 16, 2010, 08:58 PM
Razab bhai, I agree and I would post videos of his innings against England if only I could find some. :)

godzilla
April 16, 2010, 11:58 PM
I don't normally do this, but...

ROFLMFAO!

lol read again man. he said "NETS" not the field! ... you never know how is slaking off and who is working their *** off behind the scene HEHE!

AsifTheManRahman
April 17, 2010, 10:18 AM
lol read again man. he said "NETS" not the field!
..and that's where the humor lies my friend. :)

Ishtylish cricketer
April 17, 2010, 10:33 AM
Mushy is Bangladesh's most assured batsman against pace or spin by a fair margin. His keeping issues need to be sorted out. I don't want him to give keeping just yet because as an wicketkeeper he allows the skipper the flexibility of choosing an extra bowler or batsman. I hope he can improve his keeping technique. BCB should hire a short term keeping consultant who can guide him. Any of Ian Healy, Alec Stewart, or even Rashid Latif would do.

AK420
April 17, 2010, 10:54 AM
Mushy is Bangladesh's most assured batsman against pace or spin by a fair margin. His keeping issues need to be sorted out. I don't want him to give keeping just yet because as an wicketkeeper he allows the skipper the flexibility of choosing an extra bowler or batsman. I hope he can improve his keeping technique. BCB should hire a short term keeping consultant who can guide him. Any of Ian Healy, Alec Stewart, or even Rashid Latif would do.

You forgot Piloo, he would be the best for it. Anyway, Maushy's WK career iis to end and his golves will be Occupied by Zahurul/:)

hbk619
April 17, 2010, 11:05 AM
I can only tell what he says "mone mone"

4. S Nafis: Ego Maniac, pretty wife
3. Russel: Good Spinner! (when he first saw him)
2. Rubab Uddowla : Hubba hubba
1. Aftab: Bolod
0. Ash: Boloder BOLOD

classic:-D