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israr
January 19, 2008, 02:23 PM
Bangladesh will win a test against South Africa in the test series this February.
Bangladesh will win the home ODI series against South Africa in March, 2008.
Bangladesh will thrash Ireland 3-0 this March, 2008.

I am not a clairvoyant, and not trying to be 'nostradamus' overhere. But I strongly believe in these quotes;
"An affirmative thought is 100% stronger than a negative one."
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve."
- W.Clemmet Stone (1902-2002)
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Well, I don't want to coerce anyone into posting in this thread, but if your love for Bangladesh cricket is genuine, then post optimistic and positive statements about our forthcoming series against the Proteas and Ireland here. To other Bangladesh cricket lovers thinking otherwise, I implore them to change their minds and reveal better thoughts, but if they're still adamant with their negative views, then please refrain from posting.

Once again, I want to make clear I am not talking about thoughts such as 'respectable defeats' or 'taking the game to the 5th day', but about 'vanquishing the opponents' and 'emerging victorious'.

Now, as you type in, be specific and brief(like how I've done above). In addition, I request the poster to close their eyes and envision and visualize the sentence they've just typed in and strongly believe that it will occur in reality as well.

I am quite serious about this and hopefully you guys shall cooperate and adhere to what I've mentioned.

Thanks a lot!!

BD-Shardul
January 19, 2008, 02:32 PM
বাংলা মায়ের দামাল ছেলে, খেলবে আজ ছ’য়ে চারে,
জয়ের নেশায় হেসে খেলে ভাঙবে উইকেট বারে বারে।

বেশ বেশ বেশ, সাবাশ বাংলাদেশ,
যাও এগিয়ে, আমার বাংলাদেশ।

damalChele
January 19, 2008, 02:36 PM
Israr brother I like your posts. I like your positive attitude and your optimism. BUT please be realistic.

israr
January 19, 2008, 03:05 PM
Israr brother I like your posts. I like your positive attitude and your optimism. BUT please be realistic.

Brother, I completely understand your point.
I am not talking about superstitious stuff or wild expectations, or about being in fancy land. If you read my statements again, you'll understand I tried to be positive being realistic enough and even imagined realistically, or else I could've typed, 'BD will whitewash SA in both test and odi series', but I didn't.
And we've already got several other threads in this forum, where we are always 'harshly realistic', and can express everything to our core, but atleast let this thread be unlike those.

'slight reality check' as they post their optimistic statements, in that way, our believe and faith shall intensify that it's really possible rather than thinking of it as just as a wish or a dream.]

Thanks once again:)!

zainab
January 19, 2008, 03:06 PM
We do not want to jinx the team. They are playing against SA who just thrashed Pakistan, New Zealand and WI, BD is below these teams in the ranking, and Ireland cannot be unders estimated. BD has to work hard here for any wins.

Moshin
January 19, 2008, 03:30 PM
Are you using this thread to unjinx the team so we can win one of the games? man you'll never know,
it might go the opposite way. I hope your postive sarcasim comes in handy! why didnt i think of it.

israr
January 19, 2008, 03:31 PM
We do not want to jinx the team. They are playing against SA who just thrashed Pakistan, New Zealand and WI, BD is below these teams in the ranking, and Ireland cannot be unders estimated. BD has to work hard here for any wins.

Thanks a lot sister for your honest opinions.:) I completely understand what you're trying to say and we do realize we've to toil and put in a lot of effort, but this thread just isn't about this discussion. Its a completely different subject. Hope other members have understood, and I'd appreciate if the posts are relevant to the thread.
Thanks once again:)!

zainab
January 19, 2008, 03:41 PM
Thanks a lot sister for your honest opinions.:) I completely understand what you're trying to say and we do realize we've to toil and put in a lot of effort, but this thread just isn't about this discussion. Its a completely different subject. Hope other members have understood, and I'd appreciate if the posts are relevant to the thread.
Thanks once again:)!

Forgive me! I dont mean any sarcasm at all. I love this team more than you, I feel for them, would love to see them win each and every game they play[/B]
, but we have to be realistic also, I am the one who always say to keep hope alive for this young team, why should I be sarcastic here, when i always defend this team.
After this NZ tour, they have been bashed very badly by banglacricket fans here, I saw many positives from this tour, in my eyes, they improved fron the SL tour.
i am praying and hoping that they do well against SA and Ireland

Shobha
January 19, 2008, 03:44 PM
well, i think when it comes to the irish, 3-0 will have to be the case, we wont except anything else apart from whitewash!!!!! but not sure about winning odi series against SA, HOWEVER i do see a test victory coming our way.

israr
January 19, 2008, 03:48 PM
HOWEVER i do see a test victory coming our way.

INSHA'ALLAH!

Nafi
January 19, 2008, 03:54 PM
Theyre playing in home conditions, thats a HUGE BONUS, thats like 50% more strength to our side. SLOW, LOW AND TURNING PITCHES THAT WOULD BE HELL FOR SA AND IRELAND

GUYANA REVISITED.


Nothing less than a comprehensive white wash of Ireland is acceptable, I want to see our players take a lesson from sakib and do some stats whoring from minnows by our players :lol:.

Now SA test series would be really interesting, the only thing holding us back is getting Rafique back on the side, and all our batters putting the runs on the board, no more collapses or scores below 200 in test.

In ODI against , our players should just play their best game and they will get the results.

israr
January 19, 2008, 03:59 PM
Theyre playing in home conditions, thats a HUGE BONUS, thats like 50% more strength to our side. SLOW, LOW AND TURNING PITCHES THAT WOULD BE HELL FOR SA AND IRELAND

GUYANA REVISITED.




Indeed!

BanCricFan
January 19, 2008, 04:43 PM
Israr, admire your positive attitude, bro! Bangladesh will do much better against the Saffers, insha-allah. And if the infra-structure and management improve then Bangladesh- in 4 to 6 years- will be a team to reckon with.

The naysayers might say we have heard this before. Let me tell you this, this pool of players are not the same as the last ones. Tamim, Zunaid, Ashraful, Aftab, Shakib, Nafees, Enamul, Mashrafe and Shahadat CAN play cricket. All we need are match-experience, application and consistency. These boys are FAR too young for Test cricket and still learning their way to the top flight. But four years down the line they will be neck to neck, shoulder to shoulder to anyone on a cricket field, insha-allah!

damalChele
January 19, 2008, 05:01 PM
I somewhat agree with BanCrickFan. We've only been playing test cricket for 7/8 years. If you look at the top test playing nations it took them quite while before they managed to get a win under their belt. NZ, If I am not mistaken, won their first Test after some 50 test matches. However, they did get more draws than us. We are still evolving and waiting to emerge into the world of "real" cricket. It sure will take some time. We still have to go back to basics for certain aspects of our game. For the time being we can be hopeful of their mere success on the field against the big boys. We are not losing hope. To lose hope is to lose everything. Although we bash them out of frustration but we know they are talented.

I expect them to do really really well against IRL but hope they put up a good fight against SA. If they exceed my expection then its even better.

al Furqaan
January 19, 2008, 05:02 PM
well Test wins are far more likely than a draw...so maybe we can win a Test, but i'd put that at 0.01 probability.

winning ODI series, if rasel and razzak fire, yes we have a good shot (0.30 chance) of winning the series and a (.60) chance of winning at least one ODI.

i'm hoping to get 15 wickets in each test, at not much more than 35 apiece, and i think CA might change their minds. and we can call the series a success.

Rifat
January 19, 2008, 07:30 PM
we love you, Bangladesh :fanflag:

Rabz
January 20, 2008, 02:09 AM
khaboi jokhon korma polao khai...
panta bhat khabo keno...

good on ya mate..
whether we win or not is to be seen, but no harm in being optimist.

....but must also take a reality check.

rainmaniac
January 20, 2008, 02:39 AM
this thread is all abt hoping and supporting our team and i really lik it.
how can we achieve victories, if we dont dream of them? If we can dream it, we can do it.
GO BANGLADESH, WE ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU:flag::big_hug:

zareen
January 20, 2008, 05:21 AM
i wish that bangladesh will win the match against ireland,i know they can do it.
best of luck.;)

bdchamp20
January 20, 2008, 06:54 AM
realistic goals:
South Africa:
win 1 ODI
draw 1 test
Ireland:
3-0

zainab
January 20, 2008, 08:10 AM
this thread is all abt hoping and supporting our team and i really lik it.
how can we achieve victories, if we dont dream of them? If we can dream it, we can do it.
GO BANGLADESH, WE ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU:flag::big_hug:


Exactly my thoughts! We have to have HOPE that one day BD will emerge as a good cricketing nation. The seeds are already planted, the seedlings have sprouted and we have a good gardener to nurture these young plants to grow into strong trees. It takes time, does not happen overnight. Siddons is aware of this, and he has a huge challenge ahead.
I feel that there is a turning point ahead and it can only get better, so fans KEEP HOPE ALIVE ALWAYS.

Mohiul
January 20, 2008, 10:42 AM
cubs have to turn into real tigers, but when?
why not think about the upcoming SA series as turning point?

Come on BC members, boost yourself up with loads of optimism

kalpurush
January 20, 2008, 02:23 PM
realistic goals:
South Africa:
win 1 ODI
draw 1 test
Ireland:
3-0
Win 1 ODI and take the fight to day 5 in both Test against SA
2-1 against Ireland...
Anything better than that would be bonus for me.:-D

One World
January 20, 2008, 02:43 PM
My optimism cannot surpass the gravity of the situation so,

Whitewas the Irish, Beat SA in one ODI and make both test hard as FATULLA to give a good run for their money. GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH. BD Cricket team is the best as we do not have patronization, support, technical advancement and resource like others and still manage to be among the elites.

israr
January 20, 2008, 02:47 PM
My optimism cannot surpass the gravity of the situation so,

Whitewas the Irish, Beat SA in one ODI and make both test hard as FATULLA to give a good run for their money. GOOD LUCK BANGLADESH. BD Cricket team is the best as we do not have patronization, support, technical advancement and resource like others and still manage to be among the elites.

Great post.
INSHA'ALLAH we will be in for more better surprises!

jahidus200
January 20, 2008, 02:49 PM
Win 1 ODI and take the fight to day 5 in both Test against SA
2-1 against Ireland...
Anything better than that would be bonus for me.:-D

I CANT BELEAVE THIS THAT HOW PEOPLE THAINK THAT IRELAND WILL WIN A 1 ODI MATCH AGINST BANGLADESH . WE HAVE ODI STATUS FOR BEEN MORE THAN 12 YEARS . AND IRELAND THEY JUST GOT THEY ARE ODI STATUS . AND PEOPLE ARE THINKING ITS WILL IRELAND WILL BEAT IN ONE ODI . THATS CAN BE HAPPEN IF OUR PLAYERS WANT . DEFINITLELY ITS WILL BE 3-0

FagunerAgun
January 20, 2008, 03:44 PM
I agree, israr because we bowled Kiwis out twice on their own soil. On our own soil, then we can do much better.
We need to realign our batting line.
Include Rafiq in bowling, the spin web of BD will be a killer for SA.

damalChele
January 20, 2008, 04:26 PM
If only our players were as positive as some of our members here.

ahms
January 21, 2008, 10:14 AM
Bangladesh will win a test against South Africa in the test series this February.
Bangladesh will win the home ODI series against South Africa in March, 2008.
Bangladesh will thrash Ireland 3-0 this March, 2008.

I am not a clairvoyant, and not trying to be 'nostradamus' overhere. But I strongly believe in these quotes;
"An affirmative thought is 100% stronger than a negative one."
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve."
- W.Clemmet Stone (1902-2002)
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Well, I don't want to coerce anyone into posting in this thread, but if your love for Bangladesh cricket is genuine, then post optimistic and positive statements about our forthcoming series against the Proteas and Ireland here. To other Bangladesh cricket lovers thinking otherwise, I implore them to change their minds and reveal better thoughts, but if they're still adamant with their negative views, then please refrain from posting.

Once again, I want to make clear I am not talking about thoughts such as 'respectable defeats' or 'taking the game to the 5th day', but about 'vanquishing the opponents' and 'emerging victorious'.

Now, as you type in, be specific and brief(like how I've done above). In addition, I request the poster to close their eyes and envision and visualize the sentence they've just typed in and strongly believe that it will occur in reality as well.

I am quite serious about this and hopefully you guys shall cooperate and adhere to what I've mentioned.

Thanks a lot!!

Those quotes are effective only to the participants, since we (fans) are not playing, there is difference between positive thinking and day dreaming.

A positive thinking would be 'BD will perform better at home against any opponent as Australia got taste of it.

Day Dreaming would be predicting BD win against any top 7 test-teams.

lamisa
January 21, 2008, 10:27 AM
we will win Inshallah against the proteas.ar irelandre toh mairra pitay shesh kore dibo!GO BANGLADESH!:flag:

akabir77
January 21, 2008, 11:55 AM
I CANT BELEAVE THIS THAT HOW PEOPLE THAINK THAT IRELAND WILL WIN A 1 ODI MATCH AGINST BANGLADESH . WE HAVE ODI STATUS FOR BEEN MORE THAN 12 YEARS . AND IRELAND THEY JUST GOT THEY ARE ODI STATUS . AND PEOPLE ARE THINKING ITS WILL IRELAND WILL BEAT IN ONE ODI . THATS CAN BE HAPPEN IF OUR PLAYERS WANT . DEFINITLELY ITS WILL BE 3-0

Jahidus bhai can u tell me how long Australia, Pakistan, India had their test/odi status for? Then how the hell we were able to beat them?

MarufH
January 21, 2008, 12:09 PM
some of us must be watching a lot of sport movies.

Xavier
January 22, 2008, 11:39 AM
I'm quite confident for the next series against South Africa... in the last two home test series Bangladesh had a draw to India and went close to beat Australia in the famous Fatullah match... so I'm waiting for something good from this series too.

Shobha
January 22, 2008, 04:31 PM
Bangladesh will win a test against South Africa in the test series this February.
Bangladesh will win the home ODI series against South Africa in March, 2008.
Bangladesh will thrash Ireland 3-0 this March, 2008.



IT will happen!!!
as ridicoulus as it sounds, i believed that the bd team's lack of perfomance was due to my support for them. BUT my jinx is gooooooooonnnnnnnneeeeeee!!:lol::lol::lol:
After watching spurs thrash arsenal in what can only be described as a 'sensational match' and ending the gunners 8 year undeafeted run against us, i can proudly say that BD cricket will also do some serious thrashing in the coming series:D:D

kalpurush
January 23, 2008, 01:16 AM
I CANT BELEAVE THIS THAT HOW PEOPLE THAINK THAT IRELAND WILL WIN A 1 ODI MATCH AGINST BANGLADESH . WE HAVE ODI STATUS FOR BEEN MORE THAN 12 YEARS . AND IRELAND THEY JUST GOT THEY ARE ODI STATUS . AND PEOPLE ARE THINKING ITS WILL IRELAND WILL BEAT IN ONE ODI . THATS CAN BE HAPPEN IF OUR PLAYERS WANT . DEFINITLELY ITS WILL BE 3-0
I hope and pray a 3-0 win for BD. Though, its cricket! Anything can happen in a given day!! If we can think to beat SA, IR could beat us too. Simple logic, eh?
Weren't we beaten in WC by the Irish, neh?;):-D

kalpurush
January 23, 2008, 01:21 AM
If only our players were as positive as some of our members here.
They are and ready to deliver...
We believe in them and so do they...:saint:

kalpurush
January 23, 2008, 01:23 AM
Jahidus bhai can u tell me how long Australia, Pakistan, India had their test/odi status for? Then how the hell we were able to beat them?
[বাংলা]ফান্দে পরিয়া বগা কান্দে...;)[/বাংলা]

BD-Shardul
January 23, 2008, 01:41 AM
The thread deviating from its original purpose.

nahaz
January 26, 2008, 03:21 AM
SA test series:1-1
SA one-day series : 1-2
Ireland Series: 2-0 ( Ireland had to go back home after being traumatised by the losses):D
Look, I really believe there's a chance of all the above happening. Winning one ODI against SA, can happen. But the important one- a test win- can also happen. Imagine another great start by T. Iqbal- Junaed opening in 1st innings 1st match, followed by great innings by Ash, Alok the comeback boy and great amount of contributions throughout in batting. Then some great spin bolwing backed up by 3 pacers should do the trick.

Easy:-D

zainab
January 26, 2008, 07:57 AM
Optimism by all fans here are great to see, let's hope that all our prayers and well wishes follow the players.

If they believe in themselves, they can win a few games. i dont know about really winning a test match, but they must put up a better fight here than what they did against NZ. Here, they are playing on home ground, so they should score better.
If they play the same way as they did in the world cup against SA, they should win at least one ODI.
Concerning Ireland, they must try to win all the games. They should never allow an associate team to beat them.

al-Sagar
January 28, 2008, 10:21 PM
3-0 against ireland if the tour goes on.

may be on ODI win against SA.

and if we play very very well 1 draw against SA.

al Furqaan
January 29, 2008, 01:30 AM
draws won't happen...we can't bat that well. in order to force a draw, we have to score around 500 runs in an innings, which won't happen.

chance of loss, 95 %
chance of win, 4.9 %
chance of draw 0.1%

BD-Shardul
January 29, 2008, 01:41 AM
Believe me or not, I had a strange dream:

"Ash, in pre-match conference was saying: Inshallah we have no doubt that we will win this series against SA. I have found our S Rasel just inplayable in the nets."

Honestly, I didn't make it up.

GuruTM
January 29, 2008, 05:24 AM
Believe me or not, I had a strange dream:

"Ash, in pre-match conference was saying: Inshallah we have no doubt that we will win this series against SA. I have found our S Rasel just inplayable in the nets."

Honestly, I didn't make it up.

Doesn't this post belong to the Forget cricket thread "what did you dreamt last night?". May be Orpheus would be able to explain it much better than the cricket pundits here in Bangladesh cricket section. Speaking of honesty, be my guest. :)

CHABAN
January 29, 2008, 07:46 AM
[QUOTE=israr;612361]Bangladesh will win a test against South Africa in the test series this February.
Bangladesh will win the home ODI series against South Africa in March, 2008.
Bangladesh will thrash Ireland 3-0 this March, 2008.

QUOTE]


Good thoughts! But I suspect that this will benefit only if the players think this way. You and I thinking this way will create unecessary pressure on the players. If they can persuade themselves that the above is achievable, no doubt it will be...

cricket_king
January 29, 2008, 08:07 PM
The Irish team have already beaten us in the world cup, which also the only occassion we've met. I wouldn't be surprised if we struggle to win the series against them, though the pitches will definitely be on our side. South Africa on the other hand, will probably give us a good thrashing. I really hope our boys are working hard for this tour. We need to gain some sort of respect back.

zainab
January 29, 2008, 11:11 PM
Quote/

I really hope our boys are working hard for this tour.

No way! they, the National coach and assistant coach are taking an extended break.
Prep camp starts on the 1st February for 2 weeks which in my opinion is quite short after the very poor and humiliating showing in NZ. i am really amazed at Siddons unprofessional attitude and the BCB for allowing this to happen so close to another series against the N0 2 team in the world. Seems that no one really cares, only us FANS.