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Miraz
January 30, 2008, 09:55 AM
Team A


1. Zunaed Siddique

2. Tamim Iqbal

3. Habibul Bashar

4. Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)

5. Roqibul Hassan

6. Mehrab Jossain Jr.

7. Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicketkeeper)

8. Farhad Reza

9. Mosharraf Hossain

10. Mahbubul Alam Robin

11. Sajedul Islam

12. Talha Jubair

13. Shamsur Rahman Shuvo

Team B


1. Imrul Kayes

2. Nazmus Sadat

3. Jahurul Islam

4. Nazimuddin

5. Shahriar Nafees

6. Mahmudullah Riyad

7. Dhiman Ghosh (Wicketkeeper)

8. Abdur Razzak

9. Nazmul Hossain

10. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain)

11. Shahadat Hossain

12. Alok Kapali

13. Tariqul Islam

Team C


1. Javed Omer Belim

2. Rajin Salah

3. Aftab Ahmed

4. Tushar Imran

5. Shakib Al Hasan (Captain)

6. Naeem Islam

7. Khaled Mashud (Wicketkeeper)

8. Tarek Aziz

9. Mohammed Rafique

10. Syed Rasel

11. Enamul Haque Jr.

12. Mohammad Shahzada

13. Kamrul Islam

Fixture for practice matches (All 50-over matches. Scheduled start - 10:00am BST) :

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Tigers_eye
January 30, 2008, 10:02 AM
Wow!! Shakib as a captain????? Would love to know the idea behind this. Miraz bhai ekta interview type questionaire pathai den. Bolen fans are asking questions. Add some of your own questions to it.

Will Practice match hamper net practice?

I think B team looks formidable.

Nafi
January 30, 2008, 10:18 AM
Im glad Rafique is back

Ajfar
January 30, 2008, 10:23 AM
they shud hav put enamul jr, rafique n razzak..in 3 diff teams...

akabir77
January 30, 2008, 10:46 AM
wow sakib captain when pilot and tusher in the same team? that should send all kinds of message to the players...

Wish i could watch the matches...

BTW why r they playing in mirpure? I mean they should practice in a dead pitch like chittagong or some where to get the upper hand on SA. I thought Mirpure got fast pitches...

nasimul
January 30, 2008, 10:58 AM
Is it for earing some money or for practice? The series is starts with test matches but they are going to practice ODIs.

Fazal
January 30, 2008, 11:06 AM
wow !!! I liked it. We (the fans) talked about these in previous camps.... creating three teams and playing against each other before selecting the final team. At last this is happening.... there will be NO hiding by the under performers... they will be exposed... cream of the crop will come up at the top ... and if they are not selected, selectors' shortcomming will be exposed. It will more diffucult to select the under perfomrers bypassing the performers. I like it ... I like it.

Fazal
January 30, 2008, 11:09 AM
One side note,
why team 'A', 'B' and 'C' ? Why not Red, Blue and Green or "Hira' , 'Panna' and 'Chunni' or something interesting like that?

Ehsan
January 30, 2008, 11:11 AM
Good stuff. But I am surprise to see that Tapash did not make it to any of the three teams. I thought he was turning out to be a good all rounder. He has the pace, slow deliveries, he can swing, but just needs more control. I do not like the way BCB is overlooking him. He should be sent to some pace academy to fine-tune his bowling.

Tigers_eye
January 30, 2008, 11:14 AM
I think Taposh is still injured.

Fazal
January 30, 2008, 11:16 AM
Just wondering what Taposh Baisab has done in recent NCL? Haven't heard his name much duringb NCL thread discussion. That tells me, he lost another opportunity to make a good case for himself.

zainab
January 30, 2008, 11:17 AM
I am glad that 3 wicketkeepers are showing their skills here. also happy to see Rafique among the players. Should be a good outcome. All the teams are well balanced, they have to show performance now. I guess Siddons will be watching these games. I think this is the idea behind this, he will then pick 20 players for his camp.

Looks like Tamim and Rasel have recovered from their injuries which is good news, though I think it is a bit too early for Tamim to play.

Tigers_eye
January 30, 2008, 11:24 AM
Is it for earing some money or for practice? The series is starts with test matches but they are going to practice ODIs.
Excellent point raised.
May be if they had 2 day matches instead of playing ODIs twice...

Ishtylish cricketer
January 30, 2008, 11:25 AM
Yeah...kinda what the Australia used to do and India do it too. Sreesanth became a star sledging Tendulkar and bowling fast and with swing. A team's bowling is kinda suspect comprising of mostly unknown to common Bd fans, great batting line up with two of the best current BD batsman playing for them. B's bowling has good fast and spin bowlers, batting unproven at international stage. C's got good dashers but fast bowlers are essentially medium pacers. Should be a good contest. B is perhaps the weakest on paper. I will back A to win with their strong batting line up. B's got good performers from NCL but those guys for most part didn't face Mortaza, Shadat, Rasel, etc but the fortunately from them Mortaza and Shadat are on their side. C is pretty well balanced. Zubair is strong domestic record, Rasel's been one of the better Bd bowlers plus with spin option of Raffique and Enamul jr bowling looks balanced. If their dashers come through they will have great chance of winning as well.

Dhakablues
January 30, 2008, 11:29 AM
Surprising that they selected Sakib as captain,, not that it matters. But I guess, they wanted the other senior players to perform as individual contributors and not take the pressure. I think the team combination are balanced for A and B but C looks pretty interesting with lots of fireworks. My intuition is C will be the best team to collect most of the selected players. I think this is the first time, Siddons will get a chance to select his "Actual" Golden boys,,,,( okay, no more gold stuff!!)

Mahmood
January 30, 2008, 11:33 AM
This is a good idea done badly. Instead of 6 OD matches, there should have been three 5 day matches and 3 one day matches.

Tigers_eye
January 30, 2008, 11:40 AM
This is a good idea done badly. Instead of 6 OD matches, there should have been three 5 day matches and 3 one day matches.
Mahmood bhai,
hatey shomoi asey 6-8 din. Then the real camp (by Siddon) starts. 18-20 day program is not feasible.

mshakir56
January 30, 2008, 11:51 AM
This is a good move by BCB, or shall I say Siddons. Now siddons should be encouraged to pick out the performers, and dump the no performers. Each team will be playing 4 matches each, this should give a player ample amount of time to force a selection. I hope that performers from these practice matches are selected.

Mahmood
January 30, 2008, 11:57 AM
Mahmood bhai,
hatey shomoi asey 6-8 din. Then the real camp (by Siddon) starts. 18-20 day program is not feasible.


Age theke shuru kora jeto, performence in OD tournament can not help us pick a team for test match.

Kabir
January 30, 2008, 12:02 PM
What's the source of this info?

Unfortunately, I can't believe mukhe-bola info. Any real source? Or is it your insider news?

Rabz
January 30, 2008, 12:06 PM
Ah..finally. Some practise matches.
Good initiative by the Board.
We dont have enough time to play 3-4 dayers, and hence, the one-dayers, i guess.

Nonentheless, good opportunity for the players to get back in rhythm, whatever that is.

One side note,
why team 'A', 'B' and 'C' ? Why not Red, Blue and Green or "Hira' , 'Panna' and 'Chunni' or something interesting like that?

Very good point Fazal.

Since the national team has got the rights for Tigers, keeping along the same lines (animals), i propose,

Bangla Goru.
Bangla Chagol.
Bangla Gadha.

Since our performances are often dismal and are utter stupid-like, we need to "pita-fying" these goru-chagol-gadha's into a real tiger.

sadi
January 30, 2008, 12:20 PM
Great move.

I would prefer one three day match and three one days instead though. Gives you both version. The idea behind a stronger batting lineup of A and stronger bowling lineup of B is to have the best of national team face the best of national team. That's my guess. Best batsmen like Ashraful, Zunaed or Aftab get to play the main bowlers like Mashrafee and Razzak.

al Furqaan
January 30, 2008, 12:51 PM
Great move.

I would prefer one three day match and three one days instead though. Gives you both version. The idea behind a stronger batting lineup of A and stronger bowling lineup of B is to have the best of national team face the best of national team. That's my guess. Best batsmen like Ashraful, Zunaed or Aftab get to play the main bowlers like Mashrafee and Razzak.


ahh, yes didn't think of that obvious reason. i was wondering why they didn't split up mash/rajib, and enam/rafique.

dhiman should have been in one of the 3 sides. i guess tapash is hurt, or finished. he had pace and a deceptive slower delivery, but other than that i don't think he was of even the same class as sajid. i hope i'm proved wrong. tapash is still reasonably young, but its hard to make a comeback in subcontinent cricket once you're past 24.

good idea. i agree we should have had one 3 day match.

ManInBlack
January 30, 2008, 12:55 PM
Team B has some promising new players...I really hope they do well and become threat for the National players.

Very nice thread Miraz!

Beamer
January 30, 2008, 01:11 PM
Good idea. I too am wondering why there isn't a single longer version of the game?

If all the games are of limited overs version, then why is the need for Bashar, who doesn't figure in the limited overs set-up? In any case, I am sure, he would have preferred a spot in Team B, just to avoid facing the main bowlers.

Nafis Iqbal is no where to be seen. Interesting. Unless he is injured, I don't see why he doesn't get a place in one of the three teams. Is Golla better than him?

Roqibul Hassan is surely in their thought.

Last question is for Miraz :

The three teams in this thread mentioned by you seem to be in order that the respective players bat at. Such as : Zunad-Tamim at 1 and 2, their batting order, Bashar at 3, Ash at 4 etc..Now, was it that way when you got the news and published as it was? Or, was it you who put the players in the desired order? Not nitpicking here. Just a bit curious. Didn't escape my eye that while Bashar gets a no.3, for a one day team, Alok gets no. 12, usually a spot for a reserve in any team!. Bit clarification please?

MarufH
January 30, 2008, 01:12 PM
Good move. Next time hoping they can start a bit earlier....

Only1raz
January 30, 2008, 01:17 PM
Very surprised Nafees Iqbal, Tapash Baisya, Ziur Rahman and Mohammed Sharif arn't in the teams.

Who is this Shamsur Rahman Shuvo?

i think team C looks weaker then the other two.

LateCut
January 30, 2008, 01:32 PM
Very surprised Nafees Iqbal, Tapash Baisya, Ziur Rahman and Mohammed Sharif arn't in the teams.

Who is this Shamsur Rahman Shuvo?

i think team C looks weaker then the other two.

Is itn't the point? C team is weaker than B and B is weaker than A.

skhondoker
January 30, 2008, 01:38 PM
since this is a practice match series, i hope they let 13 a side play. That way all who bats, get exposed and all who bowls get exposed.

skhondoker
January 30, 2008, 01:40 PM
it would be real interesting if JS picks Imrul as I remember our chief selector said before nz tour that imrul has a little more ways to go before coming to the side

Mohiul
January 30, 2008, 01:54 PM
I wish 3-day practice matches were included in this new move

akabir77
January 30, 2008, 02:51 PM
...
Last question is for Miraz :

The three teams in this thread mentioned by you seem to be in order that the respective players bat at. Such as : Zunad-Tamim at 1 and 2, their batting order, Bashar at 3, Ash at 4 etc..Now, was it that way when you got the news and published as it was? Or, was it you who put the players in the desired order? Not nitpicking here. Just a bit curious. Didn't escape my eye that while Bashar gets a no.3, for a one day team, Alok gets no. 12, usually a spot for a reserve in any team!. Bit clarification please?
On be half of Meraz Bhai

here is the squads from DS

SQUADS
Team A: Zunaed Siddiqui, Tamim Iqbal, Habibul Bashar, Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Rokibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Forhad Reza, Mosharraf Hossain, Mahbubul Alam, Sajidul Islam, Talha Jubair, Shamsur Rahman.

Team B: Imrul Kayes, Nazmus Sadat, Jahurul Islam, Nazimuddin, Shahriar Nafees, Mahmudullah Riyad, Dhiman Ghosh (wicketkeeper), Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hossain, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Shahadat Hossain, Alok Kapali, Tariqul Islam.

Team C: Javed Omer Belim, Rajin Saleh, Aftab Ahmed, Tushar Imran, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Naeem Islam, Khaled Mashud (wicketkeeper), Tariq Aziz, Mohammed Rafique, Syed Rasel, Enamul Haque, Mohammad Shahjada, Kamrul Islam.
Looks like here also Bashar is in 3rd position and Kapali on 12th. so draw your conclusion from here

Beamer
January 30, 2008, 03:28 PM
Ok. Just was a curious thought. Nothing more. Case closed.

sadi
January 30, 2008, 03:36 PM
Dhiman can make it interesting for Mushfiq and Pilot in this series.

Mahir
January 30, 2008, 03:42 PM
About the opening combinations of the three teams...

Team A gets the National pair. All right

Team B's pair should be the BD-A team pair when the BD-A team plays next.

Team C has... ? Javed and Rajin! I doubt they'd use Naeem as an opener; he's been playing in the middle-order for a while.

God forbid, but what if Team C's openers give the better performance than the other two pairs ? That kind of things happen too often in Bangladesh cricket, when we see the likes of Javed himself, Alok and Pilot produce superior performances in the domestic circuit and raise the "must play in the national team" wave amongst the fans!

they shud hav put enamul jr, rafique n razzak..in 3 diff teams...

yeah.. but on a second thought, Team A has Mosharraf Rubel playing for them. In Team C's case, it might just be that Rafique is "backing up" Enam Jnr ? Let's face it, Rafique's international career is all but over, however sad it may feel.

Ehsan
January 30, 2008, 03:52 PM
I think we make the selection too complicated (technique, talent, performance, style, etc, etc.). Let's make it very simple, who ever performs will play. For me, it would not mean only the performance of these 6 matches would count. We need to also look at their recent international or domestic performances. And that should be the criteria for selection. NO TALENT HUNTING PLEASE, performance of the selected players should speak for themselves.

Dhakablues
January 30, 2008, 03:59 PM
I think we make the selection too complicated (technique, talent, performance, style, etc, etc.). Let's make it very simple, who ever performs will play. For me, it would not mean only the performance of these 6 matches would count. We need to also look at their recent international or domestic performances. And that should be the criteria for selection. NO TALENT HUNTING PLEASE, performance of the selected players should speak for themselves.

Amen Borther!!

reyme
January 30, 2008, 04:03 PM
Age theke shuru kora jeto, performence in OD tournament can not help us pick a team for test match.

True, but then again it is too much cricket for the players, and later they complain they got too tired by playing too much before the actual SA series.

reyme
January 30, 2008, 04:13 PM
Yes lets play all 13 players in every match. Equal opportunity, fair chances for all.

AsifTheManRahman
January 30, 2008, 04:24 PM
wow !!! I liked it. We (the fans) talked about these in previous camps.... creating three teams and playing against each other before selecting the final team.

I've always wanted something like this to be an annual feature of our domestic schedule. Well, this is a start, and at least they are trying out new things. Good to know.

In the future, if we can make such competitions a part of our domestic program, we will likely not have to worry about practice matches hampering net practice, as while both are helpful in preparing for a tour, striking a balance is also important.

Miraz
January 30, 2008, 04:47 PM
On be half of Meraz Bhai

here is the squads from DS
Looks like here also Bashar is in 3rd position and Kapali on 12th. so draw your conclusion from here

Thanks for replying on my behalf.

For further clarification...

I simply copied the teams from the e-mail I received from Rabeed Imam.

Gowza
January 30, 2008, 05:16 PM
i like the idea of 3 practice teams but they should probably also play some 3-day matches to get ready for the test matches. plus they're missing some vital players imo e.g. ehsanul, gazi salahuddin and nafis iqbal. would have been nice if marhsall ayub, dolar mahmud, rubel hossain and subashis roy could have been there as well.

tipu_09
January 30, 2008, 05:21 PM
is anybody broadcasting these matches?

BanCricFan
January 30, 2008, 05:43 PM
Why are they playing one day matches??? Its not there where they have the most problems!
Anyway, Nice to see Raqibul Hasan and Naeem Islam there. I'm not least surprised to see Shakib as the captain. The boy is a serious talent- just needs to tighten up his batting outside the off-stump and the cut shots a little bit.

al Furqaan
January 30, 2008, 06:56 PM
is anybody broadcasting these matches?

yea, these matches should be broadcast and tickets sold to the dhakayya public.

al Furqaan
January 30, 2008, 07:01 PM
this is the first time BCB has followed this good initiative. hopefully in future they will incoroporate 3-day matches into the setup.

nsd3
January 30, 2008, 07:40 PM
I think Siddons might have a look at what BD has to offer in terms of cricket players. His long term plan might revolve around these players in the future.

Omio
January 30, 2008, 08:24 PM
I am supporting C team.

BD Tigers
January 30, 2008, 08:33 PM
looks like Team C players have some point to prove. I'll be rooting for them and of course "The Boss" is playing in this team.

uss01
January 30, 2008, 09:53 PM
everyone, there is no time for 3-day or 4 day matches. South Africa arrive in 2 and half weeks. So this is the quickest and most efficient way for Siddons to have a look at BD's best talent! Hopefully he will find some good patient batsmen who don't throw away their wickets.


Why are they playing one day matches??? Its not there where they have the most problems!
Anyway, Nice to see Raqibul Hasan and Naeem Islam there. I'm not least surprised to see Shakib as the captain. The boy is a serious talent- just needs to tighten up his batting outside the off-stump and the cut shots a little bit.

Gowza
January 30, 2008, 10:08 PM
if siddons hadn't taken a holiday there would have been enough time to play some 3-day matches, still don't understand how some of the best NCL performers have been overlooked when 39 spots were available (3 teams of 13). at least siddons will get a bit of a look at some of the talent though.

arafath79
January 30, 2008, 10:30 PM
I would prefer BD cricketers to work on their fitness for 10 days under the trainer before playing any practice match. They have got lack of fitness. Whatmore did one thing very good. He was very serious about fitness of the players and that's why they have played well in ODI under his coaching.

wiseshah
January 30, 2008, 11:17 PM
finally BCCB has done some thing great. great to see 3 teams with some great players.
Good to see sakib in captaincy position. there is no need to try pilot/tushar for captaincy.

missed 3 in my opinion: ehsanul haq sejan, nafis iqbal, tapash baisya

other wise team selection is above expectations. good job by selectors finally.

MarufH
January 30, 2008, 11:19 PM
I am supporting C team.

oi beta... pipra kamor dibo... why c team?

BD-Shardul
January 31, 2008, 03:26 AM
I am with Mashrafe's team. Ash is yet to beat his deputy. Lets see if he can do it this time.

tiger_army
January 31, 2008, 03:48 AM
3 noticable things-
Team A has our opening bats duo
Team B has our opening bowls duo
Team C has our test spinners duo (Rafiq & Enamul jnr)

other noticable things-
our 3 top keepers in 3 team

good balanced teams, waiting to see fights between them.... i think the most exciting fight will happen among the openers. Tamim-Junayeed is our curent openers (agressive minded) kayes-Sadat can b their biggest threat and Javed-Rajin was our old openers (defencive minded) Lets wait and see who wins.

Sohel
January 31, 2008, 03:48 AM
Cricket
NCL stars drafted
Tigers' prep camp from Feb 1
Sports Reporter

... The NCL performers were predictably called up as the likes of Nazimuddin, Rokibul Hasan, Tariq Aziz and Talha Jubair were rewarded with a place in the camp. NCL's most prolific opening pair of Imrul Kayes and Nazmus Sadat also won places while Siddons will have a first-hand view of the enigmatic Alok Kapali for the first time.

Nazimuddin, who was first called up to the national setup during the Twenty20 World Championships in South Africa, aggregated 720 runs in ten first-class matches. Kapali scored 620 in as many matches with a top-score of 168 ...

DS LINK (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=21306)

Wow, what a way for Coach Siddons to have a look at some of our better players. I was hoping for something like this to happen ... :)

Anyway, it would be great if the players take advantage of this opportunity and do their best to impress the coach as much as some of them have impressed us. As I've posted before, HOW players score runs matter also, especially at the highest level. We don't have Sehwags or Gayles in our pool of players - match-winners who can deliver despite questionable footwork - so the "fundamentals" such as playing through the line and with a straight bat need to be emphasized more than ever.

Technically sound players with good footwork and balanced, compact technique like the new-and-improved Imrul, Alok and Rokibul alongside exciting stroke-makers like Nazmus Sadat and Jahirul Islam can benefit immensely under Siddons while the likes of Mohammad Nazimuddin can help themselves a great deal by trying to overcome their Tushar-esque footwork. Once they do and make the difficult transition to International cricket, their performances will benefit us Inshallah. BCB needs to emphasize busy, all year around A-team cricket with good coaches to help our players make the transition better. Extensive FC, List-A and then A-team exposure should be permanent phases in a player's development ASAP if we are to have better prepared players representing our country at the highest levels.

Personally, I'm very excited about Talha's opportunity to impress the Coach with his swing and accuracy. It would be heartwarming indeed to see this brave young bowler perform his way back into the team against difficult odds after that career-threatening injury.

I don't expect players the likes of HaBa, Golla, Tushar and Rajin to impress the Coach much during these matches. That said, Rajin's fielding will always keep him in contention for ODIs and once he learns to see the ball earlier and better, and stops blocking half-volleys and full-tosses, he can help himself with this Coach. Being the hard worker he is, and having youth on his side, I won't be surprised if gives his best shot.

Also, I'd have preferred to see Imtiaz Hossain, Nafees Iqbal, Milon amongst the players rather than than some of the batsman I've mentioned here, and Suman Saha instead of Shaun Williams' favorite- Nazmul Hossain.

Mohiul
January 31, 2008, 04:17 AM
finally BCCB has done some thing great. great to see 3 teams with some great players.
Good to see sakib in captaincy position. there is no need to try pilot/tushar for captaincy.

missed 3 in my opinion: ehsanul haq sejan, nafis iqbal, tapash baisya

other wise team selection is above expectations. good job by selectors finally.

Taposh isn't fully recovered from his injury, I think

BANFAN
January 31, 2008, 04:39 AM
Very Good idea. But the teams looks imbalanced. Bowlers and batsmen are not well distibuted. The WK (Mushi) should have been in the team where all the fast bowlers are. Any way, BCB must have thought something.

Good idea really to sellect the players, who are perfoming.

Omio
January 31, 2008, 05:02 AM
oi beta... pipra kamor dibo... why c team?
Aftab and Tushar r there.

cricket_king
January 31, 2008, 05:14 AM
Interesting team choices. They didn't split up Tamim and Zunaed and they also kept Rafique and Enamul in one team. What exactly is the reason behind this? And where's Dollar?

Sohel
January 31, 2008, 05:17 AM
Interesting team choices. They didn't split up Tamim and Zunaed and they also kept Rafique and Enamul in one team. What exactly is the reason behind this? And where's Dollar?

I think we may be looking at our opening batsmen and spin attack for the upcoming tests. Dollar who unfortunately spells his name "Dolar", is with the U19s.

abu2abu
January 31, 2008, 06:21 AM
It would be great if they could incorporate the U19s into this set up. But of course the U19s have bigger fish to fry, what with the windies in town and the World Cup just round the corner.

I think if tapash hadn't been injured he'd have walked into one of these sides...

Dhakablues
January 31, 2008, 11:59 AM
It seems like they kept the pairs... like Tamim/Zunaed, Mashrafee/Shahadat, Rafiq/Enam, Rajin/Javed, Ashraful/Bashar, Aftab/Sakib,,, in other words, the national team is divided in three teams but the combination is the same.

where there isnt a combination is the wicketkeeper spot which I think is about to change finally..

mshakir56
January 31, 2008, 12:35 PM
I am surprised to see that Jamie Siddons is not using Shahriar Nafees as an opener anymore, I think he wants to use Nafees as an middle order batsman, which might not be a bad thing afterall.

Tigers_eye
January 31, 2008, 12:54 PM
I am supporting C team.
Neutral here. Although I want team C to perform good. Specially Shakib. Cash in the NCL form please.

Bancan had a great observation on Mushi not being with Mash-Shahadat. May be the selectors wanted to see how Dhiman handles these strike bowlers behind the wicket. A possible storm forming.

Murad
January 31, 2008, 01:27 PM
Bancan had a great observation on Mushi not being with Mash-Shahadat. May be the selectors wanted to see how Dhiman handles these strike bowlers behind the wicket. A possible storm forming.

I thought that as well.

Its a good opportunity for Dhiman to impress the selectors and the coach. Hope he does well. Mushy should be out as soon as possible.

djnaved
January 31, 2008, 03:26 PM
why didn't the pick Doller Mahmud ? He is in a good form.

sadi
January 31, 2008, 03:44 PM
Dollar is playing for Under-19 team.

Murad
January 31, 2008, 03:50 PM
Dollar is a baby boy so she he shouldn't be in these teams.

Gowza
January 31, 2008, 04:36 PM
i use to be against bringing in young fast bowlers because of the potential risks but sharma has shown that 19 year olds can perform at the highest level, of course we have to wait a little bit to see if his body holds up but so far so good. anyway, just because a player is in these teams doesn't mean they're in contention for a national call-up. this sort of practice will give siddons an idea of how much talent BD has, who is currently ready to play international cricket (or who is the closest to being ready if none are), and who should be there in the future. this is where players like dolar come in, siddons should get a look at them now to see where they're at and how long it will take them to be ready. being that siddons has been talking about long term plans i'd like to think he's also thinking of future prospects as well as current prospects and for him to do that properly he really needs to know where everyone is at. plus some of the u19 fast bowlers supposedly already bowl in the 130kph range consistently and that would be very helpful for the national bastman when preparing for a series.

zainab
January 31, 2008, 05:45 PM
In spite of all these practice games, Siddons will keep most of the team which toured NZ, remember, he said that he wanted to keep a bunch of players together for a long time, also the slip fielding is a problem, so he will have to train these specialists and keep them together. Look at Australia, with the exception of a few new entrants, the bulk of them train and play together and this is their strength.
I think that he will follow Australia's example.

tiger_army
February 1, 2008, 07:39 AM
Dollar is a baby boy so she he shouldn't be in these teams.

thts right, i think BCB'r uchit cricket er jonno sishu shrom law create kora.... no onder under the age of 20 can play for national team....

zainab
February 1, 2008, 02:13 PM
if siddons hadn't taken a holiday there would have been enough time to play some 3-day matches, still don't understand how some of the best NCL performers have been overlooked when 39 spots were available (3 teams of 13). at least siddons will get a bit of a look at some of the talent though.

Exactly right! Still surprised that siddons did this after the poor NZ tour. He should have known that these guys need to bat longer at the crease to improve their concentration and batting.

There is hardly any time left for practicing for the test matches. What Siddons has up his sleeves is anyone's guess., but he cannot improve this team in such a short time.It is left up to the players now to try their best. He has secured a huge financial package, and maybe will just coast through his 2 years tenure. I have no faith in him.

zainab
February 2, 2008, 07:24 AM
I am backing Team A to win all their matches, Team C also has a good chance. To me, team B has to work very had to secure a couple of wins.
I am sure that Tamim will not be ready to play for another week, he does not want his finger to get worse, then he would not be able to play at all in the series.

MohammedC
February 2, 2008, 03:51 PM
I am backing Team A to win all their matches, Team C also has a good chance. To me, team B has to work very had to secure a couple of wins.
I am sure that Tamim will not be ready to play for another week, he does not want his finger to get worse, then he would not be able to play at all in the series.

Team C has beaten Team A today.

One World
February 3, 2008, 02:23 AM
The player I am looking to perform is Shamsur Rahman, if he is
the same Shamsur who possess decent records in some away series in the past.

zainab
February 3, 2008, 08:01 AM
Team C has beaten Team A today.



Happy to see this under Sakib's captaincy, who knows, one day he might be the national captain. He is a very good young player.

Mohiul
February 4, 2008, 09:33 AM
BCB B
199/9 45 overs
(Imrul 41, Nazimuddin 52; Sajedul 46/3, Farhad 43/2, Mehrab 33/2)
BCB A
200/5 43.1 overs
(Ashraful 88*, Rakibul 36, Mehrab 26; Nazmul, Shahjada, Mahmudullah, Mashrafee one wicket each)

more detailed news (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=4640&pageTitle=details&editionID=259)

Mohiul
February 4, 2008, 09:38 AM
it seems to me that Al Furqaan lost his interest of opening practice match threads. Come on Al Furqaan, keep it up:):). Keep opening match threads, please

Tigers_eye
February 6, 2008, 03:39 PM
Well we have successfully ended the three team practice matches. Here are some notable scores.

Batting:

Zunaid: 92, 82, 12
Ash: 88, 33, 22, 00
Shakib: 80, 57*, 10
Rajin: 51, 6, 29
Habibul Bashar: 50, 10, 0, 13
Javed Omar: 53, 9, 0
Mashrafe: 47*, 2, 14*, 28
Nazimuddin: 52, 21, 3
Riyad: 50, 45
Aftab: 6, 13
S Nafees: 27, 4
Nayeem: 42*, 9
Kapali: 37, 13, 38
Dhiman: 19, 45
Imrul: 41, 11
Pilot: 12, 38*
Mushi: 24, 4*
Enam: 43
Forhad: 28*, 15
Rakibul: 29*, 36
----
Bowling:

Forhad: 28/4, 43/2
Rafique: 28/4
M Rubel: 24/4
Enam: 32/3
Ash: 26/3
Sajidul: 46/3
Abdur Razzak: 22/2
Mash: 28/2, 16/1
Nazmul: 19/2

Beamer
February 6, 2008, 11:51 PM
That Sakib has character. Though I am not his biggest fan, I gotta give it to him. Every team needs a tenacious hard worker. Good for him. Good showing. You know what else? Don't be surprised if he plays as the second spinner in the tests. In NZ, he batted at no.8, a bit insulting, but surely a better bat at that position than anyone in BD right now.

Game On
February 7, 2008, 12:22 AM
What's the result ?

But , they should have made one similar team as the national squad instead to play few games ;

Tigers_eye
February 7, 2008, 09:22 AM
What's the result ?

But , they should have made one similar team as the national squad instead to play few games ;
Ash = Team A, Mash = Team B, Sakib = Team C

Match 1: Team B 200/8 in 45 overs. Team A 204/4 in 41.5 overs. A won.
Match 2: Team A 190/10. Team C 191/4 in 39.3 overs. C won.
Match 3: Team B 186/9 in 45 overs. Team C 112/10 in 43.1 overs. B won.
Match 4: Team B 199/9 in 45 overs. Team A 200/5 in 43.1 overs. A won.
Match 5: Team C 134/10 in 42.5 overs. Team A 137/7 in 42.4 overs. A won.
Match 6: Team C 200/8 in 45 overs. Team B 177/10. C won.

Ash = 3
Shakib = 2
Mash = 1.

Game On
February 7, 2008, 09:53 AM
Ash = Team A, Mash = Team B, Sakib = Team C

Match 1: Team B 200/8 in 45 overs. Team A 204/4 in 41.5 overs. A won.
Match 2: Team A 190/10. Team C 191/4 in 39.3 overs. C won.
Match 3: Team B 186/9 in 45 overs. Team C 112/10 in 43.1 overs. B won.
Match 4: Team B 199/9 in 45 overs. Team A 200/5 in 43.1 overs. A won.
Match 5: Team C 134/10 in 42.5 overs. Team A 137/7 in 42.4 overs. A won.
Match 6: Team C 200/8 in 45 overs. Team B 177/10. C won.

Ash = 3
Shakib = 2
Mash = 1.


Thanks ;

akabir77
February 7, 2008, 10:25 AM
That Sakib has character. Though I am not his biggest fan, I gotta give it to him. Every team needs a tenacious hard worker. Good for him. Good showing. You know what else? Don't be surprised if he plays as the second spinner in the tests. In NZ, he batted at no.8, a bit insulting, but surely a better bat at that position than anyone in BD right now.

Totally agree with this. and he got my respect when he turned down BIMAN and MOHAMMEDAN's offer so that he can study for HSC... you go boy...

zainab
February 7, 2008, 11:06 AM
Totally agree with this. and he got my respect when he turned down BIMAN and MOHAMMEDAN's offer so that he can study for HSC... you go boy...


I was also very impressed with this decision. He showed that he has other priorities in life and money is not one of them. I would not be surprised if he becomes the next captain of the National Team in a few years, because he has a lot of promise and guts in him.