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cricman
February 19, 2008, 02:08 AM
The Bangladesh Cricket Board today announced the following squad for the two-match Warid Test Series 2008 against South Africa:

Squad
1. Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)
2. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Vice-captain)
3. Kazi Habibul Bashar
4. Mohammed Rafique
5. Rajin Salah Alam
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Abdur Razzak
8. Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicketkeeper)
9. Kazi Shahadat Hossain
10. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed
11. Shakib Al Hasan
12. Tamim Iqbal
13. Zunaed Siddique
14. Sajedul Islam


Why no Rasel, Enam over Raj and Haba :hairpull:

sandpiper
February 19, 2008, 02:10 AM
not agaaain :E

MarufH
February 19, 2008, 02:21 AM
Squad
1. Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)
2. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Vice-captain)
3. Kazi Habibul Bashar
4. Mohammed Rafique
5. Rajin Salah Alam
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Abdur Razzak
8. Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicketkeeper)
9. Kazi Shahadat Hossain
10. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed
11. Shakib Al Hasan
12. Tamim Iqbal
13. Zunaed Siddique
14. Sajedul Islam

What the hell is these guys thinking??? Sajedul over Rassel???? Even Reza would be better... and where is Lala coming from????? I thought Rajin was totally out of form... these guys stinks....

MarufH
February 19, 2008, 02:22 AM
Btw, where is your source? And where is our surprise player.... too much false news....

nzfan
February 19, 2008, 02:23 AM
what does farhad have to do to get his test cap? I think it is a mistake puting sajidul in, he is not ready yet, give him another year or two.

wiseshah
February 19, 2008, 02:24 AM
ha ha. it doesnt matter who performs or not? BCCB always make decision month before.

example: last tour: Nazmul

ODI: javed omar, mehrab jr, test--they r out
anyway, good luck BD

wiseshah
February 19, 2008, 02:25 AM
is it true news or some kinda joke?

cricman
February 19, 2008, 02:26 AM
http://tigercricket.com/viewNews.aspx?newsID=500

It's even on the front page of cricinfo

wiseshah
February 19, 2008, 02:26 AM
Bangladesh drop Rasel and Reza
Cricinfo staff
February 19, 2008
Bangladesh have trimmed their original 17-man squad (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/335299.html) for the two-Test series against South Africa to 14.
Allrounder Farhad Reza, left-arm spinner Enamul Haque jnr and Syed Rasel, the left-arm medium pacer who dislocated his collar bone during a tour game and missed out the series against New Zealand, were the players to be axed. The trio shared eight wickets in the South Africans' ongoing tour match against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI but the selectors have opted for Sajidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza and Shahadat Hossain are the three primary bowlers.
There was some concern over Habibul Bashar, who skipped the three-day practice match due to a thumb injury, but he has been retained.
The first Test begins on February 22 at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Bangladesh squad: Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Habibul Bashar, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Rafique, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Rajin Saleh, Sajidul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal

wiseshah
February 19, 2008, 02:29 AM
hope its for first test only. when rajin shows form, he never get chance to play. when he doesnt show form, he gets chance. now do the math

PoorFan
February 19, 2008, 02:30 AM
Hmmm ... cant blame the selectors. Seems not much choice in place of Bashar & Rajin, if we look for pure batsman instead of allrounder. Let see how they play their innings in 1st test ( if they picked up ).

pial
February 19, 2008, 02:48 AM
speachless!

Orpheus
February 19, 2008, 02:51 AM
speachless!

who ate your peaches?

Dhakablues
February 19, 2008, 02:54 AM
Really,, I am not sure what else to say.. Sajid over Rasel? Rajin/Bashar over Farhad? Enamul axed for Razzaque? Truly a "Chomok" selection.. I dont know if the team is being selected to place a stronger side or to make Bangladesh humilated and get back to ICC days? When this team is scoring 400 something runs and takes wickets as planned,,, we break that team ? Jeez,, who is behind all this? Is this a conspiracy?

Sohel
February 19, 2008, 03:06 AM
Hmm ... that's all I can say. Anyway, here's to hoping that the final XI is better than this final XIV. That said, best wishes to all of our players and that includes HaBa and Rajin ... :-D

hoodlum
February 19, 2008, 03:08 AM
Surprise to see no rasel and enamul in the squad...

cricket_king
February 19, 2008, 03:15 AM
ARRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!! :hairpull:

Antora
February 19, 2008, 03:22 AM
RASEL KOI?:mad::mad::mad:
:head:

hoodlum
February 19, 2008, 03:35 AM
they are saying rasel wasnt selected due to his fitness problems...but why wasnt enamul selected??

Rabz
February 19, 2008, 03:54 AM
I'd have prefered Pilot over Mushy.
...and Rasel over Sajid.

Enamul missing out is also a surprise.

Mohiul
February 19, 2008, 03:55 AM
where is Farhad, Enamul, Rasel????

MohammedC
February 19, 2008, 03:58 AM
where is Farhad, Enamul, Rasel????

really disappointed not see there name in the squad

Miraz
February 19, 2008, 04:04 AM
Rasel will be back in the 2nd Test. It's better to give him some more time for his complete recovery, but I am really shocked to see the absence of Enamul. He is a much better Test bowler than Razzak in sub-continent conditions.

Mohiul
February 19, 2008, 04:18 AM
We seek consistence performace from our players whereas our selectors themselves don't have this quality while delivering their service.

Come on selectors.

BANFAN
February 19, 2008, 04:20 AM
Farhad should have come in place of Rajin and Enamul for some one........ all the last month we had been hearing of a spinner friendly pitch to take advantage, but we are leaving our most promising spinner (Enamul) is left out.

Bowlers who performed well in practice match has been left out. Crazy !!

Hope those sellected are better on the day, than those left out.

taklima_naj
February 19, 2008, 04:38 AM
was very busy and was just coming and going in this site but today cant resist myself to write something

Surprised and really disappointed, Selectors always have to do something that surprise fans, I cant believe Rasel is not in the team, he always gives us breakthrough in the first session, without him it was hard as we even seen in NZ series, If he is not fit how come he collected two quick wickets in the practice match, he would have done better if fielders were supported and what Sajidul did, how come he is an automatic choice? he went in place of Rasel to NZ and become a regular bowlar? Why Selectors always depends on newcomers, they should give them more time to be matured, on the other hand keep confidence down by neglecting performers, yah even with Farhad we would do better and whats the responsibility of Enamul to the board,I think he will lose interest to play cricket as his confidence will be more down, he is not a oneday bowler as we know and now he is neglected even in Test.
Cant understand this, suddenly lost my mind to watch this series.

Navarene
February 19, 2008, 04:40 AM
I have high doubt on the credibility of these bunch of selectors. They proved themselves insane by picking Nazmul and Javed Omar on the last tour and they prove it again by axing Rasel. Rasel should have been picked over Sajedul on any given day! He proved himseld fit and very much competable by his excellent performance in practice match. What else should he do to convince these dumb selectors??

About Farhad, I am not sure about his stance. We have enough in our bowling arsenal and may be Rajin was the better choice over farhad to consolidate the middle order.

Picking Razzaq over Enamul was a tough call. Hope Razzaq can prove his selection.

taklima_naj
February 19, 2008, 04:42 AM
to add with that even South African player Amla said he had problem only to face Rasel and only our selectors dont understand this matter, even in Srilanka when everybody suffers he did good as far as I remember in place of Mash when he was injured now he is neglectng.

nobody
February 19, 2008, 04:52 AM
this selection board is running for the title of worst selection board ever in Bangladesh. The current one is the one led by Waliur Rahaman. Rajjak, Rajin, Sajed over Enamul, Aftab, Rasel either somebody joking or have too much grass. Yes Aftab is not scoring but what Rajin has done to earn his place. You are talking about spinning wicket and you left out the biggest turner of the country. You are taking the copy of Rasel when you have original is ready and proved his fitness.

cricket_king
February 19, 2008, 04:54 AM
Rasel will be back in the 2nd Test. It's better to give him some more time for his complete recovery, but I am really shocked to see the absence of Enamul. He is a much better Test bowler than Razzak in sub-continent conditions.

How can he be back in the second test? He's not even part of the squad anymore.

PoorFan
February 19, 2008, 04:58 AM
I think selectors didn't want to take risk on Rasel at this 1st test ( As others pointed out ), who have to play full 5 days ( if we can play that long :-p) after an injury. Sajedul might be a back up pace bowler, he wont be picked up for playing 11 I guess.

One World
February 19, 2008, 05:22 AM
Jokers made me log in at 4:00 AM on a work day. Disheartened again by experiencing the hard truth that nothing in BD will ever get above jolted politics and establish a serene neutrality.

Evil is inside the mustard. Farhad over Rajin and Enamul over Razzak - ask a 12 year old who plays street cricket.

nsd3
February 19, 2008, 06:00 AM
The pitch might help the selected ones over the ones who were not selected. Other than this there probably is no reason to omit a player like Rasel.

Enamul might be ordinary in Siddons' eyes for this pitch. I believe he might return in Chittagong.

Farhad, perhaps, was dropped in favour of Rajin because of batting and off spin capability of the latter.

Let's hope for the best. I'll still say Go Bangladesh go!!!

Omio
February 19, 2008, 06:54 AM
so sad...
No enamul.
Good to see that Aftab in the squad.

tanim3960
February 19, 2008, 07:55 AM
Horrible selection............. no ? about that.
Syed rasel & enamul shuld bw on there.

al-Sagar
February 19, 2008, 07:57 AM
i think it will be straight forward two seamers and two spinners.

two seamers are mashrafe and Shahadat and the spinners are Razzak and rafique. and for the two tests these 4 will be unchanged.

now 4 bowlers+mushfik,ashraful, junaid. 7 places are fixed.

tamim/nafees will be openers. so 8 places gone.

so 3 batsmen remaining from sakib/bashar/nafees/aftab/rajin.

i think bashar aftab and sakib will play

zainab
February 19, 2008, 08:18 AM
What does Reza have to do to get his test cap? Such a hardworking young fella, maybe the selectors know best. I think that the selectors dropped Rasel because they wanted to rest his shoulder for the ODIs. I am sure that Ashraful and Siddons had a voice in the selection of the team. Happy to see Rafique in the squad, he is a gutsy player, and should get his 100 Test wickets. I hope that SA can bat twice in each Test.

al Furqaan
February 19, 2008, 11:27 AM
with the selection of the XIV, this what i think: we will go in with 3 pacers and 2 spinners. i think the selectors thought this way:

1) we need a third specialist pacer means either rasel or sajid.
given flat pitches of subcontinet, and rasel's shortcomings with the older ball,
they opted for sajid
2) three specialist pacers means only one specialist spinner, hence enam gets the
axe. this is especially promising because the think tank believes sakib is a true
test bowler. plus you have ashraful's leggies. razzak was selected over enam,
because neither will get capped this time around.

Murad
February 19, 2008, 11:41 AM
Stupid selection.

I can understand the case of Rasel but Enam?

When did Razzak became better than Eman in Tests? In Siddon's dream?

Guys I have a stupid feeling now..that Rasel won't be picked for the ODI side because of his pace. Siddons like Shahadat, Selectors do what Coach says. So you know. They will find a excuse to drop him. They won't care if he's a wicket taking bowler or not. Thats just my feeling though.

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2008, 11:52 AM
easy guys!! Wait till the 11 is picked and then go gunho.

Rasel: great to sit him and get him all fixed up for Chittagong.
Sajidul: I don't think he will be in the first 11. So stop crying. Even if he is in he would be better than the 3rd SLA.
Enam or Razzak: Speculations none gets a chance. We have two SLAs already in the team. Better to concentrate on batting. (rajin or Bashar the off spinner :) He got Lara once, Smith Alma tho kokhakar kay?).

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2008, 11:56 AM
...

When did Razzak became better than Eman in Tests? In Siddon's dream?
...
Strategy may say things different.

SA can't handle pressure (Kallis badey). Choking history time and again. Pressure is created when they can't take runs. Razzak is better run-checker than Enam (much more economical). (if he is selected)Razzak can create pressure from one end where M Rafique finishes them off from the other end. We win :)

Murad
February 19, 2008, 11:57 AM
Funny TE...
Bashar the offspinner.. lolz. you are really funny

TE bhai ki kore bollen je Rasel ke CTG er jonne select korbe? He's not even in the squad.

And I don't think they will go with 3 pacers. so Anyhow Mash & Rajib will play.

But what did Enam do? Ore keno ek sathe 2/3 ta match dei na?

Siddons talks about staying together right? Then why are they omitting Enam? He came to the Team after a long long gap. And couldn't do much in NZ's bouncy pitches. No spinners can do better there. So Enam arekta chance deserve kore na??

Beamer
February 19, 2008, 12:04 PM
May be Rasel is indeed not 100%. He just came off a shoulder problem and to insert him right away in a five day test match won't serve anyone good. Not him, nor the team. Besides, Shahadat really bowled well in NZ, and should do better than Rasel ( even if he was fit ) on our pitches, specially when the ball is old. Can't complain. Rasel will for sure play in ODI's.

Dropping Enam was a surprise. He is the most attacking spinner we have. Are we that concerned about his RR in a test match? He can be expensive, but, all attacking bowlers tend to be that in test matches. It is wkts that counts. Maybe, they didn't want Shahadat and Enam at the same time. Both can leak runs. Shahadat is attacking as well. I think the team had room for all three spinners. Sakib, by showing that he can score in sub-continental pitches should bat at no.6. I would have liked him as an occassional spinner in the team. Not a full time spin option.

Given what we have in the squad, the team for the 1st test should like this, though unlikely that would happen.

1 Tamim 2 Zunaid 3 Aftab ( Yes..him ) 4 Ash 5 SN 6 Sakib 7 Mush 8 Rafiq 9 Mash 10 Raj 11 Shahadat.

ahaque
February 19, 2008, 12:16 PM
cricinfo confirmed this as well...i am surprised with reza and enam not getting selected. for rasel i can kind of understand because he isnt 100% and they rather have them as a 2nd option for the ODI series. but sajidul proved why he shouldn't be on there along with hablu and r.saleh. maybe there might be some changes after the 1st test.

djnaved
February 19, 2008, 12:25 PM
afsos for farhad.. he should be replaced by basar or aftab

i don't like those three stooges/selectors:-P

bdchamp20
February 19, 2008, 12:25 PM
Another poor selection, I think Rasel shouldve atleast been in the 14-man squad if not in the starting XI. Cannot understand the inclusion of Saleh at all. Enamul shouldve been there..All I can hope is that the BCB gets rid of these selectors as soon as possible. Anyway being a Bangladeshi I have to wish BD the best and this would be my starting XI:

1)Junaid 2)Tamim(if not fit Shahriar) 3)Mushfiq(WK) 4)Ashraful(C) 5)Shakib 6)Bashar 7)Rafique 8)Mashrafe 9)Rajjak 10)Shahadat 11)Sajedul

FagunerAgun
February 19, 2008, 12:34 PM
Little bit disappointed. I think they need 3 spinners to create a choking pressure on SA, but they did in the past in ODIs, I am not sure how that strategy will work effectively in a TEST match.

I like 1)Junaid 2)Tamim(if not fit Shahriar) 3)Mushfiq(WK) 4)Ashraful(C) 5)Shakib 6)Bashar 7)Rafique 8)Mashrafe 9)Rajjak 10)Shahadat 11)Sajedul.

Thanks bdchamp20.

bdchamp20
February 19, 2008, 12:36 PM
Little bit disappointed. I think they need 3 spinners to create a choking pressure on SA, but they did in the past in ODIs, I am not sure how that strategy will work effectively in a TEST match.

I like 1)Junaid 2)Tamim(if not fit Shahriar) 3)Mushfiq(WK) 4)Ashraful(C) 5)Shakib 6)Bashar 7)Rafique 8)Mashrafe 9)Rajjak 10)Shahadat 11)Sajedul.

Thanks bdchamp20.
lol...are u being serious or just making fun out of my selection

Dhakablues
February 19, 2008, 12:50 PM
It is a "Chomok" Selection no doubt.. Such a Chomok that Chok+Mok both becomes silent!!

Murad
February 19, 2008, 01:11 PM
Sajid outpaces Rasel

Fit-again Rasel, who missed the entire New Zealand series due to a dislocated collarbone, made a good return by taking two wickets in the three-day practice match but Rafiqul Alam-led selection panel kept faith on young left-arm seamer Sajidul, the 20-year old from Rangpur who made his international debut in New Zealand.

"(Syed) Rasel is fit but what we saw was that he was only good in his first spell but you have to have a bowler who carries his energy and rhythm all through the match. And we believe that Sajidul has got the quality to serve the purpose. He is fast and can move the ball both ways," said Rafiq while speaking at a press conference at Fatullah.

Ace left-arm spinner Rafique was recalled as expected in the Test side after the New Zealand series while former national skipper Habibul Bashar and left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal passed fitness tests to be drafted into the side but the most interesting selection in the team was the inclusion of Razzak.

Left-arm spinner Razzak, time and again branded as a one-day bowler, was picked ahead of longer-version specialist Enamul Haque when the selectors trimmed their original 17-man squad to 14.

"Razzak is doing well in the international stage. And we found during the practice matches that he has improved his variation in bowling. May be he is our secret weapon," quipped Rafiq.[thats how they select players? Why is he saying "may be". He's not sure if Razzak gonna do well or not? this guy can't even talk.. bagh mama.. lolz]

Former national player Rafiq said that they opted for three openers, four middle order batsmen, three pacers, two specialist spinners and a spinning all-rounder in Shakib Al Hasan.


"We select player on the basis of conditions and opponents no matter how experienced a player is or how good his performance is in the previous series or match," he said. [Really? Howcome I've never seen them doing this? Howcome they always do the opposite?]

But the chief selector contradicted with his policy when explaining the reasons behind the selection of middle-order batsman Rajin Saleh, who didn't appear in any one-day or Test matches during the last series in New Zealand.

"He didn't play any match in New Zealand because there we considered only those players who impressed in the practice matches and you know, Rajin was ordinary. This time we considered his experience and hard work before the selection," he said.

Replying to a question about Shahriar Nafees's chance in playing in the middle order, Rafiq said that it would depend on the pitch and of injured opener Tamim's situation.

"Everything will depend on the pitch and let's see how Tamim respond in the next few days. The most important thing is that Nafees is the second most valuable player considering his average," he explained.

There had been some concern over Habibul Bashar and Tamim, both of whom skipped the three-day practice match due to thumb injuries, but has been retained.

Forhad Reza's performance in the practice game made many believe that he would retain his place but the selectors' decision to consider Shakib as spinning all-rounder confirmed the axe falling on the Rajshahi all-rounder.

Replying to a question, Rafiq informed that they didn't get anything official regarding veteran wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud's desire to allow him to play a international match for say goodbye.

Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=24132)


Red colored lines are mine :)

Tigers_eye
February 19, 2008, 01:29 PM
Best thing for Rafiqul Alam would be is to keep quite and ignore media. The more he opens his mouth the silly he looks.

The conflict is between the selectors and JS. The selectors trying to prove a point or two by keeping Rajin in. JS proving a point by not selecting him in the final 11. Enam's exclusion may be also teaching JS a lesson. I remember JS asking abour Rafique that would he be better than Enam - Razzak? And letting Enam play in test 1 against NZ. So JS thinks very high of Enam no doubt.

Another issue I don't get is the average Rafiqul Alam talks about. What average?? How long would bashar's average get him a place in the national team? Not in form, no practice match still he is in? You are kidding me right? Even when we have a better replacements? Even SN replacing Bashar would be a better deal (tamim keeping his place). Anything coming from bashar's bat I consider bonus. 10 vs 11 still going on.

Fazal
February 19, 2008, 01:46 PM
Bravo TE Bravo.
Open your spice box and spice up the place a little bit more ....

Miraz's inside reports are lame.... you have the jazz....

Tell us more.... who is sleeping with whom?

Dhakablues
February 19, 2008, 01:54 PM
Bravo TE Bravo.
Open your spice box and spice up the place a little bit more ....

Miraz's inside reports are lame.... you have the jazz....

Tell us more.... who is sleeping with whom?

Ball ta mone hoy ektu wide hoye gelo na? Leg stump er..

Murad
February 19, 2008, 02:44 PM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m158/saregama123/untitled.jpg

Read this news.. read the last few lines..

This chief selector is kind of habu...he sounds funny.. They shouldn't make him the chief. Akram can talk better than him.

He's the chief, so he must know what he's saying and why he's saying it. He should give a reasonable answer to the questions from media. He shouldn't make fun of himself and the board.

Dhakablues
February 19, 2008, 03:15 PM
I bet 90 percent of the folks didnt even know who was Rafique before him becoming the cheif selector. Most of the test playing countries hires the cricket greats or the analysts to become a selector... Rafiqul Islam is neither a respectable cricketer worthy of any strong credentials nor an analyst that has shrewd sense of the game. He selects the team the way he got selected.... Randomly, Whimsickly, Meritless, Questionable, Logicless and Dumb. He should be handed over the ACC to investigation on how he was made the cheif selector without having a brain whatsoever.

cutiebutie
February 19, 2008, 03:32 PM
No Syed Rasel:mad:

reyme
February 19, 2008, 03:50 PM
রাসেল আবার কি সমস্যা করল? দেখতে একটু খারাপ, এই তো?

cricket_pagol
February 19, 2008, 04:00 PM
May be Rasel is indeed not 100%. He just came off a shoulder problem and to insert him right away in a five day test match won't serve anyone good. Not him, nor the team. Besides, Shahadat really bowled well in NZ, and should do better than Rasel ( even if he was fit ) on our pitches, specially when the ball is old. Can't complain. Rasel will for sure play in ODI's.

Dropping Enam was a surprise. He is the most attacking spinner we have. Are we that concerned about his RR in a test match? He can be expensive, but, all attacking bowlers tend to be that in test matches. It is wkts that counts. Maybe, they didn't want Shahadat and Enam at the same time. Both can leak runs. Shahadat is attacking as well. I think the team had room for all three spinners. Sakib, by showing that he can score in sub-continental pitches should bat at no.6. I would have liked him as an occassional spinner in the team. Not a full time spin option.

Given what we have in the squad, the team for the 1st test should like this, though unlikely that would happen.

1 Tamim 2 Zunaid 3 Aftab ( Yes..him ) 4 Ash 5 SN 6 Sakib 7 Mush 8 Rafiq 9 Mash 10 Raj 11 Shahadat.

Beamer bhai, i agree with your team... but, I feel bashar will get a chance instead of Aftab.

reyme
February 19, 2008, 04:00 PM
For me the biggest surprice is the exclusion of Pilot. They are going to ruin Rahim's career.

reyme
February 19, 2008, 04:02 PM
you have the jazz....

Tell us more.... who is sleeping with whom?

...yes, yes, who is sleeping with....

Gowza
February 19, 2008, 04:03 PM
sajidul in over rasel imo is the biggest surprise, i mean sajidul hasn't shown that he's any better than rasel internationally. sajidul in NZ was being hit for 4's nearly every over and not taking that many wickets. i'm sure rasel would take just as many wickets as sajidul maybe more and go for less runs. it's not the squad i would have picked but they can at least make a solid team from it.

Shobha
February 19, 2008, 04:52 PM
sajidul in over rasel imo is the biggest surprise, i mean sajidul hasn't shown that he's any better than rasel internationally. sajidul in NZ was being hit for 4's nearly every over and not taking that many wickets. i'm sure rasel would take just as many wickets as sajidul maybe more and go for less runs. it's not the squad i would have picked but they can at least make a solid team from it.

saw on the news 2day that the selectors are'nt picking rasel due to health hazard. definitly not because sajidul is better!!

kalpurush
February 19, 2008, 05:10 PM
The pitch might help the selected ones over the ones who were not selected. Other than this there probably is no reason to omit a player like Rasel.

Enamul might be ordinary in Siddons' eyes for this pitch. I believe he might return in Chittagong.

Farhad, perhaps, was dropped in favour of Rajin because of batting and off spin capability of the latter.

Let's hope for the best. I'll still say Go Bangladesh go!!!
Just to add to your comments, Sajed might be more useful in Mirpur pitch. That said I will miss all three unfortunate players.

nsd3
February 19, 2008, 05:51 PM
The message from 'Miraz' has been eliminated from this thread. There he mentioned about the final 11 and also asked none to ask what his source was. His team (from the source not intended to be public at this stage) was:

Tamim, Zunaed, Bashar, Ashraful, Aftab, Shahriar, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mashrafi, Rafiq, Rajib.
12th man: Sajidul.

Any particular reason why this has been ERASED?

Fazal
February 19, 2008, 06:10 PM
Any particular reason why this has been ERASED?

I can think of few possible cases:

a) His source was exposed and was mad after finding out his/her/its exposure.

b) The source was bhua. Therefore Miraz deleted the message to cut losses and hoping to minimize his reputation loss.

c) It was a April fool day. Ops... realizing its not, he removed his message.

d) One of the MOD is MAD at him. He/she just took a upperhand by deleting that messgae

e) ..... (sorry I don't have any more time. I have to go home now. make up you own)

Murad
February 19, 2008, 06:13 PM
That was in different thread guys.

check out in the thread below

Team for the first test against South Africa (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=25544)

Miraz
February 19, 2008, 06:15 PM
I can think of few possible cases:

a) His source was exposed and was mad after finding out his/her/its exposure.

b) The source was bhua. Therefore Miraz deleted the message to cut losses and hoping to minimize his reputation loss.

c) It was a April fool day. Ops... realizing its not, he removed his message.

d) One of the MOD is MAD at him. He/she just took a upperhand by deleting that messgae

e) ..... (sorry I don't have any more time. I have to go home now. make up you own)

f) because Fazal and nsd3 didn't realize that it was in a different thread... :D

here (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=622708&postcount=56)

cricman
February 19, 2008, 06:27 PM
f) because Fazal and nsd3 didn't realize that it was in a different thread... :D

here (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=622708&postcount=56)

That #3 Batsmen is going to create a Collapse of epic proportions ... :(

BangladeshFan
February 19, 2008, 07:13 PM
if they wanted to rest rasel why play him in the practice game?? i think rasel is better than sajedul, its not just about pace and sajedul doesnt possess any super pace to scare SA batsman anyway. rasel is a good swing bowler ,has control and can be handy when the pitch offers movement.

An ideal attack for bd would consist 3 seamers and one spinner, because sakib (and ash,rajin probably) provides other spinner option. now with sajedul i am not sure what they are thinking. they also dropped enam. rajjak is basically an ODI bowler.

Ishtylish cricketer
February 19, 2008, 07:56 PM
Ok HB is probably on his last chance because of what he has done in the past. I don't think he will be selected to play in the second test if he fails in both innings. Shocked to not see Enamul Haq Jr in the team. This guy is actually turns the ball unlike Raffique or other left arm spinners we have. Plus he picked up wickets in Bd and contributed with ball in the only test series won ever won. Selectors probably won't play Rasel till ODIs, he's an ODI bowler anyway. One would think based on how Rajin plays in ODIs that he should do well in tests but he never delivers in tests or ODIs with big scores for a player who gets the top 5 spots consistently. It's surprising that the new guys who played the SA bowlers well in the chairmanXI game didn't even get a look. I suppose they needed to make a big ton to get in and no one did.

nsd3
February 19, 2008, 08:25 PM
He he.... aki type-er thread duikhane.....ghurte ghurte haraia gechilam. Jaukga, all was good fun!!

Ajfar
February 19, 2008, 08:35 PM
ohh gee..how many more times do we hav to see bashar make a fool out of himself out there..

BD Tigers
February 19, 2008, 08:50 PM
Sajid is not going to play anyway, so it doesnt matter why he got picked. The only disappointed me that Pilot is not the squad. Sakib will play as 2nd spinner, so why Razzak in the team, doesn't matter.

AsifTheManRahman
February 19, 2008, 08:55 PM
We can't possibly go out there with 4 bowlers only. Who's going to be the 5th? Aftab?

It will be very interesting to see who makes the final cut.

Protic
February 19, 2008, 09:33 PM
Guys chill.. enamul didnt do anything special anyway..and razzak will do good against the saffers.. bout..sajedul over rasel..well thats a surprise..but it wont be that bad!

djnaved
February 19, 2008, 10:36 PM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m158/saregama123/untitled.jpg

Read this news.. read the last few lines..

This chief selector is kind of habu...he sounds funny.. They shouldn't make him the chief. Akram can talk better than him.

He's the chief, so he must know what he's saying and why he's saying it. He should give a reasonable answer to the questions from media. He shouldn't make fun of himself and the board.

:floor: habla rafiqul alam, votka akram khan, battu durjoy.... worst selectors of all time:-P

ialbd
February 19, 2008, 10:56 PM
heh... amader selectors.... we are just running in circles.....

sajedul's inclusion was the most surprising. Farhad Reza was never in the good books of the selectors.... feel bad for that guy... especially after he tried so hard to become better (which he did)....

Beamer
February 19, 2008, 11:30 PM
Beamer bhai, i agree with your team... but, I feel bashar will get a chance instead of Aftab.

I know what you mean. Bashar will play. This is true BD style. Sort of like our govt. jobs. No firing, only OSD's, but still draw salary..

Mahmood
February 20, 2008, 09:18 AM
The current selection committee seems to be the worse in the last decade. I feel like we are back in the Tanvir Hayder era.

They seem to be more keen at making a news rather than picking the best team.

Tigers_eye
February 20, 2008, 09:25 AM
Tell us more.... who is sleeping with whom?
No one wants to sleep with Mash. he scares everyone off.

Mushi is not 19. At least 21+. That kiddo looking face didn't fool me. What else, Ah, Shakib and Mushi are rooming together.

Fazal
February 20, 2008, 10:21 AM
No one wants to sleep with Mash. he scares everyone off.

Mushi is not 19. At least 21+. That kiddo looking face didn't fool me. What else, Ah, Shakib and Mushi are rooming together.

I knew it. Mushir Hashi is like basher Bashi.

But I thought Mashrafee and Rezzak was roaming together. We say them in a picture sitting tight together in a motor cycle. So he dumped Rezzak soo quickly?

SS
February 20, 2008, 10:28 AM
The current selection committee seems to be the worse in the last decade. I feel like we are back in the Tanvir Hayder era.

They seem to be more keen at making a news rather than picking the best team.

I have no comments when Bashar and Sajedul were chosen and Jr. was left out. I understand if we have Rafique we can have Jr. rested. But Bashar on what basis, and why dropping Rasel.
We need solid batsmen in #3 to #5 position. As our Ash and Aftab play with free tickets and less responsibility we do not want to have similar irresponsible batter in top and middle.