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_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 09:15 AM
Just saw Ntv, BCB declared the squad.
And Ash and Rock dropped. Yahooooo
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Tigers_eye
February 25, 2010, 09:17 AM
Who are the replacements?

_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 09:20 AM
Junaed, Mash has been included. Thats what i got from tickr
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Kana-Baba
February 25, 2010, 09:21 AM
ash got dropped from odi for playing bad in test match?

Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 09:23 AM
Junaed, Mash has been included. Thats what i got from tickr
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Junaids in the squad? Wtf! As long as he isn't in the starting xi i don't mind him being in the squad

Tigers_eye
February 25, 2010, 09:24 AM
ash got dropped from odi for playing bad in test match?
Whole tour.

Naimul_Hd
February 25, 2010, 09:25 AM
are ASH and RoK dropped for first ODI or whole ODI series ???? :O

Raynman
February 25, 2010, 09:26 AM
Well Ash's drop was a long time coming. Maybe this will light the needed fire for him to come back and win us a couple of big games in 2011 WC. If not, no big loss really.

nizam93
February 25, 2010, 09:26 AM
ash got dropped from odi for playing bad in test match?

I guess everyone should be happy on their exclusion but Ash could stay in the squad at least:flag:

_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 09:29 AM
They announced 13 men squad
following 10 should be in the team-
Tamim, Shakib, Mash, Mushy, Junaed, Riad, Nayeem, Shafiul, Imrul, Rubel,
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al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 09:32 AM
good news....

nizam93
February 25, 2010, 09:33 AM
They announced 13 men squad
following 10 should be in the team-
Tamim, Shakib, Mash, Mushy, Junaed, Riad, Nayeem, Shafiul, Imrul, Rubel,
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Do you know the rest?

al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 09:34 AM
ash and rock should be given a chance to play in the for the 4 day practice match against

aklemalp
February 25, 2010, 09:34 AM
that's way overdue

fwullah
February 25, 2010, 09:36 AM
A welcome relief for Ashraful.

_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 09:40 AM
S. Shuvo inclued.. Shahadat dropped
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Tigers_eye
February 25, 2010, 09:42 AM
S. Shuvo inclued.. Shahadat dropped

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Now we are talking. :) Bring on the SLAs. I hope the pitch will mowed properly.

_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 09:44 AM
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M.H.Rubel
February 25, 2010, 09:45 AM
S. Shuvo inclued.. Shahadat dropped
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Is Razzak in the team?
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al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 09:46 AM
S. Shuvo inclued.. Shahadat dropped
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so mashrafe in for shahadat. may be razzak is out for shuvo

Naimul_Hd
February 25, 2010, 09:48 AM
shobai dekhi EID er moto anondo korche....:D

but i strongly believe ASH will be back soon with his strong performance in Domestic matches !

ahms
February 25, 2010, 09:50 AM
Any one has the complete list?
Mash is not upto par. Alauddin should have been given a chance in the series, at least one match. He is good with bat. Bowling is not that bad.

_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 09:50 AM
I dont know about Rajjak...no tv channel has revealed full squad yet
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al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 09:57 AM
shobai dekhi EID er moto anondo korche....:D

but i strongly believe ASH will be back soon with his strong performance in Domestic matches !

and then he will be out again with weak performances

M.H.Rubel
February 25, 2010, 10:03 AM
Lets make a draft 13 member team:
1.Tamim
2.Imrul
3.Aftab
4.Junaid
5.Shakib
6.Mushy
7.Riyad
8.Naeem
9.S.Shuvo
10.Mash
11.Rubel
12.Shafiul
13.Nazmul/Razzak?
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Miraz
February 25, 2010, 10:06 AM
BCB Media Release

Bangladesh ODI Squad named

The National Selectors have named the following players for the three-match ODI Series against England starting Sunday (28 February):

Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (Vice Captain/Wicketkeeper), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Zunaed Siddique, Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury, Mahmud Ullah, Naeem Islam, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Md. Sohrawordhi.

The notable absentee from the team is experienced batsman Mohammad Ashraful. "Ashraful himself wanted a break and we also felt that the pressure on him had increased to the extent that his confidence was suffering. We believe that a gap from international cricket would be beneficial for him and he will come back strongly soon and do justice to his calibre," said Chairman of Selectors Rafiqul Alam.

Alam said the inclusion of uncapped all-rounder Md. Sohrawordhi adds depth to the team. "He is a very capable cricketer and is in the team as a specialist left-arm spinner. He can also be a more than handy batsman in the middle and lower order and he is a top fielder. He is someone who has progressed step by step through the development system and has been a consistent performer at Academy and A Team levels over the years."

Fast bowler Masrafe Bin Mortaza returns to the side after recuperating for nearly seven months following a knee surgery. "He has played in the practice match today (against England) and he has also been declared fit by his doctor. Someone like Mortaza has got nothing to prove regarding his ability and we have confidence in him. He is a big match player," said Alam.

The chairman of selectors said that pacers Nazmul Hossain and Shahadat Hossain, who had been in the squad that toured New Zealand recently, were left out because of team combination while batsman Roqibul Hassan was dropped for poor form.






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dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 10:10 AM
Poor choice : why AfTAB ? He is worse than ashraful
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Miraz
February 25, 2010, 10:10 AM
My playing XI for the first ODI

1. Tamim
2. Imrul
3. Aftab
4. Shakib
5. Mahmudullah
6. Naeem
7. Mushfiq
8. Sohrawardy Shuvo
9. Mashrafe
10. Shafiul
11. Razzak/ Rubel

I would play Razzak for the first ODI, if he fails to regain his form, Rubel should be drafted in.
11. Rubel

abu2abu
February 25, 2010, 10:11 AM
Well, well, well. Good luck to shuvo.

Does anyone know how good a batsman he is?

Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 10:15 AM
My Team:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Imrul Kayes
3. Aftab Ahmed
4. Mahmudullah
5. Shakib al Hasan
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Naeem Islam
8. Suhrawadi Shuvo
9. Mashrafe Mortaza
10. Shafiul Islam
11. Rubel Hossain

Razi
February 25, 2010, 10:16 AM
This is probably the best and strongest squad I could have ever dreamed for, but not happy to see Zunaed there as I saw on NTV how he got out for the umpteenth time in his typical fashion, though I wont care much if he is not in the playing XI. From the few balls I saw on the news, Mash also looked quite good although the full pace may not be there yet. Two catches were dropped in his bowling, one he failed to take a return catch and the other I don't remember exactly.

al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 10:17 AM
tamim
imrul/zunaed (only if imrul fails in 1st or 2nd odi)
aftab (also u can consider zunaed if aftab fails initially
shakib(should be back at batting at no 4, where he started)
naeem(needs a promotion)
mahmudullah(needs promotion)
mushfiq
shuvo(no 8 is perfect for him)
mashrafe/razzaque (depends on mashrafe's fitness and pitch)
shafiul
rubel

Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 10:17 AM
Well, well, well. Good luck to shuvo.

Does anyone know how good a batsman he is?

He hit 151 runs recently in the NCL and his highest List A score is 62.

Naimul_Hd
February 25, 2010, 10:19 AM
Poor choice : why AfTAB ? He is worse than ashraful
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dnt judge aftab's performance on NZ's bouncy track. he has always been a struggler on bouncy pitches. but i guess, he can perform better on home soil.

Tigers_eye
February 25, 2010, 10:19 AM
What innings Aftab played. ATMR!! Please comment!! A six and a four. Whats next?

abu2abu
February 25, 2010, 10:20 AM
If this ploy of not letting england play any SLA's in the practice matches works, I'll be the first to cheer it!...

M.H.Rubel
February 25, 2010, 10:20 AM
My playing XI for the first ODI

1. Tamim
2. Imrul
3. Aftab
4. Shakib
5. Mahmudullah
6. Naeem
7. Mushfiq
8. Sohrawardy Shuvo
9. Mashrafe
10. Shafiul
11. Razzak/ Rubel

I would play Razzak for the first ODI, if he fails to regain his form, Rubel should be drafted in.
11. Rubel

Exactly i want a 3 SLA packed team.No Rubel and Riyad at no 4 please SAH at no 5.Good luck Bangladesh.
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Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 10:21 AM
Im assuming Junaid is in their as backup, in case one of the batsman are injured, but I would've had Raqibul instead; he managed to get 40 odd runs in the first practice match.

Raynman
February 25, 2010, 10:22 AM
My guess is that 2 of Mash, Shafiul, Rubel and one of Shuvo/Razzak will play and the rest is the 11.

My XI would be:

Tamim
Imrul
Aftab
Mahmadullah
Naeem
Shakib
Mushfiq
Shuvo
Mash (assuming fitness)
Shafiul
Rubel/Razzak (depending on pitch)

rahat90
February 25, 2010, 10:22 AM
verrry good news, finally selectors have picked a good squad.
but its not perfect, would have preffered someone else other than junaed. hope he is not in the playing xi, and if he is i hope its for imrul. but dropping imrul after a century in his previous ODI will be doing injustice to him, so i say keep him there for now. my team then:

Tamim
Imrul
MUSHFIQUR
Shakib
Mahmudullah
Aftab
Naeem
Shuvo
Mashrafe
Razzaq
Shafiul


Rahim takes his time to settle down, so he is being wasted at #6
He only plays well when there is a collapse, because he then has the oppurtunity to 'play himself in'. Unless on a very good day, you cannot rely on mushfiqur to come out and start slogging, he is an innings builder. so play him at #3
On the contrary, aftab is everything mushfiqur is not. he is not an innings builder, and he is someone who will not need to 'get his eye in'. I will play him or naeem at #6 or #7, that doesnt matter too much.

And yes i would play with 3 SLA's, thus replicating our bowling lineup in the 2007 worldcup. that caused problems to india and south africa and england. the curators should prepare a spinner friendly track, but if they do nott, i see shuvo being dropped for rubel.
i dont think shuvo will play ahead of razzaq just yet

Only1raz
February 25, 2010, 10:22 AM
Why include Junaid & Aftab ahead of Raqibul? yes he's off form but has better average then the other 2 in odi's.

Anyway my starting 11 would be

1Tamim Iqbal
2Imrul Kayash
3Aftab Ahmed
4Shakib Al Hasan
5Mushfiqur Rahim
6Mahmudullah Riyad
7Naeem Islam
8Suhrawadi Shuvo
9Mashrafe Mortaza
10Shafiul Islam
11Rubel Hossain/Abdur Razzak

Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 10:23 AM
If this ploy of not letting england play any SLA's in the practice matches works, I'll be the first to cheer it!...

Yeah now I can understand why BCB didn't have any SLAs or any players in top form in the practice matches.

BD d best
February 25, 2010, 10:26 AM
Aftab keno???? Obak holam..ja hok,aftab er inclusion chara team ta shomvoboto kharap hoy ni..ashraful r rokibul er break dorkar chilo..tobe rokibul k test e proyojon amader..oke shujog din..ashraful er bepare kichui bolar nei..shomvoto ash hocche world cricket er shobchaya rohosshomoy cricketer..shuvo er ontorvukti bohul prottashito..he deserves this..r valo lagche mashrafee'r prottaborton dakhe..asha kori se valo korbe..so best of luck boyz :-)
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Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 10:26 AM
I'm still unsure as to wish 3 bowlers I would pick out of the 4. Shafiul should definitely play, it all depends on how Mortaza is feeling and whether he's ready or not. Rubel has been looking good of late and Razzak was firing in the Zim series, but had a really poor tri-series.

Nadim
February 25, 2010, 10:30 AM
Finally!!!!

Shuvo is in:D

Shakib+Raz+Shuvo=England allout for 99;)

mildwind
February 25, 2010, 10:31 AM
Here is the squad:

Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (Vice Captain/Wicketkeeper), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Zunaed Siddique, Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury, Mahmud Ullah, Naeem Islam, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Md. Sohrawordhi.

Source: http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=22409

Masrafe is in...

Purbasha T
February 25, 2010, 10:31 AM
shobai dekhi EID er moto anondo korche....:D

but i strongly believe ASH will be back soon with his strong performance in Domestic matches !

YES, BD cricket without Ash is a bit dull :-|. Coz he was the one who started giving us the taste of spicy cricket.

InshaAllah he'll be back and hopefully in a better form and shape. Also heard he's getting married pretty soon. So all's kool. :)

abu2abu
February 25, 2010, 10:33 AM
I'm still unsure as to wish 3 bowlers I would pick out of the 4. Shafiul should definitely play, it all depends on how Mortaza is feeling and whether he's ready or not. Rubel has been looking good of late and Razzak was firing in the Zim series, but had a really poor tri-series.

I would err on the side of caution and leave Mash out for the first game. Shafiul and rubel have been good so far in bursts and at home, there may be no need for a 3rd seamer (especially if aftab bowls some medium pace).

In fact I would be tempted to only play Mash in the last ODI. He may be fit, but I'm not sure how much domestic cricket he has been playing...

Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 10:34 AM
I wonder who will be the player all the threads open for, now that Ash ain't there. I just hope that even if we lose, there isn't a 'Bring Ash back' thread.

dash
February 25, 2010, 10:35 AM
<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Ash's record over the last 12 months in ODI's wasnt that bad.

http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/55988.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Feb+2010;spanmin1=2 5+Feb+2009;spanval1=span;template=results;type=all round
Career averages
</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left noWrap></TH><TH title="matches played" noWrap>Mat</TH><TH title="runs scored" noWrap>Runs</TH><TH class=padAst title="highest innings score" noWrap>HS</TH><TH title="batting average" noWrap>Bat Av</TH><TH title="hundreds scored" noWrap>100</TH><TH title="wickets taken" noWrap>Wkts</TH><TH title="best bowling in an innings" noWrap>BBI</TH><TH title="bowling average" noWrap>Bowl Av</TH><TH title="five wickets in an inns" noWrap>5</TH><TH title="catches taken" noWrap>Ct</TH><TH title="stumpings made" noWrap>St</TH><TH></TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=data1><TD class=left>unfiltered</TD><TD>159</TD><TD>3298</TD><TD class=padAst>109</TD><TD>23.72</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>15</TD><TD>3/26</TD><TD>35.06</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>32</TD><TD>0</TD><TD style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap">Profile (http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55988.html)</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR class=data1><TD class=left>filtered</TD><TD>20</TD><TD>537</TD><TD>103*</TD><TD>28.26</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>2/28</TD><TD>26.25</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Purbasha T
February 25, 2010, 10:35 AM
Finally!!!!

Shuvo is in:D

Shakib+Raz+Shuvo=England allout for 99;)

Didn't think of that combo to be honest. I was thinking three pacers including Mash.

OK, so:

TI
IK
AA/ZS
IceMan
GoBoy
Dulabhai (Shobha is my sis)
NI
Shubho
Mash
Royal
Shafi

That's a sick sick team. Five specialist bowlers. 8 specialist batsmen (I'm taking Mash and Shubo as half half).

The power is ourssssss!!!

sadi
February 25, 2010, 10:36 AM
I would err on the side of caution and leave Mash out for the first game. Shafiul and rubel have been good so far in bursts and at home, there may be no need for a 3rd seamer (especially if aftab bowls some medium pace).

In fact I would be tempted to only play Mash in the last ODI. He may be fit, but I'm not sure how much domestic cricket he has been playing...

If Mash wasn't in the squad, I would understand. But being such a big cricket figure in Bangladesh, I can't see them leaving him out for the first ODI.

Tigers_eye
February 25, 2010, 10:44 AM
HHS, cricinfo Prior'er chobi disey front page. When did they start to cover BD practice matches?

http://static.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/114700/114701.2.jpg

Matt Prior's unbeaten fifty guided England to a comfortable win © PA Photos

Nafis 1718
February 25, 2010, 10:49 AM
gud selection....i wld love to see shuvo in the final 11

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 10:51 AM
Wise choice from Ashraful - let Aftab make a complete fool out of himself, soon fans and media will be clamoring for Ashraful's return, and then he will be set in the team till WC'11.

beshideshi
February 25, 2010, 10:52 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/bdeshveng2010/content/current/story/450001.html

CI article on Mash

hoodlum
February 25, 2010, 11:00 AM
Tamim
Imrul
Aftab
Shakib
Mahmudullah
Mushfiq
Naeem
Shuvo
Razzak
Shafiul
Rubel

Mash wont be playing in the 1st ODI i guess.

abu2abu
February 25, 2010, 11:05 AM
With this line up it's possible (and I'm only saying possible right now) that either naeem or mahmudullah could play solely as a batsman higher up the order.

If aftab fails, Naeem or riyad would be a viable alternative to junaed. That would then leave the "specialist" spinner spot to someone like Shuvo.

Ash being dropped is hardly a surprise, but do you notice how the selectors are only willing to drop him when he himself has said he'd like a "rest"?

This is surely not the right way to run a team.

The other astonishing thing is he's been dropped from the ODI team even though his ODI form is (marginally) better than his test form. I wouldn't be surprised to see him back for the tests.

Ash has been a superb player in the past and only a handful of Bangladeshi batsmen have played the sort of inning he's palyed, but he's also been very lucky. Other arguably equally talented batsmen (kapali, for example and perhaps even aftab) haven't been given half as many chances.

Bangladesh's love affair with Ashraful continues unabated...

mahbubH
February 25, 2010, 11:06 AM
so Ash took a break from international cricket and Rock has been dropped. Mash has not played many matches recently but will still be better than Shahadat in odi

dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 11:11 AM
dnt judge aftab's performance on NZ's bouncy track. he has always been a struggler on bouncy pitches. but i guess, he can perform better on home soil.


Well have you seen what he does today?
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Neel Here
February 25, 2010, 11:23 AM
sigh ! finally !

al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 11:26 AM
Didn't think of that combo to be honest. I was thinking three pacers including Mash.

OK, so:

TI
IK
AA/ZS
IceMan
GoBoy
Dulabhai (Shobha is my sis)
NI
Shubho
Mash
Royal
Shafi

That's a sick sick team. Five specialist bowlers. 8 specialist batsmen (I'm taking Mash and Shubo as half half).

The power is ourssssss!!!

thats my 11 too

godzilla
February 25, 2010, 11:58 AM
I dont know about Rajjak...no tv channel has revealed full squad yet
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why is he going to be dropped? He was in great form with the ball excluding the tri series(understandable in the tri series since the ball was wet always, not even shakib did any better with the ball in that series) ...

M.H.Rubel
February 25, 2010, 12:05 PM
I wonder why Junaid is there?I am afraid he may be included in the final 11 as there is a little chance of playing with 5 specialist bowler.
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Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 12:08 PM
I wonder why Junaid is there?I am afraid he may be included in the final 11 as there is a little chance of playing with 5 specialist bowler.
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He better not be!

godzilla
February 25, 2010, 12:08 PM
HHS, cricinfo Prior'er chobi disey front page. When did they start to cover BD practice matches?

http://static.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/114700/114701.2.jpg

Matt Prior's unbeaten fifty guided England to a comfortable win © PA Photos

eww:sick:!! look at the painting on the stadium wall ... don't they ever take care of the place and isn't one of the worldcup match being held in there?

hoodlum
February 25, 2010, 12:13 PM
Zunaed is the only weak link in this squad.Could have been a better team had they included Kapali,SN,Rock or any other batsman instead of him.

Tiger Manc
February 25, 2010, 12:17 PM
Rock is the only player excluded that I would've preferred in the current squad. I have know idea what Junaid is doing there.

wiseshah
February 25, 2010, 12:18 PM
yes 3 SLA in the team. i am happy with selection. hope junaed is the fixed XII man for his fielding only. its a 13 man team, so there is always chance of adding people

my team

tamim
imrul
aftab
mushfiq
sakib
mahmudulah
naeem
shuvo
mashrafe
razzaq
shafiul

Miraz
February 25, 2010, 12:36 PM
I am very keen to see how the changed batting order responds to international cricket. Ashraful and Rokibul have left a vacuum in the team. It won't be easy ride for anyone against top-class English bowling.

Ajfar
February 25, 2010, 12:38 PM
If there is one thing i'm looking forward to the most, its nayeem playing up the order, and if they do push him up the order i hope he gets a fair amount of chance. Its about time we get all of our batsman's on the same page.

Nadim
February 25, 2010, 12:43 PM
eww:sick:!! look at the painting on the stadium wall ... don't they ever take care of the place and isn't one of the worldcup match being held in there?

nope.WC match willl only held in Mirpur and Chittagong.......Fatulla is reserve.

Ajfar
February 25, 2010, 12:44 PM
nope.WC match willl only held in Mirpur and Chittagong.......Fatulla is reserve.

well reserve should look like a reserve, not a dustbin.

Equinox
February 25, 2010, 12:47 PM
So selectors bow down to BCB. What has Zunaed done to return to ODIs? I would've had Rokibul instead. And what's the issue with the captaincy? Is Shakib the permanent captain now? I would've had Rasel there just as back-up for Mashrafe.

My XI:
Tamim
Imrul
Zunaed
Mushfiq+
Shakib
Aftab
Riyad
Naeem
Mash
Razzak
Shafiul

If the bowlers struggle to bowl out England in the first match I'd draft Shuvo in for Zunaed.

al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 12:48 PM
I am very keen to see how the changed batting order responds to international cricket. Ashraful and Rokibul have left a vacuum in the team. It won't be easy ride for anyone against top-class English bowling.

we still even dont know what could be our new batting order

Beamer
February 25, 2010, 12:57 PM
Not surprised that Ash has been dropped. Rakibul needs to sort out his game as well. Only thing I have minor issues with is that the decision to drop them has apparently come from the BCB governors and not the selectors. I remember at the board meeting a few days ago when they asked the selectors to not consider players who are out of form. Even thought the decision is correct, still I don't see why they have to interfere with selection process. Don't we have selectors for that? Something tells me that this won't be the last time either.

Beamer
February 25, 2010, 01:04 PM
So, Aftab and Zunaid are the two top order replacements for Ash and Rakibul. Not very confident rising booster, but given the situation that Ash and Rakibul has been dropped, I figure those two have the most experience considering the situation. Aftab just got recalled and theoretically it would be unfair to drop him so soon. I don't see Zunaid playing the first game. Its going to be Aftab at no.3. Sakiband Riyad would move up each spot to no.4 and no.5, followed by Mushy ( at no.6?? ), Naeem 7, Shuvo 8 ( I will play him before Raj )9 Mash 10 Rubel 11 Shafi.

Fazal
February 25, 2010, 01:08 PM
Even thought the decision is correct, still I don't see why they have to interfere with selection process. Don't we have selectors for that? Something tells me that this won't be the last time either.


yes its a bad precedence.

Then again what you (board) do, when selectors continue to pick non-performers series after series? I guess the better solution would have been fire the selectors for their (lack of) performance.

Ajfar
February 25, 2010, 01:10 PM
fazal mamu amaderke dawat khawaben nah? ashraful team e nai, celebration nah korle kemon hoi.

Rabz
February 25, 2010, 01:12 PM
A well deserved break for Ash.
Finally he gets it. Now concentrate on the domestic league and sort your issues out.
Go to Tabliq jamat if you have to. Learn to focus.
Get married. Set priorities in life.
Believe in yourself and believe in Allah.
With your God gifted talent and abilities, come back good and start your career afresh.

To bad though. After shouldering the burdon of expectation from the whole country for 10 long years, he will not be a part of the turn around series of Bangladesh cricket.

Irony!!

Fazal
February 25, 2010, 01:14 PM
So, Aftab and Zunaid are the two top order replacements for Ash and Rakibul. Not very confident rising booster, but given the situation that Ash and Rakibul has been dropped, I figure those two have the most experience considering the situation.

Same feeling here about "Not very confident rising booster". However from my POV, if we choose "not in form" Junaid replacing Ashraful, its a missed opprotunity to see what esle we have to solve the #4 slot. it may very well be a trap to bring back non performing Ash too sonn to replace Junaid again with the excuse there is no better substitute.

In term of Aftab, he may very well prove another wastage of slot. But I would like to see few more games and how he adjust within next few games before rooting for dumping him.

Fazal
February 25, 2010, 01:17 PM
fazal mamu amaderke dawat khawaben nah? ashraful team e nai, celebration nah korle kemon hoi.

Kemon jeno shopno shopno lagche... still cannot believe its true... specially after witing for one years for this to happen.

Also I am not happy to see Juniad in the team, I hope he doesn't get chance in first ODI (atleast). His failure may again bring back Ash prematurely.

Nadim
February 25, 2010, 01:19 PM
Kemon jeno shopno shopno lagche... still cannot believe its true... specially after witing for one years for this to happen.

Also I am not happy to see Juniad in the team, I hope he doesn't get chance in first ODI (atleast). His failure may again bring back Ash prematurely.

Mamu, age roast, pulao, etc khawan, tarpor shopno daikhen.

Ajfar
February 25, 2010, 01:20 PM
Kemon jeno shopno shopno lagche... still cannot believe its true...

mami re bolen apnake chimti dite.

dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 01:28 PM
I think Junaid will not play in ODI
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Fazal
February 25, 2010, 01:30 PM
I think Junaid will not play in ODI

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If that is true, then one scoop of icecream for you.

Purbasha T
February 25, 2010, 01:37 PM
...

To bad though. After shouldering the burdon of expectation from the whole country for 10 long years, he will not be a part of the turn around series of Bangladesh cricket.

Irony!!

Kandaya dilen bhai :(

mafizraju
February 25, 2010, 01:38 PM
I just dont get why Rok was dropped but Junaed keeps space in ODIs?? really.. get ready for another top order collapse after one wicket down. now we will have junaed and Aftab in 3 and 4 I suppose... I am not impressed... I hope they dont push mahmudullah up to be in number 3-4. And the second thing is I don't like the precedence set by the BCB on selection this time around to put pressure on selection committee. Selectors job is to drop non performers anyways.. but to push them in dropping is uncalled for. IN last 3-4 years Board didnot tell the selectors what to do. If you need to tell the selectors what to do, then what is the point of having fulltime selectors, board can do the job. I blame Lotus Mia for this

Fazal
February 25, 2010, 01:42 PM
kado Bangali Kado....
I propose national flag half raised and half day holiday to mourn and wear black batch for the whole series.

Jodi knna na ashe... I suggest use glecerin.

_Rafi_
February 25, 2010, 01:42 PM
I am afraid final 11 would be like this-
Tamin
IK
Junaed
Aftab
Shakib
Rahim
Riad
Nayeem
Mash
Raj
Shafiul
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Nafi
February 25, 2010, 01:43 PM
Assuming following 11

Batting Averages

Tamim 33.57
Imrul 31.40
Aftab 25.02
Mahmudullah 31.72
Naeem 30.92
Shakib 34.75
Mushfiq 22.91
Mash 15.61
Razzak 13.97
Shafiul 14.00
Rubel/Shuvo ~10

Total Runs= 264

+ Home bonus 10% = 290.4 RUNS :flag::flag:

Nocturnal
February 25, 2010, 01:45 PM
this might save ashraful's career in the long run. play domestic cricket, make lot of runs and then come back with a new mission.
good luck ash. you are not my fav but hope you return as a different player all together.

al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 01:46 PM
I am afraid final 11 would be like this-
Tamin
IK
Junaed
Aftab
Shakib
Rahim
Riad
Nayeem
Mash
Raj
Shafiul
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no need to be afraid. the selectors did the brae job by dropping ash and rock. now the management will do the wise job of picking the right team and batting order

Ajfar
February 25, 2010, 01:59 PM
we shouldn't be playing with 3 openers. we only need 2 openers either IK or Big Z. my votes goes to IK. If we are expecting to exploit English players weakness of playing spin we should be counting on full timer and not part timers like riyad or nayeem. I'd go for Shuvo, Shakib, and Razzak (he hasn't performed much in the recent days, but he is still one of our best spinner in the home soil). shafi rubel to open the bowling. that leaves 7 spaces open for batsman. Tamim, IK, Nayeem, Riyad, Shakib, Mushy, and probably Aftab for later on the innings, but if we are going to send up at one down, that wouldn't do any good for us. in that case i'd prefer big z over him

ialbd
February 25, 2010, 02:03 PM
Allah bachaise.....
Ashraful England er shathe practice match gula BCB XI er hoye khellei parto..... dudher shaad ghole..

but does this solve our number 3/4 problem? I see a lot of non middle order player being forced into these positions, but no genuine no 3/4.... hmmm.....

simon
February 25, 2010, 02:25 PM
Good looking squad.
But I wld prefer to see Shuvo playing instead of JS.
BD allrounde'rs are doing well,like Ryad & Naeem.

Imtiazk
February 25, 2010, 02:28 PM
My playing XI for the first ODI

1. Tamim
2. Imrul
3. Aftab
4. Shakib
5. Mahmudullah
6. Naeem
7. Mushfiq
8. Sohrawardy Shuvo
9. Mashrafe
10. Shafiul
11. Razzak/ Rubel

I would play Razzak for the first ODI, if he fails to regain his form, Rubel should be drafted in.
11. Rubel

Miraz, if I take your team, for example. The dropping of Ashraful and including Shuvo immediately improves the balance of the side. The batting particularly in the one day context is not weakened. The proof lies with Mashrafe at No. 9.

I would also go with Razzak. I somehow think the English would prefer our seamers to anything slow. Let' their batsmen make the pace - why give it to them particularly if it is wayward ? Slow and low.

I will be in Dhaka on the 28th. My plane lands at 0800. Some sleep and then off to Mirpur.

Imtiazk
February 25, 2010, 02:31 PM
I just dont get why Rok was dropped but Junaed keeps space in ODIs?? really.. get ready for another top order collapse after one wicket down. now we will have junaed and Aftab in 3 and 4 I suppose... I am not impressed... I hope they dont push mahmudullah up to be in number 3-4. And the second thing is I don't like the precedence set by the BCB on selection this time around to put pressure on selection committee. Selectors job is to drop non performers anyways.. but to push them in dropping is uncalled for. IN last 3-4 years Board didnot tell the selectors what to do. If you need to tell the selectors what to do, then what is the point of having fulltime selectors, board can do the job. I blame Lotus Mia for this

I am a Raqibul supporter. But I agree dropping him. No one should have a guarantee. Raqibul will come back for the tests.

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 02:35 PM
My XI:

Tamim
Imrul
Zunaed
Mushfiq
Mahmudullah
Shakib
Naeem
Mashrafe
Razzak
Shafiul
Rubel

Don't see a place for Aftab the mindless slogger. Razzak still gets my nod ahead of Shuvo. Rubel gets the nod as the third pacer, we may need him to accompany Shafi in death overs as it may be too risky to rely on spinners or on Mash for the period.

Mohiul
February 25, 2010, 02:37 PM
my playing XI:

TI
IK
JS
MR(wk)
SAH
MR
SS
NI
MM
AR
RH/SI

we gotta use all of our SLAs

Aftab, no chance in the XI for you, dude

dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 02:43 PM
my playing XI:

TI.
Mate aftab= junaid but junaid is a better fielder
IK
JS
MR(wk)
SAH
MR
SS
NI
MM
AR
RH/SI

we gotta use all of our SLAs

Aftab, no chance in the XI for you, dude
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Fazal
February 25, 2010, 02:45 PM
"Ashraful himself wanted a break and we also felt that the pressure on him had increased to the extent that his confidence was at an all time low. We believe that a gap from international cricket would be of beneficial for him and he will come back strongly soon and do justice to his calibre," Rafiqul explained their reason behind the decision.

I can understand that part of explanation i.e. he is trying to say the player himslef was requesting a break and therefore justifying their decision of dropping him.


"Just think he was not even in a position to take the pressure of a practice match and that's why he had decided to play the National Cricket League instead of playing the warm-up game against England," said Rafiqul, whose selection panel came under huge criticism when they selected Ashraful for the New Zealand tour despite the batsman made a crime against India during the home series.

But what is this? Kind of backfire and raises question about selectors' inactivitiy. Basically saying he doesn't even have the confidence level to play in a warm-up match.

Now the question arise is: why they waited so long for the player's confidence level go that low before making a decision? Shouldn't they make more constructive decision after the India series so that its better for both the player and the team to make corrective action sooner than later after the fact it was obviuos to anybody?

Gowza
February 25, 2010, 02:58 PM
finally ashraful is dropped but really stupid to keep aftab and junaid in there, would prefer rok who averages nearly 30 instead of either of those guys. finally shuvo gets his chance, hopefully he gets a couple of games. i presume aftab/junaid are there to bat at the #3 slot, would have much prefered they tried someone new like farhad or jahurul or nazmus or even faisial, they need to find a good #3 and we already know aftab and junaid aren't doing the job up to standard so it's pointless to pick them at this stage before the WC.

hbk619
February 25, 2010, 03:03 PM
we shouldn't be playing with 3 openers. we only need 2 openers either IK or Big Z. my votes goes to IK. If we are expecting to exploit English players weakness of playing spin we should be counting on full timer and not part timers like riyad or nayeem. I'd go for Shuvo, Shakib, and Razzak (he hasn't performed much in the recent days, but he is still one of our best spinner in the home soil). shafi rubel to open the bowling. that leaves 7 spaces open for batsman. Tamim, IK, Nayeem, Riyad, Shakib, Mushy, and probably Aftab for later on the innings, but if we are going to send up at one down, that wouldn't do any good for us. in that case i'd prefer big z over him

I agree. IK is better option than Big Z. Btw, Mashrafe is playing. We should play 3 spinners and 2 pacers. Shubho's batting and Razzak's batting are plus point for the team. I want to see Mahmudullah at #4 and Mushy #3. Aftab should play in #6-7. His boom boom batting and Naeem's chokka marani can take the advantage of last 10 overs.

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 03:04 PM
BTW, guys, Ashraful is not dropped, he has taken a break from the national team to ensure Dhaka reaches the final of NCL ;)

Imtiazk
February 25, 2010, 03:15 PM
BTW, guys, Ashraful is not dropped, he has taken a break from the national team to ensure Dhaka reaches the final of NCL ;)

That is what it means by "dropped". There is no softer way of putting it.

M.H.Rubel
February 25, 2010, 03:17 PM
I just dont get why Rok was dropped but Junaed keeps space in ODIs?? really.. get ready for another top order collapse after one wicket down. now we will have junaed and Aftab in 3 and 4 I suppose... I am not impressed...

1.Tamim
2.Imrul
3.Junaid
4.Aftab
If the batting order is like this then there must be a top order collapse.I am scared.But i hope JS will take the right team.No need of 8 batsman 7 batsman and bowling allrounder Suhrawardy at #8.
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al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 03:19 PM
BTW, guys, Ashraful is not dropped, he has taken a break from the national team to ensure Dhaka reaches the final of NCL ;)

scoring 0 and 21 wont help dhaka

Fazal
February 25, 2010, 03:21 PM
scoring 0 and 21 wont help dhaka


I think there is a typo. I think what he meant was "ensure Dhaka doesn't reaches the final of NCL".

Beamer
February 25, 2010, 03:22 PM
I am not so sure about playing Mash anymore after watching his picture.

bujhee kom
February 25, 2010, 03:26 PM
I am so glad to see Ashraful finally been sat down but I do not see any hopes in Aftab as well, thus do not understand his inclusion!

I hope for and wish all the best for Ashrarful, I hope that he comes back strongly after working hard on fixing his mistakes, focus, attention, mind control, whatever else it is. Maybe he should do meditation, Tai-Chi, Karate kind of training from very disiplined masters.

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 03:44 PM
I am not so sure about playing Mash anymore after watching his picture.
Same feeling here. Changing my team -

Tamim
Imrul
Zunaed
Mushfiq
Shakib
Mahmudullah
Naeem
Shuvo
Razzak
Shafiul
Rubel

Let Shafi-Shak pair to open, and let Shafi-Shak-RBX trio to handle death overs, with Razzak-Naeem-Shuvo for middle overs (with few overs added from the other trio).

No place for Aftab the mindless slogger. No place for Mash till he gains his full fitness back.

Beamer
February 25, 2010, 03:52 PM
Eshen

Sakib way too low in your order. Way too low. He is in terrific form. I would have him come at no.4, or at the minimum no.5.

Zunaid either opens or sits. Since, Kayes is opening, I don't see Zunaid in my one day team. They will go with Aftab at no.3. He hasn't shown me anything, but given the options, I would take him over Zunaid in one dayers right now. One thing you can't affford is slow SR in initial PP's. With Zunaid, thats a gurantee.

I am liking your bowling options.

SS
February 25, 2010, 03:55 PM
This is not fair...Ashraful should have been tried one more time....I saw him wearing a teashirt "Akbar na parile dekho koti bar" and I was his partnter in the game

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 04:03 PM
Eshen

Sakib way too low in your order. Way too low. He is in terrific form. I would have him come at no.4, or at the minimum no.5.
IMO, Mushfiq and Mahmudullah should take more responsibility as batsmen since they are in the team mainly for their batting. But you may be right, putting Shakib at #5 and Mahmudullah at #6 prolly will be more logical since Mahmudullah handles death overs better.

Zunaid either opens or sits. Since, Kayes is opening, I don't see Zunaid in my one day team. They will go with Aftab at no.3. He hasn't shown me anything, but given the options, I would take him over Zunaid in one dayers right now. One thing you can't affford is slow SR in initial PP's. With Zunaid, thats a gurantee. I am really frustrated with Aftab. I really hoped he would show some maturity after getting another opportunity to show his worth, but he seems to have gone worse as a slogger. Zunaed on the other hand still gives me hope that he can improve.

Tigers_eye
February 25, 2010, 04:08 PM
Aftab still fishes outside from the moment he is at the crease!!! How many lives you can have in a match? So we are down one wicket before even we start.

Shaan
February 25, 2010, 04:20 PM
Aftab still fishes outside from the moment he is at the crease!!! How many lives you can have in a match? So we are down one wicket before even we start.
ditto..
if he plays he should come down the order like 6 or 7th position, so that he can explode the old ball which he can time well instead of new ball which bit move and bounce.

zainab
February 25, 2010, 04:25 PM
Poor choice : why AfTAB ? He is worse than ashraful
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Exactly my thoughts, Zunaid no better.

nannu
February 25, 2010, 04:36 PM
i am happy with the announced team.
aftab and junaed still deserves a chance..

i see a very strong team , our weakest point is nr 3 batsmen...
we allready tried aftab and junaed in that position, we need a new aproach, coach says, its too early/risky to mahmudullah put there now allrady, however he beleives that riyad is capable for it.
mushfiq is just not ready for nr. 3 yet.
i say put shakib there. he is most coolheaded batsmen and can do whatever we ask from him.

my XI for 1st ODI is

tamim
imrul
shakib
aftab
mushfiq
riyad
naem
shuvo
mashrafee
rubel
razzak


this is maybe our best bowling attack ever.

Shobha
February 25, 2010, 04:46 PM
After months/years of severe frustration...I was praying to see the back of Ashraful (for a bit) it came to a point where I thought I would be jumping from joy he gets dropped. I couldnt even bare to look at the guy when he came on to play!!...the pain....the waiting...the wondering...will it happen?? wont it happend??.......And now that it FINALLY has...why am I not happy? in fact why am I saddend by the fact that Ash didnt make the squad??:(:(:(

Shobha
February 25, 2010, 04:48 PM
On the other hand though...can I just say:

MAMU MAMU MAMU MAMU MAMU MAMU MAMU!!!!!:big_hug::big_hug:

I've been eagerly anticipating his return. I cannot wait to watch him on sunday!:flag:

chol_bd123
February 25, 2010, 04:56 PM
We have three SLA in the squad but that wont help if the pitch conditions arent spinner friendly.
Will BCB make another flat track like they did for the tri series to make the match 'more entertaining' for the Indian viewers who like 4's and 6's? Or does BCB want the team to win and make spinner track?

I'm excited to see Shuvo bowl. I have heard a lot of good things about him in this forum. I hope he has a lot of variations.

mishu
February 25, 2010, 05:21 PM
1.tamim iqbal
2.imrul kaye
3.junaed siddiqui
4,mushfiq
5.shakib
6.mahmudullah
7.naeem
8.shuvo
9.razzak
10.mashrafee
11.shafiul

extra: rubel(extra pacer), aftab (extra bat..)


STRONGEST SPIN ALLROUNDER ATTACK IN THE WORLD....

dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 05:26 PM
Feel sad for Ashraful , he is a good guy very commited to cricket , his performance go downhill since 3 years
When I watch his innings against Australia and England , I just told myself what a waste
Why it happen to Bangladesh cricket ?
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meazz1
February 25, 2010, 05:31 PM
I feel sad for Ash but I hope this works as a wake up call for him.
It goes without saying that he is one of the most talented player BD has ever seen and he just needs to focus on the game when he returns.

The_Yorker
February 25, 2010, 05:34 PM
I don't think Aftab should be inlcuded in the squad.

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 05:56 PM
[বাংলা]আশরাফুলও মনে করছেন এই বিরতিটা তাঁর জন্য ভালোই হবে, ‘দল থেকে বাদ পড়লে স্বাভাবিকভাবেই কারও ভালো লাগে না। তবে আমার মনে হয় এটা আমার প্রাপ্য ছিল। আমি নিজে থেকেই একটা ব্রেক চেয়েছি, তবে শুধু ওয়ানডেতে। টেস্ট খেলতে চাই। টেস্ট খেলতে চাই বলেই জাতীয় লিগ খেলছি। টেস্ট সিরিজের আগে জাতীয় লিগে আরও ম্যাচ খেলতে চাই।’[/বাংলা]

http://prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-02-26/news/45026

nycpro96
February 25, 2010, 06:01 PM
[বাংলা]আশরাফুলও মনে করছেন এই বিরতিটা তাঁর জন্য ভালোই হবে, ‘দল থেকে বাদ পড়লে স্বাভাবিকভাবেই কারও ভালো লাগে না। তবে আমার মনে হয় এটা আমার প্রাপ্য ছিল। আমি নিজে থেকেই একটা ব্রেক চেয়েছি, তবে শুধু ওয়ানডেতে। টেস্ট খেলতে চাই। টেস্ট খেলতে চাই বলেই জাতীয় লিগ খেলছি। টেস্ট সিরিজের আগে জাতীয় লিগে আরও ম্যাচ খেলতে চাই।’[/বাংলা]

http://prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-02-26/news/45026

Short translation please!

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 06:05 PM
Short translation please!
Ashraful thinks he deserved to be given a break from the ODI team. But he wants to be back in the Test team, and that's why he is playing in NCL.

reyme
February 25, 2010, 06:28 PM
No point of playing a batsman who cant last more than 10 balls. Aftab is not good enough even for a T20.

dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 06:33 PM
Ashraful thinks he deserved to be given a break from the ODI team. But he wants to be back in the Test team, and that's why he is playing in NCL.

It is bizarre because ashraful did not perform too bad in ODI
But his performance in test is below average...he should played in ODI not in test
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dolcevita
February 25, 2010, 06:33 PM
No point of playing a batsman who cant last more than 10 balls. Aftab is not good enough even for a T20.

I prefere Ashraful to Aftab in all format of the game
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Tendulkar_Mcgrath
February 25, 2010, 06:37 PM
I have a strong feeling! Mashrafee is not gonna be same Mash like before... hope this comes as wrong prediction

shafayeen
February 25, 2010, 06:40 PM
Zunaed is the only weak link in this squad.Could have been a better team had they included Kapali,SN,Rock or any other batsman instead of him.

did u see SN in the practise matches?? Kapali didnt even make the practise team and rock well isnt better than zunaed at the moment...

Abid_Khan
February 25, 2010, 06:46 PM
verrry good news, finally selectors have picked a good squad.
but its not perfect, would have preffered someone else other than junaed. hope he is not in the playing xi, and if he is i hope its for imrul. but dropping imrul after a century in his previous ODI will be doing injustice to him, so i say keep him there for now. my team then:

Tamim
Imrul
MUSHFIQUR
Shakib
Mahmudullah
Aftab
Naeem
Shuvo
Mashrafe
Razzaq
Shafiul


Rahim takes his time to settle down, so he is being wasted at #6
He only plays well when there is a collapse, because he then has the oppurtunity to 'play himself in'. Unless on a very good day, you cannot rely on mushfiqur to come out and start slogging, he is an innings builder. so play him at #3
On the contrary, aftab is everything mushfiqur is not. he is not an innings builder, and he is someone who will not need to 'get his eye in'. I will play him or naeem at #6 or #7, that doesnt matter too much.

And yes i would play with 3 SLA's, thus replicating our bowling lineup in the 2007 worldcup. that caused problems to india and south africa and england. the curators should prepare a spinner friendly track, but if they do nott, i see shuvo being dropped for rubel.
i dont think shuvo will play ahead of razzaq just yet

I like

cricket_king
February 25, 2010, 07:08 PM
Best squad we could've hoped for. Thank God no Rakibul or Ash. Celebration time! :flag:

Roni_uk
February 25, 2010, 07:23 PM
finished reading all 135 posts, thanks to BC for helping me killing my valuable time....

Apart from Aftab, good team selection. Aftab will add 12 maximum to our total, even less.

if this team cannot win a match against England, then lets organise couple of tours to Afganistan, Ireland and Zimbabuwe to win some matches. Its been so long since we won a match that I even forgot how it feels like

Oh no.. no Ash, who should we blame for the match loss now? Those who are sadden by Ash's break, this is your perfect opportunity to open threads like 'bring Ash back' :).

riankhan
February 25, 2010, 07:37 PM
Miraz, if I take your team, for example. The dropping of Ashraful and including Shuvo immediately improves the balance of the side. The batting particularly in the one day context is not weakened. The proof lies with Mashrafe at No. 9.

I would also go with Razzak. I somehow think the English would prefer our seamers to anything slow. Let' their batsmen make the pace - why give it to them particularly if it is wayward ? Slow and low.

I will be in Dhaka on the 28th. My plane lands at 0800. Some sleep and then off to Mirpur.

A die hard fan.............appreciated:big_hug:

One World
February 25, 2010, 08:56 PM
Somehow Siddons grown some liking to Aftab, taking a leaf from Whatmore's hat.
Will it deliver with the current chemistry of the team, we were disappointed in NZ but this is home. Anything is possible at home.

bujhee kom
February 25, 2010, 08:58 PM
Somehow Siddons grown some liking to Aftab, taking a leaf from Whatmore's hat.
Will it deliver with the current chemistry of the team, we were disappointed in NZ but this is home. Anything is possible at home.

Dada, apnar lekha porle mone hoi modern kobitar chondo!

One World
February 25, 2010, 09:03 PM
Dada, apnar lekha porle mone hoi modern kobitar chondo!

Bolen ki - ami aar kobita, e to jotil abishkaar - apni ki khete chaan bolun.

al-Sagar
February 25, 2010, 09:36 PM
Those who are sadden by Ash's break, this is your perfect opportunity to open threads like 'bring Ash back' :).

waiting for such a thread to see who are those sadden people

fishyguy
February 25, 2010, 09:49 PM
Bottom line is BD has 4 decent batsmen in

1.Tamim
2.Imrul Keyes sucks
3.Junaid Siddique sucks
4.Aftab sucks
5.Shakib
6.Mushfiq
7.Mahmudullah
8.Naeem (for now is still acceptable)
9.Mashrafe (if fully fit and in form)
10.Shafiul
11. Rubel

Really should give the best domestic players currently a go from 2-4. I mean how much worse could they possibly be. Even if they are worse than the current 2-4 its a difference of around 10 - 15 runs lost but you'll never know if they are any good without a try.

Tiger444
February 25, 2010, 09:55 PM
Why is everyone thinking this is such a great squad? Just cause Mash is back and Ash and Roqibul got dropped? I still think this squad has got flaws..You guys should know our team management..they'll obviously put Zunaed in there at #3 and aftab at #4..You guys actually think these 2 are better then Ash and Roqibul? This is a collapse waiting to happen..it's good 2 see ash dropped because he's gotta find his form back and same with roqibul but i just dont understand why zunaed got called back..i think hes a regular in tests but in odi's hes far from 1..only 2 half centuries and a 17 avg in 30 odi's and not in good form and he's still in there? I'm hoping team management does not include him in the final 11 but i would much rather have roqibul in there then big Z..their both out of form anyways so form does not matter and the rok has a much better odi avg..i think team management shouldve selected a performer from the NCL season and DPL this year rather then Zunaed..aftab on the other hand should be given chances because he has not gotten enough chances to prove himself since he left for the icl so he needs 1 more tour and then we will have a good enough as to whether he will resolve our top order problems or not..but aftab is just such a risky option..1 four and 1 six then hes out..he's always shown inconsistency and if he messes up then we have very little chances of winnin even an odi..we'll see how we do but honestly i am just not confident with this team..anyways good luck 2 the team..

Eshen
February 25, 2010, 10:47 PM
Tiger444, I have the same feeling you do. This is just a game of musical chair the selectors playing. Ash-Rock fail, Aftab-Zunaed come in; Aftab-Zunaed fail, Ash-Rock return - in between we gain nothing.

Selectors wasted the two practice matches. They could have used those matches to try out couple of news faces, as well as trying out couple of old faces in new positions (like Naeem at #3 or SN at #4).

Best of luck to Mash if he returns, but in last match Alauddin Babu looked better than he did!

AsifTheManRahman
February 25, 2010, 10:50 PM
What innings Aftab played. ATMR!! Please comment!! A six and a four. Whats next?
Six and a four? Sounds like chomotkar shot ebong bowled is next.

Amar kichu bolar nai Tiger bhai. Ami churi diye nijer chamra chiltechi.

tiger_omar
February 25, 2010, 10:50 PM
waiting for such a thread to see who are those sadden people

Just wait for two 50+ scores or one century from Ash, and you'll see how many of those threads are opened.

Morpheous
February 25, 2010, 10:54 PM
shobai dekhi EID er moto anondo korche....:D

but i strongly believe ASH will be back soon with his strong performance in Domestic matches !
Domestic Match e try korse....but seikhaneo se mudi mereche......so se kurbani hoye gese

al Furqaan
February 25, 2010, 11:33 PM
so ash scored 21 off 49 today...his career is likely over.

a sad and inexplicable end.

Tiger444
February 25, 2010, 11:41 PM
Tiger444, I have the same feeling you do. This is just a game of musical chair the selectors playing. Ash-Rock fail, Aftab-Zunaed come in; Aftab-Zunaed fail, Ash-Rock return - in between we gain nothing.

Selectors wasted the two practice matches. They could have used those matches to try out couple of news faces, as well as trying out couple of old faces in new positions (like Naeem at #3 or SN at #4).

Best of luck to Mash if he returns, but in last match Alauddin Babu looked better than he did!

Exactly eshen bhai..this is just a game of musical chairs..i mean again Rock and Ash have been dropped and rightfully so..yes they are good batsmen but they havent really scored big in a while and have hit poor form..this happenz and they are both young, espicially roqibul..so thats good the selectors dropped them and let them play in domestics and try 2 find their game back..so selectors did a good job there but the stupid part is bringing back Zunaed and Aftab..Now that aftab has gotten 1 tour he needs another tour to prove himself before we can list him as anythin..but why was he picked in the first place? Yes he did good in the DPL but look at him in the ncl..i dont care if they are 2 different formats..international cricket players should be performing well in every format they are playin in domestics and aftab was not going that..neither was zunaed..why couldnt we give shuvagoto hom or farhad hossain chances? We need 2 try out more batsmen and see what they have to offer because our top order is anything but settled..

Tiger444
February 25, 2010, 11:45 PM
so ash scored 21 off 49 today...his career is likely over.

a sad and inexplicable end.

This shows how poor of form he is in right now..this is definitely not the end of him..he's only 25 and he's got time on his side..if he wants to be back then he has to show that he can play on the team again..i think thats great hes not on the team..his confidence is very low now and he needs to regain that mojo and show that he can score consistently in his innings..

mafizraju
February 25, 2010, 11:47 PM
so ash scored 21 off 49 today...his career is likely over.

a sad and inexplicable end.

I do not think so. He is 24, even if he remains away from the team for another 3 years, at the age of 27-28 he will still have another 7 years to give... So no, ashraful's career is not over, unless he wants to end it.... I hope Jamie can help this kid.

_Rafi_
February 26, 2010, 12:10 AM
Ash's age 24 or 25 or 26?
Ash himself said he is 26 and want to play atleast 10 more years for BD on desh tv interview after dropping from natl team.
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Murad
February 26, 2010, 12:14 AM
Ash's age 24 or 25 or 26?
Ash himself said he is 26 and want to play atleast 10 more years for BD on desh tv interview after dropping from natl team.
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He is gonna turn 26 in July.

al-Sagar
February 26, 2010, 12:40 AM
ash can go and play beach cricket. he would be good at it

Antora
February 26, 2010, 01:33 AM
I wonder who will be the player all the threads open for, now that Ash ain't there. I just hope that even if we lose, there isn't a 'Bring Ash back' thread.

yes!! I don't want to see any of those threads. Although, I rather Ash than Aftab :S
Why replace one idiot with another one? As for Raqibul, yes he wasn't in form...but I don't exactly support the fact that he's been dropped. Hopefully both will find their form back. I'm sure raqib will be back in no time but as for Ash, umm...lets not even get there! I am excited to see Mash after a very long time :)

dolcevita
February 26, 2010, 02:13 AM
My question is :,' why junaid , why aftab ?
Why we waste the 2 warm up match : why batsmen like farhad ,,faisal , Johirur has't been selected for warm up matches ?
Pure morons
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Gowza
February 26, 2010, 02:17 AM
yeah i agree with the others, good that ash and roq have been left out, bad that they kept aftab and junaid. it would have been better to have kept roq than the other 3, but it's really time to tryout the domestic talent to figure out who the best options are for the next world cup. with the current situation of the top order it will look silly if we go into the world cup with some complete rookies, the fact that guys like ash, aftab and junaid are underperforming gives us an excuse to actually try some new players, you'll find that the better teams rest a player even if they're doing a good job just to tryout someone new who they think might be a chance for the world cup, BD actually have a genuine opportunity to do it properly and they're not taking it.

dolcevita
February 26, 2010, 02:27 AM
BD managment aren't professionnal
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Jesus87
February 26, 2010, 02:44 AM
Now that Ash is gone, who are we going to blame after our first defeat?

Sohel
February 26, 2010, 03:37 AM
Sanity has begun to prevail at long last. Then again, you never can predict anything sustainably reasonable when it comes to the BCB "think tank".

dark mage
February 26, 2010, 03:48 AM
Not much to say except, that I m disgusted with the selections, Ashraful was playing well enough in the One-days, about as same as Shaqib, he should be dropped from the Test squad not from the One-Day squad. If Raqib has been dropped due to bad form in the One-Days, what is Junaeed doing in the One-Day squad? What has he done? I thought he was out of form? I dont even want to discuss Aftab, this guy has inexplicably charmed and wormed his way into the hearts and minds of the officials and fans alike, although he has done absolutely nothing. The only good thing about the selection was the inclusion of Shuvo and Mashrafee. Both Raqib and Ash are better in the onedays and not in the Tests.

jisaan
February 26, 2010, 04:21 AM
A welcome relief for Ashraful.

a welcome relief for me!

jisaan
February 26, 2010, 04:49 AM
Last 15 ODI innings:
Raqibul - 9, 28, 43, 32, 0, 31, 9*,21, 39*, 16, 24, 35, 78, 35, 11*
Junaid - 19, 8, 5, 23, 0, 38, 27, 21, 55, 23, 36, 3, 1, 0, 0
Ashraful -31, 1, 5, 4, 13, 29, 75, 5, 0, 63, 3, 20, 4, 10, 22

dark mage
February 26, 2010, 05:39 AM
Last 15 ODI innings:
Raqibul - 9, 28, 43, 32, 0, 31, 9*,21, 39*, 16, 24, 35, 78, 35, 11*
Junaid - 19, 8, 5, 23, 0, 38, 27, 21, 55, 23, 36, 3, 1, 0, 0
Ashraful -31, 1, 5, 4, 13, 29, 75, 5, 0, 63, 3, 20, 4, 10, 22

Well done, it just proves my point, that Raqib is atleast in a better form than Junaid. So why is Junaid in the squad instead of Raqib? Not to mention, Raqib scored a 41(the highest in that match from BCBXI) and 19 against England in the practice matches as opposed to a 4 by Juneed and a 12 by Aftab. The Selectors just listened to the chinese whispers by stupid Lotus Kamal and gave in to pressure. It was absurd how according to Prothom-Alo Raqib was in the 14 member squad but BCB made into a 13 squad just so Raqib can be removed. Absurd I just dont get where this Aftab love is coming from? Both Ashraful and Raqib has been more consistent in the ODIs compared to Junaid, and both Raqib and Ashraful are better in the ODIs and not in Tests, while Junaid is better in the Tests and not in ODIs, the selectors have it all wrong. The bottom-line is, BCB and fans alike, think flashy cricket is the way to go, it doesnt matter if you have a low average as long as your strike rate is high, or as long as it looks good to watch on television, that is batting according to them. Let's just hope this decision of Junaid and Aftab in the team ddoesnt come back to bite us in the butt which I fear will do. We might not even be able to bat the full quota of overs. People keep misunderstanding one point, just because Raqib is good in defence doesnt mean he is a Test player, his record shows he is actually better in the shorter version of the game when compared to his Test stats. He is definitely a better one day batsman when compared with Junaid

M.H.Rubel
February 26, 2010, 05:50 AM
Well done, it just proves my point, that Raqib is atleast in a better form than Junaid. So why is Junaid in the squad instead of Raqib? Not to mention, Raqib scored a 41(the highest in that match from BCBXI) and 19 against England in the practice matches as opposed to a 4 by Juneed and a 12 by Aftab. The Selectors just listened to the chinese whispers by stupid Lotus Kamal and gave in to pressure. It was absurd how according to Prothom-Alo Raqib was in the 14 member squad but BCB made into a 13 squad just so Raqib can be removed. Absurd I just dont get where this Aftab love is coming from? Both Ashraful and Raqib has been more consistent in the ODIs compared to Junaid, and both Raqib and Ashraful are better in the ODIs and not in Tests, while Junaid is better in the Tests and not in ODIs, the selectors have it all wrong. The bottom-line is, BCB and fans alike, think flashy cricket is the way to go, it doesnt matter if you have a low average as long as your strike rate is high, or as long as it looks good to watch on television, that is batting according to them. Let's just hope this decision of Junaid and Aftab in the team ddoesnt come back to bite us in the butt which I fear will do. We might not even be able to bat the full quota of overs

I am also surprised with inclusion of Junaid in recent part he have no success in short version of matches.I was so surprised that inclusion of SN would not have been more surprising.
Anyway Selectors made it 14 member squard including Rockibul that was a good team.But BCB made it 13 member discarding Rock really its an alarming sign.
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nura43
February 26, 2010, 06:05 AM
Current BCB management lead by Lotus Kamal is the worst BCB management ever in my opinion. Inclusion of Aftab and Junayed does not make any sense. Rock should have given a chance as he scored a 41 against the England XI in the first practice match.

M.H.Rubel
February 26, 2010, 06:08 AM
Somehow Siddons grown some liking to Aftab, taking a leaf from Whatmore's hat.
Will it deliver with the current chemistry of the team, we were disappointed in NZ but this is home. Anything is possible at home.

I also think that anyhow Siddons has developed likings to Aftab.Aftab plays fast ball well probably it impressed our coach so much that he selected Aftab in the test team over Naeem and Rock.Lets see how much service Aftab can give us.Personally i also think that Aftab should get more chances in ODI afterall he has the best #3 average for Bangladesh in ODI.Best of luck Aftab.
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M.H.Rubel
February 26, 2010, 06:17 AM
Ashraful thinks he deserved to be given a break from the ODI team. But he wants to be back in the Test team, and that's why he is playing in NCL.

Ashrafuler je kobe buddhi hobe!! Complete wastage of talent.
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hoodlum
February 26, 2010, 07:08 AM
Raqib is atleast in a better form than Junaid. So why is Junaid in the squad instead of Raqib? Not to mention, Raqib scored a 41(the highest in that match from BCBXI) and 19 against England in the practice matches as opposed to a 4 by Junaid.He is definitely a better one day batsman when compared with Junaid

Agreed with this.

banglacricpagol
February 26, 2010, 08:56 AM
come on guys its okay to drop rock and ash....they are equally horrible... as far as why junaid..thats big mystery... aftab --- is gettin his share of chances

dark mage
February 26, 2010, 09:16 AM
come on guys its okay to drop rock and ash....they are equally horrible... as far as why junaid..thats big mystery... aftab --- is gettin his share of chances

Raqibul - 9, 28, 43, 32, 0, 31, 9*,21, 39*, 16, 24, 35, 78, 35, 11*

Ashraful -31, 1, 5, 4, 13, 29, 75, 5, 0, 63, 3, 20, 4, 10, 22

Sorry does it look equally horrible to you? then please look again and do the math necessary to get the average of the two batsmen in question? Then see for yourself who has the better average. Ash got out in the single digits (-10) most of the time while Raqib atleast scored more than 25 in every match (three not outs in there as well, which means the other batsmen around him got out, and he lost his chance to score more runs), Please find their respective average and then talk. Not to mention both Ash and Rock are better than Junaid even if they are out of form, even if we say Rock is out of form his average still isnt too bad when compared to the other batsmen in the team, so, under the circumstances, isnt it mysterious that the BCB so desperately wants Raqib out of the team? I wonder what he has done to get on the bad side of BCB? Or he doesnt have a strong Mama in the BCB, that must be the only other reason for BCB to solely target Raqib

ahms
February 26, 2010, 09:35 AM
Current BCB management lead by Lotus Kamal is the worst BCB management ever in my opinion. Inclusion of Aftab and Junayed does not make any sense. Rock should have given a chance as he scored a 41 against the England XI in the first practice match.

Mr. Lotus Kamal has nothing to do with selection of Aftab and Junaid. He is not in selection committee. It is irrelevant. Get the fact before you present.

ahms
February 26, 2010, 09:39 AM
.....why Junaid.....

Because we are running out of options.

fais
February 26, 2010, 09:50 AM
Raqibul - 9, 28, 43, 32, 0, 31, 9*,21, 39*, 16, 24, 35, 78, 35, 11*

Ashraful -31, 1, 5, 4, 13, 29, 75, 5, 0, 63, 3, 20, 4, 10, 22

Sorry does it look equally horrible to you? then please look again and do the math necessary to get the average of the two batsmen in question? Then see for yourself who has the better average. Ash got out in the single digits (-10) most of the time while Raqib atleast scored more than 25 in every match (three not outs in there as well, which means the other batsmen around him got out, and he lost his chance to score more runs), Please find their respective average and then talk. Not to mention both Ash and Rock are better than Junaid even if they are out of form, even if we say Rock is out of form his average still isnt too bad when compared to the other batsmen in the team, so, under the circumstances, isnt it mysterious that the BCB so desperately wants Raqib out of the team? I wonder what he has done to get on the bad side of BCB? Or he doesnt have a strong Mama in the BCB, that must be the only other reason for BCB to solely target Raqib

any idiot can push his average up by defending and batting; in how many of the situations that Raqib batted did he have a strike rate anywhere close to necessary?

One World
February 26, 2010, 10:16 AM
I am also surprised with inclusion of Junaid in recent part he have no success in short version of matches.I was so surprised that inclusion of SN would not have been more surprising.


May be because Junaed has better record at home condition.

pichchi
February 26, 2010, 11:01 AM
any idiot can push his average up by defending and batting; in how many of the situations that Raqib batted did he have a strike rate anywhere close to necessary?

REALLY???? Wow.. I wish we had more of these idiots than!!

BangladeshFan
February 26, 2010, 11:28 AM
raqibul is a total waste. this guy cant rotate the strike, cant play with soft hands. why do u guys want him in the middle order? cricket has come a long way after the start of T20s. u really need high SR even from middle orders. A score of 250 is chased easily now a days.

BangladeshFan
February 26, 2010, 11:30 AM
I am happy ashraful took a break, he needs to get back to FC cricket and against good bowlers. Try to get a contract in england/australia and improve his game.

skhondoker
February 26, 2010, 11:37 AM
i am happy that ash got the opportunity to shed his "fool" suffix and come back strong to the team. We want to see Ashraful again and not Ashrafool....

Tiger444
February 26, 2010, 01:57 PM
Raqibul - 9, 28, 43, 32, 0, 31, 9*,21, 39*, 16, 24, 35, 78, 35, 11*

Ashraful -31, 1, 5, 4, 13, 29, 75, 5, 0, 63, 3, 20, 4, 10, 22

Sorry does it look equally horrible to you? then please look again and do the math necessary to get the average of the two batsmen in question? Then see for yourself who has the better average. Ash got out in the single digits (-10) most of the time while Raqib atleast scored more than 25 in every match (three not outs in there as well, which means the other batsmen around him got out, and he lost his chance to score more runs), Please find their respective average and then talk. Not to mention both Ash and Rock are better than Junaid even if they are out of form, even if we say Rock is out of form his average still isnt too bad when compared to the other batsmen in the team, so, under the circumstances, isnt it mysterious that the BCB so desperately wants Raqib out of the team? I wonder what he has done to get on the bad side of BCB? Or he doesnt have a strong Mama in the BCB, that must be the only other reason for BCB to solely target Raqib

Here is the averages in the last 15 ODI's for these 3 players

Raqibul Hasan-34.25, last 15 matches against top 8 teams 22.15

Mohammad Ashraful-24.81, last 15 ODIs against top 8 teams 29.46

Zunaed Siddique-21.5, last 15 ODI's against top 8 teams, 15.33

Aftab Ahmed 19, last 15 ODIs against top 8 teams, 19.2

So as we can see here Zunaed and Aftab stats wise are not better then Ash and Roqibul at all, this shows that Ash is still 1 of our top players against the top 8 teams in ODIs, of course he wants a rest and so their is no choice but 2 drop him but he still holds a very high average against the top teams, Rocky has a very high avg but largely due to the success he's had against Zimbabwe, take away that and he has a pretty poor average against top 8 teams, Zunaed and aftab on the other hand,well the less said the better, my point is if these 2 are in the team then why isnt Roqibul? ideally these 3 should be dropped and we should try out new batsmen like hom, farhard hossain, jahurul islam,or even faisal hossain..we already have good openers now even though imrul has 2 prove still he is a consistent opener, and 5, 6, 7, 8 is already filled in, spinners are obviously always good and pacers are improving, but we need the # and #4 batsmen, we need 2 resolve this before the world cup and now is the perfect time 2 experiment..

The_Yorker
February 26, 2010, 02:27 PM
Ash and Raqibul will come back. It's a matter of time. So don't be disappointed if they dont play one or two matches. Soomeone will flop, one of them will be selected again, second one flops, the other one gets selected. And flopping is our business in cricket. As for Aftab, I don't think he should have been selected. He is a thing of the past.

dark mage
February 26, 2010, 03:36 PM
any idiot can push his average up by defending and batting; in how many of the situations that Raqib batted did he have a strike rate anywhere close to necessary?

If Strike-rate was that important, you would have every team scoring 400 in every game and every batsman will have a run-a-ball innings, look everywhere almost every batsman in the world score a 100 froom 112 balls, most batsman score a 50 from 62 balls, my point is strike-rate doesnt matter that much, our team is full of batsmen with highstrike, we need players with high averages. When you judge a batsman, you usually see their average, before looking at their strike-rate and no, not any idiot can defend and increase their average, its embarrasing to watch when a batsman whose avg is below 25 batting at number 3 and 4, everyone laughs at us you know, other countries have their tail-enders with more avg than out number 3 and 4. heck, even our own team has tailenders with about the same avg than our number 3

Roni_uk
February 26, 2010, 10:41 PM
come on theres no point in fighting over - Ash, Aftab. Junaid or Rakibul - they are all equally crap. Two of them in the team coz we need to make 11. There isnt anyone else better (alas!) 'experience wise' to make the full team.

auntu
February 27, 2010, 02:43 AM
I hope and pray Ash with come back strongly and also Rokibul.

nahaz
February 27, 2010, 03:33 AM
Rokibul simply does not have the ability to have any impact on a game. He cannot be afforded in the one-day teams at home since we need scores above 280 in all games, and at times he hinders this. Yes, he does score at 70 SR on our pitches at times, but he can never accelerate if we ned to. At least with Aftab, the guy is trying to block the good balls out. He has a better technique, and can also hit out whe3n necessary. Now, rather than having a statistician-friendly batsman in the team, I'd rather have one who gives value. Now Riyad, Tamim, Sakib, Mushfiq and Imrul all can deliver more (naeem's untested) often than Aftab and with more impact (except Imrul), but we need 7 batsmen and Aftab stays. He is better than Junaid in ODIs. Junaed rocks in tests!

Ashraful is ok in ODIs, not tests, especially overseas, despite the technique. He doesn't have the game. I suggest a 3 month break from ODIs, and 6-month break from tests. I believe a good break will serve him and the team well. Btw, I do not rate Rokib's technique at all, and his ability to rotate the strike gets close to JO from old times. But it may just be that he will get better with some tweaking, so he's only temporarily dropped in my eyes.

dolcevita
February 27, 2010, 04:13 AM
Batting order for tomorrow : Tik , kayes , aftab , Shak , Mush , Mahmud, Naeem
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BD-Shardul
February 27, 2010, 08:30 AM
I believe dropping would do good to both Ashraful and Rokibul. Rokibul was trying as hard as he can and this dropping will only make him more resolute. I hope in the mean time he finds a good mentor who can help him overcome his technical deficiencies.

On the other hand, if Ash makes his comeback after some solid performances in the domestic league, he will bring in the confidence with himself that is missing now, as he would be in the team by merit of his own performances. No matter how much I have bashed him or will bash him in the future, like our coach I still believe in this boy and pray to Allah that He helps Ash to get rid of brain freeze disease once he gets his confidence back.

I personally didn't like the selection of Aftab Ahmed at all. But now that he is selected and will probably play at 3 or 4, I hope we see the Aftab of ICC Champions trophy 2006. Very unlikely though; now a days his legs keep shaking in fear while batting, which simply belies his fearless outings of pre-ICL era :(.

Also didn't like the board directors poking in selectors' business. That was UGLY :mad:. When selectors drop players, players can take it, but 'board has no backing to non-performers' type of talking from the directors only makes the dropped player feel more helpless in their bad times. Despite their age, I hope Rock and Ash remains mentally tough and work hard to overcome all odds and shine again.

auntu
February 27, 2010, 11:37 AM
Also a big question why Aftab is in the team?
He should have some time to adjust before we really expect anything from him.

_Rafi_
February 27, 2010, 11:55 AM
We need both Ash and Rock for future...I hope they will comeback with full potential
Aftab inclusion is not that questionable for me as Zunaed's inclusion. Aftab performed DPL and we need to a player for temporarily covering Ash's position. As for Z there are very few facts favoring him. He was out of form in natl team for long time plus he didnt performed in DPL. He should have played NCL atm and try to get back his form but instead selectors offer him national duty
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Ajfar
February 27, 2010, 12:00 PM
At least with Aftab, the guy is trying to block the good balls out. He has a better technique, and can also hit out when necessary.

so what? how come he only has 3/4 50s after playing around 50 ODI's?

Tiger444
February 27, 2010, 03:00 PM
raqibul is a total waste. this guy cant rotate the strike, cant play with soft hands. why do u guys want him in the middle order? cricket has come a long way after the start of T20s. u really need high SR even from middle orders. A score of 250 is chased easily now a days.

Well lets ask the same question..why do you like aftab so much? The guy after soo many matches has just failed to deliver despite gettin soo many chances..and has always shown he doesnt have a good temperament..hittin a 4 and a 6 then gettin out is more like bein a tail ender then a top order batsman..and i just dont see what is so great in his hitting ability..in my opinion ash, tamim, ans shakib can strike the ball better and a more consistent rate then aftab can..yet this gtuy is praised as havin value by being able 2 hit well..did you see him against NZ in the T20 match? That was jus pure embarrassment..at 1 point he was 1 from 9 balls with 8 missed swings..even roqibul doesnt miss 8 swings and hes a grafter..i really have a hard time seeing this guy performing in international cricket..roqibul without a doubt is gonna be a better batsman then this wannabe afridi ever will..

BangladeshFan
February 27, 2010, 03:32 PM
Well lets ask the same question..why do you like aftab so much? The guy after soo many matches has just failed to deliver despite gettin soo many chances..and has always shown he doesnt have a good temperament..hittin a 4 and a 6 then gettin out is more like bein a tail ender then a top order batsman..and i just dont see what is so great in his hitting ability..in my opinion ash, tamim, ans shakib can strike the ball better and a more consistent rate then aftab can..yet this gtuy is praised as havin value by being able 2 hit well..did you see him against NZ in the T20 match? That was jus pure embarrassment..at 1 point he was 1 from 9 balls with 8 missed swings..even roqibul doesnt miss 8 swings and hes a grafter..i really have a hard time seeing this guy performing in international cricket..roqibul without a doubt is gonna be a better batsman then this wannabe afridi ever will..

Well put Raqibul in those seaming conditions in Nz and I am sure he would do worse than Aftab. Aftab is coming back from a long break from international cricket and straight away tested to the full by the difficult Nz condsitions. Raqibul was even struggling in low and slow home pitches against India/Sl. The fair few runs Raq has got against zimbabwe(and even there he struggled massively), I think Aftab would have done far better there. The reason I support Aftab over Raqibul is because he is simply better overall cricketer....... bats better, fields better and can bowl as well.

Tiger444
February 27, 2010, 04:28 PM
Well put Raqibul in those seaming conditions in Nz and I am sure he would do worse than Aftab. Aftab is coming back from a long break from international cricket and straight away tested to the full by the difficult Nz condsitions. Raqibul was even struggling in low and slow home pitches against India/Sl. The fair few runs Raq has got against zimbabwe(and even there he struggled massively), I think Aftab would have done far better there. The reason I support Aftab over Raqibul is because he is simply better overall cricketer....... bats better, fields better and can bowl as well.

Well Aftab did **** in NZ..Raqibul actually scored more in the T20 match then Aftab and at a quicker rate..so dont give me that..and ya Raqibul hasnt done great against top 8 teams but he has a better average against top 8 teams compared 2 aftab..aftab has a 19 average against top 8 teams while roqibul averages about a 24..check the stats yourself..stats dont lie bro..and dont give me aftab woudlves..roqibul does better against zimbabwe also..he averages a 41 against zimbabwe while aftab averages a 35 against zimbabwe..so even against a minnow roqibul does better and top 8 teams so what does that mean? The Rock is a better batsman then Aftab hands down..He just beats him in every statistical category except SR..but who cares about SR..even the experts will say that averages are way more important then SR..its not T20..and aftab can bowl? Really? He bowls at a snail pace which can easily be put away..dont even go there bro..again ill b fair 2 Aftab..he needs more chances to prove himself but i really doubt hes gonna do anythin..

cricman
February 27, 2010, 04:31 PM
Well Aftab did **** in NZ..Raqibul actually scored more in the T20 match then Aftab and at a quicker rate..so dont give me that..and ya Raqibul hasnt done great against top 8 teams but he has a better average against top 8 teams compared 2 aftab..aftab has a 19 average against top 8 teams while roqibul averages about a 24..check the stats yourself..stats dont lie bro..and dont give me aftab woudlves..roqibul does better against zimbabwe also..he averages a 41 against zimbabwe while aftab averages a 35 against zimbabwe..so even against a minnow roqibul does better and top 8 teams so what does that mean? The Rock is a better batsman then Aftab hands down..He just beats him in every statistical category except SR..but who cares about SR..even the experts will say that averages are way more important then SR..its not T20..and aftab can bowl? Really? He bowls at a snail pace which can easily be put away..dont even go there bro..again ill b fair 2 Aftab..he needs more chances to prove himself but i really doubt hes gonna do anythin..

Aftab has engineered Victories over, India, Australia and Sri Lanka

And he has a 5fer vs NZ

Tiger444
February 27, 2010, 11:58 PM
Aftab has engineered Victories over, India, Australia and Sri Lanka

And he has a 5fer vs NZ

Has he repeated that performance with the ball? He averages about a 50 in both ODIs and tests..that was complete fluke performance..thats not even worthy mentioning..and you call the Australia match engineering us 2 victory? He scored a 13 ball 21..thats not engineering us 2 victory..Ash engineered us 2 victory..i mean ya thats not bad but naeem islam and mahmudullah can do that as well..so that definitely does not count..and then the Sri Lanka victory was engineered by Ash yet again..aftab just came in and finished the job..now India I would say he engineered us 2 victory.. scoring a 67 is something that I will give credit 2..when you say engineered 2 victory that means lead from the front and be the man of the show..and 4 me aftab just engineered us 2 one victory out of 82 matches..thats still not being better then The Rock tho..still has lower averages then him..u aftab fans can plead all u want about how rocky is worse then aftab and how aftab is a good batsman..but you guys are just making fools of yourselves..if you guys think he's good then that must mean we have really low expectations 4 our players..

al-Sagar
February 28, 2010, 12:12 AM
well. what aftab junaed rock ash has done before is history. lets see what they do in future starting from today.

dolcevita
February 28, 2010, 04:04 AM
Now you know what we need ROkibul
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BangladeshFan
February 28, 2010, 06:28 AM
Now you know what we need ROkibul

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and why do you need him? what exactly can he do?

dolcevita
February 28, 2010, 06:38 AM
and why do you need him? what exactly can he do?

He can do what aftab and junaid can't : stay at the crease
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BangladeshFan
February 28, 2010, 06:40 AM
Well Aftab did **** in NZ..Raqibul actually scored more in the T20 match then Aftab and at a quicker rate..so dont give me that..and ya Raqibul hasnt done great against top 8 teams but he has a better average against top 8 teams compared 2 aftab..aftab has a 19 average against top 8 teams while roqibul averages about a 24..check the stats yourself..stats dont lie bro..and dont give me aftab woudlves..roqibul does better against zimbabwe also..he averages a 41 against zimbabwe while aftab averages a 35 against zimbabwe..so even against a minnow roqibul does better and top 8 teams so what does that mean? The Rock is a better batsman then Aftab hands down..He just beats him in every statistical category except SR..but who cares about SR..even the experts will say that averages are way more important then SR..its not T20..and aftab can bowl? Really? He bowls at a snail pace which can easily be put away..dont even go there bro..again ill b fair 2 Aftab..he needs more chances to prove himself but i really doubt hes gonna do anythin..

SR is very important just like the avg. I think one needs to multiply the avg with SR to get the real score. somelike like Raqibul with a SR of 50% and a avg of 20 is actually causing more pressure for the team in the middle. He cant rotate the strike neither can he play big shots. The players at 3,4,5 really needs to learn to rotate strike with occasional boundaries. Sakib is the only one at the moment with that ability. I agree Aftab is almost at the opposite extreme. But he has the ability, he has to work with this temper and improve his game against spinners. I will play Aftab at 3, Riyad at 4, Sakib 5, Mush 6, Naeem 7, bring Shuvo at 8. Drop Zunaed, if he is in team it has to be opener or nothing.

reyme
February 28, 2010, 06:48 AM
Aftab is causing more harm than good in this team. He looks scared, confused and plays like a novice. He is NOT the same Aftab I used to see 2 years ago. Both Ash and Rok needed a break. There are plenty of batsmen who can fill #3 and #4 position. Just look them up in NCL. Even Shafiul bats more confidently than Aftab.

dark mage
February 28, 2010, 07:04 AM
And now people should see why Rock is so precious to a line-up like ous, ;like I said, without Rock and with Aftab in the team, Bangladesh wont even be able to play out the full 50 overs and things went exactly the way I predicted

fais
February 28, 2010, 10:33 AM
And now people should see why Rock is so precious to a line-up like ous, ;like I said, without Rock and with Aftab in the team, Bangladesh wont even be able to play out the full 50 overs and things went exactly the way I predicted

mate if we had rock on the team the score would have been exactly the same, granted we would have played 50 overs.

Tiger444
February 28, 2010, 01:18 PM
People take Rock for granted so bad its not even funny..our top order is soo brittle now..its so bad that i almost know now that one kayes goes down then aftab and zunaed are going to go down as well with quick succession..and our real batsmen are shakib, mahmudullah, and naeem..at least with rock he can build a partnership with our top players..people dont think this is important but look at the way we batted today..rock has a much better chance of creating a partnership with tamim then aftab does..and people really care about SR? Like really? We cant even freakin play 50 overs and we complain about SR..thats how brittle our batting lineup is..thats why we need a grafter to play in our lineup otherwise we'll keep on seeing these sort of performances..

Haradhon
February 28, 2010, 03:26 PM
People take Rock for granted so bad its not even funny..our top order is soo brittle now..its so bad that i almost know now that one kayes goes down then aftab and zunaed are going to go down as well with quick succession..and our real batsmen are shakib, mahmudullah, and naeem..at least with rock he can build a partnership with our top players..people dont think this is important but look at the way we batted today..rock has a much better chance of creating a partnership with tamim then aftab does..and people really care about SR? Like really? We cant even freakin play 50 overs and we complain about SR..thats how brittle our batting lineup is..thats why we need a grafter to play in our lineup otherwise we'll keep on seeing these sort of performances..
The way Rock and Ash played in NZ series suggests that they lack confidance, as if they do not want to be there

Tiger444
February 28, 2010, 04:09 PM
SR is very important just like the avg. I think one needs to multiply the avg with SR to get the real score. somelike like Raqibul with a SR of 50% and a avg of 20 is actually causing more pressure for the team in the middle. He cant rotate the strike neither can he play big shots. The players at 3,4,5 really needs to learn to rotate strike with occasional boundaries. Sakib is the only one at the moment with that ability. I agree Aftab is almost at the opposite extreme. But he has the ability, he has to work with this temper and improve his game against spinners. I will play Aftab at 3, Riyad at 4, Sakib 5, Mush 6, Naeem 7, bring Shuvo at 8. Drop Zunaed, if he is in team it has to be opener or nothing.

Aftab's not gonna improve..i just dont understand why the team management keep giving this guy chances..he never shouldve gotten picked in this 1st place..he shouldve played in the NCL and try to prove himself there as well..national team players need 2 dominate in every competition they play and aftab hasnt done that..yes in dpl he was good but ncl he was horrible..its embarrassin that this kind of a player can actually be on the national team..yes aftab is very young still so time is on his side but he's already played 83 odi's..thats a lot of games hez played already and we already know what he offers and hes just not a top order batsman..yet still even though lotta people arent fans of aftab i find it funny people still think he should be on the team..and cricman saying he engineered us 2 like 3 victories when he just engineered us to 1 victory..we have improved quite a bit since aftab last left the team and he should not be on this team unless he performs miracles in the next 2 games which i highly doubt..

Tiger444
February 28, 2010, 04:19 PM
The way Rock and Ash played in NZ series suggests that they lack confidance, as if they do not want to be there

Yes i agree..they do need a break..espicially ash..look at that even he had a duck in the ncl recently..he needs 2 find his form back..same as rock..his avg is only a 22 this year which is very poor 2 say the least..it just pisses me off tho 2 see how people dog on rock and dont realize that he is important for the team..he also needed 2 be dropped tho cuz his confidence seemed low and he hasnt been dropped since hes been on the team which is pretty good considerin he has played 40 odis and 7 tests so far..team management shouldve played at least 1 performing batsman from the ncl such as jahurul islam or farhad hossain..replacing ash/rock with 2 walking wickets is not gonna help our cause at all..

BangladeshFan
February 28, 2010, 05:11 PM
Aftab's not gonna improve..i just dont understand why the team management keep giving this guy chances..he never shouldve gotten picked in this 1st place..he shouldve played in the NCL and try to prove himself there as well..national team players need 2 dominate in every competition they play and aftab hasnt done that..yes in dpl he was good but ncl he was horrible..its embarrassin that this kind of a player can actually be on the national team..yes aftab is very young still so time is on his side but he's already played 83 odi's..thats a lot of games hez played already and we already know what he offers and hes just not a top order batsman..yet still even though lotta people arent fans of aftab i find it funny people still think he should be on the team..and cricman saying he engineered us 2 like 3 victories when he just engineered us to 1 victory..we have improved quite a bit since aftab last left the team and he should not be on this team unless he performs miracles in the next 2 games which i highly doubt..

what has raqibul done in dpl or ncl? as far as i remember aftab was among top 5 scorers in dpl, so he got selected by his own merit and his previous experiences. what has raqibul done in dpl?? u r assuming aftab never gonna improve, how then u think raqibul is gonna improve? aftab has won us some matches against big teams, i cant recall raqibul win us a single match, let alone against a big one. why are you saying aftab should perform miracles otherwise thrown out, when u r never expecting those miracles from raqibul? we cant accomodate a player in the middle order just to block out, infact in his last few matches raqibul wasnt even capable to block properly. cricket has come a long way, u need good SRs from all batsmen and who can switch to hitting mode anytime when the captain calls PP. If Aftab keeps on failing, we have to find alternative solution, but please no Raqibul!!

Tiger444
February 28, 2010, 05:45 PM
what has raqibul done in dpl or ncl? as far as i remember aftab was among top 5 scorers in dpl, so he got selected by his own merit and his previous experiences. what has raqibul done in dpl?? u r assuming aftab never gonna improve, how then u think raqibul is gonna improve? aftab has won us some matches against big teams, i cant recall raqibul win us a single match, let alone against a big one. why are you saying aftab should perform miracles otherwise thrown out, when u r never expecting those miracles from raqibul? we cant accomodate a player in the middle order just to block out, infact in his last few matches raqibul wasnt even capable to block properly. cricket has come a long way, u need good SRs from all batsmen and who can switch to hitting mode anytime when the captain calls PP. If Aftab keeps on failing, we have to find alternative solution, but please no Raqibul!!

Umm Raqibul is the only player in Bangladesh 2 hit a triple century in the ncl..his avg is a 43 in the NCL while aftabs is 32..and aftab has won matches 4 us? He's just won 1 out of 82 matches..nuthin special at all..and also NCL 50 over games raqibul averages a 53 while aftab averages sumwhere in the 20's..look it up on cricketarchive man..its not hard..ya aftab did better then raqibul in this dpl but how bout last few dpl seasons? And aftab hasnt even had big scores so gives a **** about his SR? So that means if he hits a 10 ball 15 u think thats good? I would much rather have sum1 2 stay on the crease then blast every ball he sees..i know u do think differently..you want sum1 2 take advantage of our PP's..but we got that in tamim ..he can stay 15 overs and bash the ball..we dont need aftab in the PPs..aftab will most probably come in the 11th or 12th over when the PP is done so he needs to be able 2 stay on the crease..i dont think hes capable of doin that tho..and aftab wont improve because hes admitted that hes lazy..lazy people dont all of a sudden become hard workers..thats sumthin u have in ur blood for yearz..raqibul has been known 2 be a hard worker..just look for articles and you will see..with a hard worker you will be bound 2 see more improvements rather then a lazy player..we'll see if aftab proves me wrong tho..no point about fighting whose better or not..these upcoming tourz will prove who is right about roqibul and aftab..

reyme
February 28, 2010, 06:50 PM
Aftab is young? Did not know that.
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Tiger444
February 28, 2010, 07:05 PM
Aftab is young? Did not know that.
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LOL..i mean he is 24 so that is young even though he doesnt look it..even though he is young there isnt any excuse as to why his average is only a 24 and a 19 against top 8 teams..pretty sad stats for a player that played his 83rd odi yesterday and sad considering he does have talent..his age shouldnt be an excuse though..tamim is only 21 and has has played just 9 less odi's and is averaging a 30 in odi's and 33 in tests and he plays very aggressively as well..so no reason as to why he keeps failing..lets see whether he proves me wrong and indeed does improve..

Ajfar
February 28, 2010, 10:25 PM
so he got selected by his own merit and his previous experiences.

and what is that experience could you please elaborate? and how has his experience help him? could you please tell me after playing 80 something ODI should a player know from his experience when to dive to get back in to the crease?

aftab has won us some matches against big teams

bhai exactly how many is some? and what exactly do you mean by won? and please link?

cricket has come a long way, u need good SRs from all batsmen and who can switch to hitting mode anytime when the captain calls PP

Bhai apnar Aftab crease thaktei pare nah pach choy over er beshi. er modhe SR baranor somoi kothai pabe?

cricman
February 28, 2010, 11:33 PM
bhai exactly how many is some? and what exactly do you mean by won? and please link?


http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/81/81294.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/81/81565.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/82/82650.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/86/86152.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/86/86130.html

H'es been out of top level cricket for a few years, All you guys are like Carnivors

BangladeshFan
March 1, 2010, 06:13 AM
Umm Raqibul is the only player in Bangladesh 2 hit a triple century in the ncl..his avg is a 43 in the NCL while aftabs is 32..and aftab has won matches 4 us? He's just won 1 out of 82 matches..nuthin special at all..and also NCL 50 over games raqibul averages a 53 while aftab averages sumwhere in the 20's..look it up on cricketarchive man..its not hard..ya aftab did better then raqibul in this dpl but how bout last few dpl seasons? And aftab hasnt even had big scores so gives a **** about his SR? So that means if he hits a 10 ball 15 u think thats good? I would much rather have sum1 2 stay on the crease then blast every ball he sees..i know u do think differently..you want sum1 2 take advantage of our PP's..but we got that in tamim ..he can stay 15 overs and bash the ball..we dont need aftab in the PPs..aftab will most probably come in the 11th or 12th over when the PP is done so he needs to be able 2 stay on the crease..i dont think hes capable of doin that tho..and aftab wont improve because hes admitted that hes lazy..lazy people dont all of a sudden become hard workers..thats sumthin u have in ur blood for yearz..raqibul has been known 2 be a hard worker..just look for articles and you will see..with a hard worker you will be bound 2 see more improvements rather then a lazy player..we'll see if aftab proves me wrong tho..no point about fighting whose better or not..these upcoming tourz will prove who is right about roqibul and aftab..

yeah stats can be skewed to whatever you want to prove. i remember a certain kambli scoring centuries after centuries in ranji trophy yet couldnt make his mark in international cricket. there is a gulf of difference when u score against the local bowlers and fielders and then when u go against international bowlers and fielders. as u urself said aftab was better in dpl whereas raqibul was better in ncl. so we cant judge just by their local scores. just watch them play against better quality bowlers, who u think has better technique, more strokes and likely to succeed?

i predicted before the india series that raqibul will be found out and thats exactly what happened. and indian attack is not really best in the world. he improved his avg by his low SR and against poor attacks. raqibul has to come a long way to even set himself as a test/ODI batsman(he is absolutely pathetic in T20s). ask yourself why you ask miracles from Aftab but never from Raqibul?? If Aftab continues to fail, we have to find an alternative solution but not in raqibul.

Ajfar
March 1, 2010, 10:12 AM
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/81/81294.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/81/81565.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/82/82650.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/86/86152.html
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/86/86130.html

H'es been out of top level cricket for a few years, All you guys are like Carnivors

Except that Indian and Zim games others he just finished off. So he had a good enough contribution in those games, he didn't won it for us. ok.

after raqibul plays 80 something ODI with 20 something average, than bring this to me, we'll talk than.

Ajfar
March 1, 2010, 10:16 AM
man all you talk about is SR, SR, SR. go check riyad's SR in ODI? What the hell is the point of the having a high SR if you can't even survive out there long enough. I can go out there and hit 2 back to back 6 and get out the next ball in every single match. That would sure make my SR look really good, but does that necessarily mean i'm that great of a player?

and add more person to that list of checking SR. check nayeem's SR as well?

Tiger444
March 1, 2010, 10:18 AM
yeah stats can be skewed to whatever you want to prove. i remember a certain kambli scoring centuries after centuries in ranji trophy yet couldnt make his mark in international cricket. there is a gulf of difference when u score against the local bowlers and fielders and then when u go against international bowlers and fielders. as u urself said aftab was better in dpl whereas raqibul was better in ncl. so we cant judge just by their local scores. just watch them play against better quality bowlers, who u think has better technique, more strokes and likely to succeed?

i predicted before the india series that raqibul will be found out and thats exactly what happened. and indian attack is not really best in the world. he improved his avg by his low SR and against poor attacks. raqibul has to come a long way to even set himself as a test/ODI batsman(he is absolutely pathetic in T20s). ask yourself why you ask miracles from Aftab but never from Raqibul?? If Aftab continues to fail, we have to find an alternative solution but not in raqibul.

Well the same can be said about aftab..he improved his average against the weak teams..if they just played g8 teams then raqibul has an average of a 23.81 while aftab averages a 18.62..both arent very good but raqibuls is still better..and judging by aftabs last outing in T20 against NZ he looked absolutely pathetic being 1 from 9 balls with 8 missed swings..pretty sad 4 a T20 specialist 2 struggle that bad..also just dont see aftab being a good batsman 4 us ever..cricman put up those scorecards but again just see 1 match against top 8 because of him we won and a zimbabwe match we won because of him 2..but those were nothing special..raqibul won us a game against zimbabwe 2..yes ye hasnt won us a game against g8 but still roqibul does have the better average..im askin 4 miracles from aftab because i know this guy wont really improve..ya he might improve a little but not a whole lot..hes already played 83 odis and so far hes come back and hes proved 2 b the same aftab..talented player with aggressive shots..goes for a 4 and a 6 then gets out..very jittery as well which is why he got run out last match..hes a lot like ash in that way but i rate ash higher then aftab..at least ash/rock has ability 2 play long innings..aftabs showed that in only a handful of matches..i like roqibuls qualities much betta then aftab..hard worker, gritty, ability 2 play long innings, builds partnerships, he does need 2 bring up that SR and have the ability 2 put the bad balls away..i just dont see a future in aftab but lets see if he ccan prove me wrong..we'll see if ur boy aftab can deliver in these upcoming matches..and we'll see how fast roqibul will be coming back..

al-Sagar
March 1, 2010, 10:39 AM
now mashrafe being rested for last two ODI's

Ajfar
March 2, 2010, 05:29 PM
hey look at Aftab's strike rate for today: 80.00. perfect just what we need. Raqib probably would have used 30 balls to score that 4 runs, so we definitely saved 25 balls today.

Tiger444
March 2, 2010, 09:30 PM
perfect SR by aftab today..an 80 oo man ya that sure does keep roqibul outta the squad..aftab just showed us today why he is just a failure of a batsman..is he averaging even a 10 this year? It is such a joke having him on the team..

AsifTheManRahman
March 2, 2010, 10:05 PM
perfect SR by aftab today..an 80 oo man ya that sure does keep roqibul outta the squad..aftab just showed us today why he is just a failure of a batsman..is he averaging even a 10 this year? It is such a joke having him on the team..
He was averaging 10. Until yesterday.

Tiger444
March 2, 2010, 10:33 PM
He was averaging 10. Until yesterday.

thanks asif bhai..wow and people were bashing the hell outta roqibul being a **** batsman..if people think roqibul is **** then aftab cant be considered a batsman that means..not saying he ever was..i cant believe that shot yesterday..he didnt even hit the ball 1 bit..just got bowled through the gate..something you see either at the end of the innings or by a tailender, now aftab earns that title 2..

Eshen
March 3, 2010, 07:46 PM
Just realized Dhaka district don't have a single player in the national team after Ashraful was left out! Mahmudullah (Mymensingh) is the only representative of the division! This is a revolution from what used to be the make up of Bangladesh team when we got our Test status!

On the other hand Chittagong (Aftab, Tamim), Bogra (Mushfiq, Shafiul), and Rangpur (Shuvo, Nasir) each now have two players in the ODI squad!

http://www.cricinfo.com/bdeshveng2010/content/squad/449998.html

al-Sagar
March 6, 2010, 09:47 PM
http://www.eprothomalo.com/contents/2010/2010_03_07/content_zoom/2010_03_07_23_3_b.jpg

Tiger444
March 6, 2010, 10:06 PM
http://www.eprothomalo.com/contents/2010/2010_03_07/content_zoom/2010_03_07_23_3_b.jpg

could i get a translation for this please?

Tiger444
March 8, 2010, 11:27 AM
soo where you at bangladeshfan? Have you changed your views about roqibul after the performance? You think aftab is a better cricketer now?

magic boy
March 8, 2010, 11:33 AM
At last one BD cricketer finally changed/reshaped himself according to team+fans' wish improving strike rate

Tigers_eye
March 8, 2010, 11:39 AM
could i get a translation for this please?
Summary perhaps!!

(being excluded from the ODI team) Part of the game. Didn't do well against Ind, Coach and selectors did best for the team. (Strikerate issue) When coming in to bat recent times, we lost wickets in successions. I want to play as match situation. I can hit out as well. But playing aggressively and throwing wicket in that situation is not wise. Everyone has a role to play in the team and we try to adjust with the situation. (Coach loves you) Actually Coach loves everyone. We the batsmen are grateful to have Jamie. We have learnt alot.

Flintoff was his nick name in the under-19 camp (he can hit big).

Tiger444
March 8, 2010, 03:52 PM
Summary perhaps!!

(being excluded from the ODI team) Part of the game. Didn't do well against Ind, Coach and selectors did best for the team. (Strikerate issue) When coming in to bat recent times, we lost wickets in successions. I want to play as match situation. I can hit out as well. But playing aggressively and throwing wicket in that situation is not wise. Everyone has a role to play in the team and we try to adjust with the situation. (Coach loves you) Actually Coach loves everyone. We the batsmen are grateful to have Jamie. We have learnt alot.

Flintoff was his nick name in the under-19 camp (he can hit big).

thanks a lot tiger_eye bhai..really appreciate it..i think people are just way 2 much on roqibul..its not only him that struggles 2 rotate the strike..mahmudullah and naeem do 2..its a common problem with our batsmen..they can either block or hit boundaries..this short of strategy is risky and thats why we see so many unnecessary wickets falling..good that rock controls his aggression and focuses on playing long innings..he definitely has got 2 improve but remember hes only 22 and will learn with time how 2 rotate the strike..

auntu
March 9, 2010, 08:19 AM
Just realized Dhaka district don't have a single player in the national team after Ashraful was left out! Mahmudullah (Mymensingh) is the only representative of the division! This is a revolution from what used to be the make up of Bangladesh team when we got our Test status!

On the other hand Chittagong (Aftab, Tamim), Bogra (Mushfiq, Shafiul), and Rangpur (Shuvo, Nasir) each now have two players in the ODI squad!

http://www.cricinfo.com/bdeshveng2010/content/squad/449998.html
[বাংলা]দুঃখে আমাদের প্রান ফেটে গেলো। ঢাকাবাসীর মানসম্মান আর কিছুই কি অবশিষ্ট রইলো না?

এই তব ছেলো মোদের কপালে?[/বাংলা]
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/115000/115027.jpg

magic boy
March 9, 2010, 10:45 AM
[বাংলা]দুঃখে আমাদের প্রান ফেটে গেলো। ঢাকাবাসীর মানসম্মান আর কিছুই কি অবশিষ্ট রইলো না?

এই তব ছেলো মোদের কপালে?[/বাংলা]
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/115000/115027.jpg

What kind of batting style is this....!?! enlighten moi :ticking: :p

auntu
March 9, 2010, 01:48 PM
What kind of batting style is this....!?! enlighten moi :ticking: :p
This is called: working on trying hard version.

fais
March 9, 2010, 01:56 PM
why is he playing with the mongoose in the longer version

Kana-Baba
March 9, 2010, 01:58 PM
why is he playing with the mongoose in the longer version

that is the regular version, not the T20 version