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Miraz
March 3, 2010, 09:13 AM
BCB Media Release

Bangladesh A Team for 3-day match against England

Following is the Bangladesh A Team for the 3-day match against England starting at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong from Sunday (07 March):



Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)
Zuned Siddique
Mehrab Hossain Jr.
Shamsur Rahman
Roqibul Hassan
Shuvogoto Chowdhury
Shahagir Hossain (WK)
Mahbubul Alam
Robiul Islam
Syed Rasel
Dollar Mahmud
Nur Hossain Munna


TEAM MANAGEMENT: Minhajul Abedin (Coach), Zafrul Ehsan (Assistant Coach), Fahim Muntasir (Manager), Azmal Ahmed (Physio)


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Miraz
March 3, 2010, 09:16 AM
This is a good team and Bangladesh should not declare the Test squad until the completion of the practice match. I hope players like Mehrab Jnr, Roqibul, Shamsur Rahman and Mahbubul Alam can perform and make their presence felt to the national selectors.

dolcevita
March 3, 2010, 09:16 AM
well really disappointed , poor selectors : where are Farhad , Faisal ?

mac
March 3, 2010, 09:24 AM
well, good team, though farhad nd faisal deserved the chance. we won't have any better opportunity to test our best NCL performers.
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mac
March 3, 2010, 09:25 AM
btw, is this nur hossain the U-19 leg spinner? Saw him bowl against the eng u19 last year, good bowler indeed.
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Fazal
March 3, 2010, 09:40 AM
well really disappointed , poor selectors : where are Farhad , Faisal ?


Yes. This was an opportunity to reward the NCL performers, they should get the priority ... not the messed up and confused national reject who even cannot score double digit in NCL right now.

Ashraful need a break to fix up his own mess in local league before even trying to bring him up in Team-a. It will only give him and his fans false hope and will further screw him up....the recovery process for him to come back to national team will only be delayed and more painful.

He just scored another duck and we Reward him with team-A Captaincy?

Farhad or faisal should be selected ahead of Ashraful.

Tigers_eye
March 3, 2010, 09:43 AM
0, 21, 0 and 0. And he is chosen to be the 3 day captain. Way to go BCB. This is how we teach our youngsters to perform. When are you guys going make him the BD team captain? I understand some may have reservation about Faisal. But Farhad?

We needed to fast track Shabbir. Give him big match exposure. He would know the difference between local 4 day games and 3 day game against an intl side.

crikss
March 3, 2010, 09:49 AM
0, 21, 0 and 0. And he is chosen to be the 3 day captain.

:-P to all the selectors

Tigers_eye
March 3, 2010, 09:52 AM
Actually I do not blame Ashraful anymore for anything. We need better evaluators (selectors) and mentors.

crikss
March 3, 2010, 10:00 AM
Actually I do not blame Ashraful anymore for anything. We need better evaluators (selectors) and mentors.

I guess they are hoping Ash will score one of those rare innings ( I am sure if Ash scored 50+ he will be recalled for 1st Test squad)

All I want to say...I don't want to see Ash in the squad in near future .

Fazal
March 3, 2010, 10:01 AM
Actually I do not blame Ashraful anymore for anything. We need better evaluators (selectors) and mentors.

Agree....I was also guilty of that. Our anger/frustration should be towards evaluators (selectors)

Raynman
March 3, 2010, 10:06 AM
I hearby nominate a "don't hate Ash, hate the Selecta" fan club.

kallishpat
March 3, 2010, 10:06 AM
I think Asharful is not a good choice for captain of Bangladesh, i think Mahmudullah is the right cricketer for Bangladeshi Captain.









BCB Media Release

Bangladesh A Team for 3-day match against England

Following is the Bangladesh A Team for the 3-day match against England starting at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong from Sunday (07 March):



Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)
Zuned Siddique
Mehrab Hossain Jr.
Shamsur Rahman
Roqibul Hassan
Shuvogoto Chowdhury
Shahagir Hossain (WK)
Mahbubul Alam
Robiul Islam
Syed Rasel
Dollar Mahmud
Nur Hossain Munna


TEAM MANAGEMENT: Minhajul Abedin (Coach), Zafrul Ehsan (Assistant Coach), Fahim Muntasir (Manager), Azmal Ahmed (Physio)


Media & Communications Department

auntu
March 3, 2010, 10:15 AM
Don't like the idea making Ash as the team's captain. Unnecessary putting pressure on him.

shujan
March 3, 2010, 10:31 AM
Don't like the idea making Ash as the team's captain. Unnecessary putting pressure on him.

I thought Ash asked for Rest!

shujan
March 3, 2010, 10:40 AM
Don't like the idea making Ash as the team's captain. Unnecessary putting pressure on him.

You know I think when a 19 years old like Ash has put thru the pressure of international cricket. He went thru lots of traveling, practice hard work, glory, Money and fame.
What else is their for him to achieve?
He is a millionaire in Bangladesh at the age of 25. What else is their for him to achieve?

I am afraid Shakib, Tamim, mahmudulla and all the young players will loose their motivation as they will achieve so much so early. Why padup 5 AM in the morning for practice when you got everything you ever dreamed off?

rafiq
March 3, 2010, 10:43 AM
Ashraful was dropped from the ODI squad, not necessarily the test squad.

khankm
March 3, 2010, 10:48 AM
Guys,

The fact is Khulna and Dhaka have been eliminated from the NCL with Raj and Ctg playing in the final. The final will take place next week (cannot be moved since BCB has other tournaments like PCl knocking at the door). The selectors had no choice but to include players from Dhaka and Khulna to form the A team. It is not the real 'A' team but a team with the best available options. Ash, Shamsur, Jun and Rok are in line to get into the National team if they perform well in the tour match. Please do not blame people without knowing the fact. Thanks.

BD-Shardul
March 3, 2010, 10:51 AM
You fools do not understand that the captaincy will make Ash responsible and that will bring his form back. smh

:mad: :head:

Rizvi
March 3, 2010, 11:13 AM
Guys,

The fact is Khulna and Dhaka have been eliminated from the NCL with Raj and Ctg playing in the final. The final will take place next week (cannot be moved since BCB has other tournaments like PCl knocking at the door). The selectors had no choice but to include players from Dhaka and Khulna to form the A team. It is not the real 'A' team but a team with the best available options. Ash, Shamsur, Jun and Rok are in line to get into the National team if they perform well in the tour match. Please do not blame people without knowing the fact. Thanks.

This makes complete sense to why Farhad and Faisal might have been excluded. It's not fair to Raj or Ctg to lose top performers in final.

zainab
March 3, 2010, 11:18 AM
Even though Ash is a wealthy young guy, he still cannot stop playing cricket, because it is in his blood. It is like Dhoni saying that he has all the money he wants, but what will his life be without cricket? the same goes for Ash, though, unfortunately for him at the moment, bad karma is following him. Hope that he does regain some form in this practise match.
I feel now that he should be like Afridi and be a bowling all rounder, if BCB allows it.

Razi
March 3, 2010, 11:35 AM
This was simply a moronic decision to make Ash the captain of this team, a player who scored 3 ducks out of 4 innings in our so called 'picnic' league gets a call up for A team? What selectors we have, incredible.

sadi
March 3, 2010, 11:44 AM
Lets see what Shuvagoto and Shuvo can do.

Beamer
March 3, 2010, 11:45 AM
Whether we like it or not, the team management has every intention to play him in the test series. Aftab experimentation is over. Zunaid will continue to be the no.3 in tests ( he has done better in tests than ODI ). That leaves the all important no. 4 wide open. You can argue that we could bring Riyad up the order and Rakib is also in contention. But, it seems that they are reluctant to promote Riyad that high. IMO, Riyad should come at no.5, followed by Sakib at no.6. If Ash is in the plan for a recall, which I assume he is, then I would rather see him play in this match then bringing him cold for the first test. He will have competetion from Rakib. From a pragmatic point of view, I actually like the move to play him in this match. What he does with it is up to him now.

Tiger Manc
March 3, 2010, 11:54 AM
Poor choice from BCB. I'm sure if you asked the players, they would've preferred to pit their wits against England then play the NCL final. This A Team doesn't feature Saqlain Sajib, Elias Sunny, Farhad Hossain, Faisal Hossain, Jahurul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain or Suhrawadi Shuvo assuming the latter aren't intended on being called upto the National Test team.

The only players who are there that I would've put in are Shuvagoto Hom and Saghir Hossain.

Tiger444
March 3, 2010, 12:09 PM
I think before people overreact as to why Farhad and Faisal didnt get picked is because they are going to play in the final which interferes with the match..but still why include ash? What has he done 2 become a part of the team again? This will just ruin his chance to come back..let him just relax and let the pressure release off of him..now the pressure will come back on him again..bad move bcb..glad to see hom there..lets see how he performs..mehrab needs to perform and show his worth in tests..i think he is a good future prospect for tests..same as roqibul..he has 2 show 2 the selectors that he can come back and show his grittiness..excited about this match..

Ajfar
March 3, 2010, 12:11 PM
the guy is trying to regain his form, and our selectors decides to make him the captain. why put extra pressure on him for no reason. Good job selectors.

Eshen
March 3, 2010, 12:15 PM
BCB have not picked any player from Rajshahi or Chittagong playing XIs because those two teams will be playing in NCL final same time this match takes place. IMO, a more sensible choice from BCB would be to delay the NCL final so that likes of Jahurul, Farhad, and Faisal could participate in this match. But now they are being penalized for taking their teams to NCL final!

cricman
March 3, 2010, 12:27 PM
I really hope Andew Miller tweets some updtes for this match from the ground

got 3 of 11 right when predicting the team and should ge bonus points for picking Ash as captain.

He's got 5 Fast Bowlers to rotate from too

Eshen
March 3, 2010, 12:28 PM
I still find it surprising that Marshall Ayub and Talha Jubair have not been selected. Except for Shuvagoto and Saghir, their performances in NCL this season was better than those of players selected here!

M.H.Rubel
March 3, 2010, 12:34 PM
No SN?
Selected in test against India and now failed to be include in A team?If he is so crap then what was the justification of selecting him against India?Its ridiculous.
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alibangali
March 3, 2010, 12:36 PM
atleast this teams looks better on paper than the odi a team. BCB should keep a keen eye on shahagir's keeping. If he does brilliantly with his keeping he should be brought in as a keeper while putting rahim at #4 as a specialist batsmen. Mushy's poor keeping is costing us dearly while he is a proven performer as a batsmen. i hope BCB does not make the mistake of choosing ash or rok for the test team.

M.H.Rubel
March 3, 2010, 12:56 PM
Probable XI in 1st test:
1.TIK
2.IMRUL
3.?
4.?
5.Mushy/Riyad
6.SAH
7.Mushy/Riyad
8.Naeem
9.Suhrawardy
10.Shafiul
11.Rubel
Shortages will have to cover from A team:
1.For #3 only Junaid is available.Probably management is thinking to include Junaid in 1st test just giving him some chance for match practice.Will it be a good decision to include Junaid in #3 for the test?Rather i would like to test Jahurul at #3 after completing the NCL final fly him to CTG for test debut?
2.For #4 Ash and Rock is available there.Probably any one of them will get the nod according to performance.But if Suvagoto can perform well, wount it be better for for a debut of Shuvagoto or cant we fly Farhad Hossain after completion of NCL final for a debut?
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Tiger Manc
March 3, 2010, 12:59 PM
No SN?
Selected in test against India and now failed to be include in A team?If he is so crap then what was the justification of selecting him against India?Its ridiculous.
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Spot on! It's so strange to see Mehrab Hossain Jnr ahead of Shahriar Nafees in the pecking order. What has Mehrab Hossain Jnr done in the NCL this year?

Tiger Manc
March 3, 2010, 01:00 PM
atleast this teams looks better on paper than the odi a team. BCB should keep a keen eye on shahagir's keeping. If he does brilliantly with his keeping he should be brought in as a keeper while putting rahim at #4 as a specialist batsmen. Mushy's poor keeping is costing us dearly while he is a proven performer as a batsmen. i hope BCB does not make the mistake of choosing ash or rok for the test team.

I hope whoever intends on going to the match will update us on Saghir's keeping. Will any highlights be made available?

M.H.Rubel
March 3, 2010, 01:01 PM
BCB have not picked any player from Rajshahi or Chittagong playing XIs because those two teams will be playing in NCL final same time this match takes place. IMO, a more sensible choice from BCB would be to delay the NCL final so that likes of Jahurul, Farhad, and Faisal could participate in this match. But now they are being penalized for taking their teams to NCL final!

NCL final will be completed on 10th march test will be started on 12th so if Junaid,Ash,Rock,Shuvagoto fail to performe well in practice match i see lot of hope for Jahurul,Farhad or even Faisal to be included in the 1st test !!!
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M.H.Rubel
March 3, 2010, 01:09 PM
atleast this teams looks better on paper than the odi a team. BCB should keep a keen eye on shahagir's keeping. If he does brilliantly with his keeping he should be brought in as a keeper while putting rahim at #4 as a specialist batsmen. Mushy's poor keeping is costing us dearly while he is a proven performer as a batsmen. i hope BCB does not make the mistake of choosing ash or rok for the test team.

With the gloves Dhiman is a very good keeper but i have heard that Shagir is also good with the gloves atleast better than Mushy and he is not bad with the bat as well.So i agree with you.If Shagir can show promise with the gloves it will be a nice choice to take Shagir as specialist keeper and Mushy as specialist batsman at #4 come 1st slip fielder.
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alibangali
March 3, 2010, 01:17 PM
With the gloves Dhiman is a very good keeper but i have heard that Shagir is also good with the gloves atleast better than Mushy and he is not bad with the bat as well.So i agree with you.If Shagir can show promise with the gloves it will be a nice choice to take Shagir as specialist keeper and Mushy as specialist batsman at #4 come 1st slip fielder.
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I guess the only sad thing that would happen if mushy is not the keeper is his cheerleading will be missed :(

Eshen
March 3, 2010, 01:40 PM
NCL final will be completed on 10th march test will be started on 12th so if Junaid,Ash,Rock,Shuvagoto fail to performe well in practice match i see lot of hope for Jahurul,Farhad or even Faisal to be included in the 1st test !!!

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Both Rajshahi and Chittagong this season have relatively week pace attacks and mainly depending on their SLAs. So, doing well in the NCL final no way can mean batsmen from Chittagong or Rajshahi are ready to take on English pacers.

Tiger444
March 3, 2010, 02:35 PM
Marshal Ayub should definitely be there..he's done ok so far and wouldve loved 2 see how he would do against the british attack..overall tho i like the squad..pressure is on roqibul, mehrab, and zunaed 2 score some runs

dolcevita
March 3, 2010, 02:55 PM
Why why Why ????
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abu2abu
March 3, 2010, 02:56 PM
This is a strong squad. There's no doubt the selectors are intending to play ash in the test series.

Only for Ashraful does a "break from international cricket" mean sitting out the 3 ODIs but returning for the tests the following week!

Who is Nurr Hossain Munna?

Rainman
March 3, 2010, 03:01 PM
Marshal Ayub should definitely be there..he's done ok so far and wouldve loved 2 see how he would do against the british attack..overall tho i like the squad..pressure is on roqibul, mehrab, and zunaed 2 score some runs

English attack, not british. Although there's an irishman in there, this is an england team, no players from Scotland or Northern ireland, so it can't be called British.

Gowza
March 3, 2010, 03:01 PM
really happy to see shuvagoto in the team, bit strange that none of marshall, jahurul, faisal or farhad made. shabbir just got a half century and century as well so would hav ebeen nice to have seen him, kind of surprised mahmudul isn't there since he was in the earlier practice matches and did ok. where is subashis roy? he should be an automatic choice for these BCB XI's and A team XI's.

abu2abu
March 3, 2010, 03:05 PM
No SN?
Selected in test against India and now failed to be include in A team?If he is so crap then what was the justification of selecting him against India?Its ridiculous.
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I think Shahriar Nafees has a good chance of making it into the test squad. I suppose out of this squad only 1 or 2 players have the chance to make it into the senior side. The majority of the team that takes to the field against England will not be from this team.

As I say, Nafees has a chance, but if he does play he will almost certainly bat no higher than no 4...

Tiger444
March 3, 2010, 03:10 PM
English attack, not british. Although there's an irishman in there, this is an england team, no players from Scotland or Northern ireland, so it can't be called British.

Ahh of ya thats 4 pointing that out rainman bro!! Yes i forgot the people of england are called the english and the people of great britain are the called british..good call..

Tiger444
March 3, 2010, 03:18 PM
really happy to see shuvagoto in the team, bit strange that none of marshall, jahurul, faisal or farhad made. shabbir just got a half century and century as well so would hav ebeen nice to have seen him, kind of surprised mahmudul isn't there since he was in the earlier practice matches and did ok. where is subashis roy? he should be an automatic choice for these BCB XI's and A team XI's.

gowza bro..its because of the league championship thats goin on between rajshahi and chittagong and all these players except subashis and marshal..marshal tho is from dhaka and shouldve been in the squad..thought he deserved it and he is a future batsman we have to consider for the future..subashis needs to be given chances..hes been proving himself over and over again he is a good pacer..at least give him some chances in the practice matches..has very similar stats compared 2 shafiul and our pacer group is extremely thin..

The_Yorker
March 3, 2010, 03:23 PM
well really disappointed , poor selectors : where are Farhad , Faisal ?

Yup... that's my thought. Where are Farhad, Faisal? And Juhurul?
Poor selection as always...

Eshen
March 3, 2010, 03:25 PM
Good question - where is SN?! Busy taking dancing lessons how to move his feet?!

The_Yorker
March 3, 2010, 03:30 PM
Guys,

The fact is Khulna and Dhaka have been eliminated from the NCL with Raj and Ctg playing in the final. The final will take place next week (cannot be moved since BCB has other tournaments like PCl knocking at the door). The selectors had no choice but to include players from Dhaka and Khulna to form the A team. It is not the real 'A' team but a team with the best available options. Ash, Shamsur, Jun and Rok are in line to get into the National team if they perform well in the tour match. Please do not blame people without knowing the fact. Thanks.

ok the point is well taken, but I will belive in it when they (faisal, Forhad and Juhurul) are selected in the next international match (i.e., BCB XI.)

Tiger444
March 3, 2010, 03:32 PM
Good question - where is SN?! Busy taking dancing lessons how to move his feet?!

not 2 keen about having SN have a go..hasnt done enough in domestics yet..and in the practice matches he got chances in he struggled big time..2 many technique flaws..need 2 give others chances..enough of these so called experienced players bullshit..

The_Yorker
March 3, 2010, 03:32 PM
Good question - where is SN?! Busy taking dancing lessons how to move his feet?!

Nope. He has decided to become Sannasey/Sadu baba so that he can concentrate more :)

yaseer
March 3, 2010, 10:03 PM
Again cannot find logic to include Ashraful. Are selectors planing to include Ashraful in Test squad? If not then what the point playing him in practice match. A 50 in this match will put a false pressure to include him in test squad and the loop will start again. As he has been rested, let him rest and think about his game for a while.

Do selectors even think before making such decisions? Do they ever think?

NCL final could have been adjusted to give Faisal, Farhad a go. They deserved it and needed to be tested against quality attack.

nsd3
March 3, 2010, 10:12 PM
Who is Nurr Hossain Munna?
My question too. Anyone? :waiting:

nsd3
March 3, 2010, 10:19 PM
From Cricinfo:
Noor Hossain is a legspinner and a useful lower-order batsman. His most memorable performance to date is his 65 at No.8 against Zimbabwe Under-19 in a one-dayer in November 2009 to help Bangladesh win by one wicket. His idol is Shane Warne. He was included in the Bangladesh squad for the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

A leggie is rare in BD. is this the reason he was selected (not much to say on First Class Game experience side!)?

al-Sagar
March 3, 2010, 10:29 PM
No SN?
Selected in test against India and now failed to be include in A team?If he is so crap then what was the justification of selecting him against India?Its ridiculous.
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he is targeting a comeback in the BD squad for the matches against Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland.

billah
March 3, 2010, 10:46 PM
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AsifTheManRahman
March 3, 2010, 10:52 PM
Keno polatare khamaka eto pressure dey? Chaira de na baap, kainda bachuk.

Ajfar
March 3, 2010, 11:10 PM
he is targeting a comeback in the BD squad for the matches against Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland.

bhaijan he shouldn't have to target it, he is an automatic choice.

Sohel
March 4, 2010, 01:58 AM
One of two things will happen:

1) Motin will fail.

2) Motin will do just enough to get back into the senior side and then fail as usual.

shovon13
March 4, 2010, 03:00 AM
yeah i was hoping for him to take some time off. it takes longer time than this to take the pressure off. maybe have him out for a year. i'd rather have him come back in the team when he's 30 and give us a 40 average than do more of the same coming back in one month.

al-Sagar
March 4, 2010, 03:25 AM
One of two things will happen:

1) Motin will fail.

2) Motin will do just enough to get back into the senior side and then fail as usual.

just what i was thinking to say

al Furqaan
March 4, 2010, 03:40 PM
kneejerk selection by the management...they are finding it even more difficult than fans to divorce ashraful.

wiseshah
March 4, 2010, 05:43 PM
i think ashraful should be rested. he needs break from all kind of cricket. to get rid of this offform he needs to relax. playing NCL, Practice match wont help.

akabir77
March 4, 2010, 08:06 PM
it doesn't matter what we think management thinks if he plays more, he would get better chance to get back to form... since dhaka is not in the final instead of him eating rice bcb did the right thing by making play more games...

zainab
March 5, 2010, 07:26 AM
Ash should not take a break from playing cricket, the longer you are out, you lose your confidence quicker, BCB has done the right thing for Ash, they are not going to discard him so easily.
I think Ash is being given too many instructions on how to bat, he just has to play his natural game and clear his head when batting, not clutter his mind.