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BD-Shardul
March 15, 2010, 04:34 AM
So guys here is another one of everyone's favorite 'your XI' thread. I patiently waited to see how Imrul, Zunaed and Afa perform in the second innings, and now that is over, here is Shardul's XI for the second test:

Shardul's XI

Tamim Iqbal Khan
Zunaed Siddiqi (He may not have the technique, but has got the temperament/grit to partner TI)
Rokibul Hasan (whatever he done, forget it. Jaan bachano foroz-BB)
Johurul Islam (He deserves a chance)
Mahmudullah Riyad
Mushfiqur Rahim
Nayeem Islam
Shakib Al Hasan (Yes, I don't care that he scored a century in NZ. The player who dare to sweep against Swann despite being weak against that bowler instead of seeing the bowler off, deserve to bat at 8)
Saklain Sajib (Trump Card)
Enamul Haque Jnr (Statistics is against him, but included him based on HOPE)
Safiul Islam (One pacer is suffice, why take two pacer when you use them for 5-6 overs)


PS. Dumped players

Shahadat: 5 wicket in one test, no wicket in the the following 5 tests.
Razzaq: Just not good enough for tests.
Imrul: Enough is enough. 14 tests and you cannot churn out a 50. Play NCL alongside Tushar and Faisal.
Afa: High time to find an alternative career.

Rabz
March 15, 2010, 04:40 AM
Shardul my friend, atleast wait till this test is over.
(Well, its all but over anyways :) )

Regarding your team, trust me, Saqlain is nothing special, from what i've seen few minutes of him during the NCL final. Using him as a triump card would not be a wise idea).

Thats Shahadat for you. When he's on song, he is on song. Other days are pretty ordinary. But i'd still want him in my test team. Can't go with one pacer. Rubel/Shafiul, i dont care. Either is fine.

I'd rather give Jahirul a chance before Rakibul.
The one who jumps the board should not be brought back so easily.
Oh no! does that mean i have to play Aftab??

Then get Rakibul in.
Who cares.
They are all morons.

Btw, can i get Ash back ??
I miss him already.

WarWolf
March 15, 2010, 05:27 AM
Good post Rabz bhai. Gotta agree with you except Saqlin Sajib as I have never seen him in action?

I don't miss Ash. He needs to perform for quite a number of matches before coming back.

al-Sagar
March 15, 2010, 05:34 AM
i gave one earlier.....................

tamim
jahurul
junaid
aftab
riadh
shakib
mushfiq
naeem
enamul
rubel
shafiul

chol_bd123
March 15, 2010, 05:47 AM
Saklain Sajib (Trump Card)

is he really good. SHuvo was also hyped up but he seems like an ordinary spinner to me.

Imtiazk
March 15, 2010, 06:29 AM
I would drop Imrul for complete absence of any technique against short-pitch bowling. The "cat on a hot tin roof" routine will go on as long as he is there.

However, I would not bring in Jahirul or anyone else before seeing them in less strenuous situation like ODI's.

Shahadat has completely lost it. No amount of groaning will hide his 75 mph puff-balls. I don't know what has happened to him. This is Rasel's pace except Rasel is a much better bowler.

So, in short, same team except Shafiul comes in for Shahadat.

Unless Dhiman comes in and Mushy bats at No.3 with Junaid opening. That would be my ideal team at the moment.

samlove01
March 15, 2010, 06:40 AM
its good 2 c both the batsman played very well hope they play well 2marw

samlove01
March 15, 2010, 06:41 AM
for 2nd test i would prefer shaiful in place of shahdath..

shaiful has the good pace n even he can swung the ball in both ways..

samlove01
March 15, 2010, 06:43 AM
1.tamim
2.junaid
3.imrul
4.jahurul islam
5.shakib
6.mahudullah
7.mushy
8.nayeem
9.enamul
10.shaiful
11.rubel/nazmul

WarWolf
March 15, 2010, 06:48 AM
My eleven is ...

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam
3. Zunaed Siddique
4. Mahmudullah
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Shakib Al Hasan
7. Naeem Islam
8. (Some Better Wicket Keeper)
9. Enamul Haque
10. Rubel Hossain
11. Shafiul Islam

I am not sure who the keeper will be. But I am sure there is someone who is a better keeper than him.

Shehwar
March 15, 2010, 06:53 AM
We need a keeper! PLEASE! ANYONE but Mushy!! Let him play just as a batsman at number 4.
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magic boy
March 15, 2010, 08:16 AM
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Zunaed Siddique
3. Raqibul Hasan
4. Mahmudullah Riyad
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Shakib Al Hasan
7. Naeem Islam
8. Dollar Mahmud
9. Enamul Haque
10. Rubel Hossain
11. Shafiul Islam

Ananna
March 15, 2010, 09:06 AM
No way Raqibul shall be called for 2nd test. Infact he should be banned for atleast 2 years for his selfish behavior.
Imrul is scared as hell. Yesterday his innings was kind of comical. He should be dropped. But the question is who will replace him. Juhural cant replace him since he is not a specialist opener and it wont be wise to send him in that position on debut. The other option is Junaed. If he is sent as opener who will come at No. 3? Perhaps Juhurul? Not sure about this move either.
I will not drop Aftab yet. He should be given another chance.
Some members mentioned about Sajib. I only watched him in a Abahani Mohammedan game and I didnt find him anything special. Another typical Left arm spinner. I would replace rajjak with Enamul. My last change is to replace Rubel with Shafiul. Rubel is too erratic.

On another note, the only players who have test match mentatily in this team are: Mushy the great, Naem and Junaed. Rests are a bunch of crazy guys.

mishu
March 15, 2010, 09:18 AM
you forgot Tamim, its time to find new players for the top order and one has to be wicket keeper, imrul is good partner for tamim in odi,, its aftab and junaed who has to go. our pacers also has been useless.

al-Sagar
March 15, 2010, 09:46 AM
Juhural cant replace him since he is not a specialist opener and it wont be wise to send him in that position on debut. The other option is Junaed. If he is sent as opener who will come at No. 3? Perhaps Juhurul? Not sure about this move either.

jahurul is an opener.........

he opened for rajshahi, academy and a team for BD

aklemalp
March 15, 2010, 10:11 AM
tamim
siddique
farhad hossain
mushfiqur
riyad
naeem
shakib
keeper
enamul
suhrawadi
some good pacer

SMHasan
March 15, 2010, 10:14 AM
btw, can i get ash back ??
I miss him already.

[বাংলা]আমার আশরাফুলের জন্য কেন জানি বড় মায়া হয়। কেন যে ছেলেটা রান করতে পারেনা! সে যখন ভাল খেলে তখন আর কেউ তার মত সুন্দর ব্যাটিং করতে পারেনা। কি অনিন্দ্য সুন্দর, প্রশান্তিময় ব্যাটিং! আহ! মনে হয় কত সহজ এই ক্রিকেট খেলা।

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wiseshah
March 15, 2010, 10:17 AM
Shardul my friend, atleast wait till this test is over.
(Well, its all but over anyways :) )

Regarding your team, trust me, Saqlain is nothing special, from what i've seen few minutes of him during the NCL final. Using him as a triump card would not be a wise idea).

Thats Shahadat for you. When he's on song, he is on song. Other days are pretty ordinary. But i'd still want him in my test team. Can't go with one pacer. Rubel/Shafiul, i dont care. Either is fine.

I'd rather give Jahirul a chance before Rakibul.
The one who jumps the board should not be brought back so easily.
Oh no! does that mean i have to play Aftab??

Then get Rakibul in.
Who cares.
They are all morons.

Btw, can i get Ash back ??
I miss him already.


i also think saqlain is not good enough after watching NCL final. i think shuvo is way better than him in longer version

Purna
March 15, 2010, 10:22 AM
My XI for the second test-------

1. Tamim Iqbal Khan
2. Junaed Siddique (His understandining with Tamim is very good, so I guess he will make an excellent partner for Tamim and help to stretch the partnership)
3. Shakib-Al-Hasan (I know that he is not playing well, but I have a feeling that he is going to present us with a wonderful performance in the second test)
4. Mahmudullah Riyad
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Faisal Hossain (I think he should be called in)
7. Naeem Islam
8. Dollar Mahmud (He plays really well, especially in case of bowling, I can't understand why he is not in the team)
9. Abdur Razzak
10. Shahadat Hossain (According to me he is the best pacer in the BD team after Mashrafee)
11. Nazmul Hossain (Shafiul shouldn't get any chance, he is still in the team just because of his speed)

aklemalp
March 15, 2010, 10:22 AM
shuvo and farhad hossain,how much will i have to pay to get them in the team(test)

wiseshah
March 15, 2010, 10:23 AM
my line up

tamim
juhurul
junaed
mushfiq
mahmudullah
naeem
shakib
dhiman (wkt)/S shuvo
shahadat
shafiul
enam jr

at this moment we dont have bettter keeper than dhiman. if mushy plays asa wkt keeper, i want shuvo as a bowler, he is the best in longer format--his stats says that. its sad, our selectors dont watch any domestic or a team performances, otherwise he wud get debut in test instead of ODI plus he is handy batsman

kiriket
March 15, 2010, 10:23 AM
দাদারা,
আমি একটা সেরকম দল করতে চাই দেখি কেও আমাকে হারাতে পারেন কিনা। শর্ত হলো, ২০০৯ এর পর অন্তত ১টা ম্যাচ ১৪ জনের দলে ছিলো এমন প্লেয়ার নিতে হবে।
২য় শর্ত হলো যেমন খুশী দল করা যাবে না, বোলার কিপার ঠিক মতো থাকতে হবে দলে।
দেখি কার দল কতো ফাউল হতে পারে।

1. Imrul Kayes
2. S Nafees
3. Aftab Ahmed
4. Junayed Siddiqi
5. M Ashraful
6. Mehrab Jr
7. Mushfiqur Rahim (bad luck for me!)
8. Razzak
9. Nazmul
10. Shahadat
11. Enam Jr

Purna
March 15, 2010, 10:24 AM
We need a keeper! PLEASE! ANYONE but Mushy!! Let him play just as a batsman at number 4.
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No offence but I think that even though Mushfiqur drops many catches, misses about a thousand opportunities but still he is better than any other wicketkeeper who has come to the BD team.

Purna
March 15, 2010, 10:27 AM
shuvo and farhad hossain,how much will i have to pay to get them in the team(test)

I agree with you. I guess Farhad also deserves to be in the national team; but not very sure about Shuvo....he has performed well in the National League, but he couldn't know anything much for the national side.

aklemalp
March 15, 2010, 10:29 AM
দাদারা,
আমি একটা সেরকম দল করতে চাই দেখি কেও আমাকে হারাতে পারেন কিনা। শর্ত হলো, ২০০৯ এর পর অন্তত ১টা ম্যাচ ১৪ জনের দলে ছিলো এমন প্লেয়ার নিতে হবে।
২য় শর্ত হলো যেমন খুশী দল করা যাবে না, বোলার কিপার ঠিক মতো থাকতে হবে দলে।
দেখি কার দল কতো ফাউল হতে পারে।

1. Imrul Kayes
2. S Nafees
3. Aftab Ahmed
4. Junayed Siddiqi
5. M Ashraful
6. Mehrab Jr
7. Mushfiqur Rahim (bad luck for me!)
8. Razzak
9. Nazmul
10. Shahadat
11. Enam Jr

wow no tamim:timeout:

ahms
March 15, 2010, 10:29 AM
Shardul my friend, atleast wait till this test is over.
(Well, its all but over anyways :) )

Regarding your team, trust me, Saqlain is nothing special, from what i've seen few minutes of him during the NCL final. Using him as a triump card would not be a wise idea).

Thats Shahadat for you. When he's on song, he is on song. Other days are pretty ordinary. But i'd still want him in my test team. Can't go with one pacer. Rubel/Shafiul, i dont care. Either is fine.

I'd rather give Jahirul a chance before Rakibul.
The one who jumps the board should not be brought back so easily.
Oh no! does that mean i have to play Aftab??

Then get Rakibul in.
Who cares.
They are all morons.

Btw, can i get Ash back ??
I miss him already.


Well said, same here. After all, you can't play one pace bowler in Dhaka. Ash will be missed, but for own good should take a break and get back the form.

aklemalp
March 15, 2010, 10:30 AM
come on purna,the man(shuvo)just played two odi's

wiseshah
March 15, 2010, 10:41 AM
I agree with you. I guess Farhad also deserves to be in the national team; but not very sure about Shuvo....he has performed well in the National League, but he couldn't know anything much for the national side.


check his stats. he is better for longer version

aklemalp
March 15, 2010, 10:50 AM
which one of them wiseshah?shuvo or farhad?

Purna
March 15, 2010, 10:50 AM
check his stats. he is better for longer version

I guess you are right. Please dont mind my stupid and idiotic grammatical mistake in the post.

Purna
March 15, 2010, 10:52 AM
Wow really wow!!!! How come kiriket not include TIK's name in his squad. I object to that! He is way better than anyone else and a consistent performer.

Tiger Manc
March 15, 2010, 11:04 AM
My Team:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Imrul Kayes
3. Junaid Siddique
4. Jahurul Islam
5. Mahmudullah
6. Shakib al Hasan
7. Mushfiqur Rahim
8. Naeem Islam
9. Abdur Razzak
10. Shahadat Hossain/ Shafiul Islam
11. Rubel Hossain

Tiger Manc
March 15, 2010, 11:07 AM
How could you exclude Tamim Iqbal? Are you crazy!?

aklemalp
March 15, 2010, 11:13 AM
could naeem be the replacement for raqibul?

AK420
March 15, 2010, 11:23 AM
My team:

Tamim
Jahurul
Aftab
SN
Mushfiq
Mahmudullah
Shakib
Foysal Hossain
Enamul
Nazmul
Rasel

auntu
March 15, 2010, 11:53 AM
Shardul my friend, atleast wait till this test is over.
(Well, its all but over anyways :) )

Regarding your team, trust me, Saqlain is nothing special, from what i've seen few minutes of him during the NCL final. Using him as a triump card would not be a wise idea).

Thats Shahadat for you. When he's on song, he is on song. Other days are pretty ordinary. But i'd still want him in my test team. Can't go with one pacer. Rubel/Shafiul, i dont care. Either is fine.

I'd rather give Jahirul a chance before Rakibul.
The one who jumps the board should not be brought back so easily.
Oh no! does that mean i have to play Aftab??

Then get Rakibul in.
Who cares.
They are all morons.

Btw, can i get Ash back ??
I miss him already.
Agree with you Rabz bhai.

I've Saqlain also and seemd to me nothing extraordinary. I'm also not a big lover of Rakibul after showing his commitment to the team. A big NO.

I think Imrul should given more chance as we don't have any more alternative in hand. I also hate those 'bring back SN' thread'. A big NO too.

Even though we dont' want to see Aftab but I'm afraid his 26 might be enough to convince the TM to be selected for 2nd Test. Yes that proves again our weak mentality. Rather it could have been a better chance for Jahirul to play on the same ground he had two good innings just a week ago.

Shakib looked a bit over confident while starting his innings. He should be more calm and composed in the beginning of his innings. His last dismisal was a shocking decision by the umpire. That was pure bad luck.

And yes, I'm missing Ash.

Catskills
March 15, 2010, 12:18 PM
We need immediate 4 replacement.
No Aftab and Imrul please.. didn't we have enough of faith already?
No Razzak and Enamul Jr. please. Need better spinners. They are no good. We have better players than Aftab, Imrul, Razzaq and Enamul Jr.

BD-Shardul
March 15, 2010, 12:57 PM
And yes, I'm missing Ash.

Disappointed :(

auntu
March 15, 2010, 01:18 PM
Disappointed :(
Hoping to see a better Ash.
This hope would never die.
:)

bdtiger
March 15, 2010, 02:24 PM
For 2nd test I will prefer same batting lineup. If we have to make a change then Zahurul in #3 and drop Imrul. Will keep Aftab although he is a moronic player. Need to change Shahadat with Shafiul and Razzaq with Enamul.

I don't know why are you talking abt Faisal/ Farhad/ Shuvo/ Saqlan in this test. You were asked to give names for 2nd tests not for the next Europe tour!!

AsifTheManRahman
March 15, 2010, 02:25 PM
Will keep Aftab although he is a moronic player.
But why?

bdtiger
March 15, 2010, 02:29 PM
But why?

This should be his final chance and if he fails he will not be considered again in near future. (We don't have many options for 2nd test. I doubt whether Zahurul will get a chance. And if he is in then Imrul is out placing Junaid at opening)

al Furqaan
March 15, 2010, 02:31 PM
1) tamim
2) imrul/jahurul
3) raqibul
4) junaid
5) riyad
6) shakib
7) mushfiq
8) naeem
9) enam/razzak
10) shafiul
11) rubel/shahadat

i think its time imrul is dropped but not sure if anyone can replace him. junaid stays and rock must be recallled.

AsifTheManRahman
March 15, 2010, 02:39 PM
Rock's inclusion might do more damage than good at this point. Cricket is a team game and as it turns out, he is not a team man and I would value the feelings of the 15 men currently representing us over his. He had his chance but decided to dump his team on the eve of a Test match. If you need to prove a point, you do it the right way. You try to make it to the Test squad to represent your country/for the money it brings/for whatever reason, but you certainly don't do so to get even with some people.

I hope he gets reprimanded. This isn't about ego, it's the right thing to do. The last thing you want is for the spirit within the team (or whatever is left of it after all these defeats) isn't disturbed.

WarWolf
March 15, 2010, 02:42 PM
Rock's inclusion might do more damage than good at this point. Cricket is a team game and as it turns out, he is not a team man and I would value the feelings of the 15 men currently representing us over his. He had his chance but decided to dump his team on the eve of a Test match. If you need to prove a point, you do it the right way. You try to make it to the Test squad to represent your country/for the money it brings/for whatever reason, but you certainly don't do so to get even with some people.

I hope he gets reprimanded. This isn't about ego, it's the right thing to do. The last thing you want is for the spirit within the team (or whatever is left of it after all these defeats) isn't disturbed.

Top post.

AsifTheManRahman
March 15, 2010, 02:43 PM
Sadi bhai, you flatter me.

WarWolf
March 15, 2010, 02:56 PM
Sadi bhai, you flatter me.

na re bhai. I really like the point made in his post.

BD-Shardul
March 15, 2010, 03:09 PM
Top post.

I second that.

Catskills
March 15, 2010, 03:33 PM
This should be his final chance and if he fails he will not be considered again in near future. (We don't have many options for 2nd test. I doubt whether Zahurul will get a chance. And if he is in then Imrul is out placing Junaid at opening)

Aftab shouldn't have been given any chance, let alone final chance. He is not fit for any test. Thinking about even considering him in the 2nd test is a crime. There are half a dozen better players than him in domestic. He should be dropped along with Imrul. I don't know why the selectors have too much faith on Aftab. Selectors' bizzare and idiotic faith kills the real players. From the begining I have been saying, no Aftab, no Imrul no Razzaq and no Enamul Jr. in test and I will stick to that.

nycpro96
March 15, 2010, 04:24 PM
Tamim
Jahurul+
Junaid
Naeem
Riyad
Mushfiq
Shakib*
Shuvo?
Razzak
Shafiul
Rubel

Catskills
March 15, 2010, 04:39 PM
Shuvo should be in for Razzaq. Besides, Shuvo's current batting form is really impressive.

bdtiger
March 15, 2010, 05:36 PM
Aftab shouldn't have been given any chance, let alone final chance. He is not fit for any test. Thinking about even considering him in the 2nd test is a crime. There are half a dozen better players than him in domestic. He should be dropped along with Imrul. I don't know why the selectors have too much faith on Aftab. Selectors' bizzare and idiotic faith kills the real players. From the begining I have been saying, no Aftab, no Imrul no Razzaq and no Enamul Jr. in test and I will stick to that.

So how many debutants will we have in this 2nd test? I suggest lets replace the whole national team!!

shovon13
March 15, 2010, 05:38 PM
1. tamim
2. imrul
3. junaed
4. aftab
5. mahmudullah
6. shakib
7. rahim
8. naeem
9. razzak
10. shahadat
11. rubel

Gowza
March 15, 2010, 05:40 PM
bring in shuvo for razzak, go with jahurul as the 2nd opener, stick with junaid for #3 i guess since it's probably not best to bring in a new #2 and new #3 in the same test match. also shafi should probably come in for shahadat or rubel.

nycpro96
March 15, 2010, 05:54 PM
bring in shuvo for razzak, go with jahurul as the 2nd opener, stick with junaid for #3 i guess since it's probably not best to bring in a new #2 and new #3 in the same test match. also shafi should probably come in for shahadat or rubel.

so u want to persist with aftab?

shovon13
March 15, 2010, 06:19 PM
1. tamim
2. imrul
3. junaed
4. aftab
5. mahmudullah
6. shakib
7. rahim
8. naeem
9. razzak
10. shahadat
11. rubel

this is the team that should play if we want to continue improving. the selectors have been more consistent with team selection than us fans. its a crucial issue really.

since they picked this team for the first test, they have to go with it into the second.

Catskills
March 15, 2010, 06:23 PM
So how many debutants will we have in this 2nd test? I suggest lets replace the whole national team!!
Lets not suggest to replace the whole team. Lets not be immotional. I would rather have performing domestic players than Aftab and Imrul.

Bond
March 15, 2010, 06:32 PM
pefact teams is my teams
1 Tamim
2 Junaid
3 Jahurul
4 Riyadhs
5 Mushfiq Islam
6 Naem Islam
7 Shakib Sultan
8 Shurobardo Shubo
9 Aftab Ahmed
10 Shafiul Islam
11 Shahadat

12 Ashraful - he has chanse to come in

wiseshah
March 15, 2010, 07:06 PM
pefact teams is my teams
1 Tamim
2 Junaid
3 Jahurul
4 Riyadhs
5 Mushfiq Islam
6 Naem Islam
7 Shakib Sultan
8 Shurobardo Shubo
9 Aftab Ahmed
10 Shafiul Islam
11 Shahadat



12 Ashraful - he has chanse to come in

banan-----eto-----bhool---keno?
esob---naaam--where---did---u--get?
wc--to---BC

wiseshah
March 15, 2010, 07:07 PM
this is the team that should play if we want to continue improving. the selectors have been more consistent with team selection than us fans. its a crucial issue really.

since they picked this team for the first test, they have to go with it into the second.



right,so---we---can--confirm---another--big--defeat.

Gowza
March 15, 2010, 07:44 PM
so u want to persist with aftab?

i'll give a definite no on that, i don't want aftab in the team, i don't want junaid in the team either but he's better than aftab atm.

1 tamim
2 jahurul
3 junaid
4 riyad/mushy
5 shakib/naeem
6 riyad/mushy
7 shakib/naeem
8 shuvo/dhiman
9 shuvo/dhiman
10 shafi
11 rubel/shahadat (unless subashis, sajidul/robin/robiul are ready to come in, but maybe that should be left alone for a few series?)

now is the time to make some changes because it's a home tour but at the same time we have tamim, mushy, riyad and shakib making runs fairly consistently so we don't want to mix things up too much and effect their form. i mean bringing in a new pacer may not seem like it could effect them but team dynamic has alot to do with personality and taking out one player and bringing in a new one means that old personality is now missing and the new one needs to find a place and these things can take a bit of time to work themselves out.

the BCB should be working hard on guys like farhad, shamsur, marshall, shuvagoto to groom them as potential test #3's.

Bond
March 15, 2010, 08:00 PM
banan-----eto-----bhool---keno?
esob---naaam--where---did---u--get?
wc--to---BC

i am new so ami try korchi adjust korar johne, amar squad kemon kegeche apnar?

Shukriya for your welcome.

Sohel
March 15, 2010, 08:09 PM
I. Ideally (not going to happen) for tests:

1. Tamim Iqbal Khan (Bat)

2. Md Nafees Iqbal Khan (I'd rather try him again than any new guy) (Bat)

3. Junaed Siddiqui Imroze (Bat)

4. Md Mushfiqur Rahim (Bat)

5. Md Mahmudullah Riyad (All rounder)

6. Nayeem Islam (Bat)

7. Shakib Al Hasan Faisal (All rounder)

8. Shahin Hossain (WK) - The best keeper in the country IMHO. Not a dashing strokemaker but can hold his own with the bat.

9. Shafiul Islam Shuhash (Aggressive Fast Medium)

10. Enamul Haq (Aggressive SLA)

11. Rubel Hossain (Aggressive Fast)

Specialists: I'd have Dhiman Ghosh as WK for ODIs and T20Is, Imrul Kayes for ODIs, Syed Rasel, Talha Jubair & Md Shahzada as ODI seamers, and Ziaur Rahman, NH Milion, Dollar Mahmud, Mahbubul Alam Robbin & Farhad Reza as seaming hard hitters for T20Is.

II. Players to be developed in the A Team (at least consecutive A Team SEASONS required before they come into the senior side):

1. Imrul Kayes (Bat)

2. Shubhagoto Hom Das Chowdhury (Bat)

3. Sabbir Ahmed Rumman (Bat)

4. Jahurul Islam Omi (Bat)

5. SR Shubho (Bat)

6. MdS Shubho (Containment SLA+Bat a bit)

7. Shaju Datta (Aggressive SLA)

8. Shubhashish Roy (Aggressive Fast)

9. Shumon Shaha (Aggressive Fast Medium)

10. Nasir Hossain (All rounder)

11. Md Mithun Ali (WK)

12. Sajidul Islam (Aggressive Fast Medium)

13. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed Abir (Bat)

14. Alok Kapali (All rounder)

15. Md Rokibul Hasan Nirala/Noyon (Bat)

kiriket
March 15, 2010, 08:36 PM
Bring back Sajidul Islam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

al-Sagar
March 15, 2010, 09:39 PM
looks like aftab is gonna get a chance............. BUT ITS ABOUT TIME HE STARTS SCORING 50s or 100s. becoz its now days where the best BD performers are scoring in that range. the 20s-40s wont make us happy these days

Tormuz
March 16, 2010, 06:42 AM
1) Chatgaiya Tamim
2) ShooooperStar Zunaid
3)Zuhu Islam (Zahirul)/ROK (if BCB allows him to come back)
4)Golden boy Mushy
5)MUlla Riyad
6)Ice man>>>>Hot man?
7)Chokka Nayeem
8) Chokka Shuvo??
9)Shafiul
10)RBX
11)Razzak/Enam


If we want to win, then this should be the XI for next match!

beshideshi
March 16, 2010, 06:52 AM
Javed Omar
Shahriar hossain
Habibul Bashar
Tushar imran
Sanowar Hossain
Al Shahariar Rokon
Khaled Mashud
Enamul hoque moni
Hasibul Hossain
Saiful Islam
Tapash Baisya

I will start a worldwide campaign to see this team feature in the second test. Otherwise, we do not stand a chance against those mighty brits

al-Sagar
March 16, 2010, 07:20 AM
one batsman may be dropped and looks like it will be imrul and zahurul may come in. but also it may not happen.

one pacer may go and shafiul will come in. this is very likely to happen,

and enamul for razzak is a 50-50 chance.

so we may see three change or none.

no additions is likely to the 14 man squad.

Miraz
March 16, 2010, 07:20 AM
I don't see any major change in the playing XI except for Shafiul in place of Shahadat and may be Enamul Jnr. in place of Razzak. However, I would have gone with the following XI

1. Tamim
2. Zunaed
3. Mushfiq
4. Jahurul
5. Aftab
6. Mahmuduillah
7. Shakib
8. Naeem
9. Shuvo
10. Shafiul
11. Rubel

Equinox
March 16, 2010, 07:23 AM
Tamim Iqbal
Johirul Islam
Zunaed Siddique
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mahmudullah
Naeem Islam
Shakib Al Hasan*
Dhiman Ghosh+
Shahadat Hossain
Abdur Razzak
Shafiul Islam

auntu
March 16, 2010, 07:33 AM
It's gonna be a painful test to see Aftab bat again. Even though we all know he is not a test batsman. I hope one day the eyes of Bagh mama & Co. would open.

abu2abu
March 16, 2010, 07:44 AM
My XI would be:

1 Tamim
2 Zunaed
3 Rajin
4 Mushfiq (solely as a batsman).
5 Mahmudullah
6 Shakib
7 naeem
8 Sahaghir hossan/dhiman gosh (w/k)
9 shahadat
10 shafiul.
11 enamul

But that's not going to happen, the actual XI is likely to be more like this:

1 Tamim
2 Imrul
3 zunaed
4 mushfiq
5 mahmudullah
6 shakib
7 naeem
8 jahurul (w/k)
9 shahadat
10 enam/razzak
11 rubel

We'll see what happens...

abu2abu
March 16, 2010, 07:52 AM
Also, there's only 1 good reason I can think of as to why aftab may get a second chance in Dhaka.

the two candidates for the chop are Imrul and Aftab. Now, although he always seems to give his wicket away, aftab did look comfortable in his strokeplay. Imrul on the other hand always looked uncomfortable and never looked like scoring more that 20 or 30 (although he played better in the 2nd innings).

But Imrul is a siddons favourite. Either (or none) could be dropped. But my money's on aftab retaining his place. You'd back him to score a 50 or 100 over imrul in his current form...

aklemalp
March 16, 2010, 10:22 AM
my dream team for the second test:
TAMIM
SIDDIQUE
FARHAD HOSSAIN
MUSHFIQUR
MAHMUDULLAH
SHAKIB
DEVENDRA BISHOO(LEG SPINNER)*****************/.,.,/.,/./././....,/.,/,./.,/.,/.
SUHRAWADI SHUVO
SHAFIUL ISLAM
SAJIB SAQLAIN
RUBLE HOSSAIN

SMHasan
March 16, 2010, 10:34 AM
Sorry that it's slightly off topic. But look at his bat ! This is thick!
http://blogs.cricinfo.com/inline/content/image/443739.jpg
By the way, to regain the form Aftab can try to use this one if he can carry it.

Fazal
March 16, 2010, 10:48 AM
Based on reality, that what I am wishing for 2nd TEST

1 Tamim
2 Imrul
3 zunaed
4 mushfiq
5 mahmudullah
6 naeem
7 shakib
8 Jahurul (w/k)
9 shahadat
10 enam
11 saiful


Zunaed solidified his position. But I want Jahurul in the team as wicket keeper (for now). So who goes? I would rather keep Imrul than Aftab, therefore Aftab goes. Plus, now that Zunaed had one good innings @3, I am not going to rock the baot and try him as opener yet.

Razzak is kind of disapointment. He failed as a specialized spinner (his main role), nor is can contribute with hsi bat any longer (his secondary utility role). In top of that his fielding is kind of liability. I would rather try Enamul 9if we want to win) or Shuvo (if we want a draw) and let him bat @ #8/9.

I think Saiful will be much effective than Rubel. He is a wicket taker. With a batting friendly pitch with helping spinners, a quick few wickets at the begining is what you can expect from FBs and in that aspect Saiful and Shahadat is much better than Rubel right now.

aklemalp
March 16, 2010, 10:58 AM
are there any leg spinners in bangladesh?

al-Sagar
March 16, 2010, 11:26 AM
Jahurul is not a regular keeper. so all those who think jahurul can do the WK job are not right. he even dont keep for rajshahi in NCL. where pilot or dhiman does the keeping

Bancan
March 16, 2010, 11:27 AM
I have a question for anyone who knows the answer.

Why is Nafis Iqbal not getting a chance? Is he playing bad in the leagues or what?

sadi
March 16, 2010, 11:27 AM
I don't think Jahurul as a wicket keeper a good idea. I understand how people are frustated with Mushfiq's keeping and want to see him as a specialist batsman. But Jahurul is not the right person to take over the job as a wicketkeeper. He didn't even keep regularly in NCL. That shows that either he is not very serious about his wicketkeeping or he is not that good at wicketkeeping. Giving him a test debut as a wicketkeeper would be suicidal to his career and it can really hurt his confidence. Usually, the keepers who can bat well are usually given a chance as a batsmen first and later on when they settle in, they can do both.

If you want a keeper, get someone else. As a keeper, he won't be any better than Mushfiq. I can guarantee you that.

Ananna
March 16, 2010, 11:28 AM
I have a question for anyone who knows the answer.

Why is Nafis Iqbal not getting a chance? Is he playing bad in the leagues or what?

I dont think he is fit enough to play international cricket.

HereWeGo
March 16, 2010, 11:31 AM
Nafees Iqbal hardly makes it to the Chittagong Division team. He is only selected when most other batsmen are absent on national duty and u want him in the national side??

aklemalp
March 16, 2010, 11:51 AM
again i ask if there are any leg spinners in bangladesh,if not i've got on efor you and he lives in guyana,his name is DEVENDRA BISHOO

M.H.Rubel
March 16, 2010, 12:03 PM
One thing i was not clear today any one can make me clear?
What type of batting Naeem was doing today what was his aim and target?
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auntu
March 16, 2010, 12:08 PM
sorry that it's slightly off topic. But look at his bat ! This is thick!
http://blogs.cricinfo.com/inline/content/image/443739.jpg
by the way, to regain the form aftab can try to use this one if he can carry it.
[বাংলা]এইটাতো ব্যাট না 'গদা'।

এর জন্য ভীম পালোয়ান দরকার। আফতাবকে না দিয়ে জব্বারের বলী খেলার চাম্পিয়ান পালোয়ানকে দেয়া জেতে পারে।

সকাল বিকাল দু'বেলা মুগুর ভাজবে। [/বাংলা]

Beamer
March 16, 2010, 12:09 PM
I don't know what XI they will come up with, but I do know two things they must do : 1. Drop Raj for Enam. 2. Play Shafi instead of Rajib or have them both in the team ( little chance )

AsifTheManRahman
March 16, 2010, 12:12 PM
I have a question for anyone who knows the answer.

Why is Nafis Iqbal not getting a chance? Is he playing bad in the leagues or what?
Hasn't done anything special in domestic cricket. There are many people ahead of him.

M.H.Rubel
March 16, 2010, 12:23 PM
28,29,4,23 Last 4 innings by IMRUL average 21.I am in favour of giving another chance to this hard working guy at Dhaka he is improving and trying to fix his problem with the short ball as well.
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Foozy
March 16, 2010, 01:02 PM
Couple of things to note:

*No new player outside of the selected players can be brought into the second test. Many of us here are quite ambitious about bringing in players like Farhad. This is not going to happen

*Too many changes in the playing squad is not possible and is not good for the team either. Especially so after such a spirited display in the first test

*We have been having enough problems finding a #3 for the side. As soon as Junaed played one good innings after such a long time, too many people want to put him back into the opening position where he never seemed comfortable to begin with. We need another opener like TIK. I dont know where we can find this hypothetical person

*I do not understand why the team management has brought in Jahurul into the test team before allowing him to play ODI even. This is ludicrous to me. The thought of this man keeping instead of Mushy is even more baffling. But because they have done this, it is after all ok to choose him I guess....



Now I shall post my 11 for the second match:

*Tamim Iqbal (The best there is in BD at the moment)
*Imrul Kayes/Aftab Ahmed (Realistically we do not have any other opener for now, and a new player should not be put under the spotlight right away)
*Junaid Siddique (His game in the first test gives one hope for the future of the BD #3 spot)
*Mushfiqur Rahim† (The man is knocking on the doors of promotion)
*Mahmudullah Riyad (The new Ice Man ??)
*Shakib Al Hasan* (Ice man)
*Naeem Islam (Should be told that he does not need to prove his six hitting abilities in test, rather improve his Avg)
*Jahurul Islam/Shahadat (New player or Sharapova ??? To be or not to b; that is the q!)
*Enamul Haq/Shahadat (Raj needs to be relieved off of test. We also have enough spinners in the side)
*Shafiul Islam (Although I am very much against debuts of such young pace bowlers into the test side, we have no other choice at the moment as Nazmul/Sajidul was not selected in the preliminary squad)
*Rubel Hossain (Only because we need another *pace* bowler)

Mahir
March 16, 2010, 01:35 PM
2nd test XI:

Tamim
Imrul (getting starts, needs to keep working on his shortcomings/not ready to give up on his Test potential yet)
Junaid
Mushy (must bat up the order)
Riyad
Sakib
Naeem
Aftab (let him play his natural strokemaking game at this position... will get us some quick runs. not in favour of debuting Jahurul already)
Razzak
Enamul Jr (one pacer is enough, since we dont use them for more than 6/7 overs anyway. not sure why razzak plays ahead of enamul in tests anyway...)
Rubel (genuinely hostile at times, whereas shahadat has gone meeker by the day...)

Imtiazk
March 16, 2010, 01:39 PM
Unless the squad can be changed to include Dhiman then my only change will be Shafiul in place of Shahadat. For some reason, Shahadat seems to have lost it completely.

If Dhiman can be miraculously inducted, then I would drop Imrul , promote Junaid to the opening slot and Mushy goes in as No.3.

cricket_pagol
March 16, 2010, 02:03 PM
I think the perfect position for Mushy is number 5. I don't think he is ready to blossom on the number 3 position in test matches.

bura
March 16, 2010, 02:29 PM
http://www.mzamin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8366&Itemid=201

WarWolf
March 16, 2010, 02:34 PM
http://www.mzamin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8366&Itemid=201

It's only rumor.

AsifTheManRahman
March 16, 2010, 03:16 PM
I think the perfect position for Mushy is number 5. I don't think he is ready to blossom on the number 3 position in test matches.
But #5 is taken by Riyad...

Gowza
March 16, 2010, 03:27 PM
why move junaid to opener and move mushy to 3 when junaid just got a century at #3? keep junaid at 3, bring jahurul in as 2nd opener, swap aftab for dhiman. the other changes would be shafi in for rubel or shahadat and shuvo in for razzak. we could probably stick with razzak if we didn't want to make too many changes.

WarWolf
March 16, 2010, 04:45 PM
why move junaid to opener and move mushy to 3 when junaid just got a century at #3? keep junaid at 3, bring jahurul in as 2nd opener, swap aftab for dhiman. the other changes would be shafi in for rubel or shahadat and shuvo in for razzak. we could probably stick with razzak if we didn't want to make too many changes.

There's no place for Aftab in the team. A player who has played 39 first class matches and averages only 25.94 with only one hundred should never be anywhere near the test team.

abu2abu
March 16, 2010, 04:53 PM
are there any leg spinners in bangladesh?

There are a few like Alok Kapali (not a big turner of the ball) and Marshall Ayub (another all rounder), Tapash Ghosh was also rumoured to be quite good. But the best prospect at the moment seems to be this chap noor hossain who impressed many observers with his performance in a warm match against england http://www.cricinfo.com/bdeshveng2010/engine/match/426419.html...

Nafi
March 16, 2010, 05:24 PM
1 Tamim
2 Zunaid
3 Rokibul
4 mushfiq
5 mahmudullah
6 naeem
7 shakib
8 Dhiman Ghosh (w/k) / [whoever is the best wk]
9 Shahadat
10 Saqlain Sajib
11 Shaiful

Gowza
March 16, 2010, 06:49 PM
There's no place for Aftab in the team. A player who has played 39 first class matches and averages only 25.94 with only one hundred should never be anywhere near the test team.

this is true, we should bring in a specialist keeper to take up his spot (but bat them down the order), otherwise bring in a young up and comer, but aftab hasn't done anything to warrant a spot in the test team.

Tiger444
March 16, 2010, 06:54 PM
aftab and imrul being in the test team shows how stupid the selectors and bcb is..having FC averages of 25 and being in the team is ridiculous..we have players averaging way more then that and they are not taken..zunaed shouldnt have been in the fold either but after this century we cant drop him..guys like nazimmudin and jahurul should be in the fold over imrul and aftab for tests..in odi's its a different story..imrul is fine there but dont like aftab being in there..

fais
March 16, 2010, 07:03 PM
i wud still keep imrul;
my changes wud be jahurul for aftab and shafiul for shahadat

Gowza
March 16, 2010, 07:05 PM
lots of players should be in the fold over aftab for tests e.g. nazimuddin, faisal, farhad, jahurul, gazi salahuddin, shamsur, marshall etc, probably a few i've forgotten. imrul gets by because there isn't many challengers to the opening position in tests, jahurul is just about the only one putting any pressure on the test openers, you could maybe include gazi salahuddin (nearly averaging 34 and he's an opener) but not quite. guys like nazmus, rony etc haven't pushed their claims at all this season.

al-Sagar
March 16, 2010, 11:17 PM
http://www.mzamin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8366&Itemid=201

manbzamin has the reputation of the biggest rumour paper in BD.

and has ashraful scored any big knocks recently to justify a place back ?????

wiseshah
March 17, 2010, 12:23 AM
though i used to hate dhiman for his ICL remark, but i think he deserve to be in the test team as a wkt keeper and that will give mushy enough time to think abt his batting. he already secured his place in the team as a batsman, why to take extra burden. we need batsman mushy than wkt keeper mushy.

2 option for longer version: dhiman, saghir hossain pavel

Only1raz
March 17, 2010, 04:27 AM
1 Tamim Iqbal
2 Jahurul Islam
3 Junaid Siddique
4 Raqibul Hasan
5 Mushfiqur Rahim
6 Mahmudullah Riyad
7 Naeem Islam
8 Shakib Al Hasan
9 Shahadat Hossain
10 Shafiul Islam
11 Enamul Haque

M.H.Rubel
March 17, 2010, 01:39 PM
There's no place for Aftab in the team. A player who has played 39 first class matches and averages only 25.94 with only one hundred should never be anywhere near the test team.

I am astonished why Siddons is giving chances to Aftab in test team?Aftab is a horrible longer version player then why Siddons giving him chance?
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Eshen
March 17, 2010, 04:03 PM
My XI would be-

Tamim Iqbal
Zunaed Siddique
Jahurul Islam
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mohammad Mahmudullah
Shakib Al Hasan
Naeem Islam
Saghir Hossain
Enamul Haque Jr
Shafiul Islam
Rubel Hossain

Enough with Imrul, Aftab, and Mushfiq as a keeper. I don't want the drama queen back in the team this early either.

reyme
March 17, 2010, 05:39 PM
My DREAM team against England

1. Rod Tucker
2. Tony Hill
3. Steve Bucknor
4. Simon Taufel
5. Rudi Koertzen
6. Enamul Haq Moni
7. Nadir Shah
8. Ashoka De Silva
9. Mark Benson
10. Shamim C
11. Atahar Ali Khan

Coach: reyme (I dont need anybody else)

My Strategy:

Toss: I will have a "toss coin" with heads on both side, call heads and win the toss.
Decision: Decide to bat first
Batting: All my players score a half century, they cant be given out, since all the umpires are in my pocket. All the outs will be nullified through no balls and UDRS.
This match will have UDRS, so that the 3rd umpire makes sure everything goes as planned.
Once my players reach a 50, he will get back retired.
He gets to sip whatever his heart desires, relax and take a nap.

So our 1st inning total : 550

Bowling:

All the English batsmen will be given out whatever it takes.
Gloves/Arms/Shoulder/Head/Leg/Pads/Guards/Shirt/Pants/Chest even Bats Before Wicket are all valid outs.

I expect them to bundle out by 25 runs in 1st inning (mostly due to wides and byes).
I also expect them to bundle out by 25 runs in 2nd inning.
Everytime someone gets out he will be instructed to strip completely by the match referee.

Result:

In paper: my team wins by and an inning and 500 runs
In reality: british players commit harikuri in shame after getting drunk in dhaka club

Crowds: I will allow free pass in the stadium to enjoy this test match.

Catskills
March 17, 2010, 05:42 PM
I am astonished why Siddons is giving chances to Aftab in test team?Aftab is a horrible longer version player then why Siddons giving him chance?
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No Clue... like I said-- Aftab is a thing of the past

Rifat
March 17, 2010, 06:53 PM
Blindly, I will pick the following XI:

Tamim
Junaed
Rakibul
Naeem
Rahim
Mahmudullah
Shakib
Jahurul Islam Omi(wk)
Shafiul Islam
Rubel Hossain
Shahadat Hossain

I suspect the dhaka pitch to be pace friendly...

It appears to me that our part-timers+ Shakib does the job quite well with decent spin attack!
Shahadat just had one off Test...(i would have replaced him but no options....)

Catskills
March 17, 2010, 06:57 PM
In spin department, for the 2nd test, Shuruwardi Shuvo should get a chance ahead of Razzaq or Enamul. He is much better than these two in longer version of games. Besides, Shuvo has become pretty good in bating these days with first class averag of 27. 26 with one century and 5 fiffies. Saqlain is another good spin option. If the selectors don't like Shuvo for whatever reason, they can try out Saqlain. He has taken most wickets in current NCL. I am not in favor of Enamul, becase he hasn't take any wicket in his last first class or list A matches.

Rifat
March 17, 2010, 07:15 PM
Blindly, I will pick the following XI:

Tamim
Junaed
Rakibul
Naeem
Rahim
Mahmudullah
Shakib
Jahurul Islam Omi(wk)
Shafiul Islam
Rubel Hossain
Shahadat Hossain

I suspect the dhaka pitch to be pace friendly...

It appears to me that our part-timers+ Shakib does the job quite well with decent spin attack!
Shahadat just had one off Test...(i would have replaced him but no options....)

edit: Revised XI + Lineup:

Tamim
Junaed
MahmudUllah
Rahim
Rakibul
Naeem
Shakib
Jahurul(wk)
Shruwadi Shuvo
Rubel Hossain
Shafiul Islam

chol_bd123
March 17, 2010, 07:19 PM
^^ Is Enamul playing in the NCL?

fais
March 17, 2010, 08:31 PM
edit: Revised XI + Lineup:

Tamim
Junaed
MahmudUllah
Rahim
Rakibul
Naeem
Shakib
Jahurul(wk)
Shruwadi Shuvo
Rubel Hossain
Shafiul Islam

dreams aside - it seems like the playing XI will be the same minus shahadat, no jahurul yet - they r going to waste the 4th place slot with aftab again
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Tanvir703
March 17, 2010, 10:04 PM
Javed Omar
Shahriar hossain
Habibul Bashar
Tushar imran
Sanowar Hossain
Al Shahariar Rokon
Khaled Mashud
Enamul hoque moni
Hasibul Hossain
Saiful Islam
Tapash Baisya

I will start a worldwide campaign to see this team feature in the second test. Otherwise, we do not stand a chance against those mighty brits

The only one I would want to include in the team. Just use him as a 12th man....so we dont have to put up with his umpiring.

Tanvir703
March 17, 2010, 10:08 PM
1. tamim
2. imrul
3. junaed
4. aftab
5. mahmudullah
6. shakib
7. rahim
8. naeem
9. razzak
10. shahadat
11. rubel

Just incase you missed the title....its "Your XI for the second test"

It's amazing how many members are still including razzak and shahadat in their squad for the second test....

Catskills
March 17, 2010, 10:48 PM
Change is good, specialy when good change is applied. Juhurul in place of Aftab is a good change. Shuvo in place of Razzaq is a good change. If it was wrong to include Aftab and Razzak to begin with in the test, then change is the only viable option and obviously good, unless someone is happy with aftab's 27 runs in 2 innings and Razzak's 4 wicket for 210 runs (52.5 average) in 2 innings.
Please don't bring Enamul Jr. His has taken "0" wicket in his last first class match and "0" wicket in his last list A match. A total of healthy (or unhealthy) 0+0= 0 wicket. Do you still want Enamul?
Talent means nothing if someone cannot perform....

M.H.Rubel
March 18, 2010, 08:45 AM
My XI would be-

Tamim Iqbal
Zunaed Siddique
Jahurul Islam
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mohammad Mahmudullah
Shakib Al Hasan
Naeem Islam
Saghir Hossain
Enamul Haque Jr
Shafiul Islam
Rubel Hossain

Enough with Imrul, Aftab, and Mushfiq as a keeper. I don't want the drama queen back in the team this early either.

1.Yes i am also thinking like you we need a specialist keeper.But Siddons think other way.how about Dhiman as a keeper?His FC record is not bad and got some runs in NCL final as well.
2.How do you rate Suhrawardy as a 2nd spinner?
3.You wanna get rid of IMRUL?But this guy is improving?He has scored 84 runs in last 4 innings.Most important thing is he is hard working and improving?
Any way i liked your team.
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Eshen
March 18, 2010, 02:01 PM
1.Yes i am also thinking like you we need a specialist keeper.But Siddons think other way.how about Dhiman as a keeper?His FC record is not bad and got some runs in NCL final as well.
Saghir has better stats in NCL as a keeper. He should be considered next in line as he is the keeper for the A-team.

However, I don't have anything against Dhiman. May be someone who has seen both of them in action recently can make a better judgment which one is better. I will be happy as long one of them replaces Mushfiq
2.How do you rate Suhrawardy as a 2nd spinner?I don't think he is attacking enough to be considered for the Test team. Saqlain Sajib seems to be a better bet. Both need to be observed for another summer in A-team/academy set-up.
3.You wanna get rid of IMRUL?But this guy is improving?He has scored 84 runs in last 4 innings.Most important thing is he is hard working and improving?
Any way i liked your team.At this point, Shahadat can make a better argument for a place in the Test team as a batsman than Imrul can. I don't think Imrul is a bad batsman, however he needs to get rid of his cockiness and realize that he is not a good puller. If he can learn to duck/sway away from short pitch stuff (like Zunaed did in the last innings), he will be ok. However, I somehow don't think he has learnt his lesson yet, thus needs to be kept away from the Test team for now.

rinathq
March 18, 2010, 02:35 PM
Ideal team for test
Tamim Iqbal
Shahriar Nafees
Raqibul Hasan
Sakibul Hasan
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mahmudullah R
Khaled Mashud Pilot
Naeem Islam
Abdur Razzaq
Mashrafi Mortaza
Shafiul Islam

rinathq
March 18, 2010, 02:37 PM
1.Yes i am also thinking like you we need a specialist keeper.But Siddons think other way.how about Dhiman as a keeper?His FC record is not bad and got some runs in NCL final as well.
2.How do you rate Suhrawardy as a 2nd spinner?
3.You wanna get rid of IMRUL?But this guy is improving?He has scored 84 runs in last 4 innings.Most important thing is he is hard working and improving?
Any way i liked your team.
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Well in that case, why get rid of Aftab? He is improving too. I would Khaled Mashud Pilot. He is the best wicket keeper we ever had.
More spinners????? wow. Dunt u think after not winning any games with soo many spinners, its time to think of smthing else?

BD-Shardul
March 18, 2010, 02:44 PM
However, I don't have anything against Dhiman. May be someone who has seen both of them in action recently can make a better judgment which one is better.

Dhiman has already given more than enough to BD. He hasn't anything left :(.