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Zunaid
December 1, 2010, 07:03 PM
Ok. After yesterday's game there has been much wailing and wringing of the hands all night long. We have pilloried the BCB president, the coaches, the players, the selectors and just about everyone save for the water boy. The water boy did well.

Have we all had a a bit of a rest then? The general consensus appears to be that the team make-up is fatally flawed. Yes, fatally - we did go down yesterday. But, with the exception of one or two givens, there is not agreement as to who should be in the team.

Can we now put our emotions back in our pocket and make dispassionate hard-business decisions about the make-up of the team?

Remember, this series is NOT about Zimbabwe. This series is about refining the team that will either bring us glory or gore during the WC. I would rather have the glory - for I have paid a pretty penny for my tickets. I am, you might say, a tax-payer and I have my rights.

So exercise your rights. Pick the right team for this series with the SC in mind.

1 < ?
2 < ?
3 < ?
4 < ?
5 < ?
6 < ?
7 < ?
8 < ?
9 < ?
10 < ?
11 < ?

12 <-?
13 <-?
14 <-?
15 <-?
Captain <- ?
Wicketkeeper <-?

Justify your choices. Yes, justify. With logic and stats and not emotions. No hunches. No "it feels right". Even for 12 through 15.

For the sake of this exercise, we will assume a sub-continental pitch that is slow and low and will take spin well.

I will start the ball rolling.

1 < Tamim Iqbal Khan
2 < ?
3 < ?
4 < ?
5 < Shakib al Hassan
6 < ?
7 < ?
8 < ?
9 < ?
10 < ?
11 < ?

12 <-?
13 <-?
14 <-?
15 <-?
Captain <- Shakib al Hassan (with FULL authority)
Wicketkeeper <-?

The only two obvious choices.

So folks - put your money where your mouth is.

al Furqaan
December 1, 2010, 07:25 PM
1) Tamim Iqbal
2) Imrul Kayes
3) Shahriar Nafees
4) Mushfiqur Rahim (+)
5) Shakib al Hasan (*)
6) Mohammad Ashraful
7) Jahirul Islam
8) Suharwardi Shuvo
9) Abdur Razzak
10) Shafiul Islam
11) Rubel Hossain

12) Mashrafee Mortaza
13) Naeem Islam
14) Enamul Haque Jr
15) Nazmul Hossain

I think the only spot people will disagree with me is Ashraful. I will admit, he is my JLJ pick, and insanity is indeed doing the same thing over and over expecting a novel result. That being said, I don't see what we lose with my lineup. Maybe I am forgetting someone, but Riyad doesn't deserve the spot over him, maybe Naeem does. Shuvagoto, nope. Alok, certainly not. Aftab, yeah right. Tushar? Javed? Hannan? I can't think of anyone else we have that could be expected to do any better or worse. Might as well throw the dice in all 6 games and see if get lucky once. Actually I know of two possibilities, maybe a few more. Nur Hossain, Asif Ahmed, Shabbir Rahman Roman. But then again this the world cup, not a place to debut teenagers unless they're really special. So those are the only 3 guys I am willing to entertain ahead of Ashraful. Maybe Anamul Haque, who could take over as keeper. But is he ready with the bat? I don't know.

I also don't see why Enam keeps getting overlooked. OK, he hasn't done anything in tests, but in the few ODIs he got, he did very well against ZIM. So why not ever pick him again?

On current form, Mash sits out. But if he gets back into shape, as I'm hoping he will. He will probably take over for Shafi.

Eshen
December 1, 2010, 07:44 PM
1. Tamim Iqbal: Auto choice

2. Imrul Kayes: Playing the sheet-anchor role well, no need to dislodge him.

3. Zunaed Siddique: Don't see a better option for the slot. Jahurul could have been another option to consider, but he does to not seem to be inform atm.

4. Shahriar Nafees: Once the shine of the ball is gone, Nafees is one of our better batsman on low-slow tracks. Though picking him means all our top 5 batsmen will be lefties, which makes me little uncomfortable.

5. Shakib Al Hasan: Auto choice.

6. Mushfiqur Rahim: Keepers take time to adapt to bowlers of his team, we don't have enough time before WC'11 to let another keeper settle in. Also, other options, such as Saghir, Mithun, or Jahurul has not really done anything outstanding to stake their claim for his slot.

7. Nasir Hossain: Bit late to bring a rookie in the team, but the failed experiment with Riyad/Naeem does not really leave us much choices here. Sabbir is another option to consider, but I prefer Nasir as he has spent lot longer time in the academy set up. Also, he is a regular bowler (where as Sabbir is an occasional one) and prolly the best fielder outside the national team.

8. Abdur Razzak: Auto choice.

9. Shafiul Islam: Currently the 2nd best pacer in the country, should not be any argument against him.

10. Suhrawadi Shuvo: He revived our three pronged SLA attack, see no reason to discontinue with him.

11. Rubel Hossain: Auto choice if fit.


12th Man: Naeem Islam. Need him for his fielding alone. He is also an alternative for the #4 slot.

Reserve opener/one down: Jahurul Islam. Don't see any better back-up option out there.

Reserve pacers: Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam. Again, don't see any better back-up option out there.

Reserve spinner: Noor Hossain. Don't think he is ready yet to challenge anyone in the current ODI team, but time is ripe to bring him under the guidance of Salahuddin, to help him to tighten up his action.

Zunaid
December 1, 2010, 07:46 PM
I am going to add a table that will capture people's suggestions.

Eshen - too early for Noor?

wiseshah
December 1, 2010, 07:52 PM
my squad


1. tamim
2. kayes
3. shahriar nafees
4. naeem
5.mushfiq
6. shakib
7.jahurul
8. shuvo
9. shafiul
10. razzaq
11. rubel

extra: riad, mashrafe, sabbir, rokibul

Eshen
December 1, 2010, 07:54 PM
Eshen - too early for Noor?
Prolly is. But if one of the specialist spinners get injured, who will replace him? Naeem? or a third pacer?

IMO, Noor is currently the best specialist spinner outside the national team.

Zeeshan
December 1, 2010, 07:56 PM
Only autochoice I see fit for the lineup is Rubel Hossain. He may sometimes ball like - for a lack of better word- bolod but he plays with his heart out. That's what is more important imo alongside obvious performances.

22Yards
December 1, 2010, 07:56 PM
1:Tamim Iqbal (pretty obvious)
2:Imrul Kayes (no other pair has served us better in the past. Imrul might be guilty of being slow at times but he has the ability to stay at the crease, play aggressive or just give company to tamim which is enough of a role i can ask him to do. Also because we simply dont have a better option for opener other than him at the moment)
3:Naeem Islam (We have seen in the recent past that he CAN be very defensive if condition asks him to recall england series. On the other hand he can hit as well. He would make a perfect 1 down if he can play according his merits)
4:mushfiq (mushfiq can be a very good batsman but often playing lower down the order gives him little chance to prove his worth. Proven as a stabalizer and perfectly suited since most of our collapse happens right here)
5:Shakib Al Hasan (for obvious reasons known to all mankind)
6:Mahmudullah (Still believe he can redeem himself)
7: a slogger (Im afraid no batsman in our current arsenal fits this role. we might need to look into our domestic lineups and bring someone)
8:Shuvo (lets dont call him a allrounder and rely only on his bowling,he proves to be very economical unlike razzak)
9:Shafiul (youngster still, improving, can strike and even tho he leaks runs I believe he bowls fairly well in the death overs)
10:Razzak (due to the nature of wicket, Im opting to play razzak as the third spinner)
11:Rubel ( I have high hopes on Rubel. I think he can be a far far better bowler if he gives his 100 percent)
12:Jahirul Islam (to be considered for #4, he looks really enthusiastic for the little we have seen of him. He can bat and do the glovework. He should give mushfiq a tough fight for his place.)
13. Junaid Siddique (to be considered for #3. Can improve and could replace naeem if he isnt being effective)
14. Shahriar Nafees (to be considered for #6, can be our slogger, he is aggressive but has to tweak his aggressiveness since we dont want him to go a la aftab with every ball during the powerplay)
15:Nazmul Hossain (to replace any pace boweler incase of injury)

players who are still being considered:
1. Mashrafee (can return to the final XI but need to show some REAL improvement and consistent performance)
2. shahadat hossain (for tests mainly)
3. shuvogato hom (haven't seen enough of him)

players considered for the trashcan
1.Ashrafool
2. Rock

wiseshah
December 1, 2010, 07:57 PM
mushfiq's keeping is improved but his batting failed--when we will see combo?

anamul hauque is best wkt keeper in last NCL, plus he had 142 score and he is consistent with batting. how long do we have to wait to see him in the ODI and 20/20 squad

cricket_dorshok
December 1, 2010, 08:06 PM
1. Tamim Iqbal -- Auto choice

2. Imrul Kayes --- doing reasonably well for last one year or so.

3. Shariar Nafees --- his recent performance in NZ and NCL

4. Jahirul Islam --- done reasonably well few chances he got.

5. Shakib all can do Hasan -- do I need to explain!

6. Mushfiqur Rahim ---- it's too late to test another WK. batting is OK but needs to work on keeping

7. Sabbir/Noor --- this is a wild card. we need a hitter, yes hit the ball really hard. I would prefer Sabbir.

8. Suvo ---- he is doing very nice job (bowling) and spin is our strength, isn't it?

9. Razzak --- same as of Suvo.

10. Rubel hossain --- see no. 11

11. Shafiul Islam --- Rubel and Shafiul are two best pace bowlers currently we have at our disposal.

12th man -- Naeem --- good fielder.

Now, I want one more change. I don't want to see Loitta near the BCB. Where is Saber Chowdhury?

iDumb
December 1, 2010, 08:21 PM
For second ODI, I will choose the exact same team as the first ODI with the a ban on Moni and De Silva from officiating or atleast have a decision review system.

I would change the team last couple of ODIs.

Ideally, I would also bring in Shahriar Nafees and give few chances. I feel the management screwed up here.

this series should be treated as a practice series... that's how I am seeing this. The reactions are way over the top.

Zunaid
December 1, 2010, 08:27 PM
this series should be treated as a practice series... that's how I am seeing this. The reactions are way over the top.

Yes.With the WC as the goal.

beshideshi
December 1, 2010, 08:37 PM
Tamim-no explanation needed
Imrul- Don't fix what aint broken, he has an average of over 30 and has done well enough to cement his place

No. 3- I can not think of anyone good enough to bat at this position, so I would let the wiser ones here to put someone in this so very important slot.

Jahurul: He is a very versatile batsman who is bound to get past 40 in the near future. Also could take the gloves and become a very handy player

Shakib Al Hassan

Naeem Islam: I think in limited overs he is a much better batsman than Riyad/Mushfique. Plus his bowling will also help him get selected in the team.

Shabbir Rahman/Nasir Hossain: These two blokes seem to be able to handle pressure well, and will be ideal for no.7. Either one can give bangladesh the much needed late burst or the stability at the tail end when needed. Also their bowling will always work for them. Is it too early to bring them in? that is the main question.

Shuhrawardi Shuvo: I strongly believe he will be our #2 bowler in near future, bowls with a lot of wit, good fielder, smart cricketer overall. Within a couple of years he will overtake Razzak as our first choice specialist spinner.

Shafiul Islam: Clearly the smartest pacer that we have, leaks a few runs but makes up for it by grabbing a few wickets. An excellent fielder and can change the game with his fielding alone.

Abdur Razzak: Still our #1 specialist spinner, bowls exceedingly well in the middle overs, also bowls reasonably well with the newish ball. And has done enough to warrant himself a place

Rubel Hossain: The real pace threat, his pace can be deadly for teams like Zim/Ire/Ned. Also he bowls and plays with a lot of heart, a definite leader for the Bangladeshi pace attack.

I would like to see Mushfique, SN, Nasir, Noor Hossain, Fazle Rabbi, S. Hom, Kamrul Islam around the team. Being with the national team is a great experience and will help shape these players for the near future.

AsifTheManRahman
December 1, 2010, 11:14 PM
1. Tamim
2. Kayes - *whip* him and he might just score faster; at least he's been scoring a lot, albeit at a slow pace. Can hold one end up, which is a good thing given our fragile order.
3. Nafees - there's no one better for this position. Has shown decent form (better than his competitors) recently and at least we won't lose to minnows
4. Rahim (wk) - This is where he should be and given a long enough run he'll turn into a run-machine. His approach suits this role. #6 is too late for him.
5. Shakib (c)
6. Nayeem - *whip* him so that he can regain his ability to hit. Ideally, should be coming in earlier, but we don't exactly have a better #6 or a worse middle-order at this point.
7. Shuvo - great bowling option in these conditions and *whip* him so that he can start performing with the bat.
8. Razzak - hate him all you want, the man picks wickets. ODI specialist, well-suited to the conditions.
9. Shafiul - has been improving, still not the best he can be, requires whipping; at least he can bowl fast and pick the odd wicket. Death bowling has improved.
10. Nazmul - yes, at home. Great option for opening as well as finishing the inning. Great control in the death overs.
11. Rubel - shooper reverse power and great full length deliveries in the death overs. *Whip* to make him more economical.

12. Jahurul - can replace Nafees if he's too sissy to score against stronger teams. Has the proper technique and work ethic to thrive given enough chances.
13. Shahadat - just in case one of the quickies gets injured. Otherwise, make him carry drinks.
14. Zunaed - make him carry towels. He's really good at that. Has scored a few runs over the course of the last year, but recent form and overall career performance indicates he shouldn't be considered for the main XI.
15. Riyad - bowling option only. His batting has gone to the gutters. *Whip* him so he can recover those lost skills.

^ World cup squad

Dilscoop
December 1, 2010, 11:29 PM
Tamim Iqbal
Imrul Kayes
Shahriar Nafees
Junaid Siddique
Shakib al Hasan
Jahurul Islam
Musfiqur Rahim
Md Riyad
Sd Shuvo
Naeem Islam
Shafiul Islam
Rubel Hossain
Abdur Razzak
Nazmul Hossain
Mashrafe Mortaza (if all the bowlers are unavailable)


That's the squad that should fly to WC.

roman
December 1, 2010, 11:34 PM
1) Tamim Iqbal
2) Imrul Kayes
3) Shahriar Nafees
4) Johurul Islam(+)
5) Shakib al Hasan (*)
6)Mahmudullah Riyad
7) Suharwardi Shuvo/Ashraful
8) Suharwardi Shuvo/Ashraful
9) Abdur Razzak
10) Shafiul Islam/Mash ( he needs to prove his form)
11) Rubel Hossain

12) Mash/Shafiul Islam
13) Naeem Islam
14) Noor Hossain
15) Nazmul Hossain

PoorFan
December 2, 2010, 12:08 AM
Almost same as Eshen, but some reasons are bit different.

1. Tamim Iqbal: Auto choice

2. Imrul Kayes: He is a foundation of good start for BD innings, makes him auto choice.

3. Zunaed Siddique: He can play pacers better than Rakibul, Ash ( these days ), Jaharul ( perhaps ) given he has hight and power, can make some runs with good strike rate, and lastly usually a good fielder. In coming WC mostly we have to face top level pacers from ENG, SAF, WI, IND. ( please dont start here whether WI or IND pacers are top level, or not )

4. Shahriar Nafees: He is awful if we consider his fielding, but can play spin and pace ( not swinging ) batter than anyone around who is to play in this position atm. He looks hungry and values his wicket but unlike Rakibul does at the expense of strike rate. Ash is out of question ( not worth of explanation ) so only Jaharul remain Nafees rival with very slim experience to face those TOP TEAM in WC. ( crisis point no. 2 )

5. Shakib Al Hasan: Auto choice.

6. Mushfiqur Rahim: He has passion, and a wise cricketer and works better when given authority ( vice captain ), restlessly involved in the game, field placing and what not. I dont see other contender to his extent for coming WC.

7. Riyad/Nayeem: I feel blank for this position. Nither of them not seems to be the answer, but we certainly need someone who can bowl good slow balls and has ability to bat good. For bowling all of Riyad, Nayeem and Shuvo bowls 'hit me' balls in every over and top level powerful batsman certainly will cash on them dearly. Our slow poisoning middle over attack strategy will become ineffective [most of the time] unlike it worked against NZ. And for batting in this position none of them have the ability to score runs with healthy strike rate. Even power play become off topic since none of them seems can carry the innings 40+ overs with good ( around 5 p/ov) run rate. Shuvo is a total disappointment and even sucks beyond Riyad and Nayeem, and local game stats among them can back that claim clearly. So like Siddons, me too see no option but rotate Riyad and Nayeem and try to bring best out of them. ( crisis point no. 1 )

8. Nayemm/Riyad: Same reason above.

9. Abdur Razzak: Auto choice.

10. Shafiul Islam: Currently the 2nd best pacer in the country, should not be any argument against him.

11. Rubel Hossain: Auto choice if fit.


12th Man: Jaharul. We can use him any positon in middle order (#4, #6, #7, #8) for his batting, fielding and keeping ( if needed ) contribution.

Reserve opener/one down: Need none since all the lefties ( opener ) are there already.

Reserve pacers: Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam. We are out of options here.

Reserve spinner: Shuvo.
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I am not willing to put anyone new/untested in the team because that gamble may destroy his career.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 12:14 AM
Guys (and gals) - let's this not just be a list thread. Please justify why you chose someone. Anyone can make up a list - just like our BCB. But be better than the BCB - back up your choice with logic (sound or unsound).

Zeeshan
December 2, 2010, 12:15 AM
To add to the above msg: Example post number 7.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 12:20 AM
To add to the above msg: Example post number 7.

Yeah. A very good example of unsound logic.

Zeeshan
December 2, 2010, 12:24 AM
Yeah. A very good example of unsound logic.

Nevertheless valid...

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 12:28 AM
Nevertheless valid...

well-formed, yes. valid, ummm...

ok .... let me not hijack my own thread

Dilscoop
December 2, 2010, 12:38 AM
Tamim Iqbal
Imrul Kayes
Shahriar Nafees
Junaid Siddique
Shakib al Hasan
Jahurul Islam
Musfiqur Rahim
Md Riyad
Sd Shuvo
Naeem Islam
Shafiul Islam
Rubel Hossain
Abdur Razzak
Nazmul Hossain
Mashrafe Mortaza (if all the bowlers are unavailable)


That's the squad that should fly to WC.

Explained

Tamim (1) - Who else? No questions asked
Kayes (2)- Would love to replace him if i had a *better option.
Siddique (3)- Chocking atm, but by far our best #3 batsman since Bashar era.
Nafees (2)(3)- Can replace Siddique and Imrul
Jahurul (4)(1)- He can be that *better option to replace Imrul. He can also replace Rahim if he keeps this up.
Rahim (4) - I want him to bat up the order, his skills and style of play is perfect of that spot.
Shakib (5) - My captain. Why the hell not?
Riyad & Naeem (6) - I would never pick them both in the same XI. I am only picking them because there is no one better. And no time to experiment with new players before the WC.

Bowlers:

Shuvo/Razzak (spinners)- My spinners. Razzak won't pick up wickets vs good teams, he hasn't been able to. Lets not get carried away with his recent performance vs Zims + NZ. Same thing can be said to Shuvo. But Shuvo is still unknown to other teams and he is on song. I'd love not to play both of them in the same XI. But I need a GOOD 3rd seamer to convince myself, which I don't have atm.
Shafiul - Our best seamer of the year by far
Rubel - Showed he is growing some brain and not just a Shahadat in last series.
Nazmul - He is always called up as a back-up. They never let him settle down. Even then he performed decently almost every time.
Mashrafe - My back-up's back-up. Advice: take up batting and become a finisher-alr, because he won't make my team just with his bowling. Not anymore. Lose the weight.


Players who won't make my team for next 10 years:

Ashraful: "There is always a next time, I will get more chances" - you can take that type of mentality and shove it!

sheikh
December 2, 2010, 12:38 AM
Lets dissect the at hand team configuration first
Pace bowling wise both Rubel and Shafiul are the inform bowlers. So, when we are to pick two pacers, depending on the pitch condition, these two should be in the playing eleven. In case of extraordinary bad performance or injury Mashrafi or Nazmul can replace either.
After the recent performance of Spin bowlers, Shakib, Razzak and Shuvo, there should not be any doubt about their inclusion if we are to play three genuine spinners. If some the game plan is to lengthen the batting line up we could replace Shuvo with a wild card entry Shabbir Rahman. Specially if there is any curtailed over game, we can go for such replacement.
Batting is our main problem. We need to address what we actually want from our batting order. IMO, in the conditions we shall be playing, we can forget about getting 290+ score. The realistic target should be to get 240-275 in every go. In recent past we have shown that almost for every team it is quite difficult to score 250 consistently against our bowling at our condition. So, if we are even chasing then also it is most likely that we shall not require scoring more than 260 to win a game.
Now coming to the batting line up, let us go by numbers as given suggested by the boss:

1) Tamim Iqbal: Automatic Choice. Let him play his own game.
2) Imrul Kayes: Almost Automatic. But he should control his rush of blood after scoring 30-45. Should be requested to forget about hitting sixes and try to let the bowlers out him. In almost every or in every alternative innings he gets out trying hit a six.
3) Shahriar Nafees: We require a third opener here who can handle spin also. We do not want to expose our middle order infront of the shiny ball. Junaid seems to be too inconsistent and out of touch at the moment but can stay as a standby for this place. Although Shahriar seems to have some problem with initial swing, but he is the best opener we have in the bench at present. And seems he is in better nick than Junaid.
4) Raqibul Hasan: In most recent games we have not been able to play out total 50 overs comfortably. So, strike rate wise Raqib should not be of concern. His batting style also suits this position. We should give this position to Raqib for long time.
5) Shakib al Hasan (Captain. I do not see anyone else.) Automatic choice. But we should arrange personal indoor press conferences for him so that sometimes he can release the pressure by out bursting to the failure of others. Discomforts of profession should remain inside the team and to be tried to solve indoor.
6) Mushfique: Best Choice possible at the moment. Others are not good enough yet to take his place. Also big tournament needs big experience.
7) Nayem Islam: We shall require an off-spinner in case a left handed partnership stands against us. His inclusion will give us depth and variety in the bowling department. Also shall strengthen the fielding. Bowling and fielding wise Nayem is better than Ullah. Batting wise there is not much difference. Specially if one remembers the last innings he played against Zimbabwe, he should have been in the team against Zimbabwe from the first game.
8) Suharwardi Shuvo: In the regular Team, Shuvo should be in the playing eleven. If the pitch is expected to support the Fast bowlers, we can bring Nazmul in place of him. Or, for a curtailed over game or when we are playing a minnow like Zim or IRE, we can include Shabbir to strengthen the batting order which is our only concern at the moment.
9) Abdur Razzak: Should be and Automatic choice.
10) Shafiul Islam: Should play regularly.
11) Rubel Hossain: Should Play regularly. It was a criminal act to drop him in the first game against Zim, once one remembers his last game performance.

12) Mashrafee Mortaza: Forth Choice Pacer in the team.
13) MahmulUllah: In case Nayeem Fails.
14) Junayed: In case Shahrier fails.
15) Nazmul Hossain: Third Choice Pacer.

shakibrulz
December 2, 2010, 12:44 AM
1. Tamim Iqbal - Auto Choice
2. Imrul Kayes - Good consistent opener, only the slow scoring rate's against him, which is pardonable. He needs to convert those 40's and 50's to hundreds.
3. Mahmudullah Riyad - To be honest, I don't believe Siddique should be up the order at no. 3 given his current form. Riyad has got technique and can play at his own pace without pressure up here. It's hard to drop him because the guy always chips in with a few wickets.
4. Shariar Nafees - He's been performing well in the List A matches, did well in NZ odi series too. Should replace Junaid who's been doing nothing in either domestics or in the national team. Decent player of old ball, improved technique and can score at a good pace.
5. Shakib Al Hasan = Team
6. Jahurul Islam (wk) - Time to drop a guy who can neither bat well and is terrible behind the stumps. It is a bit of a gamble, but hey, could he do any worse? He has great gap finding ability and can score at a quick rate + rotate the strike. Has much better technique than Rahim, from what I've seen.
7. Naeem Islam - Good lower order bat, decent bowler, excellent fielder.
8. Sohrawadi Shuvo - Has been bowling very economically recently. Good fielder. Decent lower order bat, has decent enough technique to stay at one end if chips are down.
9. Abdur Razzak - Senior spinner, automatic choice.
10. Shafiul Islam - Good new ball bowler. Great outfielder. Needs to improve on his erratic bowling and keep it tight, though has done fine enough to secure his spot in the squad. Has done well under pressure in death overs too.
11. Rubel Hossain - Ideal to share the new ball, and get some reverse with the older ball before the ball change. Bowls at good pace and can bowl good yorkers too. Bowls an excellent length mostly, but the line is erratic at times, still him with Shafiul are the best ODI pacers available.

PoorFan
December 2, 2010, 01:40 AM
Oh God I am so late to read todays newspaper, Thanks Shakib to burst it out in public that grouping is going on in the team. I have sensed it since ODI series in ENG that something is going on between him and Mash. So here on this day I bury both Ash and Mash deep inside me forever.

Rifat
December 2, 2010, 01:54 AM
I posted this in the other thread,but this is the more appropriate thread:

for example:
no particular batting order, just randomly thought out select XI:

T20:
Shabbir Rahman Rumman
Tamim Iqbal
Anamul Haque(wk)
Mohammad Ashraful(perfect format for him)
Nasir Hossain
Jahurul Islam
Shuvagoto Hom
Shakib al hasan
Shruwadi Shuvo
Rubel Hossain
{insert economical pacer} we have none currently(with current form Rasel will get destroyed and raped in this format) /Naeem Islam

12th man: Naeem Islam

Test:

Tamim Iqbal
Imrul Kayes
Shahriar Nafees
Jahurul Islam
Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad
Shakib-al-hasan
Mushfiqur Rahim
Naeem Islam
Rubel Hossain
Shahadat Hossain
Enamul Haque jr.

12th man: Shruwadi Shuvo

ODI Team:

Tamim Iqbal
Imrul Kayes
Shahriar Nafees
Mushfiqur Rahim(wk)
Shakib-al-Hasan
Jahurul Islam Aumi
{insert finisher(pure batsmen with clean hitting and power abilities) here}
Shruwadi Shuvo
Abdur Razzak
Rubel Hossain
Shafiul Islam

12th man: Naeem Islam

justifications:

T20:

experience is overrated here. you need players with pure skill, innovation, and players who can think on the spot, based on the what I have been reading in BC, the select 11 i chose for T20 closely resembles these traits.

Test:

Technique, Experience, Skill all play major role here. You have to be a really good cricketer to be successful here. no bits and pieces players are allowed(unless he is exceptionally good at one skill but can also chip in other skills), pure batsmen, pure bowlers, pure allrounders, you excel at what you are good at. the select XI i chose should possess these qualities.

ODI Cricket:

Smart Cricketers with thinking cap on belong here. players who are here to win, not just hang around. Experience + skill a must. you need to be a team player, a good ODI team consists of spirited individuals who not only thinks for themselves, but for the betterment of the whole team. total team effort required, no selfish players allowed. the select XI i have chosen should fulfill these qualities.

Dr. Z: these are the justifications i can give...

Sohel
December 2, 2010, 02:01 AM
I've included several newbies with immense potential in my top 12 out of desperation. Ideally I'd like to see them fast-tracked through at least 3 years of A-Team (not age-based and Academy) cricket provided they also perform better than others in our crappy domestic cricket. Sadly, I don't think we can afford to do that at this stage with so many holes in the senior team just days before the ODI World Cup at home, H-O-M-E being the key factor behind the urgency and resultant gamble. I don't feel good about this at all and offer my apologies.

Our winning strategy under home conditions must be based on the successful execution of 8 ODI basics:

1. Provide early breakthrough with quality new ball bowling.

2. Contain through quality slow bowling during the middle overs.

3. Contain and pick up PP wickets through careful manipulation of accurate spin and seam. I see Shakib, Suhrawardi and Rubel playing major roles during the last 10 overs.

4. Contain through exceptional fielding and wicketkeeping, no excuses, no unforced errors.

5. Take advantage of initial PP while effectively supporting Tamim.

6. Rotate the strike after PP with error-free RBW.

7. Support Shakib in the middle through effective strike rotation and error-free RBW.

8. Finish effectively with during the last 10 overs with wickets in hand.

I'm not going to go into why I excluded certain guys but will talk about Abdur Razzak. I have no faith in Nostrilamous Rex and consider his inability to bat and field a major liability we can ill afford in light of the aforementioned strategy.

So, here's my 15, conditions apply.

I. Batting Order

1. Tamim Iqbal: One of the very few definite starters alongside duly empowered Captain Shakib Al Hasan, two of the most gifted young players we've produced to date. We're lucky to have them because they also have the talent and character to apply their immense potential at the highest level with the type of consistency unseen in our cricketing history. It would be scary how good they'll become between 27 to 35 and beyond. I expect a string of 50s and beyond from Tamim.

2. Imrul Kayes: Stop gap measure because there seems to be no one better. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

3. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed: Like Imrul, not a permanent solution by any means. His experience as opener makes him the useful "virtual opener" we need at this slot. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

4. Mushfiqur Rahim: A definite starter as specialist batsman. He is the consolidator we've been looking for. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

5. Shakib Al Hasan (duly empowered Captain): Abar jigae! I expect a string of 50s and beyond from him with the bat. We will win if he remains not out without running out of partners. Tight bowling and timely wickets with the ball. And exceptional field setting and bowler management from our Captain Fantastic.

6. Shubhagoto Hom Das Chowdhury: Far superior ability than Riyad. Good technique and temperament with unmitigated aggression when called for. Can rotate the strike with ease because of his ability to sight the ball early. Untested at the highest level but I'll put my money on him any day to become the late order maestro slash finisher we need. The fact that he can bat anywhere is a major plus. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

7. Anamul Haq Bijauy(WK): The best wicketkeeper in Bangladesh alongside Shahin Hossain, but his batting ability pushes him ahead. Exceptional focus and lateral movement to go with natural athleticism and lightning quick glove hands. He can also bat anywhere including at number 7. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

8. Shabbir Rahman Rumman: Tight bowling with stylish, aggressive batting. Prone to brainfarts but he'll grow out of it. HE WILL ACCELERATE.

9. Shafiul Islam: Will continue to improve under Pont. I see him playing a key part with short spells in the middle overs also. With more time in the nets, he can be developed into a late order batting asset also.

10. Mohammad Suhrawardi: Definite selection as bowler with the effective new bowling action and run up, but I'm not too hot on his batting. Capable of hitting out or getting out.

11. Rubel Hossain: Will continue to improve under Pont. Alongside Shubhashish, RBX has the genuine bad-boy aggression all good fast bowlers need to become the genuine, unplesant and nasty threat they need to be.

12th Man: Nasir Hossain: Immense potential in 3 departments of the sport. A Shakib 2.0 in the making.

II. Can be considered once successfully DE-SISSIFIED

13. Nayeem Islam: M-U-S-T be able to finish and rotate the strike.

14. Junaid Siddiqui Imroze: As top order bat and "virtual opener" M-U-S-T be able to stay focused and rotate the strike with ease, and put those half volleys and fulltosses away while punishing width with well executed drives. Getting bogged down like Rajin/Rokib, committing his front foot early and using too much bottom hand is no longer acceptable.

III. Can be considered once fully fit

15. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza: Use him in opening spells hoping that he provides the type of lethal breakthroughs he used to. Hope he can contribute with the bat also down the order. NO death over bowling for him, period. He doesn't have the stomach for it. Never has, never will.

IV. If DE-SISSIFICATION fails, how do we measure such things in such a short time anyway?

13. Fazle Mahmud Rabbi: Top order. I was simply blown away by him and that happened completely out of the blue. Good temperament and work ethic add to his natural ability and the immense potential it represents.

14. Mahbubul Alam Robbin: Finisher also capable of bowling lethal opening spells for at least 3 overs with the new ball. Coach Pont will make him better.

V. If Mashrafe Bin Mortaza isn't fully fit, again, how do we measure such things in such a short time anyway?

15. Shubhashish Roy: He, alongside RBX is the future of our pace attack. Pont will make him better and his finishing ability doesn't hurt either.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 02:02 AM
I decided to collate the posts and see what I see. Very interesting. Initial comments below the chart.

http://virtualbangladesh.com/banglacricket/selectors.PNG

No surprises that Tamim and Shakib are in. Neither is the bowling quartet of Razzak, Shuvo, Shafiul, Rubel.

A bit of a surprise to see SN getting as much support. But not surprised to to see him in the list. Jahurul Islam also gets the fan call as does Mushy - and it was a toss up as to who would keep. The jury is still out.

To me, the surprise rounding up the 11 was Nayeem.

But do look at where we want Nayeem to play - he is all over the place. We haven't yet figured him out and I guess are planning to use him as an utility player.

We were also in two or three minds about where to put Mushy and Jahurul. But it was clearer we wanted Mushy early if we wanted JI to keep and vice versa.

The other guy we have yet to figure out is M Riyad. He too is all over but did not make the team cut.

There were some interesting calls for newbies like Noor, Nasir and Shabbir. Ash and Mash gets a token outlier. And Big Z needs to do more.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 02:05 AM
The chart is current up to post 26.

Murad
December 2, 2010, 02:08 AM
Oh God I am so late to read todays newspaper, Thanks Shakib to burst it out in public that grouping is going on in the team. I have sensed it since ODI series in ENG that something is going on between him and Mash. So here on this day I bury both Ash and Mash deep inside me forever.

When did he say something about groupings? Did I miss something or what? :confused:

He didn't say anything about this. He is just unhappy with the team selection. He probably wanted to have Raqibul and Rubel in the team or Naeem. Too much Shojonpriti from himself as well. Raqibul is totally out of form. You can't have him in the playing eleven just for fielding.

BANFAN
December 2, 2010, 02:17 AM
I would also go by this of AF

1) Tamim Iqbal
2) Imrul Kayes
3) Shahriar Nafees
4) Mushfiqur Rahim (+)
5) Shakib al Hasan (*)
6) Mohammad Ashraful
7) Jahirul Islam
8) Suharwardi Shuvo
9) Abdur Razzak
10) Shafiul Islam
11) Rubel Hossain

12) Mashrafee Mortaza
13) Naeem Islam
14) Enamul Haque Jr
15) Nazmul Hossain

Shakib remains captain & Mash sits out

Mash's inclusion in the team not as a captainb is surely creating considerable problem for Shakib & I guess Mash is also un comfortable.Besides, his performance is not enough to drop Rubel or Shafiul.

shakibrulz
December 2, 2010, 02:26 AM
When did he say something about groupings? Did I miss something or what? :confused:

He didn't say anything about this. He is just unhappy with the team selection. He probably wanted to have Raqibul and Rubel in the team or Naeem. Too much Shojonpriti from himself as well. Raqibul is totally out of form. You can't have him in the playing eleven just for fielding.
I hate to say this, but BD wouldn't have lost this game if Rakibul had played yesterday instead of Ashrafool.

PoorFan
December 2, 2010, 02:31 AM
When did he say something about groupings? Did I miss something or what? :confused:

He didn't say anything about this. He is just unhappy with the team selection. He probably wanted to have Raqibul and Rubel in the team or Naeem. Too much Shojonpriti from himself as well. Raqibul is totally out of form. You can't have him in the playing eleven just for fielding.
No he didnt said about grouping, but his burst exposed many things such as grouping in the team as some daily news saying.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 02:34 AM
Let's get back to the basic theme of the thread. Please put on your selector hat.

Naimul_Hd
December 2, 2010, 02:41 AM
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Imrul Kayes
3. Shahriar Nafees
4. Jahurul Islam
5. Shakib (Captain)
6. Mushfiq (V.Captain +WKT)
7. Naeem Islam
8. Razzaq
9. Shuvo
10. Shafiul
11. Rubel

12. Junaid
13. Raqibul
14. Mashrafe
15. Nazmul

ps: explanation coming soon !

iDumb
December 2, 2010, 02:56 AM
There were some interesting calls for newbies like Noor, Nasir and Shabbir.

Irrational calls rather given wc is 2 months away. I feel like no one is thinking.

Let me tell you why the team selection for first ODI was like the way it was.... and why it was right.

Rubel and Shafiul are PROVEN from NZ series... how they perform in this series is irrelevant. How Mashrafee performs however is important to make a decision whether or not to consider him in ANY OF THE WC MATCHES. Is he showing the rhythm he used to have. We have 5 games minimum in wc... you can not guarantee that all our fast bowlers will be fit for all the games. In fact the two fast bowlers we should play in this series are Mash and nazmul.

Rakib has been failure and so has been junaid for a while. Here, Shahriar Nafees should have been given more chances as he showed quiet some promise in NZ series.

I would mostly play my non-performers in this series if it was up to me.

Tamim, Imrul, Shakib, Shafiul, and Rubel - these 5 should take rest and let others fight for the remaining spot.

Team selection was not the problem. It was lack of professionalism from our players that cost the game today.

iDumb
December 2, 2010, 02:58 AM
I will remind you guys our grade C team just beat the zimbabwe side. So all you need to chill and worry about all this un professional behaviors shown by our players including Shakib. The kid is getting a big mouth. How is he gonna give a stupid excuse like team selection for not winning against Zim that our grade C team just beat?

Mahir
December 2, 2010, 02:59 AM
With tension escalating amongst players, coaches, administrative officials and fans across the globe surrounding Bangladesh cricket, the government has promptly intervened the situation, sacking Mr. Lotus Kamal from all positions he assumed in the Bangladesh Cricket Board, and also relieved Mr. Rafiqul Alam off his national team selection committee duties. Ex-sports minister Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury has appointed as President of BCB, and Mr. Mahir has been recruited in as the Chief Selector. The board will review the national squad, and take all necessary actions to rectify the issues in question as its first task on hand.

(Setting : Wednesday, December 01, 2010; SBNS Press Conference)

Enter Mahir

~ Good day to all. After a 7-hours long conference with the rest of the board members, we have collectively finalized a 15-member squad to form the Bangladesh national team that will participate in the on-going series against Zimbabwe, effective immediately. Shakib Al Hasan, with full autonomy at his disposal, will retain his role as the Captain. Mushfiqur Rahim will assist Shakib as the deputy. Barring any injury situation, the squad will be kept intact for the upcoming World Cup. 5 replacements has also been distinguished as stand-bys, only to be drafted in case of injuries, retirements and/or cetrain unavoidable situations. The following names are arranged in accordance with our preferred batting-order, a lineup that was extracted from the 15-member squad with stamps of approval from our coaches and the captains. This lineup will be fielded tomorrow in the 2nd match of the series.

The top order will consist of:

1. Tamim Iqbal Khan (the supreme talent that Tamim is, with his wrist having fully healed, is our unanimous choice to lead the batting order. An asset of his caliber is unseen in our cricket culture, making Tamim indispensable.)

2. Imrul Kayes (Imrul has solidified his spot at Tamim's partner with a productive year behind him, and has consistently managed to get the starts. We have full faith in him to carry on the good work. Only if hard-working lefty was a right-hander.)

3. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed (Nafees has worked hard on his batting techniques since he returned from the ICL. Under Jamie Siddons, Nafees has rectified some of his footwork deficiencies, and considering our no. 3 spot is virtually an opener's role in the context of our development - Nafees, with ample experience as an opener, gets the 3 position. With confidence, Nafees will take this recall with both hands and immediately set about his automatic merry ways of demolishing our southern African rivals.)

In the middle-order, we have:

4. Nayeem Islam (As a crucial component in the lineup, Nayeem's batting attributes classify him as an innings builder/accumulator, suitable to play in the middle order. He has the temperament to play the big knock during the middle overs, holding one end up till the end. His fielding abilities are hard to ignore.)

5. Mushfiqur Rahim - wicket keeper (Mushy will be batting up the order, before Shakib. He is one of our few batsmen with a composed technique to accumulate runs. An excellent team player, Mushy is the soul of the team.)

6. Shakib Al Hasan (Shakib's ability to adjust to the circumstance allows us to place our genuine batsmen higher in the order. He is extremely potent during the death overs, and an all-rounder of his caliber is a luxury to have in any team.)

7. Nasir Hossain (Nasir promises to be the piece of the puzzle as we try to improve our lower-order batting application. His off-spin will provide us with a refreshing variant in the bowling department. A superb fielder, Nasir is ideal as the team's highly-capable utility man.)

8. Suhrawardi Shubho (Shubho has filled in admirably as the third component of our lethal trio of SLAs, and his wicket-taking abilities make him an exciting prospect in the team. A very good fielder as well, Shubho is equally capable of hitting out in the slog overs.)

9. Shafiul Islam (Shafiul is well-capable of providing us with a good opening spell of quick bowling. He's improved immensely under Ian Pont, and is ready to lead our fast-bowling department. He is no mug with the bat, and is capable of entertaining cameos.)

10. Abdur Razzak (our leading specialist spinner, Razzak is indispensable at the moment. He has the uncanny ability to take wickets during the powerplays and bowls relatively well especially early in the innings. His fielding needs improvement, however, his presence in our team makes the opposition do a fair share of homework.)

11. Rubel Hossain (the team's true x-factor is in Rubel. With a true fast bowler's attitude, Rubel is the ultimate workhorse, and complements Shafiul extremely well. His improved work in the death overs, including the occasional reverse-swings, make him all the more desirable.)

And here are the rest of the squad member, in the reserves:

12. Junaed Siddique (Junaed is going through a lean patch. He is capable of stylish knocks up the order, and his experience as a slip fielder is a definite asset.)

13. Jahirul Islam (extremely exciting prospect, Jahirul makes a positive impact in the squad by pushing our top-order batsmen, as well as our wicket-keeper Mushy. He will benefit a great deal by training with the team, and can step into the team right away if necessary.)

14. Mahmudullah Riyad (with his attributes more suited for the Test team, Riyad has difficulty batting in the lower-order, and the top order slots are all occupied by well-deserved candidates. Riyad's technique makes him an attractive option for a lineup that is as vulnerable to monumental collapses as ours.)

15. Mashrafee Mortuza (lack of fortune does not favour the oft-injured Mashrafee. Struggling to regain form, Mashrafee will replace a pacer if needed.)

Our stand-bys will include: Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan, Noor Hossain, Shubhagoto Hom, Nazmul Hossain

Thank you all for your patience as we unveiled our new brand of Tigers going forward. The board will hold another session tomorrow to look at the player contracts, and all matters related to the national pool's contracts will be thoroughly discussed.

Disclaimer: The above excerpt, except for the lineup, is fictitious. Resemblance with anyone's fantasy, if found offensive or unable to meet certain senses of humor, is purely coincidental.

Zunaid
December 2, 2010, 03:06 AM
Irrational calls rather given wc is 2 months away. I feel like no one is thinking.

Let me tell you why the team selection for first ODI was like the way it was.... and why it was right.

Rubel and Shafiul are PROVEN from NZ series... how they perform in this series is irrelevant. How Mashrafee performs however is important to make a decision whether or not to consider him in ANY OF THE WC MATCHES. Is he showing the rhythm he used to have. We have 5 games minimum in wc... you can not guarantee that all our fast bowlers will be fit for all the games. In fact the two fast bowlers we should play in this series are Mash and nazmul.

Rakib has been failure and so has been junaid for a while. Here, Shahriar Nafees should have been given more chances as he showed quiet some promise in NZ series.

I would mostly play my non-performers in this series if it was up to me.

Tamim, Imrul, Shakib, Shafiul, and Rubel - these 5 should take rest and let others fight for the remaining spot.

Team selection was not the problem. It was lack of professionalism from our players that cost the game today.

iDumb - that wasn't so dumb at all. Your explanations are logical but while the BCB team selection may match your logical explanations, the very fact that SN was not considered in the 15 makes me think their reasoning isn't as well-thought as yours.

In any event, I am hoping we do not get sidetracked into dissecting the whyforths and whereforths of the BCB in this thread. There are about a zillion threads for this.

But you so bring up an important point (new thread at 10?) - if your goal was to select the best team for the WC - how would you experiment during the Zimbabwean series. Granted, that we agree that the experimentation could result in a loss by a team that can probably beat ZImbabwe 7 times out of 10 under less chop/chop circumstances.

Nadim
December 2, 2010, 03:17 AM
I've included several newbies with immense potential in my top 12 out of desperation. Ideally I'd like to see them fast-tracked through at least 3 years of A-Team (not age-based and Academy) cricket provided they also perform better than others in our crappy domestic cricket. Sadly, I don't think we can afford to do that at this stage with so many holes in the senior team just days before the ODI World Cup at home, H-O-M-E being the key factor behind the urgency and resultant gamble. I don't feel good about this at all and offer my apologies.

Our winning strategy under home conditions must be based on the successful execution of 8 ODI basics:

1. Provide early breakthrough with quality new ball bowling.

2. Contain through quality slow bowling during the middle overs.

3. Contain and pick up PP wickets through careful manipulation of accurate spin and seam. I see Shakib, Suhrawardi and Rubel playing major roles during the last 10 overs.

4. Contain through exceptional fielding and wicketkeeping, no excuses, no unforced errors.

5. Take advantage of initial PP while effectively supporting Tamim.

6. Rotate the strike after PP with error-free RBW.

7. Support Shakib in the middle through effective strike rotation and error-free RBW.

8. Finish effectively with during the last 10 overs with wickets in hand.

I'm not going to go into why I excluded certain guys but will talk about Abdur Razzak. I have no faith in Nostrilamous Rex and consider his inability to bat and field a major liability we can ill afford in light of the aforementioned strategy.

So, here's my 15, conditions apply.

I. Batting Order

1. Tamim Iqbal: One of the very few definite starters alongside duly empowered Captain Shakib Al Hasan, two of the most gifted young players we've produced to date. We're lucky to have them because they also have the talent and character to apply their immense potential at the highest level with the type of consistency unseen in our cricketing history. It would be scary how good they'll become between 27 to 35 and beyond. I expect a string of 50s and beyond from Tamim.

2. Imrul Kayes: Stop gap measure because there seems to be no one better. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

3. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed: Like Imrul, not a permanent solution by any means. His experience as opener makes him the useful "virtual opener" we need at this slot. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

4. Mushfiqur Rahim: A definite starter as specialist batsman. He is the consolidator we've been looking for. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

5. Shakib Al Hasan (duly empowered Captain): Abar jigae! I expect a string of 50s and beyond from him with the bat. We will win if he remains not out without running out of partners. Tight bowling and timely wickets with the ball. And exceptional field setting and bowler management from our Captain Fantastic.

6. Shubhagoto Hom Das Chowdhury: Far superior ability than Riyad. Good technique and temperament with unmitigated aggression when called for. Can rotate the strike with ease because of his ability to sight the ball early. Untested at the highest level but I'll put my money on him any day to become the late order maestro slash finisher we need. The fact that he can bat anywhere is a major plus. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

7. Anamul Haq Bijauy(WK): The best wicketkeeper in Bangladesh alongside Shahin Hossain, but his batting ability pushes him ahead. Exceptional focus and lateral movement to go with natural athleticism and a lightning quick glove hand. He can also bat anywhere including at number 7. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

8. Shabbir Rahman Rumman: Tight bowling with stylish, aggressive batting. Prone to brainfarts but he'll grow out of it. HE WILL ACCELERATE.

9. Shafiul Islam: Will continue to improve under Pont. I see him playing a key part with short spells in the middle overs also. With more time in the nets, he can be developed into a late order batting asset also.

10. Mohammad Suhrawardi: Definite selection as bowler with the effective new bowling action and run up, but I'm not too hot on his batting. Capable of hitting out or getting out.

11. Rubel Hossain: Will continue to improve under Pont. Alongside Shubhashish, RBX has the genuine bad-boy aggression all good fast bowlers need to become the genuine, unplesant and nasty threat they need to be.

12th Man: Nasir Hossain: Immense potential in 3 departments of the sport. A Shakib 2.0 in the making.

II. Can be considered once successfully DE-SISSIFIED

13. Nayeem Islam: M-U-S-T be able to finish and rotate the strike.

14. Junaid Siddiqui Imroze: As top order bat and "virtual opener" M-U-S-T be able to stay focused and rotate the strike with ease, and put those half volleys and fulltosses away while punishing width with well executed drives. Getting bogged down like Rajin/Rokib, committing his front foot early and using too much bottom hand is no longer acceptable.

III. Can be considered once fully fit

15. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza: Use him in opening spells hoping that he provides the type of lethal breakthroughs he used to. Hope he can contribute with the bat also down the order. NO death over bowling for him, period. He doesn't have the stomach for it. Never has, never will.

IV. If DE-SISSIFICATION fails, how do we measure such things in such a short time anyway?

13. Fazle Mahmud Rabbi: Top order. I was simply blown away by him and that happened completely out of the blue. Good temperament and work ethic add to his natural ability and the immense potential it represents.

14. Mahbubul Alam Robbin: Finisher also capable of bowling lethal opening spells for at least 3 overs with the new ball. Coach Pont will make him better.

V. If Mashrafe Bin Mortaza isn't fully fit, again, how do we measure such things in such a short time anyway?

15. Shubhashish Roy: He, alongside RBX is the future of our pace attack. Pont will make him better and his finishing ability doesn't hurt either.

this is exactly what i want except SN, Fazli and Robin.


Nayeem Islam should bat at no 3 coz we r just wasting him at number 8...this guys used to be a opener in U19 team, use to open the innings for academy team, bat at no 3/4 in domectic coms and we need to give this guy a FULL series and let him bat at no 3 before we justufy his ability (unlike Riyad, who hardlt bats at 1-5 in domestics coms but some ppls saying he is perfect top order batsman).


Noor should be in instead of Robin...yes he is young but being a leggie he add more variation to our team as well as being a pinch hitter down the order which may ake difference(also agree what Eshan bhai said abour Noor)

SN/Jahirul Islam should be in top 15.
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PoorFan
December 2, 2010, 03:47 AM
By losing games against Zimbo we are losing heard earned ODI rating points. I cant stop but biting my entire nails.

Beamer
December 2, 2010, 01:51 PM
If I may, I would definitely like to bring in a complete newcomer, who is an unknown commodity for the no.3 position ( the most important position ). Just as Tamim announced himself with a bang against India, who had no book on him, so the curveball thrown at India was sudden and might I say, mighty effective. Now, I don't follow the local scene like most of you, but could there be a next Tamim waiting in wings to be discovered ? Is it Hom, or Nasir Hussain or somebody else? The current no.3's we have ( Z and even SN ) don't do anything for me. So, I will not pick them for my WC starting XI.

Eshen
December 2, 2010, 02:05 PM
^^ Well, there is Fazle Rabbi, the highest scorer of NCL (OD). Fazle played as an opener for Barisal. Khaled Mashud compared Fazle's batting style to that of Gayle, so there is certainly some unorthodox element in his batting to perplex the opposition. Problem is that he is an unknown quantity even to our local coaches, as he was never part of any BCB development program.

Then you have Sabbir Rahman who have played few good innings for Rajshahi as the one-down batsman. Sabbir is a better known name as he was part of the U/19 team, Academy team, and the Asiad T20 team. But, unlike Tamim was, he is not a regular top order batsman in our domestic leagues or in age level or in the academy team. Only Rajshahi, so far, have given him a chance as the one-down.

Equinox
December 2, 2010, 02:15 PM
Tamim Iqbal
Imrul Kayes
Jahirul Islam
Mushfiqur Rahim*+
Naeem Islam
Shakib Al Hasan
Shabbir Rahman
Shohrawardy Shuvo
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abdur Razzak
Rubel Hossain

Zunaed Siddique
Shubhagoto Hom
Shafiul Islam
Nazmul Hossain

Eshen
December 2, 2010, 02:27 PM
Guys (and gals) - let's this not just be a list thread. Please justify why you chose someone. Anyone can make up a list - just like our BCB. But be better than the BCB - back up your choice with logic (sound or unsound).
May be you should use your mod power to delete all the lists posted without any logic, because this thread is getting full of them!

Zunaid
December 4, 2010, 05:18 AM
How quickly do we change your mantra. One performance make usthink X is the second coming of the Messiah or that Y is Yahyah Khan incarnate. If I collate all the WC11 team choices post 2nd ODI v Zimbabwe, the following chart will show a massive swing for one player.

I decided to collate the posts and see what I see. Very interesting. Initial comments below the chart.

http://virtualbangladesh.com/banglacricket/selectors.PNG

No surprises that Tamim and Shakib are in. Neither is the bowling quartet of Razzak, Shuvo, Shafiul, Rubel.

A bit of a surprise to see SN getting as much support. But not surprised to to see him in the list. Jahurul Islam also gets the fan call as does Mushy - and it was a toss up as to who would keep. The jury is still out.

To me, the surprise rounding up the 11 was Nayeem.

But do look at where we want Nayeem to play - he is all over the place. We haven't yet figured him out and I guess are planning to use him as an utility player.

We were also in two or three minds about where to put Mushy and Jahurul. But it was clearer we wanted Mushy early if we wanted JI to keep and vice versa.

The other guy we have yet to figure out is M Riyad. He too is all over but did not make the team cut.

There were some interesting calls for newbies like Noor, Nasir and Shabbir. Ash and Mash gets a token outlier. And Big Z needs to do more.

Nadim
December 4, 2010, 05:28 AM
LOL...Poor Rok...no one likes him here :D

MarufH
December 4, 2010, 09:23 AM
First of all.. great thread boss.

here is my team,

1 < Tamim Iqbal
2 < Imrul Kayes (he is being very consistent lately, despite his ability)
3 < Deciding (I am not jumping the gun over one match)
4 < Deciding (I am not jumping the gun over one match)
5 < Shakib-al Hasan
6 < Deciding (I am not jumping the gun over one match)
7 < Deciding (I am not jumping the gun over one match)
8 < Shohrawardy Shuvo (He gives us the spin trio we have been missing ever since Rafique retired)
9 < Abdur Razzaq (Great form, ultimate spinner in BD condition)
10 < Deciding (I am not jumping the gun over one match)
11 < Shafiul Islam (Second best pacer in the team, after fit Mash. Very consistent)

Deciding contenders are- 3-4: Junaid, Nafees, Rakibul, Ashraful
Junaid: Although Junaid has the ability, he lacks basics at times. Its really painful to watch sometimes.
Nafees: He looked good against kiwis, but some of the dismissal reminded me of BD era when we used to win one match and and get trashed in the next one.
Rakib: For a solid batsman, he lets his emotion get on the way, a LOT! I hope he can change that and be our Dravid.
Ash: Should he get one last chance? How much longer do we give him chances on his past glory?

WK: Mushy/Jahurul
Mushy: Why man.... why... how could you miss to collect that ball.. (1st ODI, zim) you had gloves on for God sake.
Jahurul: Is he good enough as a keeper? untested.

Part timer: Mahmudullah/Naeem
Mahmudullah: A better batsman
Naeem: A better bowler.
(This is my observation, u may agree or disagree)

Paceman: Mash/Rubel
Mash: Again.. do we pick him on his past glory? Especially given first match is against one and only India?
Rubel: Turning out to be a great asset... If Mash is not a full fit.. lets go with him.

Surprise Package: Shuvagoto
I know he didn't play all that good in Asian games. But I feel is diamond in the rough like Tamim was when he came. If Siddons spend some time with him.. I think he can be a great asset to our future. And frankly, we still dont have a pinch hitter down the line for powerplay.

One World
December 4, 2010, 03:34 PM
Good observation Sohel NR. I guess Betaar (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showpost.php?p=1241686&postcount=6) did not get time to go through this. He would just suicide reading this.


I've included several newbies with immense potential in my top 12 out of desperation. Ideally I'd like to see them fast-tracked through at least 3 years of A-Team (not age-based and Academy) cricket provided they also perform better than others in our crappy domestic cricket. Sadly, I don't think we can afford to do that at this stage with so many holes in the senior team just days before the ODI World Cup at home, H-O-M-E being the key factor behind the urgency and resultant gamble. I don't feel good about this at all and offer my apologies.

Our winning strategy under home conditions must be based on the successful execution of 8 ODI basics:

1. Provide early breakthrough with quality new ball bowling.

2. Contain through quality slow bowling during the middle overs.

3. Contain and pick up PP wickets through careful manipulation of accurate spin and seam. I see Shakib, Suhrawardi and Rubel playing major roles during the last 10 overs.

4. Contain through exceptional fielding and wicketkeeping, no excuses, no unforced errors.

5. Take advantage of initial PP while effectively supporting Tamim.

6. Rotate the strike after PP with error-free RBW.

7. Support Shakib in the middle through effective strike rotation and error-free RBW.

8. Finish effectively with during the last 10 overs with wickets in hand.

I'm not going to go into why I excluded certain guys but will talk about Abdur Razzak. I have no faith in Nostrilamous Rex and consider his inability to bat and field a major liability we can ill afford in light of the aforementioned strategy.

So, here's my 15, conditions apply.

I. Batting Order

1. Tamim Iqbal: One of the very few definite starters alongside duly empowered Captain Shakib Al Hasan, two of the most gifted young players we've produced to date. We're lucky to have them because they also have the talent and character to apply their immense potential at the highest level with the type of consistency unseen in our cricketing history. It would be scary how good they'll become between 27 to 35 and beyond. I expect a string of 50s and beyond from Tamim.

2. Imrul Kayes: Stop gap measure because there seems to be no one better. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

3. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed: Like Imrul, not a permanent solution by any means. His experience as opener makes him the useful "virtual opener" we need at this slot. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

4. Mushfiqur Rahim: A definite starter as specialist batsman. He is the consolidator we've been looking for. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

5. Shakib Al Hasan (duly empowered Captain): Abar jigae! I expect a string of 50s and beyond from him with the bat. We will win if he remains not out without running out of partners. Tight bowling and timely wickets with the ball. And exceptional field setting and bowler management from our Captain Fantastic.

6. Shubhagoto Hom Das Chowdhury: Far superior ability than Riyad. Good technique and temperament with unmitigated aggression when called for. Can rotate the strike with ease because of his ability to sight the ball early. Untested at the highest level but I'll put my money on him any day to become the late order maestro slash finisher we need. The fact that he can bat anywhere is a major plus. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

7. Anamul Haq Bijauy(WK): The best wicketkeeper in Bangladesh alongside Shahin Hossain, but his batting ability pushes him ahead. Exceptional focus and lateral movement to go with natural athleticism and lightning quick glove hands. He can also bat anywhere including at number 7. I expect a string of 30s with the odd 50 here and there.

8. Shabbir Rahman Rumman: Tight bowling with stylish, aggressive batting. Prone to brainfarts but he'll grow out of it. HE WILL ACCELERATE.

9. Shafiul Islam: Will continue to improve under Pont. I see him playing a key part with short spells in the middle overs also. With more time in the nets, he can be developed into a late order batting asset also.

10. Mohammad Suhrawardi: Definite selection as bowler with the effective new bowling action and run up, but I'm not too hot on his batting. Capable of hitting out or getting out.

11. Rubel Hossain: Will continue to improve under Pont. Alongside Shubhashish, RBX has the genuine bad-boy aggression all good fast bowlers need to become the genuine, unplesant and nasty threat they need to be.

12th Man: Nasir Hossain: Immense potential in 3 departments of the sport. A Shakib 2.0 in the making.

II. Can be considered once successfully DE-SISSIFIED

13. Nayeem Islam: M-U-S-T be able to finish and rotate the strike.

14. Junaid Siddiqui Imroze: As top order bat and "virtual opener" M-U-S-T be able to stay focused and rotate the strike with ease, and put those half volleys and fulltosses away while punishing width with well executed drives. Getting bogged down like Rajin/Rokib, committing his front foot early and using too much bottom hand is no longer acceptable.

III. Can be considered once fully fit

15. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza: Use him in opening spells hoping that he provides the type of lethal breakthroughs he used to. Hope he can contribute with the bat also down the order. NO death over bowling for him, period. He doesn't have the stomach for it. Never has, never will.

IV. If DE-SISSIFICATION fails, how do we measure such things in such a short time anyway?

13. Fazle Mahmud Rabbi: Top order. I was simply blown away by him and that happened completely out of the blue. Good temperament and work ethic add to his natural ability and the immense potential it represents.

14. Mahbubul Alam Robbin: Finisher also capable of bowling lethal opening spells for at least 3 overs with the new ball. Coach Pont will make him better.

V. If Mashrafe Bin Mortaza isn't fully fit, again, how do we measure such things in such a short time anyway?

15. Shubhashish Roy: He, alongside RBX is the future of our pace attack. Pont will make him better and his finishing ability doesn't hurt either.

thebest
December 5, 2010, 11:31 AM
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TI
IK
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So, I feel that only four places are secured. We have to decide the rest. What would be our combo. I prefer 3 openers (added bonus if they could bat in middle order), 6 middle order (added bonus if they could bowl or keep wicker), 1 wk , 3 pacers, 2 spinners. Out of the three openers two have been taken, 1 spinner and 1 middle order also secured.
For the other opener slot we do not have many options beside SN and Nazimuddin. As much as I dislike SN (due to ICL is the greatest thing) I would pick SN over Nazimuddin any day. The added bonus is SN could also bat as No 3 and 4. However the real competition is for the five spots in Middle order. The contenders are Junaid, Rock, Nayeem, M’ullah, Triple As, Jahurul Islam. I would drop Triple As and take Junaid, Rock, Nayeem, M’ullah and Jahurul. Nayeem and Ullah are off-spinner and they got the nod and so is Jahurul as he can keep. Of the other five Ash and Kopali with their leg spin would come into contention. But I would choose Junaid and Rock over Ash and Kopali because I am choosing batsman not leg spinner. The other spots where there is fight for place is pacers where there are three spots six contenders: Mash, Rubel, Shafi, Rasel, Nazmul, Rajib. I would drop Rubel and Rajib and take Shafi, Mash and Nazmul. Mash is a proven big match player and he should be retain and at the moment Shafi is our best pacer. So it is direct fight for place between Rubel and Nazmul. I think slow nature of our dust bowl is more suited for Nazmul than Rubel. As much as I like Rasel I think he lost the zip. For the sole spinner spot Enamul, Shuvo and Ash are the contender. My pick is Shuvo because his better batting skill though Ash is proven batsman once he is selected he and the team would consider him as batsman and thus would take slot in middle over. More over he gave 4 ball more consistenly than other two. These set of selectors has completed ruined any competition for WK. So Mushy retain his position as WK because there is no contender.
So my final XV are
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TI
IK
SN
Z
SH
Jahurul
Rock
Nayeem
AR
M’Ullah
Mushy
Mash
Shafi
Nazmul
Shuvo

and eleven for the match against <st1:country-region><st1:place>India</st1:place></st1:country-region>
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TI
IK
Mushy
SN
Rock
SH
Nayeem
Mash
AR
Nazmul
Shafi

WC is not the place for debutatnts. So as much as Home or Anamul or Shagir deserve I would not take them. Remember last time TI, Mushy, Shak all has some experince. Bagh mama and co miss the trick this time

Naimul_Hd
January 12, 2011, 02:38 AM
So, who got selected as per BC member's vote ? Kaler Kontho selected WC Squad voted by readers. Just wondering, how did we go ? :)

I guess, its time to declare BC Selector Team for WC 2011 !! :)

magic boy
January 12, 2011, 10:02 AM
Tamim Iqbal-Reliable & finest ever opener for Bangladesh. Being unsold in the circus auction he along with Chris Gayle got to say something.waiting for their answer.


Imrul Kayes-He has the stamina & will to score unlike Zunaed Siddique.Supportive non striker companion for Tamim.


Shahriar Nafees-This guy is patiently waiting for years after a nightmarish period of his career.he is waiting for a successful come back.Those 70+ runs vs NZ wasn't enough and he knows it. Best of luck Abeer !


Mushfiqur Rahim-a smiling character who can keep the fielders awake and always in a hurry to serve.a potential no 4 with the bat. his partnership with ice-man can recover the innings from the sudden collapse of top order.but he shouldn't miss those match winning catch & stumping behind the stump anymore !


Shakib al Hasan- Nucleus.but he should not bother this sudden rising of his fame through media,circus etc. i believe he will still remain an ice-man.


Mohammad Ashraful-What to say.o mor ramzan er oi rozar shesh e elo khusir....!! ? onek din to holo, ar koto roza!? Ash?


Alok Kapali-at least better than Riyad/Naeem i see. i miss his bowling.


Shabbir Rahman-unfold jack box!


Abdur Razzak-He is always confusing!in his day he can destroy opponent`s bating line up with a big smile on his face.


Shafiul Islam- caterpillar going to fly high-1 ♫!


Rubel Hossain-caterpillar going to fly high-2 ♫!

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Mahmudullah Riyad- He has the ability to break the threatening partnership.but batting wise not effective for his position at lower order. [err i think i should enlist Raqibul Hasan instead of him ..best fielder!]


Naeem Islam-same as above^


Nazmul Hossain-caterpillar going to fly high-3 ♫!


Mashrafe bin Murtaza- Mashrafe tumi egiye cholo amra asi tomar shathey!

kalpurush
January 12, 2011, 07:11 PM
Tamim Iqbal-Reliable & finest ever opener for Bangladesh. Being unsold in the circus auction he along with Chris Gayle got to say something.waiting for their answer.


Imrul Kayes-He has the stamina & will to score unlike Zunaed Siddique.Supportive non striker companion for Tamim.


Shahriar Nafees-This guy is patiently waiting for years after a nightmarish period of his career.he is waiting for a successful come back.Those 70+ runs vs NZ wasn't enough and he knows it. Best of luck Abeer !


Mushfiqur Rahim-a smiling character who can keep the fielders awake and always in a hurry to serve.a potential no 4 with the bat. his partnership with ice-man can recover the innings from the sudden collapse of top order.but he shouldn't miss those match winning catch & stumping behind the stump anymore !


Shakib al Hasan- Nucleus.but he should not bother this sudden rising of his fame through media,circus etc. i believe he will still remain an ice-man.


Mohammad Ashraful-What to say.o mor ramzan er oi rozar shesh e elo khusir....!! ? onek din to holo, ar koto roza!? Ash?


Alok Kapali-at least better than Riyad/Naeem i see. i miss his bowling.


Shabbir Rahman-unfold jack box!


Abdur Razzak-He is always confusing!in his day he can destroy opponent`s bating line up with a big smile on his face.


Shafiul Islam- caterpillar going to fly high-1 ♫!


Rubel Hossain-caterpillar going to fly high-2 ♫!

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Mahmudullah Riyad- He has the ability to break the threatening partnership.but batting wise not effective for his position at lower order. [err i think i should enlist Raqibul Hasan instead of him ..best fielder!]


Naeem Islam-same as above^


Nazmul Hossain-caterpillar going to fly high-3 ♫!


Mashrafe bin Murtaza- Mashrafe tumi egiye cholo amra asi tomar shathey!

> Alok is out of International matches for long, thus, he won't be in the 15 men squad for sure

> Ash and Alok - two non-performers in the WC squad?!!!

> Selectors might not select Shabbir - an uncaped player for WC, though we would be needing him if we want to surprise the Indians

ma_o_mati
January 14, 2011, 03:06 AM
1. Tamim

2. Nafees

3. Junaid

4. Jahurul

5. Shakib

6. Mushfiqur

7. Ashraful

8. Shurowardi Shuvo

9. Razzak

10. Rubel

11. Shafiul

jahidus200
January 14, 2011, 04:09 AM
hows is in this earth people didnt choose mahmudullah riad , who is one of the most consistent batsman in our cricket history , i still cant believe that what people are thinking really ? mahmuduallh was not out in 3 matches out of 4 matches triseries in last year with 3 counsecative half century , playing one bad match against zimbawe doesnt prove anythings really ,

roaring tigerz
January 14, 2011, 06:09 PM
My Final XI for BD Vs. India Feb 19:

1. Tamim Iqbal

2. Imrul Kayes

3. Mohammed Ashraful

4. Shahriar Nafees

5. Shakib Al Hasan

6. Mushfiqur Rahim

7. Mahmudullah Riyad

8. Shohrwadi Shuvo

9. Shafiul Islam

10. Abdur Razzak

11. Rubel Hossain

roaring tigerz
January 14, 2011, 06:11 PM
The 4 remaining births would go to:

12. Shabbir Rahman

13. Shahadat Hossain

14. Junaid Siddiq

15. Nayeem Islam

kalpurush
January 14, 2011, 10:14 PM
The 4 remaining births would go to:

12. Shabbir Rahman

13. Shahadat Hossain

14. Junaid Siddiq

15. Nayeem Islam
:up: You got 50% correct :)
There is absolutely no chance for Shabbir and Shahadat IMHO

kalpurush
January 14, 2011, 10:17 PM
My Final XI for BD Vs. India Feb 19:

1. Tamim Iqbal

2. Imrul Kayes

3. Mohammed Ashraful

4. Shahriar Nafees

5. Shakib Al Hasan

6. Mushfiqur Rahim

7. Mahmudullah Riyad

8. Shohrwadi Shuvo

9. Shafiul Islam

10. Abdur Razzak

11. Rubel Hossain
^^^ Thats my squad too. Though, I would select Ash at 6th position and put Mushy at # 4 and Nafees at #3 :)

Naimul_Hd
January 14, 2011, 11:05 PM
My Final XI for BD Vs. India Feb 19:

1. Tamim Iqbal

2. Imrul Kayes

3. Mohammed Ashraful

4. Shahriar Nafees

5. Shakib Al Hasan

6. Mushfiqur Rahim

7. Mahmudullah Riyad

8. Shohrwadi Shuvo

9. Shafiul Islam

10. Abdur Razzak

11. Rubel Hossain

Having Ashraful in No.3 is a suicidal act. No.3 is the most important position in entire batting line. I would rather have either SN or Juanid in that position. If we are forced to take Ashraful regardless of his form then i will have him at no. 7 where anything will be bonus.

So, my team would be

1. Tamim
2. Imrul
3. SN/Junaid
4. Mushfiq
5. Shakib
6. Mahmudullah
7. Ashraful
8. Naeem
9. Razzaq
10. Shafiul
11. Rubel/ Nazmul

Rabz
January 15, 2011, 01:51 AM
My team will have Ash.

WorldCup11
January 16, 2011, 11:38 PM
Selectors are going to announce final 15 today, before that let me make my final 15 and my guess what selectors are going to announce



My final 15 according to batting order

1. Tamim (No one will mess with Tamim)
2. Imrul ( Tamim's best partner)
3. Shahrier Nafees (I think he is better than Junaid,but if he fails big time, than Junaid is waiting there)
4. Mushfiq (Recent consistent form promoted him to #4)
5. Shakib (Iceman's Ice solid position, don't mess with him)
6. Riyad ( Recent DPL form)
7. Ashraful (he is going to be here, so I got no choice )
8. Sabbir (My gamble for batting power play, his spin bowling will be handy too)
9. Razzak ( Specialist Spinner)
10. Shafiul ( 1st choice spaceman)
11. Rubel (2nd Choice fast bowler as Mash is Injured)

12. Junaid (Backup for #3)
13. Nayeem ( As replacement fielder)
14. Nazmul ( As 3rd pacer)
15. Shahadat (As 4th pacer)



Selectors final 15 according to batting order (My guess only)

1. Tamim
2. Imrul
3. Junaid
4. Rokib
5. Shakib
6. Mushfiq
7. Ashraful
8. Sabbir
9. Razzak
10. Shafiul
11. Rubel

12. Mash ( Expecting he'll be fit before WC)
13. Nazmul ( 4th Spacer, as Rafiqul Alam indicated he'll choose 4 spacers
14. Shahrier Nafees
15. Nayeem/Riyad