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WorldCup11
January 15, 2011, 02:02 AM
Please continue posting here any interesting news you find about us from our opponents in the Worldcup. It's really exciting to find out the opponent team members, coaches & ex-player got huge respect on Bangladesh while their fans still think otherwise ...

News 1: "Watch out for Bangladesh", Pollock warns, "India have a tricky one against them first up"

Source: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=131528

News 2 : Andy Flower (England's Coach) : "Bangladesh conditions will be very tricky - they've just beaten New Zealand 4-0.That's going to be a tricky match in itself."

Source: http://blogs.bettor.com/Andy-Flower-...England-a51973

News 3 : Ed thinks BD match is their most important match

Source: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...f-cricket.html

News 4 : Ireland's Niall O'Brien targets upsets at World Cup

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cric...re/9367295.stm

News 5: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan : "Bangladesh is not good enough yet"

Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/110502/w...ndia-pakistan/

News 6: Suresh Raina: "Even Bangladesh can't be taken for granted"

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...ow/7382286.cms

News 7: Dhoni brushed aside concerns about India's opening match against co-hosts Bangladesh

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...ow/7403734.cms

News 7.1 : MS Dhoni: Cricinfo Article

Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cric...ry/499077.html

News 8 : Virender Sehwag: "we will beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh, it's a revenge game for us"

Source 1: http://cricketnext.in.com/news/sehwa.../53808-13.html
Source 2: http://news.oneindia.in/2011/02/03/s...p-aid0126.html

News 9 : Graeme Smith : "I think Bangladesh might spring a surprise or two"

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/smith-last-chance-to-win-the-wc-1.1021482

News 9.1 : Graeme Smith : "Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/graeme-smith-on-world-cup-2011-1.1022026

News 10 : Sourav Ganguly: I expect Bangladesh to put up some good shows. They are an improved side now

Source: http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?711334

News 11 : Graeme Smith has singled out South Africa's game against Bangladesh as the biggest challenge facing his team at the cricket World Cup.

Source : http://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/cricket/article902139.ece/Biff-warns-Tigers-could-be-surprise-package-of-Cup

News 12: Viru promises Bangladesh payback

Source: http://cricket.zeenews.com/fullstory.aspx?nid=35852

News 12.1 : Indians are eagerly waiting to avenge their 2007 defeat on February 19 in Dhaka -Sehwag

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...ow/7475190.cms

News 13: বাংলাদেশ বিপজ্জনক দল ------ ইংল্যান্ড অধিনায়ক স্ট্রস

Source: http://ittefaq.com.bd/content/2011/02/14/news0249.htm

News 14: India stars itching to beat B'desh -- Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli send out to Bangladesh

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2011/f...-world-cup.htm

News 15: "I predict that Bangladesh is going to be in the semi-finals or in the quarters for sure." -- Shoaib Akhtar

Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/current/story/500887.html

News 16 : Mark Waugh believes Bangladesh will progress to the quarter-finals, leaving England as the team most vulnerable to an early exit.

Source: http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/...-1226007579183

News 17 : "It is not going to be easy to play Bangladesh in their own backyard ” said Barath

Source : http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,135874.html

WorldCup11
January 15, 2011, 02:09 AM
News 1: Watch out for Bangladesh, Pollock warns

Source: http://www.businessday.co.za/article...aspx?id=131528

Proteas should not underestimate giant-killers during World Cup
TELFORD VICE
Published: 2011/01/14 07:44:17 AM

INDIA and England are SA’s biggest rivals in the group stage of the Cricket World Cup next month, but the Proteas will also need to be wary of minnows Bangladesh.

"Don’t underestimate them as a unit," Shaun Pollock said yesterday. "They’ll be playing on their home grounds with the crowd fully behind them. They’ll want to play as well as they can, and they’re certain to lift their game to new heights due to the support they will get."

Pollock’s warning may seem alarmist considering Bangladesh’s modest standing in world cricket. But the former SA all-rounder was part of the team that lost a Super Eights match to the Asians by 67 runs in Guyana at the 2007 World Cup. In the 1999 World Cup, Bangladesh beat Pakistan. India came unstuck against them in 2007 in the loss that dumped the heavyweights out of the tournament.

This year, the giant-killers come up against India in the opening match of the World Cup in Mirpur on February 19.

"India have a tricky one against them first up, and SA’s trip there will be difficult as well," Pollock said.

The Proteas take on the Tigers in Mirpur on March 19 in the last of their six Group B matches. Should Graeme Smith’s team have secured a top-four finish by then, the result will be irrelevant. But the pressure will be on if SA need a win to advance.

Bangladesh play a plucky, athletic brand of cricket that depends on the sum of the parts of their team rather than emphatic individual performances. They have won just five of their 20 World Cup matches to date, but they have played all of those games in foreign conditions.

News 2 : Andy Flower (England's Coach) about Bangladesh Match:

Source: http://blogs.bettor.com/Andy-Flower-aims-to-win-the-World-Cup-for-England-a51973

"I'm not sure where we're rated in one-day internationals but I think the brand of cricket we're playing, we've got a chance," added Flower. "We'll have to switch on to the sub-continent conditions and thrive very quickly. Even the Bangladesh conditions will be very tricky - they've just beaten New Zealand 4-0.That's going to be a tricky match in itself."

The English team is placed in Group B for the tournament where, they have to overcome two hosts India and Bangladesh at home in their conditions.

dolcevita
January 15, 2011, 02:10 AM
This journalist has no knowledge about bd cricket : bd performance depend on emphatic individual performance from shak tik
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WorldCup11
January 15, 2011, 02:51 AM
This journalist has no knowledge about bd cricket : bd performance depend on emphatic individual performance from shak tik
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I don't fully agree with you. If you just consider recent NZ series, Shakib was key performer. But everyone in the team supported him, other bowlers too brought break through on the important times of the matches.

If you consider other series including Recent Zim series, you'll find it as team performance.

Our only win against England in Bristol came as a team performance too, our top scorers was Imrul 76, Zahurul 40, shakib only scored 1 in that match.
Then all five bowlers mash,shakib,razzak,shafi,rubel all took 2 wickets each. So that was a team effort.

If you look Eng in BD 2010 that too was team performance, though we didn't won against 13 men (11+2). Our closest match (2nd match in Dhaka, that Morgan stole from us) there Rahim 76, Kayes 63,Shakib took 3 wickets and scored only 14 runs.

bujhee kom
January 15, 2011, 03:16 AM
Exactly ji dadas, watch out or not, BD jitley fooler mala, aar harley Jutar Bari, very simple treatment/equation! Beshi Dhol-Dhaak kore jodi BD harey tahole eibar public khub gorom hoiya jaabe...desher maatite!

BTW Worldcup11 bhaiya, very good thread!:up:

al Furqaan
January 15, 2011, 06:44 AM
good thread...will be entertaining to see what progresses in the coming months.

lamisa
January 15, 2011, 07:05 AM
great!!!i am waiting to see what india has to ssay...

kmasum
January 16, 2011, 02:38 AM
I want india to talk some shiiiit about us, it works out very good for us..
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SMHasan
January 16, 2011, 07:51 AM
Come on V Shewag..tell us something inspiring. Say something that ignites us on the 19th.

WorldCup11
January 16, 2011, 08:03 AM
Come on V Shewag..tell us something inspiring. Say something that ignites us on the 19th.

He is injured along with Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and the fast bowler Praveen Kumar.

Indian selectors will announce 15 men squad tomorrow, we can expect some exciting comments specially from V Sehwag tomorrow after the ann.

ahms
January 16, 2011, 08:47 AM
He is injured along with Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and the fast bowler Praveen Kumar.

Indian selectors will announce 15 men squad tomorrow, we can expect some exciting comments specially from V Sehwag tomorrow after the ann.


Here is some inspiration against India. They have not allowed us to play a test series in their soil ever since we got test status. It is not profitable for them. We are hopeless. Tamim was not good enough for their IPL. We need to come strong and hard in all departments. It is time to show we have quality players and we are very good as a team. In the past we beat test teams, however very next game we lost to an associate team. It is not showing strong. Strong is beating the best and stay there.

lamisa
January 16, 2011, 09:58 AM
i wonder what pakistan has to say...

WorldCup11
January 22, 2011, 05:12 AM
News 3 : Ed thinks BD match is their most important match

"We face India and England in one week. That will be cool but our most important match is the opener against Bangladesh."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/cricket/3363140/Ed-Joyce-is-the-Ryanair-of-cricket.html

I posted above news elsewhere, but I think it needs to stay here too followed by news 4 below

WorldCup11
January 22, 2011, 05:14 AM
News 4 : Ireland's Niall O'Brien targets upsets at World Cup

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/counties/northamptonshire/9367295.stm

O'Brien told BBC Look East: "We've had good success [in World Cups] in the past so we're looking forward to it.

"The format has changed so us minnows have a smaller chance of going through. But we're targeting a couple of teams and we need two or three wins."

WorldCup11
January 22, 2011, 05:21 AM
From above two news we can see Ireland specifically targeted Bangladesh Match. I know comments will come "this time we are playing in our backyard and Ire doesn't got a chance"

But one good thing about Ireland is they just target few opponents and practice according to game plan, I am sure they targeted Pakistan in 2007 WC group match, then once they went to super 8, someone told "we want to win Bangladesh match"

My point is they always target Bangladesh thinking their easiest opponent, does enough homework on our players psychology instead of doing homework for each and every opponent. One good example of that was 2nd last T20 WC where we were planning to beat India but in next match we lost to Ire, Ire though didn't win any other match in that tournament.

Another Example, in our last British Island tour, Ireland start their home work at the time match against them was scheduled, someone that time told " we want to win that match taking advantage of our home condition", as a result they won the first match.

They knows Our weakness very well. We need to take them seriously too ..

WorldCup11
January 22, 2011, 05:47 AM
Just an Astrologer prediction, believe it or not, up-to you , for me good to read this kind of prediction though I don't believe.

" South Africa is predicted as one of the most unlucky teams in group B, and according to Mr. Bandara’s prediction there is a chance that they suffer a loss in the hands of either Bangladesh or Ireland in the group stage."

He also predicted India Vs Srilanka Semifinal.

the astrologist have accurately predicted the 2004 Tsunami and the end of civil war in Sri Lanka in the past.

Source: http://www.theicccricketworldcup2011.com/2011/01/astrologer-predicts-india-vs-sri-lanka.html

Roni_uk
January 22, 2011, 09:27 AM
^^ no octopus prediction then?

why didn't he predict the other semifinal or even the final?

BANFAN
January 22, 2011, 09:51 AM
This journalist has no knowledge about bd cricket : bd performance depend on emphatic individual performance from shak tik
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I think the Journalist isn't all that wrong. It's true that our chances of winning increases if TIK/Shak plays their best, but if you look at our wins, you willl see that there are crucial contributions by many others without which it wont be possible to win.

lamisa
January 23, 2011, 09:55 AM
did this guy predict our win in the last wc?

BANFAN
January 23, 2011, 11:23 AM
did this guy predict our win in the last wc?

Did we win the last WC? ;)

It was so painful to watch BD losing the match against Ire yesterday on star cricket ...

I dont know, why they always show the matches we lost? A day before they were showing BD-NZ old match in Nz, that we lost.

Dilscoop
January 23, 2011, 01:53 PM
great!!!i am waiting to see what india has to ssay...
oh for cryinoutloud!

You too?

syedmahm
January 23, 2011, 02:41 PM
News 3 : Ed thinks BD match is their most important match

"We face India and England in one week. That will be cool but our most important match is the opener against Bangladesh."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...f-cricket.html

I posted above news elsewhere, but I think it needs to stay here too followed by news 4 below

Link is dead. The correct link seems to be this one:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/cricket/3363140/Ed-Joyce-is-the-Ryanair-of-cricket.html

WorldCup11
January 23, 2011, 03:43 PM
Link is dead. The correct link seems to be this one

Thanks a lot, I changed the link to this one now in the original post.

Tendulkar_Mcgrath
January 23, 2011, 04:10 PM
dont care whoever thinks off what . Bangladesh need to play for win against whatever the country it will be

WorldCup11
January 28, 2011, 08:29 PM
News 5: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan : Bangladesh is not good enough yet

The former captain said he was sure that one of the four teams from the subcontinent would win the World Cup. He says that Bangladesh was not good enough yet, and the current crop of Sri Lankan players are not up to the mark. He termed India as the clear favourite, however he said that Pakistan was another team to watch out for.

Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/110502/world-cup-vaughan-puts-money-on-india-pakistan/

WorldCup11
January 28, 2011, 08:41 PM
News 6: Suresh Raina: Even Bangladesh can't be taken for granted

All the sub-continent teams are capable of turning it around. Even Bangladesh can't be taken for granted. In the World Cup every match is a pressure game. But we are not thinking too much about that. Our focus will be on what we achieve.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/interviews/We-have-the-best-coach-captain-and-player-Raina/articleshow/7382286.cms

kalpurush
January 29, 2011, 12:18 AM
Suresh Raina: Even Bangladesh can't be taken for granted

I wish Suresh Raina could say something different to sparks up the Tigers!!!;)

FaHiMa
January 29, 2011, 01:06 AM
ughh..where's Sehwag when you need him? huh? we need the man to comment NOW! LOL

lamisa
January 29, 2011, 09:43 AM
is that all u have got?i think they have learned their lesson to keep their mouth SHUT about us after the last WC!

WorldCup11
February 1, 2011, 07:14 AM
News 7: Dhoni brushed aside concerns about India's opening match against co-hosts Bangladesh

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/world-cup-2011/news/We-have-potential-to-win-the-World-Cup-Dhoni/articleshow/7403734.cms

Dhoni brushed aside concerns about India's opening match against co-hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka after what had happened in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies when the Rahul Dravid-led side got knocked out following a shock defeat at the hands of their eastern neighbours.

"The past is past. I am more optimistic than you," he said referring to the lung-opener against Bangladesh on February 19.

BANFAN
February 1, 2011, 07:37 AM
What you xpect. They are number 2 ODI team I guess.
I will be more iterested about his post match comments, after losing ;)

WorldCup11
February 1, 2011, 08:27 AM
News 7.1 : MS Dhoni: Cricinfo Article

Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/current/story/499077.html

One of the questions facing the India team, who play their first match on February 19 against Bangladesh, is how they will deal with the pressure of being tournament hosts along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India have failed to get past the semi-final stage in previous World Cups played on home soil. But Dhoni said he was concentrating just on the preparation. "I am ready to prepare well for the World Cup and that is what is in my hands right now."

Dhoni said he wasn't thinking about the disappointing loss to Bangladesh - who are India's first opponents in the 2011 tournament - in the 2007 World Cup. "I am certainly thinking about the match [against Bangladesh] positively. We may have lost in 2007, but there are plenty of positives that we can look for like the 2003 World Cup and the entire tournament we played then.

WorldCup11
February 3, 2011, 01:25 PM
News 8 : Virender Sehwag: we will beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh, it's a revenge game for us

Source: http://cricketnext.in.com/news/sehwag-on-indias-world-cup-chances/53808-13.html

CNN-IBN: There is a huge amount of expectation but this is a pretty strong group. There is South Africa, England, West Indies as well as Bangladesh. Do you think that game as your revenge game, the 19th of February?

Sehwag: I can say that because we're playing the opening game against Bangladesh in Bangladesh. So Bangladeshi people are expecting Bangladesh to beat India again. But this time we have to prepare well so hopefully we will beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh so you can say it's a revenge game for us and we won't take the game lightly. We will give our best shot and we will come hard on Bangladesh.

8.1 Source http://news.oneindia.in/2011/02/03/sehwagfeels-india-primed-to-win-worldcup-aid0126.html

Asked about playing under pressure of huge expectations and a tough World Cup group comprising England, South Africa,West Indies and underdogs Bangladesh, Sehwag said the Indians have done their home work well to give their best shot at glory.

"Bangladeshi people would be expecting their side to beat us again like in 2007 World Cup. But this time we are prepared well and confident of beating them in Bangladesh. It''s a revenge game for us. We will not take it lightly"

dolcevita
February 3, 2011, 01:47 PM
I don't see anything wrong in Shewag comments
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cricket_dorshok
February 3, 2011, 01:54 PM
^^Nobody says something wrong!

WorldCup11
February 3, 2011, 01:55 PM
I don't see anything wrong in Shewag comments
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I initially thought that too, but then the word "Revenge" attracted me, that one word made his comment interesting too.

inspyr9
February 3, 2011, 02:06 PM
I don't see anything wrong in Shewag comments

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there is nothing wrong but I wish there was because that really fires up our players.

simon
February 3, 2011, 02:18 PM
it's funny that Sehwag has stablished himself as the brand ambassador of BD vs Ind matches.:-D

BASSMAN
February 3, 2011, 02:21 PM
Will lightening strike twice
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Murad
February 3, 2011, 02:23 PM
I was waiting for this comment. REVENGE. Ekhon amader murgir dolke thamai kon halai..!!

Purbasha T
February 3, 2011, 02:50 PM
I was waiting for this comment. REVENGE. Ekhon amader murgir dolke thamai kon halai..!!

:floor: :floor:

C'mon the Murgissssss!!! :fire:

roman
February 3, 2011, 03:06 PM
BD players should constantly listen to that famous Shehwag Comment " Bangladesh is an ordinary team" Make it happen Guys...

Farhad
February 3, 2011, 03:30 PM
I initially thought that too, but then the word "Revenge" attracted me, that one word made his comment interesting too.

Well, it was a leading question, so I wouldnt read too much into it. The specific words of the interviewer were: "Do you think that game as your revenge game, the 19th of February?". I would think that it would be more disrespectful if he said he wasnt thinking of revenge...

Tehsin
February 3, 2011, 08:01 PM
Personally, I am more interested to hear what the teams think after the matches. I hope we don't goof up like we did against Ireland or Canada in the past. I know that the current crop are different then the previous ones and that in itself made me get geared up for my return to Bangladesh after 15 years. India will be a tough game but we do have a good shot at making it to the QFs. BCB should not be shy about giving our bowlers the home advantage. Like the slogan - our guests can get anything they want but we're keeping the cup (something to that effect).

beshideshi
February 3, 2011, 08:10 PM
Good, it's better to defeat prepared men rather than under prepared boys. Come on Sehwag, we needed a comment just like that to charge our players up :) Go back to India with 2 points if you can :)

Night_wolf
February 3, 2011, 09:39 PM
sometimes i wonder if we have a match in 19 feb vs shewag or india lol:-p

irampool
February 3, 2011, 09:41 PM
Looks like Sehwag hasn't been able to digest Mash's two in-swingers (Dec 2004, March 2007) yet!

kalpurush
February 3, 2011, 10:11 PM
Will lightening strike twice

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I saw it happened three times in a row beofre. We will beat India twice in this world cup - wait and see...

pial
February 4, 2011, 12:40 AM
http://www.anandabazar.com/4khela1.htm


http://www.anandabazar.com/4khela1.htm

Razi
February 4, 2011, 04:11 AM
Sehwag 'fully fit' for World Cup
ESPNcricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/current/story/499486.html)
February 4, 2011

Virender Sehwag, India's vice-captain for the World Cup, has said that he is "fully fit" for the tournament that begins on February 19. Sehwag missed India's five-match one-day series following the Tests in South Africa to attend to a shoulder injury, but says his recovery is well on track.

"I was feeling some pain in my shoulder," Sehwag told Indian news channel CNN-IBN. "So better to quit the South Africa one-dayers. I didn't want to get injured in South Africa tour and miss the World Cup. So I came back and went to Germany to see a couple of doctors. I got a couple of injections and now I'm fine.

"I am going to the National Cricket Academy [in Bangalore] and will spend a couple of days there, to check everything - if I can bowl and throw also but if I can't, then I'll let them know. But yes, at the moment I'm fully fit."

[I]Sehwag is wary of the opening game against Bangladesh, who had derailed India's 2007 World Cup campaign with a shock win. "Because we're playing the opening game against them in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi people are expecting them to beat us again. But this time we have to prepare well … You can say it is a revenge game for us and we won't take the game lightly. We will give our best shot and we will come hard on Bangladesh."

Sehwag was confident of India's chances against the other major teams in Group B - South Africa, England and West Indies. "When we played against England last time, we won 5-0 and against South Africa we did well in South Africa and we have done well; when Sachin Tendulkar got the double hundred [in Gwalior], we won the series. West Indies have good players like Pollard and Gayle, if they click then maybe it's difficult for us but India also have very good players."

© ESPN EMEA Ltd.

Jadukor
February 4, 2011, 04:45 AM
If we beat them in the first game... then I predict India to crash out of the world cup in the 1st round... I don't think they would be able to handle a defeat like this psychologically especially since it will be the first game...

BANFAN
February 4, 2011, 05:47 AM
If we beat them in the first game... then I predict India to crash out of the world cup in the 1st round... I don't think they would be able to handle a defeat like this psychologically especially since it will be the first game...

I think they can in this format. Last WC format was very tight.

WorldCup11
February 4, 2011, 06:12 AM
I think they can in this format. Last WC format was very tight.

I think you may be right, this format has made thinking about the "cricket cash cow India" , the governing body and the sponsors wants India to be present in the WC after first round matches at any cost.

Last time they shortened group matches because they didn't want so called minnows to play more than 3 matches but unfortunately (or fortunately for us) that decision became boomerang to the decision makers.

lamisa
February 4, 2011, 07:16 AM
shahosh koto sehwager?????eibar bujhbe thela.FATAYA DIBO!!!!!

nowayout
February 4, 2011, 07:27 AM
Don't know how can Sehwag term it has revenge match .. Lightning cannot strike twice .. flukes don't happen everyday .. India is going to win this even if they let Bangladesh to bat twice ..
They have beaten bangladesh in every test, T20 and ODI so easily after WC debacle .. There is nothing left to take any revenge .. How much one can kill a person who is already so dead and buried .. :D
Sehwag should let bangladeshis dream of repeating one match which they won some 4 yrs back .. He should be at his butchering best and should take their bowlers to the task ..
Real test for bangladesh will be against associate nations .. They even lost to Ireland/ Scotland (not sure which team was tht) ..
Bangladesh will be really lucky to even make it to QF .. To be true they should be happy tht they r given a chance to host the WC..

WorldCup11
February 4, 2011, 07:43 AM
News 9 : Graeme Smith : I think Bangladesh might spring a surprise or two

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/smith-last-chance-to-win-the-wc-1.1021482

iDumb
February 4, 2011, 07:44 AM
who let you register in this site nowayout? why don't you be out like your name suggest.

ahms
February 4, 2011, 07:58 AM
Don't know how can Sehwag term it has revenge match .. Lightning cannot strike twice .. flukes don't happen everyday .. India is going to win this even if they let Bangladesh to bat twice ..
They have beaten bangladesh in every test, T20 and ODI so easily after WC debacle .. There is nothing left to take any revenge .. How much one can kill a person who is already so dead and buried .. :D
Sehwag should let bangladeshis dream of repeating one match which they won some 4 yrs back .. He should be at his butchering best and should take their bowlers to the task ..
Real test for bangladesh will be against associate nations .. They even lost to Ireland/ Scotland (not sure which team was tht) ..
Bangladesh will be really lucky to even make it to QF .. To be true they should be happy tht they r given a chance to host the WC..

You are talking dumb like Shewag.

What revenge Shehwag talking about? 4 years pass. India have beaten us already multiple times. He was just trying to hype up their team. Soooo dumb, could not find any better motivational speech.
As you said we are been buried. Well, here is news for you, that Bangladesh pass long. You will see new one.This is new Bangladesh. We are brave people. Just watch - we will choke you. All you have is reputation.

nowayout
February 4, 2011, 08:08 AM
New Bangladesh?? lolzz.. u must be kidding ..
If ur team can't win even after hearing from Shewag tht u guys can't take 20 wickets .. So u can never win .. If tht don't motivate u to win nothing ever will ..
See the thing is u guys r going to lose .. But it would be real nice if ur team can think how to minimize the impact of loss .. NRR may help u get into next round .. So it would be better if bangladesh batsman make 200/8 and lose by less margin.. rather than getting out on 100 odd ..
Indian batting is way too much for Bangladesh and bowling (no matter how weak) more than enough to dismiss Bangladesh cheaply ..
As I wrote in previous post.. Bangladesh is not going to win even if they bat twice .. and bowl half the overs to Indian batsman ..

WorldCup11
February 4, 2011, 08:10 AM
Hi "nowayout" , thanks for your expert opinion.

Lightning cannot strike twice

Have you ever seen a lightning rod on the tallest building of any city? have a look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reFdSNlwAxc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad9Uzb1nWG4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD-cSIURrVA&feature=related

All these lightning struck to the same building and same rod, that's the basic principle of lightning, Whenever a thunder storm gather somewhere, it'll always hit "the tallest object on the ground"

If in cricketing term "Thunder storm" means "worldcup" and the "tallest object" is .... well you can figure that out as you have already figured out a lightning has struck 4 years ago ...

nowayout
February 4, 2011, 08:31 AM
haha .. U need to understand the context of wht is said rather than interpreting it literally ..
Guys I am telling u.. stop living in dreamworld .. Bangladesh is never going to beat India in coming next decade .. Particularly not with ur current team tht is for sure ..
It will be better if they can plan how to beat minnows .. and keeping good runrate while getting defeated by India .. One defeat against minnows in WC and Bangladesh will be relegated to ODIs only and afghans will take their place in test arena .. btw afghan is the team to reckon with in near future .. Just see how they have grown .. Bangladesh need to learn something rather than just dreaming from one series to another ..

riankhan
February 4, 2011, 09:44 AM
haha .. U need to understand the context of wht is said rather than interpreting it literally ..
Guys I am telling u.. stop living in dreamworld .. Bangladesh is never going to beat India in coming next decade .. Particularly not with ur current team tht is for sure ..
It will be better if they can plan how to beat minnows .. and keeping good runrate while getting defeated by India .. One defeat against minnows in WC and Bangladesh will be relegated to ODIs only and afghans will take their place in test arena .. btw afghan is the team to reckon with in near future .. Just see how they have grown .. Bangladesh need to learn something rather than just dreaming from one series to another ..

Dream always helps you setting goals, and you can always achieve the destination by breaking it down into small objectives...as Bangladesh is doing right now by achieving those objectives. :goal: is not far beyond....:). Skepticism sometime helps the perfectionist...;), and you are welcomed.

I love their (Afghan's) passion for the game and optimistic. I also hope "afghans will take their place in test arena"

Its not 03, its 2011.
Signs of improvements are clear, and within next decade, in Test, many big guns are destined to fall (including India) under the red-green flag :)

psi
February 4, 2011, 09:57 AM
Oh Come on!! Why did we ban this guy nowayout ....I was intensely enjoying the concentrated stupidity of this guy........It was like watching a monkey make faces at you and trying to throw its own stinky excrement at the visitors.....DAMN!!!!

Maaaann!!!! India is the homeland of such cricket "pundits"....They truly deserve to be the "world champions"

ahms
February 4, 2011, 10:24 AM
New Bangladesh?? lolzz.. u must be kidding ..
If ur team can't win even after hearing from Shewag tht u guys can't take 20 wickets .. So u can never win .. If tht don't motivate u to win nothing ever will ..
See the thing is u guys r going to lose .. But it would be real nice if ur team can think how to minimize the impact of loss .. NRR may help u get into next round .. So it would be better if bangladesh batsman make 200/8 and lose by less margin.. rather than getting out on 100 odd ..
Indian batting is way too much for Bangladesh and bowling (no matter how weak) more than enough to dismiss Bangladesh cheaply ..
As I wrote in previous post.. Bangladesh is not going to win even if they bat twice .. and bowl half the overs to Indian batsman ..

Dementia or alzheimer, I do not know which one you have, however, let me remind you that you lost to Zim not long ago. So come again, we brought down your pride in 2007 and we will bring it down again inshallah.

senman
February 4, 2011, 01:46 PM
Bigging up is good but only to certain extent. As an Indian supporter we learnt this hard way last world cup. I see lot of guys are bigging up their players in this forum, but I can only see two match winners in Bangladesh squad( Tamim and Sakhib). I totally understand that Bangladesh has grown a lot from the last world cup but guys you are underestimating India if you think they are the same as 2007 -Indian team

If you look @ the last World cup one of the reason Bangladesh beat us is because nobody expected them to do so, it was a big surprise when it came. This time its very different we know what your team is capable of....

May the best team wins.

best of luck guys.

ahms
February 4, 2011, 02:20 PM
Bigging up is good but only to certain extent. As an Indian supporter we learnt this hard way last world cup. I see lot of guys are bigging up their players in this forum, but I can only see two match winners in Bangladesh squad( Tamim and Sakhib). I totally understand that Bangladesh has grown a lot from the last world cup but guys you are underestimating India if you think they are the same as 2007 -Indian team

If you look @ the last World cup one of the reason Bangladesh beat us is because nobody expected them to do so, it was a big surprise when it came. This time its very different we know what your team is capable of....

May the best team wins.

best of luck guys.

India is one of the contender of world cup. Hence they must win most games, specially the first game. They have lot to lose by losing the game one, on other hand BD has lot to prove and they only can get better from game one. Pressure is on India.

BanCricFan
February 4, 2011, 02:43 PM
Bigging up is good but only to certain extent. As an Indian supporter we learnt this hard way last world cup. I see lot of guys are bigging up their players in this forum, but I can only see two match winners in Bangladesh squad( Tamim and Sakhib). I totally understand that Bangladesh has grown a lot from the last world cup but guys you are underestimating India if you think they are the same as 2007 -Indian team

If you look @ the last World cup one of the reason Bangladesh beat us is because nobody expected them to do so, it was a big surprise when it came. This time its very different we know what your team is capable of....

May the best team wins.

best of luck guys.

You're right India is a formidable side. I don't think anyone doubt that. But Bangladesh is a MUCH stronger and balanced side now than 2007. And right now one of the most in-form team out there. I disagree that we only have Shakib and Tamim as match winners. Razzak, Mushfiq, Nafees, Junaid, Shafiul and Rubel are all more than capable of being match winners. And lets not forget Md. Ashraful. According to the law of average an Eid innings is well due...I'm hoping 19th of Feb is the day. :)

In the final analysis, its going to be anybody's game on the 19th. Whoever handles the pressure and makes less unforced error will win the day. I will keep BD slightly ahead as we have the home crowd and pitch advantage and India (Viru) is expected to win.:-D

al Furqaan
February 4, 2011, 02:44 PM
If you look @ the last World cup one of the reason Bangladesh beat us is because nobody expected them to do so, it was a big surprise when it came. This time its very different we know what your team is capable of....



thats not very true. NZ were defeated in a warmup just prior to that game. australia, sri lanka, and even a 2nd string India had all lost games to Bangladesh before that world cup. If you recall, everyone was referring to that group of India/SL/BD as the "group of death" much like they are this time too. So it was not at all unexpected. Was it an upset? Sure, but not out of the realm of possibility. South Africa was also beaten a few weeks later, and if that India win was a fluke, the Saffers wouldn't have lost.

But I agree, India are a much stronger team this time around, but so too are Bangladesh. And i'd say our strength differential is greater than yours. So we have, on paper, a better shot at winning than the last time.

Overall, I'd say its a 50-50 game...could go either way.

RazabQ
February 4, 2011, 03:30 PM
Can't believe so many of you guys fell for a troll. Viru can say what he wants. He has earned the right. We'll earn ours on the 19th.

tiger_omar
February 4, 2011, 03:34 PM
Great thread and very enjoyable to read what our opponents have to say about our team and our players. Can't wait till the World Cup to start :ticking:

senman
February 4, 2011, 03:36 PM
And i'd say our strength differential is greater than yours. So we have, on paper, a better shot at winning than the last time.

Overall, I'd say its a 50-50 game...could go either way.

I agree with this. I would say Bangladesh has slight advantage owing to the fact India was/is a poor starter (both in test & ODI they generally loose their first match). Also considering the fact Raina, Yuvaraj, Sehwag, Dhoni all out of form Bangladesh can make a real mess of us.

personally i don't care they lose their first match or not but if they don't reach the semi finals atleast we will have a witch-hunt over here :)

roman
February 4, 2011, 03:39 PM
Tamim's reply to Shehwag :clap:

[বাংলা]
ভারতের শুরুটা যেমন শেবাগ করলেন, তেমনি বাংলাদেশের হয়ে তার দাঁতভাঙা জবাব দিয়েছেন তামিম ইকবাল। 'হুটহাট কিছু বলে দেওয়াটা শেবাগের জন্য নতুন কিছু নয়। তিনি যা ইচ্ছা বলুন, আমরা আমাদের মতো খেলে যাব। ম্যাচের দিনই বোঝা যাবে কে প্রতিশোধ নেয়। তিনি আমাদের কাছে এমন কোনো ইম্পর্ট্যান্ট নন। টেবিলে নয়, দেখা হবে মাঠে।'

[/বাংলা]

www.shamokal.com (http://www.shamokal.com)

munnabhai
February 4, 2011, 03:42 PM
Tamim's reply to Shehwag :clap:

[বাংলা]
ভারতের শুরুটা যেমন শেবাগ করলেন, তেমনি বাংলাদেশের হয়ে তার দাঁতভাঙা জবাব দিয়েছেন তামিম ইকবাল। 'হুটহাট কিছু বলে দেওয়াটা শেবাগের জন্য নতুন কিছু নয়। তিনি যা ইচ্ছা বলুন, আমরা আমাদের মতো খেলে যাব। ম্যাচের দিনই বোঝা যাবে কে প্রতিশোধ নেয়। তিনি আমাদের কাছে এমন কোনো ইম্পর্ট্যান্ট নন। টেবিলে নয়, দেখা হবে মাঠে।'

[/বাংলা]

www.shamokal.com

I am eager to know the reply. Would you be kind enough to translate it into English.

Appreciate it mate.

Thanks

Munnabhai

senman
February 4, 2011, 03:46 PM
You're right India is a formidable side. I don't think anyone doubt that. But Bangladesh is a MUCH stronger and balanced side now than 2007. And right now one of the most in-form team out there. I disagree that we only have Shakib and Tamim as match winners. Razzak, Mushfiq, Nafees, Junaid, Shafiul and Rubel are all more than capable of being match winners. And lets not forget Md. Ashraful. According to the law of average an Eid innings is well due...I'm hoping 19th of Feb is the day. :)

In the final analysis, its going to be anybody's game on the 19th. Whoever handles the pressure and makes less unforced error will win the day. I will keep BD slightly ahead as we have the home crowd and pitch advantage and India (Viru) is expected to win.:-D

I don't agree with players other than sakhib and Tamim as match-winners but I can sort of understand why you want to call them so (my fav player in Indian team other than Dhoni is Praveen Kumar :-D). Except tamim and Sakhib others are team players but not capable of winning matches on their own on consistent basis.
On the whole I agree that Bangladesh have an exciting team and can upset India (since its their first game) and South Africa (poor players of spin).

Yep anybody's game

roman
February 4, 2011, 03:54 PM
I am eager to know the reply. Would you be kind enough to translate it into English.

Appreciate it mate.

Thanks

Munnabhai

I'll try to give you a gist of it....

Tamim is saying that Shehwag has a big mouth. Let him talk but we'll focus on our game. We'll see who takes revenge on the 19th. He is not all that.

senman
February 4, 2011, 04:01 PM
Tamim is saying that Shehwag has a big mouth and he is not that important....

thats getting personal. even though I dint agree with sehwag when he said Bangladesh was ordinary in Tests he was never personal. Tamim is losing the plot, this will only add more pressure on himself to perform.

Sehwag weakness is his concentration the bigger the challenge he will rise to the occasion :) expect him to score a century on feb 19th :100::D

roman
February 4, 2011, 04:12 PM
thats getting personal. even though I dint agree with sehwag when he said Bangladesh was ordinary in Tests he was never personal. Tamim is losing the plot, this will only add more pressure on himself to perform.

Sehwag weakness is his concentration the bigger the challenge he will rise to the occasion :) expect him to score a century on feb 19th :100::D

Brother that was my poor translation and that too from a bangla news paper:-D...

I should not have used the word "Big mouth". My apology...

WarWolf
February 4, 2011, 04:13 PM
thats getting personal. even though I dint agree with sehwag when he said Bangladesh was ordinary in Tests he was never personal. Tamim is losing the plot, this will only add more pressure on himself to perform.

Sehwag weakness is his concentration the bigger the challenge he will rise to the occasion :) expect him to score a century on feb 19th :100::D
We would probably see him getting out below 15.

senman
February 4, 2011, 04:27 PM
Brother that was my poor translation and that too from a bangla news paper:-D...

I should not have used the word "Big mouth". My apology...

no need to apologize infact you might have done us a big favour :D we (Indian fans) will send this to Indian team(Viru in particular) to get them fired up :P

BanCricFan
February 4, 2011, 04:29 PM
thats getting personal. even though I dint agree with sehwag when he said Bangladesh was ordinary in Tests he was never personal. Tamim is losing the plot, this will only add more pressure on himself to perform.

Sehwag weakness is his concentration the bigger the challenge he will rise to the occasion :) expect him to score a century on feb 19th :100::D

Relax bhai. Tamim didn't get personal at all. He has even extended Viru the courteous Bangla pronoun "tini". Roman just spiced it up a little.:-D Sorry for being a killjoy, Roman.

But, Tamim did say that Viru isn't that important to them.

Btw, don't be surprise if tamim scores a double ton and Raqibul/Naeem scores a 50 ball 100 against you lot. Just to warn you...

senman
February 4, 2011, 04:31 PM
We would probably see him getting out below 15.

haha might be true but if he reaches the 6th over without throwing his wicket away he will be stable and Dangerous. He is in due for a 100 for a very long time so Bangladesh might get unlucky :D

senman
February 4, 2011, 04:37 PM
Relax bhai. Tamim didn't get personal at all. He has even extended Viru the courteous Bangla pronoun "tini". Roman just spiced it up a little.:-D Sorry for being a killjoy, Roman.

But, Tamim did say that Viru isn't that important to them.

Btw, don't be surprise if tamim scores a double ton and Raqibul/Naeem scores a 50 ball 100 against you lot. Just to warn you...

Tamim is cool bat but won't expect double ton from him or anyone for that matter except the one and only Sachin, no one has the temperament or technique to achieve that.

Raqibul, is he aggressive?? or sarcasm??

Tamim can aim for that in future but not now not anytime sooner :-p

ammark
February 4, 2011, 04:48 PM
He is in due for a 100 for a very long time so Bangladesh might get unlucky :D

If he's the Ashraful of the Indian team, then Viru gives me a lot of hope :P

senman
February 4, 2011, 05:00 PM
If he's the Ashraful of the Indian team, then Viru gives me a lot of hope :P

haha no way Bhai, remember Ashraful is the sachin of BD according to some decade old newspapers.

I see lot of negativity about Sehwag but I think you people use to love him a lot :P and he let you down by giving those statements.

Zeeshan
February 4, 2011, 05:01 PM
Tamim is cool bat but won't expect double ton from him or anyone for that matter except the one and only Sachin, no one has the temperament or technique to achieve that.

Raqibul, is he aggressive?? or sarcasm??

Tamim can aim for that in future but not now not anytime sooner :-p

Reality check bro.

Double tons don't necessarily win matches. Coventry was 6 short of his double ton but BD won that game.

Murad
February 4, 2011, 05:08 PM
What's Sehwag's average against Bangladesh? Did he score any 50s?

senman
February 4, 2011, 05:10 PM
Reality check bro.

Double tons don't necessarily win matches. Coventry was 6 short of his double ton but BD won that game.

hmmm. As far as I know there is only one double ton and we won that match.

My point is double tons are not as easy as it sounds. Coventry one was fluke because he did not followed it with consistent performance. Anwar and Sachin were the real deal and only sachin crossed the line and remained not out.

On their lucky day Y.Pathan or Afridi can get very near to it but honestly can you bet on it?

Murad
February 4, 2011, 05:19 PM
What's Sehwag's average against Bangladesh? Did he score any 50s?

Got it.
He has good average against Bangladesh in Bangladesh. He scored 3 50s from 8 games and averaging 37.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35263.html?class=2;opposition=25;template=results; type=batting

senman
February 4, 2011, 05:20 PM
What's Sehwag's average against Bangladesh? Did he score any 50s?

30 !! His Highest is 70 or something but I wouldn't count this against him as he is not the one to worry about past performances or averages.

He has bowling avg of 20 against BD but I would never agree his bowling is better than his batting.

If push comes to shove we will use him as a bowler :P so either 100 in batting or 35/4 in bowling. I will take either one

akabir77
February 4, 2011, 05:39 PM
so he was taking us lightly in 2007? my foot.

munnabhai
February 4, 2011, 05:40 PM
hmmm. As far as I know there is only one double ton and we won that match.

My point is double tons are not as easy as it sounds. Coventry one was fluke because he did not followed it with consistent performance. Anwar and Sachin were the real deal and only sachin crossed the line and remained not out.

On their lucky day Y.Pathan or Afridi can get very near to it but honestly can you bet on it?

The way batsmen are batting nowadays, lack of quality bowlers, flat tracks, we might witness another double ton. Who knows in Indian flat pitches this world cup anything is possible. My bet is Sehwag, Gayle or Watson(after crossing his nerveous 50s that is).

munnabhai
February 4, 2011, 05:42 PM
so he was taking us lightly in 2007? my foot.

Let's face it no one expected Bangladesh to beat India, came to me as shocker when heard the news but enjoyed Indian media that week particularly, after they made fun of their players. I don't dislike the Indian cricket team but dislike their media, over hyping everything, godofcricket, yeh cup kahi nehi jayega, it's just pathetic. India is a great team and I have total respect for the team but they do have the most annoying and irritating fans.

tanvir_nus
February 4, 2011, 05:56 PM
30 !! His Highest is 70 or something but I wouldn't count this against him as he is not the one to worry about past performances or averages.

He has bowling avg of 20 against BD but I would never agree his bowling is better than his batting.

If push comes to shove we will use him as a bowler :P so either 100 in batting or 35/4 in bowling. I will take either one

Welcome. Can't believe nowwayout has been banned. Where is democracy people? Let him speak. I have seen more Bangladeshi fans posting in Indian cricket forums honestly and the ones who come here we ban them? What the heck?

But, if Sehwag thinks it's a revenge match and has said that on record, Tamim and Shakib needs to reply that. Or let Rubel say we will say who is the fastest bowler in the match. Sledging is on. I want the the Aussies in the Bangaladeshis. I still remember how Warne and Mcgrath will damage the opponents even before they landed by publicly making a statement about a well known weakness in the best players. Maybe Junaid has to make a statment like "Most of the Indian team has been injured and suffered exhaustion by playing too much, there will be fatigue and we will have fresher and younger legs and we can beat them handsomely" ????. It's all mind games now. Sehwag being stupid has termed it a "revenge game", personally I think he could do better, but knowing Sehwag he speaks before he thinks, not the brightest as well. Our players are just too "gentlemanly".

But, on a serious note, I do hope Rubel and Junaid say something (why them? just picked a random name, the rest you go figure :-D:-D)

Zeeshan
February 4, 2011, 06:01 PM
Hey Senman...

how many indian players does it take a screw a lightbulb?

senman
February 4, 2011, 06:06 PM
Munnabhai, you have to take it with a pinch of salt, cricket is our major sport people here are fanatic abt it. We bigup our players just like all other countries but in a grand way(1 billion people you see). you can't understand the feeling unless you are Indian, we are divided by language, religion and what not and guess what unite us? do the calculation and u will know why we ar fanatical. Regarding media I wud say follow respected papers or Tv such as The Hindu or Ndtv, if you follow trashy taboloids you will get trashy news.
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senman
February 4, 2011, 06:12 PM
Hey Senman...

how many indian players does it take a screw a lightbulb?

Don't get the joke please enlighten me in layman terms. Though if you want to screw lightbulbs in Bangladesh you can use BD players :)
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senman
February 4, 2011, 06:20 PM
Tanvir , he better not give any statements that might fire up u guys. I want BD players to be overconfident on the match day :)
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tanvir_nus
February 4, 2011, 06:42 PM
Tanvir , he better not give any statements that might fire up u guys. I want BD players to be overconfident on the match day :)

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Lolz, well I don't think Bangladeshi players will retaliate anyways on paper. We are still in the process of forming a good team and we know that. Cricket is improving everyday back home and I know that in a few years we will be contenders for any major events. But currently we really have nothing to lose against the Indians. They are ranked 2nd and we are 9th and that is a fact. So, on paper and statistics they are a better team and that is a fact. But, as a fan I want our team to win. It would be fun though for someone from our team to say something about the Indian team. All in the spirit of the game. Cricket is a tough game, more tough mentally than it is physically as it requires a great deal of concentration. Bottom line, if we go by chances your team will win, but if you ask us we know our team is improving day by day and we are getting better day by day. That is enough for me. Icing on the cake will be a win against India. We love to win against them and maybe to an extent Pakistan and Australia. There is history and a lot of other factors. We just proving people wrong I guess. Good luck to your team though, and talking about overconfidence, I think Indians have that way too much. If you are confident why not talk about beating Australia or South Africa and term it a revenge match. Ask Sehwag to comment confidently on Tait or Morkel and hitting them out of the park.

Dhakablues
February 4, 2011, 06:49 PM
I want india to talk some shiiiit about us, it works out very good for us..

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They are dont worry.. just read some comments on cricinfo on the article of Shevhag saying he is ready for the world cups... I am surprised how ignorant some of the Indian supporters are. They just cannot believe still that they lost to Bangladesh and for that reason, Bangladesh is their enemy number 1 yet they believe that Bangladesh can NEVER beat India.. as to how BD beat NZ, England or Zimbabwe,, they don't even want to discuss it. They just outright think that india will win with 1000 run difference and one Sachin can score 500 runs.. ( well a bit exaggeration on my part)

cricket_king
February 4, 2011, 07:49 PM
Bigging up is good but only to certain extent. As an Indian supporter we learnt this hard way last world cup. I see lot of guys are bigging up their players in this forum, but I can only see two match winners in Bangladesh squad( Tamim and Sakhib). I totally understand that Bangladesh has grown a lot from the last world cup but guys you are underestimating India if you think they are the same as 2007 -Indian team

If you look @ the last World cup one of the reason Bangladesh beat us is because nobody expected them to do so, it was a big surprise when it came. This time its very different we know what your team is capable of....

May the best team wins.

best of luck guys.

See that's the thing - the Indian supporters don't know jack squat about our team. As an Indian fan, you'll barely follow our team, only hearing of the few that have made big headlines, that is, Shakib and Tamim. The fact that our wins are more often than not due to our excellent spin bowling line-up, the best in the world, as well as a very solid middle order is completely unknown to you. You don't win back to back series' with 2 players. For the record, Tamim didn't even play the NZ series.

Oh and FYI, if you were on this forum before the Bangladesh-India game in 2007, you would've seen how confident we were of beating India, especially after some strong performances leading up to the cup.

May the best team win indeed.

Ajfar
February 4, 2011, 10:20 PM
^ I agree. We had a great warm up run leading up to the last world cup, we even beat NZ in a warm up game (who were one of the semifinalists at the end). Everyone that followed our team knew our team was very well capable of it, but I don't think even too many of expected it to happen. We beat India in 2007 because we were the better team that day, simple as that.

As for this world cup match against India. I think we are putting way too much emphasis on this game. Last world cup it was different. We had to beat India/Srilanka that was our only way into the super eight. But this year even if we lose to India, which is very likely the world cup run is not over for us. I think the only reason everybody is putting so much emphasis on this game, is because we beat India last time around. Media wants everyone to look at it as if its a revenge match, just to hype things up.

akabir77
February 5, 2011, 03:29 AM
Let's face it no one expected Bangladesh to beat India, came to me as shocker when heard the news but enjoyed Indian media that week particularly, after they made fun of their players. I don't dislike the Indian cricket team but dislike their media, over hyping everything, godofcricket, yeh cup kahi nehi jayega, it's just pathetic. India is a great team and I have total respect for the team but they do have the most annoying and irritating fans.


it might have been a shocker to you but we at bc knew something was going to happen. we even had a celebration thread even before the match... I invited 20 of friends in KC to watch the beating...

kalpurush
February 5, 2011, 04:42 AM
personally i don't care they lose their first match or not but if they don't reach the semi finals atleast we will have a witch-hunt over here :)
India is the # 1 contender of the WC 2011 IMO. Though, they might be surprised once again on the 19th ...:)

SS
February 5, 2011, 08:06 AM
Viru mia ready for revenge...kobor ase
http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/current/story/499486.html

senman
February 5, 2011, 08:21 AM
See that's the thing - the Indian supporters don't know jack squat about our team. As an Indian fan, you'll barely follow our team, only hearing of the few that have made big headlines, that is, Shakib and Tamim. The fact that our wins are more often than not due to our excellent spin bowling line-up, the best in the world, as well as a very solid middle order is completely unknown to you. You don't win back to back series' with 2 players. For the record, Tamim didn't even play the NZ series.

Oh and FYI, if you were on this forum before the Bangladesh-India game in 2007, you would've seen how confident we were of beating India, especially after some strong performances leading up to the cup.

May the best team win indeed.

Ok. Agreed my knowledge about Bangladesh squad is small.

Good Luck on feb 19.

senman
February 5, 2011, 08:39 AM
They are dont worry.. just read some comments on cricinfo on the article of Shevhag saying he is ready for the world cups... I am surprised how ignorant some of the Indian supporters are. They just cannot believe still that they lost to Bangladesh and for that reason, Bangladesh is their enemy number 1 yet they believe that Bangladesh can NEVER beat India.. as to how BD beat NZ, England or Zimbabwe,, they don't even want to discuss it. They just outright think that india will win with 1000 run difference and one Sachin can score 500 runs.. ( well a bit exaggeration on my part)

Agreed Bangladesh is a good side. Overconfident supporters are everywhere (more in India being a big country) but you can't generalize all Indian supporters are ignorant .... such. such.

BD can beat any team on their day but its just as you believe completely in your team we believe completely in our team so we claim BD will not beat India again , don't read too much in to it and start claiming BD will definitely beat India( people are already doing in this forum)

Believe me when I say this that if Bangladesh did not won that match against us in the World Cup , no media will even mention the name Bangladesh in the press conference of Indian players, is that you want? take pleasure you are being considered as serious threat.Being considered as rival is honor than being ignored :-D

And finally Please grow thick skin. when we are not so good team in the recent past I used to enjoy Aus, Eng players claiming that they will beat India because the joy is in proving them wrong.

senman
February 5, 2011, 08:42 AM
India is the # 1 contender of the WC 2011 IMO. Though, they might be surprised once again on the 19th ...:)

:) If that happens I will agree Bangladesh has come of age to join the big boys and never will be underestimated ever.

1137moiz
February 5, 2011, 04:52 PM
I think the world cup will proceed like this InshaAllah
Group A: 1) SL, 2) Aus, 3) Pak, 4) NZ

Group B: 1) RSA, 2) Ind, 3) Bangla, 4) WI

Quarterfinals:

1/4: SL v WI--victory to SL

2/4: AUS v Bangla, victory to AUS

3/4: Pak v Ind, victory to Pak

4/4: NZ v RSA, victory to RSA

Semfinals:

1/2: RSA v AUS, victory to RSA

2/2: SL v PAK, victory to SL

Final: SL v RSA

1137moiz
February 5, 2011, 04:54 PM
See that's the thing - the Indian supporters don't know jack squat about our team. As an Indian fan, you'll barely follow our team, only hearing of the few that have made big headlines, that is, Shakib and Tamim. The fact that our wins are more often than not due to our excellent spin bowling line-up, the best in the world, as well as a very solid middle order is completely unknown to you. You don't win back to back series' with 2 players. For the record, Tamim didn't even play the NZ series.

Oh and FYI, if you were on this forum before the Bangladesh-India game in 2007, you would've seen how confident we were of beating India, especially after some strong performances leading up to the cup.

May the best team win indeed.

Well said. As a Pakistan supporter I wish Bangladesh all the best--I wouldn't mind if Bangla, WI (both long shots), RSA or SL won

1137moiz
February 5, 2011, 04:56 PM
There's a difference between being confident (Dhoni) and a fat-bellied loudmouth (Sehwag).

tanvir_nus
February 5, 2011, 05:07 PM
:) If that happens I will agree Bangladesh has come of age to join the big boys and never will be underestimated ever.

I agree India has a definite chance at this world cup. But, then again, my heart says we can beat them. Btw, I love Pathan and I wish we had someone in the lower order just like him. Ashraful comes to mind, if he bats in number 6 where he is comfortable at it might take pressure off him and we might see him actually being our power hitter. All the best to the Indian team, mind you there are other 5 teams. 3 of which we have realistic chance of beating them. But I personally would love to win against the Indians. It would be greattttt

irampool
February 5, 2011, 07:55 PM
There's a difference between being confident (Dhoni) and a fat-bellied loudmouth (Sehwag).

Absolutely! When Dhoni says something confidently, peaple take it seriously....and when Sehwag says something confidently (which is over-confidence indeed), people say ''ohh ok''.

Ajfar
February 5, 2011, 09:18 PM
Shewag can say whatever he wants because he knows how to talk with his bat. This is how he approaches his game.
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Tiger444
February 5, 2011, 10:49 PM
Sehwag is just a very honest guy. He never sugar coats anything he says. Even when he said we were an ordinary test team, he said we were a dangerous ODI side. So he knows that we're capable of beating teams. Its just that we're still a weak test team and we need to win some tests before we're considered a good team. A great showing in the WC could also give us more respect.
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BANFAN
February 6, 2011, 01:09 AM
:) If that happens I will agree Bangladesh has come of age to join the big boys and never will be underestimated ever.

Me too ......... Agreed.

munnabhai
February 6, 2011, 01:26 AM
Sehwag is just a very honest guy. He never sugar coats anything he says. Even when he said we were an ordinary test team, he said we were a dangerous ODI side. So he knows that we're capable of beating teams. Its just that we're still a weak test team and we need to win some tests before we're considered a good team. A great showing in the WC could also give us more respect.
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If he wasn't a cricketer he would have been a taxi driver, he has a mentality like one. He should learn how to respect other nations also he's not 19 to get away with such comments, he was playing with players who are 7-10 years younger than him, in order to earn respect you need to gain respect. What did Sachin do after Bangladesh lost the series? He went to the dressing room and cheered them up and said BD played well and in coming years they'll start winning. Even being a teammate of the great man Sachin, Sehwag failed to learn anything from him, thus still has the mentality of a taxi driver.

Rajput
February 6, 2011, 01:50 AM
InshaAllah score card would read like that on 19th feb.
Bangladesh 289/8
Tamim Iqbal 127(105)
Shakib 46(31)

India 231 all out 42.3 overs
Raina 72
dhoni 53
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irampool
February 6, 2011, 03:08 AM
If he wasn't a cricketer he would have been a taxi driver, he has a mentality like one. He should learn how to respect other nations also he's not 19 to get away with such comments, he was playing with players who are 7-10 years younger than him, in order to earn respect you need to gain respect. What did Sachin do after Bangladesh lost the series? He went to the dressing room and cheered them up and said BD played well and in coming years they'll start winning. Even being a teammate of the great man Sachin, Sehwag failed to learn anything from him, thus still has the mentality of a taxi driver.

Extremely well said!

kalpurush
February 6, 2011, 04:04 AM
Sehwag is just a very honest guy. He never sugar coats anything he says. Even when he said we were an ordinary test team, he said we were a dangerous ODI side. So he knows that we're capable of beating teams. Its just that we're still a weak test team and we need to win some tests before we're considered a good team. A great showing in the WC could also give us more respect.

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Sehwag is honest and straightforward guy and I like him as I did in the 2007 WC!

kalpurush
February 6, 2011, 04:11 AM
:) If that happens I will agree Bangladesh has come of age to join the big boys and never will be underestimated ever.

Me too ......... Agreed.
Even India beat us on the 19th doesn't mean we are out, still we will have 5 more games to prove ... :)



I am more concern what Tigers' game plan would be to reach the final rather the match on 19th...

BANFAN
February 6, 2011, 04:49 AM
Even India beat us on the 19th doesn't mean we are out, still we will have 5 more games to prove ... :)



I am more concern what Tigers' game plan would be to reach the final rather the match on 19th...

U are absolutely right. But if we win on 19th that should be good for what Senman said. But off course, we need to focus on going to next round.

saadat
February 6, 2011, 06:16 AM
If he wasn't a cricketer he would have been a taxi driver, he has a mentality like one. He should learn how to respect other nations also he's not 19 to get away with such comments, he was playing with players who are 7-10 years younger than him, in order to earn respect you need to gain respect. What did Sachin do after Bangladesh lost the series? He went to the dressing room and cheered them up and said BD played well and in coming years they'll start winning. Even being a teammate of the great man Sachin, Sehwag failed to learn anything from him, thus still has the mentality of a taxi driver.

Well said. Most cricketers will do well to emulate Sachin. I really admire his humility and down-to-earthness. Mr. Sehwag should learn from this little master.

Btw, there are many taxi drivers who are educated and well mannered. :)

Jadukor
February 6, 2011, 06:32 AM
I like Sehwag for his straight forward and honest comments... He speaks his mind and in this era of sugar coated press conferences its quite refreshing to see. He said we were an ordinary Test side... its a frank assessment on our Test performances... only in a handful of occasions we have taken 20 wickets.. most of our defeats came in innings margins... so if its a bitter pill to swallow then the onus is on us to improve and beat them... there is no point whining about how rude Sehwag is to point it out because even if other international captains may not say it... its probably on their minds...

BASSMAN
February 6, 2011, 06:47 AM
Game on Shewag bring it on. Maybe the biggot and his team may beat Bangladesh but Inshahallah we wont go down easy.

tanvir_nus
February 6, 2011, 06:50 AM
Well said. Most cricketers will do well to emulate Sachin. I really admire his humility and down-to-earthness. Mr. Sehwag should learn from this little master.

Btw, there are many taxi drivers who are educated and well mannered. :)

Not only Sachin, I remember Dravid went up to Tamim's room in WC 07 and told him he played well and gifted him a bat of his own. Not all players from India are arrogant and dumb.

Purbasha T
February 6, 2011, 07:54 AM
If he wasn't a cricketer he would have been a taxi driver, he has a mentality like one. He should learn how to respect other nations also he's not 19 to get away with such comments, he was playing with players who are 7-10 years younger than him, in order to earn respect you need to gain respect. What did Sachin do after Bangladesh lost the series? He went to the dressing room and cheered them up and said BD played well and in coming years they'll start winning. Even being a teammate of the great man Sachin, Sehwag failed to learn anything from him, thus still has the mentality of a taxi driver.

That's not nice.

WorldCup11
February 6, 2011, 09:48 PM
A good article about all the captains of the worldcup (http://www.khabrein.info/news/ICC_World_Cup_winning_captains_reviewed__from_Cliv e_Lloyd_to_Ricky_Ponting_1297021837/), and here is what they said about Shakib

Bangladeh's Shakib al Hasan (Saquibul Hasan if you like so) is one captain who can easily surprise anyone in the world. Shakib has played the last WC at the age of 19 and as said earlier is the youngest captain of the event. His contributor both as a captain and as an all rounder in whitewashing the New Zealand side by 4-0 is the indicator how good and instrumental he is for his team. One cannot term it as a favorite but if it can make it to the last four, it will be a sign of the most promising team.

WorldCup11
February 6, 2011, 09:59 PM
News 9.1 : Graeme Smith : "Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/g...2011-1.1022026

Well, something interesting here, just couple of days ago, smith said "I think Bangladesh might spring a surprise or two.”

And today he is telling " Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

He changed the word "might" to "Will" , and "a surprise or two" now becomes "Few Surprises"

I think he became a BD fan :)

Tiger444
February 6, 2011, 10:17 PM
If he wasn't a cricketer he would have been a taxi driver, he has a mentality like one. He should learn how to respect other nations also he's not 19 to get away with such comments, he was playing with players who are 7-10 years younger than him, in order to earn respect you need to gain respect. What did Sachin do after Bangladesh lost the series? He went to the dressing room and cheered them up and said BD played well and in coming years they'll start winning. Even being a teammate of the great man Sachin, Sehwag failed to learn anything from him, thus still has the mentality of a taxi driver.

Well that's why Sachin is Sachin. Despite him being arguably the greatest batsman to ever live, he's very humble. That was a very nice thing he did that time. Every person is different though and can't expect everyone to be like Sachin.

Zeeshan
February 6, 2011, 10:25 PM
So having the mentality that there is something called the "mentality of taxi driver" is okay?

psi
February 7, 2011, 11:13 PM
I like Sehwag for his straight forward and honest comments... He speaks his mind and in this era of sugar coated press conferences its quite refreshing to see. He said we were an ordinary Test side... its a frank assessment on our Test performances... only in a handful of occasions we have taken 20 wickets.. most of our defeats came in innings margins... so if its a bitter pill to swallow then the onus is on us to improve and beat them... there is no point whining about how rude Sehwag is to point it out because even if other international captains may not say it... its probably on their minds...

Well, his comments got us going last time. I hope the effects are the same this around too. E-)

psi
February 7, 2011, 11:14 PM
News 9.1 : Graeme Smith : "Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/g...2011-1.1022026

Well, something interesting here, just couple of days ago, smith said "I think Bangladesh might spring a surprise or two.”

And today he is telling " Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

He changed the word "might" to "Will" , and "a surprise or two" now becomes "Few Surprises"

I think he became a BD fan :)
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cricket_king
February 8, 2011, 01:10 AM
News 9.1 : Graeme Smith : "Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/g...2011-1.1022026

Well, something interesting here, just couple of days ago, smith said "I think Bangladesh might spring a surprise or two.”

And today he is telling " Bangladesh will pull off a few surprises in front of all their fans."

He changed the word "might" to "Will" , and "a surprise or two" now becomes "Few Surprises"

I think he became a BD fan :)

"Pull off surprises"? Nay, "fulfil expectations" is what he's after. :flag:

psi
February 8, 2011, 01:15 AM
"Pull off surprises"? Nay, "fulfil expectations" is what he's after. :flag:

Agreed it will be fulfilling expectations from a tiger fan point of view. :-D

But it will indeed be pulling of surprises from GS point of view.

tiger_omar
February 8, 2011, 04:49 AM
Game on Shewag bring it on. Maybe the biggot and his team may beat Bangladesh but Inshahallah we wont go down easy.

Do you even know what bigot means? Please don't throw out words like that without knowing the meaning or just because you don't like someone.

I know we like to support our own team and get upset when others criticize our players or our team, but no reason to be name calling like that. If we do, our fans become as low as the other fans we criticize, so let's not stoop to their level.

psi
February 8, 2011, 05:00 AM
Do you even know what bigot means? Please don't throw out words like that without knowing the meaning or just because you don't like someone.

I know we like to support our own team and get upset when others criticize our players or our team, but no reason to be name calling like that. If we do, our fans become as low as the other fans we criticize, so let's not stoop to their level.

I second that

psi
February 8, 2011, 05:04 AM
Game on Shewag bring it on. Maybe the biggot and his team may beat Bangladesh but Inshahallah we wont go down easy.

Thing is he can say what he wants to. In fact he has a right to say all these because he is confident of beating us in our own turf. Instead of replying to his comments with more waspish comments, we should keep our cool and beat them on the 19th of Feb.

firstlane
February 8, 2011, 08:40 AM
Do you even know what bigot means? Please don't throw out words like that without knowing the meaning.


Hey man, you cant have a go at someone like this either. There are better ways to suggest how to approach.

Ajfar
February 8, 2011, 09:03 AM
So having the mentality that there is something called the "mentality of taxi driver" is okay?

No its not. But think about it. Is it really worth arguing with a person with that kind of 'mentality'.
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WorldCup11
February 8, 2011, 02:13 PM
News 10 : Sourav Ganguly: I expect Bangladesh to put up some good shows. They are an improved side now

Source: http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?711334

I expect Bangladesh to put up some good shows. They are an improved side now. But I see all the top teams making the last eight stage

Talking about the debacle in the 2007 Caribbean World Cup, where India failed to progress beyond the first round, Ganguly said the team's loss to Bangladesh in the group stages shook the morale of the side.

"2007 was a different story. We were never there. We did not start well and the team was dealt a huge blow after going down to Bangladesh. Thereafter the team lacked confidence and that became the turning point. The team was not settled with players going in and going out. There was an air of uncertainty," he viewed.

WorldCup11
February 8, 2011, 02:17 PM
I expect Bangladesh to put up some good shows. They are an improved side now. But I see all the top teams making the last eight stage

I am not sure what dada is saying here? did he mean we are good team but we wont make it to last eight? That word "but" in between the sentences makes me confuse. Is that mean he doesnot consider us to as top team?

WorldCup11
February 8, 2011, 02:19 PM
Ganguly said the team's loss to Bangladesh in the group stages shook the morale of the side.

"2007 was a different story. We were never there. We did not start well and the team was dealt a huge blow after going down to Bangladesh. Thereafter the team lacked confidence and that became the turning point. The team was not settled with players going in and going out. There was an air of uncertainty,"

If that the case, India will be extra cautious on FEB 19. The won't want anything to happen that will break their morale again. I hope this is good for Bangladesh

Neel Here
February 8, 2011, 02:48 PM
Sehwag is just a very honest guy. He never sugar coats anything he says. Even when he said we were an ordinary test team, he said we were a dangerous ODI side. So he knows that we're capable of beating teams. Its just that we're still a weak test team and we need to win some tests before we're considered a good team. A great showing in the WC could also give us more respect.
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+1
if BD becomes a top team tomorrow he would be one of the first to say it. I know it's not ok to generalise but most jats are like that and sehwag is as typical a jat as they come. in some ways similar to the reputation borishalis have, being a straight shooter, consequence be damned.

munnabhai, what exactly is the problem with being a taxi driver. it's a honest hardworking profession and many decent folk do it.

Dhakablues
February 8, 2011, 03:55 PM
When you have the #1 all rounder in the world in a team, 2 of the top 5 spinners playing in spinning wicket, the Wisden player of the year.. all on the same team, you think anyone will take that team lightly? Not a single ex players have ruled out Bangladesh from the top 8 getting to the next round. Just the other day Imran Khan was saying that dew will be a factor and in-form 2 batsman can win any match... Well, Bangladesh has been practicsing on the same wicket and under the flood lights. Now it is a matter of execution and a little luck. But since Ashoka wont be there to defeat us,,, we should sail to the quarter finals. If we don't, it will be a surprise..And my prediction is that the world cup winner is going to be from the Group B

kalpurush
February 8, 2011, 04:12 PM
I am not sure what dada is saying here? did he mean we are good team but we wont make it to last eight? That word "but" in between the sentences makes me confuse. Is that mean he doesnot consider us to as top team?
Dada said Banglaseh will be in the QF as they are among the top 8 as Bangladesh ranks 8th currently :)

kalpurush
February 8, 2011, 04:17 PM
When you have the #1 all rounder in the world in a team, 2 of the top 5 spinners playing in spinning wicket, the Wisden player of the year.. all on the same team, you think anyone will take that team lightly? Not a single ex players have ruled out Bangladesh from the top 8 getting to the next round. Just the other day Imran Khan was saying that dew will be a factor and in-form 2 batsman can win any match... Well, Bangladesh has been practicsing on the same wicket and under the flood lights. Now it is a matter of execution and a little luck. But since Ashoka wont be there to defeat us,,, we should sail to the quarter finals. If we don't, it will be a surprise..And my prediction is that the world cup winner is going to be from the Group B
TOP post :up::up:
Great observation and analysis my friend :)

Zeeshan
February 8, 2011, 04:21 PM
When you have the #1 all rounder in the world in a team, 2 of the top 5 spinners playing in spinning wicket, the Wisden player of the year.. all on the same team, you think anyone will take that team lightly? Not a single ex players have ruled out Bangladesh from the top 8 getting to the next round. Just the other day Imran Khan was saying that dew will be a factor and in-form 2 batsman can win any match... Well, Bangladesh has been practicsing on the same wicket and under the flood lights. Now it is a matter of execution and a little luck. But since Ashoka wont be there to defeat us,,, we should sail to the quarter finals. If we don't, it will be a surprise..And my prediction is that the world cup winner is going to be from the Group B

Sorry to quote you again. But THAT should be the spirit. Instead of minmina-sigh-hay-hay-dekha-jak-ki-hoy-ke-jane.

Top post.

BASSMAN
February 8, 2011, 05:10 PM
Do you even know what bigot means? Please don't throw out words like that without knowing the meaning or just because you don't like someone.

I know we like to support our own team and get upset when others criticize our players or our team, but no reason to be name calling like that. If we do, our fans become as low as the other fans we criticize, so let's not stoop to their level.

Ofcourse I know what it exactly means.

I can understand where you are coming from, but bigot is not a deregatory or abusive word.

munnabhai
February 8, 2011, 05:43 PM
No its not. But think about it. Is it really worth arguing with a person with that kind of 'mentality'.
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You did reply, don't really see the point now.

munnabhai
February 8, 2011, 05:51 PM
So having the mentality that there is something called the "mentality of taxi driver" is okay?

I came across some rude taxi drivers thus the comparison. Some were quite sick minded. I apologize to you and others who drives a cabbie here, my deepest apology. I didn't mean to offend any users here. About Sehwag - no comments. Some Cabbie drivers are nice people and shouldn't have compared them to 'Sehwag.'

Bancan
February 8, 2011, 06:10 PM
I came across some rude taxi drivers thus the comparison. Some were quite sick minded. I apologize to you and others who drives a cabbie here, my deepest apology. I didn't mean to offend any users here. About Sehwag - no comments. Some Cabbie drivers are nice people and shouldn't have compared them to 'Sehwag.'

You need to grow up.

Nafi
February 8, 2011, 06:14 PM
News 10 : Sourav Ganguly: I expect Bangladesh to put up some good shows. They are an improved side now

Source: http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?711334

I expect Bangladesh to put up some good shows. They are an improved side now. But I see all the top teams making the last eight stage


Does the idiot not know, that Bangladesh is now part of the top eight

WorldCup11
February 8, 2011, 06:35 PM
News 11 : Graeme Smith has singled out South Africa's game against Bangladesh as the biggest challenge facing his team at the cricket World Cup.

Source : http://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/cri...package-of-Cup

This might seem odd for a team who will face an old World Cup nemesis, the West Indies as well as England and India before they take on the lowly Bangladeshis, who are ranked four places below South Africa in one-day cricket.

But the South African captain believes Bangladesh could be one of the surprise packages at the World Cup.

The skipper's fears can easily be justified. For one thing, Bangladesh have, in Shakib Al Hasan, one of the best all-rounders in the limited-overs game.

Shakib, who will lead his team, is confident of a quarterfinal place, which would mean beating the two minnows in the group and at least one of the top teams: South Africa, India, England or the West Indies. Ireland and the Netherlands are the other teams in this group.

"Certainly, we have been playing good cricket for the last 15 months. I think we have improved a lot. If we qualify for the second round, why not think of something big," said the 23-year-old Shakib.

Smith warned that "home-ground knowledge and massive support" would make Bangladesh dangerous opponents.

WorldCup11
February 8, 2011, 06:43 PM
I can see South Africa is the team that is respecting Bangladesh most, starting from their ex player shaun pollock to present captain Smith. Interesting thing about Smith comments are his respect for BD going upwards everyday. Do they also believe in astrology? as some Srilankan astrologer predicted SA will be given hard time either by Bangladesh or Ireland. I think Smith got more specific prediction where he found it's BD that is beating SA ?

munnabhai
February 8, 2011, 09:33 PM
You need to grow up.

I have already made my apology, you need to mind your own business.

Bancan
February 8, 2011, 09:42 PM
I have already made my apology, you need to mind your own business.

That was an apology? Half assed at best.

munnabhai
February 8, 2011, 10:00 PM
That was an apology? Half assed at best.

I don't know what you mean by half "assed", care to explain?
Anyhow I am guessing you are a taxidriver in Canada, my apologies If I have hurt you by any means.

Bancan
February 8, 2011, 10:11 PM
I don't know what you mean by half "assed", care to explain?
Anyhow I am guessing you are a taxidriver in Canada, my apologies If I have hurt you by any means.

What you said about Taxi Driver mentality is offensive to anyone with decency, not just taxi drivers. There is nothing wrong with driving a taxi. You keep insisting that anyone who is offended is a taxi driver. Then you go on to say some taxi drivers are not rude blah blah. Your shallowness shows really easily.

munnabhai
February 8, 2011, 10:16 PM
What you said about Taxi Driver mentality is offensive to anyone with decency, not just taxi drivers. There is nothing wrong with driving a taxi. You keep insisting that anyone who is offended is a taxi driver. Then you go on to say some taxi drivers are not rude blah blah. Your shallowness shows really easily.

Yes what I have said was wrong, I wasn't in the right state of my mind, I shouldn't have said that. It was very wrong of me and to think of it that comment did make me sound a bit shallow. I agree.

And now that it's gone with the wind.

Let's stick to cricket shall we? If you want to discuss about my life history and talk about my shallowness, I will do so in another time. Right now world cup is ahead, better if we talk about cricket. Also, more importantly this thread is very interesting so I am looking forward to what other players think about us.

Zeeshan
February 8, 2011, 10:18 PM
Let it go guys...please.

Member munnabhai gave his apology. It's the realization that counts. :)

Zunaid
February 8, 2011, 10:21 PM
Thanks for resolving the little tiff in a gentlemanly way. I go back to what I was doing.

- As admin

Bancan
February 8, 2011, 10:27 PM
Fair enough.

Banglaguy
February 10, 2011, 03:29 AM
Graeme Smith has singled out South Africa's game against Bangladesh as the biggest challenge facing his team at the cricket World Cup.

This might seem odd for a team who will face an old World Cup nemesis, the West Indies as well as England and India before they take on the lowly Bangladeshis, who are ranked four places below South Africa in one-day cricket.

But the South African captain believes Bangladesh could be one of the surprise packages at the World Cup.

The skipper's fears can easily be justified. For one thing, Bangladesh have, in Shakib Al Hasan, one of the best all-rounders in the limited-overs game.

Shakib, who will lead his team, is confident of a quarterfinal place, which would mean beating the two minnows in the group and at least one of the top teams: South Africa, India, England or the West Indies. Ireland and the Netherlands are the other teams in this group.

"Certainly, we have been playing good cricket for the last 15 months. I think we have improved a lot. If we qualify for the second round, why not think of something big," said the 23-year-old Shakib.

Smith warned that "home-ground knowledge and massive support" would make Bangladesh dangerous opponents.

South Africa meet them in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, on March 19.

The Proteas open their World Cup campaign on February 24 against the West Indies, to whom they have lost twice in World Cups.

The skipper also has plans for the downtime in a tournament that goes on for five weeks before it even reaches the knockout stages.

"Downtime will be important for the team between matches, and with our competitive nature we will be organising some putt-putt competitions. Definitely something to look forward to," he said.

South Africa left yesterday from Johannesburg for India and will play two warm-up matches before the start of the World Cup. On Saturday, they take on Zimbabwe and on Tuesday they face Australia.

cricket_king
February 10, 2011, 09:21 AM
^ Bhai, source ta diben?

Also, I don't see how he's singled us out as the biggest threat to his team. There are no actual quotes of him saying anything like that.

WorldCup11
February 11, 2011, 01:51 AM
Guys, Guess what! it's Viru again, want us to payback... news comming

WorldCup11
February 11, 2011, 01:55 AM
News 12: Viru promises Bangladesh payback

Source: http://cricket.zeenews.com/fullstory.aspx?nid=35852

Bangalore: India’s vice-captain Virender Sehwag said that the team was confident of winning and every player would give their best to enhance Team India’s chances of winning the coveted trophy. He was also aware of last World Cup’s mistakes and said the team would keep Bangladesh upset in their mind when facing them this year.

“We are confident to win. I’m looking forward to the World Cup. I’ve been practicing at home at NCA, hopefully I’ll do well. I was lucky to get a break and it has helped my game. This is Gary’s last World Cup, we’ll try to give him something he can cheer for life. It would be wrong to make a statement that we would win the World Cup, I would say that we will give our best,” Sehwag said at a press conference ahead of the third day of Team India’s World Cup training.

Sehwag added that the team was focussed and he was putting in his best saying, “My job is to give a good start, I’ll try to do my best so we can give a big total. We will give 100% in the World Cup. If we give our best, I think the result will be in our favour.”

Sehwag was wary of the fiasco in 2007 World Cup and sounded a warning to Bangladesh, hinting at a severe payback of the loss that saw the men in blue returning home early on from the Caribbean in the last edition saying, “We did well in 2003, we did not do that well in 2007, and we have discussed the positives of those two tournaments. We have a lot of explosive batsmen in our team and any one can win the game for us if they click. We will try to utilise the practise games to the maximum. Bangladesh can upset anyone in the world like they did to us in 2007; we have that at the back of our mind.”

WorldCup11
February 11, 2011, 02:06 AM
I wish our boys completely turns it around and let him pay for these kind of comments.

WorldCup11
February 11, 2011, 05:03 AM
News 12.1 : Indians are eagerly waiting to avenge their 2007 defeat on February 19 in Dhaka -Sehwag

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/world-cup-2011/news/Destructive-Sehwag-eyeing-50-over-stay-in-World-Cup/articleshow/7475190.cms

Sehwag was a member of India's disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign in the West Indies, where they crashed out in the opening stage after losing to Bangladesh.

Asked about the much-anticipated opening match against Bangladesh, he said the Indians are eagerly waiting to avenge their 2007 defeat on February 19 in Dhaka.

"I think we lost just one or two games against Bangladesh, one in the World Cup and may be one in Bangladesh only. So, our record against Bangladesh is very good. We know that in the last World Cup, we lost to them, so we are waiting for the match against Bangladesh. We are charged up for the game and hopefully, we will do well against them this time," Sehwag said.

WorldCup11
February 14, 2011, 06:16 AM
News 13: বাংলাদেশ বিপজ্জনক দল ------ ইংল্যান্ড অধিনায়ক স্ট্রস

Source: http://ittefaq.com.bd/content/2011/02/14/news0249.htm

০০ স্পোর্টস রিপোর্টার

দীর্ঘ ভ্রমণের ক্লান্তির ছাপ ফুঠে উঠেছিল ইংল্যান্ড অধিনায়ক এন্ড্রু ষ্ট্রসের চোখে মুখে। এই প্রথম বাংলাদেশ সফরে এসেছেন স্ট্রস, শুধু খেলোয়াড় নন, পুরো দলের দায়ভার কাঁধে নিয়ে ঢাকায় পেঁৗছেছেন স্ট্রস। দশ-বারো ঘন্টার ভ্রমণে ক্লান্তি তো আসতেই পারে তারপরও আইসিসির মিডিয়া সেশনে গিয়ে দৃঢ় কণ্ঠে স্ট্রস জানালেন, আমরা অতীত ভুলে এখানে এসেছি। বিশ্বকাপের অন্যতম ফেভারিট দল হিসাবে এই টুর্নামেন্ট খেলবো। তবে সম্প্রতি অস্ট্রেলিয়ার কাছে ধরাসায়ী হওয়ার পর টেস্ট পরিবারের কুলিন সদস্য বাংলাদেশকে নিয়েও ভয় ষ্ট্রসের। গত বছর ইংল্যান্ড বাংলাদেশ সফর করে সফল হয়েছে ঠিকই কিন্তু অনেক কাঠখড় পার হতে হয়েছে তাদের। তবে গত একবছরে বাংলাদেশের সাফল্যের কারণে ইংল্যান্ডের বাড়তি সতর্কতা। তাছাড়া, ডেথ গ্রুপ বি-তে বাংলাদেশের সঙ্গী ইংল্যান্ড। ১১ মার্চ বাংলাদেশের বিরুদ্ধে বিশ্বকাপের মাচ খেলতে নামবে ইংল্যান্ড। সেই ম্যাচের কথা বলতেই স্ট্রসের মুখ থেকে বেরিয়ে আসলো-'বাংলাদেশ ইজ ভেরি ডেঞ্জার টিম' অর্থাৎ সাকিবদের বেশ সমীহ করছে টুর্নামেন্ট শুরুর আগ থেকে। শুধু তাই নয়, বর্তমান তরুণ খেলোয়াড় দিয়ে গড়া এই দলটি অনেক বেশি শক্তিশালী বলেও মনে হচ্ছে স্ট্রসের।

ইংল্যান্ডের এটি তৃতীয় বাংলাদেশ সফর। ২০০৩-এর পর গত বছর ঢাকা ও চট্টগ্রামে ওয়ানডে সিরিজ খেলেছে, যার সবকটিতে পেয়েছে সাফল্য। গত বছরই মূলত ইংল্যান্ডের স্পিন ঘাতক গ্রায়েম সোয়ানের পরিচয় হয়। ইংলিশ কন্ডিশনে তাদের আধিপত্য সবসময় পেস কেন্দ্রিক, কিন্তু ধুমকেতুর মত আবির্ভাব ঘটে সোয়ানের। এখন হরভজন কিংবা ওঝা এমনকি রাজ্জাকের চেয়েও কখনো কখনো সোয়ানকে গ্রেট বোলার হিসাবে খ্যাতি দেয়া হয়। তাছাড়া উপমহাদেশের এই উইকেটে এখানকার ব্যাটসম্যানদের নাজেহাল করার রেকর্ডও রয়েছে তার। ইংলিশ অধিনায়ক স্ট্রস তার সেই স্পিন অস্ত্রকে এবারের বিশ্বকাপে ট্রামকার্ড হিসাবে পেতে চান। ক্লান্তি ভুলে স্ট্রস বললেন, সোয়ান এই উপমহাদেশে সফল একজন বোলার। তাকে দিয়ে আমরা ভরসা করতে পারি। এখানকার উইকেট যেরকম, তাতে সোয়ানের সাফল্য পাওয়া নিশ্চিত বলে আমি ধরে নিতে পারি।

সোয়ানের এটি দ্বিতীয় বাংলাদেশ সফর, গত বছর চট্টগ্রামে একটি এবং মিরপুরে দুটি ম্যাচ খেলেছেন, তিনটি ম্যাচে তার শিকার সংখ্যা ৭। সোয়ানের মত স্ট্রসের আরেক ভরসার প্রতীক পল কলিংউড। যার থলিতে ৫টি সেঞ্চুরি ও ২৬টি ফিফটি রয়েছে। গত বছর বাংলাদেশ সফরে মাত্র দুটি ম্যাচের মধ্যে অপরাজিত ৭৫ রানের ইনিংসটি ছিল স্মরণীয় একটি ইনিংস। উপমহাদেশের উইকেটে কলিংউডের এই সাফল্য স্ট্রসকে বেশ উজ্জীবিত করছে। 'আমার মনে হয় কলিংউডও এই উইকেটে কিছু একটা করতে পারবে'।

ইংল্যান্ডের বিশ্বকাপের আগের স্বাদটি বেশ তেতো। অস্্েরটলিয়াকে এ্যাশেজে হারিয়ে নিজেরাই হেরে যায় ওয়ানডে সিরিজে। যদিও স্ট্রস দৃঢ় কণ্ঠে জানালেন, অস্ট্রেলিয়ার কাছে হেরেছি এটি বিশ্বকাপে তেমন কোন আঘাত হানবে না। আমরা সেই সিরিজ পিছনে ফেলে বাংলাদেশে এসেছি, নতুন করে শুরু করতে। এবারের বিশ্বকাপে ইংল্যান্ড তেমন একটা ফেভারিট না হলেও তারাও বিশ্বকাপ জিততে চায়। স্ট্রস তো বলেই ফেললেন, ভারত কিংবা শ্রীলংকা ফেভারিট হিসাবে রয়েছে কিন্তু আমরাও ফেভারিট হিসাবে বিশ্বকাপ জিতবো।

আজ বিকালে আবারো ইংল্যান্ড মিডিয়ার মুখোমুখি হবে। তবে আজ খেলোয়াড়রা বলবেন তাদের প্রস্তুতি এবং বিশ্বকাপ নিয়ে ভাবনার কথা। আগামী ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি কানাডার বিরুদ্ধে বিশ্বকাপের প্রথম প্রস্তুতি ম্যাচে মাঠে নামবে তারা।

WorldCup11
February 14, 2011, 06:20 AM
News 14: India stars itching to beat B'desh -- Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli send out to Bangladesh

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2011/feb/120211-India-stars-out-to-Bangladesh-world-cup.htm

That's the kind of message Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli send out to Bangladesh, who they take on in the world cup opener on February 19

Four premier India batsmen -- Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag addressed the media in an open session here at the team hotel yesterday. They spoke at length about India's chances in the forthcoming World Cup, the ghost of West Indies 2007, the precarious opening fixture against giantkillers Bangladesh, and a lot more. Excerpts from what MiD DAY heard:


Right: Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim celebrates after beating India while
a dejected Munaf Patel walks away during the 2007 World Cup at Port of
Spain, Trinidad. Pic/AFP

Lessons from 2007 World Cup ¦
Virender Sehwag: I have already erased that memory from my mind. Life moves on.
Yuvraj Singh: The thoughts of 2007 are still very fresh. We want to prepare particularly well for the first game since it is Bangladesh once again. We are really charged up to settle scores for the last World
Cup (loss).

Suresh Raina: I actually have no memories because we didn't even qualify for the Super League. The biggest lesson was that we can't underestimate small teams. We need to play Bangladesh with the same intensity and body language which we would have for a bigger
opponent.

Virat Kohli: It was not a good sight to watch on television. We had a really strong team and I had high expectations, just like any other Indian cricket fan. Seeing them so disappointed really hurt me. It was a World Cup to forget. Getting onto the field and playing a lot more cricket was the solution.
Bangladesh, a dangerous foe ¦

Sehwag: If my memory serves me right, we have lost only two games to them in our one-day history. Our record against them is really good. Ever since 2007, we have been waiting for this moment. We are extra motivated to beat them and avenge the defeat in the WI. Definitely, the team is pumped up for Bangladesh.

Yuvraj: What happened in 2007 can never be forgotten easily. The only way we can get over it, is by beating them this time. It's important to start the World Cup on a high.

Raina: Cricket is a funny game, any team can win on a particular day. It's important to start a big tournament with a win. Hopefully, we can do that against Bangladesh.

Kohli: Any team would make a big mistake by taking them lightly. They are a top side especially at home. We need to treat them the same way we would treat any other side.

World Cup role ¦
Sehwag: Nobody's telling me what to do. That's the good part about Team India's management. The captain and coach tell me, 'If you score runs, we are happy. If you don't, it's okay.' I just look to enjoy myself. I need to give a good start to the team. As long as I am scoring more than zero, I am happy.

Yuvraj: My primary role is to bat through the middle overs and provide a good launching pad to the hitters down the order. I need to assess the situation, need to get partnerships. There will be times when we have to chase at more than six runs an over. Sometimes need to bat smartly. That's my key role.

Raina: I need to be able to bowl at least four or five overs per match, hopefully get a few wickets.
I have to make sure the part-time spinners bowl a good line and length. I can sense that a lot of runs will leak in the powerplay during the WC. I am always looking to contribute in some way. If I get an opportunity to bat low down the order, I will look to play according to the situation.

Kohli: Three of my hundreds have come while chasing targets. Like most batsmen, I am able to focus more under pressure. I have the ability to plan an innings if there is a set target. That works for me really well. We have trust and faith in all the batsmen.

Personal challenges ¦
Sehwag: I didn't have a good tour of South Africa. I am eagerly waiting for the World Cup.

Yuvraj: I am not thinking about my lack of runs. One-day cricket is played over 100 overs, I am just looking to make a contribution.

Kohli: It is important to be involved in the game all the time, to be around people you can learn from.

Raina: I have been playing really well, but didn't get runs in South Africa. I didn't have a good tour. But, Gary is helping me. You will see the changes in my game at the World Cup. I have learnt from my mistakes.

Surfer
February 14, 2011, 06:39 AM
Bangladesh is a better side than last WC. India is a way better side than the last WC. Bangladesh has improved, but still considered minnows. Still if they beat one the biggies, it will be considered an upset.

IMO it's 90-10 in India's favor.

WorldCup11
February 14, 2011, 07:03 AM
IMO it's 90-10 in India's favor.


No it's 91 - 9 In Favor of India.

Total 22 ODIs played.

India won 20

BD only won 2

Night_wolf
February 14, 2011, 08:06 AM
Bangladesh is a better side than last WC. India is a way better side than the last WC. Bangladesh has improved, but still considered minnows. Still if they beat one the biggies, it will be considered an upset.

IMO it's 90-10 in India's favor.

it is because of this attitude india gets bashed here..i hope u will change ur thoughts despite of what results come in 19th feb..i'm sure that isnt the thing all indians believe

Rubu
February 14, 2011, 08:19 AM
No it's 91 - 9 In Favor of India.

Total 22 ODIs played.

India won 20

BD only won 2

Cricket is not played on a calculator. I would still think India is favored to win this one, but I'll not put the odd anywhere below 40-60 for Bangladesh. Which means, they are not going to have a walk thru the park.

WorldCup11
February 14, 2011, 08:37 AM
Cricket is not played on a calculator. I would still think India is favored to win this one, but I'll not put the odd anywhere below 40-60 for Bangladesh. Which means, they are not going to have a walk thru the park.

Unfortunately that's what most Indian fans believe when they think about us, I just corrected him to make him happy .People will not respect us unless we earn it. I wish it's our time to show something to the world.

lamisa
February 14, 2011, 09:27 AM
i sincerely hope and pray jate bangladesh ei ********gulare emon ****** dey je baaper jonmoeo bangladeshre kichu na bole...

Neel Here
February 14, 2011, 10:24 AM
Sehwag: Nobody's telling me what to do. That's the good part about Team India's management. The captain and coach tell me, 'If you score runs, we are happy. If you don't, it's okay.' I just look to enjoy myself. I need to give a good start to the team. As long as I am scoring more than zero, I am happy. :floor:

hoodlum
February 14, 2011, 10:26 AM
Bangladesh has improved, but still considered minnows. Still if they beat one the biggies, it will be considered an upset.

It is you arrogant Indian Fans who still consider Bangladesh as minnows. We don't care if you take the wins as an upset because you guys will always be arrogant and have these thoughts about us. So we really don't care.

senman
February 14, 2011, 10:58 AM
Unfortunately that's what most Indian fans believe when they think about us, I just corrected him to make him happy .People will not respect us unless we earn it. I wish it's our time to show something to the world.

This.

Agree with you on everything you said.

senman
February 14, 2011, 11:10 AM
It is you arrogant Indian Fans who still consider Bangladesh as minnows. We don't care if you take the wins as an upset because you guys will always be arrogant and have these thoughts about us. So we really don't care.

Do you think India is not getting bashed despite being No 1 in Tests? Every team on the planet earth is screaming India cannot play fast bowling, whats your thoughts on that?

The onus is on Bangladesh to prove they are not minnows. Do you know Srilanka story ? S.L really proved that after 96 World Cup, now they are starting every tournament as one of the strong sides, do you see any one branding them as minnows??

I for one know many Indians taking the Bangladesh match seriously(even all of the Indian players SAID SO), so please ask your players to prove IT and you will have license to gloat for the next four years :)

Nafis 1718
February 14, 2011, 12:06 PM
BTW we have to prove ourselves...off topic question can anyone read whats written in his hand...isnt it Arabic??? http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/image/500808.html?page=1;object=2

shakibrulz
February 14, 2011, 12:25 PM
The onus is on Bangladesh to prove they are not minnows. Do you know Srilanka story ? S.L really proved that after 96 World Cup, now they are starting every tournament as one of the strong sides, do you see any one branding them as minnows??

So you gotta win the worldcup to prove that you're no longer minnows? What sort of rubbish analogy is that?

Bangladesh have done well for a while now, they play competitive cricket and that's enough for me to prove that they're no longer minnows. Of course, they have a long way to go before becoming a strong and consistent unit, but that doesn't mean they're minnows.

senman
February 14, 2011, 12:29 PM
BTW we have to prove ourselves...off topic question can anyone read whats written in his hand...isnt it Arabic??? http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/image/500808.html?page=1;object=2

I heard that was mis-spelled but the intention was to mean some thing like : The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment

Tiger444
February 14, 2011, 12:31 PM
Guys I honestly think that surfer said nothing wrong. Whether we like it or not we are still minnows and whitewashing NZ and beating Zim doesn't change that. we have improved a lot and now are finally showing consistency but we do still have a long wyas to go to prove ourselves. If we want respect from other countries fans then we have to win matches in big stages such as this WC and not only a win or 2 but go far in the tournament. Going to the QFs or semifinals will have people really respecting us and changing their views on us. We'll see how we do this WC. I really hope we can do well so we can finally shed the minnows tag off of us.
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senman
February 14, 2011, 12:34 PM
So you gotta win the worldcup to prove that you're no longer minnows? What sort of rubbish analogy is that?

Bangladesh have done well for a while now, they play competitive cricket and that's enough for me to prove that they're no longer minnows. Of course, they have a long way to go before becoming a strong and consistent unit, but that doesn't mean they're minnows.

lol who said about winning the world cup? just beat few biggies thats enough for me.

S.L example is because in 1996 everyone branded them as minnows, not even gave them 1% chance, it was truly a fairy tale story.

Neel Here
February 14, 2011, 12:41 PM
I dunno about you, I was afraid of sanath even before WC started.

senman
February 14, 2011, 12:52 PM
I dunno about you, I was afraid of sanath even before WC started.

I was then a little kid believed India will beat them for sure but it was epic fail in Kolkata (then calcutta).

Nafis 1718
February 14, 2011, 12:59 PM
I heard that was mis-spelled but the intention was to mean some thing like : The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment

thxx:D

shakibrulz
February 14, 2011, 01:34 PM
lol who said about winning the world cup? just beat few biggies thats enough for me.

S.L example is because in 1996 everyone branded them as minnows, not even gave them 1% chance, it was truly a fairy tale story.
Don't exaggerate. They were not favorites, but the odds of them winning weren't that bad either. A lineup of Aravinda, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya was always expected to do better than spring a few surprises.

senman
February 14, 2011, 01:56 PM
Don't exaggerate. They were not favorites, but the odds of them winning weren't that bad either. A lineup of Aravinda, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya was always expected to do better than spring a few surprises.

Exaggerate? how come?

Dude,
In 1996 how did you determine the odds? by going to online forums discussing with fellow enthusiasts?? my post is how we felt at that time.

We are getting off-topic here my intention was to tell the Bangladesh should prove themselves and others that they belong to the biggies.What better chance than to do it in your home grounds??

Do you think they have already proven and nothing more to prove??

crikss
February 14, 2011, 02:05 PM
Guys I honestly think that surfer said nothing wrong. Whether we like it or not we are still minnows and whitewashing NZ and beating Zim doesn't change that. we have improved a lot and now are finally showing consistency but we do still have a long wyas to go to prove ourselves. If we want respect from other countries fans then we have to win matches in big stages such as this WC and not only a win or 2 but go far in the tournament. Going to the QFs or semifinals will have people really respecting us and changing their views on us. We'll see how we do this WC. I really hope we can do well so we can finally shed the minnows tag off of us.
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Consistency is the key..If we start winning regularly then no body will bother to talk about minnow tags....Kenya reached semi final once in WC but still they are minnows because they are not consistent..so reaching WC semi final people will think we got lucky

senman
February 14, 2011, 02:30 PM
Consistency is the key..If we start winning regularly then no body will bother to talk about minnow tags....Kenya reached semi final once in WC but still they are minnows because they are not consistent..so reaching WC semi final people will think we got lucky

NO will not because you have already whitewashed NZ so they will consider you as threat.

P.S: the bashing( I mean press quotes, opposition quotes) from other countries will only increase when you start winning more and more, so don't think the others will stop riling you when you win more.

As Morpheus say in Matrix "Don't think you are, know you are" thats the attitude of biggie.

ammark
February 14, 2011, 02:42 PM
In 1996 how did you determine the odds? by going to online forums discussing with fellow enthusiasts?? my post is how we felt at that time.

You know, thats the irony of it all. India was (and always is) really hyped up about itself, and everytime they underestimate most other teams. They didnt exactly count on Sri Lanka being any significant threat in 1996. But throughout that World Cup there was acknowledgement from every other cricketing nation that Sri Lanka was on fire, and that Jayasuriya+Kaluwitharana was the best and most explosive opening pair at the time, and the fact that you dont mess with players of De Silva, Mahanama and Ranatunga's caliber.

Ultimately every time we Bangladeshi fans get uber-emotional in trying to prove to you that you guys have inflated egos because of things like these. India is no doubt a great team today; and they were greater in my book under Azharuddin in 1996. But the fact of the matter is, it all depends on who plays better cricket in the games. In 2007, Bangladesh did, in 1996 Sri Lanka did. Its just a reality check.

akabir77
February 14, 2011, 02:47 PM
In world cup bangaldesh won 1 and INDIA WON ZEROoooooooooooooooooo

senman
February 14, 2011, 02:54 PM
You know, thats the irony of it all. India was (and always is) really hyped up about itself, and everytime they underestimate most other teams. They didnt exactly count on Sri Lanka being any significant threat in 1996. But throughout that World Cup there was acknowledgement from every other cricketing nation that Sri Lanka was on fire, and that Jayasuriya+Kaluwitharana was the best and most explosive opening pair at the time, and the fact that you dont mess with players of De Silva, Mahanama and Ranatunga's caliber.

Ultimately every time we Bangladeshi fans get uber-emotional in trying to prove to you that you guys have inflated egos because of things like these. India is no doubt a great team today; and they were greater in my book under Azharuddin in 1996. But the fact of the matter is, it all depends on who plays better cricket in the games. In 2007, Bangladesh did, in 1996 Sri Lanka did. Its just a reality check.

Yes the hype is real but hey fans should be like that. Any fan who is saying I don't expect my team to win is not a fan at all in my opinion.

I think it was a mistake to bring S.L in to this thread my intention was to show if S.L can do it Bangladesh also can do it, thats all (no double meaning to it).

I totally agree with the last paragraph except for the inflated ego thing. I know fully well how Indians play roller-coaster games but will still back them with all of my heart (thats what true fans should do) thats what you should be doing too instead of getting riled up because Indians think they can beat Bangladesh.

senman
February 14, 2011, 02:58 PM
In world cup bangaldesh won 1 and INDIA WON ZEROoooooooooooooooooo

This is good this is what getting under skin is all about instead of getting emotional calling us arrogant, inflated ego such such..

Appreciate akabir77.

We will have our revenge soon :P E-)

ammark
February 14, 2011, 03:02 PM
senman, do the words "inflated egos" hurt your ego? ;)

fyi, I'm not personally riled up... I just spoke my mind. It'll be a good contest on the 19th. See you then :)

shakibrulz
February 14, 2011, 03:10 PM
Exaggerate? how come?

Dude,
In 1996 how did you determine the odds? by going to online forums discussing with fellow enthusiasts?? my post is how we felt at that time.

Well it was you who came up with the 1% stat, not me. And I've provided the reason there didn't I? They had too strong a team to be branded as minnows and hence would sure be expected to better than a few upsets here and there. They were underdogs but not minnows.

We are getting off-topic here my intention was to tell the Bangladesh should prove themselves and others that they belong to the biggies.What better chance than to do it in your home grounds??

Do you think they have already proven and nothing more to prove??
I do think they've done enough to prove that they're not minnows. They're of course at the bottom of the list and should improve a lot to make it to the top, but that's a whole different topic.

senman
February 14, 2011, 03:11 PM
senman, do the words "inflated egos" hurt your ego? ;)

fyi, I'm not personally riled up... I just spoke my mind. It'll be a good contest on the 17th. See you then :)

hey if its just me I can take it in my stride and leave it at that but you generalized all Indians, that brother I won't take it.

No harm done though I am not offended or anything, without banter it will be very boring so I am all for free speech minus propaganda (not you but some other guy in another topic).

the contest is on 19th yes will have fun time.

senman
February 14, 2011, 03:16 PM
Well it was you who came up with the 1% stat, not me. And I've provided the reason there didn't I? They had too strong a team to be branded as minnows and hence would sure be expected to better than a few upsets here and there. They were underdogs but not minnows.
ok

I do think they've done enough to prove that they're not minnows. They're of course at the bottom of the list and should improve a lot to make it to the top, but that's a whole different topic.

ok

Dhakablues
February 14, 2011, 03:49 PM
No reason to go after Senman..

India is expected to win but none can rule out Bangladesh on their homeground either. I am just curious, if India lost to Bangladesh again in the opener,, what will happen to/in India? They will be under tremendous pressure with the matches afterwards and very well be ousted again if they lose one more match against the other teams...Imagine that!! All in a sudden, the whole nation will get into depressed mood that matches the color of NZ jersey.. And from that point on,, Shoaib Akhter's prediction may come true!!!

akabir77
February 14, 2011, 04:09 PM
No reason to go after Senman..

India is expected to win but none can rule out Bangladesh on their homeground either. I am just curious, if India lost to Bangladesh again in the opener,, what will happen to/in India? They will be under tremendous pressure with the matches afterwards and very well be ousted again if they lose one more match against the other teams...Imagine that!! All in a sudden, the whole nation will get into depressed mood that matches the color of NZ jersey.. And from that point on,, Shoaib Akhter's prediction may come true!!!

I wish BC had a like button like FB...:lol:

Banglaguy
February 14, 2011, 04:19 PM
The one thing we have different to Sri Lanka if 96' is the expectation of the people outside of BD cricket... They say we are poised for a quarter final berth, if not semi's.... Sri lanka was merely making up the numbers for the ICC at that time...

akabir77
February 14, 2011, 04:32 PM
The one thing we have different to Sri Lanka if 96' is the expectation of the people outside of BD cricket... They say we are poised for a quarter final berth, if not semi's.... Sri lanka was merely making up the numbers for the ICC at that time...

Well I knew they would do a lot better (but didn't know that they will win) as they also almost the won a series against Australia in Australia. the only thing that didn't let them win that series was umpiring. I still can't believe that 3rd ump gave one run out even though the player already crossed the wickets not just the mark... that series was known for one eyed ump for aust... and that's why the final game win was sweater than anything...

oracle
February 15, 2011, 12:46 AM
Top umpire Marais Erasmus believes that spinners will determine which teams progress to the final stages of the World Cup on the subcontinent and tips underdogs Bangladesh to progress as far as the semi finals.




http://supersport.com/cricket/cricket-world-cup/news/110215/Erasmus_tips_Bangladesh_for_semis

Dilscoop
February 15, 2011, 12:57 AM
^^ Will he be active in this WC?

Alchemist
February 15, 2011, 12:58 AM
http://supersport.com/cricket/cricket-world-cup/news/110215/Erasmus_tips_Bangladesh_for_semis

Thanks for sharing Oracle bhai. Actually, I was thinking about delphic oracle while looking at your post. Is this a sign?

senman
February 15, 2011, 02:06 AM
No reason to go after Senman..

India is expected to win but none can rule out Bangladesh on their homeground either. I am just curious, if India lost to Bangladesh again in the opener,, what will happen to/in India? They will be under tremendous pressure with the matches afterwards and very well be ousted again if they lose one more match against the other teams...Imagine that!! All in a sudden, the whole nation will get into depressed mood that matches the color of NZ jersey.. And from that point on,, Shoaib Akhter's prediction may come true!!!

True will be a devastating blow.

but what if India thrashes Bangladesh won't you be in the same position?

CricFanBD
February 15, 2011, 02:16 AM
True will be a devastating blow.

but what if India thrashes Bangladesh won't you be in the same position?

I can't resist myself to answer that.

Yes, it is truly possible..but the reaction will never be the same. We do not expect the championship title like India. :-D

senman
February 15, 2011, 02:25 AM
I can't resist myself to answer that.

Yes, it is truly possible..but the reaction will never be the same. We do not expect the championship title like India. :-D

come on .. it will be the same.

This time the pressure on Bangladesh is manifold unlike last WC. Will they be able to handle it ? let us see on 19th :D

munnabhai
February 15, 2011, 05:35 PM
A lot of the International players are over-hyping Bangladesh, 19th feb a big thrashing coming up, sooner most members realize the better it is. Also, first round exit is eminent.

Fazal
February 15, 2011, 05:44 PM
If we win the game, that's great.... a Big celebration is required.

On the other hand ,If we get trashing from India, that's not the end, thats just one loss.

Theoritically speaking, we can still make it to the next round if we beat WI and non-test playing countries in our group.

betaar
February 15, 2011, 05:50 PM
come on .. it will be the same.

This time the pressure on Bangladesh is manifold unlike last WC. Will they be able to handle it ? let us see on 19th :D

This is what I said in a different thread:

I do believe some of us are putting way too much emphasis on the game against India and losing focus from the big picture. I'd not mind if we lose to India and still manage to go to the next round.
Indian players keep saying it's a revenge match; so the onus is on them. The law of average suggests we should lose the game this time around and on paper they are a better team than us to begin with. So why put all our eggs in the Indian basket? I hope our team does not go down this route and lose it all for us. Good luck tigers. :flag:

senman
February 15, 2011, 06:45 PM
This is what I said in a different thread:

Very true Bhai, I agree with everything you said , Bangladesh should have a clear goal in their mind and should set about achieving that. Biggest worry in the world cup(for all teams) is injuries, so they have to plan which games are worthy enough to battle hard.

babubangla
February 15, 2011, 11:54 PM
BBC's Oliver Brett names six potential stars to keep an eye on at the World Cup.
Our Abdur Razzak is one of them.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/oliverbrett/2011/02/six_to_follow_at_the_world_cup.html

WorldCup11
February 16, 2011, 12:00 AM
In practice matches, Razzak was not as threatening as he was against ZIM, I know PAK plays good against spin but whats the excuse for Canada? I wish Razzak get his form back in India match. I also wish our boys can show a spirited display in fielding.

Surfer
February 16, 2011, 01:20 AM
Guys I honestly think that surfer said nothing wrong. Whether we like it or not we are still minnows and whitewashing NZ and beating Zim doesn't change that. we have improved a lot and now are finally showing consistency but we do still have a long wyas to go to prove ourselves. If we want respect from other countries fans then we have to win matches in big stages such as this WC and not only a win or 2 but go far in the tournament. Going to the QFs or semifinals will have people really respecting us and changing their views on us. We'll see how we do this WC. I really hope we can do well so we can finally shed the minnows tag off of us.
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Thanks for understanding.

Bangladesh will have to win matches consistently over a period of time to be considered better than minnow. This world cup indeed is a great opportunity. It's your backyard, it's your home crowd. The stage is ready. Time to show what you've got.

Night_wolf
February 16, 2011, 05:51 AM
How the teams compare in age and experience (http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/501015.html)

BD is the youngest side in the WC..lets not expect too much from them..let them try their best and if this team holds on for another 4 years then we can expect grand things..

WorldCup11
February 16, 2011, 10:33 PM
News 16 : Mark Waugh believes Bangladesh will progress to the quarter-finals, leaving England as the team most vulnerable to an early exit.

Source: http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/cricket-world-cup-2011/world-cup-winner-mark-waugh-tells-foxsportscomau-that-england-might-suffer-early-exit-from-icc-world-cup/story-e6frf3ju-1226007579183

WorldCup11
February 16, 2011, 10:44 PM
News 17 : "It is not going to be easy to play Bangladesh in their own backyard ” said Barath

Source : http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,135874.html

we are in a difficult group. Bangladesh is in the group and they will be a tough proposition because they are playing their matches at home. Most of their matches are going to be played in Dhaka... so it is not going to be easy to play Bangladesh in their own backyard or any team,” said Barath.

WorldCup11
February 16, 2011, 10:48 PM
West Indies won’t even beat Bangladesh at World Cup – bookies

Source: http://sportingalert.com/2011/02/west-indies-wont-even-beat-bangladesh-at-world-cup-bookies/

est Indies have been dealt a low-blow as leading bookies believe the Caribbean side will struggle to get out of the group stage of the upcoming ICC World Cup Cricket tournament.

In fact, it is believed that the Windies, once the world’s powerhouse in the sport – isn’t even good enough to beat Bangladesh.

Ajfar
February 16, 2011, 10:50 PM
......

Night_wolf
February 17, 2011, 12:07 AM
^i was talking about the expectation of winning the wc..i have seen many members and people screaming that we will win the cup after our recent results vs nz and zim..and now after the practice match vs pak many of them are saying we will even lose vs ire and NL..ader diye kisu hobena bla bla...tader jonno ami bolsi j team tar avg age 23..4 bosor dhore jodi era thake tahole avg age hobe 27 tokhon era aro mature experienced hobe..tokhn amra wc jitar asa korte pari..akhon ato boro expectation team er upor chapay diye akta khela here jabar por ader diye kisu hobena bolar dorkar ase?...ami chai era eder sera ta dik..taholei amra qf khelbo..tarpor qf theke ja hobar hobe...

if u still cheering about BD winning the wc i respect u for that..atleast apni su somoy er machi der moto na jader dol here gele sur palte jay

P.S:after the practise match bc is filled with negative comments..i have been screaming in various threads not to give nagative comments just believe in the team..amar kothata negetive comment chilona..just tader uddese chilo

senman
February 17, 2011, 03:58 AM
For me Bangladesh has real chance of progressing to semis but they have to smart enough to choose and play the opponents, instead of getting discouraged by defeats.

England and West Indies are the team to target along with big margin wins over associates(to get the Run rate high).

They have to plan in such a way they get the weak team in Q.F (probably New Zealand,if they qualify)
Viola you are in semi-final, that said its easier said than done, need extensive planning and full support from fans even if they loose against big teams.