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Eshen
January 20, 2011, 11:13 PM
In 2007, we had an unknown (to the rest of the world) Tamim Iqbal smashing Indian pacers all over the park. We also had a relatively little known Shakib Al Hasan making a huge difference for the team.

I see many other teams (such as SA, NZ, WI) bringing uncapped and little known players to this edition of WC. I wonder if we have any surprise element of our own in mind. Perhaps a masterblaster in form of SN back from hiatus? Or a boomshakalaka Ash in the late order?

Zeeshan
January 20, 2011, 11:20 PM
It's a surprise.

magic boy
January 20, 2011, 11:27 PM
Shafiul Islam- caterpillar going to fly high-1 ♫!

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

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



But I was willing to watch Shabbir Rahman. and I want him to be replaced by any sudden injured player during the WC.

Baundule
January 20, 2011, 11:36 PM
Sir Ash. :D

al Furqaan
January 20, 2011, 11:58 PM
we don't have any surprise...the biggest surprise is prolly shuvo, but it remains to be seen what impact he will have. SN could a surprise since he hasn't done anything of note since the AUS century (asides from that good knock against NZ).

but our real "biggest surprise" will prolly be our spin attack and the strangulation job they will put on most if not all teams on our pitches. i think all teams excluding India are in for a nasty surprise. even India may find the going tougher than ever before.

irampool
January 21, 2011, 12:23 AM
The biggest surprise TO THE OPPOSITIONS would be watching us ending up with adding 50 odd runs in the final 10 overs to take our score from 190 to 240 in between 40-50 overs.

magic boy
January 21, 2011, 12:26 AM
the biggest surprise is coming .......

নির্বাচকদের দলে মাশরাফি না থাকলেও বিসিবির বিবেচনায় আছেন। গত তিনদিন ধরে বোর্ডের কর্মকর্তাদের মধ্যে এনিয়ে আলোচনা হয়েছে বলে জানান প্রধান নির্বাহী কর্মকর্তা মঞ্জুর আহমেদ। নাম প্রকাশ না করার শর্তে জাতীয় দল নির্বাচকদের একজন বৃহস্পতিবার বাংলানিউজকে জানান,“সর্বসম্মতি ে সিদ্ধান্ত হয়েছে, ১৯ ফেব্রুয়ারি ভারতের বিপক্ষে উদ্বোধনী ম্যাচ খেলতে না পারলেও ২৫ ফেব্রুয়ারি আয়ারল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে থাকবেন মাশরাফি।”
সেদিক থেকে বলা যায় মাশরাফির বিশ্বকাপ শুরু হতে এখনো একমাস পাঁচদিন বাকি। অবশ্য খেলাটা নির্ভর করছে খোদ নড়াইল এক্সপ্রেসের ওপর।
http://www.banglanews24.com/detailsn...26071&toppos=1

and BCB Drama...................To be continued

Habib
January 21, 2011, 12:38 AM
Our surprise element would be our consistency.
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RazabQ
January 21, 2011, 12:42 AM
Habib has said IT. The Siddons mantra is you don't need surprise to win. Much like the Dallas Cowboys of yore, who used to say, "we'll win by running Emmit Smith down your throats, and did so", we are saying "we'll bowl tight, by firing low darts on your legs and then chase it down or keep you from attaining our middling totals"

rinathq
January 21, 2011, 12:44 AM
Our surprise will be Mushfiqur Rahim, this guy has not performed as much as he can, but this world cup I think he could show it all!
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irampool
January 21, 2011, 12:52 AM
Our surprise will be Mushfiqur Rahim, this guy has not performed as much as he can, but this world cup I think he could show it all!

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That can only happen if he's given the opportunity to play in No.4, which is not gonna happen due to the fact that Siddons will be choosing Raqibul over Mushfiq for No.4!

rinathq
January 21, 2011, 12:56 AM
It does not matter, Mushfiq is aggressive, I would not mind if he plays after Naeem. With Imrul, Junayed, nafees, Shakib, we do not have to worry about a long innings..... Mushfiq can play ball to ball and take quick runs after 30 overs when runs come slow
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crikss
January 21, 2011, 01:24 AM
Ash at No 6 ...with his new plan of becoming Afridi

PoorFan
January 21, 2011, 01:41 AM
Mirpur and her electrified crowds.

Neel Here
January 21, 2011, 01:53 AM
Mirpur and her electrified crowds.

can I get a larger version of shakib's poster in your avy ?

Zunaid
January 21, 2011, 01:55 AM
Who's avvy?

PoorFan
January 21, 2011, 01:59 AM
can I get a larger version of shakib's poster in your avy ?
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=35347

or here

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3725825_n.jpg (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3725825_n.jpg)

Dhakablues
January 21, 2011, 02:19 AM
Bhaijan.. ami ei kotha ta goto 14 days dhorei boley aschi.. public amakey kilani gutani kom dey nai. 2007, no team had the video footage of Shakib, Tamim, Mushfique.. now they do. The biggest surprise this time was going to be Sabbir or Alok who were the specialist T20 players and could've done some damage in 5 overs requireing 60 runs or influenced leg bowlings.. All our remaining players are pretty much well analyzed, identified and will be worked out by India, SA, England with their expert statisticians, analysts and game strategists.

Imrul/Junaed/Raqibul/Mushfique will play their regular game when they survive and wont show anything out of the ordinary. Shakib with his calm poised intelli-batting and Tamim with his power-shots are what we are betting on the most...Without any surprise package,, the X factor is now lies in Ashraful yet again if he is playing and able to execute his unpredictable game or Mahmudullah Riad with his all-round capability. I am hoping this is the time Riad will come out of his shell and show the world what he is made of.. 2011/2012 could be the year of Riad, if he can really work his leg spin and continue his purple patch from Abahani matches !!

wiseshah
January 21, 2011, 02:30 AM
Ash will come at 4, make some one run out and start collapse

thats the surprise

Zeeshan
January 21, 2011, 02:33 AM
Ash will propose live to her g/f in the innings break. :lol:

Neel Here
January 21, 2011, 02:35 AM
thanks bhai. I'm gonna support BD in all league matches except the one on 19th. ;)

lol at DrZ's abhy. :D

Neel Here
January 21, 2011, 02:36 AM
Ash will propose live to her g/f in the innings break. :lol:

eta kon ekta bollywood cinemar drishyo na ?

Zeeshan
January 21, 2011, 02:39 AM
eta kon ekta bollywood cinemar drishyo na ?

bhai eta amader baksetbol game-er nittyodiner shomosha..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtPkxzHKLpk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3AzaDohd0&feature=related

PoorFan
January 21, 2011, 03:00 AM
eta kon ekta bollywood cinemar drishyo na ?
And some decade old Hollywood movies.

Murad
January 21, 2011, 03:03 AM
Nazmul Hossain's slowers....ogulo deikha Tendu ar She-bug bhoye muita dibo :D
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Eshen
January 21, 2011, 03:08 AM
Thanks Razab bhai for reminding me that Siddons does not have a strong enough imagination to come up with a surprise :(

BANFAN
January 21, 2011, 03:18 AM
Our pace bowling is a surprise element and Ash is always a surprise. Because even he doesnt know how he is going to play. Footage of him is useless. in 2007 we achieved surprise by unknown players like Shak, Tam, Mushy ... it's not necessary that we have to do it every time the same way.

This time, we will have bigger surprises... Playing for the Cup. The entire team playing un characterstically.

22Yards
January 21, 2011, 03:20 AM
I would ve surprised enough if mushfiq bats at 4 and ash bats at 7.

BANFAN
January 21, 2011, 03:24 AM
Infact if we stop throwing wickets, we will achieve the biggest surprise of all.

Neel Here
January 21, 2011, 04:05 AM
bhai eta amader baksetbol game-er nittyodiner shomosha..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtPkxzHKLpk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3AzaDohd0&feature=related
:lol:
that takes some serious courage/foolishness !

lamisa
January 21, 2011, 04:14 AM
lol at zee!!!!imagine ashraful proposing to some girl from banasri!

Shaan
January 21, 2011, 04:24 AM
Bhaijan.. ami ei kotha ta goto 14 days dhorei boley aschi.. public amakey kilani gutani kom dey nai. 2007, no team had the video footage of Shakib, Tamim, Mushfique.. now they do. The biggest surprise this time was going to be Sabbir or Alok who were the specialist T20 players and could've done some damage in 5 overs requireing 60 runs or influenced leg bowlings.. All our remaining players are pretty much well analyzed, identified and will be worked out by India, SA, England with their expert statisticians, analysts and game strategists.

Imrul/Junaed/Raqibul/Mushfique will play their regular game when they survive and wont show anything out of the ordinary. Shakib with his calm poised intelli-batting and Tamim with his power-shots are what we are betting on the most...Without any surprise package,, the X factor is now lies in Ashraful yet again if he is playing and able to execute his unpredictable game or Mahmudullah Riad with his all-round capability. I am hoping this is the time Riad will come out of his shell and show the world what he is made of.. 2011/2012 could be the year of Riad, if he can really work his leg spin and continue his purple patch from Abahani matches !!
Totally agreed what you've said here !!

al-Sagar
January 21, 2011, 04:29 AM
Ashraful will be the top scorer of the tournament with 3 centuries
imrul will score the fastest 50 and Rakibul will score the fastest 100 of the tourney
mahmudullah will be the player most bowlers will fear to bowl in PP and SLOG overs
Suhrawardi will be the highest wicket taker
Shafiul will be the most economic bowler

Finally, BD will be the runers up of 2011 WC

munnabhai
January 21, 2011, 04:34 AM
Ashraful will be the top scorer of the tournament with 3 centuries
imrul will score the fastest 50 and Rakibul will score the fastest 100 of the tourney
mahmudullah will be the player most bowlers will fear to bowl in PP and SLOG overs
Suhrawardi will be the highest wicket taker
Shafiul will be the most economic bowler

Finally, BD will be the runers up of 2011 WC

Hardly unlikely.

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 05:03 AM
Bhaijan.. ami ei kotha ta goto 14 days dhorei boley aschi.. public amakey kilani gutani kom dey nai. 2007, no team had the video footage of Shakib, Tamim, Mushfique.. now they do. The biggest surprise this time was going to be Sabbir or Alok who were the specialist T20 players and could've done some damage in 5 overs requireing 60 runs or influenced leg bowlings.. All our remaining players are pretty much well analyzed, identified and will be worked out by India, SA, England with their expert statisticians, analysts and game strategists.
I see your point, but then again look at what kind of newbies other countries are bringing. SA is bringing uncapped Imran Tahir - the guy has experience playing for a dozen or so FC teams in 3 different countries! At the age of 32, he won't mind if the gamble with him is not paid off and he is dropped out of the team after the WC.

NZ is bring Luke Woodcook who is also a highly experienced FC cricketer. At this point of his career, I don't think he will be hurt much if the gamble with him is not paid off.

Well, WI is bringing a young and little experienced Andre Russel. But, then again, his unusual action may turn out to be something that can cause lots of confusion.

Sabbir does not offer any special kind of talent (other than his hitting capability) or has vast amount of experience at levels bellow international cricket. This 19 years old can be badly emotionally scarred if the gamble with him would not pay off and thus he would have to be left out of the team afterward.

Kapali was a more suitable candidate to take a gamble on. But then again, I don't see he is offering anything more than what a fitter Ashraful can offer.

jisaan
January 21, 2011, 05:23 AM
Sabbir does not offer any special kind of talent (other than his hitting capability) or has vast amount of experience at levels bellow international cricket. This 19 years old can be badly emotionally scarred if the gamble with him would not pay off and thus he would have to be left out of the team afterward.


surely, TALENT has a different meaning in ur books

mof
January 21, 2011, 05:27 AM
Teams that have surprising elements were forced to bring in those changes not for they fancied those new faces much.

Surprises in your team could sometimes backfire and surprise you the most.

A wellcoming surprise could be Ash performing very well.

Most importantly, we need to make sure we know the opponents and any surprises they present don't baffle us too much.

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 05:28 AM
surely, TALENT has a different meaning in ur books
What I meant to say is that he does not have an unusual bowling or batting style to surprise the opposition.

And yeah, I am pretty sure he won't turn out to be next Tendulkar or Warne.

jisaan
January 21, 2011, 05:29 AM
thankfully this 'stupid' experience-theory wasn't in practice while they picked
tendulkar
afridi
kambli
kumble
harbhajan
ponting
lara
kallis
cronje
s. pollock
h. streak
southee
waqar
w. akram
umar akmal
saqlain
irfan pathan

............. and a lot others

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 05:35 AM
^^ jisaan, I don't remember any of the above mentioned players were handed their debuts on a big occasion like world cup.

jisaan
January 21, 2011, 05:35 AM
What I meant to say is that he does not have an unusual bowling or batting style to surprise the opposition.

And yeah, I am pretty sure he won't turn out to be next Tendulkar or Warne.

thanks!

now i get to 'learn' that to be a 'special talent' you need to possess an 'unusual' batting or bowling style

by this theory, tendulkar or warne would fail to qualify as 'special' talents since there is nothing unusual about their batting or bowling and, barring one Murali, all the legends of the game would fail to be termed as special talents....

hoodlum
January 21, 2011, 05:38 AM
What I meant to say is that he does not have an unusual bowling or batting style to surprise the opposition.

And yeah, I am pretty sure he won't turn out to be next Tendulkar or Warne.

I did not know that to be a special talent you need to have unusual bowling/batting style :timeout:

And nobody knew that Warne will become Warne someday. He was given a chance and he proved himself. This is how Warne became Warne.

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 05:50 AM
Hahaha, talk about Bengali style exaggeration :floor:

Sabbir is at this point struggling to find a well defined role in club cricket and we are already comparing him with cricket greats of the history!

simon
January 21, 2011, 05:53 AM
it will be Ash,the rise of Sir Ash.:-D

jisaan
January 21, 2011, 06:01 AM
^^ jisaan, I don't remember any of the above mentioned players were handed their debuts on a big occasion like world cup.

special talent
unusual style
tendulkar/warne
experience
debu in world cup...

bhaire, what's next?

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 06:06 AM
special talent
unusual style
tendulkar/warne
experience
debu in world cup...

bhaire, what's next?
What next? Well, may be instead of talking gibberish, you may want to tell us in detail what's your message here - that would be nice :)

hoodlum
January 21, 2011, 06:07 AM
Hahaha, talk about Bengali style exaggeration :floor:

Sabbir is at this point struggling to find a well defined role in club cricket and we are already comparing him with cricket greats of the history!

Look who's talking :lol: ashen (thukku eshen) ekta hug dei :big_hug:

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 06:26 AM
^^ Hood, thanks but no thanks. I keep my distance from mentally challenged people that can't follow a logical argument :)

jisaan
January 21, 2011, 07:03 AM
the teams are gonna be surprised by the nature of the pitch!

hoodlum
January 21, 2011, 07:11 AM
^^ Hood, thanks but no thanks. I keep my distance from mentally challenged people that can't follow a logical argument :)

Ah never mind, i should refrain from doing such things to a retarded person who thinks he is giving a logic but instead turns out to be an illogical retard who thinks others the same! :)

tiger_army
January 21, 2011, 07:11 AM
Ash will b the super star in this wc. I saw some of his pics. He is eating lots of biriyani and posing with hot chicks. He is gaining his superhero power

Zunaid
January 21, 2011, 07:55 AM
Hoodlum and Eshen. But for the smileys. Now you two can cease and desist. This is not a request.
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Tigers_eye
January 21, 2011, 08:00 AM
Condition I think. The dew factor both early and late part of the day. If day night game then we should already know what is coming.

I just hope we solve the powerplay problems. We can only control what is in our control. The rest we have to watch and hope for the best.

BANFAN
January 21, 2011, 08:32 AM
the teams are gonna be surprised by the nature of the pitch!

Are u sure?

I think everyone will expect us to have regular slow and low pitches, that we have in Dhaka and Chittagong. Anything different, we will be more surprised than the opponents.

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 08:36 AM
Are u sure?

I think everyone will expect us to have regular slow and low pitches, that we have in Dhaka and Chittagong. Anything different, we will be more surprised than the opponents.
Yep. Except for WI and Holland, all the teams in our group toured the country not so long ago, and all of them coped with the pitches here (well, except Ireland) pretty well.

I will like to see a different sort of pitch for the India match though.

firstlane
January 21, 2011, 08:53 AM
it will be Ash,the rise of Sir Ash.:-D

ashraful and only ashraful can surprise us, everyone else is expected to play well.

roman
January 21, 2011, 08:53 AM
Our pacer's slower ball along with the "butterfly effect" will be our surprise element.

DJ Sahastra
January 21, 2011, 09:07 AM
The combination of STAR (or RATS) may well be the surprise element for BD
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Neel Here
January 21, 2011, 10:53 AM
^^ jisaan, I don't remember any of the above mentioned players were handed their debuts on a big occasion like world cup.

exactly. you can't simply get a young guy to debut on the biggest stage in cricket, the sheer nerves will kill him. I remember rahul dravid was slated to be in the 96 WC squad but was left out at the last moment because of this reason.

you need to change your avy btw. ;)

SS
January 21, 2011, 11:27 AM
baseball shot from Ashraful with tight baseball outfit pant..he can pull it down if it is too uncomfortable...we fans not the players will be suprised the way this team will play in few days...is this the reason they are not playing any games now where as SA, Eng, Ind, Aus all are still playing...i wonder what surprise our players will give them and us starting Feb 19...

Dhakablues
January 21, 2011, 12:22 PM
I agree with you Eshen..Experience is necessary for World Cup like tourneys. The reason we could've introduced new players this time was...the initial games will be in Mirpur and the rest is in India/Srilanka where the crowd and pitch will be very similiar. Hence, there wouldnt be a factor of getting acclimated to the culture/climate etc. They know this crowd/wickets. The reason I mentioned Sabbir is because, its not only the Asian Cricket, but he did similiar heroics before and he is in-form in the DPL.. moreover, entire world knows very little about him including us..

Eshen
January 21, 2011, 01:06 PM
moreover, entire world knows very little about him including us..
Question is - does he even know himself where his strength lies? In the ongoing DPL, he has been tried in batting positions from opening to #7! In some matches he is bowling and getting wickets, in other matches he is not bowling at all! My impression is that he should spend another summer in the academy set-up before he should be considered for anything.

aklemalp
January 21, 2011, 01:18 PM
i think it is going to be ash,for a strange reason it will also be shafiul islam

Dhakablues
January 21, 2011, 01:59 PM
As Shakib said, its easy to manage the national team than managing club level.. because at the club level there are too much pressures from all the corners on which players to play and when to do what versus in the national team, the management lets the Captain decide and respects his decision,, right or wrong.

The fact that Shabbir Rummon is being played in all different positions or not bowling is not really his fault per se. He is only 19 years old and if the captain or the management staff don't play him or let the Pakistani bat or bowl before him, he can't really do much about it. And when you are batting at 7, you have to pretty much hit the ball without really tring to get used to the condition and take your time to get the stats up...we cant say that he doesn't know himself much. I remember same thing happened to the bowler called Emon whom Mashrafee himself said last year was one of the player he would consider a real prospect where his action and delivery really impressed him but he didnt get much guidance from anyone ( thanks to our super busy A team/Academy team matches!! kidding) and he is lost pretty much. Many such prospects are being lost due to lack of exposures/sporting wickets/BCB patronage.. but that's a different discussion. As to Shabbir was really that surprise element or not,, we will never know. We have past that discussion.

BanCricFan
January 21, 2011, 03:01 PM
They could have picked either of Alok or Sabbir instead of, say, Naeem. That Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiq played like millioniares at the 2007 World Cup and contributed handsomely towards the defeats of India and SA points to the fact that some players can be more than ready to step into the lion's den, so to speak, even at such tender age. Yes, as a general rule you should go into a big tournament such as World Cup with tried and tested players but there is always an exception to the rule. And Shabbir could have been that.

Athar Ali, Faruq and Co. did a steller job in identifying talents and picking them. We owe them a big THANK YOU.

BanCricFan
January 21, 2011, 03:08 PM
Btw, are we likely to have dew in the evening in Dhaka in mid February? Isn't it too late for that?

Shehwar
January 21, 2011, 03:22 PM
Sir Ash coming in to open the batting with Tamim and hitting everyone out of the park!
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roman
January 21, 2011, 03:34 PM
Looks like our surprise package will be our beloved Mash. He has a fair chance of making it into WC team

ahms
January 21, 2011, 04:19 PM
Dhaka's biriyani could be the only surprise package.

roman
January 21, 2011, 04:31 PM
Dhaka's biriyani could be the only surprise package.


mmmm.... Dont remind me bro... I was about to go there for WC, but had to cancel at the last moment. Bohut moner koshte asi :(

Equinox
January 21, 2011, 04:31 PM
My boy Shafiul will cause havoc in the World Cup.

Haru-party
January 21, 2011, 04:33 PM
we as a team will be a surpise this time

simon
January 21, 2011, 05:22 PM
Mushfiq will be the "kalo ghora"

nsd3
January 21, 2011, 05:23 PM
The surprise factor could be this: BD choosing bowling department with all spin option (no pacer included) against ICC minnow at Chittagong.

bujhee kom
January 21, 2011, 05:28 PM
I don't know about you bhais and apus, I am very very excited, much excited!

Yeah, I also think like Simon bhai, I think Mushy is a genuine class batsman that my Motherland ever given birth to! I really believe in Mushy, we are watching a legend in the making, right in front of our very eyes.


When Mushy goes/comes to bat, I always feel a sense of hope, a sense of super solid confidence of staying in the crease for a long time kind of sensation, even if he got out cheaply many a times. But I feel this Mushfiqur Rahim possesses something very powerful, going to be a myth kind of sense in him. I think the world will remember him for a long long time.

Haru-party
January 21, 2011, 05:37 PM
I don't know about you bhais and apus, I am very very excited, much excited!

Yeah, I also think like Simon bhai, I think Mushy is a genuine class batsman that my Motherland ever given birth to! I really believe in Mushy, we are watching a legend in the making, right in front of our very eyes.


When Mushy goes/comes to bat, I always feel a sense of hope, a sense of super solid confidence of staying in the crease for a long time kind of sensation, even if he got out cheaply many a times. But I feel this Mushfiqur Rahim possesses something very powerful, going to be a myth kind of sense in him. I think the world will remember him for a long long time.
your avartar:floor:

One World
January 21, 2011, 06:03 PM
it's a surprise.

পুরোনো চাল ভাতে বাড়ে। ;)

dolcevita
January 21, 2011, 06:31 PM
Its time for the fool to prove his value or die for ever , its ash last chance will he surprise the world or fail as we expect
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view360
January 21, 2011, 08:09 PM
Let there be no surprise at all. We need to be optimistic as well as aware of the worst case scenario. Good strategists always do there best to keep the elements of surprise at minimum level. Whatever happens at the world cup should not come as a surprise.

Catskills
January 21, 2011, 08:11 PM
I wish we had Shabbir as a surprise...

Trigger_Tiger
January 22, 2011, 12:33 AM
Not any players or anything necessarily...but I think that maybe, it could be a surprise delivery yet to be seen in International Cricket properly (hint: The Butterfly Ball).

Eshen
January 22, 2011, 12:41 AM
Looks like our surprise package will be our beloved Mash. He has a fair chance of making it into WC team
A half fit Mashrafe (there is no way he can regain his full fitness by next few weeks) forcing one of the current pacers out of the team will be a nasty surprise indeed :(

BANFAN
January 22, 2011, 12:59 AM
baseball shot from Ashraful with tight baseball outfit pant..he can pull it down if it is too uncomfortable...we fans not the players will be suprised the way this team will play in few days...is this the reason they are not playing any games now where as SA, Eng, Ind, Aus all are still playing...i wonder what surprise our players will give them and us starting Feb 19...

He may do that, with or without tight BB outfits. :)

Remember, he surprised not only Sa but all the world in 2007, by introducing the scoop shot very successfully, which no other players have tried before. Now that's a bread and butter shot in T20 or in slog overs. If Ash wasn't a BD player and if he would be a more consistent player, that shot would have been copy righted in his name.

You never know, what special thing he is coming up with ....... May be just play orthodox for a change? Even, that won't be a bad surprise ;)

bujhee kom
January 23, 2011, 04:11 PM
Extra turmaric in the curry!

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 04:33 PM
Another thought - may be we can break Naeem's legs and have Mashrafe in his place as a late order batsman/offspinner (like the way he played for Abahani couple of seasons ago). Indians will be sure surprised to such a different Mashrafe!

Kidding aside, I think this high time Mash gives up fast bowling and looks at other skills he has to offer.

Dilscoop
January 23, 2011, 04:37 PM
Every thread turns into a Mashafe exclusion thread

on topic: Shafiul Islam

Eshen
January 23, 2011, 05:39 PM
^^ IMO, this change should be welcomed. Not so long ago, every thread used to turn into Ashraful thread!

Dilscoop
January 23, 2011, 05:44 PM
Hahaha, talk about Bengali style exaggeration :floor:

Sabbir is at this point struggling to find a well defined role in club cricket and we are already comparing him with cricket greats of the history!

Hey, come on now, the guy did hit like 3 6s in a HUGE ground vs a HUGE bowler from a great team of Afghan, in a pressure situation to win us a gold medal. I mean come on, he is surely the next Tendu or w/e

Dilscoop
January 23, 2011, 05:47 PM
^^ IMO, this change should be welcomed. Not so long ago, every thread used to turn into Ashraful thread!

Looking at it this way, I don't mind it so much. I wanna see Ashraful get "injured" and dropped from the XV to bring in Mash (if they do decide to bring him in half way through), to charge up the Ashraful hortal. :lol:

Banglaguy
January 23, 2011, 06:09 PM
Shafiul Islam will suprise everyone with a 150 mph (note: not Kph) ball which kill tendulkar, and then the ball bounce, and hits sewhag foot, thus breakin it.