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Zeeshan
March 16, 2012, 08:46 PM
BANGLADESH

http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/images/library/main/-685

<table id="hello"><tbody><tr><td class="bg" colspan="3" style="text-align:center">Bangladesh squad for Asia cup 2012.</td></tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg" width="180">Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk)</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg" width="180">Mahmudullah</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg" width="180">Shafiul Islam</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Shakib Al Hasan</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Nasir Hossain</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Abdur Razzak</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Tamim Iqbal</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Jahurul Islam</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Shahadat Hossain</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Imrul Kayes</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Anamul Haque</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Nazmul Hossain</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Nazimuddin</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Mashrafe Mortaza</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Elias Sunny</td></tr></tbody></table>Source (http://www.itsonlycricket.com/entry/3100/)
vs
SRI LANKA

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<table id="hello"><tbody><tr><td class="bg" colspan="3" style="text-align:center">
Sri Lanka squad for Asia cup 2012.</td></tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg" width="185">Mahela Jayawardene (c)</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg" width="185">Upul Tharanga</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg" width="185">Sachithra Senanayake</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg"><strike>Angelo Mathews (vc)</strike></td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Lahiru Thirimanne</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Lasith Malinga</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Kumar Sangakkara (wk)</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Thisara Perera</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Seekkuge Prasanna</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Tillakaratne Dilshan</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Farveez Maharoof</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Suranga Lakmal</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Dinesh Chandimal</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Nuwan Kulasekara</td> <td style="text-align:center" class="bg">Shaminda Eranga (added)</td></tr></tbody></table>Source (http://www.itsonlycricket.com/entry/3097/)

Ars gratia artis

WIN OR LOSE WE ARE WITH YOU BANGLADESH :flag:


Good luck!!!!

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Dilscoop
March 16, 2012, 08:48 PM
First!

What! Luck charm should be allowed to open the following thread by default!

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 09:02 PM
Best of luck Zee :-p

COME ON TIGERS :fire:

Zeeshan
March 16, 2012, 09:04 PM
Best of luck Zee :-p



Thanks. Last time I opened one Gayle scored a century. Hopefully Riyad will do the same this time.

22Yards
March 16, 2012, 09:04 PM
lol Zee bhais threads are always extraordinary. Just couldn't you scale the second picture down so that it matches the size of the first.

Zeeshan
March 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
lol Zee bhais threads are always extraordinary. Just couldn't you scale the second picture down so that it matches the size of the first.

Done!

If no one loves you then....?

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 09:10 PM
Thanks. Last time I opened one Gayle scored a century. Hopefully Riyad will do the same this time.

Century from any of the tigers will do....as long as we WIN :D

Insha Allah :)

TIKBoss
March 16, 2012, 09:11 PM
we will beat sri lanka inshaAllah and go on to win the final.

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 09:47 PM
Whoa, Zee Bhai !!!!!!:)

I likes the provocative pics. Cultured, yet suggestive.
Nuance master. :up:

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 09:49 PM
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/slban.jpg
I would like the :tiger: emoticon please.

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 09:51 PM
Zunaid bhai can we please have a tiger emoticon? Thanks.

Ajfar
March 16, 2012, 09:58 PM
Zeeshan bhaijan, thread khulsen bhalo kintu jodi amra hari apnar kintu khobor ase. Apnar BC career khotom

zsayeed
March 16, 2012, 10:00 PM
^ Chih... Opoya kotha boltey nai.

:)

Zeeshan
March 16, 2012, 10:02 PM
Zeeshan bhaijan, thread khulsen bhalo kintu jodi amra hari apnar kintu khobor ase. Apnar BC career khotom

Dude only time you put L and BD in one sentence is to spell out El Bangladeshio....

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 10:03 PM
Allah maf koruk. Arre Ajfar bhai chinta koren je amra Insha Allah jitbo. Well SL looked very tired and injured in the last 2 matches. Let's see what happens on Tuesday.

wiseshah
March 16, 2012, 10:12 PM
i wanted to open this thread but too late.

hope zeeshan bro will bring us some luck the way tiger... brought luck

my line up


tamim
nazim/ anamul
jahurul
shakib
nasir
mushfiq
mahmudullah
mashrafe
elias sunny
razzaq
najmul (no shahadat)

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 10:15 PM
Please bring in Nazmul. Give it a rest for SRK. Otherwise Dilshane/Mahela/Sanga/Chandimal will thrash us.

banindfan
March 16, 2012, 10:42 PM
ONE WIN THAT WILL TAKE US TO THE FINALS
ASSUMING PAKISTAN THRASH INDIA AND WE DEFEAT SRILANKA
<table class="engineTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><thead><tr class="head-height20"><th class="left">Teams</th> <th width="40">Mat</th> <th width="40">Won</th> <th width="40">Lost</th> <th width="40">Tied</th> <th width="40">N/R</th> <th width="40">Pts</th> <th>Net RR</th> <th>For</th> <th>Against</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="height20"><td class="left"> Pakistan </td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>9</td> <td>+0.730</td> <td>451/89.5</td> <td>429/100.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"><td class="left"> India </td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>+0.423</td> <td>593/100.0</td> <td>547/99.2</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"><td class="left"> Bangladesh </td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>-0.134</td> <td>534/99.2</td> <td>551/100.0</td> </tr> <tr class="height20"><td class="left"> Sri Lanka </td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>-1.068</td> <td>442/100.0</td> <td>493/89.5</td></tr></tbody></table>

banindfan
March 16, 2012, 10:49 PM
A HAPPY SIGN LOOKING AT OUR BATSMEN'S ASIA CUP FORM SO FAR :

<table class="engineTable"><caption>Bangladesh batting averages</caption> <thead> <tr class="head"> <th title="player name" class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Player</th> <th title="matches played" class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">Mat</th> <th title="innings batted" nowrap="nowrap">Inns</th> <th title="not outs" nowrap="nowrap">NO</th> <th title="runs scored" nowrap="nowrap">Runs</th> <th title="highest inns score" class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">HS</th> <th title="batting average" nowrap="nowrap">Ave</th> <th title="balls faced" nowrap="nowrap">BF</th> <th title="batting strike rate" nowrap="nowrap">SR</th> <th title="hundreds scored" nowrap="nowrap">100</th> <th title="fifties scored" nowrap="nowrap">50</th> <th title="ducks scored" nowrap="nowrap">0</th> <th title="boundary fours" nowrap="nowrap">4s</th> <th title="boundary sixes" nowrap="nowrap">6s</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Tamim Iqbal (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/player/56194.html)</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">134</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">70</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">67.00</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">188</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">71.27</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">12</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Shakib Al Hasan (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/player/56143.html)</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">113</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">64</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">56.50</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">97</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">116.49</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">9</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Nasir Hossain (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/player/300618.html)</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">101</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">54</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">50.50</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">107</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">94.39</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">8</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Mushfiqur Rahim (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/player/56029.html)</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">49</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">46*</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">49.00</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">30</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">163.33</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">3</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">3</td> </tr> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Jahurul Islam (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/player/55944.html)</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">2</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">76</td> <td class="padAst" nowrap="nowrap">53</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">38.00</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">99</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">76.76</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">0</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">7</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1</td></tr></tbody></table>

bujhee kom
March 16, 2012, 11:03 PM
Bismillah! Allah Mabud!

:flag:

zinatf
March 16, 2012, 11:04 PM
Shukur Alahamdulillah. Erokom consistent performance shobar thekei chai

bujhee kom
March 16, 2012, 11:05 PM
Gopal ...dada tumi Ei Romantic match thread-ti khulecho!!!....Duto Tel-Ronger jei print-gula charley Bangala Romonio Gurtoro....Gopal tomar Ontor-chokkhu achey...a real third eye..very good!! Beautiful thread khulso tow Dosto!!!

:flag:

shakibrulz
March 16, 2012, 11:19 PM
I hope BD don't take this match for granted and give it their best shot. Mahela and Dilshan are the danger men, and rest of the team is about to fire too, lankans bat deep.

Bowl first, try to restrict lankans, and chase.

Dilscoop
March 16, 2012, 11:39 PM
^ Same formula may not work, specially for a team like Bangladesh. As they will try to repeat the same heroics without judging the situation or be nervous of failure or not being able to repeat it again. Also Sri Lanka will be ready for it.


I hope Nazimuddin does something special. And Nazmul gets picked. Make it Naz n Naz show. Same squad except Sunny for Raz, and Naz for Shafi (injured?). 1 change really.



Ans Zee, you seriously aren't taking credit for GAYLE's Ton! That's a given.

cricbook
March 17, 2012, 12:00 AM
Now it's time for the srilankans to see some of our hidden magic. ALLAH HU AKBAR.....:flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag:

Jadukor
March 17, 2012, 12:05 AM
The emergence of Nasir in the middle order and Jahirul in the top order has really changed the face of this batting unit. Now tamim has an able partner in Nazim and Jahirul, and Shakib/mushy has Nasir to provide able support.
razzak bowled very well to keep the runs down while shahadat was gifting boundaries. I would keep the same line up and only include naz for the injured shafi

zinatf
March 17, 2012, 12:14 AM
My xi for the match

Tamim
Nazimuddin
Jahurul
Nasir
Shakib
Mushy
Mahmudullah/Bijoy
Mash
Razzak/Sunny
Shahadat.....dhuro Shafiul je keno injured holo
Nazmul

jeesh
March 17, 2012, 12:29 AM
Tamim
Nazimuddin
Jahurul
Mushfiq
Shakib
Nasir
Mahmudullah
Elias Sunny
Razzak
Mashrafe
Nazmul

Sri Lanka will rely more on 1's and 2's and than big hitting. Best strategy would be to choke them and deprive them of singles. Force them to play shots. Would love to see Nazmul instead of Shahadat and Elias replacing Shafiul.

playmaker
March 17, 2012, 01:12 AM
Wish to see nazmul in the team...anamul might have to wait later for his debut

Inshallah jitbo, they say were being complacent but theyre forgetting that we can win against SL because weve been very competitive and done well with whatever resource we had. At the same time SL werent the best with the bat and bowlingwise not good enough.

JItbo Inshallah!!

hey allah, ei matchtateu tumi amaderke jitie dio!

F6_Turbo
March 17, 2012, 01:19 AM
I've learned to temper my expectations when it comes to Bangladesh, so not expecting too much. I just hope we don't have a massive letdown after the incredible performance against India. I'd like us to compete for the 100 overs, and given that, I'll accept whatever the result turns out to be.

We started the tournament well against Pakistan, but fell at the final hurdle, crossed it against India, and I just don't want the tournament to end on a downer.

Dilshan, Mahela, Sanga will be looking to bounce back, lets hope it doesn't happen against us!

MohammedC
March 17, 2012, 03:51 AM
Good Luck Tigers

y-factor
March 17, 2012, 04:07 AM
SL top four look very dangerous though the lower order doesn't look all that threatening. Will be interesting to see how we deal with Malinga. If we chase, we shouldn't leave too much to do at the end. On recent form I had say we are almost equal to SL. Insha Allah we will win.

zinatf
March 17, 2012, 04:23 AM
Good Luck Tigers

MoC bhai toss er kono video ache ki?

playmaker
March 17, 2012, 04:41 AM
lets start with winning the toss and bat 2nd. because I think sanga and co. are good with chasing

Rifat
March 17, 2012, 05:50 AM
^ Same formula may not work, specially for a team like Bangladesh. As they will try to repeat the same heroics without judging the situation or be nervous of failure or not being able to repeat it again. Also Sri Lanka will be ready for it.


I hope Nazimuddin does something special. And Nazmul gets picked. Make it Naz n Naz show. Same squad except Sunny for Raz, and Naz for Shafi (injured?). 1 change really.



Ans Zee, you seriously aren't taking credit for GAYLE's Ton! That's a given.

good observations :)

one can hope that those days are over...but i guess we won't know for sure until it happens...


Hoist! :Zeeshanflag:

Zunaid
March 18, 2012, 11:01 AM
Welcome to the semi-final match! :-)

Night_wolf
March 18, 2012, 11:45 AM
ke ke stadium jachen?

i'll be in the nothren gallery upper row

playmaker
March 18, 2012, 11:52 AM
squad should be:

Tamim
Nazimuddin
Jahurul
Mushfiq
Sakib
Nasir
Lullah
Mashrafee
Sunny
Nazmul
Razzak

I dont think shahadat shud get picked for his poor bowling. And at the same time adding Elias sunny wont be too bad as he has been in good touch

KnightBD
March 18, 2012, 11:55 AM
Welcome to the semi-final match! :-)

How is this the semi-final match, when there is a possibility that none of the teams will reach final?

A must win match for BD. Best of luck. :flag:

Zunaid
March 18, 2012, 11:58 AM
How is this the semi-final match, when there is a possibility that none of the teams will reach final?

A must win match for BD. Best of luck. :flag:

It is a semi-final match, as the game decides which one of Bangladesh, India, or Sri Lanka will face off with the other finalist.

Night_wolf
March 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
It is a semi-final match, as the game decides which one of Bangladesh, India, or Sri Lanka will face off with the other finalist.

SL has no chance..they have 0 points atm...pak is on 9 and ind is on 8...its a Semi for BD

Nadim
March 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
I wanna see this one more time :) Allah Malik!!!


http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/image.php?u=8373&dateline=1332019939

simon
March 18, 2012, 12:02 PM
Just because so far in Asia cup we looked way better team than Srl doesn't make me relax at all. :o

What to do?
Win toss; bat 2nd, after looking at BD chasing down 290+ & Ind chasing 329 they will try to score 300+ and play too many shots.
That's where we have to bowl cleverly & field like we did vs Pak.

zsayeed
March 18, 2012, 12:03 PM
Stayed up until 730 AM to watch Pak Bat. Went to sleep with apprehension, and woke up to my fears fulfilled.

However, we are in our own hands. So GO BANGLADESH!

So here's the equation. Pakistan are through to the final. India are on eight points but not there yet. They will wait on the result of the next game. A win for Bangladesh, with or without a bonus point, means that they are through, so India get knocked out. Therefore, Bangladesh need nothing less than a win. Sri Lanka are out so they will play for pride.

CI

MSM B2C
March 18, 2012, 12:04 PM
Key Point against Sri Lanka:

1) Watch Out for Malinga & Maharoof
2) Use Pace Bowlers Against Top 3 batsmen, Dilshan, Sangakkara and Chandimal
3) And the huge factor for the match is The Big Toss, So far team Batting second won every Match.
4) Use Rahim as Pinch Hitter, Game Finisher.

My team:

1) Imrul Kayes (Av: 27.97)
2) Tamim Iqbal (Av: 29.53)
3) Jahurul Islam (Av: 33.14)
4) Nasir Hossain (Av: 39.44)
5) Shakib Al Hasan (Av: 35.11)
6) Mahmudullah Riad (Av: 29.95)
7) Mushfiqur Rahim (Av: 25.77)
8) Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Av: 15.29)
9) Abdur Razzak (Av: 12.76)
10) Nazmul Hossain (Av: 4.37)
11) Shahadat Hossain (Av: 7.90)

zsayeed
March 18, 2012, 12:08 PM
Look at England...all practicing away in SL making game plans and strategies. SL should focus on what is more important - hosting England in the Test matches. I would suggest that they have their stars focus on that. They should play this game with some of their second string people to figure out who is Test worthy.




I am just saying. Think about it SL. Won't you?

playmaker
March 18, 2012, 12:11 PM
It is a semi-final match, as the game decides which one of Bangladesh, India, or Sri Lanka will face off with the other finalist.

srilanka are out, theyve got 0 points while other teams have 4 or 8 points

simon
March 18, 2012, 12:11 PM
If our batsmen can't convert 50s to 100s we will never win regularly.
don't remember who said it but one of our batsman said after the win vs Ind that we need to get 100s because it's not everyday that 4-5 players will get 50s. :-|

AsifTheManRahman
March 18, 2012, 12:16 PM
This is probably going to be one of the most difficult tests for our players in their careers so far. Another example would be when we had to beat SL with bonus points to be able to make the finals of the triangular tournament a few years ago. SL are the favorites by hundreds of miles and we will have to play out of our skins. It isn't as simple as many people are making it sound like.

FagunerAgun
March 18, 2012, 12:17 PM
Go BD Go. If bowling is sharp as it was against India and the batting is sensible, we will win. Inshallah.

nycpro96
March 18, 2012, 12:20 PM
Nazmul should come in for Shaf and even Abul for Rajib. Rajib sucks.

Navo
March 18, 2012, 12:22 PM
If our batsmen can't convert 50s to 100s we will never win regularly.
don't remember who said it but one of our batsman said after the win vs Ind that we need to get 100s because it's not everyday that 4-5 players will get 50s. :-|

I think Jahurul Islam said it. He said what differentiates the very good teams from the decent ones is the ability of their top order to convert 50s to 100s on a regular basis. No longer can we be satisfied with the fact that our batsmen scored multiple 50s in a tournament!

playmaker
March 18, 2012, 12:27 PM
This is probably going to be one of the most difficult tests for our players in their careers so far. Another example would be when we had to beat SL with bonus points to be able to make the finals of the triangular tournament a few years ago. SL are the favorites by hundreds of miles and we will have to play out of our skins. It isn't as simple as many people are making it sound like.

I disagree, we have a higher chance as our players are all PUMPED up. Add to that SL has injuries, loss of form and tiredness. BD on the other hand has form and HOME SUPPORT

SL has to face 12 BDeshi not just 11 :D

senman
March 18, 2012, 12:52 PM
All the best in the match against SL, though am an Ind supporter, I don't want the All-time worst bowling attack to be playing again. Make BCCI to sack all bowlers, please win against SL.

BD seems a bit different, maybe the change in attitude, I hope they improve on it and don't go back to old ways. Win SL then beat Pak, you will be called minnows no more.

Rabz
March 18, 2012, 01:03 PM
I disagree, we have a higher chance as our players are all PUMPED up. Add to that SL has injuries, loss of form and tiredness. BD on the other hand has form and HOME SUPPORT

SL has to face 12 BDeshi not just 11 :D

Bangladesh are to face 11 Lankans, 2 field umpires and 1 tv umpire.
Those extra 3 could make all the difference.

Tiger444
March 18, 2012, 01:04 PM
This is probably going to be one of the most difficult tests for our players in their careers so far. Another example would be when we had to beat SL with bonus points to be able to make the finals of the triangular tournament a few years ago. SL are the favorites by hundreds of miles and we will have to play out of our skins. It isn't as simple as many people are making it sound like.

It's a pressure situation and yes this is 1 of their biggest tests of all. We have always been the whipping boys of the subcontinent and never have been even close against the other teams in the Asia Cup and now we're 1 win away from being in the finals which would be a huge deal.

I wouldn't say that SL are the favorites by a hundred miles though. Yes on paper they are but on current form I would say they're not. They've played matches non stop and are getting tired and injured. So they're not the obvious favorites against us like they usually are. That being said though, we still have to win against them which isn't an easy task and our buys are going to have to play good cricket in order to beat them. Now is the time to show if our boys have turned in to men finally. We always ask this question after a win but many times they've proved that their still boys. Can they prove their men this time around? We shall see.

zsayeed
March 18, 2012, 01:08 PM
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/kks.jpg
KK

zsayeed
March 18, 2012, 01:12 PM
Time to Unrelax NOW
NewAge
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/tigerelaxna.jpg

1iram1
March 18, 2012, 01:49 PM
InshaAllah Bangladesh will win this match.

Dilscoop
March 18, 2012, 03:56 PM
After scoring 99 100s, Sachin takes extra day to practice...

I'm glad India won. Don't look for the easy way out. Your gotta earn it.

Equinox
March 18, 2012, 05:11 PM
Expecting a performance completely on the other end of the spectrum. I hope I'm wrong but not too encouraged by how most of the team has been relaxing after the win. But I liked what Law had to say, the win is indeed pointless if we don't use it to spur us on to achieve greater things.

My XI:
Tamim
Nazim
Jahirul
Shakib
Riyad
Mushfiq
Nasir
Mashrafe
Razzak
Nazmul
Shahadat

cricheart
March 18, 2012, 05:45 PM
Beating WC champion and runner up in a consecuitive match! Somhow I'm feeling I'm asking too much for this Bangladesh team as a fan.
May the force be with you guys.

simon
March 18, 2012, 06:34 PM
Mahela & Dilshan are the main threat.
but not to forget Sanga,Tharanga who have been scooring a lot, Chandimal hasn't scored in the last 3 ODIs I guess so he will be low in confidence.
MAlinga is the only threatening bowler.

WorldCup11
March 18, 2012, 06:43 PM
Waiting for a headline like this "bangladesh put final nail in india's coffin" :)

TigerEz
March 18, 2012, 06:55 PM
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/486972_273273216084136_187494924661966_625605_9242 39834_n.jpg

our boys seems relaxed

TigerEz
March 18, 2012, 07:17 PM
My Xi:

Tamim
Nazim/Kayes
Jahurul
Mahmuddullah/Anamul
Shakib
Nasir
Mushfiq
Mashrafe
Shahadat/sunny
Nazmul
Lala

TIKBoss
March 18, 2012, 07:28 PM
Mahela & Dilshan are the main threat.
but not to forget Sanga,Tharanga who have been scooring a lot, Chandimal hasn't scored in the last 3 ODIs I guess so he will be low in confidence.
MAlinga is the only threatening bowler.

malinga is in terrible form, hopefully it stays that way

Rubu
March 18, 2012, 07:41 PM
Form of Sri Lank does not matter. They have to so many player who can single handed screw us over. We have to focus on our own game and think that winning the game is the only acceptable outcome.

We beat them before, we can do it again.

Naimul_Hd
March 18, 2012, 07:43 PM
With hard work, we badly need some luck in our favor.
Hay Allah help us :)

Naimul_Hd
March 18, 2012, 07:44 PM
SL should rest Malinga, Dilshan, Mahela, Sangakara for this match and try some new faces :-p

TigerEz
March 18, 2012, 07:52 PM
nazmul vai ditto! they should !! i mean its only gonna help them...not like they gonna get rolled over by BD if they do but they should

TIKBoss
March 18, 2012, 08:02 PM
Form of Sri Lank does not matter. They have to so many player who can single handed screw us over. We have to focus on our own game and think that winning the game is the only acceptable outcome.

We beat them before, we can do it again.

I think we are overrating Sri lanka, they are not as good as India or pakistan, hey have lost 12 series straight in a row including 4-1 against Pakistan and losing to Australia at home. They are good but not THAT good that we have to be intimidated by them.. just like Mushy didn't show too much respect to India we shouldn't show too much respect to any team, it just creates unnecessary fear. They might be better than us but we can surely beat them. None of their batsmen have outstanding records in odi like Indian batsmen do and same with their bowlers compared to pakistan.. they only have one very good bowler in malinga.

TIKBoss
March 18, 2012, 08:03 PM
SL should rest Malinga, Dilshan, Mahela, Sangakara for this match and try some new faces :-p

if we can beat a team with sachin, kohli, dhoni then I am sorry dilshan, mahela, sanga are not as good as them so we have nothing to worry about. We CAN and should beat their best team.

Navo
March 18, 2012, 08:06 PM
They should watch footage of how they ran through half the side for less than 10 runs and draw inspiration from that! There's no Murali to save them this time!

TIKBoss
March 18, 2012, 08:07 PM
They should watch footage of how they ran through half the side for less than 10 runs and draw inspiration from that! There's no Murali to save them this time!

:up: Murali was our chief destroyer with the ball and sometimes even with the bat!!

TigerEz
March 18, 2012, 08:08 PM
They should watch footage of how they ran through half the side for less than 10 runs and draw inspiration from that! There's no Murali to save them this time!


yes...love that comment..and even if he was here, then would have been free 50 runs for us and a very ez wicket for lala

TigerEz
March 18, 2012, 08:11 PM
a pride issue for Sri Lanka...they were never going to rest any of their main players.Coz leaving Asia cup without a win is going to hurt their pride badly and they will never take that risk.Either way they would come hard on Bangladesh and Bangladesh also needs to fight hard.I am always hopeful.And as i said even if we loose that match i want to see them go down fighting.So far we have done very well in this tournament.Competed hard.I just want to see the same in the last game

banindfan
March 18, 2012, 09:48 PM
The threatening statistics based on bangladesh's odi history is that we have never won a back to back game against different top cricketing nation(in this case india next srilanka) in a MajorTournament(3 or more teams)

Courtesy : Cricinfo

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;team=25;template=results;type=t eam;view=results

SS
March 18, 2012, 10:08 PM
We are consistently inconsistent finishing up games...so please be realistic! We can only win if they bat the way did (it was like a dream...BD playing like Aussies)
I just don't get the part of letting the player go to home and eat at restaurant just before the crucial game where a player like Tendu is still practicing before any game!!

SS
March 18, 2012, 10:21 PM
The threatening statistics based on bangladesh's odi history is that we have never won a back to back game against a major nation(in this case india next srilanka) in a MajorTournament(3 or more teams)

Courtesy : Cricinfo

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;team=25;template=results;type=t eam;view=results

this is what I am more scared about no time to relax too much

Zunaid
March 18, 2012, 10:24 PM
For a nascent nation like us, history is meant to be broken.

banindfan
March 18, 2012, 10:25 PM
this is what I am more scared about no time to relax too much

We can surprise once not consecutive times as the statistics prove:flag:

banindfan
March 18, 2012, 10:33 PM
We need our batsmen to fire and be consistent like Virat Kohli to succeed consistently at the international level

PoorFan
March 18, 2012, 10:42 PM
BD should not play 3 spinners against SriLanka, Lnakan middle, lower oreder will score easy against spinners than pacers. Taking wickets of middle, lower order will check the runs and a big total, one extra spinner hardly will make any impact on Lankan spin playing ability. BD must play 3 pacers + Sahikb, Razzak. Mullah, Nasir would be enough to have support for spin bowling if needed. Mash, Nazmul, Shahadat/Abul should be in the playing eleven. BD got to get wickets in regular intervals, or got get them 6/7 down to check a big total.

Night_wolf
March 18, 2012, 10:55 PM
The threatening statistics based on bangladesh's odi history is that we have never won a back to back game against different top cricketing nation(in this case india next srilanka) in a MajorTournament(3 or more teams)

Courtesy : Cricinfo

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;team=25;template=results;type=t eam;view=results

there was a time we couldn't beat a top team twice in a row..but we did that vs NZ...so everything has a start..i hope this is the start of beating two top teams in a row:flag:

al-Sagar
March 18, 2012, 11:12 PM
khela ta besh jome uthbe ............

WorldCup11
March 18, 2012, 11:16 PM
For a nascent nation like us, history is meant to be broken.

there was a time we couldn't beat a top team twice in a row..but we did that vs NZ...so everything has a start..i hope this is the start of beating two top teams in a row:flag:

:up: Exactly my thoughts, I am too lazy to type :)

We never had a "win" in Asia Cup ... That's broken

We never had 5 batsman in good touch all at the same time

We never had a new Player like Nasir Hossain who's avg is in Mirpur nearly 50

We have never seen mushi as a good keeper nor as a good finisher

We never thought we got a realistic chance to play in the final

We never seen Tamim to play with such responsibility

We never seen Shakib's team mates supporting him the way they are doing now

above "never seen" things let me dreamed for something that can also be broken, Asia Cup?

TigerEz
March 18, 2012, 11:19 PM
y r u guys still posting in this thread at this time? its 12 in da mornin....go to bed...relax and sleep

TIKBoss
March 18, 2012, 11:23 PM
y r u guys still posting in this thread at this time? its 12 in da mornin....go to bed...relax and sleep

lol brother not everyone here is from the same time zone.. for some people it's morning, for some it's afternoon and for some it's night lol.. and some ppl sleep late

WorldCup11
March 18, 2012, 11:27 PM
y r u guys still posting in this thread at this time? its 12 in da mornin....go to bed...relax and sleep

12 am is a good time for us dreamers :) at least you can't say I am crazy and dreaming in the daylight :)

By the way it's 2:30 PM where I am at the moment, you can't be a real fan unless you day dream for your team :) Crazy Fan :D

TIKBoss
March 18, 2012, 11:30 PM
12 am is a good time for us dreamers :) at least you can't say I am crazy and dreaming in the daylight :)

By the way it's 2:30 PM where I am at the moment, you can't be a real fan unless you day dream for your team :) Crazy Fan :D

You are in Brisbane?

WorldCup11
March 18, 2012, 11:31 PM
^ yes :)

max410
March 19, 2012, 12:14 AM
its not going to be easy hope for the best

Zeeshan
March 19, 2012, 01:08 AM
bcb idiot gulo emon bhabe game time set up korse jate kore amra probashira na dekte pai...icha kore korse emon h---i

idrinkh2O
March 19, 2012, 01:31 AM
:up: Exactly my thoughts, I am too lazy to type :)

We never had a "win" in Asia Cup ... That's broken

We never had 5 batsman in good touch all at the same time

We never had a new Player like Nasir Hossain who's avg is in Mirpur nearly 50

We have never seen mushi as a good keeper nor as a good finisher

We never thought we got a realistic chance to play in the final

We never seen Tamim to play with such responsibility

We never seen Shakib's team mates supporting him the way they are doing now

above "never seen" things let me dreamed for something that can also be broken, Asia Cup?

In reality:
India won the 2011 World Cup in India (in their home conditions)

In my dreams:
Bangladesh will win the 2012 Asia Cup in Bangladesh inshAllah (in our home conditions :flag:)

***Sachin said to never give up on chasing (y)our dreams. :D

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 01:35 AM
Insha Allah we can beat SL on tuesday and go to the finals......come on tigers :fire:

salu
March 19, 2012, 01:57 AM
we have fought hard against pakistan, and beat india...so it will be ok if we loose against srilanka..dont expect too much...we should be reasonable as a supporter ..if we can win...thats great...we souldnt put pressure on them....just play normal...if win comes...wow..we will run on the road on that night.

Ian Pont
March 19, 2012, 02:28 AM
Bangladesh can beat Sri Lanka. We all know that. In the way they beat India. The problem has been and always is, the players themselves have to go out an execute their skills.

I liked Stuart's comments, which were really aimed at the fans and the media so they don't get carried away with one win. Every coach that has been to Bangladesh is distraught that cars, land, cakes, sweets, etc etc etc are awarded for winning when it just isn't necessary. The short term mentality of doing that doesn't help and just creates instant heros when nothing has actually been won. Yes, celebrate a win but try not to get on the roller coaster ride based on relief. Let's celebrate progress over time, many months, years, that shows consistency.

I cheered as loud as anyone that the lads turned over India in one match. So let's see it again against Sri Lanka. then let's see it again during some series. And let's see it again and again and again in competitions, bi-lateral series home and away and world cups. We can then start to reward with cars, land and send messages of well done.

Stuart is a professional coach. He also understands the importance of celebrating a win. But he also knows you are only as good as your last match and lose the next game and you are back to square one.

The win against India is definitely one for the fans... something to shout about and cheer for. In the end though, it is what happens over time that makes a difference. And a win over Sri Lanka, who are vulnerable, is possible. I sincerely hope this can be the start of some belief in the team so Stuart has something to work with.

It is quite possible the guys can excel themselves and win the Asia Cup.

salu
March 19, 2012, 02:49 AM
excellent thinking IAN. as bangladesh team is struggling to establish in this international arena, so personility like you thinking and following our team activities...appreciating your thinking. as a bangladeshi and supporter of BD team, we are greatful to you....as you know not so many people OF OUTSIDE are supporting BD TEAM..VERY A FEW...so, we always atleast try to appreciate them...tigers will go forward

Jadukor
March 19, 2012, 03:02 AM
This tournament has already exceeded my expectations. Lets not forget that India are the current World Champions, Pakistan recently white-washed England in test matches and Sri Lanka managed to beat Australia in a couple of games recently. Before the start of this tournament I thought we were going to get thrashed badly in all three games.

I still want our boys to do exactly what I hoped they would do before the tournament that is to compete hard the entire 100 overs. They have done that both against Pakistan and India. If we put up a similar performance and still lose against Sri Lanka then that's fine by me.

Naimul_Hd
March 19, 2012, 03:54 AM
Guys, remember the match where we had to beat SL with a bonus point (or, better rr) to go through to final ahead of Zimbabwe ? Shakib played gem of an innings. SL bowling was stronger than this current bowling. I have a feeling history may repeat itself once again :)

anyway, enjoy Shakib's heroic innings of that match (sorry for poor quality)

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zinatf
March 19, 2012, 04:26 AM
Bangladesh can beat Sri Lanka. We all know that. In the way they beat India. The problem has been and always is, the players themselves have to go out an execute their skills.

I liked Stuart's comments, which were really aimed at the fans and the media so they don't get carried away with one win. Every coach that has been to Bangladesh is distraught that cars, land, cakes, sweets, etc etc etc are awarded for winning when it just isn't necessary. The short term mentality of doing that doesn't help and just creates instant heros when nothing has actually been won. Yes, celebrate a win but try not to get on the roller coaster ride based on relief. Let's celebrate progress over time, many months, years, that shows consistency.

I cheered as loud as anyone that the lads turned over India in one match. So let's see it again against Sri Lanka. then let's see it again during some series. And let's see it again and again and again in competitions, bi-lateral series home and away and world cups. We can then start to reward with cars, land and send messages of well done.

Stuart is a professional coach. He also understands the importance of celebrating a win. But he also knows you are only as good as your last match and lose the next game and you are back to square one.

The win against India is definitely one for the fans... something to shout about and cheer for. In the end though, it is what happens over time that makes a difference. And a win over Sri Lanka, who are vulnerable, is possible. I sincerely hope this can be the start of some belief in the team so Stuart has something to work with.

It is quite possible the guys can excel themselves and win the Asia Cup.

I agree with you Ian. It's possible for us. Let's just hope that our cricketers do their best against Sri Lanka :)

silversurf
March 19, 2012, 04:31 AM
My XI

1. Tamim
2. Imrul
3. Jahurul
4. Nasir
5. Shak.
6. Anamul
7. Mushy
8. Mahmudullah
9. Mash
10. Nazmul
11. Abul

Going for imrul in the opening again, Like to give a chance to Anamul instead of Razzak and Abul instead of Shahadat. Nazmul will replace injured shafiul. I think against SL we don't need to play another left hand spinner rather use mahmudullah and nasir together as 5th bowling option as they both bowl off spinners. Like to give anamul a chance. I know somebody will disagree of changing the winning combition but I do agree to change for another win.

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 04:35 AM
My xi
Tamim
Nazim...we should give this one another chance...let's see what he can do
Jahurul
Nasir
Shakib
Mushy
Mahmudullah
Mash
Sunny.....NO no Razzak as well
Nazmul....please NO MORE Shahadat :(
Abul

silversurf
March 19, 2012, 04:56 AM
I have a bad feeling that bangladesh will collapse in this match very badly. Hope they prove me wrong.

silversurf
March 19, 2012, 04:58 AM
My xi
Tamim
Nazim...we should give this one another chance...let's see what he can do
Jahurul
Nasir
Shakib
Mushy
Mahmudullah
Mash
Sunny.....NO no Razzak as well
Nazmul....please NO MORE Shahadat :(
Abul

why we need two left hand spinner's against SL ? isn't there enough bowler to bowl ? we should play one extra batsman like anamul.

silversurf
March 19, 2012, 05:02 AM
Bangladesh can beat Sri Lanka. We all know that. In the way they beat India. The problem has been and always is, the players themselves have to go out an execute their skills.

I liked Stuart's comments, which were really aimed at the fans and the media so they don't get carried away with one win. Every coach that has been to Bangladesh is distraught that cars, land, cakes, sweets, etc etc etc are awarded for winning when it just isn't necessary. The short term mentality of doing that doesn't help and just creates instant heros when nothing has actually been won. Yes, celebrate a win but try not to get on the roller coaster ride based on relief. Let's celebrate progress over time, many months, years, that shows consistency.

I cheered as loud as anyone that the lads turned over India in one match. So let's see it again against Sri Lanka. then let's see it again during some series. And let's see it again and again and again in competitions, bi-lateral series home and away and world cups. We can then start to reward with cars, land and send messages of well done.

Stuart is a professional coach. He also understands the importance of celebrating a win. But he also knows you are only as good as your last match and lose the next game and you are back to square one.

The win against India is definitely one for the fans... something to shout about and cheer for. In the end though, it is what happens over time that makes a difference. And a win over Sri Lanka, who are vulnerable, is possible. I sincerely hope this can be the start of some belief in the team so Stuart has something to work with.

It is quite possible the guys can excel themselves and win the Asia Cup.

Thanks IAN for the wish. But isn't it true that we should think match by match and not try to give extra pressure to our players.

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 05:14 AM
why we need two left hand spinner's against SL ? isn't there enough bowler to bowl ? we should play one extra batsman like anamul.

I don't know....it feels too early to say anything about him....

Alien
March 19, 2012, 05:44 AM
Hate to be a pessimist but got a bad feeling about tomorrow. Sri Lanka butchered us on many occasions in the past (like real bad defeats).

Whenever I see BD play SL, the unpleasant memory of Chaminda Vaas' 4 wicket in 1 over keeps coming back.

Naimul_Hd
March 19, 2012, 05:53 AM
Hate to be a pessimist but got a bad feeling about tomorrow. Sri Lanka butchered us on many occasions in the past (like real bad defeats).

Whenever I see BD play SL, the unpleasant memory of Chaminda Vaas' 4 wicket in 1 over keeps coming back.

how about we turn this match into a football game since our players always practice with football before a cricket match :)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143700/143743.jpg
Mahmudullah warms up with a game of football, Mirpur, March 19, 2012©AFP

Antora
March 19, 2012, 06:00 AM
Amra jitbo! :D

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 06:00 AM
:lol: Naimul Bhai ki je bolen....hoile to...kothai nai....oikhaneo Insha Allah jitum :D

Antora
March 19, 2012, 06:02 AM
Why does everyone want Nazimuddin? IMO Imrul is 1000000000x better :|

Jadukor
March 19, 2012, 06:05 AM
Why does everyone want Nazimuddin? IMO Imrul is 1000000000x better :|

Imrul did well in 2010 but has been an absolute zero in 2011. So 1000000000 X 0 is the reason we want Nazim.

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 06:06 AM
Jadukor bhaia apnar report gula kintu chorom hoitese.....uff jodi Final-er jonneo likhte parten for BD....ahhh......*prays*

wiseshah
March 19, 2012, 06:07 AM
how about we turn this match into a football game since our players always practice with football before a cricket match :)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143700/143743.jpg
Mahmudullah warms up with a game of football, Mirpur, March 19, 2012©AFP

How football/ soccer player worm up? They need to play cricket, lol

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 06:13 AM
hehehehe good one wiseshah bhai :D

Imagine Messi/Ronaldo warming up with Cricket....n Iker warming up being a WK :lol:

Jadukor
March 19, 2012, 06:15 AM
I hope Sanga, Dilshan and Malinga will be rested. After all, for them it is a pointless game and they could use a rest before facing England.

Navo
March 19, 2012, 06:21 AM
Era ki asholei 'football' khele naki eita kono dhoroner adhunik jogh beyam?

simon
March 19, 2012, 06:41 AM
eto kichu bujhina, I want to see our players getting hundred, bideshi player gula eshe 100+ 150+ kore ar amader player gula 50+ korei out. :hairpull:

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 06:54 AM
hobe GURU dhorjo dhorun :)

AMD128
March 19, 2012, 07:12 AM
I have a bad feeling that bangladesh will collapse in this match very badly. Hope they prove me wrong.

Be an optimist. :) Inshallah our boys will do well. :)

Navo
March 19, 2012, 07:47 AM
I wonder, did any of you read the article by Andrew Leipus (the KKR fitness coach): "Are you fit to play cricket? (http://www.espncricinfo.com/gillettezone/content/story/557687.html)"

I think it's a very informative article and gives some insight into our players as well, especially this part:

"Another common misconception occurs when a player's fitness is correlated simply by how slim he looks. Excess body fat is dead weight and the same as putting a weight in your back pocket and going out for a run. Unfortunately there are many "skinny-fat" players out there who are a long way from being optimally fit. A cricketer might actually be carrying a high percentage of body fat, but due to his lean muscle weight being low, the player will appear slim. I found this out when I first started with the Indian team - the players were looking slim but my skinfold readings were high. This was because in the late '90s none were actually doing any strength work. Again, being overweight is not going to keep a cricketer from hitting boundaries but could slow him down in the field and will almost certainly hasten the onset of fatigue/injury over a long innings."

I think this is the case with quite a few of our players - and hence why, despite looking relatively slim, they can't play a long innings without cramping or sweating profusely. Contrast Jahurul or even Shakib after scoring 60-70 with Kohli after scoring 150+ in the same conditions. (I won't even speak about Tamim)

WorldCup11
March 19, 2012, 07:48 AM
Source : (http://www.banglanews24.com/Cricket/detailsnews.php?nssl=ba546a19be3770215cbc2083fcd39 3a5&nttl=1903201297598)

http://www.banglanews24.com/images/PhotoGallery/2012March/Lonkan-praaktis-19032012-1620120319144620.jpg

[বাংলা]লঙ্কান দলপতি মাহেলা জয়াবর্ধনে মানছেন তাদের খারাপ সময় যাচ্ছে। তবে শেষ ম্যাচ হালকা ভাবে নিবেন না বলেই ভারতীয় সাংবাদিকদের আশ্বস্ত করলেন,‘আমরা এখানে কোন দলকে ফেভার করতে আসিনি। কালকে আরেকটি আন্তর্জাতিক ম্যাচ আছে। সব আন্তর্জাতিক ম্যাচই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। জয়ের জন্যই আমরা খেলবো।’[/বাংলা]

http://www.banglanews24.com/images/PhotoGallery/2012March/Taiger-Praktis-19032012-2520120319143810.jpg

[বাংলা]সাবেক অধিনায়ক মাশরাফি বিন মুর্তজা বলছেন কোন চাপ তাদেরকে স্পর্শই করতে পারছে না,‘আমি আগেও বলেছি আমরা এশিয়া কাপ জিততে আসিনি। ভালো খেলতে এসেছি। আমাদের লক্ষ্য প্রত্যেকটি ম্যাচে আলাদা করে ভালো খেলা। পাকিস্তানের সঙ্গে ভালো খেললেও শেষ করে আসতে পারিনি। ভারতের সাথে জিতেছি। আশা করি কালকের ম্যাচটাও আমরা একই ভাবে খেলতে পারবো। আমার মনে হয় না কোন চাপ আছে। কাউরো মধ্যে আমি কোন চাপ দেখিনি। আমরা যদি বেসিক ক্রিকেটটা খেলতে পারি তা হলে ফলাফল আসবে।’[/বাংলা]

Naimul_Hd
March 19, 2012, 08:01 AM
Source : (http://www.banglanews24.com/Cricket/detailsnews.php?nssl=ba546a19be3770215cbc2083fcd39 3a5&nttl=1903201297598)


[বাংলা]সাবেক অধিনায়ক মাশরাফি বিন মুর্তজা বলছেন কোন চাপ তাদেরকে স্পর্শই করতে পারছে না,‘আমি আগেও বলেছি আমরা এশিয়া কাপ জিততে আসিনি। ভালো খেলতে এসেছি। আমাদের লক্ষ্য প্রত্যেকটি ম্যাচে আলাদা করে ভালো খেলা। পাকিস্তানের সঙ্গে ভালো খেললেও শেষ করে আসতে পারিনি। ভারতের সাথে জিতেছি। আশা করি কালকের ম্যাচটাও আমরা একই ভাবে খেলতে পারবো। আমার মনে হয় না কোন চাপ আছে। কাউরো মধ্যে আমি কোন চাপ দেখিনি। আমরা যদি বেসিক ক্রিকেটটা খেলতে পারি তা হলে ফলাফল আসবে।’[/বাংলা]

what sort of comment is that ? Jitte asi nai, bhalo khelte aschi !? bhalo kheleo jodi match harte hoy tahole bhalo khelar maney ta ki ? Ekhon bujchi, mash er shob article 3rd person diye lekhaito mone hoy !

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 08:04 AM
I want our plays to play with confidence. lets be optimistic, how many times do we get to go to another round kicking out SL and IND? WC finalists!

This match really means a lot to us because if we do we will have a lot praise from other countries and that means MORE TOURS :D

We are to win this match because we have no excuse to losing. We need to show the world why we are a test nation, why we have taken down big teams.

Afterall, we are Bangladesh!!! :flag: :flag:

WHO IS WITH ME?? WE CAN DO IT!!

mufi_02
March 19, 2012, 09:01 AM
Who is playing as the 3rd seamer? Nazmul or Abul?

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 09:07 AM
Cmon bangla tigers!!!!! Showaya deo......

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 09:08 AM
what sort of comment is that ? Jitte asi nai, bhalo khelte aschi !? bhalo kheleo jodi match harte hoy tahole bhalo khelar maney ta ki ? Ekhon bujchi, mash er shob article 3rd person diye lekhaito mone hoy !

has again proved why people term him as SISSY

He once said that he doesnt care te manner they beat Zim, just to win the series

You need to have the attitude to beat ur opponent in every place. This kind of players should be :outbad:

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 09:14 AM
Mashrafe bhai dip;omatic hote giye beshi beshi korish na bhai......we know we can win if we have the correct mindset with us.......

Night_wolf
March 19, 2012, 09:18 AM
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[বাংলা]লঙ্কান দলপতি মাহেলা জয়াবর্ধনে মানছেন তাদের খারাপ সময় যাচ্ছে। তবে শেষ ম্যাচ হালকা ভাবে নিবেন না বলেই ভারতীয় সাংবাদিকদের আশ্বস্ত করলেন,‘আমরা এখানে কোন দলকে ফেভার করতে আসিনি। কালকে আরেকটি আন্তর্জাতিক ম্যাচ আছে। সব আন্তর্জাতিক ম্যাচই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। জয়ের জন্যই আমরা খেলবো।’[/বাংলা]



Kivabe?..recently Aus tri series er final khelse r aus ke 4 bar haraise...atota kharap somoy Bangladesh er jay na ken:hairpull:

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 09:20 AM
India Pakistan-er kase je harse tai....ar BD to ekta te harse arektate jitse tai ora bhalo obosthate ase :D

shakibrulz
March 19, 2012, 09:26 AM
Bowl first and hope the lankans don't pile on a mammoth total - which frankly doesnt look that unlikely. Shakib is woefully out of form with the ball - way too much burden on him again. All the best - regardless of the result, this has been an epic series for BD.

My team:
Tamim
Nazimuddin
Jahurul
Mahmudullah
Shakib
Mushfiqur
Nasir
Mash
Razzak
Nazmul
Sunny

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 09:38 AM
Id say we win the toss and bowl first as jawardene and sanga are experts when it comes to changing but when batting first they might not be in best situations considering the others dont perform

And if we lose the toss, hopefully we will be made to field. batting gets easier as the day progresses and also fielding under the floodlight is difficult not to mention the players get tired by the time its evening

AsifTheManRahman
March 19, 2012, 09:39 AM
what sort of comment is that ? Jitte asi nai, bhalo khelte aschi !? bhalo kheleo jodi match harte hoy tahole bhalo khelar maney ta ki ? Ekhon bujchi, mash er shob article 3rd person diye lekhaito mone hoy !
Bhai, ei holo Mash aar Shakib er moddhe parthokko. Tournament khelteso aar cup jitba na maaney?

Shakib was pretty clear about his goals at the beginning of the tournament - he wanted to win the cup. It is this attitude that gives him the ability to be a winner. Guys like Mash on the other hand are happy just to play well and for that attitude, are not and will likely never be winners.

Tarporo manush mone kore Mashrafe has the right attitude and Shakib needs lessons in that department. Asholey pura deshtai loser marka chinta bhabna korle ki aar bolar ase.

patriot
March 19, 2012, 09:51 AM
Mashrafee has that loser attitude and thats pretty evident the way he bowls those 'duck me hard' full tosses at the end overs. Never seen a more nervous bowler in the death overs .

Tiger444
March 19, 2012, 09:51 AM
I wonder, did any of you read the article by Andrew Leipus (the KKR fitness coach): "Are you fit to play cricket? (http://www.espncricinfo.com/gillettezone/content/story/557687.html)"

I think it's a very informative article and gives some insight into our players as well, especially this part:

"Another common misconception occurs when a player's fitness is correlated simply by how slim he looks. Excess body fat is dead weight and the same as putting a weight in your back pocket and going out for a run. Unfortunately there are many "skinny-fat" players out there who are a long way from being optimally fit. A cricketer might actually be carrying a high percentage of body fat, but due to his lean muscle weight being low, the player will appear slim. I found this out when I first started with the Indian team - the players were looking slim but my skinfold readings were high. This was because in the late '90s none were actually doing any strength work. Again, being overweight is not going to keep a cricketer from hitting boundaries but could slow him down in the field and will almost certainly hasten the onset of fatigue/injury over a long innings."

I think this is the case with quite a few of our players - and hence why, despite looking relatively slim, they can't play a long innings without cramping or sweating profusely. Contrast Jahurul or even Shakib after scoring 60-70 with Kohli after scoring 150+ in the same conditions. (I won't even speak about Tamim)

Well Tamim did just recover from Typhoid. So it's understandable that he's not at his fittest. Also Kohli just came off a tour against Australia whereas our boys haven't played international cricket since December. Fact is, we don't play enough international matches as Law said. That's why it's so important that we start winning matches so that teams will want to play us. I think that grueling schedules, like the 1 we had in 2010 would get our players more fit and not get tired so easily because their bodies would adjust.

amar11432
March 19, 2012, 09:52 AM
Bhai, ei holo Mash aar Shakib er moddhe parthokko. Tournament khelteso aar cup jitba na maaney?

Shakib was pretty clear about his goals at the beginning of the tournament - he wanted to win the cup. It is this attitude that gives him the ability to be a winner. Guys like Mash on the other hand are happy just to play well and for that attitude, are not and will likely never be winners.

Tarporo manush mone kore Mashrafe has the right attitude and Shakib needs lessons in that department. Asholey pura deshtai loser marka chinta bhabna korle ki aar bolar ase.

It was quite awkward and degrading to see how much he kissed pakis a$$ during the BPL. Even though he was the captain, he let 2nd rate pakis steer the team. Mash and cricketers of the previous generation have serious confidence issue. The faster we can get them to retire the better it will be for the national team.

roman
March 19, 2012, 10:00 AM
Who is playing as the 3rd seamer? Nazmul or Abul?
Nazmul in According to Banglanews

http://www.banglanews24.com/detailsnews.php?nssl=bbd71f88cf8ab8ca1924e6c61eb57 c5f&nttl=2012031908481397676

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 10:01 AM
Bhai, ei holo Mash aar Shakib er moddhe parthokko. Tournament khelteso aar cup jitba na maaney?

Shakib was pretty clear about his goals at the beginning of the tournament - he wanted to win the cup. It is this attitude that gives him the ability to be a winner. Guys like Mash on the other hand are happy just to play well and for that attitude, are not and will likely never be winners.

Tarporo manush mone kore Mashrafe has the right attitude and Shakib needs lessons in that department. Asholey pura deshtai loser marka chinta bhabna korle ki aar bolar ase.

That's the attitude that will make Mashrafe be only a good cricketer while Shakib will be a great one.

roman
March 19, 2012, 10:08 AM
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ঢাকা: প্রথমবারের মতো এশিয়া কাপে ইতিহাস গড়ার হাতছানি বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট দলের সামনে। মঙ্গলবার লিগের শেষ ম্যাচে শ্রীলঙ্কাকে হারাতে পারলেই পাকিস্তানের সঙ্গে ফাইনাল খেলবে তারা। ক্রিকেটাররা সুযোগটা কাজে লাগাতে পারবে কি না তার উত্তর জানতে চাওয়া হয়েছিলো মাশরাফি বিন মুর্তজার কাছে। সোমবার সংবাদ সম্মেলনে মাশরাফির প্রশ্নত্তোর পর্বের গুরুত্বপূর্ণ অংশ তুলে ধরা হলো:

প্রশ্ন: শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে আপনাদেরকে তো জিততেই হবে। কি মনে হচ্ছে?

মাশরাফি: আমাদের সামনে জয়ের বিকল্প নেই। ইতিবাচক দৃষ্টিতেই দেখছি। ভারতের বিপক্ষে জেতার পর মানসিকভাবে আমরা উজ্জীবিত। এখন শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে মাঠে নামার অপেক্ষায়। আশা করি ভালো কিছু হবে।

প্রশ্ন: তিন বছর আগে ত্রিদেশীয় সিরিজে এমনই এক ম্যাচে শ্রীলঙ্কাকে হারিয়ে ফাইনাল খেলেছিলেন। এবারও কি সম্ভব?

মাশরাফি: আমি এসবে বিশ্বাস করি না। শ্রীলঙ্কার সাথে খারাপ খেলে থাকি বা ভালো খেলে থাকি, কালকে ভালো খেলতে হবে। আগে কি করেছিলাম ওটা টেনে এনে লাভ নেই। মাঠে আমাদেরকে ওটা সাহায্য করবে না। আমাদের কালকে ভালো খেলতে হবে। আর যদি ভালো খেলতে পারি, পাকিস্তান বা ভারতের সঙ্গে যেটা খেলেছি, সেটা করতে পারলেই সুযোগ থাকবে।

প্রশ্ন: ফাইনাল খেলতে হলে অবশ্যই জিততে হবে। কাল কি শ্রীলঙ্কাকে হারানো সম্ভব হবে?

মাশরাফি: টুর্নামেন্ট শুরুর আগে আমি প্রেসে এসেছিলাম, বলেছিলাম আমরা ফাইনালে খেলার জন্য আসিনি। আমরা ভাল খেলতে চাই। আমরা আগেও প্রমাণ করেছি এদেরকে (ভারত, পাকিস্তান, শ্রীলঙ্কা) হারাতে পারি। আমরা যদি আমাদের প্রক্রিয়া ঠিক রাখি এবং সামার্থ্য অনুযায়ী খেলতে পারি, তাইলে ম্যাচ জিততে পারবো। শেষ দু’টো ম্যাচে ভালো খেলেছি বলে এখন আমরা ওইরকম অবস্থানে দাঁড়িয়ে। আমার মনে হয়, এখানে এসে উল্টো-পাল্টা চিন্তা করার কোন কারণ নাই। আমরা যেভাবে টুর্নামেন্ট শুরু করেছিলাম ওই ভাবেই খেলবো। ভাগ্য সহায় থাকলে অবশ্যই সুযোগ থাকবে।

প্রশ্ন: এশিয়া কাপে শ্রীলঙ্কাকেই কি সবচেয়ে দুর্বল দল মনে হচ্ছে?

মাশরাফি: হয়তো বা পাকিস্তান-ভারতের কাছে হেরেছে বলে মনে হচ্ছে। কিন্তু শ্রীলঙ্কা এই টুর্নামেন্ট নেওয়ার জন্য অন্যতম ফেভারিট ছিলো। আমাদের কাছে আসলে কেউই দুর্বল না। আমাদেরকে জিততে হলে সামর্থ্যরে চেয়েও ভালো ক্রিকেট খেলতে হবে।

প্রশ্ন: কারও কাছ থেকে বাড়তি কিছু আশা করছেন?

মাশরাফি: সবসময়ই বলে আসছি আমরা ওরকম দল না যে, এক-দু’জন ক্রিকেটার ভালো পারফর্ম করলে আমরা জিততে পারবো। ১১ জনের ভেতর অন্তত ৫-৬ জন ক্রিকেটারকে ভালো করতে হবে, যেমন আমরা ভারতের বিরুদ্ধে করেছি। কাজেই প্রতিটি ক্রিকেটারকেই ভাল খেলতে হবে। আমি আশাবাদী যে, আমাদের প্রতিটি খেলোয়াড়ের ওই সামর্থ্য রাখে।

প্রশ্ন: আপনাদের ওপর প্রত্যাশার চাপ থাকবে। এই চাপটা কিভাবে নিচ্ছেন?

মাশরাফি: আমরা যখন আসর শুরু করেছিলাম তখনও ফাইনাল খেলার চিন্তা করিনি। আমরা চেয়েছি ইতিবাচক মনোভাব দেখাতে, ভুল থেকে কিছু শিক্ষা নিতে এবং ভাল খেলার জন্য সচেষ্ট থাকতে। এখন আমরা বেশ ভাল অবস্থায় আছি। আমরা চিন্তা করছি ভাল খেলা ধরে রাখতে এবং আগামিকাল তা করে দেখাতে। সেটা করতে পারলেই হয়তো আমরা ফাইনালে যেতে পারবো।

প্রশ্ন: এশিয়া কাপের ফাইনালে ওঠার সুযোগ পেলে দেশের ক্রিকেটে কি ধরণের উপকার হবে?

মাশরাফি: ফাইনাল খেলতে পারলে অনেক বড় একটা অর্জন হবে। আমাদের খেলোয়াড়দের জন্যও অনেক ভালো হবে। সবার আত্মবিশ্বাস বেড়ে যাবে। এরপর যখন এমন বড় টুর্নামেন্ট আসবে তখন হয়তো প্রথম থেকেই আমরা চিন্তা করতে পারবো যে, আমরা ফাইনাল খেলবো। তবে আমরা এসব ভেবে চাপ নিতে চাইনা। আমরা যেভাবে খেলেছি সেভাবেই খেলতে চাই। নিজেদের উন্নতি ঘটাতে চাই। কারণ, পাকিস্তানের বিরুদ্ধে আমরা ভালো খেলেছি কিন্তু ওই ম্যাচটা ভালভাবে শেষ করতে পারিনি। সেদিকে লক্ষ্য রাখছি। তা করতে পারলে দিনশেষে হয়তো ভাল ফলাফল চলে আসবে।

প্রশ্ন: রান দেখে মনে হচ্ছে এশিয়া কাপ ব্যাটসম্যানদের টুর্নামেন্ট। এখানে বোলারদের কি করার আছে?

মাশরাফি: আমার মনে হয় এখানে বোলারদের বোলিংয়ে বৈচিত্র্যের দিকেই বেশি তাকিয়ে থাকতে হচ্ছে। কারণ, যে উইকেটে খেলা হচ্ছে অনেক বড় বড় রান হচ্ছে। আমার মনে হয় এর ভেতর যদি বোলাররা ভাল করতে পারে, সেক্ষেত্রে দলের জন্য খুব সহজ হবে জেতা। অধিকাংশ ম্যাচেই ৩০০ রানের মতো তাড়া করতে হচ্ছে। তো বোলাররা যদি ভাল করতে পারে এবং তাদেরকে ২৬০-২৭০ রানের মধ্যে রাখতে পারে ব্যাটসম্যানদের জন্য কাজটা সহজ হবে।
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Navo
March 19, 2012, 10:11 AM
Well Tamim did just recover from Typhoid. So it's understandable that he's not at his fittest. Also Kohli just came off a tour against Australia whereas our boys haven't played international cricket since December. Fact is, we don't play enough international matches as Law said. That's why it's so important that we start winning matches so that teams will want to play us. I think that grueling schedules, like the 1 we had in 2010 would get our players more fit and not get tired so easily because their bodies would adjust.

I understand that Tamim is recovering from typhoid now but fitness has been a problem for Tamim since 2010. Even when he scored fifties in 2011, he always seemed to be tired after going past that milestone (the WC match against India comes to mind).

I also understand that players may not be match-ready due to a lack of international matches but that should be no excuse for a professional athlete not to be fully fit even during off-season. And as Leipus mentions, players should not be fit as in excessively slim or bulging with muscles, but fit as in able to run quickly between the wickets during a 2-3 hour stay at the crease with only 30-40 seconds to recover between each delivery. (As Leipus indicates in his article, there are fitness regimes widely practiced by other sports team so as to condition the body to do this)

Importantly, players should have specialized fitness regimens. Mashrafe and Shafiul need to run much more than Tamim does overall but Tamim has to (ideally) run intensely in bursts. They should be trained as such - not just play football!

Nadim
March 19, 2012, 10:21 AM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399323_392426877434002_171034949573197_1561526_141 1286928_n.jpg

:floor: real photo.

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 10:25 AM
I hope Shakib, Nasir and the few others who aren't sissy also teach Mashrafe to stop being one.. and be a winner. He has enough talent to be one, doesnt matter if he is a "senior" but should still learn a lot from Shakib.

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 10:30 AM
I dont think playing good is all that matters. If you play good thats good but you have TO PLAY GOOD ENOUGH to win you matches.

Playing good wont help if you dont win matches at the end of the day. Win matches, win hearts, as simple as that

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 10:33 AM
I dont think playing good is all that matters. If you play good thats good but you have TO PLAY GOOD ENOUGH to win you matches.

Playing good wont help if you dont win matches at the end of the day. Win matches, win hearts, as simple as that

:up: we will play good is just a loser mentality.. shakib said it right our aim is to win the cup.

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 10:33 AM
I think the team is good enough now. hopefully nazimuddin will do well as I really havent seen him do well in any match. Exc. for 1 50 against Pak, his career as nothing to boast about. Neither did he do good in BPL

i got my fingers crossed for sharapova, he will get punished if he bowls poorly but the good thing is we have nazmul who can bowl good in the depth

inshallah we will play well and most importantly, win the match

Dhakablues
March 19, 2012, 11:18 AM
Many of us said it before.. This is the perfectly balanced team with experience and youth. Finally the Akram Khan team is showing that even they can be matured in selection policy.

The balance tilted when we brought back Mashrafee and Shahadat- who both showed they can bowl over 80mph with accuracy and purpose. Especially, Mashrafee, who is always cheering the team with his positive team building activities. The coach's belief that even at home ground we will play 3 pacers is unfathomable. I think it even shocked our opposition teams. None expected that to happen, especially when we were successful with 3 SLAs for many months ( albeit against ZImbabwe and New Zealand only) . The overt reliance of Imrul Kayes, Naeem Islam, Ashraful, Shubho like players are now over with even an unknown player of Abul Hossain making the 15 (Can you even imagine how Naeem Islam can fit this team's rythm?)

However, there is a danger too if a 'chun' drops from the 'paan'. All these players are now fit and performing. Middle order seems to be clicking with after Tamim with Jahirul-Mushfique-Shakib taking charge. If either 2 of them fails, we don't have enough depth down the order to recoup. Especially, with Razzaque, Mashrafee like ridiculous sloggers, we will suffer unless the duo goes back to basic defence 101 training with even Shahadat, Rubel shows better!!

Saifulsohel
March 19, 2012, 11:19 AM
Probable Bd team tomorrow: 1.Tamim 2.Nazimuddin 3.Jahurul 4.Mushfiq(c&wk) 5.Shakib 6.Riyad(vc) 7.Nasir 8.Mashrafe 9.Razzak 10.Shahadat 11.Nazmul source:banglanews24.Com

AsifTheManRahman
March 19, 2012, 11:21 AM
How fast has Mashrafe been bowling in the last couple of matches?

Dhakablues
March 19, 2012, 11:28 AM
How fast has Mashrafe been bowling in the last couple of matches?

He has been bowling around 75-77-82 mph. Shahadat was bowling faster, off course. With only a month or so after being back from injury, Mashrafee will most likely go back to 80mph if is up for it. He is also hoping for better bowling too after 4-5 matches, according to himself..

mufi_02
March 19, 2012, 11:29 AM
http://http.cdnlayer.com/prothomalo1998/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2012/03/19/2012-03-19-15-52-26-4f67563a1d78d-pm---sachin.jpg

[বাংলা]প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার সঙ্গে সৌজন্য সাক্ষাত্ করেছেন ভারতের তারকা ব্যাটসম্যান শচীন টেন্ডুলকার।
আজ সোমবার সন্ধ্যায় গণভবনে প্রধানমন্ত্রীর সঙ্গে তিনি এই সাক্ষাৎ করেন।
ক্রিকেট-অনুরাগী প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার আতিথেয়তায় মুগ্ধ হন শচীন। আর শততম সেঞ্চুরি করায় শচীনকে অভিনন্দন জানান প্রধানমন্ত্রী।
এ সময় শেখ রেহানা, সজীব ওয়াজেদ, সায়মা আক্তার, শেখ রেহানার ছেলে ববি ও তাঁর স্ত্রী উপস্থিত ছিলেন।[/বাংলা]

HereWeGo
March 19, 2012, 11:36 AM
He has been bowling around 75-77-82 mph. Shahadat was bowling faster, off course. With only a month or so after being back from injury, Mashrafee will most likely go back to 80mph if is up for it. He is also hoping for better bowling too after 4-5 matches, according to himself..

He is barely faster than Khaled Mahmud Sujan, may be a little more pacier than Russel.

his one delivery was recorded 140 against india, but the rest of the time it barely touched 130... so i am sure that was equipment error...

Dhakablues
March 19, 2012, 12:00 PM
He is barely faster than Khaled Mahmud Sujan, may be a little more pacier than Russel.

his one delivery was recorded 140 against india, but the rest of the time it barely touched 130... so i am sure that was equipment error...


As tempting as it is, I am not going to fall for the trap of discussing Shujon vs. Mashrafee because they both are heroes on their own might and their bowling abilities speak for themselves. I would rather post the career summary of Shujon vs. Umar Gul vs. Mashrafee

<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Mashrafee : Career averages</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left noWrap></TH><TH class=left title="playing span" noWrap>Span</TH><TH title="matches played" noWrap>Mat</TH><TH title="innings bowled in" noWrap>Inns</TH><TH title="overs bowled" noWrap>Overs</TH><TH title="maidens earned" noWrap>Mdns</TH><TH title="runs conceded" noWrap>Runs</TH><TH title="wickets taken" noWrap>Wkts</TH><TH title="best bowling in an innings" noWrap>BBI</TH><TH title="bowling average" noWrap>Ave</TH><TH title="economy rate" noWrap>Econ</TH><TH title="bowling strike rate" noWrap>SR</TH><TH title="four wkts exactly in an inns" noWrap>4</TH><TH title="five wickets in an inns" noWrap>5</TH><TH></TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=data1><TD class=left>overall</TD><TD class=left noWrap>2001-2012</TD><TD>122</TD><TD>122</TD><TD>1017.4</TD><TD>88</TD><TD>4759</TD><TD>154</TD><TD>6/26</TD><TD>30.90</TD><TD>4.67</TD><TD>39.6</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>1</TD><TD style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Umar Gul Career averages</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left noWrap></TH><TH class=left title="playing span" noWrap>Span</TH><TH title="matches played" noWrap>Mat</TH><TH title="innings bowled in" noWrap>Inns</TH><TH title="overs bowled" noWrap>Overs</TH><TH title="maidens earned" noWrap>Mdns</TH><TH title="runs conceded" noWrap>Runs</TH><TH title="wickets taken" noWrap>Wkts</TH><TH title="best bowling in an innings" noWrap>BBI</TH><TH title="bowling average" noWrap>Ave</TH><TH title="economy rate" noWrap>Econ</TH><TH title="bowling strike rate" noWrap>SR</TH><TH title="four wkts exactly in an inns" noWrap>4</TH><TH title="five wickets in an inns" noWrap>5</TH><TH></TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=data1><TD class=left>overall</TD><TD class=left noWrap>2003-2012</TD><TD>105</TD><TD>104</TD><TD>817.1</TD><TD>57</TD><TD>4151</TD><TD>152</TD><TD>6/42</TD><TD>27.30</TD><TD>5.07</TD><TD>32.2</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>2</TD><TD style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap">Profile (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/43524.html)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


<TABLE class=engineTable><CAPTION>Khaled Mahmud Career averages</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left noWrap></TH><TH class=left title="playing span" noWrap>Span</TH><TH title="matches played" noWrap>Mat</TH><TH title="innings bowled in" noWrap>Inns</TH><TH title="overs bowled" noWrap>Overs</TH><TH title="maidens earned" noWrap>Mdns</TH><TH title="runs conceded" noWrap>Runs</TH><TH title="wickets taken" noWrap>Wkts</TH><TH title="best bowling in an innings" noWrap>BBI</TH><TH title="bowling average" noWrap>Ave</TH><TH title="economy rate" noWrap>Econ</TH><TH title="bowling strike rate" noWrap>SR</TH><TH title="four wkts exactly in an inns" noWrap>4</TH><TH title="five wickets in an inns" noWrap>5</TH><TH></TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=data1><TD class=left>overall</TD><TD class=left noWrap>1998-2006</TD><TD>77</TD><TD>75</TD><TD>564.1</TD><TD>30</TD><TD>2865</TD><TD>67</TD><TD>4/19</TD><TD>42.76</TD><TD>5.07</TD><TD>50.5</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap">Profile (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/55952.html)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

zsayeed
March 19, 2012, 12:01 PM
http://www.eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_03_19/content_zoom/2012_03_19_22_5_b.jpg
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zsayeed
March 19, 2012, 12:02 PM
http://www.eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_03_19/content_zoom/2012_03_19_23_5_b.jpg
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oronnya
March 19, 2012, 12:04 PM
I hope Shakib, Nasir and the few others who aren't sissy also teach Mashrafe to stop being one.. and be a winner. He has enough talent to be one, doesnt matter if he is a "senior" but should still learn a lot from Shakib.

That's such a harsh comment.. How does it matter what they say if they can't back it up with performance.. On the other hand they can say whatever they want and just perform their best in the field... I think they say all these stuffs so that people doesn't start to expect too much.. they know their limitations.. Yeah Shakib is tough but even he made such comments at times to lower the expectations.. To be honest I don't care what they say.. all I care is their performance on field.. Let's hope for the best..

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 12:08 PM
like the positive attitude of Jahurul and Law. Many might call that them OVERCONFIDENT but they are not. They are saying that they look good for a win

Inshallah we will do it

La Ilaha illallahu-muhammadur-rasulullah!!!

NoName
March 19, 2012, 12:21 PM
When was the last time we had a series against SL, or even played a match against them? Last I remember was 09 or '10. Anyways this is best shot we have against SL, their bowling line-up is severely weak, only gotta worry about Sanga, Mahel and Dilshan (tho Dilshan is 50/50 nowadays).

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 12:28 PM
That's such a harsh comment.. How does it matter what they say if they can't back it up with performance.. On the other hand they can say whatever they want and just perform their best in the field... I think they say all these stuffs so that people doesn't start to expect too much.. they know their limitations.. Yeah Shakib is tough but even he made such comments at times to lower the expectations.. To be honest I don't care what they say.. all I care is their performance on field.. Let's hope for the best..

I don't mind them not saying anything in public at all but saying that just good performance is enough means you already have an excuse if you lose.. I don't care when Shakib says we aim to win the cup and yet they lose because his mindset is to win and tells your opponent you are confident and won't be pushovers. Just acting confident will do some of these boys a world of good, fake it till you make it.

Kinslayer
March 19, 2012, 12:34 PM
Almost everyone in the Sri Lankan forum want their team to lose just to see BD in the finals :D

Saifulsohel
March 19, 2012, 12:42 PM
A fanpage in fb quoted that Sanga,Dilshan,Malinga might not play tomorrow. Is it true?

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 12:44 PM
omfgomfgomfg....11 hours left...cant wait!!!cmon time ,u slow piece of crap

AsifTheManRahman
March 19, 2012, 12:46 PM
58 a/o again? Knowing our players, highly likely.

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 12:54 PM
58 a/o again? Knowing our players, highly likely.

I detest your pessimism

AMD128
March 19, 2012, 12:55 PM
Almost everyone in the Sri Lankan forum want their team to lose just to see BD in the finals :D

Seriously?

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 12:55 PM
A fanpage in fb quoted that Sanga,Dilshan,Malinga might not play tomorrow. Is it true?

I heard the same

They said that these guyz are unlikely to play because of tiredness and injury related issues
If that happens then it is good for us because now SL are left with only jayawardene, chandimal and tharanga to handle whilst no World class bowler

Saifulsohel
March 19, 2012, 12:58 PM
I heard the same

They said that these guyz are unlikely to play because of tiredness and injury related issues
If that happens then it is good for us because now SL are left with only jayawardene, chandimal and tharanga to handle whilst no World class bowler

u found it where,bro?

Dhakablues
March 19, 2012, 01:03 PM
A fanpage in fb quoted that Sanga,Dilshan,Malinga might not play tomorrow. Is it true?

That will be like the new Cable vs. DirectTV commercial.

1. That will not happen
2. If that happens, Bangladesh will win
3. If Bangladesh wins, Bangladesh will beat Pakistan with the built momentum
4. If Bangladesh wins Asia Cup, Indian team will be attacked when they return home
5. If Indian team is attacked, there will be riot in parts of India, people will die
6. When the riot happens and people are dead, Indian Prime Minister will resign
7. When Indian PM resigns, India and SAARC is in trouble.. incumbant PMs will lose support and World economy will be in chaos
8. When the world is in chaos, the demons take over
9. Whe the demons take over, you will also be eaten by a zombie

10. Don't be eaten by a bearded Zombie, let Dilshan, Malinga, Sanga play...:)

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 01:08 PM
ok dhakablues...those r vey gud points.

ma_o_mati
March 19, 2012, 01:15 PM
That will be like the new Cable vs. DirectTV commercial.

1. That will not happen
2. If that happens, Bangladesh will win
3. If Bangladesh wins, Bangladesh will beat Pakistan with the built momentum
4. If Bangladesh wins Asia Cup, Indian team will be attacked when they return home
5. If Indian team is attacked, there will be riot in parts of India, people will die
6. When the riot happens and people are dead, Indian Prime Minister will resign
7. When Indian PM resigns, India and SAARC is in trouble.. incumbant PMs will lose support and World economy will be in chaos
8. When the world is in chaos, the demons take over
9. Whe the demons take over, you will also be eaten by a zombie

10. Don't be eaten by a bearded Zombie, let Dilshan, Malinga, Sanga play...:)

what a weird/wired analogy...dude are you serious? this is only a cricket game...How can you say if Indian PM will resign( are indian fans that much senseless?) and the world will be in chaos?...this is Asia cup not world cup...Today or tomorrow we gonna have to win somewhere...stop worrying too much about zombies...

PS:Advanced Sarcasm 311

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 01:16 PM
58 a/o again? Knowing our players, highly likely.

Yea I agree, there is a very good chance we will get Sri lanka all out for 58.

Faisal
March 19, 2012, 01:19 PM
Hitler Calls Mustafa Kamal (BCB) President for Today's Match against Srilanka, LOL

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rIuKdOhuF8c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

kalpurush
March 19, 2012, 01:21 PM
That will be like the new Cable vs. DirectTV commercial.

1. That will not happen
2. If that happens, Bangladesh will win
3. If Bangladesh wins, Bangladesh will beat Pakistan with the built momentum
4. If Bangladesh wins Asia Cup, Indian team will be attacked when they return home
5. If Indian team is attacked, there will be riot in parts of India, people will die
6. When the riot happens and people are dead, Indian Prime Minister will resign
7. When Indian PM resigns, India and SAARC is in trouble.. incumbant PMs will lose support and World economy will be in chaos
8. When the world is in chaos, the demons take over
9. Whe the demons take over, you will also be eaten by a zombie

10. Don't be eaten by a bearded Zombie, let Dilshan, Malinga, Sanga play...:)
:floor:Ha! Ha!! You made my day!!!

Dilshan and Sanga will play, Malinga might not. Anyway, it's upto our players how they keep their cool and feet on the ground.

Kinslayer
March 19, 2012, 01:24 PM
Seriously?

hahaah yeah you can go to SLfans and have all the fun :P

roman
March 19, 2012, 01:25 PM
The only real threat for us is Malinga. His yorkers are lethal..I'll be happy if he doesnt play.

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 01:26 PM
Hitler Calls Mustafa Kamal (BCB) President for Today's Match against Srilanka, LOL

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rIuKdOhuF8c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

ahhahahahahahahahah nice one bro

kalpurush
March 19, 2012, 01:27 PM
Almost everyone in the Sri Lankan forum want their team to lose just to see BD in the finals :D

Seriously?
Posted by logicricket on (March 19 2012, 17:32 PM GMT)
The very recent form tells that Bangladesh will win this match and will be in the finals..

Posted by http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/connect_fb_icon.png <?xml:namespace prefix = fb ns = "http://developers.facebook.com/schema/" /><fb:name uid="1248043304" useyou="false">Samira Palipana (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248043304)</fb:name> on (March 19 2012, 17:25 PM GMT)
Common Bangladesh!!! All Sri Lankans are with you.

Source: CI

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 01:29 PM
Hitler Calls Mustafa Kamal (BCB) President for Today's Match against Srilanka, LOL

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rIuKdOhuF8c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This is even funnier!!!

LMAO

:floor:

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 01:30 PM
u found it where,bro?

on a facebook page but I think its bhuaa news

But i believe malinga will not play

Navo
March 19, 2012, 01:32 PM
Here's the Preview (http://www.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2012/content/current/story/557935.html) for tomorrow's match.

Let's go win this match boys!!

Kinslayer
March 19, 2012, 01:39 PM
Posted by logicricket on (March 19 2012, 17:32 PM GMT)
The very recent form tells that Bangladesh will win this match and will be in the finals..

Posted by http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/connect_fb_icon.png <?xml:namespace prefix = fb ns = "http://developers.facebook.com/schema/" /><fb:name uid="1248043304" useyou="false">Samira Palipana (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248043304)</fb:name> on (March 19 2012, 17:25 PM GMT)
Common Bangladesh!!! All Sri Lankans are with you.

Source: CI

hahahahahha spot on :P

al Furqaan
March 19, 2012, 01:41 PM
bismillah.

zsayeed
March 19, 2012, 01:57 PM
Top Billing
Three of the top news related to BD and this match at very TOP.
(I guess ESPN had not much else to report on a quiet cricket day)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/topbill.jpg

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 02:05 PM
the more we win against top side the more the exposure. Thats what good cricket can do, special thx to loitta and gong for arranging BPL!!

Inshallah we will win this :flag:

Shock
March 19, 2012, 02:12 PM
Do or die match! Bachenge or Morenge! Insh Allah we will win.

shuziburo
March 19, 2012, 02:12 PM
58 a/o again? Knowing our players, highly likely.

I think it is highly unlikely that we can get SL for 58! We can try for 158, though...

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 02:13 PM
BTW, I really think winning the toss will give us a lot of confidence as teams look more comfortable chasing. The pitch might be good for batting but seems to improve as the day progresses

Plus its difficult to field at night, not to mention that our players who have had a fair bit of batting will get tired.

But the reason why we shud bat later is because we need to know the target and ensure that we get it rather than chasing a ghost total

Rifat
March 19, 2012, 02:15 PM
Even if Bangladesh Does end up winning, IF we are behind NRR, we will not make the final.


May Allah help us, Sri Lanka is not a joke team...They are always a strong team to beat.

shuziburo
March 19, 2012, 02:15 PM
That will be like the new Cable vs. DirectTV commercial.

1. That will not happen
2. If that happens, Bangladesh will win
3. If Bangladesh wins, Bangladesh will beat Pakistan with the built momentum
4. If Bangladesh wins Asia Cup, Indian team will be attacked when they return home
5. If Indian team is attacked, there will be riot in parts of India, people will die
6. When the riot happens and people are dead, Indian Prime Minister will resign
7. When Indian PM resigns, India and SAARC is in trouble.. incumbant PMs will lose support and World economy will be in chaos
8. When the world is in chaos, the demons take over
9. Whe the demons take over, you will also be eaten by a zombie

10. Don't be eaten by a bearded Zombie, let Dilshan, Malinga, Sanga play...:)

Good one.

:floor:

playmaker
March 19, 2012, 02:19 PM
Even if Bangladesh Does end up winning, IF we are behind NRR, we will not make the final.


May Allah help us, Sri Lanka is not a joke team...They are always a strong team to beat.

when teams are tied on same point the H-H matches are considered..if the H-H matches are same then NRR comes in to play

so if we win against SL then we qualify as simple as that:onethephone:

Kinslayer
March 19, 2012, 02:20 PM
Even if Bangladesh Does end up winning, IF we are behind NRR, we will not make the final.


May Allah help us, Sri Lanka is not a joke team...They are always a strong team to beat.

na bhai NRR isnt a factor

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 02:26 PM
ooooo rifat vai voi lagai dichilo...

Nadim
March 19, 2012, 02:45 PM
Mind your language Mr Raza

By Farhad Tito

Being a commentator does it mean you can say whatever comes to your mouth? If not so then how can you…Rameez Raza, attempt to insult the Bangladesh cricket team again and again! Two days earlier before the start of the match between Bangladesh and India how easily you told the Bangladesh captain ‘you have already played your best match (against Pakistan)’. In that very match against India when the Bangladeshi batsmen were slowly carving their path towards victory, being on the Bangladeshi soil, you criticised the home by saying, ‘If Bangladesh win it’s going to be a miracle!’
Non-sense! Mister Raza…it could have been acceptable if you had used the word ‘upset’ instead of ‘miracle’. Because we know the record of our team! But a team that had defeated this India at least twice before, why would it be a miracle if they win again?
Mister Raza’s another favourite word is ‘minnows’. In the last few years wherever Bangladesh played and whenever he was commentating he used the word minnows without thinking if it was needed or not. You have a Master’s degree, you have played cricket under a highly-educated captain like Imran Khan and now you travel around the world with the microphone in your hand. Is it hard to learn how a gentleman person makes his comments? Let me remind you that the civilised people of this world do not use the word ‘bad’ while critising or commenting on someone, they rather say ‘not so good’ or ‘not very nice’ and to show respect to an under-developed country they refer to it as ‘developing country’. After eating at a restaurant if someone gets an upset stomach, a civilised human being instead of blaming the quality of food of that restaurant says, ‘My stomach did not agree with the food.’
Mister Raza, you might have all the qualities to be a commentator, otherwise the world of cricket wouldn’t have the chance to see and listen to you. But it’s good to remember – the first identity of a commentator is to be civilised person, and a civilised human being’s intention can never be to disrespect a country or nation!
Farhad Tito, a former Bangladeshi sports journalist, is currently living in Canada. The article first appeared in the Bengali daily Kaler Kantho on Monday.
http://newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2012-03-20&nid=4532


Very well written :clap:

Zeeshan
March 19, 2012, 02:59 PM
^Storm in a teacup. Grow a thickskin ffs.

Kinslayer
March 19, 2012, 03:15 PM
12 hrs to go !

mufi_02
March 19, 2012, 03:37 PM
[বাংলা]সহে না যাতনা খেলার আশায় বসিয়া
মানেনা কিছুতেই মন আমার যায় যে কাদিয়া
পুরি আমি আগুনে ঊঊঊ

দিন যাই না কেন খেলার আশা করিয়া.[/বাংলা]

Faisal
March 19, 2012, 04:39 PM
Come on! just win this!

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 04:47 PM
Top Billing
Three of the top news related to BD and this match at very TOP.
(I guess ESPN had not much else to report on a quiet cricket day)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/topbill.jpg

I have never seen a BD player's WU/non-match related pictures on the front page. Then again, there isn't anything going on...

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 04:51 PM
Mind your language Mr Raza

By Farhad Tito


http://newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2012-03-20&nid=4532


Very well written :clap:
uhhh! He used the word "miracle" not "upset" uuhh!

No Nadim, it's not very well written. The dude needs to stop being a ugly lil sensitive girl. Fair and lovely won't fix your insecurity.

Crisis
March 19, 2012, 05:10 PM
Cricinfo is saying Shafiul wont be playing. They have drafted in some Abul Hasan???

Why don't they take NAZMUL ?

RazabQ
March 19, 2012, 05:39 PM
Nazmul is already IN the squad. Abul Hossain is just now a member of the 15-player squad.

SS
March 19, 2012, 05:55 PM
We always play bad with SL...if we want to do good and change that...something extraordinary needs to happen today

cricket_king
March 19, 2012, 06:17 PM
uhhh! He used the word "miracle" not "upset" uuhh!

No Nadim, it's not very well written. The dude needs to stop being a ugly lil sensitive girl. Fair and lovely won't fix your insecurity.

Your horribly generalised perception of women makes me cringe.

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 06:27 PM
Your horribly generalised perception of women makes me cringe.

huh? Where in my post do you see "generalized perception of women." Or even the word "woman?"

I was simply calling that "writer" a whiny lil girl. Calm down geesh!

Zeeshan
March 19, 2012, 06:39 PM
and now for today's in before the lock moment...

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 07:03 PM
im bored.....dont know wat to do....cmon time

TIKBoss
March 19, 2012, 07:08 PM
^Storm in a teacup. Grow a thickskin ffs.

:up: agree, there was no reason to write a whole article about something a commentator said

nycpro96
March 19, 2012, 07:24 PM
Is Shahadat going to be in the playing XI?

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 07:29 PM
Here's the article, which I got from Isam bhai's fb account:

Mind your language Mr Raza

By Farhad Tito

Being a commentator does it mean you can say whatever comes to your mouth? If not so then how can you…Rameez Raza, attempt to insult the Bangladesh cricket team again and again! Two days earlier before the start of the match between Bangladesh and India how easily you told the Bangladesh captain ‘you have already played your best match (against Pakistan)’. In that very match against India when the Bangladeshi batsmen were slowly carving their path towards victory, being on the Bangladeshi soil, you criticised the home by saying, ‘If Bangladesh win it’s going to be a miracle!’
Non-sense! Mister Raza…it could have been acceptable if you had used the word ‘upset’ instead of ‘miracle’. Because we know the record of our team! But a team that had defeated this India at least twice before, why would it be a miracle if they win again?
Mister Raza’s another favourite word is ‘minnows’. In the last few years wherever Bangladesh played and whenever he was commentating he used the word minnows without thinking if it was needed or not. You have a Master’s degree, you have played cricket under a highly-educated captain like Imran Khan and now you travel around the world with the microphone in your hand. Is it hard to learn how a gentleman person makes his comments? Let me remind you that the civilised people of this world do not use the word ‘bad’ while critising or commenting on someone, they rather say ‘not so good’ or ‘not very nice’ and to show respect to an under-developed country they refer to it as ‘developing country’. After eating at a restaurant if someone gets an upset stomach, a civilised human being instead of blaming the quality of food of that restaurant says, ‘My stomach did not agree with the food.’
Mister Raza, you might have all the qualities to be a commentator, otherwise the world of cricket wouldn’t have the chance to see and listen to you. But it’s good to remember – the first identity of a commentator is to be civilised person, and a civilised human being’s intention can never be to disrespect a country or nation!

Farhad Tito, a former Bangladeshi sports journalist, is currently living in Canada. The article first appeared in the Bengali daily Kaler Kantho on Monday.

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 07:33 PM
Is Shahadat going to be in the playing XI?

im afraid so

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 07:44 PM
Do people ever read any of the previous pages?? That's why I hate posting on big threads, specially in the middle of the page. Feels like Im talking to the wall. I either post at the end or beginning.

Here's the article, which I got from Isam bhai's fb account:

shuziburo
March 19, 2012, 07:55 PM
Mashrafee has that loser attitude and thats pretty evident the way he bowls those 'duck me hard' full tosses at the end overs. Never seen a more nervous bowler in the death overs .

Historically, Mash has been one of our best "death" bowlers. Unfortunately, he did not get much ODI practice after recovering from his latest injury. I thought that his being in the XI is a bit premature. But, he will not yield 81 in his 10 overs. That is strictly Shahadat specialty!

shuziburo
March 19, 2012, 07:56 PM
Is Shahadat going to be in the playing XI?

I hope not. But, he probably will. Otherwise, who will yield 81 in his 10 overs!

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 07:56 PM
im still worried about the fact that our bowlers cant bowl yorkers.

shuziburo
March 19, 2012, 07:57 PM
Do people ever read any of the previous pages?? That's why I hate posting on big threads, specially in the middle of the page. Feels like Im talking to the wall. I either post at the end or beginning.

Posting in the beginning, I understand. But, how can you ensure posting in the end?

al Furqaan
March 19, 2012, 07:58 PM
Historically, Mash has been one of our best "death" bowlers. Unfortunately, he did not get much ODI practice after recovering from his latest injury. I thought that his being in the XI is a bit premature. But, he will not yield 81 in his 10 overs. That is strictly Shahadat specialty!

He's one of our worst death bowlers and we're pretty bad overall. He conceded 18 runs to Taylor in the final over, including a 6 off the last ball in that shameful loss to ZIM. The same year, he had figures of 6-2-9-2 in his first spell against Sri Lanka at home, only to finish the match with figures of 2 for 60+.

Our best death bowlers are either of Nazmul or Rubel.

Fazal
March 19, 2012, 08:01 PM
Historically, Mash has been one of our best "death" bowlers. Unfortunately, he did not get much ODI practice after recovering from his latest injury. I thought that his being in the XI is a bit premature. But, he will not yield 81 in his 10 overs. That is strictly Shahadat specialty!

I don't know...I thought Mashrafee was not a good "death" bowler based on past. The other parts I agree with you. Also based on what I have seen, he looked like a smart, articulate and a decent man. Even when he is not at his best, he is one of the few who could still maximize his strength and hide his weakness.

I agree with you, not playing for a while had an effect on that particular game (against Pakistan)

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 08:01 PM
It's good that Nazmul's in.....dekha jak SRK ki alamot kore ajke....

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 08:02 PM
Posting in the beginning, I understand. But, how can you ensure posting in the end?

(Generally I'd not be posting this at this part of the thread; right in the damn middle. But to ans. every page = 40 posts. Be 38th-45th. easy.

Great! Now no one's gonna post... )

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 08:04 PM
To be honest...i dont have a good feeling about this match, but Inshaallah our team will do somethign good

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 08:08 PM
Hope we get to see "Team Bangladesh" today....not just one man show from Shakib/Tamim/Mushfiq

banindfan
March 19, 2012, 08:12 PM
<table class="engineTable" style="margin:0px;"><tbody><tr class="data2"><td class="left">LETS PROVE THE CRITICS WRONG..AND LOOK FOR THAT ELUSIVE 3RD ODI WIN AGAINST SRILANKA IN ODIS..WHAT A PROUD MOMENT IT WILL BE..

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</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="data1"> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">Bangladesh (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/team/25.html)</td> <td class="left" nowrap="nowrap">1986-2010</td> <td>29</td> <td>2</td> <td>27</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0.07</td> <td>19.92</td> <td>3.97</td> <td>265</td> <td>76</td> <td class="padDD">http://i.imgci.com/espncricinfo/guruInvestigate.gif</td></tr></tbody></table>

TigerEz
March 19, 2012, 08:29 PM
if theres anything i want to tell the boys then its that:

1) RELAX! dont repeat what u did against south africa last year.

2) U guys have worked hard and come this far, now go that extra mile and DONT throw the oppurtunity away.

3)If u start the game dominating it then end it by dominating.

4)Play as a team and a Unit, also dont jsut count on Shakib .

5) And lastly PLAY LIKE REAL TIGERS WOULD!

zinatf
March 19, 2012, 08:33 PM
hmmm....I hope that they do NOT repeat what they did with South Africa. God forbid :(

Jadukor
March 19, 2012, 08:33 PM
Time for the free riders to perform. Yes i am looking at you nazimuddin and mahmudullah

Ajfar
March 19, 2012, 08:49 PM
Time for the free riders to perform. Yes i am looking at you nazimuddin and mahmudullah

Put SRK in that list as well if he plays. Rubel team e thakle SRK bhai er paniwala'r kaj korte hoito

PaperTiger
March 19, 2012, 08:59 PM
To be honest...i dont have a good feeling about this match, but Inshaallah our team will do somethign good

not very uncommon feeling.

"Dude only time you put L and BD in one sentence is to spell out El Bangladeshio...." - Zeeshan

GhuneDhora
March 19, 2012, 09:22 PM
I don't think we should bring much change to the winning XI. Just the bowlers. Nazmul for Shafiul & Abul/Sunny for Shahadat.

Other than that, I'm hearing that it's a spinner's pitch out there today. What's your say?

banindfan
March 19, 2012, 09:24 PM
To be very realistic and neutral in opinion..todays match is going to be a very close contest but srilanka will win!!!

GhuneDhora
March 19, 2012, 09:24 PM
if theres anything i want to tell the boys then its that:

1) RELAX! dont repeat what u did against south africa last year.

2) U guys have worked hard and come this far, now go that extra mile and DONT throw the oppurtunity away.

3)If u start the game dominating it then end it by dominating.

4)Play as a team and a Unit, also dont jsut count on Shakib .

5) And lastly PLAY LIKE REAL TIGERS WOULD!

Not expecting 1). It will be a disaster.

GhuneDhora
March 19, 2012, 09:25 PM
To be very realistic and neutral in opinion..todays match is going to be a very close contest but srilanka will win!!!

I hope you are wrong.

oronnya
March 19, 2012, 09:43 PM
Not expecting 1). It will be a disaster.

Exactly... As usual BD will crumble under pressure.. Tamim, Nasir, Shak had 2 consecutive good matches soo not expecting them to pull off the same heroics today.. Jahurul, Mushy- these 2 had one good match already may be we can expect another one ...Nazim, and Riyad needs to fire really.. But to be honest I don't want to put my expectations high and see another 58/78 .. Today will be the acid test that whether our team has really matured and became more professional or they are only capable of creating those occasional upsets .. Let's see.. Allah bhorosha..

irampool
March 19, 2012, 09:44 PM
Toss will be really crucial, I'll be close to having a heart attack when Mushy spins the coin in the air!

banindfan
March 19, 2012, 10:05 PM
Source : PTI
Link : http://cricketnext.in.com/news/lanka-loss-would-make-india-win-futile-law/64558-13.html


Mirpur: Coach Stuart Law told the Bangladesh side that their win against India would come to nothing should the team go down to Sri Lanka in the last league match of the Asia Cup on Tuesday.
The hosts have a chance to reach the Asia Cup final for the first time if they beat Sri Lanka.
http://static.cricketnext.in.com/pix/sitepix/03_2012/bangla_team_ap_630.jpg
AP Photo
If Bangladesh win, they will be tied on eight points with India but will go through to the final since they had beaten India in the league stage.
Law said he wants his boys to continue with the momentum and get the better of Sri Lanka.
"It's very important for us as a group after all the hard work we have put in for this tournament. We didn't have a great preparation time but it has been intense. To win against India, the current world champions, is a feather in our cap.
However, we've still got a very important game and if we don't win that game [against Sri Lanka], the win the other night won't matter," Law said.
"I'm just trying to tell the boys, 'Yesterday was fantastic but it means nothing; we've got to win the game against Sri Lanka and get to the final'. After the Asia Cup, we can celebrate and look back at the fond memories," Law said.
Law, who was part of Sri Lanka's support staff when they lost to India in the World Cup final last year, said he cherished the moment of beating India on Friday.
"Last year I was there with Sri Lanka and we got beaten, so to be part of the team that beats the world champions, reverse the dose the other night and have our fans go berserk and seeing the people line the roads. We didn't get home till midnight. It was something that I wanted to take in," he said.
Law emphasised on the virtue of talking to great players if one wants to improve but rued that his players do not get much opportunity to play international cricket

Zunaid
March 19, 2012, 10:06 PM
BanIndFan - Please put in the source. It is bad form to include external items and NOT include the source.

banindfan
March 19, 2012, 10:09 PM
BanIndFan - Please put in the source. It is bad form to include external items and NOT include the source.


Sure mate..Taken care off!!:flag:

Zunaid
March 19, 2012, 10:11 PM
Thanks but looks like PTI stole Isam's DS interview and paraphrased it without any acknowledgement.

Jadukor
March 19, 2012, 10:21 PM
We need to play out malinga. It doesn't matter if he goes for 25 runs in his spell as long as we keep his yorkers out.

Rifat
March 19, 2012, 10:23 PM
Allah help us!

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
(38th-45th)

I've been heard.

Antora
March 19, 2012, 10:30 PM
Today on the train (on my way here to uni) I over heard these sri Lankan boys saying how they'd prefer Bangladesh to win, just so India doesn't make it into the finals ( I love how mutual hatred for the Indian team bring people together ;))!! My friends even text me saying that too :P
I really hope Bangladesh doesn't choke under pressure.
I can't wait to get home and watch the cricket all night and hopefully after only 2/3 hours of sleep ( I'll need to heavily rely on makeup to remove baggs -_- under my eyes :() I can say it was worth it when I'm falling asleep in Uni and missing vital information :P

GhuneDhora
March 19, 2012, 10:40 PM
Today on the train (on my way here to uni) I over heard these sri Lankan boys saying how they'd prefer Bangladesh to win, just so India doesn't make it into the finals ( I love how mutual hatred for the Indian team bring people together ;))!! My friends even text me saying that too :P
I really hope Bangladesh doesn't choke under pressure.
I can't wait to get home and watch the cricket all night and hopefully after only 2/3 hours of sleep ( I'll need to heavily rely on makeup to remove baggs -_- under my eyes :() I can say it was worth it when I'm falling asleep in Uni and missing vital information :P

I am hearing that Malinga, Dilshan & Sangakara will be rested. :notworthy:

Dilscoop
March 19, 2012, 10:48 PM
I'd rather play and win vs a proper Sri Lanka team and send India home than, or not make the final at all. At least that way India won't have complains

Antora
March 19, 2012, 10:53 PM
I agree with you here. I rather Bd win against a full stength team.I'd rather play and win vs a proper Sri Lanka team and send India home than, or not make the final at all. At least that way India won't have complain

GhuneDhora
March 19, 2012, 10:56 PM
I'd rather play and win vs a proper Sri Lanka team and send India home than, or not make the final at all. At least that way India won't have complains

Yes, that will keep the Indians' mouth shut about winning against weak opponents. Agree. :smh:

Zunaid
March 19, 2012, 10:58 PM
Yes, that will keep the Indians' mouth shut about winning against weak opponents. Agree. :smh:

Well, we did win against weak opponents last match.

GhuneDhora
March 19, 2012, 11:00 PM
Well, we did win against weak opponents last match.

Dangggg dry!

:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Tiger444
March 19, 2012, 11:01 PM
Jayawardena said that Malinga will play today and they'll put their best team in for the game. So that means Dilshan and Sanga are playing.
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PoorFan
March 19, 2012, 11:11 PM
For once BD should show consistency winning big matches against top team, and there should be no better time than this.