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Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 03:27 AM
Thursday, 16 August 2012

Media Release

Bangladesh Squad for ICC WT20 Sri Lanka

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announces the following squad for the ICC WT20 Sri Lanka 2012. Please note that before the ICC WT20 event, the same team would participate as the BCB XI in an invitational Twenty20 tournament in Trinidad commemorating Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th anniversary of independence :


Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain)
Mahmud Ullah (Vice Captain)
Tamim Iqbal
Zunaed Siddique
Jahurul Islam
Mohammad Ashraful
Shakib Al Hasan
Nasir Hossain
Abdur Razzak
Mohammad Elias
Masrafe Bin Mortaza
Farhad Reza
Shafiul Islam
Ziaur Rahman
Abul Hasan

Banglaguy
August 16, 2012, 03:31 AM
Why is Nazmul not in the squad :-|

Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 03:32 AM
Why is Nazmul not in the squad :-|

Because Ashraful is.

More seriously, may be he is not a T20 material?

Naimul_Hd
August 16, 2012, 03:36 AM
^^^ seriously, nazmul is NOT a T20 material BUT Shafiul is ? IDK, what were they (selectors) thinking :facepalm:

And Abul ahead of Nazmul !!??? OMG !!!

Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 03:38 AM
^^^ seriously, nazmul is NOT a T20 material BUT Shafiul is ? IDK, what were they (selectors) thinking :facepalm:

Well I don't know but I think the idea is Shafiul is wicket taking player than an economical Nazmul.

Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 03:39 AM
Wait, I just read my own post. FEZA????? What on God's name is Feza doing there?

Naimul_Hd
August 16, 2012, 03:42 AM
Well I don't know but I think the idea is Shafiul is wicket taking player than an economical Nazmul.

Lol....actually batsmen get tired facing his wayward bowling and give away wickets ! :lol:

Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 03:43 AM
Lol....actually batsmen get tired facing his wayward bowling and give away wickets ! :lol:

LOL don't pick on me, i am just a messenger, write a Twitter to Akram Chachu

Gowza
August 16, 2012, 03:51 AM
biggest surprises are that nazmul is missing and that reza is selected. although it would have been tough to pick this squad since not many players have stood out for BD in t20 cricket.

Naimul_Hd
August 16, 2012, 03:51 AM
LOL don't pick on me, i am just a messenger, write a Twitter to Akram Chachu

arey na bhai, i am not picking or pocking you. I am just letting out my frustration on selectors for their biased selection. :)

kalpurush
August 16, 2012, 03:57 AM
Bangladesh Squad for ICC WT20 Sri Lanka




Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain)
Mahmud Ullah (Vice Captain)
Tamim Iqbal
Zunaed Siddique
Jahurul Islam
Mohammad Ashraful
Shakib Al Hasan
Nasir Hossain
Abdur Razzak
Mohammad Elias
Masrafe Bin Mortaza
Farhad Reza
Shafiul Islam
Ziaur Rahman
Abul Hasan




Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain)
Mahmud Ullah (Vice Captain)
Tamim Iqbal
Zunaed Siddique
Jahurul Islam :down:
Mohammad Ashraful
Shakib Al Hasan
Nasir Hossain
Abdur Razzak
Mohammad Elias
Masrafe Bin Mortaza
Farhad Reza :down:
Shafiul Islam :down:
Ziaur Rahman
Abul Hasan :down:

:down: Not built for T20!

Dilscoop
August 16, 2012, 04:02 AM
WTH is Feza (that could be his name from here on) doing there? Just because he is an "All-Rounder" with a long run-up doesn't mean he is a seam-ALR. I might as well have that spot empty to save some money.

Good to see the likes of Kayes, Rokibul, Naeem not being there. Jahurul Islam is a 50/50. We should always have a backup keeper.

LOL don't pick on me, i am just a messenger, write a Twitter tweet to Akram Chachu
Fixed.

Sohel
August 16, 2012, 04:02 AM
Easily capable of generating 40-50 runs inside his allotted 4 overs, Abul Hasan Raju is definitely T20I material for the opposition.

fuadomar
August 16, 2012, 04:06 AM
I think, Richard's plan is to go with all spin attack by strengthening batting line up with long tail. To me it's not a bad move, because, I don't see our pacers do anything revolutionary on Lankan pitch which is kind of dead and spinners friendly. In that case it can be the final line-up:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Mohammad Ashraful
3. Shakib Al Hasan (Based on past series, 4 overs)
4. Mushfiqur Rahim
5. Mahmud Ullah (2 overs)
6. Nasir Hossain
7. Ziaur Rahman(1 overs)
8. Farhad Reza(2 overs if Mash gets 3; If Mash can complete his spell then 1 )
9. Masrafe Bin Mortaza(3 overs)
10. Abdur Razzak (4 overs)
11. Mohammad Elias(4 overs)

8 can be replaced by Shafiul and/or 2 can be replaced by Zunaed.

playmaker
August 16, 2012, 04:15 AM
Farhad REZA???????? :hairpull:

patriot
August 16, 2012, 04:19 AM
Good news for the Kiwis and Pakistan. 50 runs from Abul Miya's spell , 30 runs from Mashrafee's last two overs in death . So 80 runs for the opposition in just 6 overs . They can just 'chill' and play out the remaining 13 overs .

When they come to bowl , they would have Jahurul ' Gayle ' Islam to give good catching practice for the slips but not before he wasted 4-5 overs.

crikss
August 16, 2012, 04:23 AM
How come Abul is always getting free ride...when he hasn't done anything special

Night_wolf
August 16, 2012, 04:33 AM
Abul re BCB te koyta chachhu r koyta mammu ase etar aktu khoj neoa dorkar

AbuDarda
August 16, 2012, 05:01 AM
আকরাম খান এন্ড কোং এর মেয়াদের সবচাইতে ফালতু সিলেকশন! জহুরুল,শফিউল,ফরহাদ রেজা,আবুল হাসান এই চারটার একটা সিলেকশনও ঠিক হয়নি! বিশেষ করে আবুল আর ফরহাদ রেজার মতো প্লেয়ারকে টি২০ বিশ্বকাপের মতো টুর্নামেন্টে নেওয়ার কোন মানেই হয় না,ইউরো টুরের পর এটুকু অন্তত কোচের বুঝে যাওয়ার কথা। হতে পারে আমাদের রিসোর্সের অবস্থা খুবই খারাপ,বাট নাজমুল যে আবুলের চেয়ে খারাপ করতে পারে এটা আমি কখনোই বিশ্বাস করবো না! ফরহাদ রেজা পুরা একটা রাবিশ প্লেয়ার,কোন কাজের ই না! জহুরুলের জায়গায় মমিনুল বা আনামুলের যে কোন একজন অনায়াসে আসতে পারতো। রুবেলের চোটে শফিউল সুযোগ পেয়েছে,এখানে তেমন কিছু বলার নেই অবশ্য যদিও বিকল্প খুঁজলে নতুন মুখের কাউকে পাওয়া যেত।

shakibrulz
August 16, 2012, 05:02 AM
^^^ seriously, nazmul is NOT a T20 material BUT Shafiul is ? IDK, what were they (selectors) thinking :facepalm:

Nazmul - average- 67.00@9.57.
Shafiul - average 26.20@6.55.

I'm not big fan of Shafi, but since Rubel is out, and considering his overall stats and the fact that he bowled well in the only recent chance he got, he earned it. Nazmul was awful in all the T20s he played.

shakibrulz
August 16, 2012, 05:09 AM
Squad is alright, I would still have liked Enamul or Mominul to be in the squad instead of Reza. He looks crap. Even Shahadat looks a better 'allrounder' than Reza. But anyways, those are trivial issues, since they won't make it into the playing XI anyways.

AMD128
August 16, 2012, 05:10 AM
Abul got whacked by Zimbabweans, Irish. I can't imagine what's going to happen when he bowls to McCullum & the others. :/ Farhad Reza still making it despite poor form in Zim series. I've to admit I'm not quite content with this selection. Junaid also making through. I think Kayes has more shots. He would've been a better choice. Hope the best XI will be played.

Maysun
August 16, 2012, 05:11 AM
Why Abul? :facepalm:

Roni_uk
August 16, 2012, 05:11 AM
No surprises then except for Abul. How is he selected even after his disastrous European performance?

rinathq
August 16, 2012, 05:15 AM
terrible team selection.
Nazmul dropped where Abul retained and Reza picked on top of that... Can it get worse?
Instead of Abul I would play Nazmul and instead of Reza I would play anyone but Reza. Doesnt matter... give Nazimuddin, Shuvagata or even Alok Kapali a shot.. All better T20 players than Reza. We dont even need a seam allrounder from Lankan conditions.

Anyways with this selection, nothing to shuffle around

Tamim
Ash
Shakib
Mushy
Nasir
Riyad
Zia
Mash
Raj
Sunny
Shafiul

only shifts possible, Ash, Zia switch for Junayed and Jahirul if they both fail to perform. Bowling attack will have to same

Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 05:20 AM
I don't follow domestic or A team* news; can anyone enlighten me if Reza has done anything spectacular in those versions?

*Not Mr T's A-team

hoodlum
August 16, 2012, 05:31 AM
Abul,Farhad,Nazmul shob vua.

Rabz
August 16, 2012, 05:36 AM
Glad Nazmul isn't picked. Its about time either he gets to play or dont get picked at all.
He must be sick of warming the bench.

Abul is most likely going as an understudy. Slim chance of him getting any game.
Betweeen Mashrafee, Shafiul/Reza and Zia, they are not likely to bowl more than 6 overs.
Mash 3, Shafiul/Reza 2 and Zia 1, on a good day. (The numbers are interchangeable)
Shak, Sunny and Razzak 4 overs each.
Riyad 2-3 overs, will bowl more if one of the regular bowlers are having a bad day, or him having a good day.

5 regular bowlers. (Mash, Shaf/Rez, Shak, Sunny, Razzak)
2 part times ( Riyad, Zia)
Then you have Nasir who an bowl a over here and there.

On the batting side, Reza can bat deep and will prolong the tail (though I have very little expectation of him tbh)

So, the my XI against NZ will be :

Tamim
Ashraful
Shakib
Mushfiq
Riyad
Nasir
Zia
Mash
Reza
Sunny
Razzak

Jadukor
August 16, 2012, 05:47 AM
Can't believe Farhad Reza and Abul gets a place and Nazmul doesn't. Did the selectors forget asia cup against sri lanka or banglawash of new zealand? We will miss him against NZ for sure

simon
August 16, 2012, 06:09 AM
Phorhad bheeza :sick:
Ab:sick:ul :sick:
no Naz as ujual. :-|

all_rounder
August 16, 2012, 06:18 AM
Not happy about Jahrul Islam and Farhad Reza. They have yet to make any sort of contribution for the team. They always fail.

Naimul_Hd
August 16, 2012, 06:21 AM
Can't believe Farhad Reza and Abul gets a place and Nazmul doesn't. Did the selectors forget asia cup against sri lanka or banglawash of new zealand? We will miss him against NZ for sure

Nazmul would have been very effective on SL slow pitch yet they have gone with erratic Abul and Shafiul. I think selectors have picked this team thinking of T&T Tournament but mistakenly kept it for T20 WC too.

kalpurush
August 16, 2012, 06:23 AM
On the batting side, Reza can bat deep and will prolong the tail
Was valid years back, not any more...


Akram, Nannu and Bashar need a long break IMH:ohno:

HereWeGo
August 16, 2012, 06:24 AM
I for one really liked Farhad Reza's selection... he is a great bowler at the death, can bowl regularly at the block holes and also a better batsman than nazmu.
Dont support Abuls selection, I personally would have gone for Arafat Sunny but given that he was not even selected for A team or to train with McInnes, I am not surprised at all.....

frd
August 16, 2012, 06:27 AM
ABUUUULLLLLLLL ::floor: : :facepalm: :hairpull: :head:

Nadim
August 16, 2012, 06:30 AM
Phorhad bheeza :sick:
Ab:sick:ul :sick:
no Naz as ujual. :-|

You sig: Tea20 is for school kids



Oi miah! Tea20 polapain er khela, toi abar complain kella?:facepalm:

Shaun petr
August 16, 2012, 06:33 AM
I think coaches are working with abul. But nazmul should've in the squad in the place of ash. Why We love ash so much? Why why why?
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playmaker
August 16, 2012, 06:37 AM
Farhad reza is [Edit] batsman. Ive seen what he did when he played for CTG, hardly hit a boundary in the slog overs.

Antora
August 16, 2012, 07:11 AM
Nazmul er jonno onek kharap lage :(

kalpurush
August 16, 2012, 07:27 AM
I think coaches are working with abul. But nazmul should've in the squad in the place of ash. Why We love ash so much? Why why why?

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Nazmul = Bowler
Ash = Batter

How Nazmul could replace Ash?

crikss
August 16, 2012, 07:32 AM
I am sure ...selectors are favoring Abul ahead of Shafiul..

M.H.Rubel
August 16, 2012, 07:34 AM
Most of the posters here are very surprised with the inclusion of Farhad Reza. I am also surprised but one thing is important here in last 1-2 years he have performed really well wit the A team or whenever he got a chance.Though Zim tour was not good.
I was rather surprised with Jahurul.I thought Naeem may get a chance in place of him.

M.H.Rubel
August 16, 2012, 07:37 AM
Farhad reza is [Edit] batsman. Ive seen what he did when he played for CTG, hardly hit a boundary in the slog overs.

Yes in slog Farhad is not a good batsman.his records are poor in short format.His FC batting is better than short format.

Tipu606
August 16, 2012, 07:58 AM
i think Nazmul Hossain has been dropped because may be he has still not fully recovered from that shoulder injury, otherwise he is the only one who can really bowl inswingers

AsifTheManRahman
August 16, 2012, 07:58 AM
This is how our honorable selectors set us up for a loss even before the game starts. Pathetic. A thousand face palms, because hundreds are not enough.
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mufi_02
August 16, 2012, 08:30 AM
Selectors ra mone korlo onekrei toh chance dilam, eibar ektu abul babulder chance dei. Ki ase ar jibone.

roman
August 16, 2012, 08:36 AM
Abul, Reja are going there as backups. Mash, Shafi, Zia will handle the pace department. Glad that Nazmul wasn't picked. Really got tired of seeing him not getting a match.

Rifat H
August 16, 2012, 08:42 AM
Mominul would have been a better selection than Jahurul . Cant remember Jahurul played a decent knock after the 50 against India in Asia cup

Night_wolf
August 16, 2012, 09:28 AM
Abul, Reja are going there as backups. Mash, Shafi, Zia will handle the pace department. Glad that Nazmul wasn't picked. Really got tired of seeing him not getting a match.

mone hoyna..jevabe europe r zim e abul prem dakhlam, Starting XI te thakar somvabonai besi

MSM B2C
August 16, 2012, 10:24 AM
Quite Shocked that Mominul Haque not given a chance to prove him @ T&T.

But anyways, decent squad, Coach are working very hard with Abul Hasan, The see him as Future!

mufi_02
August 16, 2012, 10:30 AM
Why would they take Mominul? Let him develop more. He had no T20 experience recently and just came back playing longer versions in India. This is the world cup. No need to thrust him into the biggest stage without enough experience.

MSM B2C
August 16, 2012, 10:32 AM
Why would they take Mominul? Let him develop more. He had no T20 experience recently and just came back playing longer versions in India. This is the world cup. No need to thrust him into the biggest stage without enough experience.

I think you missed my point, where did i say select him for world cup?

I was saying to include him for the upcoming tour against West Indies Performance team.

roman
August 16, 2012, 10:37 AM
I was saying to include him for the upcoming tour against West Indies Performance team.

They are going to SL right after this tour. There was actually no room for Mominul experiment IMHO.

Rifat_02
August 16, 2012, 10:38 AM
Abul Hossain AGAIN IN THE SQUAD??? for extra pace they say?? wtf, lowly associates and zimbos were tearing him apart game after game. Top teams are going to feast on him this tournament, it will be like putting lambs to slaughter. Abul is not international quality at all no matter how much pace he has and its not like he bowls 150kph

jisaan
August 16, 2012, 10:43 AM
I am sure ...selectors are favoring Abul ahead of Shafiul..

unfortunately, we r left wid vry few options in d pace dept.

have high hopes of this bunch....
Taskin
Jayed
Abu Haider
Dewan Sabbir &
Soumya sarker!

even shakib-musfiq's team lacked such fire power in the pace dept.

MSM B2C
August 16, 2012, 10:43 AM
They are going to SL right after this tour. There was actually no room for Mominul experiment IMHO.

Nasir Hossian @ SLPL most likely won't get any practice, why not play Mominul Haque in his place in the starting XI?

Does SLPL finish before we play West Indies?

Abul Hasan got in and the is room for his experiment, Farhad Reza got in, I don't know why.

mufi_02
August 16, 2012, 10:45 AM
I think you missed my point, where did i say select him for world cup?

I was saying to include him for the upcoming tour against West Indies Performance team.

What's the point of taking him into WI tour and then drop him for WC at Sri Lanka? The WI tour will be there to finalize the playing XI for the WC. Pybus is slowly building the team starting from the Zim series. That's why they chose Abul, Zia, and Anamul early on. It's too late for Mominul experiment. Maybe he can be tried after the WC.

Rifat_02
August 16, 2012, 10:48 AM
And we have the explosive Jahurul Islam in our squad too along with Abul, who is going to stop us this time? We have some highly capable selectors :floor:

mufi_02
August 16, 2012, 10:52 AM
Desh Abul e bhoira gelo. Ekhon abar asche Panku Abul

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playmaker
August 16, 2012, 10:53 AM
Id preferrred having someone like anamul or mominul in place of jahurul :waiting:

Max100
August 16, 2012, 10:59 AM
Not a bad squad at all. Reza or shafi or abul who ever get picked, wont get much chance. Najmul was not taking wkt in t20 plus he was not even economical, though i dont like abul but its similar problem.

Bowling will be done by

Shakib--4
Razzaq--4
Elias--4
Riad--3
Then 5 over by either mash/ farhad/ zia/ nasir/ ashraful or if abul get picked

Hope mash doesnt bowl last over.

Our win will mostly depend on 4 spinners. So if reza get picked, his batting and energetic fielding will be plus point. Even shafiul can slog.

Rifat_02
August 16, 2012, 11:00 AM
Id preferrred having someone like anamul or mominul in place of jahurul :waiting:

95% Bangladeshi fans would not have either Jahurul or Abul in this T20 WC squad, unfortunately the remaining 5% are the team selectors :facepalm:

Max100
August 16, 2012, 11:00 AM
I would prefer this line up

Tamim
Ashraful
Shakib
Mushfiq
Mahmudullah
Nasir
Zia
Farhad reza
Mashrafe
Elias
Razzaq

Max100
August 16, 2012, 11:02 AM
I think mominul is the next in line for all 3 format. He is too good to ignore at this moment. This guy is performing every where

roman
August 16, 2012, 11:02 AM
Nasir Hossian @ SLPL most likely won't get any practice, why not play Mominul Haque in his place in the starting XI?

Does SLPL finish before we play West Indies?

Abul Hasan got in and the is room for his experiment, Farhad Reza got in, I don't know why.

AFAIK, all players playing in SLPL will join the team in WI.

I also don't know why Reza got in. It's hard to understand our selectors..

Max100
August 16, 2012, 11:04 AM
Jahurul is not too bad of a player plus he is a back up keeper. I would prefer player like najmul hossain milon in t20, that guy can hit like richard levy or alex hales but he is not in selectors good book

M.H.Rubel
August 16, 2012, 01:14 PM
Bangladesh have included all-rounder Farhad Reza in the squad to strengthen their batting reserves for the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
Reza, 26, replaced paceman Nazmul Hossain, who was part of a Bangladesh Twenty20 squad that toured Europe last month.
"We included Reza for Nazmul as we needed to strengthen our batting," chief selector Akram Khan said.
"Hopefully his inclusion will give our batting depth, something which we were lacking on our recent tours."
Bangladesh whitewashed Ireland 3-0 in July but ended the tour on a sour note, losing to both Scotland and the Netherlands.
The Twenty20 World Cup will be held in Sri Lanka from Sept 18-Oct 7.
SQUAD:
Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah (vice-capt), Tamim Iqbal, Junaed Siddique, Jahirul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Shafiul Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Abul Hasan
bdnews24.com/lg/1636h


http://cricket.bdnews24.com/details.php?cid=26&id=230423

M.H.Rubel
August 16, 2012, 01:34 PM
Forhad in 15 for T20 World Cup
FORHAD REZA
Sports Reporter

All-rounder Forhad Reza made a comeback to the national fold as the Bangladesh Cricket Board named a 15-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka from September 18.

The Akram Khan-led selection panel made only one change from the team which recently toured Europe, bringing in the pace-bowling all-rounder in place of right-arm paceman Nazmul Hossain.

Before the World Cup the same team, under the banner of BCB XI, will participate in an invitational Twenty20 tournament in Trinidad commemorating Trinidad & Tobago's 50th anniversary of independence in early September.

Forhad, the 26-year old all-rounder from Rajshahi, played the unofficial tri-nation tournament in Zimbabwe but the axe fell on him when the selectors picked the team for the Europe tour where Bangladesh won four matches out of six. However, his all-round abilities led the selectors to change an otherwise settled lineup.

"What we repeatedly said was that we are not in favour of making random changes because this team has been playing good cricket for the last few months. We have kept faith in the boys. We made one change to the team that toured Europe by bringing in Forhad Reza in place of Nazmul Hossain because we consider Forhad's batting down the order apart from his role as a seamer,” explained Akram when asked about the change.

The selectors got ample opportunity to asses the players' performance before picking the team for the World Cup as Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in June and Europe in July, during which time they played ten matches against Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.

“We thought that it would be unwise to unsettle this team when they have been playing good cricket for last few months. The most important thing is that these boys have now started to understand the craft of the latest version of the game and I'm hopeful that they will play good cricket in the World Cup,” hoped Akram.

Bangladesh has been placed in Group D along with New Zealand and Pakistan. The Tigers will take on New Zealand on September 21 before meeting Pakistan on September 25. Both matches will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Bangladesh started their preparation camp with 19 cricketers of whom Imrul Kayes, Naeem Islam, Nazmul Hossain and Shabbir Rahman failed to make the cut. Yesterday was the last day of preparations before the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays after which the cricketers will return to business on August 25.


SQUAD

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Mahmudullah Riyad (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Junaed Siddiqui, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Forhad Reza, Shafiul Islam, Ziaur Rahman and Abul Hasan.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=246452

mij
August 16, 2012, 04:04 PM
Abul Hossain AGAIN IN THE SQUAD??? for extra pace they say?? wtf, lowly associates and zimbos were tearing him apart game after game. Top teams are going to feast on him this tournament, it will be like putting lambs to slaughter. Abul is not international quality at all no matter how much pace he has and its not like he bowls 150kph

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Crisis
August 16, 2012, 04:40 PM
From Cricinfo :


Farhad Reza gets rid of Chamara Kapugedera, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo, July 25, 2007
Farhad Reza has been picked for the World T20 © AFP
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Teams: Bangladesh

Farhad Reza, a pace-bowling allrounder, is the only change in an otherwise settled 15-member Bangladesh squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Farhad replaced Nazmul Hossain in the team that will also be touring Trinidad and Tobago in early September for a four-nation tournament, though it will play under the name of Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.

Chief selector Akram Khan said Farhad's all-round abilities led him to be picked. "We said ahead of the Zimbabwe tour [in June] that 90% of the team would be the same," Akram told ESPNcricinfo. "We made one change to the squad that toured Europe by bringing in Farhad [Reza] in place of Nazmul [Hossain]. Farhad gives us a batting option down the order apart along with his role as a seamer."

Nazmul went wicketless in the two games he played during Bangladesh's tour of Europe last month. Abul Hasan, who also didn't pick a wicket in Ireland and the Netherlands, was preferred due to his extra pace. Farhad could have been chosen as a backup for Ziaur Rahman as it is unlikely for the team management to pick more than two seamers in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in June and Europe in July and played ten matches against Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands, giving the selectors ample opportunity to assess the T20 side. They picked new faces like Ziaur, Hasan and Anamul Haque while the team management also experimented with the batting order.

Ziaur, who bowls fast-medium, was promising with his ability to play as a big-hitting floater in the middle order, as he showed during a quickfire 40 against Ireland. Mohammad Ashraful's strike-rate - 91.20 in four matches in Europe - remains a worry but he did score enough runs to convince the selectors to retain him as an opener alongside Tamim Iqbal.

Bangladesh squad for World Twenty20

Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Farhad Reza, Abul Hasan.

Bangladesh's fortunes will depend heavily on Shakib Al Hasan, who will continue to bat at No. 3 as he had done during the Europe tour. Shakib is currently recovering from a knee injury that sidelined him from the SLPL. He has started bowling in the nets and will be working closely with Saqlain Mushtaq, who has joined the Bangladesh coaching staff for four months as the spin-bowling consultant.

Left-arm spinner Elias Sunny will be facing his first major Twenty20 challenge, having made a record-breaking debut against Ireland last month while Mashrafe Mortaza will have a key role to play as the most experienced seamer in the bowling attack.

Bangladesh will take on New Zealand on September 21 before meeting Pakistan on September 25. Both matches will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

Crisis
August 16, 2012, 04:49 PM
So, Abul aka Shahadat 2.0 gets priority but our top baller , Nazmul isnt good enough. Looks like the selectors were blown away by Abul's speed, and not how much runs he leaked.
And, is Akram high ? Rezala can bat .. erm.. really ? When was the last time he played a decent knock ? And, his balling is just mediocre, he will ge thrashed around the park

babubangla
August 16, 2012, 05:14 PM
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ক্রিকেট দল থেকে এই আবুল বিদায় করতে কতদিন লাগে কে জানে?

ইউরোপীয়ান কন্ডিশনে পারফরমেন্স তো ছিল যা তা।
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22Yards
August 16, 2012, 05:45 PM
Some luck this farhad kid has. After displaying zero skills in both batting and bowling department still manages to get selected before nazmul. Someone lobbying for him for real.

shuziburo
August 16, 2012, 05:47 PM
Bechara Nazmul. I have given up hope for him.

Gowza
August 16, 2012, 06:22 PM
i just don't get why they never really tested alauddin babu. farhad once upon a time showed some potential as as first change ODI bowler, but hasn't done anything to suggest he deserves a recall and not only that he's done nothing of note with the bat for so long he can't be considered and allrounder anymore. babu and milon should have been tested like zia was. as far as nazmul being left out, he might have been wicketless but he's one of our best ODI bowlers, he didn't really get given too much of ago, abul got smashed, even mash had a number of poor games, shafiul isn't that great either but for farhad to be picked ahead of nazmul....

M.H.Rubel
August 16, 2012, 07:18 PM
Some luck this farhad kid has. After displaying zero skills in both batting and bowling department still manages to get selected before nazmul. Someone lobbying for him for real.

Sorry can't agree with you regarding his bowling. Rather he came to the team with consistent performance. Look at the score cards in last 1-2 years. He had a decent bowling performance with the A team in W I,Board cup. . . . Rather his batting hardly blistered, though our selectors thought otherwise.

Sovik
August 16, 2012, 10:03 PM
95% Bangladeshi fans would not have either Jahurul or Abul in this T20 WC squad, unfortunately the remaining 5% are the team selectors :facepalm:

5% would be a big number. I don't think BCB has that may people on its payroll

Dhakablues
August 16, 2012, 11:35 PM
I have faith in the selectors.. We needed a medium pacer in the squad and Forhad fits the bill. Especially in Sri Lanka, we need someone who can bat too. Forhad's slower deliveries can become useful in spin track of SL. Also, having him gives the option to go with a tall batting order against PAK.

But honestly, I feel bad for Nazmul. He is probably the most unluckiest player in Bangladesh cricket history of being off again on again and not getting into the 15 of WCT20 pretty much seals his fate. Certainly the selectors or coach sees more in Abul Hossain Raju than Nazmul, which we fans don't see it yet. Abul does have the potential as some of his coaches mentioned. Nazmul also had the potential too. I think with this change, we should move past Nazmul. Forhad is there with a good track record in domestic cricket.

Zeeshan
August 16, 2012, 11:36 PM
feza ki fez tupi pore naki dadas?

Gowza
August 16, 2012, 11:41 PM
Nazmul is one of our best ever ODI pacers, maybe move on from t20s but he def should be in the one-day team. Anyway Babu and milon would have been better choices, reza's batting is almost nothing these days.

crikss
August 17, 2012, 12:13 AM
Sob kop Naz er upor...abul, shafi er kono dosh nai

cricket_pagol
August 17, 2012, 12:32 AM
Sad for nazmul... he performs whenever he gets the opportunity. Unfortunately he does not get too many opportunities :(

Zeeshan
August 17, 2012, 03:45 AM
at least The Rajib hasn't been selected. But then again, The Rajib can do no worse than The Feza

NoName
August 17, 2012, 04:47 AM
Failure of an all-rounder keeps getting back into the national side is extremely irritating.

oronnya
August 17, 2012, 11:29 AM
Does anyone know when are they starting for Trinidad? When is the match?

jisaan
August 17, 2012, 01:38 PM
Really mominul had to be in the team. We have no better option than him right now

Forhad reza, doesn't matter how well he bowls in side-matches, is an absolute shocker.
Agree with ppl who wanted to have a look at Milon, d fiercest hitter of d cricket ball in d country - i think. His bowling won't be as good i know bt those one or two 18-run over which he is able to produce can change d complexion of a match dramatically.

Plus he could enjoy some advantages since opponents hv never seen him b4
My personal experience with akram khan tells me that this fellow is woefully short of ideas, let alone being innovative!

cricket_king
August 18, 2012, 08:27 AM
Farhad "no-talent" Reza's inclusion baffles me beyond words. Unbelievable.

Tigers_eye
August 18, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Jahurul Islam :down:
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:down: Not built for T20!
he is a backup wicketkeeper. You can't go in the WC without a backup keeper.

The Only replacement I would do is Nazmul with Ash.

crikss
August 18, 2012, 09:20 AM
he is a backup wicketkeeper. You can't go in the WC without a backup keeper.

The Only replacement I would do is Nazmul with Ash.

I thought he become quite consistent with his batting..I mean although his SR is low but still he is scoring runs these days

Tigers_eye
August 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
I thought he become quite consistent with his batting..I mean although his SR is low but still he is scoring runs these days
My evaluation is very different than yours.

I do not want
1) unnecessary runouts (like dropping the ball close to the feat and taking off - This is not baseball that you try to steal and you would still have a chance later if you get caught. Once you are out, you are out in Cricket)
2) giving catch and fielding practice (inside the circle) to opponents during live game
3) create extra pressure of partners to score in a hurry when there are already pressure of the big stage
4) 12+ overs and everyone panicking cause there aren't enough balls remaining in a big chase and thus taking extra risk. Risks most of the time ends up bad for us. Players giving away wickets and losing at the end.

I have nothing against Ash. If he plays, I will fully support him to do good. It is just I know his capabilities. The fault simply rests on the selectors and team management for choosing him. Even Eid innings are not coming.

PoorFan
August 18, 2012, 11:36 AM
Why we still need Jahirul, Reza type of guys in the team? That shows their replacement are not upto the mark, or even worse. I rather feel hopeless who are suppose to be their replacement.

BANFAN
August 18, 2012, 01:05 PM
Really mominul had to be in the team. We have no better option than him right now .....!

what has Mominul done to be in the team?? And how can you even say, we don't have a better option?? How has Mominul even become a better option than anyone else?? Just that one innings of BPL??

22Yards
August 18, 2012, 07:27 PM
do we want a bhangachura allrounder or rather have a geniune medium pace bowler with excellent slower ball, change of pace, tight line and length ? your pick.

Fact of the matter is, I feel we should have made a debut from the folks who did well in the BPL. Enamul Haq jnr, Arafat sunny, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Mominul Haque. One of them could be our trump card. I can see why the selectors refrained to debut a new spinner since we already have capable ones in the lineup but it would have been better than selecting abuls and rezas.