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shakibrulz
March 12, 2013, 06:16 AM
Gather around fellas, and select your XI as usual :D
Mine:
Tamim (if fit, or Ash to open and Anamul to drop down at 3)
Jahurul
Ashraful
Mahmudullah
Mominul
Mushfiqur+
Nasir
Gazi
Razzak (le sigh)
Rubel
Robiul :facepalm:/Sunny

Harsh on Anamul, but has to miss out if Tamim's fit. Ditch both SRK and Abul, get in Rubel and Robiul, or Sunny if it's a dustbowl (which I do expect).

Habib
March 12, 2013, 06:23 AM
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Mushfiq
6. Nasir
7. Riyad
8. Gazi
9. Razzak
10. Rubel (if fit, otherwise Abul)
11. SRK

shakibrulz
March 12, 2013, 06:28 AM
Should stop letting Riyad hide at 7 imo. Either bat in the top order and make runs or GTFO.

ms01
March 12, 2013, 06:30 AM
1) Tamim Iqbal
2) Jahurul Islam
3) Mohammad Ashraful
4) Mominul Haque
5) Mushfiqur Rahim
6) Nasir Hossain
7) Mahmudullah Raid
8) Sohag Gazi
9) Abul Hasan
10) Abdur Razzak
11) Rubel Hossain/Shahadat

Naimul_Hd
March 12, 2013, 06:31 AM
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Mushy
6. Riyad
7. Nasir
8. Abul
9. Shohag Gazi
10.Razzaq
11.Robiul

Out: Anamul, Sunny, SRK
In: Tamim, Razzaq, Robiul

Habib
March 12, 2013, 06:32 AM
Should stop letting Riyad hide at 7 imo. Either bat in the top order and make runs or GTFO.

Shakib isn't back yet. So he stays.

crikss
March 12, 2013, 06:37 AM
Changes will be Anamul, SRK, Sunny

IN - Tamim, Razzaq, Rubel / Robiul

But 3 changes :rolleyes:

Bonglababu
March 12, 2013, 06:44 AM
Tamim, Razzak and Nazmul(or Rubel) are my choice.

zahidnyc
March 12, 2013, 06:46 AM
Best 11 bangladesh can have

1 tamim iqbal
2 jahurul islam
3 anamul haque
4 mohammad ashraful
5 mahmudullah riyad
6 musfiqur rahim
7 nasir hossain
8 sohag gazi
9 shaddat hossain
10 abdur razzak
11 rubel hossain

Tiger Manc
March 12, 2013, 07:26 AM
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Nasir
6. Mushfiqur
7. Mahmudullah
8. Sohag
9. Elias
10. Abul
11. Rubel

al Furqaan
March 12, 2013, 07:27 AM
I guess there really isn't room to keep Anamul in the XI based purely on performance. But everyone should ideally get several chances before being discarded. How many chances did Imrul get? But I guess there was no competition back then.

My ideal lineup would be for the near term future:

Tamim
Jaharul
Ashraful
Anamul
Shakib
Mushfiq
Nasir
Mominul
Gazi
Taskin
Nazmul/Shafiul

Enam Jr, Rubel, Riyad, and Marshall will warm the bench.

This side bats all the way down to 9 without compromising on bowling strength. Nasir I feel is an underused bowler, and along with Ash and Momin, provide enough part timers. It is time to unleash Taskin because we simply don't have any other pacers. I would only play him in Tests and sparingly in ODIs if at all to keep him fresh. We don't play enough Tests to worry about overusing him and injuring him. We have BPL to get him injured.

Naimul_Hd
March 12, 2013, 07:40 AM
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Nasir
6. Mushfiqur
7. Nasir
8. Sohag
9. Elias
10. Abul
11. Rubel

Unfortunately, Nasir can bat once :)

Murad
March 12, 2013, 07:42 AM
Ashraful in everyones eleven. Lol

And not a single person wrote his name as 'Ashrafool'.

Miraz
March 12, 2013, 07:45 AM
Tamim and Razzak will be in for Anamul and Sunny. Rubel may get in if he is fit.

al Furqaan
March 12, 2013, 07:47 AM
Razzak won't provide anything over Sunny. That being said, Sunny was a zero so Razzak won't be any worse...just won't be any better. Should have tried Saqlain instead of Razzak.

Nadim
March 12, 2013, 07:49 AM
Ashraful in everyones eleven. Lol

And not a single person wrote his name as 'Ashrafool'.
Lol sobai bhodro hoye geche:)

AsifTheManRahman
March 12, 2013, 07:49 AM
I'd be inclined to leave the batting as is, even if it means Tamim has to miss out, but I don't see a way to do that. Anamul will probably get the chop.

I wouldn't mind Robiul getting a bowl ahead of either one of the pie chuckers from the first Test. You know what they say, jodi laigga jaay.

I guess Sunny will get replaced too. Indifferent to it really.
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roman
March 12, 2013, 07:56 AM
Tamim (if fit)/Anamul
Zahir
Ashrafool ( there, I said it Murad bhai :))
Mominul
Riyad
Mushy
Nasir
Gazi
Abul
Razzaq
Rubel

Tiger Manc
March 12, 2013, 08:01 AM
Unfortunately, Nasir can bat once :)

Lol oops! I put Riyad at 5 originally, but then realised I wanted Nasir at 5. Forgot to put change #7 to Riyad.

AsifTheManRahman
March 12, 2013, 08:03 AM
Nasir might be ok where he is, he seems to have played into the #7 role comfortably, so I'd leave him there. We need a solid #7. Riyad, on the other hand, should man the heck up or retire.

Tiger Manc
March 12, 2013, 08:18 AM
I would love to see this lineup batting first on a flat pitch:

1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Anamul
4. Ashraful
5. Mominul
6. Naeem
7. Nasir
8. Shakib
9. Mushy
10. Mahmudullah
11. Sohag

Bat the crap out of the opposition

Max100
March 12, 2013, 08:43 AM
If its for 2nd test, my line up

Tamim
Anamul ( i am expecting a century)
Ash
Mominul
Mushy
Mahmudullah
Nasir
Sohag
Razzaq/ though i wud prefer mosharraf rubel
Rubel
Robiul

firstlane
March 12, 2013, 08:52 AM
I would love to see this lineup batting first on a flat pitch:

1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Anamul
4. Ashraful
5. Mominul
6. Naeem
7. Nasir
8. Shakib
9. Mushy
10. Mahmudullah
11. Sohag

Bat the crap out of the opposition

lol/ kudos for the thought.

cricheart
March 12, 2013, 08:54 AM
Like to see Marshal Ayub, Tamim Iqbal Khan in batting order and Rubel Hussain, Robiul Islam & Abdur Razzak in bowling side.
And no change in WK & Capt.

Sohel
March 12, 2013, 08:59 AM
1. El Gordo
2. Omi
3. B. Joy
4. Sir Mohammad Ashraful Matin, KRT
5. El Capitan
6. Shourobh
7. Nasir
8. SoGa
9. Raju
10. RBX
11. Rex (may keep things tight from one end)

Pani-chhele: Re-add (shasti)

Fazal
March 12, 2013, 09:08 AM
This is not my team, but this is what I think will be:

Most likely: Tamim In ---- Anamul out

May be: Razzak in ---- Sunny out

Long shot: SHK and/or Abul will be replaced by another "punching bag" FB

Night_wolf
March 12, 2013, 09:14 AM
Ashraful in everyones eleven. Lol

And not a single person wrote his name as 'Ashrafool'.

dont worry..pretty soon people will kick him out again and fool will come back

i am surprised to see everybody droping anamul, i guess ATM there is no place for him, but he shouldn't be dis hearted as the number 3 spot is still up for grabs..Ashrafool wont stay there for long

M.H.Rubel
March 12, 2013, 10:08 AM
Tamim
Jahurul
Ash
Mominul
Mushfiqur+
Nasir
Riyad
Gazi
Sunny(Still i have faith on him)
Rubel
Abul

nmhimal
March 12, 2013, 10:29 AM
Tamim
Jahurul
Ash
Riyad
Mominul
Mushfiqur
Nasir
Gazi
razzak
Rubel
Abul/robiul

Beamer
March 12, 2013, 11:09 AM
I think we should go with one pacer. Does not make any difference. They are all utter crap. Pack the side with spinners and call it a day.

1. Tamim ( if fit ) 2. Jahirul 3 Ashraful 4 Mominul 5 Rahim 6 Riyad 7 Nasir 8 Sunny 9 Gazi 10 Razzak 11 Abul.

Tiger444
March 12, 2013, 11:21 AM
To me Anamul should be the 1 to go if Tamim is fit. Jahurul looked much more comfortable and fluent in both innings. Also I'd ponder playing just 1 pacer as well. No need to play 2 pacers really on these pitches. If that happens then I'd drop both Abul and Shahadat if Rubel is fit. If team management want to play 2 pacers then I'd go with Rubel and Robiul. If the team management just want to go with 2 specialist spinner then drop Sunny and bring Razzak in

Leafs PWN
March 12, 2013, 11:22 AM
I think we should go with one pacer. Does not make any difference. They are all utter crap. Pack the side with spinners and call it a day.

1. Tamim ( if fit ) 2. Jahirul 3 Ashraful 4 Mominul 5 Rahim 6 Riyad 7 Nasir 8 Sunny 9 Gazi 10 Razzak 11 Abul.

I agree with this idea. The only change I'd make is swapping Sunny for Anamul. Sunny provides nothing, and is as useless as SRK.

Use Nasir's bowling full time for this one test, see how he performs, and if he can handle the work load. Get in some more experience for Anamul too.

Jadukor
March 12, 2013, 11:36 AM
I agree with this idea. The only change I'd make is swapping Sunny for Anamul. Sunny provides nothing, and is as useless as SRK.

Use Nasir's bowling full time for this one test, see how he performs, and if he can handle the work load. Get in some more experience for Anamul too.

That would be an ultra defensive move and we would struggle to get even 10 wkts If we go with only 3 specialist bowlers. Neither Mahmudullah or Nasir can be considered test bowlers (getting wkts with half trackers like today doesn't count).

I would actually keep the same batting line up and leave Tamim out to fully recover for the odi series. I think this current batting lineup has the right mental approach to test batting.
I would opt for Razzak even though his test record is crap. Razzak does have a great arm ball and hopefully he will get a few guys lbw.
Time to try Rubel and Robiul combo as well.

kalpurush
March 12, 2013, 11:56 AM
Changes will be Anamul, SRK, Sunny

IN - Tamim, Razzaq, Rubel / Robiul

But 3 changes :rolleyes:
Done!

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTi1fHXSLW9GfVPLeYP6noBgavUbmyTi _IVJtPBu9gIUHDadtBP

kalpurush
March 12, 2013, 12:01 PM
..Ashrafool wont stay there for long
After scoring more than 200 runs, we should show him a bit more respect, shouldn't we?

Holden
March 12, 2013, 12:29 PM
Should stop letting Riyad hide at 7 imo. Either bat in the top order and make runs or GTFO.

couldn't agree more,

Night_wolf
March 12, 2013, 12:53 PM
After scoring more than 200 runs, we should show him a bit more respect, shouldn't we?

i would show more respect when he scores consistently..after years of disappointment 200 may be enough for you but not me

and he himself gets the fool title, did you saw how he got out?..isn't it the same thing we are seeing for 10 years?..wont i call a player fool who plays reverse sweep of the 1st ball of the day?

simon
March 12, 2013, 01:00 PM
If Tamim fit, Bijoy out :-(
Shahrukh & Kanchon out, in Raj Rajjaq, & rubel/ Robiul

shuziburo
March 12, 2013, 01:12 PM
My XI:
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Amanul
4. Ashraful
5. Mominul
6. Mushy
7. Nasir
8. Riyad
9. Shohag Gazi
10.Razzaq
11.Robiul

I want to pack the team with batsmen, because I expect SL to make a bowler-friendly wicket in Colombo. However, if Enam Jnr is fit, I would drop one of Jahurul or Amanul to make room for him.

Holden
March 12, 2013, 01:24 PM
My ideal lineup would be for the near term future:

Tamim
Jaharul
Ashraful
Anamul
Shakib
Mushfiq
Nasir
Mominul
Gazi
Taskin
Nazmul/Shafiul

Enam Jr, Rubel, Riyad, and Marshall will warm the bench.

This side bats all the way down to 9 without compromising on bowling strength. Nasir I feel is an underused bowler, and along with Ash and Momin, provide enough part timers.

The problem I have with this sort of line-up is we are never going to bowl a side out with 3 bowlers+Shakib+part timers.
In our Test history we have only taken 20 wickets 4 times; twice against a young Zimbabwe team and twice against WI "C" Team. Since then the total wickets we've taken in each match is: 18, 8, 12, 13, 11, 12, 10, 15, 12, 15, 5, 13, 14, 9, 8. It simple isn't good enough.
I think the reason for such a record is a combination of poor quality bowling and fielding attacks, and most of the matches were played on flat batting pitches.
I think to counter this what we have to do is play 4 bowlers+Shakib. This may reduce the batting strength however as we usually play on batting paradises and our Test batting is pretty decent we should be able to handle it. The bowling attack should in theory be bolstered.
I know that our pacers seem to be pretty useless and so people may think about swapping a pacer for a batsman, but I think this is negative thinking. Instead we should support the pacers and give them ample opportunities to perform. If they are still not performing to Test standard then we should drop them and give other pacers a chance. Hopefully we will stumble on some who are up to the task (maybe Taskin, Babu, Nazmul, Shafiul etc).

kalpurush
March 12, 2013, 01:27 PM
I want to pack the team with batsmen, because I expect SL to make a bowler-friendly wicket in Colombo. However, if Enam Jnr is fit, I would drop one of Jahurul or Amanul to make room for him.
I am not sure whom to be dropped! Jahurul looked really good in both innings.
Also, being a newbie, Anam deserves to play in the second test too - if we drop him, he might lose his confidence.

If Tamim is not 100% fit, he shouldn't play the 2nd test, rather keep him for the ODI series.

Nadim
March 12, 2013, 01:42 PM
Shobi bhujlam! kintu Shakib firle kake bad debo? Shak er career mone hoy sesh hoye gelo, ontoto test dole for next 4/5 yrs. Egiye jao Mominul. :D Let shak have more time on his honeymoon :)

AsifTheManRahman
March 12, 2013, 01:56 PM
Shakib can bat at #9 and bowl his SLAs instead of Elias :P

Shaan
March 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
My XI:
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Amanul
4. Ashraful
5. Mominul
6. Mushy
7. Nasir
8. Riyad
9. Shohag Gazi
10.Razzaq
11.Robiul

I want to pack the team with batsmen, because I expect SL to make a bowler-friendly wicket in Colombo. However, if Enam Jnr is fit, I would drop one of Jahurul or Amanul to make room for him.
bhai, ei notun prothiba-ta ke ?? :)

Nadim
March 12, 2013, 02:09 PM
Shakib can bat at #9 and bowl his SLAs instead of Elias :P

Ken bhai Abul ki dush korlo je oke shakib er pore batting korte hobe. Polatar avg 136...1...3...6.

Max100
March 12, 2013, 02:30 PM
Ken bhai Abul ki dush korlo je oke shakib er pore batting korte hobe. Polatar avg 136...1...3...6.

bangladeshe sob somvob. abul might appear as batsman in near future


some fact:
1. in under 19 level, first few matches syed rasel was opening batsman--then they realized he is number 11 batsman
2. alok kapali and ash were selected as a bowler initially
3. mohammad rafiq was pacer in the beginning
4. riad was selected as offspinner initially, under 19 level he was selected only for spin bowling, now he is batsman mainly
5. naeem was first T20 specialist as chokka naeem, then ODI and now mainly test
6.though nasir was selected as allrounder--he is only bastman now.
7. under 19 level, mehrab jr was better successful allrounder than shakib--now they have huge difference



i might be wrong in 1 or 2 occassions. just correct it

Nadim
March 12, 2013, 02:48 PM
bangladeshe sob somvob. abul might appear as batsman in near future


some fact:
1. in under 19 level, first few matches syed rasel was opening batsman--then they realized he is number 11 batsman
2. alok kapali and ash were selected as a bowler initially
3. mohammad rafiq was pacer in the beginning
4. riad was selected as offspinner initially, under 19 level he was selected only for spin bowling, now he is batsman mainly
5. naeem was first T20 specialist as chokka naeem, then ODI and now mainly test
6.though nasir was selected as allrounder--he is only bastman now.
7. under 19 level, mehrab jr was better successful allrounder than shakib--now they have huge difference



i might be wrong in 1 or 2 occassions. just correct it

abul was a pure top order batsman at u15 lvl. Then turned to a fast bowler cox he could bowl quick

Anher
March 12, 2013, 03:20 PM
Ken bhai Abul ki dush korlo je oke shakib er pore batting korte hobe. Polatar avg 136...1...3...6.

Abul mastan is the secret of our batting success, i believe.:D
Our top and middle order now know we have "Abul The Great"( an average only Sir Bradman could dream of). It helps our batsmen to play without panic even after losing 6/7/8/9 wkts.
Abul just scared the **** out of opposite team when he walks in at no 10 postion. Our 9th wkt fall turn their celebration into sorrow, destroy their spirit.

Abul is our X factor. Keep him at 10 and tell him as long as you stay NOT OUT/ keep the average better then Bradman, you are always in best XI. No matter how crap of a bowler you are.

shakibrulz
March 12, 2013, 03:41 PM
Ashraful in everyones eleven. Lol

And not a single person wrote his name as 'Ashrafool'.

Because although his inclusion wasn't justified, he capitalized well on the chance he got. Doesn't make years of tailender like batting go away. And if he could change that at least now, I'm sure he'd earn most people's respect. That's how it usually works.

cricbook
March 12, 2013, 06:33 PM
1) Tamim Iqbal
2) Jahurul Islam
3) Mohammad Ashraful
4) Mominul Haque
5) Mushfiqur Rahim
6) Nasir Hossain
7) Mahmudullah Raid
8) Sohag Gazi
9) Abul Hasan
10) Abdur Razzak
11) Rubel Hossain/Shahadat

Yap.... Im with u..

Zeeshan
March 12, 2013, 06:37 PM
Mohammad Ashraful.

Gowza
March 12, 2013, 06:48 PM
unfortunately for anamul i think if tamim is fit jahurul has to retain his place due to their individual performances in the first test. i really want anamul to get a consistent run in the team but with ash getting 190 in the #3 spot you can't drop him and he has to bat at #3 as that's where he got his 190, jahurul did better than anamul opening. even though the longer format looks to be anamul's strong point, if jahurul performs then he might just have to be back-up opener for awhile, really work hard on improving his technique and when he gets a chance either as opener or #3, or even if someone in the middle order gets injured then he'll be ready to grab the opportunity with both hands.

i think razzak will most likely play instead of sunny, bringing him over early i reckon is a sure sign of that. as far as pacers go they might still go with shahadat and abul, neither got great results but they did both get wickets and it was a flat track, it depends on the confidence they have in robiul on whether they think he can perform or not.

otherwise it's the same, what i would change though is where riyad bats, if we have a batsman batting at #8 then it should be him. mushy got a double, ash got 190, nasir got a ton and mominul got a half century so they should come ahead of him, plus #8 is where he bats best.

zahidnyc
March 12, 2013, 06:59 PM
I want anamul jahurul both in the team if tamim is even fit , sunny could be dropped for that , no ned other change ,

tamim
anamul
jahurul
ashraful
mahmudullah
mominul
musfiq
nasir
sohag
rubel
shaddat / only bangladesh fast test bowler who can trouble the batsman

Max100
March 12, 2013, 07:27 PM
I want anamul jahurul both in the team if tamim is even fit , sunny could be dropped for that , no ned other change ,

tamim
anamul
jahurul
ashraful
mahmudullah
mominul
musfiq
nasir
sohag
rubel
shaddat / only bangladesh fast test bowler who can trouble the batsman



i guess not enough bowling option. mushy dont have enough faith on nasir's bowling (opposite of razzaq, when razzaq is BPL captain--nasir is opening bowler),
mushy dont have enough faith on ashraful's bowling (only ash has faith in himself)

riad is not regular bowler for last 2 years. so only sohag, rubel and shahadat is not ideal attack

RazabQ
March 12, 2013, 09:49 PM
weird as it me seem, SRK was the better pace bowler as the match went on. Speed stayed in the mid-130s and get was getting disconcerting bounce of that flat deck. Also his round the wicket line to left-handers was excellent. So I sit Abul down and bring Rubel in. And Sunny goes for Razzak so we can, hopefully tie one end up. Finally TiK fit so Anamul has to go. Jahurul looked far too fluent in both of his innings to be dropped.

firstlane
March 12, 2013, 10:01 PM
সুস্থ হয়ে গেছেন হ্যামস্ট্রিং চোটের কারণে টেস্ট দল থেকে ছিটকে পড়া এনামুল হক জুনিয়রও।
http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2013-03-13/news/336114

So, why Razzak was brought in? These selectors are consistent with their words.

RazabQ
March 12, 2013, 10:33 PM
they want to keep one end tight. Enamul can leak runs.

RazabQ
March 12, 2013, 10:33 PM
plus Razzak was already supposed to arrive in a few weeks.

Zunaid
March 12, 2013, 10:43 PM
plus Razzak was already supposed to arrive in a few weeks.

He is there. They interviewed him on TV just before the beginning of day 5 proceedings. Called it a flat track.

roaring_tiger
March 12, 2013, 10:52 PM
1. El Gordo
2. Omi
3. B. Joy
4. Sir Mohammad Ashraful Matin, KRT
5. El Capitan
6. Shourobh
7. Nasir
8. SoGa
9. Raju
10. RBX
11. Rex (may keep things tight from one end)

Pani-chhele: Re-add (shasti)

:clap:
can't get it!!.. who are these people? I only know 2,3,4,5,7 and Pani-chhele....

Habib
March 12, 2013, 10:57 PM
:clap:
can't get it!!.. who are these people? I only know 2,3,4,5,7 and Pani-chhele....

1-Tamim (Fatty), 6-Mominul, 8-Gazi, 9-Abul, 10-Rubel, 11-Razzak :)

NoName
March 12, 2013, 11:04 PM
El Gordo:floor:

roaring_tiger
March 12, 2013, 11:12 PM
1-Tamim (Fatty), 6-Mominul, 8-Gazi, 9-Abul, 10-Rubel, 11-Razzak :)


hah ha..thanks:lol:

Zunaid
March 12, 2013, 11:13 PM
1. El Gordo
2. Omi
3. B. Joy
4. Sir Mohammad Ashraful Matin, KRT
5. El Capitan
6. Shourobh
7. Nasir
8. SoGa
9. Raju
10. RBX
11. Rex (may keep things tight from one end)

Pani-chhele: Re-add (shasti)

We need a Sohel plug-in for the nicknames he uses. Only he uses them, only he understands them, and the rest of us do not give a rat's a$$. With all due respect,my dear friend.

roaring_tiger
March 12, 2013, 11:56 PM
Sir Mohammad Ashraful Matin, KRT...
KRT=???

Zeeshan
March 13, 2013, 12:03 AM
We need a Sohel plug-in for the nicknames he uses. Only he uses them, only he understands them, and the rest of us do not give a rat's a$$. With all due respect,my dear friend.

Kinda like Dennis Miller of BC?

riankhan
March 13, 2013, 12:03 AM
My XI:

Tamim
Jahurul
Ash
Mominul
Mahmudullah
Mushy
Nasir
Sohag
Razzaq
Robiul
Rubel

Razzaq, Robiul and Rubel should replace out of form Sunny, still-to-be-ready Abul and SRK.

Zeeshan
March 13, 2013, 12:04 AM
Let's go with the winning combination. No change, unless Tamim comes and Jahurul gets out.

silversurf
March 13, 2013, 12:51 AM
Let's go with the winning combination. No change, unless Tamim comes and Jahurul gets out.

oh my my, why Jahurul gets out ?? not Anamul ??

al Furqaan
March 13, 2013, 12:52 AM
Because although his inclusion wasn't justified, he capitalized well on the chance he got. Doesn't make years of tailender like batting go away. And if he could change that at least now, I'm sure he'd earn most people's respect. That's how it usually works.

His inclusion wasn't justified, but we usually have 2-3 players in the XI who aren't. The replacement for Ashraful would have most likely been Raqibul. I think Marshall was called up before Ash, and if not then he should have been the most likely replacement. Other names that come are Mehrab Jr. Ash was selected on the same basis he always his, his potential to score big. So far, it seems that he's added a little common sense to that potential.

This is of course a controversial debate no different than big government v small government or welfare capitalism v US-style capitalism. In the end its a philosophical issue as to determine which is better, a team packed with consistent hard workers, or one with consistent hard workers and one or two Eidie players. I always choose to opt for the latter in most circumstances.

silversurf
March 13, 2013, 01:13 AM
my team

1) Tamim (if he proves to be fit)
2) Jahurul (u can't bring anamul cause he performs well in both innings then Anamul)
3) Ashraful (still not confident about him, but it look ugly to drop a batsman who scored 190 in just previous test)
4) Mominul (mominul has to prove himself yet, feeling sorry for ayub)
5) Mushy ( The captain, you know I think he could only bat and left the keeping to jahurul)
6) Nasir (yes, I want him before Mullah, as he is not bowling too much, let him contribute with Bat)
7) Mullah (Its his position, mushy has to use him in bowling too)
8) Sohag ( He can bat a bit I think)
9) Razzak ( Sorry for Suuny, he might get another chance but not sure)
10) Razu (Yes he got some pace, Sanga also admit that)
11) Rubel (My first choice, if he is injured then who cares for the place either shahadat or Robiul can play)

i don't know much about the pitch condition of Colombo, but this XI is automatic choice for BD team, they can't afford to play another extra spinner (if they not consider to cut one of the batsman either mominul or mullah which is quite un likely) and also they can not afford to play another pacer for the same reason. All of this is my logic, what team management will think , that is their issue. They might drop jahaurul and anamul both, give Ash to open with tamim and play another extra spinner, who knows ??

Rifat
March 13, 2013, 01:25 AM
Amar Bhai, tomar Bhai
nazmul chai nazmul chai
sri lankar biruddhe ke wicket pai?
nazmul bhai nazmul bhai
nazmul chara kotha nai
nazmul chara khabe mair


:ninja:

WarWolf
March 13, 2013, 01:57 AM
Prothom Alo says that Enamul Haq Jr. is fit now. Why didn't he get the chance? He is a better bowler for longer version than Razzak.

Max100
March 13, 2013, 02:09 AM
We need a Sohel plug-in for the nicknames he uses. Only he uses them, only he understands them, and the rest of us do not give a rat's a$$. With all due respect,my dear friend.

lol. sohel is obsessed with nick names. make sure no member tell their nick name to him, otherwise he will call them with that name for rest of life.

sorry sohel, just kidding. u know we like u.

Naimul_Hd
March 13, 2013, 02:30 AM
Amar Bhai, tomar Bhai
nazmul chai nazmul chai
sri lankar biruddhe ke wicket pai?
nazmul bhai nazmul bhai
nazmul chara kotha nai
nazmul chara khabe mair


:ninja:

Just for a moment, i thought you were shouting for me ! :)

Jadukor
March 13, 2013, 02:40 AM
Prothom Alo says that Enamul Haq Jr. is fit now. Why didn't he get the chance? He is a better bowler for longer version than Razzak.

ai shob chinta korte korte brain cells shob khoi hoiye gelo

BanCricFan
March 13, 2013, 05:18 AM
Depending on the pitch:

Tamim In if fit - Out Anamul (little harsh)
Lalla In -Sunny Out (little harsh)
Rubel In if fit and Abul Out (little harsh)

If its a green top (!) then Abul, Sara and Rubel/Robi plays :) Momin sits out.

fuzzy
March 13, 2013, 05:23 AM
abul should play. lala wont make difference. enanul haque jr should have been in the squad

BengaliPagol
March 13, 2013, 06:19 AM
If Shahadat is picked again for this test match then i'll cry.

Leafs PWN
March 13, 2013, 08:03 AM
Abul just scared the **** out of opposite team when he walks in at no 10 postion. Our 9th wkt fall turn their celebration into sorrow, destroy their spirit.

Abul is our X factor. Keep him at 10 and tell him as long as you stay NOT OUT/ keep the average better then Bradman, you are always in best XI. No matter how crap of a bowler you are.

:floor:

WarWolf
March 13, 2013, 08:40 AM
If Shahadat is picked again for this test match then i'll cry.
Get ready to cry.:D

Eshen
March 13, 2013, 09:15 PM
I think we should go with one pacer. Does not make any difference. They are all utter crap. Pack the side with spinners and call it a day.

1. Tamim ( if fit ) 2. Jahirul 3 Ashraful 4 Mominul 5 Rahim 6 Riyad 7 Nasir 8 Sunny 9 Gazi 10 Razzak 11 Abul.
Yep. We don't have any Test quality pacer at this point, so taking more than one of them is just wasting a slot. I would take Rubel in place of Abul though, he is more effective when used in short spells.

Max100
March 13, 2013, 10:13 PM
Abul mastan is the secret of our batting success, i believe.:D
Our top and middle order now know we have "Abul The Great"( an average only Sir Bradman could dream of). It helps our batsmen to play without panic even after losing 6/7/8/9 wkts.
Abul just scared the **** out of opposite team when he walks in at no 10 postion. Our 9th wkt fall turn their celebration into sorrow, destroy their spirit.

Abul is our X factor. Keep him at 10 and tell him as long as you stay NOT OUT/ keep the average better then Bradman, you are always in best XI. No matter how crap of a bowler you are.

abul hossain opposition er atonker naam. malinga, kulasekara ghumer modhdhe dushshopno dekhe chomke gheme jege uthe--ei bujhi bradman abul bat korte elo

Jadukor
March 13, 2013, 10:53 PM
Why Gazi bats ahead of Abul is what i don't understand.

Catskills
March 13, 2013, 11:48 PM
Abul does not have any teeth in bowling. However he has done something spectacular in position 10 by scoring century. I would suggest him to concentrate in batting, do really well in domestic matches and get few centuries. If he really performs well, surely he should be included in the national team as a batsman. Until then, please don't include him and pray he gets a few wickets.

Catskills
March 13, 2013, 11:50 PM
No Razzak please in the Test matches. He may be our best spinner in ODI, but in test, he is just as pathetic as it can get. Please include any other spinner

Catskills
March 13, 2013, 11:54 PM
ai shob chinta korte korte brain cells shob khoi hoiye gelo

It's called politics

BANFAN
March 14, 2013, 04:24 AM
Gather around fellas, and select your XI as usual :D
Mine:
Tamim (if fit, or Ash to open and Anamul to drop down at 3)
Jahurul
Ashraful
Mahmudullah
Mominul
Mushfiqur+
Nasir
Gazi
Razzak (le sigh)
Rubel
Robiul :facepalm:/Sunny

Harsh on Anamul, but has to miss out if Tamim's fit. Ditch both SRK and Abul, get in Rubel and Robiul, or Sunny if it's a dustbowl (which I do expect).

Agree with that, but I would still include Shahadat and and keep Rubel for ODIs, if fit. Try Anamul somewhere in middle order may be rest Mominul. I don't know, but I feel, Anamul can do very good a bit lower down. He doesn't look to be prepared for opening yet. Can also put Mominul opening with Tamim. Jahurul actually hasn't done anything either to seal the spot as opener. His aggressive approach also doesn't combine with Tamim for a partnership.

RazabQ
March 14, 2013, 02:43 PM
Premadasa is a seamer's pitch. Even more reason to play Razzak who depends on skid off the wicket and bounce more than Sunny. In an ideal world you'd play your 3 best pacer but we don't have that so go with SRK and Rubel. I suspect though that SRK gets the chop and it's Rubel & Abul who will play.

For those who don't see anything in Abul, he bowls a heavy ball. Ball hits the bat harder than you anticipate. Of all our pacers to date (Mash, Rajib, Shafi, Rubel, etc) - he's probably got the broadest build and biggest gluteus maximus. With proper build up, he _will_ become a genuine fast bowler. Plus he can hold a bat. Given that we don't really have home pitches of FC games which are fastbowling friendly, the Test side is his best bet to skill up.

Jadukor
March 14, 2013, 07:50 PM
Abul has the build and the pace but he bowls short pitch "hit me" balls or leg side rubbish way too often. SRK still puts in a few good spells but yet to see one from Abul. If Premadasa becomes a green top, our bowlers cannot afford to waste the new ball

cricheart
March 15, 2013, 12:42 PM
According to Cricinfo pundit, now compitition for BD test squad entry ticket left among Robiul and Razzak.


A fully fit Tamim Iqbal is expected to return for the visitors, and Anamul Haque most likely to make make way for the left-hander.

Since the Premadasa pitch is expected to favour the seamers, Robiul Islam could come in as the extra seamer.

Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak could, however, be included because he offers control.

Rubel Hossain has also been declared fit, and is likely to replace Shahadat Hossain.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Jahurul Islam, 3 Mohammad Ashraful, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Abul Hasan, 10 Abdur Razzak/Robiul Islam, 11 Rubel Hossain
CI (http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-bangladesh-2013/content/current/story/625105.html)

BANFAN
March 15, 2013, 04:14 PM
Abul has the build and the pace but he bowls short pitch "hit me" balls or leg side rubbish way too often. SRK still puts in a few good spells but yet to see one from Abul. If Premadasa becomes a green top, our bowlers cannot afford to waste the new ball

But I think they will keep Abul for batting. Which might again be wrong. We need a good attack to take 20 wkts. SRK can be very handy in favorable conditions.

Gowza
March 15, 2013, 04:57 PM
Abul bowls some good balls but he doesn't bowl to the field or to a plan, whether that's inaccuracy or just the ball he's deciding on at the time he does need to change this. Definitely has the potential but he'll bowl a ball straight outside off, then bowl one legside, then bowl one near off but seaming in. He needs to be consistent with his lines as he's not quite fast enough to beat someone with pace so they just adjust and score runs which relieves the pressure so when he does bowl a good ball it does nothing. Also he needs to bowl less on the batsman, I reckon his best chance of taking wickets is bowling an off stump line trying to get an edge or if it seams in from outside off he can maybe bowl them or get an lbw but I think he gets a bit to much bounce to bowl straight at the stumps or leg side and it takes out all his wicket taking options. Unless you're likely to get lbws don't bowl straight in tests imo. Obviously occasional Yorkers etc are but don't bowl their consistently. He should concentrate on getting edges.

BengaliPagol
March 15, 2013, 06:17 PM
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam
3. M. Ashraful
4. Mominul Haque
5. Mahmudullah
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Nasir Hossain
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Abul Hasan
10. Abdur Razzak
11. Rubel Hossain

Time to register our first test win against a top 8 team.

Fazal
March 15, 2013, 07:54 PM
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam
3. M. Ashraful
4. Mominul Haque
5. Mahmudullah
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Nasir Hossain
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Abul Hasan
10. Abdur Razzak
11. Rubel Hossain

Time to register our first test win against a top 8 team.

Centurion upto # 9 Slot? Eber mone hoi 700 cross korbo.

BengaliPagol
March 15, 2013, 09:17 PM
Centurion upto # 9 Slot? Eber mone hoi 700 cross korbo.

That is the plan.

22Yards
March 15, 2013, 10:51 PM
Depending on the pitch:

Tamim In if fit - Out Anamul (little harsh)
Lalla In -Sunny Out (little harsh)
Rubel In if fit and Abul Out (little harsh)

If its a green top (!) then Abul, Sara and Rubel/Robi plays :) Momin sits out.

Oh and that is not harsh ?

BanCricFan
March 16, 2013, 01:15 AM
:)....hawk-eyed. sure, was a very difficult task. But, the armchair selector would have to take the team balance into consideration, too. Cant have all the batters/bowlers in just for the eleven slots. Someone usually must sit out. Just like Lalla/Sunny has to for this one.

I think the real selectors dont see Momin as a part-time SLA and expect him to fill the gap. But, very refreshing to see three pacers here. It might work or might not. Lets wait and see...

jeesh
March 16, 2013, 04:16 AM
Man Razzak would have enjoyed bowling on this wicket.

BANFAN
March 16, 2013, 08:24 AM
Irrespective of the pitch, we should have gone with Razzak... And if we take three pacers, how can we drop SRK .... Two new pacers who hasn't bowled a ball yet!! SRK was bowling very well excluding that first day.... And with the first look I can see, how much runs these pacers are going to give...SRK is very unlucky...u keep him in a dead puch and after bowling well you drop him in a favorable pitch...that's nonsense...I doubt if SJ has any idea of pace bowling or bowling in general...he can only capitalize on unity made by the captain...as if it's his contribution....