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BD_TigerZ
April 5, 2013, 02:03 AM
My first thread :blush:

My XI:

Jahurul Islam
Md Ashraful
Mominul Haque
Shakib Al Hasan
Mushfiqur Rahim
Nasir Hossain
Mahmudullah Riyad
Shohag Gazi
Enamul Haque
Rabiul Islam
Sajedul Islam

SRK WITH THE DRINKS

Joy Bangla :flag:

Only1raz
April 5, 2013, 03:32 AM
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam
3. Mohammad Ashraful
4. Mominul Haque
5. Shakib Al Hasan
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Nasir Hossain
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Enamul Haque
10. Sajidul Islam
11. Robiul Islam/Rubel Hossain

ReZ_1
April 5, 2013, 04:11 AM
As shakib will only bat in first test match so we will have to take at least 2 specialist spinners..
tamim is also 50% fit according to akram, so considering he will play it will be tie between mominul and mullah
I won't bother about the pacers.. they are just the fillers..

firstlane
April 5, 2013, 05:20 AM
1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam
3. Mohammad Ashraful
4. Mominul Haque
5. Shakib Al Hasan
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Nasir Hossain
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Enamul Haque
10. Sajidul Islam
11. Robiul Islam/Rubel Hossain

I like your eleven but I don't think team management will drop M'ullah. So, Mominul or Enamul might have to give way.

M.H.Rubel
April 5, 2013, 06:01 AM
It is tough to make,the 11 so early as there are some injured player.
1.SN/Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam
3. Mohammad Ashraful
4. Shakib Al Hasan
5.Riyad
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Nasir Hossain
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Enamul Haque
10.Robiul Islam
11. Rubel Hossain

M.H.Rubel
April 5, 2013, 06:06 AM
As shakib will only bat in first test match so we will have to take at least 2 specialist spinners..
tamim is also 50% fit according to akram, so considering he will play it will be tie between mominul and mullah
I won't bother about the pacers.. they are just the fillers..

Yes there will be tie between Riyad and Mominul. Whom you gonna take?

Tiger Manc
April 5, 2013, 10:53 AM
1. Jahurul
2. Nafees
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Nasir
6. Shakib
7. Mushy
8. Mahmudullah
9. Gazi
10. Enamul
11. Robiul

M.H.Rubel
April 5, 2013, 10:59 AM
1. Jahurul
2. Nafees
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Nasir
6. Shakib
7. Mushy
8. Mahmudullah
9. Gazi
10. Enamul
11. Robiul

Shakib will not bowl in first test. R U sure you want to play with 3 bowlers?

AsifTheManRahman
April 5, 2013, 01:24 PM
1. Tamim/Nafees
2. Jahirul
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Shakib
6. Mushfiq
7. Nasir
8. Ami tomare shohag kori
9. Enamul
10. Robi facepalm ul
11. Ru facepalm bel

I don't see a place for Riyad in this XI. No, I'm not dropping Mominul for him.

Given the strength of this bowling lineup, if we bat out of our skins, we might just be able to secure a draw. Forget about taking 20 wickets.

Miraz
April 5, 2013, 01:32 PM
Mominul
Jahirul
Ashraful
Shakib
Mushfiq
Nasir
Mahmudullah
Gazi
Enamul Jr.
Rabiul
Rubel

Mahmudullah will play as a bowling all rounder. I do not see a place for SN, mominul is a better prospect. If coach and captain picks SN, mominul has to sit out.

Rabz
April 5, 2013, 01:39 PM
Riyad will play imo.
He gives the option of 5th bowler and have taken wickets in SL tests, despite his run draught, which might just save his skin. Plus the VC factor.

Jahurul/Nafees, only one will make it to the XI.
Unless otherwise, both have the same chance of succeeding.

I'd go with this:

1. Jahurul ( Should get another chance, but this might be his last tour if he can't perform)
2. Ashraful ( Should move up the order if Tamim is not playing)
3. Shakib ( he is there as a batsman, so should come up the order)
4. Mominul
5. Nasir
6. Mushy
7. Riyad
8. Gazi
9. Enamul ( Must play)
10. Robiul
11. Sajidul ( No reason to pick him in the XV squad if he is not playing)

22Yards
April 5, 2013, 01:55 PM
YEAH Mahmudullah WILL definitely play because Mushfiq didn't allow ANY of his partimers to even have a chance to prove they can be worthy as 5th bowler. Man this thing just gets on my nerves when people justify Mullah's inclusion as a 5th bowler. I don't mind him playing at all but he needs to compete with mominul for the 4th spot which he clearly lost because of his poor form in the last test,ODI. But No this world is not fair.

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Jahurul Islam Shahriar Nafees
3. Mohammad Ashraful
4. Mominul Haque
5. Shakib Al Hasan
6. Mushfiqur Rahim
7. Nasir Hossain
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Enamul Haque
10. Sajidul Islam
11. Robiul Islam/Rubel Hossain

Dilscoop
April 5, 2013, 02:23 PM
Tamim Iqbal
Anamul.... Eh what's the point? Wasted posted.

Rinathq
April 5, 2013, 02:39 PM
Riyad will and should play. A regular shouldnt be dropped based on 1 bad series. With Shakib back, Riyad can bat down the order. Enamul and Gazi both will play even though the surface only calls for one of them. I think Tamim will end up not playing but if he does, I will be very happy. Now, its a call between Nafees and Jahirul and I think Jahirul deserves to play. He sure has the temperament and recent records to justify his slot. But if Tamim plays, I think he might have to sit along with Nafees if we want to play Riyad, Mominul and Ash at the same time.

About the pacers, I wouldnt play Sajidul just yet. Maybe see how Rubel plays on the first test with Robiul.

Tamim
Ashraful
Shakib
Mushfiq
Mominul
Nasir
Riyad
Gazi
Enamul
Rubel
Robiul

Tiger Manc
April 5, 2013, 03:03 PM
Shakib will not bowl in first test. R U sure you want to play with 3 bowlers?

May as well. It's not as if our pacers take bagful of wickets anyway. If we play with 7 batsmen then I'd go with:

1. Jahurul
2. Ashraful
3. Mominul
4. Shakib
5. Nasir
6. Mushy
7. Mahmudullah
8. Gazi
9. Enamul
10. Sajedul
11. Robiul

roman
April 5, 2013, 03:04 PM
Shakib
Jahir
Ash
Mominul
Riyad
Mushy
Nasir
Gazi
Enamul
Rubel
Sajedul/Robiul

Since Shak will only bat, why not make him open. I want to drop Riyad badly but he is our VC. So won't happen.

ahnaf
April 5, 2013, 03:15 PM
May as well. It's not as if our pacers take bagful of wickets anyway. If we play with 7 batsmen then I'd go with:

1. Jahurul
2. Ashraful
3. Mominul
4. Shakib
5. Nasir
6. Mushy
7. Mahmudullah
8. Gazi
9. Enamul
10. Sajedul
11. Robiul
i think this will be the playing XI of the 1st Test.

Dilscoop
April 5, 2013, 03:16 PM
Shakib will not bowl in first test. R U sure you want to play with 3 bowlers?

Say whaaaaaa?

Tiger444
April 5, 2013, 04:01 PM
A lot of you have Enamul and Sohag in there. I dont see them having both of them since we brought 4 pacers and 2 spinners and also because its a seamer friendly wicket. Also according to the DailyStar article, Rubel and Robiul will play while Shahadat and Sajidul are fighting for the 3rd pacer's slot. So there's a chance Enamul will be left out.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/shakib-tamim-return/

Gowza
April 5, 2013, 04:09 PM
1 tamim/SN
2 jahurul
3 ash
4 mominul
5 shakib
6 mushy
7 nasir
8 gazi
9 enamul
10 robiul
11 sajidul

i don't want to put SN in but i don't think it's a good idea to push ash up the order, he just had a good comeback series at the #3 spot, would rather keep him at #3. should rubel play or shoudn't he? one the one hand he's shown improvement so maybe we should reward him by sticking by him, on the other hand that improvement still isn't at the standard we need him to be (last 3 tests he's averaged 50.50, strike rate of 90, econ of 3.36).

Gowza
April 5, 2013, 04:10 PM
A lot of you have Enamul and Sohag in there. I dont see them having both of them since we brought 4 pacers and 2 spinners and also because its a seamer friendly wicket. Also according to the DailyStar article, Rubel and Robiul will play while Shahadat and Sajidul are fighting for the 3rd pacer's slot. So there's a chance Enamul will be left out.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/shakib-tamim-return/

don't know if that's the right choice but if it happens i sure hope they go with sajidul.

Tiger444
April 5, 2013, 04:12 PM
don't know if that's the right choice but if it happens i sure hope they go with sajidul.

Same here.

22Yards
April 5, 2013, 05:17 PM
It is funny how people are bumping shakib up the order realizing he wouldn't bowl this only test completely disregarding the fact he was NEVER a top order bat or the fact that this is JUST only a test and probably not worth the adjustment. Because you would have to put him down the order from next match anyway if he bowls. So what are we doing here ? trying to slot in both Mominul and Riyad ? And whose position are you monkeying with to accommodate so that both Riyad and Mominul can play in the middle order ? The no 1 allrounder and the best batsman Bangladesh ever produced who is trying to make a comeback after an injury ? Yeah good luck with that.

P.S why not open with Mullah ? Oh I know why...

22Yards
April 5, 2013, 05:28 PM
A lot of you have Enamul and Sohag in there. I dont see them having both of them since we brought 4 pacers and 2 spinners and also because its a seamer friendly wicket. Also according to the DailyStar article, Rubel and Robiul will play while Shahadat and Sajidul are fighting for the 3rd pacer's slot. So there's a chance Enamul will be left out.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/shakib-tamim-return/

Never mind the selectors still opting for Shahadat but if the coach and captain learnt anything from the previous series, shahadat should only be considered if there is a pacer injury or someone performs really bad (although I don't think theoretically it is possible for anyone to do worse than him). It would also be interesting to see if we opt for three pacers and fall into the "pitch" trap again. Regardless, these pacers won't be as good as the wicket. Like the saying goes now, the ball is in Mushy's and Jurgenson's court.

M.H.Rubel
April 5, 2013, 05:42 PM
A lot of you have Enamul and Sohag in there. I dont see them having both of them since we brought 4 pacers and 2 spinners and also because its a seamer friendly wicket. Also according to the DailyStar article, Rubel and Robiul will play while Shahadat and Sajidul are fighting for the 3rd pacer's slot. So there's a chance Enamul will be left out.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/shakib-tamim-return/

I think droping Enamul will depend upon bowling of Shakib. They said chance of Shakib bowling is 50/50. If Shakib become full fit to bowl in that case we will probably play with 3 pacer.

BengaliPagol
April 5, 2013, 06:24 PM
1. Jahurul Islam
2. M. Ashraful
3. Mominul Haque
4. Shakib Al Hasan
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Nasir Hossain
7. Mahmudullah
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Sajidul Islam/Abul Hasan/Rubel Hossain
10. Enamul jnr
11. Robiul Islam

I dont care if its a seamer friendly wicket. Our pacers will gift the opposition runs in any given situation. I reckon its time to see some fresh faces in the pace department. Robiul should be a guaranteed starter as a pacer imo.

Gowza
April 5, 2013, 06:40 PM
Never mind the selectors still opting for Shahadat but if the coach and captain learnt anything from the previous series, shahadat should only be considered if there is a pacer injury or someone performs really bad (although I don't think theoretically it is possible for anyone to do worse than him). It would also be interesting to see if we opt for three pacers and fall into the "pitch" trap again. Regardless, these pacers won't be as good as the wicket. Like the saying goes now, the ball is in Mushy's and Jurgenson's court.

i reckon even with pacer friendly pitch conditions the spinners will do better. think about it like this, the pacers by career average like 70+, strike rates in the 90s or even above 100. do the spinners, even the back-up ones do that badly? nowhere near so i'd say even in pace friendly conditions the spinners would probably do better.

but yeah, shahadat, shouldn't be in contention at all, only options should be robiul, sajidul and honestly i'd really like to see how sajidul goes and i wouldn't drop robiul after last series. i know it was just one match but it was in conditions not suited to the bowlers and he managed to average 23.50, strike rate 39, 4 wickets in 1 match. rubel managed 30.50, strike rate of 60, 1 wicket, i match. shahadat? he averaged 128, strike rate 180, 1 wicket, 1 match. abul averaged 86, strike rate 128, 3 wickets, 2 matches. shahadat was the worst of the bunch and yet he has 8 years experience.

Gowza
April 5, 2013, 06:47 PM
1. Jahurul Islam
2. M. Ashraful
3. Mominul Haque
4. Shakib Al Hasan
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Nasir Hossain
7. Mahmudullah
8. Sohag Gazi
9. Sajidul Islam/Abul Hasan/Rubel Hossain
10. Enamul jnr
11. Robiul Islam

I dont care if its a seamer friendly wicket. Our pacers will gift the opposition runs in any given situation. I reckon its time to see some fresh faces in the pace department. Robiul should be a guaranteed starter as a pacer imo.

i think they should play both robiul and sajidul, if they take a 3rd pacer it has to be rubel.

Avik
April 5, 2013, 08:24 PM
Jahurul Islam
Tamim (S Nafees if he can't play)
M Ashraful
Shakib
Mushfiq
Mahmudullah
Nasir
S Gazi
Enamul Haque
Sajidul
Robiul

we need to go in with 2 spinners, gives us the best chance to win the match. No Shahadat (obviously) and no Rubel in current form. Both Robiul and Sajidul has first class credibility, so they can at least be expected not to dish up freebies on the first day morning.

I am not expecting Shakib to bowl. Enamul and Sohag should be ready to bowl long spells. Expect strong concentration from the new Ashraful. if he can't, Naeem Islam is there to take his place. Theres also S Nafees if he can manage to stitch together a few performances.

Middle order is settled. However, please do NOT play 3 bowlers and 8 batsman, on count of Shakib. Shakib should not be overused. Other bowlers should earn their keep. This line up should be our strongest spin line up.

I wonder why Nasir does not bowl anymore. Has he stopped bowling? I haven't hung around in banglacricket in a while, hence do not know the inside stories..

al-Sagar
April 5, 2013, 09:57 PM
jahurul
nafees
ashraful
shakib
mushfiq
mominul
nasir
gazi
enamul
robiul
sajidul

Gowza
April 5, 2013, 11:30 PM
Jahurul Islam
Tamim (S Nafees if he can't play)
M Ashraful
Shakib
Mushfiq
Mahmudullah
Nasir
S Gazi
Enamul Haque
Sajidul
Robiul

we need to go in with 2 spinners, gives us the best chance to win the match. No Shahadat (obviously) and no Rubel in current form. Both Robiul and Sajidul has first class credibility, so they can at least be expected not to dish up freebies on the first day morning.

I am not expecting Shakib to bowl. Enamul and Sohag should be ready to bowl long spells. Expect strong concentration from the new Ashraful. if he can't, Naeem Islam is there to take his place. Theres also S Nafees if he can manage to stitch together a few performances.

Middle order is settled. However, please do NOT play 3 bowlers and 8 batsman, on count of Shakib. Shakib should not be overused. Other bowlers should earn their keep. This line up should be our strongest spin line up.

I wonder why Nasir does not bowl anymore. Has he stopped bowling? I haven't hung around in banglacricket in a while, hence do not know the inside stories..

nasir apparently has a shoulder injury. i agree with not over using shakib, besides the batting is becoming a lot stronger and more consistent now so we should start addressing our other weaknesses which is the bowling department. a good bowling team only needs 4 quality bowlers, BD isn't a good bowling unit. with shakib being front line quality i think it's a great opportunity for BD to go in with 4 specialist bowlers giving basically 5 quality bowlers. that way we get an additional quality bowler and we don't over use anyone. shakib should still be a big part of the bowling but an extra bowler would be good for BD, you can't expect part timers like riyad to pick up the slack every match, that's the job of the front line bowlers.

BD_TigerZ
April 6, 2013, 05:39 AM
May as well. It's not as if our pacers take bagful of wickets anyway. If we play with 7 batsmen then I'd go with:

1. Jahurul
2. Ashraful
3. Mominul
4. Shakib
5. Nasir
6. Mushy
7. Mahmudullah
8. Gazi
9. Enamul
10. Sajedul
11. Robiul

I realy like the idea of this batting order after shakib news..i realy wouldnt play 3 so called "phast bowlers" even if it is a seaming track because we know what will happen..SN is no auto pick, Aumi should get this series to show if he belongs in this arena. Enam and Sajidul are musts.

Jadukor
April 6, 2013, 12:09 PM
it doesn't matter what I pick as the team because the actual selection will be different. I am guessing we will have Rubel, Shahadat Robiul and Gazi as our bowling attack since that is the worst possible combination