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roman
April 20, 2013, 11:25 AM
http://9cric.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Zimbabwe-captain-Brendan-Taylor-with-Bangladesh-captain-Mushfiqur-Rahim-during-toss.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=bangladesh+vs+zimbabwe+picture&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=C2aiDKbuc_l9fM&tbnid=AEruuTIgp6t6eM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2F9cric.com%2F1st-test-bangladesh-vs-zimbabwe-at-harare-day-1-album%2F&ei=Fr9yUeLfEvK-0QG3joHADA&bvm=bv.45512109,d.dmg&psig=AFQjCNGMpP-9lEW3FEUZv8HXM_HUuOFz3w&ust=1366560902411679)

Bangladesh Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Enamul Haque, Robiul Islam, Sajidul Islam.

Zimbabwe squad: Brendan Taylor (capt), Sikandar Raza Butt, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Michael Chinouya, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingirai Masakadza, Keegan Meth, Natsai Mshangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbani, Ray Price, Vusi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori,Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.


CI LINK (http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe-v-bangladesh-2013/content/current/series/623566.html)

Harare Weather (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Harare+Zimbabwe+ZIXX0004)


My First ever Match thread bhais. I hope I can be the lucky charm for Bangladesh cricket team..We have done it before. We can do it Again. Lets win this Test Match

Gorje Utho Bangladesh:flag:

One World
April 20, 2013, 11:26 AM
Match Thread:First Test | Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Harare, Apr 25-29, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 4:00 EDT)

Still playing 1st test? ;)

Zeeshan
April 20, 2013, 11:27 AM
illuminati handshake?

oh well, Roman bhai good luck!!

roman
April 20, 2013, 11:29 AM
Bismillah tei Golod.Sorry.Mods Can you please update the thread title. Thanx

riajul
April 20, 2013, 11:31 AM
Eibar kichu likhum na. Voy lage.
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Nadim
April 20, 2013, 11:32 AM
Come on Zim.

Zim:678-10
Creamer:201
Meth:106
Jarvis: 101*

Zim would be at 50-6 @ one stage.

Shak: 5-400

Bd:125 and 51

Jarvis: 19 wickets
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ReZ_1
April 20, 2013, 11:33 AM
Bismillah te golod! hopefully seshe thakbe chomok, no worries we will

Dilscoop
April 20, 2013, 11:36 AM
lol look at the turnaround on OP.

Can you post bunch of picture of Rahim getting bowled? That seemed to do the tricks for Taylor.

Zeeshan
April 20, 2013, 11:38 AM
we gon bluxxom em ma china! khoa mora!!! yeah!! Die daad by die woord voeg

Dilscoop
April 20, 2013, 11:55 AM
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simon
April 20, 2013, 12:01 PM
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u didn't learn from the mistake MoC bhai made posting lal shobuj jerseys on a Test match thread ?

simon
April 20, 2013, 12:05 PM
nice thread, let us all welcome the debutant Sajjad shaheb :bighug: new opener, new luck

shakibrulz
April 20, 2013, 12:43 PM
Given the scale of the defeat, won't expect any miracles here either. Lets see.

Tamim
Jahirul
Ashraful
Mominul
Shakib
Mushfiqur+
Nasir
Gazi
Enamul
Sajedul
Robiul

Seems to be the better squad at the moment. I hope they don't commit the blunder of playing Rubel again along with SRK. I bet they would, though.

cricman79
April 20, 2013, 12:52 PM
Given the scale of the defeat, won't expect any miracles here either. Lets see.

Tamim
Jahirul
Ashraful
Mominul
Shakib
Mushfiqur+
Nasir
Gazi
Enamul
Sajedul
Robiul

Seems to be the better squad at the moment. I hope they don't commit the blunder of playing Rubel again along with SRK. I bet they would, though.


As per PA, Tamim is doubtful for second test as he is still carrying a thumb injury. I guess Reyad is going to get his last chance.

MohammedShamim
April 20, 2013, 12:53 PM
Mahmdullah faces the axe with Tamim Iqbal almost back to full fitness,


http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe-v-bangladesh-2013/content/current/story/631286.html

I really wish that is true, drop that sissy and let Mominul play.

MohammedC
April 20, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Dilscoop just slapped me. :facepalm: I guess I deserve it.

Rifat
April 20, 2013, 02:34 PM
Nice Thread Roman Bhai :)

Roni_uk
April 20, 2013, 02:42 PM
Ami shuta ta khulle match ta jittam...ohon aar kono asha nai

...jokes apart...nice thread and good luck

mij
April 20, 2013, 02:56 PM
Now what's our plan to get Taylor and Co. how we going to win?

Tiger Manc
April 20, 2013, 04:19 PM
If Tamim is out of the 2nd Test than I would go with this:

1. Jahurul
2. Nafees (Don't have any other alternatives)
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Shakib
6. Nasir
7. Mushy
8. Enamul
9. Rubel
10. Robiul
11. Sajedul

I would go in with 3 seamers. That's a long tail. I would choose Enam over Gazi because Zim have predominantly right handers.

mali007
April 20, 2013, 06:15 PM
If Tamim is out of the 2nd Test than I would go with this:

1. Jahurul
2. Nafees (Don't have any other alternatives)
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Shakib
6. Nasir
7. Mushy
8. Enamul
9. Rubel
10. Robiul
11. Sajedul

I would go in with 3 seamers. That's a long tail. I would choose Enam over Gazi because Zim have predominantly right handers.

:up::up::up:

Rifat
April 20, 2013, 06:28 PM
Advice to Roman bhai:

Beshi Beshi kore Quran tilawaat shunen aar Allahr kache lomba shejda den. In Sha Allah shob thik hoye jabe :)

roman
April 20, 2013, 07:51 PM
Advice to Roman bhai:

Beshi Beshi kore Quran tilawaat shunen aar Allahr kache lomba shejda den. In Sha Allah shob thik hoye jabe :)

Thanx for the advice. Will do :)

al-Sagar
April 21, 2013, 12:37 AM
If Tamim is out of the 2nd Test than I would go with this:

1. Jahurul
2. Nafees (Don't have any other alternatives)
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Shakib
6. Nasir
7. Mushy
8. Enamul
9. Rubel
10. Robiul
11. Sajedul

I would go in with 3 seamers. That's a long tail. I would choose Enam over Gazi because Zim have predominantly right handers.

i would be tempted to bring shahadat in for rubel. also gazi for enam as in shakib we already have an SLA, so may be an OFFIE for variation

my 8/9/10/11 are ....

gazi/rubel
shahadat
rubel
sajedul

Night_wolf
April 21, 2013, 12:49 AM
Roman bhai er 1st thread!!:joy::joy:

aibar hoy Zim re Uray dibo naile Roman Bhaire!!!

Sohel
April 21, 2013, 12:59 AM
Bangladesh 250 (Tamim 58, :lol:mi 42, Sir Md. Ashraful Matin KRT 38, Mushfiq 29, Shakib 21, Nasir 15).

Zimbabwe 539 (Taylor 251*/Robiul 5 for 100 before retiring hurt from overuse).

Bangladesh 150 (Tamim 52, Sir Md. Ashraful Matin KRT 38).

Bangladesh lose by an innings and 139 runs by lunch on Day 4. We'll score at least 100 less without Tamim and with M:lol:fees.

roman
April 21, 2013, 01:19 AM
Roman bhai er 1st thread!!:joy::joy:

aibar hoy Zim re Uray dibo naile Roman Bhaire!!!

Apatoto Zimbabwe ke uralei hobe :)

Rifat
April 21, 2013, 01:22 AM
Roman bhai er 1st thread!!:joy::joy:

aibar hoy Zim re Uray dibo naile Roman Bhaire!!!

Bhai, Roman Bhaike uraben na, unar duita bachcha maiyya ache tara kannakati korbe tader abbur jonno!

ahnaf
April 21, 2013, 01:48 AM
^ r amader bhabi? Uni ki korben tato bollen na? :-p
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ReZ_1
April 21, 2013, 01:51 AM
So our total score in both innings was 281, 8 runs surplus of taylor's individual score.
Therefore only chance is to get him out early

BengaliPagol
April 21, 2013, 04:09 AM
ami onik bhoi pachi. Oh Allah save us!

WarWolf
April 21, 2013, 04:22 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe-v-bangladesh-2013/content/current/story/631286.html

I really wish that is true, drop that sissy and let Mominul play.
I would replace Mahmudullah with Mominul and SN with Tamim.

SN really seems to have a very strong backup behind him.

riajul
April 21, 2013, 07:15 AM
Rubel, SRK got injured, Zia and Safiul replaced them. They ll leave Dhaka today.
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WarWolf
April 21, 2013, 08:50 AM
Rubel, SRK got injured, Zia and Safiul replaced them. They ll leave Dhaka today.

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Ha ha ha. . Both Rubel and Sharapova got injured!!!

KaaL-PurusH
April 21, 2013, 09:49 AM
lets we all talk out through another humiliation

wktkeeper
April 21, 2013, 10:17 AM
sharapova now will have a good time in honeymoon with his wife ;)

simon
April 21, 2013, 11:25 AM
Thanx for the advice. Will do :)

Rifat miya'r advice ta bhalai, magar unar lahan eto boro shezda diyen na,
janen I to Rifat er thread ta brishti te tolaya gesilo beshi sowab er karone.

just joking Rif,don't mind

ReZ_1
April 21, 2013, 01:36 PM
^^We better need it to avoid the whitewash :-p

Rifat
April 21, 2013, 02:13 PM
Rifat miya'r advice ta bhalai, magar unar lahan eto boro shezda diyen na,
janen I to Rifat er thread ta brishti te tolaya gesilo beshi sowab er karone.

just joking Rif,don't mind

you are correct. but alhamdulillah we did mange to win the third ODI despite the bestest of bestest of bestest of efforts from Sri Lanka, didn't we ;)?

secondly, we won against Sri Lanka i think four times....three out of those four times were rain-curtailed match. and when we did finally win an overseas tour we did beat a very very weakened West Indian XI, right?

ReZ_1
April 21, 2013, 11:26 PM
Lets see if bangladesh have the guts to play :four: seamers replacing gazi enamul and injured rubel

zunaid_bd
April 21, 2013, 11:37 PM
The second test is on Bulawo Not in harare...

ReZ_1
April 21, 2013, 11:45 PM
The second test is on Bulawo Not in harare...

:smh::smh: check the schedule pls

Jadukor
April 21, 2013, 11:45 PM
The second test is on Bulawo Not in harare...

when did the venue change?

Saifulsohel
April 22, 2013, 12:29 AM
PA says, robiul,sajedul,zia,mominul may play. Shafi not fit 4 test.
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cricbook
April 22, 2013, 01:41 AM
Come on Zim.

Zim:678-10
Creamer:201
Meth:106
Jarvis: 101*

Zim would be at 50-6 @ one stage.

Shak: 5-400

Bd:125 and 51

Jarvis: 19 wickets
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not a bad comment... Yap thats what happen every time we come close to win the game.. Telander say hi bye.... But taylor is the no. 1 batsman of zim... He scored its acceptable... But maith, s masakadga 9,10 or whatever... Whoever coming n scoring..

cricbook
April 22, 2013, 01:46 AM
PA says, robiul,sajedul,zia,mominul may play. Shafi not fit 4 test.
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Perfect..... So naff, riad, rubel is dropping... Now lets play the game.... Im hoping n has faith this time we will turn around... Atleast it will reduced some catch miss... Momi is a good fielder... N riad is a dhojo vhongo... Also rubel beside pace... He dont have nothing...

cricbook
April 22, 2013, 01:50 AM
Zunaid bd .... Pls dont give us false information... We r already doomed... Its in harrare..

BengaliPagol
April 22, 2013, 02:03 AM
I think Mominul and Ashraful will be a good combo for the #3 and #4 spot.

Habib
April 22, 2013, 02:48 AM
So Harare again? Tough task ahead. If the venue was Bulaway, we would have massacred Zim.

Roey Haque
April 22, 2013, 04:18 AM
I don't think I want to even watch this test match unless Bd bats first.

No desire to see the bowling, the bowlers did really well apart from not knowing how to dismiss a few batsmen.

It's the batting that was horrendous, and I want to see immediately from the onset what they have learned.

Maysun
April 22, 2013, 04:24 AM
Instead of saying, "We'll win this with our eyes closed", I am gonna say, "We'll lose this with our eyes closed" just to impart some anti-jinx and let Roman register his first victory. :up:

Nadim
April 22, 2013, 05:41 AM
Roman bhai er match thread kintu Roman khelteche na...








No am not a fan of Shabbir Rahman Roman for the longer version but s big yes shorter version
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ReZ_1
April 22, 2013, 06:00 AM
News: Bd team is analyzing the mistakes of 1st test to come back strongly in the Final test match against Zim,


Piece of advice to roman vai, contact with Moc vai for better performance in 2nd test.:-p

BengaliPagol
April 22, 2013, 06:22 AM
I wish everyone (who will be watching this match) good luck.

meazz1
April 22, 2013, 08:17 AM
News: Bd team is analyzing the mistakes of 1st test to come back strongly in the Final test match against Zim,


Piece of advice to roman vai, contact with Moc vai for better performance in 2nd test.:-p

Really?
I thought this is part of to-do lists to analyze past games!

MohammedC
April 22, 2013, 08:29 AM
Really?
I thought this is part of to-do lists to analyze past games!

Something which we always ignore. from players to fan.

"Bhai please kharap khelle video upload korben na please."

roman
April 22, 2013, 09:54 AM
Rifat miya'r advice ta bhalai, magar unar lahan eto boro shezda diyen na,
janen I to Rifat er thread ta brishti te tolaya gesilo beshi sowab er karone.

just joking Rif,don't mind

Hoyto Rifat er boro shezdar karone ekta boro haar theke amra beche gesi. You never know ;)

Dilscoop
April 22, 2013, 10:58 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/157000/157076.jpg

I hope they keep it super green.

wktkeeper
April 22, 2013, 12:21 PM
they will keep it green and might include one more pacer to trouble bd batsman.

Zeeshan
April 22, 2013, 01:49 PM
lol ami dillu'r avy dekhe amar naam bhablam... haire ego

SS
April 22, 2013, 01:56 PM
they will keep it green and might include one more pacer to trouble bd batsman.

Taile to ebar 100 hobe na

Dilscoop
April 22, 2013, 02:24 PM
lol ami dillu'r avy dekhe amar naam bhablam... haire ego

Umm what? :S

Roey Haque
April 22, 2013, 03:36 PM
Good thread. It takes a man of great grace to open a thread knowing that even a victory will only mean a drawn series.

And I like the fact that you didn't include any ODI pics as well like the last thread did.

Equinox
April 22, 2013, 05:29 PM
Seriously if we can't learn from our mistakes and win this we should stop playing cricket. No joke. Fazlami onek hoise.

cricbook
April 22, 2013, 06:04 PM
:waiting:dwe should play all our pacer in the team ..... Robiul will lead.. N than sajedul, shafiul, zia should include.... Drom riad, nafs, Anam, gazi..... Bring back momi, tk ... After that lets play... Tell u what... This time zim will face different bd...... They r dangerous, when their body face to wall... So lets see.

shuziburo
April 22, 2013, 06:04 PM
If Tamim is out of the 2nd Test than I would go with this:

1. Jahurul
2. Nafees (Don't have any other alternatives)
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Shakib
6. Nasir
7. Mushy
8. Enamul
9. Rubel
10. Robiul
11. Sajedul

I would go in with 3 seamers. That's a long tail. I would choose Enam over Gazi because Zim have predominantly right handers.

If Ash plays, he can open. I know he is not ideal, but he would not be worse than SN. But, having TIK back would be the best, obviously.

shuziburo
April 22, 2013, 06:06 PM
i would be tempted to bring shahadat in for rubel. also gazi for enam as in shakib we already have an SLA, so may be an OFFIE for variation

my 8/9/10/11 are ....

gazi/rubel
shahadat
rubel
sajedul

Did you say Shahadat?

shuziburo
April 22, 2013, 06:08 PM
So our total score in both innings was 281, 8 runs surplus of taylor's individual score.
Therefore only chance is to get him out early

No dropped catches!

Crisis
April 22, 2013, 06:40 PM
Did you say Shahadat?

Ditto, anyone who says in the forum they want Shahadat back will instantly lose my cricketing respect!

al-Sagar
April 22, 2013, 08:48 PM
Did you say Shahadat?

Ditto, anyone who says in the forum they want Shahadat back will instantly lose my cricketing respect!

fortunately Shahadat is now out of equation.

Ziaur Rahman is now in the equation.

Shafiul may not be able to play the Tests, he may play ODI's

well, i know what everybody feels of shahadat. even i know how wayward and erratic he can be, and how he has single handedly lost games for us. Even i criticized why he was in the squad, but now i am picking him for team. the only reason i picked him as because he was the only one available at the squad. so i just though for a chance.

rubel was consistently bowling length which he should not have bowled. with shahadat he can bowl anywhere. even if he bowls 5 bad balls still he may bowl one good ball. and in between all those poor and balls he can deliver some good balls and take wickets.

and with the conditions in harare, felt with the help from pitch shahadat could be a wicket taker. because in a mix of those good, bad and poor balls shahadat has the knack of producing those unplayable wicket taking balls.

well shahadat is back now and i hope in future until we are going to visit a country where there is chance of green top pitches and other pacers are fit, shahadat is not picked anymore. and seriously, he should never be picked for limited over games.

22Yards
April 22, 2013, 09:31 PM
fortunately Shahadat is now out of equation.

Ziaur Rahman is now in the equation.

Shafiul may not be able to play the Tests, he may play ODI's

well, i know what everybody feels of shahadat. even i know how wayward and erratic he can be, and how he has single handedly lost games for us. Even i criticized why he was in the squad, but now i am picking him for team. the only reason i picked him as because he was the only one available at the squad. so i just though for a chance.

rubel was consistently bowling length which he should not have bowled. with shahadat he can bowl anywhere. even if he bowls 5 bad balls still he may bowl one good ball. and in between all those poor and balls he can deliver some good balls and take wickets.

and with the conditions in harare, felt with the help from pitch shahadat could be a wicket taker. because in a mix of those good, bad and poor balls shahadat has the knack of producing those unplayable wicket taking balls.

well shahadat is back now and i hope in future until we are going to visit a country where there is chance of green top pitches and other pacers are fit, shahadat is not picked anymore. and seriously, he should never be picked for limited over games.

I see your justification but still I think you are over rating him in his *attacking* mindset and over estimating his wicket taking ability. Just having Lord's fifer doesn't change what has happened throughout his career. I don't have the stats but I think his SR in test is also don bradmansque. Also his attitude is his worst enemy. It doesn't show that he takes it seriously that he is given so many opportunities despite taking away so many wins from this team.

BengaliPagol
April 22, 2013, 09:35 PM
I see your justification but still I think you are over rating him in his *attacking* mindset and over estimating his wicket taking ability. Just having Lord's fifer doesn't change what has happened throughout his career. I don't have the stats but I think his SR in test is also don bradmansque. Also his attitude is his worst enemy. It doesn't show that he takes it seriously that he is given so many opportunities despite taking away so many wins from this team.

If people think Shahadat has an attacking mindset due to his grunt then i agree. Shahadat has a very attacking mindset

Rifat
April 22, 2013, 11:38 PM
Instead of saying, "We'll win this with our eyes closed", I am gonna say, "We'll lose this with our eyes closed" just to impart some anti-jinx and let Roman register his first victory. :up:

The Unexpected, when it is anticipated, it is no longer the unexpected. :-|

M.H.Rubel
April 22, 2013, 11:40 PM
I can not understand one thing why the selectors have called Zia? Does they want to select him as a test player??? Terrible choice,even Forhad Reza will be better than him.

BengaliPagol
April 23, 2013, 02:06 AM
I can not understand one thing why the selectors have called Zia? Does they want to select him as a test player??? Terrible choice,even Forhad Reza will be better than him.

I'm hoping he might be considered for the ODI team since they are short on pacers.

MohammedShamim
April 23, 2013, 03:25 AM
I hope Tamim does well this time around if he is ready and fit to play.

M.H.Rubel
April 23, 2013, 03:40 AM
I'm hoping he might be considered for the ODI team since they are short on pacers.

Hoping your hope comes true. Otherwise its a dumb decision. Zia will be a pathetic test batsman in seaming condition.

BD_TigerZ
April 23, 2013, 04:04 AM
I hope Tamim does well this time around if he is ready and fit to play.

Expecting nothing from TI..These days it is a bonus for us to get runs from him..

BengaliPagol
April 23, 2013, 07:39 AM
Hoping your hope comes true. Otherwise its a dumb decision. Zia will be a pathetic test batsman in seaming condition.

i wouldn't even consider his batting anymore. Seems like a bowler to me.

ReZ_1
April 23, 2013, 09:15 AM
^^ you are right, zia at this point is a better bowler than shafiul who is struggling with injury, + if he can hit one or two six is an added bonus for us

shuziburo
April 23, 2013, 09:19 AM
I see your justification but still I think you are over rating him in his *attacking* mindset and over estimating his wicket taking ability. Just having Lord's fifer doesn't change what has happened throughout his career. I don't have the stats but I think his SR in test is also don bradmansque. Also his attitude is his worst enemy. It doesn't show that he takes it seriously that he is given so many opportunities despite taking away so many wins from this team.

His attitude is his biggest issue now. He thinks everybody but him is to blame whenever something goes wrong. Further, he has been regressing with the ball the last few years. Only his grunting has got better!

shuziburo
April 23, 2013, 09:28 AM
Expecting nothing from TI..These days it is a bonus for us to get runs from him..

I think you are being a bit harsh on him. Yes, he has not been in the best form, but here is his performance during the last 12 months. (2-year performance is quite similar.)

Format Mat Runs HS Avg
Test 3 206 72 34.33
ODI 6 206 112 34.33
T20 9 327 88* 46.71

22Yards
April 23, 2013, 11:42 AM
I think you are being a bit harsh on him. Yes, he has not been in the best form, but here is his performance during the last 12 months. (2-year performance is quite similar.)

Format Mat Runs HS Avg
Test 3 206 72 34.33
ODI 6 206 112 34.33
T20 9 327 88* 46.71

The difference between tamim and ashraful is that ashraful only acheived 15% of what he is capable of while tamim only did 40%. He is still playing good in terms of bangladeshi standard but he's capable of so much more which, understandably, make fans frustrated.

Fazal
April 23, 2013, 11:49 AM
Missing Abul's batting in the team. Besides other problems, the tail end also played pretty toothless while batting.

AsifTheManRahman
April 23, 2013, 11:53 AM
Expecting nothing from TI..These days it is a bonus for us to get runs from him..
Expecting nothing from any Bangladeshi player.

Expecting Taylor to make 300.

We will lose by an inning and 500.

kalpurush
April 23, 2013, 12:09 PM
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQV_O3VweUHibwT7H60sfpqbBH_e2FV6 miyCwquCaMNn9QOycPsdA
Congrats Roman on your first MT. Nice one. Good luck and you might be needing it!

Nadim
April 23, 2013, 02:51 PM
we have to pick 3 seamers for this game. SRK and Rubel out. Robi and Sajedul is are fit. 3rd option is only Shafiul but not 100% fit...oh no even Zia might get the test cap :ohno:#mairala-amare

Gazi might be out of the team if we play 3 seamers...

BengaliPagol
April 23, 2013, 05:47 PM
nothing to be frustrated about. Just except defeat and their is no reason to be frustrated.

cricbook
April 23, 2013, 06:28 PM
Expecting sakib should do something... He made excuse aftef 6 month he played... So thats why hes flop.... he should understand batsman like him shouldnt say like that... Ya u play bad ... But how did u got out... ??? Same way twice in 2 days difference... So that means u r not feet... Or some one keep u in the squad for jarfuk?????

BengaliPagol
April 23, 2013, 06:38 PM
Expecting sakib should do something... He made excuse aftef 6 month he played... So thats why hes flop.... he should understand batsman like him shouldnt say like that... Ya u play bad ... But how did u got out... ??? Same way twice in 2 days difference... So that means u r not feet... Or some one keep u in the squad for jarfuk?????

i think selectors have rushed in him too early. He hasn't played cricket for a while so he won't be at 100%. Lets see how he goes in the next match.

Dilscoop
April 23, 2013, 06:40 PM
Roman's first MT? Took him long enough lol! Should've saved the 1st timer's luck for tough matches. This is rice+water.

Rifat
April 23, 2013, 06:47 PM
Isn't it ironic that when the situation demands three seamers we end up picking two and when the situation demands two seamers we end up picking three?

Dilscoop
April 23, 2013, 06:51 PM
Isn't it ironic that when the situation demands three seamers we end up picking two and when the situation demands two seamers we end up picking three?

We do it based on the previous matches. That's a typical al-Rahim move. Back the **** ward. Just like he dropped Zia from T20, as a bowler, based on his ODI bowling performance, when he's playing as a lower order slogger. Dhumb ***!

cricbook
April 23, 2013, 07:54 PM
i think selectors have rushed in him too early. He hasn't played cricket for a while so he won't be at 100%. Lets see how he goes in the next match.

i would say, ash could be vital here.'... But i wont... Hes some kind of joker. everytime he took bd in some kind of hope..... He got run out, did some run out n lots of unknown things he showed up... So i belive , he never will learn his mistake although hes 29 of age... So we depand on some new faces ... Like momi, sajedul, nas, robiul etc...

roman
April 23, 2013, 09:19 PM
Roman's first MT? Took him long enough lol! Should've saved the 1st timer's luck for tough matches. This is rice+water.

This tour was supposed to be a rice+water thing for us, but the first test proved me wrong. Zim players are all charged up after that match and we have lot to prove now. Second test will really be a tough one for us

Dilscoop
April 23, 2013, 09:48 PM
^ Hope you know I was sort of poking at that fact. How some people didn't give Zim a dime...

Zunaid
April 23, 2013, 10:23 PM
This thread has been around longer than the game will.

Rifat
April 23, 2013, 11:00 PM
as a cricket fan, just relax, sit back and enjoy and smile :) anything is a bonus! no expectations.

Jadukor
April 23, 2013, 11:08 PM
This thread has been around longer than the game will.

That's right... expecting Robiul and Sajidul to bundle out Zimbabwe for 58 and 78

Zunaid
April 23, 2013, 11:18 PM
That's right... expecting Robiul and Sajidul to bundle out Zimbabwe for 58 and 78

Our magic numbers. You mean Sajidul bundles out Brendan Taylor for 58 in the first innings and Robiul gets the man for 78 in the second. It's a win win - no centuries in either innings.

More seriously - there's something wrong mentally with the entire team. I've seen this - a singular and spectacular fall from a good place (e.g. India and WI after the Banglawash) and then their "tonok noray" and they come back and fight it out (e.g. England in the WC).

Did their "tanok" move this time enough?

Dilscoop
April 23, 2013, 11:27 PM
^ There are enough evidence of tanok (if I'm guessing what it means correctly) JF's press, Rahim's press, and Ash's omelettes.

Zunaid
April 23, 2013, 11:40 PM
^ There are enough evidence of tanok (if I'm guessing what it means correctly) JF's press, Rahim's press, and Ash's omelettes.

[বাংলা]টনক [/বাংলা][ ṭanak ] n the seat of memory; remembrance, recollection. [বাংলা]টনক নড়া[/বাংলা] v. to come to remember or recollect; to be aware of; to be alerted; to be ruffled; to see the gravity of.

In this case - to see the gravity of.

Dilscoop
April 23, 2013, 11:48 PM
* Lack of tonoks in those ex.

BD_TigerZ
April 24, 2013, 12:34 AM
I think you are being a bit harsh on him. Yes, he has not been in the best form, but here is his performance during the last 12 months. (2-year performance is quite similar.)

Format Mat Runs HS Avg
Test 3 206 72 34.33
ODI 6 206 112 34.33
T20 9 327 88* 46.71


Its is bonus as in he is hardly in our team along with shak so when they play the runs are bonus runs.

Jadukor
April 24, 2013, 01:29 AM
Its is bonus as in he is hardly in our team along with shak so when they play the runs are bonus runs.

this is probably the 2nd time he has missed a Test match since his debut. So he is actually quite regular in our team

silversurf
April 24, 2013, 02:06 AM
My team for the second test should be :
1) Tamim (if fit) / Nafees (no choice)
2) Jahurul
3) Ashrafool
4) Nasir (Yes I want him there)
5) Shak
6) Mushy
7) Mominul
8) Zia / safiul
9) Enam
10) Sajedul
11) Robiul

wktkeeper
April 24, 2013, 02:18 AM
My team for the second test should be :
1) Tamim (if fit) / Nafees (no choice)
2) Jahurul
3) Ashrafool
4) Nasir (Yes I want him there)
5) Shak
6) Mushy
7) Mominul
8) Zia / safiul
9) Enam
10) Sajedul
11) Robiul

thats the best possible 11 we can have at this moment

M.H.Rubel
April 24, 2013, 03:08 AM
I will go with this:
1 Jahurul Islam,
2 Tamim Iqbal/Shahriar Nafees
3 Mohammad Ashraful,
4 Mominul Haque,
5.Shakib Al Hasan,
6. Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk),
7 Nasir Hossain,
8 Sohag Gazi,
9 Shafiul Islam,
10 Sajidul Islam,
11 Robiul Islam.

BengaliPagol
April 24, 2013, 04:24 AM
I will go with this:
1 Jahurul Islam,
2 Tamim Iqbal/Shahriar Nafees
3 Mohammad Ashraful,
4 Mominul Haque,
5.Shakib Al Hasan,
6. Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk),
7 Nasir Hossain,
8 Sohag Gazi,
9 Shafiul Islam,
10 Sajidul Islam,
11 Robiul Islam.

i would go with the same team as well but i would be a little confused over which bowlers to pick. Should we go with 3 pacers? Yes the pitch is suited to pacers but pace bowling isn't our strength.

Shakil_WFP
April 24, 2013, 04:36 AM
i would go with the same team as well but i would be a little confused over which bowlers to pick. Should we go with 3 pacers? Yes the pitch is suited to pacers but pace bowling isn't our strength.

I am also with this team. Hope and pray that Tamim will be able to play, and Shakib will be back to his form.

adamnsu
April 24, 2013, 06:36 AM
Whatever team we put up against Zimbabwe, the best result we can hope for is a draw in this Test series.

shuziburo
April 24, 2013, 09:40 AM
My team for the second test should be :
1) Tamim (if fit) / Nafees (no choice)
2) Jahurul
3) Ashrafool
4) Nasir (Yes I want him there)
5) Shak
6) Mushy
7) Mominul
8) Zia / safiul
9) Enam
10) Sajedul
11) Robiul

If Shafiul is fit, then he should get the nod over Zia. Shafiul does not have Rubels natural pace, etc, but tries to use what he has. I would expect Shakib to be fully fit, so Gazi can also play. If the pitch offered assistance to the spinners, Both Gazi and Enam should have been in.

Should we call Ash a fool? He has improved a lot...

shuziburo
April 24, 2013, 09:42 AM
[বাংলা]টনক [/বাংলা][ ṭanak ] n the seat of memory; remembrance, recollection. [বাংলা]টনক নড়া[/বাংলা] v. to come to remember or recollect; to be aware of; to be alerted; to be ruffled; to see the gravity of.

In this case - to see the gravity of.

[বাংলা]ওরে বাপ রে![/বাংলা] You should write a Bangla-English dictionary.

BD_TigerZ
April 24, 2013, 10:05 AM
Jahurul Islam
Tamim Iqbal
Mohammad Ashraful (interim vc. seems more involved than ever, also his spot his not underfire so he is playing pressure free. )
Nasir Hossain (move him up the order. Cannot let him play with tail.)
Shakib al Hasan
Mominul Haque (with his footwork, he will most definitely struggle against Jarvis and co. If we do bat well he could do well when shine is gone.)
Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk)
Enam jnr (harsh on gazi and there should be no bitter feelings..offie against XI right handers on a green wicket wont go anywhere)
Shafiul Islam/Zia
Sajidul Islam
Robiul Islam

BD_TigerZ
April 24, 2013, 10:12 AM
Mushy needs to wake up and start rotating bowlers and more importantly STOP SETTING FIELDS BACK.
We gave atleast a 100 free singles..instead id be a happier captain by seeing those 75 of those come in sixes knowing he will create a mistake..but he does not think like that..

KaaL-PurusH
April 24, 2013, 11:03 AM
Nasir is too carefree by nature to play at no 4. it has to be mominul because of his courage. he can hold his nerve better than “what to do” riyad and nasir.

wktkeeper
April 24, 2013, 11:05 AM
Mushy needs to wake up and start rotating bowlers and more importantly STOP SETTING FIELDS BACK.
We gave atleast a 100 free singles..instead id be a happier captain by seeing those 75 of those come in sixes knowing he will create a mistake..but he does not think like that..

mushy is not attacking captain. he is very much defensive from the ball one.

SS
April 24, 2013, 11:49 AM
Any news on the changes that we expect to see... Regardless another disaster coming

Fazal
April 24, 2013, 11:50 AM
Now that we have seen what our over rated spinnes can do in this pitch, I would rather take risk with our under achiever FBs. Don't care who they are, but this pitch is meant to be for FBs and we have no way to avoid that.

Enamul and Shohaj are good bit yet not that good that they will win you in any pitch specially pitch suited for FBs.

M.H.Rubel
April 24, 2013, 11:52 AM
Nasir is not ready yet to play at #4. But he has a bright future no doubt.

Tiger444
April 24, 2013, 11:56 AM
Obviously Tamim should be in for SN if fit, then Mominul should be in for Riyad, and finally we need to play 3 pacers because they'll make sure the pitch will have little turn. So that means Sajidul and 1 of Shafiul/Zia should come in and take place of Enamul Jr.

By the way, Mominul should be the #4. Nasir is fine down the order and has done well there before. No need to change it.

simon
April 24, 2013, 12:16 PM
It rained today so Zim players did indoor practicing.
the wicket is covered.
There are chances of rain, according to the news it's an odd time to rain in Harare.
According to reporter "akaash er mon bhalo nei"

Roman bhai, agei bolchilam Rifat miya'r advice na nitey... smh

reyme
April 24, 2013, 01:10 PM
Mushy needs to wake up and start rotating bowlers and more importantly STOP SETTING FIELDS BACK.
We gave atleast a 100 free singles..instead id be a happier captain by seeing those 75 of those come in sixes knowing he will create a mistake..but he does not think like that..

Exactly my thought! He thinks all formats as T20. He never attacks. And he never learns from his mistakes.

He shoud watch the video where NZ put 9 fielders around the English Batsmen.

Tiger444
April 24, 2013, 02:15 PM
According to The DailyStar, Tamim is cleared to play so SN will be dropped. The physio Vibhav Singh also recommended Shafiul to not play this match but for only the limited overs games. And according to NewAge we'll likely see 3 seamers, so in that case, Zia would come in for Enamul. Seems like they haven't decided yet if they're going to drop Riyad for Mominul.

Murad
April 24, 2013, 02:26 PM
zia is 10 times better than shafiul as a fc bowler.

reyme
April 24, 2013, 02:40 PM
Enam did better than Gazi. So they are dropping Enam?

reyme
April 24, 2013, 02:42 PM
Zia, Robiul, Shajidul all 3 different types of bowlers. I think thats a good thing. Wish Taskin was ready!

reyme
April 24, 2013, 02:46 PM
Since they are going with one of Gazi and Enam, we should give Ash, Mominul and Nasir several overs and use them based on batsmen weaknesses. And for once Mushy put the fielders where they belong: around the batsmen! Put pressure from the get go and throughout the entire inning and they will crumble!

cricbook
April 24, 2013, 02:47 PM
i think gazi should be drop if three pacer playing... Zim all right hand batsman.. So we need anam with sakib.... Also brainless musy need to understand that ash, momi, nas they can bowl few overs... So use them moron..... We need sakib back as a captain... Hes smart.. he knows how handle bowlers in right moment.

zimfan
April 24, 2013, 02:49 PM
Nasir is not ready yet to play at #4. But he has a bright future no doubt.

perhaps not number 4 but i would get him up to number 5 or 6, he looks a class act, full of confidence with a bit of a swagger and his stats speak for himself.

Im a bit nervous we will be a bit over confident going into this match and we may stumble.

However i dont think the toss is that key to the outcome of the match as it will offer some assistance for the fast bowlers all match.

SS
April 24, 2013, 04:14 PM
perhaps not number 4 but i would get him up to number 5 or 6, he looks a class act, full of confidence with a bit of a swagger and his stats speak for himself.

Im a bit nervous we will be a bit over confident going into this match and we may stumble.

However i dont think the toss is that key to the outcome of the match as it will offer some assistance for the fast bowlers all match.

No worries that's what you need to win ..your fast bowlers will eat us alive

mufi_02
April 24, 2013, 04:36 PM
Debut for Zia. 3 pacers - Robiul, Sajedul, Zia

[বাংলা]রবিউল আর সাজেদুলের সঙ্গে তৃতীয় পেসার হিসেবে টেস্ট অভিষেক হয়ে যাচ্ছে জিয়াউরের। ঢাকা থেকে জিয়ার সঙ্গে উড়ে আসা আরেক পেসার শফিউল এখনো টেস্টের জন্য ফিট নন।[/বাংলা]

http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2013-04-25/news/347547

AsifTheManRahman
April 24, 2013, 04:58 PM
^ Looks like Riyad is finally getting dropped, as is Mofeez:

মাহমুদউল্লাহ, না মমিনুল—এ প্রশ্নের উত্তর এবার মমিনুলকে খুঁজে নেওয়ার সম্ভাবনা প্রবল। সহ-অধিনায়ক হলেও দ্বিতীয় টেস্টে মাহমুদউল্লাহ সম্ভবত দর্শক হয়েই থাকবেন। এ ছাড়া ওপেনিংয়ে শাহরিয়ার নাফীসের জায়গায় যে তামিম ইকবালের ফেরাটা একরকম নিশ্চিত, সেটা সংবাদ সম্মেলনেই বলে দিয়েছেন অধিনায়ক, ‘দুই দিন ধরে ও নেটে ব্যাট করছে। হাতে একটু ব্যথা থাকলেও সেটা নিয়ে খেলা সম্ভব। আমার বিশ্বাস, তামিম মোটামুটি ফিট খেলার জন্য। আশা করি ও খেলবে।’

Roey Haque
April 24, 2013, 05:19 PM
This is what cricinfo says.

Bangladesh (possible) 1 Jahurul Islam, 2 Tamim Iqbal/Shahriar Nafees, 3 Mohammad Ashraful, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Mahmudullah/Mominul Haque, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Ziaur Rahman/Shafiul Islam, 10 Sajidul Islam, 11 Robiul Islam.

Antora
April 24, 2013, 05:33 PM
Riyad ke drop korbe? Yess! I've been waiting for this day to come :D

Tigers_eye
April 24, 2013, 06:16 PM
Unless lightening strikes it would be more of the same as 1st Test. I'd love to be proven wrong. I don't think it has happened here. :lol:
Sobai tho T20 khele Test'er bodol'e.

kalpurush
April 24, 2013, 06:24 PM
:lol:
Sobai tho T20 khele Test'er bodol'e.
Well, if selectors can select Nafees for test for playing well in BPL T20, I can't blame the players, unfortunately! And I don't wana talk about Mullah either!

If you have to blame, blame our dear SELECTORS, BCB and Team MGT (Mushy, coach) is at fault here IMHO>

reyme
April 24, 2013, 06:49 PM
Kalpurush Bhai is right on money!

Tiger444
April 24, 2013, 06:56 PM
Good decisions in the end and feel it'll give us the best chance to win honestly

Tiger Manc
April 24, 2013, 07:01 PM
I don't understand how of all the pacers in our domestic cricket. The selectors have chosen Ziaur. He has barely bowled in first class cricket recently, how does he make the Test squad?? Perhaps they had one mind on his batting abilities, but that's still a poor reason to choose him as he doesn't have a good first class record. Ziaur is just a bits and pieces player. Can't bowl or bat. They should've chosen a pacer with a proven first class record, someone capable of bowling wicket taking deliveries.

fuzzy
April 24, 2013, 07:07 PM
InshAllah BD will win.

al Furqaan
April 24, 2013, 07:13 PM
Unless lightening strikes it would be more of the same as 1st Test. I'd love to be proven wrong. I don't think it has happened here. :lol:
Sobai tho T20 khele Test'er bodol'e.

Well its all mental. 90% of our wickets were gifts to the ZIM bowlers; 90% of theirs was due to inability to play. If we correct that we can eek out a small win at the least. The probability of Shak, Nas, Mushy, Tamim failing 4 innings on the trot is slim. Expect Robiul to be less effective but hopefully bowling combo will be more potent ad a whole.

Crisis
April 24, 2013, 07:24 PM
Another loss coming up. Get ready folks!

reyme
April 24, 2013, 07:37 PM
By looking at first test it appears most ZIM batsmen are not stroke players. They basically milked on singles and doubles. So if you can create pressure through aggressive field setting their scoring will go down further. We failed to get the best out of our bowlers due to a very defensive field setup! We should keep at least 3 fielders around the batsmen at all times. It was really silly as mushy was sending most his fielders around the boundary lines even when number 9, 10, 11 were batting. They just simply milked on singles and kept the score board ticking...

That's not how Test is played, that's just T20

reyme
April 24, 2013, 08:28 PM
Looking at the fitness level of our players, I say if we win the toss, just bat first.
And bat for 5 sessions. Our players get too exhausted if they field 5 sessions.
And give an earful to the umpires before the match.

I see no reason to lose this one.

22Yards
April 24, 2013, 08:45 PM
The one area i would be really looking forward to improve is fielding. You can't expect to win games by dropping dollies. Batting will probably be better but the question is would it be enough to win us the match or not.

Tiger444
April 24, 2013, 08:52 PM
The one area i would be really looking forward to improve is fielding. You can't expect to win games by dropping dollies. Batting will probably be better but the question is would it be enough to win us the match or not.

Fielding should improve dramatically with SN being out

Fahim
April 24, 2013, 09:02 PM
we need to bring back our sylheti bhaisab Alok Kapali.

cricbook
April 24, 2013, 09:43 PM
My main concern now should we bowl or bat??? Generally bowl first would be the best choice... But our batsman feel fever when other team score decant total on the score board... Espacilly against zim... If they pass the 300 .. Thats it.. We r losing match... Zim when they bat first, make our bowlers frastred with low n slow scoring runs... N certainly they took control of the match... So im not sure what should we do if win the toss...... Last two days rain n green pitch... Bowl first with close eyes...but we r unprotactable team... Not sure what they do?

zsayeed
April 24, 2013, 09:44 PM
What is Taylor's weakness?

Jadukor
April 24, 2013, 09:49 PM
If we are going with three pacers it means we are looking to bowl first. Using the conditions while the ball is swinging and getting wickets early will be the only window of opportunity for us.

firstlane
April 24, 2013, 09:57 PM
The one thing I am sure about is even if we win the second test it wont be as convincing as the way Zim wont the first one.

ReZ_1
April 24, 2013, 10:18 PM
Another loss coming up. Get ready folks!

Ok i am ready, fastened my seat belts, now what i need to do?

ReZ_1
April 24, 2013, 10:33 PM
What is Taylor's weakness?

We need the cheer-leaders of bpl, especially SR's one,
see how he was doomed there http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-premier-league-2013/engine/match/599879.htmlE-)
(just for the inspirational..)

Jadukor
April 24, 2013, 10:42 PM
Our team should have enough gas left in the tank to fight back!



Thanks to zimbabwe hospitality

Tiger444
April 24, 2013, 10:43 PM
I heard its gonna be overcast skies So ya win toss and bowl 1st

Rifat
April 24, 2013, 11:33 PM
I heard its gonna be overcast skies So ya win toss and bowl 1st

I would still bat first, this is a test match not a one day/T20 game mate :)

ReZ_1
April 24, 2013, 11:36 PM
^^I think you are right considering the situation will remain same throughout the test match

Rifat
April 24, 2013, 11:36 PM
Our team should have enough gas left in the tank to fight back!



Thanks to zimbabwe hospitality

conspiracy theory: Robiul runs on Petroleum :D

kalpurush
April 24, 2013, 11:49 PM
The one thing I am sure about is even if we win the second test it wont be as convincing as the way Zim wont the first one.
Let's win the test first mate! Agey ijjot bachai, tarporey onno chinta!!

BD_TigerZ
April 24, 2013, 11:53 PM
Another loss coming up. Get ready folks!

Why so negative bro! Stay calm we have a test specialist in Zia! Get ready for a 100 off 50 balls and a 10fer!! :D

BD_TigerZ
April 24, 2013, 11:56 PM
What is Taylor's weakness?

Zia's 150 km/h reverse swinging, toe crunching yorkers.

Rifat
April 24, 2013, 11:57 PM
ST: We get a lot of feedback from Bangladesh. The fans there are extremely passionate about cricket and one of them writes in to us today, his name is Nizam. He seems quite concerned about the state of the Bangladesh cricket team, so far as Test cricket is concerned.

He says: Bangladesh just got beaten by 335 runs against Zimbabwe. Several commentators, including yourself, have been critical of Bangladesh's performances in Test cricket while admitting they do all right at home and in ODIs. Why is it that they are yet to develop into a decent Test team, having been on the Test circuit for 13 years now?

GB: You are right to be worried, because they are poor. In my opinion, the ICC have wasted far too much money on Bangladesh. They've got far more money than any other country, loads more. For the money given to Bangladesh, the return has to be really poor. The pitches they play on in Bangladesh are slow, low, spinning surfaces. There are very few world Test match venues that are like that. Alter the pitches, fly in different soil, get some Australian soil or something where it bounces. That'll teach your batsmen to play fast bowling, teach them how to play back.



"The ICC, if the gifts they give to Bangladesh, were relative to the win-and-loss performances of the national team, that will be a real shock wake-up, wouldn't it?"

Their batting technique is not good enough. It's okay when they are in comfortable conditions like slow, turning, low pitches. Quicks can't bounce them, can't force them on the back foot, can't move it around. Oh they are all right, we can all play in those conditions. It's a piece of cake. But you've got to learn, if you are a great player, look at Tendulkar or his career, he's played on all sorts. He scored a marvellous hundred at Old Trafford once with the ball moving around when he was still very young. I can remember it now. He's made hundreds on flat pitches, on turning pitches, against Shane Warne turning it square. That's the true nature of a great player.

Your batsmen just aren't good enough. And actually, it doesn't encourage fast bowling. Why would you want to bowl fast on a slow pitch where it bounces about knee-cap high? I just think the whole administration and coaching structure has not been good enough. They've had easy money, lots of easy money from the ICC. The coaching should be better, or the batsmen aren't listening. Maybe there's too much of a comfort zone, too easy. When I see people not improving, it's either that the coaches are telling them the right things and they're not listening or they're not putting it into practice, they're not smart enough, they don't have a cricket brain. They might be academically good but they don't have a cricket nous. Or you've got poor coaching.

Same with your administrations - they've never changed the structure of the pitches at all, it's too much easy money. As soon as the ICC stop giving them money, maybe they'll do something about it. Maybe they need a jolt, a sharp jolt. And, the ICC, if the gifts they give to Bangladesh were relative to the win-and-loss performances of the national team, that will be a real shock wake-up, wouldn't it? For all the players and the administrators. Then we might get some serious improvement from a country that loves cricket. Lovely passionate people, and we'd like to embrace Bangladesh as a proper Test-match nation, a quality-playing nation, because they've got millions of people who actually adore the game. And they're going nowhere.


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BD_TigerZ
April 24, 2013, 11:57 PM
Our team should have enough gas left in the tank to fight back!



Thanks to zimbabwe hospitality

:floor::floor::floor: Classic!! :applause:

Zeeshan
April 25, 2013, 12:27 AM
the ash er dhumketu dekha giyeche aaj...

Shehwar
April 25, 2013, 12:49 AM
Any team news fellas? Is Tamim playing?

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 12:52 AM
Ash Shakib Nasir are only hopes in batting..TI will be like shak..Aumi will get a 40 again..mominul will be too shaky..and mushy..will be mushy.

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 01:01 AM
So is TI fit? Any news?

firstlane
April 25, 2013, 01:19 AM
Let's win the test first mate! Agey ijjot bachai, tarporey onno chinta!!

Jodi Zim er kase por por 2 test harar voye thakte hoi tahole aar test khelar ki maane? Etato onekta BD er Olympics e participate korar moto hoye gelo- "ongshogrohon e ashol kotha". Ei jonnoi aami test khelar bipokkhe. Test khela bilupto hoye gele BD er valoi hobe. One day te brishti badol hobe, karo na karo ekta din to kharap jabei, shedin amra jite nebo!

Saifulsohel
April 25, 2013, 01:21 AM
So is TI fit? Any news?

TI has still some pain specially during fielding. but he will play.

Saifulsohel
April 25, 2013, 01:22 AM
Possible team today:

Tamim
Jahurul
Ash
Momin
Shak
Mush
Nas
Gazi
Zia
Sajed
Robi

kalpurush
April 25, 2013, 01:29 AM
Jodi Zim er kase por por 2 test harar voye thakte hoi tahole aar test khelar ki maane? Etato onekta BD er Olympics e participate korar moto hoye gelo- "ongshogrohon e ashol kotha". Ei jonnoi aami test khelar bipokkhe. Test khela bilupto hoye gele BD er valoi hobe. One day te brishti badol hobe, karo na karo ekta din to kharap jabei, shedin amra jite nebo!
Well, if BCB doesn't act fast to make bouncy/turning pitches in Bangladesh, our chance of winning tests abroad is very slim unless the pitch is flat like we have played in Sri Lanka!

I hope that tigers give a hard fight and win the 2nd test. Let's see what they have learnt from their mistakes...

Rinathq
April 25, 2013, 01:33 AM
no good effort, no draw.... have to win and have to win it big. Even then the loss cannot be erased

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 01:33 AM
Tamim, Shakib Nasir adds a lot to our outfield catching as well. I hardly see these guys drop catches. I hope Sajidul and Zia don't drop catches today

cricman79
April 25, 2013, 01:34 AM
Enam should get the preferance. He was way better than Gazi. But I'm afraid our so calle dthink tank will pick Gazi instead.

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 01:34 AM
Enam should get the preferance. He was way better than Gazi. But I'm afraid our so calle dthink tank will pick Gazi instead.

I would pick Gazi over Enam too because Shakib can bowl as the SLA option

cricman79
April 25, 2013, 01:44 AM
I would pick Gazi over Enam too because Shakib can bowl as the SLA option

Iceman is just back. He is not at his best. I am still preferring Enam.

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 01:49 AM
Zia will be the main culprit for dropped catches and extra 15 runs. Mark my words.

cricket_pagol
April 25, 2013, 01:50 AM
Hopefully, Shakib has improved his fitness. Agree with jadukor, Gazi will be selected over enam.

I hope mushy will rotate his bowlers a bit more, this time around.

Rinathq
April 25, 2013, 01:52 AM
enamul should play even though Shakib is playing. I dont expect shakib to return to his old form within 4-5 days so enamul needs to play to handle a lineup with majority right handers. If Riyad plays that will give us the off spin backup if he doesnt play than Nasir can bowl some offie (on Mushfiqs mercy ofcourse)

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 01:53 AM
I hope mushy will rotate his bowlers a bit more, this time around.

Unlikely to happen... haven't seen Ashraful bowl at all... most likely Mushy will pick a favorite (usually the guy who picks the first wicket) and bowl him to death

Fazal
April 25, 2013, 01:53 AM
Zia will be the main culprit for dropped catches and extra 15 runs. Mark my words.

Marked (as you suggested). But how you define main? I am guessing he have to drop more catches than any other players in the team.

Murad
April 25, 2013, 01:54 AM
Zia will take more wickets than shakib in this game.

Zia is a good fc bowler. His fc average is too good.

ReZ_1
April 25, 2013, 01:55 AM
I wish enam gets selected over gazi, because all the batsmen in zim line up are rh and gazi more effective against left handers, also zim are traditionally more vulnerable against our sla. also it will decrease the load on shakib,

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 01:56 AM
We need Shakib to fire on all cylinders in this Test to have a chance. He needs to bowl and pick up a 5 wkts haul in the second innings. I know it's a lot to ask of him but Bangladesh Team needs to him to deliver more than ever now.

ReZ_1
April 25, 2013, 01:57 AM
Zia will take more wickets than shakib in this game.



Also zia will take more catches than shakib in this game

riajul
April 25, 2013, 01:59 AM
Also zia will take more catches than shakib in this game

also Zia will hit more sixes than others.
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Fazal
April 25, 2013, 02:01 AM
But will he hustle more than injured Tamim, Jahirul, Enamul/Gazi, Robiul? I think so.

Murad
April 25, 2013, 02:06 AM
Also zia will take more catches than shakib in this game

you never know my friend. srilankar moto narikel tel nai zimbabwe te. ekhane shudui petrol.

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 02:13 AM
Dhurr how long left?

Zeeshan
April 25, 2013, 02:19 AM
9.15 am local time Welcome to our coverage of the second and final Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in Harare. The hosts have won two Tests in a series only once, against the same opposition, back in 2001 ci.....

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:24 AM
can anyone tell me what bowler's average represent in Test cricket or what does it really mean?

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 02:25 AM
Win the toss and bowl..lets see what zia and sajidul got..

Isnaad
April 25, 2013, 02:27 AM
My XI:
...
1. Tamim
2. Jahurul
3. Ashraful
4. Mominul
5. Shakib
6. Mushfiq
7. Nasir
8. Zia
9. Gazi
10. Sajedul
11. Robiul

ReZ_1
April 25, 2013, 02:28 AM
can anyone tell me what bowler's average represent in Test cricket or what does it really mean?

avg is runs per wicket, strike rate is no of balls per wicket.

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:31 AM
avg is runs per wicket, strike rate is no of balls per wicket.

that means if someone has an average of 30, he gives 30 runs to get one wicket?, thanks:)

Zeeshan
April 25, 2013, 02:34 AM
so many hot models in one babu song

Murad
April 25, 2013, 02:36 AM
we are batting.

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 02:37 AM
zimbabwe won the toss and will be bowling ......

well so we now cant blame our captain and team management for wrong decision after winning toss.

anyway we are batting , are we doomed already ????

Zeeshan
April 25, 2013, 02:38 AM
link?sssssss

Fazal
April 25, 2013, 02:38 AM
Ok no problem ... Jahu tumi ek dike mati camre wicket dhore rakho. It will make other batsman's life easier over time.

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 02:38 AM
Shesh amra! Shesh!! Cant hide now..let see what happens..

ReZ_1
April 25, 2013, 02:38 AM
We are dooooomed, the doombell already started ringing..

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 02:39 AM
One change for the hosts, Regis Chakabva is in for Timycen Maruma

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:39 AM
Big Question: Is Mahmudullah playing?

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 02:40 AM
Survive till lunch without losing top order should be the objective. Hit bad balls but don't chase boundaries if the bowlers bowl controlled line

Murad
April 25, 2013, 02:40 AM
As many as four changes for Bangladesh - Tamim, Mominul, Sajidul and Ziaur are in. Mahmudullah, Nafees, Enamul and Rubel are out

_CI

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 02:40 AM
ek hali change for BD

Tamim, Mominul, Sajidul and Ziaur are in. Mahmudullah, Nafees, Enamul and Rubel are out

Gowza
April 25, 2013, 02:40 AM
tamim, mominul, sajidul and ziaur are playing

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:40 AM
Bangladesh - Tamim, Mominul, Sajidul and Ziaur are in. Mahmudullah, Nafees, Enamul and Rubel are out

cricket_pagol
April 25, 2013, 02:41 AM
Looking forward to the challenge of batting first, time for our players to show how good they really are!

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 02:41 AM
YESSSS!!! Our dreams have dome true!! No Mullah! no Rubel! No Mofeez!! Am i dreaming?!?!?!?!?

BANFAN
April 25, 2013, 02:41 AM
So we ar batting first... Not bad. I think that's better. We don't have pacers to take any advantage.....lets see if we have batting to bat on this pitch...

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 02:41 AM
Big Question: Is Mahmudullah playing?

the small answer is no ......

TEST DEBUT for Ziaur Rahmcgrath

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:41 AM
The team looks really strong to be honest, should get 250 easily.

Fazal
April 25, 2013, 02:41 AM
4 changes. not bad. I am hoping for the best,

Gowza
April 25, 2013, 02:42 AM
so riyad is out, wonder who is VC today

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 02:42 AM
Good squad... only question mark is Zia

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 02:43 AM
YESSSS!!! Our dreams have dome true!! No Mullah! no Rubel! No Mofeez!! Am i dreaming?!?!?!?!?

i hope you have also dreamt for a 450+ first innings score

ur dreams are coming true today

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:43 AM
Shakib might end up bowling 50 overs or more.

Fazal
April 25, 2013, 02:43 AM
To win, need big score in 1st innings.

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 02:43 AM
Good squad... only question mark is Zia

Replace him with Taskin and and we have the best possible XI.

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 02:45 AM
Good squad... only question mark is Zia

with help from pitch zia can do well.

in SL and in the t20 at dhaka he bowled a good line and length, and hits the seam regularly which will generate some seam movement i hope.

at least he will be better than Rubell and shahadat .......... although if shafiul was fir shafiul should have been fr far better

BD_TigerZ
April 25, 2013, 02:46 AM
375 should be target..nothing massive..or we will lose our way and get out for 150 again

Murad
April 25, 2013, 02:46 AM
shafiul er average koto? bhalo hoto kemne? sr 124

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 02:47 AM
Links please..

BANFAN
April 25, 2013, 02:48 AM
Bangladesh - Tamim, Mominul, Sajidul and Ziaur are in. Mahmudullah, Nafees, Enamul and Rubel are out

Wow...:) lets see what this team can do..

BANFAN
April 25, 2013, 02:50 AM
so riyad is out, wonder who is VC today

VCr kono kaam ase naki..hudai plane er business class and hotel e single room and team er obosthan paka....:lol:

Jadukor
April 25, 2013, 02:51 AM
with help from pitch zia can do well.

in SL and in the t20 at dhaka he bowled a good line and length, and hits the seam regularly which will generate some seam movement i hope.

at least he will be better than Rubell and shahadat .......... although if shafiul was fir shafiul should have been fr far better
well anyone with a learning curve is better than Rubel, Shahadat and Abul. I would put Shafiul in the same category of zero improvement over the years. Look at Kyle Jarvis... he was impressive during our last series and now he looks even better.

I don't think Zia's fitness is at a test match level but lets wait and see. Hope he does well for the sake of Bangladesh

Mav
April 25, 2013, 02:52 AM
cant believe i am up again at 3 am to really watch them.

Zeeshan
April 25, 2013, 02:52 AM
jeremy fredericks :facepalm:

Murad
April 25, 2013, 02:54 AM
rakim? :lol:

al Furqaan
April 25, 2013, 02:54 AM
Lets see if TIK and JaRule can see off Jarvis and Meth.

RazabQ
April 25, 2013, 02:57 AM
11 castratos take the field. Will they be able to find and reattach their [বাংলা]বাদামের ঝোলা[/বাংলা]?

cricbook
April 25, 2013, 02:58 AM
my link not working??

al Furqaan
April 25, 2013, 02:58 AM
cant believe i am up again at 3 am to really watch them.

welcome to the other side of sanity.

TamimFan
April 25, 2013, 02:58 AM
can Extra Ordinary Tamim smash Kyle 'Ordinary' Jervis all around the park??
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Shaan
April 25, 2013, 02:59 AM
at last some sensible changes, good that they dropped SN and Mamudullah..

TamimFan
April 25, 2013, 03:00 AM
I don't think Zia's fitness is at a test match level and Im worried about his success.
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al Furqaan
April 25, 2013, 03:01 AM
about to get rollin here...

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 03:03 AM
YESSSS!!! Our dreams have dome true!! No Mullah! no Rubel! No Mofeez!! Am i dreaming?!?!?!?!?

i hope you have also dreamt for a 450+ first innings score

ur dreams are coming true today

both off the mark

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 03:04 AM
yes :four:

cricbook
April 25, 2013, 03:05 AM
r u guys watching live?? do u guys have any working link/

Tiger Manc
April 25, 2013, 03:05 AM
44444444444

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 03:06 AM
six runs of the first over ........

keegan mthgratth in

MohammedShamim
April 25, 2013, 03:06 AM
Wicket looks good for batting

Vepu
April 25, 2013, 03:06 AM
shuru hoise t20

al Furqaan
April 25, 2013, 03:06 AM
Why was Enam dropped...seemed Gazi was the poorer spinner?

Has anyone noticed that Tamim's drives seem to more cross batted than straight, and hence I don't think he's ever been caught behind attempting a full blooded drive?

al-Sagar
April 25, 2013, 03:07 AM
dropped ..... zahurul ....... but its not his nervous 4os yet

Tiger Manc
April 25, 2013, 03:07 AM
r u guys watching live?? do u guys have any working link/

streamer247/tencricket