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kalpurush
October 6, 2013, 04:09 AM
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riajul
October 6, 2013, 04:15 AM
Bismillah. Allah Malik. All the best boys.
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Zeeshan
October 6, 2013, 04:36 AM
All the best boys.

M.H.Rubel
October 6, 2013, 05:06 AM
wishing for a test win for us.......

WorldCup11
October 6, 2013, 05:13 AM
Bismillah. We are back for some cricket cricket actions :) Howdy crew's?

shah99
October 6, 2013, 05:57 AM
Weather forecast is pretty bad. Don't see any chance of play for the first couple of days.

Saifulsohel
October 6, 2013, 06:03 AM
There Drainage system is latest. They hope of game as soon as rain stops. The wk is brand new. Nature of wk is matter of worry.

Antora
October 6, 2013, 06:42 AM
FINALLY! Bangladesh cricket is back! :D

Nadim
October 6, 2013, 06:59 AM
aro 2 and half din baki :head:

SS
October 6, 2013, 07:04 AM
So now the curator and drainage system will be decider if the fate

MHRAM
October 6, 2013, 07:22 AM
Its raining here in Chittagong, i will say you this

Naimul_Hd
October 6, 2013, 07:24 AM
GIF e eita ke ?

Zeeshan
October 6, 2013, 07:59 AM
kalpurush bhai koidin dhore practice korchelin ei thred khular jonno

Zeeshan
October 6, 2013, 08:01 AM
And what's up with the scarrryax gif...jeezus halloween came early first doc with a weirdo egg post and now this...someone shoot me

BD_TigerZ
October 6, 2013, 08:18 AM
Vice captain Riyad triple and 10fer leads us to victory. Mark my words.

Nadim
October 6, 2013, 09:09 AM
Vice captain Riyad triple and 10fer leads us to victory. Mark my words.

ektu kom hoye gelo na?

300 keno? amar to mone hoy lara'r record bhangbe. 10 wickets keno? o nibe 20 wickets;mane shobgula

AsifTheManRahman
October 6, 2013, 10:50 AM
New Zealand will be beaten by an inning, PM will announce a billion bucks worth of prize money, Dr. Mokhles Showdagor from Dholaikhaal will announce free dental for players and staff for life, Anamul Vijay will make the headlines with cheesy one-liners and Ian Pont will open a thread on how unfortunate the practice match washout was for the Kiwis. ;)

Saifulsohel
October 6, 2013, 10:53 AM
Will the match go to 2nd day?

MHRAM
October 6, 2013, 11:13 AM
New Zealand will be beaten by an inning, PM will announce a billion bucks worth of prize money, Dr. Mokhles Showdagor from Dholaikhaal will announce free dental for players and staff for life, Anamul Vijay will make the headlines with cheesy one-liners and Ian Pont will open a thread on how unfortunate the practice match washout was for the Kiwis. ;)

and then GB will say: "my grandmother can bat better than them Kiwi batsman"

Zeeshan
October 6, 2013, 11:23 AM
phew for a moment my self-centered ax thought it was me..... ^^^^^ phew

roman
October 6, 2013, 11:41 AM
Good Luck BD team..Aah Koto din por abar test khelbo

ReZ_1
October 6, 2013, 11:57 AM
After a long time seeing a match thread. Insha-allah we will fight hard.
Whats up with the starting .gif? kind of shocking

simon
October 6, 2013, 12:01 PM
etodin por ekta match thread pailam, khub bhalo kotha, magar shei thread e SAKA chowdhury'r gif,eita mante parlam na :flag:

SS
October 6, 2013, 12:22 PM
Yeap after long time worried how it will be turned out

cricheart
October 6, 2013, 01:09 PM
Bangladesh ekhono international cricket khele!

Miraz
October 6, 2013, 01:28 PM
Obayed bhai, Nice animation . :)

Feeling a bit worried about the match now.

I may sound a bit superstitious, but we usually lose when you open a very fancy match thread. I hope on this occasion we will have better luck.

May be you should open simpler match threads. :)

fiate2000
October 6, 2013, 02:03 PM
whats the weather forecast

MohammedC
October 6, 2013, 03:32 PM
Cricket Web's fantasy league anyone..... then create a team. Looks Cricket Web has separate tournament for Test,ODI and T-20.

First one is TEST.

http://www.cricketweb.net/fantasycricket/index.php

If there is anyone interested then will create a thread.

Ian Pont
October 6, 2013, 04:04 PM
New Zealand will be beaten by an inning, PM will announce a billion bucks worth of prize money, Dr. Mokhles Showdagor from Dholaikhaal will announce free dental for players and staff for life, Anamul Vijay will make the headlines with cheesy one-liners and Ian Pont will open a thread on how unfortunate the practice match washout was for the Kiwis. ;)

Eh?

Cholo Bangladesh....:flag:

Tiger444
October 6, 2013, 04:43 PM
Hope our boys will be ready for the likes of Bracewell, Wagner, and Boult. Coach Bond already said they were going to attack our batsmen with their pacers. I have confidence that Tamim, Shakib, Mushy, and Nasir will be able to handle them. Anamul, Marshall, Naeem and Riyad are in for a test as they are still unproven against quality attacks at the Test level.

MohammedC
October 6, 2013, 04:53 PM
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cricket_king
October 6, 2013, 06:44 PM
^ A little bit annoyed to watch our boys practice batting against spin bowling when they should be preparing for a barrage of pace.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 07:06 PM
team will be this i reckon:

1 tamim
2 anamul
3 marshall
4 mominul/naeem
5 mushy
6 shakib
7 nasir
8 riyad
9 sohag
10 robiul
11 rubel

they seem to have put marshall in that #3 spot already just because of one performance in one practice match against domestic BD players, i hope marshall does well and that it doesn't backfire.

they have no other openers so anamul must be opening. tough to know if they'll go with mominul or naeem at #4 because mominul was in the last series and did well but he got that place due to naeem being injured and naeem got a ton in his last series.

shakib and mushy are obvious but the order might change, nasir i expect at #7 because he's done so well there. they've made it obvious that riyad will play unless they're trying to play mind games with NZ and make them think riyad will be in the team when he won't be, and they'd be mad if they're planning playing riyad at #4 instead of mominul/naeem so that's why i expect him at #8.

sohag may not have the best test average but he's come back to form a bit in the DPL and has been an integral part of the bowling unit since his debut. robiul obviously due to his recent test exploits gets the nod and i think they'll go with rubel because he's in pulled up similar numbers if not better than al amin in DPL but he's already got international and specifically test experience.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 07:10 PM
^ A little bit annoyed to watch our boys practice batting against spin bowling when they should be preparing for a barrage of pace.

hopefully it's just the clip they shot/wanted to show rather than how the entire practise session went. surely they've been practising against pace as well and hopefully more than they have against spin. of course they still need to practise against spin, can't just stop practising against spin but for a series like this they probably should do a bit more against the pacers than they usually do.

cricbook
October 6, 2013, 07:45 PM
can the TIGERS pull it off? (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/border=)
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:up: good work..... Yes we will.:flag:

cricbook
October 6, 2013, 07:52 PM
Hope our boys will be ready for the likes of Bracewell, Wagner, and Boult. Coach Bond already said they were going to attack our batsmen with their pacers. I have confidence that Tamim, Shakib, Mushy, and Nasir will be able to handle them. Anamul, Marshall, Naeem and Riyad are in for a test as they are still unproven against quality attacks at the Test level.

Agree...

cricbook
October 6, 2013, 07:57 PM
Everything is looking helpful & hopeful.... Beside rain. Not sure match will start on time? I like to see we r playing at chitagong..... Hate to see always rain there when we r playing...:-|

cricbook
October 6, 2013, 08:00 PM
team will be this i reckon:

1 tamim
2 anamul
3 marshall
4 mominul/naeem
5 mushy
6 shakib
7 nasir
8 riyad
9 sohag
10 robiul
11 rubel

they seem to have put marshall in that #3 spot already just because of one performance in one practice match against domestic BD players, i hope marshall does well and that it doesn't backfire.

they have no other openers so anamul must be opening. tough to know if they'll go with mominul or naeem at #4 because mominul was in the last series and did well but he got that place due to naeem being injured and naeem got a ton in his last series.

shakib and mushy are obvious but the order might change, nasir i expect at #7 because he's done so well there. they've made it obvious that riyad will play unless they're trying to play mind games with NZ and make them think riyad will be in the team when he won't be, and they'd be mad if they're planning playing riyad at #4 instead of mominul/naeem so that's why i expect him at #8.

sohag may not have the best test average but he's come back to form a bit in the DPL and has been an integral part of the bowling unit since his debut. robiul obviously due to his recent test exploits gets the nod and i think they'll go with rubel because he's in pulled up similar numbers if not better than al amin in DPL but he's already got international and specifically test experience.

Im sure alamin & razzak playing..... So u have to cut 2 name from ur squad.... I will cut robiul& naeem.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 08:18 PM
Im sure alamin & razzak playing..... So u have to cut 2 name from ur squad.... I will cut robiul& naeem.

i doubt robiul will will be dropped, he's been our best pacer by a mile in tests recently. razzak may play but i think sohag has just as good of a chance or maybe better due to the test wickets he's already got plus being an integral part of the test bowling recently. plus gazi has 26 wickets in his 6 tests and razzak has 18 wickets from 9 tests, razzak was never integral in tests, gazi has been, gazi played tests recently, razzak hasn't, gazi offers variations with his offies, razzak doesn't being an SLA. those are the reasons i believe sohag will be selected ahead of razzak.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 08:22 PM
Hope our boys will be ready for the likes of Bracewell, Wagner, and Boult. Coach Bond already said they were going to attack our batsmen with their pacers. I have confidence that Tamim, Shakib, Mushy, and Nasir will be able to handle them. Anamul, Marshall, Naeem and Riyad are in for a test as they are still unproven against quality attacks at the Test level.

that's one reasons why we should probably give anamul an extended run in tests. he doesn't get to face quality pace bowling in domestic cricket. mushy was not very good against quality pace bowling earl on in his career, actually it took him awhile to really get the hang of it and be able to handle it consistently. i know anamul doesn't have the technique of mushy but he has other attributes that mushy and the others have never had and the more he plays at international level the better and the more he'll improve imo.

Tiger444
October 6, 2013, 08:32 PM
that's one reasons why we should probably give anamul an extended run in tests. he doesn't get to face quality pace bowling in domestic cricket. mushy was not very good against quality pace bowling earl on in his career, actually it took him awhile to really get the hang of it and be able to handle it consistently. i know anamul doesn't have the technique of mushy but he has other attributes that mushy and the others have never had and the more he plays at international level the better and the more he'll improve imo.

Simon Doull during a WI/NZ Test match stated that a WI/NZ player should get a run of 10-12 Test matches before getting thrown out completely from the side because the adjustment from their FC domestics to Tests is a big adjustment.

Now think about us. I doubt our FC domestics is any better than. NZ or WI. I'd say it's worse. Especially compared to NZ. So I agree, we gotta give players time before we chuck them out. So the likes of Marshall, Anamul, and Mominul should be in or around the side and be given a run.

Tiger444
October 6, 2013, 08:38 PM
Im sure alamin & razzak playing..... So u have to cut 2 name from ur squad.... I will cut robiul& naeem.

Multiple reports have said Al-Amin and Razzak are unlikely to play in the 1st Test.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 08:53 PM
Simon Doull during a WI/NZ Test match stated that a WI/NZ player should get a run of 10-12 Test matches before getting thrown out completely from the side because the adjustment from their FC domestics to Tests is a big adjustment.

Now think about us. I doubt our FC domestics is any better than. NZ or WI. I'd say it's worse. Especially compared to NZ. So I agree, we gotta give players time before we chuck them out. So the likes of Marshall, Anamul, and Mominul should be in or around the side and be given a run.

assuming the selectors pick the correct players then yes, of course who the right players are is subjective, nazimuddin has a great domestic FC record and even scored some runs in his limited test experience but he was the wrong selection (i think almost all would agree) and he got axed quite quickly in tests despite scoring some runs. hopefully for the most part they do pick the right players. similar thing should probably happen for the A team, especially with the really young players (not so much with the older ones).

i actually think it is good that they've pretty much made it clear that marshall is in line for the #3 spot, so now marshall knows that's going to be his spot, hopefully they don't shuffle him around the order so he can get a good feel and adjust to test level and the #3 spot. also by saying marshall is in line for #3 they are pretty much telling anamul we are pushing you as an opener so he also knows what his role is to be, it's also telling naeem and mominul to prepare for the #4 position.

it seems that they are managing the batsmen quite well atm, for the bowlers i think it's pretty obvious robiul is considered as the spearhead of the attack and rightly so at this point. if sohag does play they are sending the message that he is the first pick spinner (considering shakib as an all rounder).

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 08:54 PM
Multiple reports have said Al-Amin and Razzak are unlikely to play in the 1st Test.

yes, personally i'd prefer al amin to play ahead of rubel but it seems unlikely.

Tiger444
October 6, 2013, 09:06 PM
assuming the selectors pick the correct players then yes, of course who the right players are is subjective, nazimuddin has a great domestic FC record and even scored some runs in his limited test experience but he was the wrong selection (i think almost all would agree) and he got axed quite quickly in tests despite scoring some runs. hopefully for the most part they do pick the right players. similar thing should probably happen for the A team, especially with the really young players (not so much with the older ones).

i actually think it is good that they've pretty much made it clear that marshall is in line for the #3 spot, so now marshall knows that's going to be his spot, hopefully they don't shuffle him around the order so he can get a good feel and adjust to test level and the #3 spot. also by saying marshall is in line for #3 they are pretty much telling anamul we are pushing you as an opener so he also knows what his role is to be, it's also telling naeem and mominul to prepare for the #4 position.

it seems that they are managing the batsmen quite well atm, for the bowlers i think it's pretty obvious robiul is considered as the spearhead of the attack and rightly so at this point. if sohag does play they are sending the message that he is the first pick spinner (considering shakib as an all rounder).

Exactly. I think selectors could tell that Nazim wasn't international material so that was the right call to cut him off early for guys like Anamul, you have to give them a run before cutting them off.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 09:11 PM
Exactly. I think selectors could tell that Nazim wasn't international material so that was the right call to cut him off early for guys like Anamul, you have to give them a run before cutting them off.

nazim was obvious before they even selected him for the test side though. he had already had a number of runs in the t20I and ODI team and although he's always been weak in those formats, even domestically, it was pretty obvious he wouldn't have been able to survive at test level. the other thing with nazim is he was older, in his prime and pretty much past his development stage by the time he hit the test XI. anamul is very much still in his development stage, players that are still developing should almost always get a longer run than someone older, mature and more experienced.

Tiger444
October 6, 2013, 09:13 PM
yes, personally i'd prefer al amin to play ahead of rubel but it seems unlikely.

I was thinking the same but his longtime coach and mentor coach Imran Sarwar said recently that he's an exciting talent but he still has a lot of work to do on his run up and action.

So it might not be a bad decision to have him sit on the sidelines and continue to touch up his skills before being thrown in. Especially when Robiul is there and Rubel has shown good form as of late. Al-Amins time will come soon I'm sure.

Jadukor
October 6, 2013, 10:10 PM
What sort of strategy will we go with is the question. Are the selectors expecting Ryad, Naeem, Nasir and Mominul to take wickets? How are they evaluating Shakib's form?
If we go with only three specialist bowlers (Two Pacers+ Shohag/Razzak) then I would say it's a huge gamble on Shakib. I would go with four specialist bowlers + Shakib so that we can get the 20 wickets to win. Perhaps one bowler will be underused but it will give us a variety of wicket taking options.

Tiger444
October 6, 2013, 10:25 PM
What sort of strategy will we go with is the question. Are the selectors expecting Ryad, Naeem, Nasir and Mominul to take wickets? How are they evaluating Shakib's form?
If we go with only three specialist bowlers (Two Pacers+ Shohag/Razzak) then I would say it's a huge gamble on Shakib. I would go with four specialist bowlers + Shakib so that we can get the 20 wickets to win. Perhaps one bowler will be underused but it will give us a variety of wicket taking options.

Well since Riyad is most likely batting at #8, I'm thinking that they'll use him as the 5th bowler/3rd spinner.

Like you said, it's more pressure on Shakib but selectors probably feel that with NZ being a poor spin playing team and our tendency to collapse in batting, that Riyad is the option to go with at #8 rather than Razzak.

In WI series, Riyad did end up being valuable there and had he not been there, we'd have been in much worse shape. Maybe that's why selectors are wanting to bat up to 8 any the reason why coach Ian is backing this idea.

Jadukor
October 6, 2013, 10:39 PM
Like you said, it's more pressure on Shakib but selectors probably feel that with NZ being a poor spin playing team and our tendency to collapse in batting, that Riyad is the option to go with at #8 rather than Razzak.



The 2010 NZ team was poor at playing spin but the current team drew the Test Series in Sri Lanka by winning the 2nd Test at Colombo. It would be a huge gamble to expect an out of form Shakib to find form and run through this NZ batting order. The only positive thing is Guptil is injured which means our major worries our limited to Taylor and KS Williamson on the batting front.

I also don't understand why we are playing on a pitch the home side has never played on

cricbook
October 6, 2013, 11:01 PM
The 2010 NZ team was poor at playing spin but the current team drew the Test Series in Sri Lanka by winning the 2nd Test at Colombo. It would be a huge gamble to expect an out of form Shakib to find form and run through this NZ batting order. The only positive thing is Guptil is injured which means our major worries our limited to Taylor and KS Williamson on the batting front.

I also don't understand why we are playing on a pitch the home side has never played on

I am having the same questions ....??? Why we r playing in a new pitch or bd just saying??? It could be spin mine for spiners... Bd playing a naughty here..:lol: hope we win no matter what is happening..!

cricbook
October 6, 2013, 11:04 PM
Who is showing live in usa??? Im sure cricinfo not showing... But do u guys know abt any link... So i can be out of tenshion...

Saifulsohel
October 6, 2013, 11:10 PM
Weather is getting better.

Saifulsohel
October 6, 2013, 11:17 PM
The 2010 NZ team was poor at playing spin but the current team drew the Test Series in Sri Lanka by winning the 2nd Test at Colombo. It would be a huge gamble to expect an out of form Shakib to find form and run through this NZ batting order. The only positive thing is Guptil is injured which means major worries are limited to Taylor and KS Williamson on the batting front.



nz will miss southee also who was there best bowler that series.

Gowza
October 6, 2013, 11:57 PM
nz will miss southee also who was there best bowler that series.

Wagner, boult and whichever other pacers they play will probably still be able to do the job, are good bowlers, I'd say at least on par with southee.

BD_TigerZ
October 7, 2013, 12:22 AM
Dont be stupid and play riyad at 8. We need to play 3 spinners. Riyads 30s at 8 wont win us jack. 3 fers from lala will.

cricket_king
October 7, 2013, 01:14 AM
I still cannot believe we are "apparently" going to bat down to #8 with Mullah. One of our biggest weaknesses in tests is that we can't take 20 wickets. We're approaching this match with a damage-control mindset from the start. It's so frustrating to see the same old mistakes over and over again. Why do our players and selectors consistently fail to develop some balls and look to win a match? Freaking hell. :hairpull:

Jadukor
October 7, 2013, 01:27 AM
Dont be stupid and play riyad at 8. We need to play 3 spinners. Riyads 30s at 8 wont win us jack. 3 fers from lala will.

I still cannot believe we are "apparently" going to bat down to #8 with Mullah. One of our biggest weaknesses in tests is that we can't take 20 wickets. We're approaching this match with a damage-control mindset from the start. It's so frustrating to see the same old mistakes over and over again. Why do our players and selectors consistently fail to develop some balls and look to win a match? Freaking hell. :hairpull:

Agree with you guys both

kalpurush
October 7, 2013, 01:28 AM
obayed bhai, nice animation . :)

feeling a bit worried about the match now.

I may sound a bit superstitious, but we usually lose when you open a very fancy match thread. I hope on this occasion we will have better luck.

May be you should open simpler match threads. :)
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Antora
October 7, 2013, 06:16 AM
Two days to go :D

Purbasha T
October 7, 2013, 07:04 AM
<font class='bangla'>আহা! কতদিন পর... চা-কফি রেডি তো, অ্যাঁ?!!</font>

and then GB will say: "my grandmother can bat better than them Kiwi batsman"

phew for a moment my self-centered ax thought it was me..... ^^^^^ phew

:lol: I can imagine, so did I.

Purbasha T
October 7, 2013, 07:06 AM
[অ] ইসস, এদ্দিন পর ক্রিকেটে ফিরলাম.. পিলিয়ার-টিলিয়ারদের নামধাম তো সব ভুইলা গেছি মনে হচ্ছে। এই সাকিব পোলাটা কে, নতুন না কি? [/অ]

Nadim
October 7, 2013, 07:12 AM
[অ] ইসস, এদ্দিন পর ক্রিকেটে ফিরলাম.. পিলিয়ার-টিলিয়ারদের নামধাম তো সব ভুইলা গেছি মনে হচ্ছে। এই সাকিব পোলাটা কে, নতুন না কি? [/অ]

Guess Who is here...





Amago Mominul bhai :bighug:

BD_TigerZ
October 7, 2013, 07:33 AM
Ondhokar series coming up. :sick:

reyme
October 7, 2013, 07:47 AM
I still cannot believe we are "apparently" going to bat down to #8 with Mullah. One of our biggest weaknesses in tests is that we can't take 20 wickets. We're approaching this match with a damage-control mindset from the start. It's so frustrating to see the same old mistakes over and over again. Why do our players and selectors consistently fail to develop some balls and look to win a match? Freaking hell. :hairpull:

Exactly my point. Our biggest weakness are not our players, rather it has been the team management, team selectors, poor coaching and poor captaincy in terms of poor strategy and poor gameplan than killed us over and over and over again. It's a fatal mistake to go with 1 spinner. Shakib is totally out of form and he won't have much impact. We need 2 solid full time spinners at least. Pacers are just a waste. New Zealand will belt our pacers and will score freely from the get go and Myshy will help them out by sending all 9 fielders guarding the boundary line.

Seriously we need 3 spinners on a serious spin track to run through kiwis batting lineup. Until our selectors and coach can't come out of their dumb and dumber mindset we will never win any test. And we better win a test now otherwise our test status seriously at risk!

Zeeshan
October 7, 2013, 07:53 AM
Suddenly missing the Rajib here in this thread.... :( :( :(

reyme
October 7, 2013, 08:00 AM
Dont be stupid and play riyad at 8. We need to play 3 spinners. Riyads 30s at 8 wont win us jack. 3 fers from lala will.

That's why we can't win and we will never win a test against a top 8 team. Our cricket management is outright dumb and stupid.

reyme
October 7, 2013, 08:04 AM
Learn from India. How to win a test match or draw one by playing with your strength. Make a pure spin track and play with multiple spinners. That's how they did it in the past with a very ordinary cricket team. You can't beat AUS, ENG and NZ with pace. You beat them with 3 solid spinners.

M.H.Rubel
October 7, 2013, 08:04 AM
Lot of us here are worried about number of 8 batsman in playing 11. Apparently it seems a bad decision but if we can make a good turning wicket,it will be good I think. In a turning wicket 2 spinners+ Riyad is a more than enough enough option. In that case a an all rounder like Riyad at #8 is not a bad option.

Tiger444
October 7, 2013, 08:06 AM
That's why we can't win and we will never win a test against a top 8 team. Our cricket management is outright dumb and stupid.

Coach Ian also is supporting the 8 man batting lineup. So it's not only our team management thinking this.

AsifTheManRahman
October 7, 2013, 08:08 AM
Coach Ian also is supporting the 8 man batting lineup. So it's not only our team management thinking this.
So I think the plan is to win the toss, bat first and score 650, then draw the match. Good plan, but I hope they have a plan B, say, in case we lose the toss.

Nah bhais, ebar mone hoy NZ amader hariyei dibe. Ebar mone hoy aar parlam na.

Tiger444
October 7, 2013, 08:11 AM
Learn from India. How to win a test match or draw one by playing with your strength. Make a pure spin track and play with multiple spinners. That's how they did it in the past with a very ordinary cricket team. You can't beat AUS, ENG and NZ with pace. You beat them with 3 solid spinners.

Actually India thought that would work against England by putting "raging turners" and this past series, it backfired because England spinners and batsmen outplayed India's.

Most likely we'll see a typical Bangladeshi pitch in Chittagong that's slow and low with a bit of turn. We play the best on these tracks and it should trouble the Kiwis since they are used to playing on faster and bouncier wickets.

Tiger444
October 7, 2013, 08:17 AM
So I think the plan is to win the toss, bat first and score 650, then draw the match. Good plan, but I hope they have a plan B, say, in case we lose the toss.

Nah bhais, ebar mone hoy NZ amader hariyei dibe. Ebar mone hoy aar parlam na.

It seems the plan is to bat NZ out of the match and then try to spin the batsmen out on the 4th or 5th days.

They probably feel with 7 batsmen they won't be able to achieve that but with 8 they could.

Like others have said, that would make our chance to put more runs on the board but at the same time it'll put more pressure on Shakib and Riyad to share the load of being the 4th bowler. So playing a 8 man batting lineup, we have to hope Shakib and Riyad take about the same amount of wickets as Razzak would.

Purbasha T
October 7, 2013, 08:25 AM
guess who is here...

Amago mominul bhai :bighug:

<font class='bangla'>এ্যালো নাদিম, কেম' 'ছো?</font> :big_hug:

AsifTheManRahman
October 7, 2013, 08:29 AM
It seems the plan is to bat NZ out of the match and then try to spin the batsmen out on the 4th or 5th days.

They probably feel with 7 batsmen they won't be able to achieve that but with 8 they could.

Like others have said, that would make our chance to put more runs on the board but at the same time it'll put more pressure on Shakib and Riyad to share the load of being the 4th bowler. So playing a 8 man batting lineup, we have to hope Shakib and Riyad take about the same amount of wickets as Razzak would.
I think the plan is for Shakib to pick 7 wickets, Riyad to pick 1 and the three pacers to somehow fluke the other two. I do hope they have a plan B, say, in case Riyad doesn't get that one wicket.

AsifTheManRahman
October 7, 2013, 08:32 AM
Seriously, though, what will probably happen is Riyad and Naeem will end up sharing fifth bowler responsibilities, with Mominul and probably Nasir bowling a negligible few. I think with 8 batsmen, we're playing for a draw, not a win. The two pacers will be useless, so Shakib better get ready to bust his hips. But hips don't lie and God forbid, if his hips collapse, we collapse.

Tiger444
October 7, 2013, 08:38 AM
I think the plan is for Shakib to pick 7 wickets, Riyad to pick 1 and the three pacers to somehow fluke the other two. I do hope they have a plan B, say, in case Riyad doesn't get that one wicket.

Most likely the spinners will have to get more than half our wickets in order to pick up 20 wickets. So let's say Rubel and Robiul combine to take 5-6 wickets. That means Gazi, Riyad, and Shakib have to take 14-15 wickets. It's possible as Gazi and Shakib have the ability to take 5fers but it'll be a tough task.

Tiger444
October 7, 2013, 08:48 AM
Seriously, though, what will probably happen is Riyad and Naeem will end up sharing fifth bowler responsibilities, with Mominul and probably Nasir bowling a negligible few. I think with 8 batsmen, we're playing for a draw, not a win. The two pacers will be useless, so Shakib better get ready to bust his hips. But hips don't lie and God forbid, if his hips collapse, we collapse.

I don't think that's particularly true. Don't forget, with the 8 man batting lineup, we almost pulled off a win against the WI in the 1st Test match. So a result is possible, it's just that it increases our chances at getting a draw.

That's where we have some reason to be optimistic if you think about it. NZ batting lineup is weaker than WI in our conditions which should help our bowlers, especially the spinners. Most importantly, Shahadat is not in the lineup giving gifts of boundaries. Robiul at least gives you some hope that even if he doesn't pick many wickets up, he'll at least keep it tighter than Shahadat. Also Rubel seems to be in better form this time around than last time.

Anamul also should be a bigger upgrade to Junaid and Nazim at the opening slot. And Marshall should be an upgrade over SN.

So if we were that close against a WI team that's now ranked 5th in Tests, there should be no reason as to why we can't compete with NZ.

ReZ_1
October 7, 2013, 10:13 AM
Eh?

Cholo Bangladesh....:flag:

What would be your playing 11 ?

ReZ_1
October 7, 2013, 10:15 AM
how many left handers do we have in nz team. that will i guess determine whether razzak or gazi will play...

kalpurush
October 7, 2013, 11:39 AM
Seriously, though, what will probably happen is Riyad and Naeem will end up sharing fifth bowler responsibilities, with Mominul and probably Nasir bowling a negligible few. I think with 8 batsmen, we're playing for a draw, not a win. The two pacers will be useless, so Shakib better get ready to bust his hips. But hips don't lie and God forbid, if his hips collapse, we collapse.
Team MGT is gambling on Shakib's form! As you said, if Shakib doesn't click, we are doomed.

I am up for two specialist spinners and two pacers - if you are not positive and aggressive enough, players will remain sissy ...like the team MGT and BCB...would go for a draw and lose in the end.

If you can NOT win even in planning stage, you are a loser and will remain so...
Very unfortunate.

riajul
October 7, 2013, 12:28 PM
Borshon Kabir er last tweet er mane ki ? Shakib 1st test miss korbe ?
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M.H.Rubel
October 7, 2013, 12:30 PM
Borshon Kabir er last tweet er mane ki ? Shakib 1st test miss korbe ?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Opera Mobile)

What was the tweet?

riajul
October 7, 2013, 12:37 PM
What was the tweet?

https://mobile.twitter.com/bkabir/status/387262497167654914?p=v
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roman
October 7, 2013, 12:45 PM
Borshon Kabir er last tweet er mane ki ? Shakib 1st test miss korbe ?
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition (Opera Mobile)

Its a terrible news if it is true.

Ian Pont
October 7, 2013, 01:10 PM
What would be your playing 11 ?

1. Tamim
2. Anamul
3. Nasir
4. Shakib
5. Naeem
6. Mushy
7. Ryad
8. Gazi
9. LaLa
10 Robiul
11 Rubel

Marshall Ayub deserves a chance in this series (Naeem under pressure here).

Nasir is a superb batsman who needs responsibility to show his worth. Shakib is the best batter so bats 4.

Gazi, LaLa, Shakib, Naeem, Ryad gives plenty of spin options.

Two pacers to take the shine off the ball.

If Shakib isn't fit then Marshall Ayub to come in, although Mominul can slot in here and tweak a few if necessary as a back up.

Woud have named Rocky in the squad personally and batted him at 5. But he isn't in the squad so can't do that.

ahnaf
October 7, 2013, 01:17 PM
1. Tamim
2. Anamul
3. Nasir
4. Shakib
5. Naeem
6. Mushy
7. Ryad
8. Gazi
9. LaLa
10 Robiul
11 Rubel

Marshall Ayub deserves a chance in this series (Naeem under pressure here).

Nasir is a superb batsman who needs responsibility to show his worth. Shakib is the best batter so bats 4.

Gazi, LaLa, Shakib, Naeem, Ryad gives plenty of spin options.

Two pacers to take the shine off the ball.

If Shakib isn't fit then Marshall Ayub to come in, although Mominul can slot in here and tweak a few if necessary as a back up.

Woud have named Rocky in the squad personally and batted him at 5. But he isn't in the squad so can't do that.

coach,what do you think of robiul? Can he keep doing what he did throughout Zim test series?
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kalpurush
October 7, 2013, 01:29 PM
Its a terrible news if it is true.
if it is true!

Tiger444
October 7, 2013, 01:35 PM
1. Tamim
2. Anamul
3. Nasir
4. Shakib
5. Naeem
6. Mushy
7. Ryad
8. Gazi
9. LaLa
10 Robiul
11 Rubel

Marshall Ayub deserves a chance in this series (Naeem under pressure here).

Nasir is a superb batsman who needs responsibility to show his worth. Shakib is the best batter so bats 4.

Gazi, LaLa, Shakib, Naeem, Ryad gives plenty of spin options.

Two pacers to take the shine off the ball.

If Shakib isn't fit then Marshall Ayub to come in, although Mominul can slot in here and tweak a few if necessary as a back up.

Woud have named Rocky in the squad personally and batted him at 5. But he isn't in the squad so can't do that.

That's a bold XI right there coach. Having Nasir at 3 and Shak at 4. Wouldn't mind this XI but unlikely to see Nasir and Shak that high. Thought that you were favoring an 8 man batting lineup?

So you rate Da Rock higher than Naeem, Marshall and Mominul I'm assuming?

ahnaf
October 7, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Good news.. :)

Fahim
October 7, 2013, 05:26 PM
salaam guys can someone tell me what tv channel this match will broadcasted in? thanks

ialbd
October 7, 2013, 09:03 PM
ah good to be back in BC.... but two days (to the first test) is too long....

cricbook
October 7, 2013, 10:26 PM
:oMusy is playing right?? Just saw newspaper hes injured??? Now what is going on!?? I thought everybody is fit??? So do u guys have any idea?

MohammedC
October 7, 2013, 10:33 PM
salaam guys can someone tell me what tv channel this match will broadcasted in? thanks

In UK no one as far as I know.

sakifsaim
October 7, 2013, 11:28 PM
tigers a have good chance for win this match , hope they can do so best of luck for them

Tiger Manc
October 7, 2013, 11:51 PM
:oMusy is playing right?? Just saw newspaper hes injured??? Now what is going on!?? I thought everybody is fit??? So do u guys have any idea?

which newspaper?

MohammedC
October 7, 2013, 11:55 PM
Black Caps consider bowling first in Chittagong

http://tvnz.co.nz/cricket-news/black-caps-may-bowl-first-taylor-video-5621253

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 12:06 AM
Shakib is not playing first test of the series!
https://mobile.twitter.com/bkabir/status/387262497167654914?p=v#

Tiger Manc
October 8, 2013, 12:15 AM
^^ huge blow if it's true. Looks like Razzak will replace him.

Zunaid
October 8, 2013, 12:17 AM
And my uncle's driver's mother in law told me that Boycott;s mom is fit and will bowl for Bangladesh. Guys - can we wait for real news than rely on random twits on twitter and tabloids before we get our lungis all bunched up?

BD_TigerZ
October 8, 2013, 12:26 AM
Oh No. No shak?!?! Ekhon abar mushy o injured. Ki shuntesi eishob?!!?!

ReZ_1
October 8, 2013, 12:53 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/bkabir/st...167654914?p=v#

I hope the guy is only looking for some attention:-B
even if his so called source is right he should have not said it coz it will help the opposition to make strategy ahead, such a loser..:drool:

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 01:14 AM
Shakib is not playing first test of the series!
https://mobile.twitter.com/bkabir/status/387262497167654914?p=v#

Cant be true??? Hes not injured

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 01:21 AM
I didnt heard anything in the news.... But where is all coming from???? It will be damm bad luck if its something true happen whatever gossip out there????

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 01:29 AM
I think this guy is smart. now nz will think that they don't have to face shakib but they will see him on the field.and mentally unprepared to face him

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 01:31 AM
btw the news from myself is that the weather had improved so we can have a good test on our hands

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 01:32 AM
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Marshall Ayub, 4 Mominul Haque/Naeem Islam, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Sohag Gazi/Abdur Razzak, 10 Robiul Islam, 11 Rubel Hossain

Thats it...... So all the news out there is bogus..... Everybody is fit...... Source from cricinfo.

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 01:34 AM
Thanks to Allah.

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 01:58 AM
Barshon Kabir
shakib is playing n Marshall Ayubwill have his test cap for the 1st time (likely). https://m.facebook.com/barshon.kabir?refid=52

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 02:57 AM
Barshon Kabir
shakib is playing n Marshall Ayubwill have his test cap for the 1st time (likely). https://m.facebook.com/barshon.kabir?refid=52

what a troll

Ian Pont
October 8, 2013, 03:12 AM
That's a bold XI right there coach. Having Nasir at 3 and Shak at 4. Wouldn't mind this XI but unlikely to see Nasir and Shak that high. Thought that you were favoring an 8 man batting lineup?

So you rate Da Rock higher than Naeem, Marshall and Mominul I'm assuming?

I feel the time is right for BD Cricket to BE bold. Too long the squad has gone out trying to avoid defeat because successive coaches have had that mentality, too. No one likes to be smashed.

However, Zimbabwe showed against Pakistan that you can play to your strengths and back yourself - at least at home. So I would always favour an attacking set up, a bold and brave one.

I think Rocky would offer some experienced stability in the middle IF he was asked to play that role. and this is the issue. What roles are people playing?

Too often, a side is selected because "such and such is the best batsman and has got more runs that so and so" instead of asking "who are the right players to play certain roles within the team"?

TEST cricket is about people performing the right role.

I think it will be hard for NZ to be honest and I would expect the Tigers to roar in this series. Watch out for the leg spinner called Ish Sodhi for NZ. He is young and still finding his way, but could be a sensation in the future.

WarWolf
October 8, 2013, 03:51 AM
Fight!! Fight!! Fight!!

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 03:54 AM
New Zealand are crying already: ohhh they hurt uss....mway mway mway....booo booohoooo...ohhhhhh they hurt us they hurt...destroyed our careers ...hurt our country.....ooohhhh mway mway mway....boohoooo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-new-zealand-2013-14/content/story/677547.html)

Gowza
October 8, 2013, 04:11 AM
well raqibul got 10 innings batting at #4, managed a highest score of 65, one half century, no centuries, strike rate 40.23, average 22.11.

he also got 5 innings batting at #5. there he managed an average of 17.8, a highest score of 44, strike rate 36.77.

at #6 he averaged 16, hisghest score of 28, strike rate 41.02.

overall he averages 19.76 with 1 half century at a strike rate of 40.23 from 18 innings.

i think it's fair to say he has been given a decent chance with the role of stability, he couldn't take his chances. scoring one half century every 18 innings isn't going to be good enough no matter how many balls he uses up to stabilise the innings. raqibul is much like rajin saleh in that manner except rajin has a better test and overall FC record.

Bangladesh has a good group atm, naeem has been performing domestically for years in FC and list A's, he's also done better than raqibul has with the test opportunities he's been given. mominul has also taken his test match opportunities in a much better way than raqibul did.

why pick raqibul ahead of someone like naeem who has a better overall FC record and better test record? naeem has been performing in FC cricket for many years, raqibul has been much less consistent domestically and hasn't been as successful in tests either.

i'm open to players improving and making a comeback but they need to

A. improve
B. show the improvement domestically
C. be consistent with that improvement
D. have performed better and more consistently than other contenders for the position(s) they would be selected for (domestically, practice matches, A team matches etc).

granted raqibul has found a bit of form in the last year but why does that mean he should be selected ahead of players who have been doing that for a much longer period and who have shown better performance at the highest level?

SMHasan
October 8, 2013, 04:12 AM
I feel the time is right for BD Cricket to BE bold. Too long the squad has gone out trying to avoid defeat because successive coaches have had that mentality, too. No one likes to be smashed.

However, Zimbabwe showed against Pakistan that you can play to your strengths and back yourself - at least at home. So I would always favour an attacking set up, a bold and brave one.

I think Rocky would offer some experienced stability in the middle IF he was asked to play that role. and this is the issue. What roles are people playing?

Too often, a side is selected because "such and such is the best batsman and has got more runs that so and so" instead of asking "who are the right players to play certain roles within the team"?

TEST cricket is about people performing the right role.

I think it will be hard for NZ to be honest and I would expect the Tigers to roar in this series. Watch out for the leg spinner called Ish Sodhi for NZ. He is young and still finding his way, but could be a sensation in the future.

I feel that your best batsman should come earlier so that he gets more time to bat and he can face all trouble. I am not for playing a rookie at 3/4 position. I would recommend Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullh to bat higher.

Gowza
October 8, 2013, 04:21 AM
as far as being given roles. i think the selectors have been doing a better job with that of late. obviously everyone, tamim included, knows he's got the big top order role. but this series the selectors have made it clear that at current they are only looking at anamul as an opener, they've made it clear marshall is to be the #3, they've also made it clear naeem/mominul will be at #4.

so the top 4 pretty much know what positions they will play, now that doesn't mean their entire role has been outlined and discussed with them but it's at least a start.

BD_TigerZ
October 8, 2013, 04:21 AM
Riyad is the best man for 4. But unfortunately he is a sissy and wets his pants. Yet bcb want him at 8 over a spinner.

Jadukor
October 8, 2013, 04:22 AM
I feel that your best batsman should come earlier so that he gets more time to bat and he can face all trouble. I am not for playing a rookie at 3/4 position. I would recommend Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullh to bat higher.

I don't like sending in rookies that high either but you have accept that NZ will be looking to do the damage mostly with the new ball. So if the openners pls the rookie could see off the new ball then its job done and the best players in the middle order could take the maximum advantage when the conditions are good for batting. Lets say if shakib nasir or mushy saw off the new ball but got out to good deliveries while the ball is swinging.. The rookies wont be able to capitalize as much as our best guys in the middle order would

Ian Pont
October 8, 2013, 04:24 AM
well raqibul got 10 innings batting at #4, managed a highest score of 65, one half century, no centuries, strike rate 40.23, average 22.11.

he also got 5 innings batting at #5. there he managed an average of 17.8, a highest score of 44, strike rate 36.77.

at #6 he averaged 16, hisghest score of 28, strike rate 41.02.

overall he averages 19.76 with 1 half century at a strike rate of 40.23 from 18 innings.

i think it's fair to say he has been given a decent chance with the role of stability, he couldn't take his chances. scoring one half century every 18 innings isn't going to be good enough no matter how many balls he uses up to stabilise the innings. raqibul is much like rajin saleh in that manner except rajin has a better test and overall FC record.

Bangladesh has a good group atm, naeem has been performing domestically for years in FC and list A's, he's also done better than raqibul has with the test opportunities he's been given. mominul has also taken his test match opportunities in a much better way than raqibul did.

why pick raqibul ahead of someone like naeem who has a better overall FC record and better test record? naeem has been performing in FC cricket for many years, raqibul has been much less consistent domestically and hasn't been as successful in tests either.

i'm open to players improving and making a comeback but they need to

A. improve
B. show the improvement domestically
C. be consistent with that improvement
D. have performed better and more consistently than other contenders for the position(s) they would be selected for (domestically, practice matches, A team matches etc).

granted raqibul has found a bit of form in the last year but why does that mean he should be selected ahead of players who have been doing that for a much longer period and who have shown better performance at the highest level?

Like I say, Rocky wasn't selected for the exact reasons you talk about, so it's irrelevant. Others are now given their chances.

However, I am speaking from a coaching perspective and this is where I have to align myself with Jamie Siddons's view of Rocky's ability. The fact that Rocky hasn't kicked on is a shame. But ultimately we get judged on statistics. I don't know just how many opportunities at TEST level Rocky has consistently had or what ROLE he was asked to play.

In any event it doesn't matter. He is not selected. Move on.

Gowza
October 8, 2013, 04:25 AM
I feel that your best batsman should come earlier so that he gets more time to bat and he can face all trouble. I am not for playing a rookie at 3/4 position. I would recommend Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullh to bat higher.

problem with batting these guys higher is that shakib is expected to be one of if not THE main strike bowler so he has a big workload already. mushy keeps wicket so batting at #3 would be a huge workload for him and riyad, well he's just not done very well up the order in tests so it's a big risk to put him at 3/4.

i think shakib and mushy could play at #4 but i think #3 would be to much for them. however ideally with shakib bowling a lot and mushy keeping you'd prefer them at 5/6, maybe 7 but with their experience 7 feels to low for them.

nasir maybe but he's not really experienced and he's just doing so well down at #7 changing his position is a bit of a risk.

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 04:25 AM
cholun tahole kriket khela jaak...k agey ball korbe...ke agey bat korbe...jau nombor neu shobai ekta ekta kore... 1 to 6. jadukor to start with 1....

Gowza
October 8, 2013, 04:28 AM
Like I say, Rocky wasn't selected for the exact reasons you talk about, so it's irrelevant. Others are now given their chances.

However, I am speaking from a coaching perspective and this is where I have to align myself with Jamie Siddons's view of Rocky's ability. The fact that Rocky hasn't kicked on is a shame. But ultimately we get judged on statistics. I don't know just how many opportunities at TEST level Rocky has consistently had or what ROLE he was asked to play.

In any event it doesn't matter. He is not selected. Move on.

aren't you the one who brought him up?

Zunaid
October 8, 2013, 04:46 AM
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Nadim
October 8, 2013, 05:08 AM
Rok ke team na nile khelum na. Nana bhai er kotha shune na keno kfc khan er chamcha ra...!!!

Jadukor
October 8, 2013, 05:17 AM
looks like a washout on the first day. If we win the toss our intelligent think-tank will be so confused. Whether to bowl under swinging conditions or to bat and use spinners later... In the end we will do the idiotic thing of bowling first.

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 05:30 AM
Its raining here in CTG. But the weather shoukd clear by dawn

fiate2000
October 8, 2013, 05:30 AM
Forecast shows only Thursday (D2) / Friday (D3) will be dry.
Source: http://smart-droid.com/weather

http://choudhury.me.uk/forum_pics/chittagong.png

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 05:35 AM
A draw maybe on the cards, but with plenty of cricket to be played,MMW

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 05:36 AM
I punch Rain's family. Btw now i know mohorom bhai lives in Ctg....not that this obscurity beclouds anything....well

Antora
October 8, 2013, 05:41 AM
OMG KALKE KHELA! WOOT WOOT. Hopefully the rain will clear...

tanvir_nus
October 8, 2013, 06:06 AM
Like I say, Rocky wasn't selected for the exact reasons you talk about, so it's irrelevant. Others are now given their chances.

However, I am speaking from a coaching perspective and this is where I have to align myself with Jamie Siddons's view of Rocky's ability. The fact that Rocky hasn't kicked on is a shame. But ultimately we get judged on statistics. I don't know just how many opportunities at TEST level Rocky has consistently had or what ROLE he was asked to play.

In any event it doesn't matter. He is not selected. Move on.

I think what Ian meant is that in terms of quality and just technical fluency with his workman mentality in practice/field he is an example setter and a player with immense potential. I could see that too in him, but what was good about him at first was his level of fitness & physique. That's what really stood out in the beginning.

In any case, he has a lot of catching up to do if he has to come back in again, and to be honest I am not missing him with the likes of Anamul, Mominul, Nasir filling all the spots and really doing well. By the time next batch gets ready it's going to be even harder, so he has to really prove his worth and atleast fight at the test level, really really fight hard and score runs!

boka
October 8, 2013, 06:06 AM
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reyme
October 8, 2013, 07:04 AM
looks like a washout on the first day. If we win the toss our intelligent think-tank will be so confused. Whether to bowl under swinging conditions or to bat and use spinners later... In the end we will do the idiotic thing of bowling first.

Bingo!!

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 07:14 AM
bowling first is not a bad decision because it would mean that we will not have to face their pacers in seaming conditions whilst even if we bat last their spinners wont be effective as they aren't good enough. Then again the toss should not matter because we are the home team and even if we have any disadvantages we have to accept since we are the hosts. no excuses. best of luck tigers
sorry I can't go to the stadium and watch the match because of other commitments. The last time I attended a mtach in zacs stadium was 22 months ago lol

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 07:17 AM
I punch Rain's family. Btw now i know mohorom bhai lives in Ctg....not that this obscurity beclouds anything....well

does that mean u will implement the ban hammer on me again? last tine I thought you actually banned me and I was quite mad about it until I got the joke

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 07:26 AM
does that mean u will implement the ban hammer on me again? last tine I thought you actually banned me and I was quite mad about it until I got the joke

Magar ami megar staff, got no mugur.

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 07:46 AM
Is it still raining in CTG ?! Please someone update the weather. Eto asha kore boshe thaklam kalker din tar jonno, ar ekhon shuni washout hoye jabe ! :(

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 07:48 AM
Is it still raining in CTG ?! Please someone update the weather. Eto asha kore boshe thaklam kalker din tar jonno, ar ekhon shuni washout hoye jabe ! :(

rain has stopped.

Rifat H
October 8, 2013, 07:49 AM
Kotodin pore abar Bangladesh er khela dekhmu !!

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 07:53 AM
as a local I will say that you can expect the first and second session to go on as expected but the 3rd session might be washed off. to make matters worse the ZACS is near the sea so the weather will be quite rough

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 07:57 AM
Magar ami megar staff, got no mugur.

sorry I mistook for the other z guy. the boss

I am sure he wont ban me during the first test since I can keep everyone updated till my mobile runs out of gprs as u can clearly see I am posting from my cell

BD_TigerZ
October 8, 2013, 08:15 AM
Cant see nz losing unless they screw it up badly. They seem to have done their homework and our pathetic slection of a batsmen at 8 over a spinner will add to nz's chances.

Zunaid
October 8, 2013, 08:21 AM
sorry I mistook for the other z guy. the boss

I am sure he wont ban me during the first test since I can keep everyone updated till my mobile runs out of gprs as u can clearly see I am posting from my cell

Your mobile can't save you. We will have access to broadcasts and live commentary. How you can save yourself is by taking a bangla cricket banner and take and share exclusive pictures and your color commentary. :)

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 08:31 AM
Your mobile can't save you. We will have access to broadcasts and live commentary. How you can save yourself is by taking a bangla cricket banner and take and share exclusive pictures and your color commentary. :)

keu amare mairala! so how long is the ban?

MohammedShamim
October 8, 2013, 08:38 AM
This is our strongest test team facing New Zealand. If Zimbabwe can beat/draw against Pakistan we should be able to beat or minimum requirement draw against NZ. I think based on FC stats Marshall will do well. Good luck Tigers

Tiger444
October 8, 2013, 09:04 AM
Since 2011, NZ has the 2nd worst W/L ratio in Tests with us being the worst. And we have them at home. If we can't beat the worst G8 team in this series then I'd say it's a step backwards for us. Time has come where we have to prove ourselves. I know we've improved in Tests in the last few years but without wins under our belt, we'll still be known as the underachievers

SS
October 8, 2013, 09:15 AM
Hold your horses and please come down to earth...
Joto besi expectations toto pabe kosto..
BD team er follower mon hobe toto
Besi nosto

mufi_02
October 8, 2013, 09:20 AM
mone hoy jite jabo 1st test ta.

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 09:36 AM
10 things I want from BC

1. Reduce time between posts to 0 seconds
2. Reduce the character limit to 0
3. Be mod
4. Be admin
5. Be boss
6. Female members should get yellow or pink color codes
7. Nanabhai as executioner
8. Have like buttons.
9. Have free booze buttons.
10. BCKB

al-Sagar
October 8, 2013, 09:43 AM
sobai bhalo asen to ???

al-Sagar
October 8, 2013, 09:44 AM
thread and forum mone hoy abar besh jome uthte jacche ???

by the way ...... are we doomed already ???

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 09:48 AM
Jitbo jitbo jitbore....:p Eid Mubarak!

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 10:22 AM
Allah Malik!

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 10:43 AM
My home is 2km away from Jahur Ahmed Chy stadium. It's drizzling now.

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 10:49 AM
My home is 2km away from Jahur Ahmed Chy stadium. It's drizzling now.

so you are a chittagonian too? yea its drizzling if yet

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 10:51 AM
so you are a chittagonian too? yea its drizzling if yet

yah,bro.my parents stay there. Bt i stay in dhaka for job purpose.

Tiger444
October 8, 2013, 10:59 AM
Hold your horses and please come down to earth...
Joto besi expectations toto pabe kosto..
BD team er follower mon hobe toto
Besi nosto

I don't know if your referring to me or not but I actually get over losses a lot quicker than most people since I have followed all kinds of sports for a long time and know that winning and losing is part of the game, something a lot of people don't understand and when their team loses, they take it too hard. And btw if you don't have expectations for your team to win then I'm sorry but then why follow?

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 11:08 AM
I don't know if your referring to me or not but I actually get over losses a lot quicker than most people since I have followed all kinds of sports for a long time and know that winning and losing is part of the game, something a lot of people don't understand and when their team loses, they take it too hard. And btw if you don't have expectations for your team to win then I'm sorry but then why follow?

bro u just nailed it!

Ian Pont
October 8, 2013, 11:12 AM
Who would be a supporter/selector/manager of BD Cricket:

"The rain has stopped in CTG, it is still raining in CTG
Bat first if you win the toss, why did they bat first in those conditions?
Bowl first if you win the toss, why did they bowl first in those conditions?
Shakib will smash them, Shakib is injured
Mushy will captain the team to glory, Mushy is injured
Anamul is a great player, Anamul isn't a Test opener
Monimul at 3, Naeem at 3, Marshall at 3, why do they keep messing around with the number 3 slot?
Pick LaLa, drop LaLa
Why is Tamim hitting out when it's a Test match, Tamim's strike rate is so low what's up with him
Why don't the players go for glory, they should be trying to save the game not throwing wickets away"

Seems we all have a view. None of us will ever be right. I guess it's why we love cricket so much.

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 11:14 AM
khelar agei lorai shuru hoye gelo tahole??? lol

Agree with 444 bhai.

Nadim
October 8, 2013, 11:22 AM
kupa kupi/ chul tana tani koren apnara. kupa kupi ba chul tana tani na korle jombe na...

kalpurush
October 8, 2013, 11:32 AM
This is our strongest test team facing New Zealand. If Zimbabwe can beat/draw against Pakistan we should be able to beat or minimum requirement draw against NZ. I think based on FC stats Marshall will do well. Good luck Tigers

Since 2011, NZ has the 2nd worst W/L ratio in Tests with us being the worst. And we have them at home. If we can't beat the worst G8 team in this series then I'd say it's a step backwards for us. Time has come where we have to prove ourselves. I know we've improved in Tests in the last few years but without wins under our belt, we'll still be known as the underachievers
Undoubtedly, this is the best possible test squad in our test history IMHO.

No heroism, no compliancy, keeping feet in the ground with hard work might lead us to win or draw the test. But, first, do the basic right and build the innings for our openers will the utmost important task...

I have faith in our player's ability...just have to implement accordingly...

mufi_02
October 8, 2013, 11:34 AM
Undoubtedly, this is the best possible test squad in our test history IMHO.


I agree. this team has no shahadat, SN, kayes. But missing Ash a bit. He was finally getting into the groove of test after that heroic SL tour [yes i am an ash fan].

kalpurush
October 8, 2013, 11:39 AM
mone hoy jite jabo 1st test ta.
Until the match is finished, you never know!


To make an impact, if we bat first, our openers have to have a great start with two fifties and so and keep the pressure on the Kiwi bowlers...

If we bowl first, our pacers have to land the ball in the right spot hours after hours and take some early wickets to build the pressure...

In any case, it is a tough job. We have to give our all efforts to make it happen...

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 11:46 AM
kalke khela and I don't know who will open the batting

kalpurush
October 8, 2013, 11:49 AM
kalke khela and I don't know who will open the batting
for Tigers:

Tamim and Anam

kalpurush
October 8, 2013, 11:53 AM
Who would be a supporter/selector/manager of BD Cricket:

"The rain has stopped in CTG, it is still raining in CTG
Bat first if you win the toss, why did they bat first in those conditions?
Bowl first if you win the toss, why did they bowl first in those conditions?
Shakib will smash them, Shakib is injured
Mushy will captain the team to glory, Mushy is injured
Anamul is a great player, Anamul isn't a Test opener
Monimul at 3, Naeem at 3, Marshall at 3, why do they keep messing around with the number 3 slot?
Pick LaLa, drop LaLa
Why is Tamim hitting out when it's a Test match, Tamim's strike rate is so low what's up with him
Why don't the players go for glory, they should be trying to save the game not throwing wickets away"

Seems we all have a view. None of us will ever be right. I guess it's why we love cricket so much.
Ha! Ha!! ^^^ that's the beauty of cricket (or any other games I guess)!!!

Jadukor
October 8, 2013, 11:54 AM
Logic says we will bat tomorrow regardless of who wins the toss. If NZ wins they are going to try to attack us with pace on a fresh wicket under overcast conditions. If we win we will have to bat since spinners will get more purchase third day onwards

Nadim
October 8, 2013, 11:57 AM
mushy toss e jitle bowl korbe first. eta ami chokh bhuje bolte pari.

reason dibe, ek notun wicket r du cloudy/rainy condition

ReZ_1
October 8, 2013, 12:00 PM
mone hoy jite jabo 1st test ta.

Until we lose the match officially, we can always win, so no harm in dreaming...:)

Btw i am concerned with the umpiring, just don't want to lose to them this time

Nadim
October 8, 2013, 12:01 PM
Tony hill nd Rod sucker na thaklei hoy. otherwise we r doomed already.


both these moron have something against us, always :sick:

kalpurush
October 8, 2013, 12:18 PM
Logic says we will bat tomorrow regardless of who wins the toss. If NZ wins they are going to try to attack us with pace on a fresh wicket under overcast conditions. If we win we will have to bat since spinners will get more purchase third day onwards

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-6qyZQhE8SPOaISWhEjS98MCwJ63z_aYgIo0VMcsQr5ZXS2_y3Q
Does Mushy or team mgt has ^^^ to understand logic?

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 12:21 PM
Tony hill nd Rod sucker na thaklei hoy. otherwise we r doomed already.


both these moron have something against us, always :sick:

even our own umpires hive decisions against us

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 12:51 PM
Dhur ai sob rocky foky is just a lost case. Marshal Ayub,Anamul,Naeem,Mominul, Mehrab Jn all have made 4-5 centuries in last 2/3 season. To me all of them deserve chances than Rokibul. Tell rokibul to make 4-5 centuries in next 2 season then we will think of him. Even Nazimuddin has far more better performance than Rock in domestic FC level. A batsman who get bowled out several times while defending I have little faith on him. Slow khellei sudhu test player howa jay na.

AsifTheManRahman
October 8, 2013, 12:52 PM
Sodhi, if picked, can end up being a serious headache. We have a knack for turning zeroes from the opposition into heroes and leg spinners are always difficult to pick.

AsifTheManRahman
October 8, 2013, 12:53 PM
Who would be a supporter/selector/manager of BD Cricket:

"The rain has stopped in CTG, it is still raining in CTG
Bat first if you win the toss, why did they bat first in those conditions?
Bowl first if you win the toss, why did they bowl first in those conditions?
Shakib will smash them, Shakib is injured
Mushy will captain the team to glory, Mushy is injured
Anamul is a great player, Anamul isn't a Test opener
Monimul at 3, Naeem at 3, Marshall at 3, why do they keep messing around with the number 3 slot?
Pick LaLa, drop LaLa
Why is Tamim hitting out when it's a Test match, Tamim's strike rate is so low what's up with him
Why don't the players go for glory, they should be trying to save the game not throwing wickets away"

Seems we all have a view. None of us will ever be right. I guess it's why we love cricket so much.
Our players should eat healthy and drink lots of water, why are our players peeing their pants in the field?

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 01:06 PM
Sodhi, if picked, can end up being a serious headache. We have a knack for turning zeroes from the opposition into heroes and leg spinners are always difficult to pick.

not these days. Most leggiest are just garbage these days. look at Tahir fir example and we ourselves have just 1 leggie in our circuit

SMHasan
October 8, 2013, 01:09 PM
Good luck to Tigers.

If we play sensibly we will be able to make an impact on the rankings for sure. NZ will be struggling initially and we need to take the advantage of it.

Go tigers! Give us an Eid gift!

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 01:10 PM
Dear all I am never ever too much hopeful about the Bangladesh team. I don't have huge expectation on our team. Even one test win at Zimbabwe was a progressive result to me. This is the first time I am expecting something from our team.
ASA korsi ASA hoto hobo na.

zunaid_bd
October 8, 2013, 01:15 PM
Raining in ctg :( :( abar start hoise.. matro khobor pailam :(

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 01:17 PM
shobai dowa korben

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 01:19 PM
Raining in ctg :( :( abar start hoise.. matro khobor pailam :(

slight drizzle

roman
October 8, 2013, 01:23 PM
shobai dowa korben

slight drizzle

Bhai mela raat hoyeche..shara raat jege jege drizzle na brishty hocche tar khoj nile kalke test khelar shurur shomoi ghumi bhangbe na. Jaan ektu aram kore ekta ghum den :)

Zeeshan
October 8, 2013, 01:28 PM
If we bowl first we need to break the ice with Iceman REGARDLESS of pitch condition or anything else. When you have best there is, why not put pressure early on and send the right message that we are confident too? But nooooooooooo we will start with some minmina toothless pacers.

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 01:43 PM
What ever the condition is we want to bat first. To handle the early moisture openers are there. I don't want to bat at the 4th innings. Still if we bowl first I want 5 wicket in first session.

SS
October 8, 2013, 01:46 PM
If we bowl first we need to break the ice with Iceman REGARDLESS of pitch condition or anything else. When you have best there is, why not put pressure early on and send the right message that we are confident too? But nooooooooooo we will start with some minmina toothless pacers.

Tatto ala Kalam Bhai re Jodi biriyani ar KFC dewa jai .. Taile hoito rokkha hobe... Melted iceman and ordinary Khan Shaheb still notun jamai...

AsifTheManRahman
October 8, 2013, 01:54 PM
Everyone's talking about Taylor and that other guy with the pretty blonde hair, but no one's talking about Kalam. He can destroy us all by himself. No spinner can stop him if he gets going.

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 01:55 PM
Inshallah 58/78 hobe na

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 02:02 PM
Everyone's talking about Taylor and that other guy with the pretty blonde hair, but no one's talking about Kalam. He can destroy us all by himself. No spinner can stop him if he gets going.

forget kalam. its the lesser batsman we should be afraid of since our bowlers get complacent

SS
October 8, 2013, 02:17 PM
Dorji ala Bhai er Kotha bhuilla I gesilam... Blonde hair shundhor pola ta ke abar... Eder pace bowler ra to Choke bondo koira bowl korleo walking wkt gula piabo

SS
October 8, 2013, 02:19 PM
Inshallah 58/78 hobe na

38 na hoi abar

SS
October 8, 2013, 02:22 PM
Everyone's talking about Taylor and that other guy with the pretty blonde hair, but no one's talking about Kalam. He can destroy us all by himself. No spinner can stop him if he gets going.

Kalam er interview porlam... Erokom bhodro bashai hushiar dilo Mate namle na Ki hoi ke jane.. Rubel and Robiul nam to bhulai Dibo... Ghazi er career na shesh koira dei

mufi_02
October 8, 2013, 02:27 PM
SS mamu eto hotash ar bhoye jorjorito ken. Aro shahosh rakhen buke.

nazrul boilo gelo nah "আজি পরীক্ষা, জাতির অথবা জাতের করিবে ত্রাণ?
দুলিতেছে তরী, ফুলিতেছে জল, কান্ডারী হুশিয়ার!

SS
October 8, 2013, 03:01 PM
SS mamu eto hotash ar bhoye jorjorito ken. Aro shahosh rakhen buke.

nazrul boilo gelo nah "আজি পরীক্ষা, জাতির অথবা জাতের করিবে ত্রাণ?
দুলিতেছে তরী, ফুলিতেছে জল, কান্ডারী হুশিয়ার!

Aha mamu Nazrul jug to choila gese
"আজি পরীক্ষা, এই ভাবিয়া কি আর আছে করার
দুলিতেছে খাবার ,ফুলিতেছে ভুরি, কান্ডারী তুমি পাভিলীয়ন বিরিয়ানি র লাইন এ যোগ দাও এবার

MohammedShamim
October 8, 2013, 03:12 PM
2 Hamish Rutherford, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt), ( I am scared)

simon
October 8, 2013, 03:18 PM
ghum ashbena aj raat e, ghumer oishodh khaya bhor sharey chartay uthbo, jodi bowling kori taile Rubel er dui over deikha chiro nidray chole jabo .:flag:

Tiger444
October 8, 2013, 03:36 PM
Everyone's talking about Taylor and that other guy with the pretty blonde hair, but no one's talking about Kalam. He can destroy us all by himself. No spinner can stop him if he gets going.

McCullum, Taylor, and Williamson are their biggest threats on the batting front. McCullum is another Gayle type player. The key is to keep him quiet and if we do, then we'll stand a good chance and If not then we'll be in trouble. That T20I WC match was a perfect instance of that.

Rutherford, Watling, Brownlie and Anderson are all good attacking batsmen as well.

Nocturnal
October 8, 2013, 03:46 PM
Bismillah!
Jitbo InshAllah :flag:

roman
October 8, 2013, 03:56 PM
I hate the fact that our media is constantly poking them about the 4-0 whitewash that happened 3 years ago. Why bother irritating them over and over again? Its part of the mind game I understand but talking about it all the time or underestimating them might not serve the purpose.

mufi_02
October 8, 2013, 04:10 PM
Aha mamu Nazrul jug to choila gese
"আজি পরীক্ষা, এই ভাবিয়া কি আর আছে করার
দুলিতেছে খাবার ,ফুলিতেছে ভুরি, কান্ডারী তুমি পাভিলীয়ন বিরিয়ানি র লাইন এ যোগ দাও এবার

haha besh bhalo lekhsen.

Roni_uk
October 8, 2013, 04:24 PM
Good to be back to a match thread...... Lost count of number of days since our last match.
Raining still? Wet outfield? Khela hobe to? Its going to be a tough series for sure but bring it on.

Good luck my team.

Tiger444
October 8, 2013, 04:48 PM
I think both teams will opt to bowl 1st since NZ would want to take advantage of overhead conditions while we would not want to have our top order in against NZ seamers in these conditions.

Navarene
October 8, 2013, 05:44 PM
Anamul is a lost case. I'd love to see Nayeem to open with Tamim where Mominul would go for one down. Errm..will be missing Ash.

Best of luck, Tigers!

WindieFan
October 8, 2013, 06:03 PM
Yes i agree it's good to see test cricket again!!..i just hope the rain doesn't spoil things and we see five full days of cricket.

Cricmas
October 8, 2013, 07:16 PM
The good thing is it hasn't rain a single drop since last night here in CTG :) so we can hope for a start as scheduled. :)

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 07:24 PM
The good thing is it hasn't rain a single drop since last night here in CTG :) so we can hope for a start as scheduled. :)

Alhamdulillah ! :) Thanks for the update bro.

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 07:38 PM
Good news... Not raining. I belive we r going to having full fil match.

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 07:42 PM
After a sunny, clear couple of days, there was some rain on the evening before the game. There's a 50% chance of rain on the opening day, the forecast is clear for the second and third day, but then there's more rain forecast for the weekend.*

Source cricinfo...

RazabQ
October 8, 2013, 07:50 PM
The key will be our spinners against batters like Hamish and McCullum. They like ball coming onto them and are natural strikers. We have to use it against them. Bring on spinners against them early, have inside out fields and try and get 'em out caught or stumped. Taylor is a LBW candidate if we bowl the right lines and lengths. Fulton will be the attritional guy and key will be to keep him on strike but limit the singles. If we make early inroads, there is no Vettori to fight the rear-guard. If our batters can tire their pacers out and bat time for the first innings (mimimum 150 overs), we have a shot.

AsifTheManRahman
October 8, 2013, 07:59 PM
Man my heart is pumping so fast I could jump off the 100th floor.

Mav
October 8, 2013, 08:04 PM
Scattered rain possible all day......oh dear ctg.


Feels Like 82°
Visibility 3.11mi
Humidity 94%
UV Index 0 (Low)


Today - Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially this morning. High 86F (30.0C). Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

http://weather.yahoo.com/bangladesh/chittagong/chittagong-1915031/

tonoy
October 8, 2013, 08:11 PM
Hello dudes, getting super pumped for the game. It's been ages since we played test matches. Hoping we win the toss first and bat first.

Tiger444
October 8, 2013, 08:14 PM
The key will be our spinners against batters like Hamish and McCullum. They like ball coming onto them and are natural strikers. We have to use it against them. Bring on spinners against them early, have inside out fields and try and get 'em out caught or stumped. Taylor is a LBW candidate if we bowl the right lines and lengths. Fulton will be the attritional guy and key will be to keep him on strike but limit the singles. If we make early inroads, there is no Vettori to fight the rear-guard. If our batters can tire their pacers out and bat time for the first innings (mimimum 150 overs), we have a shot.

We should have Gazi open the bowling so that their top order is immediately under pressure and then have Robiul on the other end. Have Rubel as the 1st change bowler since that seems to be the more natural position for him in Tests. And then you obviously have Shakib who will play an important part.

al Furqaan
October 8, 2013, 08:20 PM
Already called in sick for work tomorrow - they aint payin me to be there anyways! Hope rain stays away the next five days.

2-0 Test series win, Here we come !!!!

BD Tigers
October 8, 2013, 08:21 PM
looks like Mahmudullah, Al Amin and Nayeem out of first 11.

source: prothom-alo

Tiger444
October 8, 2013, 08:27 PM
looks like Mahmudullah, Al Amin and Nayeem out of first 11.

source: prothom-alo

Would be good news if true. Although I think with such an inexperienced 2 and 3, it'd better to have Naeem in ahead of Mominul at the 4. Not a big deal though as Mominul's a very good player as well.

We'll see if this report ends up being true

cricket_king
October 8, 2013, 08:36 PM
Hoping we bat first. Don't want to see Rutherford, McCullum, Williamson, and Taylor pile on 500.

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 08:41 PM
Already called in sick for work tomorrow - they aint payin me to be there anyways! Hope rain stays away the next five days.

2-0 Test series win, Here we come !!!!

Lol....I did the same today. I got so excited for the game last night that I've got fever in the morning. :D

Rinathq
October 8, 2013, 08:42 PM
The point is we have to bowl last
..... That's it . and the game still needs to be undecided until the the 4th innings

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 08:45 PM
looks like Mahmudullah, Al Amin and Nayeem out of first 11.

source: prothom-alo

and the other reporter is saying different thing.

[বাংলা]দলে প্রথম দুটি স্থান বরাদ্দ তামিম ইকবাল আর এনামুল হকের জন্য। ৩ নম্বরে মার্শাল আইয়ূব থাকবেন—ব্যাপারটা প্রায় নিশ্চিতই। ৪ নম্বর স্থানটি নিয়ে এখনো দোটানায় নির্বাচকেরা। নাঈম ইসলাম আর মমিনুল হকের মধ্য থেকে যেকোনো একজনকে হয়তো বেছে নেওয়া হবে এই স্থানের জন্য। জিম্বাবুয়ে সফরের পারফরমার রবিউল ইসলামের সঙ্গে নতুন বল ভাগাভাগি করবেন রুবেল হোসেন। ‘অটোমেটিক চয়েজ’ মুশফিকুর রহিম, সাকিব আল হাসান, নাসির হোসেনের সঙ্গে থাকছেন সহ-অধিনায়ক মাহমুদউল্লাহও। শ্রীলঙ্কা ও জিম্বাবুয়ের বিপক্ষে ভালো করতে না পারলেও নির্বাচকেরা বোধ হয় মাহমুদউল্লাহকে আরও সুযোগ দিতে চান।

একনজরে প্রথম টেস্টের জন্য বাংলাদেশ দল: তামিম ইকবাল, এনামুল হক, মার্শাল আইয়ূব, নাঈম ইসলাম/মমিনুল হক, মুশফিকুর রহিম, সাকিব আল হাসান, নাসির হোসেন, মাহমুদউল্লাহ, সোহাগ গাজী, রবিউল ইসলাম ও রুবেল হোসেন।[/বাংলা]

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 08:48 PM
The point is we have to bowl last
..... That's it . and the game still needs to be undecided until the the 4th innings

That's right. It would be very hard to chase under these gloomy and damp weather. Even 180/200 target would be a challenging task.

Tendulkar_Mcgrath
October 8, 2013, 08:48 PM
After a long period of time I joined a Bangla cricket thread on running match!! Hopefully it will be pleasant at the end! All the best Tigers!

Saifulsohel
October 8, 2013, 09:08 PM
Isam tweets, 'Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel' https://mobile.twitter.com/Isam84/status/387747206792749056?p=v#

SS
October 8, 2013, 09:16 PM
The key will be our spinners against batters like Hamish and McCullum. They like ball coming onto them and are natural strikers. We have to use it against them. Bring on spinners against them early, have inside out fields and try and get 'em out caught or stumped. Taylor is a LBW candidate if we bowl the right lines and lengths. Fulton will be the attritional guy and key will be to keep him on strike but limit the singles. If we make early inroads, there is no Vettori to fight the rear-guard. If our batters can tire their pacers out and bat time for the first innings (mimimum 150 overs), we have a shot.

Razab bhai er moto bichokkon captancy/visionary chai..Mushy tumi jodi ektu BC te aeisha aei paragraph ta porta

Jadukor
October 8, 2013, 09:21 PM
Isam tweets, 'Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel' https://mobile.twitter.com/Isam84/status/387747206792749056?p=v#
I will be happy with this team. Enough spin fire power here to trouble NZ

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 09:22 PM
its not raining at all but the sky is gloomy. I say we bat Last to be honest. overcast conditions and over how the pitch will play

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 09:24 PM
I think we should play 4 specialist and gazing can atleast hold the bat, robiul and lala aren't bugs but can rubel do the same

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 09:30 PM
Hour to go..... Hope sky give us the reason for staying wake all night.

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 09:32 PM
Isam tweets, 'Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel' https://mobile.twitter.com/Isam84/status/387747206792749056?p=v#

I guess its a batting friendly wicket then.

MohammedC
October 8, 2013, 09:37 PM
I guess its a batting friendly wicket then.

Its a fresh pitch. First to bat will benefit. Win toss bat first.

cricbook
October 8, 2013, 09:38 PM
I guess its a batting friendly wicket then.

Perfect squad for me.... Thanks to see no riad & naeem... But keeping hope for alamin to see how he bowl!

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 09:43 PM
Isam tweets, 'Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel' https://mobile.twitter.com/Isam84/status/387747206792749056?p=v#

Good team. I liked it.

Mav
October 8, 2013, 09:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8jj9NCXliw

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 09:54 PM
Bismillah.......
We have a good record at Chittagong. I am in with lot of hope.........

roman
October 8, 2013, 09:54 PM
Isam tweets, 'Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel' https://mobile.twitter.com/Isam84/status/387747206792749056?p=v#

Ideal XI if it is true. Hope to see a good match. Good luck tigers

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 09:57 PM
8.45am Hello and welcome to the very first day of a Test series which has been eagerly awaited (more so than the Ashes) in smaller nations' cricketing circles. It's Day 1 of the 1st Test in this two-Test series between the hosts Bangladesh and New Zealand from the cricket ground in Chittagong named after a former Bangladeshi minister and participant in Bangladesh's 1971 independence movement, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury
http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-new-zealand-2013-14/engine/current/match/668949.html

MHRAM
October 8, 2013, 09:59 PM
I think al amin deserve the nod

SS
October 8, 2013, 10:00 PM
Isam tweets, 'Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel' https://mobile.twitter.com/Isam84/status/387747206792749056?p=v#

7 batsmen nia mone hoiya nambo..I have a feeling Mullah might be in for Gazi or Raj or Saurov

BD Tigers
October 8, 2013, 10:01 PM
NZ won the toss and batting...blessings in disguise???

MohammedC
October 8, 2013, 10:01 PM
Kiwis won the toss are batting

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 10:01 PM
Mohammad Isam @Isam84 1h

Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel
https://twitter.com/Isam84

M.H.Rubel
October 8, 2013, 10:03 PM
Kiwis won the toss are batting

Sob e kopaler dosh........

Rifat
October 8, 2013, 10:03 PM
It's been a while....

BD Tigers
October 8, 2013, 10:03 PM
Athar Ali has mustache...looks different...

al-Sagar
October 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
good morning everybody ???

are we ddomed already ???

ma_o_mati
October 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
Lol@atahar

tonoy
October 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
Damn it. Why can't we ever bat first. There goes the rest of the next two days.

Rifat
October 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
Real test for Robiul and Rubel today if we are bowling first

Naimul_Hd
October 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
Jago badey ar kono bhalo stream ache naki bhais ?

roman
October 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
Mohammad Isam @Isam84 1h

Likely Bangladesh team: Tamim, Bijoy, Marshall, Sourav, Mush, Shakib, Nasir Gold, Gazi, Raj, Robiul and Rubel
https://twitter.com/Isam84
So we will be winning by wickets then..
It's been a while....

Salam brother Rifat..good to see you back