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kalpurush
October 22, 2014, 09:43 AM
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Donal C
October 22, 2014, 09:50 AM
Mushfiq to hit a triple hundred as Bangladesh rack up 750 after 2 days.

Zimbabwe's next two innings bring up 760 runs leaving Bangladesh with 11 to win with a session remaining.

Zimbabwe win by 1 run

Called it folks :D

kalpurush
October 22, 2014, 09:59 AM
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Eshen
October 22, 2014, 10:02 AM
I hope our batsmen studied John Nyumbu well. He is the X factor in Zimbabwe team who can turn the match around for them (a la Mohammad Rafique for them).

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October 22, 2014, 10:48 AM
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ReZ_1
October 22, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Rinathq
October 22, 2014, 01:16 PM
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al Furqaan
October 22, 2014, 01:32 PM
I hope our batsmen studied John Nyumbu well. He is the X factor in Zimbabwe team who can turn the match around for them (a la Mohammad Rafique for them).

Yes he's highly rated on the Zim forum. Zim have suddenly unearthed a decent spin corps with Nyumbu, Mushangwe, and Wellington. Williams has also improved a lot and could be on the way to becoming a poor man's Shakib. If they get Cremer back they will be set.

But for some reason I don't fear their bowling attack. Even in the last series in ZIM, we threw almost all our wickets away plus a few the umpires stole but most our wickets were well earned. 2011 they did outplay us well and truly. Granted they have a very disciplined attack, but nothing that smart batting can't dominate.

That being said, I kind of expect us to collapse at least once in 6 innings...but I feel at home we can recover. Had this series been in ZIM, on current form, we'd most likely lose 2-1 or draw 1-1 at best.

Bring on the TigerWash!:flag:

Eshen
October 22, 2014, 01:38 PM
A choice by default (http://www.thedailystar.net/sports/a-choice-by-default-46972)
Shahadat, according to chief selector Faruque Ahmed's official statement, was picked ahead of Robiul Islam as the player's fitness levels had 'improved' in the last two years. While Faruque's statement may be true, Shahadat has been working hard on a pace bowler's fitness programme in the BCB's academy for the last year, the reality though is a tad cruel.

“It's a sad situation,” admitted Faruque. “Who else do we take? We are not confident about the other bowlers in the domestic circuit. And the ones that have impressed are battling injuries. We are looking at Taskin Ahmed for the future. Abul is another bowler who remains uncertain because of his injuries.”

al Furqaan
October 22, 2014, 03:06 PM
A choice by default (http://www.thedailystar.net/sports/a-choice-by-default-46972)

Can't disagree. I've given up on Shahadat, but he's still the only test class pacer (apart from healthy Masri) we've produced. Robiul should have still made the squad, but then again he only took 1 wicket in the tour game.

My XI that I would pick:

Tamim
Shamsur
Hom
Momin
Shakib
Mushfiq
Riyad
Shafiul
Shahadat
Taijul
Jubair

7 batters, 2 SLAs, an offie, and a leggie. Saqlain can come in for whichever spinner fails to impress as its a long series.

Eshen
October 22, 2014, 03:33 PM
Anamul is staying behind as the unofficial backup for Mushfiq, incase Mushfiq picks up any injury on the eve of the first Test. He will join the rest of the BD-A team in Kolkata on the evening of 25th.

http://www.prothom-alo.com/sports/article/351526/%E0%A6%8F%E0%A6%A8%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%AE%E0%A7%81%E0%A 6%B2-%E0%A6%AA%E0%A6%B0%E0%A7%87-%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%9A%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%9B%E0%A 7%87%E0%A6%A8-%E0%A6%AF%E0%A7%87-%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B0%E0%A6%A3%E0%A7%87

I still think it would have been idea of he kept wicket in Test and Mushfiq focused on batting.

Eshen
October 22, 2014, 03:45 PM
My XI that I would pick:

Tamim
Shamsur
Hom
Momin
Shakib
Mushfiq
Riyad
Shafiul
Shahadat
Taijul
Jubair


I also think that's the most likely XI to be picked. However, I highly doubt Hom will bat as high as #3. He stayed not out 75 on the warm up match, however he was dropped twice on 22 and 63. Also, Zimbabwe did not play their three front line bowlers (Panyangara, Chatar, Nyumbu) in the warm up, so this 75 really doesn't hold lots of weight.

Then again, Shuvo will partner Tamim with similar performance.

It's frustrating to see the management not using this series to groom one or two more top order batsmen.

SS
October 22, 2014, 03:48 PM
Can't disagree. I've given up on Shahadat, but he's still the only test class pacer (apart from healthy Masri) we've produced. Robiul should have still made the squad, but then again he only took 1 wicket in the tour game.

My XI that I would pick:

Tamim
Shamsur
Hom
Momin
Shakib
Mushfiq
Riyad
Shafiul
Shahadat
Taijul
Jubair

7 batters, 2 SLAs, an offie, and a leggie. Saqlain can come in for whichever spinner fails to impress as its a long series.

Shahadat SRK the King Hussain is back with one pack...yaaayy we always love the King Khan's elegance with one pack and Sharapova's grunt voice in Bangla style together .. Entertainment unlimited

mufi_02
October 22, 2014, 03:57 PM
Shahadat SRK the King Hussain is back with one pack...yaaayy we always love the King Khan's elegance with one pack and Sharapova's grunt voice in Bangla style together .. Entertainment unlimited

are you making fun of me huh? Mitchell Johnson reinvented himself with terrifying mustache and I will do the same

SS
October 22, 2014, 04:02 PM
are you making fun of me huh? Mitchell Johnson reinvented himself with terrifying mustache and I will do the same

Sorry I forgot to add Mitchell's reinvention in Shahadat SRK.. Let me rephrase ..Shahadat SRK orfe Banglar Mitchell orfe Sharapova Hussain's arrival will bring the lost glory of Banglar pussy cats.

kalpurush
October 22, 2014, 04:47 PM
Can't disagree. I've given up on Shahadat, but he's still the only test class pacer (apart from healthy Masri) we've produced. Robiul should have still made the squad, but then again he only took 1 wicket in the tour game.

My XI that I would pick:

Tamim
Shamsur
Hom
Momin
Shakib
Mushfiq
Riyad
Shafiul
Shahadat
Taijul
Jubair

7 batters, 2 SLAs, an offie, and a leggie. Saqlain can come in for whichever spinner fails to impress as its a long series.

That's the playing XI - my guess is too. If Shahadat does well, we will dominate the game.

Good luck Tigers :flag:

reyme
October 22, 2014, 05:55 PM
^^ The team looks like a batsman short. How about Marshall istead of Shafiul? I would also prefer Al Amin instead of Shafiul.

Eshen
October 22, 2014, 06:00 PM
^^ The team looks like a batsman short. How about Marshall istead of Shafiul?
Shafiul has a Test fifty, Marshall has none. In current form, Shafiul is a better choice as a batsman than Marshall is :)

Gowza
October 22, 2014, 10:04 PM
7 batsmen should be enough.

Gowza
October 22, 2014, 10:16 PM
If hom bats 3 it will show that there is confusion and no set vision for the team, he batted at 8 and played as a bowling all rounder in his last test not long ago so pushing him to 3 is a big jump and he'd be changing roles to more of a specialist batsman.

Gowza
October 22, 2014, 10:23 PM
Should bat mushy at 3 and bat hom at 5 or 6, riyad generally does better down the order, and I think batting from 7-9 is too low for hom and I think he'd do his best work around the #5 spot. Shakib is really good at 6, mominul is great at 4, mushy is the most suited to 3 plus is in decent form, riyad prefers and performs batting down the order.

kalpurush
October 22, 2014, 10:54 PM
^^ The team looks like a batsman short. How about Marshall istead of Shafiul? I would also prefer Al Amin instead of Shafiul.

Al Amin might play depending how soon ICC disclose the decision of his bowling test...

cricketboy
October 22, 2014, 11:10 PM
Anamul should stay and bat at no 3. Hom plays at no 8 with Jubair not debuting.

al Furqaan
October 22, 2014, 11:36 PM
Al Amin might play depending how soon ICC disclose the decision of his bowling test...

Won't be announced for 2 weeks. Hope Al Amin doesn't play unless he's cleared. Still have a test match to go by that time!

Jadukor
October 23, 2014, 05:31 AM
Shahadat into the test team.

10 over porei tired hoibo abong farhad reza pace e ball korbo.
Catch koita falai sheitao dekhar bishoi. Kintu or batting valo hobey asha kori.

Tigers_eye
October 23, 2014, 02:45 PM
Can't disagree. I've given up on Shahadat, but he's still the only test class pacer (apart from healthy Masri) we've produced. Robiul should have still made the squad, but then again he only took 1 wicket in the tour game.
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He only bowled 12 overs in the first innings and 3 overs in the second. SR 36 is still better. Econ 2.4 is not bad. Sharapova is like Afridi without even occasional performance. Needs other players to run through his hair. Has he auditioned at FDC yet? :facepalm:

al Furqaan
October 23, 2014, 03:17 PM
He only bowled 12 overs in the first innings and 3 overs in the second. SR 36 is still better. Econ 2.4 is not bad. Sharapova is like Afridi without even occasional performance. Needs other players to run through his hair. Has he auditioned at FDC yet? :facepalm:

Well I'm curious not because of Faruk's statement - selectors will say 2 + 2 = red just to back up their picks. But Streak said he was the fittest of the pacers. No one ever doubted his potential if he worked hard and used his brain. An econ rate of 4 is fine if he's chipping in with wickets.

Eshen
October 23, 2014, 03:30 PM
Sounds like the selectors planning to field Al Amin, even with the ban hanging over his head. If he gets banned while playing in a match, he still will be allowed to finish the match. I wonder how effective he will be with this black cloud over his head.

In the BLEEP test, Robiul scored 8 (well bellow international standard) and Shahadat 11.2, which prompted the selectors to give boot to Robiul and keep Shahadat.

http://www.kalerkantho.com/print-edition/sports/2014/10/24/142839

Tigers_eye
October 23, 2014, 03:43 PM
Sounds like the selectors planning to field Al Amin, even with the ban hanging over his head. If he gets banned while playing in a match, he still will be allowed to finish the match. I wonder how effective he will be with this black cloud over his head.

In the BLEEP test, Robiul scored 8 (well bellow international standard) and Shahadat 11.2, which prompted the selectors to give boot to Robiul and keep Shahadat.

http://www.kalerkantho.com/print-edition/sports/2014/10/24/142839
If he plays, and then gets banned will the selectors take the blame?

Eshen
October 23, 2014, 03:48 PM
Selectors taking the blame! We should not even think about something so ridiculously impossible!

They will always find some excuse to justify whatever they decide :)

Rinathq
October 23, 2014, 04:21 PM
Regardless of how many batsmen or seamers play, I would like to see 2 specialist spinners in addition to Shak and Riyad. We need 20 wickets. Our batsmen are unreliable regardless of many are picked and i wont even waste my words on seamers.

Gowza
October 23, 2014, 04:49 PM
Regardless of how many batsmen or seamers play, I would like to see 2 specialist spinners in addition to Shak and Riyad. We need 20 wickets. Our batsmen are unreliable regardless of many are picked and i wont even waste my words on seamers.

Bat to 7 then pick 2 spinners out of taijul, sajib and jubair then 2 pacers. No matter how bad the pacers are its a big risk only taking one seamer and nasir isn't there to chip in with his mediums so I think 2 pacers have to be picked, then one of taijul and sajib then jubair.

cricbook
October 23, 2014, 09:12 PM
good luck for jubair.....and others time will tell.....who is broadcasting in u.s.a guys? { was expecting espn360....but still not sure they will?}

M.H.Rubel
October 24, 2014, 12:21 AM
Who will bat at #3? I think its Marshall. Imrul is the 1st choice of the coach but he is injured so Marshall will get few more chance. I have never seen Hom playing at top order. Without testing sending Hom at #3 will not be wise.

Gowza
October 24, 2014, 01:58 AM
Who will bat at #3? I think its Marshall. Imrul is the 1st choice of the coach but he is injured so Marshall will get few more chance. I have never seen Hom playing at top order. Without testing sending Hom at #3 will not be wise.

You never know because Marshall wasn't a #3 until he came into the test team so they could do it again with hom, reckon it'd be wiser to place mushy at 3.

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 07:21 AM
As per Mushfiq, Zubair is very likely to get his cap.

[বাংলা]আনুষ্ঠানিক সংবাদ সম্মেলনে অধিনায়ক মুশফিকুর রহিম জানান, স্পিন নির্ভর উইকেটে খেলা হলে প্রথম টেস্টের দলে থাকতে পারেন জুবায়ের।

“উইকেট স্পিন নির্ভর হবে, তাই তার খেলার সুযোগ অনেক বেশি। দলে বিশেষজ্ঞ স্পিনার শুধু জুবায়ের আর তাইজুল (ইসলাম)। সেদিক থেকে ওর খেলার সম্ভাবনা অনেক বেশি। আশা করব, সুযোগ পেলে সে সেরাটা দেবে।”

“তাইজুল, জুবায়ের অনভিজ্ঞ হলেও ছোট বেলা থেকে ওরা এই কন্ডিশনে খেলছে। তাইজুল শেষ দুটি টেস্টে ভালো করেছে। জুবায়ের জিম্বাবুয়ে ‘এ’ দলের বিপক্ষে ভালো করেছে। আশা করবো তিন স্পিনারই যেন ‘ডমিনেট’ করে।”[/বাংলা]

-bdnews24

Tigers_eye
October 24, 2014, 08:41 AM
Bat to 7 then pick 2 spinners out of taijul, sajib and jubair then 2 pacers. No matter how bad the pacers are its a big risk only taking one seamer and nasir isn't there to chip in with his mediums so I think 2 pacers have to be picked, then one of taijul and sajib then jubair.
One pacer is good enough if the condition dictates. I don't want "nothing Shahadat". Fitness level alone do not fetch you wickets or runs.

M.H.Rubel
October 24, 2014, 09:30 AM
You never know because Marshall wasn't a #3 until he came into the test team so they could do it again with hom, reckon it'd be wiser to place mushy at 3.

Mushy at #3 is a remote option for now. Let's talk about the current options.

M.H.Rubel
October 24, 2014, 09:42 AM
Bangladesh (possible):
1 Tamim Iqbal,
2 Shamsur Rahman,
3 Marshall Ayub,
4 Mominul Haque,
5 Mushfiqur Rahim
(capt & wk),
6 Shakib Al Hasan,
7 Mahmudullah,
8 Shuvagata Hom/Jubair
Hossain,
9 Shafiul Islam,
10 Al-Amin Hossain,
11 Taijul Islam

http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-zimbabwe-2014-15/content/story/792095.html

mufi_02
October 24, 2014, 10:20 AM
I don't know if we need two SLAs in Shakib and Taijul. So Shakib as the SLA, Riyad as the offie, and Jubair the leg spinner is a good combination. But at the same time have no idea about Jubair and he is still so young with almost no experience. On the other hand Taijul picks tons of wickets in these slow pitches in domestics. So either would be a good choice.

Main concern is in batting department.

By the way, I don't think anyone would take my post seriously with this Shahadat avatar. But when he takes a fifer or sixer then I will be hit hit..

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 10:48 AM
Instead of looking at who bowls with which hand, we should be looking at who is most effective on a given pitch against a given opposition.

If it were up to me, I would have taken three SLAs in Shakib, Taijul, and Saqlain.

If Marshall is a serious contender for #3, why did not he bat from that position in the warm up against Zimbabwe? Hathuri did not even let him bat in the practice match (Red vs Green)!

Shuvagata did well in the practice match and in the warm up. It will be ridiculous to see him making way for a non performing Marshall.

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 11:11 AM
With the SG ball against likes of Chatara,Panyangara, and Chigumbura, on a flat Mirpur pitch, anyone from our middle order should be able to fit into the #3 slot. Just wondering why even Marshall is being given a special consideration for the slot (given he is not even a specialized top order batsman, given he is not performing).

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 12:33 PM
Quote from Mushfiq:

[বাংলা]“সাকিব ফেরায় আমাদের স্পিন বিভাগ শক্তিশালী হয়েছে, ব্যাটিংটাও কিছুটা মজবুত হয়েছে। উদ্বোধনী জুটির সমস্যা মিটেছে। তামিম ছন্দে এসেছেন। মুমিনুল, রিয়াদ, শুভাগত ভালো খেলছে। ব্যাটিংয়ের প্রথম সাতজন আমাদের মূল শক্তি।”[/বাংলা] -bdnews24

No mention of Marshall. I guess Isam's probable is his wishful thinking, as opposed to any insider scoop.

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 12:37 PM
Dav Whatmore will be one of the commentators during the series.

http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/GHSD20141024162339.jpg

http://www.thedailystar.net/upload/gallery/image/arts/dav-mash.jpg

mufi_02
October 24, 2014, 01:04 PM
^I thought Whatmore was still the Pak coach. So he transitioned from coaching to commentary now and that too in a low key BD-ZIM series.

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 02:53 PM
This sounds more logical -
Mominul Haque will be promoted in the batting order from number four to three, said a source inside the team. Before the first Test, Bangladesh’s only selection dilemma is pace bowler Al –Amin Hossain, who is suffering from a side strain. Should Al-Amin play, he will share the new ball with Shahadat Hossain, otherwise, Rubel Hossain will take his place. -New Age

zimfan
October 24, 2014, 03:10 PM
At a guess our side will be the following, only real question is the second spinner after Nyumbu.

1. Sibanda
2. Raza
3. Hamilton
4. Taylor
5. Ervine
6. Chigumbura
7. Mutumbambi
8. Nyumbu
9. Panyunguara
10. Chatara
11. Kamungodzi

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 03:17 PM
^^No Wellington? Taylor does not keep in Test matches?

mufi_02
October 24, 2014, 03:21 PM
At a guess our side will be the following, only real question is the second spinner after Nyumbu.

1. Sibanda
2. Raza
3. Hamilton
4. Taylor
5. Ervine
6. Chigumbura
7. Mutumbambi
8. Nyumbu
9. Panyunguara
10. Chatara
11. Kamungodzi

this is a very different side than the last one we faced. from number 7 to 11, all these players are very unknown to us.

zimfan
October 24, 2014, 03:27 PM
this is a very different side than the last one we faced. from number 7 to 11, all these players are very unknown to us.

I really rate our two pacers Chatara and Panyungara i think they are worthy international bowlers. Although i didnt like the tone the Rahim communicated it in his does have a point that our spinners are inexperienced with only one test between them.

zimfan
October 24, 2014, 03:30 PM
^^No Wellington? Taylor does not keep in Test matches?

No Taylor wont keep, i wouldn't play Wellington personally but it doesn't mean that he will not play, just think i would go for the experience in Kamungodzi in the first test.

mufi_02
October 24, 2014, 03:35 PM
I really rate our two pacers Chatara and Panyungara i think they are worthy international bowlers. Although i didnt like the tone the Rahim communicated it in his does have a point that our spinners are inexperienced with only one test between them.

It was shakib I think you are referring to. Zim pacers were always better than us starting from Streak and then Olonga, Blignaut, Jarvis, Vitori. So I would assume Chatara and Panyngara will be good too. By the way, why isn't Mpofu playing? He is very decent too.

But they won't be as effective in BD conditions so some Zim spinners will need to step up.

kalpurush
October 24, 2014, 04:17 PM
I really rate our two pacers Chatara and Panyungara i think they are worthy international bowlers. Although i didnt like the tone the Rahim communicated it in his does have a point that our spinners are inexperienced with only one test between them.

It was shakib I think you are referring to. Zim pacers were always better than us starting from Streak and then Olonga, Blignaut, Jarvis, Vitori. So I would assume Chatara and Panyngara will be good too. By the way, why isn't Mpofu playing? He is very decent too.

But they won't be as effective in BD conditions so some Zim spinners will need to step up.

Mark out of 10:

Zim pacers = 7
BD pacers = 4

Gowza
October 24, 2014, 04:47 PM
Mushy at #3 is a remote option for now. Let's talk about the current options.

Why is he a remote option? He's in the team right? He's at current and for awhile looked the best option long term for the #3 spot, it might be a remote option but it shouldn't be, anyway if we are saying what's wiser which we were in those posts then I believe mushy is the wise option whether it's a remote possibility or not. Marshall hasn't done well at 3 in tests and isn't a #3 batsman so he's not a wise option for the #3 spot anyway.

Unfortunately it seems like mominul will bat 3, he has done well but I fear this move so early on in his career might be something he isn't ready for, he's still very inexperienced and a few good games doesn't mean he's ready for such a big step (happy to be proved wrong of course), mushy on the other hand has done well in tests for quite a few years, has experience, has technique, has form and responsibility. None of the #3 options in the squad are #3's which is why I think mushy is best choice for that spot and let mominul bat where he has done well and slot Marshall or hom in the middle order where they belong.

Marshall batting at 3 in a couple of tests and not doing so well gives him a slight advantage over hom, but hom is in form so that's his advantage, neither are suited to #3 imo.

Rinathq
October 24, 2014, 05:47 PM
So Whatmore is here in BD for commentary duty. Poor chap. I always thought he is a highly capable coach.... Just coached the wrong teams.

Gowza
October 24, 2014, 05:56 PM
I really rate our two pacers Chatara and Panyungara i think they are worthy international bowlers. Although i didnt like the tone the Rahim communicated it in his does have a point that our spinners are inexperienced with only one test between them.

Although experience plays a role, sometimes a big role I think mushy's approach could be underestimating the zim spinners, I hope he's not but it comes across that way to me, just because they are inexperienced doesn't mean they are bad bowlers, they could still cause trouble especially if underestimated.

Banglaguy
October 24, 2014, 06:06 PM
I remember it was Jamie Siddons who said mushy could bat anywhere from 1-6 and he's really matured as a batsman. Whenever I watch bd play even against lower ranked teams there's that feeling that the next ball could bring a wicket and that we could be shot out withing 20 overs of that happening, but mushy is different, the assuredness at the crease is evident with his maturity as a batsmen for the past two years. I think it was post 2011 world cup (that 81 against aus) which really changed the mindset of the little man. He's the only player who actually gives a value to his wicket and sure he might not have the flair of tamim or the aggression of shakib, but a more classical cricketer with an innate belief in his own batting I don't think you would have in bd. The only disappointment for me was his inability to channel this mindset to his captaincy. Same old story here though I guess, when Bangladesh is winning there is no criticisms but win a game or two and they are kings again :D. Also I remember 2010 how horrible the year was, close calls and giving up without trying and that one sparkling win in Bristol seemed to reinstate that belief that our boys can compete and we went on to create history. All I ever wanted was to see Bangladesh play, not win but play with pride and honour. Just so that I could say they never gave up even when the going got tough, they stood up and gave their all. That 3rd odi in the west indies reminded me of Pakistan in damulla >.< I would much rather getting bowled out for 100 all guns blazing rather than 200 batting out 50 overs. International cricket is not a place for batting practice and I have a feeling one win in Dhaka will either spark a much needed revival or simply be the calm before a storm. Respect your opponents, bowl your hearts out and bat as though it's your last innings. Above all believe that you can beat them, if not that you will go down fighting. In mushfiq and Shakib you have world class players, and in tamim a decent opening batsmen who on is day is world class, these three are reaching their prime and if all three fire simultaneously, Bangladesh could do worse!

Moh899
October 24, 2014, 06:28 PM
where are the links yo?

Rinathq
October 24, 2014, 07:07 PM
What Mushy is so good at doing is picking on the opponents weaknesses rather than highlighting their own strengths.

cricbook
October 24, 2014, 07:32 PM
3 hours to go....

godzilla
October 24, 2014, 08:14 PM
instead of keeping anamul in the sideline, could have gave him a go. He could have kept while mushy batted higher up the order.

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 08:19 PM
If bd bat first, we need t make 500 atleast

cricbook
October 24, 2014, 09:09 PM
cant wait to see jubair bowling action if we bowl first? but i like to see bd batting first and score around 400.....if its a spin track, that will do enough for bd spin bowlers to take 20 of the ten carot wickets against zim. (24 carots wkts for bd bowlers are ausi and sa wkts) others 22 to 14 carots. indian wkts i will say 18 carots.....

zimcricket
October 24, 2014, 09:43 PM
So excited for this series to start. I think the first test is Zimbabwe's best chance at victory. We typically get worse as tours go on.

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:03 PM
Zimbabwe have won the toss, we hear, and have chosen to bat.

Moh899
October 24, 2014, 10:06 PM
linnk ki ase?

Shartaz
October 24, 2014, 10:09 PM
anybody have a live streaming link?

BD_TigerZ
October 24, 2014, 10:15 PM
Srk back. Ffs.

mufi_02
October 24, 2014, 10:18 PM
way too many bowlers. 5 main bowlers in srk, alamin, shak, taijul, jubair. then you have riyad and hom who were full time in WI tour. so 7 full time bowlers

Moh899
October 24, 2014, 10:21 PM
any links guys?

MohammedC
October 24, 2014, 10:26 PM
http://embed247.com/live.php?ch=HD_Stream

Moh899
October 24, 2014, 10:27 PM
http://embed247.com/live.php?ch=HD_Stream

yes mann thnx man

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:28 PM
Check my signature, Link 1 is working fine

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:32 PM
44444444

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:35 PM
outttttttttttttttt

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:36 PM
what a bowl by shahadat...... wow

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:37 PM
come on shahadat, one more wicket :P omg almost LBW damn. that was close?

betaar
October 24, 2014, 10:38 PM
http://embed247.com/live.php?ch=HD_Stream

Thanks a lot.....you are the light at the end of tunnel Mohammed.

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:46 PM
seems like its dead pitch.....

BanCricFan
October 24, 2014, 10:48 PM
Two of my favourites are back today. One has struck early and the other in the box waiting to strike against us later on.

Salaam to all. :)


Ranjit Fernando at least know about cricket but he other one....

zimfan
October 24, 2014, 10:56 PM
Morning all, not a great start by us after winning the toss, Sibanda is now under serious pressure for his place, hope that Raza and Hammy can put a big partnership together.

SS
October 24, 2014, 10:59 PM
Shahadat probably bowled his one wicket ticket delivery already...what type of fielding is that from Mominul he could have tried to catch that ball

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 10:59 PM
we need wickets, pitch getting easy..

godzilla
October 24, 2014, 11:00 PM
i thought al-amin was banned from bowling.

SS
October 24, 2014, 11:02 PM
I don't see any difference in bowling improvement for Shahadat

MohammedC
October 24, 2014, 11:02 PM
What happened to SRK ? What happened to his Sharapova grunt ?

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 11:12 PM
Current partnership 16 runs, 8.1 overs, RR: 1.95

Keep up the pressure, they will lose patience soon enough.

SS
October 24, 2014, 11:20 PM
spoke to early pressure released terrible bowling 2 4s

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 11:21 PM
outtttttttttttttttttttttttt

BD Tigers
October 24, 2014, 11:21 PM
gone..shakib took 1...

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 11:22 PM
shakib take the wicket =)

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 11:22 PM
That was a gift from Hamilton :)

Ours and Zimbabwe batsmen are so similar.

RazabQ
October 24, 2014, 11:25 PM
taylor and Raza are their money players anyway. This could be the partnership for us to break. Shakfu time

RazabQ
October 24, 2014, 11:27 PM
taijul with a ripper 2nd ball

RazabQ
October 24, 2014, 11:29 PM
zim batters playing too many shots

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 11:32 PM
Need taylor wicket as soon as possible

Roni_uk
October 24, 2014, 11:33 PM
Zeeshan: "The irony is the guys who have been only in hiatus are making the....breakthroughs. :D"

source: cricinfo

hiatus: a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hiatus

BanCricFan
October 24, 2014, 11:36 PM
taijul with a ripper 2nd ball

and someone here said that Taij can't turn one...

iDumb
October 24, 2014, 11:38 PM
damn my belly is so big

BanCricFan
October 24, 2014, 11:42 PM
Mushy should give Jubair a couple of overs early on to put out any jitters. Often time, a debutant can become all tensed up more he waits. I would definitely give him the ball well before the Lunch.

iDumb
October 24, 2014, 11:42 PM
getting hammered

SS
October 24, 2014, 11:43 PM
what type of pitch is it...

Faisal
October 24, 2014, 11:43 PM
6, lol what a shot

SS
October 24, 2014, 11:48 PM
our bowling looking the same..

RazabQ
October 24, 2014, 11:48 PM
just wish Taijul didn't overpitch and give the boundary deliveries

BanCricFan
October 24, 2014, 11:50 PM
My dream combo Ranjit and ShamCha are in action.

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 11:51 PM
Useless Mushfiq. Why the gloves still not taken away from this moron?!!!

SS
October 24, 2014, 11:51 PM
was that a catch that musfiq just missed!

RazabQ
October 24, 2014, 11:52 PM
half chance missed. In fairness to Mushy that took off like a bouncer

SS
October 24, 2014, 11:53 PM
so why he is not using any other variety bowlers just to try out something different

BanCricFan
October 24, 2014, 11:53 PM
hiatus: a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hiatus

hmmmm...back to school in the UK? :)

iDumb
October 24, 2014, 11:55 PM
asked for review

Eshen
October 24, 2014, 11:57 PM
Mushfiq just wasted a review

RazabQ
October 24, 2014, 11:57 PM
that was a stupid drs call. didn't see any deflection live

BanCricFan
October 24, 2014, 11:57 PM
What a waste (even though Taylor's is a crucial one)!
Was the bat pad sleeping??

BD Tigers
October 24, 2014, 11:58 PM
stupid review...there is no snicko...cant give those..

iDumb
October 25, 2014, 12:02 AM
i think willow gonna start showing pak game in half an hour... ki hobe tokhon?

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 12:02 AM
and someone here said that Taij can't turn one...

The same guys will call Taskin a trundler like Aftab Ahmed.

neo-razakari if you ask me.

iDumb
October 25, 2014, 12:04 AM
stupid review...there is no snicko...cant give those..

LOL.... cheap DRS.... only video replay. where are those thermal technology.. u would think it would be a complete package.

anyways 4.

Roni_uk
October 25, 2014, 12:09 AM
hmmmm...back to school in the UK? :)

I think its an American word :P

Roni_uk
October 25, 2014, 12:10 AM
LOL.... cheap DRS.... only video replay. where are those thermal technology.. u would think it would be a complete package.

anyways 4.

haire bangali - khaite paile ... shuite chaye :P

SS
October 25, 2014, 12:11 AM
at this rate Zimb going to easily bat through out the day and can score easy 260 to 300 ..not sure how many wickets can this useless bowlers take

Eshen
October 25, 2014, 12:12 AM
With his superior fitness, SRK barely clocking over 80mph, even that not consistently.

Eshen
October 25, 2014, 12:14 AM
Mushfiq should give Zubair a over or two before the lunch

SS
October 25, 2014, 12:18 AM
With his superior fitness, SRK barely clocking over 80mph, even that not consistently.

so is he bowling slow slow medium?

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 12:18 AM
this pitch has some carry...Rajib troubling Raza with bounce!

Raza is one ugly batsman...how is he still at the crease...doesn't look good enough for even a Karachi club side!

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 12:20 AM
that should have been caught...Rajib is bowling quite well, to be fair to him.

RazabQ
October 25, 2014, 12:21 AM
Poor Shahadat deserved better. Really bending his back only for Taijul to act captain clueless

SS
October 25, 2014, 12:26 AM
not sure how he didn't catch that at this level of cricket how they field like this.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 12:26 AM
84.6 mph from Rajib...decent pace...needs to be around 85.

BanCricFan
October 25, 2014, 12:26 AM
The prospect of a fit and disciplined Shahadat and Mash, Taskin, Rubel and Al-Amin in down-under come January is quite a tempting one.

Shahadat still has it in him.

BanCricFan
October 25, 2014, 12:28 AM
84.6 mph from Rajib...decent pace...needs to be around 85.

Thats very good pace in our conditions. With decent line and length.

RazabQ
October 25, 2014, 12:31 AM
first leggie sice Kapali to bowl in a Test! What happened to Noor Hossain?

shaheen
October 25, 2014, 12:31 AM
any video stream please?

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 12:34 AM
first leggie sice Kapali to bowl in a Test! What happened to Noor Hossain?

first specialist leggie! only got a little bit of turn...needs to improve on his accuracy.

zimfan
October 25, 2014, 12:35 AM
Good hard session of test cricket that, really enjoyed it. Zimbabwe will be happy to get to lunch only 2 wickets down after being 6/1 and 31/2 with our best batsman at the crease.

I think Bangladesh bowled really well, gave us very little to put away and maintained very good pressure, i like the look of your leggie that was a great first over in test cricket.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 12:42 AM
any video stream please?

check page 3

BanCricFan
October 25, 2014, 12:42 AM
Good hard session of test cricket that, really enjoyed it. Zimbabwe will be happy to get to lunch only 2 wickets down after being 6/1 and 31/2 with our best batsman at the crease.

I think Bangladesh bowled really well, gave us very little to put away and maintained very good pressure, i like the look of your leggie that was a great first over in test cricket.

I agree.

godzilla
October 25, 2014, 12:44 AM
any link?

SS
October 25, 2014, 12:55 AM
There were minor chances but still they should have got wickets...amader bowling er dosha khub karap khali run check dilei ki hoibo wicket newar moto delivery nai beshi..

RazabQ
October 25, 2014, 12:59 AM
Asaad, with a leggie what you look for is dip. Jubair showed good drift and dip. Potential achey

zia
October 25, 2014, 01:06 AM
Any link? The ones which are posted is showing Pak Vs Aus game. Will appreciate it.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:17 AM
Raza lucky again...will be a travesty to let him get a big one!

BanCricFan
October 25, 2014, 01:18 AM
!

Raza is one ugly batsman...how is he still at the crease...doesn't look good enough for even a Karachi club side!

Thats one incredible OTT post. Raza is the future Zim star for sure.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:18 AM
Asaad, with a leggie what you look for is dip. Jubair showed good drift and dip. Potential achey

I'm a big fan of Jubair...Nur seemed a bit of a bust to me, but he's still young!

Razi
October 25, 2014, 01:20 AM
Any link for GTV? None of the other links are showing BD vs Zim.

RazabQ
October 25, 2014, 01:20 AM
whaddai say about dip? Suckered Taylor into that indiscretion!

cricketboy
October 25, 2014, 01:20 AM
Does anyone have any link except willow? Willow is showing Aus vs Pak.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:20 AM
You were saying Razab bhai...

NoName
October 25, 2014, 01:22 AM
Does anyone have any link except willow? Willow is showing Aus vs Pak.

http://embed247.com/live.php?ch=Geo_Super

godzilla
October 25, 2014, 01:23 AM
guys mind sharing any links? my link is showing another test series

cricketboy
October 25, 2014, 01:23 AM
http://embed247.com/live.php?ch=Geo_Super

Thanks bhai. I found another one:
http://bdlivezone.com/Live-TV-Channels/Bangla/Gazi-TV-GTV-bangla-live.html

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:23 AM
whaddai say about dip? Suckered Taylor into that indiscretion!

Goes well with chips?

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:25 AM
Chigumbura is a walking wicket in these types of situations...he should fall to the most asinine of strokes any minute.

cricketboy
October 25, 2014, 01:42 AM
We are playing with 3 batsman, 1 wk, 4 bowlers, and 3 all rounders. We are a batsman short at no 3.

RazabQ
October 25, 2014, 01:43 AM
Good effort again by Rajib. Mid 80s and creating chances. But this ought to be the last over from him. Time for Shakib.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:45 AM
Rajib could a had 3 wickets already! Catching needs to improve.

RazabQ
October 25, 2014, 01:45 AM
Mushy listens to half of my suggestion! :)

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 01:46 AM
Good effort again by Rajib. Mid 80s and creating chances. But this ought to be the last over from him. Time for Shakib.

Yep. Need to get raza before a 50.

epitaph
October 25, 2014, 01:55 AM
Stream anyone?

epitaph
October 25, 2014, 01:56 AM
Stream anyone?

^Oops, never mind. Saw the ones posted above.

I hope the Jubair guy is a prospect.

NoName
October 25, 2014, 02:04 AM
Need to break partnership ASAP.

Rinathq
October 25, 2014, 02:14 AM
maybe bring in an offie for a change? for 3-4 over spell

zimfan
October 25, 2014, 02:14 AM
50 for Raza well played.

Out of interest has the membership of Bangla Cricket decreased recently as im sure more fans used to be present of this forum?

Rinathq
October 25, 2014, 02:17 AM
Good delivery...

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 02:19 AM
good bowling from Jubair.

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 02:25 AM
Loving Zubair! wow such a young guy! action looks good, right areas being bowled!

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 02:29 AM
50 for Raza well played.

Out of interest has the membership of Bangla Cricket decreased recently as im sure more fans used to be present of this forum?

Yep 2014 has seen us throw so many wins away that ATMR (27,000 posts) has retired, Zunaid on extended LOA, and Tehsin has also bounced.

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 02:35 AM
nice catch from momi

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 02:36 AM
Zubair has ended the career of Gazi + Razzak both togerther lol! Shakib's got Ching!!!

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 02:40 AM
Lol, they've sent in a tea watchman with fc avg 11.

Chakabva has good technique for these conditions shoulda sent him.

Rinathq
October 25, 2014, 02:45 AM
Shak on his 8th in this spell.... Plenty for the side fielding 2 specialist and 3 allrounders

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 02:46 AM
Really wanna keep them under 212...their highest away score so far.

abu2abu
October 25, 2014, 02:47 AM
Jubair bowling well

But why do the selectors keep discarding prospects before they've been given a proper opportunity? Where's Nur Hossain Munna, for example? Wasn't he supposed to be our next great leggie?...

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 02:48 AM
Mushfiq needs to give up the effin gloves. Idiot!

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 02:54 AM
Mushfiq needs to give up the effin gloves. Idiot!

Should bring taijul on now in place of jubair..

BanCricFan
October 25, 2014, 02:55 AM
Mushfiq needs to give up the effin gloves. Idiot!


You gotta take unusual bounce and bowlers bowling on bth side of the wickets. Not all that easy for a wickie.

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 03:01 AM
Shakib deny's Zubair 3rd! Hard catch! This little boy is going to be a star! lots of work ahead.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 03:05 AM
You gotta take unusual bounce and bowlers bowling on bth side of the wickets. Not all that easy for a wickie.

Yeah but drops sitters even umar akmal catches in his sleep and miffs stumpings ray Charles wouldn't miss.

BanCricFan
October 25, 2014, 03:24 AM
Yeah but drops sitters even umar akmal catches in his sleep and miffs stumpings ray Charles wouldn't miss.

Really? We must be watching different cricketers. How many stumping did he muffed or easy catches he dropped TODAY?

We are a difficult patient. Always like to complain -even without any reasons.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 03:27 AM
Really? We must be watching different cricketers. How many stumping did he muffed or easy catches he dropped TODAY?

We are a difficult patient. Always like to complain -even without any reasons.

You have admit he's the WORST keeper in Intl cricket in the last 10 years. And its a double blow because he bats at 6 when he should bat at 3.

Nocturnal
October 25, 2014, 03:53 AM
6th wkt gone ... Taijul :)

Zim - 192/6 (64.5 ov)
64.5 - Taijul Islam to Ervine, OUT, gone! The change has worked almost immediately. He's been letting the ball come on for most of his innings but now he stretches forward and pushes his bat out in front of his pads. It turns in from outside off, takes the inside edge onto pad and it's a simple catch to the man at short leg
CR Ervine c Mominul Haque b Taijul Islam 34 (65b 5x4 0x6) SR: 52.30

Awla
October 25, 2014, 04:00 AM
We should bowl Zim out before 250

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 04:07 AM
Pannys not a mug...but hopefully 250 is ruled out and we bat today.

mij
October 25, 2014, 04:11 AM
hi ra shahadat as usual nothing changed for him.

godzilla
October 25, 2014, 04:23 AM
it's amazing how one player can change the team's combination so much. That's shakib for you

simon
October 25, 2014, 04:26 AM
another 5fer coming for Sakji
and yes

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 04:26 AM
what a comeback from shakib.

Navo
October 25, 2014, 04:26 AM
It took Shakib all of two sessions to re-confirm his value. The third wicket was so good.

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 04:29 AM
Disappointed with Taijul today! hopefully will have better days.

Navo
October 25, 2014, 04:29 AM
Where is Shakibrulz??

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 04:31 AM
I am really scared of our batting! the bounce will be a key factor! hope they do well 240 is decent score!

Saifulsohel
October 25, 2014, 04:31 AM
livestreaming link pls

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 04:34 AM
Zubair come have 4 wickets today! two drop catches from his bowling.

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 04:34 AM
Haven't seen shakib bowling this good in a test for a while.

simon
October 25, 2014, 04:34 AM
what a comeback from shakib.

eta Sakib er baa haat er khela ;]

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 04:36 AM
livestreaming link pls

http://bdlivezone.com/Live-TV-Channels/Bangla/Gazi-TV-GTV-bangla-live.html

simon
October 25, 2014, 04:37 AM
take that Paap-on Khalu :p

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 04:37 AM
6 wicket for shakib :applause:

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 04:40 AM
Congrats Shakib! experience and excellent use of the bounce and turn! Superarm#

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 04:42 AM
eta Sakib er baa haat er khela ;]

:up: kharap bolen nai simon bhai

M.H.Rubel
October 25, 2014, 04:52 AM
ZIM-240 all out. This is just good bowling. Now need to do some good batting.............

M.H.Rubel
October 25, 2014, 04:55 AM
eta Sakib er baa haat er khela ;]

Said well Mr. Simon.

simon
October 25, 2014, 04:57 AM
ZIM-240 all out. This is just good bowling. Now need to do some good batting.............

to be honest it's more about ordinary batting by Zim, otherwise we both know how different things would have been if there was a Sanga or Chanderpaul in this line up.

hoodlum
October 25, 2014, 04:59 AM
What was Shahadat's pace today?

hoodlum
October 25, 2014, 05:02 AM
Chatara bowling over 140 kph

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 05:09 AM
Its the bounce boys! Flat wicket was needed. But I still have hopes on Mominul, Mushfiq and Shakib.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 05:10 AM
What was Shahadat's pace today?

Top speed of 84.8...nowhere near as quick as Chatara. But he bowled quite well.

M.H.Rubel
October 25, 2014, 05:35 AM
to be honest it's more about ordinary batting by Zim, otherwise we both know how different things would have been if there was a Sanga or Chanderpaul in this line up.
The 19-year old debutant Jubair Hossain, the first specialist legspinner to play Test cricket for Bangladesh, displayed skill and a bag full of variations, and Shakib Al Hasan, in his first game after his suspension was reduced by the BCB, bowled with tremendous accuracy to constantly test the batsmen.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-zimbabwe-2014-15/content/story/792253.html

MohammedShamim
October 25, 2014, 05:40 AM
Excellent Approach by Shamsur! and Mominul like alway's doing his job! We have a decent chance now.

mij
October 25, 2014, 05:44 AM
Mominul looks good, but TI did look fat and lazy.

MHRAM
October 25, 2014, 05:52 AM
as per ci we are "marginally" on top :facepalm:

came back from uni cudnt watch a singlr ball but will watch us bat tomorrow
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simon
October 25, 2014, 05:58 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-zimbabwe-2014-15/content/story/792253.html

yes, that's right, no doubt it was good bowling, I hope we could bowl like this against better oppositions too.

Eshen
October 25, 2014, 06:26 AM
Went to sleep after the first session.

So, how many catches Mushfiq dropped in the first innings?

mij
October 25, 2014, 06:38 AM
The way its looks after day 1, we might just make round about same run as zim made, unless Mominul and co make good contribution.

Roni_uk
October 25, 2014, 07:52 AM
any links to the highlights?

Tigers_eye
October 25, 2014, 08:47 AM
Went to sleep after the first session.

So, how many catches Mushfiq dropped in the first innings?
Good question. I went to bed after the first session as well.

Tigers_eye
October 25, 2014, 09:43 AM
Just reading commentary I don't think we dropped catches.
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Looking at the scorecard it seems every Zim batsmen had a start but couldn't convert. Raza though had 50+ he was clueless and tested by Shahadat's short balls (1st session).

Shakib is still Shakib. The one man show. That worries me. At home other spinners should step up. S Shojib should have been in the team.

cricman
October 25, 2014, 10:24 AM
Some nice catches

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cricman
October 25, 2014, 10:38 AM
Athar said that Shakib has a 5fer vs every playing Test Nation, Shakib is still missing Australia (Probably because we haven't played them in a Test since 2006!)

Still Impressive, 5fers vs WI, IND, SA, ENG, NZ, Pak, SL - Very Hard to do especially as a spinner.

cricbook
October 25, 2014, 11:18 AM
Some nice catches

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sakib always is a threat for low orders....thats what we had missed out against wi in the last series......he is proving day by day.....he is a man with a arm for bangladesh....and the only one.....congt sakib for 6...need 6 more in a second innings.:flag:

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 11:30 AM
Our batting is imbalanced due to dula bhai's inclusion. Wth would you bat Mominul at 3? Granted its not very different from #4 but riyad is bound to disappoint at 4. We need a minimum of 300...350-400 would be ideal.

Eshen
October 25, 2014, 11:32 AM
Just reading commentary I don't think we dropped catches.
We did. As per Prothom Alo, even Shakib dropped a catch today (of Zubair). In the first session, I saw Taijul dropping catch of Raza (of Shahadat). From PA quote bellow, sounds like even more catches were dropped.

[বাংলা]এতকিছুর পরেও বাংলাদেশের আক্ষেপ থাকতে পারে ক্যাচিং নিয়ে। আজও বেশ কয়েকটি ক্যাচ তালুবন্দী করতে পারেননি বাংলাদেশের ফিল্ডাররা। ওই ক্যাচগুলো নিতে পারলে জিম্বাবুয়ের ইনিংসটা হয়ত হতে পারতো আরও সংক্ষিপ্ত।[/বাংলা]

We may still get away against Zimbabwe, but this issue really need to be fixed if we want to be a competitive side in international cricket.

Banglaguy
October 25, 2014, 01:31 PM
Highlights? Not willow please (:

1iram1
October 25, 2014, 01:48 PM
Check out Willows youtube channel they have the highlights

Banglaguy
October 25, 2014, 01:49 PM
Apparently someone can't read eh

ahnaf
October 25, 2014, 02:36 PM
Apparently someone can't read eh

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OY1tVOlcucA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 04:20 PM
I hope Tamim is gone for good after this series if not this game. It's for his own good. That'll give him enough time to work on his game and return before WC15. Otherwise he'll either not make the WC team or will make it because of his uncle, be a deadweight in the team. Either way, a lose-lose.

Tamim has always started a series slow. He is good for a tough 4th innings fifty to help draw the match.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 06:35 PM
^ That's if you're happy w/ test openers making 50's in their 8th year. I see a tired unfit boy getting out.

Who would you replace him with? We don't have a Gavaskar waiting. Shamsur is too unreliable to be a long term option.

We have far bigger problems... Captaincy, mushy keeping wicket and refusing to bat at #3, Riyad the sissy supplanting Mominul from #4, fast bowling just to name a few. Trust me, Tamim issue is far less important than those.

Tiger444
October 25, 2014, 07:04 PM
To be fair, that ball that got Tamim was a good one. The ball really rose up at him. He just started his innings as well. Not that easy to face that kind of brute delivery when you just start your innings. It'd be a little different if he was there for a while. Credit to Panyangara for that wicket.

This wicket won't really be easy to bat on. There has been uneven bounce on it. Either balls are really rising or keeping low, it's really important our batsmen concentrate hard and really grind out the innings. Their pacers will get more out of the wicket compared to ours.

Gowza
October 25, 2014, 09:03 PM
only options to replace tamim are to go with guys like imrul, junaid, SN or pick up new guys like LKD or shadman.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 09:38 PM
I knew that'd be the reply, as it's typically is, hence I even updated my post saying, "And dont say we dont have anyone better. We don't have anyone who could do any worse than what Tamim has done for last couple of years." For some reason it didn't update.


There's no doubt Tamim is the best opener we ever had in all formats. But he doesn't have the drive that made him as good as he was anymore. No one goes out of form for 4 straight years. It's attitude issue. He wanted his name on that lord's HOF and that drove him. He wanted to be better player. He was hungry. He had goals. Now he's just happy to be there. And I blame his uncle. Acting like a little drama queen because he's nephew was cut. That sends a wrong massage. Tamim knows his place is safe, and as long as no one lights a fire under his ***, he'll continue to be mediocre.

As for other issues you mention, that's beyond what I was talking about. I wasn't ranking where Tamim is in our problem column, I was talking about how we could fix his issues before the World Cup. He'd be there regardless, because "there's no one better." I'd rather he be there because he's gonna score big.

He's been out of form for 4 years I agree...yet still averages over 36. And perhaps he hasn't been out of form, maybe he was just in for a year???

Yes he's a huge underachiever but if teams like us had a plethora of options, you would see Rubel make the Academy side let alone the test XI.

Yes we have to try options, but knee jerks don't help. Neither Shadman or LKD is ready AMD they would likely struggle. Remember Anamul, what's his test avg?

Zeeshan
October 25, 2014, 09:52 PM
http://m.memegen.com/6iu4vq.jpg

Zeeshan
October 25, 2014, 10:04 PM
-213............

Gowza
October 25, 2014, 10:16 PM
He's only played one innings this series, let's finish the series before making too many judgements.

Zeeshan
October 25, 2014, 10:21 PM
9.15am 17 wickets fell in Test cricket yesterday and 15 of those to spin, six taken by debutants. Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second day of the first Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Shakib's return marked Bangladesh's slight superiority yesterday and they will look to take a vital lead today. But can they? The pitch is turning, has bounce, and some kept low as well.
CI......

Moh899
October 25, 2014, 10:23 PM
willow showing aus vs pak...ekta baaler kheladekhtejodi eto koshto kora laage..baal

Zeeshan
October 25, 2014, 10:36 PM
Whatever happened to the Anamul anyone knows? This Shamsur dude doesn't look too convincing.

Zeeshan
October 25, 2014, 10:43 PM
the outttttttttttttt

Gowza
October 25, 2014, 11:00 PM
Good to see Riyad playing well

Eshen
October 25, 2014, 11:03 PM
If Kopa fails again in the 2nd innings, Shadman should be given a chance in the next Test.

Gowza
October 25, 2014, 11:06 PM
Give shamsur the series at least, it's only his 5th match and he already has a ton.

cricketboy
October 25, 2014, 11:18 PM
If Kopa fails again in the 2nd innings, Shadman should be given a chance in the next Test.

I disagree. Shamsur should play atleast the 1st 2 tests. We are anyways playing atleast 1 batsman short in this match.

Jadukor
October 25, 2014, 11:19 PM
240 looks like a competitive score now

Gowza
October 25, 2014, 11:31 PM
I disagree. Shamsur should play atleast the 1st 2 tests. We are anyways playing atleast 1 batsman short in this match.

I think we need to get use to only playing with a 7 man batting order, it will make the bowling stronger.

Rinathq
October 25, 2014, 11:33 PM
good shot riyad

NoName
October 25, 2014, 11:37 PM
plz dont lose, plz dont lose, plz dont lose:head:

cricketboy
October 25, 2014, 11:42 PM
I think we need to get use to only playing with a 7 man batting order, it will make the bowling stronger.

But I cant really consider Riyad, and Hom as specialist batsman.

Gowza
October 25, 2014, 11:45 PM
But I cant really consider Riyad, and Hom as specialist batsman.

I regard them similar to jp duminy, mainly batsmen, who are relied upon more often than a part timer with the ball but not considered a genuine bowling option.

al Furqaan
October 25, 2014, 11:45 PM
I'd give Shamsur the next test before thinking of bringing Shadman in. Shadman isn't quite ready yet.

Don't like Riyad at #4. What will it take Mushfiq to realize he's not a damn WK and bat at 3 with Momin at 4???