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lbw375
May 14, 2004, 07:32 PM
1. Gayle
2. Chanderpaul
3. Powell
4. Sarwan
5. Dw Smith
6. Joseph
7. Bravo
8. Jacobs
9. Bradshaw
10. Best
11. Edwards

Good team, batting all the way down to # 10 with Tino Best.

Best and Edwards will provide raw pace adn Bradshaw variety with his left arm pace.

Allrounders are Bravo, Smith, Gayle, Sarwan and Pow Pow

Zunaid
May 14, 2004, 07:37 PM
Thanks .. how do you rate the pitch?

Rubu
May 14, 2004, 07:53 PM
According to "prothom-alo" (a bangladeshi newspaper, for those of u don't know), bd will play the same squad as the practice match. even though dav wanted an extra spinner raj in the squad, after talking to faruk and suman he did not take that idea into practice.

(my concern is, who knows most, dav or faruk-suman. what do u guys think, should we have included raj?)

here is how the quad looks: the little qualifications added for those WI fan who doesn't know much about the team

Shahrier Hossain: Specialist opener, nothing impressive as the recent performance.
Manjarul Rana: lefty spinner (should know that by now from the practice match) and allrounder. makeshift opener, and very consistant considering a bd player.
Habibul Bashar: the cap'n. had the worst performance in last zim tour, otherwise the best performer of the team.
Rajin Saleh: took only one series to became the vice captain! that should say a lot about him. will fight to the end, doesn't matter what.
Mohammad Asharaful: A young talent. holds the record of youngest test centurian. arguably the most talented player of the team. initially went to the team as spinner but now specialist batsman and forgot his bowling.
Alok Kapali: Another real talent but had a VERY long bad patch. we still don't know if he got out of it or not. should be really hungry for run. interestingly, like asharaful, went into the team as bowler. has the only test hattrick for bd.
Mushfiqur Rahman: real allrounder of the team. always adds some valuable runs at the tailend and very useful as a first change bowler. too bad he has to open. he is not very good as a opening bowler.
Khaled masud: wicket keeper and a pain for those bowlers who wants to wrap up the innings soon.
khaled mahmud: be careful about this guy. the last two time he sparked, bd won two matches. but don't worry much, his sparks usually comes after about 5 years.
mohammad rafique: the only world class bowler of the team. when he starts, his batting is a joy to watch. either 6,4 or out.
taposh baisha: head of the pace attack. nothing impressive. but he can bat too.

so, in this analysis, even our number 11 can add a good amount of run to the board. and our tailend batting is the most consistant thing of the team.

AsifTheManRahman
May 14, 2004, 08:15 PM
quote:
"(my concern is, who knows most, dav or faruk-suman. what do u guys think, should we have included raj?)"


no way...who shall we drop? besides taking Raj would drop a batsman(probably)

rafiq
May 14, 2004, 10:04 PM
you'd have to drop alok since sujon is untouchable and besides that would leave only 2 pacers. if alok doesn't click, he will likely be changed with faisal or raj.

reverse_swing
May 14, 2004, 10:07 PM
according to prothom-alo ...raj may come instead of rafiq(2nd ODI)

[Edited on 15-5-2004 by reverse_swing]

StevieBadRassC
May 14, 2004, 10:33 PM
There is no freakin way Bang Bang beating this WI team..

Gayle and Shiv will put a good cutrass pon y'all.. just for good measure we got Sars, Matrix and Air Jamaica lined up if the openers don't win the game themselves..

lemme also add that Tino Best is FAST..


you blink you'd miss the stumps flying out of the ground..

if you thought Lawson's 6-3 was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet..

mattyfan
May 14, 2004, 10:42 PM
best??...wuh bout edwards stevie...


rass between de two of dem...lawdie...so promising eh...

Nascer
May 14, 2004, 10:52 PM
[Edited on 6-9-2004 by Nascer]

fwullah
May 14, 2004, 11:02 PM
I think that Chris Gayle with both bat and ball and Ricardo Powell with the bat will be in a stiff competition to win the man of the series award.

BangladeshCricket
May 14, 2004, 11:10 PM
I hope the rain stopped in St. Vincent..neways why cricketnext keep on writing like this way
"Bangladesh, the lowest-ranked of the 10 test nations, are making their first tour of the Caribbean. They will play three further one-day internationals and two tests. "
is it necessary to mention we are lowest-ranked...why they are still with their "lowest ranked" caste thing..

lbw375
May 14, 2004, 11:13 PM
because They are the lowest ranked team !!!!



May 14, 2004

West Indies starting XI named

Edwards and Best in

By DALE GONSALVES


The West Indies have named the XI that will play against Bangladesh tomorrow in the first Cable and Wireless One Day International at Arnos Vale in St. Vincent.

The XI are Sarwan (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell , Dwayne Smith, Sylvester Joseph, Dwayne Bravo, Ridley Jacobs, Ian Bradshaw, Tino Best, and Fidel Edwards. Omitted from the thirteen man squad are Ravi Rampaul and opener Devon Smith.

The West Indies will be looking for a clean sweep against the minnows of world cricket to improve their rating on the ICC ODI Cahmpionship table.

Currently 8th on the table with a rating of 101, the home team needs to win all three matches to move their standing to 102 and keep them in striking distances of teams such as England (7th) 105 and Pakistan (6th) 106. A 2-1 series win will see their rating drop to 99.

Captain Sarwan has already stated publicly that the team will not be taking the Bangladeshis lightly and will at all cost avoid complacency.

Bangladesh, currently ranked 11th in the official table have record one victory in ODIs since 1999, when they beat Zimbabwe by 8 runs in March.

Bangladesh only needs to win one match in the away series to improve its rating.

ICC ODI Championship table (May 14, 2004)

1. Australia ---- 135
2. South Africa-- 113
3. Sri Lanka --- 110
4. New Zealand -- 109
5. India --- 107
6. Pakistan --- 106
7. England --- 105
8. West Indies -- 101
9. Zimbabwe --- 63
10. Kenya --- 28
11. Bangladesh --- 3

http://groups.msn.com/WindiesCricket/_whatsnew.msnw

[Edited on 15-5-2004 by lbw375]

Beamer
May 14, 2004, 11:24 PM
yeah yeah lowest rank team we are. carribean cricket has been setting the world on fire I suppose. What was the result of the England test series???

and whatever the other dudes name, steverass or whatever he calls himself ,watch yourself, its BANGLADESH, not bang bang..

Rubu
May 14, 2004, 11:36 PM
8. West Indies -- 101
9. Zimbabwe --- 63
10. Kenya --- 28
11. Bangladesh --- 3


do u agree with me that we've passed the stage of kenya. in other words, we are better than them? we've not meet them since world cup and we lost there, but u can count on this. then on this list is zimbos. we just beat them in the last series.
now, who who is next on this list?
what? i can't hear u. say it louder.
WEST INDIES.

yeah baby, we are climbing this stairs, and u are the next target. get ready for it.

Beamer
May 14, 2004, 11:49 PM
lawson 6-3 against us...

chuck chuck chuck...

Hasib
May 15, 2004, 04:26 AM
besides... the 6-3 was the old Bangladesh... inshallah we will be safe this time... in the practise match he wasn't a fearsome force... allahr-rahmatha... even Mahmud was beta allahr-rahmatha.

billah
May 15, 2004, 04:45 AM
We have very high respect for the West Indian cricket, and deservedly so. However, like fw reminds us: we've got nothing to lose & everything to gain. We've been playing top cricket for only 3 years, compared to West Indies' countless decades.

In the least, you WI guys don't have any bragging rights in beating us, specially after playing a disaster of a series in your home court. It will only show how low your expectations have become as WI fans. Heck, even your top players are not sure of what will happen against Bangladesh.

So, you will just save more humiliation by being nice. Think about it.:)

EngWIndian
May 15, 2004, 05:26 AM
Hey all,

well hopefully weather will be fine today, its gonna be an entertaining match and would like to see *both* teams doing well. If WI succeed today im pritty sure it'll be because of Tino, anyways... Skysports says the match will start at 2:30pm (GMT), good luck BD.

:fire::fire::fire:

Zephaniah
May 15, 2004, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by StevieBadRassC
There is no freakin way Bang Bang beating this WI team..

if you thought Lawson's 6-3 was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet..

Have any of you ever called that team WANK-Indies?

Dude, get sorted to shun the bitter consequence. Little piece of advice.

Navarene
May 15, 2004, 06:07 AM
well said, Zephaniah ;)

btw, does anyone know about the wicket condition of today's match? seems like there will be moisture on the pitch considering the fact that it rained last night. BD should send the Wankies to bat if winning the toss and wrap them up like the warm up match...yaahhooooo

Zephaniah
May 15, 2004, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by Navarene
well said, Zephaniah ;)

BD should send the Wankies to bat if winning the toss and wrap them up like the warm up match...yaahhooooo

The pitch will be slow and low - our strong suit. I agree with you Navarene.

With no footwork from the WIndies top order, mark my words, if our bowlers bowl to the opponent batsmens' weaknesses then we have a very good chance to upset our rasta buddies.

Navarene
May 15, 2004, 06:48 AM
I only count Sarwan, Chanderpaul and Best to be the biggest pain on our neck. Trust me if our boys are able to send the first two early, there is a chance to hope for a win.

One thing that bothers me most is that our batsmen are not capable of taking the advantage of 15 overs restriction in ODI.

Patches
May 15, 2004, 07:29 AM
Xpress pace in allyuh waist this morning. Bangladeshi boys will be hoping around like bunny rabbits. This west indian pace attack this morning is looking very fast and deadly. Stumps will be flying and throat balls plenty:lol:

Tintin
May 15, 2004, 07:31 AM
This west indian pace attack this morning is looking very fast and deadly. Stumps will be flying and throat balls plenty


What I can't understand is, if the bowlers are so good how could the English and S Africans humiliate you ? SAF scored something like 550 in every test match.

kerriluvswindies
May 15, 2004, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Tintin

This west indian pace attack this morning is looking very fast and deadly. Stumps will be flying and throat balls plenty


What I can't understand is, if the bowlers are so good how could the English and S Africans humiliate you ? SAF scored something like 550 in every test match.

It's because our guys are still learning. Thus they will improve as time goes by. What you are seeing currenlty is raw, young talent. They have to refine their games. They are good, just inexperienced at this stage.

lbw375
May 15, 2004, 08:55 AM
2 wickets down not a run on the board.

Bangladesh lucky if they make 50

Madam X
May 15, 2004, 10:04 AM
Can't say I never did a warn allyuh - all Bangladesh can win on this tour is Caribbean friends:lol: