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Jadukor
June 12, 2017, 01:55 AM
On 15th June, 2017 we face a familiar opposition, an opposition that knows our strengths and weaknesses fully and an adversary that is stronger in every cricketing department compared to the Tigers. With the batting firepower, bowling variety and ICC tournament winning experience combined, no rational cricket fan would dare to write-off India as the tournament favorites and potential champions. So the big question is what must the Tigers do to try and beat India in the upcoming semifinal game? Is there a chink in the formidable armor that we can hope to exploit? Here are the six vital areas that could change the outcome in our favor as the underdogs:

Win the toss and bowl
If there is one aspect where India is invincible it is when they are chasing. The Indian batting lineup is so good that it creates pressure on any other team batting first to force the pace. As SA found out, trying to force the pace also plays right into the hands of the very intelligent and economical Indian bowling lineup. Mash must win the toss and take India’s chasing capability out of the equation.

Mental preparation to chase down scores above 300
If we look at India’s performances, their batting is simply a run making machine. It does not matter if Kohli or Yuvraj score a duck, this team just knows how to compile 300 plus totals like bread and butter. What the Tigers must do first of all is to have self-belief even if our bowling gets outclassed at the half way mark. They must take heart from Sri Lanka in this tournament and also look back at their 340 runs innings during the practice matches in Ireland. With the twin centuries by Ryad and Shakib and the centuries scored by Tamim earlier and the run a ball 70 by Mushfiq against England, the tigers are in the batting form of their lives as a unit. If we can score 266 even after going 4 down for 30 runs, we can definitely chase 300 and beyond if it comes down to it. Dear Tigers, you need to BELIEVE!

Target Rohit and break the opening partnership early at all cost
In this tournament India’s strategy has been quite obvious. They go slow at the beginning without losing a wicket and then launch into an attack after the 1st power play overs. The key for the Tigers is not to get into a false sense of security if the Indians go slowly at the start. Our opening bowlers should not make the mistake of bowling for containment but rather go hard at the openers searching for wickets. We must set attacking fields so that edges do not fall into vacant slip areas and keep the mid-off and mid-on up so that both the openers are forced go over the inner ring for any scoring opportunities. Mashrafi as captain must be prepared to get early wickets within the first power play even if it means conceding some boundaries.

Rohit Sharma seems to be the one that can be put under pressure, and perhaps the only guy who can lapse into an error in judgement. We need to disrupt India’s initial gameplan and force Rohit into a false stroke. Mustafiz has got the better of Rohit in the past by getting him to drive through cover.

Set good plans for the 5th bowler and the death overs
What worked with NZ will definitely not work with India. If we gamble bowling Mosaddek during the death overs India will punish us badly and take the game away. We must stick to our specialist bowlers throughout the 50 overs and pick 5 specialist bowlers. The Indians eat part-time spin for breakfast and they will love the opportunity to milk the runs and set a platform if Mash goes to somebody like Ryad and Mosaddek during the middle overs. Our options need to be Fizz and Mash at the start, Taskin and Rubel as first change. Shakib and Mash in the middle to control the innings where Mash completes his quota. Then Rubel and Fizz at the death. We cannot risk bowling either Taskin or Mash at the death and we must not also risk Shakib at the death against all the Indian left handers.

Fielding and Field Placements
We cannot afford to drop any of the top 7 Indian batsman. These guys are hard to get out as it is and dropped chances will make our mission exponentially difficult. The captaincy from Mash was excellent vs NZ. The run-out of Kane Williamson while he was batting with Taylor came about because of the pressure we built during the middle overs with men inside the ring and the tight lines. We must look to do the same even at the expense of a few boundaries. Mash must remember that the only way to stop the Indian batting is to keep taking wickets at regular intervals. If the Indians get to the 40th over with only 2-3 wickets down, then no bowling attack in the world can stop them from the demolition to follow. We must do the damage early and in the middle overs to stay in the game.

Youngsters must lead the way
We have come a long way in the last 3 years. We beat teams above us in the rankings at home and we have also managed to win away from home. We were able to do this primarily due to our core group of experienced players Shakib, Tamim, Ryad Mushfiq and Mashrafi. However, as good as they are right now, they do carry the mental baggage of the past when we would lose crunch games from winning positions. If the pressure mounts on the senior players, they might all instinctively go on the defensive and lose the battle mentally. This is where we need the younger players, who came into this side during our rise, to really step up. We need these guys to play their shots with freedom and aggression. Soumya and Shabbir need to target the Indian medium pacers as if there is no tomorrow, disrupt the rhythm of Umesh Ashwin and co, and try to take control of the Indian bowling. The duo needs to watch closely what Gunathilaka did for Sri Lanka not even a week ago.

In conclusion
The Tigers go into this game on the back of one of the best comebacks in our history and that should hopefully provide enough confidence to take on India. Remember that we were a single run away from victory in the T-20 WC against them. Just like in that game, if the pressure mounts, the Indians will have calmer heads and the experience to deal with it. This is where we will need the younger guys like Soumya, Shabbir and Mosaddek to soak up the pressure away from Tamim, Shakib and Mushy and script their own story of heroics. Nobody expected Sri Lanka to win the WC in 1996 or Pakistan to win in 1992 but they did with some stellar individual performances at key times and with a dosage of luck. Although we do not have somebody as skillful as a Ranatunga or an Imran Khan, we do have our own hero, the old warhorse Mash, who keeps defying career threatening injuries and fight for us. The rest of the guys do not need to look at any other individual for inspiration and passion. With Mashrafi in charge we have the best captain in our history in charge of the best team we ever had. Come 15th, let us go out there and make history!

All the best Tigers!

MHRAM
June 12, 2017, 02:39 AM
Good points, a few more things I want to add is that

1) Fizz should not bowl in the beginning, 2 overs at most, he is effective in the last 20 overs and we want him there. Remember India are going to launch a serious punch and Fizz will be the deciding factor

2) Mushy needs to bat at 3 so that Sabbir can bat at 7 and provide firepower. If needed Mosaddek will bat at 6, Riad at 4 and Shakib at 5 isn't the worst thing in the world. We need muscle down the order.

3) When Jadeja and Ashwin operates in the last 15 overs, we might try the gamble of bringing in Mashrafe. We know he is a useful pinch hitter against spinners but not so much against pace.

PoorFan
June 12, 2017, 02:55 AM
Excellent read, hope BD boys take a note from this writing.

1. I want Walsh to have precise bowling plan against Indians, and have couple of bowling session practice until we take on Indians.

2. Similarly, Samaravira and Haturi needs to plan A, B for batsman and have some real practice session of batting on this regard. Breakdown of 50 overs batting 1st and chasing as well.

3. Samaravira must have to work with tail ender batsman, we definitely need some contribution from them in this game.

4. Indian fielding is very tight, dont get panic when singles are not there and commit run outs.

Roey Haque
June 12, 2017, 03:08 AM
Marvelous writing. I have nothing to add really. This is very concise. If only Mash could read it.

tanvir_nus
June 12, 2017, 03:16 AM
What an awesome read! Thanks Jaduokor bhai, I wanted to write something along these lines too but you captured whatever I wanted to write and much more!! As I did with England, can someone bring the dismissal summary of each and every Indian batsman so we can find their weaknesses?

Again, one word Tigers... Believe!

guppy
June 12, 2017, 03:41 AM
Just a small point: we all know that Mushfiqur #3 is not happening. I don't think he is fully comfortable even with batting at #4, alongside keeping.

adamnsu
June 12, 2017, 03:49 AM
Don't think you can change much in a few days on technique. Only you can change is the mind set and structure of the team really.

Vepu
June 12, 2017, 08:25 AM
Their only weakness is 5th bowler Pandya. We need to attack him from the word go.

IndYeah
June 12, 2017, 11:13 AM
Prayers.

Lots of prayers.

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 11:18 AM
Roofies.

Lots of roofies.

Shubho
June 12, 2017, 11:33 AM
Prayers.

Lots of prayers.

You misspelled "India". Shame, shame.

Fahim
June 12, 2017, 12:48 PM
lots of tahajjuds we need i say

Roey Haque
June 12, 2017, 01:08 PM
Just a small point: we all know that Mushfiqur #3 is not happening. I don't think he is fully comfortable even with batting at #4, alongside keeping.

Why is he in the team then? haha

mufi_02
June 12, 2017, 01:31 PM
Why is he in the team then? haha

so that we can laugh at your idiotic rants. haha indeed.

asif1530
June 12, 2017, 01:47 PM
- All batsmen must study Indian bowlers - particularly Buvi and Bumrah. Analyze how they get their wickets, how do they execute their variations. For example, Buvi's knuckle bowl, Bumra's yorkers. Utilize the extra day to familiarize with their methods. What do they do when a batsmen come down the wicket ? How do they react when somebody gives himself room ? How do they generally bowl with the new ball where there is no pressure ? Such preparations are often unspoken, but absolutely critical for success.

- It is very obvious, at least to me, that both Soumya and Sabbir will be attacked with the short pitch bowling. Indians have used this plan every match since the 2015 world cup encounter. They feel that these two top order batsmen in particular have a bit of weakness against short bowling. Both of them should be aware of it and have plans to handle it. Do you guys want to go for pulls and hooks ? Do you want to just duck if it is too short and tuck behind square if you can get on top of it ? Or, do you also want to play it over the wicket keepers head ? Whatever option you want to try, please practice it hard. If Taskin is too tired to give you enough short bowls, please have Shafiul bowl from 18 yards.

- Dear mashrafee - Please have a slip for every new batsman when he first arrives at the wicket. It will cost us badly if we go for the short-term benefit of couple of slow overs and allow them to get settled.

- Study the dimension of the field. Is one side large than other ? Is straight boundaries longer than the squares ? How is the wind, in general ? Plan about the end that would be best for Shakib to operate. What would be the best end for Taskin to bowl those nasty bouncers. For batting, anticipate which end Jadeja and Panda will be bowling ? What is the best area to clear them for six ? Is it down the wicket ? or is it midwicket ?

simon
June 12, 2017, 01:58 PM
Good points, but before having the "mentality of chasing 300+ " we should have the mentality of not letting them score 300+ , so far many teams have collapsed while trying to score 300+,for example AUS,SA,NZ,SRL.

Fazal
June 12, 2017, 02:08 PM
Amamr khali ektai abdar.... just win the game.... we will talk about the maal moshoola of success later.

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 02:11 PM
Nice read :up:

Do your homework but don't overdo it, it may backfire, too much preparation often ruins the exam, be free spirited during the game, don't get hyper excited just because this is India, we are the master of pressure games so try not to create extra pressure by yourselves.

And yes the most important thing, keep Mushfiqur away from his computer.

I hope you don't mind me saying that as an Indian I want all your plans and strategies to fail miserably.:D

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 03:07 PM
Really well written.

Thing I want to reiterate. I think WW said it. "Just enjoy." Yeah no biggie, no big deal should we lose. Don't be pressurized to overperform as Roy pointed out.

Also, know everyone has breaking point. Even India can collapse under pressure if right force is applied. Know this same India lost to us at home, lost to Sri Lanka recently and even has trigger points about 2007.

We have to really really focus on cutting down singles and bowling as many dots in middle overs and apply right pressure. We are kinda good at the basics. Wickets may not always come but when we defended low total, sub-200 or 220ish against NZ before (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/476045.html), we applied those skills.

Good luck and ATB (All the Best).

IndYeah
June 12, 2017, 04:08 PM
I've heard the Bharat Army fan group has ordered a large number of life-size Stuart Binny posters.

Tigers_eye
June 12, 2017, 04:14 PM
I've heard the Bharat Army fan group has ordered a large number of life-size Stuart Binny posters.Chose your pill. Batting second:
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6alltheway
June 12, 2017, 04:15 PM
Best advise i can give to the players is keep calm and enjoy the match :). Nothing to loose let the guys enjoy this match.

IndYeah
June 12, 2017, 04:23 PM
Chose your pill. Batting second:
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Buddy, Fizz can bowl 10 maidens and we can comfortably score whatever we need in 40 overs. He ain't getting anyone out unless they are playing a forcing shot against that well disguised cutter. May pick up a wicket here and there, maybe.

You don't go against a Panzer tank battalion with a gun holding just one bullet. Well you can, but results are all too assured.

mij
June 12, 2017, 04:28 PM
Marvelous writing. I have nothing to add really. This is very concise. If only Mash could read it.

:up: Most of the things layout above.


Best advise i can give to the players is keep calm and enjoy the match :). Nothing to loose let the guys enjoy this match.

:up: No pressure just play the game.

Mas_UK25
June 12, 2017, 04:29 PM
Chose your pill. Batting second:
Mustafizur Rahman 9.2 - 1 - 50 - 5 - 5.35 (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/330902.html)
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:lol: good one

Mas_UK25
June 12, 2017, 04:31 PM
I've heard the Bharat Army fan group has ordered a large number of life-size Stuart Binny posters.

Your going to bring your army into the stadium too, for help? :lol:

Binny who? Is that the Bharat army commander?

Mas_UK25
June 12, 2017, 04:38 PM
Prayers.

Lots of prayers.

We pray, regardless we win or lose, that's what muslims do. Prayers will go on, no matter what. Ups and downs are part of life. We won't end ourselves losing, unlike people from some parts of the world. Life's a test we believe. These cricket matches, are just a small thing of life, not life itself. So... Prayers will go on.

If the Sri Lankans (7th ranked ODI side), can beat India with ease. I don't think your an incredibly invincible side to beat, they way ind fans making it sound!

IndYeah
June 12, 2017, 05:03 PM
Your going to bring your army into the stadium too, for help? :lol:

Binny who? Is that the Bharat army commander?

Bharat Army is a fan group - similar to the "Barmy Army" fan group for England fans. Nothing military about them.

Binny who? Nobody, just a guy married to the chubby chick who hosts some cricket show apparently. Also guest stars in a few KLPD nightmares for some BD fans.

IndYeah
June 12, 2017, 05:08 PM
We pray, regardless we win or lose, that's what muslims do. Prayers will go on, no matter what. Ups and downs are part of life. We won't end ourselves losing, unlike people from some parts of the world. Life's a test we believe. These cricket matches, are just a small thing of life, not life itself. So... Prayers will go on.

If the Sri Lankans (7th ranked ODI side), can beat India with ease. I don't think your an incredibly invincible side to beat, they way ind fans making it sound!

Thanks for the lecture on Muslims. Unnecessary, but no issues.

See, Indian team is a customary slow starter when it comes to tournaments - often is vulnerable to dropping a game early on, even to sub-par opponents. SL did it here, you guys did in 2007 etc etc.

But the problem now is, that one self-inflicted loss has come and gone. Now, the juggernaut is rolling. You know this. I know this. Its all good to be confident. Remember Keith Miller's words. And the rest will be fine.


Btw, just one thought for the final - on a serious note - Rohit Sharma is a key ingredient in the next game. The flawed but talented opener has returned to ODIs after surgery, and is now slowly getting into his stride. He's played well, but hasn't really started flowing just yet. If that happens.... The guy has scored 2 double hundreds in ODI cricket. Just saying.

So yeah, Beware the Sharma - get him early - as long as you get him before he crosses 70 or so, then you are in good shape. If not....:ohno:

Vepu
June 12, 2017, 06:13 PM
Nice read :up:

Do your homework but don't overdo it, it may backfire, too much preparation often ruins the exam, be free spirited during the game, don't get hyper excited just because this is India, we are the master of pressure games so try not to create extra pressure by yourselves.

And yes the most important thing, keep Mushfiqur away from his computer.

I hope you don't mind me saying that as an Indian I want all your plans and strategies to fail miserably.:D

Remember the match in t20 WC? Yes we bottled it at the end. But we had different strategies, bowling plans and field setting for every single Indian batsman.All the minor details were analyzed. I don't expect it to be different this time around. Don't know about you guys but our boys will come hard at you.

Vepu
June 12, 2017, 06:19 PM
Bharat Army is a fan group - similar to the "Barmy Army" fan group for England fans. Nothing military about them.

Binny who? Nobody, just a guy married to the chubby chick who hosts some cricket show apparently. Also guest stars in a few KLPD nightmares for some BD fans.

And I though only Bollywood movies were copied from the Goras lol

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 06:46 PM
Now on Front Page.

Bangladesh vs India Semi Final: Six ingredients for success
Iftekhar Khan

On 15th June, 2017 Bangladesh face a familiar opposition. An opposition that knows the strengths and weaknesses of Bangladesh fully and an adversary that is stronger in every cricketing department compared to the Tigers. With the batting firepower, bowling variety and track record in ICC tournament, no rational cricket fan would dare to write-off India as the tournament favorites and potential champions. So the big question is what must the Tigers do to try and beat India in the upcoming semi-final game? Iftekhar Khan highlights six vital areas that could change the outcome in favor of Bangladesh as the underdogs.

Read article » (http://banglacricket.com/html/features/article.php?item=624)

zman
June 12, 2017, 06:50 PM
Excellent write up.

I wanted to highlight a slightly different aspect of the recent match-ups between these countries. Since 2007, Bangladesh and India have faced off 19 times in 9 different ODI tournaments and bilateral tours. As expected India have won majority of these encounters, 15 times to be exact. What's interesting however, out of the 4 times Bangladesh won, 3 of them had significant consequences. They resulted in India getting eliminated from the tournament or losing a bilateral series. So Bangladesh really came out on top 3 out of 9 times in the last ten years.

2007 - World Cup
2007 - Bilateral tour
2008 - Kiptly Cup
2010 - Tri Nation Tourney
2011 - World Cup
2012 - Asia Cup
2014 - Bilateral tour
2015 - World Cup
2015 - Bilateral tour

I haven't looked up their results against SL or Pak, but I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that in the last decade, out of the subcontinental teams, Bangladesh has enjoyed the highest success ratio in rubber matches against their powerful neighbors. That's not bad for a team that started playing it's best cricket only couple of years ago.

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 06:52 PM
Hey Jadz, I actually tweeted it to BCBTigers and Chandika Hathurisingha.

kintu kotha hollow, ekhon to ora jene jabe amra ki korte chaichi

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 06:59 PM
Remember the match in t20 WC? Yes we bottled it at the end. But we had different strategies, bowling plans and field setting for every single Indian batsman.All the minor details were analyzed. I don't expect it to be different this time around. Don't know about you guys but our boys will come hard at you.

bap re bap ki Bhoi pailam :D

Moja korlam Vepu da cheitta jayen na, btw I am not saying BD can't win or anything just that chances are very low IMHO, even if you get all the basics right and execute all the planning plotting thingy perfectly there is a bigger chance that you might still end up on the losing side, few good overs, a couple of good partnerships, some breathtaking shots are not enough to beat India, you gotta keep pushing us relentlessly which is the toughest part.

mufi_02
June 12, 2017, 07:21 PM
Hey Jadz, I actually tweeted it to BCBTigers and Chandika Hathurisingha.

kintu kotha hollow, ekhon to ora jene jabe amra ki korte chaichi

And inadvertently you also gave away the real name of jadukor when posting it as FP.

Ekhon toh ora jene gelo

Jadukor
June 12, 2017, 08:20 PM
Hey Jadz, I actually tweeted it to BCBTigers and Chandika Hathurisingha.

kintu kotha hollow, ekhon to ora jene jabe amra ki korte chaichi

Dont worry.. they are busy planning for England. They dont have time to read our strategies

horizon
June 12, 2017, 08:27 PM
Great writing.

Win the toss and bowl - If it is a choice.

Mental preparation to chase down scores above 300 - After last match, this shold be good.

Target Rohit and break the opening partnership early at all cost - Rohit Sharma is a weak link in Indian batting, check the practice match. You should go for Dhawan.

Set good plans for the 5th bowler and the death overs - Who's the fifth bowler? Hardik or Jadeja or Ashwin?

All the best!

tanvir_nus
June 12, 2017, 08:28 PM
Dont worry.. they are busy planning for England. They dont have time to read our strategies

Well, not sure about that bro. I wrote something on the 5th day strategy needed vs Sri Lanka. Turns out, they followed it almost. Wrote something about Mashrafe's last match, I am sure it wasn't read but in my mind it was because if you saw the fielding that day we were outstanding. There is a slight chance they go through the media to see what everyone is saying, if we win the toss and bowl first you will have confirmation :D.

Jadukor
June 12, 2017, 08:39 PM
Well, not sure about that bro. I wrote something on the 5th day strategy needed vs Sri Lanka. Turns out, they followed it almost. Wrote something about Mashrafe's last match, I am sure it wasn't read but in my mind it was because if you saw the fielding that day we were outstanding. There is a slight chance they go through the media to see what everyone is saying, if we win the toss and bowl first you will have confirmation :D.
I meant the Indians bro

horizon
June 12, 2017, 08:40 PM
Excellent write up.

I wanted to highlight a slightly different aspect of the recent match-ups between these countries. Since 2007, Bangladesh and India have faced off 19 times in 9 different ODI tournaments and bilateral tours. As expected India have won majority of these encounters, 15 times to be exact. What's interesting however, out of the 4 times Bangladesh won, 3 of them had significant consequences. They resulted in India getting eliminated from the tournament or losing a bilateral series. So Bangladesh really came out on top 3 out of 9 times in the last ten years.

2007 - World Cup
2007 - Bilateral tour
2008 - Kiptly Cup
2010 - Tri Nation Tourney
2011 - World Cup
2012 - Asia Cup
2014 - Bilateral tour
2015 - World Cup
2015 - Bilateral tour

I haven't looked up their results against SL or Pak, but I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that in the last decade, out of the subcontinental teams, Bangladesh has enjoyed the highest success ratio in rubber matches against their powerful neighbors. That's not bad for a team that started playing it's best cricket only couple of years ago.

To be honest, both 2007 and 2012 losses did not amount to India getting eliminated. In 2007, if India won the last group match against SL, India and SL would have been through. So the rubber match was lost against SL. In 2012, India lost only to Bangladesh to get out of the tourney, so your point is valid even though there were plenty of if-els after the loss. 2015 bilateral one was the first occasion when the "elimination" was there. India lost series against Pakistan in this decade.

On the other hand, Asia Cup 2014 India didn't win, SL/Pakistan beat India. 2014 World T20 it was SL who knocked India out. That was certainly a bigger occasion. Rather Bangladesh lost a golden opportunity to knock India out of 2016 T20 WC. So knocking India off, SL > Bangladesh > Pakistan currently.

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 08:47 PM
I meant the Indians bro

lol tara chole patay patay amra choli shiray shiray (or is it visa versace?)

anyhoo, I really think they take tweet somewhat seriously.... they gotta destress and stuff in hotel room at night after shower... in fact, Ian Bishop actually said that the #askcaptain questions were all very good quality.. so you never know they may browse down.

so kinda agree with tanvir; you never know

Dude, one click is all we need.

p.c. Kayes, Soumya and many others were almost dropped immediately in next match after we bickered here. hey! We fans are not idiots either. Almost all the domestic scouting, scrutiny of stats... later would prompt these players "to magically" appear in team. Plus BC ranks pretty high in Google search and Alexis.

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 08:53 PM
Rohit Sharma is a weak link in Indian batting


Rohit is the 2nd highest run getter for us in this tournament so far, behind only Dhawan, good luck underestimating him :up:

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 08:55 PM
horizon mind koren na... "kintu apni kon dol?"

Night_wolf
June 12, 2017, 09:11 PM
horizon mind koren na... "kintu apni kon dol?"

as far as I know Horizon and Roy is same. Bengali Indian

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 09:29 PM
as far as I know Horizon and Roy is same. Bengali Indian

Damn!! didn't know that, his posts never really give it away, he reeks of neutrality, I don't like that, I am more of a with us or against us kinda guy. :D

zman
June 12, 2017, 09:45 PM
To be honest, both 2007 and 2012 losses did not amount to India getting eliminated. In 2007, if India won the last group match against SL, India and SL would have been through. So the rubber match was lost against SL. In 2012, India lost only to Bangladesh to get out of the tourney, so your point is valid even though there were plenty of if-els after the loss. 2015 bilateral one was the first occasion when the "elimination" was there. India lost series against Pakistan in this decade.

On the other hand, Asia Cup 2014 India didn't win, SL/Pakistan beat India. 2014 World T20 it was SL who knocked India out. That was certainly a bigger occasion. Rather Bangladesh lost a golden opportunity to knock India out of 2016 T20 WC. So knocking India off, SL > Bangladesh > Pakistan currently.
Thanks for keeping me honest. However, my argument here focuses only on ODI's. In T20's we've always sucked until very recently. Regarding the 2007 encounter, although the match wasn't technically an elimination game it almost felt like one due to the group structure and format of the world cup. The loss seemed to knock the wind out of their sail which made the job easier for SL.

Night_wolf
June 12, 2017, 09:51 PM
Damn!! didn't know that, his posts never really give it away, he reeks of neutrality, I don't like that, I am more of a with us or against us kinda guy. :D

yeah cant say I am surprised

Zeeshan
June 12, 2017, 10:04 PM
And since now he knows he probably thinks horizon has a point, which is basically valid anyways. ^^^^

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 10:32 PM
yeah cant say I am surprised

Meh..I am what I am, never shy away from accepting, in fact wear it like a badge of honor :D

BTW that comment was meant to be taken lightly, I even attached an appropriate emoji :-/

tanvir_nus
June 12, 2017, 10:36 PM
Horizon is an indian? That's news to me!

Jadukor
June 12, 2017, 10:43 PM
lol tara chole patay patay amra choli shiray shiray (or is it visa versace?)



Kotha hocche Dhoni eirokom Jared Kushner er moton eto chup chaap keno? Oder shobcheye voyonkor batsman okei laagey amar. Tamim er moton kisu behuda interview merey duck ta ensure korley khushi hoitam

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 10:47 PM
Dhoni is the least "Voyonkor" of all Indian batsmen lol

tanvir_nus
June 12, 2017, 10:57 PM
Roy, bro if you were a Bangladeshi, what would you do? How would you defeat India?

Roy_1
June 12, 2017, 11:52 PM
Roy, bro if you were a Bangladeshi, what would you do? How would you defeat India?

You are overestimating my intellectual prowess bro, I can hardly bring any technical insight to the table.

Zeeshan
June 13, 2017, 12:41 AM
Kotha hocche Dhoni eirokom Jared Kushner er moton eto chup chaap keno? Oder shobcheye voyonkor batsman okei laagey amar. Tamim er moton kisu behuda interview merey duck ta ensure korley khushi hoitam

That was really funny.

Press er o kom dosh nai. Press rao kom pressure dey na. Ei Riya...thukku #beastmode er kothai dhorun na kano. Ghanor ghanor ghanor pan panani (panini bread noy) kore utheche 'k oi bat e naam dise' han tan.... Press ra chay tader potrika bikri houk ei ja... heck nijer desher team er sarthe tara amader dubabe r pochabe.... dekhun na sakeb k kirokom bigray dey interview na dile... damned if they do damned if they dont.... r tamim er o kom dosh na ... ektu kutnoitik bhabe kotha bollei pare.. mash as in masrafe is best when it comes to giving interview as well as mushy..

Jadukor
June 13, 2017, 01:02 AM
The Zeeshan da kotha hocche apnar motey ke better twitter user? Donald Trump naki Roey er best friend Mushfiq?

cricket_king
June 13, 2017, 02:03 AM
Best thing to do is to not take the match too seriously - we'll flounder under the pressure. Expect a humongous Indian crowd as BD fans (or any other fans, for that matter) won't be paying in excess of $250 for a ticket, whereas a lot of Indians will.

Win or lose, put up a good show and make us proud. :flag:

Rinathq
June 13, 2017, 02:24 AM
excellent post Magic Mike... (lol joking)

If we bat first, play the natural game. Dont want Tamim, Soumya or whoever to start of defensive just for the sake of it...The wicket isnt expected to have demons.. so just watch out the good deliveries and be aggressive on the rest. We have good batting depth so Soumya, Sabbir should go for it... Sri Lanka crossed 300 with 4 batsmen... imagine how gangster this bowling lineup

Bowling first, Mash save the runs, Rubel and Taskin go for the throat... Their middle order isnt very good so if you can prevent them from accelerating during the middle over and get the some of those bits and pieces exposes earlier, the games yours... Fizz and RBX will do the rest in the end

Shaan
June 13, 2017, 02:49 AM
this funny song should revive their competitive spirit once again, send them this one once again :))

Roy dada eta just fun er jonno apni abar seriousli niyenna :)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9mh-i9N7GeY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


some funny words: bissho-cup er mojnu, bagh-kumar :)

Vepu
June 13, 2017, 03:18 AM
The Zeeshan da kotha hocche apnar motey ke better twitter user? Donald Trump naki Roey er best friend Mushfiq?

Nothing beats covfefe

patriot
June 13, 2017, 04:41 AM
Thread title is misleading. Should have been "Six ingredients for success IF we WIN the toss".

If India wins the toss, they will certainly have a bowl first. The game is lost there and then - unless we put a score in excess of 350 which is highly unlikely.

Jadukor
June 13, 2017, 04:43 AM
excellent post Magic Mike... (lol joking)

If we bat first, play the natural game. Dont want Tamim, Soumya or whoever to start of defensive just for the sake of it...The wicket isnt expected to have demons.. so just watch out the good deliveries and be aggressive on the rest. We have good batting depth so Soumya, Sabbir should go for it... Sri Lanka crossed 300 with 4 batsmen... imagine how gangster this bowling lineup

Bowling first, Mash save the runs, Rubel and Taskin go for the throat... Their middle order isnt very good so if you can prevent them from accelerating during the middle over and get the some of those bits and pieces exposes earlier, the games yours... Fizz and RBX will do the rest in the end
Bou bollo besh interesting movie

Shingara
June 13, 2017, 05:37 AM
We need to bench some players for this match and fly in some players from BD.

Soumya needs to be dropped. He has been poor.
Imrul has been equally poor.
Sabbir is a bits and pieces player who contributes with 20 runs.
Mustafiz needs to be dropped. Strike bowler should take more than 1 wicket in a match.
Taskin needs to be dropped. Go and learn how to bowl!

Replace Soumya with SN
Replace Sabbir with Nasir gold
Repalce Mustafiz with Robiul
Replace Taskin with Al-Amin

hoodlum
June 13, 2017, 06:15 AM
Repalce Mustafiz with Robiul


This is gold :floor:

Night_wolf
June 13, 2017, 06:16 AM
Replace Singara with Samucha in my iftar
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Who am I kidding I love Singara!

IndYeah
June 13, 2017, 07:14 AM
We need to bench some players for this match and fly in some players from BD.

Soumya needs to be dropped. He has been poor.
Imrul has been equally poor.
Sabbir is a bits and pieces player who contributes with 20 runs.
Mustafiz needs to be dropped. Strike bowler should take more than 1 wicket in a match.
Taskin needs to be dropped. Go and learn how to bowl!

Replace Soumya with SN
Replace Sabbir with Nasir gold
Repalce Mustafiz with Robiul
Replace Taskin with Al-Amin


:facepalm:

WarWolf
June 13, 2017, 07:25 AM
Replace Singara with Samucha in my iftar
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Who am I kidding I love Singara!
Is Singara 'he' or 'she'?

Night_wolf
June 13, 2017, 07:50 AM
Is Singara 'he' or 'she'?

hahaha..not singara the member!:ohno:

Shadow
June 13, 2017, 09:56 AM
- All batsmen must study Indian bowlers - particularly Buvi and Bumrah. Analyze how they get their wickets, how do they execute their variations. For example, Buvi's knuckle bowl, Bumra's yorkers. Utilize the extra day to familiarize with their methods. What do they do when a batsmen come down the wicket ? How do they react when somebody gives himself room ? How do they generally bowl with the new ball where there is no pressure ? Such preparations are often unspoken, but absolutely critical for success.

- It is very obvious, at least to me, that both Soumya and Sabbir will be attacked with the short pitch bowling. Indians have used this plan every match since the 2015 world cup encounter. They feel that these two top order batsmen in particular have a bit of weakness against short bowling. Both of them should be aware of it and have plans to handle it. Do you guys want to go for pulls and hooks ? Do you want to just duck if it is too short and tuck behind square if you can get on top of it ? Or, do you also want to play it over the wicket keepers head ? Whatever option you want to try, please practice it hard. If Taskin is too tired to give you enough short bowls, please have Shafiul bowl from 18 yards.

- Dear mashrafee - Please have a slip for every new batsman when he first arrives at the wicket. It will cost us badly if we go for the short-term benefit of couple of slow overs and allow them to get settled.

- Study the dimension of the field. Is one side large than other ? Is straight boundaries longer than the squares ? How is the wind, in general ? Plan about the end that would be best for Shakib to operate. What would be the best end for Taskin to bowl those nasty bouncers. For batting, anticipate which end Jadeja and Panda will be bowling ? What is the best area to clear them for six ? Is it down the wicket ? or is it midwicket ?
You have made some very good points. Brendon McCullum was talking about having slips all the time and attacking from the very beginning rather than worrying about giving away some runs.

Kohli_Sox
June 13, 2017, 09:59 AM
We need to bench some players for this match and fly in some players from BD.

Soumya needs to be dropped. He has been poor.
Imrul has been equally poor.
Sabbir is a bits and pieces player who contributes with 20 runs.
Mustafiz needs to be dropped. Strike bowler should take more than 1 wicket in a match.
Taskin needs to be dropped. Go and learn how to bowl!

Replace Soumya with SN
Replace Sabbir with Nasir gold
Repalce Mustafiz with Robiul
Replace Taskin with Al-Amin

U mad bro?

Rifat
June 13, 2017, 10:21 AM
Excellent writeup Iftekhar Khan saab.

I have one more to add. Not every single pitch is a hit me 330+ pitch. As the tournament progresses, there are many pitches that are a bit on the slower side(similar to what we see on mirpur). There is a high probability that Bangladesh will be asked to bat first. All I am asking is that Bangladesh does not pull a South Africa here. If it is a 280 pitch then so be it. I think ICC may prepare a spinning track for us. India against South Africa read the pitch conditions perfectly and hence they brought in the extra spinner in R. Ashwin.

Bangladesh should never panic if India is choking us with their fielding like they did against South Africa. just keep calm keep wickets in hand and sensibly get the run rate close to 6.00 as possible without doing silly things. I think 280 is defendable on spinning tracks. The match against NZ was a perfect pitch. It had a little bit for everyone.

I am perfectly happy with whatever management decides even though all of us want to see 4 pacers. Let's factor in the pitch and conditions properly then make the last minute decision. If India has one major weakness, is that they are not very good at handling the "surprise factor". (Mendis and Fizz and many others exploited that in the past) Give them the unexpected ;)

Rifat
June 13, 2017, 10:52 AM
Best thing to do is to not take the match too seriously - we'll flounder under the pressure. Expect a humongous Indian crowd as BD fans (or any other fans, for that matter) won't be paying in excess of $250 for a ticket, whereas a lot of Indians will.

Win or lose, put up a good show and make us proud. :flag:

This. :)

IndYeah
June 13, 2017, 10:55 AM
Remember Keith Miller.


And play your best 5 bowlers. Even if they are spinners. This Indian team is not that great at playing spinners - especially the likes of Rohit, Shikhar, Yuvraj.

BD need to score at least 300 if batting first, and restrict India to below 330 if chasing.

Sarkar is key I think for BD's batting chances. You can't expect Tamim to do it all, every time. And Sarkar has the game to handle pace and bounce, only if he can get past the initial movement. He should avoid attacking Bhuvi. Just play him out.

Tough for BD though, too bad they aren't playing Pakistan in semi-final. In spite of BD's inexperience in big games, I would put them as 60-40 favorites against Pak, regardless of the toss.

mufi_02
June 13, 2017, 10:59 AM
Remember Keith Miller.


And play your best 5 bowlers. Even if they are spinners. This Indian team is not that great at playing spinners - especially the likes of Rohit, Shikhar, Yuvraj.

BD need to score at least 300 if batting first, and restrict India to below 330 if chasing.

Sarkar is key I think for BD's batting chances. You can't expect Tamim to do it all, every time. And Sarkar has the game to handle pace and bounce, only if he can get past the initial movement. He should avoid attacking Bhuvi. Just play him out.

Tough for BD though, too bad they aren't playing Pakistan in semi-final. In spite of BD's inexperience in big games, I would put them as 60-40 favorites against Pak, regardless of the toss.

This Indian team is still very good against spinners. Rohit struggles against leg spin but we don't have any. Yuvraj can sweep/hoick any of our spinners for six. Not sure about Dhawan. And won't even comment on Kohli/Dhoni. Even Pandya toyed with Imad Wasim.

So 4 pacers is the way to go.

IndYeah
June 13, 2017, 11:18 AM
This Indian team is still very good against spinners. Rohit struggles against leg spin but we don't have any. Yuvraj can sweep/hoick any of our spinners for six. Not sure about Dhawan. And won't even comment on Kohli/Dhoni. Even Pandya toyed with Imad Wasim.

So 4 pacers is the way to go.


Did you see Yuvraj scratch his way to a 18-ball 7 and get bowled by a part-time SL spinner?

He almost got out cheaply against Shadab Khan in the Pakistan game as well. Looked tentative against Tahir in the SA game.

Dhawan is very weak against spin - he tends to overattack because of this - he will either sweep or dance down the wicket. A smart spinner, especially an offspinner can get him easy.

Rohit is a beastly hitter against spin once set, but he's not in full form yet. Quite tentative. But he will murder average pace bowling.

Reality is that you don't have 4 quality pace bowlers. Don't just play pace bowlers for the sake of it. Play your best bowlers. Ideally Mortaza should not be playing in your team - he drags you guys down. It should be Fizz, Rubel, Taskin, Shakib and Mehdi. Sneak in a few overs of part-time from Soumya and Mahmudullah. That gives you a chance to lengthen the batting lineup.

But since Murtaza is some kind of magic talisman captain who can't be dropped, that won't happen.

Nafi
June 13, 2017, 11:24 AM
hahaha..not singara the member!:ohno:

pun not intended...

bujhee kom
June 13, 2017, 12:08 PM
Yeah Jadu da, ekebarey Maratmok Chomutkaar thread khelechen...
Your 6 ingredients thread is tastier than Hang Soyu Lee Take Out's 'Ten Ingredients Fried Rice' recipe!

Tigers_eye
June 13, 2017, 12:37 PM
Is Singara 'he' or 'she'?Salaam Sadi,
Beef shingara = Male.
Alu Shingara = Female.

bujhee kom
June 13, 2017, 12:42 PM
Salaam Sadi,
Beef shingara = Male.
Alu Shingara = Female.

Ohh yes, right...Hhhhmmm...now I understand why

Good looking muscular guys are called "Beef Cake"

And in my country where I come from, a promiscuous (lady related, not the other) dude is described as ..."that man has potato problem..."

horizon
June 13, 2017, 03:36 PM
Did you see Yuvraj scratch his way to a 18-ball 7 and get bowled by a part-time SL spinner?

He almost got out cheaply against Shadab Khan in the Pakistan game as well. Looked tentative against Tahir in the SA game.

Dhawan is very weak against spin - he tends to overattack because of this - he will either sweep or dance down the wicket. A smart spinner, especially an offspinner can get him easy.

Rohit is a beastly hitter against spin once set, but he's not in full form yet. Quite tentative. But he will murder average pace bowling.

Reality is that you don't have 4 quality pace bowlers. Don't just play pace bowlers for the sake of it. Play your best bowlers. Ideally Mortaza should not be playing in your team - he drags you guys down. It should be Fizz, Rubel, Taskin, Shakib and Mehdi. Sneak in a few overs of part-time from Soumya and Mahmudullah. That gives you a chance to lengthen the batting lineup.

But since Murtaza is some kind of magic talisman captain who can't be dropped, that won't happen.

None of these are in flat pitches. These are mostly on slow/turners ...

zman
June 13, 2017, 08:27 PM
Excellent write up.

I wanted to highlight a slightly different aspect of the recent match-ups between these countries. Since 2007, Bangladesh and India have faced off 19 times in 9 different ODI tournaments and bilateral tours. As expected India have won majority of these encounters, 15 times to be exact. What's interesting however, out of the 4 times Bangladesh won, 3 of them had significant consequences. They resulted in India getting eliminated from the tournament or losing a bilateral series. So Bangladesh really came out on top 3 out of 9 times in the last ten years.

2007 - World Cup
2007 - Bilateral tour
2008 - Kiptly Cup
2010 - Tri Nation Tourney
2011 - World Cup
2012 - Asia Cup
2014 - Bilateral tour
2015 - World Cup
2015 - Bilateral tour

I haven't looked up their results against SL or Pak, but I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that in the last decade, out of the subcontinental teams, Bangladesh has enjoyed the highest success ratio in rubber matches against their powerful neighbors. That's not bad for a team that started playing it's best cricket only couple of years ago.

To be honest, both 2007 and 2012 losses did not amount to India getting eliminated. In 2007, if India won the last group match against SL, India and SL would have been through. So the rubber match was lost against SL. In 2012, India lost only to Bangladesh to get out of the tourney, so your point is valid even though there were plenty of if-els after the loss. 2015 bilateral one was the first occasion when the "elimination" was there. India lost series against Pakistan in this decade.

On the other hand, Asia Cup 2014 India didn't win, SL/Pakistan beat India. 2014 World T20 it was SL who knocked India out. That was certainly a bigger occasion. Rather Bangladesh lost a golden opportunity to knock India out of 2016 T20 WC. So knocking India off, SL > Bangladesh > Pakistan currently.

Thanks for keeping me honest. However, my argument here focuses only on ODI's. In T20's we've always sucked until very recently. Regarding the 2007 encounter, although the match wasn't technically an elimination game it almost felt like one due to the group structure and format of the world cup. The loss seemed to knock the wind out of their sail which made the job easier for SL.
I just did a similar comparative analysis of India vs SL in ODI's over the last decade and the following was revealed:
The teams faced each other 61 times, out of which India won 37, SL won 20 and 4 times no result was achieved. These matches were played out over the span of 19 tournaments and bilateral tours. India came out on top 13 times vs SL's 6. Therefore SL:Ind = 6:13 while BD:Ind = 3:6.

2007 - Bilateral tour Ind
2007 - World cup SL
2008 - Tri Nation Tourney Ind
2008 - Asia cup SL
2008 - Bilateral tour Ind
2009 - Bilateral tour Ind
2009 - Tri Nation Tourney Ind
2009 - Bilateral tour Ind
2010 - Tri Nation SL
2010 - Asia cup Ind
2010 - Tri Nation Series SL
2011 - World Cup Ind
2012 - Tri Nation Series SL
2012 - Asia cup Ind
2012 - Bilateral tour Ind
2013 - Champions trophy Ind
2013 - Tri Nation Ind
2014 - Asia cup SL
2014 - Bilateral tour Ind

Given the fact that greats like Dilshan, Sanga, Jaya represented SL for the most part of the last 10 years, it is quite astonishing that Bangladesh actually beats out SL by a hairline in this analysis. This is not to insinuate that Bangladesh has been a better team than SL; however, it does show that every time the Tigers dealt a blow to India the impact was quite devastating from which they just couldn't recover. It wasn't just another loss to Zimbabwe in a tri nation tourney from which they would go on to recover and win the series anyway. That's what makes each win so impressive.

Shingara
June 14, 2017, 03:09 AM
U mad bro?

The reason people want to stick for the same players no matter what is the reason why our cricket does not progress. And, the same reason why BCB uses mostly the same team in every single match. And, then we get jei lou shei kodu.
Any bowler can take 1 wicket. Even Syed Rasel can come back and take 1! What we need are strike bowlers who can take more than 1 wicket.

IndYeah
June 15, 2017, 09:08 AM
I warned you about Rozilla, but forgot about Gabbar. FYI, that's what friends of Shikhar Dhawan call him.

Gabbar.

http://www.myhindilyrics.com/profiles/pics/amjad-khan1.jpg

aklemalp
June 15, 2017, 09:10 AM
I warned you about Rozilla, but forgot about Gabbar. FYI, that's what friends of Shikhar Dhawan call him.

Gabbar.

http://www.myhindilyrics.com/profiles/pics/amjad-khan1.jpg

Love that movie. One of the best villains in Movie history:)

Night_wolf
June 15, 2017, 09:11 AM
Isnt gabbar a vilen? Cant call your CT here a vilen

By the way I havent seen shole so dont know for sure if gabbar was a anti hero or vilen

IndYeah
June 15, 2017, 09:28 AM
Isnt gabbar a vilen? Cant call your CT here a vilen

By the way I havent seen shole so dont know for sure if gabbar was a anti hero or vilen

He was a straight old-school 'villain' - no anti-hero or anything. But still a total bad@ss.

Gotta say, the nickname fits Shikhar. Zero effs given - no wonder he is such a clutch player in big games.

IndYeah
June 15, 2017, 10:09 AM
Tried to tell you guys that 4 pacers was a mistake against India.

Shaan
June 15, 2017, 10:15 AM
Tried to tell you guys that 4 pacers was a mistake against India.
Fizz is just gone case, we are playing with 3 pacers ;)

IndYeah
June 15, 2017, 10:22 AM
Fizz is just gone case, we are playing with 3 pacers ;)

Murtaza is not a pacer. He should be non-playing captain. Fizz should not bowl with the new ball.

People don't realize this about India - the old assumptions about them being good players of spin aren't true for all the Indian batsmen.

If Hafeez bowls for Pakistan in the early overs in the final, you will see Dhawan get out like a tailender.

Night_wolf
June 15, 2017, 11:35 AM
Murtaza is not a pacer. He should be non-playing captain. Fizz should not bowl with the new ball.

People don't realize this about India - the old assumptions about them being good players of spin aren't true for all the Indian batsmen.

If Hafeez bowls for Pakistan in the early overs in the final, you will see Dhawan get out like a tailender.

Murtaza bowled better than our other 3 trundlers

IndYeah
June 15, 2017, 11:43 AM
Murtaza bowled better than our other 3 trundlers

Well, he bowled a bunch of his overs up front with the new ball, when the Indian batsmen are just looking to play safe. Instead of attacking the new batsmen, BD wastes the new ball trying to use up Mortaza's quota quickly. Its a bit harsh on Mortaza, and I saw today that he swings the bat a bit too for BD. But really, for this team to take the next step, they have to be a bit more ruthless with their selection.

If Mortaza is so good for the team's psyche, he can be a coach with the team. As a player, he's a bit of a liability. Compare him to the other team's 4th pacer - Stokes, Pandya - all are way better fielders and batsmen than him. And comparable, if not better, bowlers.

Shaan
June 15, 2017, 12:02 PM
Well, he bowled a bunch of his overs up front with the new ball, when the Indian batsmen are just looking to play safe. Instead of attacking the new batsmen, BD wastes the new ball trying to use up Mortaza's quota quickly. Its a bit harsh on Mortaza, and I saw today that he swings the bat a bit too for BD. But really, for this team to take the next step, they have to be a bit more ruthless with their selection.

If Mortaza is so good for the team's psyche, he can be a coach with the team. As a player, he's a bit of a liability. Compare him to the other team's 4th pacer - Stokes, Pandya - all are way better fielders and batsmen than him. And comparable, if not better, bowlers.
i believe mash himself already know that he is no more what he used to be, so i forsee he retiring after this tourney. he in this tourney looked really tiring, looked he can't push anymore further himself, im sure he felt this inside that he no more belongs here.

WarWolf
June 15, 2017, 12:05 PM
Well, he bowled a bunch of his overs up front with the new ball, when the Indian batsmen are just looking to play safe. Instead of attacking the new batsmen, BD wastes the new ball trying to use up Mortaza's quota quickly. Its a bit harsh on Mortaza, and I saw today that he swings the bat a bit too for BD. But really, for this team to take the next step, they have to be a bit more ruthless with their selection.

If Mortaza is so good for the team's psyche, he can be a coach with the team. As a player, he's a bit of a liability. Compare him to the other team's 4th pacer - Stokes, Pandya - all are way better fielders and batsmen than him. And comparable, if not better, bowlers.

Mortaza is the best bowler for BD in CT. He has been our best bowler for last one year too.

Well thank you for the suggestion.