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Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2017, 02:36 AM
Glad that this is happening. Australia just named their squad.

http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/agar-replaces-okeefe-for-australias-tour-to-bangladesh-starc-ruled-out-1434581.html

Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2017, 02:37 AM
Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar.

tanvir_nus
June 16, 2017, 02:41 AM
Already looking forward to this! Need to win this to forget the CT debacle! Cant wait for this

Rana Melb
June 16, 2017, 02:46 AM
When is the test match?

Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2017, 02:47 AM
1st test - Aug 27
2nd test - Sept 4

Nafi
June 16, 2017, 05:06 AM
No ODIs? : l

Rana Melb
June 16, 2017, 06:34 AM
Rainy season

Shadow
June 16, 2017, 08:22 AM
Rain would interrupt both the matches. It would be such a waste.

bujhee kom
June 16, 2017, 09:50 AM
Arrey bhais, Khela hobey ki hobey naa?
Agey seta Taratari bolun!

brockley
June 16, 2017, 11:52 AM
Don't agree with Agar mediocre,O'keefe dropping political.
Cartwright averaged 50 with the bat for Wa,2nd top aggregate and average deserves his spot,a big loss for Zimbabwe.

Kohli_Sox
June 16, 2017, 12:07 PM
Is cartwright zimbabwean?

5tonne
June 16, 2017, 12:31 PM
I thought CA was offering to play few ODIs as a compensation for not touring last time. This is gonna be a very short tour. And it doesn't allow Bangladesh to play to its strength.

Shadow
June 16, 2017, 01:47 PM
Don't agree with Agar mediocre,O'keefe dropping political.
Cartwright averaged 50 with the bat for Wa,2nd top aggregate and average deserves his spot,a big loss for Zimbabwe.

They left out Adam Zampa once again.

Shadow
June 16, 2017, 01:57 PM
I thought CA was offering to play few ODIs as a compensation for not touring last time. This is gonna be a very short tour. And it doesn't allow Bangladesh to play to its strength.

They didn't offer to play ODIs as a compensation, they wanted to play ODIs instead of tests because there is a possibility that matches will be washed out resulting in draws. They also wanted to prepare for their ODI tour in India. However, BCB wanted to stick to the original schedule of two tests.

brockley
June 16, 2017, 05:50 PM
Born in Zimbabwe left with his family when he was 11.
Zampa averaged 40/50 per first class wkt,he is more a one day bowler.

Mas_UK25
June 16, 2017, 06:29 PM
So Australia not playing ODI series? Think they want to avoid a banglawash :D

Just a test series? Meh, hardly like test, might not even watch/follow this!

Roy_1
June 16, 2017, 08:24 PM
So Australia not playing ODI series? Think they want to avoid a banglawash :D

Just a test series? Meh, hardly like test, might not even watch/follow this!

You need to play more and more tests, you play enough ODIs already, the calmness and resolve that some of your players lack will come only by playing test matches, test match is what separates men from boys, don't underestimate the over all impact of a test match which is far more than your usual Jamodis.

5tonne
June 18, 2017, 01:51 PM
A slightly unrelated news:

bdnews24
বাংলাদেশ ‘এ’ দলের খেলা নেই বহুদিন। আপাতত জাতীয় দল থেকে বাদ পড়া আর উঠে আসা খেলোয়াড়দের পরীক্ষা করে নেওয়ার মঞ্চ হাই পারফরম্যান্স দল। এনামুল হক, লিটন দাস, আবুল হাসান, মেহেদী মারুফদের উপস্থিতিতে শক্তিশালী একটি হাই পারফরম্যান্স দল অস্ট্রেলিয়া সফর করবে।

প্রধান নির্বাচক মিনহাজুল আবেদীন জানিয়েছেন, অস্ট্রেলিয়া সফরে বাংলাদেশ দল সব ম্যাচ খেলবে ডারউইনে। তিন দিনের ম্যাচের সঙ্গে খেলবে পাঁচটি ওয়ানডে।

“আমরা ১৬ জনের একটা দল দিয়েছি, যারা অস্ট্রেলিয়া যাচ্ছে।… আমরা দুটি জিনিস নিয়ে এখানে কাজ করছি, একটা ইমিডিয়েট রিপ্লেসমেন্ট, আরেকটা ডেভেলপমেন্ট স্কোয়াড। ওই হিসেবেই আমরা খেলোয়াড় দিয়েছি।”

“অভিজ্ঞ কিছু খেলোয়াড়কে ডেকেছি। তার মধ্যে এনামুল হক বিজয় আছে, মেহেদী মারুফ, লিটন দাস, আবুল হাসান আছে। কিছু প্রতিশ্রুতিশীল ক্রিকেটারও আছে। ভালো একটা কম্বিনেশন দাঁড় করিয়েছি। আশা করছি এখান থেকে ভালো একটা ফিডব্যাক পাবো। যেটা আমরা জাতীয় দল, ‘এ’ দলে কাজে লাগাতে পারবো।”

ভেন্যু হিসেবে কেন ডারউইনকে বেছে নেওয়া হয়েছে তার ব্যাখ্যা দিলেন সাবেক অধিনায়ক মিনহাজুল।

“অস্ট্রেলিয়ায় যখন মৌসুম শেষ হয় তখন ডারউইনে মৌসুম শুরু হয়। তখন ওখানে অনেক খেলোয়াড় এসে খেলে। ওখান থেকে খেলোয়াড় বাছাই করে একটা দল গড়ে ওরা আমাদের সঙ্গে খেলবে।”

কদিন পরেই অস্ট্রেলিয়ার বিপক্ষে টেস্ট সিরিজ খেলবে বাংলাদেশ। এরপর মাশরাফি বিন মুর্তজা-মুশফিকুর রহিম-সাকিব আল হাসানের দল যাবে দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকা সফরে। সামনে আছে আরও অনেক খেলা। তার আগে কিছু খেলোয়াড়কে দেখে নিতে চান নির্বাচকরা।
“হোমে টেস্ট ম্যাচ আছে। দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকায় তিন ফরম্যাটের খেলা আছে। বড় সিরিজ আছে ব্যাক টু ব্যাক। সে হিসেব মাথায় রেখেই কিছু খেলোয়াড়কে দেখবো।”

১০ জুলাই জাতীয় দলের ফিটনেস ক্যাম্পের জন্য ২৯ জনের দল দেবেন নির্বাচকরা। অগাস্ট-সেপ্টেম্বরে স্টিভেন স্মিথদের বিপক্ষে দেশের মাটিতে দুটি টেস্ট খেলবে মুশফিকের দল।

“ইমিডিয়েট রিপ্লেসমেন্ট কিছু দরকার আছে (জাতীয়) দলে। ওইগুলো যেন আমরা পরিপূর্ণ করতে পারি। সঙ্গে আগামী ১-২ বছরের মধ্যে আমরা কিছু খেলোয়াড়কে জাতীয় দল, ‘এ’ দলের জন্য চাই।

অস্ট্রেলিয়া সফর থেকে ফিরে কিছু দিন বিশ্রাম নিয়ে ইংল্যান্ড সফরে যাবে হাই পারফরম্যান্স দল। প্রধান নির্বাচক মনে করেন, এরপরই বোঝা যাবে ঠিক খেলোয়াড়দের উন্নতি কি পর্যায়ে আছে।

http://m.bdnews24.com/bn/detail/cricket/1352031

MHRAM
June 18, 2017, 05:11 PM
Why not have a seperate A team tour. What rubbish is this HP tour.
There should be seperate tours
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

Shadow
June 19, 2017, 06:09 AM
Why not have a seperate A team tour. What rubbish is this HP tour.
There should be seperate tours
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

An A team tour against strong Australian A team would be more valuable than playing some matches against low key teams. It's okay to have a Hp camp at home but why can't they make an A team for an away tour.

NoName
June 19, 2017, 06:33 PM
Yeh about the rain....... Best we can do is for the curators to prepare the same exact pitches that we served in the England series where games ended in 3 days. No way we're going to get 5 days of uninterrupted cricket with the upcoming rainy season, so might as well make it a minefield to get a short match with a result.

Besides England > Australia when it comes to playing spin. Let Miraz, Fizz, Shakib wreak havoc.

brockley
June 24, 2017, 01:52 AM
http://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/media/media-releases/bangladesh-tour-preparations-to-be-completed-in-darwin/2017-06-24
Australia will have a camp in Dawin before flying to Bangladesh.

Shadow
July 1, 2017, 08:53 AM
Could BCB arrange couple of 4 day games between BCL champion North Zone and Bangladesh National team as preparation for the test series against Austtalia?

moinul_huq
July 2, 2017, 01:25 AM
Arrey bhais, Khela hobey ki hobey naa?
Agey seta Taratari bolun!

Are you the same BK from PP?

Shadow
July 2, 2017, 06:58 AM
Are you the same BK from PP?

Or someone else using BK's name.

Kohli_Sox
July 6, 2017, 02:04 AM
Now that SA series has been officially cancelled by Australia A, Bangladesh tour is in serious doubt. What a farce. I hope they compensate us big. BCB should not settle for anything less from this stupid cricket australia

DinRaat.
July 6, 2017, 02:12 AM
Now that SA series has been officially cancelled by Australia A, Bangladesh tour is in serious doubt. What a farce. I hope they compensate us big. BCB should not settle for anything less from this stupid cricket australia

Let a official comment be released before calling them a disgrace.

kalpurush
July 6, 2017, 11:08 AM
Now that SA series has been officially cancelled by Australia A, Bangladesh tour is in serious doubt. What a farce. I hope they compensate us big. BCB should not settle for anything less from this stupid cricket australia



Default Australia Cricket is a disgrace



How Aussie cricket is to blame here, I have no clue! :hairpull:

IMHO, both CA and players are responsible for their own jobs, not Australian cricket.

And isn't it too early to make a conclusion whether Cricket Australia is going to cancel or postponed the tour?

patriot
July 17, 2017, 12:03 AM
This tour aint happening.

BCB needs to be proactive and keep Zimbabwe as a plan B.

Match Adda
July 17, 2017, 03:07 AM
This tour is happening.... more time will pass by, more we will know ....players already committed that they won't play around with the national series ... sub contact is their choice... and that's all matters

aklemalp
July 24, 2017, 10:23 AM
Aussie cricketers wanna sign MoU before touring Bd.

kalpurush
July 24, 2017, 12:06 PM
Aussie cricketers wanna sign MoU before touring Bd.

or, not to tour...

RazabQ
July 25, 2017, 02:18 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/story/1112538.html

First piece of good news?
Talks between the parties now appear to be as much about the optics of the deal - CA being able to claim a break from the fixed revenue percentage model that has existed over the past two decades and the ACA being able to say it has been retained - as its detail. One industry figure noted that the emergence of issues over the wording of clauses suggested that agreement "must be close to happening".

kalpurush
July 25, 2017, 09:20 AM
Ah! Now we can dream ... :)

Match Adda
July 27, 2017, 09:55 PM
good news knocking the door..for the fans and cricketers..

fush_montor
July 29, 2017, 05:12 PM
Isam shared this on his facebook last morning:
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/dollar-signs-blind-australian-cricket-to-bangladesh-20170728-gxkhup.html

"Dollar signs blind Australian cricket to Bangladesh"...-Sydney Morning Herald

shabbir
July 30, 2017, 08:36 AM
Stuart Mcgill has become bangladesh r Spin coach.

aklemalp
July 30, 2017, 09:45 AM
Stuart Mcgill has become bangladesh r Spin coach.

Is this confirmed?

That would be great. But since he's a leggie, the only player who could get more air time with him is Sabbir.

Rakib Hasan
July 31, 2017, 01:37 AM
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5tonne
July 31, 2017, 07:39 AM
Is this confirmed?

That would be great. But since he's a leggie, the only player who could get more air time with him is Sabbir.

His general cricket knowledge is great. So, I guess he will be able to help other type of spinners too.

r56hg
July 31, 2017, 10:08 AM
Yahoo finally Australia is coming to Bangladesh :applause::applause:

1. Need to cancel/reschedule my vacation plan.
2. Make sure manager approve my day off on those days.
3. Truce with my boss at home so that I don't get distracted by her during the game.
4. Store enough pops/snacks/fruits.
5. Select some funny movies/drama/documentaries to watch during breaks and delays.

Did I miss anything?

NoName
July 31, 2017, 11:06 AM
Macgill coming sounds too good to be true...

godzilla
August 1, 2017, 12:31 AM
so what's the latest news? Series still on or nah?

kalpurush
August 1, 2017, 10:15 AM
so what's the latest news? Series still on or nah?

Bangladesh tour depends on MoU - Steven Smith

Australia captain Steven Smith has reiterated that players are unlikely to tour Bangladesh without a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). The tour is scheduled to begin in three weeks, from August 22.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20216821/bangladesh-tour-depends-mou-steven-smith

aklemalp
August 1, 2017, 11:16 AM
Someone please pay these blokes. They are one of the richest cricket boards in the world; fix it! CA.

RealSports
August 1, 2017, 01:03 PM
I think it's fairly obvious that this is all a conspiracy, so they would avoid to tour Bangladesh again.

kalpurush
August 1, 2017, 01:08 PM
I think it's fairly obvious that this is all a conspiracy, so they would avoid to tour Bangladesh again.

... and the mastermind behind this is BCCI! ;)

mdsohelrana
August 2, 2017, 02:57 AM
CA and ACA are both agree. Thats why Bangladesh vs Australia Series will held at time
watch full news here- https://youtu.be/aJZAhMnaoE8

ahnaf
August 3, 2017, 12:27 AM
Dispute is over.

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/96216/cricket-australia-australian-cricketers-association-pay-dispute-ends-details-expected-soon

brockley
August 3, 2017, 12:49 AM
Yep confirmed on Sky here,press conference in less than an hour.
Must say it has made for interesting reading,bought the Australian everyday,as that is where the leaks were coming from.

Shingara
August 3, 2017, 02:53 AM
Is there a point to this tour?
It's not like we are going to win or wing it! Our 2nd opener spot is shaky. Middle order is out of order. Spin department has no spinners. Fast bowling is very undisciplined. Are shommanjonok porajoys worth it ?

SportingBD
August 3, 2017, 03:04 AM
Time to crash them 2-0.

And their fans to say these guys are bloody overpaid after the defeats!

Match Adda
August 3, 2017, 03:22 AM
It's clear now... Australia on the way to Bangladesh... let's make haturi hopes in real life show..2-0

Match Adda
August 3, 2017, 03:24 AM
Make spin mine pitch ... Miraz and mustafiz combos will be the nightmare for them...go bd

Match Adda
August 3, 2017, 03:25 AM
Finally cricket knock knock .... and we r whoop whoop..

Habib
August 3, 2017, 03:29 AM
Glad to know the Aussies are coming. Hopefully no more drama.

cricket_king
August 3, 2017, 07:22 PM
lol man i just hope we don't lose 0-2. As always, typical BD supporters are delusional as ****.

Surely I don't have to remind anyone that Australia is a VERY strong test side with a pedigree for producing some of the finest to have played the sport. No team has beaten us as often or as comprehensively as Australia. Our own team is going through some major problems as well. Beating a crummy Sri Lankan team in Lanka isn't actually much of an achievement, evident in the drubbing India is handing them.

Any sensible Bangladeshi fan will take a hard-fought 0-0 drawn series.

aklemalp
August 3, 2017, 07:25 PM
Is Gillespie coming this time?

Match Adda
August 3, 2017, 10:34 PM
lol man i just hope we don't lose 0-2. As always, typical BD supporters are delusional as ****.

Surely I don't have to remind anyone that Australia is a VERY strong test side with a pedigree for producing some of the finest to have played the sport. No team has beaten us as often or as comprehensively as Australia. Our own team is going through some major problems as well. Beating a crummy Sri Lankan team in Lanka isn't actually much of an achievement, evident in the drubbing India is handing them.

Any sensible Bangladeshi fan will take a hard-fought 0-0 drawn series.

Fans here in bc (like me) believing their team no matter what....
But afsos :facepalm: some fans r here always cry like a baby no matter what... and has negative thoughts 0-0 :floor:

Ted
August 4, 2017, 08:55 AM
Do you know when (and how) tickets will go on sale. I think the pay dispute and limited preparation will see we Aussies vulnerable. Remembering we'd never lost in Sri Lanka but got hammered 3 nil there recently

MarufH
August 4, 2017, 09:27 AM
Pay dispute is over! Yayyy!

cricket_king
August 4, 2017, 09:39 AM
Fans here in bc (like me) believing their team no matter what....
But afsos :facepalm: some fans r here always cry like a baby no matter what... and has negative thoughts 0-0 :floor:

It's good to see your posts increasing in comprehensibility. I have a vague understanding of what you're trying say, but prior to this post, it was all gibberish. :up:

brockley
August 4, 2017, 04:22 PM
Hey I am the one to do the sledging here,you don't sledge you own team.:)

Match Adda
August 5, 2017, 12:28 AM
It's good to see your posts increasing in comprehensibility. I have a vague understanding of what you're trying say, but prior to this post, it was all gibberish. :up:

lol still crying about it?:facepalm::floor:

kalpurush
August 5, 2017, 07:17 PM
Hey I am the one to do the sledging here,you don't sledge you own team.:)

all your's then... ;)

aklemalp
August 5, 2017, 07:19 PM
Aussies are outsourcing sledging :)

kalpurush
August 5, 2017, 07:20 PM
Do you know when (and how) tickets will go on sale. I think the pay dispute and limited preparation will see we Aussies vulnerable. Remembering we'd never lost in Sri Lanka but got hammered 3 nil there recently

Welcome to BC Ted. Please be familiar with the Forum rules and enjoy your stay! :)


Here, you can find all about our cricket..including ticket sales... when, where etc.

http://www.tigercricket.com.bd/

kalpurush
August 5, 2017, 07:21 PM
Aussies are outsourcing sledging :)

Haha!!! Lol!!

They might need a Kohli ... ;)

aklemalp
August 5, 2017, 07:23 PM
Haha!!! Lol!!

They might need a Kohli ... ;)

Yeah, thought that Brockley brother might have been the only one to, but he came late to the party.

Snooze you lose.

Rifat
August 5, 2017, 11:51 PM
lol man i just hope we don't lose 0-2. As always, typical BD supporters are delusional as ****.

Surely I don't have to remind anyone that Australia is a VERY strong test side with a pedigree for producing some of the finest to have played the sport. No team has beaten us as often or as comprehensively as Australia. Our own team is going through some major problems as well. Beating a crummy Sri Lankan team in Lanka isn't actually much of an achievement, evident in the drubbing India is handing them.

Any sensible Bangladeshi fan will take a hard-fought 0-0 drawn series.

I am fancying 1-1 maybe ;)

Rifat
August 5, 2017, 11:53 PM
I am glad that players and fans got a much needed two month break from cricket. it gives time to refocus reenergize and heal injury concerns if any and spent some quality time with friends and family.

Rifat
August 5, 2017, 11:53 PM
Make spin mine pitch ... Miraz and mustafiz combos will be the nightmare for them...go bd

Lyon + Hazlewood combo also deadly for us too...

Night_wolf
August 6, 2017, 12:40 AM
I am fancying 1-1 maybe ;)

1-1 will put us to number 8 in the ranking for the first time ever

Roy_1
August 6, 2017, 01:27 AM
Time to crash them 2-0.

And their fans to say these guys are bloody overpaid after the defeats!

Don't underestimate the Aussies, their fighting spirit even when the odds are against them is simply unmatched. 1-1 is a possibility, I frankly don't see a 2-0 happening.

Roy_1
August 6, 2017, 01:33 AM
Fans here in bc (like me) believing their team no matter what....
But afsos :facepalm: some fans r here always cry like a baby no matter what... and has negative thoughts 0-0 :floor:

Being pragmatic is not akin to having negative thoughts, that SL series was an anomaly, they are a much much better team than that and the last team you should take lightly.

aklemalp
August 6, 2017, 08:11 AM
I am fancying 1-1 maybe ;)

I love the way you think :)

Match Adda
August 6, 2017, 09:57 AM
Lyon + Hazlewood combo also deadly for us too...

Lyon will be the danger man, because sakib is flop... kadege will be clueless...only savior I can see, it's tamim and musfiq combos...

kalpurush
August 6, 2017, 04:04 PM
Don't underestimate the Aussies, their fighting spirit even when the odds are against them is simply unmatched. 1-1 is a possibility, I frankly don't see a 2-0 happening.

Well, it might...you never know!?

Aussies 2
Tigers 0

Tigers 1
Aussies 0

If Tigers can draw the first test, they have a chance to win the 2nd...IMHO.
If they lose the 1st, then they might lose the 2nd as well...

kalpurush
August 6, 2017, 04:13 PM
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brockley
August 6, 2017, 05:22 PM
Looks like I have competition another Aussie:D.
Yes I am outsourcing sledging for us,your own are doing that successfully.:lol:
I Nil Aussies way,hope we pick Cartwright.:).
Um Aussies added Michael Swepson a leggie,a very promising one.
Still for the life of me don't know why O'keefe dropped.:-|.

Shingara
August 7, 2017, 04:24 AM
Amra keno kheltesi ei series?
Eki players niye khelley eki result hobey. Spinner nai, pacer nai, batsmen nai. Khelbo keda ?

kalpurush
August 7, 2017, 12:15 PM
Mushfiqur believes it's 'best time' to face Australia

Bangladesh's growth as a Test team - both home and away - in recent times has given them the confidence to pick 20 wickets against Australia, according to captain Mushfiqur Rahim. He further said that this was the best time for them to face Australia, having undergone much improvement since the last time Bangladesh hosted them, almost 11 years ago.


Read @ ESPMcricinfo http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20274029/mushfiqur-rahim-believes-best-face-australia

Gowza
August 7, 2017, 05:34 PM
O'keefe very unfairly treated, always has been. Haven't seen a lot of sweeps but have to be honest not been overly impressed by him from what I have seen but I'm sure he's improved.

A lot for BD will rely on fizz, shakib, miraz, taskin. If BD can bowl well then they are in with a chance.

aklemalp
August 9, 2017, 09:56 AM
What is the strength of this Australia squad compared to the one that last visited for a test series?

Night_wolf
August 9, 2017, 11:53 AM
What is the strength of this Australia squad compared to the one that last visited for a test series?

last one was Australia's legendary team

kalpurush
August 9, 2017, 12:14 PM
What is the strength of this Australia squad compared to the one that last visited for a test series?

Does't matter much how strong the Aussies are! It all depends how many catches Mushy drops and how Tamim build his opening innings ...

If Tamim is out cheaply, most of the time we give up and dropping catches makes it just a bit faster ...

Confidence is our key strength -> we are full of it = we win

brockley
August 9, 2017, 05:03 PM
Jackson bird in for James Pattinson,precautionary move.

aklemalp
August 9, 2017, 05:13 PM
Jackson Bird is a good choice, saw bits of him in the Big Bash

aklemalp
August 9, 2017, 05:16 PM
Does't matter much how strong the Aussies are! It all depends how many catches Mushy drops and how Tamim build his opening innings ...

If Tamim is out cheaply, most of the time we give up and dropping catches makes it just a bit faster ...

Confidence is our key strength -> we are full of it = we win

It looks like a perennial dilemma. Fingers crossed for your keeper to hold on to his catches, and for the top order not to be dismissed cheaply.

For eons, it had been discussed that mentality is what some or all of the players are lacking.

When will we see this tide turn?

aklemalp
August 12, 2017, 04:05 PM
When will the Aussies arrive?

brockley
August 12, 2017, 05:02 PM
Dunno they in Darwin atm,preparing on spinning tracks.

brockley
August 12, 2017, 06:46 PM
Just checked 18th.

aklemalp
August 12, 2017, 06:50 PM
Just checked 18th.

Oh cool. Thanks bro:)

brockley
August 12, 2017, 07:50 PM
No worries.:):up:
Aussies playing an inter trial match between eachother,former Aussie reps called up plus some ex Darwin products now playing state cricket.

aklemalp
August 13, 2017, 10:04 AM
No worries.:):up:
Aussies playing an inter trial match between eachother,former Aussie reps called up plus some ex Darwin products now playing state cricket.

This sounds like a good way to prepare. Do they expect a lot of spin from BD?

And how old are the wickets they are batting on to play the spin?

brockley
August 13, 2017, 04:03 PM
Yes.
They are considering playing 2 spinners.
Darwin pitch spins a lot,a lot of spinners in the prep game.

aklemalp
August 14, 2017, 11:01 AM
Yes.
They are considering playing 2 spinners.
Darwin pitch spins a lot,a lot of spinners in the prep game.

I'm am eager to see the new guys of the Aussies playing in their first series.

It's always hard for players to adapt to overseas condition in their first series. Can be make or break.

brockley
August 14, 2017, 06:14 PM
Its either Cartwright or Maxwell for no 6.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/match-report/australia-intrasquad-warm-up-game-test-tour-bangladesh-warner-xi-smith-xi-darwin-highlights/2017-08-14
Handscomb,Weatherald and Cartwright in the runs.

brockley
August 15, 2017, 04:48 AM
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/match-report/australia-intra-squad-warm-up-highlights-day-2-smith-warner-maxwell-bangladesh-test-series/2017-08-15
Travis Head and Steve Smith 100's.

RealSports
August 15, 2017, 09:55 AM
I'm eagerly waiting for this series. The last test series between the sides was way back in 06, and it was an interesting series too. Bangladesh almost won a test match against them; in fact, it was an epic test match too. Our players will be a bit rusty for sure because they've had a break after the Champions Trophy, but then again, they'll be fresh for the season ahead. There's no excuse for someone such as the Fizz to not perform now. Batting is what interests me the most. Will it be Sarker or Imrul who opens with Tamim because both have done well in their allocated test slots. Most likely one of the openers will take the third slot, and it wasn't too long ago that Isam wrote an article on this on Cricinfo. I know rankings state things differently, but Bangladesh are favourites to win both these test matches provided the players are fit.

brockley
August 16, 2017, 04:48 AM
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/match-report/australia-intra-squad-warm-up-highlights-day-3-smith-warner-maxwell-bangladesh-test-series/2017-08-16
Spinners' dominate day 3.

RealSports
August 16, 2017, 10:18 AM
Bowling attack on our pitches will be too much for these Australian batsman. What interests me the most is if Shahid is fit. Him along with Mehedi and Fizz will form a wonderful trio. Even if we do win this test series 2-0, we will still get crushed if we were to tour Australia. Bangladesh have improved, but still a long way to go to become a genuine world class side.

bujhee kom
August 16, 2017, 12:49 PM
C'mon Australia! Let's go! Let's wrestle!

brockley
August 16, 2017, 05:56 PM
Their is talk Peter Handsomb could keep instead of Wade and play 5 bowlers,with Agar at 7.

Gowza
August 16, 2017, 07:03 PM
Their is talk Peter Handsomb could keep instead of Wade and play 5 bowlers,with Agar at 7.

Not a bad idea as long as it doesn't affect his batting, wade really isn't up to standard with the gloves, actually wade could even play as a specialist bat.

DinRaat.
August 16, 2017, 11:58 PM
Peter hathchiruni is very overrated.

Eshen
August 17, 2017, 03:25 PM
Hathuru not letting Momin-Riyad to even play in the practice match - http://bn.bdcrictime.com/2017/08/%E0%A6%85%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%B6%E0%A7%80%E0%A 6%B2%E0%A6%A8-%E0%A6%AE%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%9A%E0%A 7%87%E0%A6%93-%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%87-%E0%A6%AE%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%BF

This simply ridiculous, specially in case of Momin.

Yankees
August 17, 2017, 03:29 PM
Hathuru not letting Momin-Riyad to even play in the practice match - http://bn.bdcrictime.com/2017/08/%E0%A6%85%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%B6%E0%A7%80%E0%A 6%B2%E0%A6%A8-%E0%A6%AE%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%9A%E0%A 7%87%E0%A6%93-%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%87-%E0%A6%AE%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%BF

This simply ridiculous, specially in case of Momin.

sucks for Momin. But glad about Riad. Dude has no business being in the test team, and I'm glad he won't get to weasel back into the team after the NZ game.

brockley
August 17, 2017, 05:40 PM
Who's showing it.
Not on Fox or free to air here,on CA website.

jabbar
August 17, 2017, 08:44 PM
Isam shared this on his facebook last morning:
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/dollar-signs-blind-australian-cricket-to-bangladesh-20170728-gxkhup.html

"Dollar signs blind Australian cricket to Bangladesh"...-Sydney Morning Herald

Excellent article. Really puts into perspective the term "minnow". And I am a proud born and raised Aussie (albeit with BD heritage).

brockley
August 17, 2017, 09:05 PM
How many Aussies on this forum?

Gowza
August 17, 2017, 09:49 PM
I'm Aussie, ancestry is uk and Italian.

brockley
August 17, 2017, 10:23 PM
Yeh thought you were.
Just wondering,how many Aussies are on the forum,I count 5/6 from what I can remember.

jabbar
August 17, 2017, 10:35 PM
Looks like I have competition another Aussie:D.
Yes I am outsourcing sledging for us,your own are doing that successfully.:lol:
I Nil Aussies way,hope we pick Cartwright.:).
Um Aussies added Michael Swepson a leggie,a very promising one.
Still for the life of me don't know why O'keefe dropped.:-|.

O'Keefe dropped because he got drunk in ab medal night

DinRaat.
August 18, 2017, 03:59 AM
Yeh thought you were.
Just wondering,how many Aussies are on the forum,I count 5/6 from what I can remember.

Born and Raised,parents from BD

brockley
August 18, 2017, 04:53 AM
Yeh I know you are.

DinRaat.
August 18, 2017, 05:04 AM
Yeh I know you are.

Thoughts on Pauline Hanson stunt?

Night_wolf
August 18, 2017, 10:42 AM
Thoughts on Pauline Hanson stunt?

Continue on FC or PM

lets not derail the thread

DinRaat.
August 18, 2017, 07:09 PM
Continue on FC or PM

lets not derail the thread

Yeah, I was thinking about that too when i posted it, sorry.

ReZ_1
August 19, 2017, 01:47 AM
Anyone know how to get the tickets for the Australia vs Bangladesh first test?

brockley
August 20, 2017, 05:23 AM
To be showed on Foxtel In australia starting 2pm on the 27th.
Surprised their best batsmen not playing.
Dinraat sent you a post.Sorry been in Canberra.

Eshen
August 20, 2017, 01:04 PM
I like this team -

BCB XI for 2-day practice match against Australians:
Mahmudullah (capt), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Saifuddin, Subashis Roy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Tanbir Hayder, Jubair Hossain, Abul Hasan

-Cricinfo

aklemalp
August 20, 2017, 01:07 PM
^^ who is Irfan Sukkar?

What type of player is he?

Eshen
August 20, 2017, 01:22 PM
^^Keeper-Opener. He scored a century during Academy tour of Australia.

aklemalp
August 20, 2017, 01:24 PM
^^ oh okay... thanks.

SportingBD
August 20, 2017, 01:28 PM
Thought Mahmuddullah is going to CPL on Monday?

Rinathq
August 20, 2017, 03:35 PM
Practice match is cancelled as far as I know

aklemalp
August 20, 2017, 03:37 PM
^^Well, that's just great.

Can't they schedule something else?

R0ssei
August 21, 2017, 08:08 AM
I like this team -

BCB XI for 2-day practice match against Australians:
Mahmudullah (capt), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Irfan Sukkur, Mohammad Saifuddin, Subashis Roy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Tanbir Hayder, Jubair Hossain, Abul Hasan

-Cricinfo

If you include Tamim and perhaps Mehedi, that could be our Test Team.

RealSports
August 21, 2017, 10:22 AM
It could be a blessing in disguise. I looked at Australia's squad, and I'd be really surprised if they win this series. Both teams will be rusty. I hope the pitches are the same pitches we used for England, but I don't want them to spin to early in the game. Basically, I want to see both these test matches go into the 5th day since any series with Australia is rare these days. Also, the Bangla Cricket channel on YouTube has been inactive for a really long time now, and would like to see more videos return there on a regular bases – I'm still a subscriber.

Gowza
August 21, 2017, 12:05 PM
Would've been a great opportunity for guys like shanto and jubair, unfortunate.

Yankees
August 21, 2017, 05:53 PM
It could be a blessing in disguise. I looked at Australia's squad, and I'd be really surprised if they win this series. Both teams will be rusty. I hope the pitches are the same pitches we used for England, but I don't want them to spin to early in the game. Basically, I want to see both these test matches go into the 5th day since any series with Australia is rare these days.

The only way to win is to create pitches that spin early. It's the only way we can win, and with the weather, it's the only way we can get a result. It might not be the classy thing to do, but if India can do it then so we can we.

Shingara
August 22, 2017, 02:50 AM
Ish.. Abulkey jodi abar dekhtey partam.

Eclipse
August 22, 2017, 03:59 AM
The only way to win is to create pitches that spin early. It's the only way we can win, and with the weather, it's the only way we can get a result. It might not be the classy thing to do, but if India can do it then so we can we.

This. The only way we can even think of winning a single match against Australia is by dishing out doctored wickets to the aussies where ball will turn square from day 1.

Otherwise, we've absolutely no chance against the mighty Australia.
The only problem with this strategy is N. Lyon. He'll eat our batters for breakfast on these types of wickets.

DinRaat.
August 22, 2017, 06:41 AM
This. The only way we can even think of winning a single match against Australia is by dishing out doctored wickets to the aussies where ball will turn square from day 1.

Otherwise, we've absolutely no chance against the mighty Australia.
The only problem with this strategy is N. Lyon. He'll eat our batters for breakfast on these types of wickets.

We should do the same, just like your beloved India.

R0ssei
August 22, 2017, 06:44 AM
Yes, Lyon would cause havoc for our shaky LH batsmen (SS, Imrul, Mominul etc.). Tamim can manage him once (if) he is settled. Mushy needs to play calmly. And Sabbir has no hope left...

Aussies normally go offensive playing spinners. Nonetheless they won't have any problem scoring at 4+ RR facing Fizz, Tasking and Shofi. We need a spinny track with Mehedi (offensive) + Taijul (defensive) + Shakib (with hope that he can baffle them with some extra-ordinary deliveries) + Nasir (no idea what he is capable of now).

MarufH
August 22, 2017, 11:24 AM
Anyone doing fantasy league? Really enjoyed it during SL series.

RazabQ
August 22, 2017, 11:51 PM
This. The only way we can even think of winning a single match against Australia is by dishing out doctored wickets to the aussies where ball will turn square from day 1.

Otherwise, we've absolutely no chance against the mighty Australia.
The only problem with this strategy is N. Lyon. He'll eat our batters for breakfast on these types of wickets.

Not singling you out. There are other fans who also fall into this hyper-critical, hyper-pessimistic category that you exemplify. Old man SS comes to mind :) For you guys, I wonder why you even bother to follow the team? I mean unless one is a masochist, who would one _choose_ to spend time on something that causes misery and pain? SS at least has grown more optimistic as the team has matured. But if all you see is darkness, why not go away from it?

DinRaat.
August 23, 2017, 12:18 AM
Not singling you out. There are other fans who also fall into this hyper-critical, hyper-pessimistic category that you exemplify. Old man SS comes to mind :) For you guys, I wonder why you even bother to follow the team? I mean unless one is a masochist, who would one _choose_ to spend time on something that causes misery and pain? SS at least has grown more optimistic as the team has matured. But if all you see is darkness, why not go away from it?

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SH Anik
August 23, 2017, 06:52 AM
Heavy Rain is forecast during all the 5 days in the upcoming test match.

bujhee kom
August 23, 2017, 08:22 AM
^^^Arrey Anik bhai saheeb, does it mean Khela ki jomey utheby ana?? E hotey parey naa!

Asoon..Australia-key ebar pakraw korbo!

aklemalp
August 23, 2017, 08:57 AM
On all 5 days, there is a thunderstorm.

Roni_uk
August 23, 2017, 09:18 AM
^^ well thats what you get when you organise a Test match during the monsoon season.

SH Anik
August 23, 2017, 09:19 AM
^^^Arrey Anik bhai saheeb, does it mean Khela ki jomey utheby ana?? E hotey parey naa!

Asoon..Australia-key ebar pakraw korbo!

Khela jombey naki Jani na, but bristir pani thiki jombey..

Zeeshan
August 23, 2017, 12:09 PM
Bangladesh pull rank on Aussie batters
22 August 2017
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar are in the top 50 batsmen // Getty

Andrew Ramsey
@ARamseyCricket

Bangladesh boast the world's best allrounder and a top-order far more potent than the one Australia faced in 2006
For Australia's previous Test tour to Bangladesh in April 2006, the host nation understood that their bowlers might be capable of raising concern among the cricket world's undisputed super power labouring in an unfamiliar environment. But, with just one batter – their stoic captain, Habibul Bashar – rated among the Test game's top 50 they would always struggle to outscore an Australian line-up that featured five names (Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Damien Martyn, Michael Hussey and Adam Gilchrist) who outranked their skipper on that list

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/bangladesh-batsmen-pull-rank-on-australia-test-tour-tamim-shakib-mominul-soumya/2017-08-22

aklemalp
August 23, 2017, 12:18 PM
Series review from 2006:

Whatever the Australians expected of a country most of them had only seen submerged under flood water on the television news, they must have been surprised by what they found on this inaugural tour.

Who knew that Bangladesh would put up a fight in the First Test that threatened an even greater upset than their shock one-day win in Cardiff ten months earlier? Who could have predicted a bloody lunchtime brawl between the media and the police? Or that, despite the tightest precautions the government could muster, Australia's security manager would find himself rushing towards a man training a rifle on the players?

That Australia completed a clean sweep - 2-0 in the Tests and 3-0 in the one-day series - tells only part of the story. It cannot convey the breathtaking boldness of opener Shahriar Nafees in the First Test at Fatullah, where Bangladesh blazed their way to 427 and reduced Australia to 93 for six, or Jason Gillespie's extraordinary composure and pig-headed focus in reaching an astonishing double-hundred as night-watchman in the Second Test at Chittagong. It does not describe how Ricky Ponting, under intense grilling from a 100-strong media throng, admitted he was wrong to question Bangladesh's Test status, or how his team, weary after ten months' non-stop cricket, lashed out at their home board over the decision to allow only four days between their final Test in South Africa and their first in Bangladesh.

The nastiest shock was reserved for security manager Reg Dickason during the First Test. There had been months of planning and checks, guarantees and pledges, assurances and reassurances from the Bangladesh board and government about the players' safety. Then Dickason spotted, on closedcircuit TV, a gunman in a black bandanna in the Fatullah crowd. He rushed towards him, heart in mouth, only to find that the man was a member of the government's Rapid Action Brigade, employed to protect the Australians. A keen cricket lover, he was using the telescopic sight on his rifle to get a better view. Dickason, relieved, persuaded him to desist.
.........


Read More here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/291089.html

Eclipse
August 23, 2017, 12:27 PM
^^ well thats what you get when you organise a Test match during the monsoon season.

Bhai u r right. But this year's monsoon was quite unique to be completely honest. I've never experienced this amount of rain in my evtire life.

al-Sagar
August 23, 2017, 09:59 PM
Any news on ticket selling?

DinRaat.
August 23, 2017, 10:45 PM
Bhai u r right. But this year's monsoon was quite unique to be completely honest. I've never experienced this amount of rain in my evtire life.

Send us some pictures.

RealSports
August 24, 2017, 09:38 AM
The most idiotic thing is to schedule games during the rainy season. Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. This is not the first time Bangladesh has done this.

RazabQ
August 24, 2017, 05:58 PM
Bangladesh is not one of the bigger boards who can chose when teams come. They have to take the windows offered by bigger boards and summer in Australia or Fall/Winter in India and Summer in England take care of the major blocks of good weather.

Yankees
August 25, 2017, 02:23 AM
Interesting video, some of the Aus players visit oxfam in BD:

http://www.cricket.com.au/video/australia-test-squad-cricket-cares-bangladesh-tour-oxfam-satolla-slum-dhaka/2017-08-24

Nocturnal
August 26, 2017, 12:32 AM
Any news on ticket selling?

here ...

মিরপুর টেস্টের টিকেট বিক্রি শনিবার থেকে
Link: http://bangla.bdnews24.com/cricket/article1385049.bdnews

BengaliPagol
August 26, 2017, 10:28 PM
which channels are televising?

fush_montor
August 26, 2017, 11:43 PM
Ekti Haturar Golpo

ek je chilo Hathura, ar tar chilo duita perek...ekta perek khub shanto o Soumya prokitir..arekta ektu Romman-tic...Hathura jokhon ei rokom misfit perek dia gaer jor dekhiye jora-tali dite gelo, puro toktatai gelo bhenge :(

bujhee kom
August 27, 2017, 04:38 PM
Ekti Haturar Golpo

ek je chilo Hathura, ar tar chilo duita perek...ekta perek khub shanto o Soumya prokitir..arekta ektu Romman-tic...Hathura jokhon ei rokom misfit perek dia gaer jor dekhiye jora-tali dite gelo, puro toktatai gelo bhenge :(

FM dada...apni ekjon lekhok ebong Bhasha shilpi...apnar lekhar moidhey peyechi koob modhur shaadh!

fush_montor
August 27, 2017, 10:40 PM
FM dada...apni ekjon lekhok ebong Bhasha shilpi...apnar lekhar moidhey peyechi koob modhur shaadh!

ar lojja diben na BK bhaiya...je shob doctor bhalo chikitsha korte pare na tader bole Haturee Daktar...ar ami Hatura niyei lekha-lekhi kori dekhe loke amar nam diyeche Haturee Writer! Shob-e apnader doa..

adamnsu
August 27, 2017, 11:08 PM
Garbage Shaiful starts

MHRAM
August 28, 2017, 04:14 AM
Australia tail-enders has better defense than their top order
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

MHRAM
August 28, 2017, 04:16 AM
Shakib gets Cummins
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

brockley
August 29, 2017, 09:54 PM
O'keefe in for Hazelwood.

Rifat
August 30, 2017, 12:02 AM
Abu Jayed Rahi should be tried....lol i sound like a broken record

tiger1000
August 30, 2017, 03:29 AM
Australia tail-enders has better defense than their top order
<br />Posted via BC Mobile Edition

And there's too be honest...

Cummins and Mehedi just show what you can achieve with keeping it simple and having grit

Yankees
August 30, 2017, 07:36 PM
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Interesting press conference after Test 1. Especially Shakibs. At one point, he mentions his wife as an inspiration. Also, says that he never said we would beat Aus 2-0, only said that we could and it was mistranslated.

When Shakib does interviews in English, it's often boring and obviously limits him obviously obviously. And can lead to misquotes that we've heard over the years. When he speaks in Bangla, he's much more animated, witty, and shows his personality. We really should get translators and let the boys just speak naturally.

Rifat
August 31, 2017, 08:53 PM
Honestly, I am not expecting a Bangladesh win in Chittagong. Australia very likely will learn from their mistakes and adding O'keefe + Lyon + agar can be quite a combination. With Warner in hot form and Bangladeshi players just recovering from Qurbani Mangsho fest haha, I am not really expecting much from Bangladesh. I personally am quite happy with the one off win. I am expecting the youngsters and others who failed in the first test to prove themselves and prove the coach + selectors right who has been backing them, that's something I am looking forward to. If Bangladesh bats first and score less than 300 I don't see Bangladesh winning it.

Rifat
August 31, 2017, 08:57 PM
as much as most of us nitpick Mushfiq's captaincy, this is definitely a bright spot for him.

After the first-innings dismissal, Mehidy said that the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim had told him on the eve of the Test about this new line of attack.

"We had a specific plan for Smith," he said after the second day's play. "Mushfiq bhai told me that if you can bowl around the wicket, he can be in trouble. He doesn't use his feet too well. He is someone who likes to come down the wicket and, if the ball turns, there is a possibility of a stumping or a catch. I just tried to follow his instruction and bowled around the wicket. It worked."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20517009/bangladesh-use-r-ashwin-strategy-pierce-steven-smith-armour

Rifat
August 31, 2017, 09:01 PM
Shakib and Tamim were super fired up in the first test. I am not expecting them to repeat it...They are at a point even if they do zero next test or give less than level best, they wouldn't get dropped. However, ICC Test Batsmen rankings were released and Mr. Tamim Iqbal is now ranked 14th(I think this is the highest he has ever gotten, If i am not mistaken). If Tamim Iqbal shoots higher, I think Bangladesh have a good chance in second test, but other Batsmen must put their hand up with fifties or hundreds. Becoming overtly reliant on two/three players + spin to bail you out every single game is very unhealthy and it is a weakness that can be exploited in future tests. We should play 2 pacers as they need good preparation for South Africa tour where having a venomous pace attack is a necessity, not a choice.

Habib
August 31, 2017, 11:44 PM
Shakib and Tamim were super fired up in the first test. I am not expecting them to repeat it...They are at a point even if they do zero next test or give less than level best, they wouldn't get dropped. However, ICC Test Batsmen rankings were released and Mr. Tamim Iqbal is now ranked 14th(I think this is the highest he has ever gotten, If i am not mistaken). If Tamim Iqbal shoots higher, I think Bangladesh have a good chance in second test, but other Batsmen must put their hand up with fifties or hundreds. Becoming overtly reliant on two/three players + spin to bail you out every single game is very unhealthy and it is a weakness that can be exploited in future tests. We should play 2 pacers as they need good preparation for South Africa tour where having a venomous pace attack is a necessity, not a choice.

Playing two pacers in the 2nd test just to prepare for SA tests doesn't make sense to me TBH. We are exploiting the weakness against spin of a non subcontinental team in this series. We should prepare for SA test in the training camp, not now. We must focus on the job at hand which we couldn't do before properly and only now have we started to do it successfully. Agree about the other batsmen stepping up.

Rifat
September 1, 2017, 12:01 AM
All I am trying to say is that being overtly reliant on spin can potentially backfire. They Key is to not let Australian Batsmen settle. Even though Bangladesh barely scraped through to a closely fought win, what I saw last test was most Australian Batsmen were increasingly growing confident in playing spin barring the odd ball here and there Australia played brilliantly. Shafiul and Fizz should be given longer spells to give spinners a break.

I can completely understand and sympathize with Mushfiq sticking with his strike spin options in the second innings since we had very few runs to defend and Warner + Steve Smith destroying Bangladesh...it may not work all the time!

MHRAM
September 1, 2017, 11:06 PM
We will have a serious reality check in the tests against SA. Need to pick Taskin Roy Abu Jayed and even Shahid. Can't expect Shafiul Fizz to perform in SA.

Issue is that our LOI bowlers are either injury prone or not good enough for tests.
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rezwansyed
September 2, 2017, 09:01 AM
LOL!! Usman Khawaja lost his shoes to a shoe-thief while participating on Eid Jamaat at Chittagong police-line. Deb Choudhury of Ekattor(71)tv reported it. LMAO..he lost a test-match that's understandable, but his shoes? While having VVIP security?? LOL!

Habib
September 2, 2017, 09:23 AM
Is that true? Hard to believe.

Spitfire_x86
September 2, 2017, 09:41 AM
Seems to be true

Shoeless in Chittagong (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/1119150.html)

NoName
September 2, 2017, 11:15 AM
Lmfao :floor:

simon
September 2, 2017, 12:10 PM
juta churi beparta ekta shajano natok,BD safe na boley 2nd test er agei ketey porbey.

Zeeshan
September 2, 2017, 12:46 PM
http://www.all4humor.com/images/files/Sandals%20Lock.jpg

This is why I am not an idiot.

Zeeshan
September 2, 2017, 12:46 PM
Now his shoe will be sold in Ebay for millions of dollars.

Zeeshan
September 2, 2017, 12:49 PM
Honestly, I am not expecting a Bangladesh win in Chittagong. Australia very likely will learn from their mistakes and adding O'keefe + Lyon + agar can be quite a combination. With Warner in hot form and Bangladeshi players just recovering from Qurbani Mangsho fest haha, I am not really expecting much from Bangladesh. I personally am quite happy with the one off win. I am expecting the youngsters and others who failed in the first test to prove themselves and prove the coach + selectors right who has been backing them, that's something I am looking forward to. If Bangladesh bats first and score less than 300 I don't see Bangladesh winning it.

Let us not kid ourselves. We did kinda get lucky in the first Test. Ever since first hour of unbroken partnership to later hours with Lyon hitting the balls out of the park, it was almost always in their hands. It was by no means a domination by us. Of course.

What I find funny it is called upset if Australia loses. Heck, if our probin cricketers lose to bunch of teenagers from "down under" who might as well be some rich and spoiled not having to do with traffic congestion in their daily transport or Chikongunya (thin skill) then THAT would have been upset.

I understand being first time and all... But I expect much improved performance and nothing but a sweep in Test (If not Banglawash three point ho)