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Rubu
June 3, 2004, 01:13 PM
Its less than 20 hours before the second test starts. WI has announced the squad long time ago. Even though not the 11 squad, but we know that banks has been called in. How about bangladesh? why we don't have any news of the squad yet? Does anyone knows anything? When fast bowler oriented WI calls for spinner, I think we should definately increase our number of spinners (i.e: get rana in). If someone get any news of the squad, official or unofficial, please post it here.

EngWIndian
June 3, 2004, 01:17 PM
well dont know about any changes in the BD team, here's what cricinfo says...

West Indies (probable)
1 Chris Gayle,
2 Devon Smith,
3 Ramnaresh Sarwan,
4 Brian Lara (capt),
5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
6 Dwayne Smith,
7 Ridley Jacobs (wk),
8 Omari Banks,
9 Tino Best,
10 Pedro Collins,
11 Fidel Edwards.
(seems cricinfo already took lawson out?)

Bangladesh (probable)
1 Hannan Sarkar,
2 Javed Omar,
3 Habibul Bashar (capt),
4 Rajin Saleh,
5 Mohammad Ashraful,
6 Faisal Hossain,
7 Mushfiqur Rahman,
8 Khaled Mashud (wk),
9 Mohammad Rafique,
10 Tapash Baisya,
11 Tareq Aziz.

reverse_swing
June 3, 2004, 02:50 PM
Rana in Faisal out!

-Prothom-alo

Zobair
June 3, 2004, 03:47 PM
Well I hope prothom Alo is right. Let Faisal play a few more ODIs before he is given opportunities to play in tests again. Rana and Rafique working in Tandem will give us an edge. Plus Tareque Aziz deserves another chance on a pacer-friendly wicket. He is aggressive and is not afraid to buy his wickets. Only our fielders need to back him up and take those catches. If prothom Alo is right then the following is indeed the best team we could have gone into the second test with given the circumstances.

1. Hannan Sarkar (he showed in Australia that he can play ob nice fast bouncy tracks, he deserves one last chance)
2. Javed Omar (he will do his best to stick it out, guaranteed!)
3. Habibul Bashar (doesn't care for pace and bounce, if anything he likes pace and soe proper bounce so he can pull and hook easily. If anything he got undone by the lack of bounce in the first test!)
4. Rajin Saleh (rock solid!)
5. Ashraful
6. Mushfique
7. Pilot
8. Rana
9. Rafique
10. Tapash
11. Tareque


I quite like this team :)

rafiq
June 3, 2004, 03:51 PM
Bypassed all the valuable comments in the rana vs mushfiq vs faisal thread, so this may be old hat. But it seems that rana will have less impact on the sabina park pitch - where he could have played a role is in the first test. eventually our selectors will learn to pick a team based on the needs, not because of entitlement or formula. They pay lip service to this but don't really do it.

I would definitely keep the 3 pacers in ( a rare "yes" to Babu as well even though his batting means he really ought to come in at 11!). Both Rana and Faisal are going to be utilty players with perhaps little impact on the game, and with both deserving a chance to play it doesn't matter a great deal which one is selected.

SS
June 3, 2004, 06:28 PM
...bouncers after bouncers...hitting head,shoulder, and bodies...I can't imagine this anymore...I wish Masrafee was there to answer these WI bowlers..may God save our batsmen today

billah
June 3, 2004, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by rafiq
Bypassed all the valuable comments in the rana vs mushfiq vs faisal thread, so this may be old hat. But it seems that rana will have less impact on the sabina park pitch - where he could have played a role is in the first test. eventually our selectors will learn to pick a team based on the needs, not because of entitlement or formula. They pay lip service to this but don't really do it.

I wonder, why then, the West Indies picked Banks for the 2nd test. Sabina Park pitch may just be responsive to spin also. Since Rana's record is reasonably well in both batting and spinning the ball, this may work out.

Mahmood
June 3, 2004, 08:19 PM
Ittefaq shows the list of 12 players, they have Kapali in the list, not Rana.

I hope they are dead wrong.

billah
June 3, 2004, 09:58 PM
Actually, Ittefaq's list also has Lawson and fidel, who have been dropped. It must be wrong/outdated.

AsifTheManRahman
June 3, 2004, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by SS
...bouncers after bouncers...hitting head,shoulder, and bodies...I can't imagine this anymore...I wish Masrafee was there to answer these WI bowlers..may God save our batsmen today

SS back

reyme
June 3, 2004, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by billah
Actually, Ittefaq's list also has Lawson and fidel, who have been dropped. It must be wrong/outdated.

Ittefaq is wrong, they did not even sent a reporter with BD team, unlike prothom alo. So we can ignore Ittefaq, with eyes close they write reports with wrong information, spelling mistakes, grammatical mistakes, just poor old sports reports...

Rana is in, in place of Faisal. Go Rana! :lol:

[Edited on 4-6-2004 by reyme]

Ahmed_B
June 4, 2004, 01:29 AM
I dont see any declaration of Teams in Prothom-alo yet!

June-fool.. is it? (belated April fool ):D

mahbubH
June 4, 2004, 01:36 AM
I wonder, why then, the West Indies picked Banks for the 2nd test. Sabina Park pitch may just be responsive to spin also. Since Rana's record is reasonably well in both batting and spinning the ball, this may work out. [/quote]

WI picked Banks becoz they think BD batters are not good players of spin. Parttimers like Gayle and Sarwan did well in the first test so they are going for a specialist spinner now! Lets hope our batsmen make them fool again!!

reverse_swing
June 4, 2004, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by crickethorizon
I dont see any declaration of Teams in Prothom-alo yet!

June-fool.. is it? (belated April fool ):D

read first page(web version).

[Edited on 4-6-2004 by reverse_swing]

Ahmed_B
June 4, 2004, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by reverse_swing
read first page(web version).


Prothom alo first page(web) headlines, sequentially:
Everest joy... Ctg te Jongi camp...Munshigonj Uponirbachon...Ramsfeld Dhakai.. Morshed khan Kolkatai...Budget.. Interview: anisul haque...Nagarkanda news..Bagmara bangla vai.. Indian Smuggled sugger recovered-clash!

Thats all!!
I am having problem in my Web-Browser??
:duh:
help pls.

reverse_swing
June 4, 2004, 01:59 AM
I'm not talking about main page brother:).
Go to first page. They just mentioned
that Rana will play instead of Faisal.

[Edited on 4-6-2004 by reverse_swing]

reverse_swing
June 4, 2004, 02:05 AM
Aro Attobiswasi Bangladesh by Utpol Suvro.

Flip Master Mick
June 4, 2004, 02:22 AM
i agree with rafiq on this...

manzur rana or faisal hussain - either one will do...

rana could be used more effectively as a bowler than rajin or ashraf when the pacers need a break... on the contrary, faisal should be given another shot at proving his talent...

hence... it is a toss up... the result of which should not make much of a difference...

crickipagol
June 4, 2004, 03:32 AM
Faisal out, Rana in.

Lawson out Banks in.

Lara: Will leave captaincy, if WI can't win.

Source: Ntv News (Dupurer Khobor) 2:00pm BDT.

Ahmed_B
June 4, 2004, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by reverse_swing
Aro Attobiswasi Bangladesh by Utpol Suvro.

i got it.. thanx.

feisal
June 4, 2004, 10:29 AM
picking up was not that surpprising, but letus face it it is rather immatured, if not wrong to say that he has good record in abtting and bowling.. in fact he has not roved or disproved anything..getting 30 as number seven is different thing.. but his half century in ODI shows that he can well be atop order batsman.. so he is still a unknown quantity..let us hope selectors have faith and patience in him...

saying that..look how Hannan showing faith to selector's patience!!!

funnY thing is we really do not know whether he is in good form or not.. as he is getting out too early.. Ian chappell once said that getting early duck does not mean anything as far as form is concerned.. his comment was about ponting who had three consecutive duck..only to follow up with 190 plus (against pakistani attack)... problem is hannan is not ponting.


another caveats: the pitches of darwin and cairns was not typically bouncy pitch of down under...

crickwizard
June 4, 2004, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by SS
...bouncers after bouncers...hitting head,shoulder, and bodies...I can't imagine this anymore...I wish Masrafee was there to answer these WI bowlers..may God save our batsmen today

glad you don't play cricket for Bangladesh ;)

BangladeshFan
June 4, 2004, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by SS
...bouncers after bouncers...hitting head,shoulder, and bodies...I can't imagine this anymore...I wish Masrafee was there to answer these WI bowlers..may God save our batsmen today

you cant become tough unless you get hit;):flag: