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mzia
July 18, 2004, 08:25 AM
Bangladesh lost to Pakistan in recent ODI in Asia Cup.

Pakistan got their confidence, Bd lost confidence.

Pak strengthen the opening pair Bd weakened the opening slot.

Pak got competitive challenging Batting attitude Bd earned fragile mentality in batting.

Pak got inspiration for aggressive approach in fielding Bd lavishly dropped ball and opportunities.

But why. What does Bd need now?

How Khaled Mahmud would get the mental development to avoid the temptation of Shoiab’s?

How Kapali would able to counting the risk factor to go for big hit?

How Saleh would be determined to playing the shot in single minded and straightly?

And Ash, only consistent, drooped a ball against Hk and consistently dropped Yasir…

Habibul showed maturity to utilizing the bowlers efficiently and bowler showed their aggression…

Is there any opportunity for mental blockade of Bd Batsman that they are in very comfort Zone for selection?

Cause bowlers of Bd are in very competition… and they are keeping their position by virtue of performance!

What to do now?

Rubu
July 18, 2004, 12:19 PM
kick kapali out, send ash back to number 4, bring rana/faisal in for opening.

rockpundit
July 18, 2004, 12:48 PM
Damn straight.. Kick out Kapali... Send Ash down the order... way down

mzia
July 20, 2004, 08:47 AM
Any unpleasant result and continuous failures create much pressure to include and exclude the players in a team like Bangladesh. And it is common expected procedure no doubts. In context of Bangladesh cricket’s present situation, what would be the probable replacement of Alok? First contenders is Faisal, but he is also tested, may be he would be comparatively better than Alok now but his recent past record not as per the demand of present situation of Bd team. May he possess the ability but question is when we will get practice from ability?

What Tigers do require now? They are in very confident now, aggression is in them, working hard but what is absent? In my opinion “mind set”. They are not perfectly utilizing the cricket sense.

Day before yesterday Sl batted first against Ind, up to 30th over their run rate was 4.8, end of 40th 4.9 and end of 50th 5.6 for losing 4 wickets. That is they made 8+ run per over in last 10 over, and they were able to go for big hit cause they had enough wickets in hand. In reply when Ind lost 4 wickets within 15 over their run rate was 4.7 but Dravid and Yuvraz kept the head down and at 26 over their RR was 4.0, but this platform helped Ind to fight up to 50th over and lost by 12 runs only. Well I do not expect that what Sl and Ind can do that we could do but our efforts should be like that.

Who ever the player get in the team, should be able to read the condition and requirement of match and that would be retranslated through their bat and ball. No need to go for challenge in the 4th ball before opening the account (Mahmud tried to hooked shoaib) or making 28 from 27 ball and playing a careless lofting shot (Alok did it) which would not help the team to fight up to last over. And running between the wickets is a very tricky weapon especially in ODI now, should be careful to materializing the opportunity.

Though we are in back foot after losing Javed but who knows this might be a key factor to inspire all the tigers in all department.

Hope for the best, tomorrow will be a memorable fighting day for Tigers.

crazyisland
July 20, 2004, 08:57 AM
mzia, you made an excellent point. Our batsmen has to plan their innings around their team's situation. Yes, I know, so far Whatmore was trying to promote individual effort which is "don't worry about the winning or losing just play the best you can".

I think we passed that phase and now we have to play for win. No matter what the situation is batmen that are at the crease and coming batmen has to play with the winning target in mind. They must not give up at any point of the game.

Winning is just around the corner for us.

paco
July 20, 2004, 11:17 AM
I don't think kicking Kapali out would make any difference. We have to face the fact that we don't have any outstanding batsmen who can score big hundreds - most of our batsmen avg around 20, whether it be Kapali / Rana / Ashraful / Faisal etc. etc. We seem to be of the opinion that bringing Ash down the order would spark a dramatic transformation in him, and he's gonna hit 189 not out to win the match - which is not going to happen.

We need to focus on what we can do with our limited resources - which is to make sure every batsmen (who are capable of scoring 20-30 runs) score 20-30 runs, with one or more, like Bashar/Ash/Kapali/Rajin scoring 50+ - this will give us a decent score, and we just need to defend that score like hell. If you look at the examples of the games where minnows like us and kenya have beaten bigger teams, it has ALWAYS been by restricting the bigger team to a meager/reasonable score, and has NEVER been by posting a massive score.

mzia
July 20, 2004, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by paco
I don't think kicking Kapali out would make any difference. We have to face the fact that we don't have any outstanding batsmen who can score big hundreds - most of our batsmen avg around 20, whether it be Kapali / Rana / Ashraful / Faisal etc. etc. We seem to be of the opinion that bringing Ash down the order would spark a dramatic transformation in him, and he's gonna hit 189 not out to win the match - which is not going to happen.

We need to focus on what we can do with our limited resources - which is to make sure every batsmen (who are capable of scoring 20-30 runs) score 20-30 runs, with one or more, like Bashar/Ash/Kapali/Rajin scoring 50+ - this will give us a decent score, and we just need to defend that score like hell. If you look at the examples of the games where minnows like us and kenya have beaten bigger teams, it has ALWAYS been by restricting the bigger team to a meager/reasonable score, and has NEVER been by posting a massive score.

Alok is in XI. I think this is his last show to performing if he could not get his original form.

Very exciting combination, Manjurul, Faisal and Tarek all are going to have the opportunity to prove their ability be in XI regularly and this sort of challenging mentality would bring a fighting sprit for the team.

Best of luck Tigers…Go