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Rubu
August 9, 2004, 09:58 AM
so that we have the 14 men squad for the Champion's Trophy, its time for us to fill up some space of banglacricket server (aka waste some space) with who should play. Out of the 14 players, only 3 will be dropped, and since we've 3 calves there, we can safely say we'll not see all 3 of them in the team at the same time. Also, Tareq Aziz will once again have a nice vacation at England as he'll not have anything to do with the trophy. Here is what I think the best team.

1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Habibul Bashar
4. Rajin Saleh
5. Mohammad Ashraful
6. Manjarul Rana
7. Khaled Masud
8. Mohammad Rafique
9. Khaled Mahmud
10. Tapash Baisha
11. Nazmul Hossain

* so, we've upto rafique (sometimes sujon or even paposh) who can bat.
* 2 new ball pacers, which we lacked in past few series.
* 2 genuin opener.
* two spinner, one can be considered allrounder.
* aftab and aziz are most likely be sitting outside. The only way muchfiq play is to ash open and nafis stays out, but thats not a good idea.
* ideally, there is another way for mushfiq to play, intead of sujon. but, practically, sujon will never stay out of squad.

Navarene
August 9, 2004, 10:22 AM
I almost agree with your line up, AS...except that I would bring Bashar down to 5 slot. We need someone in slot 3 with solid foot work and technique to build up an innings and to my opinion Rajin is the best fit for #3. Bashar should face the old ball with less pressure on his back at #5.

I will strongly recommend you guys to consider giving a break to Mahmud aka chacha. Mushfique is there with his gentle pace with an economic bowling rate who can score some odd 20/30 unlike chacha. So my line up would be as follows:

1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Mohammad Ashraful
5. Habibul Bashar
6. Manjurul Islam Rana
7. Khaled Mashud
8. Mushfiqur rahman
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Nazmul Hussain/Tareq Aziz

[Edited on 9-8-2004 by Navarene]

rafiq
August 9, 2004, 10:38 AM
After much thought, here is my starting XI:

Khaled Mahmud
Sujon
Chacha
Khaled Sujon
Mahmud
Chacha Sujon
Khaled Mahmud Sujon*
Sujon Chacha +
Chacha Khaled Mahmud
Khaled Chacha
Chacha Khaled

12th man: Sujon Khaled

5 specialist batsmen, 1 wicketkeeper, 1 allrounder, 4 strike bowlers, very balanced in my opininon.

[Edited on 9-8-2004 by rafiq]

rassel
August 9, 2004, 10:47 AM
Here is little alternative. As you know, we’re not playing too many matches in this competition, so it’s not a bad idea to try all these new comers at the same time. I think it would be great experiment before our home series against NZ.


1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Aftab
4. Rajin Saleh
5. Mohammad Ashraful
6. Habibul Bashar
7. musfiq
8. Khaled Mashud
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Nazmul Hussain

basher is no use at the top, so bringing him down the order might increase his poor ODI average. You know, there wouldn’t be anymore pressure on him to hold the innings together. From this position, he can start hitting the balls like he does best at the top of the order.


:umm:

rassel
August 9, 2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by rafiq
After much thought, here is my starting XI:

Khaled Mahmud
Sujon
Chacha
Khaled Sujon
Mahmud
Chacha Sujon
Khaled Mahmud Sujon*
Sujon Chacha +
Chacha Khaled Mahmud
Khaled Chacha
Chacha Khaled

12th man: Sujon Khaled

5 specialist batsmen, 1 wicketkeeper, 1 allrounder, 4 strike bowlers, very balanced in my opininon.

[Edited on 9-8-2004 by rafiq]

wow! simply the best line up!!!:lol:

oracle
August 9, 2004, 10:53 AM
5 specialist batsmen, 1 wicketkeeper, 1 allrounder, 4 strike bowlers, very balanced in my opininon


I would like to see Sujon wicketkeeping. I believe he has the right stature for it.

Zephaniah
August 9, 2004, 02:05 PM
As usual I'm gonna reveal my 'sure success' team for Champions Trophy.

1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Habibul Bashar
5. Mohammad Ashraful
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Khaled Mashud
8. Musfiqur Rahman
9. Mohammad Rafique/ Islam Rana*
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Khaled Mahmud/ Nazmul Hussain*

JO and Nafis will open the innings. Ash will be back to his 'normal position' at no5. Rajin will come at no3 position for his better footwork. I hope he will be able to hold the middle order together though his strike rate would not inspire anyone, but he should be categorically advised to hold one end of the crease. Bashar goes down to no4 spot. Having Jo and Rajin at no1 and no3 respectively we can hope that Bashar would not be exposed in the first few overs of the innings. Both Ash and Aftab can play according to match situation. So these are the specialist batsmen in my team - 6 of them to pile up (!) a decent total.

Tapash will open the bowling with Mushfiq Rahman. Chacha or Nazmul will come as first change bowler considering English Condition. Only one specilist spinner will play. Rajin and Ash will do the part-timer job if required.

Khaled Masud is the wicket-kepper!

Bangladesh will play 2 matches in Ireland and 2 matches in Scotland prior to the Champions Trophy. If Md. Rafique and Chacha fail to perform in those matches then Islam Rana* and Nazmul Hussain* will be seleted for the playing eleven instead of them.

[Edited on 9-8-2004 by Zephaniah : Masud pushed up in the batting order]

Zobair
August 9, 2004, 02:15 PM
Zephaniah! Who is your 5th bowler? ARe you looking fro part-time spin from Ash and Rajin? I like your team. I will certainly like to try it out with Rana and Nazmul as the 9 and 11

MondayMorningQB
August 9, 2004, 02:52 PM
Here is my “Dream” Team (out of selected 14 players) and strategy:

1. Nafis Iqbal
2. Mohammad Ashraful
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Aftab
5. Habibul Bashar
6. Khaled Masud
7. Manjarul Rana
8. Mushfiqur Rahman
9. Tapash Baisha
10. Tarek Aziz
11. Nazmul Hossain


Even though, based on current performance, its hard to justify the exclusion of Javed Omar in the top 11, I am not excited about Javed opening in one day games. May be he will prove me wrong.

I would include Javed in 2nd game only if openers falters in the 1st game and we loose badly. In that case, I would include Javed Omar replacing Rajin/Bashar (whoever falters) and open with Nafis and Javed.

Also if Tarek Aziz or Nazmul Hossain fails miserably in the 1st game, we can replace him with Rafiq in the 2nd game.

Zephaniah
August 12, 2004, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by pompous
Zephaniah! Who is your 5th bowler? ARe you looking fro part-time spin from Ash and Rajin? I like your team. I will certainly like to try it out with Rana and Nazmul as the 9 and 11

My final eleven as it stands :
1. Javed Omar
2. Manjarul Islam Rana
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Habibul Bashar
5. Mohammad Ashraful
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Khaled Mashud
8. Musfiqur Rahman
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Khaled Mahmud

Now we have a proper 5th bowler.

vv_sunil
August 12, 2004, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by Zephaniah
Originally posted by pompous
Zephaniah! Who is your 5th bowler? ARe you looking fro part-time spin from Ash and Rajin? I like your team. I will certainly like to try it out with Rana and Nazmul as the 9 and 11

best eleven.... i wish bd try with this eleven against ireland and scotland
My final eleven as it stands :
1. Javed Omar
2. Manjarul Islam Rana
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Habibul Bashar
5. Mohammad Ashraful
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Khaled Mashud
8. Musfiqur Rahman
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Khaled Mahmud

Now we have a proper 5th bowler.

Emad03
August 12, 2004, 11:51 PM
My team

Batting order

Nafis
Asraful
Omar
Rajin
Shumon
rana
Rafque
mashud
Taposh
Nazmul
sujon

opening ballers

Nazmul(5)
taposh(5)

10 overs

First change
rafique 2
taposh 7
11(T) 12( R) 13( T) 14(R)

second change
sujon 3
rafque 5
15( S) 16 (R) 17(S) 18( R) 19 ( S) 20( R)

third change
rana 5
sujon 8

21 (S) 22 ( Ra) 23 ( S ) 24 ( R a) 25 (S ) 26 ( Ra ) 27 ( S) 28 ( Ra) 29 ( S)
fourth change
Nazmul 7
Sujon 10
30 ( N) 31 ( S) 32 ( N ) 33 (S)

fifthe change
Rafique
rana

34 R 35 Ra 36 R 37 Ra 38 R 39 Ra 40 R 41 Ra 42 R 43 Ra 44 R

the six overs can be completed tap + NAzmul

Emad03
August 13, 2004, 12:03 AM
Battiing order explanation

The reason why i put ash and naf as openers is becuase if one of them gets out then javed omar can steady things down. Sending bashar will be of no use becuase he is the Afridi of our team ie never learns and gets out.

the seond back up is rajin not shumon becuase i dont wanna see 33 / 3 on the 15th over or even earlier and hope to see these keep things intact.

And sujon should be the last one in becuase he does hit fours in the slog overs

PoorFan
August 13, 2004, 03:00 AM
In my openion :

1. Javed Omar
2. Mohammad Ashraful
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Habibul Bashar
5. Aftab Ahmed
6. Khaled Mashud
7. Manjarul Islam Rana
8. Musfiqur Rahman
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Nazmul Hussain

Nafis Iqbal seems weak in senior level yet, when Aftab Ahmed is hopeful as his Eng U-19 tour says.


Rajin should play at 3 to prevent a quick fall of 2nd wicket when we lost 1st one.
If it comes the 2nd wicket have to fall, then it should not be a valuable one.
I think that's his (Rajin's) main job. ( feel sorry for him, but... )

Bashar should come next to pull ( not pull shot! ) the run rate above 4,
Any one of the first 3 ( Javed, Ash, Rajin ) will be a good partner with Bashar, with a good run rate.

Aftab could be able to keep run rate above 4, with any partner among those 4.

Mashud could be the 2nd stopper, if Bashar and Aftab fall soon.
otherwise he can provide a good support to Ash or Bashar or Aftab that they can go for big innings.
Also he can score with Javed or Rajin if they are on the pitch at this stage.

If Mashud goes early and one of Ash or Bashar or Aftab stays, then Rana can takeover Mashud's role.
If none of them is there on the pitch, then also not bad as Rana as a partner at this stage.

Rest of them is our well known tail ender, not much to think about.
Desperately looking for 250+ score for BD.

mahbubH
August 13, 2004, 03:40 AM
Team will change with every innings of U19!

Zephaniah
August 13, 2004, 05:55 AM
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
Team will change with every innings of U19!

For me it's a choice between Nafis Iqbal and Aftab Ahmed to accomodate the 5th bowler - Islam Rana that is. And that could even change! BD will play 4 matches against Scotland & Ireland prior to Champions Trophy. If Rajin continues to disappoint us then both Nafis and Aftab will get the chance. Same applies to Bashar as well but as he is the captain of the side we really can't keep him out of final elevel, can we?

al Furqaan
August 13, 2004, 11:51 PM
aftab seems to be in better shape than nafis at this point. no doubt nafis is a stroke maker tho, he may be better than ash and kapali in that dept.

Basri
August 14, 2004, 01:53 AM
Emad03
Thanks for your analysis. Our captain should have a look to your analysis. He usually does not think much about bowling changes. Good captain should go for thoughtful bowling changes depending on the situation.

Ibrahim
August 14, 2004, 08:28 AM
Most you are considering Salesh at #3 postion, but he loves to stay at #4. Following is his latest intervies:
------------------------------
Always a team man, Saleh had to leave his customary number four position to open the batting in his last two ODIs in the absence of a regular opener, a compromise he admitted not quite relishing.

"I feel more comfortable in the middle-order and want to go back to number four where I have been more successful."

BD Tigers
August 14, 2004, 10:32 AM
1. Javed Omar
2. Ash
3. Bashar
4. Rajin
5. Aftab
6. Rana
7. Mashud
8. Rafique/Mushfiq
9. Mahmud/Mushfiq
10. Tapash
11. Nazmul

I dont think Nafees will get the openning slot yet unless he shows great form in the practice matches. Aftab will defenitely get the nod as he is a middle order batsman. Nazmul will surely get his nod too. Bashar will play his No. 3 position as he thinks there is no better player in the team to play in the spot (he said that in some newspaper). I hope he realize that he will do better at N0. 4/5/6 position.

Imtiaz
August 14, 2004, 11:29 AM
---------------------------------------
Based on all matches up to and including
ODI # 2154: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Asia Cup, 29/07/2004

Name Mat I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct St

Habibul Bashar 53 53 0 936 74 17.66 57.07 - 8 10 -
Javed Omar 30 30 3 697 85* 25.81 50.21 - 6 6 -
Khaled Mahmud 63 60 2 789 50 13.60 67.49 - 1 13 -
Khaled Mashud 80 74 14 1088 54* 18.13 51.46 - 4 58 16
Manjural Islam Rana 10 10 3 213 63 30.42 52.98 - 1 1 -
Mohammad Ashraful 35 35 2 550 66 16.66 63.51 - 4 4 -
Mohammad Rafique 63 59 11 656 77 13.66 72.80 - 1 15 -
Mushfiqur Rahman 23 21 2 310 49 16.31 51.92 - - 5 -
Nafis Iqbal 2 2 0 13 9 6.50 33.33 - - - -
Rajin Saleh 19 19 0 450 71 23.68 52.44 - 3 3 -
Tapash Baisya 36 28 8 200 35* 10.00 53.61 - - 6 -
Tareq Aziz 10 8 7 26 11* 26.00 35.61 - - 4 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My team:

Javed Omar 25.81
Ashraful 16.66
Aftab Ahmad 15.00 ***
Saleh 23.68
Bashar 17.66
Rana 30.42
Mashud 18.13
Mushfiqur 16.31
Rafique 13.66
Tapash 10.00
Nazmul 0.00 N.O.***
Extras 15.00
-----------
202
-----------

***I have assumed Aftab's average as 15.00 . I have solved the 10/11 div problem by assuming Nazmul will be 0 N.O.

I know the score appears to be on the high side. This is partly because Rana's average is probably higher than it will be in the longer run. Rajin's recent average will be in the single figures.


ODI Career Bowling Averages
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Based on all matches up to and including
ODI # 2154: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Asia Cup, 29/07/2004

Name Mat O M R W Ave Best 4w 5w SR Econ

Khaled Mahmud 63 462 28 2322 54 43.00 4-19 1 - 51.3 5.02
Manjural Islam Rana 10 64.3 5 265 7 37.85 3-21 - - 55.2 4.10
Mohammad Ashraful 35 50.2 1 306 8 38.25 3-26 - - 37.7 6.07
Mohammad Rafique 63 512.2 30 2364 50 47.28 3-56 - - 61.4 4.61
Mushfiqur Rahman 23 189.1 17 810 18 45.00 2-21 - - 63.0 4.28
Rajin Saleh 19 29 0 158 6 26.33 3-48 - - 29.0 5.44
Tapash Baisya 36 271.5 10 1471 37 39.75 4-16 2 - 44.0 5.41
Tareq Aziz 10 77.3 7 424 13 32.61 3-19 - - 35.7 5.47

Runs to be conceded in 10 overs and "wickets" taken [ as above ] :

Tapash 54.10 exp. wickets 60 balls / 44 = 1.36
Nazmul 50.00 assumed = 1.00
Mushfiqur 42.80 =0.95
Rafique 46.10 =0.98
Rana 41.00 [ has bowled only 61 overs so far ] =1.08
Byes, LB 10.00
------- -----------
244.00 5.37

Herein lies the problem. We do not "on average" concede too many runs [ as we knew ]. Estimated 244. However, "on average" we will pick up only 5.37 wickets. A side batting first, on this basis, can concede more wickets by scoring more runs. Hence, we usually end up facing totals of 260/7 , 270/8 etc.

Khalid Mahmud who will play anyway [ otherwise he would not have been picked ] has an economy rate of 5.02 but takes a wicket every 51.3 balls. Only Tapash is better. Tapash's S/R actually surprised me. A top-class "one-day" bowler has a S/R between late 20's and mid-30's

Edited on, August 14, 2004, 4:34 PM GMT, by Imtiaz.

Habibul_bashar
August 14, 2004, 12:46 PM
Javed Omar
Nafis Iqbal
Aftab
Habibul Bashar
Rajin Saleh
Mohammad Ashraful
Khalad Mahamud
Khaled Mashud
Mohammad Rafique
Tapash Baisya
Nazmul Hussain

This my ODI team

Iram
August 14, 2004, 01:55 PM
Starting line up:
1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Bashar
4. Ashraful
5. Aftab
6. Khaled Mashud
7. Manjarul
8. Sujon/Mushfiq
9. Rafique
10. Tapash
11. Nazmul

Mueid
August 14, 2004, 06:30 PM
1. javed omar
2. md. ashraful
4. aftab
5. rajin saleh
6. habibul bashar
7. khaled mashud
8. Mushfiq
9. Md. Rafique
10.Taposh
11.Nazmul

blink
August 14, 2004, 09:56 PM
Omar
Nafis
Rajin
Habibul
Ashraful
Manjural
Mashud
Mushfiqur
Rafique
Tapash
Nazmul/Tareq

DOORBIN
August 15, 2004, 01:14 AM
I can see almost everyone has selected Rajin Saleh, although he has not performed well recently.

As a matter of fact, I have been waiting to see a real performance from this cricketer, however, I must say I have been disappointed again and again.

I do appreciate his commitment and motivation by practising on his own in the stadium using two fast bowlers and a wet ball. This is much appreciated. However, we would like to see him playing an ODI like an ODI, not like a test match. Rajin has wasted a LOT of balls recently.

I hope he realises what is needed and what is not.

Zobair
August 15, 2004, 01:23 AM
To be honest from what I have seen of this boy in the Asia CUp (thats the only place I have actually watched him), he doesn't seem to have the strokes for an ODI. He is good at stealing quick singles (he defends the ball and just drops it near his feet and then sprints), but what I thought was glaringly missing from him was the ability to go through with proper shots through the gaps. I hope he will play with a more positive mindset and go for his shots in England.

Ibrahim
August 15, 2004, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by Mueid
1. javed omar
2. md. ashraful
4. aftab
5. rajin saleh
6. habibul bashar
7. khaled mashud
8. Mushfiq
9. Md. Rafique
10.Taposh
11.Nazmul

You are missing #3 palyer. Is he Chacha??

amit(a huge BD fan)
August 15, 2004, 10:09 AM
javed omar
nafis iqbal
habibul bashar
md. ashraful
rajin saleh
manjural islam rana
khaled mashud
khaled mahmud
md. rafique
tapash baisya
tarek aziz

Navarene
August 15, 2004, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Habibul_bashar
I almost agree with your line up, AS...except that I would bring Bashar down to 5 slot. We need someone in slot 3 with solid foot work and technique to build up an innings and to my opinion Rajin is the best fit for #3. Bashar should face the old ball with less pressure on his back at #5.

I will strongly recommend you guys to consider giving a break to Mahmud aka chacha. Mushfique is there with his gentle pace with an economic bowling rate who can score some odd 20/30 unlike chacha. So my line up would be as follows:

1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Rajin Saleh
4. Mohammad Ashraful
5. Habibul Bashar
6. Manjurul Islam Rana
7. Khaled Mashud
8. Mushfiqur rahman
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Nazmul Hussain

umm...i thought this post belonged to me. habibul_bashar, youre cho cho phunny:clap:

Mueid
August 15, 2004, 02:40 PM
well..i did miss number 3...heres my list again..
1. javed omar
2. md. ashraful
3. aftab
4. rajin saleh
5. habibul bashar
6. manjarul islam rana
7. khaled mashud
8. Mushfiq
9. Md. Rafique
10.Taposh
11.Nazmul

Mueid
August 15, 2004, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by pompous
To be honest from what I have seen of this boy in the Asia CUp (thats the only place I have actually watched him), he doesn't seem to have the strokes for an ODI. He is good at stealing quick singles (he defends the ball and just drops it near his feet and then sprints), but what I thought was glaringly missing from him was the ability to go through with proper shots through the gaps. I hope he will play with a more positive mindset and go for his shots in England.

isnt that wat we actually need...someone hu can stick to the wicket with not too bad a strike rate..most of the time we have trouble playing out the 50 overs

Bangla Mostan
August 15, 2004, 03:21 PM
Ashraful
Nafis
Omar
Habibul
Rajin
Manjural
Mashud
Mushfiqur
Rafique
Tapash
Nazmul/Tareq

Sakin
August 16, 2004, 04:45 PM
This would be my line up:

1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Mohammad Ashraful
4. Rajin Saleh
5. Habibul Bashar
6. Aftab/Manjurul Islam Rana
7. Mushfiqur rahman/Chacha
8. Khaled Mashud
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Nazmul Hussain/Tareq Aziz


I really feel ashraful should get a crack at 3 tht way we can work with 3 openers with solid footwork and ability to defend and play good shots in the first 15 overs. Saleh should be left at his spot as an anchor to the middle order. Bashar needs to move down to 5 lot less pressure and play his shots to get the run rate up over 4. Bring in the likes of aftab or manjural rite after Bashar to keep the run rate going. Mashud and mushfiq can backup the batting order just in case if there is a collapse as they always do. The tail enders we should not change a thing.
:fanflag::fanflag:

Zobair
August 16, 2004, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Mueid
Originally posted by pompous
To be honest from what I have seen of this boy in the Asia CUp (thats the only place I have actually watched him), he doesn't seem to have the strokes for an ODI. He is good at stealing quick singles (he defends the ball and just drops it near his feet and then sprints), but what I thought was glaringly missing from him was the ability to go through with proper shots through the gaps. I hope he will play with a more positive mindset and go for his shots in England.

isnt that wat we actually need...someone hu can stick to the wicket with not too bad a strike rate..most of the time we have trouble playing out the 50 overs


His strike rate was horrendous for an ODI in the recent series. He just played too many dot balls and as result put a lot of pressure on himself and others later. He couldn't even stick around for long enough to make a decisive difference. He is a fighter no doubt. I don't expect him to fade away. He will probably bounce back in the Champion's trophy.

DOORBIN
August 16, 2004, 07:46 PM
Mueid,

An ODI needs to be played like an ODI. Who can guarantee you will play the whole 50 overs if you play 2 out of 6 balls an over and make 3 runs per over? Just look at Sri Lanka and see how they play ODIs.

Rajin Saleh has the ability to hit 6s if he wants to. Why go for the ones or twos?

He will harm himself if he continues to play that way in one more series. An ODI is an ODI. It's a FAST game. People like you and me go to see ODIs because we want to see some real action....

MondayMorningQB
August 16, 2004, 09:13 PM
Agree with DOORBIN.

I would rather see BD score 200 all-out in 40th over than see them struggle to score 170/180 runs in 50 overs. In one day game, it’s the “total score” that counts, not how many over they survived or how they scored.

DOORBIN
August 17, 2004, 01:04 AM
If Bangladeshi batsmen play like fighters, we don't care much if they lose. We want to see them play like they are playing ODIs.

We want to see the fighting spirit, not the patience to play the 50 overs. We know Bangladesh is a test playing nation and will be able to survive 100 overs if need be.

That's not the question. The question is: What is it?

The answer is: It's an ODI

rafiq
August 17, 2004, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by DOORBIN

Rajin Saleh has the ability to hit 6s if he wants to. Why go for the ones or twos?



Sometimes, the 4s and 6s aren't there because of tight bowling or the batsmen just cannot find the gaps. We need a healthy dose of 1s and 2s to keep accumulating, BD is getting better at it but not quite there.

jewel
August 17, 2004, 11:47 AM
here is the best team in my opinion. Bashar should be out of team given his recent performance. I just kept him at # 7 just because he is captain (another chance to show little respect to his previous records). By far Masud is the best batsman in BD squad, also Rana and Masud partnership had consistent batting. So I pushed them up at order. I assure everyone if they try this cobination BD will have most effactive result at one day then ever.

1. Javed Omar
2. Nafis Iqbal
3. Mohammad Ashraful
4. Rajin Saleh
5. Khaled Mashud
6. Manjurul Islam Rana
7. Habibul Bashar
8. Khaled Mahmud
9. Mohammad Rafique
10. Tapash Baisya
11. Nazmul Hussain

Rubu
August 17, 2004, 05:02 PM
after seeing all those u19 test performances and reading the news, i'm pretty sure that this is what the team will look like. regardless of what i want it to look like, it is the most possible lineup.

1. JO
2. Ash
3. Habibba
4. Rajin
5. Aftab
6. Rana
7. Pilot
8. Mushfiq/Sujon
9. Rafiq
10. paposh
11. Nazmul

most likely sujon will play and mushfiq will watch from sideline. but does it really make any difference? lately, they both had bowled well occationally. and both sucked big time in batting.