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mahbubH
February 10, 2005, 04:10 AM
Zimbabwe A team is announced. Some of them are known.

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Zimbabwe A team
Mluleki Nkala (captain), Dion Ebrahim (vice captain), Vusi Sibanda, Graeme Cremer, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Kudakwashe Samunderu, Craig Ervine , Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Blessing Mahwire, Ian Nicholson, Hillary Matanga, Craig McMillan, Gregory Strydom.

Source (http://www.chronicle.co.zw/2005/February/10/sport/sport3.htm)


Edited on, February 10, 2005, 9:13 AM GMT, by sports_fan_bd.

Shish Ahmed
February 10, 2005, 04:21 AM
Looks like a fairly strong Zimbabwean A Team! Should be a good test for our boys.

Fazal
February 10, 2005, 03:36 PM
:great::great: The real test is about to begin :great::great:

cisco-guy
February 10, 2005, 03:52 PM
I guess we will see these BD players:
Enamul Jr. (captain)
Dhiman (wk)
Sakib
Raquib
Shamsur
Russel
Nafees
Tushar Imran ??
Sanuar ??
Shafaq Al Zabir ??
Sharif ??

bourny3
February 11, 2005, 01:35 AM
Craig McMillan

Same name as a New Zealand Cricketer. Hopefully he becomes as good as him. Is Craig Ervine Shaun Ervines brother.

Rubayed
February 11, 2005, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by bourny3
Craig McMillan

Same name as a New Zealand Cricketer. Hopefully he becomes as good as him. Is Craig Ervine Shaun Ervines brother.
Just checked at cricinfo, u guessed it right! Craig Ervine is Sean Ervine's bro!

abu_akif
February 11, 2005, 07:12 AM
Good luck BD A...

arafath79
February 11, 2005, 07:40 AM
Good Luck BD A Tigers!!! :tiger::tiger::tiger:

offcutter
February 11, 2005, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by cisco-guy
I guess we will see these BD players:
Enamul Jr. (captain)
Dhiman (wk)
Sakib
Raquib
Shamsur
Russel
Nafees
Tushar Imran ??
Sanuar ??
Shafaq Al Zabir ??
Sharif ??

What's the full squad?

Good luck to both the teams. I want Zim to do well as well as we are fighting the same nemesis.......ICC....

Edited on, February 11, 2005, 3:35 PM GMT, by Rajputro.
Reason: fixed quote code error

sadi
February 11, 2005, 10:43 AM
bd should win this series...we have a pretty good bowling and batting lineup...... good luck

bourny3
February 12, 2005, 02:08 AM
Yes go BD hopefully Enamul gets a lot of wickets.

bdmoderator
February 12, 2005, 03:27 AM
Good team from Zimbabwe.

little_master
February 12, 2005, 12:04 PM
when the first test will start?

little_master
February 12, 2005, 12:05 PM
Will cricinfo cover these tests?

fwullah
February 12, 2005, 12:06 PM
I think on paper the Zimbabwe team is slightly stronger than the Bangladesh team.

Huda
February 12, 2005, 02:18 PM
yes on paper zim is stronger

cracky
February 12, 2005, 03:54 PM
don't believe always on paper

reyme
February 12, 2005, 03:54 PM
ZIM A looks strong. should be a tough series, but hopefully BD will prevail!

cracky
February 12, 2005, 03:56 PM
anyone knows the schedule?

Bat-PadTogether
February 12, 2005, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by cracky
anyone knows the schedule?

Bangladesh A in Zimbabwe
1. Feb 13-16 4-Day
2. Feb 19-22 4-Day
3. Feb 25-28 4-Day
4. Mar 03 1st OD
5. Mar 05 2nd OD
6. Mar 07 3rd OD
7. Mar 09 4th OD
8. Mar 12 5th OD

chyicarus
February 12, 2005, 04:22 PM
I hope that Zimbabwe are strong, otherwise losing again in home turf will really put them in trouble.
I hope BD A performs their best. Should be interesting.
Anyone knows the schedule?

bdboy
February 12, 2005, 09:57 PM
Good Luck Bangladesh A:fanflag:

babubangla
February 13, 2005, 12:45 AM
Is there any way to get updates while the match is going on?
I hate situation like this when our team goes some place where cricket is not a public passion....so we dont get enough coverage from local media.

Edited on, February 13, 2005, 5:46 AM GMT, by babubangla.

fwullah
February 13, 2005, 06:00 AM
I think we need some contact like in Namibia/Ireland/Scotland, who are actually on the ground.

Ibrahim
February 13, 2005, 09:21 AM
Last time Chinaman palyed excellent role in getting live updates, when BD was playing practice matchs in Namibia, Ireland and Scotland. We need some help again.

rana
February 13, 2005, 11:17 AM
any news?

Ibrahim
February 13, 2005, 11:54 AM
Seems like no body is interested in this game. After getting the test wins BD fans are taking a deep nap.

Edited on, February 13, 2005, 5:41 PM GMT, by Ibrahim.

little_master
February 13, 2005, 12:24 PM
Cricinfo sucks! why they dont do live this?
:rolleyes:

Edited on, February 13, 2005, 5:31 PM GMT, by little_master.

fwullah
February 13, 2005, 12:31 PM
I missed the 11 PM sports news. There was no news on Channel I 9 PM.

fwullah
February 13, 2005, 01:15 PM
Alright, how many of this forum's members are also going to Bangladesher Khela?

copied: 64 users online!

I bet 60 of them (including myself) went there to see the result of today's BD A vs ZIM A match.

observer
February 13, 2005, 01:35 PM
Bangladesh A v Zimbabwe A
1st Test, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

First Day Report
Zimbabwean captain Dion Ebrahim won the toss and elected to bowl on a hard greenish wicket under cloudy skies.

Bangladesh started well with Nafees Ahmed and Roqibal Hasan adding 63 for the first week in good time before Nafees was out caught behind. Shamsu Rahman came and went caught behind attempting to leave a ball outside off stump that glanced the face of his bat on the way through to the keeper. Tushar Imran and Roqibal batted well to add 40 before Tushar was lbw to Maywire. Mahmud Ullah Riyad and Roqibal then built a good partnership before Roqibal was out for an even 100. He played extremely well, displaying excellent shot selection and patience far beyond his years. Wasselluddin, Dhiman Ghosh and Md Sharif all came and went quickly with Bangladesh bowled out for 254, but not before Riyad made 54. In general BD batted well with the ball swinging all day and the wicket having plenty of pace and bounce. Only Wassell, Sharif and Rassel played foolish shots to gift their wickets to the Zimbabwe team, all other batsmen were dismissed to some good bowling.

Zimbabwe started their run chase poorly with Rajib collecting the key wickets of Sibanda and Dion Ebrahim in the space of 3 balls. Enamul Haque then collected the third wicket to leave Zimbabwe 56 for 3 at stumps, chasing 254.

Beamer
February 13, 2005, 01:43 PM
254 all out BD and Zim 56 for 3 then.

batting line up for us I assume in this match :
1. nafees
2. roqibul
3.shamsu
4.tushar
5.mahmud ullah
6.wassel
7.dhiman
8.sharif
9.rajib
10.enam
11.????

chinaman
February 13, 2005, 01:44 PM
Thanks coach. Good going.

mahbubH
February 13, 2005, 01:45 PM
Thanks coach. Nice to see your poster again.

Beamer
February 13, 2005, 01:49 PM
11 th man in the team is rassel offsourse. and probably batted at 8 or 9.
Good decent score for being the first match of the series. its a fighting total provided we don't let them build a big partnership or two. Our bowling looks good and we should be able to book them by 300 or less. Our second innings will decide the match. I like wassel coming in at no.6. we need someone like him in the line up, specially in ODI. he will come good and take over the fellow called Kevin Peterson as the premier no.6 bat in the world!!!

rana
February 13, 2005, 01:56 PM
Thanks to Richard McInnes
BD-U19 Coach:great:

Ahmed_B
February 13, 2005, 02:06 PM
Some news after all.. thanx to the coach!

**The good stuff:
-Rokibul's 100.. congrats!
-Opening partnership of 63.
-Riyad's 50
-Getting 3 wickets of ZIM side before stumps today..

**The not-so-good stuff:
-Nafees's faded presence.
-Scoring below 300
-Some batsmen going out cheaply....including Shamsur, Dhiman

cisco-guy
February 13, 2005, 02:57 PM
Yes, thanks to Coach!


Just curious....

Is Rokibul Jr. (Rokibul Hasan) related to Raqibul Sr. (Raqib-ul-Hasan)?
Anyone?

Sham
February 13, 2005, 04:30 PM
given that the pitch was obviously seamer friendly! I wish we would have won the toss and given our seamers the chance to bowl on a green top on the first morning. Oh well, its okay, our batters need practice on these wickets just as much if not more I suppose!

Well done to Raquibul, scoring a century in these conditions. He also scored consistently in the one-day matches in UAE. Its good to see.

I have a couple of questions for the coach:

Who do you think is the best fast bowler in this squad and who is the most promising? They can of course be the same person. Also, what are your views on Sharif? I always thought that Sharif had the pace to trouble our domestic batsmen but lacked the height and potency to trouble top-class batsmen!

RazabQ
February 13, 2005, 05:33 PM
The success of the polly, harmy, gilly and mcgrath's of this world has led most ppl to conclude that you have to be tall to be a succesful pace bowler. In general this is true, but there are some notable exceptioons.

Amongst contemporary cricketers, Darren Gough is 5'9" or 5'10", Mohammad Sami is at best 5'11", Chaminda Vaas is 5'8" and then there are the Windies mighty midgets of Best & Fidel. All of them have show the capability to take world class wickets and with some consistency too (*well the Windies pair are on and off).

Going back a bit further, we have Aaqib Javed who was quite a handful back in the day and then there was the granddaddy of them all, the late, much lamented, great, Macko aka Malcolm Marshall. A puny 5'9", nobody would dare call Macko anything but itimidating with a capital I.

Having seen Md. Sharif bowl live and seen him up close, he does have on attribute all of the above shared. Strong thights and a big butt. Sharif's shoulders weren't broad but looks strong and some serious weight lifting and protein shakes will take care of the rest.

My conclusion: Md. Sharif is an athlete with lots of stamina and a big heart. He also has the ability to make the old ball swing (reverse or not, I'll leave to commentators). Therefore we should not dismiss him so readily. If he gains control on swing, maintains his whippish pace and adds some variety in the form of slower balls, off and leg cutters and such, he should be a quite a resource for BD. Plus he can bat a bit.

Zunaid
February 13, 2005, 06:05 PM
Summary Bulletin added to front page - Thanks coach

Edited on, February 13, 2005, 11:19 PM GMT, by Zunaid.

Sham
February 13, 2005, 06:10 PM
There is a mistake on there. The third wicket was taken by Enamul according to the report, not Rajib!

Sham
February 13, 2005, 06:20 PM
Yeah, height isn't everything, but the last time I saw Sharif, which was a long time ago, he didn't seem particularly impressive. Maybe my expectations were too high, who knows, but would like to hear the coaches views nontheless.

ps. Some of the bowlers you mentioned are actually taller than they look, like Gough. He is 5'11 I think but looks a lot shorter because he is stocky and also because the rest of his team-mates are quite tall, especially the bowlers. Marshall of course is the greatest exception to the fast bowlers have to be tall rule. But then again, he was something else altogether!

Zunaid
February 13, 2005, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Sham
There is a mistake on there. The third wicket was taken by Enamul according to the report, not Rajib!

Thanks - corrected

Ibrahim
February 13, 2005, 07:19 PM
After Roqibul 100 and Riyad 54, the total 254 is not fair enough.

Piranha
February 13, 2005, 07:26 PM
- I'm happy to see we have put up 240 after being put into bat on a seaming pitch. The boys must have held their nerve pretty well, and played good cricket.

- A little dissapointed that Roquibul Hasan aside, the rest put up only 140. Hats off to the centurion though :)

- The Zimbabwean reply will give us a true measure of the conditions. We should be able restrict them somewhere between 250-300 if we continue to bowl well.

- Thanks to our wonderful coach!

jabbar
February 13, 2005, 08:14 PM
good to see Enamul Haque getting more game time. Richard McInness knows that, despite his talent, Enam still needs development, and hence the selectors haven't left him out of this BD A side (even though Enam is in no way a second XI player)

Dhakablues
February 13, 2005, 08:38 PM
As I read it,, the reason Ashraful and Enam jr. was sent and made captain for the two tours, is to asess their capabilities as captains. Not because they dont fit in playing XI.

It is dissapointing to see that BD was bowled out for 240 but I think adjusting to the climate/opposition players can be a factor.

Raqib has been playing consistently well. Its a good sign. We have to see more players being consistent like him. I expect to see Sharif, Rajib playing their role. Not sure why Rassell is not playing.

bourny3
February 13, 2005, 09:15 PM
Well done Raqib and good to see 3 cheap wickets falling in the Zim innings.

shaoun
February 13, 2005, 09:27 PM
this zimbabwe team has some of their national player. and the team that is playing against zimbabwe has only one national team player. sharif tushar is out of the team for now. i think we are doing very well. and our country senting two a-team at the same time is a very good sign. it means that we have enough cricketer in our country. i no alot of test playing nation will have tough time making 2 a-teams. and we have been playing test only for 5 yrs.

fwullah
February 13, 2005, 11:21 PM
Quantity of similar standard players has never been a problem for Bangladesh. In fact, that was one of the main reasons why we got test status.

Thanks to coach that we got to know about yesterday's match, otherwise I was thinking that for some reason the match did not happen at all since there is no news of the match in either Prothom Alo or Daily Star.

PoorFan
February 14, 2005, 02:24 AM
Only 100 runs for 8 wicket in a test is not good I think. We need more good partnership.
Let see how we bowl them out today and perhaps a good start of second innings.
Looking forward to another series win against ZIM.

Mr-khan
February 14, 2005, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by Beamer
254 all out BD and Zim 56 for 3 then.

batting line up for us I assume in this match :
1. nafees
2. roqibul
3.shamsu
4.tushar
5.mahmud ullah
6.wassel
7.dhiman
8.sharif
9.rajib
10.enam
11.????

May be Shafak

mahbubH
February 14, 2005, 05:11 AM
First Day scorecard (http://live.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/BDESH-A_IN_ZIM/SCORECARDS/BDESH-A_ZIM-A_13-16FEB2005.html)

bdmoderator
February 14, 2005, 05:29 AM
Any update???

Ibrahim
February 14, 2005, 07:38 AM
Enamul Haque jnr 3 1 2 1

Jnr is doing good job in green wkt. Look at his bowling figure

akabir77
February 14, 2005, 08:42 AM
alright... go bd GO

any live coverage today?

Sam
February 14, 2005, 09:30 AM
Here is the full scorecard of the first day of 1st test match:

Bangladesh A in Zimbabwe, 2004-05
Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
13,14,15,16 February 2005 (4-day match)

Result:

Toss: Zimbabwe A
Umpires: M Mhlanga and RB Tiffin

Close of Play:

Day 1: Bangladesh A 254, Zimbabwe A 57/3 (Duffin 22*, Cremer 0*; 20 overs)
Day 2:
Day 3:
Bangladesh A 1st innings R M B 4 6
Shahriar Nafees c Sibanda b Nicolson 27 41 64 3 0
Raquibul Hassan c Sibanda b Mahwire 100 157 240 14 0
Shamsur Rahman c Mufambisi b Macmillan 8 9 14 0 0
Tushar Imran lbw b Mahwire 14 47 63 1 0
Waseluddin c Mufambisi b Nicolson 2 29 45 0 0
Mahmudullah c Mufambisi b Macmillan 55 72 108 7 0
+Dhiman Ghosh b Mahwire 1 11 7 0 0
Mohammad Sharif c Macmillan b Cremer 5 13 21 0 0
Syed Russell c Ervine b Macmillan 3 36 41 0 0
Shahadat Hossain not out 6 14 15 1 0
*Enamul Haque jnr c Sibanda b Macmillan 0 8 10 0 0
Extras (lb 10, w 5, nb 18) 33
Total (all out, 70.3 overs) 254

FoW: 1-63 (Shahriar Nafees), 2-83 (Shamsur Rahman), 3-123 (Tushar Imran),
4-153 (Waseluddin), 5-198 (Raquibul Hassan), 6-207 (Dhiman Ghosh),
7-231 (Mohammad Sharif), 8-247 (Mahmudullah), 9-252 (Syed Russell),
10-254 (Enamul Haque jnr).

Bowling O M R W
Mahwire 19 4 48 3 (4nb)
Nicolson 14 1 80 2 (12nb)
Macmillan 21.3 5 63 4 (2nb)
Strydom 1 0 6 0 (1w)
Cremer 15 2 47 1

Zimbabwe A 1st innings R M B 4 6
T Duffin not out 22
V Sibanda b Shahadat Hossain 8 16 25 2 0
*DD Ebrahim c Dhiman Ghosh b Shahadat Hossain 0 2 1 0 0
KD Samunderu lbw b Enamul Haque jnr 15 37 53 1 0
AG Cremer not out 0
Extras (lb 5, w 1, nb 6) 12
Total (3 wickets, 20 overs) 57

To bat: GM Strydom, CR Ervine, +TV Mufambisi, NB Mahwire,
C Macmillan, IA Nicolson.

FoW: 1-18 (Sibanda), 2-18 (Ebrahim), 3-55 (Samunderu).

Bowling O M R W
Syed Russell 7 2 18 0 (2nb)
Shahadat Hossain 7 1 22 2 (4nb)
Mohammad Sharif 3 0 10 0 (1w)
Enamul Haque jnr 3 1 2 1

Sam
February 14, 2005, 09:33 AM
Sorry, I have forgotten to post the source:
http://live.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/BDESH-A_IN_ZIM/SCORECARDS/BDESH-A_ZIM-A_13-16FEB2005.html

rafiq
February 14, 2005, 10:32 AM
Ebrahim for another duck? Sweet - guess the poor guy is not going to South Africa after all?

RazabQ
February 14, 2005, 11:42 AM
Shahadat getting fast bowler wickets. Bowled and CB :)

rana
February 14, 2005, 12:18 PM
any latest news guys

fwullah
February 14, 2005, 12:19 PM
ntv news reported that ZIM A all out for 188 (Enamul may have taken 6 wickets & Shahadat Rajib took 2) and BD A scored 181/5 - BD A leading by about 240 odd runs.

fwullah
February 14, 2005, 12:20 PM
I still can't believe that enamul has taken 6 more wickets! It was as if I was hearing the repeat of the 1st test.

Fazal
February 14, 2005, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by fwullah
ntv news reported that ZIM A all out for 188 (Enamul may have taken 6 wickets & Shahadat Rajib took 2) and BD A scored 181/5 - BD A leading by about 240 odd runs.

Wow!! Wow !! Wow !! :joy::joy::joy:

Spitfire_x86
February 14, 2005, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by rafiq
Ebrahim for another duck? Sweet - guess the poor guy is not going to South Africa after all?
Ebrahim always sucked. He was the worst batsman of the full strength Zimbabwe team.

cisco-guy
February 14, 2005, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by fwullah
ntv news reported that ZIM A all out for 188 (Enamul may have taken 6 wickets & Shahadat Rajib took 2) and BD A scored 181/5 - BD A leading by about 240 odd runs.

This is just GREAT!!!:fire::fanflag:

Hope to see an update on here soon:
http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/BDESH-A_IN_ZIM/SCORECARDS/

fwullah
February 14, 2005, 01:04 PM
Ebrahim always sucked. He was the worst batsman of the full strength Zimbabwe team.


Dion Ebrahim reminds me of how weak our bowling attack used to be just during the year 2001.

He has a One Day International century against us! That was the most devastating thing that I still remember of our bowling. (We were that weak! in our bowling?). Also if you look at it the other way around - how we have improved in our bowling department!

Zunaid
February 14, 2005, 01:09 PM
DS has more details:

http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/02/15/d50215040129.htm

Enamul took 7

AsifTheManRahman
February 14, 2005, 01:15 PM
the guy's too good for the zims. this is what a confidence booster at a young age can do.

shujan
February 14, 2005, 01:21 PM
Enamul took 7 more! OMG ! Leave some for others Enamul!;)

babubangla
February 14, 2005, 01:36 PM
Great Job with Bowling!!
Although they could have done better in the second innings batting 181/5 is kind of alarming. I guess if BD-A can rach 250+ with the remaining 5 wickets....we will be in the safe side. The point of uncomfort is that 2 more days in the match still remaining. A solid batting from ZIM-A might turn the match in their direction. But they will hvae to bat in the 4th innings, hopefully Enamul will do the magic once more.

couger
February 14, 2005, 02:10 PM
Dion Ebrahim reminds me of how weak our bowling attack used to be just during the year 2001.

He has a One Day International century against us! That was the most devastating thing that I still remember of our bowling. (We were that weak! in our bowling?). Also if you look at it the other way around - how we have improved in our bowling department!

Good observation. Our bowling attack certainly has come a long way in few short years.

yaseer
February 14, 2005, 02:35 PM
what is the latest score?

observer
February 14, 2005, 02:55 PM
You seem to have pretty much the latest scores, so obviously my fax made it through today.

Enam did finish with 7, but credit for some of these wickets must go to Rajib who bowled superbly at the other end. he only took the two key wickets yesterday but continually beat the bat and intimidated batsmen with good pace and excellent line and length. He was unlucky not to pick up Diffin who was Zimb's top scorer three times, having him dropped at Gully once and two very close LBW's turned down.

Batting wise we finished at 205 for 5 with Riyad (36*) and Dhiman together after Wassell (48) and Tushar (61) added 90 for the 4th wicket.

Conditions are not easy for batting, as the ball swings all day and the batsmen are never really "in" as the bowler can produce an unplayable delivery at any stage, as has happened on a few occasions in this match. Unlike in Dhaka where the ball stops swinging and the wicket lends no assistance, batsmen have to get themselves out. In conditions here the swing and movement off the seam,. mean you can be batting exceptional and get a good ball and be out caught behind or LBW very quickly.

Hopefully tomorrow we can bat through to tea and then bowl them out.

Zunaid
February 14, 2005, 03:03 PM
Thank you coach! Appreciate you keeping us die-hard fans' updated. Very much appreciated by us all. If it is not too inconvenient, would it be possible for you to fax the scores to one of us here at BanglaCricket too? That way we can get the fans insatiable desires sated fast. :)

I will U2U a fax number.

Thanks

Edited on, February 14, 2005, 8:41 PM GMT, by Zunaid.

cisco-guy
February 14, 2005, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by observer
You seem to have pretty much the latest scores, so obviously my fax made it through today.

Enam did finish with 7, but credit for some of these wickets must go to Rajib who bowled superbly at the other end. he only took the two key wickets yesterday but continually beat the bat and intimidated batsmen with good pace and excellent line and length. He was unlucky not to pick up Diffin who was Zimb's top scorer three times, having him dropped at Gully once and two very close LBW's turned down.

Batting wise we finished at 205 for 5 with Riyad (36*) and Dhiman together after Wassell (48) and Tushar (61) added 90 for the 4th wicket.

Conditions are not easy for batting, as the ball swings all day and the batsmen are never really "in" as the bowler can produce an unplayable delivery at any stage, as has happened on a few occasions in this match. Unlike in Dhaka where the ball stops swinging and the wicket lends no assistance, batsmen have to get themselves out. In conditions here the swing and movement off the seam,. mean you can be batting exceptional and get a good ball and be out caught behind or LBW very quickly.

Hopefully tomorrow we can bat through to tea and then bowl them out.

:bravo::great::fire:Thanks so much Coach!:fire::great::bravo:
:fanflag:

rana
February 14, 2005, 03:17 PM
thanks Coach:fanflag: great stared by bangladesh

Mueid
February 14, 2005, 03:23 PM
GREAT! Hope the batsmen do well tomoro. and thanx to the coach

songsoptok
February 14, 2005, 03:38 PM
thanks Coach

:joy::joy:

babubangla
February 14, 2005, 05:02 PM
Thanks Coach!!
Sounds like we finally got a coach who cares for the fans too. GREAT!!

Edited on, February 14, 2005, 10:03 PM GMT, by babubangla.

Edited on, February 14, 2005, 10:39 PM GMT, by babubangla.

Edited on, February 15, 2005, 12:48 AM GMT, by Sham.

KK
February 14, 2005, 05:18 PM
Anybody with 2nd days play results between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh?

AsifTheManRahman
February 14, 2005, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
Thanks Couch!!
Sounds like we finally got a couch who cares for the fans too. GREAT!!

Edited on, February 14, 2005, 10:03 PM GMT, by babubangla.


should be nice to sit on, eh?

babubangla
February 14, 2005, 05:39 PM
Lol...good catch

Fazal
February 14, 2005, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman

should be nice to sit on, eh?

:up: Ekhate Chip & Dip ar Arek Hate Coke or Beer. Ar shum-ne Big Screen Plasma TV :up:

babubangla
February 14, 2005, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by babubangla
Thanks Couch!!
Sounds like we finally got a couch who cares for the fans too. GREAT!!

Edited on, February 14, 2005, 10:03 PM GMT, by babubangla.


should be nice to sit on, eh?

Would certainly like to sit on him....only if he is doing the victory lap after bething Zim-A for the series

bourny3
February 14, 2005, 07:40 PM
Thanks coach. I think this match is ours.

bourny3
February 14, 2005, 07:41 PM
I think cricinfo has stuffed this one up
Raquibul Hassan

They have him at 52 years old.

PoorFan
February 14, 2005, 08:32 PM
This match is ours unless we do something terrible or Zim bat too brilliant.
Nice to see our coach is producing so many diligent and professional players
and most importantly with promising result, last year U19 Eng tour and now A team.
This is just a excellent consistent job from our young boys and as well as our young coach.
We are lucky to have good coach both for seniors and juniors. Hope their best.

belal
February 14, 2005, 08:33 PM
enamul took 7 wickets in the first innings

roaring_tiger
February 14, 2005, 08:42 PM
good luck to you coach!...its fantastic that you are a member and nice to see that sometimes you are sending some messages...:up:
:fanflag:

Ibrahim
February 14, 2005, 09:26 PM
First of all thank you so much COACH, for excellent teaching/coaching skills as well as strong communication skill. In this world no coach direcetly communicate with fans world except you.

Now, we say BD is going to right direction. Enamul is proved himself again what coach said about him. He is a world class. In Zim condition it's not easy to get 7wkts for a spinner. How come Enamul did it?

cricket
February 14, 2005, 11:40 PM
Bangladesh 209 for 5 at the end of 2nd day. Leading by 275 runs and 5 wicket remaining.

Go BD Go.....

:fanflag:

2007WcSemifinalist
February 15, 2005, 12:24 AM
Way to go Coach... keep up the good work.

Sam
February 15, 2005, 01:10 AM
Here is the scorecard of the 2nd day by "Chronicle",Zim.:
Scoreboard
Bangladesh 1st Innings (254Hassan 100, Ullah 55, Macmillan 4064, Mahwire 348)
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
T Duffin lbw El Haque Jnr .................................................. ................................65
V Sibanda b Hossam .................................................. .........................................8
D Ebrahim c Ghosh b Hossam............................................ .................................0
K Samunderu lbw E Haque Jnr .................................................. .......................15
G Cremer lbw E Haque Jnr............................................... ...................................6
G Strydom c Mishfiqur b E Haque Jnr............................................... ...................8
C Ervine c Ghosh b SK Rassel............................................ ................................2
T Mufambisi b E Haque Jnr .................................................. ..............................9
B Mahwire b E Haque .................................................. .....................................35
C McMillan lbw b E Haque Jnr .................................................. ......................14
I Nicholson not out............................................... .................................................1
Extras (6 leg byes, 4 wide, 15 no balls)............................................ ................25
Total (54.5 overs)............................................ ................................................18 8
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-18, 3-55, 4-81, 5-99, 6-102, 7-117, 8-146, 9-187, 10-188
Bowling: SK Russel 122371, Hossam 152602, E Haque Jnr 16.52477, Sharif 102330
Bangladesh 2nd Innings
N Ahmed lbw MacMillan .................................................. ...................................5
R Hassan c Mufambisi b MacMillan .................................................. ................25
S Rahman c Ebrahim b Mahwire........................................... ............................15
T Imran c Ervine b Mahwire........................................... ....................................52
W Modim lbw Strydom........................................... ...........................................46
M Ullah not out............................................... .................................................. ..37
D Ghosh not out............................................... .................................................. 19
Extras (4 leg byes, 6 no balls)............................................ ................................10
Total (61 overs, five wickets).......................................... ..........................209
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-45, 3-48, 4-136, 5-159

Sam
February 15, 2005, 01:12 AM
Here goes the match report by Chrnicle Online:

Bangladesh spinner nightmare for Zimbabwe
Wellington Toni
BANGLADESH spinner Enamul Haque Junior took seven wickets as Zimbabwe A were skittled for 188, leaving the hosts trailing by 275 runs at close of play on the second day of the first four day match played at Queens Sports Club yesterday.
Zimbabwe had closed on 57 for the loss of three wickets on the first day, but could not deal with Haque Jnr’s spin when they tried to close the gap on the tourists.
Bangladesh compiled 254 in their first innings on Sunday with Roqibul Hassan and Mahmud Ullah on a century and half century respectively. Craig MacMillan returned figures of four wickets for 64 runs and former national team paceman Blessing Mahwire was 348.
Zimbabwe resumed play with Terrence Duffin and Graeme Cremer at the crease on 22 and nil respectively and Cremer fell first, given out leg before wicket for six.
The middle order crumbled under Haque Jnr’s spinGregory Strydom caught by Rahim Mishfiqur trying to play off the ball on eight and SK Rassel completed the middle order routing claiming the scalp of Craig Ervine for two.
At one stage, Zimbabwe were 481 and crumbled to 7177clear signs that the hosts will not be able to out the tourists against the wall.
Duffin held on for his first class halfcentury, which came after a patient 130 balls after 177 minutes and included six boundaries. It was a good performance by the opener and he remains Zimbabwe’s best hope if the bowlers do their job today.
It was then left to Haque Jnr – the man who destroyed Zimbabwe in the last series – to complete the rout although he met resistance from Mahwire. Tafadzwa Mufambisi was bowled for nine, but Mahwire went on to reach 35 before he was bowled out.
MacMillan was given out leg before wicket on 14, as Zimbabwe’s chances of reaching the tourists’ first innings total crumbled.
Haque Jnr returned figures of 747.
Bangladesh A started with an advantage of 66, but the opening pair of Nafees Ahmed and Roqibul Hassan did not start off well todayAhmed out leg before wicket off a Macmillan delivery still struggling at five.
MacMillan’s second wicket was Hassanhis furious ball saw the Bangladeshi edging the ball to Tafadzwa Mufambisi to retire at 25. Bangladesh were reeling at 348 and it seemed Zimbabwe was well on course in the match.
Bangladesh were rescued by a half century from Toshar Imran (52), before he fell to a Mahwire delivery and Wassel Udim’s 46, leaving the tourists at 4136.
Uddim was out leg before wicket from a Strydom delivery, but had done enough to increase the gap between the two teams.
Mahmud Ullah, looking sharp on the crease was unbeaten on 37 and Dihman Ghosh on 19 at close of play after 61 overs.
With a lead of 275 and with five wickets in a hand, Bangladesh are poised for a big lead unless Zimbabwe’s bowling improves.
Ian Nicholson spell of 11 overs gave the tourists 49 runs for now wicket and Cremer bowled 14 overs and gave away 61 runs for no wicket. MacMillan was economic taking two wickets for 14, Mahwire returning figures of 244 and Strydom giving way 37 runs for his sole wicket after 12 overs.

Source: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/2005/February/15/sport/sport4.htm

Edited on, February 15, 2005, 6:14 AM GMT, by Sam.

Ahmed_B
February 15, 2005, 02:42 AM
Well what's going on?! :D
all the news we are having about any BD team playing anywhere recently...it's all success-story!

Are Dav Whatmore/McInnes both Genetic Engineers??;)

bdmoderator
February 15, 2005, 03:29 AM
Our spinners doing realy great job.

cricket_pagol
February 15, 2005, 04:29 AM
I am very happy to see all that all bd players are doing well. The most important thing is that everybody is getting valuable match practice in the tour games and the national league. Success will be knocking on our door in England!

fwullah
February 15, 2005, 06:45 AM
What's up with all the bold & lbws? Enamul Junior must have been bowling 'very straight' to the Zimbabwean youngsters.

rimjumana
February 15, 2005, 06:58 AM
weldone so far. I have the feeling the enamul jr. is going to be top spin power like murali, warne in the world cricket arena.

Optimist
February 15, 2005, 09:17 AM
Hi Coach,
Rajib bowled 13 nb in 15 overs! Any particular problem? Earlier we saw Shafaq bowling a lot of nbs in the last one day against UAE. Would love to know your comments. Thanks for the update!

little_master
February 15, 2005, 11:08 AM
When will we get the 3rd day updates?
any news from NTV? Hope Fwullah will do this......

yaseer
February 15, 2005, 11:16 AM
what is the latest score?

yaseer
February 15, 2005, 11:26 AM
Waiting for too long for the update :(

akabir77
February 15, 2005, 11:37 AM
any updates yet?

reyme
February 15, 2005, 11:38 AM
Some really awesome batting by BD A. Lots of batting potential. Maybe the search for batsmen for the national side are almost over. Need a #2 and #6 for the test team, IMHO.

cricket_pagol
February 15, 2005, 12:06 PM
Looking forward to hear some good news...

2007WcSemifinalist
February 15, 2005, 12:09 PM
anyone pls... what's the score? can't wait to know the updates....anyway, when this bandesh official website will be launched? when it does, will they provide live score/partial live score on that website for tours of A and age group? anyone has any idea?

Go Tigers.. i can hear ur roaring

:flag:

observer
February 15, 2005, 12:39 PM
Quick update. I don't have the score book with me so the numbers are rounded off.

It was an intersting day to say the least. We started well for the first few overs this morning with both Dhiman and Riyad looking very comfortable.

Dhiman was then trapped LBW to a ball that appeared to be going down leg. SK Rassel came and went to a brilliant catch at mid wicket, but as i keep reminding the players if you keep hitting the ball in the air, you will get caught. Some players just don't seem to understand that it is a fact. Rajib then joined Riyad, but soon after Riyad edged a good lenght ball to the keeper. Riyad had batted very well in both innings and it was dissapointin he fell short of back to back 50's. This sort of conisistency is what we are looking for. Enam then came and went, before Sharif came in and irresponsibly tried to hit the second ball he faced in to the pavillion only to be caught at mid off. All out for 232, losing 5 for 23 in 45 minutes.

Zimb began their chase well, and moved to 77 without loss before Enam had Sibanda stumped after he lost patience. They were batting very slowly, with SK Rassel bowling 10 overs 7 maidens none for 7 in his first spell. Rajib was almost as economical at the other end, but also bowled with great pace again striking Zimbabwe's best batsmen Diffin in the helmet three times. The BD lads were quite unlucky with a number of very confident appeals being turned down during the day.

The day finished at 228 for 6, after Dion Ebrahim showed class before fending a throat ball from Rajib off his gloves to second slip. Rajib then had Strydom ct at point first ball. SK Rassel removed Ervine with a gem that beat the outside edge and took the top of off stump... perfect bowling late in the day.

The game is evenly poised and BD will need to bowl well in the morning to secure the win.

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 12:45 PM
ZIM-A need 70 more to win and BD-A needs to take last 4 wickets!!
The last day of the game will be very interesting!!!!

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 12:47 PM
Thanks Coach McInnes for your care for the fans

mahbubH
February 15, 2005, 12:48 PM
70 odd runs are needed and 4 wickets in hand! Zimbo came back well. 23 runs from last 5 wickets .. where is Taposh ??

Predictor
February 15, 2005, 12:49 PM
Thanks coach for the update.

As usual for BD... bowlers are doing better than the batsmen...what's the solution?

cricket_pagol
February 15, 2005, 12:50 PM
Thanks Coach.

I hope we can pull this one off!

cisco-guy
February 15, 2005, 12:53 PM
Thanks Coach for the updates!
Good to see that Zimbabwe is coming back. We will see how our spinners will do tomorrow.
Keeping fingers crossed!:up:

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
70 odd runs are needed and 4 wickets in hand! Zimbo came back well. 23 runs from last 5 wickets .. where is Taposh ??

Are are asking about Taposh Baisya? He is not playing in the BD-A team. He is playing National League for Sylhet back home.

rafiq
February 15, 2005, 01:09 PM
The BD-A tailenders have a ways to go with their batting, unfortunately. They should have put the match away this morning. Hopefully are bowlers are going to be too much for Zimbabwe's tail once again.

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 01:29 PM
Here is the BD-A and ZIM-A 2nd innings scorecard.
Source: Cricinfo

Bangladesh A 2nd innings R M B 4 6
*Shahriar Nafees lbw b Macmillan 5 6 10 1 0
Raqibul Hasan c Mufambisi b Macmillan 25 38 42 4 0
Shamsur Rahman c Ebrahim b Mahwire 15 25 40 3 0
Tushar Imran c Ervine b Mahwire 52 120 155 7 0
Waseluddin lbw b Strydom 46 91 115 6 0
Mahmudullah c Mufambisi b Mahwire 42 73 111 3 0
+Dhiman Ghosh lbw b Cremer 28 48 64 2 0
Syed Russell c Ervine b Cremer 4 8 10 1 0
Shahadat Hossain not out 0 12 14 0 0
Enamul Haque jnr c & b Cremer 5 7 10 0 0
Mohammad Sharif c Nicolson b Cremer 0 1 1 0 0
Extras (lb 4, nb 6) 10
Total (all out, 70.3 overs) 232

FoW: 1-13 (Shahriar Nafees), 2-45 (Raqibul Hasan), 3-48 (Shamsur Rahman),
4-136 (Waseluddin), 5-159 (Tushar Imran), 6-219 (Dhiman Ghosh),
7-227 (Syed Russell), 8-227 (Mahmudullah), 9-232 (Enamul Haque jnr),
10-232 (Mohammad Sharif).

Bowling O M R W
Nicolson 11 1 49 0 (4nb)
Macmillan 9 5 14 2
Mahwire 20 7 53 3
Strydom 12 1 37 1 (1nb)
Cremer 18.3 0 75 4 (1nb)

Zimbabwe A 2nd innings (target: 299 runs) R M B 4 6
T Duffin c Mohammad Sharif b Tushar Imran 56 163 215 7 0
V Sibanda st Dhiman Ghosh b Enamul Haque jnr 27 90 141 4 0
*DD Ebrahim c Shahriar Nafees b Shahadat Hossain 63 161 205 5 1
KD Samunderu lbw b Shahadat Hossain 9 40 53 0 0
GM Strydom c Waseluddin b Shahadat Hossain 0 1 2 0 0
CR Ervine b Syed Russell 2 30 38 0 0
+TV Mufambisi not out 36
NB Mahwire not out 5
Extras (b 7, lb 7, w 1, nb 16) 31
Total (6 wkts, 86 overs) 229

To bat: AG Cremer, C Macmillan, IA Nicolson.

FoW: 1-77 (Sibanda), 2-120 (Duffin), 3-156 (Samunderu),
4-156 (Strydom), 5-168 (Ervine), 6-203 (Ebrahim).

Bowling O M R W
Syed Russell 18 9 42 1 (1nb)
Shahadat Hossain 20 4 51 3 (1w,7nb)
Mohammad Sharif 11 2 36 0
Enamul Haque jnr 27 6 62 1 (8nb)
Tushar Imran 9 2 17 1
Raqibul Hasan 1 0 7 0

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 01:32 PM
God saved Deon Ebrahim...he got some run at last.
Too sad for him, ZIM national team already in SA now. Too late i guess.

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 01:34 PM
Is it considered as a first class match?

thecoolestleo
February 15, 2005, 01:40 PM
Dion may have chance to come back to test squad if he performs well here

mahbubH
February 15, 2005, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
70 odd runs are needed and 4 wickets in hand! Zimbo came back well. 23 runs from last 5 wickets .. where is Taposh ??

Are are asking about Taposh Baisya? He is not playing in the BD-A team. He is playing National League for Sylhet back home.

I was looking for Taposh-like player from A team who can score few runs at the end.

AsifTheManRahman
February 15, 2005, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
Is it considered as a first class match?


definitely

mahbubH
February 15, 2005, 01:53 PM
It seems Sharif did not impress the coach much ... he batted at 11 and bowled only 10 overs (Shahadat bowled 20 overs). Probably Zimbos are good at playing reverse swing!

nsd3
February 15, 2005, 02:28 PM
Sharif cud be sidelined for Shafaq in next game. He didn't listen to coach on hard hitting (Dont hit the ball in the air, u'd get caught). His bowling did not provide wkts! Anyway, he might be given a chance in the 4th game after he gets fumed up to play well again.

2007WcSemifinalist
February 15, 2005, 03:23 PM
we will win this match inshaallah..just need two quick wickets early in the morning....

2007WcSemifinalist
February 15, 2005, 03:25 PM
sharif needs to be rested for sharif i agree NSD3 ....however, this guy sakib also needs a chance

al
February 15, 2005, 03:37 PM
Thanks coach for an update from the field. Hats off to you

babubangla
February 15, 2005, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by babubangla
Is it considered as a first class match?


definitely

Thanks for the info.

rafiq
February 15, 2005, 03:43 PM
Coach:

why did Zimbabwe face 86 overs on the 3rd day when Bangladesh took an hour off the clock in the morning?

allrounder
February 15, 2005, 04:25 PM
What is the reason for the players not listening to coach's instructions? Our national team players also have the same problem. Even if they play well but not follow instructions it is not acceptable. In US you will find basketball and football players follow the game plan set by the coach, defensive/offensive co ordinator and they get in trouble if they dont.

AsifTheManRahman
February 15, 2005, 04:39 PM
arey arey US er shathe tulonay jacchen ken?

the reason is one of, or both, "lack of grey matter" and "inability to make good use of grey matter" (although the latter may be treated as a "sub" of the former).

Mueid
February 15, 2005, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
It seems Sharif did not impress the coach much ... he batted at 11 and bowled only 10 overs (Shahadat bowled 20 overs). Probably Zimbos are good at playing reverse swing!
or maybe he cant reverse swing the ball so well anymore

redstar
February 15, 2005, 05:25 PM
Why are we sending an A-side to Zim when we've just played them? Why not send them to S Africa? At least the standard of the opposition would be higher. Again we're facing oppostion that's on-par with us when we need oppostion better than us. This would help us weed the class from the crop! :down: How good is Enamul jnr, we won't really know until B'desh travel to Eng. He'll have a inflated sense of his own quality which will, definitely be brought down to earth in Eng, against better oppostion. Bad move BCB!!! :down:

Sham
February 15, 2005, 06:44 PM
I am just glad that the seamers picked up some wickets! I don't want Enamul to get too many. The seamers need to go out there thinking they need to get batsmen out, not think that they should just go through the motions and Enamul will take care of the wickets when he comes on to bowl. I also want to see Shafaq in the next match!

Rubu
February 15, 2005, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by redstar
Why are we sending an A-side to Zim when we've just played them? Why not send them to S Africa? At least the standard of the opposition would be higher. Again we're facing oppostion that's on-par with us when we need oppostion better than us. This would help us weed the class from the crop! :down: How good is Enamul jnr, we won't really know until B'desh travel to Eng. He'll have a inflated sense of his own quality which will, definitely be brought down to earth in Eng, against better oppostion. Bad move BCB!!! :down:

to say the least, where we send A/national team at what time does not depend on our choice. and, then the question comes, can we write off zim that easily? the game have not even finished yet. one series win of 3-2 does not take us up in the sky. don't get it, whats wrong with enamul jr? may be he'll do bad in england, but don't get the point. he is performaing better among our players so he has to be taken to england. or do u have anyone else as your favorite? anyway, what would be a good move by bcb. i mean is there any possitive anywhere at all?

couger
February 15, 2005, 08:46 PM
I was looking for Taposh-like player from A team who can score few runs at the end.

Wait for it. You'll another Taposh like performance from one of these boys soon.

couger
February 15, 2005, 08:47 PM
You'll SEE taht is.

PoorFan
February 15, 2005, 09:40 PM
but as i keep reminding the players if you keep hitting the ball in the air, you will get caught. Some players just don't seem to understand that it is a fact.
Some one ( Irish or Scottish ) has remarked the same thing last year when our national team played with them.
I got a feelings that the senior players are the one who don't follow coach's instructions well, not the juniors.
It could be wrong though but hope they realize for bigger interest for the team and as well as him.

All out for 232, losing 5 for 23 in 45 minutes is the most disappointing thing for BD of 3rd day.
We need some batting practice for tail enders like our national team have.
Hope they bowl them out soon today and learn how to win a close match.

RazabQ
February 15, 2005, 11:27 PM
Folks,
batsmen lose their head on the crease all the time. So many of our players are nowadays coming from tape-tennis cricket where airy shots are the norm (same deal with Paki batters such as Afridi, Nazir). The more 1st class matches they play, the better it is. In the meantime let's not crucify Sharif for playing a bad shot, berate him rather for his inability to gain a wicket in a seamer's paradise.

As to the choice of Zim as a A team competition, Agent covered the reasons why, say, SA was not the destination. But think about what Coach said - the conditions are very wet and seamer friendly - this is a great preparation for our seamers for the coming tour. I am really hoping one out of Russel, Shafaq or Shahadat comes good; on this I agree with the man I often debate the most with - Sham :) :). At this point, the 3rd seamer spot is wide open (assuming Masree & Tapash open) in a test side that should be 3 seamers and 1 spinner (w Aftab most likely, but could be Chacha if he forces his way through sheer weight of runs, providing a 4th seam-up option.)

BTW before y'all bite my head off for suggesting Chacha might force his way instead of Aftab, consider their stats:
http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/PLAYERS/BDESH/K/KHALED_MAHMUD_25007063/ (chacha)
http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/PLAYERS/BDESH/A/AFTAB_AHMED_25045558/ (aftab)

The salient points are, in Tests, Chacha's ave is 12.09, Aftab's is 14.62. In 1st class, Chacha's ave is 22.86, Aftab's is 29.60. If in the coming month (including tour matches) Chacha is scoring more consistently and more heavily than Aftab, then the best man should go in. I for one hope Aftab scores a ton of runs and keeps his place, but we can all agree that in Tests, Chacha would be a better seam-up option.


Razab
p.s. Sham, why lose it for Fazal? think about your own sig :)

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 4:32 AM GMT, by razabq.

Tehsin
February 15, 2005, 11:38 PM
'A' team matches ARE NOT considered as First class matches. To be a first class match, both teams have to be either National or first class teams. For example, a FOUR/FIVE day match between Zimbabwe and Chittagong/Dhaka etc will be a first class match.

Originally posted by babubangla
Is it considered as a first class match?


btw, the ICC also has a say in it. They may make exceptions from time to time. They may decide not to give official (first class) status to a match involving BD and Zim first class sides.

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 4:42 AM GMT, by tehsin.
Reason: Added the btw

Blah
February 16, 2005, 12:03 AM
Razab, can't agree with you here.

Mr.Chacha played 12 tests and 72 ODI

Aftab played 4 tests 13 ODI.

If there is any comparison between the two, there shouldn't be.

Choosing players for BD, average is the last thing anyone whould look at. Basically they all preety much suck big time.
The only exception being Mr. Bashar in test, his ODI average is very emberassing.

In terms of talent and potential, chacha can't be compared with aftab. Chacha doesn't have a place in test, I seriously dounbt he is even physically fit to play a 5 day match in international level.

ODI is as much as he will go and he should stay there.
It's time for him to guide others, not take a potential talented players place in the team.

Look at Bulbul, he got over the fact that he can't play test for BD anymore, being a far more better player than chacha even was, and moved on to do something better.
So should chacha.

Blah

RazabQ
February 16, 2005, 12:24 AM
Blah, I agree Aftab is more talented & has more potential, but I care only about results. Don't forget, Chacha had a decent tour of NZ too. All I'm saying is, if in May, Chacha has scored 700-800 1st class runs and Aftab is under 300, then we shouldn't assume one's place is a given.

cricket_pagol
February 16, 2005, 02:25 AM
Why would you even imagine that aftab will score less than 300 runs... :) I am sure that aftab will carry on his form from the ODI series to the Duleep tropy.

jabbar
February 16, 2005, 02:48 AM
Just wanted to acknowledge the good work of Richard McInness. He seems to be a steady and hard working coach. Hopefully with his guidance and keen eye for talent, our next generation (or current generation?) Test/ODI side will be stronger than ever!

:bravo:

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 7:49 AM GMT, by jabbar.

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 04:01 AM
Chacha as a batsman instead of Aftab? .... I will take Aftab if he scores 100 and Chacha 700 because he has better technique ... for England Chacha's batting technique is not good enough IMHO.

Shish Ahmed
February 16, 2005, 04:37 AM
Big Shaq would have been a better bowling option than Sharif. Hoping for big things from Shafaq al-Zabir, Rajib and Rassell.

Cheers Coach for the much eagerly awaited updates!!

roi
February 16, 2005, 08:18 AM
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posted on 16-2-2005 at 22:03

Rajib shatters Zim A



Hi everybody.....we've beaten ZIM A by 14 runs. Shahadat Rajib took 5-63 from 25 overs. Enam returned 10 for the match.

By the way...I'm Rabeed Imam from the Daily Star and let me tell you ....you guys are doing a fantastic job with banglacricket.com.

roi
February 16, 2005, 08:19 AM
so we beat ZIM'A by 48 runs!!!!:fanflag::fanflag::fanflag::fanflag::fanfl ag::fanflag::fanflag::fanflag::fanflag::fanflag:

Ibrahim
February 16, 2005, 08:40 AM
guess who will be the man of match.
For sure Enamul???

Sham
February 16, 2005, 09:20 AM
don't we debate just to end up at the same conclusion? :)

Anyway, I have made my thoughts on Mahmud clear and they are along the lines of Blah. I would just say that Chacha isn't necessarily the replacement for Aftab. Aftab is after all a batsman. If he makes it into the side as a batsman, we can also use his bowling to good effect. However, if he is in pathetic form and doesn't justify inclusion in the test team, we ought to be looking to pick another batsman first. I think the part of the argument I don't agree with is that Mahmud is the natural replacement for Aftab. Mahmud is a bowling all-rounder and Aftab is a batting all-rounder.

Also, I agree with Blah about the statistical comparison. Aftab has only played a few matches and has not scored big runs yet. But he will given time. He has the makings of a good batsman and we should expect him to play for many years and score runs. Mahmud's average might be only slightly lower than Aftab at this point but I don't think it will go up much even if we let him play more Tests. Right now, in 23 innings, he has scored over 20 only 5 times. He has one score over 40. Is this someone who should be playing in the top 6 in England?

redstar
February 16, 2005, 09:22 AM
In response to agent smith:
We've just played against the same opponent why do we need to test ourselves against them again. There standard is below ours at the moment, we will learn nothing new about our players agaisnt such opposition. Enamul is a young guy, he's doing well now but as soon as he comes to England, he'll realise how good he really is, which will dent his confidence even more. The selectors want to protect these guys by playing them against weaker nations to raise their confidence which I think is detrimental in the long run. This is why he wasn't chosen agasinst the Indians, to "protect" him from the brutality of Indian batting!! Against stronger oppostion at least he'll realise his strengths as well as his weaknesses at this stage.

babubangla
February 16, 2005, 09:23 AM
It's kind of creepy!!!
BD-A won by 14 runs
BD-A won by 48 runs
BD-A won by 50 runs

which one to believe????

little_master
February 16, 2005, 09:26 AM
redstar
But surely Enanul is going to play against England...i mean in best 11. no doubt is left.....He took 10w-haul in seaming pitch against ZIM A....
I hope we will see his heroics in June...:clap:

babubangla
February 16, 2005, 09:27 AM
Here is one more:
"Hossain lights up the draw"
http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/ZIM/

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 09:35 AM
Raqibul scored 100 in this match and it is his debut "first class" match. Is this the first instance for a BD batsman to score 100 in the debut first class match?

Navarene
February 16, 2005, 09:35 AM
Edited on, February 16, 2005, 2:36 PM GMT, by Navarene.

allrounder
February 16, 2005, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by redstar
Why are we sending an A-side to Zim when we've just played them? Why not send them to S Africa? At least the standard of the opposition would be higher. Again we're facing oppostion that's on-par with us when we need oppostion better than us. This would help us weed the class from the crop! :down: How good is Enamul jnr, we won't really know until B'desh travel to Eng. He'll have a inflated sense of his own quality which will, definitely be brought down to earth in Eng, against better oppostion. Bad move BCB!!! :down:

This is funny, we have to sweat our pants to beat or save a game against Zim/Zim A and you want to play the best without playing the weaker teams like our own??? Why do you think we deserve to play against stronger teams if we cannot play well against teams of our own strength?

If you think BD needs opposition better than us, then SA needs opposition better than them??

AsifTheManRahman
February 16, 2005, 09:49 AM
imo - this zim team is more of a mix of national team and A side players, whereas the BD team is made up more of national team outcasts and U-19 players. had our A team been similar in composition to the zim A team, this match would've been a piece of cake - with all due respect to the zims (i love them, so dont worry abt my arrogance).

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 2:49 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
imo - this zim team is more of a mix of national team and A side players, whereas the BD team is made up more of national team outcasts and U-19 players. had our A team been similar in composition to the zim A team, this match would've been a piece of cake - with all due respect to the zims (i love them, so dont worry abt my arrogance).
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Bowling of BD A side is pretty strong .. I think stronger than BCB XI. And bowling win this match for us. Batting-wise this team is not a real BD A team.

allrounder
February 16, 2005, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by redstar
In response to agent smith:
We've just played against the same opponent why do we need to test ourselves against them again. There standard is below ours at the moment, we will learn nothing new about our players agaisnt such opposition. Enamul is a young guy, he's doing well now but as soon as he comes to England, he'll realise how good he really is, which will dent his confidence even more. The selectors want to protect these guys by playing them against weaker nations to raise their confidence which I think is detrimental in the long run. This is why he wasn't chosen agasinst the Indians, to "protect" him from the brutality of Indian batting!! Against stronger oppostion at least he'll realise his strengths as well as his weaknesses at this stage.

India plays spinners well, why include spinner against India. ZIM standard is not below ours. They draw 1 test, and beaten us 2 times in ODIs just a month ago. I find that these kind of attitude not very helpful for Bangladesh cricket at all.

If we were strong like Aus, India, SA, I am sure fans like you will object to play teams like Bangladesh because playing against them dont help them to know their actual strength.

Haha actually even now you dont want Bangladesh to play against another team who is same as Bangladesh, is it because you just want to hang out against the big and avoid getting shocked and humiliated by a loss against Zim, Kenya, Scotland?? Why not play these teams and show that we are much stronger than them at the same time we play the strong teams to test ourselves in the deep waters.

You even heard the coach mentioned that the batsmen did not follow his suggestion meaning they still have a long way to go in learning process and discipling themselves. Unless they pass those basic test, whats the point of send them to a higher level? You move up the ladder overcoming one step at a time, not try to jump to the top at once.

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 3:06 PM GMT, by allrounder.

Zephaniah
February 16, 2005, 10:08 AM
Good win.
Great!

Something to ponder....
In first innings we bowled 4 wides, 15 no-balls ( Shahadat 1w,13nb ) and in the second innings we bowled 1 wide, 17 no-balls ( Shahadat 1w,7nb / Enamul 8nb)

rafiq
February 16, 2005, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
Raqibul scored 100 in this match and it is his debut "first class" match. Is this the first instance for a BD batsman to score 100 in the debut first class match?


what about ashrafu's ton against sri lanka on debut - was that also his first class 100? Where's tintin?

Chacha vs Aftab is a question I would raise only after a night of consuming really bad malt liquor - no offense but what is the comparison again? Chacha is not a #6 batsman, and will never be no matter how many runs he scores in the NCL. He would come back to the test side in the place of a seamer, which would be such a travesty that maybe I will take up drinking really bad malt liquor myself if that were to happen.

Redstar raises a question about testing yourself against the best. But surely we can't play australia every month? Zim is a test playing nation, the tour is a very good idea. Let's learn how to beat them consistently first.

I liked how Shahadat made the 2 early breakthrough in the morning, removing both overnight batsmen and sealing the deal. This young team may have panicked if it went down to the wire. Is Shahadat ready for the England tour party?

cisco-guy
February 16, 2005, 10:20 AM
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posted on 16-2-2005 at 22:03

Rajib shatters Zim A



Hi everybody.....we've beaten ZIM A by 14 runs. Shahadat Rajib took 5-63 from 25 overs. Enam returned 10 for the match.

By the way...I'm Rabeed Imam from the Daily Star and let me tell you ....you guys are doing a fantastic job with banglacricket.com.

Thanks Rabeed for the update.
Great win for the BD A team.

BTW, I also like your column at DailyStar and Cricinfo. Keep up the good work :-)

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 10:22 AM
>>> what about ashrafu's ton against sri lanka on debut - was that also his first class 100?

No. Before that he played NL which is first class tournament. But I don't know how much he scored in his debut first class match (which is not the first test for sure).

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 10:30 AM
Ok got it.

Ashraful scored 41 and 6 on his debut first class match. (Source) (http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/f/44/f44933.html)

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 3:30 PM GMT, by sports_fan_bd.

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 10:41 AM
Shadahat and Enamul win it for Bangladesh A

Two of Bangladesh's most exciting young prospects, the paceman Shadahat Hossain and the spinner Enamul Haq Jr, combined on the final day at Bulawayo to end Zimbabwe A's hopes and secure a 50-run victory for Bangladesh A.

The same pair combined to good effect during Bangladesh's successful campaign in last year's Under-19 World Cup, where they beat the favourites Australia in the final, and they were on song again today, as Zimbabwe lost their last eight wickets for 92 runs. Of the last eight batsmen, only the wicketkeeper Tafadzwa Mufambisi reached double figures, as Shahadat finished with 5 for 63.

Zimbabwe had made a promising start as well. Needing 299 for victory, after restricting Bangladesh to 232 in their second innings, they added 77 for the first wicket, and were at one stage 156 for 2, thanks to half-centuries from Terence Duffin and Dion Ebrahim. But when Ebrahim fell for 63, the middle order faltered.

The victory had been set in motion by Enamul's first-innings figures of 7 for 47, as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 188. He added a further three second-time around, to complete his second ten-wicket haul against Zimbabwean opposition in consecutive matches. Earlier this year he took 12 wickets at Dhaka to secure Bangladesh's maiden series victory.

The only century of the game was scored by Bangladesh's opener, Raqibul Hasan, who made exactly 100 out of an innings total of 254.


Cinfo Bulletine.

babubangla
February 16, 2005, 10:44 AM
Zimbabwe A 2nd innings (target: 299 runs) R M B 4 6
T Duffin c Mohammad Sharif b Tushar Imran 56 163 215 7 0
V Sibanda st Dhiman Ghosh b Enamul Haque jnr 27 90 141 4 0
*DD Ebrahim c Shahriar Nafees b Shahadat Hossain 63 161 205 5 1
KD Samunderu lbw b Shahadat Hossain 9 40 53 0 0
GM Strydom c Waseluddin b Shahadat Hossain 0 1 2 0 0
CR Ervine b Syed Russell 2 30 38 0 0
+TV Mufambisi b Enamul Haque jnr 38 32 70 6 1
NB Mahwire c Shahriar Nafees b Shahadat Hossain 6 20 27 0 0
AG Cremer lbw b Enamul Haque jnr 1 14 20 0 0
C Macmillan c Raqibul Hasan b Shahadat Hossain 9 25 37 1 0
IA Nicolson not out 5 8 15 1 0
Extras (b 7, lb 7, w 1, nb 17) 32
Total (all out, 96 overs) 248

FoW: 1-77 (Sibanda), 2-120 (Duffin), 3-156 (Samunderu),
4-156 (Strydom), 5-168 (Ervine), 6-203 (Ebrahim),
7-232 (Mahwire), 8-232 (Mufambisi), 9-241 (Cremer),
10-248 (Macmillan).

Bowling O M R W
Syed Russell 18 9 42 1 (1nb)
Shahadat Hossain 25 5 63 5 (1w,7nb)
Mohammad Sharif 11 2 36 0
Enamul Haque jnr 32 8 69 3 (8nb)
Tushar Imran 9 2 17 1
Raqibul Hasan 1 0 7 0

Source: Cricinfo

bdboy
February 16, 2005, 10:45 AM
Happy here!!

RazabQ
February 16, 2005, 12:56 PM
The success of Shahadat and Enam (isn't it time we dropped the Jr?) reminds me of a very bad joke? "What will it be? Death or Bula-bula" :)

As to Chacha, again, I want Aftab to succeed, but perhaps we should start thinking of the 6th batsmen in the tests? We start with the assumption that Bashar, Ashraful, Rajin are shoo-ins, and that Nafis and Belim/Hannan/Nafees are going to be the likely openers.

What are the alternatives? Tushar? Kapali?

CTazim
February 16, 2005, 03:33 PM
LOL @ razabq. I bet ZM chose Bula-bula.. and so it was Bula-bula to death.


:)

ajithlalm
April 8, 2005, 10:52 PM
Let Bangladesh play against maximum teams as Bangladesh A team and Bangladesh B team and by creating maximum number of quality players and a larger pool of cricket