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mahbubH
April 19, 2005, 02:34 PM
When the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces a 16-member Test squad for the England tour tomorrow, the question will be answered whether Khaled Mahmud will make a Test comeback or not.

The former national captain, who played his last Test against England at home in November 2003, has only played in one-day internationals since. But his outstanding performances for Dhaka in the National League this season and his experience in English conditions opened a small window for a Test recall.

Mahmud has scored 440 runs from seven games including a century at a healthy average of 55 and taken 24 wickets for champions Dhaka in the domestic first-class competition.

The 33-year-old all-rounder is now in the camp for 20 probables in Chittagong, where the national selectors will sit today to finalise the squad for the two Tests against England.

Bangladesh will embark on their first full series in England next month with the first Test starting at Lord's on May 26.

Although English conditions suit Mahmud's style of bowling, the four-man selection panel led by Faruque Ahmed were in a dilemma whether to bank on his experience or give younger players an exposure.

The selectors however made their mind on including five pacers for the demanding tour that included three three-day matches in the build-up to the two Tests.

Young fast bowler Shahadat Hossain looks sure to get the nod beside automatic choices Mashrafee-Bin-Mortuza and Tapash Baisya but Talha Jubair's minor injury is keeping the selectors guessing.

Anwar Munir and Nazmul Hossain are the other specialist seamers in the squad and if the selection panel finally ignores Mahmud in favour of young blood, it would not be surprising.

They can even take all six, sacrificing one spinner from among Mohammad Rafique, Enamul Haque and Manzarul Islam.

With Tushar Imran and Abdur Razzak to be considered for the one-dayers only, the remaining eight players -- all specialist batsmen including wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud -- of the squad are going to make the trip.

It means rookie opener Shahriar Nafees, an insurance for Nafees Iqbal -- who has been suffering from a back pain -- will be on his first tour with the national team as well as Shahadat.

Nafees, who showed his mettle during Bangladesh A team's tour of England and Zimbabwe, will also fill the long-time absence of a specialist left-handed batsman in the side.

The squad had their first nets at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium today under coach Dav Whatmore, the only man whose future is yet to be settled.

The contract of the Australian-born Sri Lankan coach with the BCB expires at the end of this month and the two parties have yet to sign a fresh deal.

Source : DS

AsifTheManRahman
April 19, 2005, 02:35 PM
and i thought he was an automatic choice?

hmm...we should learn from the indians and treat our murubbis better.

Rubu
April 19, 2005, 04:45 PM
i dont think there should be any delimma about whether mahmud should be in 16 member team or not. given that there will be only one team of 16 for both test and odi, mahmud is an autometic choice in the 16 member team. whether he'll be in the 11 or not is a different issue and we've a few practice match to compose the final 11. as of right now, mahmud has to be in. in fact, i dont see any trouble finding the 16 out of the 20 squad. just get rid of the four obvious. here is why i call them obvious:

anwar hossain: what have he done to get into the 20 men squad? that was already too much for him. no need to carry it any further.
tushar imran: couple 50s against a lowly zim A does not count for anything. he did not even perform in NCL good. let him go.
abdul rajjak: since asia cup have not done anything to move past other 3 sla. he is not bad but leaving any of rafique, rana or enamul for him would be stupidity.
talha: again, he is not too bad but does not go anywhere close to mashi, taposh, or shahadat. and nazmul's swing would be much more useful than his medicre bowling. so, leave him out as well.

what the big problem here?

Sham
April 19, 2005, 05:26 PM
I don't agree! Talha shouldn't be dismissed so easily. In swinging conditions, its not a bad idea at all to have a bowler who isn't afraid to pitch the ball up to the batsmen. In the sub-continent, he may get punished for doing so, but in England, he will always give himself a chance to take wickets by doing that. Also, he can be pretty quick and is more aggressive than Nazmul, Tapash and Mahmud. Dismissing Talha as a mediocre bowler is silly in my opinion!

I agree that the other three should be left out but I myself am still confused about the Mahmud/Talha problem. I cannot find a place for Mahmud in my Test team at all, not in one of the seamers spots and neither in any of the batsmen's spots. In ODIs, he is more likely to feature but even that is not guaranteed!

Talha on the other hand has a chance of playing in the Tests if he comes good in the warm-ups ahead of Rajib and Nazmul, so from that point of view, Talha does merit serious consideration. Even though as things stand, Rajib is probably our first choice to fill the third seamer's role after the way he performed in Zimbabwe, lets not forget that his place in the XI is far from guaranteed and Nazmul or Talha could well sneak in ahead of him!

Edited on, April 19, 2005, 10:29 PM GMT, by Sham.

ialbd
April 19, 2005, 05:56 PM
chacha ashole emon ekta player... team e nile mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam' abar na nileo mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam'.....

P.S: Can anyone help with a good bangla word for dilemma? all I can think of is 'ganjam'
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Rubu
April 19, 2005, 06:03 PM
i see your point sham, but the problem comes by the announcement that there will be only one 16 member team for both test and odi, with no replacement. no, i dont wanna keep sujan in my test team anyhow even after his performance in the NCL, but he can be really useful in ODI. yes, he stays ahead of sujan in test, but lacks in odi by a huge margin. on the other hand, in test he stays behind masri, taposh and shahadat clearly.

so its all come down to two out of three talha, sujan and nazmul. keeping in mind the current form of taposh, nazmul actual stayed ahead in recent games and was quite useful in dhaka. also given the experience he has ahead of the other two i'll keep him does not matter what. my choice for final eleven will be taposh-masri plus one of shahadat or nazmul. in that case it all boils down to either sujan or talha. and in my opinion sujan comes in ahead of talha because of odi.
only reason to keep talha in team would be if he can prove that he is better than nazmul or shahadat. but he is not able to prove that yet.

aosaif
April 19, 2005, 06:22 PM
u've got to back your strike bowlers. As far as i'm concerned mahmud is not one of our strike bowlers.

IanW
April 19, 2005, 06:30 PM
What Aosaif said.

Mahmud isnt good enough to be picked as either a batsman or a bowler, so leave him at home.

It's not as if the fat, useless slob is ever going to get better ...

Ian Whitchurch, who displays an Australian ruthlessness towards discarded ex-captains

al
April 19, 2005, 08:32 PM
i think, we need to have atleast 3 quick/strike bowlers especially in english conditions. ball will be much faster and will get bouncier than the suncontinent conditions.

roaring_tiger
April 19, 2005, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by ialbd
chacha ashole emon ekta player... team e nile mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam' abar na nileo mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam'.....

P.S: Can anyone help with a good bangla word for dilemma? all I can think of is 'ganjam'

:up:

chacha, retire koira selector + amagore bacha ..... ..... ...

(bangla for dilema can be 'donomona' ? )

PoorFan
April 19, 2005, 09:11 PM
I agree with Agent.
Mashree, Tapash, Rafique is a automatic choice considering their allround performance. Nazmul and Shahadat has their recent performance in favor of them and has swing and accuracy with pace bowling, which Talaha yet to prove.

So, it becomes last choice between Mahmud and Talaha. In my sense, Mahmud stays ahead of Talaha considering recent performance, experience and allround skill.

Besides, when we have Mashree, Tapash, Nazmul, Shadat in the squad, no need to go for another pacer. Aftab, Rajin, Ash may take care with medium pace if needed. It could be interesting if we pick up Enamul instead of Mahmud, may not be a big defference though.

Edited on, April 20, 2005, 2:12 AM GMT, by PoorFan.

cricketboy
April 19, 2005, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by IanW
What Aosaif said.

Mahmud isnt good enough to be picked as either a batsman or a bowler, so leave him at home.

It's not as if the fat, useless slob is ever going to get better ...

Ian Whitchurch, who displays an Australian ruthlessness towards discarded ex-captains

I agree sujon's bowing will not be able to take wickets and his batting is very fragile against good bowling. We should not forget he scored runs aand took wickets against teams, against whom Mashrafe was scoring 2 centuries per match and Alok Kopali 7 wickets per innings. :P

rafiq
April 19, 2005, 11:42 PM
Oh no, not again. Mahmud's game has definitely picked up and he may not be as huge a liability as he was a couple of years ago, but he still offers very little.....sad.

babubangla
April 19, 2005, 11:42 PM
We always talk about the negative sides of exposing our young players to the highest lever too early. Following this lead, Shahadat Rajib should be left aside for couple more years in first-class cricket.

Shehwar
April 20, 2005, 01:56 AM
I agree with AgentSmith......I can't believe Anwar Hossain was called onto the 20 man squad on the first place.....Probably because in this heat the main bowlers didn't wanna extend themselves to the limit and poor Anwar did most of the bowling on the nets for our batsmen to practice....He shud never ever feature in any of our squad at any level......as for Razzak..he wud be left out...he is no competition for the other three SLAs......Tushar Imran too will fail to get into that solid looking middle order......The only problem really is with the last choice....Mahumud or Talha......And even here i don't see any problems at all.....Yeah...Talha is nippy by our our standards...but against world class players bowling at 78 mph will not cause sleppless nights for them....He is woefully wayward....He will give plenty of extras and atleast two free hits every over...So I guess I won't even have to elaborate why Mahmud wud be a far better choice...cheers...

Spitfire_x86
April 20, 2005, 02:40 AM
Dielma! What dielma?

I thought Chacha was declared useless for Tests long ago.

IanW
April 20, 2005, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by babubangla
We always talk about the negative sides of exposing our young players to the highest lever too early. Following this lead, Shahadat Rajib should be left aside for couple more years in first-class cricket.

90 mph fast bowlers get an exemption to this general rule:)

Ian Whitchurch

fwullah
April 20, 2005, 04:34 AM
chacha, retire koira selector + amagore bacha ..... .....


Plus, he can be great coach - replacement for our 'Dav Whatmore' issue? :snob:

P.S., Don't take it seriuosly.

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2005, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by ialbd
chacha ashole emon ekta player... team e nile mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam' abar na nileo mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam'.....

P.S: Can anyone help with a good bangla word for dilemma? all I can think of is 'ganjam'

the closest i can think is "kingkortobbobimur"...how about "domona"?

anyways, i personally don't think that talha should be in the team - no way in the first eleven. he simply has not demonstrated anything to deserve a spot. i've watched him play in dhaka and found him pretty ordinary - someone who sways quite a bit in line as well as length (pitching up maybe a good option in england, but bowling half volleys will certainly not).

yes, i agree with sham about talha having an edge over nazmul or shahadat due to the english conditions and his bowling style (aggressiveness, pitching it up), but i don't really see him bagging wickets in the tour, mainly because i don't trust his abilities. to me, all the fuss about him (always getting called for the national team and so on) is unnecessary.

having said that, i do believe that he can get better with some good attention and proper direction from the coaches. i would definitely like to try him out in the practice matches(if he makes it to the 16), and don't mind taking him into the test side if he does well.

as for chacha - i'm not writing him off. i want him tested out in the practice matches before making a decision about him.

imo, tapash, masri and shahadat should be automatic choices. munir will never rise to the level of his colleagues, so he can remain as a net bowler. as for talha - i'd keep him in bangladesh for this tour. i would have picked him as a stand-by had this squad been bigger than sixteen men, because right now, with javed omar most probably getting a call, shahriar nafees almost certain and the need to have at least one back-up spinner, we don't really have a space for him.

Kana-Baba
April 20, 2005, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by ialbd
chacha ashole emon ekta player... team e nile mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam' abar na nileo mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam'.....

P.S: Can anyone help with a good bangla word for dilemma? all I can think of is 'ganjam'

yeah.... Delhi ka Laddu

cricket_pagla
April 20, 2005, 11:09 AM
We can put him on the team.. and may be.. he can play some role like M.Abedin played in 99WC.:P

Fazal
April 20, 2005, 11:10 AM
ChaCha is here to stay forever....

unless ChaCha bashers hire Tonya harding's ex-boyfriend.

guy_zin
April 20, 2005, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by ialbd
chacha ashole emon ekta player... team e nile mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam' abar na nileo mone hoy 'dhurr ki korlam'.....

P.S: Can anyone help with a good bangla word for dilemma? all I can think of is 'ganjam'


dilemma'r valo bangla hote pare "pezgi"...chacha're team e nileo pezgi ..na nileo pezgi...team e thakle( read.. edaning) khub ekta bhalo kore na ,abar team er baire thakle ghoroya league e khele fatafati... eri naam "Chacha Kahiny".

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2005, 11:29 AM
lot like nannu

Tokai
April 20, 2005, 11:29 AM
they will keep chacha in the team because he was in england before and knows the way. otherwise they run the risk of getting lost in england. so, he gonna be there even if as the 17th member.

guy_zin
April 20, 2005, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by Fazal
..unless ChaCha bashers hire Tonya harding's ex-boyfriend.

ahare..life ta koto hard hoia gelo nancy re churi marte giya..kichudeen age to khub hard hard chobite obhinoy o korte hoise!!

Spitfire_x86
April 20, 2005, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by Tokai
they will keep chacha in the team because he was in england before and knows the way. otherwise they run the risk of getting lost in england. so, he gonna be there even if as the 17th member.
Many players of current squad has played in ICC Champions Trophy at England last year. And of course, Whatmore has more than enough knowledge about English condition.

Fazal
April 20, 2005, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
And of course, Whatmore has more than enough knowledge about English condition.

But is he playing.:-/

TheWatcher
April 20, 2005, 12:05 PM
Most important thing about English tours (national and A team tours) is that they are giving our youngsters exposure to most challenging conditions. This exposure can be given in either of the two tours. The problem is BD natl team has a high chance of getting slaughtered by England and Australlia in NatWest series. I want a seasoned tough cricketer like Sujon to face those teams instead of talented but yet untested Talha or Shahadat. If Sujon fails to perform this time, that will be the end of the story for him, and everyone will be saved from all the delimma he causes.
Talking about Talha, the number of exras the boy gives shows he has not gained a good control over his bowling yet. He is no Shoib Akthar, I doubt his pace solely will give much trouble to English test batters who are so skilled against fast bowling. I really want him to prove his worth, but that can be done in the A team tours.

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
....and all the fuss about his pace. he is hardly faster than tapash.

he used to be one of the fastest before the likes of tapash, masri and shahadat came in. ok, maybe masri has slowed down a bit, but he can generate some good pace every now and then.

Edited on, April 20, 2005, 5:13 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

Zephaniah
April 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
I think I'm pretty much sure I want to see Shahadat in the final 16. That should be obvious and not related to Talha's inclusion though they both belongs to same category. But Shahadat is the quickest among initial 20 man squad.
In early English summer all quick bowlers are expected to move the ball off the seam if they bowl at 'bit' fuller than good length, as we all know. So it's of uttler importance to bowl at that length with accurate line to get most out English pitches in early summer, specially at Durham ( where BD batsmen should watch out for swing bowlers, specially Hoggard). Considering this fact Shahadat edges past Talha not only because he is faster than Talha but also he has more control over his bowling trajectory. Talha strays a lot though Shahadat has 'no-ball issue' ( due to his run up) to deal with.

But I really dont want to leave Talha out. And picking one between Talha and Mahmood is a REAL dilemma as they are suited for different format of the sport. Infact leaving one of them at home would mean we won't be taking our best possible team for tests or ODIs, depending on who gets dropped.

I don't want to see Rana gets dropped either for all these dilemma !

Edited on, April 20, 2005, 5:23 PM GMT, by Zephaniah.

LateCut
April 20, 2005, 12:31 PM
Ialbd:

I think the closest word for dillema is DOTANA (being pulled from both sides) for the usage you have chosen.

TheWatcher
April 20, 2005, 12:36 PM
......it's of uttler importance to bowl at that length with accurate line to get most out English pitches in early summer...

As I said, I doubt Talha has that accuracy at this point. I may be wrong, he may have improved a lot since the India tour in December.

I also have lots of hope in Shahadat. But his saying that only thing he cares about his bowling is speed, not variation or movement, really upsets me. I hope he knows better by now.

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2005, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by TheWatcher
......it's of uttler importance to bowl at that length with accurate line to get most out English pitches in early summer...

As I said, I doubt Talha has that accuracy at this point. I may be wrong, he may have improved a lot since the India tour in December.


he may not be on target, but you pretty much are


I also have lots of hope in Shahadat. But his saying that only thing he cares about his bowling is speed, not variation or movement, really upsets me. I hope he knows better by now.

as far as i remember, he said he'd try to bowl faster, but never said that's the only thing he'd concentrate on (i may be wrong).

TheWatcher
April 20, 2005, 12:50 PM
From Daily star:

The exciting Shahadat said his only concern at the moment was to bowl even faster.

"I have averaged 90 mph but I'm not satisfied with that speed. I love to bowl fast and I'm confident that I can improve my pace. My dream is to see my name in the genuine fast bowlers' list," said Shahadat after the first training session of the preliminary team at the Army Stadium yesterday.

Naturally aggressive and well-built, Shahadat, who is the country's quickest bowler, said nothing delighted him more than seeing the stumps uprooted by a fast delivery.

"I still don't think too much about variation. I want to beat batsmen with raw pace. I love the sight of stumps cartwheeling," said the six feet three quick who hails from Narayanganj. "I would like to be known as the Narayanganj Express."

http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/04/05/d50405040233.htm

Beamer
April 20, 2005, 01:05 PM
I can't see how Mahmud can command a place in the test team. Its almost impossible. He may find himself playing in some of the ODI's because its been played in England. No problem with that.

Spitfire_x86
April 20, 2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Fazal
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
And of course, Whatmore has more than enough knowledge about English condition.

But is he playing.:-/
No, but it confirms that there's no need for chacha as English condition expert, if he only sits at sideline and gives inexperienced players tips about condition.

Fazal
April 20, 2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
No, but it confirms that there's no need for chacha as English condition expert, if he only sits at sideline and gives inexperienced players tips about condition.

Oh ... I see your assumption is even ChaCha survived the final cut, his role will be purely as a bench warmer. I know that you (like lot of others) are hoping for that.

But in reallity will that be the case though:-/
I doubt it. If ChaCha is selected, most likely we will see him in the final 11 in one of those ODIs.

Edited on, April 20, 2005, 6:59 PM GMT, by Fazal.

Sham
April 20, 2005, 02:05 PM
I still don't quite understand what the problem with selecting two squads is! At the end of the day, even with two squads, there will only be two, maximum three players who will be exchanged in the middle. Plus, I doubt that for the ODI tournament, we need 16 players, a squad of 15 would do! All this trouble they are having picking the squad stems from trying to fit the Test players and ODI players in one squad. In this day and age, who does that? Why should we have Mahmud during the Test series when he has close to zero chance of playing, or have Talha during the ODI series when he has close to zero chance of playing? You only take players in a squad who might be needed in the final XI!

Fazal
April 20, 2005, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Sham
I still don't quite understand what the problem with selecting two squads is! At the end of the day, even with two squads, there will only be two, maximum three players who will be exchanged in the middle.

I agree with you. I also don't like the idea about one squard for both type of cricket, when we have some players clearly suited for one type or another.

Rubu
April 20, 2005, 03:05 PM
looks like finally mahmud himself has made it easy for the selectors.

prothom alo reported today that he is suffering a groin injury and failed the fitness test twice. that would very much mean that he is gonna be at least out of the test squad. tushar imran has also failed the test but thats not the focus by any means.

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2005, 03:06 PM
nooooooooooooooooooooooo (not for tushar)

Ahmed_B
April 20, 2005, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Sham
I still don't quite understand what the problem with selecting two squads is! At the end of the day, even with two squads, there will only be two, maximum three players who will be exchanged in the middle. Plus, I doubt that for the ODI tournament, we need 16 players, a squad of 15 would do! All this trouble they are having picking the squad stems from trying to fit the Test players and ODI players in one squad....
Well... it's all the same really.
picking a 14 member squad for the tests... then dropping 2/3 players from that and adding another 2/3 to make the ODI squad is almost similar to picking a 16 member squad from the beginning.

It's like this i guess:
2/3 Test-only players+11/12 both squad players+2/3 ODI only players =Squad of 16

the only difference is that the additional ODI only players are being added early. The 16 member squad is basically a mixture of 14 member Test Squad & 14 meber ODI squad.

This whole 'One team for both series' thing is just a mathematical forgery u may say. ;)

Sham
April 20, 2005, 03:28 PM
But the Test squad wouldn't have had 14, it would have had atleast 15, if not 16 in the first place. You can send 14 players to a ODI tournament where you are expecting to play two or three matches, but you can't send so few players to a Test series, which includes three warm-up games. If the Test squad is 15, and the ODI squad is 15, and there are 2 players you need to exchange, then a squad of 16 won't cut it will it? Hence the so called dilemma! There is good reason for the modern approach of separate squads. If we could have fit them into a squad of 16, we wouldn't be having this discussion. But we shouldn't be short of options for the Tests because we had to stick in some ODI players and vice versa. Why on earth should Javed Omar travel with the team during the ODI matches. He should be back home with wife and family, and someone more likely to feature in the games should be travelling with the team!

TheWatcher
April 20, 2005, 03:30 PM
If selectors leave someone behind to be called after a month for the ODI series, there is a high chance that he will loose his fitness and form since there is no game to play in domestic circuit during the period.

But in case of Mahmud, he probably burned himself out playing for Dhaka. It may not be a bad idea to give him a break then send him to face Aussies.

Question: How do you quote others in the box?

Edited on, April 20, 2005, 10:20 PM GMT, by TheWatcher.

Edited on, April 20, 2005, 11:13 PM GMT, by TheWatcher.

sunniath
April 20, 2005, 05:18 PM
Chacha failed fitness test today according to Prothom-alo. So i guess we can leave him out of the test squad, give ourselves a break, and move on.

Spitfire_x86
April 20, 2005, 08:59 PM
Horray, Chacha is not going to play the tests :joy: :joy: :joy:

Sham
April 20, 2005, 09:34 PM
I don't think he would have played in the Tests even if he had proved himself fit!

Navarene
April 20, 2005, 09:41 PM
"Although the focus for the last few days has been on all-rounder Khaled Mahmud, the selection panel led by Faruque Ahmed is most likely to call for a backup for wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud from outside the preliminary 20.....................It was learnt that the four selectors are going to include young stumper Sahagir Hossain in an effort to minimise the workload Mashud during the practice matches leading up to the first Test..................Sahagir had impressed coach Dav Whatmore in India during the Duleep Trophy in February." --Daily Star

This is interesting. Never thought of a specialist second wicket keeper since Pilot's presence in the team has been quite obvious so far. But he can also be injury prone at any given day. I appreciate and welcome selectors initiative to keep a back up wicket keeper in the team.

Btw, do any of you familiar with this Sahagir Hossain? What is his stats? How good is he with bat apart from keeping?

Sorry for a bit off topic.

Edited on, April 21, 2005, 2:45 AM GMT, by Navarene.

TheWatcher
April 20, 2005, 09:42 PM
As most of agree, Shahadat or Talha are not going to be that useful in NatWest series. That leaves us with three pacers- Mashrafee, Tapash, and Nazmul. In case of injury, we need at least one backup seamer. Who is it going to be? Munir?

Mr-khan
April 21, 2005, 03:49 AM
Anwar hossain munir???:mad:
Injured chacha is better than fit Anwar hossain munir.

AsifTheManRahman
April 21, 2005, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by mr-khan
Anwar hossain munir???:mad:
Injured chacha is better than fit Anwar hossain munir.

hehe...i thought munir was the suckiest bowler that ever breathed on bangladeshi soil. i take the U-19 coach's words about his change, but most likely he won't make it to the first eleven past tapash, masri and shahadat.

Rubu
April 21, 2005, 09:39 AM
since he was the first autometic choice on the rejection list and still makes it to the team, i get the feeling that he'll make it to the final 11 as well. we'll who to replace for such a good bowler?
how about masri?

:down:

Locutus
April 21, 2005, 12:20 PM
I don't think Mahmud will be a good idea in Test matches. ODI is the way for him. Plus he is been playing pretty good in last few ODI matches, batting and bowling. Bangladesh need him in ODI because he can be late order batsman who can score run at a high runrate. He can also bowl as the third paceman.