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al Furqaan
April 20, 2005, 02:58 PM
since the BCB has resumed A team tours on a fairly regular basis, i think we should study the composition of our national team, a team, and u-19 team.

ideally, the A team should be the fodder for new blood into the national team. however, in our history so far, the majority of our current players are direct u-19 call-ups. just look at the list:

masri
ashraful
nazmul
shahadat
enam
tapash
nafis
aftab
abir

in short everyone from the next generation is a u-19er turned pro. this is what accounts for our miserable performances in the past. now, this group is a very promising one indeed. with some more experiece they will be a formidable cricketing force.

The National Team

so here is what i think our national team will be for both tests and ODIs:

1. nafees
2. shahriar nafees
3. bashar (*)
4. aftab
5. ashraful
6. rajin
7. pilot (+)
8. rafique
9. masri
10. tapash
11. enam
12. shahadat
13. nazmul
14. rana

based on pitch conditions, and current form any 11 of these guys should make up the playing XI for our tests and ODIs.

Bangladesh A squad

the A team should be our primary place to get reserves and/or promotions for the national team. here is who i think belongs here:

1. Hannan
2. rokon
3. alok (*)
4. tushar imran
5. Nazimuddin
6. mushfiqur rahim (+)
7. Mushfiqur rahman
8. razzaq raj
9. talha
10. shafaq al zabir
11. wascoroni polash ahmed
12. syed russel
13. nadif choudhury
14. arafat sunny
15. golam rahman
16. dhiman ghosh

this is my proposed line-up. there is of course a third team, the under-19s, who should first be put into the A team squad and then into the national team. inshallah, this puts us in a strong position.

Notes:

i have included talha and razzaq as primarily A teamers because unless they really impress they will not be regulars in our national team. however, they will get the occaisional caps depending on our particular situation and needs at the moment. out of the A team, the most likely to get test/ODI caps are alok, talha, and raj. indeed, talha may get some caps in the england tour. in fact, i strongly suggest playing him in an ODI early in the Natwest. if he performs then let him stay. if not, well we gave him a shot.

as for batting, our best batsmen are on the national squad and they are promising. however, they still remain our weakspot. there are other batsmen who have promise namely, nazimuddin, golam mahbub (or rahman ?), and some u-19 bats.

our bowling is quite strong on both levels, especially the A team squad. all in all, with a good level of a team exposure and solid domestic cricket as we had this year with the NCL, we should make a steady and rapid rise in the international ranks.

one cause for bowling concern is that fact that all of our specialist spinners are SLAs. we need a more varied spin attack. using ash and rajin as part timers is at best an OK idea. tiring them out in the field is not the best idea particularily when you need them to score the bulk of the runs and when you need their excellent fielding ablities.

we need, similar to a GP pacer hunt, a "specialist leg spinner/off spinner" hunt.

let me know what you folks think.



Edited on, April 20, 2005, 8:13 PM GMT, by al Furqaan.
Reason: left some really good stuff out :)

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2005, 03:03 PM
you have hannan and rokon, but no dhiman or golam? bad boy

al Furqaan
April 20, 2005, 03:11 PM
post edited asif bhai...and i did mention golam i cant remember if it was golam rahman or golam mahbub.

also i should add dhiman, the reason i left him out initially was because rahim is the wicketkeeper. but i will add him as a specialist bat then.

thanks for pointing that out

TheWatcher
April 20, 2005, 03:51 PM
We have two promising SLAs in Saqibul Hasan and Sharwardi Shuvo (forgive me if I mispelled). So, I don't think Nadif or Sunny has any future with natl team.

Hasanuzzaman and Moniruzzaman are also consistantly perfoming well in domestic league for last few yrs, I think they should be given a tour.

What about recalling Opi in the A team? He is, at this point, in better form than Hannan or Rokon.

Musfique
April 20, 2005, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by TheWatcher
We have two promising SLAs in Sharwardi Shuvo



What about recalling Opi in the A team? He is, at this point, in better form than Hannan or Rokon.

This "Suvo" character seems quite impressive, with his steady performance in the NCL, and outstanding contribution so far in the U19 tour down under.

Opee should be included in place of Hannan Sarkar, sadly our most successful batsmen in the Australia tour cannot even make any runs in the very weak NCL, let alone test matches.

Hannan's case is a perfect example of lack of mental strength amongst the Bangladeshi cricketers.

Zephaniah
April 20, 2005, 06:35 PM
I think Opee should get an A team call up. I would also include young SLA Saqib Al Hasan, who is not bunny with the bat too. But I would wait till tomorrow to get the players list of England series to name my A team .

sadi
April 20, 2005, 08:07 PM
opee is an exciting player to watch...but he needs more time in the middle in ncl before he makes into a team...... he is just started to get his confidence bak.... let him enjoy and play for a while....... team selection was good... .couldnt agree with u more.....

TheWatcher
April 21, 2005, 02:24 PM
I will probably soon be labeled "TheGuesser", but here is the A team I propose for England-
1. Golam Rahman
2. Raqibul Hasan
3. Opee
4. Farhad Reza
5. Alok*
6. Dhiman+
7. Saqib Al Hasan
8. Rajjaq
9. Russel
10. Safaq
11. Wascoroni
12. Nazimuddin
13. Mushfiqur Rahman
14. Shahin+
Plus two players from u/19 on recomendation of McInnes.

The problem is both of the openers (Golam Rahman and Raqib) will be benched for onedays. In that case, probably Opee with Alok or Dhiman can open. If Nazmus Sadat from u/19 makes it to the team, he can also be used as an oneday opener.

The other problem is Russel may fail to join the team from Australia. In that case, Mohammod Shahzada, an young prospect in current NCL who played for BCB XI in Duleep Trophy, should be considered.


Edited on, April 24, 2005, 6:43 PM GMT, by TheWatcher.

Desh Bangla
April 21, 2005, 02:35 PM
Farhad Reza should be in A team too with Najmul Hossain Milon and Marshal Ayub .

TheWatcher
April 21, 2005, 02:46 PM
I have to admit I really don' t know much about Farhad Reza, but his attacking style may not suite english condition. I believe, this is his first season playing first class and Dhaka league cricket. In my opinion, he needs at least one more good season for full maturity.

Edited on, April 21, 2005, 7:51 PM GMT, by TheWatcher.

Zephaniah
April 21, 2005, 05:08 PM
My 16 for A team

1. Golam Rahman
2. Moniruzzaman / Forhad Reza
3. Mehrab Hussain Opee ( p/t wicket-keeper, he did it before)
4. Hasanuzzaman Rosel
5. Alok Kapali ( bat and LB, should bowl as much as he can)
6. Tushar Imran ( should bowl OB every now and then)
7. Nazimuddin

8. Shahin Ahmed/Hussain (w/k)

9. Saqib Al Hasan (SLA)
10. Manjarul Islam Rana (SLA)

11. S K Russel
12. Safaq Al Zabir
13. Wyascurni Palash
14. A 'tear-away' pace bowler.
15. Mushfiqur Rahman ( could be useful in limited over matches)

TheWatcher
April 21, 2005, 05:17 PM
I am wondering what kind of chance Manjurul Islam still has to come back to natl team. His medium pace can be still useful in ODI's.

I am also hoping Sharif will get back his form pretty soon. He is sparking now and then, but still needs lot more consistancy.

Edited on, April 21, 2005, 10:24 PM GMT, by TheWatcher.

Navarene
April 21, 2005, 06:05 PM
Good to see you picked Shahin Hussain(?) behind the wicket, Zeph. In fact I was looking for his name in the previous posts but no one thought the guy who scored tons of runs(including a double hundred) in this NCL league would still be fit for A team. Somebody in the other thread has mentioned that all his loads of runs came against some crappy bowling and flat wicket of NCL but scoring a double is not an easy walk in the park even if on a flat wicket or against weak bowling. You got to concentrate, judging every ball by its merit and determination to stay on the wicket for a long time to make those runs.

I am not going to compare Shahin with Mushfiqur Rahim or even Dhiman for that matter. The later two's have already had more exposure on playing international cricket its now time to give it a go for Shahin with A team or we might eventually lose him like Selim or Anwar from the scene.

Akib
April 21, 2005, 06:15 PM
Can anyone tell me if Eshanul Haque and Nazimuddin ( i cant spell his name) from Chittagong have a chance to get into the national squads?

TheWatcher
April 21, 2005, 07:27 PM
Someone said in some other thread that Ehsanul was scared to death by fast bowlers in the last world cup. If he can overcome this valunaribility, he may turns out to be a good prospect.


Edited on, April 22, 2005, 12:42 AM GMT, by TheWatcher.

shaoun
April 21, 2005, 08:24 PM
well i agree that a-team should be the team where the national players comes from. i think all the national team players should play for a-team before getting called for the national team. but the problem is that u-19 team is playing more cricket then the a-team which is why the selectors are choosing u-19 players. u-19 team has become our a-team rightnow. bc a-team hardly plays. i am little surprised to see mushfikur rahim going to england. this should be a good experience for him but i dont want to see him play any matches besides practice matches unless khaled mashud is injured. i think shahadat should do very well. i like the confident in this guy. i thought he should have been in teh team a long time ago. i was surprised to see nazmul before shahadat because no1 really talked about nazmul much. but i think nazmul is ok for the odi for now. i am hoping shahadat and masrafee for our future opening bowler. taposh could be the third seamer.

TheWatcher
April 21, 2005, 09:22 PM
After Enamul, Nazmul was taking most of the wickets for u/19. I couldn't find anything to be surprised about his inclusion in the natl team.

If attitude and speed is all about fast bowling, Shoib Akthar would the most successful pacer.

I heard Hadlee deliberately slowed down to be a more effective bowler.

sadi
April 21, 2005, 09:55 PM
i think the inclusion of mushfiq rahim is a good one cuz we shuld groom one wicket keeper for the future and right now he is the best option we got...ofcourse he is not gona play any test or odi but practice matches can do him a lot of good...

TheWatcher
April 26, 2005, 03:57 PM
Faruq mentioned names of Nazimuddin, Alok, Golam Rahman, and Forhad Reza. Those four are for sure going to England with A-team. The training camp starts at 28 May.:fire::fire::fire:

Edited on, April 26, 2005, 9:51 PM GMT, by TheWatcher.

FaltuRidwanBhai
April 26, 2005, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by sadi
i think the inclusion of mushfiq rahim is a good one cuz we shuld groom one wicket keeper for the future and right now he is the best option we got...ofcourse he is not gona play any test or odi but practice matches can do him a lot of good...

today in newspaper it said that in last match mushfiq even boled and even got 2 wickets. so it means that he is even greater then dravid. :up: keep it up mushfiq. we need this kinds of exclusive all rounders. not just all rounders who can bowl and bat like flintoff. but all rounders like mushfiq who can bowl bat and also be a wicket keeper. amazing.:great:

Rubayed
April 27, 2005, 02:57 AM
R u guys talking about Ehsanul Haque Shizan? The guy who lives in Siddheswari? He played for Bd during the world cup,,right? Damn i know him! i've played cricket with him a lot and he is a very good batsman of the pace bowlers, cant beleive he said that he is scared of fast bowlers. When did he say that?

cricket_pagla
April 27, 2005, 08:44 AM
OffSpiner/LegSpinner Hunt!.. I don't think that's quite possible!.. How can you define that?.. who's got more turn!.. and then.. ?!.. by the way.. pacer hunt Rules!

shovon13
April 27, 2005, 04:06 PM
i just want to point out the positive thing about this thread. have you guys noticed the amount of good prospects we have? its almost like we need 2 A teams. i'm not saying all these players will turn out to be awesome on the international level, but its good to have so many players to choose from.