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Old June 22, 2008, 05:14 AM
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Siddons was also pleased that the team was scoring more than 200 and batting out 50 overs more often than they used to. "We used to score over 200 runs only about 25% of the time, but since I have been here it has gone up to 50%. That is a start. Things are not going to turn around overnight with this team. We have changed the team a fair bit; lots of younger players have come into the side. At the moment, we have the young guys learning the game at the international level and I see some really good performances."

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Old June 22, 2008, 05:46 AM
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I don't see anything wrong in his comments. Was a bit surprised to see no salt added on your post on him BANFAN!! Let's see what happens next in Asia Cup.
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Old June 22, 2008, 05:48 AM
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Who will tell this guy that the score is a relative matter? In some matches, 180 is a good score, while in some others 280 is not. BD team think tank terribly misses out the dynamicity in their thinking based on the match condition. With that type of pre-planned target, they will even be more and more static.

Bangladesh certainly can not score 240+ in each match - they do not need to - but not achieveing such target will put more pressure on the players and they will be more and more void of confidence.

Siddons said it was a reality that other teams were better than Bangladesh and his players knew that. "Out there it is a tough game for them with the skill level they have got. Our batsmen average 20; batsmen in other teams average 35. So it's 350 for them versus 200 for us. That is the reality of the situation."

I do not understand what this guy is up to. And what the good comments like this will bring to the team. IMO, it needs to be a great stupid to make comments like that.
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Who will tell this guy that the score is a relative matter? In some matches, 180 is a good score, while in some others 280 is not. BD team think tank terribly misses out the dynamicity in their thinking based on the match condition. With that type of pre-planned target, they will even be more and more static.

Bangladesh certainly can not score 240+ in each match - they do not need to - but not achieveing such target will put more pressure on the players and they will be more and more void of confidence.

Siddons said it was a reality that other teams were better than Bangladesh and his players knew that. "Out there it is a tough game for them with the skill level they have got. Our batsmen average 20; batsmen in other teams average 35. So it's 350 for them versus 200 for us. That is the reality of the situation."

I do not understand what this guy is up to. And what the good comments like this will bring to the team. IMO, it needs to be a great stupid to make comments like that.
Dude ..u seriously need to relax. I don't think Siddon is trying to demoralize the very same team he is coaching. I think he is doing a fine job.. and I have no doubt that he is taking his job seriously and he is in it not for the money but for the better of Bangladesh Cricket future.
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Old June 22, 2008, 07:35 AM
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Avoiding facts would not do any good either. What he said are based on facts. To make a dream come reality all need to work based on reality.
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Siddons defended the 'Team Rules' that he drew up for each player and denied they were having an adverse effect on the players' natural game. "When I first came here, everyone was saying to me - you have got to stop Ashraful from playing rash shots all the time. Now that he has stopped playing rash shots, you are telling me to let him play them. So I am not sure what everyone wants. But with Ash batting at three, I think it's perfect. He can play his natural game until we lose two wickets. After that, he has to play a little bit more sensibly."


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Old June 22, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Siddons is lying.

Between 1 July 2005 to 18 Jun 2007 (last 2 years under Dav Whatmore).

Out of 48 matches played we scored 200+ in 24 innings and that's exactly 50%, add 9 matches to the list in which we scored less than 200, but won the matches as the opponents scored well below 200.

So, ideally 33 out of 48 innings (68.75%) we either scored 200+ or won the match.

I don't know from where he is getting that 25% info!!! He is probably taking the data of last 10 years into account to make his stats look good. That's simply stupid.

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Start of match date: between 1 Jul 2005 and 18 Jun 2007
Totals in terms of: batting team
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Overall figures

Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR W/L Ave RPO HS LS
unfiltered 1986-2008 179 39 138 0 2 0.28 21.60 4.08 301 76 Profile
filtered 2005-2007 48 26 22 0 0 1.18 27.30 4.50 301 108

Innings by innings list
181/9 50.0 3.62 270 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 31 Aug 2005 ODI # 2275
220/6 50.0 4.40 296 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2 Sep 2005 ODI # 2277
108 38.2 2.81
1 lost
v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 4 Sep 2005 ODI # 2279
118 35.5 3.29
1 lost
v Sri Lanka Bogra 20 Feb 2006 ODI # 2334
213/6 47.0 4.53 213 2 won
v Sri Lanka Bogra 22 Feb 2006 ODI # 2336
231/9 50.0 4.62 310 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Chittagong (CDS) 25 Feb 2006 ODI # 2338
301/7 50.0 6.02
1 won
v Kenya Bogra 17 Mar 2006 ODI # 2350
162/1 23.5 6.79 162 2 won
v Kenya Khulna 20 Mar 2006 ODI # 2353
231 45.5 5.04
1 won
v Kenya Fatullah 23 Mar 2006 ODI # 2355
237/3 41.3 5.71 233 2 won
v Kenya Fatullah 25 Mar 2006 ODI # 2356
195 47.0 4.14
1 lost
v Australia Chittagong (CDS) 23 Apr 2006 ODI # 2365
183 48.0 3.81 251 2 lost
v Australia Fatullah 26 Apr 2006 ODI # 2366
124 42.3 2.91
1 lost
v Australia Fatullah 28 Apr 2006 ODI # 2367
246/7 50.0 4.92
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Jul 2006 ODI # 2392
238/8 50.0 4.76
1 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 30 Jul 2006 ODI # 2393
236 49.0 4.81
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 2 Aug 2006 ODI # 2394
206/9 50.0 4.12
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Aug 2006 ODI # 2395
201/2 44.4 4.50 198 2 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Aug 2006 ODI # 2398
170/4 30.1 5.63 169 2 won
v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 12 Aug 2006 ODI # 2402
185/8 46.0 4.02 185 2 won
v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 13 Aug 2006 ODI # 2403
120/4 27.0 4.44 119 2 won
v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 15 Aug 2006 ODI # 2404
265/9 50.0 5.30 303 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Mohali 7 Oct 2006 ODI # 2423
161 46.3 3.46
1 lost
v West Indies Jaipur 11 Oct 2006 ODI # 2426
231/6 50.0 4.62
1 won
v Zimbabwe Jaipur 13 Oct 2006 ODI # 2427
186/1 45.3 4.08 185 2 won
v Zimbabwe Khulna 30 Nov 2006 ODI # 2453
218/4 42.4 5.10 218 2 won
v Zimbabwe Bogra 3 Dec 2006 ODI # 2457
220 49.2 4.45
1 won
v Zimbabwe Bogra 5 Dec 2006 ODI # 2459
147/2 32.2 4.54 147 2 won
v Zimbabwe Dhaka (SBNS) 8 Dec 2006 ODI # 2461
197/7 49.0 4.02 194 2 won
v Zimbabwe Dhaka (SBNS) 9 Dec 2006 ODI # 2462
154/4 29.1 5.28 154 2 won
v Scotland Chittagong (CDS) 15 Dec 2006 ODI # 2465
278/6 50.0 5.56
1 won
v Scotland Dhaka (SBNS) 17 Dec 2006 ODI # 2467
260/9 50.0 5.20
1 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Feb 2007 ODI # 2505
153 46.0 3.32
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Feb 2007 ODI # 2511
228/9 50.0 4.56
1 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Feb 2007 ODI # 2516
246/9 47.2 5.19 245 2 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 10 Feb 2007 ODI # 2518
206/2 37.3 5.49 206 2 won
v Bermuda St John's 25 Feb 2007 ODI # 2528
278/5 50.0 5.56
1 won
v Canada St John's 28 Feb 2007 ODI # 2530
192/5 48.3 3.95 192 2 won
v India Port of Spain 17 Mar 2007 ODI # 2538
112 37.0 3.02 311 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Port of Spain 21 Mar 2007 ODI # 2546
96/3 17.3 5.48 96 2 won
v Bermuda Port of Spain 25 Mar 2007 ODI # 2554
104/6 22.0 4.72
1 lost
v Australia North Sound 31 Mar 2007 ODI # 2559
174 48.3 3.58
1 lost
v New Zealand North Sound 2 Apr 2007 ODI # 2561
251/8 50.0 5.02
1 won
v South Africa Providence 7 Apr 2007 ODI # 2564
143 37.2 3.83
1 lost
v England Bridgetown 11 Apr 2007 ODI # 2568
169 41.2 4.08 244 2 lost
v Ireland Bridgetown 15 Apr 2007 ODI # 2572
131 43.5 2.98 231 2 lost
v West Indies Bridgetown 19 Apr 2007 ODI # 2576
250/7 47.0 5.31
1 lost
v India Dhaka (SBNS) 10 May 2007 ODI # 2582
238/9 49.0 4.85 285 2 lost
v India Dhaka (SBNS) 12 May 2007 ODI # 2583
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Old June 22, 2008, 08:14 AM
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Siddons is lying.

Between 1 July 2005 to 18 Jun 2007 (last 2 years under Dav Whatmore).

Out of 48 matches played we scored 200+ in 24 innings and that's exactly 50%, add 9 matches to the list in which we scored less than 200, but won the matches as the opponents scored well below 200.

So, ideally 33 out of 48 innings (68.75%) we either scored 200+ or won the match.

I don't know from where he is getting that 25% info!!! He is probably taking the data of last 10 years into account to make his stats look good. That's simply stupid.

From Statsguru --

View: innings by innings list [change view]
Start of match date: between 1 Jul 2005 and 18 Jun 2007
Totals in terms of: batting team
Ordered by: start date (ascending)

Return to query menu| Cleared query menu
Overall figures

Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR W/L Ave RPO HS LS
unfiltered 1986-2008 179 39 138 0 2 0.28 21.60 4.08 301 76 Profile
filtered 2005-2007 48 26 22 0 0 1.18 27.30 4.50 301 108

Innings by innings list
181/9 50.0 3.62 270 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 31 Aug 2005 ODI # 2275
220/6 50.0 4.40 296 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2 Sep 2005 ODI # 2277
108 38.2 2.81
1 lost
v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 4 Sep 2005 ODI # 2279
118 35.5 3.29
1 lost
v Sri Lanka Bogra 20 Feb 2006 ODI # 2334
213/6 47.0 4.53 213 2 won
v Sri Lanka Bogra 22 Feb 2006 ODI # 2336
231/9 50.0 4.62 310 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Chittagong (CDS) 25 Feb 2006 ODI # 2338
301/7 50.0 6.02
1 won
v Kenya Bogra 17 Mar 2006 ODI # 2350
162/1 23.5 6.79 162 2 won
v Kenya Khulna 20 Mar 2006 ODI # 2353
231 45.5 5.04
1 won
v Kenya Fatullah 23 Mar 2006 ODI # 2355
237/3 41.3 5.71 233 2 won
v Kenya Fatullah 25 Mar 2006 ODI # 2356
195 47.0 4.14
1 lost
v Australia Chittagong (CDS) 23 Apr 2006 ODI # 2365
183 48.0 3.81 251 2 lost
v Australia Fatullah 26 Apr 2006 ODI # 2366
124 42.3 2.91
1 lost
v Australia Fatullah 28 Apr 2006 ODI # 2367
246/7 50.0 4.92
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Jul 2006 ODI # 2392
238/8 50.0 4.76
1 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 30 Jul 2006 ODI # 2393
236 49.0 4.81
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 2 Aug 2006 ODI # 2394
206/9 50.0 4.12
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Aug 2006 ODI # 2395
201/2 44.4 4.50 198 2 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Aug 2006 ODI # 2398
170/4 30.1 5.63 169 2 won
v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 12 Aug 2006 ODI # 2402
185/8 46.0 4.02 185 2 won
v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 13 Aug 2006 ODI # 2403
120/4 27.0 4.44 119 2 won
v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 15 Aug 2006 ODI # 2404
265/9 50.0 5.30 303 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Mohali 7 Oct 2006 ODI # 2423
161 46.3 3.46
1 lost
v West Indies Jaipur 11 Oct 2006 ODI # 2426
231/6 50.0 4.62
1 won
v Zimbabwe Jaipur 13 Oct 2006 ODI # 2427
186/1 45.3 4.08 185 2 won
v Zimbabwe Khulna 30 Nov 2006 ODI # 2453
218/4 42.4 5.10 218 2 won
v Zimbabwe Bogra 3 Dec 2006 ODI # 2457
220 49.2 4.45
1 won
v Zimbabwe Bogra 5 Dec 2006 ODI # 2459
147/2 32.2 4.54 147 2 won
v Zimbabwe Dhaka (SBNS) 8 Dec 2006 ODI # 2461
197/7 49.0 4.02 194 2 won
v Zimbabwe Dhaka (SBNS) 9 Dec 2006 ODI # 2462
154/4 29.1 5.28 154 2 won
v Scotland Chittagong (CDS) 15 Dec 2006 ODI # 2465
278/6 50.0 5.56
1 won
v Scotland Dhaka (SBNS) 17 Dec 2006 ODI # 2467
260/9 50.0 5.20
1 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Feb 2007 ODI # 2505
153 46.0 3.32
1 lost
v Zimbabwe Harare 6 Feb 2007 ODI # 2511
228/9 50.0 4.56
1 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Feb 2007 ODI # 2516
246/9 47.2 5.19 245 2 won
v Zimbabwe Harare 10 Feb 2007 ODI # 2518
206/2 37.3 5.49 206 2 won
v Bermuda St John's 25 Feb 2007 ODI # 2528
278/5 50.0 5.56
1 won
v Canada St John's 28 Feb 2007 ODI # 2530
192/5 48.3 3.95 192 2 won
v India Port of Spain 17 Mar 2007 ODI # 2538
112 37.0 3.02 311 2 lost
v Sri Lanka Port of Spain 21 Mar 2007 ODI # 2546
96/3 17.3 5.48 96 2 won
v Bermuda Port of Spain 25 Mar 2007 ODI # 2554
104/6 22.0 4.72
1 lost
v Australia North Sound 31 Mar 2007 ODI # 2559
174 48.3 3.58
1 lost
v New Zealand North Sound 2 Apr 2007 ODI # 2561
251/8 50.0 5.02
1 won
v South Africa Providence 7 Apr 2007 ODI # 2564
143 37.2 3.83
1 lost
v England Bridgetown 11 Apr 2007 ODI # 2568
169 41.2 4.08 244 2 lost
v Ireland Bridgetown 15 Apr 2007 ODI # 2572
131 43.5 2.98 231 2 lost
v West Indies Bridgetown 19 Apr 2007 ODI # 2576
250/7 47.0 5.31
1 lost
v India Dhaka (SBNS) 10 May 2007 ODI # 2582
238/9 49.0 4.85 285 2 lost
v India Dhaka (SBNS) 12 May 2007 ODI # 2583
just goes to show how wrong that man is.. in most of his interviews.. he's said stuff about our past thats not true.. i wonder why
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Old June 22, 2008, 08:22 AM
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with a few exceptions, most of those 200+ scores arent against the top 8 teams. Siddons is implying scoring 240 against the top 8 teams. He has a pretty good method, at first he talked about scoring 200+, once the team did that..with a lot of effort, he made 220 our target, i think we did that against india in the kitply cup..and now the target is 240. once the team does that, im sure he'll make the targets bigger gradually..and hopefully one day we'll see this team scoring 250+ consistently
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with a few exceptions, most of those 200+ scores arent against the top 8 teams. Siddons is implying scoring 240 against the top 8 teams. He has a pretty good method, at first he talked about scoring 200+, once the team did that..with a lot of effort, he made 220 our target, i think we did that against india in the kitply cup..and now the target is 240. once the team does that, im sure he'll make the targets bigger gradually..and hopefully one day we'll see this team scoring 250+ consistently
Siddons is taking matches against Ireland into account to claim of achieving 50% mark, so you cannot take matches against Zimbabwe or Kenya out of the equation.

In Siddon's short era, on 38% occasions we managed to get past 200, during Whatmores last 2 years it was 39%, hardly any change in scenario, but the ways we are achieving those 200 marks are hugely different.

Now we are losing matches even before it is started and concentrating on getting 200+ score.
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sidons is thinking positive. and crating positive comment. the problem wiv bd players they do not belive in them self. classic example is when new zealand players belived in them self and won the match yesterday. at 1 point there wer 70 for 6 wikets they belived in them self and went up 2 181. and they belived that they wer gonna win and won
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yeah we arent playing matches against zim and kenya now are we, if we were, that percentage with shoot up right up to the 80% mark. during whatmore era, it took him four years to change us from loosers to an inconsistent bunch, who won once in a while. Instead of blindly hating, why dont we give siddons one more year and see what he does.
"Now we are losing matches even before it is started and concentrating on getting 200+ score." if concentrating on getting 200+ scores at this level makes the players wet their pants with pressure..then we simply arent good enough to play.
Consistensy is what everyone is looking for, once we get consistent, we'll win matches for sure, and it cannot be done overnight.
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yeah we arent playing matches against zim and kenya now are we, if we were, that percentage with shoot up right up to the 80% mark. during whatmore era, it took him four years to change us from loosers to an inconsistent bunch, who won once in a while. Instead of blindly hating, why dont we give siddons one more year and see what he does.
"Now we are losing matches even before it is started and concentrating on getting 200+ score." if concentrating on getting 200+ scores at this level makes the players wet their pants with pressure..then we simply arent good enough to play.
Consistensy is what everyone is looking for, once we get consistent, we'll win matches for sure, and it cannot be done overnight.
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No one is blindly hating Siddons here.

We won 26 out of 48 matches played in the last two years of Whatmore, that's not inconsistent, fairly consistent performance. It didn't take four years to convert us from loosers to winners, it took just over a year.

During the same period we bagged 5 wins against top eight teams, that's inconsistent, but still big wins.

I want to target consistency and match win within the same period of time. Whatmore managed wins, but failed in consistent performance against top teams. Siddons is failing on both grounds.

Whatmore got a bunch of losers, but Siddons received a bunch of inconsistent winners. Siddons's job should have been easier compared to Whatmore's, but he is making the opposite conversion. He has now converted us again into losers and now he have to re-convert us into winners and only then you can be consistent winners.

I don't see a place of consistent losers in world cricket.

Scoring 200 runs cannot be considered as consistent performance when the opponents are scoring 300+.
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Scoring 200 runs cannot be considered as consistent performance when the opponents are scoring 300+.
I understood scoring 200+ was meant consistent from Bangladesh's point of view. Sudden rush of blood while taking shots, getting out unnecessarily when the team is in trouble - all these made our score end before 200 before. If we see that we are more often scoring 200+ that's a plus for now. Next target should be to take this 200 to 240 - 250 and so on. Then we should be able to compete hard against stronger opponents.

First thing first and scoring 200+ consistently is rightly considered consistent performance, I believe.
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"We won 26 out of 48 matches played in the last two years of Whatmore, that's not inconsistent, fairly consistent performance. It didn't take four years to convert us from loosers to winners, it took just over a year." and most of the matches were against who in the last two years? few wins here and there in two years against the top 8 wont take us anywhere. and we are well past the winning days against zim and kenya.

I do agree our bowling department is failing quite a lot, it used to be our main strength. and thats only because we had m. rafique, rasel and the good ol' mortaza back then. now what do we have, a whole new bunch, rasel will be back after injury, no rafique and mortaza has a potential beer belly, infact he does.

Siddons is a mainly a batting oriented coach, and he is doing his job in his department and also as a head coach. is it his fault he's not getting proper support. whos that fast bowling coach bcb hired again? where the hell is he?

but look on the bright side, if u see any, our batting has improved so much. we no longer have to rely on ashraful all the time. at this level he is having the players to teach basic techniques..come on, what other head coach of the national team of a cricket nation has to do that?
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Miraz bhai, great dig and agree 100% with with your analysis that followed.

He is just putting all our achievement in to garbage and telling the media that we are a piece of **** and every positive thing is his achievement. I am not sure, if JS is targetting the Jatio Sangsad election in December. Everything he says sounds like the voice of of a traditional BD politician. (every failure is up to the past govt, every achievement is a credit of the ruling party.)
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Miraz bhai, great dig and agree 100% with with your analysis that followed.

He is just putting all our achievement in to garbage and telling the media that we are a piece of **** and every positive thing is his achievement. I am not sure, if JS is targetting the Jatio Sangsad election in December. Everything he says sounds like the voice of of a traditional BD politician. (every failure is up to the past govt, every achievement is a credit of the ruling party.)
I think and sincerely hope that he's more worried about the shambolic state of Bd cricket and less about his self promotion. He is not paid to earn to sugar coat things with honey on top. Facts are facts! We don't have the quality to compete consistently against the top 8 because our players are skills-less. JS's trying to put together a game plan that can maximize each players growth as a cricketer which by extension will help the team cause as well. Let's face it, Bd is a laughing stock of world cricket because our players fail to do even the most basic things correctly. Call it mental mistakes, youthful exuberance or lack of applications, our players simply do not bat with a purpose and seem to be preoccupied with entertaining the crowd with fancy shots rather than trying to master the basics. If our players LEARN to play the high percentage/constructive ways, then our rare wins may not be deemed as "flukes", "anomalies" or "miracles" by the cricketing world. Remember the best way to achieve anything is by earning it with labour and intelligence. JS is trying to teach these guys that there is a method to even madness. Scoops and pedals entertain audience but the true recognition of a batsman comes from his conventional cricket shots. I just don't understand the skepticism lot of people have with his method. Winning is a process and our players have to work hard towards it to achieve it. Our neighbouring countries like India and Srilanka used to lose a lot of games in the past however, they've turned it around by developing a good cricketing culture that promoted the propre cricketing skills. I'm hoping BD can one day reach that state through good leadership.

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Bd is a laughing stock of world cricket because our players fail to do even the most basic things.
May be now, although I disagree that we have already hit that low, but defnitely wasn't a laughing stock even one year ago.

Everyone used to praise BD for their exciting cricket, the only criticizing point was the inconsistency, but everyone was very much optimistic about the future.

Things have changed significantly over the last 6-7 months, unfortunately in wrong direction.

The point you are raising about the winning process is defnitely a valid one, but national team is not the place to do the experiment. He should be appointed as the head coach of academy or age group teams.

National team head coach should be someone who can inspire cricketers and bring out the best to overcome their obvious limitations in skills and temperament.
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National team head coach should be someone who can inspire cricketers and bring out the best to overcome their obvious limitations in skills and temperament.
So MIraz, how did you figure that out ? How many more coaches do you want to bring in and experiment with, before you truly know what our problems are?

I am reminded of the day after...in 1989 after Ershad was detained..some people were heart broken...were we not doing a bit too much to that poor old man?

Ok, let's bring back Whatmore, and after a year, and after 1 victory, we might want to reconsider the next choice.

But perhaps we have come to a cross-road...we as a team need to finally decide how we want to progress in world cricket....


....oh, before that, we have that other small thing to figure out...what we really mean and consistantly want to define as "progress." Pull out the reserach books, Miraz.
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Being able to score 225 - 250, 70% of the times will indeed be a big positive, against the big teams.

I don't care what our past was, and what he thinks our past was, and what he says our past was.

If we tighten our totals in between that range, and he immdiately gets our bowlers to be worked upon, I think that is the perspective I want to base our success upon.

Some of you may aim higher, and some lower.
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siddons era:

200+ against NZ (once, but had we finished all games it would be 2x)
200+ against PAK 3x
200+ against IND

so out of 13 matches against top 8 sides, we have 6 200+ scores which is 46%. siddons is not using ireland to make his stats look better.
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It's not that JS is the first man who understood our problems, he is the first man who is highlighting the problems to cover-up his failures.

We have our problems and every coach has tried to sort that out in their own ways.

Whatmore succeeded to keep the team morale and self esteem high and that resulted in consistent win against associates, Kenya and Zimbabwe. We used to lose against them regularly before Whatmore took charge.

His inspirational coaching resulted in some big wins, but he failed to bring consistency against top teams. He failed, but he never highlighted the problems to save his back, instead he tried to keep the fighting spirit on to overcome the limitations.

Our main problem is the standard of domestic cricket. We are not supplying enough quality players to the national pipeline. We need someone like Siddons, who is a pure batting coach, in between national team and domestic cricket to help batsmen overcome their skill and technical limitations.
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It's not that JS is the first man who understood our problems, he is the first man who is highlighting the problems to cover-up his failures.
That is very impotant....closing your eyes after knowing the problem will not solve it...1st you have to accept that there lies a problem....identify it, accept it and work for it.

Beacuse of lack of cricekting knowledhe we are a very vulnarable side....If JS achieves to create a basic among the cricketers that will make a foundation for years to come. When our batsmen will approach correctly.....our side will look like scoring 200/2220+ all the time...like others top teams always look like....

When we look to other top teams....we have the percertion that - "if they can't score 200+, it's an accident".....do others have same perception on us?? JS is trying to create it......and it can only be created if we learn to play proper cricket.....so I dont put off JS as he is targetting 200+.....i will accept it if i find we have developed and learn to play proper cricket....in the long run only this can make us consistent and establish ourselves in cricket world.
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