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Old November 8, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Default SAHARA CUP WEST INDIES TOUR OF BANGLADESH 2012: Bangladesh squad for first Test

Dhaka, Thursday, 08 November 2012
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SAHARA CUP WEST INDIES TOUR OF BANGLADESH 2012: Bangladesh squad for first Test

The Bangladesh Squad for the first Test against the West Indies starting in Dhaka on 13 November:

Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Mahmudullah (Vice Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, Nazim Uddin, Nasir Hossain, Mohammed Elias, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan, Shohag Gazi.

Note: The players from the preliminary list of 22 who have not been selected in the first Test squad will join their respective National Cricket League teams for the next round of matches.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:36 AM
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It's nice to see Shohag in the team. I hope that's the start of a new era in Bangladesh cricket.

What does Abul Hasan still do in the team? What type of connections does he have to win a test place after consecutive failures?
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:36 AM
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How is Abul getting through again?

Most likely XI:
Tamim
Nazim
Junaid
Naeem
Shakib
Mushfiqur
Mahmudullah
Nasir
Sunny
Shahadat
Rubel

Sad to see no Anamul/Mominul. I'd take a risk by dropping Nazim and debuting Shohag.
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Old November 9, 2012, 12:44 AM
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How is Abul getting through again?

Most likely XI:
Tamim
Nazim
Junaid
Naeem
Shakib
Mushfiqur
Mahmudullah
Nasir
Sunny
Shahadat
Rubel

Sad to see no Anamul/Mominul. I'd take a risk by dropping Nazim and debuting Shohag.
Sohag gazi will play no matter what.....so cut one from the top.....i guess it will be naeem or nazim.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:36 AM
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Bomi ashlo ey squad dekhe...perhaps the most terrible selection I've seen a while. I think the 11 left out of the pre-lim squad could beat this team by an innings. The only good news is that this is a squad for the First Test only. Hopefully the failures will be benched for the guys that perform out of the 11 who were left out.

As much as I doubt Nazim, I guess he *deserved* to be in the XV.
Abul Hasan over Nazmul? Why not Tapash?
Mahmudullah over Mominul and Anamul? OK perhaps expected.

I'm not terribly upset to see JS and SN, but I think they are limited players and we should have brought in Anamul and Mominul in at their expense.

Gazi is the only pseudo-surprise pick I can't argue against, although I would have selected Jr over him.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:37 AM
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So that's a debut for Abul and Sohag.

Sohel should be happy. Nazza! is in.

Where is Enamul, jr?
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:38 AM
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Seems like Nazim, Abul and Sunny will sit out.
They are definitely playing Shohag Gazi.

Tamim
Zunaed
SN
Shakib
Riyad
Nasir
Naeem
Rahim
Gazi
Rubel
SRK

I reckhon they should play 2 out of Riyad/Nasir/Naeem and and get Sunny in.
At current form, Naeem is a must.
So the battle should be between Riyad/Nasir.
Nasir might be the unlucky one since the other is VC.

So, there you go, replace Nasir with Sunny and you have your XI for the first test.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:49 AM
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Seems like Nazim, Abul and Sunny will sit out.
They are definitely playing Shohag Gazi.

Tamim
Zunaed
SN
Shakib
Riyad
Nasir
Naeem
Rahim
Gazi
Rubel
SRK

I reckhon they should play 2 out of Riyad/Nasir/Naeem and and get Sunny in.
At current form, Naeem is a must.
So the battle should be between Riyad/Nasir.
Nasir might be the unlucky one since the other is VC.

So, there you go, replace Nasir with Sunny and you have your XI for the first test.
Naah. I think Sunny is an automatic pick. If there is a fight for a place if at all, IMO, it will be between Nazimuddin/SN/Gazi.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Naah. I think Sunny is an automatic pick. If there is a fight for a place if at all, IMO, it will be between Nazimuddin/SN/Gazi.
I hope so. Sunny should be an auto pic for test team.
But having Naeem at no 3 will be a tricky business. He is more suited in middle order than top.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:39 AM
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Doc, this is just the squad for the 1st Test as opposed to the entire series (of 2) right?
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Abul??? Really?? no Enamul Huq.... this is terrible
and Nazmul... well i didnt really expect him to make the squad.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Could have taken one of Anamul, Mominul instead of SN..... Nayeem should bat at the top... Rest looks fine.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:54 AM
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My squad based on the selection,
Tamim
Nazim
Nafees
Naeem
Shakib
Mushy
Riyad
Gazi
Sunny
Shahadat
Rubel
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:55 AM
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not happy with the team selection
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:58 AM
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SN and Abul again? 1 bolod out, 2 bolod in. Scratch that. It's 3. Nazimuddin is there. Hope Shahadat finds his old form. Welcome back Rubel.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:05 AM
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is it just me or they are rushing with Rubel at the moment. Playing him for a test series right after recovering from a long injury isnt something i would call ideal.
and Junayed... 1 ton and he is in.... thats it.
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SO Nasir getting dropped ? along with ?? SN / Sunny ?

Nah..Abul is too much powerful guy to mess with
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:11 AM
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Frightened to even think of watching the duo of Abul and Shahadat bowling for us. I think watching Sword of Tipu Sultan would be a lesser punishment.

Naeem deservedly got his chance after scoring runs... but feeling really sorry for Enamul Hq junior and Nazmul hossain who must feel short changed yet again.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:12 AM
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The current selection committee is too much defensive. I still miss the committee of Faruk and Athar.

Not impressed with SN and Nazimuddin being in the team. Last test performance cannot be counted if you play test after one year.

What the heck Abul Hasan is doing in the team? Now I believe he has the strongest lobbying.

If Riyad plays in the first test and fails he must be dropped in the second test. This should be his last chance.

Junaid should partner with Tamim in the opening slot.

Most probably Shahadat and Rubel will take the new ball.

I would like to see Shohag playing in the first test. He cannot do worse than others. But if he is a big match performer then he will grab the chance to impress.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:34 AM
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The current selection committee is too much defensive. I still miss the committee of Faruk and Athar.

Not impressed with SN and Nazimuddin being in the team. Last test performance cannot be counted if you play test after one year.

What the heck Abul Hasan is doing in the team? Now I believe he has the strongest lobbying.

If Riyad plays in the first test and fails he must be dropped in the second test. This should be his last chance.

Junaid should partner with Tamim in the opening slot.

Most probably Shahadat and Rubel will take the new ball.

I would like to see Shohag playing in the first test. He cannot do worse than others. But if he is a big match performer then he will grab the chance to impress.
i think junaid should bat 1st drop, that's where he's done his best work in test cricket, nazim should open for because that's where they've placed him so far in his test career and since he is in the squad they should give him the chance in that same position so we can get a greater view of his ability there. atm nazim has had some good scores opening and some bad scores, this test or this series if he gets more matches after the first test will give a greater insight as to whether he can perform there, if he can't then it's time for anamul no questions.

riyad is another worry but while he's VC he won't get dropped.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:41 AM
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The current selection committee is too much defensive. I still miss the committee of Faruk and Athar.

Not impressed with SN and Nazimuddin being in the team. Last test performance cannot be counted if you play test after one year.

What the heck Abul Hasan is doing in the team? Now I believe he has the strongest lobbying.

If Riyad plays in the first test and fails he must be dropped in the second test. This should be his last chance.

Junaid should partner with Tamim in the opening slot.

Most probably Shahadat and Rubel will take the new ball.

I would like to see Shohag playing in the first test. He cannot do worse than others. But if he is a big match performer then he will grab the chance to impress.
yeah u should drop the whole team , tamim and sakib too , what is in the world u wanna drop riad ? he is the best test player we have right now , just bcz of switching his batting position making him suffer , when the last time u saw musfiq made 50? musfiq has lower average in all format than mahmuduallah , and 2nd able he is allrounder and very effective as a offspin bowler , u dont have no clue bro, dropping riad will be a disaster for bangladesh team batting line up
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yeah u should drop the whole team , tamim and sakib too , what is in the world u wanna drop riad ? he is the best test player we have right now , just bcz of switching his batting position making him suffer , when the last time u saw musfiq made 50? musfiq has lower average in all format than mahmuduallah , and 2nd able he is allrounder and very effective as a offspin bowler , u dont have no clue bro, dropping riad will be a disaster for bangladesh team batting line up
I think "Best" is your favorite word.... You term LK the best president and Riyadh the best test player..... ....

Riyad if dropped from the playing 11, I won't mind....
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:36 AM
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The current selection committee is too much defensive. I still miss the committee of Faruk and Athar.

Not impressed with SN and Nazimuddin being in the team. Last test performance cannot be counted if you play test after one year.

What the heck Abul Hasan is doing in the team? Now I believe he has the strongest lobbying.

If Riyad plays in the first test and fails he must be dropped in the second test. This should be his last chance.

Junaid should partner with Tamim in the opening slot.

Most probably Shahadat and Rubel will take the new ball.

I would like to see Shohag playing in the first test. He cannot do worse than others. But if he is a big match performer then he will grab the chance to impress.
Well may be current selection committee looking a bit defensive but i think their team selection is ok. Nazimuddin was the last test opener for BD. His performance was not too bad. Do we have any replacement? In that case he deserve another chance. In #3 SN is ok. In last 4 test he scored 232 runs wit an average of 29. So he deserve to be in the team. Only thing that can be mentioned here is inclusion of Zunaid over Mominul. I was expecting Mominul there. But experience said in fever of Zunaid in this vulnerable top order.
Regarding Riyad, In test cricket he is not a bad test batsman. May be he is not in form. In that case droping him is not a good idea. We need to stop this in and out game.
Overall i am happy with the team. Though its only for one test still I ll mis Mominul. Though i did not find a space to locate him.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Well may be current selection committee looking a bit defensive but i think their team selection is ok. Nazimuddin was the last test opener for BD. His performance was not too bad. Do we have any replacement? In that case he deserve another chance. In #3 SN is ok. In last 4 test he scored 232 runs wit an average of 29. So he deserve to be in the team. Only thing that can be mentioned here is inclusion of Zunaid over Mominul. I was expecting Mominul there. But experience said in fever of Zunaid in this vulnerable top order.
Regarding Riyad, In test cricket he is not a bad test batsman. May be he is not in form. In that case droping him is not a good idea. We need to stop this in and out game.
Overall i am happy with the team. Though its only for one test still I ll mis Mominul. Though i did not find a space to locate him.
As I said earlier, we played last test almost one year back. Nazimuddin didn't do anything since then. Same goes true for SN. SN went to India and what did he do? What did Nazimuddin and SN do in last few FC matches?

Riyad is a player who scores only when the game is already lost and the opponents are not putting high intensity pressure. Yet what was his performance in last few tests and FC matches?

What did Abul do to get a spot in the team?

Defensive mindset would get us nowhere.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:16 AM
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My team....

1. Tamim
2. Junaid
3. Naeem
4.
Shakib
5.
Mushfiqur
6.
Mahmudullah
7.
Nasir
8. Sunny
9. Shohag
10.
Rubel
11.
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