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Old October 28, 2004, 07:25 AM
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Default Analysis of the test series v NZ

The second test may not be over but it will be very early tomorrow so i ask you for you analysis on the players performance during the two tests. I know they will be critical but have a go.
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Old October 28, 2004, 08:36 AM
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The First test was finished within 4 days and New Zealand won by an innings and 99 runs. At first us fans thought that this was a poor performance. But then our players came out and produced an innings and 101 run defeat. I will analyse each player’s performance.

Javed Omar: Scores 1, 14, 58 and 1. 74 runs at 18.5
His 58 in the first innings saved him from a humiliating series for such a senior player. This score came at a needy time when Bangladesh was reeling in the first innings of the second test. It would eventually not inspire any of the players to perform well. His first test was poor and was not what is expected from such a senior player.

Rating 5/10

Hanan Sarkar: Scores 0 and 1. 1 run at 0.5
Well his average speaks for itself. He got dropped for it and won’t be in the team for a long time. He will need to go back into the domestic league and find his place in Bangladesh cricket. A poor performance like this is not what is required of a struggling team like Bangladesh.

Rating 0/10

Nafis Iqbal: Scores 1, 49, 13 and 9. 62 runs at 15.5
Did all right since he is a 19 year old and had his debut test during the series. His innings of 49 in the second innings was his greatest knock. It was a shame that in the second test after he was out there for a long time he could not go on with his score. He will continue to improve on this as he gains experience. He should be a permanent fixture for some time after this series.

Rating 6/10

Rajin Saleh: Scores 41, 0, 2 and 35. 78 runs at 19.5
Bowled 20 overs 1-85 at 85.
Makes starts but never goes on to make a huge score. Was a good change up of spin direction from Rafique and Enamul in the 2nd test. How many times has he got out during the 40s or 30s? Doesn’t go on to score at least a 50 when he is needed to. Needs to start performing well as he is becoming one of the senior members of the team at 20 (almost 21) and only playing 10 tests.

Rating 5/10

Mohammad Ashraful: Scores 67, 26, 0 and 0. 93 runs at 23.25
Bowled 2 overs for 12 runs, 0 wickets.
Was Bangladesh’s best batsman in the 1st test. With an aggregate of 93 for the test, looked in quite good form. But in the 2nd test made a pair and his first innings way of getting out sounded to be the worst shot I have ever heard of. Also off his 2nd ball. A veteran of 20 tests and just turning 20, he needs to stand up and make himself known all around the world. Mohammad Ashraful, it is time.

Rating 6/10 (for his first test performance only)

Alok Kapali: Scores 14, 0, 13 and 13. 40 runs at 10
Bowled 5 overs 0-23
Everyone was calling for his sacking after the first test. But no the selectors wouldn’t have a bar of it. Apparently he has “potential” and “talent”. They’ve been saying that for years. But I don’t see any talent. He needs to go back to the domestic league for at least a season and really concentrate hard on his cricket before being let back into the team. He is still young at 19 almost 20 and can easily slot back into the team by the time he is 21 if he goes for it. Good luck.

Rating 1/10

Aftab Ahmed: Scores 20 and 28. 48 runs at 24
Played very well for a debutant in the second test. Got starts but didn’t seem to want to go on with it. He will learn from this and start getting big scores. He gets my vote for the best Bangladeshi batsman in the 2nd test, on debut. He is 19 and has a bright future ahead of him if he puts his mind to it.

Rating 7/10

Khaled Mashud: Scores 23*, 2, 18 and 51. 94 runs at 31.33 2 Catches
Batted with grit and determination, as you would expect from the captain. Stuck around but had no one to keep there with him. Could have captained a lot better in the field though. It is a tough job being keeper and captaining but he could have brought on Kapali a lot earlier than he did in the 2nd test. While batsman are scoring lots of runs he should have made bowling changes every 5-10 overs just to change it round. He will learn from this and hopefully Habibul Bashar will be back to replace him next series.

Rating 6/10

Manjural Islam Rana: Scores 16 and 1. 17 runs at 8.5.
Bowled 42 overs, 12 maidens 3-84 at 28. Econ. 2.
Was the biggest talking point of the whole series when he was dropped for the second test at Chittagong. There was uproar all around the globe as people expected Kapali to be dropped for him or for Rana to be selected ahead of Enamul Haque jnr. He supported Rafique to the best of his ability in the first test. He was rewarded with 3 wickets in his support with Rafique. These were not the best wickets but he deserved them. He shows guts and determination with the bat as well, which is more than you can say for some of the so-called specialist batsmen above him.

Rating 7/10

Mohammad Rafique: Scores 0, 24, 32 and 31. 87 runs at 21.75
Bowled 104.1 overs, 30 maidens, 9-252 at 28. Econ. 2.42
Easily the best Bangladeshi player of the series. Showed real guts to go out and bat like he did both innings of the second test and the 2nd innings of the first test while the team was down and out. Well his bowling. The figures speak for itself. Bowled 104 overs in 2 innings. Took 9 wickets. This bloke is world class and is the best left arm spinner going around. He is located in the top 20 for PwC rankings and he will keep on going up if he plays like he did in this series. At 34 and being our best player he won’t be around for ever so we need to get as much out of him as we can.

Rating 9/10

Mushfiqur Rahman: Scores 15 and 20. 35 runs at 17.5
Bowled 15 overs 0-68
Wasn’t our worst bowler, but by far wasn’t the best. Understandably didn’t bowl much on an obviously dead pitch. In his batting he got starts but couldn’t go on with it. But this is not expected of your opening bowler. The specialist batsmen should do the job before him.

Rating 4/10

Tapash Baisya: Scores 0, 0*, 0 and 66. 66 runs at 22
Bowled 45 overs, 1-194 at 194.
Was not his best series. But it is hard for a quick to get wickets on dead tracks. Showed a bit of spirit and showed his hard hitting abilities. Could be the next Shahid Afridi for Bangladesh. 66 runs off 47 balls. Well done. It was just a bit of entertainment for the not so entertained Bangladesh crowds and fans.

Rating 4/10

Tareq Aziz: Scores 0 and 0
Bowled 12 overs 0-59
Didn’t show much in the first test and was dropped after. Fast bowlers can’t really play well on dead wickets so it wasn’t his time to shine. Got a pair.

Rating 0/10

Enamul Haque jnr: 0* and 0*
Bowled 42 overs 2-142 at 71
Was controversially thrown into the team in place of Manjural Islam Rana. He felt the pressure as he proceeded to bowl 13 no balls in his 42 overs. He bowled quite well and gave the ball a big rip. He is a big prospect for the future after Rafique. At only 17 he has a lot of test cricket ahead of him.

Rating 4/10

The Bangladesh team as a whole played like school kids during the second test. There was obviously a bit of difficulty playing out there, but their batting was atrocious. The tail wagged and showed the so-called specialist batsman how to play. Bangladesh unveiled 2, 19 year olds and one 17 year old that are great prospects for the future in Aftab Ahmed, Nafis Iqbal and Enamul Haque jnr. They showed fighting spirit and will definitely be in the team for years to come.

Edited on, October 29, 2004, 4:15 AM GMT, by bourny3.
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Old October 28, 2004, 08:37 AM
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I will fix the scores of the other players once the second test finishes..
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Old October 28, 2004, 08:59 AM
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Good job Mr. Bourne. Front page material.

Imo, you over-rated Rana. I wouldn't give him 8/10. Probably 6/10. You must really like Rafiq to give him 9.5 too. I'd give him 8 :-)
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Old October 28, 2004, 09:02 AM
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bourny check your U2U
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Old October 28, 2004, 10:21 AM
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Postmortem of Bangladesh vs New Zealand Test-2. Spinning the positives!

Good Morning/Evening Everyone!

After a three days of good night’s sleep and conceding the defeat early after coin toss, now I can really relax and analyze the game without any bias towards anybody. See, what a good night's sleep can do to you, as it did to Pilot, Mushfiq and Rajin (contrary to Javed and Ashraful and Nafiz). Today, I am in very good mood. Therefore I will do the hard part and only focus on the positives. I will leave it to our sleepless disgruntled BC members to point out the negatives (which we all agree should be the easiest part).

Now lets evaluate each player and every player so far:

• Nafis: For Nafiz fans, relax, he just scored his 49 in last test. Therefore he should have 2 lifeline left as one already used in this test. I think he worries too much. Also see what sleepless night can do to you. My advice to Nafis: “Just relax and play, every thing will be fine, you will not be canned so quickly, just see at Alok. And take a sleeping pill night before the game.”

• Javed: For Javed fan, just like his new opening partner, he got his 3 life line in the 1st innings. He is safe for the winter. See it this way: he was unlucky, he did’t get any chance/life in 2nd innings. If he continue to survive and keep getting couple of new lives, he will continue to provide us some 50+ scores once in a while.

• Rajin: Another case of "victim of sleepless night". His 2nd innings was much better than the 1st innings as he was much relaxed and attacked the bowling to relieve the pressure. I think he is learning that protecting the wicket is all right, but too much defensive play may be counter productive to the cause. Also, I thing too much oversees travel also screwing up his internal system and tends to play test as if its ODI and ODI as if its test. That happened to me also whenever I visit to Bangladesh: sleep at day time and wakeup at night. But this is fixable, it’s a matter of time.

• Ashraful: He played some decent scores recently, therefore he can be excused for few more series. However it smells fishy. There is basically three theories there:

Theory#1) There is bad spell there. Someone in the team will always score two ducks. Now as Hannan is no longer in the team, the spell is on Asharful. The only remedy is to Bring back Hannan and let him score the ducks and let Asfraful score the centuries.

Theory#2) It was a special instruction from the higher ups to make sure Alok does look like the worst player in this test.

Theory#3) He is in the brink of scoring another century. He is practicing how to score O’s , then he will score a 1 and then he will score 100. I don’t know which one true, I hope it’s the 3rd one.

• Aftab: 20 and 28 may not look very good, but given an opportunity he can be a very essential part of the team in near future. I see noting but positive in near future.

• Alok: Alok proved us all wrong. He is not the worst player in the team; at least for this test. It’s a competitive team that we have; everyone is fighting for that honor. Last time it was Hannan, this time it looks like our favorite Ashraful will be the winner.

• Masud: This test again proved that how good a batsman he is. He can play, and play very well whenever he wants to play. It seems to me that he lost his "concentration" or lost "the sense of what is the team’s real goal is" after scoring 50 in the second innings. Only thing I will recommend him is to have Gingivitis dailly.

• Mushfiq: Very proud of him the way he batted. See what one dose of medicine from Dr. Dave does to you? Alok, Hannan and Ashraful should learn from him how to take advantage of new opportunities. Reading the cricinfo, his out also looked like unfortunate to me. Good job Mushfiq. But he needs to elevate his performance a little bit more as Taposh is just breathing behind his back.

• Tapash: We all know, when Mushrafee and co. comes back Tapash will be Paposh or “Bolir Patha” for them unless it’s a FB pitch or he can reclaim his case with some stunning score in the 2nd innings. And Boy! He did it in a stunning way! So changed my mind completely (for now) looks like a “Jai Nanaj” rather than “Paposh”. He pretty much solidified his position for the one day series. Just think about it, our #10 batsman is the highest individual scorer for the team in this test. In my mind he pretty much solidified his position for the next series.

• Rafique: He is the MVP of this team. End of conversation.

• Enamul: He is 142 for 2 and not out in both innings. Mathematically his average (score/out) should infinity, right? I hope he gets more change to prove his skills. I have a feeling he is much better than #11.

• Rana: By not selecting Rana, actually the selectors did a favor for this young all-rounder. Now for future games his position is more solidified. Good job Faruque and Co.


Overall tid-bits:

• In First Test BD scored: 177 & 126 = 303 total runs. In second test BD scored 182 and 262 = 444 . That’s 141 more runs than 1st test. In both innings of second test they scored more than any innings of 1st test. Also they are performing better than 1st innings so far even in bad pitch condition. That’s a positive. If we had a 6 test series with NZ, at this rate of improvement should have scored 400+ runs per innings during the 5th and the 6th test.

• In First test they batted for : 99+55= 145 overs. In second test they batted 71+71=142 overs. They failed to break another milestone by mere 3 overs. Well quality (i.e. efficiency) not the Quantity that matters. Also we don’t know what else goes behind the cutain. May be Dr. Dave asked the boys to treat the 4th day as if it’s a one day warm-up match. You never know.

• Recently the “mighty Sri Lanka” scored: 208 all out; the “we will be #1 India” scored: 185 all out and 200 all out. And the so called “tooth less tigers” scored : 262 all out. So if the mighty and the future #1 can struggle, so what’s wrong for us to struggle a little bit? Actually we did pretty good compared with the other two. So we should tell the world loud, “We may struggle and we may still not have our wisdom teeth, but we are not toothless at all; just show us your finger, we will show you how many teeth we have.”

• Within last two days the superstarts from India & Sri Lanka scored the following:
Sehwag ( 22,58), Dravid (21,2), Tendulkar (21, 2) Laxman (8,2) , Atapattu (44), Jayasuriya (26), Sangakkara (13) and Jayawardene (16).
Now compare these scores with our Young cubs:
Javed Omer: 58 (in 1st innings), Tapash Bhaisab: 66, Aftab: 20 & 28, Rajin: 35, Pilot: 51, Mushfiq: 15 & 20, Rafiq: 32 & 301. Now tell me which scores are better looking? Feel better?


See there are lots of positives in this test so far. There is so many facts in cricket, it’s a minefield for general public and heaven for spinsters. You just need to be picky and know which one to choose. And suddenly you will feel better.

Therefore relax, cheer up, and be positive!

When is the next series?


Edited on, October 29, 2004, 1:12 PM GMT, by Fazal.
Reason: Final update after 4th day
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Old October 28, 2004, 04:44 PM
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The other point to remember is that Bangladesh is missing their best batsman, their best fast bowler, and their best young fast bowler.

Toss Bashar, Mushrafe and Shahadat into this team, and it gets another 40 runs in both innings, and NZ gets out for at least 100 runs less.

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Old October 28, 2004, 04:59 PM
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Fazal - please check your U2U
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Old October 28, 2004, 09:09 PM
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Great work with the positives Fazal I like them. I think another two young fast bowlers are Talha and Nazmul. IanW
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Old October 29, 2004, 05:42 AM
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Good analysis Bourny. I would have to agree with Carte Blanche however about Rana and Rafique. Otherwise top work.
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Old October 29, 2004, 05:45 AM
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Welcome Aboard Calder,
Are you a bangladeshi Australian or just Australian. Thanx for the compliments and i did change the Rana and Rafique ratings a little bit but not as much as Carte suggested.
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Old October 29, 2004, 08:12 AM
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good work done by bourney

it is interesting for desperated minds after a disastrous performance
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Old October 29, 2004, 08:13 AM
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Updated my original cooments based on the 4th and Final day
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