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Old January 18, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Default World Cup Preparation Thread, Group - B : Bangladesh, India, Srilanka and Bermuda

This thread will contain all the information about preparation of Bangladesh and its opponents leading to world cup clashes.

Bangladesh is placed in Group B alongwith India, Srilanka and Bermuda in World Cup Cricket 2007. Here's the fixture for the world cup ties..

Thu 15 4th Match, Group B - Bermuda v Sri Lanka
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


Sat 17 8th Match, Group B - Bangladesh v India
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


Mon 19 12th Match, Group B - Bermuda v India
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


Wed 21 16th Match, Group B - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


Fri 23 20th Match, Group B - India v Sri Lanka
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad


Sun 25 24th Match, Group B - Bangladesh v Bermuda
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad



And here's the official warm up matches for group B teams

March 2007
Mon 5 Bermuda v England
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent




Mon 5 Scotland v Sri Lanka
Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados




Tue 6 Bangladesh v New Zealand
Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados



Tue 6 India v Netherlands
Trelawny Stadium, Jamaica




Thu 8 Bangladesh v Scotland
Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados




Thu 8 Bermuda v Zimbabwe
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent




Fri 9 New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados




Fri 9 India v West Indies
Trelawny Stadium, Jamaica





Apart from these matches let's take a look at how the preparations are going on...

Bangladesh is playing Zimbabwe for a 4 match ODI series in February. They will also play in a tri series involving Bermuda and Canada. Currently the players are playing the doemstic cricket.

India have just finished South Africa tour involving 3 tests and 5 ODI's. They will be playing a 4 match ODI series with West Indies which will start from Januray 21. Before World Cup they will also play with Srilanka for another 4 match ODI series.

Srilanka have finished their New Zealand tour on Januray 9. They are having some break in international cricket until 8 February when they will start the 4 match ODI series with India. Currently players are going through camp for India tour.

Bermuda is currently visiting Caribbean Islands as part of their preparations and playing matches against different local Island teams. After this trip they will have a busy schedule with ICC World Cricket League Division One matches. They will play a total of 5 matches against Kenya, Ireland, Canada, Scotland and Netherlands before meeting Bangladesh and Canada for the tri series.


Now, its time to regularly check this thread and post the latest updates about these teams.
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Old January 18, 2007, 12:55 PM
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Default Bermuda beaten by 47 runs

January 18, 2007
Bermuda v W Connection Wanderers, Gilbert Park Ground


Bermuda lost a practice match against a local club W Connection Wanderers by 47 runs at Port of Spain on Tuesday. Set at target of 244, they were dismissed for 196 at the Gilbert Park Ground. Bermuda, who are pitted against Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh in the group stage of the World Cup, are on a warm-up tour of the Caribbean.
After winning the toss, Wanderers reached 243 for 9 off 50 overs. Jason Samuel top-scored with 68 while Clifton Hall and Kenroy Williams, the Barbados youth captain, chipped in with 43 and 41. Dwayne Leverock was Bermuda's best bowler with 3 for 46.
Clay Smith, Bermuda's opening batsman, led the chase with 37 and he received support from David Hemp, who made 35. But after they were dismissed the innings fell apart with several batsmen failing to convert their starts. Janeiro Tucker scored 28 and OJ Pitcher and Lionel Cann contributed 30 each but Bermuda's last three batsmen were dismissed for ducks.

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Old January 18, 2007, 01:04 PM
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Bangladesh They will also play in a tri series involving Bermuda and Canada.
Where does it take place? Bermuda?
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Old January 18, 2007, 01:15 PM
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Where does it take place? Bermuda?
It will take place in the Caribbeans. Venue is yet to be confirmed.
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It will take place in the Caribbeans. Venue is yet to be confirmed.
What about the dates. Will they go direct from Zim to play the series or will it be played in their World cup tour before the warm-up matches. BD is not good for long tour. If the tri series is in the same tour with the WC then the warm-up will be thawing-down for BD. I don't like the idea.
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Old January 18, 2007, 02:08 PM
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Miraz bhai: could you please update the fixture with month? I know it's March for the most part, but just to avoid any confusion...
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Also, just to repeat the old story...look at how much India is getting to play with the good teams...and how little we get. Mind you, the ZIm tour is also a last minute decision. Absolute nonsense.
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It's all our fault. India has money and power and overall good team, but We have nothing! So, who will play us?
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Old January 18, 2007, 02:25 PM
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It's all our fault. India has money and power and overall good team, but We have nothing! So, who will play us?
Can't agree with that. Even if they have everything, who will play us or them isn't an option that teams have. ICC gets to decide that...and the teams follow the instructions. If ICC can't act well on this, they're just proving how spineless they are.

But anyway, lets concentrate on the WC now...sorry to bring up this highly debatable topic
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Don't worry guys. There's no "world cup" to humiliate us this time. ICC did a good thing by reducing the tournament to a single round quadrangular tournament for the losers.

We'll get 6 more matches if we qualify for the 2nd round. If our players' aren't motivated by this, then we don't have any hope at all.
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... If our players' aren't motivated by this ....
Brother, Only motivation not enough. You need match practice that will give you confidence, courage, c(q)uality.
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That reminds me, I need plan for a day off on 21th. Should I request for a day-off or call sick thats the big question.
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That reminds me, I need plan for a day off on 21th. Should I request for a day-off or call sick thats the big question.

Fazal bhai: Pls. request for a day-off! Or, you might miss one of the greatest match ever played in WC!! Imazine after beating India and then SL...
Good thing you are planning way ahead!!!
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We'll get 6 more matches if we qualify for the 2nd round. If our players' aren't motivated by this, then we don't have any hope at all.

Chomothker bolechen! Er cheye er ki boro uddipok thaktey parey!! They should play with their heart and soul with proper use of their brain.
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i will be sick on march 21, planned. first match, i will watch with my co-worker who is from India.And, I already bet bd is gonna win. GO BD
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India started their preparation campaign well. It seems with the return of Sourav Ganguly it has buried its One day woes.

In a high scoring match India defeeated WI by 14 runs in one of the flattest pitch of world cricket.

Final score- India 338 for 3 (Ganguly 98, Gambhir 69, Dhoni 62*, Dravid 54*) beat West Indies 324 for 8 (Chanderpaul 149*) by 14 runs

Ganguly continued remarkable comeback. This guy has mental tougness. I wish one day our young boys achieve that
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jaak, 67% match e chutir dine porse...march 1st e office giye boss re bolum ami 21st e ashum na...kam asey...
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Where does it take place? Bermuda?
No, in Antigua, WI. The venue for the tourny will be newly built Sir Vivian Richards International Stadium in St Peter's, Antigua.

Dates:
25 Feb- Bangladesh Vs Bermuda
26 Feb- Canada Vs Bermuda
28 Feb- Canada Vs Bangladesh
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Old January 21, 2007, 04:37 PM
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According to Amar Desh BCB sent clear instruction to selectors to keep Khaled Mashud in the WC squad. Selectors are facing some dilemma to select the Zim bound squad. According to Amar Desh selectors will take either Junaid or Tamim as the third opener as they are not happy with the domestic performance of Mehrab Jr. Farhad will certainly lose his place and Sharif/Tapash will take his position.

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i guess farhad doesn't really qualify as a bowler because of his chacha-like qualities. if he has to make it to the team, it has to be through his batting. so he was going to be dropped sooner or later anyways.

as for his replacement, i would like to see someone who can bat a bit and bowl well, i.e. a fourth seamer/all-rounder. i think taposh is the right choice, as he bats straighter than most of our middle order batsmen. i'm not too sure about sharif - the last time i checked (back in 2001, was it?) he was no more than ordinary. he did get a lot of praise back then. but all that was only because we had noone better. haven't watched him play in the last two years or so, and stats tell only part of the story. so i can't really comment on how good he is atm.

the opener saga is also bothering me a bit; it seems to be too early for junaid, and tamim looks like he will be easy game for quality bowling. mehrab jnr, too, is pretty slow, and hasn't proved much in the 7 odi's that he's played so far. for the world cup, i think i would go with some experience for the #1/#2 batting spot. how's rajin saleh been doing lately? besides, if we do have to pick someone new, isn't nazmus sadat a better choice than the two that the selectors are planning on flying to zimbabwe?

hopefully, no change in the opening spot will be required, with mehrab jnr feeling the heat with a third opener in the team and performing in zimbabwe.
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for the world cup, i think i would go with some experience for the #1/#2 batting spot. how's rajin saleh been doing lately? besides, if we do have to pick someone new, isn't nazmus sadat a better choice than the two that the selectors are planning on flying to zimbabwe?
Rajin has scored consecutive ducks in his last two matches and Sadat is out of consideration with a troubled shoulder. So, yeah, Junaid and Tamim are now the front runners for the third opener spot.

As I said in the other thread, I would be more comfortable seeing Rokon given the chance instead of any of those inexperienced domestic league shakers.

Remind you guys, we are not having any prep camp before Zim tour where coaches can work on a rookie.

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I already mentioned in another thread that Rokon is out of consideration at least to the selectors. In that case, I don't mind taking either Junaid or Tamim to Zimbabwe. Tamim is probably one step ahead due to his U-19 experience and recent form (cricketing family might also play some role).

The question is, is he ready for such a challenge ?



Tamim Iqbal Khan - possible solution for Bangladesh's long standing opening problem?

I am pretty disappointed about keeping Pilot in the squad. It will not bring anything for BD cricket.
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I also found it surprising that Rasel's position in the team is being questioned. He did well for Bangladesh on most ocassions he was given a chance.

There is a good chance that we will see wet pitches in both Zimbabwe and Trinidad due to rain, Rasel's swing bowling will be very effective in that kind of situation.
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Tamim Iqbal Khan - possible solution for Bangladesh's long standing opening problem?
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