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Old December 1, 2014, 02:39 PM
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Default ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Bangladesh Squad

We could discuss everything related to Bangladesh squad here for the forthcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Now that Zimbabwe ODI series is done and dusted things are becoming clear - and, will become clearer after the completion of the on going DPL -as to what might be the composition of the squad. Obviously, we all have to wait with great anticipation for the official squad named by the BCB in due time. But, that shouldn't prevent us riding our wild beasts and second guessing the squad. I shall start the ball rolling by naming my squad. Here we go:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Anamul Haque
3. Imrul Kayes
4. Soummya Sarkar/Abul Hasan
5. Mahmudullah Riyad
6. Shakib Al-Hasan
7. Mushfiqur Rahim
8. Nasir Hossain
9. Shabbir Rahman
10. Mashrafee Mortaza
11. Arafat Sunny
12. Rubel Hossain
13. Taskin Ahmed
14. Taijul Islam
15. Jubair Ahmed

I have gone with three openers as this is a specialist position. Anam would be the first choice to open with Tamim and Imrul as a back up. Imru'ls WC average @38 is quite impressive and he has big tournaments experience. I also like the look of Soummya and, if picked, could be slotted in at 3.

We have a fantastic array of spinners and spin is our best suit. I will pick both Sunny and Taijul as I believe in picking the best availables. Both of them are class. I will also definitely pick Jubair. This boy is a serious talent and has brilliant temperament. He just needs to be told to adjust his flight and length for the ODI and he will be a handful in any condition. Jubair has one of the most lethal googlies going around and will bamboozle the best. A risk well worth taking.

Our pace attack, perhaps, the best we ever had and a very potent one by any standard. Mash-Taskin-Rubel all proven wicket takers and should thrive on pace friendly conditions. I will also pick a fourth pacer for the squad. Abul will be my choice providing he proves his fitness in the DPL and picks up wickets. Soummya is an unknown quantity with the ball and his stats doesn't back him up. Perhaps, the thinktank see something in him. He seems to be a very good bat, though. Shafiul and Al Amin has very good chance, too. Unfortunately, Mominul doesn't make my squad but he might have different ideas.

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Preliminary Squad announced by the BCB:

Name
1 Mushfiqur Rahim 16 Mominul Hoque
2 Mahmud Ullah 17 Shamsur Rahman
3 Tamim Iqbal 18 Muktar Ali
4 Marshall Ayub 19 Rubel Hossain
5 Anamul Haque Bijoy 20 Shabbir Rahaman
6 Shakib Al Hasan 21 Taskin Ahmed
7 Nasir Hossain 22 Abul Hasan Raju
8 Mohammad Elias 23 Arafat Sunny
9 Ziaur Rahman 24 Md Mithun
10 Masrafe Bin Mortaza 25 Soumya Sarkar
11 Liton Kumar Das 26 Taijul Islam
12 Shafiul Islam 27 Shuvagata Hom
13 Abdur Razzak 28 Naeem Islam
14 Imrul Kayes 29 Jubair Hossain
15 Al-Amin Hossain 30 Mohammed Sahid

http://www.tigercricket.com.bd/icc-c...initial-squad/
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Old December 1, 2014, 03:03 PM
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I won't consider Anam as an opener in WC - that's a recipe for disaster. However, he does have good ODI stats, so I would try to stick him somewhere in the middle order where he won't have to face the new swinging ball.

The management missed to opportunity to try an alternative opener in the last two ODIs. So this experiment has to be done during pre-WC warm ups - try Momin as an opener. Technically he is the most sound batsman we have for the job. Have Imrul as the back-up if the experiment fails.

Mushfiq once again showed during the Zimbabwe series that he is currently our best batsman. He needs to bat at one-down to stabilize the batting order.

I also want them to open bowling with A Sunny. SLAs are the main strength of our bowling and we should try to take max advantage out of them. Otherwise, Taijul will have to sit out to make way for Taskin.

Nasir and Sabbir both need to be tried in warm-ups and see which one clicks better (my guess Nasir).

Jubair won't make my squad, he is too green for my taste (doesn't even have enough list A matches to make a claim here). My suggestion for him -go play in domestics and figure out how you may survive against Pakis (who are coming after WC) on dead pitches.

My team would be -

Tamim
Momin/Imrul
Mushfiq
Riyad
Shakib
Anam
Nasir/Sabbir
Mash
Arafat
Rubel
Taijul/Taskin

Bench Warmer: Shafiul (incase one of the main pacers get injured)
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Old December 1, 2014, 03:21 PM
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And lets not waste our time pursuing that mythical pacer-allrounder. Guys like Abul or Soumya will give away many more runs (without taking any wicket) than they can score.

Ask Nasir to practice his medium pace, he can do better than other two mentioned.
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And lets not waste our time pursuing that mythical pacer-allrounder. Guys like Abul or Soumya will give away many more runs than they can score.

Ask Nasir to practice his medium pace, he can do better than other two mentioned.
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Old December 1, 2014, 03:45 PM
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I do agree that the team management has failed to try other players against Zimbabwe. They could have tried other openers. But Tamim and Anamul gifted us with 2 100+ run partnerships in this series. So i don't expect Anamul to bat down the order. At least not any time soon.

Not a fan of experimenting with makeshift openers. And definitely not in World Cup. Mominul's ideal place is #3. He is not an opener nor a pinch hitter. He knows how to build an innings. With Anamul's horrible footwork, we might find ourselves in trouble in Australia. So Mominul bats at #3 in my team.

I would go with 2 pacers and 2 left arm spinners. No need to try something that we are not good at. My bowling line up will include Taskin, Mashrafe, Sunny and Taijul. I would also play Zubair in the warmup matches just to see how he handles non spin friendly conditions. I am actually very much Tempted to try him out because he is a leg spinner. A leg spinner can play an important role in Australian conditions. Remember how Mushtaq Ahmed helped Pakistan to clinch the world cup title back in 92?

My squad...

1 Tamim
2 Anamul
3 Mominul
4 Riyad
5 Shakib
6 Mushfiq
7 Shabbir
8 Mashrafe
9 Sunny/Zubair
10 Taijul
11 Taskin


12 Al Amin
13 Rubel
14 Nasir
15 Sunny/Zubair
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I shall start the ball rolling by naming my squad. Here we go:

3. Imrul Kayes
4. Soummya Sarkar/Abul Hasan
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Sarker and Abul Hasan for WC? Are you being serious? Neither of them have done absolutely nothing to be considered for number 4 position.

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Its straight forward really. And you picked ABUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL? LOL


Batsmans:
1) Tamim
2) Nasir
3) Riyad
4) Shabbir
5) Kayes/Mominul

AR:
6) Shakib

WK:
7) Mushy
8) Anamul Haque Bijoy

Seamers:
9) Mash
10) Taskin
11) Rubel
12) Al Amin

Spinners:
Sunny
Taizul
Juabir


I'll go with 4 seamer, mainly because both Mash and Taskin are injury prone and taking 3 seamer will be risky imho.

I've also picked 3 spinner, as I'm not sure who to drop. But, If BCB want an extra batsman, I wouldn't mind dropping Jubair. And pick both Kayes and Mominul.

But its gonna be a headche for the selectors to pick best 15 in this WC. Always good to see
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Not a fan of experimenting with makeshift openers. And definitely not in World Cup. Mominul's ideal place is #3. He is not an opener nor a pinch hitter. He knows how to build an innings. With Anamul's horrible footwork, we might find ourselves in trouble in Australia. So Mominul bats at #3 in my team.
In this scenario, Momin will be the de-facto opener either way, and Anam will be wasted in the wrong position.

I think this will be repeat of 2007 WC where SN was horribly found out against new ball and we had to resort back to JO (this time it will be Imrul replacing Anam).
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In this scenario, Momin will be the de-facto opener either way, and Anam will be wasted in the wrong position.
I am not that domestic cricket savvy anymore and you seem to be following our domestic cricket passionately . So could you please tell me if Mominul ever played as an opener for any local teams before? If not, then making him open the innings can also waste Mominul's talent. Don't you think?

And I would rather save Mominul than Anamul.
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^^ You don't need domestic matches, Momin came to bat plenty of times after fall of early wickets in international matches, and looked much more assured facing the new ball than the "openers" do.

In ODI, most of the other teams use makeshift openers, ie a middle order batsman who can face pace comfortably.

BTW, Anam himself was a #3 or #4 batsman at age level cricket. But he was pushed to open for ODI team because of lack of a better option.

In One-day cricket, batsmen move up and down the batting order quite often, as situation demands. This is nothing really revolutionary.
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^We have few warm up matches coming up and they can definitely try him there. If he does well, then that would be awesome and I personally would congratulate you for this brilliant idea but if he fails as an opener, then it would damage both Anamul and Mominul . Mominul's position in ODI s is still shaky. Even Imrul replaced him.
Let him get settled in ODIs first and then we can always try to make him bat as an opener.

Anamul just scored a 100 as an opener. His footwork is a concern and I really hope that he will improve his game before the big event.
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Anam is one for future, that's for sure. He should be in the WC squad, no question. All of them need to work on their techniques how to face fast bowlers on bouncier pitches.

As I mentioned in another thread, BCB kinda shot us in the foot by decline sending the team to Dubai for practice matches, where ICC made practice ground pitches made of soils from Queensland and Western Australia. Now we will be sending an under-cooked team to Australia.
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Most of you picking Al-amin over shafiul. Safiul was injured in last ODI but if he is Fit i would pick him over Al amin as the later looks like his shadow after he came back from report Test. I think he needs more time to get back his rhythm. Remember in last WC safiul could also bat and won us against England and he bowls cleverly showed against Zim in test. I Would not pick too many new players like tajiul or jubair no matter how good they were against Zimb. In autralia even Wasim/Waqer Struggled to bowl there at first so I would go for more experienced players.

And lastly I loved the idea of getting Nasir back with his medium pace. He will be better than our so called medium pacers...

So my 11
1. Tamim
2. Enam
3. Monimul
4. Shakib
5. Mah
6. Mushi
7. Nasir
8. Mash
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Mufi 02,

No Abul is not to bat at 4. That's only reserved for the most loved MUllah only. You seriously need to borrow some nuance from ShamCha to "smadar" the lackings.

Nadim,

Yes, I did pick AbUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUl!
I have a thing for all names ending with Hasan. I really had a tough time excluding Rocky Bull as it is. And, I am keeping an eagle eye on Asif for the next edition.
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^^BTW, akabir77, time for you to update your signature, another Bangladeshi bowler got a hattrick against Zimbabwe last night
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I won't consider Anam as an opener in WC - that's a recipe for disaster. However, he does have good ODI stats, so I would try to stick him somewhere in the middle order where he won't have to face the new swinging ball.
Not only Anam but all Bangladeshi will struggle if ball swings prodigiously. Anam has played last 5 ODIs as an opener and has done well against very good bowlers in Chatara and Panayangara. Don't see any reason not to play Anam as an opener. What he lacks in footwork he almost makes it up with his excellent hands/eye and temperament. He also had played one down in the last U19 WC in Aus and was the tournament's highest run scorer.

I have no problem dropping Abul straight for a pacer (if he doesn't do well in the DPL). I think it will be "naughty" to go down under for potentially a long tourney with just three frontline pacers. I'd definitely go with four -if not five.
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^^Anam played the U/19 WC as one-down or two down, letting LKD and Soumya open. I think he knows his limitations well, but currently being forced to open as other positions are taken.

Granted they all will struggle on faster tracks, but nuance bhai, if you notice, Momin bats straighter than others thus have better chance to survive against swing.
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Its straight forward really. And you picked ABUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL? LOL


Batsmans:
1) Tamim
2) Nasir
3) Riyad
4) Shabbir
5) Kayes/Mominul

AR:
6) Shakib

WK:
7) Mushy
8) Anamul Haque Bijoy

Seamers:
9) Mash
10) Taskin
11) Rubel
12) Al Amin

Spinners:
Sunny
Taizul
Juabir


I'll go with 4 seamer, mainly because both Mash and Taskin are injury prone and taking 3 seamer will be risky imho.

I've also picked 3 spinner, as I'm not sure who to drop. But, If BCB want an extra batsman, I wouldn't mind dropping Jubair. And pick both Kayes and Mominul.

But its gonna be a headche for the selectors to pick best 15 in this WC. Always good to see
This is a good squad. I would take one left arm spinner and pick an extra batsman which would mean Momin and Kayes would both make the squad. I think we need the additional opener in case Anam's technique gets completely exposed.
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I would like to see what BCF sees in Abul but unfortunately i am lacking the right kind of medication
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As per Nasir's pace bowling is concerned he might bowl max one or two overs and get smashed for few runs. What's the point of selecting him for his irregular part time pace bowling. If he has to come back , then as a pure batsman. Selector needs to choose between shabbir and Nasir. It will be a tough call. Im sure Haturi will back up Shab.
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I do agree that the team management has failed to try other players against Zimbabwe. They could have tried other openers. But Tamim and Anamul gifted us with 2 100+ run partnerships in this series. So i don't expect Anamul to bat down the order. At least not any time soon.

Not a fan of experimenting with makeshift openers. And definitely not in World Cup. Mominul's ideal place is #3. He is not an opener nor a pinch hitter. He knows how to build an innings. With Anamul's horrible footwork, we might find ourselves in trouble in Australia. So Mominul bats at #3 in my team.

I would go with 2 pacers and 2 left arm spinners. No need to try something that we are not good at. My bowling line up will include Taskin, Mashrafe, Sunny and Taijul. I would also play Zubair in the warmup matches just to see how he handles non spin friendly conditions. I am actually very much Tempted to try him out because he is a leg spinner. A leg spinner can play an important role in Australian conditions. Remember how Mushtaq Ahmed helped Pakistan to clinch the world cup title back in 92?

My squad...

1 Tamim
2 Anamul
3 Mominul
4 Riyad
5 Shakib
6 Mushfiq
7 Shabbir
8 Mashrafe
9 Sunny/Zubair
10 Taijul
11 Taskin


12 Al Amin
13 Rubel
14 Nasir
15 Sunny/Zubair
I like this lineup
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my top 17 for World Cup 2015:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Anamul Haque
3. Mominul Haque
4. Mahmudullah Riyad
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Shakib al Hasan
7. Mashrafee Mortaza
8. Sabbir Rahman
9. Arafat Sunny
10. Jubair Hossain
11. Taijul Islam
12. Rubel Hossain
13. Taskin Ahmed
14. Al Amin Hossain
15. Shafiul Islam
16. Soumya Sarkar
17. Nasir Hossain
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Ausfralian pitches got bounce not swing and mominul is weak against bounce. I would pick soumya and imrul for no. 3 position but again we havent seen much of soumya so it depends on selectors and haturi. Not expexting much from shakib as a batsman because he always fails in bouncy pitches. I want mushfique to come before him. My squad Tamim , Anamul, Soumya/Imrul, Riyad, Mushy, Shakib, Shabbir/Nasir, Mash, Taijul/sunny, Rubel/jubair, Taskin.
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My 15 Man Squad for World Cup 2015:

1. Tamim Iqbal
2. Anamul Haque
3. Mominul Haque
4. Mahmudullah Riyad
5. Mushfiqur Rahim
6. Shakib al Hasan
7. Mashrafe Mortaza
8. Sabbir Rahman
9. Arafat Sunny
10. Jubair Hossain
11. Rubel Hossain
12. Taskin Ahmed
13. Al Amin Hossain
14. Nasir Hossain
15. Another Opening Batsmen.

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1. tamim
2.bijoy
3.mominul
4.riyad
5.shakib
6.mushfique
7.nasir
8.sabbir
9.mashrafee
10.rubel
11.shafiul
12.al amin
13.razzak
14.arafat
15.kayes
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