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Old February 25, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Default Match Thread: Bangladesh A vs England: 3 day practice match

Sun Mar 7 - Tue Mar 9
venue: Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Bangladesh A Team : Mohammad Ashraful (Captain), Zuned Siddique, Mehrab Hossain Junior, Shamsur Rahman, Roqibul Hassan, Shuvogoto Chowdhury, Shahagir Hossain (WK), Mahbubul Alam, Robiul Islam,Syed Rasel,Dollar Mahmud, Nur Hossain Munna, Minhajul Abedin (Coach), Zafrul Ehsan (Assistant Coach), Fahim Muntasir (Manager), Azmal Ahmed (Physio)

England Squad: Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Michael Carberry, Paul Collingwood, Steven Davies, Graham Onions, Kevin Pietersen, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior (wk), Ajmal Shahzad, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright.
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Old February 25, 2010, 10:09 AM
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I'd have

Jahurul Islam
Nazimuddin
Farhad Hossain
Faisal Hossain
Shuvagoto Hom
Wicketkeeper
Suhrawadi Shuvo
Elias Sunny
Saqlain Sajib
Talha Jubair
Mohammad Sharif/ Robiul Islam
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Old February 25, 2010, 10:10 AM
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I'd have Faisal Hossain as my captain
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Old February 25, 2010, 10:12 AM
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I'd have

Jahurul Islam
Nazimuddin
Farhad Hossain
Faisal Hossain
Shuvagoto Hom
Wicketkeeper
Suhrawadi Shuvo
Elias Sunny
Saqlain Sajib
Talha Jubair
Mohammad Sharif/ Robiul Islam
suhrawardi shuvo may make the test team. so less chance in making this team
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Old February 25, 2010, 10:31 AM
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suhrawardi shuvo may make the test team. so less chance in making this team
In which case I'd have Nasir Hossain, if there's a good chance Shuvo makes the Test team.
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Old February 25, 2010, 03:11 PM
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i would consider nazmus, rony, marshall, shamsur and i hope shuvagoto gets into the playing XI (prefer these guys over mehrab jr). i'd take dhiman or mithun over shagir. for the allrounder spots you have shabbir, mahmudul and nasir. noor hossain or shaker ahmed could be considered for the spinner spot but saqlain should be given it. shuvo is an automatic here if he doesn't make the test squad.

for pacers we have a bunch, i'd go with subashis, sajidul and emon but we also have robin, dolar, robiul, abul, alauddin, ziaur and talha.
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Old February 25, 2010, 03:58 PM
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i would consider nazmus, rony, marshall, shamsur and i hope shuvagoto gets into the playing XI (prefer these guys over mehrab jr). i'd take dhiman or mithun over shagir. for the allrounder spots you have shabbir, mahmudul and nasir. noor hossain or shaker ahmed could be considered for the spinner spot but saqlain should be given it. shuvo is an automatic here if he doesn't make the test squad.

for pacers we have a bunch, i'd go with subashis, sajidul and emon but we also have robin, dolar, robiul, abul, alauddin, ziaur and talha.

emon, sajidul,abul,ziaur,dollar---are not in best form at this moment.they are irregular in NCL even

under19 players--good for ODI but in test match or longer version--they have almost zero experience.

agree mithun and dhiman over shagir
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Sun Mar 7 - Tue Mar 9
venue: Chittagong, which stadium is a bit of confusion

well its a bit too early but i cant but open the thread.

the team that will be facing will be named bangladesh A and until that time england will have faced BD spinners so no point hiding our sla spinners in this time. i expect we have a good team with ncl performers in it. this is my team.... ....

jahurul islam
mehrab hoassain junior (captain)
nazimuddin
farhad hossain
faisal hossain
saghir hossain pavel
nasir hossain
shabbir rahman
saqlain sajib
rabiul islam
talha zubaer

reserve; shuvagoto, elias sunny, kamtul islam

i thought of including ash or rock but later thought let the new boys play it out

best possible line up, though its too early to select test team

wkt keepr--my choice is anamul/dhiman/mithun ali (anamul-- less experience, dhiman-- might get the chance)

i think dhiman is the best wkt keeper in the country,
batting wise---- anamul
in between--- mithun ali
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Old March 1, 2010, 11:46 PM
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looks like ashraful may steal a place as a bowler with his NCL bowling performance
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Old March 1, 2010, 11:49 PM
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if we are going to put our out of form players in the test match then we should let them play in this match to see if they can get some runs under their belt, like Aftab, Big Z, Imrul.
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This one is going to be Highly Competitive I believe, for the 2 or 3 Test Slots that will be open ... of the top, I'd say

Shahriar Nafees
Nafees Iqbal**
Nazimuddin**
Rockibul Hasan
Mohammad Ashraful*
Naeem Islam (just to get some FC Practice)
Aftab Ahmed
Syed Rasel**
Random Keeper
Crap Fast Bowler ... Tarq Aziz SHarif?
Crap Fast Bowler ... U-19 Bowler?


** = Depends on Who makes the NCL Final
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Old March 1, 2010, 11:59 PM
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i really want to see what the bench warmers have in this match i.e. jahurul, farhad, shuvagoto, etc. SN, ash and aftab don't need this match, what they need is one on one coaching focusing on improving their weaknesses, even if they play this match and score well they should improve their weaknesses before coming back to the national team.
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No spinners in the side PLEASE!! Don't let them practice against in any spinner.

Must include Faisal Hossain, Farhad Hossain, Jaharul, Shahriar Nafees, Naeem.
Add as many pace bowlers, if posible have some grass in the pitch to make feel England at home.
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I'd like to see the top NCL performers in the A Team.
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Old March 2, 2010, 12:24 AM
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No spinners in the side PLEASE!! Don't let them practice against in any spinner.

Must include Faisal Hossain, Farhad Hossain, Jaharul, Shahriar Nafees, Naeem.
Add as many pace bowlers, if posible have some grass in the pitch to make feel England at home.
thats a good idea. lets make a green pitch. lets give our top NCL performes a go against some quality english bowlers in a green pitch.

also lets give our pacers a go in the green pitch against english bowlers
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this no spinners business i really don't agree with, they've faced spinners before it's not going to make a difference. shabbir, noor and mahmudul could be worth ago here, and nasir and shuvo as well if they're not in the test squad. for pacers i really don't care about form or being regulars or irregular's in the NCL, get the ones who have the weapons i.e. subashis, sajidul, emon. if not them then go with talha, robiul, robin or maybe alauddin babu.

i'm kind of surprised shaker ahmed hasn't been given any chances in BCB XI's or domestics since guys like noor, shabbir, mahmudul, babu and anamul who are from the same u19 team have been given shances.
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Old March 2, 2010, 12:30 AM
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this no spinners business i really don't agree with, they've faced spinners before it's not going to make a difference. shabbir, noor and mahmudul could be worth ago here, and nasir and shuvo as well if they're not in the test squad. for pacers i really don't care about form or being regulars or irregular's in the NCL, get the ones who have the weapons i.e. subashis, sajidul, emon. if not them then go with talha, robiul, robin or maybe alauddin babu.

i'm kind of surprised shaker ahmed hasn't been given any chances in BCB XI's or domestics since guys like noor, shabbir, mahmudul, babu and anamul who are from the same u19 team have been given shances.
yes, they have faced spinners before. But it is always slighly different in Bangladesh condition than in IND/PAK/SL. Also only Collingwood played in BD pitches before + 1st test will be played in the same stadium.

This is a practice match, and our goal should be - not to let English players practice/prepare on what they will be facing in the test. Make it bad as much as you can.

I remember India leaving grass even in the practice pitches when Australia last visited them. May be this will not make big difference, but we need to make it as bad as possible.
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personally i prefer to give the BD prospects some quality experience against quality opposition, for me these matches are an important part of a players development. also we probably won't have a leg spinner in our test team so what about playing a leggy?
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personally i prefer to give the BD prospects some quality experience against quality opposition, for me these matches are an important part of a players development. also we probably won't have a leg spinner in our test team so what about playing a leggy?
Ya, it is a other way of looking at the matter - Giving chacne to the performers like Saqlain, Sabbir (leggy) and see how they perform against quality opposition and it will provide them valuable experiecne also. There is also nothing wrong in it. It is actually the priority of what youn are looking for. I am looking the matter as a great chacne for us to upset England in Test. So, I am thinking of each and every cent here which can lead us to an upset.
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Hello Bhorol, welcome to BC!
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BCB Media Release

Bangladesh A Team for 3-day match against England

Following is the Bangladesh A Team for the 3-day match against England starting at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong from Sunday (07 March):
  • Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)
  • Zuned Siddique
  • Mehrab Hossain Jr.
  • Shamsur Rahman
  • Roqibul Hassan
  • Shuvogoto Chowdhury
  • Shahagir Hossain (WK)
  • Mahbubul Alam
  • Robiul Islam
  • Syed Rasel
  • Dollar Mahmud
  • Nur Hossain Munna
TEAM MANAGEMENT: Minhajul Abedin (Coach), Zafrul Ehsan (Assistant Coach), Fahim Muntasir (Manager), Azmal Ahmed (Physio)
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so who actually has the chance to make the test team ... ????
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Struggling Ashraful confident of fulfilling promise

After an ODI series that was perhaps closer than the 3-0 scoreline suggests, the general consensus is that Bangladesh cricket is slowly reaching the standard required to compete on equal terms with the bigger nations in world cricket. But "slowly", unfortunately, is the operative word, and in Chittagong on Sunday, one of the slowest developers of them all returns to centre stage.

Mohammad Ashraful epitomises all the promise and frustration of Bangladesh cricket. When he's in form, he bats with a fluency that few in the world can match - never more thrillingly than during his century on debut against Sri Lanka in September 2001, when he was a carefree whippersnapper of 16, which encapsulated the richness of talent that the country seemed set to produce.

Unfortunately, of late, Ashraful's career has hit the buffers. A wretched tour of New Zealand realised 62 runs in six innings, in all three forms of the game, and followed a threadbare series of performances against India and Sri Lanka, in which he managed one half-century in eight innings.

With the blessing of the board, Ashraful sat out the three ODIs in a bid to clear his mind ahead of next week's Test series, but even that policy didn't quite pay the dividends he'd hoped. In four first-class innings for Dhaka Division, he mustered 21 runs including three ducks, to leave his hopes of a recall resting rather heavily on his performance against England in the forthcoming three-day warm-up.

"In the last couple of months I have not been batting well," Ashraful told Cricinfo. "In the nets I am batting well, but in the middle I get out very early, so that's why I feel I needed a bit of a break from international cricket. But tomorrow is a three-day game, and if I bat well there, I can play Test cricket again."

In Ashraful's absence, Bangladesh have made decent progress against England, particularly in the batting where Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have formed a promising core of young and motivated prospects. But there's no question in the minds of either the selectors or the coaching staff that a confident and focussed Ashraful would transform the dynamic of their team, by slotting in at No. 3 or 4, and providing a touch of class to an otherwise functional middle-order.

"I still think that he is one of our best players for Bangladesh," Akram Khan, the chairman of selectors, told Cricinfo. "He's played a lot of good innings for us, and so there's no confusion about how good he is. But the last six or seven months, he has not been in good shape, so we are praying that he can finally come good. If he plays well, he can make the difference for Bangladesh, and we are ready for that."

Unfortunately, Ashraful's single biggest problem is the fact that these expectations have already been looming over him for nigh on a decade, and with every new failure, a new solution is thrust into the mix. He was feeling the burden during England's last tour in 2003, when Dav Whatmore dropped him from the Test series in a bid to shield him from the pressures, and his desperation to avoid a repetition of that scenario was one of the main reasons why he sat out the one-dayers.

"Everyone has been talking with me, and giving me advice, so I just needed to go away and work it out for myself," Ashraful said. "I think I have a problem with my gameplan. My batting is okay, but some days I'm very attacking and some days I'm very defensive. That's why I'm scoring only every four or five games.

"I needed to think more, and come up with one solid gameplan, and now I am thinking ball-by-ball and playing positive cricket," he added. "I just haven't scored enough runs recently, but I believe in myself, and if I feel good, Insh'allah they will select me."

The selectors are, by and large, sympathetic to Ashraful's plight. "It happens," Akram said. "When good players play for a long time, they go through periods when their form is not quite there. I think this was the right time [for Ashraful] to get out from there. I know he is trying very hard, and I hope he can come back soon. The boys played very well without him, but we need some experience and he has played a lot of long innings. If he comes back, it can only be good for the Test team."

For all the problems that Ashraful has endured of late, the chance to slot into a team in which his personal performance is no longer the decisive factor can only be a good thing. "In the past there was big pressure on me, but now we have a lot of match-winners," he said. "Now I am just one of the players who has to perform. When we beat the big teams I sometimes play brilliant cricket, but now we have four or five guys who can do that, so I need to step up again.

"It is good for Bangladesh," he added. "When Jamie [Siddons, the coach] came here two years ago, he said he needed more players like me. Now we have a lot of players performing good cricket. They are very confident, and they are not scared anymore. Last year we won 14 games, and even though ten of those were against Zimbabwe, it still shows that we are improving."

As for Ashraful's personal ambitions, he hopes that the coming year can prove to be a watershed in his career. Having given up the captaincy and reassessed his game away from the spotlight, he still believes he is young enough, and sufficiently motivated, to transform an international record that does no justice whatsoever to his talent.

"Scoring in domestic cricket isn't the same as doing it in Test cricket, so it was just good for me to get away," he said. "I definitely see this as a new start. I'm only 26, so if I'm fit enough I can play ten years or more. For the last nine years, I have been up and down, so now I need to perform regularly. My best time is still to come, I think."
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