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Old February 16, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Default Midpoint Review : Team by Team Key points

(no disrespect to idrinkh2o's thread about performance but I think this needed its own thread)

Here is a listing of the midpoint analysis of the teams so far. This should provide a one stop shop to look up performances for teams and individuals. Took a while to go over all the scoreboards and stats so I'll enter conclusion comments when I get a chance later in a seperate post.

Chittagong Kings:


- 4-1 record
- Only hiccup against Dhaka setting 153
- Set first 200 total (206/4 vs. Rajshahi)
- Best bowling effort (reduced Barisal to 125/6 and chased down in 12.4 overs)
- Highest Total successfully chased (171 vs. Khulna)
- Mahmadullah has been great as captain and stepping up with the bat when needed (113 runs from 4 innings including 2 not outs and a 56* and SR 152.70). Also useful with the ball vs. Khulna (3-0-18-2). In 11 overs at 6.27, he is also the most economical bowler
- Star batsman for Chittagong has been Nasir Jamshed with 261 in 5 innings including 3 50’s
- JJ Roy 127 from 4 innings
- Disappointment, although 1 match and injured : Icon player Tamim Iqbal 3(7)
- Enamul Haque Jr. and D. Bravo have been the highest wicket takers (6 apiece)
- Best Strike Rate : Ziaur Rahman (2 innings, 2 not outs, 62 runs from 40 balls : 155.00 SR). Involved in 100+ partnership with Mahmadullah vs. Sylhet after team was 45-3
- Another disappointment WK/Batsman Jahurul Islam : After successful DPL , 86 runs in 5 innings. Only notable innings was vs. Barisal 41 (21) but in a chase of 125

Dhaka Gladiators:

- 3-2 record
- Reduced Sylhet to lowest score of tournament to date 124 ao
- Posted highest innings total (208/5 vs. Barisal)
- Elias Sunny 4-0-17-3 vs. Chittagong has best figures in a match in the tournament to date Also produce 4-1-18-2 vs. Rajshahi. Sunny has most wickets (7) in the tournament and economy of 6.08
- Imran Nazir (153 runs in 5 innings at 146.61 SR) , K. Pollard (141 runs in 4 innings with 2 no at 148.42 SR) and D. Stevens (114 in 5 innings with 3 not outs at 117.52) have been holding up the batting
- Mash had two back to back good matches 4-0-22-2 vs. Sylhet and 4-0-20-2 vs. Barisal (which featured a Gayle century). Nothing noteworthy about the captaincy though.
- Anamul Haque had a flashy 48(39) vs. Sylhet but he has been non-existent otherwise
- Mosharrof Hossain has best economy of 6.00 (90 runs in 15 overs) for Dhaka

Duronto Rajshai:

- 3-2 record
- On a 3 game win streak after dropping first 2
- M. Sami (4-0-23-3) and Monir Hussain (4-0-22-2), both vs. Dhaka are only notable bowling performance
- Conceded 206 to Chittagong and 180 to Barisal in first two matches
- M. Samuels (126 runs at 123.52) and Mushfiqur Rahim (112 at 130.23) are the notable run getters
- Mushfiq has stepped it up as both captain and batsman after the first 2 losses
- Sami is highest wicket taker with 6 as well as the holder of the only hat-trick against Dhaka
- Excluding Monir Hossain’s 5.5 economy vs. Dhaka, Samuels is most economical bowler for Rajshahi at 6.55
- Junaid Siddique has the best SR of 167.69 for his 109 runs in 5 innings (Top Bangladeshi on the SR list)

Khulna Royal Bengals

- 2-2 record
- Alternating wins and losses vs. Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal and Rajshahi
- Shakib has been solid as captain, batsman and bowler in both wins 42(31) and 4-0-25-1 vs. Dhaka, 4-1-19-2 and 5* vs. Barisal and questionable in the loss to Chittagong (defending 171 and only bowling 4 overs between himself and Abdur Razzak who had figures of 2-0-11-0 and 2-0-7-2 respectively). Gave a solid performance vs. Rajshahi ( helped reach a defendable total of 145 44(26) when top order collapsed and couldn’t do enough with the ball 4-0-35-2 in a close match)
- Highest total 175 vs. Dhaka
- D. Smith (151 at 133.62) and S. Chanderpaul (109 at 110.10) are the only batsmen to cross 100 runs
- Abdur Razzak’s 6.3 economy ranks best with Shakib closely behind at 6.42
- A. Russel leads wicket takers with 6 followed by Shakib at 5
- Shakib’s 150.79 SR is the best for Khulna
- Most expensive Bangladeshi Nasir Hussain (minus the icons of course) has not has a chance to showcase much with the bat (2 innings, 46 runs, 1 not out, 115.00 SR) and has been on and off with ball (1-0-2-1, 2-0-35-0, 3-0-25-0 and 2-0-12-1)
- Shafiul Islam had one bright spot in Barisal win (3-0-7-2) but nothing noteworthy otherwise

Barisal Burners

- 2-3 record
- Blazing wins to start off and cooled down with 3 straight losses
- Chased 165 against Sylhet in opening match down in 13.1 overs for no loss at a 12.68 RR
- Gayle, Gayle, all Gayle (2 centuries, 26 6’s, 116 HS, 288 runs in 5 innings, 2 not outs, 96 average, 186.01 SR) Unfortunately for BB and BPL, his 2012 engagement is over due to contractual obligation in SA and even more unfortunately, his stint ended with a groin injury, forcing a retired hurt in his final innings
- Ahmed Shehzad has been the other batsman holding Barisal afloat (137 runs at 147.31SR)
- Another crucial injury for Barisal is S. Harwood (7.2-0-40-3 in 2 matches) who had best economy in tournament at 5.45
- Y. Arafat has 6 wickets, most by a Burner
- Icon/captain S. Nafees has been disappointing by keeping himself down the order and not stepping up fearlessly as a captain should

Sylhet Royals

- 0-4 record
- Only winless team and only team captained by a non-Bangladeshi (Trego). [If I understand correctly, Kapali refused captaincy and Trego volunteered]
- Promising start to tournament with 165 vs. Barisal before the Gayle storm hit and they have yet to recover
- P. Trego (159) leads the runs but not with a good SR (108.16). K. Akmal (118) and Kapali (114) round out the 100 club
- Kapali leads SR with 142.5.
- Key Bangladeshi players Kayes (66 runs in 4 innings at 137 SR ; interestingly 36 of those runs coming from 6’s) hasn’t capitalized and Naeem and Shubhagato Hom have been rarely utilized
- S. Tanvir has 4 wickets with Kapali and Trego with 3
- Nabil Samad in 12 overs remains only bowler with <6 economy at 5.91
- Trego’s captaincy seems lacking as he seems to have little faith in his team-mates. Trego bowling 11.2 overs at 9+ is a bit concerning
- BBL star Hogg has failed to deliver
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Old February 16, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Thanks Raynman as always. Yes, this needed a seperate thread. Now since you have already done the hard work, why don't you 1) give an opinion on what should the teams need to do in the remaining half, and 2) predict (somewhat) on how the teams would end up? It would be a nice article in the front page I presume.

Mash's injury and affect on Dhaka. Shak can he do it all? SN ???????? Mushi showing leadership on an experienced bunch. Fate of Gayleless Barishal etc.
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Also may be make it a sequal and finish up with what BCB must do to make it successful next year that would improve the infra-structure as well.
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Old February 16, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Great summary, thanks. M.H.Rubel was born at the wrong time, had he been born in an era where Abdur Razzak and Elias Sunny were either retired or in their nappies, he would have had earned more national caps.

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Old February 16, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Great summary, thanks. M.H.Rubel was born at the wrong time, had he been born in an era where Abdur Razzak and Elias Sunny were either retired or in their nappies, he would have had earned more national caps.

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I disagree. After Rafique retired, he was immediately called in for the nats and played few ODI's (although didn't do too well) but what he did next?...went to join ICL for MONEY and since then he lost it completely until now. gd for us.
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Old February 16, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Great summary, thanks. M.H.Rubel was born at the wrong time, had he been born in an era where Abdur Razzak and Elias Sunny were either retired or in their nappies, he would have had earned more national caps.

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1) Mosharraf Hossain Rubel needs to send "upodhoikon" to BCB officials.
2) Understand which side Mushi needs tel malish.
3) Keep on performing.
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I am repeating it, the only problem with the sylhet team is that the captain is eating up too many balls every match...

Trego should not play T20, or atleast should bat after Kapali, styris, Naeem and shuvogata...
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Great review. Mahmudullah has been the best BD player so far for me and has led his team very well too. Mashrafe also proved his worth. Elias Sunny and Mosharraf Rubel's spin partnership has also been very impressive. Among the younger lot, Shabbir is the only who has struck me as someone who can be useful in the World T20 in a few months time. Definitely deserves a promotion up the order for DR.
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@T_E : Will try to do a summary later tonight (assuming my newborn 3 wk old follows his pattern of keeping me up)

One alarming item has been the importance given to allrounders by all team owners and the lack of interest to specialist bowlers (both national and international). There really are very few TRUE all rounders and using them to fill the bowling over specialized bowlers doesn't make sense.

In T20, you should build a team where more often than not, the top 6 batsmen can bat the 20 overs.

It was a shock that Nannes didn't get bid for and its annoying that even international bowlers are being sent up the order to bat before the recognized Bangladeshi batsmen. (of course I blame the captain the team management for this).
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Imrul Kayes been good but the pitch or badluck played part on his dismissals.

Junaid will fire soon, I believe. He looked genuinely good for the 20 runs that he scored every time.

Kapali has looked class. I really feel he can be a force if persisted with.

Jahuruls innings against Barisal was very pleasing to watch... He should stop trying to attack every ball, if he does that, he can be a fine player..

Anamul looks like an unfinished product but he can do wonders in couple years time with hardwork.

Mushfique looked class in the match he won MOM.

Amongst bowlers..
Raju looked Fast although wayward..... He does have a nice slower one..

Alauddin babu has a long way to go

Arafat Sunny and Saqlain Sajib looks good but not sure how they will do against international teams...
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Imrul Kayes been good but the pitch or badluck played part on his dismissals.

Junaid will fire soon, I believe. He looked genuinely good for the 20 runs that he scored every time.

Kapali has looked class. I really feel he can be a force if persisted with.

Jahuruls innings against Barisal was very pleasing to watch... He should stop trying to attack every ball, if he does that, he can be a fine player..

Anamul looks like an unfinished product but he can do wonders in couple years time with hardwork.

Mushfique looked class in the match he won MOM.

Amongst bowlers..
Raju looked Fast although wayward..... He does have a nice slower one..

Alauddin babu has a long way to go

Arafat Sunny and Saqlain Sajib looks good but not sure how they will do against international teams...
How fast was he bowling coz when he wa sin the U19 team, his avg speed was about 127kph.
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Based on performances so far, the national squad to aim for T20 world cup should start shaping up something like this:

1-2 : Tamim/Imrul/Junaid/Gayle (can we get him citizenship?)
3 : Kapali
4 : Mahmadullah
5 : Shakib
6-7 : Nasir/Mushfiq/Anamul/Jahurul/Ash (?) [at least 1 of the WK]
8 : Mash (still not fully ready, but he does provide that crucial strike every other match)
9 : Sunny/Razzak
10 : Nazmul
11 : Shafiul/Rubel/another SLA
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(no disrespect to idrinkh2o's thread about performance but I think this needed its own thread)
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An excellent and informative thread/summary Raynman bro. My 2nd favorite after the fantasy league. Keep 'em coming bro. If you don't mind, I would like to share your 1st post on the performance thread...Thx.

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How fast was he bowling coz when he wa sin the U19 team, his avg speed was about 127kph.
I am pretty sure I saw 139kmph for Raju

Alauddin around 132
Mukhtar 127-130
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I am pretty sure I saw 139kmph for Raju

Alauddin around 132
Mukhtar 127-130
139kph??? wow he gained some serious speed than.

Babu was same 3 yrs ago. can reach 135kph afaik.

Al-Amin bowling 130-135kph too

the problem with Deshi pacers is that their control. They can bowl 130-140kph ranger consistently but most of them r very wayward. Don't blame them given the deshi coaches they gets to work on during NCL season
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An excellent and informative thread/summary Raynman bro. My 2nd favorite after the fantasy league. Keep 'em coming bro. If you don't mind, I would like to share your 1st post on the performance thread...Thx.

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139kph??? wow he gained some serious speed than.

Babu was same 3 yrs ago. can reach 135kph afaik.

Al-Amin bowling 130-135kph too

the problem with Deshi pacers is that their control. They can bowl 130-140kph ranger consistently but most of them r very wayward. Don't blame them given the deshi coaches they gets to work on during NCL season
Ya it seems like we either have guys that have control but are way too slow to give oppositions a hard time or we have guys that have pace but have no control what so ever. We don't have many players in between which is a very big problem.
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139kph??? wow he gained some serious speed than.

Babu was same 3 yrs ago. can reach 135kph afaik.

Al-Amin bowling 130-135kph too

the problem with Deshi pacers is that their control. They can bowl 130-140kph ranger consistently but most of them r very wayward. Don't blame them given the deshi coaches they gets to work on during NCL season
Who's Raju, and doesn't Al-Amin have good control? He's got a List A econ of 3.68 through his first 5 games.
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Who's Raju, and doesn't Al-Amin have good control? He's got a List A econ of 3.68 through his first 5 games.
Raju is nickname.

Full name: Abul Hassan (Raju)

And I haven't seen Al Amin yet and in t20 its quite hard too judge a bowler from scorecard at times given that good line and length ball goes for six
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Based on performances so far, the national squad to aim for T20 world cup should start shaping up something like this:

1-2 : Tamim/Imrul/Junaid/Gayle (can we get him citizenship?)
3 : Kapali
4 : Mahmadullah
5 : Shakib
6-7 : Nasir/Mushfiq/Anamul/Jahurul/Ash (?) [at least 1 of the WK]
8 : Mash (still not fully ready, but he does provide that crucial strike every other match)
9 : Sunny/Razzak
10 : Nazmul
11 : Shafiul/Rubel/another SLA
I would say

1. Tamim
2. Imrul/Anamul (If Anamul does well again and depending on who is in better touch)
3. Junaid
4. Mahmudullah
5. Shakib
6. Mushfiq
7. Nasir/Kapali (whoever is in form at the time)
8. Sabbir
9. Mashrafe
10. Razzak/Sunny/any good SLA or Shohag Gazi (possibly?)
11. Shafiul/Rubel (Shafiul blew away Gayle-Shehzad but Rubel's the only one with pace)
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Based on performances so far, the national squad to aim for T20 world cup should start shaping up something like this:

6-7 : Nasir/Mushfiq/Anamul/Jahurul/Ash (?) [at least 1 of the WK]
I think Mushy is a lock for either of the three formats. The contention should really be between Nasir/Ash for this spot on the T20 squad for the WC. Anamul can come in the national fold as the keeper batsman with Mushy staying as the specialist batsman in about two years' time, after having played a heavy dose of domestic + A-team/Academy matches in that span. Jahurul is just not consistent enough for my liking.

Excellent thread as usual, Raynman.
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