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Old September 9, 2004, 03:11 AM
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Default Home series with Zim in Jan, 2005

"Speed was not optimistic in July that any of the Zimbabwean rebel players would ever represent their country again. "I think it's gone too far for that," he says. And the issue of their Test status has simply been put off for another day. The fact that Zimbabwe's first Test series of 2005 is against Bangladesh is, according to Speed, a "fortunate coincidence". Presumably the thinking is that, if the new Zimbabwe can compete with Bangladesh at Test level, then that is justification enough for their status."

- this is an excerpt from an article "Breaking the ice" published in Wisden Cricinfo
http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/C...07SEP2004.html

It is really a great opportunity for BD to prove our worthiness as a test team by winning the series. It is rather expected, as it appears in this article that bd has more probability to win against the new look Zim. We have two more home series before the series with Zim, with NZ and SL. However, our real chance of test series win(if not the first) is there in January, if we really can act properly. We need to capitalize the situation with every possible effort. The series against NZ and SL will help us to prepare ourselves for this event.
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Old September 9, 2004, 05:16 AM
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I think we could draw the series with New Zealand. I think if our batters do well then NZ dont have the bowling stocks to get us out. Sri Lanka will be hard because they have Murali. But if he isnt back anything could happen. And well Zimbabwe we should white wash them easily.
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Old September 9, 2004, 06:20 AM
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"Sri Lanka will be hard because they have Murali. But if he isnt back anything could happen."
i think srilanka is not like india that if murali plays srilanka wins and if he doesnt play they looses. there are players in srilanka like jaysuriya who can handle the team alone.
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Old September 9, 2004, 06:20 AM
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I think we could draw the series with New Zealand. I think if our batters do well then NZ dont have the bowling stocks to get us out. Sri Lanka will be hard because they have Murali. But if he isnt back anything could happen. And well Zimbabwe we should white wash them easily.
I think Bangladesh can beat New Zealand in a test series ... one win, one draw is all it takes with these modern short series.

Ian Whitchurch
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Old September 9, 2004, 06:23 AM
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Zimbabwe would be our best bet for a sound victory, but not New Zealand or Sri Lanka; both are good teams. Winning against Zimbabwe would boost our confidence tremendously and I think we could then battle New Zealand and Sri Lanka with great courage
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Old September 9, 2004, 07:26 AM
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Agreed with Unknown. I think it's a great chance. Bangladesh must try to win the series against Zimbabwe. Because I think they are now weaker than Bangladesh. So Bangladesh must take this opportunity.
To win, our batsman must have to do well. Unless, as usual we will loose again.
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Old September 9, 2004, 07:53 AM
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fortunately, srilanka tour is now postponed (?)
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Old September 9, 2004, 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by Sam
It is really a great opportunity for BD to prove our worthiness as a test team by winning the series. It is rather expected, as it appears in this article that bd has more probability to win against the new look Zim.......
I think your words speak for themselves....
Coz it's expected that BD r the favs in this series vs. Zim...

But I dont really think tht this series win wil giv us much credit.. coz its already accepted as the 2nd grade ZIM test-team by the ICC and everyone else..

So winning here wil not giv much credit... but losing here wil bring doom!... as always is the risk of playing an UNDERDOG team!

We cant realy demand any serious Praise from the Crick-World until we beat a stronger and more experienced Test team.... I dont think it wil take us long to do that though..!!


anyway... best of luck again!
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Old September 9, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Beat NZ? Have you guys lost your minds? Maybe they haven't performed all that well over the summer but they have been really consistent over the past couple of years. It would be a dream if we can simply draw a test against them.
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Old September 9, 2004, 11:12 AM
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I could not agree more with you crickethorizon. It is always risky to play against weaker opposition. It is a no-win situation.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Sam
It is really a great opportunity for BD to prove our worthiness as a test team by winning the series. It is rather expected, as it appears in this article that bd has more probability to win against the new look Zim.......
I think your words speak for themselves....
Coz it's expected that BD r the favs in this series vs. Zim...

But I dont really think tht this series win wil giv us much credit.. coz its already accepted as the 2nd grade ZIM test-team by the ICC and everyone else..

So winning here wil not giv much credit... but losing here wil bring doom!... as always is the risk of playing an UNDERDOG team!

We cant realy demand any serious Praise from the Crick-World until we beat a stronger and more experienced Test team.... I dont think it wil take us long to do that though..!!


anyway... best of luck again!
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Old September 9, 2004, 12:35 PM
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Their "first" team were wretched in 2003 in England. You can have these!
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