Sunday, December 09, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2003
5 players will be out

F Waliullah
I read in today's Prothom Alo / Daily Star that 5 players among the 20 probables will be out of the team for the Australia-bound team.

The announcement will come shortly - may be within or after a couple of days.

I am now puzzled reading the papers as to who will be in the team and who will not be. Lets start our prediction, shall we?

1) Khaled Mahmud - will remain as the captain

2) Javed Omar - for his good performance in the SA series as well as not including him in the world cup, we are gonna go crazy if he is not selected

3) Habibul Bashar - for his good performance in the SA series, as well as he is a regular member - he shouldn't have been dropped in any match over the last whole year

4) Al Shahriar - he has been reported to be liked by Whatmore and is said to be batting in the middle order (I don't know why all the Australians like this guy).

5) Shahriar Hossain - is he really coming back?

6) Hannan Sarkar - has he improved that much? But, he has some good performances in South Africa and against South Africa on fast tracks so may be he will get a chance ...

7) Khaled Mashud - he has been reported to be included in the team as only a specialist middle order batsman

8) Mohammad Selim - if the above is true, then he is also in the team

9) Alok Kapali - a regular member

10) Mohammad Ashraful - a regular member

11) Tapash Baisya - a regular member

12) Monjurul Islam - a regular memeber

13) Mashrafee Murtoza - a regular member

14) Fahim Muntasir - an off spinner will be chosen, and Fahim is the lone off spinner in the side

15) Mohammad Rafique - a left arm spinner - same as above as well as a regular member

Are the following to be dropped? -

16) Tushar Imran - there were reports that he practiced batting after Al Shahriar & the rest
17) Moniruzzaman
18) Anwar Hossain Munir
19) Sanwar Hossain - there hasn't been any reports about him
20) Tareq Aziz - he has been reported to have bowling well along with Mashrafee Murtoza