Bangladesh Cricket Board Cup September 21, 2011

Mahmudullah steers Bangladesh A to title

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Bangladesh A 187 for 6 (Mahmudullah 78*) beat Bangladesh 185 (Kapali 68, Reza 3-54) by four wickets
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Bangladesh A chased down a target of 186 with four wickets to spare against Bangladesh in the BCB Cup final in Dhaka. The win was set up by an unbeaten knock of 78 from Mahmudullah, who was recently named vice-captain of the national side.

Batting first, none of Bangladesh's batsmen, apart from Alok Kapali, managed to build an innings. Kapali, batting at No. 6, struck a positive 68 to take his side close to a respectable total. His knock was studded with ten boundaries, and came after his side had been reduced to 74 for 5 in 20.1 overs. Bangladesh A's bowlers shared the wickets around, but Farhad Reza was the pick - he claimed Tamim Iqbal early in the innings, before returning to clean up the tail in the 46th over.

The chase was off to a dismal start, with Abdur Razzak and Rubel Hossain knocking over Bangladesh A's top three for next to nothing . They were reduced to 6 for 3 in the seventh over, before Raqibul Hasan and Mahmudullah steadied the innings with a half-century partnership. Hasan was run out for 32 and Kapali knocked over a couple in quick succession with his legspin. However, Reza struck a quick 27 as Mahmudullah remained solid at the other end, to finish the match with an over in hand.

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  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | September 24, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    BD XI (will only make sense to those who actually know anything about cricket): Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, , Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Alok Kapali, Sakib Al-Hasan, Shuvagoto Hom, Nasir Hussain, Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hussain, Rubel Hussain

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    Ban Xi : Tamim, Shahriar Nafees, , Mahmudullah, Mushfiq (c), A Kapali, Sakib, Elias Sunny, Shohag Gazi, Rubel, Nazmul , Alauddin Babu

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 24, 2011, 0:10 GMT

    @Ashique129 - also on Rajin, of all the Banga batsmen I've seen play, (Bashir was my favourite, great gentleman), Rajin has the best technique! I think he was given the captaincy too young, clouded his thoughts. The amazing thing is he is till young enough to in theory play another 10 years! Time is still on his side.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 24, 2011, 0:06 GMT

    @Ashique129 - I know Rajin dropped off after showing a lot of promise, my biggest gripe is that Ashraful has done less & gets picked for every second team/tour. Rajin has better stats (@Ahsan_Shere; Stats = performance), Ashraful hasn't performed at FC level therfore it is unlikely he will succeed at Test level. Also I read a few interviews with Rajin years ago & I liked him (LOL!). @Ashan_Shere - clearly we will disagree on this. For as long as cricket records have been kept, the general rule is that FC batting ave will be higher than Test average - few exceptions. If you go fishing, & you use a little hook, you will only catch a little fish, use a bigger hook & YOU MIGHT catch a bigger fish. If Hom averages 60 (on a small sample size, yet NOBODY else in Banga has an ave like it), maybe he is that much better than other batsmen, maybe he'll wither on the vine like most other Banga batsmen. I say give him a go NOW, he can't do any worse than some of the guys in the team now!!!!!(IMO)

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | September 23, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    I got to go with AhsanShere's points. In addition to his points, for session after session in a test, tough questions are asked to a batsman's technique and temperament. Mostly, you get tired after a nice 30 and play a lose shot. If a batsman doesn't give a chance or commit a mistake, it is very hard to remove him in 9 out 10 conditions. Don't believe me? Ask bowlers about Dravid, Kallis and Chanderpaul :) Hom might be in a great nick now, but he is not tested at this level. He will first have to get a chance and do well in the exam. A_Proud_Bengali - thanks my man :) Meety - why have you mentioned Rajin? You have opened an old wound of mine. I would have cemented him at #3 in my team in tests and 50-overs for one straight year before thinking about dropping him. What a great resource wasted when we don't have another of his kind!

  • POSTED BY A_Proud_Bengali on | September 23, 2011, 10:49 GMT

    This is my team for ODI :- Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Kapali, Shakib, Nasir, MOHAMMAD ELIAS, Rubel, Shafiul, Razzak.

    This team for T-20 :- Tamim, Nafees, Ashraful, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Kapali, Shakib, Nasir, Rubel, Shafiul, Razzak

  • POSTED BY A_Proud_Bengali on | September 23, 2011, 10:47 GMT

    @ Ashique129 :- Hello Sir, hope you are doing good. It is now almost confirmed that Kapali will be playing in the WI tour. Plus, he provides a bit of leg spin as well, which will add variety to our bowling attack. I would pick a batting-intensive line up.

  • POSTED BY Ahsan_Shere on | September 23, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    When someone is in infancy of his cricketing career & ppl (already there) haven't watched him play they don't know his weaknesses thus more chances to prosper, 3 100s point is not satisfactory this way. You'll see his average will drop to 50 or so after 10 more games. You selected many coz of their averages & I consider player's F/C average after they play 40-50 matches & tests averages after 30-35 atleast, before that their technique, approach to the game & planning the innings(specially in ODIs), Example: Asad Shafiq averaging 41 in F/C which atleast 10 run short by his standards. He's a better bat than any of Pakistani except Younis & Misbah. Younis said of him that at 24 he wasn't that sound technically. So better judge players on their technique & not on their stats before they play enough cricket.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 23, 2011, 1:54 GMT

    @Ahsan_Shere - I am fully aware that a small sample size CAN & DOES effect where a player sits relative to his peers. I did a post that didn't make it onto the blog. It showed that Hom had hit 3 100s in 10 matches, twice as good as any other contemporary Banga FC player. He's worth a try, I never said he was the best Banga have, just the best stats - so the Bradman/Azhar analogy is wasted. More interestingly Rajin Saleh has far better stats than Ashraful, but hasn't had a shot at the National set up in a bout 3 yrs. He has a better FC ave & a better 100s per match ratio than Ashraful, his ODI & Test averages are all superior. Yet the selectors (& a lot of fans), want to keep selecting Ashraful!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | September 22, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    Just read in the newspaper that Kapali is being considered!! Great!! Let's hope he plays splendidly in the upcoming 4-day match. Having Ashraful and Kapali at 6-7 in tests may work incredibly well (recall: Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Ashraful, Kapali, Suhrawardi, Shahadat, Rubel, Shafiul). With some minor tweaking in the batting order and a couple of changes, the same skeleton may be used for 50 and 20-over formats (Nasir/Rasel for Shahadat, Razzak for Suhrawardi) depending on the conditions. I pray we give a good workout to WI and return the World Cup treatment :)

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | September 24, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    BD XI (will only make sense to those who actually know anything about cricket): Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, , Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Alok Kapali, Sakib Al-Hasan, Shuvagoto Hom, Nasir Hussain, Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hussain, Rubel Hussain

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2011, 11:12 GMT

    Ban Xi : Tamim, Shahriar Nafees, , Mahmudullah, Mushfiq (c), A Kapali, Sakib, Elias Sunny, Shohag Gazi, Rubel, Nazmul , Alauddin Babu

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 24, 2011, 0:10 GMT

    @Ashique129 - also on Rajin, of all the Banga batsmen I've seen play, (Bashir was my favourite, great gentleman), Rajin has the best technique! I think he was given the captaincy too young, clouded his thoughts. The amazing thing is he is till young enough to in theory play another 10 years! Time is still on his side.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 24, 2011, 0:06 GMT

    @Ashique129 - I know Rajin dropped off after showing a lot of promise, my biggest gripe is that Ashraful has done less & gets picked for every second team/tour. Rajin has better stats (@Ahsan_Shere; Stats = performance), Ashraful hasn't performed at FC level therfore it is unlikely he will succeed at Test level. Also I read a few interviews with Rajin years ago & I liked him (LOL!). @Ashan_Shere - clearly we will disagree on this. For as long as cricket records have been kept, the general rule is that FC batting ave will be higher than Test average - few exceptions. If you go fishing, & you use a little hook, you will only catch a little fish, use a bigger hook & YOU MIGHT catch a bigger fish. If Hom averages 60 (on a small sample size, yet NOBODY else in Banga has an ave like it), maybe he is that much better than other batsmen, maybe he'll wither on the vine like most other Banga batsmen. I say give him a go NOW, he can't do any worse than some of the guys in the team now!!!!!(IMO)

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | September 23, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    I got to go with AhsanShere's points. In addition to his points, for session after session in a test, tough questions are asked to a batsman's technique and temperament. Mostly, you get tired after a nice 30 and play a lose shot. If a batsman doesn't give a chance or commit a mistake, it is very hard to remove him in 9 out 10 conditions. Don't believe me? Ask bowlers about Dravid, Kallis and Chanderpaul :) Hom might be in a great nick now, but he is not tested at this level. He will first have to get a chance and do well in the exam. A_Proud_Bengali - thanks my man :) Meety - why have you mentioned Rajin? You have opened an old wound of mine. I would have cemented him at #3 in my team in tests and 50-overs for one straight year before thinking about dropping him. What a great resource wasted when we don't have another of his kind!

  • POSTED BY A_Proud_Bengali on | September 23, 2011, 10:49 GMT

    This is my team for ODI :- Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Kapali, Shakib, Nasir, MOHAMMAD ELIAS, Rubel, Shafiul, Razzak.

    This team for T-20 :- Tamim, Nafees, Ashraful, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Kapali, Shakib, Nasir, Rubel, Shafiul, Razzak

  • POSTED BY A_Proud_Bengali on | September 23, 2011, 10:47 GMT

    @ Ashique129 :- Hello Sir, hope you are doing good. It is now almost confirmed that Kapali will be playing in the WI tour. Plus, he provides a bit of leg spin as well, which will add variety to our bowling attack. I would pick a batting-intensive line up.

  • POSTED BY Ahsan_Shere on | September 23, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    When someone is in infancy of his cricketing career & ppl (already there) haven't watched him play they don't know his weaknesses thus more chances to prosper, 3 100s point is not satisfactory this way. You'll see his average will drop to 50 or so after 10 more games. You selected many coz of their averages & I consider player's F/C average after they play 40-50 matches & tests averages after 30-35 atleast, before that their technique, approach to the game & planning the innings(specially in ODIs), Example: Asad Shafiq averaging 41 in F/C which atleast 10 run short by his standards. He's a better bat than any of Pakistani except Younis & Misbah. Younis said of him that at 24 he wasn't that sound technically. So better judge players on their technique & not on their stats before they play enough cricket.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 23, 2011, 1:54 GMT

    @Ahsan_Shere - I am fully aware that a small sample size CAN & DOES effect where a player sits relative to his peers. I did a post that didn't make it onto the blog. It showed that Hom had hit 3 100s in 10 matches, twice as good as any other contemporary Banga FC player. He's worth a try, I never said he was the best Banga have, just the best stats - so the Bradman/Azhar analogy is wasted. More interestingly Rajin Saleh has far better stats than Ashraful, but hasn't had a shot at the National set up in a bout 3 yrs. He has a better FC ave & a better 100s per match ratio than Ashraful, his ODI & Test averages are all superior. Yet the selectors (& a lot of fans), want to keep selecting Ashraful!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | September 22, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    Just read in the newspaper that Kapali is being considered!! Great!! Let's hope he plays splendidly in the upcoming 4-day match. Having Ashraful and Kapali at 6-7 in tests may work incredibly well (recall: Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Ashraful, Kapali, Suhrawardi, Shahadat, Rubel, Shafiul). With some minor tweaking in the batting order and a couple of changes, the same skeleton may be used for 50 and 20-over formats (Nasir/Rasel for Shahadat, Razzak for Suhrawardi) depending on the conditions. I pray we give a good workout to WI and return the World Cup treatment :)

  • POSTED BY on | September 22, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    Ban Xi : Tamim,Anamul Hoque, Saghir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq (c), A Kapali, Sakib, Elias Sunny, NAsir, Rubel, Nazmul

  • POSTED BY Ahsan_Shere on | September 22, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    @Meety: Although Hom averaging 60+ but he played just 10 F/C matches, Interestingly after 8 Tests Azhar Mahmood was averaging 93 or so, would you rate him with Don Bradman?

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | September 22, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    Kapali must b included in final BD ODI& T20 squad for WI series.

  • POSTED BY tauhid_aks on | September 22, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    T-20 : Tamim, Nafees, Ashraful ,Mushfiq, Shakib, Riyad, Kapali, Hom/Nasir, Nazmul, Razzak, Rubel. ODI : Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Mushfiq, Shakib, Riyad, Kapali, Hom/Nasir, Nazmul, Razzak, Rubel. Test: Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Zunaid, Shakib, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Hom/Nasir, Shafiul, Rubel, Shahadat

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | September 22, 2011, 4:47 GMT

    This shows the state of Bangladesh, they can't even beat their A team. Initially they were in Level with Zim, now even Zim are hammering Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY monir_bari on | September 22, 2011, 4:16 GMT

    This is really amazing contest of BCB cup yesterday night concluded. I think, BCB should arrange this kind of competition to groom up the players and make the players more compitatve amonst them. The picture now little bit open to all who can perform for the national team. I think the selector should find out the most compact and composite players for test. My choice for BD team at test level: Tamim, Nafeez, Mushfiq, Mahmadullah, Alok, Hom, Shakib, Shuvo, Razib, Rabiul and Rubel. ODI team: Tamim, Kayes, Hom, Alok, Mahmudulla, Shakib, Musfiq, Nasir, Razzaq,Shafiul and Rubel. T20 team: Tamim, Mithun, Hom, Alok, Shakib, Ashraful, Reza, Nasir,Shuvo, Shafiul & Rubel. The selecteors may consider my choice. I took the players from their experience and their application for different formate of cricket. BAN cricket now moving forward so we have to think from wide perspective and will enforce the players those who have real commitment for the team. We can not say now, we are young team.

  • POSTED BY masud69 on | September 22, 2011, 4:01 GMT

    MY BD TEAM: Tamim,Nafeez,Ashraful,Kapali,Sakib,Mahmudullah,Mushfiq,Naeem,rubel,shafiul and shahadat. we can spare razzak or shubo as kapali,sakib,mahmudullah and naeem all can spin but they are also genuine batsman.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | September 22, 2011, 0:16 GMT

    The Bangladesh ODI should be Tamim, Kayes, Hom, Rahim, Shakib, Mamadullah, Kapali, Razzak, Shahadat, Shafiul, Rubel. The t20 is a tricky team to pick :/

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | September 22, 2011, 0:10 GMT

    Bangladesh lost to Bangladesh A?!? Anyways the team tht i want to play for the test against the West Indies would be Tamim, Hom, Ashraful, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmadullah, Kapali, Shuvo, Shahadat, Shafiul, Rubel. Kayes is really inconsistent in tests but i would definitely put Kayes in the ODI's. Hom plays number 3 for his state so he should play up the order as an opener for an experiment. We dont have a good solid test opener who can help Tamim.

    Kapali is in good form and he should be in the team. Ashraful should play his natural position at number 3. Someone needs to tell Ashraful to play solid all round. He plays such good shots in test and he play an odd shot out of the blue which gets him out or gets him close to getting out.

  • POSTED BY on | September 21, 2011, 23:54 GMT

    Ban Xi : Tamim, Nafees, Asraful, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq (c), A Kapali, Sakib, Razzak, Shafiul, Rubel, Nazmul/Nasir hussain.

  • POSTED BY Rezaul on | September 21, 2011, 23:29 GMT

    If I were the selector then I would make Bangladesh XI as: Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Kapali, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Ashraful, Nayeem, Shahadat, Rubel, Shafiul. When the team has Shakib, Kapali and Mahmudullah then I think enough spin option are there. And Nayeem is definitely a better batsman than Shuvo thats why I take Nayeem before Shuvo. However, if pitch is spin heaven then I dont mind to drop one seamer and pick Shuvo or Razzaq. And I think team management should talk to Kapali and assure him that he can play his natural game, then only we will be able to see his real talent. What happens always is that whenever Kapali is selected he is the one under the scrutiny by default. This is not ideal for someone's performance. We saw if Kapali plays his natural game how destructive he could be. So, he should be push up the order and given more responsibilities.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 21, 2011, 23:26 GMT

    @ Ashique129 - sorry, I don't like the side you selected. Primarily because this was an ODI competition & you've named a Test squad. Siddique MUST be in a Banga Test side, he is not an ODI player, but I think he has fine Test qualities. Whilst his average is only 26 (Ashrafuls is 23), he has doubled his average over the last couple of seasons & he values his wicket. My test side would be 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Siddique, 4. Hom (has the best FC ave in all of Banga), 5. Mahmudullah, 6. Shakib, 7. Rahim, 8. Sunny, 9. Nasir Hossain, 10. Shahadat, 11. Razzaq. (I'd select a fit Mortaza). As for an ODI side; 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Kayes, 4. Rahim, 5. Raqibal, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Shakib, 8. Reza, 9.Sunny, 10. Nasir, 11. Razzaq. The ODI side bowling would open with Reza & Nasir (bowling medium pace), then spin all the way. I'd consider Kapali swapped with Raqibal. I'd select Kayes any day because he has adapted to ODIs an ave of 29 is not bettered by many Banga batsmen in ODIs.All this is IMO!

  • POSTED BY on | September 21, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    Not an impressive total by Bangladesh team again. Alok Kapali did an outstanding job and Mahmudullah should play at No 4 position in the national team. In my opinion, it's a worrying sign for the openers throughout the series. Tamim needs a solid opening partner rather than Imrul or Junaid. Hats off to Rubel for his great performance, he is absolutely amazing.

  • POSTED BY S.S.Sagar on | September 21, 2011, 20:50 GMT

    @Ashique129: Agreed. Nazmul Can AlSo Get A Chance.

  • POSTED BY gigz on | September 21, 2011, 19:56 GMT

    is surprised!!!....... mushfiqe does not deserve da captaincy....!

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | September 21, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    A timely dose to the ailing batting of the main team! Great composer from Mahmudullah. Hope to see him higher in the order. Glad that Kapali showed off his capability once again. If he is forklifted into the team, I would be really happy. If I were to choose now the final 11 for tests, it would be: Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Ashraful, Kapali, Suhrawardi, Shahadat, Rubel, Shafiul. It looks a bit aged for our standard :) Mushfiq at #3 can stabilize the batting, plus this will give him time enough to recover before taking up the keeping. No reason for trying Razzak at this point as Suhrawardi is much more capabale in tests. Nasir, Hom, Naeem, Imrul and Junayed are not among a consistent run. They can wait. Before Cricinfo stops taking comments, share your thoughts please :)

  • POSTED BY mandi on | September 21, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    kapali should be in bangladesh team.

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  • POSTED BY mandi on | September 21, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    kapali should be in bangladesh team.

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | September 21, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    A timely dose to the ailing batting of the main team! Great composer from Mahmudullah. Hope to see him higher in the order. Glad that Kapali showed off his capability once again. If he is forklifted into the team, I would be really happy. If I were to choose now the final 11 for tests, it would be: Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Ashraful, Kapali, Suhrawardi, Shahadat, Rubel, Shafiul. It looks a bit aged for our standard :) Mushfiq at #3 can stabilize the batting, plus this will give him time enough to recover before taking up the keeping. No reason for trying Razzak at this point as Suhrawardi is much more capabale in tests. Nasir, Hom, Naeem, Imrul and Junayed are not among a consistent run. They can wait. Before Cricinfo stops taking comments, share your thoughts please :)

  • POSTED BY gigz on | September 21, 2011, 19:56 GMT

    is surprised!!!....... mushfiqe does not deserve da captaincy....!

  • POSTED BY S.S.Sagar on | September 21, 2011, 20:50 GMT

    @Ashique129: Agreed. Nazmul Can AlSo Get A Chance.

  • POSTED BY on | September 21, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    Not an impressive total by Bangladesh team again. Alok Kapali did an outstanding job and Mahmudullah should play at No 4 position in the national team. In my opinion, it's a worrying sign for the openers throughout the series. Tamim needs a solid opening partner rather than Imrul or Junaid. Hats off to Rubel for his great performance, he is absolutely amazing.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | September 21, 2011, 23:26 GMT

    @ Ashique129 - sorry, I don't like the side you selected. Primarily because this was an ODI competition & you've named a Test squad. Siddique MUST be in a Banga Test side, he is not an ODI player, but I think he has fine Test qualities. Whilst his average is only 26 (Ashrafuls is 23), he has doubled his average over the last couple of seasons & he values his wicket. My test side would be 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Siddique, 4. Hom (has the best FC ave in all of Banga), 5. Mahmudullah, 6. Shakib, 7. Rahim, 8. Sunny, 9. Nasir Hossain, 10. Shahadat, 11. Razzaq. (I'd select a fit Mortaza). As for an ODI side; 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Kayes, 4. Rahim, 5. Raqibal, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Shakib, 8. Reza, 9.Sunny, 10. Nasir, 11. Razzaq. The ODI side bowling would open with Reza & Nasir (bowling medium pace), then spin all the way. I'd consider Kapali swapped with Raqibal. I'd select Kayes any day because he has adapted to ODIs an ave of 29 is not bettered by many Banga batsmen in ODIs.All this is IMO!

  • POSTED BY Rezaul on | September 21, 2011, 23:29 GMT

    If I were the selector then I would make Bangladesh XI as: Tamim, Nafees, Mushfiq, Kapali, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Ashraful, Nayeem, Shahadat, Rubel, Shafiul. When the team has Shakib, Kapali and Mahmudullah then I think enough spin option are there. And Nayeem is definitely a better batsman than Shuvo thats why I take Nayeem before Shuvo. However, if pitch is spin heaven then I dont mind to drop one seamer and pick Shuvo or Razzaq. And I think team management should talk to Kapali and assure him that he can play his natural game, then only we will be able to see his real talent. What happens always is that whenever Kapali is selected he is the one under the scrutiny by default. This is not ideal for someone's performance. We saw if Kapali plays his natural game how destructive he could be. So, he should be push up the order and given more responsibilities.

  • POSTED BY on | September 21, 2011, 23:54 GMT

    Ban Xi : Tamim, Nafees, Asraful, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq (c), A Kapali, Sakib, Razzak, Shafiul, Rubel, Nazmul/Nasir hussain.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | September 22, 2011, 0:10 GMT

    Bangladesh lost to Bangladesh A?!? Anyways the team tht i want to play for the test against the West Indies would be Tamim, Hom, Ashraful, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmadullah, Kapali, Shuvo, Shahadat, Shafiul, Rubel. Kayes is really inconsistent in tests but i would definitely put Kayes in the ODI's. Hom plays number 3 for his state so he should play up the order as an opener for an experiment. We dont have a good solid test opener who can help Tamim.

    Kapali is in good form and he should be in the team. Ashraful should play his natural position at number 3. Someone needs to tell Ashraful to play solid all round. He plays such good shots in test and he play an odd shot out of the blue which gets him out or gets him close to getting out.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | September 22, 2011, 0:16 GMT

    The Bangladesh ODI should be Tamim, Kayes, Hom, Rahim, Shakib, Mamadullah, Kapali, Razzak, Shahadat, Shafiul, Rubel. The t20 is a tricky team to pick :/