India in Bangladesh 2014 June 5, 2014

Mithun, Taskin picked for India ODIs

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Uncapped players Taskin Ahmed and Mithun Ali have been called up to Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the three-ODI series against India in June. There was no room for medium-pacer Rubel Hossain as the selectors also picked Ziaur Rahman for his seam-bowling allrounder skills.

From Bangladesh's previous ODI campaign - the Asia Cup this year - Imrul Kayes, Arafat Sunny, Naeem Islam and Shafiul Islam missed out, while Tamim Iqbal returned to the squad after missing the five-nation tournament due to a neck injury.

Taskin, 19, is recognised as one of the quickest bowlers in Bangladesh. He recently recovered from a knee injury that sidelined him for nearly a year after the BPL in 2013. A few weeks after full recovery, Taskin made his international debut against Australia in the World T20. He was always earmarked by BCB coaches and was a regular in the Bangladesh nets from January this year, gradually revving up his pace.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mithun was the sixth highest scorer - 706 runs - in first-class cricket this season, including two centuries. He made his T20 debut against Sri Lanka in February this year.

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed said Mithun and Taskin had been picked to gauge the depth of the team's bench strength ahead of the 2015 World Cup. "We have kept more or less a settled squad but it is also important to get an idea about the kind of back up we have in our hands as we start preparing for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand," Faruque said. "Mithun [Ali] has been under our radar for a while. He has performed consistently in the limited overs format and in the longer version as well during the last couple of years and deserves a chance at international level.

"Taskin [Ahmed] is an exciting prospect and has already played a Twenty20 international. We thought it was a good opportunity to see how he performs in the 50-over game in home conditions against some quality batsmen."

Faruque said due to the number of pace options, and to balance the squad, they had to omit Rubel. He expressed confidence in Al-Amin Hossain and also felt Mahmudullah would be useful as a bowler, but did not make a mention of his poor batting form.

"Al Amin has bowled impressively since his debut and Mashrafe Mortaza is our most experienced campaigner. We also have a seam-bowling all-rounder in Ziaur Rahman. Because of these pace options and squad balance Rubel Hossain misses out. The spin department is well covered with Abdur Razzak, Shakib Al Hasan and Sohag Gazi. Mahmudullah is also quite handy and can do a job for his captain."

Rubel was Bangladesh's highest ODI wicket-taker in the 2013-14 season, but his expensive spells this year probably cost him a place. Out of six ODIs in 2014, Rubel gave away more than 60 on four occasions, but found a way to pick up wickets. Bangladesh are without their top two wicket-takers of the year - Rubel and Sunny - for the series against India.

Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mithun Ali, Abdur Razzak, Masrafe Mortaza, Shohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Prashjain on June 11, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    It is one thing for BD to say that India is taking this series lightly but totally other thing for BD to actually beat this India side. I highly doubt BD can win this series. Wish them luck - they will need it!!

  • on June 9, 2014, 12:47 GMT

    Best of Luck BD cricket,we wanna see some good cricket this time.

  • latnadu on June 9, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    India Rule the world......... :D we will win this with WHITEWASH. - tamilnadu fan.

  • RANILSAM on June 9, 2014, 5:41 GMT

    For me the winner in this series is already decided and that is India. The only thing I'm interested is that what the victory margin would be. Is it 2-1 or 3-0? My guess is it would be 3-0. I do not think this Indian team is weak as suggested by the BD captain or BD fans. They are as strong as the original Indian XI and BD fans should not feel embarrassed when you loose this series. BD fans have already experienced the most embarrassing defeat when BD lost to HK about two months ago. Finally I would like to remind BD fans an interview given by your star all-rounder Shakib after the T20 WC. The main idea of that interview was BD fans get too emotional and have high expectation on the team which they should not do. So I think this time BD Fans should stick to Shakib's advice.

  • Madddy on June 8, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Sanju Samson (RR) & Manan Vohra (KXI_Pujab) should have been picked. Especially Samson, a gifted player with tremendous temperament & exceptional skills with bat... When selectors can pick Sachin for big tour at age of 15+, y not Sanju/Vohra for Bangladesh tour at their 19+... Unlucky fellows...

    Really feel sorry for these two talents... Selectors please identify true talents 'quickly' and encourage/respect their talents...

  • kartcric on June 8, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    Warm_ coffee.Who said our bowling packs venom.Umesh yadav is one of the fastest bowlers in the world.He has greater control than Aaron.And definitely your batsmen will struggle against misheard.Do you remember the googly he bowled to bijoy.Under vinay Kumar's captaincy his state side sweeped all domestic tournaments.

  • on June 8, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    @Ashir Intishar......your idea is all most ok but it is possible to win when all batsman do their job right way and all bowler shows their performance properly as well as excellent fielding . This harmonization leads to win Bangladesh.

  • Warm_Coffee on June 8, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    As long as the team plays plays very well then really it should be an easy 3-0 victory. This Indian squad is in T20 mode and they will be under pressure to deliver since its basically a massive chance for them to impress selectors to be in long term Indian future and most of them hardly played together at the highest stage. Whereas in contrast to Bangladesh, our team has far too much International experience. There is just no way our batsman will struggle against this Indian attack since there is no venom and only way we could lose this is due to bowling/fielding but that's unlikely since we have Shakib the spinner who was very economical in the entire IPL and new tall exciting pacers in Taskin and Al-Amin along with Mashrafe experience.

  • on June 8, 2014, 1:57 GMT

    good squad, but I'm bit surprised to bee honest, I would take Rubel instead of taking Al amin, Rubel has the capabilities of taking wicket, he was auto choice especially when we play against " India " , other hand Al amin , to me he looks like a foolish bowler :3 got wickets somehow but technically Rubel is better choice and again Tamim, okay considering he involved last time when bangladesh did beat india , I really got not much objections, All the best to tigers :)

  • on June 7, 2014, 23:51 GMT

    Just beat India 3-0 and give them a lesson before england tour..

  • Prashjain on June 11, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    It is one thing for BD to say that India is taking this series lightly but totally other thing for BD to actually beat this India side. I highly doubt BD can win this series. Wish them luck - they will need it!!

  • on June 9, 2014, 12:47 GMT

    Best of Luck BD cricket,we wanna see some good cricket this time.

  • latnadu on June 9, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    India Rule the world......... :D we will win this with WHITEWASH. - tamilnadu fan.

  • RANILSAM on June 9, 2014, 5:41 GMT

    For me the winner in this series is already decided and that is India. The only thing I'm interested is that what the victory margin would be. Is it 2-1 or 3-0? My guess is it would be 3-0. I do not think this Indian team is weak as suggested by the BD captain or BD fans. They are as strong as the original Indian XI and BD fans should not feel embarrassed when you loose this series. BD fans have already experienced the most embarrassing defeat when BD lost to HK about two months ago. Finally I would like to remind BD fans an interview given by your star all-rounder Shakib after the T20 WC. The main idea of that interview was BD fans get too emotional and have high expectation on the team which they should not do. So I think this time BD Fans should stick to Shakib's advice.

  • Madddy on June 8, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Sanju Samson (RR) & Manan Vohra (KXI_Pujab) should have been picked. Especially Samson, a gifted player with tremendous temperament & exceptional skills with bat... When selectors can pick Sachin for big tour at age of 15+, y not Sanju/Vohra for Bangladesh tour at their 19+... Unlucky fellows...

    Really feel sorry for these two talents... Selectors please identify true talents 'quickly' and encourage/respect their talents...

  • kartcric on June 8, 2014, 10:58 GMT

    Warm_ coffee.Who said our bowling packs venom.Umesh yadav is one of the fastest bowlers in the world.He has greater control than Aaron.And definitely your batsmen will struggle against misheard.Do you remember the googly he bowled to bijoy.Under vinay Kumar's captaincy his state side sweeped all domestic tournaments.

  • on June 8, 2014, 10:50 GMT

    @Ashir Intishar......your idea is all most ok but it is possible to win when all batsman do their job right way and all bowler shows their performance properly as well as excellent fielding . This harmonization leads to win Bangladesh.

  • Warm_Coffee on June 8, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    As long as the team plays plays very well then really it should be an easy 3-0 victory. This Indian squad is in T20 mode and they will be under pressure to deliver since its basically a massive chance for them to impress selectors to be in long term Indian future and most of them hardly played together at the highest stage. Whereas in contrast to Bangladesh, our team has far too much International experience. There is just no way our batsman will struggle against this Indian attack since there is no venom and only way we could lose this is due to bowling/fielding but that's unlikely since we have Shakib the spinner who was very economical in the entire IPL and new tall exciting pacers in Taskin and Al-Amin along with Mashrafe experience.

  • on June 8, 2014, 1:57 GMT

    good squad, but I'm bit surprised to bee honest, I would take Rubel instead of taking Al amin, Rubel has the capabilities of taking wicket, he was auto choice especially when we play against " India " , other hand Al amin , to me he looks like a foolish bowler :3 got wickets somehow but technically Rubel is better choice and again Tamim, okay considering he involved last time when bangladesh did beat india , I really got not much objections, All the best to tigers :)

  • on June 7, 2014, 23:51 GMT

    Just beat India 3-0 and give them a lesson before england tour..

  • on June 7, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    Taskin ahead of Rubel is definitely a good selection ahead of da 2015 WC....no doubt da fastest dat we hav but he needs to work on his directions nd lengths....u cannot ball 2 good deliveries wid pace nd swing den 4 wayward full tosses....but still he is a good talent nd shud b taken care of wid Heath Streak nd Mashrafe around coz we rarely produce quality fast bowlers....

  • on June 7, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    @Nuruzzaman....please b crious while u comment man wid some logical crkt sense......but really cant undrstnd y Imrul Kayes is left out...he has been in superb form lately...shud hav been picked ahead of Shamsur who luks rusty nd olwys throws his wkts away....Tamim has still been persevered with...soo its his tym now to get back his usual self nd play big match winning knocks....da middle order luks quite strong wid Mominul,Shaks,Mushy nd Nasir...soo lets see if we can score big in dis matches to put da young ipl newcomers under pressure

  • on June 7, 2014, 13:41 GMT

    @waseef dont worry mate india have the tendency to bring an out of form batsmen into form

  • on June 7, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    Bangladesh will be face what is lose and kinds there of .

  • on June 7, 2014, 12:32 GMT

    Bangladesh shall be white wash by India.

  • SHEREHIND on June 7, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Good squad picked up for India. They have taken care to pick those players who perform well against India like ; Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal. Good Luck to both teams

  • on June 7, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    I am not too happy with the squad. It's good to see someone like Taskin make it, though. Tamim should surely be dropped as his form has been horrendous of late. Imrul Kayes should have been picked in place of him. Rubel is not fit for tests or T20s, but I believe he should be playing ODIs because of his wicket-taking ability. If a bowler can pick up wickets while giving away a handful of runs, you should have him especially when the team constantly struggles to get opposition batsmen out. Abdur Razzak has also been bowling poorly and maybe Sunny was a better option. Naeem has been getting insufficient opportunities after his success against the Kiwis last year. Nasir could have been dropped for him as the former has been out of form for quite some time.

  • on June 7, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    well let's have a look to the field,who is the best........

  • on June 7, 2014, 6:47 GMT

    Very very strong BD team compared to India. This team has all the variations in every dept. Taskin and Al-amin young-promising quick bowlers having good pace. Fully fit Mashrafe Mortaza is also there. All the Indian batsmen are right-handed except Raina. So, it will be picnic time for BD's left-arm spinners. Other than Shakib and Razzak they also have two good supportive spinners in their playing-11 like Mahamudullah and Mominul. In batting, Shakib and Mushfiq is all-time performer but young tiger inform Anamul Haque is going to be the key player at the top. Tamim and Nasir : these two are Big match players, they are having little bad-patch this year but I am sure they will come back strongly.

  • on June 7, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    @wapuser: Bangladesh has beaten India only three times man.Once in a WC, Once in a Asia Cup match and once in an ODI series in Bangladesh. How will it become a clean sweep man. I dont understand. India and Bangladesh started playing against each other from 1988-89 season and they have beaten India only three times. What a record

  • kartcric on June 7, 2014, 5:44 GMT

    @wapuser.What!Bd has only beaten india 3 times in history.That is a horrific record to have

  • on June 7, 2014, 1:41 GMT

    Well, lets talk abt cricket for cricket with some senses applied; I dont know why some people are randomly accusing some big mouth thing of BD team......fyi: bd has remarkable odi victories against full strength india for many times; they have cleen sweeped India in almost all major tournaments (ex: wc, asia cup, triangular series & etc). Its true that,, due to their nerve failure &" yet to learn how to think big" they are not yet exposed globally,the way...... they suppose to be.....otherwise, Mushfique, Anamul Bijoy, Mominul, pacer Al amin, Nasir , Tamim can easily be the key players of any IPL team & soon the truth will revail. They also have a very talented piple line in academic & under age teams....... All they need a mentor & guru.....like their new head coach Hature singh he. Dear judgementals of bd cricket, pls keep them in ur prayers & pls wait till they learn to win Good Luck tigers.

  • Ammo666 on June 6, 2014, 19:00 GMT

    I must say now its a good decision to pick especially Taskin Ahmed in this squad for ODI INT as he have been promising since last few series so i hope he will wear his first INT ODI cap & not just keep him in the 15 man squad as BD's current fast bowlers like Rubel & Shafiul being in the national side are not doing well now & Rubel is fast but very most of the time he has been expensive so now BCB must give chances to fast bowlers like Taskin to play in the national team as he is also fast with a bit better variation & can bowl better yorkers than than Rubel which is important & also can try out Muktar Ali sooner or later... This IND A team is not weak like many saying to me as they have some test players like Pujara, Raina,Rahane, Yadav & more & also Uthappa is in very good form as everyone saw his batting in IPL..this team is weaker than IND full team especially because there is no Kohli & Dhoni & also Bhuvi as he is bowled good enough in IPL but others won't make much impact to BD!

  • asiacricket1234 on June 6, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi fan and I am really worried about whats gonna happen to us. Our recent performance has been horrendous so I am not sure what to expect from these guys, If India send their full team we would have lose all the matches there is no doubt about that. I know my comment will make me unpopular among other Bangladeshi fan but here I am just being realistic. I want my team to win but we have to consider their present form too. Problem is now that we have a weak Indian team here if we end up losing even one match against this team that would be embarrassing and soul crashing. I hope I really do our boys will do something good out there and save us from Humiliation. After their continuous failure for last 4 months we at least deserve this

  • on June 6, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    @Ain_EL_Sabet, How can Imrul Kayes replace Mahmudullah? Imrul is an opener and should only replace another opener(Tamim or Bijoy). Mahmudullah's off spin is very useful, specially if Gazi is not picked.

    @Warm_Coffee, A very valid point. But BD pacers are not getting many wickets in tests. There is a good possibility that Taskin will be drafted in the test squad in one or two years if he performs in the ODIs.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on June 6, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Imrul Kayes is way way better batsman than Mahmudullah . Bd dont need balling of mahmudullah , got enough ballers already, so I think kayes should have been picked in place of mahmudullah .

  • Captainman on June 6, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Problem with Bangladesh team is that they only have 1 world class player, 2-3 good ones but the rest are mediocre or below. Most of the other establish test sides has like 7-8 good players and 2-3 world class players in each squad. In other words Bangladesh has an undeveloped proper Cricket team and that is why they will never ever win test matches against stronger oppositions.

  • Uzzal_29 on June 6, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    Bangladesh are seeking for some victory before West Indies tour. I believe the series against India will give them those opportunities. Irregular team members of India will also try to prove themselves. I hope it will be an enjoyable series.

  • SamWintson92 on June 6, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    Where is Imrul Kayes ??? He played a decent aggressive knock vs Pak in Asia Cup when Ban scored their highest ODI run 300 odd. What's point of him playing for the A side when he's not picked for the ODI squad ??? Is A team more important for the national side ??? Only possible for Ban and so they continue losing.

  • peace_barta on June 6, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    How u guyz can say this indian side an c side ? the players of the indian sides was the best in their countrys home cricket competition.they are the next for sure.and yes , for bangladesh , its time to do bangla-wash.bangladesh can give fight and win over there main.its proven. so , just wait and watch.

  • on June 6, 2014, 8:50 GMT

    if bangla lose against indian third string side, they don't desrve full member status. even i know bangala can not win the series. they only talk , not perform. atleast they should beat A sides of other test nations, this is C side. hope they will fight close, as we are not ready to see one sided matches.

  • Tamimfan on June 6, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    it wont be easy to beat india even if they are sending third choice players. as we saw in ipl they have really good batsmen like uthappa , raina , saha , tiwary , rohane ,etc... so our bowlers should bowl well to win at least one match in series. key players for bangladesh are mushy , shakib, tamim, anamul . good luck to taskin and all players..

  • Sachit1979 on June 6, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    I would be excited to see Heath Streak's impact on Bangadeshi fast bowlers. Taskin is talent to watch. Hope he gets a chance to play all 3 matches.

  • BhaskarHajong on June 6, 2014, 7:08 GMT

    Bangladesh players are tigers though only at home but have fair chance to beat "Indian team of experiment"

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on June 6, 2014, 7:06 GMT

    @Raki99... Actually they have played in an Indian domestic tournament. Not Ranji, but an unofficial four-day tournament: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/series/573908.html

    I hope BCCI provides Bangladesh with more such playing opportunities. We have a good ODI team but we need such tournaments to build a good Test team too.

  • on June 6, 2014, 6:38 GMT

    Sujith Lasan ur sri lanka team after 2015 world cup any can beat

  • vipinchirackal on June 6, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    @sujith lasan if it was lanka at the place of india bengladesh could have won atleast one match.though it is india third rated team i dont think bengladesh can win even a single match.but i really like shakeeb to perfrom well.because he was in terrific form for KKR in their ipl dreamrun

  • Rajiv007 on June 6, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    Good Luck...BD especially Shakib...from a Indian and KKR fan.

  • The-love on June 6, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    @parvinder7 You are not Indian fan dude.By commenting in such a way you not only lose respect from Indians but also from other countries too.A true cricket fan never respects a guy who does not respect his country.For any reason,If you wish for your country to lose,you may be the citizen but don't call yourself fan.

  • on June 6, 2014, 4:35 GMT

    Both teams are weak. But i think BD will beat india 2-1 . All the best from Sri lanka.

  • on June 6, 2014, 4:19 GMT

    Good Luck Bangladesh, I know you can beat India especially this new look India! And all Indians, remember what Mushfiqur said: If they lose, India lose not India A. I can't see why India are taking Bangladesh so lightly, yes they lost to Afghanistan and Hong Kong but they were just having a bad time, for crying out loud Bangladesh beat West Indies and whitewashed New Zealand at home, I'm sure Bangladesh will win, if not the series then at least one match

  • indianzen on June 6, 2014, 3:22 GMT

    Seriously, I had some hopes on Bangladesh, seeing their performance against WI. But too much of mistakes in selection and captaincy... This article is not gonna matter at all... What to say about Bangla administration when A wkt keeper Captain was appointed just because Dhoni and Sanga were made captains and Ind and SL were winning...

  • parvinder7 on June 6, 2014, 1:14 GMT

    please bangladesh do us a favour and beat india. This team is not united. The ipl has ruined india as a team. You can see that if u play for csk u are 90 per cent better off. Win the toss and put india in. Lets see how good the ipl is then. If you lose this series because you batted first, dont be too hard on bangladesh cricketers. And yes i am a true indian fan

  • on June 5, 2014, 23:33 GMT

    Expecting a bowling pitch for the ODI to see more attacking bowling from Bangladesh.

  • Redbacks_Bite on June 5, 2014, 23:11 GMT

    Rubel Hossain not in the team? It looks like Bangladesh A team now to play against India

  • on June 5, 2014, 23:01 GMT

    selection not bad but mushfique captaincy has cost Bd several games from the jaws of victory since the SriLanka series. I wouldnt be surprised in this series if mushy captaincy makes sure Bd lose from winning position again. Bd badly needs a change of captaincy.

  • on June 5, 2014, 20:48 GMT

    my 11: karun nair/manan vora/virat kohli/r bhatia/s raina/w saha/p kumar/b kumar/u yadav/karnaveer s/a mithun

  • HateCritics on June 5, 2014, 18:26 GMT

    whatever..this team has disappointed so much that i lost interest.may be i will be looking for some individual performances from taskin and shakib.its a hard boiled fact that bd only produced a player in shakib.apart from that theres no one.

  • on June 5, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    Good Luck Bangladesh.................

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on June 5, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    They should've picked Rubel instead of Taskin or Al-Amin. He can pick top order wickets & most successful bowler in ODIs in last 2 years. Taskin should make his debut vs Zim later this year. Indian young batting line up will b too strong for this injury recovered teenager.

  • on June 5, 2014, 16:33 GMT

    Best wishes Tigers. Hope you guys shake off all the bad mojo and play to your abilities. Shakib has played really well in the IPL - hope he will continue his form.

  • on June 5, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    Mushy - 'attack. attack and attack harder'. This man has no clue how to muster his team. Zero captaincy brains.

  • Raki99 on June 5, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    Bangladeshi A Team Should Play In RANJI Trophy and get valuable experience also may be play in county championship and Sheffield shilled in Australia if they want to improve in the Test arena.

  • soumyas on June 5, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    confusing headline, I was surprised to read the headline and understand as Abhimanyu mithun got selected for India.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on June 5, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    I agree with dontcallme. Shamsur/imrul or even mithun ali is better choice than tamim to partner anamul at opening. If young tashkin get chance then why not taijul islam ? Taijul is farmore talented and promising than gazi and razzak. What happened to arafat sunny ??? Arafat sunny is beginner but he is quite promising and better than gazi and razzak.

  • AKM_Saifullah on June 5, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    Tamim, Anamul, Mominul, Mushfiq, Sakib, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Zia, Mashrafe, Razzak, Al-Amin

  • Warm_Coffee on June 5, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Taskin should only play ODIs for now. There's no need for him to play tests especially on dead wickets as the risks of injuries will be higher. Realistically we are not going to come close to winning tests (excluding Zimbabwe) against these test teams still unfortunately so no point is using Taskin. Also Mushy needs to be more attacking on his field settings as he has tall bit quicker pacers to work with now in Taskin and Al-Amin along with Mashrafe experience. I also want to see ODI series with Ireland and Scotland but on their pitches though.

  • mshyder on June 5, 2014, 14:08 GMT

    Shows the dearth of talent in the batting department as Nasir and Mahmudullah both got selected despite extremely poor showing in all types of cricket for the last few months.

  • bangla_slog on June 5, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    Apart from a big question mark about Tamim's hunger for runs, looks ok. Wish Taskin will give the bowling attack some teeth. Shamsur and Mahmudullah needs to capitalize. Too many failures stacking up for them. Also looking to get some big innings from Anamul and Mominul. Top order needs to score big if Bangladesh wants to win.

  • tanstell87 on June 5, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    good chance for India's bench strength...

    My 11 - Uthappa/Rahane/Pujara/Tiwary/Rayudu/Raina/Saha/Rasool/Mishra/Yadav/Mohit

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Will be looking forward to see how Taskin and Alamin can learn from Mashrafe.

    Good thing is that Nasir is getting his form back. It could be the series for the whole team to regain confidence.

    and probably Anamul/Mithun's inclusion can bring in some change in the wicketkeeping position so Mushfiq could be ore focused on the batting and captaincy. Good luck .

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    again d same squad for BD I THINK there are no new talented players in BD...3-0 on the cards.... guess wt will musfiq say this time..

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    Team should be : Tamim , Anamul , Monimul , Rahim , Shakib , Mahmadullah , Nasir , Gazi , Razzak , Hossain , Taskin

  • TMSyed on June 5, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    nah.... wanted to see rubel hossain, he has definite talent...

  • Chandramouli.G on June 5, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    "One should not forget that if they lose, Bangladesh will lose, not Bangladesh A."

    Suresh Raina reacts to Bangladesh for using their chance with India to cap many of their players.

  • Crikoot on June 5, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Good stuff - good selection apparently.

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    my best XI for 1st odi: tamim, anamul, momin, mushfiq, shakib, nasir, mahmudullah, mash, razzak, al-amin, taskin

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Bangladesh with their full strength. So they should going to win the series. Otherwise it will be an huge disappointment for them in front of their home crowd.

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    Pretty decent squad but to be honest Bangladesh has a lot of work to do. They lost so much of the hope that we bangladeshis put into them. We would like them to win these matches. For this to happen Tamim must be either dropped or brought lower down the order. He is like India's Gahmbir in terms of form. India dropped him the minute someone more competent emerged. Bangladesh should do the same. Everyone agrees that we ave found an opener in Anamul, however I believe that the other spot should go to either Shamsur or Imrul. If Tamim should get a chance it should never be as an opener. IT really had to admit this but he just a walking wicket at this point and Bangladesh can't afford to keep losing. The world is watching us and DISREGARDING us. They don't respect Bangladesh because it lack of ingenuity. Bangladesh needs to adapt and excel. I have no doubt that they will be able to do that.

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  • on June 5, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    Pretty decent squad but to be honest Bangladesh has a lot of work to do. They lost so much of the hope that we bangladeshis put into them. We would like them to win these matches. For this to happen Tamim must be either dropped or brought lower down the order. He is like India's Gahmbir in terms of form. India dropped him the minute someone more competent emerged. Bangladesh should do the same. Everyone agrees that we ave found an opener in Anamul, however I believe that the other spot should go to either Shamsur or Imrul. If Tamim should get a chance it should never be as an opener. IT really had to admit this but he just a walking wicket at this point and Bangladesh can't afford to keep losing. The world is watching us and DISREGARDING us. They don't respect Bangladesh because it lack of ingenuity. Bangladesh needs to adapt and excel. I have no doubt that they will be able to do that.

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Bangladesh with their full strength. So they should going to win the series. Otherwise it will be an huge disappointment for them in front of their home crowd.

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    my best XI for 1st odi: tamim, anamul, momin, mushfiq, shakib, nasir, mahmudullah, mash, razzak, al-amin, taskin

  • Crikoot on June 5, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Good stuff - good selection apparently.

  • Chandramouli.G on June 5, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    "One should not forget that if they lose, Bangladesh will lose, not Bangladesh A."

    Suresh Raina reacts to Bangladesh for using their chance with India to cap many of their players.

  • TMSyed on June 5, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    nah.... wanted to see rubel hossain, he has definite talent...

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    Team should be : Tamim , Anamul , Monimul , Rahim , Shakib , Mahmadullah , Nasir , Gazi , Razzak , Hossain , Taskin

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:52 GMT

    again d same squad for BD I THINK there are no new talented players in BD...3-0 on the cards.... guess wt will musfiq say this time..

  • on June 5, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Will be looking forward to see how Taskin and Alamin can learn from Mashrafe.

    Good thing is that Nasir is getting his form back. It could be the series for the whole team to regain confidence.

    and probably Anamul/Mithun's inclusion can bring in some change in the wicketkeeping position so Mushfiq could be ore focused on the batting and captaincy. Good luck .

  • tanstell87 on June 5, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    good chance for India's bench strength...

    My 11 - Uthappa/Rahane/Pujara/Tiwary/Rayudu/Raina/Saha/Rasool/Mishra/Yadav/Mohit