Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Mirpur June 18, 2014

Bangladesh in dire need of spirit-lifting win

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Match facts

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Start time 1300 local (0700 GMT)

Big Picture

"I think if this were our second team, they would have played better cricket." This morose statement from the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was echoed on the streets of Dhaka, with considerably more colour. The hosts might well deserve their fans' admonishment, after wilting in the face of a target of 106. A series that had looked set to come alive was gift-wrapped to India in a matter of an hour or so.

The Mirpur pitch had sided itself with the bowlers and accuracy proved the most vital discipline as Suresh Raina's India defended one of the lowest totals ever. Mohit Sharma and Stuart Binny are practiced in finding a good length and sitting on it. A little nip away, a sharp jag in and some lazy shot-selection led to the hosts' undoing. If the conditions on the eve of the third ODI remain - decidedly grey clouds and sprinkles of rain in the afternoon - both teams' batsmen better prepare themselves for another stern examination.

India's middle order does not portray the kind of solidity it normally does. The lack of a specialist finisher also poses greater responsibility on the top order. Suresh Raina, perhaps wary of this, has assumed the mantle of the No. 5 batsman. But that has also led to his time at the crease being limited. The openers had one good game and one bad one, and Cheteshwar Pujara is yet to sink his teeth into limited-overs cricket. All is not rosy, but India have one more chance to emphasise their batting might.

Sunday was scorching, yet people stood behind the lower-tier stands to catch a glimpse of the cricket - they literally stood through their team's eighth defeat in a row. Rain spattered across the ground on Tuesday, but they would not budge and witnessed an abject surrender. It is to these people Mushfiqur apologised, but they would prefer he deliver it with a consolation win on Thursday.

Form guide

Bangladesh: LLLLL (most recent first)
India: WWWLL

In the spotlight

When you repeat your lowest score in history, the top order would have to take a healthy portion of the blame. Bangladesh had replaced Mominul Haque, one of the few Bangladesh batsmen with a disposition to bat long, in favour of a debutant. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque contributed to their downfall more than the bowler who took their wickets. Flash has always been a trait of the hosts' batsmen, but the time has come to display substance.

On an inviting pitch, India's quicks rallied intelligently. Outright pace is an element that eludes the team, but they made up for it with their ability to move the ball. Stuart Binny's outrageous success would encourage both him and the management. They'll want to keep up the pack mentality they showed on Tuesday, especially if there is not as much help on offer.

Team news

An optional training session for Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon drew an audience. Akram Khan, the chief of the cricket operations committee, exchanged pleasantries with the coaching staff. Habibul Bashar, former captain and current selector, followed the training session and accompanied the team to the dressing room. All signs pointed to change on the horizon, both in personnel and strategy. Shamsur Rahman and Mominul had long sessions in the nets.

Bangladesh (possible) 1 Shamsur Rahman/Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Ziaur Rahman, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

Kedar Jadhav, Vinay Kumar, Robin Uthappa and Parvez Rasool hit the nets for India, under the watch of coach Duncan Fletcher. Considering they have the series is in the bag, India might hand out some exercise to the players who have been on the bench so far.

India (possible) 1 Robin Uthappa, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Ambati Rayudu/Kedar Jadhav, 5 Suresh Raina (capt), 6 Stuart Binny 7 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 8 Akshar Patel, 10 Mohit Sharma/Vinay Kumar, 11 Umesh Yadav

Pitch and conditions

On the eve of the match, a brief drizzle forced the groundsmen to protect the square in the afternoon. The sky had competed with the dull grey of the covers, but as the evening wore on things got a tough brighter. The prospect of a full game, though, remains doubtful once again.

Stats and trivia

  • The only previous three-match ODI series between these teams (in 2004) finished 2-1 in favour of India. In that instance, Bangladesh had squared the series before going on to lose the decider
  • Suresh Raina's ODI average of 139.50 against Bangladesh is the highest for any batsman in India-Bangladesh encounters. In eight innings, he has scored 279 runs and has been dismissed only twice
  • Taskin Ahmed was the tenth Bangladesh bowler to make his debut against India. None of the previous bowlers had taken more than one wicket in their debut game

Alagappan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 6:58 GMT

    "Things can only go up for their batsmen now, Bangladesh will be hoping © AFP" - Yeh they hit the bottom (58 their lowest - twice) already, so they may not be desperate to dig more. @Praveen Holesh Bankad - May be this is too early to win matches against other teams, let them complete 30 years playing ODI by 31 March 2016. Then they may hope to win some matches!?! Wake-up brother. They are International Players capable enough to play against any team, just need some positive attitude with consistency. Best of Luck BD!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    It's time for Bangladesh to prove themselves as a real test playing country by wining this match # All The Best For Bangladesh #

  • POSTED BY The-love on | June 19, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    @ Himanshu -> Not only Bangladesh,all the countries have lost to lower ranked teams.Bangla have won 3 matches too against India,2 of them being main reason behind India getting eliminated from the tournament.India bowled them out cheaply in last match but don't forget India merely scored 100 runs with the help pf Umesh Yadav.In first match,they scored 270 odd.Only thing lacking from Bangladesh's point of view is collective performance by bowler and batsman,not separately.If they win today,all the mouths of critics will be shut.All the best from India to Bangladesh brothers but I hope We see a good match with India win.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    i think too many changes done by bangaladesh in the past. too many debutants for each series.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    yeah good day for INDIA

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 5:54 GMT

    ind will win this series 3-0

  • POSTED BY 11_Warrior on | June 19, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    There is nothing wrong in Pujara dreaming about his chance in world cup. He certainly can but only in 2019 world cup. He will good get five years to prapre for it. In todays match we must give chance to every one who is yet to get a chance in this series.My eleven is Uthappa, Rahane, Saha, Tiwary, Raina, Jadhav, Binny, Rasool, Akshar / Mishra, Vinay, Sharma.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 5:12 GMT

    I wonder if BD can win a match against Ireland. They already lost to associates it was good of ICC to make them play qualifiers. Nepal got equal points I am sure next time it will get more points.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    I wonder if BD can win a match against Ireland. They already lost to associates it was good of ICC to make them play qualifiers. Nepal got equal points I am sure next time it will get more points.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    I'm an indian and i feel for bangladesh fans. But fans should support their team no matter they win or loss. Even india use to loss matches to mighty teams in their early days. BD have really good players and playing against the big team will make them quality players. I hope BD fans support their team and bangladesh come up with good performance in near future. Best of luck BD. Hope for a exciting cricket all over the world

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 6:58 GMT

    "Things can only go up for their batsmen now, Bangladesh will be hoping © AFP" - Yeh they hit the bottom (58 their lowest - twice) already, so they may not be desperate to dig more. @Praveen Holesh Bankad - May be this is too early to win matches against other teams, let them complete 30 years playing ODI by 31 March 2016. Then they may hope to win some matches!?! Wake-up brother. They are International Players capable enough to play against any team, just need some positive attitude with consistency. Best of Luck BD!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 19, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    It's time for Bangladesh to prove themselves as a real test playing country by wining this match # All The Best For Bangladesh #

  • POSTED BY The-love on | June 19, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    @ Himanshu -> Not only Bangladesh,all the countries have lost to lower ranked teams.Bangla have won 3 matches too against India,2 of them being main reason behind India getting eliminated from the tournament.India bowled them out cheaply in last match but don't forget India merely scored 100 runs with the help pf Umesh Yadav.In first match,they scored 270 odd.Only thing lacking from Bangladesh's point of view is collective performance by bowler and batsman,not separately.If they win today,all the mouths of critics will be shut.All the best from India to Bangladesh brothers but I hope We see a good match with India win.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    i think too many changes done by bangaladesh in the past. too many debutants for each series.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    yeah good day for INDIA

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 5:54 GMT

    ind will win this series 3-0

  • POSTED BY 11_Warrior on | June 19, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    There is nothing wrong in Pujara dreaming about his chance in world cup. He certainly can but only in 2019 world cup. He will good get five years to prapre for it. In todays match we must give chance to every one who is yet to get a chance in this series.My eleven is Uthappa, Rahane, Saha, Tiwary, Raina, Jadhav, Binny, Rasool, Akshar / Mishra, Vinay, Sharma.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 5:12 GMT

    I wonder if BD can win a match against Ireland. They already lost to associates it was good of ICC to make them play qualifiers. Nepal got equal points I am sure next time it will get more points.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 19, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    I wonder if BD can win a match against Ireland. They already lost to associates it was good of ICC to make them play qualifiers. Nepal got equal points I am sure next time it will get more points.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    I'm an indian and i feel for bangladesh fans. But fans should support their team no matter they win or loss. Even india use to loss matches to mighty teams in their early days. BD have really good players and playing against the big team will make them quality players. I hope BD fans support their team and bangladesh come up with good performance in near future. Best of luck BD. Hope for a exciting cricket all over the world

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    Time for India to unleash India B as its a dead rubber.

  • POSTED BY tapooori on | June 19, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    The best statement to sum up the 2nd ODI; "Firstly India played like Bangladesh and then Bangladesh played like Bangladesh"

    I also agree that the title of this article is totally misleading. Yes Bangladesh is desperate to record first victory, however India provided them the opportunity in the 2nd ODI which Mushfiq & co refused to accept. The current form and attitude of BD team suggests that the only way BD can win a game is if India batting first must declare on the first ball and/or if batting second they should start with 9 wickets down.

    Impressed with this young lad Taskin.......hopefully he could concentrate on his performances and not the press conferences :)

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Since the series already won by India, they should give chances for others too. I think they could rest Ambati Rayudu, Ajankya Rahane, Mohit Sharma and Amit Sharma and could include Jadhav, Tiwary, Vinay and Rasool in the playing XI.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | June 19, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan, I do not really care if we win or lose this match. Enough damage has already been done. 2-1 sounds better than 3-0, though.

    The problem is, if we win this match, everything will be completely forgotten. And if we lose this match, one or two players will be dropped without analyzing the problem. It is always a lose-lose situation.

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    Mushfi i think you realised now that you are playing against INDIA NOT INDIA A.... Hope you guys play as a Bangladesh atleast in final ODI, unlike as Bangladesh A... All the best..

  • POSTED BY Sharath274 on | June 19, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    I think Raina can come in at 5, Saha could bat early at 4. Jadhav & Binny shud play the role of finishers as in IPL at 6 & 7..Rayadu shud be replaced with Jadhav. In the bowling, Vinay Kumar cud replace Umesh and Rassool can be given an opportunity in place of Akshar..

  • POSTED BY SANATP22 on | June 19, 2014, 3:17 GMT

    C Pujara: game over in ODI. must play only Test cricket for india. Give chance to Manoj and Kedav in place of Rayadu and Pujara and Vinay for Umesh. Hope everyone get opportunity to play for India. Hope there are will be 50 over game today. Best luck to Team India and Thks Star sport and co. Bring us Live from Bangla.

  • POSTED BY akashhaque on | June 19, 2014, 3:08 GMT

    If BD players fails again today, BCB need to make sure that they(players) really pay financially. BCB must reduce their yearly salary by 50%. must must must. otherwise such will continue forever.Tamim,Nasir,Mahmudullah must give way to the new players.we have fragile middle order since longgg.

  • POSTED BY siddhant328 on | June 19, 2014, 2:52 GMT

    The step behavior of Indian captains with Manoj Tiwary continues... and since he did not hit the nets, I am sure he will again be sidelined by the cunning Raina after his cunning bro Dhoni. Like Rohit, Pujara and Rayudu will be given opportunity multiple times till they hit a century, that might come in their 20th or 30th or 40th game or so. But a man who has played 7 games in as many tourneys he is picked for, will still face the thrash as he doesn't look elegant while batting - what if he is promising or contributing. Kedar will be given opportunity, Vinay will be taken in the team but only player who will not get a single game out of this 15 member squad will be Manoj Tiwary.

  • POSTED BY rajkirp on | June 19, 2014, 2:47 GMT

    My team for today Uthappa, Pujara, Raina, Jadhav, Tiwary, Binny, Saha, Patel, Rasool, Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma

    Rahane to be rested, Raydu to be dropped, Umesh Yadav to ponder on his last performance and Mishra - he needs to be a devastating leggie to be really considered, he seems to have more off days than on days when playing for India.

  • POSTED BY Ramseer on | June 19, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    Varun's performance in 2nd ODI justifies his omission from English tour, 5-0-32-0 when opposition allout for 58

  • POSTED BY InaamAzmi on | June 19, 2014, 0:32 GMT

    Pujara cannot play odi...he is unable to take singles..i will be better to take rasool in playing xi for pujara...

  • POSTED BY on | June 19, 2014, 0:27 GMT

    It is Strange that Manoj Tiwary is not in the playing 11. He can bat, ball and field...Better option than Pujara or Rayudu...

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 21:58 GMT

    yet again another abysmal performance yet again another winning situation surrendered... yet again I will be watching, wishing, praying go tigers

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 21:26 GMT

    All the best to team India and Best of luck to Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 20:52 GMT

    Bring in kedar yadav/ manoj tiwary & parvaiz rasool and rest the trio of ambati raydu/ajinke rahane and akshar Patel/Amit mishra. You can rest umesh yadav and bring in vinay kumar.

    With this everyone sitting on bench will get their chance to play as India has already secured the series. If these guys will not get fair chance this time than when they will get? Raina please bat up the order show the rest of the colleagues that u can bat through the innings these little cameos will not help .

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 20:12 GMT

    BCCI Knew its not worth sending team INDIA to BD that's why it was used for experimenting talents. Good work.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    I think Bangladesh open summsur and tamin

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | June 18, 2014, 19:26 GMT

    @ Oracle_Magus....you are absolutely spot on mate....get rid of players like tamim, nasir, ziur...they are all one time wonders, strengthen domestic structure (not BPL) just like India, groom talents like taskin....it will really helpful for BD in future

  • POSTED BY TheMysteryMan on | June 18, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    I actually feel sorry for Ireland and Afghan boys. These 2 teams are kept away from ODIs against test playing nations and test status while producing some great results and playing good cricket while Bangladesh gets to keep their Test status and has pre planned tours with test playing nations even with the long pathetic show in all formats. How is it fair for those 2 teams. ICC needs to fix this. Bangladesh must prove they are worthy of their status and must be made to compete with Ireland and Afghanistan to earn that status.

  • POSTED BY nainil0683 on | June 18, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    How about bringing Manoj Tiwari, Kedar Jadhav and Parvez Rasool back. Rest Rayudu and Umesh Yadav.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    I guess if Bangladesh wins tge last match then their captain will say the series shd have been of 5 matches we could have easily won the remaining 3

  • POSTED BY Dhutugemunu on | June 18, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    BANGLADESH CRICKET. Former BD captain, once the best batsmen of BD, Mohammad Ashraful has been banned for 8 years due to match fixing. BD team is on a loosing streak as usual even though they are playing at home (ODI losses in 2014 - 9 matches). Current BD captain talk trash over other teams but he and his team mates are unable to deliver at the ground. When BD looses BD captain blame others team mates (he is also not performing).

  • POSTED BY CricLover316 on | June 18, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    Rayadu is so not made for International Cricket. He should only bat on Wankhede Pitches. How poor is his technique ? His LBW last showed it. This guy has been the biggest disappointment of them all. Jadhav should play instead of him. Dropping Mishra would be beyond stupid. Maybe Patel out for Rasool. Still gutted about Mishra missing out a deserving chance to play in England Tests. Dhoni never shows any faith in him. It was Kohli in Asia Cup(after which Dhoni had to pick Mishra in WC because of his performances.) and now Raina. Ashwin was dropped for the last 3 overseas tests because of his dismal bowling. Whats the point picking him for 5 tests ? Leggie would have been perfect for tests.Hoping and Mishra and Yadav to do well. Impressed with Mohit. He knows his limitations and sticks to them. If Rahane has to play for India in the future in ODIs, he should be opening. Middle overs he fails horribly as we saw in the Asia Cup and takes time to accelerate.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    India has won the series . Now they should give chance to their bench strength and give one more chance to Akshar patel.He is exciting and may be new #Sirjadeja of india

  • POSTED BY dulabhai on | June 18, 2014, 17:37 GMT

    I see another defeat in the horizon BD plays Tamim Iqbal.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    please robin do 100 and secure yur place in team india lots of compitetion is there..what to do yu nt have back suport .u came back india after long time ..3mach alredy over one good knock..came..one more chance fr u show ur worth..tiger

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    India needs to make 3 changes for tomorrow ,manoj for rayudu and let pujara be given a one more chance. Jadhav doesnt have any space to fill as of now,otherwise he can oly replace pujara. In bowling dept ,replace umesh with vinay and Mishra with rasool,playing rasool ,extends our batting strength and umesh is a test and t20 and not meant for odis.

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    In last t20 world cup in a commentary Sourav Ganguly told that BD pitches need to be grass on and domestic cricket must play under quality pitches not flat lower wickets. Current BD players problem is actually they do not know what to do in difficult or pressure situations (low moral, losing tend ). that's why BCB should prepare tough difficult tracks all over BD domestic cricket for next two seasons. there are two advantages , while players will play difficult condition they will learn how to come back, mental strength will be higher and that will make ease for them in any condition and situations in any part of world. When you actually do not know about your actual ability then your team performance will be unstable. this is not the end of cricket for BD. i will not blame players a single bit, all responsibility goes to officials and administrators of BD cricket for last 14 years. stop organizing world cricket events and spend the money to build a quality cricket academy.

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    I think it's a wonderful opportunity for Indian team to test their bench strength against BD to facilitate an instant confidence boost in the young players like Kedar Yadav and Manoj Tiwar as it will not only provide a bowling slaughtering opportunity but also to see and learn from BD players mistakes and the BIG DON'Ts in the field and never emulate like BD players in the future by any Indian player.

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    I feel Sorry For Rahim By the statements He made before The series...Now Think i have to say that "If This Team wins then India A is Winning against the not the national team"

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    bring in manoj and kedar. drop rahane and rayudu. rayadu is not good enough to play international match

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Yes picking players like Tamim,Mahmudullah,Nasir,Ziaur etc will only contribute to another defeat. I would rather replace them with some new faces, waiting eagerly to make their debut in the team. Winning or losing is not a matter,what pains us most is their resigning attitude without a fight. Their nick name is tiger but they behave like kittens. They need to give up a good fight before losing their game.

  • POSTED BY Realistic_cri_fan on | June 18, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    Two changes for tomorrow's match: 1.Manoj Tiwary for Pujara 2.Kedar Jadhav for Rayudu.

  • POSTED BY MAN_AT_WORK on | June 18, 2014, 15:46 GMT

    Please no more Ziaur Rahman, Tamim or Nasir sick of them seeing in the squad. They took it national team selection as granted

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | June 18, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Another loss coming up for BD even though its a dead rubber. Picking too many inconsistent performers and failures like Tamim, Nasir, Mahmudullah and Razzak has resulted 9 successive losses.

  • POSTED BY Masking_Tape on | June 18, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    Even if they win this game by 10 wickets or 150 runs, it won't do any good. Damage is done! There's no hope.

  • POSTED BY Oracle_Magus on | June 18, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    The key here for the BD Players is to forget about the consequence of this match and put in their best performance as a team. The pressure of winning has made this team performance miserably in the recent encounters. The confidence of this young Indian side is simply remarkable. To even think that you can defend such a small total just shows the strength of their character. This is what the BD Players needs to learn. Cricket is not about talent alone, One also needs the right attitude and respect for the other team. Rahane's interview after making a match winning performance and Mushfiqur's before the series tells us volumes about the mindset of these two teams. Hope the BD teams can put the past behind and put on a great performance in their final encounter. May the best team win.

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  • POSTED BY Oracle_Magus on | June 18, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    The key here for the BD Players is to forget about the consequence of this match and put in their best performance as a team. The pressure of winning has made this team performance miserably in the recent encounters. The confidence of this young Indian side is simply remarkable. To even think that you can defend such a small total just shows the strength of their character. This is what the BD Players needs to learn. Cricket is not about talent alone, One also needs the right attitude and respect for the other team. Rahane's interview after making a match winning performance and Mushfiqur's before the series tells us volumes about the mindset of these two teams. Hope the BD teams can put the past behind and put on a great performance in their final encounter. May the best team win.

  • POSTED BY Masking_Tape on | June 18, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    Even if they win this game by 10 wickets or 150 runs, it won't do any good. Damage is done! There's no hope.

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | June 18, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Another loss coming up for BD even though its a dead rubber. Picking too many inconsistent performers and failures like Tamim, Nasir, Mahmudullah and Razzak has resulted 9 successive losses.

  • POSTED BY MAN_AT_WORK on | June 18, 2014, 15:46 GMT

    Please no more Ziaur Rahman, Tamim or Nasir sick of them seeing in the squad. They took it national team selection as granted

  • POSTED BY Realistic_cri_fan on | June 18, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    Two changes for tomorrow's match: 1.Manoj Tiwary for Pujara 2.Kedar Jadhav for Rayudu.

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Yes picking players like Tamim,Mahmudullah,Nasir,Ziaur etc will only contribute to another defeat. I would rather replace them with some new faces, waiting eagerly to make their debut in the team. Winning or losing is not a matter,what pains us most is their resigning attitude without a fight. Their nick name is tiger but they behave like kittens. They need to give up a good fight before losing their game.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    bring in manoj and kedar. drop rahane and rayudu. rayadu is not good enough to play international match

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    I feel Sorry For Rahim By the statements He made before The series...Now Think i have to say that "If This Team wins then India A is Winning against the not the national team"

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    I think it's a wonderful opportunity for Indian team to test their bench strength against BD to facilitate an instant confidence boost in the young players like Kedar Yadav and Manoj Tiwar as it will not only provide a bowling slaughtering opportunity but also to see and learn from BD players mistakes and the BIG DON'Ts in the field and never emulate like BD players in the future by any Indian player.

  • POSTED BY on | June 18, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    In last t20 world cup in a commentary Sourav Ganguly told that BD pitches need to be grass on and domestic cricket must play under quality pitches not flat lower wickets. Current BD players problem is actually they do not know what to do in difficult or pressure situations (low moral, losing tend ). that's why BCB should prepare tough difficult tracks all over BD domestic cricket for next two seasons. there are two advantages , while players will play difficult condition they will learn how to come back, mental strength will be higher and that will make ease for them in any condition and situations in any part of world. When you actually do not know about your actual ability then your team performance will be unstable. this is not the end of cricket for BD. i will not blame players a single bit, all responsibility goes to officials and administrators of BD cricket for last 14 years. stop organizing world cricket events and spend the money to build a quality cricket academy.