Bangladesh v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Fatullah November 3, 2013

This win better than 4-0 - Mushfiqur

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim rated the 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand slightly ahead of their 4-0 win over the same opponents in 2010. He believed the win this time was evidence of Bangladesh's progress and at the same time argued it is harder to follow up on a previously high achievement.

The home side won three close matches last time New Zealand visited, but in the current three-match series they won comfortably in the first two and chased 309 in the third and final game in Fatullah.

"Both the achievements have different experiences but personally the 3-0 win feels better for me," Mushfiqur said. "Firstly, I am the captain, and secondly because you can achieve a result with a lot of hard work but to hold that result is even more difficult."

"During the 4-0 win in 2010, the team was different. Here our best performers were not in the team. Despite everything we won this series, so I feel this series win is doubly important. This is proof that the Bangladesh team is improving."

The sense of confidence within Mushfiqur's team was evident in his decision to bat first in Mirpur in the second ODI, which they won by 40 runs, and also by the decision to field first in Fatullah. The recent scores on this newly-laid wicket suggested that batting first would be a better option due to lower bounce in the second innings. However, it turned out to be a truer wicket with better bounce and Bangladesh made 309 when the average second-innings score on these wickets had been 157.

"It wasn't a win-the-toss-bat-first kind of wicket," Mushfiqur said. "Since it was a day game, we wanted to use early swing in the first five to ten overs, take wickets and put them on pressure.

"But they started well and it seemed like they would score 320-330 at one point. A score like 307, with the new ODI rules, is not a big target. We just tried to play at our best."

This win was secured by the little contributions within the batting line-up. It started with Ziaur Rahman's cameo where he swung at almost every ball and came up with two fours and two sixes in his 20-ball 22. By the time he fell in the eighth over, Bangladesh's run-rate was well in line with what was required.

Mominul Haque's 32 kept the run-rate intact while Naeem Islam's half-century was responsible for the rest of the innings. Nasir Hossain provided the finishing with an unbeaten 44 off 38 balls, with Sohag Gazi and Mahmudullah also helping out

"I think the small contributions were a lot in numbers. The young players are playing well, putting pressure on the senior players. We also have to try to hold our position," Mushfiqur said."This is good for Bangladesh cricket. Everyone sees the team's interest ahead of their own.

Mushfiqur revealed he had had a talk with Nasir after the batsman did not contribute in the first two matches of the series. He added that Naeem, too, was an inspiration because he was not even in their plans until Shakib Al Hasan came down with dengue fever, but he turned out to be one of the Man-of-the-Series contenders with the highest runs among both teams although that ultimately went to the captain

"I never thought of becoming the Man of the Series," Mushfiqur said. "I was congratulating Naeem bhai because he is the highest scorer, so he was unlucky that I got it. He wasn't supposed to play. If Shakib didn't get sick he would not be playing the whole series, so I feel that everyone has matured a lot.

"Nasir didn't score in the last two games. I have been telling him for the last two days not to worry too much. When the team needs runs you will score, we said. I hope that we can continue like this which is the biggest challenge. It's difficult but if we have the mentality we can do it."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY Fogu on | November 3, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Coach Jurgensen, assistant coaches and Mushfique deserve a lot of credit along with all the young team members for stepping up. All the wins have been truly a team effort. I hope we can handle success and continue to get better because we have not proven anything yet. We need to get better in fast bowling and top order batting still to be able to compete with all teams in all conditions. I feel this young team has the mentality to do that but will require discipline and astute strategy. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    In 2010 when we won the series 4-0 we had few good quality players, but we won on the basis of our fielding, bowling and batting came all good together. In this present series we have a lot more of good quality players, but our overall team contribution did not come together. When these two successful formation clicks together then we shall be more formidable.

  • POSTED BY Bowlersbackdrive on | November 4, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    Can you remember the name of that lad who chipped in between Siddons and Jurgensen? Yes, he didn't do anyhing to be temembered, except his nagging negotiations to by pass his responsibilities.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | November 4, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Unlike in the past, hope BD can keep up the momentum going forward. Will depend a lot on domestic infrastructure and not being afraid to try new, talented players, like those who had come good against NZ.

  • POSTED BY obaidulmasum on | November 4, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    Ha Ha ha I just want to remember my fellow xountryman Boundule that it was Jemmie Siddons who gave Naeem the opportunity to take a place in the national team and grab the title "Chokka Naeem". How can you forget the match saving 77 against Zimbabwe in 2010? It was journalists and some crazy fans who wanted to drop Naeem, Rakibul, Mahmudullah and wanted to include Ashraful, Shahreer Nafees and Alok Kapali in the team. And Jemmy didn't want to give a chance to Nasir, Anamul and Mominul isn't true I think. Actually in Jemmy's time they were very young and before WC 2011 it wasn't the appropriate time for them to introduce themselves in international arena. I think how they included in the team is the ideal process for a youngstar to start their career. Jemmi would have done the same thing I guess.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | November 4, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    @AusieBangaleeShameem certainly Siddons should be accredited for what he has done to Bangladesh cricket. He brought a level of professionalism into the team which was unheard of in previous years. Tamim and Shakib also played memorable knocks during his tenure. If BCB gave him more freedom to make decisions then i think he would have achieved even more. BUT there were two things that he did wrong. First was his defensive approach. Playing 8 specialist batsmen in tests and odis was a very weak approach. This move implicates the lacking of self belief in the team. Playing 8 specialist batsmen will not develop or allow a team to improve. Second was his reluctancy to try out youngsters. He persisted with Junaid, Nafees, Raqibul, Imrul despite their failures and openly said that these players are worth developing even though he had talents like Naeem, Mominul, Nasir, Anamul, Shamsur, Gazi in his helm. And now these newly introduced players are bringing results to the team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    Just look into an interesting fact. Ever since Bangladesh team were given international status, they were battered for long. There were days people believed, the test status of the team is to be revoked. Now we could see with some international exposure, the team has proved it can do well against teams in top eight also. Only the team took more international exposure. This is going to be the case of other teams also.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | November 4, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Jamie Siddons is wrongly attributed to the credit of 'creating' Shakib and Tamim. Shakib was 'cool' since the first day I saw him play for Bangladesh: a controlled 10 overs of bowling supported by a match finishing 30*. Tamim was a tremendous talent since his childhood. They were already 'created', Jamie should, at most, get the credit for polishing them. However, JS failed in his first mission of such case with Ashraful. And Is there any other player who improved visibly under JS? Junaed, Roqibul, Kayes? No.

    A TEAM must be dynamic, should play for wins, not for a predefined target of scoring 200 runs, irrespective of the situation. JS underestimated the Bangladesh team. He did not have confidence that we could win.

    JS used to talk too much, most often not backed by performance. Shane Jurgensen is silently talking through performances.

  • POSTED BY Spash65 on | November 4, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    Someone argued that Mushfiq should be laid off as a captain, to them I should say that Mushfiq is one of the most mature captains that BD has come with and he is a very clever captain at the same time has the ability to lead from the front and also a great leadership quality to inspire the team. Few decisions might went wrong but we should understand that on the field it's very hard to take appropriate decisions. Still I think Mushfiq is a captain who has some gifted capacity to lead our team. He will be one of the most successful captain for BD and he should carry on captaincy for at least 10 more years.

  • POSTED BY QTS_ on | November 4, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    @Baundule, Fogu, AussieBangaleeShameem : Several coaches through the years have built the team piece by piece. Gordon Greenidge coached the team to win the ICC trophy in 1997 and Eddie Barlow was in charge of developing the cricket infrastructure for a new Test playing country (he was not just the coach) until 2001. The next two years were rather dark in terms of coaches appointed, followed by the golden age of Whatmore. Whatmore built a team that wanted to work hard on developing international cricket survival skills and play for wins, even after four winless years since 1999. Siddons continued from where Whatmore left, but had to switch players because of the ICL exodus in 2008. Ironically, the team he assembled without the ICL players started being more successful than the previous team. By persisting with those players, even after the end of ICL, the team was able to form a core around which to perform and produce results. Jurgensen received an organised unit from his start.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | November 3, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Coach Jurgensen, assistant coaches and Mushfique deserve a lot of credit along with all the young team members for stepping up. All the wins have been truly a team effort. I hope we can handle success and continue to get better because we have not proven anything yet. We need to get better in fast bowling and top order batting still to be able to compete with all teams in all conditions. I feel this young team has the mentality to do that but will require discipline and astute strategy. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    In 2010 when we won the series 4-0 we had few good quality players, but we won on the basis of our fielding, bowling and batting came all good together. In this present series we have a lot more of good quality players, but our overall team contribution did not come together. When these two successful formation clicks together then we shall be more formidable.

  • POSTED BY Bowlersbackdrive on | November 4, 2013, 18:50 GMT

    Can you remember the name of that lad who chipped in between Siddons and Jurgensen? Yes, he didn't do anyhing to be temembered, except his nagging negotiations to by pass his responsibilities.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | November 4, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Unlike in the past, hope BD can keep up the momentum going forward. Will depend a lot on domestic infrastructure and not being afraid to try new, talented players, like those who had come good against NZ.

  • POSTED BY obaidulmasum on | November 4, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    Ha Ha ha I just want to remember my fellow xountryman Boundule that it was Jemmie Siddons who gave Naeem the opportunity to take a place in the national team and grab the title "Chokka Naeem". How can you forget the match saving 77 against Zimbabwe in 2010? It was journalists and some crazy fans who wanted to drop Naeem, Rakibul, Mahmudullah and wanted to include Ashraful, Shahreer Nafees and Alok Kapali in the team. And Jemmy didn't want to give a chance to Nasir, Anamul and Mominul isn't true I think. Actually in Jemmy's time they were very young and before WC 2011 it wasn't the appropriate time for them to introduce themselves in international arena. I think how they included in the team is the ideal process for a youngstar to start their career. Jemmi would have done the same thing I guess.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | November 4, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    @AusieBangaleeShameem certainly Siddons should be accredited for what he has done to Bangladesh cricket. He brought a level of professionalism into the team which was unheard of in previous years. Tamim and Shakib also played memorable knocks during his tenure. If BCB gave him more freedom to make decisions then i think he would have achieved even more. BUT there were two things that he did wrong. First was his defensive approach. Playing 8 specialist batsmen in tests and odis was a very weak approach. This move implicates the lacking of self belief in the team. Playing 8 specialist batsmen will not develop or allow a team to improve. Second was his reluctancy to try out youngsters. He persisted with Junaid, Nafees, Raqibul, Imrul despite their failures and openly said that these players are worth developing even though he had talents like Naeem, Mominul, Nasir, Anamul, Shamsur, Gazi in his helm. And now these newly introduced players are bringing results to the team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    Just look into an interesting fact. Ever since Bangladesh team were given international status, they were battered for long. There were days people believed, the test status of the team is to be revoked. Now we could see with some international exposure, the team has proved it can do well against teams in top eight also. Only the team took more international exposure. This is going to be the case of other teams also.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | November 4, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Jamie Siddons is wrongly attributed to the credit of 'creating' Shakib and Tamim. Shakib was 'cool' since the first day I saw him play for Bangladesh: a controlled 10 overs of bowling supported by a match finishing 30*. Tamim was a tremendous talent since his childhood. They were already 'created', Jamie should, at most, get the credit for polishing them. However, JS failed in his first mission of such case with Ashraful. And Is there any other player who improved visibly under JS? Junaed, Roqibul, Kayes? No.

    A TEAM must be dynamic, should play for wins, not for a predefined target of scoring 200 runs, irrespective of the situation. JS underestimated the Bangladesh team. He did not have confidence that we could win.

    JS used to talk too much, most often not backed by performance. Shane Jurgensen is silently talking through performances.

  • POSTED BY Spash65 on | November 4, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    Someone argued that Mushfiq should be laid off as a captain, to them I should say that Mushfiq is one of the most mature captains that BD has come with and he is a very clever captain at the same time has the ability to lead from the front and also a great leadership quality to inspire the team. Few decisions might went wrong but we should understand that on the field it's very hard to take appropriate decisions. Still I think Mushfiq is a captain who has some gifted capacity to lead our team. He will be one of the most successful captain for BD and he should carry on captaincy for at least 10 more years.

  • POSTED BY QTS_ on | November 4, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    @Baundule, Fogu, AussieBangaleeShameem : Several coaches through the years have built the team piece by piece. Gordon Greenidge coached the team to win the ICC trophy in 1997 and Eddie Barlow was in charge of developing the cricket infrastructure for a new Test playing country (he was not just the coach) until 2001. The next two years were rather dark in terms of coaches appointed, followed by the golden age of Whatmore. Whatmore built a team that wanted to work hard on developing international cricket survival skills and play for wins, even after four winless years since 1999. Siddons continued from where Whatmore left, but had to switch players because of the ICL exodus in 2008. Ironically, the team he assembled without the ICL players started being more successful than the previous team. By persisting with those players, even after the end of ICL, the team was able to form a core around which to perform and produce results. Jurgensen received an organised unit from his start.

  • POSTED BY on | November 4, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    CONGRATS BANGLADESHI TIGERS!!!there r so many positive signs n tremendous achievement for bd team.but i think it will be far more better if captain had a look over ziaur,naeem n mominul's bowling...one between this three can be huge effective n can bowl like nasir or even more better.a win can hide many wrong move.but if bd wants to be a top ranked team,they must have to work on some condition...hope this success will continue.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | November 3, 2013, 22:13 GMT

    @Baundele; Jamie was BD coach for 3.5 years. I am not disagreeing that coaches sometimes make incorrect judgment but he did help some talents grow. We made some progress under him as well. I would wish him well and move on. All coaches over the last few years have helped BD to be where they are. This team acts more mature (even though they are still young) and Coach Jurgensen has a lot to do with it. Very proud of these Tigers!

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | November 3, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    @Baundele, I think it is unfair to deny Jamie Siddon's contribution to BD team thinking about winning. He has changed the team culture, introduced dressing room's song after winning match, developing stars like Tamim, Shakib..... Young Bangladeshi young talents now have mental development to think that the can be stars like Shakib, Tamim,.... So please show respect the person who deserves it. I salute Shane Jurgensen to accelerate team's development shown by Jamie Siddons. If we talk about best thing happened that could be getting rid of SA Richard Pybus, I hope BCB won't try any coach other than Australia. Sorry if my comment hurts you but please accept the fact "everyone is different".

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    If Pakistan loose Afridi, Misbah, Ajmol and yunis khan then their team will b straggling! if Sri Lanka loose Mahela jayawardhane , Sangakara, and Malinga then they will become really poor side !! If India loose Kholi, Dhoni, raina , Rohit and Aswin then they will not b able to win against Zimbabwe If we do not get Sakib, tamim, Masrafi and even Musfiq wont perform like today (got 2 run and out) still Bangladesh can throw challenge to any team

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | November 3, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    @Fogu, the main problem with Jamie Siddons was his wrong strategy of sticking to the same team for 8 years. He wanted to continue that at least till the 2015 world cup. If he were still around, we would not have seen match winners like Anamul, Shamsur, Nasir, Gazi, Mominul, Robiul (and Mashrafe from a different perspective) in the team. Proven limited players like Kayes, Junaed, Roqibul etc. would have been still playing for a 200+ score, not for the win chasing 300+.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 19:25 GMT

    Bangladesh are good in cricket .If Rahim continue as a captain "BANGLADESH will be the next INDIA".

  • POSTED BY sapnil2000 on | November 3, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    NZ recently won series against SAF and england in their land and still got defeated. world cricket is getting interesting again. hope india have courage to invite bangladesh to play a full series against them

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    May be Nasir could take over the captaincy from Mushfiq?

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    In my opinion, the biggest takeaway from this series is that Bangladesh have followed up to a high achievement even without their star players which again displays evidence that Jurgensen has been concentrating on developing a team spirit and concept. I hope that Bangladesh will continue to partake in more bilateral series like this in both home and away conditions against the top sides because only then can we continue to carry on our improvement.

    Hoping that this BANGLAWASH will be a steppingstone to more series wins in the near future.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | November 3, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    I wouldn't disparage Jamie Siddons, Baundele. He did some good things and a few good talents came through during his time. Jorgensen is doing great but he also has a few new young talented players that are stepping up. Let's be appreciative of all the coaches that have helped BD over the years to reach this level.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Replace Captain Mushfiq. His bowling decision almost cost the 3rd mach. He ignored Mahmudullah and used most expensive bowlers in the last 10 overs. What a stupid captaincy!

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    Congrats to BDesh for a great performance. Proud of you. The last win was unexpected as the captain Mushfiq's bowling decision was very confusing and it is an understatement. Why the hell did he choose to bowl the most expensive bowlers in the last 10 overs when Mahmudullah had the lowest economy rate with important wickets in hand? Mominul and Rubel should have given more chances. Mushfiq as a captain tried very hard so the team do not win in the last game. He is the wickness and should be replaced by more balanced captain, who can make good call with maturity in crucial time. Shamsur, Naeem should be given more chance in the coming matches to see if they keep their stability. Change Mushfiq from captaincy but keep him as a player.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    You say BD should improve, compete and etc etc. As far as I can see that we play the next ODI in June next year and total of 6 ODI in 2014. I wish I am wrong but alas !! 7 month gap is insane. Things can change with new series but my dear friends, nobody cares whether BD ,ZIM plays or not. It about money and the profitable and non-sense series will take place . We are just fill in the gaps .

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | November 3, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    The best thing happened to Bangladesh cricket after the last World Cup is getting rid of Jamie Siddons, who used to talk more than work. He focused on a few individuals and not on the team concept. It seems, Shane Jurgensen has a different and more pragmatic strategy to build a team. Bangladesh need to play more international matches, especially against the no. 1 India to improve the ranking quickly.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | November 3, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    Good to see BD have a matured captain like him, though his 1st innings captaincy in this match was questionable. And also his attitude to Naeem was really praiseworthy. Many cricketers even don't show gratitude to the best per4mer of his team after the series. But Mushi expressed that Naeem is the real contender of MOS prize. The best thing is that this series wasn't an "one man show" like 2010 series. In 2010 Shakib was the hero & no other cricketers were consistent like him despite match winning effort by Nafees & Rubel in 2nd & 4th match consecutively. BD only won the 2nd match convincingly in that series. But this time BD won all 3 matches comfortably without Shakib & also without Tamim in 3rd game. So this series should b way ahead of 4-0 whitewash in 2010.

  • POSTED BY simon_w on | November 3, 2013, 17:10 GMT

    Didn't see the game, but looking at the scorecard, Nasir Hossain must have been very unlucky not to get man-of the-match. 10 overs for 33, in a game when both sides got more than 300 (and at 1.84 rpo less than the next most economical bowler in the match) followed by 44 not out at better than a run-a-ball to close the game? Shamsur Rahman's 96 off 107 must have been better than it looks on paper... :)

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh can really continue and impress their fans and the international cricket world. They are so much potentials they can take out of this series. People have to realize that NZ is still strong with many of their experienced players there and a blend of youth as well. Remember also they were no 3 in the ODI under Fleming at one stage and has been at successive World Cup campaigns. So I'll have to credit this win and hope the opponents credit the home teams performance.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    Hail Coach Jurgensen ...............

    I agree with Mushfiq on this that this win is far more promising than the previous 4-0

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    good words from a relaxed and confident fellow. Now BCB should revamp the process of nurturing fast bowlers. Because we have now world-class batsmen, spinners excepts some quality fast bowlers. If we can snatch a couple of them. Insh-sha-allah(if Allah wants) surely BD is going to be deadly team to fight for the others.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    You are totally right Captain! Mushfiq is simply what doctor ordered for BD team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    You are totally right Captain! Mushfiq is simply what doctor ordered for BD team.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    good words from a relaxed and confident fellow. Now BCB should revamp the process of nurturing fast bowlers. Because we have now world-class batsmen, spinners excepts some quality fast bowlers. If we can snatch a couple of them. Insh-sha-allah(if Allah wants) surely BD is going to be deadly team to fight for the others.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    Hail Coach Jurgensen ...............

    I agree with Mushfiq on this that this win is far more promising than the previous 4-0

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh can really continue and impress their fans and the international cricket world. They are so much potentials they can take out of this series. People have to realize that NZ is still strong with many of their experienced players there and a blend of youth as well. Remember also they were no 3 in the ODI under Fleming at one stage and has been at successive World Cup campaigns. So I'll have to credit this win and hope the opponents credit the home teams performance.

  • POSTED BY simon_w on | November 3, 2013, 17:10 GMT

    Didn't see the game, but looking at the scorecard, Nasir Hossain must have been very unlucky not to get man-of the-match. 10 overs for 33, in a game when both sides got more than 300 (and at 1.84 rpo less than the next most economical bowler in the match) followed by 44 not out at better than a run-a-ball to close the game? Shamsur Rahman's 96 off 107 must have been better than it looks on paper... :)

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | November 3, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    Good to see BD have a matured captain like him, though his 1st innings captaincy in this match was questionable. And also his attitude to Naeem was really praiseworthy. Many cricketers even don't show gratitude to the best per4mer of his team after the series. But Mushi expressed that Naeem is the real contender of MOS prize. The best thing is that this series wasn't an "one man show" like 2010 series. In 2010 Shakib was the hero & no other cricketers were consistent like him despite match winning effort by Nafees & Rubel in 2nd & 4th match consecutively. BD only won the 2nd match convincingly in that series. But this time BD won all 3 matches comfortably without Shakib & also without Tamim in 3rd game. So this series should b way ahead of 4-0 whitewash in 2010.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | November 3, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    The best thing happened to Bangladesh cricket after the last World Cup is getting rid of Jamie Siddons, who used to talk more than work. He focused on a few individuals and not on the team concept. It seems, Shane Jurgensen has a different and more pragmatic strategy to build a team. Bangladesh need to play more international matches, especially against the no. 1 India to improve the ranking quickly.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    You say BD should improve, compete and etc etc. As far as I can see that we play the next ODI in June next year and total of 6 ODI in 2014. I wish I am wrong but alas !! 7 month gap is insane. Things can change with new series but my dear friends, nobody cares whether BD ,ZIM plays or not. It about money and the profitable and non-sense series will take place . We are just fill in the gaps .

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    Congrats to BDesh for a great performance. Proud of you. The last win was unexpected as the captain Mushfiq's bowling decision was very confusing and it is an understatement. Why the hell did he choose to bowl the most expensive bowlers in the last 10 overs when Mahmudullah had the lowest economy rate with important wickets in hand? Mominul and Rubel should have given more chances. Mushfiq as a captain tried very hard so the team do not win in the last game. He is the wickness and should be replaced by more balanced captain, who can make good call with maturity in crucial time. Shamsur, Naeem should be given more chance in the coming matches to see if they keep their stability. Change Mushfiq from captaincy but keep him as a player.

  • POSTED BY on | November 3, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Replace Captain Mushfiq. His bowling decision almost cost the 3rd mach. He ignored Mahmudullah and used most expensive bowlers in the last 10 overs. What a stupid captaincy!