Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day December 9, 2011

We give up our wickets easily - Law

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Stuart Law, the Bangladesh coach, has said it was disappointing that his batsmen were getting themselves out, instead of making Pakistan toil for wickets, and that it was a frequently recurring problem. Bangladesh were dismissed for 135 on the first day of the Chittagong Test because several of their batsmen played rash shots.

"We are not making Pakistan get us out, we are just giving up our wickets easily. It's happening over and over again, that is disappointing for anybody," Law said. "It's not through lack of talk, not through lack of practice. I can't really explain it."

Bangladesh had good batting conditions as well, after Misbah-ul-Haq made the surprising decision to bowl after winning the toss. They were all out inside two sessions, though. Of the top six batsmen only the debutant opener, Nazimuddin, went past 10. He was involved in the highest partnership of the innings - 24 for the seventh wicket with Mahmudullah. Bangladesh got past 100 only because of Nasir Hossain's 41 at No. 8.

"The conditions were ideal for batting. The wicket may have been a little slow, but if you prepare for bat a long time, you got it easy and easier," Law said. "It looks like a pretty good batting wicket as well. It was probably a little bit of a gamble by Misbah, very well calculated and credit to Pakistan, they picked up the wickets they needed at a regular intervals.

"Two bright points, Nazimuddin, on debut, I think he looked very good. He looked very comfortable. And once again Nasir Hossain continued to score runs. He has put his hand up to probably go up the order at some stage."

Law said the key was to bat carefully at the start because the pitch eased out after the tea break. The Pakistan openers virtually wiped out Bangladesh's total during their partnership. Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar added 132.

"We have very talented cricketers, we just have got a mental block somewhere," Law said. "We tried to talk about the longer we bat, the easier it gets. After tea today it was one of the nicest batting wickets."

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  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 10, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    Bangladesh shouldn't be allowed to play test matches. Remember what Sehwag said - Bangladesh is an ordinary team in test matches. I think Sehwag was being too generous when he said Bangladesh is an ordinary team. Dear Bangla fans, look at your hopeless sitting ducks at home before you come onto India's matches to take visceral pleasures by taking pot shots at our big boys.

  • AMDEssa on December 10, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Khiladisher does have a point - apart from Sri Lanka and one ODI each against India and South Africa, Pakistan has only played against the lower ranked teams like West Indies, NZL, Zimbabwe, Ireland etc this calendar year They need to play against higher ranked team to prove what they are worth and improve their ratings. Not sure how the ranking system works but and it might give you relatively more points if you beat a lower ranked team by a huge margin but this alone will not help. Onus is on PCB to come up with better balanced schedule.

  • on December 10, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    @Khiladisher.. You are a clear loser. For your information WC 2011 final was played between SL & IND. So did you mean India won by beating very week team. Get a life dude.

  • 1egend on December 10, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Bangladesh needs experienced south Asian coach, motivated & attacking captain and confident team.

  • sohelc on December 10, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    Bangladesh Coache's remark about players mental block is possibly true. What I noticed they lack self -confidence in batting. Their batting always let them down. I believe team will be benefited from a specialized batting coach to enhance their batting techniques and skills.

  • on December 10, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    I can clearly see there is rift in bangladest team, they are not playing to their full potential, they are much better team then what the results are , you need to sit down and plan who should be the captain of the team give due respect to the senior the team will do much better, this is only my openion the team is not playing as one unit. i love bangladest, i grew up in Dhaka.

  • dmqi on December 10, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Two things needed for Bangladesh to improve. a. Temporary suspension of test status,say for 3-5 years until they beat a better side in test cricket. b. change of diet, eat less rice and more wheat/bread. Rice makes you sleepy. I am a Bangladeshi.

  • on December 10, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    Lets face it Bangldesh are pathetic. Everytime they play they pretty much lose. These days sides treat matches against Bangledesh as tour matches so they can prepare for when they play sides who actually competitive. So Bangeldesh should never leave international cricket becuase other teams can use matches against Bangeldesh as practice.

  • Dowite77 on December 10, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    Bangladesh need a South Asian coach (Indian, Pakistan, SL or a Bangladeshi). Western coaches- as good as they may be cannot understand the psyche of the BD players. Someone like Rashd Latif from Pakistan would be ideal for them

  • on December 10, 2011, 10:48 GMT

    Any Ranji team is capable of beating bangladesh in any form of the game. i feel for the fans over there they are very passionate about cricket.Each time bangladesh step on to the field they disappoint their fans to a larger extent. Sorry to say but i dont feel bangladesh would emerge as a better team.They are trying it since their inception in to world cricket and the process will go on forever without any positive outcome.If sehwag plays for them which wont happen they would win more matches due to his capabilities single-handedly.They need a player like him in their lineup.Having said that they have 2 or 3 world class players in Tamim Iqbal and shakib al hassan but they aren't playing to their full potential as yet .Team work is lacking miserably in Bangladesh Cricket. They have to re-address there first-class cricket to improve a bit.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 10, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    Bangladesh shouldn't be allowed to play test matches. Remember what Sehwag said - Bangladesh is an ordinary team in test matches. I think Sehwag was being too generous when he said Bangladesh is an ordinary team. Dear Bangla fans, look at your hopeless sitting ducks at home before you come onto India's matches to take visceral pleasures by taking pot shots at our big boys.

  • AMDEssa on December 10, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Khiladisher does have a point - apart from Sri Lanka and one ODI each against India and South Africa, Pakistan has only played against the lower ranked teams like West Indies, NZL, Zimbabwe, Ireland etc this calendar year They need to play against higher ranked team to prove what they are worth and improve their ratings. Not sure how the ranking system works but and it might give you relatively more points if you beat a lower ranked team by a huge margin but this alone will not help. Onus is on PCB to come up with better balanced schedule.

  • on December 10, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    @Khiladisher.. You are a clear loser. For your information WC 2011 final was played between SL & IND. So did you mean India won by beating very week team. Get a life dude.

  • 1egend on December 10, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Bangladesh needs experienced south Asian coach, motivated & attacking captain and confident team.

  • sohelc on December 10, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    Bangladesh Coache's remark about players mental block is possibly true. What I noticed they lack self -confidence in batting. Their batting always let them down. I believe team will be benefited from a specialized batting coach to enhance their batting techniques and skills.

  • on December 10, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    I can clearly see there is rift in bangladest team, they are not playing to their full potential, they are much better team then what the results are , you need to sit down and plan who should be the captain of the team give due respect to the senior the team will do much better, this is only my openion the team is not playing as one unit. i love bangladest, i grew up in Dhaka.

  • dmqi on December 10, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Two things needed for Bangladesh to improve. a. Temporary suspension of test status,say for 3-5 years until they beat a better side in test cricket. b. change of diet, eat less rice and more wheat/bread. Rice makes you sleepy. I am a Bangladeshi.

  • on December 10, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    Lets face it Bangldesh are pathetic. Everytime they play they pretty much lose. These days sides treat matches against Bangledesh as tour matches so they can prepare for when they play sides who actually competitive. So Bangeldesh should never leave international cricket becuase other teams can use matches against Bangeldesh as practice.

  • Dowite77 on December 10, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    Bangladesh need a South Asian coach (Indian, Pakistan, SL or a Bangladeshi). Western coaches- as good as they may be cannot understand the psyche of the BD players. Someone like Rashd Latif from Pakistan would be ideal for them

  • on December 10, 2011, 10:48 GMT

    Any Ranji team is capable of beating bangladesh in any form of the game. i feel for the fans over there they are very passionate about cricket.Each time bangladesh step on to the field they disappoint their fans to a larger extent. Sorry to say but i dont feel bangladesh would emerge as a better team.They are trying it since their inception in to world cricket and the process will go on forever without any positive outcome.If sehwag plays for them which wont happen they would win more matches due to his capabilities single-handedly.They need a player like him in their lineup.Having said that they have 2 or 3 world class players in Tamim Iqbal and shakib al hassan but they aren't playing to their full potential as yet .Team work is lacking miserably in Bangladesh Cricket. They have to re-address there first-class cricket to improve a bit.

  • on December 10, 2011, 10:39 GMT

    Nice to see pakistan coming back to groove and doing what they are very good at. The fact is watching pakistan fast bowlers's raw pace is one of the best things in world cricket and i missed that recently. A strong pakistan is good for the future of the world cricket. I'm looking forward to see the duel between pakistan vs india after pakistan demolish the english in UAE. All the best for the forthcoming series.

  • Ronsars on December 10, 2011, 9:35 GMT

    I feel Bang should go Zim way impose self exile on themselves play competitive cricket and make a comeback atleast one will get to see competitive contest then

  • Ronsars on December 10, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    @khiladisher:Is it must to bring India into discussion each time?This is no way related to India and you needn't be so sure of Indian batting dominating Pak bowlers because they are way better than Indian bowlers agreed their batsmen may be average in comparison but still Pak is a tough team to beat......

  • balajik1968 on December 10, 2011, 7:40 GMT

    A couple of years ago, Sehwag said Bangladesh are not a Test team, and a lot of people came down on him like a ton of bricks. Now I see a Bangladeshi fan saying the same. Frankly, I would'nt want Bangladesh to lose their Test status. What they really need to do is take a look at their domestic setup. Maybe the answers lie there. In the meantime, the guys who have made it to the Bangladeshi team need to get in, stick it out there, and put a price on their wickets. The talent is there What is required is the willingness to grind it out. It may be unattractive, but it could slowly turn Bangladesh into a competitive team. They need to do the basics, put a price on their wicket, bowl a disciplined line and field tight.

  • on December 10, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    @Khiladisher: What a silly comment!!!!!!! Pakistan is in rebuilding state after the fiasco we went through losing our three top players, plus Afridi and Kamran Akmal and UmarAkmal. What we haveachieved with a brand new set of players is amazing and we feel happy for our team as it is progressing very well. Talking about Team India do not forget that you are Home Champs,outside India you are chicken, remember England and you will remember Australia later on. Dont forget that beating W.I is no great achievement, they are even lower then Bangladeah. BTW Sri Lanka is the World Cup semi finalist and is not a lower ranked team as you indicated, it is rated higher then Pakistan. You keep to yours and we will keep to ours, not point in mud slinging.

  • nuffsaid on December 10, 2011, 6:38 GMT

    @Atiar Rahman, well said. I remember It's like everyone understands what is happening but no one knows how to fix it. BCB will never learn, they don't even care much about longer version domestic cricket. Our national team player don't even interested to play longer version domestic regularly.... BD batsmen's temperament and application is not even falls as a 2 tier international team, it's a shame. However, kudos to PK team to stick to their plan as a unit.

  • on December 10, 2011, 6:36 GMT

    Gmaur up read Bangladeshi player very well.Law should follow Siddons.Be harsh on them when the play rubbish shot even though score good runs.Don't be dissapointed,

  • izak on December 10, 2011, 2:54 GMT

    To cricket_fan_1980 . I am a Bangladeshi . You are in denial. Have some self respect. The team , has not tried to play their best at all. They gave up easily. This is their fourth encounter with Pakistan in this tour and nothing is different this time . Fortune favors the brave, period.

  • on December 10, 2011, 1:27 GMT

    @ khiladisher, please do not say that pakistan can only play well against weak batting sides because by saying so you are taking credits away from a very talented unit of players. Didn't you see what they did in WC?. After all they did not reach semis by defeating weak teams. Or did they?. Why don't you have any encouraging words for a team that has come out of so many odds. Let the time come. this very team will come on top of the list. You'll see. I am sure, Insha Allah.

  • cricket_fan_1980 on December 10, 2011, 0:30 GMT

    B'desh is an amazing team and they will bounce back! they will be the next world champions! I believe in you boys! come on lets rock these Pakistani boys!!

  • Shah-Ji on December 9, 2011, 23:54 GMT

    ,All teams after getting test status (do not included Australia and England) had to wait many many years even decades to win the test matches.Look at the records of West Indies ,India New Zealand Zimbabwe even S Africa.

    The only exceptions were and are Pakistan and Sri Lanka , Who started winning matches as soon as they got the status. Pak is the only team ,who beat other teams at their home in the first series. .

    S L had to work very hard to get the test status. Now Please do not expect the same from BD , at lease their first ten year record is not worse than India . Who got first test win after 20 years ( That was in dras India Test Status 1932 First Win 1952 W ind Test Status 1928 First win 1950 NZ 1930 1954

    So Please give BD a break . Do not expect every team like Pak or SL

  • cardassian on December 9, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    @ khilandisher so Pakistan have to beat India to prove themselves? Wouldn't England be a better test seeming England can both bat and bowl, not to mention field?

  • on December 9, 2011, 22:00 GMT

    @khiladisher i think your forgeting that most games are drawn between pakistan and india coz Pakistan have really weak batting but your bowlers would still struggle to get 20 wickets in fact it couldnt take 20 wickets in the whole series vs england... I was looking at the stats since playing test cricket away from home against the so called big teams both india & pakistan have only won 3 test series each against austrlia,england and south africa.but i know these teams also do nothing in the subcontenent so basically at home everyones king! india vs pakistan head to head pakistan still a little ahead 12-9 tho. i think the real test for pakistan will be england i hope razzaq is back for that lol

  • tanvir1974 on December 9, 2011, 20:41 GMT

    Why some people still have doubt on Pak performance i can remember you if your memory is weak. from last quarter of 2010 Pak vs SA Test 0-0 Odi 2-3 Pak vs NZ Test 1-0 Odi 3-2 WC Pak vs others Odi 7-2 Pak vs WI Test 1-0 Odi 3-2 Pak vs IRE Odi 2-0 Pak vs Zim Test 1-0 Odi 3-0 Pak vs Sri Test 1-0 Odi 4-1 Pak vs BAN Odi 3-0 Test will be 2-0 Pak vs Eng Test will be 1-1 Odi will be 4-1 If you still have some doubts then come and try something here please.

  • InnocentGuy on December 9, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    Actually, I feel they DON'T have a mental block and that's what is costing them matches. You need to have some mental checks, some inhibitions that prevent you from going after the bowling. You need to be able to curb your instincts to a certain extent. Everyone in the team shouldn't try to emulate a flamboyant opening batsmen like Tamim. Only 1 or 2 players at the very top or very bottom should be allowed to go after the bowling no matter what. The rest should keep their heads down and defend. The problem is their best players in the country are already in the playing 11. So whether they perform or not really doesn't affect selection and that's why they aren't performing. BCB should make player compensations directly proportional to performance - more runs/wickets = more money.

  • Paddlesweep4six on December 9, 2011, 20:35 GMT

    @ khiladisher, You shouldn't call Zim low ranked team, don't you remember what happened the last time your world champions played them?

  • anilkp on December 9, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    I have said it before; but, Staurt, you only have yourself to blame. Along with John Wright--and Marsh; for Sri Lanka are back to their early years; leave Sanga and the rest, including Mahela, are a heap of straw--you have chosen the wrong team. NZ and BD players are hugely talented, but lack any bit of temperament. See your Captains' response to challenges, and you cannot separate Taylor from Rahim. You can put them "boys" to drills or whatever all year, but you cannot inject a microliter of temperament into their heads. They are as immovable as a mountain. Now, you bang your head or leave for your mind's happiness. BD-NZ fans, put your heart, mind and money on other teams.

  • Hurricane08 on December 9, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Seriously - why do Bangladesh still have test status. Playing them is a statistics fest - that is very unfair on the greats of yesteryears. It is high time that Bangladesh is asked to play the minnows like Afghanistan, Ireland etc. And I wouldn't be surprised if they end up losing to these sides as well.

  • on December 9, 2011, 18:13 GMT

    khiladisher: I can bet with you that current Indian team will not be able to make any record against this Pakistan Team.... Imagine the likes of Ajmal, Afridi, Hafeez, Gul, Cheema, Junaid will come at you.... you have three bowlers among the top 10 ranked bowlers coming at you..... as a batsmen you need to more balls to settle on the crease than a bowler who need only one good ball to take the wicket. IN ODI Pakistani bowling attack will not give breathing period to any team.

  • on December 9, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi, and I hate to say that our test status should be revoked. I believe we got it too easy in the first place to strengthen the voting powers of the teams of the subcontinent. The ideal things for us to do are -- to give up the test status for the time being, try to figure out the things that are letting us down, continue to improve them, and finally restructure the whole domestic cricket so that test cricket gets the most attention. We cannot just solve problems in patches and keep hoping for the best; rather what we need is a major overhaul. Seeing your team performing so abysmally miserable consistently is not only embarrassing, but also painful. Sometimes the medicine is bitter but that needs to be taken for our own good. We need to learn to be consistent, and that cannot be achieved so easily. Finally, kudos to the Pakistanis; they are turning out to be an inspiring force in the world cricket again even in their troubled times.

  • El_Toro_Loco on December 9, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    @khiladisher: WASN'T THAT THE SAME GREAT INDIAN BATTING LINEUP, WHICH GOT CHEWED & SPITTED OUT BY ENGLISH BOWLERS THIS SUMMER IN ENGLAND IN ALL FORMATS OF THE GAME?? NUFF SAID.....Ciao

  • atifd on December 9, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    @Khiladisher, Dude chill out about pakistan not beating a good team. All of a sudden, SL is not a good team to you just because pak beat them easily. And india is beating top class teams like WI, LOL. How soon your forget how india played in england. It's been a long time since pakistan has become consistent which india can't even say that since india can't win abroad.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 9, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    BD should appoint an indian or Pakistani as their national coach. Take Amer Sohail and you will see the difference.

  • on December 9, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    Mr. Stuart .. you can never explain .. no one does .. you have to understand where our cricketer's came from .. our cricketer's were never this kinda match plying situation .. Now first, you need to change home cricket (3/4 days format) and every cricketer has to play at lease over a year to qualify for National Team. Second, and its VERY IMPORTANT, every cricketer's has to have School pass mark qualification .. know the math no matter what .. yes they can speak English a little .. but need to know the math in terms of how many over, avg, day, how many over left for which bowler, when is the power play etc.. Last but not the least .. enough of positive bating, positive attitude, positive blah blah blah .. stay negative for a bit .. let the ball go, let score a run in 50 balls .. frekin ask them to stay in the field .. look how their Bats and shoes, all brand new looks like never played before.

  • LeftBrain on December 9, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    I feel for them, the coaches and managers and captains of Bangladesh, I feel for them. They have to come up with excuses practically after every day of international cricket, try to manufacture new excuses, cute explanations, smart ways to divert questions to some where else, sugar coat failures after failures after failures, try to create false positives out of nothing. I feel for them. Only if Bangladesh players work half as hard in the field as their coaches and managers and captains do in mdia rooms, Bangladesh can be a lot better side.

  • khiladisher on December 9, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    PAKISTAN CRICKET CANNOT PROGRESS UNTIL IT BEATS HIGHER RANKED TEAMS-NO USE BEATING SRI LANKA AND BANGLADESH-PAKISTAN IS STILL RANKED AT #6 AND #7- LOOKING FORWARD TO THE GREAT INDIAN BATTING LINE UP TO FACE THE BOWLING OF PAKISTAN{WHICH CAN ONLY PLAY WELL AGAINST WEAK BATTING SIDES}LIKE LANKA ,ZIMBABWE AND BANGLADESH.

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:51 GMT

    We are not making Pakistan get us out, we are just giving up our wickets easily. It's happening over and over again, that is disappointing for anybody,"

    This statement is just out of no where, why don't he agree, Pakistan has one of the best bowling attack. And seriously Bangladesh need to work on their batting.

  • gmaurup on December 9, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    Law should follow Siddons, consider the players as high school kids and apply strict team rules: like you can not play over the top if you are not an opener...these are absurd things at international level but worked well for Bangladesh. They will never learn that the only rule applies to cricket is 'play according to the merit of each ball'. Not taking away anything from Pakistan though, they are playing very good cricket.

  • Maddy_Venki on December 9, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    From a long time we keep hearing that B'desh has talented cricketers, which might be true, but the results are so abysmal that I can't help but question what is it that B'desh is doing better than say an Ireland or an Neterland or an Afghanisthan that they deserve a full member status?

    I don't even see an effort to fight let alone cause upsets, which I can't see them doing in the near future. We can really count the number of victories that B'desh has had over other full members on finger tips!

    Personally whatever little of Zim I saw against NZ recently (mind you NZ is not a great test playing nation) but still the fight they showed was superb, and I'm certain that B'desh is more talented than zim players.

    So is it an attitudinal problem?

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    now Pakistan must do some practise

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    This is terrible cricket guys. Test cricket has five days, the idea should be to bat at least for a day. Block it out!

  • khiladisher on December 9, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    BANGLADESH HAS ONLY ITSELF TO BLAME FOR THE BATTING COLLAPSES-PAKISTAN HAS TO PERFORM AND PROVE ITS TALENT BY BEATING INDIA-AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH AFRICA-TILL PAKISTAN DOES THAT IT WILL STAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RANKINGS- INDIA WILL BEAT PAKISTAN 3-0IN TEST SERIES- SACHIN-DRAVID-LAXMAN-SEHWAG-GAMBHIR-KOHLI-ROHIT AND DHONI AGAINST A BOWLING ATTACK OF GUL-AJMAL-HAFEEZ-AFRIDI-REHMAN-BHATTI-IT IS LIKE 100000 RUNS PLAYING AGAINST 100 WICKETS-WAITING FOR INDIA TO PLAY PAKISTAN AND WORLD RECORDS TO BE CREATED.

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  • khiladisher on December 9, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    BANGLADESH HAS ONLY ITSELF TO BLAME FOR THE BATTING COLLAPSES-PAKISTAN HAS TO PERFORM AND PROVE ITS TALENT BY BEATING INDIA-AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH AFRICA-TILL PAKISTAN DOES THAT IT WILL STAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RANKINGS- INDIA WILL BEAT PAKISTAN 3-0IN TEST SERIES- SACHIN-DRAVID-LAXMAN-SEHWAG-GAMBHIR-KOHLI-ROHIT AND DHONI AGAINST A BOWLING ATTACK OF GUL-AJMAL-HAFEEZ-AFRIDI-REHMAN-BHATTI-IT IS LIKE 100000 RUNS PLAYING AGAINST 100 WICKETS-WAITING FOR INDIA TO PLAY PAKISTAN AND WORLD RECORDS TO BE CREATED.

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    This is terrible cricket guys. Test cricket has five days, the idea should be to bat at least for a day. Block it out!

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    now Pakistan must do some practise

  • Maddy_Venki on December 9, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    From a long time we keep hearing that B'desh has talented cricketers, which might be true, but the results are so abysmal that I can't help but question what is it that B'desh is doing better than say an Ireland or an Neterland or an Afghanisthan that they deserve a full member status?

    I don't even see an effort to fight let alone cause upsets, which I can't see them doing in the near future. We can really count the number of victories that B'desh has had over other full members on finger tips!

    Personally whatever little of Zim I saw against NZ recently (mind you NZ is not a great test playing nation) but still the fight they showed was superb, and I'm certain that B'desh is more talented than zim players.

    So is it an attitudinal problem?

  • gmaurup on December 9, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    Law should follow Siddons, consider the players as high school kids and apply strict team rules: like you can not play over the top if you are not an opener...these are absurd things at international level but worked well for Bangladesh. They will never learn that the only rule applies to cricket is 'play according to the merit of each ball'. Not taking away anything from Pakistan though, they are playing very good cricket.

  • on December 9, 2011, 15:51 GMT

    We are not making Pakistan get us out, we are just giving up our wickets easily. It's happening over and over again, that is disappointing for anybody,"

    This statement is just out of no where, why don't he agree, Pakistan has one of the best bowling attack. And seriously Bangladesh need to work on their batting.

  • khiladisher on December 9, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    PAKISTAN CRICKET CANNOT PROGRESS UNTIL IT BEATS HIGHER RANKED TEAMS-NO USE BEATING SRI LANKA AND BANGLADESH-PAKISTAN IS STILL RANKED AT #6 AND #7- LOOKING FORWARD TO THE GREAT INDIAN BATTING LINE UP TO FACE THE BOWLING OF PAKISTAN{WHICH CAN ONLY PLAY WELL AGAINST WEAK BATTING SIDES}LIKE LANKA ,ZIMBABWE AND BANGLADESH.

  • LeftBrain on December 9, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    I feel for them, the coaches and managers and captains of Bangladesh, I feel for them. They have to come up with excuses practically after every day of international cricket, try to manufacture new excuses, cute explanations, smart ways to divert questions to some where else, sugar coat failures after failures after failures, try to create false positives out of nothing. I feel for them. Only if Bangladesh players work half as hard in the field as their coaches and managers and captains do in mdia rooms, Bangladesh can be a lot better side.

  • on December 9, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    Mr. Stuart .. you can never explain .. no one does .. you have to understand where our cricketer's came from .. our cricketer's were never this kinda match plying situation .. Now first, you need to change home cricket (3/4 days format) and every cricketer has to play at lease over a year to qualify for National Team. Second, and its VERY IMPORTANT, every cricketer's has to have School pass mark qualification .. know the math no matter what .. yes they can speak English a little .. but need to know the math in terms of how many over, avg, day, how many over left for which bowler, when is the power play etc.. Last but not the least .. enough of positive bating, positive attitude, positive blah blah blah .. stay negative for a bit .. let the ball go, let score a run in 50 balls .. frekin ask them to stay in the field .. look how their Bats and shoes, all brand new looks like never played before.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 9, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    BD should appoint an indian or Pakistani as their national coach. Take Amer Sohail and you will see the difference.