West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13

Abul Hasan out of remaining ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 3, 2012

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Bangladesh medium-pacer Abul Hasan has been ruled out of the rest of the ODI series against West Indies because of a side strain. He suffered the injury while bowling in the second match in Khulna, which Bangladesh won by 160 runs.

Abul pulled up after bowling the fifth ball of his only over in the West Indies innings, and was immediately attended to by physio Vibhav Singh. He completed the over, which cost nine runs, but he didn't return to the field for the rest of the game.

Allrounder Ziaur Rahman replaced Abul in the squad, which was otherwise unchanged for the remaining ODIs. Ziaur played eight Twenty20 internationals for Bangladesh and was in good form for Khulna Division in the National Cricket League. He also scored an unbeaten 51 against the senior team in a practice match.

In Abul's absence, Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam are the other pace bowlers in the Bangladesh team.

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Posted by Ponsh on (December 4, 2012, 23:40 GMT)

I'm starting to dislike some of my fellow BD fans. What sort of 'fans' are some of these people?

The people criticising Abul Hasan, (particularly the chap who bewilderingly claims that Abul Hasan's injury is 'a blessing in disguise!?) just have to be rebutted - at the very least, for the purpose of common sense and decency

Abul Hasan showed impeccable composure and technique in registering a historic feat and limiting Bangladesh's loss to the post-status of 'courageous defeat', rather than what (minus Hasan's innings) would have been, 'abject humiliation'

In the 2nd ODI he bowled some lovely lines and was desperately unlucky to not have picked up a few wickets from the nicks and mis-timed-shots his bowling induced. He's proven that he possesses the mental grit that many others in the BD team lack and is potential super-star in the making if nurtured correctly and given correct guidance

Either way, COME ON BD, win this 3rd ODI and suck any remaining hope out of the visitors' minds!

Posted by Super_Alvi on (December 4, 2012, 11:37 GMT)

Ziaur is the best choice. He's a great striker too.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 10:25 GMT)

You people still dont know about Ziaur Rahman. Dont judge him with avg. He is a perfect Finisher.Without Sakib in Middle order, Nasir and Riad are promoted in the batting line up . Which is good And they are doing Great job.But Its creat a lacking of Match finisher like Nasir in the lower Middle order. ZIa can feel that gap. He is a hard hitter Batsman Perfect finisher. And effective medium fast bowler who can swing the ball.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 6:51 GMT)

Where is Nazmul? Selectors better wake up and realize that Mashrafe needs support from another pacer and only Nazmul can provide this.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 1:52 GMT)

Abul became famous for scoring a century at no 10. Lets face it, he wont be doing it every match. First and foremost he is a bowler. And as a bowler, his record is awful. He has played international cricket for Bangladesh in all format, and never got a wicket. His domestic bowling record is extremely poor too. Moreover, he has been consistently the most expensive bowler in the whole line up. All in all, Abul should not feature in Bangladesh team at all. Even for a Bangladeshi pace bowler's standard, he is well below par. There are at least 10 other pace bowler, who has better record than Abul. So, its a blessing that he is out of the team. And I dont hope to see him in the team in near future, although, I do wish him good health.

Posted by Quddus-Mamu on (December 4, 2012, 1:42 GMT)

Zia is a good pick. My best XI for next ODI will be: 1. Tamim 2. Anamul 3. Zia 4. Mushfiq 5. Mominul 6. Nasir 7. Mahmudullah 8. Razzak 9. Gazi 10. Mashrafe 11. Rubel 12. Naeem (12th man).

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 0:44 GMT)

I dont understand why Nazmul is ignored always.He definitely deserve a place in the squad and to be very specific in the best XI.However I think Rubel would be the better choice to be picked up for 3rd ODI as replace of Abul.And I dont think Naeem is a great choice as No 3 in ODI.Jahurul should get a chnce in no 3

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 21:52 GMT)

I hope Shafiul gets the nod over Rubel, because he is the better batsman if you ask me. The bowling doesn't matter much, considering the second pacer rarely completes his 10 over quota for the Tigers anyways...the focus will always be on the spinners.

Posted by Sadequl on (December 3, 2012, 19:08 GMT)

Can't understand why BCB is having so many fresh legs to be tested in this series ! Already 4 debutantes played the 1st two ODI & here comes another replacement in the series. With all due respect to the selectors don't you think it would have been much more smarter choice if you would have chosen "Marshall Ayub" instead of "Ziaur Rahman" for the replacement of Abul. Cause Ayub is in better form atm then Zia in bating & as WI is having bit of difficulty to read the spin so why not add Ayub who could have utilize his batting form along with his spin attack while we all know sometimes how silly BD top order batsmen cant react time to time.

Posted by Love_Tiger_Cricket on (December 3, 2012, 18:38 GMT)

This is not good news. Abul Hasan is an awesome find!! His batting style, technique, and skills are so good that it wouldn't be surprising at all to see him someday opening for the Tigers alongside Tamim. He could become the Shane Watson of BD. Scoring a century against the mighty West Indians wasn't just a fluke. Rubel and Shafiul might be better fast bowlers, but neither of them can bat...none at all. In ODI matches, the advantages of having an all-rounder fast bowler far outweighs that of having just a slightly better bowler. We should be a little bit mad at the coaching staff for allowing this kinds of injury to take place. Clearly, the athletes aren't getting the right kind of physical workout or proper warm-ups. it would have been great if Abul Hasan could showcase his entire repertoire of skills in this series and seal his position for the national team. Now that he is out of the line up, we never know when we are going to see him again.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 18:12 GMT)

where is Nazmul?He should have got the chance.We need a skilled seamer rather than a medium pace all rounder.

Posted by etonmoy on (December 3, 2012, 16:40 GMT)

i think rubel will be the replacement of Hasan in best IX. Rubel has done well in test series. hope he will carry his form to the one day series.

Posted by hasib9 on (December 3, 2012, 15:27 GMT)

It's alright. Hope he feels better and make a comeback soon. Shafiul as the second fast bowler will do the job. Kayes or Zia in number 3 position will do a better job than Naeem.

Posted by InsideHedge on (December 3, 2012, 15:23 GMT)

Dear oh Dear, another bowler goes down after a couple of games. I hope Abul makes it back soon, he's also due to take his 1st wicket for Bangla, and yet he's has a Test century to his name! Maybe, just maybe, he should consider himself a batter - a batting all-rounder.

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