West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13 October 15, 2012

'Not taking Bangladesh lightly' - Gayle

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West Indies opener Chris Gayle has said that he wouldn't take anything for granted in his team's upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Even though West Indies have lost only an ODI and a Twenty20 each in Bangladesh, he described the hosts as "dangerous at home".

The left-hand batsman was named in the 15-man Test squad which will arrive in Dhaka on November 3 to play two Tests. West Indies will also play five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international.

"It is going to be a very challenging [series]. We know how dangerous Bangladesh can be at home. It's not a team where you want to go there and take lightly," said Gayle. "You've got to be mindful of the conditions and try and add up as quickly as possible and settle as much and whenever you get a chance, just try and maintain it and take it from there."

Upon making his return to Test cricket, Gayle averaged 80 against New Zealand which includes a 150 in his comeback innings. He has played four Tests against Bangladesh so far, in 2002 and 2004, and has an average of 69.40.

West Indies have toured Bangladesh for full series twice, in 2002 and 2011. Gayle wasn't in the teams during last year's tour and as a result it had brought the teams closer. But the likes of Marlon Samuels, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo and Devendra Bishoo starred in the 1-0 and 2-1 wins in the Test and ODI series.

"Most of the guys have been there before in Test series and in ODIs so most of the guys have experience, so it should be an interesting series," added Gayle.

Denesh Ramdin also toured Bangladesh in October last year, but played only in the ODI series and the solitary T20I. Carlton Baugh was the preferred wicketkeeper in the Tests, but Ramdin, since making a comeback earlier this year, has scored a century against England.

He has been named the vice-captain for the Bangladesh series, and is keen to take the opportunity after scoring 18 runs in the two Tests against New Zealand recently.

"It (the tour of Bangladesh) is an important one for me. I did not get [many] runs against New Zealand in the home series, and I would like to go out there and capitalise [on the opportunity]. I was there last year but I did not get the opportunity to play, so hopefully I can play this time and get some runs up there," he said.

The wicketkeeper, who is yet to play a Test against Bangladesh, added that the team has the momentum after winning the World Twenty20 earlier this month in Sri Lanka. "All the players (on the West Indies team) are on a high, and hopefully we can keep the momentum going and take that into the (pre-tour) camp in two weeks time, go up there and beat the home team," Ramdin said.

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  • on October 18, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Against Bangladesh this bowling attack should be good enough but Sammy has been underperforming with his bowling average & strike rate for the 2012 season almost twice his stats for last year. How much longer can we afford to keep him as a part of a four man attack at the expense of more promising talents like Johnson, Permaul, Gabriel, Bishoo, Shillingford, Pascal even Andre Russell. Mayb we could try Sammy as Keeper as his batting has improved slightly while Baugh & Ramdin have been going nowhere fast in that department. He could b a much reduced incarnation of Adam Gilchrist not as good with either the bat or the gloves but can hit the ball just as well or better. If that doesnt send a message 2 Ramdin that he needs 2 do some serious work then nothing will

  • Dav1daKing on October 17, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    @switchit, i totally agree with you, plus since Sammy is already captain, the only way to balance the side is to leave Deonarine out and have Sammy bat @ 6 or 7, so with the squad selected my 11 would definately be 1.Gayle, 2.Powell, 3.D.M. Bravo, 4.Samuels, 5.Chanderpaul, 6.Sammy, 7.Ramdin, 8.Permual, 9.Roach, 10.Rampaul, 11.Narine

  • on October 16, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    Very prudent of Gayle for acknowledging The Tigers(Bangladesh) in that fashion. But that's not their only kernel. The Tigers, the Guardians of the Sunderbans are not only parlous or dangerous in their abode, they're also parlous anywhere in the World. But for obvious reasons, they're way more stronger in their abode. I wouldn't amass the Statistics and neither would I take into account. Because I know from now on, statistics won't matter when any adversary comes across with our Tigers. The tigers used to be cubs before, but now they've become Alpha Males.They've proved it time in and time out, that they have what it takes to be amongst the greats. The Tigers would take out their wrath fused with despondence and the pursuit of retribution on the Carabbean hunters. It may not take long for the hunters to become prey! The Hunters will certainly not want to dwindle on the receiving end of the Tigers' wrath. Which is why, they will need reinforcements to withstand the Tigers' incursions.

  • on October 16, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    For Bangladesh and West Indies fans for the coming series, here are the official dates of the schedule. West Indies will be arriving on November 3 with the 1st Test match beginning on 13 November in Dhaka. The second Test match will begin in 21 November in Khulna. The 1sts ODI will begin in 30 November in Khulna and the 5th and final ODI will be in 8 December Dhaka. One-off T20 will be held in the same venue on 10 December.

  • switchit on October 16, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    Good WI team but I would have included Devon Thomas for Ramdin on the back of some good performances in the couple of ODIs vs NZ and the series vs India A. Batting looks good as we have Gayle, DM Bravo (good series last year vs BD), Samuels and Chanderpaul in the top 5. Bowling looks good too with Roach, Rampaul and Narine. I would back Permaul as he just had a fantastic series with bat & ball in BD. Sammy has done a decent job but needs to step up to shut everyone up & must make full use of this opportunity and bat at 6 or 7. As far as Ramdin in a test XI, I still feel that he is the best keeper in WI but that's not enoughg & has to score runs. We definitely have enough beef in the batting to play 5 batsman, a keeper (as I explained what Ramdin is) and 5 bowlers (of which Sammy & Permaul are decent with the bat to contribute some important runs). My XI in batting order: Powell, Gayle, DM Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Ramdin, Sammy, Permaul, Rampaul, Roach, Narine

  • the_unforgettable on October 16, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Its high time that we should introduce the youngsters in the national team, especially the recent starts from the under-19 squad. Have seen Akram Khan, often saying that they are not thinking of making too many changes in the team but its quite a fallible logic to play the same underachievers when the team is not performing. Besides, this type of attitude can also make the players complacent which is the last thing a team would want!

  • Summer_Sport on October 16, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    West Indies no doubt are favourites to win all these series but lets just hope for Cricketing sake a great contest lies between both teams.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 16, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster - But who are you to say Bangladesh don't belong at this level or something mate? They had full status for only 12 years whereas the other teams well over 50 years some like India, West Indies, New Zealand and the three big teams well over 80 years so that's why Bangladesh are not as strong. Also are you even aware Bangladesh have one of the best Under-19 records? huh? Just look at the amount of top players that are retiring from the other teams now and no Bangladeshi play is even close to retirement. Also are you better than these Bangladeshi players my good friend? cheers :D

  • satish619chandar on October 16, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    Selecting WI team now is rather simple. Gayle, Powell, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Ramdin, Permaul, Sammy, Narine, Roach. Permaul is a good all rounder and deserves his slot. Plus, he is the only additional spinner in the squad. If you don't play atleast two main spinners in B, its a crime.

  • boxer44 on October 16, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    @Ras10 stop calling for sarwan he is washed up i would much rather nash than sarwan

  • on October 18, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Against Bangladesh this bowling attack should be good enough but Sammy has been underperforming with his bowling average & strike rate for the 2012 season almost twice his stats for last year. How much longer can we afford to keep him as a part of a four man attack at the expense of more promising talents like Johnson, Permaul, Gabriel, Bishoo, Shillingford, Pascal even Andre Russell. Mayb we could try Sammy as Keeper as his batting has improved slightly while Baugh & Ramdin have been going nowhere fast in that department. He could b a much reduced incarnation of Adam Gilchrist not as good with either the bat or the gloves but can hit the ball just as well or better. If that doesnt send a message 2 Ramdin that he needs 2 do some serious work then nothing will

  • Dav1daKing on October 17, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    @switchit, i totally agree with you, plus since Sammy is already captain, the only way to balance the side is to leave Deonarine out and have Sammy bat @ 6 or 7, so with the squad selected my 11 would definately be 1.Gayle, 2.Powell, 3.D.M. Bravo, 4.Samuels, 5.Chanderpaul, 6.Sammy, 7.Ramdin, 8.Permual, 9.Roach, 10.Rampaul, 11.Narine

  • on October 16, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    Very prudent of Gayle for acknowledging The Tigers(Bangladesh) in that fashion. But that's not their only kernel. The Tigers, the Guardians of the Sunderbans are not only parlous or dangerous in their abode, they're also parlous anywhere in the World. But for obvious reasons, they're way more stronger in their abode. I wouldn't amass the Statistics and neither would I take into account. Because I know from now on, statistics won't matter when any adversary comes across with our Tigers. The tigers used to be cubs before, but now they've become Alpha Males.They've proved it time in and time out, that they have what it takes to be amongst the greats. The Tigers would take out their wrath fused with despondence and the pursuit of retribution on the Carabbean hunters. It may not take long for the hunters to become prey! The Hunters will certainly not want to dwindle on the receiving end of the Tigers' wrath. Which is why, they will need reinforcements to withstand the Tigers' incursions.

  • on October 16, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    For Bangladesh and West Indies fans for the coming series, here are the official dates of the schedule. West Indies will be arriving on November 3 with the 1st Test match beginning on 13 November in Dhaka. The second Test match will begin in 21 November in Khulna. The 1sts ODI will begin in 30 November in Khulna and the 5th and final ODI will be in 8 December Dhaka. One-off T20 will be held in the same venue on 10 December.

  • switchit on October 16, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    Good WI team but I would have included Devon Thomas for Ramdin on the back of some good performances in the couple of ODIs vs NZ and the series vs India A. Batting looks good as we have Gayle, DM Bravo (good series last year vs BD), Samuels and Chanderpaul in the top 5. Bowling looks good too with Roach, Rampaul and Narine. I would back Permaul as he just had a fantastic series with bat & ball in BD. Sammy has done a decent job but needs to step up to shut everyone up & must make full use of this opportunity and bat at 6 or 7. As far as Ramdin in a test XI, I still feel that he is the best keeper in WI but that's not enoughg & has to score runs. We definitely have enough beef in the batting to play 5 batsman, a keeper (as I explained what Ramdin is) and 5 bowlers (of which Sammy & Permaul are decent with the bat to contribute some important runs). My XI in batting order: Powell, Gayle, DM Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Ramdin, Sammy, Permaul, Rampaul, Roach, Narine

  • the_unforgettable on October 16, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Its high time that we should introduce the youngsters in the national team, especially the recent starts from the under-19 squad. Have seen Akram Khan, often saying that they are not thinking of making too many changes in the team but its quite a fallible logic to play the same underachievers when the team is not performing. Besides, this type of attitude can also make the players complacent which is the last thing a team would want!

  • Summer_Sport on October 16, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    West Indies no doubt are favourites to win all these series but lets just hope for Cricketing sake a great contest lies between both teams.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 16, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster - But who are you to say Bangladesh don't belong at this level or something mate? They had full status for only 12 years whereas the other teams well over 50 years some like India, West Indies, New Zealand and the three big teams well over 80 years so that's why Bangladesh are not as strong. Also are you even aware Bangladesh have one of the best Under-19 records? huh? Just look at the amount of top players that are retiring from the other teams now and no Bangladeshi play is even close to retirement. Also are you better than these Bangladeshi players my good friend? cheers :D

  • satish619chandar on October 16, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    Selecting WI team now is rather simple. Gayle, Powell, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Ramdin, Permaul, Sammy, Narine, Roach. Permaul is a good all rounder and deserves his slot. Plus, he is the only additional spinner in the squad. If you don't play atleast two main spinners in B, its a crime.

  • boxer44 on October 16, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    @Ras10 stop calling for sarwan he is washed up i would much rather nash than sarwan

  • SirBobJones on October 16, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    "Gayle wasn't in the teams during last year's tour and as a result it had brought the teams closer". Bit of an ambiguous statement there.

  • Dav1daKing on October 16, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    the best west indies current test team would have been :1. Gayle, 2.Powell, 3.Sarwan, 4.D.M. Bravo, 5.Samuels, 6.Chanderpaul, 7.Ramdin, 8.Rampaul, 9.Roach, 10.Narine, 11.D. Johnson

  • JermanSoldier on October 16, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    Saw some people calling for barath. He has been given lot of chances against eng, aus, etc. But he showed no consistancy in scoring runs and in most cases got out cheaply. Its now time for him to stay back, play some first class matches and get back into form. Powell and gayle can well handle the opening task and we have chanders, samuels, deonar who are strong enough to hold up. And hopefully kirk edwards would do well against bd. But still like to see fudadin in his place as he had done well against nz, with good consistancy.

  • masoodali150 on October 16, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    Depending on Semule and Gayle will never support WI. BD already beat them once in the past. They (WI) need to be united on one platform, They (WI) are still in confusion either they can beat or not. how ever, Gayle thought well, not to take easy. But if you have won T20 World Cup, it doesn't mean that you may win in all format, see INDIA, doing nothing after winning World Cup. So BE CAUTIONS!

  • on October 16, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    Bangladesh should not take the West Indies lightly...:)

  • on October 16, 2012, 2:34 GMT

    Well, I dont see why the fuss is about, West Indies will win all the matches of this series... BAD BEAT! Want Gayle and Samuels to perform!

  • KP_84 on October 16, 2012, 1:58 GMT

    If BAN win either the Test or ODI series, it would be very significant. That, along with finishing runner-up in the Asia Cup earlier in the year, would make 2012 a year of progress for BAN cricket. That being said, since WI returned to fielding full strength sides earlier this year, they have been very impressive. They'll take some beating.

  • Randy_Wilson on October 16, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    @Godfrey Pieters I do agree wth u. We need a backup keeper.

  • on October 16, 2012, 0:34 GMT

    yes i think barath should have been givin ago at no 3 we need to develop more batsman with quality,he could be another kanhai.

  • reyme on October 15, 2012, 23:57 GMT

    This should be the series where BD should win a test against a full strength West Indies Team.

  • FOTO on October 15, 2012, 23:41 GMT

    Time for Bangladesh to try and get some pace attack its a good opportunity to try someone more pacer bowlers. Otherwise, after Mash retires we are going to be doomed!I think Anamul deserve his debut ODI chance... its time for the youngsters to come in and face the BIG teams.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 15, 2012, 22:07 GMT

    @mgr125128 - That's the spirit no 4-1 or something scoreline either we want to see a 5-0 thrashing after all, West Indies aim to be Number 1 in ODIs and what better way to start that off against Bangladesh good luck!!!

  • on October 15, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    M. Asaduzzaman Mishu-Good point about Rajin Saleh. An experienced, solid player at number 3 would be perfect for this side, and he seems to have been in good form last season. Bangladesh could do with a few more solid players such as him rather than filling the side with flashy stroke-makers.

  • AzAb12754 on October 15, 2012, 19:49 GMT

    @SwingandSeam: The problem is nobody wants to tour Pakistan not even the likes of Bangladesh, Zimbabwe or even Canada :)

  • on October 15, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    Where is Rajin Saleh, who has solid and country best technique and temperament for longer version??? Definitely he deserves a chance in BD test team. As my point of view selectors should pick him for test now at no.4 position in batting order, where statistics and recent form speak for him.

  • on October 15, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    Could be an interesting couple of tests if Bangladesh prepare some slow turners.

    Teams should look something like:

    Bangladesh: Tamim, Shahriar, Junaid, Shakib, Musfiqur*+, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Elias, Shafiul, Nazmul, Rubel.

    West Indies: Gayle, Powell, Edwards, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Samuels, Ramdin+, Sammy*, Rampaul, Narine, Roach.

    4 left handers in each side's top 6, and 5 for WI if Deonarine plays ahead of Edwards. When was the last time there were that many lefties in each side's top 6 in a test?!

  • on October 15, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    I do agree with Chris,leave nothing to chance. I did say I like the squad,and I do. But Ramdin is a little concern to me. Why aren't we grooming another w/keeper. This would have been the ideal tour. What if something were to happen to Ramdin, say like what happened to Boucher, where will that leave us? They say Bravo can w/keep, but is he that good? I trust nothing will happen to Ramdin though. O yes, they will fly in a w/keeper, I forgot.

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 15, 2012, 19:08 GMT

    Time for Bangladesh to PROVE they are of international class. Way too many promises by their players for the last 12 years. Zero performances and results is not going to make anyone feel any sympathy for this team. Sure, the WI are not a very strong team BUT the win in the ICC World T20 would have given a lot of confidence to some of their players and that could easily transpire over to the test format. Bangladesh are playing at home and IF they don't win the series, then seriously they don't belong at this level.

  • on October 15, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Bangladesh should not drop Nazimuddin and probably bring Talha Zubaer back with Rubel and Mashrafe........ i think Bangladesh should play with 1 genuine spinner and 3 pacers ........... Mashrafe, Rubel and Talha/ Syed Rasel...........

  • FRRR on October 15, 2012, 17:18 GMT

    Both, Bangladesh and WI are paper tigers and currently over rated. Matches will be good, as both team are equally powerful

  • SwingandSeam on October 15, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    Windies touring Bangladesh fortwo consecutive years? Why? I would have thought they were due a visit to Pakistan or South Africa first

  • on October 15, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    Ramdin does not have a regular spot in the team..samuels should be the VC

  • mgr125128 on October 15, 2012, 15:47 GMT

    5-0 thrashing it will be for Bangladeshi team

  • vrn59 on October 15, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    The WI Test side looks miles better today than the one that toured Bangladesh last year. Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell can form a solid opening pair, with a middle order comprising of Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Darren Bravo and Narsingh Deonarine. Kirk Edwards shouldn't be in the team after his disastrous form in England, but he might be successful in these conditions, in which case he can bat at No. 3 and Deonarine can sit on the bench. In the long term, this is not a good decision. Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach would be my first-choice fast bowlers, with Sunil Narine's offspin a certainty as well. A choice would have to be made between Devendra Bishoo and Shane Shillingford. Bishoo offers a new variation and has been a good young Test bowler for WI, but Shillingford is a more solid and reliable option. My WI Test XI: Powell, Gayle, Samuels, DM Bravo, Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (C), Roach, Narine, Bishoo.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 15, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    Tests: 01.Tamim, 02.Shahriar, 03.Junaid, 04.Shakib, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Mahmudullah, 08.Sunny, 09.Abul, 10.Rubel, 11.Nazmul....reserves Enamul, Shafiul, Anamul and Nazimuddin. ODIs: 01.Tamim, 02.Imrul, 03.Anamul, 04.Shakib, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Mahmudullah, 08.Mortaza, 09.Razzak, 10.Shafiul, 11.Nazmul....reserves Abul, Shahriar, Sunny and Rubel....T20: 01.Tamim, 02.Ashraful, 03.Anamul, 04.Shakib, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Rahman, 08.Mortaza, 09.Razzak, 10.Sunny and 11.Shafiul....reserves....Junaid, Abul, Rubel and Enamul.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 15, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    For tests, Shahriar and Zunaid should return no Nazimuddin. Fast bowlers Abul, Nazmul and Rubel and spin Sunny and Enamul. For ODIs, no Nazimuddin and Jahurul and instead Shahriar and Anamul should be used with Mashrafe returning in the limited overs game anyway. For the one-off T20, drop Mahmudullah (bad record) and bring in Ashraful just for that one-off in my view.

  • on October 15, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Bangladesh desperately needs its pacers to step up, if they expect to beat WI in the tests.Spin alone can take them nowhere...It really is a shame for them, that they still have only Mashrafe to rely upon in the fast-bowling department..With the injuries, and aging, it already is a huge miracle that he's still, by far the best fast bowler Bangladesh has......And Abul Hasan, specially, needs to prove why the selectors are sticking with him again and again despite the string of aweful performances so far.

  • Mistzen on October 15, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    I for one want to see Bangladesh put on a better performance in their test matches to at least some progress.

  • wiseshah on October 15, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    If gayle and samuel fails, i dont think west indies have much chance against bangladesh. West indies have performers but they still depend on this two. Narine could be effective in t20 but in test he is not proven

  • Mad_for_Shakib on October 15, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Now BANGLADESH has 2 prove it.

  • NP_NY on October 15, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Actually BD will be a handful in home conditions as NZ found out. They have decent spinners (only at home though) and will make all slow and low turning tracks, the only way they can get anywhere close to winning.

  • AzAb12754 on October 15, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    Obviously West Indies have far more to lose as compared to Bangladesh but really if West Indies did lose either of the series to Bangladesh, will be really embarrassing. For Bangladesh, it looks like they will be using a lot slow left arm bowlers so Shakib is the first choice and then you have Sunny and Enamul Haque jr but would they choose 3 though? interesting because Mashrafe won't be playing the Test matches. Abul Hasan needs to make his debut in this form now.

  • on October 15, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    West Indies plan to be Number 1 in ODIs well if you cannot whitewash Bangladesh can really forget about it. Nothing apart from a 5-0 thrashing is acceptable from the West Indies especially against Bangladesh.

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  • on October 15, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    West Indies plan to be Number 1 in ODIs well if you cannot whitewash Bangladesh can really forget about it. Nothing apart from a 5-0 thrashing is acceptable from the West Indies especially against Bangladesh.

  • AzAb12754 on October 15, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    Obviously West Indies have far more to lose as compared to Bangladesh but really if West Indies did lose either of the series to Bangladesh, will be really embarrassing. For Bangladesh, it looks like they will be using a lot slow left arm bowlers so Shakib is the first choice and then you have Sunny and Enamul Haque jr but would they choose 3 though? interesting because Mashrafe won't be playing the Test matches. Abul Hasan needs to make his debut in this form now.

  • NP_NY on October 15, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Actually BD will be a handful in home conditions as NZ found out. They have decent spinners (only at home though) and will make all slow and low turning tracks, the only way they can get anywhere close to winning.

  • Mad_for_Shakib on October 15, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    Now BANGLADESH has 2 prove it.

  • wiseshah on October 15, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    If gayle and samuel fails, i dont think west indies have much chance against bangladesh. West indies have performers but they still depend on this two. Narine could be effective in t20 but in test he is not proven

  • Mistzen on October 15, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    I for one want to see Bangladesh put on a better performance in their test matches to at least some progress.

  • on October 15, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Bangladesh desperately needs its pacers to step up, if they expect to beat WI in the tests.Spin alone can take them nowhere...It really is a shame for them, that they still have only Mashrafe to rely upon in the fast-bowling department..With the injuries, and aging, it already is a huge miracle that he's still, by far the best fast bowler Bangladesh has......And Abul Hasan, specially, needs to prove why the selectors are sticking with him again and again despite the string of aweful performances so far.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 15, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    For tests, Shahriar and Zunaid should return no Nazimuddin. Fast bowlers Abul, Nazmul and Rubel and spin Sunny and Enamul. For ODIs, no Nazimuddin and Jahurul and instead Shahriar and Anamul should be used with Mashrafe returning in the limited overs game anyway. For the one-off T20, drop Mahmudullah (bad record) and bring in Ashraful just for that one-off in my view.

  • ExtremeSpeed on October 15, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    Tests: 01.Tamim, 02.Shahriar, 03.Junaid, 04.Shakib, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Mahmudullah, 08.Sunny, 09.Abul, 10.Rubel, 11.Nazmul....reserves Enamul, Shafiul, Anamul and Nazimuddin. ODIs: 01.Tamim, 02.Imrul, 03.Anamul, 04.Shakib, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Mahmudullah, 08.Mortaza, 09.Razzak, 10.Shafiul, 11.Nazmul....reserves Abul, Shahriar, Sunny and Rubel....T20: 01.Tamim, 02.Ashraful, 03.Anamul, 04.Shakib, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Rahman, 08.Mortaza, 09.Razzak, 10.Sunny and 11.Shafiul....reserves....Junaid, Abul, Rubel and Enamul.

  • vrn59 on October 15, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    The WI Test side looks miles better today than the one that toured Bangladesh last year. Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell can form a solid opening pair, with a middle order comprising of Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Darren Bravo and Narsingh Deonarine. Kirk Edwards shouldn't be in the team after his disastrous form in England, but he might be successful in these conditions, in which case he can bat at No. 3 and Deonarine can sit on the bench. In the long term, this is not a good decision. Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach would be my first-choice fast bowlers, with Sunil Narine's offspin a certainty as well. A choice would have to be made between Devendra Bishoo and Shane Shillingford. Bishoo offers a new variation and has been a good young Test bowler for WI, but Shillingford is a more solid and reliable option. My WI Test XI: Powell, Gayle, Samuels, DM Bravo, Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (C), Roach, Narine, Bishoo.