Bangladesh news September 27, 2010

Ashraful to captain BCB XI against NZ

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Mohammad Ashraful has been named captain of the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI that will take on the touring New Zealand team in the first warm-up match in Savar on October 1. Ashraful, who has been in and out of the Bangladesh side following a prolonged run of poor form, was left out of the squad that will play five ODIs against the visitors, but gets the chance to show the selectors they made a mistake.

The selectors have opted for youth, picking a number of players under the age of 23 in the 14-man squad. Shamsur Rahman, 22, averaged 67 in two unofficial Tests against South Africa A earlier this year. He was also part of Bangladesh's squad for the World Twenty20 in 2009, and was called up to the Test team that toured England earlier this year as back-up.

The bowling attack includes 21-year-old Dolar Mahmud, who last played for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe in 2009, and 18-year-old legspinner Noor Hossain, who has just four first-class matches under his belt. Meanwhile 20-year-old Mithun Ali will keep wickets.

The BCB XI plays two one-day matches against New Zealand, the second of which is also at Savar on October 3. The five ODIs will be hosted in Mirpur from October 5 to 17.

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI squad: Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Shamsur Rahman, Faisal Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Mahbubul Alam, Syed Rasel, Nazimuddin, Noor Hossain, Dolar Mahmud, Rony Talukder, Nasir Hossain, Mithun Ali (wk), Shabbir Rahman, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury

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  • Bang_La on October 1, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    @ S.S.Sagar, I don't suspect you as being Ashraful himself in spite of same kind of English comprehension hahahahaha But your logics have holes more than a net. In all the matches that you glorified on behalf of Ashraful, his each and every out was uncricketing. You must mention that too. Besides, why don't you mention other matches in his more than 150 innings in most of those matches he put Bangladesh in a defeating mode. We don't need to go further, just compare his records against Smith of SA, who also played almost same number of matches. Ashraful is never a cricketer, period.

  • Bang_La on October 1, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    BCB president is determined to keep finding a place for Ashraful even though his records in T20 is less than ordinary. The word here is, Ashraful will be included in the OD series against NZ too. I believe in it.

  • on September 30, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    i don't understand why alok kapali is not given a single chance.......isn't it some controversy against him??? and i think ashraful should be taught how 2 be dutiful in himself,,,,,he doesnt lack ne potentials,,,,,but lacks being careful and dutiful in his cricket......he needs someone to maintain him strictly...........

  • S.S.Sagar on September 30, 2010, 9:32 GMT

    @Ishtiaque: Yes, U R Right. But AUS Had Replaced Bevan With Another Quality Player. But In Case Of ASH? WHo Is The Quality Replacement??? And I Agree With U That ASH Should Not Be The Captain, Mash Is OK, Sakib is Really Good In That Place. But ASH Should Be In The Squad At Least. And ASH Have A Lot To Give BAN Team.

  • on September 29, 2010, 20:33 GMT

    I don't understand why dear Bangladeshi supporter are discussing about Ash. I am not in favour of the selectors decision of making Ash the captain. Ash was given enough chance to prove his worth as capt, where he has miserably failed. Some other player could have been given this opportunity. I don't undermine the contribution of Ash in the past. But past is past. If we want someone in the team who has contribution in the past then where is the development? Many good players like Inzi of Pak Ganguly of Ind Mark Waugh and Michel Beven of Aus were left out of the when they were out of form for a while. Specially Bevan the ODI match winner player was left out of the team when he was in form to accommodate new players.Friends and Ash please accept the reality. Good luck Ash and BCB Team.

  • S.S.Sagar on September 29, 2010, 8:50 GMT

    @khan51: If I Would Be MD. Ashraful, I Would Not Waste My Time Here Rather Than Practicing. I Am Just A Fan Of BAN Team Who Haven't Forget The Past, And Hoping For Better Future. But What's About U? Why Are U So Much Lunatic About ASH? Are U His Personal Enemy? @Morshed Mannan: Yes, U R Right. Sakib, Tamim As Well As Mash & Mushfiq Are Great Players. But What's About The Others? Who is consistent? @gmukhtadir: Those Match Ash helped Bangladesh to loose, Where Was The Other Players of The Team Then? A Team Cannot Do Well With Only One Man's Performance. For This BAN Need Good Player Like Tamim, Sakib, Mash, Mushfiq And Also Include ASH in The Squad.

  • on September 29, 2010, 2:32 GMT

    Ash, you have to perform well. U are trying but u could not do this. U try again only for desh and us. Best of luck.,........

  • khan51 on September 29, 2010, 0:34 GMT

    For some reason, I have a suspicion---- this S.S.Sagar might possibly be ashraful himself in disguise. This sort of wrong english and poor rationalization very much suits his personality, I think.

    In the mean time, BCB made Ashraful the captain of Bangladesh team in Asian games too. Another missed opportunity for a young thriving bangladeshi player to get some captaincy experience. My point is, Ashraful should and must get a chance to play in this sort of less important matches, but as an ordinary player, not as a captain. I can imagine seeing him as playing for Bangladesh in near future, but can't stretch my imagination enough to see him captaining Bangladesh ever again, unless our pumpkin head BCB officials decide to follow the wrong footsteps of PCB.

  • gmukhtadir on September 28, 2010, 18:35 GMT

    Ashraful must not included in Bangladesh team unless he shows a very very good domestic performance. If he helped Bangladesh to win 5 matches then he also helped Bangladesh to loose at least 100 matches with his horrible performance. We need consistent performers unlike Ashraful but like Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan.

  • S.S.Sagar on September 28, 2010, 18:02 GMT

    Those Who Are Saying Against ASH, Had U Said Against Him After The Superb Match Winning Innings With AUS In 2005? After 87 With S. A.? After That Master Innings Against West Indies In T20 World Cup? Or, You Just Forgot About Those? I Can Remind That He Was The Main Headline of Newspapers After The Match With AUS. How Can U Ignore Them? Or, U Just Left Someone When His Use is Over????? ASH Is Not Yet Finished And Have A Lot To Give To BAN Team. He Just Needs Chance Continuously Without Any Pressure.

  • Bang_La on October 1, 2010, 6:44 GMT

    @ S.S.Sagar, I don't suspect you as being Ashraful himself in spite of same kind of English comprehension hahahahaha But your logics have holes more than a net. In all the matches that you glorified on behalf of Ashraful, his each and every out was uncricketing. You must mention that too. Besides, why don't you mention other matches in his more than 150 innings in most of those matches he put Bangladesh in a defeating mode. We don't need to go further, just compare his records against Smith of SA, who also played almost same number of matches. Ashraful is never a cricketer, period.

  • Bang_La on October 1, 2010, 6:35 GMT

    BCB president is determined to keep finding a place for Ashraful even though his records in T20 is less than ordinary. The word here is, Ashraful will be included in the OD series against NZ too. I believe in it.

  • on September 30, 2010, 15:30 GMT

    i don't understand why alok kapali is not given a single chance.......isn't it some controversy against him??? and i think ashraful should be taught how 2 be dutiful in himself,,,,,he doesnt lack ne potentials,,,,,but lacks being careful and dutiful in his cricket......he needs someone to maintain him strictly...........

  • S.S.Sagar on September 30, 2010, 9:32 GMT

    @Ishtiaque: Yes, U R Right. But AUS Had Replaced Bevan With Another Quality Player. But In Case Of ASH? WHo Is The Quality Replacement??? And I Agree With U That ASH Should Not Be The Captain, Mash Is OK, Sakib is Really Good In That Place. But ASH Should Be In The Squad At Least. And ASH Have A Lot To Give BAN Team.

  • on September 29, 2010, 20:33 GMT

    I don't understand why dear Bangladeshi supporter are discussing about Ash. I am not in favour of the selectors decision of making Ash the captain. Ash was given enough chance to prove his worth as capt, where he has miserably failed. Some other player could have been given this opportunity. I don't undermine the contribution of Ash in the past. But past is past. If we want someone in the team who has contribution in the past then where is the development? Many good players like Inzi of Pak Ganguly of Ind Mark Waugh and Michel Beven of Aus were left out of the when they were out of form for a while. Specially Bevan the ODI match winner player was left out of the team when he was in form to accommodate new players.Friends and Ash please accept the reality. Good luck Ash and BCB Team.

  • S.S.Sagar on September 29, 2010, 8:50 GMT

    @khan51: If I Would Be MD. Ashraful, I Would Not Waste My Time Here Rather Than Practicing. I Am Just A Fan Of BAN Team Who Haven't Forget The Past, And Hoping For Better Future. But What's About U? Why Are U So Much Lunatic About ASH? Are U His Personal Enemy? @Morshed Mannan: Yes, U R Right. Sakib, Tamim As Well As Mash & Mushfiq Are Great Players. But What's About The Others? Who is consistent? @gmukhtadir: Those Match Ash helped Bangladesh to loose, Where Was The Other Players of The Team Then? A Team Cannot Do Well With Only One Man's Performance. For This BAN Need Good Player Like Tamim, Sakib, Mash, Mushfiq And Also Include ASH in The Squad.

  • on September 29, 2010, 2:32 GMT

    Ash, you have to perform well. U are trying but u could not do this. U try again only for desh and us. Best of luck.,........

  • khan51 on September 29, 2010, 0:34 GMT

    For some reason, I have a suspicion---- this S.S.Sagar might possibly be ashraful himself in disguise. This sort of wrong english and poor rationalization very much suits his personality, I think.

    In the mean time, BCB made Ashraful the captain of Bangladesh team in Asian games too. Another missed opportunity for a young thriving bangladeshi player to get some captaincy experience. My point is, Ashraful should and must get a chance to play in this sort of less important matches, but as an ordinary player, not as a captain. I can imagine seeing him as playing for Bangladesh in near future, but can't stretch my imagination enough to see him captaining Bangladesh ever again, unless our pumpkin head BCB officials decide to follow the wrong footsteps of PCB.

  • gmukhtadir on September 28, 2010, 18:35 GMT

    Ashraful must not included in Bangladesh team unless he shows a very very good domestic performance. If he helped Bangladesh to win 5 matches then he also helped Bangladesh to loose at least 100 matches with his horrible performance. We need consistent performers unlike Ashraful but like Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan.

  • S.S.Sagar on September 28, 2010, 18:02 GMT

    Those Who Are Saying Against ASH, Had U Said Against Him After The Superb Match Winning Innings With AUS In 2005? After 87 With S. A.? After That Master Innings Against West Indies In T20 World Cup? Or, You Just Forgot About Those? I Can Remind That He Was The Main Headline of Newspapers After The Match With AUS. How Can U Ignore Them? Or, U Just Left Someone When His Use is Over????? ASH Is Not Yet Finished And Have A Lot To Give To BAN Team. He Just Needs Chance Continuously Without Any Pressure.

  • on September 28, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    @Sagar1994, I like to think that the Bangladesh Cricket Team is now striving to get to the 3rd stage of its international cricketing development. The first stage was when Bangladesh achieved test-status thanks to people like Aminul Islam and Akram Khan, but were found out to be whipping boys at that level. We then moved towards the occasional memorable upset against teams ranked 1-8, thanks to players like Ashraful. Now we've reached the stage where we have to regularly beat those teams which are ranked one or two spots above us. This will require a consistency that is beyond Ashraful and his spurts of brilliance and flamboyance. It will require the sustained aggression of people like Tamim and the canniness of players like Shakib.

  • on September 28, 2010, 15:28 GMT

    Some people alwayz against ashraful, dont know why..they can do it for his inconsistent batting form.but just look other guys in the team. very few players do have batting or bowling consistency in our national team.someone like ashraful is badly need for coming Worldcup,Hope he will do well in warm up matches and will return to national team ASAP.best of luck ashraful and best of luck Bangladesh.

  • asadkum on September 28, 2010, 14:09 GMT

    Mohammad Asad from USA.... Indirectly Ashraf has been given another chance to prove himself....... I guess National team Vice Cap. should lead BCB XI, so that he could study the performance of young talents.........OR BCB should pick a young talent with bright future as a captain of BCB XI for a long term and nurture him....

  • Refat on September 28, 2010, 9:22 GMT

    Hopefully BCB XI will do better compitision with New zealand. Ashraful , Nazimduddin and Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury will show there telent to get chance in coming world Cup.We wish the Selector Committee will Consider the accumulated Performance to select the final team for world cup.I will all the best for Bangladesh.

  • S.S.Sagar on September 28, 2010, 7:49 GMT

    Bangladesh Has Made A Mistake By Left Ashraful Out From The Squad. Ash Is One Of The Most Talents of Bangladesh Ever Got. And Bangladesh Should Not Forget What Ash Gave This Country. Before 2005, BAN Was Just A Little Team. But As BAN Started Winning With Big Teams, Now They Are Not A Weak Team AnyMore. And For This, 80% Credit Goes To This YoungMan. BAN Forget So Quickly What He Had Done For BAN. Yes, He Could Be Out Of Form, But Ash Should Not Be Left Out. BAN Can Take NewZealand As Example. They Have Got Brendon Mccullam. They Gave Him Freedom Play Freely. BAN Also Should Try This With ASH. If He Play Well In One Match, BAN Will Make Another Upset.

  • on September 28, 2010, 6:15 GMT

    ashrafulllllllllllll..let see what he did...........

  • ostad on September 28, 2010, 5:22 GMT

    nothing to comment,if this match does not go in favor, we need to rethink to bring more and more new faces..which is better than trying to repair or rehabilitate again and again with no results.

  • KAIRAVA on September 28, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Gosh.... 231,101 recommendations..!!! This must be some king of a record in Cricinfo-facebook!!! I think Bangladeshi fans & public are trying to spread/advertise the coming of age of their most eagerly awaited player, the new find batsman Shamsur Rahman.

  • gmukhtadir on September 28, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Right. Ashraful must not be the captain. He does not deserve it. The captain must be someone who has a bright future for our national team. Ashraful misused the oppotunity given to him. He is right now a disgusting and boring player.

  • nataraajds on September 28, 2010, 3:10 GMT

    National team vice cap should lead BCB XI so that he can study the young talents & also selectors can study how he leads the team. This should be the board approach for a long term game plan.

  • cheekypoo on September 28, 2010, 1:47 GMT

    the bangladesh home page only has 722 likes, but this has 212k likes... why?

  • khan51 on September 27, 2010, 21:32 GMT

    Nothing against Ashraful, but why should he be the captain of BCB Xl? To me, someone who BCB thinks might lead Bangladesh in near future should be the captain of this sort of teams instead. BCB never gives enough exposure to our potential captain candidates, rather throws them directly into the battle ground. Ashraful, Mashrafe, Sakib none of them had enough exposure when they became captain of bangladesh team and BCB should take entire resposibilty for not nurishing them appropriately. This was a missed opportunity for a young, capable blood to get some exposure to learn some captaincy trick in these tour matches. And presence of Ashraful would have helped that captain immensley. Look, how Australia developed Michael Clark as a captain. Who cares about winning or losing in a tour match and should be training ground for younger player.

  • on September 27, 2010, 21:11 GMT

    @ Ed : That is obviously an error. Lol!

  • on September 27, 2010, 20:07 GMT

    166,864 people recommend this! Why?

    So many recommendations, but no comments.

    Dont get me wrong, I'm keen to follow this tour match - but this is crazy!!

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  • on September 27, 2010, 20:07 GMT

    166,864 people recommend this! Why?

    So many recommendations, but no comments.

    Dont get me wrong, I'm keen to follow this tour match - but this is crazy!!

  • on September 27, 2010, 21:11 GMT

    @ Ed : That is obviously an error. Lol!

  • khan51 on September 27, 2010, 21:32 GMT

    Nothing against Ashraful, but why should he be the captain of BCB Xl? To me, someone who BCB thinks might lead Bangladesh in near future should be the captain of this sort of teams instead. BCB never gives enough exposure to our potential captain candidates, rather throws them directly into the battle ground. Ashraful, Mashrafe, Sakib none of them had enough exposure when they became captain of bangladesh team and BCB should take entire resposibilty for not nurishing them appropriately. This was a missed opportunity for a young, capable blood to get some exposure to learn some captaincy trick in these tour matches. And presence of Ashraful would have helped that captain immensley. Look, how Australia developed Michael Clark as a captain. Who cares about winning or losing in a tour match and should be training ground for younger player.

  • cheekypoo on September 28, 2010, 1:47 GMT

    the bangladesh home page only has 722 likes, but this has 212k likes... why?

  • nataraajds on September 28, 2010, 3:10 GMT

    National team vice cap should lead BCB XI so that he can study the young talents & also selectors can study how he leads the team. This should be the board approach for a long term game plan.

  • gmukhtadir on September 28, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Right. Ashraful must not be the captain. He does not deserve it. The captain must be someone who has a bright future for our national team. Ashraful misused the oppotunity given to him. He is right now a disgusting and boring player.

  • KAIRAVA on September 28, 2010, 4:37 GMT

    Gosh.... 231,101 recommendations..!!! This must be some king of a record in Cricinfo-facebook!!! I think Bangladeshi fans & public are trying to spread/advertise the coming of age of their most eagerly awaited player, the new find batsman Shamsur Rahman.

  • ostad on September 28, 2010, 5:22 GMT

    nothing to comment,if this match does not go in favor, we need to rethink to bring more and more new faces..which is better than trying to repair or rehabilitate again and again with no results.

  • on September 28, 2010, 6:15 GMT

    ashrafulllllllllllll..let see what he did...........

  • S.S.Sagar on September 28, 2010, 7:49 GMT

    Bangladesh Has Made A Mistake By Left Ashraful Out From The Squad. Ash Is One Of The Most Talents of Bangladesh Ever Got. And Bangladesh Should Not Forget What Ash Gave This Country. Before 2005, BAN Was Just A Little Team. But As BAN Started Winning With Big Teams, Now They Are Not A Weak Team AnyMore. And For This, 80% Credit Goes To This YoungMan. BAN Forget So Quickly What He Had Done For BAN. Yes, He Could Be Out Of Form, But Ash Should Not Be Left Out. BAN Can Take NewZealand As Example. They Have Got Brendon Mccullam. They Gave Him Freedom Play Freely. BAN Also Should Try This With ASH. If He Play Well In One Match, BAN Will Make Another Upset.