Bangladesh news March 25, 2014

Bangladesh not repaying faith of adoring fans - Kumble

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Former India captain Anil Kumble believes that Bangladesh have not done justice to the level of support they receive at home. The World Twenty20 hosts lost to two Associate nations this month, first to Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and then to Hong Kong in the first round of the World T20 last weekend. On Tuesday, they begin their Super 10s campaign with a game against defending champions West Indies.

"They've played at the highest level for a good number of years but the worrying thing for me is they have yet to arrive as a top-class international team," Kumble wrote in his Times of India column. "It is bewildering when you consider the immense passion for the game in the country. The game is played at a reasonable level throughout the country but the national team is still to repay the faith of its adoring public."

Having played nine international matches in Bangladesh between 1998 and 2007, Kumble has seen the home side's wide following first-hand. He believes that if Bangladesh were to beat West Indies, despite West Indies' own shaky form, it would be considered a shock result. "They are in their own backyard with the conditions more than suited to their players. Yet there is that unfortunate feeling one gets that should the Windies stumble, it would be seen more as an upset win for the hosts rather than a victory which shouldn't raise any eyebrows," he said.

Kumble compared the team to Sri Lanka in their early days, but said Bangladesh are still to arrive as a major force.

Recently, Bangladesh whitewashed New Zealand in a home ODI series for the second time in three years, while also beating West Indies in ODIs in 2012. They have defeated each Test-playing nation at least once in ODIs, though they haven't beaten Pakistan since 1999. In Test cricket, Bangladesh recently drew a series against New Zealand and a Test against Sri Lanka. But since that draw in Chittagong in early February, they lost two T20s and seven ODIs in a row, before beating Afghanistan and Nepal in the World T20's opening round. Then, they lost to Hong Kong.

"They [Bangladesh] have scored some good wins in the ODI version but not consistently enough to be taken seriously for a big team," Kumble said. "With a tournament of this stature having arrived at their doorstep, it's a fantastic opportunity for Bangladesh to make people look at them in a different light."

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

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  • on March 27, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    I know you won't get my comment but thank you Anil Kumble sir for pointing out that as Bangladeshi supporters were hoping to get good results but in vain. The whole team's mistakes just pop up and makes us think "why are they performing like this?"

  • Srabonkothaboli on March 26, 2014, 17:20 GMT

    Still I love Bd because last 2 years they loose only a series in home also runner up in Asia cup 2013 and white wash newzeland 2 times.BUT everyting was upset.?!!:-) & for those who thinks Bd should not play test cricket I think they should see the result of 2013 & 2014 year.I'm not saying BD is very gond side but not very bad .Tamim &nasir out of form captncy is n8 gd.

  • on March 26, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    If Bangladesh can't handle t20wc event is to big for them it's shame ICRC should ban balladeshi from cricket

  • checkOnCricket on March 26, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    @ Aravind_Verified : Well said bro. A Captain first should be able to command respect rather than demanding it. Rahim performed poorly with the Gloves.... In Batting just stayed at the crease but was not effective. Strategy was poor and not proper usage of their bowlers. Sakib can replace rahim as a captain.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    And please leave politics out of sports (re: the edict that no BD fan can visibly demonstrate support for another team).

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    We are all upset about the team spirit.........

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:17 GMT

    Kumble was absolutely spot on. Fantastic read this. I am a Bangladeshi and an ardent cricket fan at that, but I completely agree with this. The players do give a lot; but compared to what fans do for them (including going on par in argument with Indians and Pakistanis about their team being the best) it is, sadly, not that much. Fans also have to realize the level the team is in; it is not going to help if you think a number 9 team is going to win each and every match against top tier teams. They need to keep their feet grounded in terms of their expectations. That will prevent players from feeling too much pressure or bloating their egos, both of which can be detrimental for the team's long term prospects.

  • Charindra on March 25, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    Finally, someone has said it. Bravo Kumble! And if any Bangla fans are hating on Kumble for this, I feel sorry for you. Encourage or scare your team in to getting better. Otherwise they have no place in test cricket, irrespective of the passion for the game in Bangla.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    I can guarantee you that Ireland will do better than them in all forms of the game.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    Whenever some non Bangladeshis comment on poor Bangladeshi performance then Bangladeshi apologists start attacking the nation of the commentor instead.

    Confining us to just T20 cricket,India, Pakistan, England and West Indies have won this title already. Bangladeshi fans would say that these countries have been playing cricket for over 80 years. These countries may be playing cricket for long, but they have been playing T20 cricket for less than one decade and they have the same duration of experience in this format of cricket as Bangladesh

    These countries may be playing cricket for decades, but not the current players of these countries. The players of these teams are in their twenties and thirtees, just like the players of Bangladesh. The fans, players and administrators of Bangladesh cricket need to introspect to assess what is lacking in their players, instead of living in perpetual denial and remaining convince that all is well with their cricket.

  • on March 27, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    I know you won't get my comment but thank you Anil Kumble sir for pointing out that as Bangladeshi supporters were hoping to get good results but in vain. The whole team's mistakes just pop up and makes us think "why are they performing like this?"

  • Srabonkothaboli on March 26, 2014, 17:20 GMT

    Still I love Bd because last 2 years they loose only a series in home also runner up in Asia cup 2013 and white wash newzeland 2 times.BUT everyting was upset.?!!:-) & for those who thinks Bd should not play test cricket I think they should see the result of 2013 & 2014 year.I'm not saying BD is very gond side but not very bad .Tamim &nasir out of form captncy is n8 gd.

  • on March 26, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    If Bangladesh can't handle t20wc event is to big for them it's shame ICRC should ban balladeshi from cricket

  • checkOnCricket on March 26, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    @ Aravind_Verified : Well said bro. A Captain first should be able to command respect rather than demanding it. Rahim performed poorly with the Gloves.... In Batting just stayed at the crease but was not effective. Strategy was poor and not proper usage of their bowlers. Sakib can replace rahim as a captain.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    And please leave politics out of sports (re: the edict that no BD fan can visibly demonstrate support for another team).

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    We are all upset about the team spirit.........

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:17 GMT

    Kumble was absolutely spot on. Fantastic read this. I am a Bangladeshi and an ardent cricket fan at that, but I completely agree with this. The players do give a lot; but compared to what fans do for them (including going on par in argument with Indians and Pakistanis about their team being the best) it is, sadly, not that much. Fans also have to realize the level the team is in; it is not going to help if you think a number 9 team is going to win each and every match against top tier teams. They need to keep their feet grounded in terms of their expectations. That will prevent players from feeling too much pressure or bloating their egos, both of which can be detrimental for the team's long term prospects.

  • Charindra on March 25, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    Finally, someone has said it. Bravo Kumble! And if any Bangla fans are hating on Kumble for this, I feel sorry for you. Encourage or scare your team in to getting better. Otherwise they have no place in test cricket, irrespective of the passion for the game in Bangla.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    I can guarantee you that Ireland will do better than them in all forms of the game.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    Whenever some non Bangladeshis comment on poor Bangladeshi performance then Bangladeshi apologists start attacking the nation of the commentor instead.

    Confining us to just T20 cricket,India, Pakistan, England and West Indies have won this title already. Bangladeshi fans would say that these countries have been playing cricket for over 80 years. These countries may be playing cricket for long, but they have been playing T20 cricket for less than one decade and they have the same duration of experience in this format of cricket as Bangladesh

    These countries may be playing cricket for decades, but not the current players of these countries. The players of these teams are in their twenties and thirtees, just like the players of Bangladesh. The fans, players and administrators of Bangladesh cricket need to introspect to assess what is lacking in their players, instead of living in perpetual denial and remaining convince that all is well with their cricket.

  • Fahii on March 25, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    for Bang fans......just enjoy cricket & have fun , support your big bro Pakistan

  • Aravind_Verified on March 25, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    First of all BD need a new captain..Rahim with a school boy look will not get enough respect from his team mates..when you look at somebody like Graeme Smith just his figure is enough to get all the respect,even from the opposition team..

  • marlboro19 on March 25, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Anyone who has watched today's match would think Kumble a foreteller. I like Bd people in general, and watching their dumbfounded faces in stadium is saddening. This article is right on money- these overhyped players do not deserve the love they get. Do support your team, but don't be blind towards the obvious lack of competence they continue to show. It would be great for cricket if BD team competes in Indian domestic circuit. If BCCI wants to take responsibility, it's the first thing they should do. I can't shake the feeling I got looking at the sad faces of those girls who have been cheering throughout for BD.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    Respect to Mr. Anil Kumble...his comments were spot on. As a Bangladeshi cricket fan, we deserve a good performance from our team. Unfortunately that is not happening.....

    As for the team, It is well known, that the team has some talented players...but it is high time for the fans to realize that, talent means nothing, if there is no commitment and desire....there are some players in Bangladeshi team, who considers cricket nothing more than a regular job....they are not as dedicated like, tamim ,mushfiqur and shakib.

  • becham100 on March 25, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Only Shakib is capable of getting into any other international side. Why do ppl keep saying BD has got talent? Where is it? Why can't we see any of it during the matches?

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    When players stop playing along with their ego's they will start winning matches again.

  • NP_NY on March 25, 2014, 17:09 GMT

    @cheguramana: Actually we Indian fans are very happy with India's performance in the last few years in the world stage. We were number one in Tests just a few years ago, and we have won all three major ICC championships in the last seven years. NO OTHER TEAM in the world can say that. We are proud of what our team has achieved. Yes, we are passionate but we are also aware that it is only a sport and winning and losing is part and parcel of the game. We don't hate our team when they lose 4-0 in a test series. I hope you don't hate your team either because they haven't been able to win any finals of significance.

  • ramz30380 on March 25, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    Wise man Kumble, well said. I have immense respect for you, and you hit the nail on the head.

    With so many passionate fans jumping to the defense when some one comments ill of their team, it is really upsetting to see the BD team's performance.

    Its time the players lived up to their expectations. BD has a long way to go to be at par with the others in world cricket.

    Ind, SL & Pakistan supporters lets give them some constructive criticism instead of mocking them & Bangla fans please be more realistic in ur comments & expectations.

  • IAS2009 on March 25, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    BD has failed to develop talent since they have been introduced as Test playing nation, compare to SL during same time frame their performance is poor, they have to develop player like SL did, players like Murli, De-silva, Sangakara in BD team to win at high level, now to blame Anil for his comments absolutely ridiculous, his comments is very much the thought of all BD fans, I have seen the game when Afridi was dismantling BD attack in Asia cup there were many fans crying, fans show up in every home game with so much passion. My opinion is, over all BD players are arrogant they all play for themselves all the time, this is why they loose most of the time, their opponent have to play poorly to loose the game, I am not sure why BD players attitude cannot change with so many foreign coaches and support staff. Until that change the result will be same also. Don't kill the messenger as in case of the article

  • cheguramana on March 25, 2014, 16:33 GMT

    Fair comments by Kumble. To be sure, some of that criticism may hold equally well against India. With the passion, fan following and money that India has, their team shud be top of world in all formats.

    On their part, the Indian team has some strong results in the past 7 yrs - won WC T20 in 2007, won VB series beating Aus in Aus in 2008, won WC in 2011, won CT 2013, top Test team for a while in 2011.

    But they also have some terrible results away from home, not least the latest tours to SA and NZ. They MUST finish their revival quickly, get back to the top in Tests- that wl be the key to sustained success across all formats. Their fans deserve it !!!

  • SamNY2013 on March 25, 2014, 16:32 GMT

    If actions are suppose to do the talking, they are talking "associate-level" for BD at best.

  • NP_NY on March 25, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    @Care Less: As a matter of fact they did. India won the champions trophy during the last England tour. Good observation. Again, some of the BD fans are not getting the point here. First lesson - learn to take criticism. BD is pathetic right now - lost to Afghanistan and Hong Kong (AT HOME!) and are losing terribly to WI (they may not even make 100). Kumble is spot-on with this article.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    all those commenting against kumble..plz check d score!! pathetic fielding..ridiculous captaincy n batting..kumble is 100% right..such cricket in front of home crowd who hve come out in numbers

  • whippingBails on March 25, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    Bangladesh should hire Ganguly as their Coach. Their fielding was pathetic today. They give up easily and emotional, not playing like professionals. This is not fair on such fantastic and passionate fans. Ganguly will bring some passion into players along with some grit and techniques.

  • wonderstar1 on March 25, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    @rony1008 you have very short memory. when did India win a ODI overseas. They won a champions trophy in England last year where Ban didn't even qualify for the CT. I hope you know where England is. India whitewashed Aussies 4-0 at tests in India. India won a CB series in Australia in 2008. India won in Zim (5-0) a whitewash although only against Zimbabwe . Please see the stats before making false statements.

  • BigINDFan on March 25, 2014, 14:08 GMT

    Kumble need not give his opinion about BD but he did because he cares. I am sure he will give opinions and even coaching time to the IND team if they allow him to. His comments have good timing becoz Shakib keeps telling fans to tone down while on field performances are waning. Kumble is trying to get the players' attention and seize this opportunity.

    I would encourage Kumble to talk to Yuvraj and Ashwin to improve their games as it will help Ind compete better overseas. SL also has worries once Sanga and Mahela retire from ODIs and eventually from Tests. Pak is still rebuilding. Ind is a big mess right now becoz selections are horrible and players are not held accountable by BCCI.

    I hope to see an all Asian finals which will be a perfect way to finish the WCT20.

  • Johnny_129 on March 25, 2014, 13:48 GMT

    I have great respect for Kumble - The man is a genius. He is correct in his summation in this instance as he usually is - Bangladesh does not have the wealth of talent that Pakistan or India possess. Therefore, they need to prepare better, train better and be better organised to compete with top teams. India and Pakistan have the worst preparation and organisation of all teams in the world but they manage to be competitive because of the talent available. Bangladesh, I feel, should apply the NZ or SL approach instead of trying to follow/ emulate or learn from Ind/ Pak. Right now Bangladesh is using Ind/ Pak as their blueprint when they should be following in the footprints of NZ/ SL.

  • voyager on March 25, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    It is because of such a large and loyal fan base and the infrastructure that they were given the status in the first place. And it is because of the fans and market not their performance on the field that is maintaining it. I think BD should consider importing few players into their national team to bring in some culture of winning. Their standard is of the upper tier associate team really. If they play 25 games with associates their Win-loss % would be around 50-50 not 100-0 or even 95-5%

  • on March 25, 2014, 12:53 GMT

    totally agree with him......the support this team gets it's shame that now there r loosing to associate teams also

  • rony1008 on March 25, 2014, 12:26 GMT

    I agree with Kumble that Bangladesh team needs to do more to repay the support they get. However, I do not agree with the bleak picture that has been portrayed in some portion of cricket personalities.

    They are winners of bilateral series with WI, NZ (they have now whitewashed NZ twice in successive series). When did India white washed a team in ODI, even at home or won a ODI overseas? Pre SL-tour of Bangladesh and Asia Cup, Bangladesh did pretty well. And the Asia cup before the last one, they were runner-up beating SL and India In fact, the matches against SL were very close too, and SL is a damn good team specially in limited overs.

    I concede, recent performance does not incite much confidence among Bangladeshi fans. Bangladesh is going through a bad patch. Haters will hate, but I am sure with passionate fans behind them they will bounce back.

  • on March 25, 2014, 12:16 GMT

    by the way ,losing in foreign soil is ok.so many teams are now facing that problem. but losing pathetically like a run over dog raises a lot of questions about the quality of a team.and when those performances come from top ranked team having freakishly crazy fans then the pundits get a lot of issues to be solved for that team.now guess what a legend here now focusing on a minnow rather than their own mess.has really the price of oil raised higher that ppl are not working on their own machines?

  • on March 25, 2014, 12:08 GMT

    I agree with Anil Kumble's words for criticising Bangladesh team. It is been approximately 10 years that Bangladesh team is still improving and dont you think that Bangladesh is getting special treatment from ACC and ICC in terms of financial and development based assistance if you compare with Ireland, Nepal & Afghanistan. Bangladesh didnot even manage to beat test playing nation in their home soil even a single match.I believe time has come to take a action to take a call on Bangladesh Cricket as it neither improving nor performing well.Bangladesh should fight for qualifiers of each and every global tournament.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 25, 2014, 12:05 GMT

    What Anil said is 100% right and as always some of my fellow Bangladeshi trying to defend Bangladesh. Others teams failure doesn't justify our failure. I can understand that we are not as good as other big teams so losing to them hurts but doesn't shock me but losing against Associates like this its a SHAME. Some of the Bangladeshi players don't seem to care either. I don't think there is anything to do with the skill it is more to do with the mentality. We can beat India but we never been able to beat Pakistan despite the fact in last 4 matches we played against them we were the one that was close to win but somehow our player break down at the end. Against NZ all of them become something special but against others they look ordinary. It feels like against some team they accept the lose even before the match started. What our team need is a psychiatrist. We lost 2 matches against Associates & the only time we should forgive them for that when they beat two top teams in a row

  • Practical_person on March 25, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    I think therein lies the problem. Probably the players are not pressured by fans' expectations. It is the same with India. Players are not performing to their potential.

  • aproudBangladeshi on March 25, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    @ Proud Punjabi... man who asked Kumble to comment about tigers? We did not. We appreciate his comments and criticism. We appreciate that a cricketing legend of his stature took time to think about our team and give expert opinion. It is not necessary that we accept everything he said. People have their opinion and some of them may not sound acceptable to you but do you think your comments are of high quality?

    Think about it again and come back if you have anything to say...

  • India_boy on March 25, 2014, 10:32 GMT

    That is the whole point Mr. Kumble. Teams that have passionate and adoring fans tend to take them for granted. They know their fans will support them no matter what. On the other hand, cricket teams in countries like Aus n SA are competing for attention of sports loving fans who will watch any sports in which their teams are winning, so if they don't win, they won't have a following. Simple !

  • bdsmaruf on March 25, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    you are right abcdef-1234........

  • Smack-DAT on March 25, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    @Care Less : Yeah like the English did in Australia!! ROFL

  • sfarazi on March 25, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    "bd team is itself shame for world cricket," just for that I hope Bangladesh at least win convincingly against India. Some of this attitude shown by Indian fans towards Bangladesh is appalling and you people should know better than to insult the team and their fans. Anil Kumble is a former cricketer and he is entitled to comment on any team he pleases and just because BD fans are defending their team, it doesn't mean his expertise and wisdom is going to waste. We also agree with the points he's raising but at the same time we love our team enough to stand by them in their highs and lows. That @Proud Punjabi is a sign of a true cricket fan and cricket lover so please show some respect and pray that you don't have to eat your words.

  • on March 25, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I completely support what kumble says. Our beloved team has been very inconsistent and I do question the sincerity/commitment of some of our players. The way our batsmen throw their wickets after getting 50, the trouble our fast bowlers have in delivering the ball on line 50% of the time are seriously questionable.

  • sergio11 on March 25, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    @Anan3t ..mate you cannt say that,the T20 b/w SL was played in your own backward..still BAN cannt win..if that game was played in some other country..fine everyone will agree with you,these day winning a away series has become so tough..but BAN not even good to win against AFG or HK in there backward...for a fan of BAN its heart breaking stuff...ENG or IND even though they lost away matches,there are WINNING comprehensively in there backward..IND won 4-0 against AUS and ENG won 3-0 against them..the reason is simple they got quality players in the team..BAN team will have to wait again a 10 years to produce a Kholi or a Warner or even a Joe Root...the only player good enough to be in the international level is Shakib..but in test i doubt his ability....sorry to say,but its the fact..1 or 2 win against all major team after these many year is simply not enough..

  • MrMavi on March 25, 2014, 9:51 GMT

    I being an Indian think BD is an awsm side ... i am big fan of Saqib... But i thnk what Mr Kumble said is true bcz i thnk BD is such a strong team that i should show more results... I thnk BD needs a Good Fast bowling and some consistency from middle order ..they can reach semis ... I really wana see BD players playing Hard and smart..Good luck to BD

  • on March 25, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    Wise thought by Kumble. We should work to go a level. We have players to go top level but we don't have people who can manage the team well and nurture those talented players. Our boards and selection committee are sometimes horrible.

  • on March 25, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    we saw Indian team in last England tour repaying 100% faith of their fans :):):)

  • British_North_America on March 25, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Reza, Mahmudullah and Nasir are there in playing 11, what more we can expect apart from some ducks, slog sweep and run outs, oh yes, Abdur Razzak is also there for the opponent to score some quick runs and break free.We are preserving Mominul, Shamshur, Zia and Sunny for World Cup 2050.

  • on March 25, 2014, 9:27 GMT

    well said @Anan3t

  • Monjur_Elahi on March 25, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    How about ZIM then which is declining alarmingly? And how about England which is living on oxygen now? Bangaldesh is just going through a rough patch and soon these so called critics will hide in their shell. The fans are forever beside their team and that's why we are passionate Bangladeshi fan!

  • wonderstar1 on March 25, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    @Md Iqbal Eusuf going up to the ladder. you mean like loosing to Hong Kong? haha. We won Champions trophy as recently as last year in England even when we are going down the ladder(as you say) right. so you see even in our worst phase we have managed something. guess what your team did in CT last year? Oh now i remember now they dint even qualify for the CT. right.

  • P.BIPULKUMAR on March 25, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    BD`s main problem is their bad team selection policy

  • Des_65 on March 25, 2014, 8:51 GMT

    I hope Kumble's comments don't spur BD to the point where they defeat India in super 10's. I just hope they don't.

  • on March 25, 2014, 8:36 GMT

    Dear Kumble, you are very much correct in your article. After reading some of the comments by BD fans, I reckon commenting on such a pathetic team like would belittle your expertise and wisdom. In my opinion BD team should be a topic for such any cricketing professional or a true cricket lover. BD team is itself a shame for world cricket. Keep rocking Kumble sir, we still need your services for our beloved Indian team as a bowling coach.

  • Warm_Coffee on March 25, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    Rahim captaincy is so poor. He needs to resign as captain and instead we need an attacking captain otherwise Bangladesh would've won 40% of their games against the better teams this year.

  • bdsmaruf on March 25, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    yes legend you are right. but are the bd players care it? like a player saklib said don't expect so much from us (bd players). he is lucky he born in bd otherwise he have to fight very hard to place in any national team.

  • on March 25, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    Bangladesh has become stronger than before. Yes, They are not up to the levels of some top teams but they are going up to the ladder. Where as some teams are going down to the ladder. After 100 years of cricket history they are just simply pathetic in the foreign soil.

  • Anan3t on March 25, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    Anything can happen in a cricket match as long as it's played by a round ball. Mr. kumble cited that BAN lost 9 matches in a row! didn't he notice that every game was so close and competitive? We lost two T20 against mighty Srilanka where we have seen a last ball finish in each match. In the 1st ODI, against srilanka, we were about to win! Against Pak in the Asia cup we had enjoyed a breath-tracking match. what we need most now a little help of luck to shut the shop of some PPL like .... .

  • imtiazjaleel on March 25, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    The problem with Bangladeh Cricket is of selection, they are not certain which player to select because the performance is not consistent barring a few players like Shakib and Mushfiqur and recently Mominul in batting and there is much bigger problem in bowling.

  • on March 25, 2014, 8:06 GMT

    Bangladesh and West Indies, in the ridiculous search of new lows, somehow succeed in doing that......please make us curious by doing something else today.

  • rise_of_the_ashes on March 25, 2014, 8:06 GMT

    Remember the girls who cried in Pak vs Ban Asia cup match... Its a true reflection of what Bangladesh is doing to their fans.

  • on March 25, 2014, 7:45 GMT

    But same thing could be said for India too. Our results are reflection to what the passion is for cricket.

  • Maruf27 on March 25, 2014, 7:35 GMT

    You are right Mr. Kumble ; (

  • on March 25, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    Correctly said Mr A. Kumble. Its heartening to see the level of support Bangladeshis have for Cricket. The stadiums are almost full for all the matches we have witnessed so far, in spite of the home team not performing well.

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  • on March 25, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    Correctly said Mr A. Kumble. Its heartening to see the level of support Bangladeshis have for Cricket. The stadiums are almost full for all the matches we have witnessed so far, in spite of the home team not performing well.

  • Maruf27 on March 25, 2014, 7:35 GMT

    You are right Mr. Kumble ; (

  • on March 25, 2014, 7:45 GMT

    But same thing could be said for India too. Our results are reflection to what the passion is for cricket.

  • rise_of_the_ashes on March 25, 2014, 8:06 GMT

    Remember the girls who cried in Pak vs Ban Asia cup match... Its a true reflection of what Bangladesh is doing to their fans.

  • on March 25, 2014, 8:06 GMT

    Bangladesh and West Indies, in the ridiculous search of new lows, somehow succeed in doing that......please make us curious by doing something else today.

  • imtiazjaleel on March 25, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    The problem with Bangladeh Cricket is of selection, they are not certain which player to select because the performance is not consistent barring a few players like Shakib and Mushfiqur and recently Mominul in batting and there is much bigger problem in bowling.

  • Anan3t on March 25, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    Anything can happen in a cricket match as long as it's played by a round ball. Mr. kumble cited that BAN lost 9 matches in a row! didn't he notice that every game was so close and competitive? We lost two T20 against mighty Srilanka where we have seen a last ball finish in each match. In the 1st ODI, against srilanka, we were about to win! Against Pak in the Asia cup we had enjoyed a breath-tracking match. what we need most now a little help of luck to shut the shop of some PPL like .... .

  • on March 25, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    Bangladesh has become stronger than before. Yes, They are not up to the levels of some top teams but they are going up to the ladder. Where as some teams are going down to the ladder. After 100 years of cricket history they are just simply pathetic in the foreign soil.

  • bdsmaruf on March 25, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    yes legend you are right. but are the bd players care it? like a player saklib said don't expect so much from us (bd players). he is lucky he born in bd otherwise he have to fight very hard to place in any national team.

  • Warm_Coffee on March 25, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    Rahim captaincy is so poor. He needs to resign as captain and instead we need an attacking captain otherwise Bangladesh would've won 40% of their games against the better teams this year.