England in Bangladesh 2009-10 March 9, 2010

Ashraful dropped for England Tests

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Bangladesh's most-capped cricketer, Mohammad Ashraful, has been omitted from the Test squad for the forthcoming series against England, after failing to convince the selectors that he is in the right frame of mind to resume his international career.

Ashraful, 25, missed last week's ODI series in a bid to recapture his form following a poor tour of New Zealand, but in consecutive first-class matches for Dhaka Division, he made 21 runs in four innings, including three ducks.

His final chance to impress the selectors came during his captaincy stint for Bangladesh A against England at Chittagong, but having managed just 1 in the first innings, he was bowled by Amjal Shahzad for 30 on the third and final morning of the match.

Ashraful has played in 53 of Bangladesh's 64 Tests to date, having made his mark with a debut century against Sri Lanka in November 2001, when he was just 16 years old. However, he has never yet featured in a home Test against England, having been dropped for the 2003 series, again due to a loss of form.

The Bangladesh selectors have named a 14-man squad which includes the centurion from the warm-up match, Raqibul Hasan, as well as no fewer than three left-arm spinners - the captain Shakib Al Hasan, Abdur Razzak and Enamul Haque Jr - in response to Kevin Pietersen's much-publicised problems against that style of bowling.

Ironically, Pietersen fell to Ashraful's spin for 20 on the final afternoon of the tour match.

Bangladesh squad Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Aftab Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak, Enamul Haque Jr, Shahadat Hossain.

Andrew Miller is UK editor of Cricinfo. Go to http://twitter.com/miller_cricket to follow him on Twitter through the England tour of Bangladesh.

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  • on March 14, 2010, 18:55 GMT

    as we are having with irregular performance, none can depend on us. to some extends tamim and rahim are performing well. sakib is not in his commited form in bat as well as riad must be conscious in bowl and field. in spite of having some shortcomings we believe from our heart that we can....................aftab is to be more determined. junaid cant make the best use of the opportunity.rahim should be careful behind wicket..............fast bowlers are as like the previous time. so its the time for spinners. naim is very calm........... why

  • on March 11, 2010, 10:25 GMT

    My hot team1.TAMIM 2.IMRUL 3.AFTAB 4.ALOC KOPALI 5.MUSFIQUR 6.SAKIB 7.MAHMUDULLAH 8.RAZZAK 9.SHAHADAT 10.RUBEL 11.ENAMUL HAQUE JR

  • sakib.talha on March 10, 2010, 18:11 GMT

    i think Ashraful is really lucky to play so many international matchs for Bangladesh. There is no doubt about his talent. but for a team like bangladesh, dedication and commitment is more important than talent like Ashraful. He should have learnt much much more by playing almost 7-8 years long career.

    When i think about ashraful, i think he is the most talented inconsistant batsman of the world. I beleive it will be really hard for him to come back in the team as so many talented dedicate players are in the pipeline.

  • on March 10, 2010, 8:30 GMT

    Just few day's before our cricket coach jame Siddons said aftab was not fit to playing in international label but still aftab is in test squad!it's just a example.This comments is well enough to break full confidence for any returner.Before included in Icl Aftab,Shahriar Nafees & Alok kapali was the regular performer by bangladeshi Side.So pls try to understand the situation we have to take them and promise to perform well then it would be better to bulid up a strong team in future.We need experience and perfomer player in test cricket not like 20/22 ages player.Unfortunately always we are shwing it's young team have to take time But how long time it's already passed 10 years so we have to stopping this procees to out of the expereince player from the team specially in test cricket.

  • benjer on March 10, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    May be ashraful is one of the lucky player by bangladeshi side because he is only the player got huse chances from the board though was the irregular performer.In bangladesh have one traditions if any player out from the team then managment fully forget this player.Here some exam. Faisal hossain dkcence(though he is the regular performer in all types of local cricket) Rajeen Saleh,hannan sarkar,Nafees Iqbal,Tushar Imran that all players are ferforming very well but the selectors never feel that they can rebulid their career again.Actualy our managment don't know which is the main platform for player to come in internation cricket because once any palyer performing very well in domestic cricket that time our managment explain he is not well fit for international cricket so which is the best way to introduce in internation cricket & why our player playing in domestic cricket??But asraful no need to perform to keep continue in cricket team.pls think it we no need talent need performer!

  • late_tanim on March 10, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    Shariar Nafees: Sorry but he is a low profile player and he can bat well against weeker team. Rajin Saleh: Guys, pls dont forget the cricket is a mental game too. The way Rajin bat destroys the confidence of other batsman on dressing room. If one batsman can play some nice shoot, automatically, other batsman feels that yes, he can do it !But from Rajin saleh batting style, you never feel it. Naeem Islam: He is still not mature for test squad .. Aftab: It is a stupid decision from our selector. He is shaky in the field, let him recover his form & confidence first before adding him in test squad. If Aftab fail in test match, it will create a very negative impact on his confidence & carrer.. We should try a new batsman as replacement of Ashraful, we have many good batsman in our pipeline ..

  • late_tanim on March 10, 2010, 4:57 GMT

    My personal opinion .. Shariar Nafees : He is a low profile player, he can bat only against weeker team .. Rajiz Saleh: His batting style destroys the confidence of other batsman in dressing room, dont forget that cricket is a mental game also, if other player see one batsman can play with some nice shot, it increase other's confidence automatically. Naeem : He is still not mature for Test .. Aftab: It is a very stupid decision of our selectors as now aftab is very shaky in the pitch, if he fail in test match, let him recover his form & confidence first before putting him in test squad. In replace of Ashraful, we can take a new batsman, we have so many batsman in our pipeline !

  • avik-e-mama on March 10, 2010, 4:38 GMT

    my squad 1) Tamim 2) Imrul Kayes 3) Junaid 4) Raqibul 5) Shakib 6) Mahmudullah 7) Mushfiq 8) Razzak 9) Shafiul 10) Shahadat 11) Enamul Jr.

    where is Aftab's place in the squad? he will waste his wicket after a quick fire 30-40 at best. he is not even suited for the longer format. after all these years, he only has 1 first class century. he just refuses to learn. at least ashraful plays well sometimes. all one can get from aftab is a quick 40.

    Good decision on dropping Ashraful. I think they should permanently drop him and ask him to make his way back to the squad through good performance in the domestic competition.

    Rubel should also be dropped, as all he does is leak runs and runs. nothing else.

  • Lotj on March 10, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    Right now the best combination for this test.............

    1. Tamim, 2. Kayes, 3. Shahriar Nafees, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim , 5. Shakib, 6. Mahmudullah , 7. Nayeem Islam , 8. shuvo 9. Razzak, 10. Shahadat, 11. Shofiul.

  • LeTsGoTigeRs on March 9, 2010, 23:47 GMT

    hi everyone...n thanx to bangladeshi selectors they took a right decision at the end ashraful is not there i am so happy i know he got talent but he don't know how to use it and he don't learn from his mistake,selectors they gave ashraful so many chances but enough is enough so many players in the pipe line.selectors they can bring alok kapali and nafees in the squad i know it will take time to adjust them but they have talent and they are experienced if they can adjust as soon as possible with this present team then bangladesh will be better side for next world cup.

  • on March 14, 2010, 18:55 GMT

    as we are having with irregular performance, none can depend on us. to some extends tamim and rahim are performing well. sakib is not in his commited form in bat as well as riad must be conscious in bowl and field. in spite of having some shortcomings we believe from our heart that we can....................aftab is to be more determined. junaid cant make the best use of the opportunity.rahim should be careful behind wicket..............fast bowlers are as like the previous time. so its the time for spinners. naim is very calm........... why

  • on March 11, 2010, 10:25 GMT

    My hot team1.TAMIM 2.IMRUL 3.AFTAB 4.ALOC KOPALI 5.MUSFIQUR 6.SAKIB 7.MAHMUDULLAH 8.RAZZAK 9.SHAHADAT 10.RUBEL 11.ENAMUL HAQUE JR

  • sakib.talha on March 10, 2010, 18:11 GMT

    i think Ashraful is really lucky to play so many international matchs for Bangladesh. There is no doubt about his talent. but for a team like bangladesh, dedication and commitment is more important than talent like Ashraful. He should have learnt much much more by playing almost 7-8 years long career.

    When i think about ashraful, i think he is the most talented inconsistant batsman of the world. I beleive it will be really hard for him to come back in the team as so many talented dedicate players are in the pipeline.

  • on March 10, 2010, 8:30 GMT

    Just few day's before our cricket coach jame Siddons said aftab was not fit to playing in international label but still aftab is in test squad!it's just a example.This comments is well enough to break full confidence for any returner.Before included in Icl Aftab,Shahriar Nafees & Alok kapali was the regular performer by bangladeshi Side.So pls try to understand the situation we have to take them and promise to perform well then it would be better to bulid up a strong team in future.We need experience and perfomer player in test cricket not like 20/22 ages player.Unfortunately always we are shwing it's young team have to take time But how long time it's already passed 10 years so we have to stopping this procees to out of the expereince player from the team specially in test cricket.

  • benjer on March 10, 2010, 6:13 GMT

    May be ashraful is one of the lucky player by bangladeshi side because he is only the player got huse chances from the board though was the irregular performer.In bangladesh have one traditions if any player out from the team then managment fully forget this player.Here some exam. Faisal hossain dkcence(though he is the regular performer in all types of local cricket) Rajeen Saleh,hannan sarkar,Nafees Iqbal,Tushar Imran that all players are ferforming very well but the selectors never feel that they can rebulid their career again.Actualy our managment don't know which is the main platform for player to come in internation cricket because once any palyer performing very well in domestic cricket that time our managment explain he is not well fit for international cricket so which is the best way to introduce in internation cricket & why our player playing in domestic cricket??But asraful no need to perform to keep continue in cricket team.pls think it we no need talent need performer!

  • late_tanim on March 10, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    Shariar Nafees: Sorry but he is a low profile player and he can bat well against weeker team. Rajin Saleh: Guys, pls dont forget the cricket is a mental game too. The way Rajin bat destroys the confidence of other batsman on dressing room. If one batsman can play some nice shoot, automatically, other batsman feels that yes, he can do it !But from Rajin saleh batting style, you never feel it. Naeem Islam: He is still not mature for test squad .. Aftab: It is a stupid decision from our selector. He is shaky in the field, let him recover his form & confidence first before adding him in test squad. If Aftab fail in test match, it will create a very negative impact on his confidence & carrer.. We should try a new batsman as replacement of Ashraful, we have many good batsman in our pipeline ..

  • late_tanim on March 10, 2010, 4:57 GMT

    My personal opinion .. Shariar Nafees : He is a low profile player, he can bat only against weeker team .. Rajiz Saleh: His batting style destroys the confidence of other batsman in dressing room, dont forget that cricket is a mental game also, if other player see one batsman can play with some nice shot, it increase other's confidence automatically. Naeem : He is still not mature for Test .. Aftab: It is a very stupid decision of our selectors as now aftab is very shaky in the pitch, if he fail in test match, let him recover his form & confidence first before putting him in test squad. In replace of Ashraful, we can take a new batsman, we have so many batsman in our pipeline !

  • avik-e-mama on March 10, 2010, 4:38 GMT

    my squad 1) Tamim 2) Imrul Kayes 3) Junaid 4) Raqibul 5) Shakib 6) Mahmudullah 7) Mushfiq 8) Razzak 9) Shafiul 10) Shahadat 11) Enamul Jr.

    where is Aftab's place in the squad? he will waste his wicket after a quick fire 30-40 at best. he is not even suited for the longer format. after all these years, he only has 1 first class century. he just refuses to learn. at least ashraful plays well sometimes. all one can get from aftab is a quick 40.

    Good decision on dropping Ashraful. I think they should permanently drop him and ask him to make his way back to the squad through good performance in the domestic competition.

    Rubel should also be dropped, as all he does is leak runs and runs. nothing else.

  • Lotj on March 10, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    Right now the best combination for this test.............

    1. Tamim, 2. Kayes, 3. Shahriar Nafees, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim , 5. Shakib, 6. Mahmudullah , 7. Nayeem Islam , 8. shuvo 9. Razzak, 10. Shahadat, 11. Shofiul.

  • LeTsGoTigeRs on March 9, 2010, 23:47 GMT

    hi everyone...n thanx to bangladeshi selectors they took a right decision at the end ashraful is not there i am so happy i know he got talent but he don't know how to use it and he don't learn from his mistake,selectors they gave ashraful so many chances but enough is enough so many players in the pipe line.selectors they can bring alok kapali and nafees in the squad i know it will take time to adjust them but they have talent and they are experienced if they can adjust as soon as possible with this present team then bangladesh will be better side for next world cup.

  • BaNgLaDeShTiGeR on March 9, 2010, 21:38 GMT

    hes the 1st player too make bangladesh put in record book they should give him more chance n they need bette fast bowller den shiful n rubel

  • stocky699 on March 9, 2010, 20:06 GMT

    1. Tammim Iqbal 2. Imrul Kayes 3. Junaid Siddique 4. Raqibul Hasan 5. Shakib 6. Mahmadullah 7. Mushfqir 8. Abdur Razzaq 9. Enamul Haque Jr 10. Shahadat Hossain 11. Rubel Hossain

    Would also like to add that Junaid Siddique is on very thin ice, another failiure and the selectors should pick Nafees. Shafiul Islam hasn't done too much wrong either but Shahadat and Rubel showed enough promise in new zeeland to be persisted with.

  • on March 9, 2010, 19:52 GMT

    Tamim, Imrul, Aftab, Raqibul, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mahmadullah, Naeem, Shafiul Islam, Enamul Haque jr, Shahadat Subs: Nafees, Junaeed, Saghir Hossain, Rubel, Razzak, Habibul Bashar but keep him for ODI's because of his domestic form( pretty good) don't forget Talha Jubair and Kapali who has been unlucky with his private life otherwise he wud have been in.

  • on March 9, 2010, 19:49 GMT

    I think it is good for Ashraful.. so he can enjoy his break by watching other Bangladeshi talented crickters ... so he can realise that he is not THE ONLY talented cricketer in Bangladesh...

  • Mindhunter84 on March 9, 2010, 19:26 GMT

    Our selectors does not put brains into their selection. How can they select Aftab who performed poorly in the ODIs. Added to this he is not at all suitable for Tests. May be he can be considered for the T20s. Inclusion of Enamul Haq Jr. was a surprise and puzzling. The selectors had the option to go for Sohrowardy Shuvo who has done well in the domestic series and looked quite promising in the ODIs. Rubel Hossain does not deserve to be in the team. He gets belted all the time. How can they leave out Shahriar Nafees every time they go for a selection whether it is for Tests or ODIs or T20s? I think Nafees is suitable for all forms of the game and he is one of the best batsmen that BD has. Rajin Saleh is another one who is a very solid batsman and can be a very good resource for the Tests. But everytime he gets neglected. My BD Test team: 1. Tamim, 2. Shahriar Nafees, 3. Kayes, 4. Rajin Saleh, 5. Shakib, 6. Mushfiqur Rahim 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Shuvo, 9. Razzak, 10. Shahadat, 11. Shofiul.

  • dipuzr on March 9, 2010, 18:51 GMT

    There's absolutely no reason for Ashraful to be in the team. We just cant keep a player in the team forever (no matter how talented he is) who scores once in a blue moon. We need runs on the board. & above all, take all the catches.

    My team: 1.Tamim 2. Imrul. 3. Aftab 4. Raqibul 5. Musfiqur 6. Sakib 7. Mahmudullah 8. Enamul Haque Jr 9. Razzak 10. Rubel 11. Shafiul.

    & obvoiusly bat first if win the toss....

  • Tamkin786 on March 9, 2010, 18:39 GMT

    I agree with some people in here who thinks 1.Tamim 2. Imrul. 3. Aftab 4. Raqibul 5. Musfiqur 6. Sakib 7. Mahmudullah 8. Naeem 9. Razzak 10. Shahadat 11. Shafiul in the team...... but i really dont get why...... they pick that idiot bowler Rubel Hossain... he cant bowl at all... he doesnt even deseve to play in national team... the bangladeshi selector should havea look over it... and they should kick out Zunaed too..... instead they can take Alok Kapali or Shariar Nafees or they can take Rajin Saleh.... Rajin Saleh is one the very talented test batsman of Bangladesh.... They even need to change the selector too, otherwise bangladesh will never going to win any other test match !!

  • King_Viv on March 9, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    I agree with imoncx. this guy was early on in his career when he scored 158 v India and then a century v Aus in the famous ODI win (I will never forget him hooking Brett Lee over his head). however, he has played like a clown since and hasn't matured one bit. he clearly has the talent as Brett Lee and Ganguly well know, but he has zero application and has not matured one bit. international cricketers soon get found out so need to adapt and learn. drop him and hopefully he'll be back with a new found maturity and hunger later in the year.

  • Iftekharul_Hasan_Siam on March 9, 2010, 18:07 GMT

    @ Shahid Mohammad, when you are not performing, peoples against you will criticise you in this way.sorry to write,abhishek is not wrong at all man.if ash perform in this way,yes even bermuda team will not include him in their squad.whether you are most talented or not,you have to PERFORM.

  • benjer on March 9, 2010, 18:04 GMT

    This is the first time Bangladeshi selectors are open their eyes & taken right dicision .still something missing from Bangladeshi team like Shahriar Nafees & masrafee.One problem still have in bangladesh they don't have any senior player in test cricket here something looks like worng from last five years.Where in australia their player come in test arena after having more experience & age not meore than 23/24 like that but we lost our player in the same ages like 23/24 here something wrong in test cricket.Somebodies have to see this part strongly. My team like 01.Tamim 02.Imrul 03.Rakibul 04.Musfique 05.Shakib 06.Mehrab Junior 07.Mahmudullah 08.Aftab 09.Razzak 10.Shahdat 11.Shafiul.

  • on March 9, 2010, 17:59 GMT

    if u dont want see him in india.... fine......but u should not criticize him in this way...hope he comebacks strongly...

  • on March 9, 2010, 17:36 GMT

    MY TEAM IS 1.Tamim 2. Imrul 3. Mahmudullah 4. Aftab Ahmed 5. Mushiqur 6. Raqibul 7. Shakib 8. Naeem/ Enamul Haque Jr 9. Shahadat Hossain 10. Rubel Hossain 11. Abdur Razzak 12. Shafiul Islam

    NOW THIS IS THE BEST TEAM FROM BANGLADESH (EXCEPT MD. ASHRAFUL & MASHRAFI BIN MORTAZA BCOZ BOTH OF PERSON IS BEST PLAYER OF BANGLADESH)

  • gmaurup on March 9, 2010, 17:14 GMT

    Ashraful never learnt the basic mindset of a test batsman- every ball should be played on its merit.

    He has all the shots in cricket books, but tries them in the most odd places. I think he should be given a lot of chances to tour with the A team for at least a year. If he shows reasonable consistency (atleast an average of 45), he should be recalled. And the average should show consistency, not made with a 200+ innings and 5 below 10 scores.

    Best wishes for him. He did not perform as expected, but not another person did in his generation. Blaming him is unwise.

  • on March 9, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    Bangladesh team should be--1. Tamim Iqbal 2.Imrul 3. Shahriar Nafees 3.Shakib 5. Mushfiq 6. Mahmudullah 7. Shahdat 8. Shofiul 9. Enamul Jr. 10. Raqibul 11. Abdur Razzak

  • on March 9, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    I was quite appalled to hear Mr Abhishek Verma's tirade against Ashraful. Weak, disgusting not fit to be in Bermuda's team...these are uncalled for remarks that is not becoming for a man who has played 54 tests, scored 2275 runs including 3 test centuries and also 150 ODIs with 3000+ scores. He has been the captain of his test and ODI side for 3 long years. He has been eulogised everywhere in the world including India by someone no less of the stature of Mr Sunil Gavaskar. He is the record holder for the youngest century maker. And nobody will forget how he belted Srinath, Prasad, Agarkar, Joshi, Kumble. True, he is going through a rough patch now. But he is going to make a grand comeback because god gifted talents like him rarely appear. As regards to not having him in India, ask your cricket board, IPL and the likes if they have done a brilliant job by having a beef jerky like Kieran Pollard for $750,000. India is the only test country not to have invited BD Test team for a series.

  • on March 9, 2010, 16:35 GMT

    I don't understand one thing. Why don't you hone young blood. Why was it necessary to play a third left arm spinner in Enamul jr.? He has been out in the last two test series (India, NZ) and hasn't performed brilliantly in the domestic cricket. On the other hand, Suhrawardy Shuvo has already worked himself in the ODI squad and he has sterling performances in the domestic league. He can bat up, down and the middle and definitely he is a better batter than Enamul jr He had concluded only today a sparkling 68 for Rajshahi against Ctg in the national Championship and that too as an opener. As a spinner, he castled four scalps. On the one, Shafiul is selected ahead of Shahdat and Rasel because of his promise and on the other, Shuvo is held back because of Enamul's experience. THe selectors are sending a mixed signal to future hopefuls about selection criteria that domestic performances aren't always rewarding.

  • mandi on March 9, 2010, 16:11 GMT

    i think kapali should get a chance,but all depend on selector.bowling combination should be shafiul,shadat as pacer and enamul,shakib and razzaq as a spinner,it will be testing situation for english situation.

  • JS82 on March 9, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    A lot of ppl may not agree with me on this but I think Enamul Haque would be a better test spinner than Razzak due to his variations. Plus he has a good record in Chittagong. This would be my final 11 for the first test.

    Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Enamul Haque Jr., Razzak or Junaid/Aftab (depends on bowling or batting depth).

  • on March 9, 2010, 15:21 GMT

    @Abhishek: Never heard anyone criticizing a player in this way. Anyway, it does not matter whether you want to see him in India or not. Your job is to just watch cricket.

  • on March 9, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    What a batsman Ashraful was!! Who had fire in his backlift...but now it seems that this memory is a distant past. This man had a wonderful hand-eye co-ordination which gave him lots of runs. Such a talent he is that Bangladesh cannot afford to loose him. Hope he comes back strongly.

  • T2-- on March 9, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    My team 1. Tamim 2. Imrul 3. Raqibul 4. Shakib 5. Mushiqur 6. Mahmuduallah 7. Naeem. 8. Shahadat Hossain 9. Enamul Haque Jr 10 . Shafiul 11. Aftab Ahmed

    I don't know why Junaid Siddique is the squad

  • zazabor on March 9, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    why the hell junaid is in the List .. damm

  • on March 9, 2010, 14:24 GMT

    Possible eleven : 1.Tamim 2. Imrul. 3. junaid 4. Raqibul 5. Musfiqur 6. Sakib 7. Mahmudullah 8. Naeem 9.Enamul Haque Jr 10. Shahadat 11. Shafiul.

  • on March 9, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    I fully agree with Robin 7. That is the ideal Bangladesh team. I wish selector's would do their job with eyes open.

  • imoncx on March 9, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    to me he is the best foolish cricketer of the world.....some guys call him ash but i will call him ASS instead of ash. actually he is wrecker of one batsman's position on Bangladesh.......

  • on March 9, 2010, 13:13 GMT

    Not a fan of how much drama is being made out of Pietersen falling to left arm spinners. Yes, he's out of form but I doubt Bangladeshi selectors are deliberately choosing left arm spinners to frustrate him. Arguably their best bowlers (and most internationally experienced) are Shakib and Razzak.

  • Robin7 on March 9, 2010, 12:39 GMT

    My team: 1.Tamim 2. Imrul. 3. Aftab 4. Raqibul 5. Musfiqur 6. Sakib 7. Mahmudullah 8. Naeem 9. Razzak 10. Shahadat 11. Shafiul.

  • on March 9, 2010, 12:32 GMT

    this should have happened ages back ... he is too weak and disgusting a player to even figure in bermuda's cricket team .. the only bad thing about his being chucked out of the test team is that he will be available for Mumbai Indian's ... Loser ! we dont want to see you in india ...

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  • on March 9, 2010, 12:32 GMT

    this should have happened ages back ... he is too weak and disgusting a player to even figure in bermuda's cricket team .. the only bad thing about his being chucked out of the test team is that he will be available for Mumbai Indian's ... Loser ! we dont want to see you in india ...

  • Robin7 on March 9, 2010, 12:39 GMT

    My team: 1.Tamim 2. Imrul. 3. Aftab 4. Raqibul 5. Musfiqur 6. Sakib 7. Mahmudullah 8. Naeem 9. Razzak 10. Shahadat 11. Shafiul.

  • on March 9, 2010, 13:13 GMT

    Not a fan of how much drama is being made out of Pietersen falling to left arm spinners. Yes, he's out of form but I doubt Bangladeshi selectors are deliberately choosing left arm spinners to frustrate him. Arguably their best bowlers (and most internationally experienced) are Shakib and Razzak.

  • imoncx on March 9, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    to me he is the best foolish cricketer of the world.....some guys call him ash but i will call him ASS instead of ash. actually he is wrecker of one batsman's position on Bangladesh.......

  • on March 9, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    I fully agree with Robin 7. That is the ideal Bangladesh team. I wish selector's would do their job with eyes open.

  • on March 9, 2010, 14:24 GMT

    Possible eleven : 1.Tamim 2. Imrul. 3. junaid 4. Raqibul 5. Musfiqur 6. Sakib 7. Mahmudullah 8. Naeem 9.Enamul Haque Jr 10. Shahadat 11. Shafiul.

  • zazabor on March 9, 2010, 15:01 GMT

    why the hell junaid is in the List .. damm

  • T2-- on March 9, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    My team 1. Tamim 2. Imrul 3. Raqibul 4. Shakib 5. Mushiqur 6. Mahmuduallah 7. Naeem. 8. Shahadat Hossain 9. Enamul Haque Jr 10 . Shafiul 11. Aftab Ahmed

    I don't know why Junaid Siddique is the squad

  • on March 9, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    What a batsman Ashraful was!! Who had fire in his backlift...but now it seems that this memory is a distant past. This man had a wonderful hand-eye co-ordination which gave him lots of runs. Such a talent he is that Bangladesh cannot afford to loose him. Hope he comes back strongly.

  • on March 9, 2010, 15:21 GMT

    @Abhishek: Never heard anyone criticizing a player in this way. Anyway, it does not matter whether you want to see him in India or not. Your job is to just watch cricket.