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'Bangladesh lack an ODI No. 3' - Isam

ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent Mohammad Isam analyses the Bangladesh ODI squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand

October 24, 2013

Posted by   on (November 4, 2013, 2:30 GMT)

Go on Bangladesh we are proud of you.

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 14:49 GMT)

What we have in front of BD team is a very sweet problem. Too many choices for several spots. Even for #3, there are few choices. It's a nice problem to have.

Posted by amitdi on (October 27, 2013, 2:47 GMT)

They also lack a good no. 1,2,4,5 and 6...

Posted by   on (October 26, 2013, 19:20 GMT)

Easy and effective no 3 solution from my assumption.. In bowling,effective bowler will go for 10 overs.

I will strongly oppose for Mahmudullah as he on several occasions creates pressure on ran rate and plays shots when there remains no hope.

1.Tamim 2.Shamsur 3.Mominul (5 overs) 4.Shakib (10 overs) 5.Mushfiq 6.Nasir (5 overs) 7.Naeem Islam (5 overs) 8.Shohag Gazi (10 overs) 9.Zia (10 overs) 10.Mashrafi (10 overs) 11.Razzak(10 overs)

Posted by   on (October 26, 2013, 5:17 GMT)

anamul is a t20 n one day specialist,shdve kept him instead of putting him in test squad as an opener,and shamsur could come for ayub as ayub looks not confident thought he got more runs than anamul,riyad is good at number 6/7,i think batting wont be an issue coz someone alwez hold one side,n now we have mominul,we can rely on him.shakib shd come back n contribute with his bat,may be a 70plus will do,bowling will be heavily dependent on spin once again,both razzak n gazi r great but gazis batting gives him that one point bonus.im excited,hope bd white wash kiwis once again

Posted by hasib9 on (October 25, 2013, 20:07 GMT)

They named 15 players for the ODIs. I would drop Rubel, Naeem, Zia, and Shamsur fom the playing 11. Anamul and Mahmudullah have good ODI and T20 records so let them continue playing in short formats. Keep both Razzak and Gazi as they both have such fine ODI figures. If mortaza is not fit, Zia can be his replacement. Definitely keep 4 spinners in the team, 2 leg and 2 off, as NZ has weakness against spin. Mushfiq should step up and take #3 spot as he is the most technically correct batsman in the team. It is time for him to get promoted. Mahmudullah does a better job towards the end; he is a good finisher.

Posted by   on (October 25, 2013, 10:19 GMT)

bangladesh last apperance against zim mahmudullah was the highest scorer 75 and recently he was also in great touch too at DPL , mahmudullah average more than 55 on his last 10 odis , bcz of him we won 5 match odi series against WI while he fill up the sakib gap , he is definitely a good player without a dout , its just a bad time he is having at test , but surely he will bounce back , he played nearly a 100 odi match with top best average for bd 33+ after sakib , indeed he played enough match already to prove himself

Posted by   on (October 25, 2013, 2:52 GMT)

Naeem Islam will probably be the best choice for No.3. He hasn't played since WI series where he was great.. so he deserves another go.. Also if Shamsur is opening, Anamul could play 3 as he has done that in domestic for a greater amount of time.

Posted by Shredderwoods on (October 24, 2013, 17:21 GMT)

video quality.. noise ?? such poor quality.

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