ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 24, 2012

Sam Wood ton helps England finish fifth

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A hard-hitting century by opener Sam Wood helped England edge out West Indies by 13 runs at Endeavour Park, Townsville and finish fifth in the tournament. Wood's 104, laced with seven sixes and four boundaries, was the only notable innings for England after they were put into bat. West Indies bowlers took early wickets, but Wood continued to attack, especially during an 86-run fourth-wicket stand with Craig Overton. Fast bowler Justin Greaves then had Overton out for 18 and Wood was run out in the next over. Greaves took two more and even 200 looked improbable for England. However, an unbeaten 49-run last-wicket partnership between Tom Knight and Reece Topley pushed England to 241.

West Indies lost opener Sunil Ambris in the first over of the chase, but John Campbell responded with a hundred and kept them abreast with the rate as regular wickets went down. But Campbell's departure in the 45th over ended West Indies' fight.

Anamul Haque became the first batsman to score two centuries in the tournament as he steered Bangladesh to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in their 7th place play-off in Townsville. Anamul scored 128 from 112 deliveries as Bangladesh chased 236 for victory, and his 179-run third-wicket stand with Litton Das (53) proved the difference between the two sides. Anamul confirmed himself as the tournament's leading run scorer with his innings, although he was dismissed with 19 runs still required. Two more wickets fell after Anamul but Bangladesh had enough batsmen left to cruise to their win and finish at 239 for 5 with 22 balls to spare.

Pakistan had been sent in by Bangladesh and got away to a disappointing start, slumping to 33 for 3 in the eighth over as Dewan Sabbir picked up two early wickets. Mohammad Nawaz (82) led the recovery from Pakistan and there were also useful contributions from Faraz Ali (43) and Shahid Ilyas (44), but their 235 for 8 was insufficient against Anamul and his colleagues.

Niroshan Dickwella top-scored with an unbeaten 76 as Sri Lanka registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the Plate Final in Brisbane. Sri Lanka were set a modest target of 195 and were always in control. Dickwella partnered Angelo Jayasinghe and Sandun Weerakkody for consecutive half-century stands as they completed the chase with 11 overs to spare.

Afghanistan chose to bat but all of their top-order batsmen failed to convert their starts, losing regular wickets, and failing to get momentum in their innings. Left-arm spinner Amila Aponso bowled a stifling spell of 10-0-19-2 while Lahiru Madushanka picked three wickets.

A solid all-round effort from Scotland ensured a five-wicket win over Ireland in their 11th place play-off at the WEP Harris Oval in Brisbane. Ireland chose to bat and despite struggling to 40 for 4, and then 75 for 6, Tyrone Kane was able to rebuild the innings with 78 from 121 balls that helped Ireland to 182 before they were dismissed in the 50th over. Aman Bailwal picked up 3 for 38 for Scotland and Ruaidhri Smith grabbed 3 for 48.

Scotland's chase began solidly as the openers both made important contributions, Ross McLean with 47 and Mathew Cross with 30. Nicholas Farrar also chipped in with 38 and despite an economical effort from the captain George Dockrell (1 for 22 from 10 overs) Ireland just didn't have enough runs on the board to challenge Scotland, who cruise to their target with 50 balls to spare.

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  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 21:42 GMT

    @ hari.pes100...What do you mean forget FTP? its a fact Bangladesh though I admit their Test Cricket is dismal still do not play Test Cricket infact this year alone they haven't still as of yet played Test Cricket whereas a team like England have played 11 so far so you see the difference? Actually I can say whatever I want as long as its true and reasonable logic is used. Also let me remind you again because you easily forget that this is Bangladesh 12th year as a Test nation whereas India 86 years and counting so unless you don't know your maths there's no simpler way I can explain it to you. India may be better than Bangladesh Cricket but we're certainly won't be underestimated again after what happened recently :P

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | August 27, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    @hari.pes100 How long did it take India to win a WC after getting a test status?

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Yes its true Bangladesh couldn't do what Sri Lanka amazingly did but are you forgetting that neither big teams England or South Africa have won the World Cup? :D but no its a problem for Bangladesh for some reason :)))

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    Forget FTP. Compare the NUMBER OF MATCHES India(or EVEN SL) took to register it's first win over England to how many BD will take. So now India had more resources than ENG during 70's and 80's right? LOL. Forget India. Comapre BD records with SL and see. I am not disparagaing BD. But don't say things like we should be ashamed,etc.,.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Your knowledge on Indian Cricket is great but you got a few things wrong on Bangladesh's Cricket because firstly Bangladesh hardly even play Test Cricket so its unlikely they will beat the teams you have mentioned when they play 5 times as much Cricket compared to Bangladesh so we can put that to rest. Secondly are you even aware that India's first Test match win was against a 3rd string England side? a test match that lasted for about 3 days I think. The fact of the matter is that it took over 20 years for India to register their first Test win whereas Bangladesh only 5 years so please don't use double standards because both India and Bangladesh early Cricketing history is not at all impressive if I honestly must say.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 19:37 GMT

    @hari.pes100..."How many years will it take BD to register a single test win over Eng/India/Aus/SA home or away?" - again this shows that you don't know much about Bangladesh's Cricket because Bangladesh won't be playing those teams in Tests till 2015 according to FTP so you can understand why it takes so many YEARS for Bangladesh to beat such teams and that is proof enough :)

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    How come SL won WC in 15 years since gaining full membership and BD is nocloser winning 2015WC? Also India first won a test match vs Eng in 1952. How many years will it take BD to register a single test win over Eng/India/Aus/SA home or away?

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    hari.pes100...Bangladesh does have good players I mean who's the Number 1 All-Rounder in both Tests and ODIs at the moment? See so I don't understand what you found funny about that :) but I don't think you have read my views before so here are some links which shows just how appreciative I am on Indian players examples http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/576714.html?comments=all#comments and http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/576855.html?comments=all#comments - there are my views on a very good Indian player so you know where I'm coming from all the best :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    @hari.pes100..."Also please please don't imply that since Laxman, Dravid, Lee, etc., are retiring now" - again why? I don't understand what the problem is mate because that's a fact so can you elaborate? The population of West Indies or England is nothing compared to India plus the land size meaning less resources as compared to India common sense really but still lose to those teams even the weaker ones :)

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    Also Ahmad why did WI dominate cricket more than Eng with less population?

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 21:42 GMT

    @ hari.pes100...What do you mean forget FTP? its a fact Bangladesh though I admit their Test Cricket is dismal still do not play Test Cricket infact this year alone they haven't still as of yet played Test Cricket whereas a team like England have played 11 so far so you see the difference? Actually I can say whatever I want as long as its true and reasonable logic is used. Also let me remind you again because you easily forget that this is Bangladesh 12th year as a Test nation whereas India 86 years and counting so unless you don't know your maths there's no simpler way I can explain it to you. India may be better than Bangladesh Cricket but we're certainly won't be underestimated again after what happened recently :P

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | August 27, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    @hari.pes100 How long did it take India to win a WC after getting a test status?

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Yes its true Bangladesh couldn't do what Sri Lanka amazingly did but are you forgetting that neither big teams England or South Africa have won the World Cup? :D but no its a problem for Bangladesh for some reason :)))

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    Forget FTP. Compare the NUMBER OF MATCHES India(or EVEN SL) took to register it's first win over England to how many BD will take. So now India had more resources than ENG during 70's and 80's right? LOL. Forget India. Comapre BD records with SL and see. I am not disparagaing BD. But don't say things like we should be ashamed,etc.,.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Your knowledge on Indian Cricket is great but you got a few things wrong on Bangladesh's Cricket because firstly Bangladesh hardly even play Test Cricket so its unlikely they will beat the teams you have mentioned when they play 5 times as much Cricket compared to Bangladesh so we can put that to rest. Secondly are you even aware that India's first Test match win was against a 3rd string England side? a test match that lasted for about 3 days I think. The fact of the matter is that it took over 20 years for India to register their first Test win whereas Bangladesh only 5 years so please don't use double standards because both India and Bangladesh early Cricketing history is not at all impressive if I honestly must say.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 19:37 GMT

    @hari.pes100..."How many years will it take BD to register a single test win over Eng/India/Aus/SA home or away?" - again this shows that you don't know much about Bangladesh's Cricket because Bangladesh won't be playing those teams in Tests till 2015 according to FTP so you can understand why it takes so many YEARS for Bangladesh to beat such teams and that is proof enough :)

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    How come SL won WC in 15 years since gaining full membership and BD is nocloser winning 2015WC? Also India first won a test match vs Eng in 1952. How many years will it take BD to register a single test win over Eng/India/Aus/SA home or away?

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    hari.pes100...Bangladesh does have good players I mean who's the Number 1 All-Rounder in both Tests and ODIs at the moment? See so I don't understand what you found funny about that :) but I don't think you have read my views before so here are some links which shows just how appreciative I am on Indian players examples http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/576714.html?comments=all#comments and http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/576855.html?comments=all#comments - there are my views on a very good Indian player so you know where I'm coming from all the best :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    @hari.pes100..."Also please please don't imply that since Laxman, Dravid, Lee, etc., are retiring now" - again why? I don't understand what the problem is mate because that's a fact so can you elaborate? The population of West Indies or England is nothing compared to India plus the land size meaning less resources as compared to India common sense really but still lose to those teams even the weaker ones :)

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    Also Ahmad why did WI dominate cricket more than Eng with less population?

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    Also please please don't imply that since Laxman, Dravid, Lee, etc., are retiring now, so BD has better players than other teams. LOL. I don't want to disrespect BD players but you are seriously making it hard for me and cricinfo won't publish my comments if I make any sarcastic but valid remarks. It is even insulting to those players that they are being implied as only a rung above the players form No.9/No.10 team

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    @Bruisers...sorry mate but everytime I read your views its always criticism on Bangladesh's Cricket but no need to be jealous or something. Yes India have good players but so does Bangladesh so just appreciate the positives.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    @hari.pes100..."Show me another team except Aus in last 20 years with the same record?" haha...That was very funny man nice joke but I think we all know why what don't you? How many teams played at highest level in the past 20 years alone? yeah so its understandable why a few teams like India was successful during that period. Spread the game not just keep it to a few teams something India wants :) but times are changing now everyone can see that with top players in countries apart from Bangladesh starting to retire now like Dravid, Laxman, Lee, KP etc etc :D

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Yes its true India has a good Under-19 record but so does Bangladesh Under-19 for example an 18-8 win ratio over England, a 4-2 win ratio over West Indies, 5-6 win ratio over Pakistan, 14-8 win ratio over Sri Lanka - not bad for a nation that has had full membership 12 years ago compared to these nations that had its full membership some 86 years years ago hope you can see the difference? :) Though we me may not be a great team as of yet the fact remains that our Cricket is moving in the right direction and improving by the moment. Don't really care about Indian Cricket which is why I don't comment on Indian pages unless it has something to do with Bangladesh or praising an Indian player on their achievements. You won World Cups but clearly not playing like World Champs and how can you be World Champs when more than 200 countries don't compete at World Cups mate? lol When did Bangladesh have full status? 2000 the other teams in 1909 and 1926 so that's why my friend :)

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | August 27, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    "Actually Cricket was not played in the whole region of Bengal" The same applies to current India as well. Places like Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat etc are producing most of the international cricketers for India. Places like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Kashmir, Assam don't even have a proper state team and cricket is less popular.

  • POSTED BY Afridynamite on | August 27, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    India and Pakistan were the best 2 teams in the tournament, no doubt about it. Pakistan somehow lost motivation after losing to India in the quarterfinal.

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 27, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Also regarding U19 team records. Dude get real. No team, except Pak, is close to India in U19 competitions since 2000. DO you want me to list the amount of talent we had in those teams? Your BD teams don't even stand a chance against them. The members from the '04 U19 team are still establishing themselves. That's why I said 5-10 years. The amount of young talent coming thorugh and the resources available to them are second to none. Also why are you going on about Population. If it is so important then why is BD still langushing behind SL, NZ, PAK, Eng, WI and Aus. It's still 11 vs 11 in filed and not 1billion vs 300 million. That's why we love sports. About feeling ashamed of our accomplishments--hahahaha. We won 2 ODI WC, T20 WC, 3 U19 WC and were ranked NO.1 test side for 2 years. Show me another team except Aus in last 20 years with the same record?

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Facts are Facts though, and that is and will always remain that India had full membership status in 1926 nowhere near to when Bangladesh first had the same membership status and still sorry to say but its true India still cannot dominate the World of Cricket even though a few teams play this game which is truly unacceptable which is why if I was an Indian, would find it totally embarrassing. Even if you add the population of the nine other full members, that's still nowhere close to India's and yet you still get defeated by them many times which again is embarrassing its common sense stuff mate. Yes India has great players like I've always said anyway but India's long Cricketing history is not that great itself just like Bangladesh's early short Cricket history so all is fair otherwise double standards are used.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 10:57 GMT

    @hari.pes100... "You will see the domination of India in cricket" lool I don't know why you say its not okay for me to be careful what I hope for but okay for you but yeah true India had the easiest of half so I don't understand why you're ignoraing away from that simple fact. Yes India have their talents but so does Bangladesh but when it comes to prospering and developing young players, Bangladesh love it or not are ahead because as a whole, they have the youngest of all players plus these Bangladeshi youngsters are already in the senior team and are far experienced compared to the youngsters of the other teams. Probably not you but your fellow Indian fans not all just need to accept and appreciate that Bangladesh's Cricket has improved and is continuing to improve and clearly not what Bangladesh first was when they first came onto the big scene in 2000.

  • POSTED BY on | August 27, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully...Actually Cricket was not played in the whole region of Bengal during that time but Football was so that's a lie go and check or give me source in which Cricket was popular during that area. Also its a fact that India have been playing Cricket for around a 100 years but still with a billion people lose against smaller countries and numbers loool!!! I'm glad Bangladesh Cricket worries you but all the best dude! :)

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | August 27, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    Congrats to IND-19 for lifting the trophy.......Good to see Asian team win the tournament...... And congrats to our BAN-19 (Baby TIGERS) team beating PAK-19.........At last we started winning against PAK..........All the credit goes to ANAMUL HAQUE for being the leading run scorers of the tournament............Its really a significant milestone set by ANAMUL for the upcoming baby TIGERS to break down..........ROAR TIGERS ROAR>>>>>>.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 27, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain. BD too played 100 years of cricket as a part of British India and Pakistan. Read some history.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 20:58 GMT

    being from a nation which possesses the same passion n emotion u shud have understood what we feel...why we become so happy even to the smallest success at our team...but unfortunately you guyzz laughed at our emotion n big dreams which we believe we can turn them into reality...n we r going towards that way slowly n steadily....n that really hurts us!!! so plzz guyzz try to understand my words...nobody can become a big th;ing by disgracing others ...best ones dont need to prove themselves best or don't need to display his greatness all the time..it is better when other praise 4 ur greatness not urself....n it will only happen if u praise n appreciate others

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Congratulations to India for lifting the U19 World Cup,although I felt that the Australians lost the final rather then India won it.With five drop catches by the Australians,it was a below the par performance and total give away by them.I was shocked by this sub-standard performance by the Australians which accommodated in India lifting the cup.It was a great tournament but not the best of finals and the occasion got better of the Australians.I thought that Chand played exceptionally well and guided the Indians to victory,but to equate him to Anamul Haque is laughable.I followed the game closely and Chand's innings was marred by hit and miss,miss-connections,dropped catches and slogs unlike the quality elegance batting of Anamul Haque.STILL WELL DONE INDIA!!!

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 26, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    @Ahmad Hussain...take it all in lighter vein. I also hope that Bangladesh continue to improve. No one will be less envious or more happy then Indian fans if your team could eliminate Aus/Eng in the coming WC's. It's just that I only commented when some of your guys started posting that India had an easier ride and they were lucky to not face Eng/Aus/SA. That is blatantly untrue and little bit annoying considering this teams accomplishments in the past one year. So good luck and hope to see Anamul in IPL oneday possibly.

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 26, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    @Ahmad Hussain... also let me explain it to you that the popularity of cricket took off after 1983. Cricket became a viable career option and coaching facilities improved after the economic explosion in India in 1990's. DO you know how much the domestic cricketers in India used to be paid before 90's? The generation of cricketers born after 83 like Raina's (86), Kohli's(89),etc., are only now just coming into their element. Witness the U19 WC wins in '08&'12. Also reached finals in '06 and the '04 team(my fav untill now) conatined Raina, Uthappa, Rayudu, D.Karthik, RP SIngh among the others. Witness the amount of the talent in those teams. Wait for 5-10 years. You will see the domination of India in cricket. Be carefull for what you wish for. LOL.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    Those who are telling against the heroics of Anamul, u just can't erase the fact that he is the boss in this tournament and scored the highest run and is the only batsman who scored 2 centuries and 300 plus runs and no body near to him. Its a very appreciable fact that he made these runs against the top teams like S. Africa, Aussies, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in his way on top scoring in the very unfamiliar bouncy pitches of Australia being the Sub Continent player! And he could play very few matches before this and couldn't get any chance to play any quadrangular tournament (like Chand got the scope) / any other tournament in Australia or anywhere else! So the haters of BD cricket, accept Anamul's amazing heroics, admit it, appreciate it!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    This is a fluke like India became Champs in the 1983 world cup! Any way Congrats to India! But its fact that India was in the easiest group and very fortunately had not to face the teams like S. Africa, England, Aussies in the knock outs before the final. In their group matches their performance was horrible, like they were all out cheaply against the bottom ranked non test playing team PNG & was defeated by WI. Also in the knock out stages they escaped very luckily & narrowly with Pakistan & NZ and reached the final. In the whole tournament they have batted very poorly like they only single time had scored 250 innings against the weak team Zimbabwe in the group match. Otherwise in all the matches they have scored either around 200 or below 200. But India & Chand played & batted well in the all important game-the final and very surprisingly Aussies failed only in the final, otherwise they played superbly in all the matches! So these are the real facts, u can admit or not.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully..."Put that 7th place in your showcase!" - Funny you say it to our team but not to Pakistan or Sri Lanka who achieved 8th anf 9th places, clearly Bangladesh Cricket worries :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Well maybe I should be a bit fair on India so congrats but still facts are facts, our young Anamul is the top run scorer in tournament so don't feel too greedy. India playing almost a 100 years of Cricket and still can't rule this Sport inside out like I said is embarrassing for a nation of large size :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully...Don't get too excited mate you tell us to stop being arrogant but its okay for you get real yeah congrats on winning it but whether you like it or not, our Cricket is here to stay so just live with that but yeah congratulations on the victory enjoy!

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    @ ExtremeSpeed , Ahmed Hussain I forgot that 7>1 ,2,3,4,5,6. Sorry, your team is great than others. All the best for your logic.ki ki ki

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    @ExtremeSpeed. That shows how arrogant you are.Try to appreciate others. Scoring a ton the finals and win the match and trophy in opponents home is not that easy. You will not understand it because, none of your players not able to do it or your team unable to qualify for the finals! scoring runs on a losing side on a batting track is not that great! Put that 7th place in your showcase!

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 26, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    But but Chand has scored 3 centuries in 3 consecutive finals . Oh well now I see. Scoring runs in 7th place playoffs is better than scoring runs in the finals. Well lessons learnt. May be next time India will aspire to the TOUGHEST fought 7th place finish instead of easy run in for first place and hope we unearth batsmen who could score in 7th place playoff matches instead of scoring in group stages and finals. LOL

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 26, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    @Fast_Track_Bully - Nope! Congrats on the final nobody even myself expected this but this Chand was still nowhere near Anamul in terms of run chasers what is it 6 matches what was it Anamul 19 years 365 runs compared to this 'Chand' 19 years age, matches 6, 246 runs :P

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 26, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    @fast_Track_bully...good golly. How could you question them? Don't you know that 7>1. Their team had a tough run for 7th position where as India just sailed through to first position.

  • POSTED BY on | August 26, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Comparing MINNOWS with ODI World champs India is utter non sense lol

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 26, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    @ExtremeSpee. Have you got answer?

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 26, 2012, 3:02 GMT

    I don't get why some Indian fans are bringing pointless facts about India because this article has nothing to do with India. The fact of the matter is that both England and Bangladesh won their games against West Indies and Pakistan which this article is solidly based on not India.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 26, 2012, 2:59 GMT

    @hari.pes100 - Who's Chand? he's nowhere near to Anamul Haque in run makers at this years Under-19 World Cup some talent :D

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 23:32 GMT

    @hari.pes100...Some good stuff but not good enough I mean a country with over a billion people who love Cricket but still can't dominate the Sport even though a few teams play at the highest level is embarrassing. Yes India has their great players past and present no doubt about that but really there's nothing special about Indian Cricket over the other teams rather the same level with each team having their own strength and weaknesses. Also today's final is no excuse like you're trying to do I mean a win for Australia will obviously weigh up my earlier points good luck though!

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 25, 2012, 22:45 GMT

    @Ahmad..Also regarding India U19 team to win the final indorder to prove themselves, nope, they don't have to. Let me recap you about their achivements in the past year.They comprehensively trounced the Aus team last October. Infact in the first match, they beat the Aus team by 10 Wickets.Then they went to Australia and won the Quadrangular Tournament there too. Then came the Aisa Cup where they had to share the final despite dominating the final for 98 overs, only faltering in last 2 overs. Then just before the WC they lost Vohra and Sayyed, their premeire performers. But voila, they fought their way into the final. Now SHOW ME another team which had the same succes over past year in both low,slow sub-continent pitches and fast, bouncy Australian type pitches. If not then keep your opinions to yourselves. We are proud of our team already and they don't have to win the final to prove it. Also this team has many individuals who will/may have bright future but we don't hype them yet.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    @hari.pes100..."Also what had happened in last one year to make you believe that BD can win a SERIES(not a match) against WI(including Gayle, Bravo,etc.,.) and SL. Did Ricky Ponting, Shane Bond, Eoin Morgan and Brad Hogg became Bangladeshis"???? - lol Dude try to speak with some sense because you first said you have no problem with the progress with Bangladesh Cricket and now you're telling me that its not okay for others for believing Bangladesh can win a series don't contradict yourself mate lol and yes Bangladesh can win series what you know the future? lol just to let you know that Bangladesh have beaten New Zealand 4-0 in a one-day series so that claim of yours is invalid already but we'll see what happens in the next 2 or so years until then all the best :))"

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    @hari.pes100...What do you mean caution? Do you know the future or something or don't you like players from smaller teams performing so good and getting praised for it? because Anamul was the top scorer at the Under-19 World Cup that's a fact and the things you have pointed out maybe true but has nothing to do with this tournament doesn't it? So what if I said Australia, England and South Africa Under-19 are better or something than India Under-19 because its not my problem if it bothers you just my opinion anyway and yes India Under-19 did have an easy ride in this tournament considering that they have not at all played well along the way and also neither played OZ, SA or EN till the final am I right? But if you want me to truly respect the way India Under-19 should be treated then prove it by beating Australia in the final then I will change my circumstance then but if not, then my claims will just get stronger till then good luck! :))

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 25, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain....Who said anything about disrespecting Anamul? All I am pointing out is that U. Chand had scored more centuries than Anamul in U19 level and so was kindly asking that gentlemen, who is requesting nay demanding the cricinfo, ICC and UN to felicitate Anamul for his two centuries, to pipe down. May be a nobel prize to Anamul would suffice for him :) As for Stuart law praising Anamul to be taken as gospel, do you remember Shikar Dhawan in 2004 U19 WC or do you only remember matches since 2007 WC where BD beat India :) He still has the record for most number of runs in a single U19 WC and he was top scorer in the team including the likes of Uthappa, D. Karthik, Raina, Rayudu,etc.,. He didn't exactly kicked on from there is he? So while praising Anamul(justifiably so) may be a word caution is perhaps required.

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 25, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain.. I have no problem with your enthusiastic look on BD future and I concur with it. Where I have a problem is with you taking sly digs at Indian U19 achievements by declaring that Aus, SA and Eng are better and they had easier ride to the final. So all I am asking is, if it's a flash in the pan performance then how did they win the quadrangular tournament in Aus earlier this year?. So support your team but don't go off unnecessarily hyping up your team and in the process mouthing off other teams achievements. Also what had happened in last one year to make you believe that BD can win a SERIES(not a match) against WI(including Gayle, Bravo,etc.,.) and SL. Did Ricky Ponting, Shane Bond, Eoin Morgan and Brad Hogg became Bangladeshis :)

  • POSTED BY huffpost on | August 25, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    The problem with BD is their consistency... It seems their wins are flukes..they win one and lose 5..if Bangladesh needs to develop they need to win major tournaments or at least be in the top 4...... Not finish 7th or 8th...If you look at the next year,they don't have any major games after the t20 world cup while all the other top teams are playing a lot...So all their young talents would be wasted ... The more games you play against top teams, the better you become..but alas BD young players hardly get a chance to play regularly against top teams...and they get a chance only when they start winning...so I say that the t20 world cup is extremely important to BD cricket....they need to at least enter semifinals...otherwise it's doomed.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    @hari.pes100...First of all don't try to disrespect Anamul Haque in anyway because he's the top run scorer in the Under-19 World Cup and definitely a future opening partner for Tamim Iqbal who by the way is even more successful in the longer form even Stuart Law has rated Anamul Haque highly only 19 years of age for crying out loud he's got a lot of time ahead of him. What's wrong me saying that its quite possible for Bangladesh this time around to beat West Indies and Sri Lanka? must have bothered you somewhat when I said that and yes I stand by that because Bangladesh are an improving and emerging team whether you like it or not mate. Yes you're right West Indies destroyed Bangladesh at last years World Cup by bowling them out for 58 runs where I admit Bangladesh were still a joke but its been over a year now and times have changed besides unless you forgot, months later, Bangladesh bowled West Indies out for 61 runs but since their BPL, they have tremendous confidence now so :))))

  • POSTED BY hari.pes100 on | August 25, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    Well since my previous comments didn't make it, I will try a less sarcastic tone. @ Ahmed Hussain India and Pak having easy route, well we had to win what's in front of us. Maybe your fav team could have faced-off India in Asia U19 cup. How did it go? Oh wait your team was dumped out of groupstages itself. OUCH. @ShowKat, India is lucky to not face Aus and Eng? Really? Remind me which team won the Tourny when the same Aus, Eng, NZ and Ind U19 teams played AT THE SAME STADIUM? definitely not BD. Also Anwar Choud... I seem to remember U. CHand scoring consectutive centuries against Eng and Aus in pressure matches like Semis and Finals and not in some inconsequential matches like your Anamul. So pipe down will ya. Also to the guy who said BD will win next series vs WI and SL, what was the score when WI last met BD in WC :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    Congrats to Anamul ! It is confirmed now that he is the top run scorers when the S. Africa-New Zealand match is over & even before the final and no body from India or Aussies can catch him as their batsman are far far away from him! Its a tremendous achievement from a subcontinental player considering the fact of playing on the bouncy pitches in Australia! Not only Anamul but also Liton from Bd stands in the 6th position on batting! Congrats him too. Anamul hits 2 centuries, nobody could do that & Liton hit 1 century! So all in all BD batsmen hit 3 centuries, which is unique in this tournament. I think Anamul is very close contender of being adjudged Man of the Series, coz i didn't find any performance (batting/bowling) is close to him! So BD tigers always reply with bat & ball, not in words like the haters (not all), Fast_Track_Bully, Legaleagle. ashutosh163. etc.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    @joynal693...Okay!, maybe I made a mistake here, Bangladesh are not minnows at Under-19 level considering they have a very good record at Under-19 level but they're definitely minnows at Senior level something we can all agree on because apart from one-off occasions Bangladesh haven't done anything substantial on a consistent bases unless they win their next three series after World T20 against West Indies, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe which should be done because they're not that high of a team like the Australians or South Africans so until then, I'm afraid Bangladesh are still a minnow because results suggests so at Senior level but like I said, I don't think it will continue for long. If Bangladesh want to succeed especially at Test level then they have to do something fast about their fast bowling because that's one area Bangladesh have not tackled or improved on which is disappointing.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    One can see the difference in quality of two sets of groups like Bangladesh,Australia,South Africa and England in one hand and India,New Zealand,Pakistan and West Indies in the other hand.In my opinion the best 9 teams in this tournament as follows; 01.Australia 02.South Africa 03.England 04.Bangladesh 05.West Indies 06.India 07.New Zealand 08.Pakistan and 09.Sri Lanka.I do think within the next 5 years Bangladesh will be the best Asian team.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 6:55 GMT

    @ Shamim Ahmed - Couldn't agree with you more,but I do think you are slightly harsh on Taskin Ahmed.Anamul Haque is a rare quality batsman for the future but his captaincy leaves lot to be desired.He does not use his bowling options well especially in the last 10 overs.Why he seems to prefer Noor Hussain when that person leaks runs at crucial time in which releases the pressure on the opposition batsmen and puts the rest of the bowlers under pressure is beyond me.In the last 10 overs he should be trying to contain the opposition from scoring runs rather than going for wickets and you do that by bowling the bowlers with the best run rate on that day.Captains should be clever,fair and professional with their bowling options rather then seeking favouritism and when your players have done well in applying pressure on the opposition then it's the duty of the captain to sustain that pressure.Anyhow WELL DONE BANGLADESH U19,although you could have done lot better.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | August 25, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    It is clear that the defeat against India disturbed Pakistan as they considered as the favorites. Still it is a good win by BD. But it is not like the arrogant BD fans claim like Pakistan is not a good team as they lost to India. As per them whoever lost to India is not good teams. funny! And Eng which is finished 5th is better than NZ which is finished 4th. What a logic!

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | August 25, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    @Ahmed Hossain, Why are you always speak the word "Minnow". you look "Gorer Bhitor Bhibision". Please do forget the word cause this is not required for us anymore.

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    but bd needs some good fast bowlers

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | August 25, 2012, 4:22 GMT

    Bangladesh Vs India should be the final ---- can't believe umpire's caught-behind call against Anamul (Australia match - qtr finals)!! Appeared umpire decided to keep Australia in the tournament.

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | August 25, 2012, 3:38 GMT

    @ Anwar Chowdhury: I stand by my comments completely. I just want to say that accept the compliment because the young team deserves it. I think there's a lot more needs to be done to truly nurture the young talent in Bangladesh. I seriously think that BCB needs to have a good strategy to bring out the best lot among these talented players so that they can be part of a strong team, and NOT be individual brilliant players. Of course, individual brilliance is required for a successful team but Bangladesh has often had 1 or 2 talented players but not the rest. Good luck to Team India for the finals- I will be hoping that they pull it off for Asia!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 2:35 GMT

    @ Legaleagle: Many thanks for congratulating Bangladesh but I can't forget which u (also some other hater) wrote just before this match, when BD lost against England with fighting till the end. I wanna refer that commentt here, which is very important ; Posted by Legaleagle on (August 21 2012, 19:02 PM GMT) "This tournament exposes another abject and pathetic show by Bangladesh team even at junior level. Bangladesh should accept its failures and launch a massive introspection. Hopefully they will know why they are still lagging behind whereas newer countries are doing rather well in comparison. It feels like a waste of space to allow Bangladesh to continue to play in major tournaments. I think Afghanistan, Ireland, and Netherlands are more capable teams, and should be given more exposure. Bangladesh should stop spending little money that they have on BPL, which turned out to be a disaster. It will be worth their while to nurture the young talent at School and District level." So ???

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 1:42 GMT

    As a Bangladesh fan, it may be a little far fetched to say that bangladesh had the toughest of opponents of the other sub-continental fans, considering we played SAF, ENG and AUS, and pushed them all to some extent even though those teams have far superior fast bowlers than what these players are used to. Id say that some of the ENG,AUS, SAF quicks could quite easily get into the national teams of BD, IND and SL. In all, Anamul had a good tournament, and scored runs against good opposition so he must be acknowledged. The BD team itself could have done better, especially the middle order where collapses were the norm. To the BD haters, and there are some out there, get a grip. The team is here to stay. India and Pakistan rushed BD into test status (without even a proper FC league) to better themselves so they should accept some of the blame. They are slowly getting there. To the fanatics, you dont need to defend your country like this. As they say, let the bat (ball) do the talking

  • POSTED BY on | August 25, 2012, 1:31 GMT

    Congress BD for beat Pakistan. BD captain Anamul is a good batsman no doubt. He has top scored in this tournament but his captaincy very poor. We have chances to beat Australia but we missed it. Even England there had chanced 100% BD won but Anamul end of the time not used spinner instead of pacer . Taskin one of the worst pacer in BD team ever bcz of him BD lost against England. Once England need 55 run for 60 balls. Anamul used Taskin for spinner. Spinner given two run Taskin given 8 to 10 run and Alamul never learn. He continually used Taskin. Even yesterday BD almost going to lose because of Taskin he has given 80 run. I am very surprise why Anamul used Taskin. People learn from mistake this captain never learn. Asia cup we lost because of Shahadat this tournament we out because of Taskin. We BD friends very sad, we start well but finishing very bad that's reason we lost many match.

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    I agree with critics and non-critics of Bangladesh Cricket that Bangladesh could've done much better even though their Under-19 campaign as a whole was successful considering they're a minnow (temporarily) but to do it in conditions completely different from Asia is an achievement. I actually expected Pakistan to win this infact beat India and get to the final considering they had such an easy passage to get there because neither Australia, England or South Africa were in their half I think. As for the coming final, I'll be supporting Australia considering they had to face the toughest of teams in their half whereas India had the easiest even though their performance was not upto scratch along the route but yeah congrats India making this far but the real tests starts now good luck! :)"

  • POSTED BY Shajadul on | August 24, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    Good job!! They should have beaten the Australia if the middle order could hold on to the nerve. Anyways, good luck....

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | August 24, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    Just Want to Comment About 1 Thing Guys....This Boy Anamul Haque Didnt Play The Asia Cup 2012 Final But He was The 1 Cried the Most After BD Fell Short By Just 2 Runs in the Final u Can still Check in Youtube Even Though he Didnt Get The Chance to Play the Final....And Today I Think He Batted And Remembered That Match and What an Innings with 8 Sixes and Was in Complete Control and He Completely Put Pakistan out of the Match in b4 the 35th Over....So Great Chase and Congrats to Him

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 19:00 GMT

    bdl would have performered better if middle order batted normally aganist australia and england. cricket is a game of unit. u can not rely on only 1 batsman.however anammul showed his class in this tournamnt.but this team is really lack of experience of palying away except anamul and other one.even aganist pakistan nobody would have thought pak could score 235.i think the score is more than 20-25 run on the board.they would have performed beter if their spinner performed well.i read in the newspaper they could not turn the 2cm in australian truck.if this tournament would have been in subcontinent zone ,they could perform well.

  • POSTED BY SapnerJadukar on | August 24, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    Congratulations to team BD for their great win over Pakistan in wc u19. Happy to see some good players waiting to be called by the senior team when time comes. Good result through out the tournament...could be better. But we are happy and you made us proud.

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    So they are 7th place team. Apart from Anamuls hiroics the result is within the bounds of statistical error (8th +- 1). I whould have not been surprised if they were placed 9th. Unless BD is solidly in the middle which they could have done by beating England this just a minor blip. The slow batting by Liton Das and company may have contributed to missed opportunity. Anyway, congratulation to the calves. Hope the senior team does better in a friendlier turf.

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | August 24, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    Congrats to team Bangladesh u-19 for an amazing performance! I have to agree, Pakistan boys did not play well, and always had scratchy show throughout the tournament. Pakistan needs to regroup and learn from their mistakes.

    I am happy that at least one South Asian team made it to the final. Hopefully, India can bring the cup to South Asia.

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    Its a matter of luck for Indian team that , they are not face Bangladesh team in the tournament... as Bangladesh beat Pakistan and Sri Lanka in alien condition, there was also a chance to beat them by Bangla young tigers..

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | August 24, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    Tiger calves showed once again they can beat any team. They were so unlucky with Australia and England. Some crucial bad calles also runin their hope aganist australia when Anamul was given out controvertially. I am so impressed the way they played this tournament, and yesterday they could have won 7 wkt and 10 ov to spare when Anamul left at 19 run to win. They need to develop their mental toughness agaings other contries like subcontinent teams. Freequent tour to those countries might increase their comfort in future. Team India was so lucky when stragled most of the critical matchs even with Pak and finally avoided a Bangla wash

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | August 24, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    @Anwar chaudhary dude calm down, cricinfo prints articles based on the importance of world class teams, need I say more, so please clam down , an article about a team knocked out of the world cup and a weak cricket force is not given importance

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    I really like the format of Under 19 world cup more than the main world cup.... Main World cup's format always target more game among the bigger teams only for some business..... but here at U-19 level, each team keep playing, none is out of the tournament......... and probably many more teams play the same 50 over game !

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    ANMAUL HAQUE (2 CENTURIES, 1 HALF CENTURY, 365 RUNS, TOP SCORER), LITON DAS (1 CENTURY, 2 HALF CENTURIES, 262 RUNS, 5TH TOP SCORER), TASKIN AHMED (6TH HIGHEST WICKET TAKER): THESE ARE THE FUTURE STARS OF BANGLADESH CRICKET AND AS WELL AS WORLD CRICKET!!! CAN U JUST IMAGINE HOW STRONG BD TEAM WOULD BE WHEN THESE ARE GOING TO JOIN THE SENIOR TEAM WITH WORLD CLASS PLAYERS LIKE SHAKIB, TAMIM, MUSHFIQ, NASIR, RAZZAQ, ASHRAFUL & MASHRAFI ?

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Congratulation to Anamul & Team Bangladesh !!! You played really well. His batting proves that he is really a talented boy. I think he deserves a place in national team. He will be a perfect opener along with Tamim.

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | August 24, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    I believe in participating of the development of BD cricket by CRICINFO is extremely needed. CRICINFO are opening their wings and we the follower/ supporter are flying on the basis of it. Please go ahead..........

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    CRIC INFO, AT LEAST U SHOULD PUBLISH A PHOTO OF ANAMUL ON UNDER 19 WORLD CUP HOME PAGE TODAY AS HE IS THE ONLY PLAYER SO FAR WHO SCORED 2 CENTURIES AND SCORED THE HIGHEST RUN, 365. SO COME ON CRIC INFO. MOREOVER WE NEED A COMPLETE & INDIVIDUAL REPORT, HEADLINE ON THIS MATCH AND ON THE SUCCESS OF ANAMUL BEING THE TOP SCORER!

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 24, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    What makes this even more special is that Bangladesh who are a 'weak' team achieving a 7th place finish beating teams like Sri Lanka and Pakistan on wickets which is probably the fastest and bounciest in the world so extra congrats to you guys. Mind you they ran Australia so close especially at the end where it was 50:50 for both teams. Yeap! Bangladesh Cricket immediate and long term Cricket future looks marvellous.

  • POSTED BY uk2009 on | August 24, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    congrats Bangladesh U19!!!!.. Shame on the Pakistani U19 (i bet the players were not selected on merit as they were all mediocre players and i bet we have better players in Pakistan than these losers)..from a Pakistani

  • POSTED BY Shonkhochil_BD on | August 24, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh U19 team. I remember when Cricinfo published an article regarding the possible best performer of the tournament Anamull was in the list. And how supporters from other countries reacted to that. I still remember when he said Bangladesh is capable of beating any countries then how those supporters again commented. People don't understand it's a game. And in T20 & ODI's any team can win any day. Yes there could be a favorite and an underdog in the game but it doesn't mean underdog will always loose! It's a team who plays better cricket in that day WINS. I am pretty sure I won't see a single comment from those people today. All they have is hate for Bangladesh Cricket. They will show up only when Bangladesh loses. Rest of the time they are just GONE! Again Congratulations to young Bangladesh team. Hopefully Anamul will be able to perform in international level.

  • POSTED BY ashutosh163 on | August 24, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    lol @ Anwar - His reactions seem to suggest Bangladesh just lifted the World Cup. The last I checked, they ended up 7th. You might call yourself a minnow, but the truth is Bangladesh have been a Test playing nation for more than a decade now but still their performances at any level are not worthy of this status. The fact that their fans still call themselves a minnow is suggestive of the negligible improvement made by them in this time

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Well done Tiger cubs you have done very well in alien conditions :)

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | August 24, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Congrats to the TEAM BD. I was in touch with every match they played. They could have done better. In every match except SA, BD was in the match but due to lacking of experience they lost the games. But this is very fortunate that they bit all the Subcontinent team they met. So, if it is in Subcontinent they could have fight for the Cup. Any way good luck. Specially thanks to the young lad Anamul, the future of BD cricket. He needs to be nurtured well to make him the perfect one.

  • POSTED BY shaantanu on | August 24, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    really disappointed for Pakistan.Think they are much better than the position they finally got.Maybe they got disheartened after losing to India.But that doesnt mean we can take away credit from Bdesh.Well played Bdeshi boys and congrats on your 7th position.....its really an achievement to be placed above Srilanka and specially Pakistan,who i think are much better than SL.and Ahmed Hussain yeah future seems bright for Bdesh cricket.

  • POSTED BY bdsmaruf on | August 24, 2012, 11:30 GMT

    don't forget liton das's performance. anamul and liton will be great asset of bd cricket. best of luck liton, anamul and all tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    Kudos to BD. From a Pakistan fan. Well done boys.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 24, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    I think Anamul should continue at least for another year at Under-19 level so he can set the platform for the other youngsters even though he'll be 20 by then but it doesn't matter because there are other 20 year olds in other teams playing at Under-19 so I'm assuming as long as you are not too over 19 its fine according to the governing body or something maybe someone can explain to me the actual standing on that situation but but what a great and easy century from this 19 year old. I thought Pakistan have talented players for the future? I doubt these players when they replace good old players like Misbah, Khan etc they'll be able to take on the more experienced young unit of Shakib, Tamim, Rahim, Mahmudullah etc :D

  • POSTED BY rajpan on | August 24, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    In this U-19 WC, most improved teams are Bangladesh and Afghanistan. India performed more than expected whereas Srilanka and Pakistan could not live upto their pre-tournament reputation. Australia start clear favourites unless India find some resurces, undiscloed so far.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 24, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    That's why the big teams don't want to play Bangladesh because they know Bangladesh are improving every moment and for once starting to climb up but the good thing is that our respective fans just need to live with it because we're here to stay and play from now onwards best wishes to everyone :P

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    SOME SILLY & FUNNY HATERS OF BD CRICKET ALWAYS TRY TO PROVE THAT TEAMS LIKE ZIMBABWE, KENYA, IRELAND, HOLLAND, AFGHANISTAN, NEPAL, ETC. ARE BETTER THAN BANGLADESH. WHERE ARE THOSE TEAMS AND WHERE ARE BD NOW? BD IS THE CURRENT RUNNERS UP OF ASIA CUP AND 7TH IN THE UNDER 19 WORLD CUP. BD WAS UNLUCKY TO FACE THE TOUGHEST TEAMS LIKE S. AFRICA, AUSSIES, ENGLAND IN THEIR WAY, OTHERWISE THEY MAY GO FURTHER, ALTHOUGH THEY FOUGHT VERY HARD TILL THE END OF EVERY MATCHES (ONLY EXCEPT S. AFRICA)! THE INEXPERIENCED BANGLADESHI YOUTHS HAS DONE WELL THAN ALL OTHER SUB CONTINENTAL TEAMS LIKE SRI LANKA, INDIA, PAKISTAN IN THE BOUNCY PITCHES OF AUSTRALIA, THOUGH INDIA HAS REACHED THE FINAL BUT WITH LUCK, NARROW WINS AND AS THEY HAD NOT TO FACE THE PACE ATTACKS OF THE TEAMS LIKE S. AFRICA, AUSSIES, ENGLAND BEFORE THE FINAL! BUT BD NEED 1/2 FINISHER (BATSMAN, BOWLER) TO CASH ON THESE FIGHTING WORK TO TRANSFORM INTO THE WINS! BUT WHAT I SEE IS THAT BRIGHT FUTURE IS AHEAD OF BD CRICKET! NO DOUBT!

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    THESE ARE THE ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS! THEY REPLIES WITH THE BAT & BALL, NOT WITH THE WORDS!

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    Unlike the most of the other teams, Bangladesh does not really need to recruit as much because almost all of their senior players on average are very young anyway plus very experienced as youngsters but I was very impressed from this young talented Anamul Haque and Bangladesh are having problems with finding Tamim a regular opening partner and in a few years, this guy is the solution plus an excellent fielder but the management needs to be careful managing him as well and not rush him as of yet. Imrul Kayes is good but he's only suitable for ODIs but Anamul will definitely fit in at test level considering his long day game is also good. Good Luck Pakistan next time times are changing! :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh Under-19 on such a convincing win and special congratulations on achieving 7th place very impressive from a 'minnow'. Regardless for us this was a successful tournament and yes you could've done a bit better had you not made mistakes in the other match. There's a reason why I said out of the two teams, Bangladesh has a better future in Cricket as compared to our counterparts. As for Pakistan, disappointing from you guys because I expected Pakistan to actually get past ahead of India but should enjoy your 8th position legaleagle :)))

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    HURRAH FOR ANAMUL & BANGLADESH! A GREAT BATTING DISPLAY BY ANAMUL WHICH HE DID THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT! BEING THE SUBCONTINENTAL PLAYER THIS IS JUST AMAZING CONSIDERING THE FACT OF THE BOUNCY PITCHES! HE IS THE ONLY PLAYER SO FAR WHO SCORED 2 CENTURIES AND SCORED THE HIGHEST RUN, 365. ONLY ONE SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYER CAN CATCH HIM IF HE GETS A HUNDRED IN THEIR LAST MATCH! NOT ONLY ANAMUL, LITON OF BD IS IN THE 5TH POSITION OF THE TOP SCORER LIST AS WELL! THIS IS JUST FANTASTIC BATTING PERFORMANCE BY BD PLAYERS! WE ARE PROUD OF U BENGAL YOUTH TIGERS!

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    CONGRATS BANGLADESH FOR THE EMPHATIC & VERY CONVINCING WIN! CONGRATS ANAMUL! ITS A SWEET REVENGE OF THE ASIA CUP DEFEAT OF THE SENIOR COLLEAGUES AGAINST PAKISTAN BY THE BD JUNIOR TEAM!!! CRIC INFO, WE NEED A COMPLETE & INDIVIDUAL REPORT ON THIS MATCH AND ON THE SUCCESS OF ANAMUL BEING THE TOP SCORER!

  • POSTED BY mmorshed2k on | August 24, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    Great to see Anamul living up to the hype! GO TIGERS :)

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  • POSTED BY mmorshed2k on | August 24, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    Great to see Anamul living up to the hype! GO TIGERS :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    CONGRATS BANGLADESH FOR THE EMPHATIC & VERY CONVINCING WIN! CONGRATS ANAMUL! ITS A SWEET REVENGE OF THE ASIA CUP DEFEAT OF THE SENIOR COLLEAGUES AGAINST PAKISTAN BY THE BD JUNIOR TEAM!!! CRIC INFO, WE NEED A COMPLETE & INDIVIDUAL REPORT ON THIS MATCH AND ON THE SUCCESS OF ANAMUL BEING THE TOP SCORER!

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    HURRAH FOR ANAMUL & BANGLADESH! A GREAT BATTING DISPLAY BY ANAMUL WHICH HE DID THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT! BEING THE SUBCONTINENTAL PLAYER THIS IS JUST AMAZING CONSIDERING THE FACT OF THE BOUNCY PITCHES! HE IS THE ONLY PLAYER SO FAR WHO SCORED 2 CENTURIES AND SCORED THE HIGHEST RUN, 365. ONLY ONE SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYER CAN CATCH HIM IF HE GETS A HUNDRED IN THEIR LAST MATCH! NOT ONLY ANAMUL, LITON OF BD IS IN THE 5TH POSITION OF THE TOP SCORER LIST AS WELL! THIS IS JUST FANTASTIC BATTING PERFORMANCE BY BD PLAYERS! WE ARE PROUD OF U BENGAL YOUTH TIGERS!

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh Under-19 on such a convincing win and special congratulations on achieving 7th place very impressive from a 'minnow'. Regardless for us this was a successful tournament and yes you could've done a bit better had you not made mistakes in the other match. There's a reason why I said out of the two teams, Bangladesh has a better future in Cricket as compared to our counterparts. As for Pakistan, disappointing from you guys because I expected Pakistan to actually get past ahead of India but should enjoy your 8th position legaleagle :)))

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    Unlike the most of the other teams, Bangladesh does not really need to recruit as much because almost all of their senior players on average are very young anyway plus very experienced as youngsters but I was very impressed from this young talented Anamul Haque and Bangladesh are having problems with finding Tamim a regular opening partner and in a few years, this guy is the solution plus an excellent fielder but the management needs to be careful managing him as well and not rush him as of yet. Imrul Kayes is good but he's only suitable for ODIs but Anamul will definitely fit in at test level considering his long day game is also good. Good Luck Pakistan next time times are changing! :)

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    THESE ARE THE ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS! THEY REPLIES WITH THE BAT & BALL, NOT WITH THE WORDS!

  • POSTED BY on | August 24, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    SOME SILLY & FUNNY HATERS OF BD CRICKET ALWAYS TRY TO PROVE THAT TEAMS LIKE ZIMBABWE, KENYA, IRELAND, HOLLAND, AFGHANISTAN, NEPAL, ETC. ARE BETTER THAN BANGLADESH. WHERE ARE THOSE TEAMS AND WHERE ARE BD NOW? BD IS THE CURRENT RUNNERS UP OF ASIA CUP AND 7TH IN THE UNDER 19 WORLD CUP. BD WAS UNLUCKY TO FACE THE TOUGHEST TEAMS LIKE S. AFRICA, AUSSIES, ENGLAND IN THEIR WAY, OTHERWISE THEY MAY GO FURTHER, ALTHOUGH THEY FOUGHT VERY HARD TILL THE END OF EVERY MATCHES (ONLY EXCEPT S. AFRICA)! THE INEXPERIENCED BANGLADESHI YOUTHS HAS DONE WELL THAN ALL OTHER SUB CONTINENTAL TEAMS LIKE SRI LANKA, INDIA, PAKISTAN IN THE BOUNCY PITCHES OF AUSTRALIA, THOUGH INDIA HAS REACHED THE FINAL BUT WITH LUCK, NARROW WINS AND AS THEY HAD NOT TO FACE THE PACE ATTACKS OF THE TEAMS LIKE S. AFRICA, AUSSIES, ENGLAND BEFORE THE FINAL! BUT BD NEED 1/2 FINISHER (BATSMAN, BOWLER) TO CASH ON THESE FIGHTING WORK TO TRANSFORM INTO THE WINS! BUT WHAT I SEE IS THAT BRIGHT FUTURE IS AHEAD OF BD CRICKET! NO DOUBT!

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 24, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    That's why the big teams don't want to play Bangladesh because they know Bangladesh are improving every moment and for once starting to climb up but the good thing is that our respective fans just need to live with it because we're here to stay and play from now onwards best wishes to everyone :P

  • POSTED BY rajpan on | August 24, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    In this U-19 WC, most improved teams are Bangladesh and Afghanistan. India performed more than expected whereas Srilanka and Pakistan could not live upto their pre-tournament reputation. Australia start clear favourites unless India find some resurces, undiscloed so far.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | August 24, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    I think Anamul should continue at least for another year at Under-19 level so he can set the platform for the other youngsters even though he'll be 20 by then but it doesn't matter because there are other 20 year olds in other teams playing at Under-19 so I'm assuming as long as you are not too over 19 its fine according to the governing body or something maybe someone can explain to me the actual standing on that situation but but what a great and easy century from this 19 year old. I thought Pakistan have talented players for the future? I doubt these players when they replace good old players like Misbah, Khan etc they'll be able to take on the more experienced young unit of Shakib, Tamim, Rahim, Mahmudullah etc :D