ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 27, 2012

Anamul Haque gives Bangladesh a reason to smile

Anamul Haque lit up Bangladesh's failed campaign by finishing as the tournament's leading run-getter. With a promising future at stake, he should ensure his fortunes don't mirror some of his predecessors
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Bangladesh's seventh-place finish in the ICC Under-19 World Cup may sound unflattering, but that too was unlikely until Anamul Haque was installed as captain in what was a last-minute decision. He went on to become the tournament's highest run-getter with two centuries, both having a major say in the team's outcome.

In the first game against Sri Lanka, Anamul counter-attacked effectively in a big partnership with Asif Ahmed. His 101 off 127 balls ensured a big total, which was enough to put them on course to a quarter-finals place. Anamul's scores in the next three games weren't flattering, but he finished the tournament with a fifty against England and his second ton, against Pakistan. He was dreading returning home "empty-handed", so the 112-ball 128 was exactly what he was hoping for.

"The first hundred [against Sri Lanka] was just what was needed to start the tournament. It put us on the right track. But then I had an ordinary time for a while so I was hoping to finish the tournament with a win, something for the long ride back," Anamul told ESPNcricinfo. "I didn't want to return home empty-handed and since Pakistan were also up for it, I really enjoyed the knock. To top it off I got two Man-of-the-Match awards, so from a personal point of view it was a good tour.

"It was a target of sorts, so I'm happy to have taken the opportunity. It is a great honor to be the highest scorer."

Anamul was handed the opportunity after Bangladesh crashed out of the Under-19 Asia Cup. He was brought back after touring Zimbabwe with the senior side for the Twenty20 tri-series. His aggregate of just 16 runs from three matches in Harare showed that he wasn't quite ready for top-level cricket. It appeared like muddled decision-making from the cricket board, but ultimately, returning to U-19 cricket was a good learning experience for the young right-hander.

"I was never negative about going back (to playing for the Under-19s). I wanted to give an exceptional performance instead, making runs is important in whatever level you play," he said.

The World Cup also ended up testing Anamul's character, none more so than the 'Mankading' incident in the quarter-final against Australia where he didn't withdraw an appeal after Soumya Sarkar ran out Jimmy Peirson who was outside the non-striker's crease. Anamul had his reasons: defending a small total (171), Bangladesh took three quick wickets and with the run-out, it reduced Australia to 33 for 4.

"As soon as Soumya (Sarkar) made the run-out, I knew that they would be 30-odd for four. Bear in mind we were defending a small total, so I had to be the bad guy. I know it wouldn't look good but it was within the rules, so I persisted.

"I thought that if we could pull off a win, all would be forgotten. But there was a lot of talk about it later on," Anamul said.

Despite the frustration of a quarter-final loss and ordinary performances from the bowlers, Anamul joined the likes of Graeme Smith and Chris Gayle to finish as the tournament's top run-getter. While these modern-day superstars should inspire him to work on a career that would give him "10 to 15 years at the top", he should be mindful of the cautionary tales at home.

In previous World Cup campaigns, Bangladesh batsmen who finished as the leading run-getters had careers that ended swiftly, without making much noise. While Al-Shahriar (1998), Aftab Ahmed (2002), Nafees Iqbal (2004) and Mehrab Hossain Jnr (2006) played in the senior side, the likes of Nahidul Islam (2002) and Ashraful Hossain (2008) are no longer in the scene, unable to handle the pressure that came with early recognition.

This second chance for Anamul is a blessing that many cricketers in Bangladesh don't get. By the looks of his hunger for hundreds, the signs are encouraging, for now.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

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  • the_unforgettable on August 30, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar are extremely promising youngsters and likely to be preeminent figures for not only Bangladesh but world cricket. Even though I'm not against their early debut in International cricket, but I think they should be kept away from playing excessive t20s, since it will spoil their potentiality of becoming genuine test cricketers.

  • Meety on August 29, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    @MNHasan - I think Anamul is a valuable asset for Bangladesh that needs to be nutured. So that is why I'd prefer him to be eased into the national set up. I definately would avoid playing him in T20s where possible. He needs to be playing in the domestic FC competition & it would be good for him, if he can play a short term stint in maybe a county 2nd XI or minor Leagues for experience. I would hate to see him be rushed into the side & underperform, he almost certainly would do better than some batsmen in the team as is. THat said, Bangladesh is slowly assembling a good (albeit young) side. Tamim, Mahmudullah., Shakib, Nasir & Rahim are the nucleus of a good top 7. I have more worries about finding a pace bowler as good as Mortaza, maybe Bangladesh should do what England does & poach a player like Hamid Hassan!!!!

  • StatisticsRocks on August 28, 2012, 22:40 GMT

    Well done BNG. Anamul has a great future. I hope BD grooms him well. All these U19 stars should be sent to play county cricket in ENG to improve their skills.

  • Harmony111 on August 28, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    Hang on, do I read it right that Sri Lanka lost to BD in the U-19 WC too? This shows that BD's future is bright but shows the abysmal level of cricket in Sri Lanka whose senior team has a phenomenal record otherwise. The Lankans tend to jump a lot when they manage to tie a game against India due to umpire's calculation error so what do they have to say for this loss now? Looking at Anamul's stats he should have been the Player of the Tournament.

  • warneneverchuck on August 28, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    BD perform very well but srilanka being one of Asian giant knocked out of first round

  • ExtremeSpeed on August 28, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Its amazing that some of the Non-Bangla Cricket fans are making silly excuses about where Anamul scored his runs or got his hundreds because the fact of the matter is that he got most of those runs against opposition considered much better than Bangladesh in alien conditions to him. No need to be jealous guys just accept the players performances.

  • on August 28, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    i was very surprise to hear he couldn't get man of the tournament trophy.... I think its a wrong decision.... Best of luck Anamul

  • hari.pes100 on August 28, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    @i_amVIVA...I am pretty sure Anamul made those scores in Endeavour Park, Townsville and not in Tony Ireland stadium, Townsville where batting was consiferably more difficult. Not to take anything away from Anamul but chapatishot was correct.

  • Breaking_Point on August 28, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    Deadwood-->But 1 or 2 player aged above 19 can play at U-19. . . !!! Dockrell(ire) also played. . . So that's not a problem. . . MNHasan-->performing in front of a packed ground with pressure,that's a whole new game. . . . & don't u think IMRUL,NAZIMUDDIN(who has played most number of fc matches),JUNAYED,JAHURUL co. deserve more chances???? & did u forgot that Minus Anamul BD U-19 lost to AFGAN in U-19 asia cup!!! & yes against WI they can try but above mentioned players should also be given chances. . .& in the mean time Anamul can lead his U19 side against SA U19/AUS U19 if possible. . it all depends ön the BCB! But whatever happens let's hope he'll be able to deliver when needed. . .

    & we all know at U19 LEVEL BD's record is very good . . . .

  • hari.pes100 on August 28, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    @ i_amVIVA...slight correction for you too sir!...Anamul made those scores in Endeavour Park, Townsville and not in Tony Ireland stadium,Townsville where generally batting was very difficult. Though take nothing away from his achivements but chapathishot was right.

  • the_unforgettable on August 30, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar are extremely promising youngsters and likely to be preeminent figures for not only Bangladesh but world cricket. Even though I'm not against their early debut in International cricket, but I think they should be kept away from playing excessive t20s, since it will spoil their potentiality of becoming genuine test cricketers.

  • Meety on August 29, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    @MNHasan - I think Anamul is a valuable asset for Bangladesh that needs to be nutured. So that is why I'd prefer him to be eased into the national set up. I definately would avoid playing him in T20s where possible. He needs to be playing in the domestic FC competition & it would be good for him, if he can play a short term stint in maybe a county 2nd XI or minor Leagues for experience. I would hate to see him be rushed into the side & underperform, he almost certainly would do better than some batsmen in the team as is. THat said, Bangladesh is slowly assembling a good (albeit young) side. Tamim, Mahmudullah., Shakib, Nasir & Rahim are the nucleus of a good top 7. I have more worries about finding a pace bowler as good as Mortaza, maybe Bangladesh should do what England does & poach a player like Hamid Hassan!!!!

  • StatisticsRocks on August 28, 2012, 22:40 GMT

    Well done BNG. Anamul has a great future. I hope BD grooms him well. All these U19 stars should be sent to play county cricket in ENG to improve their skills.

  • Harmony111 on August 28, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    Hang on, do I read it right that Sri Lanka lost to BD in the U-19 WC too? This shows that BD's future is bright but shows the abysmal level of cricket in Sri Lanka whose senior team has a phenomenal record otherwise. The Lankans tend to jump a lot when they manage to tie a game against India due to umpire's calculation error so what do they have to say for this loss now? Looking at Anamul's stats he should have been the Player of the Tournament.

  • warneneverchuck on August 28, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    BD perform very well but srilanka being one of Asian giant knocked out of first round

  • ExtremeSpeed on August 28, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Its amazing that some of the Non-Bangla Cricket fans are making silly excuses about where Anamul scored his runs or got his hundreds because the fact of the matter is that he got most of those runs against opposition considered much better than Bangladesh in alien conditions to him. No need to be jealous guys just accept the players performances.

  • on August 28, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    i was very surprise to hear he couldn't get man of the tournament trophy.... I think its a wrong decision.... Best of luck Anamul

  • hari.pes100 on August 28, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    @i_amVIVA...I am pretty sure Anamul made those scores in Endeavour Park, Townsville and not in Tony Ireland stadium, Townsville where batting was consiferably more difficult. Not to take anything away from Anamul but chapatishot was correct.

  • Breaking_Point on August 28, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    Deadwood-->But 1 or 2 player aged above 19 can play at U-19. . . !!! Dockrell(ire) also played. . . So that's not a problem. . . MNHasan-->performing in front of a packed ground with pressure,that's a whole new game. . . . & don't u think IMRUL,NAZIMUDDIN(who has played most number of fc matches),JUNAYED,JAHURUL co. deserve more chances???? & did u forgot that Minus Anamul BD U-19 lost to AFGAN in U-19 asia cup!!! & yes against WI they can try but above mentioned players should also be given chances. . .& in the mean time Anamul can lead his U19 side against SA U19/AUS U19 if possible. . it all depends ön the BCB! But whatever happens let's hope he'll be able to deliver when needed. . .

    & we all know at U19 LEVEL BD's record is very good . . . .

  • hari.pes100 on August 28, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    @ i_amVIVA...slight correction for you too sir!...Anamul made those scores in Endeavour Park, Townsville and not in Tony Ireland stadium,Townsville where generally batting was very difficult. Though take nothing away from his achivements but chapathishot was right.

  • i_amVIVA on August 28, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    congrats to baby tigers, well done anamul and liton and taskin, they're the future of bd... go tigers

  • i_amVIVA on August 28, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    @chapathishot: sorry, u r wrong, bd played 3 out of 6 matches in townsville, where anamul made a fifty and a hundred, to correct the facts.

  • MNHasan on August 28, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    @meety agree with you to some extent & I think he is a test match player rather than a t20 player & If I am not wrong he was the highest scorer in first class cricket this season & I think he is better players like nafees kayes jahurul etc in the test team. Unlike other countries players in BD improves their skill by playing international cricket. Even if he doesn't do well in test matches i think he will atleast do better than those players.

  • Deadwood on August 28, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    @ Breaking_Point, he will turn 20 in december 16, so i think he should make his debut against west indies after the t20 world cup. @ Meety, he has already proved himself by playing some match winning knocks for the A team I think he is ready to make his debut.

  • Naresh28 on August 28, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    Its really great to see a Bangladesh player top the batting averages. It also augurs well for him if he can elevated into their senior team. Anamul, Bosisto, Azam and Chand have been the batting stars of U19 WC. That makes it three top class batsman from the subcontinent.

  • Meety on August 28, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    @MNHasan - whilst I would like to see him succeed in Tests for Bangladesh, I think they need to send him on some A-tours & maybe see if he can play some Minor Leagues in England BEFORE Test selection. Just think it will complete his education. When in Bangladesh, he should stay away from the Dhaka club comp & play in the domestic FC comp.

  • Ronsars on August 28, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    When this guy came up with a statement that "We can beat any team" just before the match against Aus i thought he was being arrogant...Sure they lost that match but his innings against Pak was just too good,he has belief in himself and leads the team by example....He is a good player, a bit of grooming and you will get a good batsman BD....All the best Anamul

  • on August 28, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    I agree with those that say he shouldn't be rushed which is at this moment the most sensible thing to do because he played for his national team already this year in T20 and just couldn't get to grips as of yet in the senior team so its best he just takes it easy for a while and relax. However, I will definitely consider using him to make his official debut against Zimbabwe next year considering they're one of the easiest opponents out there for him to play without much pressure and slowly from there, can build himself. Besides, at this moment, there's no point of rushing him into the squad as there are plenty of enough Bangladeshi players that can take up the role like Imrul Kayes who in my view is very suited to the ODI format as compared to Tests and T20s and also others like Nafees and Zunaid.

  • chapathishot on August 28, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Taking nothing away from his performance,the fact is that he has not played any innings in Townsville where it was really tough for the batsmen .While many of the others played there at least one innings there and some like Babar Azam,Baba Aparajith etc have played really well under the tough conditions

  • MNHasan on August 28, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    Those who are saying that anamul should spend anothe year in first class cricket before playing for the national team can't agree with them anymore. He debuted as a first class cricketer in 2008 and spdnd 5 years in first class cricket has an average of 42 odd.I think he should play for national team & I am not quite sure why people comparing him with ashraful!! Did ashraful scored most runs in any u 19 wc?

  • Breaking_Point on August 28, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Anamul should play in the U-19 level for a year more. . . . .selectors must not make the mistake of rushing him in the National side. . .Liton,Soumya,Anamul-->BCB should take a good care of them along with others & try to make them good Test player by ensuring quality first class cricket!!! Scoring runs in Australia is a very tough task. . . & BANGLADESH nearly send AUSTRALIA home. . . .don't know about umpiring errors. . . . . . .Anamul got a bright future & he won't end up like Ashraful. . . The hunger is there!!! and it's about time BD show their worth in Tests. . . .

  • on August 28, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    I thank all those who hv said such encouraging words fr nexGen Bangla Tigers..it's now high time to groom up these Young guys r big league exposure.Good luck to all U-19 stars who made their mark.

  • Mad_for_Shakib on August 28, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    well done our ltl tigar.....

  • on August 28, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    The 2012 Under-19 World Cup has felt like a bowler's tournament, as the batsmen were challenged by the bounce, speed & swing of Australian pitches...considering these facts and being the sub continental player, who was completely stranger & unfamiliar with the condition, the performance & heroics of Anamul Haque are just superb, significant & amazing, who scored the highest run, and the only batsman who scored 2 centuries and 300 plus runs facing the top teams like S.A, Aus, Eng, Pak, SL on his way!!! So many congrats to Anamul! And why we forget the another amazing performer of Bangladesh, Liton Das, who scored 250 plus runs with 1 century & 2 half centuries and got the 7th position in the batting chart? The pacer Taskin Ahmed also should be appreciated as he is in amongst the highest wicket takers(11 wk)! So the batting and overall performance of BD was good though they have to nurture & find some 2/3 finishers (in bat & ball) who can snatch the close wins to move forward in future!

  • TheBlackMonk on August 28, 2012, 4:10 GMT

    I'm kind of having a feeling that Liton Das would make a good Test Batsman, just give them enough first class matches before calling for national team or we will loose few good prospects like Ashraful! Hope this time selectors don't make mistakes.

  • Chris_P on August 28, 2012, 0:45 GMT

    I think the Bangers deserve full accolades. They had, IMHO, the toughest draw of any team, & were unfortunate to draw the us in the quarters. Haque as expected, performed well with the bat, but he needs to understand a little more about making those statements before games. He placed much more pressure on both himself & his team, when it was always going to be hard enough task anyway. Hopefully, he has learnt from it.

  • Forgettable on August 27, 2012, 23:19 GMT

    Firstly, Congrats to Anamul. It was really challenging to bat on those Australian pitches but this guy and few others like Bosisto, Chand etc did well. I personally think he can play a role as Bangladesh Virat Kohli. All the best!

  • ExtremeSpeed on August 27, 2012, 23:12 GMT

    Its actually true that Bangladesh are struggling to find the batsman that can fit into third position because they have tried many out but if this guy is matured enough and managed carefully by the management they he will be a success at that position. My advise to the management is to consider him for West Indies and especially Zimbabwe series coming up after T20. But regardless, just look at the run makers of this tournament, Anamul like the report mentions is number 1 with 365 runs the only one to reach 300+ runs infact even the second place Azam is still nowhere near him.

  • on August 27, 2012, 22:16 GMT

    Bijoy, heard lot about you from Raju [Abul Hasan]. Great to see your achievement. Keep up the good work. Results will follow. Best of luck for you.

  • tatactg on August 27, 2012, 21:42 GMT

    @calapatti srinivas iyer you should know cricinfo comments shouldn't be for your perceived view which fancy your imagination - both Liton & Sarkar were given the best of chances/facilities free of cost from u-13 level simply because they deserve it & they will make their career playing for Bangladesh( we have seen how many BD players have been taken in IPL & how much chances they were afforded!!).The article is about highest run scorer Anamul and Md. Isam(a Dhaka league player himself playing with or against these players mentioned) only stuck to the point - nothing more.

  • on August 27, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    @Zimmby ...Liton Das or Soumya Sarkar will never be mentioned..and we know why....Thank God for IPL..these folks might still have a career rather than be frustrated in Bangladesh

  • zimmby on August 27, 2012, 19:22 GMT

    Md Islam forget to mention Litton Das who score 262 runs in 6 innings. That's just 25 less than what second highest scorer in the tournament made!

  • zimmby on August 27, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    Good to see B'desh finally making a mark on the international scene. It was by no means a small feat by Anamul Haque that he topped the batting chart and lead it by 75+ runs to the second placed Babar of Pak. Considering that it was a foreign condition and pitches made largely to suit bowlers, and the top class teams, the feat seems to be more remarkable. I hope they continue their form and be a decent side in the future. - an Indian fan!

  • on August 27, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    I never did understand why "Mankading" a batsman is considered unsportsman like. Why isn't the Batsman considered unsportsman like when he leave the crease, which is not permitted by Law?

    What next? Take a catch and let the batsman off the hook and don't appeal?

  • sehwaguparcut on August 27, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Looks like Bangladesh has a very good future with some fine upcoming players esp Litton Das and Anamul Haque. Good luck - from an Indian fan.

  • on August 27, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    I hope the BD management provides coaching and other support for these young players and not just leave them on their own. I also feel that, BD management should find ways to get these players to join domestic leagues aboard. This will help them improve and gain valuable knowledge. Anyway, good luck to BD.

  • on August 27, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    Kudos to all the U19 players and sane cricket fans. These young fellows are likely to be the future of Cricket so lets hope they go on to do great things from here. Personally, I feel happy whenever any teams from South Asia does well; SL, BD, India, Pakistan and now Afghanistan. The future of Cricket lies in Asia, where the game is thriving, unlike in NZ, England or Australia, where Cricket has to compete with other sports of participation etc.

  • Great_Sport_Games on August 27, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    As an Indian fan must say that Bangladesh have a lot of prospects. I use to be very critical of Bangladesh Cricket in the past because their performances at the beginning was dismal but since the 2007 World Cup, the likes of Shakib, Tamim, Rahim made their debuts and has carried Bangladesh forward. This is the time now for Bangladesh to prove that this not a one-off and important for you guys to show that you are capable. I reckon players like Chand, Anamul and Bosisto are players to watch out for but congratulations on proving yourself that you can beat and compete with the big teams.

  • Shajadul on August 27, 2012, 16:05 GMT

    Best luck....I hope you survive and do well for BD team....

  • ExtremeSpeed on August 27, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    This is a very constructive article credit to Mohammad Asim because what he said was spot on. Anamul must not be rushed as there's no need and he himself is smart to know that. Just look at Mohammad Ashraful in which everyone knows he had that hidden talent but just couldn't exploit it unfortunately. Also I didn't know Anamul was a Syhleti so that's great to see because a few good players are coming from this area for once now. Bangladesh were lacking from a genuine number 3 batsman even after trying many players to play that position like Nafees, Raqibul, Zunaid etc.

  • ATIMAYANK on August 27, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    In Anamul, Bangladesh have found a true world beater batsman. I hope his growth continues and scores tons of runs. All of a sudden Bangladesh's batting lineup is beginning to look formidable atleast for limited over cricket. Tamim, Hossain, Mushfiqur, Anamul and Shakib are true world class batsmen and can do well in all conditions. All they need now is a few good bowler and they will become a force to rekon with in near future. All the best from India :-)

  • praveen4honestremark on August 27, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    Anamul Haque is to become great player if groomed well by it's Country. Wish him best of luck.

  • on August 27, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    so nice and encouraging article. well written by isam and definitely anamul has a bright future ahead if he is determined like this.

  • on August 27, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    Das and Sarkar also played some good innings during the tournament. What they need now is continued guidance and coaches, who can help them find footholds in international cricket. Overall, BD cricket is progressing and with more experience, they will continue to grow stronger. Anyway, these kids are young and doing something productive with their lives. It is much more important than some people, who seems to spend great deal of time knocking others on-line. To each his own I guess. Good luck BD and other cricketing nation. From a Kiwi/Pakistani fan.

  • on August 27, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Anamul should look upto Nasir Hossain for positivity because already since 20 year old Nasir first burst onto the scene last summer he has been successful for Bangladesh and is now a regular member of the first team. Mind you Anamul fielding is just as superb as Nasir's infact he's a wicket-keeper but I'm afraid for him that role belongs to Rahim who by the way is our Captain at the age of 23 and already has played over 100 ODIs some experience young player he is already so really Bangladesh Cricket as a whole is very pleasing. The only major problem with our Cricket is our pace bowling which I'm sorry to say apart from Mashrafe, as a whole is worse than Zimbabwe or even Ireland and unless we don't sort that out than Bangladesh will struggle in Tests but God willing, all the best to Anamul Haque and Bangladesh Cricket.

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  • on August 27, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Anamul should look upto Nasir Hossain for positivity because already since 20 year old Nasir first burst onto the scene last summer he has been successful for Bangladesh and is now a regular member of the first team. Mind you Anamul fielding is just as superb as Nasir's infact he's a wicket-keeper but I'm afraid for him that role belongs to Rahim who by the way is our Captain at the age of 23 and already has played over 100 ODIs some experience young player he is already so really Bangladesh Cricket as a whole is very pleasing. The only major problem with our Cricket is our pace bowling which I'm sorry to say apart from Mashrafe, as a whole is worse than Zimbabwe or even Ireland and unless we don't sort that out than Bangladesh will struggle in Tests but God willing, all the best to Anamul Haque and Bangladesh Cricket.

  • on August 27, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    Das and Sarkar also played some good innings during the tournament. What they need now is continued guidance and coaches, who can help them find footholds in international cricket. Overall, BD cricket is progressing and with more experience, they will continue to grow stronger. Anyway, these kids are young and doing something productive with their lives. It is much more important than some people, who seems to spend great deal of time knocking others on-line. To each his own I guess. Good luck BD and other cricketing nation. From a Kiwi/Pakistani fan.

  • on August 27, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    so nice and encouraging article. well written by isam and definitely anamul has a bright future ahead if he is determined like this.

  • praveen4honestremark on August 27, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    Anamul Haque is to become great player if groomed well by it's Country. Wish him best of luck.

  • ATIMAYANK on August 27, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    In Anamul, Bangladesh have found a true world beater batsman. I hope his growth continues and scores tons of runs. All of a sudden Bangladesh's batting lineup is beginning to look formidable atleast for limited over cricket. Tamim, Hossain, Mushfiqur, Anamul and Shakib are true world class batsmen and can do well in all conditions. All they need now is a few good bowler and they will become a force to rekon with in near future. All the best from India :-)

  • ExtremeSpeed on August 27, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    This is a very constructive article credit to Mohammad Asim because what he said was spot on. Anamul must not be rushed as there's no need and he himself is smart to know that. Just look at Mohammad Ashraful in which everyone knows he had that hidden talent but just couldn't exploit it unfortunately. Also I didn't know Anamul was a Syhleti so that's great to see because a few good players are coming from this area for once now. Bangladesh were lacking from a genuine number 3 batsman even after trying many players to play that position like Nafees, Raqibul, Zunaid etc.

  • Shajadul on August 27, 2012, 16:05 GMT

    Best luck....I hope you survive and do well for BD team....

  • Great_Sport_Games on August 27, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    As an Indian fan must say that Bangladesh have a lot of prospects. I use to be very critical of Bangladesh Cricket in the past because their performances at the beginning was dismal but since the 2007 World Cup, the likes of Shakib, Tamim, Rahim made their debuts and has carried Bangladesh forward. This is the time now for Bangladesh to prove that this not a one-off and important for you guys to show that you are capable. I reckon players like Chand, Anamul and Bosisto are players to watch out for but congratulations on proving yourself that you can beat and compete with the big teams.

  • on August 27, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    Kudos to all the U19 players and sane cricket fans. These young fellows are likely to be the future of Cricket so lets hope they go on to do great things from here. Personally, I feel happy whenever any teams from South Asia does well; SL, BD, India, Pakistan and now Afghanistan. The future of Cricket lies in Asia, where the game is thriving, unlike in NZ, England or Australia, where Cricket has to compete with other sports of participation etc.

  • on August 27, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    I hope the BD management provides coaching and other support for these young players and not just leave them on their own. I also feel that, BD management should find ways to get these players to join domestic leagues aboard. This will help them improve and gain valuable knowledge. Anyway, good luck to BD.