Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2011 July 15, 2011

Uncapped Nasir, Shuvagoto in squad for Zimbabwe

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Nasir Hossain earned his first call-up to the Bangladesh side after the BCB announced a 15-member squad for the Zimbabwe tour late on Friday evening. Mohammad Ashraful has been preferred over Raqibul Hasan in the squad, which also includes another uncapped player Shuvagoto Hom.

The announcement came two days after BCB chief Mustafa Kamal received the names of the selected players from chief selector Akram Khan, who had called for a change in the process which allows the board's technical committee to discuss the selectors' choices.

Nasir, a 19-year-old from Rangpur, was highly rated after outperforming most allrounders in the country for the past few years. Since he graduated from the sports institute BKSP, Nasir has regularly attracted big-money moves to the top Premier League clubs.

"It was my dream to play for Bangladesh," Nasir told ESPNcricinfo. "I told my family and I think they are happier than I am."

Considered for the ODI series alongside Shuvagoto, Nasir is being propped up for a role in the lower middle-order, according to Akram, while Shuvagoto will be tested at the No. 4 position, a spot that has been Bangladesh's scourge.

"Nasir has a bright future and we have picked him and Shuvagoto for the ODI series," Akram said. "I think he is far ahead of all the other good allrounders and we have considered him for his positive frame of mind."

Predictably, Ashraful and Junaid Siddique made comebacks, though both played Bangladesh's previous Test match in England last year. Ashraful showed poor form during the 2011 World Cup and was dropped for the Australia ODIs in April. "We considered both Ashraful and Raqibul for the same position and I think Ashraful won the spot for his experience and some good knocks in South Africa (for Bangladesh A earlier this year)," Akram said.

The squad will be led by Shakib Al Hasan, with Tamim Iqbal as vice-captain. Former captain and fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza, who had another knee surgery in May, is undergoing rehabilitation and continues to miss out.

Bangladesh are visiting Zimbabwe for one Test and five ODIs. The tour starts with a three-day game against a Zimbabwe XI from July 30.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Tamim Iqbal (vc), Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Robiul Islam, Shuvagoto Hom, Nasir Hossain.

Reserves: Naeem Islam, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Alok Kopali, Syed Rasel, Sahagir Hossain (wk).

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  • T2-- on July 18, 2011, 21:39 GMT

    Noo Shahadat hossain He is the best fast bowler bangladesh test team ever had. I remember those 6wicket he took against india. Instead of him they got un experience Robiul Islam.

    1) Tamim 2) Imrul 3) Ashraful 4) Nafees 5) Rayid 6) Shakib 7) Hom 8) Rahim) 9) Razzak 10) Shafiul 11) Shadath hussain

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    @ Ashique129 :- Your welcome! Well i do agree with you logic about letting young talent to mature till a certain age and then allowed to play...but also do look at the deficiencies we have at No.4 and No.7. If any of the two newcomers can cement a place in any of the position, you can say bye-bye to Ashraful. Only because we lack in pipeline for this spot is only why he is being still considered. Apart form that, in test Shuvagoto has a bright chance. He is 24 and have played and performed well in the domestic circuit for quite a long time. Its high time we give him a chance. Specialists are only developed when you offer them opportunity. We are in that phase yet and will be for some years to come. Till then we gotta be hopeful inshALLAH...!

  • Ashique129 on July 18, 2011, 19:32 GMT

    A_Proud_Bengali - thanks a lot for your reply. I have to confess - I never saw Shuvagoto and Nasir play. You may know about their game much more than me. For tests though - I am a believer of specialists; I wouldn't count bowlers who bowl occasionally (which it looks like both these are). After our "Ashraful and other experiences", I am conservative about allowing debutants below 20 - that is just my problem :) You are right about Razzak that he has a hold on Zimbabwe. I heard he can now really spin the ball and it surprised Chigumbura (or was it Taylor?) lately in Dhaka. If that is the case - hopefully he can spin us to victory inshala'allah.

  • Ashique129 on July 18, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    A_Proud_Bengali - thanks a lot for your reply. I have to confess - I never saw Shuvagoto and Nasir play. You may know about their game much more than me. For tests though - I am a believer of specialists; I wouldn't count bowlers who bowl occasionally (which it looks like both these are). After our "Ashraful and other experiences", I am conservative about allowing debutants below 20 - that is just my problem :) You are right about Razzak that he has a hold on Zimbabwe. I heard he can now really spin the ball and it surprised Chigumbura (or was it Taylor?) lately in Dhaka. If that is the case - hopefully he can spin us to victory inshala'allah.

  • Ashique129 on July 18, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    In my humble opinion, Shuvo is a far more menacing left-arm spinner in tests than Razzak. One can see this in the striking difference of their 1st class bowling records. Unfortunately we can't replace Razzak now, and there is no other specialist spinner in the team (barring Shakib). I don't know how the three ex-captains missed this. For the batting - Ashraful in the test side is a mistake for sure and I wouldn't worry about him at all (for the entire tour, really). I'd play Shahreer Nafees or Shuvagoto instead, simply because they put more value on their wickets. After Kayes, Tamim and Junayed, it might not be bad to test Mahmudullah again at 4, followed by Shakib, Nafees/Shuvagoto and Mushfiq. I'm not sure at all about playing Nasir any game at all - it may be too early now to dilute his 19-year old brain. There will be other chances for that in future :)

  • on July 18, 2011, 16:23 GMT

    Come on guys, still, he is the best domestic player of BD! Perhaps, his performances is not cosistance, so as the given chances to him lately! I'm a great fan of the tigers too, but not a fan of Ash. And I love cricket and understand to tell you guys who are opposing Ash will express their madness support to him more than me in no times! Just follow the cricket and love the game than loving any player!

  • smukhles on July 18, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    @Man007, I seriously doubt your cricket knowledge as no team can become a mainstream team depending on one player, according to you it is Shakib Al Hasan in Bangladesh's case ! Therte are other players on the team as well as when we go on the field, Shakib doesn't go by himself or 11 Shakib doesn't go there !!! lol@ yourself buddy!!!!

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    However, i did notice the Zim team playing a lot of games against SA XI and Aus XI. Undoubtedly, this will offer them the exposure they require at this stage to beat Bangladesh. In conjunction to that, they have also been playing 3/4 days game as well whereas BD will certainly miss such matches. The 4-day game in SA is the only cue to sharpen the blades. I hope the 1 month camp under Sarwar Imran paid off and cricketers will come our ready. My test squad :- Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Shuvagoto, Riyad, Shakib, Mushfiq, Razzak, Shafiul, Nazmul, Rubel.

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    The selectors should give plenty of chances to the new-comers and test them out in every aspect, the reason being this Zim tour is the only series that precede the major ones against WI and Pakistan. If they can solve the no.4 dilemma (through Nasir/Hom) in our batting line-up, i think Ashraful wont be required in the coming cricket...though his only advantage is experience.

  • on July 18, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    @ Ary Srinivas: you India always shows arrogance. You have 118 crore people so the market is in your pocket. A country can play well but the most important thing u india never respects to another cricket countries. Bangladesh is still a young team in the world cricket but when BD cricket will be an old team as like as your team and sri lanka then BD also can dominate in world cricket one day but BD will never dominate in world cricket by arrogance that ur country shows. I just wanna let you know that why india doesn't want to invite BD cricket team in your country to play because if india loses to bangladesh in any test or ODI or T20 in home series then you all can not keep control your anger. This proves that u can take cricket as only a business or a matter of arrogance but u don't take it as a game. But srilanka plays cricket as a game so they have no arrogance as india have.

  • T2-- on July 18, 2011, 21:39 GMT

    Noo Shahadat hossain He is the best fast bowler bangladesh test team ever had. I remember those 6wicket he took against india. Instead of him they got un experience Robiul Islam.

    1) Tamim 2) Imrul 3) Ashraful 4) Nafees 5) Rayid 6) Shakib 7) Hom 8) Rahim) 9) Razzak 10) Shafiul 11) Shadath hussain

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    @ Ashique129 :- Your welcome! Well i do agree with you logic about letting young talent to mature till a certain age and then allowed to play...but also do look at the deficiencies we have at No.4 and No.7. If any of the two newcomers can cement a place in any of the position, you can say bye-bye to Ashraful. Only because we lack in pipeline for this spot is only why he is being still considered. Apart form that, in test Shuvagoto has a bright chance. He is 24 and have played and performed well in the domestic circuit for quite a long time. Its high time we give him a chance. Specialists are only developed when you offer them opportunity. We are in that phase yet and will be for some years to come. Till then we gotta be hopeful inshALLAH...!

  • Ashique129 on July 18, 2011, 19:32 GMT

    A_Proud_Bengali - thanks a lot for your reply. I have to confess - I never saw Shuvagoto and Nasir play. You may know about their game much more than me. For tests though - I am a believer of specialists; I wouldn't count bowlers who bowl occasionally (which it looks like both these are). After our "Ashraful and other experiences", I am conservative about allowing debutants below 20 - that is just my problem :) You are right about Razzak that he has a hold on Zimbabwe. I heard he can now really spin the ball and it surprised Chigumbura (or was it Taylor?) lately in Dhaka. If that is the case - hopefully he can spin us to victory inshala'allah.

  • Ashique129 on July 18, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    A_Proud_Bengali - thanks a lot for your reply. I have to confess - I never saw Shuvagoto and Nasir play. You may know about their game much more than me. For tests though - I am a believer of specialists; I wouldn't count bowlers who bowl occasionally (which it looks like both these are). After our "Ashraful and other experiences", I am conservative about allowing debutants below 20 - that is just my problem :) You are right about Razzak that he has a hold on Zimbabwe. I heard he can now really spin the ball and it surprised Chigumbura (or was it Taylor?) lately in Dhaka. If that is the case - hopefully he can spin us to victory inshala'allah.

  • Ashique129 on July 18, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    In my humble opinion, Shuvo is a far more menacing left-arm spinner in tests than Razzak. One can see this in the striking difference of their 1st class bowling records. Unfortunately we can't replace Razzak now, and there is no other specialist spinner in the team (barring Shakib). I don't know how the three ex-captains missed this. For the batting - Ashraful in the test side is a mistake for sure and I wouldn't worry about him at all (for the entire tour, really). I'd play Shahreer Nafees or Shuvagoto instead, simply because they put more value on their wickets. After Kayes, Tamim and Junayed, it might not be bad to test Mahmudullah again at 4, followed by Shakib, Nafees/Shuvagoto and Mushfiq. I'm not sure at all about playing Nasir any game at all - it may be too early now to dilute his 19-year old brain. There will be other chances for that in future :)

  • on July 18, 2011, 16:23 GMT

    Come on guys, still, he is the best domestic player of BD! Perhaps, his performances is not cosistance, so as the given chances to him lately! I'm a great fan of the tigers too, but not a fan of Ash. And I love cricket and understand to tell you guys who are opposing Ash will express their madness support to him more than me in no times! Just follow the cricket and love the game than loving any player!

  • smukhles on July 18, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    @Man007, I seriously doubt your cricket knowledge as no team can become a mainstream team depending on one player, according to you it is Shakib Al Hasan in Bangladesh's case ! Therte are other players on the team as well as when we go on the field, Shakib doesn't go by himself or 11 Shakib doesn't go there !!! lol@ yourself buddy!!!!

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    However, i did notice the Zim team playing a lot of games against SA XI and Aus XI. Undoubtedly, this will offer them the exposure they require at this stage to beat Bangladesh. In conjunction to that, they have also been playing 3/4 days game as well whereas BD will certainly miss such matches. The 4-day game in SA is the only cue to sharpen the blades. I hope the 1 month camp under Sarwar Imran paid off and cricketers will come our ready. My test squad :- Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Shuvagoto, Riyad, Shakib, Mushfiq, Razzak, Shafiul, Nazmul, Rubel.

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    The selectors should give plenty of chances to the new-comers and test them out in every aspect, the reason being this Zim tour is the only series that precede the major ones against WI and Pakistan. If they can solve the no.4 dilemma (through Nasir/Hom) in our batting line-up, i think Ashraful wont be required in the coming cricket...though his only advantage is experience.

  • on July 18, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    @ Ary Srinivas: you India always shows arrogance. You have 118 crore people so the market is in your pocket. A country can play well but the most important thing u india never respects to another cricket countries. Bangladesh is still a young team in the world cricket but when BD cricket will be an old team as like as your team and sri lanka then BD also can dominate in world cricket one day but BD will never dominate in world cricket by arrogance that ur country shows. I just wanna let you know that why india doesn't want to invite BD cricket team in your country to play because if india loses to bangladesh in any test or ODI or T20 in home series then you all can not keep control your anger. This proves that u can take cricket as only a business or a matter of arrogance but u don't take it as a game. But srilanka plays cricket as a game so they have no arrogance as india have.

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 8:00 GMT

    @ Ashique129 :- Bro, Nasir is a very promising player and his aggressive batting added with off breaks will provide a variety in the line up. I say make Ashraful sit and play Nasir/Shuvagoto and replace Zunaed with Nafees. It would be a good setup. For test, i agree Shuvo is better but i guess Razzak's recent success with Zim prompted the selectors to stick with him. I am sure Razzak will grab this opportunity to prove himself a 5-day game material. :)

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 18, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    @ Ary Srinivas :- One thing my friend...we dont run on BCCI money and hence bankruptcy isnt an option. And probably you did not look at your No.1 side play against Somerset...!! Finally, there is a famous saying - 'pride bring annihilation'...remember that!

  • on July 18, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    @Robin..i would love to agree with you for the small matter of a really insignificant nature and that fact is we are the WORLD CHAMPIONS and no. 1 test team in the world. If 9 cricket boards boycott India..the same 9 boards will be bankrupt..be careful what you wish for boy:):)

  • Fast_Track_Bully on July 18, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    ...there is only one decent player in BD lineup, thats Shakib...but he cannot bowl all 50 overs, bat all the time, and field everywhere...lol

  • smukhles on July 18, 2011, 5:46 GMT

    The Zimbabwe Cricket Team is lot older than Bangladesh Cricket Team and they have been playing for a very long time, perhaps since 1980's or so. Whatever happened to their cricket and they were outcasted for a long time that is a different story, but when I read comments like " hopefully Bangladesh will keep face value against Zim", it tells me that our cricket indeed has come a long way and it has reached a different level. We are one of the mainstream team and it will only get better.

  • Robin7 on July 18, 2011, 4:01 GMT

    @ Ary Srinivas, I think you have very short recollection capacity. India was beaten by Zimbabwe last year...! ICC should now take the nice step of relegating the Indian team. To be honest India's current role with cricket is damaging for world cricket. It will not be unexpected if all other 9 test playing nations boycott India.

  • on July 18, 2011, 1:18 GMT

    Why is Bangladesh playing Test cricket?

  • on July 17, 2011, 22:35 GMT

    To Ary Srinivas, Bangladesh will beat Zimbabew badly.....no doubt. I am waiting to see how badly India will be crushes against England!!! Take note: Oil your machine!

  • Ashique129 on July 17, 2011, 20:51 GMT

    In my humble opinion, Shuvo is a far more menacing left-arm spinner in tests than Razzak. One can see this in the striking difference of their 1st class bowling records. Unfortunately we can't replace Razzak now, and there is no other specialist spinner in the team (barring Shakib). I don't know how the three ex-captains missed this. For the batting - Ashraful in the test side is a mistake for sure and I wouldn't worry about him at all (for the entire tour, really). I'd play Shahreer Nafees or Shuvagoto instead, simply because they put more value on their wickets. After Kayes, Tamim and Junayed, it might not be bad to test Mahmudullah again at 4, followed by Shakib, Nafees/Shuvagoto and Mushfiq. I'm not sure at all about playing Nasir any game at all - it may be too early now to dilute his 19-year old brain. There will be other chances for that in future :)

  • dhakaWarriorzzz on July 17, 2011, 18:59 GMT

    nasir have the potentiality to rule the cricket.A he is the great asset for BD cricket.Hope he will not be a meteor and he will serve for a long time

  • on July 17, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    ICC take note. If Bangladesh loses to Zimbabwe..will you take the nice step of relegating this team? It will be a service to good cricket.

  • Sorwer on July 17, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    To SELECTOR: PLEASE SELECT PLAYER AS EASY SYSTEM, NO COMPLEX HIDDEN TALENT SYSTEM. I THINK OUR PACE SELECTION IS 100% WRONG. ROBIUL, SAFIUL, RUBEL, NAZMUL...ALL ARE NOT UP TO THE MARK FOR TEST. SEE THEIR LOCAL & INT AVG. RASEL, KAMRUL ISLAM, MOHAMMAD SHAHZADA, MOHAMMAD SHARIF SHOULD BE REPLACEMENT PACER. SHAHZADA IS IA AMAZING PACER IN OUR COUNTRY, HE PLAYED 58 FIRST CALSS MACHES AND GOT 185 WICKET WITH AVG ONLY 21.45. NOW LOOK (!) TALENT PACER RUBEL'S RECORD: 1ST CLASS 20 MATCH- 36 WICKET- AVG 58.5.... TEST RECORD: 8 MATCH-12 WICKET-AVG 83.08

  • on July 17, 2011, 14:53 GMT

    Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Junaid, Sakib, Mahmadullah, Mushfiq, Shafiul, Nasir / Shuvagoto, Nazmul, Razzaq

    No place for Ashraful.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on July 17, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    I think Bangladesh should give chance to Rasel instead Robiul. As BD is playing a test after nearly 14 months, they should've some experience in seam bowling line-up. They already missed Mash & Shahadat for their injury. Ash & Junaid's comeback was expected as they played well against SA-A in South Africa. Nothing wrong with Ashraful's inclusion in squad. He should b given chance against easier opponents to regain form, not against teams like Aus or WI. Shuvagoto & Nasir should only play in ODIs in this tour as they are yet to make debut. Naeem wasn't bad. May b selectors choose this tour to make some experiments as Zim are weaker than BD. Hope to see Naeem in home series against WI & Pak later this year. He is a good all-rounder indeed. But Raqibul should play only for A team until he improve himself in strike rate. Best of luck for Tigers!

  • Rezwan1492 on July 17, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    Bangladesh terribly needs a ferocious seamer... Ashraful's time is done until he could really perform in the nets... There's no more time to experiment him, he is experienced with poor performances so until the selectors are confirm that he can perform, taking him in the team is a waste of spot... I can guarantee if naeem islam was there, he could have scored more than Ashraful and can also take wickets... Purely a wastage of a spot...

  • on July 17, 2011, 7:57 GMT

    cant believe, again ashrafool in the team, who is his big mama in the cricketing board, hopefully Bangladesh will keep face againt Zim

  • on July 17, 2011, 5:39 GMT

    I don't know what they are thinking experimenting with Ashraful. This is the biggest joke of the year.

  • tauhid_aks on July 17, 2011, 4:27 GMT

    My Test XI: Tamim, Imrul, Junaid, Nafees, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Mushfiq, Nasir/Shuvagoto, Shafiul, Rubel, Robiul/Razzak. Odi XI: Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Riyad, Shakib, Mushfiq, Shuvagoto, Nasir, Shafiul, Razzak, Najmul.

  • reyme on July 16, 2011, 23:40 GMT

    Some fans think cricket was invented for 4 teams in the world. We will see about that in 5 years time.

  • on July 16, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    Will the Ashraful experiment ever end??? I think it may last till his late 30s unless BD has a proper performing unit. Kapali is honestly being wasted for a player of his talent and I think he should be part of the 15 man squad along with Naeem Islam, Well, it's easy to make these comments right now but anything less than a 4-1 victory in the ODIs and a win in the test match will not see this selection vindicated. I hope for BD cricket's sake, I am proven wrong.

  • on July 16, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    No kapali still Ashraful........

  • Quddus-Mamu on July 16, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Bangladesh Team should play with 3 pacers against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe already knows that Bangladesh team has too many good spinners. I'm sure their pitch will not be spinners friendly. Shafiul, Rubel and Rabiul are the best choices. Razzak is good at One day match, but not in Test match. So, Shakib, Mahumudullah and Nasir Hossain will be good enough, they are all spinner all rounders.

  • nishpapjibon on July 16, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    Nt bad Idea to give chance to new players bt bcb shld keep in mind one thing tht piking new players dsnt imprv any game bt experienc can give good compition and good game..India cricket bord use thr old player and same team for one or two yers then thy give chnace to new so thy r improving and bd cricket bord shld do the same jst nt piking new players thy could same team of wc i think tht would b best... Any Ways all the best tigers gooo ahed of alll jst wish and pray for u all :)

  • muski on July 16, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    Wow- Clash of the Titans. What a shame for International Cricket. Why is ICC wasting its time on such meaningless tours. Who is going to benefit from this. The fans, the teams, the players or the Television companies?

  • rakibul-narail-bd on July 16, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    I think the new selectors are70% correct on their1st duty. To me 30% is wrong, because of selecting ash, robiul, hom and nasir: while by not selecting experienced shuvo, rasel, kapali and naeem. The intention of the selectors are clear i.e. giving chance to uncapped and out of performer to perform. But the series will be not be at home and we playing test after long time. It is also to be mentioned zim is good in their home. So if they really given chances it may affect the desired result. We need to win the test and ODI series, not to trial. I hope selectors will remember this in next time.

  • Redbacks_Bite on July 16, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    I predict Zimbawe comprehensively winning this series against Bangladesh. Bangladesh should be playing against Hongkong and Malesia.

  • Praxis on July 16, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    I can see a few comments from my fellow Bangali brothers supporting Asraful's return & hoping to see him score some runs. Why don't you all check his average? Its below 20 for the past few years. We can't dwell on the few handful performances over past 10 years to keep playing him. Only talent doesn't work, let's stick with The guys who are proven better than him. His place in the 15-man squad is just wasted if you want my opinion.

  • Bang_La on July 16, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    The selectors were forced by BCB president thru so called technical committee to get Ashraful in. Ashraful had never showed any cricket sense and he is credited for 5 wins on his 166 matches, that makes him genius!! What a shame!!

  • on July 16, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    Sagar Ashraful's average in past 2 years is below than that of tails. What form ? His shot selection is pathetic, he cant read the ball at higher levels and make attempts in playing exotic shots, those he cannot control. He should be out !

  • on July 16, 2011, 9:54 GMT

    stop taking about decision that made by BCB .. they did their job ,let do the players to do their job.. let see , what happens next....

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 16, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    @ PontiusPilate78 :- Good to hear they corrected their mistakes. Hence i anticipate an interesting tournament up ahead. And yes, we need not be worried...but a bit careful! Good luck.

  • A_Proud_Bengali on July 16, 2011, 9:48 GMT

    This is a good selection and hence a congratulations to the new selectors. Hom and Nasir deserved a place and got it. No comments about Ashraful as i still wait for him to display his abilities, apart from the dancing skills that is! And now we have a new off-spinner and a medium-pacer, adding to the variety of our bowling attack. At no. 4, the troubled spot for our team, play Nasir/Hom for at least 3-4 matches and then evaluate. My ODI :- Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Hom/Nasir, Riyad, Shakib, Mushfiqur, Shafiul, Nazmul, Rubel/Robiul, Razzak.

  • ocean565 on July 16, 2011, 9:19 GMT

    The playing 11 should be like; Tamim Iqbal (vc) Imrul Kayes Shahriar Nafees Shuvagoto Hom Shakib Al Hasan (capt) Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) Mahmudullah Nasir Hossain Shafiul Islam Abdur Razzak Rubel Hossain

  • on July 16, 2011, 8:50 GMT

    Very nice selections with our limited resources at this level of cricket by the new looked bodies. And a nice thought of trying Nasir Hossain for our future bowling attack. The selectors must give more chances to the new comers to prove before comming to a conclusion about them than the reserved ones. I think Raqibul should be given a chance ahead of Naeem Islam in order to strengthening the lower batting order.

  • on July 16, 2011, 7:29 GMT

    Ashraful ! again !!? how come is he still selectors' choice after years of failure..and who are those "selectors (?!)" anyway...ha ha ! I guess "ash" is nowadays made himself a funny meat in cricket world. if you point out ashraful as a match winner in some of our games..trust me nobody would disagree. but is this really a time to pick him up ignoring some new promising batsmen? it's like ashraful got chances after made some farm of ducks and no new batsmen got a single chance in his entire career even after well performing.

  • on July 16, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    No Alok Kapali , no Rajin Saleh , no Shuvo !!! ?? I don't understand why they are doing such type of experiment... Is Shuvagoto trustworthy enough ??

  • Meety on July 16, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    Test team - 1. Tamim, 2. Kayes, 3. Siddique, 4. Nafees, 5. Shakib, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Rahim, 8. Sunny, 9. Hom, 10. Shafiful, 11. Razzak 12th Naeem. For ODIs - I'd swap Nafees & Kayes in the batting order & I would select Reza instead of Hom or Sunny.

  • on July 16, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    Lets get rid of all the old players leaving Tamim and Sakib in the team behind. Lets re-select new players from Under 19 and Under 21 who are over 6 feet tall only and fill in the main team. Lets appoint another great quality coach like s.law for the Under 16 to Under 19 team and start making some genuine all-rounders from the bottom of the learning process. Lets add some good nutritionists to the teams along with some trainers so that players can grow up to a dominant sports figure. And last not least lets make BCC independent from any political interference giving all the supreme powers of selection to the coaches and previous BD captains.

  • on July 16, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    why not alok? why ash its horrible for me...

  • Benzim on July 16, 2011, 4:32 GMT

    Overall i think its a good selection. Good to see some new comers as they deserved but Alok is one who need to be choose bcaz he has that ability & can makes difference. For future i expect & wd like to tk attention to BCB to below mentioned points -

    * Syed Rasel as he is the only Left arm bowler in BD cricket team . *Alok Kapali as he has enough quality just needs to shine that. *Mushfiqur Rahim needs to be consistent or he will be rested for future tour & can give a chance to a potential new one.

    best of luck/Benzim

  • on July 16, 2011, 3:12 GMT

    They selector made a good decision but I hope in future the BCB precedent will ask the technical board to shut up and let the selector do there job.This too much every time the technical board interfere the selection.If they think they are better then the selectors then no need to appoint selectors the board do that.Anyway good luck to Bangladesh.Nasir & Shuvagot hope will perform in there debut match.

  • S.S.Sagar on July 16, 2011, 3:03 GMT

    ASH IS 100 TimeS Better Than Sloooow Raqibul. When ASH IS In Form, I JuSt Enjoy HiS AutiStic ShotS!!!

  • on July 16, 2011, 2:21 GMT

    No Raqibul , that's a good decision

  • on July 16, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    Once again alok is deprived. I feel very bad for him. He should be included in the main squad. He has performed tremendously in the national leage but did not earn any reward. Against Aus he has got enough chance to perform , he sould be replaced for Suvogoto. Very very dissapointing from this selection comitte....... Expecting more........

  • hasib9 on July 16, 2011, 0:24 GMT

    are they kidding? why is Suhrawadi Shuvo not in the playing 11? what did he ever do wrong? whats wrong with playing 4 spinners against Zim? just why is ashraful in the team? can't they pick one other player for his spot from a country of 170 million people? and why not play Syed Rasel? siddons didn't pick him for personal reasons.. he is our only left had fast bowler.. u don't need pace when u have accuracy as much as Syed Rasel.

  • on July 15, 2011, 23:38 GMT

    Ashraful again ? He is incapable of coping with pressure at an international level and his shot selections for the past year in the manner he got out is ludicrous. His character on the field shows he is incapable of playing as a professional. Take Shahreer Nafees and perhaps someone like Naeem Islam instead, those are people who convert balls into runs.

  • AusieBangaleeShameem on July 15, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    Very disappointed to see Ashraful back in the squad. Although fans who monitor BD cricket they all knew Ash would be back if Bashar in the selection board. So not a surprise but a SHOCKER! HE'S GOT NOTHING LEFT IN HIS SLEEVES. Kapali would probably be a better option. However, I'm keen to watch Nasir's performance in the series.

  • on July 15, 2011, 22:39 GMT

    Alok Kapali should have been given a GO ahead of Ash. Syed Rasel ahead of Nazmul/Robiul. Junaid probably deserve a place for showing his hard working attitude and some recent knocks. Two youngsters, Shuvagoto and Nasir should have been kept in A team or Academy and first class cricket for few more years to get matured to deal with the heat of international cricket. Why selectors have to give some surprise in team selection and spice to media? Expected more from the best selectors in BDcricket.

  • the_Srikanth on July 15, 2011, 21:48 GMT

    long time since we've seen some Tamim action. Bring it on.

  • on July 15, 2011, 20:49 GMT

    mushfiqur rahim should be dropped & a better keeper should be chosen.

  • wiseshah on July 15, 2011, 20:41 GMT

    i dont think Bangladesh is playing that bad recently. they had success in almost every series. every series result is 2-1, plus they won 4-0 against NZ and beat zimbabwe and west indies recently, in world cup they beat england. why indian fans are crying over bangladesh? when indian team are fighting to draw against depleted west indies team (gayle, sarwan, suleman benn, roach, jerome taylor, ramdin, dwayene bravo didnt particiapte)

  • on July 15, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    best squad untill now i can say but missing mashrafe and alok kapali . de shub have been in da squad but better luck next tym..

    selecting ashraful = a big blunder once again.. dere was no need of him in da squad :/ he is a fuse bulb

  • on July 15, 2011, 19:54 GMT

    relegate bangladesh in one days and revoke their test status..that should get them hungry to perform..cmon ICC show some courage or the Tier 11 system will automatically evolve and will be blessed by BCCI.

  • on July 15, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Want so see Ashraful perform well under new Coach and Management. No one should forget about the best selectors ever seen in BD cricket. Akram And Suman shared the same bench with Ash before and they know what Ass is capable of. Siddons only played with him and his position. Cr fans should not write Ash off right now. Feel sorry for Alok though, he should be given a go but he hasn't done anything xtra ordinary to cement a place and when the selectors asked him to play for A team, he ignored that wisely. To me, Rakibul should not be included in the team, he is a real looser and make other player loose their confidence and temperament. Selector could try with Dhiman as a batsman and if Mushfik fails with the bat then Dhiman can try the gloves. Tamim, Imrul/Junaid, Nafees, Ash, Mahmudullah, Sakib, Nasir, Mushfik, Safiul, Rubel, Razzak. Lets see how Nasir performs in Internationals.

  • on July 15, 2011, 19:25 GMT

    Sorry to say but it is obvious now that Alok Kapali Should now retire from International Crciket. He has no authority to be in Bangladesh side despite of showing tremendous for in local cricket. Congrates to Nasir. It is a good choice. Zunaid and ash in side again!!!! Thats hopeless. My team for Bangladesh

    1. Tamim Iqbal 2. Imrul Kayes 3. Shahreer Nafees 4. Mahmudullah 5. Shakib al Hasan 6. Mushfikur Rahim 7. Alok Kapali 8.Nasir 9. Abdur Razaak 10. Shafiul islam 11. Robiul/Rubel (If Mashrafee in then Robiul/Rubel Out)

  • on July 15, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    Wow this series is gonna be an eye poper...people buying tickets like crazy to watch....

  • PontiusPilate78 on July 15, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    I think the bang. fans have good reason to be worried. It will take much luck for them to win the match against Zim IX. Ive watched both Zim Ix and thezim senior side playing , these guys have improved tremendously, while sadly the bang. team have been still the last year or so. yes they won against windies and new zealand, but Zims loses to these teams was not for the teams excellence , rather the zim teams failures in batting.which hs improved. i look forward to seeing a riveting competition in harare. by the way, razzaks success has been most due to zim deficiencies as opposed to his gehius. those are now fixed.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    Guys, lets not jump and make unnecessary comments. The selection process is in good hands now and we should see how it goes.

    Good Luck to the team! Congrats to Shuvagoto and Nasir

  • Quddus-Mamu on July 15, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Test team should be like this: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Tamim Iqbal (vc), Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique,Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Robiul Islam, ,Nasir Hossain.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Would some learned person please care to explain to me why is it that Alok Kapali still does not find a place in this squad?? I mean what more does he need to be doing? I can think of three players (ashraful,shuvagoto and junaid in whose places he should have been there!!) I just hope we perform well..But BCB...pick wise...pleassee Sincerely A faithful fan loosing his patience!!

  • Praxis on July 15, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    Why Ashraful? Are our resources so limited that we are always stuck with this nightmare of a batsman? It should have been Alok instead of him. Don't expect Ashraful to play the test but after 1 or 2 ODIs when someone else isn't doing very good, selectors will sneak him in the XI. Good decision on selecting Shuvagoto Hom though, economic bowler and aggressive batsman, he'll do well in ODI hopefully. @Ashik Imran, you can simply check out Shuvagoto Hom's profile in cricinfo, he's been talked about in first class for quite a while. For what I know his stats are better than Ziaur Rahman or Sabbir hasan.

  • naz15 on July 15, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    Serioulsy ash is in why do we keep on giving him chances, nice to see some new faces in the squad, they have done well domestically, so good for them, all well squad is pretty good

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:37 GMT

    Ash... show ur example in this upcoming tour,

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    Including Ashraful is not seeming good to me, Why a player who got lots of chance but constantly failed in everyone. Now its time for enough. Selection comity should take proper steps about the selection otherwise they may face the way which face previous comity

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Good team. Good luck tigers.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    @wiseshah:Razzak has extra-ordinary success against Zim.So,I think it's a safe choice selecting razzak 4 test.

  • CricketChat on July 15, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    Bang are not helping themselves. Ashraful should have been out and Kapali in. All the same, wish them best. A competing Bang is very important to the cricket fans.

  • McAdnan on July 15, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    Shuvo should have achieved a spot in the main squad because of his economical bowling...but the squad is ok and iam happy that three newcomers have been picked for the main squad.

  • wiseshah on July 15, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    nasir hossain is also uncapped, he was not mentioned. abdur razza is not a test material, they should have selected shuvo instead

  • HocasPocas on July 15, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    Bangladesh gonna play 5 ODI not 3

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Alok Kapali shud have been in the main 11.............. who is Shuvagoto Hom >? has he done something marvellous in the league ..... i thought some other players did far better...... i thought of Anamul.........the opener and the all rounder Sabbir hasan or the fast bowling allrounder Ziaur Rahman.... they never get chances. and Ashraful, Zunayed gets picked and picked....

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Alok Kopali should be in squad, not Reserves

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:05 GMT

    Although technical committee interfered,i'm happy with the team.

  • Quddus-Mamu on July 15, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    Ashraful again? This guy must knows some kind of magic.

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  • Quddus-Mamu on July 15, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    Ashraful again? This guy must knows some kind of magic.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:05 GMT

    Although technical committee interfered,i'm happy with the team.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Alok Kopali should be in squad, not Reserves

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Alok Kapali shud have been in the main 11.............. who is Shuvagoto Hom >? has he done something marvellous in the league ..... i thought some other players did far better...... i thought of Anamul.........the opener and the all rounder Sabbir hasan or the fast bowling allrounder Ziaur Rahman.... they never get chances. and Ashraful, Zunayed gets picked and picked....

  • HocasPocas on July 15, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    Bangladesh gonna play 5 ODI not 3

  • wiseshah on July 15, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    nasir hossain is also uncapped, he was not mentioned. abdur razza is not a test material, they should have selected shuvo instead

  • McAdnan on July 15, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    Shuvo should have achieved a spot in the main squad because of his economical bowling...but the squad is ok and iam happy that three newcomers have been picked for the main squad.

  • CricketChat on July 15, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    Bang are not helping themselves. Ashraful should have been out and Kapali in. All the same, wish them best. A competing Bang is very important to the cricket fans.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    @wiseshah:Razzak has extra-ordinary success against Zim.So,I think it's a safe choice selecting razzak 4 test.

  • on July 15, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Good team. Good luck tigers.