Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Harare August 11, 2011

Bangladesh aim to reassert dominance

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Match facts August 12, Harare Sports Club
Start time 0930 (0730GMT 1300IST)

The Big Picture


After the heroics in Harare on Monday, when Zimbabwe won an intriguing Test match against Bangladesh, cricket returns to the format the two teams play most often. An ODI series between them is not a rare thing and the players know each other so well that most of them see each other as colleagues, not opponents. In the last two years, they have played three five-match series against each other, with Bangladesh winning all three; two at home, one away.

Their dominance over Zimbabwe may suggest that Bangladesh are firm favourites on the eve this series, but the tables have turned a little. Zimbabwe are the darlings of the cricket world after winning their comeback Test and will want to maintain their status with a convincing performance in the ODIs. Their most recent showing in the fifty-over format, at the 2011 World Cup, was disappointing. They registered just one win over minnows Kenya and their five defeats meant that any outside chance they had of making it to the quarter-finals quickly disappeared.

They haven't played an ODI since March, and with all the focus on their Test return, they will have to adjust quickly to this version of the game. With exciting players like batsman Forster Mutizwa and seamers Brian Vitori and Tendai Chatara coming through the franchise system, Zimbabwe have a lot of talent to show off and there would be no better time to do so than now, at the start of a summer that will see them also host Pakistan and New Zealand.

Bangladesh were widely expected to progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup, but defeats to India, West Indies and South Africa undid the hard work they put into their wins over Ireland, England and Netherlands. In the only series they have played in the aftermath of their World Cup exit, Australia made a mockery of them, showing that the gap between Bangladesh and some of the other teams still exists.

With talk of disharmony in the camp, general regression and Shakib Al Hasan's captaincy under scrutiny, Bangladesh will be looking to let their on-field efforts answer the questions that are swirling around them. Stuart Law's tenure as coach didn't start in the best way but this is also an opportunity for him to stamp his style on the team.

Form guide (most recent first)


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In the spotlight


A year ago, Chris Mpofu was tossed about like a ragdoll by South Africa's batsmen but instead of demoralising him, his experience served as the watershed moment of his career. He realised that to compete at international level he would have to work on various aspects of his game, particularly accuracy. He has improved massively since then but has only had a few matches to display his progress. With Vitori and Kyle Jarvis stealing the show in the Test, Mpofu's role did not attract much attention, but, as the senior seamer he will have a big role to play both as a role model and a containing bowler.

After Tamim Iqbal's inflammatory comments in the Test match, in which he described Brian Vitori and Kyle Jarvis as "ordinary" and "nothing special," the pressure is on the feisty Bangladesh batsman to live up to his big talk. He didn't have to face the Zimbabwean pair after making his comments, because he had already got out to a loose shot after a rollicking start, so this will be the first opportunity for them to exact revenge. If Tamim wants his statements to stick, he will have to bat with some kind of aggression in the ODI series.

Team news


Brendan Taylor will return to the opening berth and will partner Hamilton Masakadza at the top. Forster Mutizwa, who was considered unlucky to miss out on the Test match after his performance in the warm-up, is likely to slot into the middle order. Brian Vitori is in line for an ODI debut, after his fine showing in the Test match. Prosper Utseya will be brought in to aid the spin department, meaning Keegan Meth may have to wait a little longer to make an appearance in this series.

Zimbabwe (probable): 1 Brendan Taylor (capt), 2 Hamilton Masakadza, 3 Vusi Sibanda, 4 Craig Ervine, 5 Tatenda Taibu (wk), 6 Forster Mutizwa, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Prosper Utseya, 9 Ray Price, 10 Brian Vitori, 11 Chris Mpofu.

Junaid Siddique, who was not included in the one-off Test, should find his way back into the playing XI for the ODIs. Mohammad Ashraful, who showed some form in that Test, is also likely to play after missing out on the series against Australia, and Nasir Hossain, the 19-year-old offspinner, could make his debut.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Junaid Siddique, 4 Shahriar Nafees, 5 Mohammad Ashraful, 6 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 7 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 8 Abdur Razzak, 9 Shafiul Islam, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Nasir Hossain

Pitch and conditions
The deck is said to be as flat as the road outside and is expected to have nothing in it for the quicks - even less than it had during the Test match, where bowling was hard work. But, as that fixture showed, with consistent lines and lengths, even a pitch that was good for batting could be used to the seamers' advantage. The bounce is expected to be consistent and with the slow nature of the track, both captains should employ a lot of spin.

Stats and trivia


  • Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have played each other 31 times in the last five years, with Bangladesh winning 23 of those encounters. Overall, they have clashed 51 times, with 28 victories going the way of Bangladesh and 23 wins to Zimbabwe.

  • Shahriar Nafees's batting average against Zimbabwe is 62.41, almost double his overall average of 33.34. Three of his four hundreds came against them, including his highest score of 123.

  • Ray Price's best bowling figures of 4 for 22 came against Bangladesh in January 2009. His highest score with the bat, 46, was also achieved against Bangladesh in August that same year.

Quotes

We are expecting them to come out fighting in the ODI series. They rely so much on spin so we expect to face 30 overs of spin.
Brendan Taylorexpects a Bangladesh backlash after their heavy defeat in the Test match

In any series, the first one-day is always very important. If we can win the first game, the momentum will be with us.
Shakib al Hasan wants Bangladesh to start positively

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    This series will boil down to who wants to win more and I have to back Zim coz it's been so long since they've really enjoyed any kind of success. The Test win was a reminder of what they can do and what it feels like to be a winner. Go Zim, do your winning with ball & bat and not with mouth like others!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    @Milu... bang whitewashing india.... ROFL... how many test matches have you won till now... 3 ?.... first try winning a test against zimbabwe or a depleted west indies... after that you can talk about playing against a top team... @Taufiq H Siddiquee... i admit india is playing very badly against england... if a team has to stop playing just because of one bad series... then its bang who should stop playing cricket... i have respect for bangladesh and their cricket... but that doesnt mean i wll just keep on watching ur stupid comments... u lost not because of india... u lost because your players played badly.... dont blame others for your poor performance....

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | August 12, 2011, 5:40 GMT

    With Jamie Siddons gone, Bangladesh can only improve from here. Expecting an ODI series win against an spirited Zimbabwe.

  • POSTED BY sumonmhr on | August 12, 2011, 5:34 GMT

    Bangladesh player should not show any kind of arrogance to any weak team because just for this they were defeated by weak team like Kenya, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe....BD team has not that kind of ability like Australia by which they can beat any team as they say....

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 3:05 GMT

    I'm a huge fan of BD cricket. I've been following BD cricket for almost last 25 to 30 years. Anyways, what I wanted to say is..BD will get a win herie and there, but as a team they will never improve until they remove political feagures from BCB.But also I think BD will win in this series 3-2. Sothat Tamim will stat aggressively.

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    @Milu - Why are you including India in this? We are ranked no.9 in tests. India is no.1 If you want to make a comparison between the two teams where Bangladesh comes out on top, write about how we actually played better in England last yr against almot the same team. Just don't write embarrassing comments like the one you did.

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 0:52 GMT

    @ deepu111 Did I said anything about the test status of Ind? It's u who said this actually!! I just mentioned about the universal application of the logic mentioned by Hurricane08....We know this is the game of cricket, anything may happen ...but you people r always unnecessarily trying to undermine others...if it appears boring to you, than don't watch...we also feel bored sometimes watching few test matches.....!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 0:42 GMT

    We are misssing Masrafe and Alok kapali,Hope Tigers will win the series.

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 0:34 GMT

    Bangladesh has been terrible through out this year with performances like 58 and 78 all out and defeat in test against Zimbabwe. I would think with the home advantage Zimbabwe will win this series.

  • POSTED BY Mahafuz_M_Zaheer on | August 12, 2011, 0:28 GMT

    @Taufiq H Siddiquee , selaam walekum. My dear friend do you have any idea what you are talking about? How India is performing at this point of time in England has many cause factors. Well even if I dont consider those factors as they might sound excuses, its between you and me, this is BD's general performance. I dont have anything against BD rather have quite few BD friends. So dont take it personally... I just pointed a fact.

    @Milu Ahmed---- your sense of humour is really great mate... keep it up

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    This series will boil down to who wants to win more and I have to back Zim coz it's been so long since they've really enjoyed any kind of success. The Test win was a reminder of what they can do and what it feels like to be a winner. Go Zim, do your winning with ball & bat and not with mouth like others!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    @Milu... bang whitewashing india.... ROFL... how many test matches have you won till now... 3 ?.... first try winning a test against zimbabwe or a depleted west indies... after that you can talk about playing against a top team... @Taufiq H Siddiquee... i admit india is playing very badly against england... if a team has to stop playing just because of one bad series... then its bang who should stop playing cricket... i have respect for bangladesh and their cricket... but that doesnt mean i wll just keep on watching ur stupid comments... u lost not because of india... u lost because your players played badly.... dont blame others for your poor performance....

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | August 12, 2011, 5:40 GMT

    With Jamie Siddons gone, Bangladesh can only improve from here. Expecting an ODI series win against an spirited Zimbabwe.

  • POSTED BY sumonmhr on | August 12, 2011, 5:34 GMT

    Bangladesh player should not show any kind of arrogance to any weak team because just for this they were defeated by weak team like Kenya, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe....BD team has not that kind of ability like Australia by which they can beat any team as they say....

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 3:05 GMT

    I'm a huge fan of BD cricket. I've been following BD cricket for almost last 25 to 30 years. Anyways, what I wanted to say is..BD will get a win herie and there, but as a team they will never improve until they remove political feagures from BCB.But also I think BD will win in this series 3-2. Sothat Tamim will stat aggressively.

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    @Milu - Why are you including India in this? We are ranked no.9 in tests. India is no.1 If you want to make a comparison between the two teams where Bangladesh comes out on top, write about how we actually played better in England last yr against almot the same team. Just don't write embarrassing comments like the one you did.

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 0:52 GMT

    @ deepu111 Did I said anything about the test status of Ind? It's u who said this actually!! I just mentioned about the universal application of the logic mentioned by Hurricane08....We know this is the game of cricket, anything may happen ...but you people r always unnecessarily trying to undermine others...if it appears boring to you, than don't watch...we also feel bored sometimes watching few test matches.....!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 0:42 GMT

    We are misssing Masrafe and Alok kapali,Hope Tigers will win the series.

  • POSTED BY on | August 12, 2011, 0:34 GMT

    Bangladesh has been terrible through out this year with performances like 58 and 78 all out and defeat in test against Zimbabwe. I would think with the home advantage Zimbabwe will win this series.

  • POSTED BY Mahafuz_M_Zaheer on | August 12, 2011, 0:28 GMT

    @Taufiq H Siddiquee , selaam walekum. My dear friend do you have any idea what you are talking about? How India is performing at this point of time in England has many cause factors. Well even if I dont consider those factors as they might sound excuses, its between you and me, this is BD's general performance. I dont have anything against BD rather have quite few BD friends. So dont take it personally... I just pointed a fact.

    @Milu Ahmed---- your sense of humour is really great mate... keep it up

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 23:22 GMT

    india is a worst team to watch.they even more worst than Canada.more struggle come to india when they lose their senior player and ban will whitewash them in test series very

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 22:52 GMT

    Tamim should not have made such commrnts. It is disrespectful to any players. I also think he should be funished by BCB for such commnets. As far as the ZIM wining the TEST match it was expected although they are away from test cricket for six years they have prepared themselves. They also had the home ground advantage. Look at the Team INDIA in England today it will answer it all.

  • POSTED BY C.Jordan on | August 11, 2011, 22:23 GMT

    A system should be there that is equal to everyone, to relegate team is ODI and Tests the win-loss ratio may be a good point and it should applied to all teams playing cricket, such as if the winning ratio in all the played games is less than 50 % than they shud be relegated out of top 10........If Bangladesh loss 4-1 in this ODI series or if continues to loss more than 60 % matches home and away on a particular period then they can be relegated and this rule should be equally followed for India, Australia, England. if any rule that should be everyone, if not, then there shud be no rule.......... eg, if India loss 4-0 in a test series then they will have to tour Afghanistan or Scotland for a full tour or if Australia beaten by the Lankans 4-1 in the series they shud play against Holland or Kenya for the next tour....... the rule shud be simple.........and equal for all.

  • POSTED BY mahjut on | August 11, 2011, 22:11 GMT

    For me, the Zim batting will be where Zim win or lose - they have been notoriously fragile. Having said that, I am genuinely excited about this series, it's the first series since 2005 that i've thought there's a chance for Zim to win (not that they will - if i'm cautious - but they looked mature in the tests...not the usual 'deer-in-a-headlight' expressions of Sibanda and Coventry, who always looked like they'd get out to anything remotely menacing (not that BD provided anything menacing ... but they did face Hilfy and Siddle + SA 'A' just prior to the test and Sibanda did ok),... they just looked more assured. I hope they carry that with them for some time to come and that they don't let the wonderful test win fade into obscurity with a dubbing in the ODIs. I hope most of all that it's closely fought (unless they're run-away winners which I'd live with - but am not expecting)!! roll on tomorrow!!

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | August 11, 2011, 22:03 GMT

    @Hurricane08, please just watch test matches when Bangladesh not playing then you'll not get bored. There are millions of cricket fans out there who love to watch Bangladesh playing test matches. I think most of the cricket fans who watch/follow ALL TEST MATCHES around the world will find your comment "VERY POOR & BORING" . Cheers mate, enjoy ODI bashing from Aussie Team.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | August 11, 2011, 21:15 GMT

    @ Taufiq H Siddiquee - Wow I can't believe that a Bangladeshi is saying India doesn't deserve to play Tests.. Omg what is the world headed to!

  • POSTED BY dulabhai on | August 11, 2011, 21:02 GMT

    I'm a huge fan of BD cricket. I've been following BD cricket for almost last 25 to 30 years. Anyways, what I wanted to say is..BD will get a win here and a win there, but as a team they will never improve until they remove political feagures from BCB. When an institution is run by a political feagure and his only interest is to please the PM.. you can't expect any improvement from the national team. So, get real, get someone who understands cricket...who has a vision for next 10 years...and who loves the country.

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | August 11, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    An eye catching headline;what dominance? probably over associated members? A group of countries with Bangladesh,Zim,Ireland,Netherland and Scotland etc should form an intermediate group to play each other than with top Test teams. I saw Scotland playing well against Sri Lanka in the recent tour though at a lower competitive level.The above group can fight well each other and the games will be more competitive. Ranil Herath -Kent

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | August 11, 2011, 20:23 GMT

    All the best to Bangladeshi friends from India, although Bangladesh lost the test but they are still miles ahead of Zimbabwe as far as ODIs are concerned.My money is on BD winning 4-1.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 19:54 GMT

    @ Hurricane 08 good logic!!! hope this logic also applicable for the Team India also...after their performance in the test against Eng!!!

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Zimb win 3-2. BD will choke under pressure.

  • POSTED BY MoMulla on | August 11, 2011, 19:16 GMT

    Zim will be the victors in this series, Banglas are struggling against the vastly improved Zim pace attack. Tamim is going to be another "Vitori Scalp"

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 19:08 GMT

    Both teams are under pressure now. I think it will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh to advance in the series by winning the first game. But their players are always over confident.That's the main problem for Bangladesh team. Hope finally Bangladesh will win the series.

  • POSTED BY Hurricane08 on | August 11, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    ICC must have the provision to rescind test status of teams if they underperform, based on win-loss ratio. Sri Lanka's improvement as a test side after they received test status was phenomenal. But Bangladesh team as a whole is boring to watch, especially if Tamim Iqbal fails. There really is no point in continuing to give Bangladesh test status. They should be made to play against other contenders like Ireland etc to see if they can even beat them.

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | August 11, 2011, 18:40 GMT

    Tamim must bounce back with bat this time keeping his lips tight. You played mind game well, which didn't work unfortunately --- but that doesn't matter -- it's a funny game named cricket -- so don't worry to much at this stage -- just play your natural game. Best wishes to tigers in ODI series.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    dreaming...............................................................BD..Nothing

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 18:25 GMT

    no matter wat happens zimbabwe cannot win the odi series...BANGLADESH WILL PROVE THT THEY R BETTER THN ZIMBABWE N ZIMBABWE NEES MORE TIME TO MATCH UP WITH BANLADESH..(ATLEAST 20 YEARS).....I FEEL BAD FOR ZIMBABWE AS THEY R LOSSIG

  • POSTED BY abs.liton on | August 11, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    I don't believe in the batting side of Tigers though Bangladesh team has a better batting orders included Tamim, Kayes, Junaed, Shahriar, Ash, Shakib, Mush. But this batting orders may collapse in any time against the new power house on bowling of Vitori, Jarvis, Ray Price as well as Elton. I am sure that this series will be fantastic and more competitive. However, the winning percentage of this series for Bangladesh 40% and for Zimbabwe 60%. And the rest of the news knows God. Let's see what will happen.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 17:56 GMT

    Ban wil be win in the series 3-2.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    After that pathetic performance shown in the test, I don't expect the tigers to hit back hard. This is probably one of weakest BD teams considering the other teams formed by them in the last few years! On the otherhand, Zimbabwe looks astonishingly bright. They were winners of more or less all the sessions of the last test match. So it is indeed going to be seriously difficult for the tigers. Still my heart will go with them. Go Tigers go ...

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    i hope tigers come back. tamim show that why he call vitori ordinary .ash need run to show who is he

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    inshAllah bangladesh will make 5-0 win against zimbabwe

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    calling them ordinary didnt make us xtra ordinary.. shame on us.. btw inshallah tamim will b making a stylish ton on da 1st ODI...

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    i have every reason to fear that Bangladesh is going to lose the series....pressure is on them and they are not matured enough (even after so many years !!!) to take it......middle order is a circus...Alok Kapali should have given a chance...

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 15:33 GMT

    Firdose Moonda a bit disapointed with your facts about Zim's world cup, they did not win only have one win but two against Kenya and Canada.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    Wow, Canada are so terrible now that beating them at the WC doesn't even count as a win!

    (OK, we are actually that terrible. But still!)

  • POSTED BY Nduru on | August 11, 2011, 15:25 GMT

    I know that Bangla are the favourites for this series and will want some revenge after the test, so it will be tough for Zim. However, I also think Zim have improved a lot since last year, so I don't see a 4-1 to Bangla but more of a close-fought series. Zim could even win it given their improved bowling and the fact that these are not wickets Bangla is used to.

  • POSTED BY D-Train on | August 11, 2011, 15:03 GMT

    Zimbabwe are the clear favourites in my mind. Bangladesh are full of jokers with no discipline and concentration and will never get anywhere in international cricket until the players address their severe mental deficiencies. They rely too heavily on Shakib and Tamim Iqbal as well.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    Bangladesh will be win in the series

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    I wanna c Vitori on a trashing role of the overwhelming comments of tamim iqbal in return... Go Zimbabwean Lions.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | August 11, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    After poor performances in last Test, I don't think BD r favorite against Zim like last 4 years. There's equal chance for both team. Zim r mentally ahead now, but BD r more experienced than them in this format. As visitors had a disappointing start, they should try different combination in main XI. My choices for main XI- Ban:- Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Ash, Shakib, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Razzak, Shafiul, Rubel; Zim:- Sibanda, Taylor, Masakadza, Taibu, Ervine, Mutizwa, Utseya, Price, Mpofu, Vitori, Jarvis.

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | August 11, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Good luck Zimbabwe. Always felt they were better than bangladesh. Even after playing over a decade, bangladeshi batsmen are the same. Senselessly throwing away wickets.

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  • POSTED BY Haleos on | August 11, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Good luck Zimbabwe. Always felt they were better than bangladesh. Even after playing over a decade, bangladeshi batsmen are the same. Senselessly throwing away wickets.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | August 11, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    After poor performances in last Test, I don't think BD r favorite against Zim like last 4 years. There's equal chance for both team. Zim r mentally ahead now, but BD r more experienced than them in this format. As visitors had a disappointing start, they should try different combination in main XI. My choices for main XI- Ban:- Tamim, Imrul, Nafees, Ash, Shakib, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Razzak, Shafiul, Rubel; Zim:- Sibanda, Taylor, Masakadza, Taibu, Ervine, Mutizwa, Utseya, Price, Mpofu, Vitori, Jarvis.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    I wanna c Vitori on a trashing role of the overwhelming comments of tamim iqbal in return... Go Zimbabwean Lions.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    Bangladesh will be win in the series

  • POSTED BY D-Train on | August 11, 2011, 15:03 GMT

    Zimbabwe are the clear favourites in my mind. Bangladesh are full of jokers with no discipline and concentration and will never get anywhere in international cricket until the players address their severe mental deficiencies. They rely too heavily on Shakib and Tamim Iqbal as well.

  • POSTED BY Nduru on | August 11, 2011, 15:25 GMT

    I know that Bangla are the favourites for this series and will want some revenge after the test, so it will be tough for Zim. However, I also think Zim have improved a lot since last year, so I don't see a 4-1 to Bangla but more of a close-fought series. Zim could even win it given their improved bowling and the fact that these are not wickets Bangla is used to.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    Wow, Canada are so terrible now that beating them at the WC doesn't even count as a win!

    (OK, we are actually that terrible. But still!)

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 15:33 GMT

    Firdose Moonda a bit disapointed with your facts about Zim's world cup, they did not win only have one win but two against Kenya and Canada.

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    i have every reason to fear that Bangladesh is going to lose the series....pressure is on them and they are not matured enough (even after so many years !!!) to take it......middle order is a circus...Alok Kapali should have given a chance...

  • POSTED BY on | August 11, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    calling them ordinary didnt make us xtra ordinary.. shame on us.. btw inshallah tamim will b making a stylish ton on da 1st ODI...