Bangladesh team's net practice washed away due to overnight rain today. The 14-member squad lead by Naimur Rahman did some stretching as an alternative. Habibul Bashar, the owner of the most runs for the country, did some shadow practice and he was looking more confident than ever. He has bagged four half-centuries but yet to get a hundred. Bashar confirmed himself as the most consistent batsman for Bangladesh, who, the experts believe, could turn at least two of his fifties into hundreds. There are ample opportunities waiting for Bashar to notch up a big total in his home ground, in front of congenial crowd.
Khaled Mahmood is going to wear Test caps for the first time in his career tomorrow. This is the honor of a fighting cricketer like him, who was waiting for this moment for long. His labor did not go disprized at the twilight of his career. Hoping the best for him.
Mashrafe-Bin-Mortaza is looking forward to get the most valuable wickets of Flower brothers. He desires to capture five wickets in his dream debut. Presently he is regarded as the fastest bowler and he is going to share the new ball with Manjurul Islam, the hero in Zimbabwe in April. The combination might work well because Manjurul can bowl in steady line for hours and Mashrafe can impart pace from the other end.
The prodigious Mohammed Ashraful was discussing something important on his stance with Aminul Islam. There are plenty of things to learn from the veteran Aminul, the highest scorer for Bangladesh in Tests, and Ashraful is not missing it. He will probably bat at number six when the ball would loose its shine, so, valid opportunities are in front for this kid to enthrall his fans all over.
BNS stadium looked colorful at the afternoon in presence of the Zimbabwean cricketers. A huge flock of cricket lovers from different walks of life came to watch Andy flower's net sessions. Andy was batting alone at a nook with his Aussie coach to bowl him. Henry Olonga was firing on the cement track where Heath Streak, the spearhead of Zimbabwe pace attack, seemed rather quiet.