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    Bangladesh [260 & 221] defeat Australia [217 & 244] by 20 runs to win the first Test

    Bangaldesh has won the Toss and elected to Bat first.
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    Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Imrul Kayes, 4 Sabbir Rahman, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

    Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Matt Renshaw, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (c), 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Nathan Lyon.

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    Bangladesh vs Australia | 1st Test | Dhaka | Aug 27-31, 2017 | Match Thread

    Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat.

    Bangladesh
    Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

    Australia
    David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon


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    No one showing this in the UK?

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    some1 should tell these openers its test n not Odi

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    And gone the very next ball, No wonder

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    Soumya Gone.

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    Shocking batting

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    Amazing bowling by Cummins!

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    Three wastage of Test spots, all 3 gone in 4 overs!!! I wonder when we'll start to learn differentiate formats.

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    Hahahahahahaha This is freaking Awesome !!

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    Lol just tuned in.

    10/3


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    BD finding out that it is easy to let the mouth run ..... before a Ball is Bowled !!!!!!!!!

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    Just the start I was hoping for. hopefully the coach's braindead antics will come to end.

    Forced a specialist opener who averages 28 to bat at 3 just to keep a batsmen who averages 47 out of the squad.

    The puts a LOI specialist to bat at #4.

    You can't expect anything more than 10-3. Alhamdulillah. Just hope Imrul bags another duck in the 2nd innings and Tamim, Shakib, Mushy, and Nasir score enough runs for us to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Three wastage of Test spots, all 3 gone in 4 overs!!! I wonder when we'll start to learn differentiate formats.
    When we get a coach who isn't biased against your best player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutdown Corner View Post
    When we get a coach who isn't biased against your best player.
    I think Hathura didn't pick Sabbir & Kayes in the squad. Should have played Liton & Mominul for Kayes & Sabbir.

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    I was positive about BD expected Sarkar and Sabbir to be dropped but the moment the team was declared I was shocked. Both are in poor form and not performers in FC.

    And those two bat in the top order? And who on Earth will make Sabbir bat at 4? The guy is a tail-ender. He averages 25 in the top order in ODIs, now that's an acceptable average for tail-enders in the era of pattas where Rohit Sharma scores doubles for fun.

    Where is Mominul and Litton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think Hathura didn't pick Sabbir & Kayes in the squad. Should have played Liton & Mominul for Kayes & Sabbir.
    The coach's hate caused the top scorer in the practice match from both sides to not even make the squad. He's had a longtime hate of Mominul. Then to top it off the coach and selectors lied about it.

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    Tamim, Sakib and Musfiq are very good test players. Apart from Cummins and Hazlewood Australian bowling is very ordinary. Moeen Ali is far better than Lyon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutdown Corner View Post
    The coach's hate caused the top scorer in the practice match from both sides to not even make the squad. He's had a longtime hate of Mominul. Then to top it off the coach and selectors lied about it.
    I think, batting strategy is fine - if this is 1st hour, this wicket isn't going to last much, therefore scoring quickly is probably better option on Day 1; but choice of players is wrong. Also, don't think Shafiul is going to bowl may here, should have gone for one extra batter.

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    Its time to bump up posts where Bangla fans were getting carried away and claiming Bangladesh is going to win. If anything, a win for Bangladesh would be to save test matches within 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Tamim, Sakib and Musfiq are very good test players. Apart from Cummins and Hazlewood Australian bowling is very ordinary. Moeen Ali is far better than Lyon
    Top order isn't balanced - 4 of the 1st 5 are lefti, hence Lyon'll get wickets in this series.

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    This is what happens when your two best test batsman bats at no.5 and no.6

    The ball is turning miles btw.

    Decent partnership though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBallZombie View Post
    Its time to bump up posts where Bangla fans were getting carried away and claiming Bangladesh is going to win. If anything, a win for Bangladesh would be to save test matches within 2 days.
    Only 14 overs have been completed and only the substandard players are out. So calm down let the match finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    This is what happens when your two best test batsman bats at no.5 and no.6

    The ball is turning miles btw.

    Decent partnership though.
    Mushi probably didn't want to bat at 4 & keep; Shakib at 5 is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think Hathura didn't pick Sabbir & Kayes in the squad. Should have played Liton & Mominul for Kayes & Sabbir.
    This is what I said in the other thread. BD have no specialist batsman.

    Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman have got to be the worst #3 and #4 in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    This is what I said in the other thread. BD have no specialist batsman.

    Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman have got to be the worst #3 and #4 in the world.
    There are couple of very good kids - Saif should replace Soumya for Test openers' spot, while Liton should play as WK, and Mominul is far better than those 3 back, but they went for Kayes

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    No run for probably 20 minutes!!!

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    I just hope Australia wins 2-0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    This is what I said in the other thread. BD have no specialist batsman.

    Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman have got to be the worst #3 and #4 in the world.
    Imrul is an opener. Not good enough for 3. Sabbir is not good enough to play for a Bangladesh cricket league FC team. That's how bad he is.

    Our best batsman are in the hut, Mominul. Litton too isn't bad either. I can understand Soumya but Sabbir is a hack and he was picked for lower order in LOIs. How he bats at the top order of ODIs and tests is beyond me. It's not like we lack players. We do

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    Lol these are the two Best Bangladeshi Batsmen 80% of the runs they've scored are in edges man !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Lol these are the two Best Bangladeshi Batsmen 80% of the runs they've scored are in edges man !!
    Tamim looked solid but yes Shakib edged a few. The latter will look much better, afterall this guy is averaging 50 in the last 5 years and bowls too.

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    Loyn must have kicking his luck - 7 overs on this deck to couple of lefties & he came to bowl at 10/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Mushi probably didn't want to bat at 4 & keep; Shakib at 5 is perfect.
    Litton should have played then. He has better skillset and temperament than Sabbir.

    Wait, BHuv Kumar has better skillset and temperament than Sabbir in tests

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    Shakib being aggressive. Surprise surprise

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    Well I gotta say, seeing these types of batsmen on TV actually makes me realize just how blessed (by Allah) we are as a cricketing nation that even after 8 years of ZERO test cricket at home we have continued to produced batsmen like Azhar / Asad / Sarfaraz / Sami who are probably light years ahead of what I am seeing on TV today.

    Even the likes of Shan Masood / Hafeez wipe the floor with some to these ones on display (especially when playing in Asia).

    I understand our standards obviously being former World Champions and #1 test team are massively high to minnows but jeez man we're really hard on our players aren't we sometimes ~ let's be a bit more appreciative next time they play a test match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Well I gotta say, seeing these types of batsmen on TV actually makes me realize just how blessed (by Allah) we are as a cricketing nation that even after 8 years of ZERO test cricket at home we have continued to produced batsmen like Azhar / Asad / Sarfaraz / Sami who are probably light years ahead of what I am seeing on TV today.

    Even the likes of Shan Masood / Hafeez wipe the floor with some to these ones on display (especially when playing in Asia).

    I understand our standards obviously being former World Champions and #1 test team are massively high to minnows but jeez man we're really hard on our players aren't we sometimes ~ let's be a bit more appreciative next time they play a test match.
    Agree, so much funding in Bangaldesh Cricket and they are even playing at home and yet they continue to produce such Cricketers.

    Even average Pakistani Cricketers would have the status of ATG's in Bangaldesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Well I gotta say, seeing these types of batsmen on TV actually makes me realize just how blessed (by Allah) we are as a cricketing nation that even after 8 years of ZERO test cricket at home we have continued to produced batsmen like Azhar / Asad / Sarfaraz / Sami who are probably light years ahead of what I am seeing on TV today.

    Even the likes of Shan Masood / Hafeez wipe the floor with some to these ones on display (especially when playing in Asia).

    I understand our standards obviously being former World Champions and #1 test team are massively high to minnows but jeez man we're really hard on our players aren't we sometimes ~ let's be a bit more appreciative next time they play a test match.
    Wishful thinking!!!! Sami, Shafiq And Shan are not any better if not worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafa View Post
    Agree, so much funding in Bangaldesh Cricket and they are even playing at home and yet they continue to produce such Cricketers.

    Even average Pakistani Cricketers would have the status of ATG's in Bangaldesh.
    Let me explain you something. When Azhar was a youth he was fed with a diet of 15-20 FC matches per year which means by the age of 25 he has played close to 100 FC matches.

    When our players were young they were wondering if they would get to play FC that year. Only recently we have a proper FC structure. Shakib has played like 80 FC matches considering test matches in his entire life.

    You can't compare the current generation of BD and Pak players or any other country for that matter. You can compare future generations

    And trust me playing at home isn't anything special. Our boys plays like 3 test matches per year on average at home. Shakib in his entire life played 50 tests despite playing for 10 years.

    Our funding was high on LOI cricket between 2010-2014 which is why you see our rise in LOIs.

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    Tamim probably plays the hardest shot on this track for a six against offie, but he needs to play for lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Wishful thinking!!!! Sami, Shafiq And Shan are not any better if not worse
    Sami has performed in England, which these Bangladeshis can't even dream of performing in. Shaan (for all his faults) orchestrated one of the highest 4th Innings successful chases in history of Test cricket on a raging turner, and this too is something they can't achieve in the next 50 years.

    Shafiq Lol ~ I won't even get into this Guy has centuries in Aus/Eng/SA....You name it and is statistically the best #6 ever in the HISTORY OF THE GAME....So yeah they are light years ahead of Bangladeshis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Tamim probably plays the hardest shot on this track for a six against offie, but he needs to play for lunch.
    Its very easy for him because he plays it remarkably well. Practice practice practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Its very easy for him because he plays it remarkably well. Practice practice practice
    Need to bat for lunch, last over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Sami has performed in England, which these Bangladeshis can't even dream of performing in. Shaan (for all his faults) orchestrated one of the highest 4th Innings successful chases in history of Test cricket on a raging turner, and this too is something they can't achieve in the next 50 years.

    Shafiq Lol ~ I won't even get into this Guy has centuries in Aus/Eng/SA....You name it and is statistically the best #6 ever in the HISTORY OF THE GAME....So yeah they are light years ahead of Bangladeshis....
    Sami is too slow to bat in good pitch. He literally takes all most whole day to score 50. Shafiq is too unreliable. Do well once pitch is flat, ball is old and spinners are bowling

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    A bit chancy, but good recovery - need to survive 1st spell after lunch. Shakib kept the momentum & luck was at his side today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Sami has performed in England, which these Bangladeshis can't even dream of performing in. Shaan (for all his faults) orchestrated one of the highest 4th Innings successful chases in history of Test cricket on a raging turner, and this too is something they can't achieve in the next 50 years.

    Shafiq Lol ~ I won't even get into this Guy has centuries in Aus/Eng/SA....You name it and is statistically the best #6 ever in the HISTORY OF THE GAME....So yeah they are light years ahead of Bangladeshis....
    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/englan...04;type=series

    Tamim Iqbal in England 2010
    268 runs
    Average - 67
    SR - 96.40
    Back to back hundreds and one fifty in four innings

    Led Nasser Hussain to say that Tamim Iqbal is better than the entire Pakistan line-up

    No Pakistani has ever performed like that in England in your entire history and can't even dream of such performance so next time you compare someone like Sami Aslam with Tamim Iqbal think twice about it. Got it?
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    Good partnership this from the two.

    The match is in the balance. If these two bat for one hour then we will be in an excellent position.

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    @Ashraful_Rox, where are you?

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    Didn't notice both Tamim & Shakib playing their 50th match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dios View Post
    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/englan...04;type=series

    Tamim Iqbal in England 2010
    268 runs
    Average - 67
    SR - 96.40
    Back to back hundreds and one fifty in four innings

    Led Nasser Hussain to say that Tamim Iqbal is better than the entire Pakistan line-up

    No Pakistani has ever performed like that in England in your entire history and can't even dream of such performance so next time you compare someone like Sami Aslam with Tamim Iqbal think twice about it. Got it?
    Kid................ this is for Your Kind Information !!! http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...41;type=series


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Sami has performed in England, which these Bangladeshis can't even dream of performing in. Shaan (for all his faults) orchestrated one of the highest 4th Innings successful chases in history of Test cricket on a raging turner, and this too is something they can't achieve in the next 50 years.

    Shafiq Lol ~ I won't even get into this Guy has centuries in Aus/Eng/SA....You name it and is statistically the best #6 ever in the HISTORY OF THE GAME....So yeah they are light years ahead of Bangladeshis....
    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...m;view=innings

    Lowest scores between Bangladesh and Pakistan since 2010. Pakistan has 8 scores lower than Bangladesh's lowest score in this period. Mashallah 8 scores below 100. Including scores of 72, 74 and 80 in England in the same series. You are right Bangladeshis can't dream of such performances bro.

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    Focus on the match fellas. People forget that it's Australia BD

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    If Bangladesh can score 350 they can win this test. Australia spinners are too ordinary.

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    Bangladesh's progress in cricket has been excruciatingly slow . With such a large population and great passion for the game they really should be a major force in cricket by now .
    Really hope they start doing well and repaying the faith of the fans and the cricketing community .
    They have a good chance to showcase their progress to a wider audience here .
    Much like india did for most of their history they lack world class allround talent that other nations posess but should still be able to makeup for it through the resources at their disposal . Maybe follow the Indian model of the 90s and start winning at home by focussing on their strengths which i gradually see them doing.

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    A lot of arguements about Stokes bring the best allrounder in the world. Shakib apparently has stats but people claim that he lacks impact with bat. But he is more than impactful, bats with a SR of 70+ at times.

    Played pivotal role in all the matches we have won in tests lately except one against Zimbabwe.

    Number 1 for a reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    Bangladesh's progress in cricket has been excruciatingly slow . With such a large population and great passion for the game they really should be a major force in cricket by now .
    Really hope they start doing well and repaying the faith of the fans and the cricketing community .
    They have a good chance to showcase their progress to a wider audience here .
    Much like india did for most of their history they lack world class allround talent that other nations posess but should still be able to makeup for it through the resources at their disposal . Maybe follow the Indian model of the 90s and start winning at home by focussing on their strengths which i gradually see them doing.
    It's really difficult to develop as a Test nation, without proper infrastructure. I think, it looks slow progress because our Test status was given at least half a decade earlier without proper infrastructure, but it that regard it's not bad actually. Apart from initial 2 Test teams, only PAK had a quick catch up in Test cricket, that too because the 50s generation was ready made cricketer from British Indian FC system; it went quite backward in 60s actually after that generation was phased out. If you notice SAF, NZ, IND or even WI, first 20-30 years wasn't that great. Also, we have to consider that we are in an era of 3 formats & natuarly the shorter format is more popular, easier to adopt. But, apart from SRL & ZIM, other teams had only Test cricket to focus.

    I think, our strategy is heading towards Indian model - unless it rains, every Test from now on should end in result, so that part is sorted. Batting wasn't a big issue, but we need penetrative bowlers to be a serious Test team, even at home, which in Kumble & later Bhajji, IND had always, not to mention the gap in batting depth & class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    A lot of arguements about Stokes bring the best allrounder in the world. Shakib apparently has stats but people claim that he lacks impact with bat. But he is more than impactful, bats with a SR of 70+ at times.

    Played pivotal role in all the matches we have won in tests lately except one against Zimbabwe.

    Number 1 for a reason
    I think people beleive that shakib doesnt play enough matches against the better teams especially away from home . If he has great averages against the bigger teams than surely he deserves the plaudits . In any case he has been a great servant of Bangladesh cricket . So has tamim.

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    Tamim on the charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    A lot of arguements about Stokes bring the best allrounder in the world. Shakib apparently has stats but people claim that he lacks impact with bat. But he is more than impactful, bats with a SR of 70+ at times.

    Played pivotal role in all the matches we have won in tests lately except one against Zimbabwe.

    Number 1 for a reason
    I think, he is No. 2 now; but I guess he'll replace Jadeja after this Test/Series,as Jaddu missed the last Test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    I think people beleive that shakib doesnt play enough matches against the better teams especially away from home . If he has great averages against the bigger teams than surely he deserves the plaudits . In any case he has been a great servant of Bangladesh cricket . So has tamim.
    His batting average actually is better against better teams than ZIM, while he has 12 or 13 5fors in 40+ Tests excluding ZIM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    I think people beleive that shakib doesnt ppay enough matches against the better teams especially away from home . If he has great averages against the bigger teams than surely he deserves the plaudits . In any case he has been a great servant of Bangladesh cricket . So has tamim.
    In the past people would say those two deserved to play for better teams. But these two made BD a better team and a competitive side.

    Right now both of them are paid to play around the world and everyone knows them because they perform against big teams too.

    Shakib can and probably should go down as an ATG. It takes mad skills to be the undisputed number one all-rounder across all formats for 6-7 years in a row.

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    Tamim stepping on the pedal. Haters gone quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think, he is No. 2 now; but I guess he'll replace Jadeja after this Test/Series,as Jaddu missed the last Test.
    Got back no. 1 spot again. After this test his position will be cemented even better though he needs to take plenty of wickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    It's really difficult to develop as a Test nation, without proper infrastructure. I think, it looks slow progress because our Test status was given at least half a decade earlier without proper infrastructure, but it that regard it's not bad actually. Apart from initial 2 Test teams, only PAK had a quick catch up in Test cricket, that too because the 50s generation was ready made cricketer from British Indian FC system; it went quite backward in 60s actually after that generation was phased out. If you notice SAF, NZ, IND or even WI, first 20-30 years wasn't that great. Also, we have to consider that we are in an era of 3 formats & natuarly the shorter format is more popular, easier to adopt. But, apart from SRL & ZIM, other teams had only Test cricket to focus.

    I think, our strategy is heading towards Indian model - unless it rains, every Test from now on should end in result, so that part is sorted. Batting wasn't a big issue, but we need penetrative bowlers to be a serious Test team, even at home, which in Kumble & later Bhajji, IND had always, not to mention the gap in batting depth & class.
    I have always found the cricketing infrastructire in Bangladesh adequate . The system infact is better organised than many other countries.
    I was obviously not around at the time but wasnt cricket popular over there pre 1971 . Surely the sport wasn't alien to the public ??
    How and when did the masses pick up the sport ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    I have always found the cricketing infrastructire in Bangladesh adequate . The system infact is better organised than many other countries.
    I was obviously not around at the time but wasnt cricket popular over there pre 1971 . Surely the sport wasn't alien to the public ??
    How and when did the masses pick up the sport ??
    Adequate but not test level standard mind you. Only right now you can compare Pakistan and BD domestic system, even still our A team and U-19 don't play enough cricket

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    @MMHS, Executioner is this pitch flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    @MMHS, Executioner is this pitch flat?
    Probably not.

    No swing or seam movement so far for Pacers but good bounce.

    Spinners are getting decent bounce and more than occasional turn.

    However I believe that only time to judge is when both teams have batted

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    Ashton agar is not much of a bowler, batsman or a fielder. What's the hype with him? Australia should have played another spin bowling allrounder

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethan hunt View Post
    I have always found the cricketing infrastructire in Bangladesh adequate . The system infact is better organised than many other countries.
    I was obviously not around at the time but wasnt cricket popular over there pre 1971 . Surely the sport wasn't alien to the public ??
    How and when did the masses pick up the sport ??
    Cricket was mostly a City (Metro) based game, with no FC set up - cricket played as club games mostly in Dhaka/Chittagong & random tournaments else where. Pre 1971, entire East PAK was one FC team, that too very few games played in 60s, which actually is a barren period for West PAK as well.

    FC (not given status, rather we can call it 2 innings match) cricket started in 80s/90s, but again in the model inherited from PAK - that's Customs, Ruapli Bank, Answar, Dhaka University, Railways, WAPDA ...... forming random teams. Proper FC cricket system actually was thought out in early 2000s, in AUS model (but keeping Dhaka League intact, because that's still is the premium List A Tournament) - it took about a decade to settle and by 2010s, we have a decent FC set-up with 8 teams covering whole country.

    In that regard, if you look at BD team in 2000, almost every player was born & brought-up in the two major metros - from there on we have moved to a system which producing cricketers across the country - this is probably the biggest success, because big part of entire population is brought under the national system. In this current XI, 9 or 10 players are actually born, brought up & raised till national team outside Dhaka-CtG; in some of the places you would struggle to locate in maps. Shatkhira, Narail, Magura, Natore, Rangpur, Bogra, Khulna, Barisal .... only Tamim is from CTG proper & Sabbir from Dhaka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Cricket was mostly a City (Metro) based game, with no FC set up - cricket played as club games mostly in Dhaka/Chittagong & random tournaments else where. Pre 1971, entire East PAK was one FC team, that too very few games played in 60s, which actually is a barren period for West PAK as well.

    FC (not given status, rather we can call it 2 innings match) cricket started in 80s/90s, but again in the model inherited from PAK - that's Customs, Ruapli Bank, Answar, Dhaka University, Railways, WAPDA ...... forming random teams. Proper FC cricket system actually was thought out in early 2000s, in AUS model (but keeping Dhaka League intact, because that's still is the premium List A Tournament) - it took about a decade to settle and by 2010s, we have a decent FC set-up with 8 teams covering whole country.

    In that regard, if you look at BD team in 2000, almost every player was born & brought-up in the two major metros - from there on we have moved to a system which producing cricketers across the country - this is probably the biggest success, because big part of entire population is brought under the national system. In this current XI, 9 or 10 players are actually born, brought up & raised till national team outside Dhaka-CtG; in some of the places you would struggle to locate in maps. Shatkhira, Narail, Magura, Natore, Rangpur, Bogra, Khulna, Barisal .... only Tamim is from CTG proper & Sabbir from Dhaka.
    Sabbir is from Rajshahi

    A lot of players are from outside Dhaka. Taskin is the only guy who was brought up in Dhaka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    @MMHS, Executioner is this pitch flat?
    I think, there is uneven bounce & the ball was gripping. AUS actually bowled poor here - Hazlewood was too short while Lyon was a bit unlucky, but he didn't attack wicket - on a turning wicket, it looks great to beat batsmen, but you won't trouble top Asian batsmen without attacking wickets on such track, because they read spin from air. Only Cummins pitched it up & he almost ran through the top half in 1st spell.

    If it remains sunny, I think, wicket'll break up considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Sabbir is from Rajshahi

    A lot of players are from outside Dhaka. Taskin is the only guy who was brought up in Dhaka
    Yes, I forgot

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    The way Shakib has batted in tests in the last 4 years he would walk into any team with batting alone.

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    Maxwell bowling. I fear our batsman will hand their wickets to lesser bowlers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    The way Shakib has batted in tests in the last 4 years he would walk into any team with batting alone.
    Won't - he plays a game that suits his cricket - free flowing& aggressive, because he is contributing with 60 overs of bowling. The moment you make him play as specialist bat, his KPI changes.

    Lot's of people reacted, when I put Tamim ahead of Kok in Test batting order (in terms of best batsmen), but same theory applies - he bats at 7 as WK, knowing that he has duel KPI; he was promoted to No. 4 & it ended in disaster.

    It's really, really, really difficult for an all-rounder to make any team as batsman only, if his bowling isn't considered, particularly fast bowlers - that's why a 2nd Imran Khan won't ever come in Cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Won't - he plays a game that suits his cricket - free flowing& aggressive, because he is contributing with 60 overs of bowling. The moment you make him play as specialist bat, his KPI changes.

    Lot's of people reacted, when I put Tamim ahead of Kok in Test batting order (in terms of best batsmen), but same theory applies - he bats at 7 as WK, knowing that he has duel KPI; he was promoted to No. 4 & it ended in disaster.

    It's really, really, really difficult for an all-rounder to make any team as batsman only, if his bowling isn't considered, particularly fast bowlers - that's why a 2nd Imran Khan won't ever come in Cricket.
    Well I agree. When you are an all-rounder you can bat freely especially knowing you can make it up with ball in hand.

    But regardless the stats mounted by Shakib is exceptional and even if he did play as a specialist bat he would be successful. He is not too bothered by the situation or his form.

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    Maxwell bowling. I fear our batsman will hand their wickets to lesser bowlers
    Still, they should attack him. You have to read it this way - in 43rd over,Smith is forced to bring Maxi, not expecting wicket, rather trying to extract some tight overs, so that he can keep his pacers fresh after tea & with 2nd ball, in this heat & humidity, as his spinners are not doming much. Maxi must be attacked so that Smith is forced to change his tactics, but obviously not blindly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Still, they should attack him. You have to read it this way - in 43rd over,Smith is forced to bring Maxi, not expecting wicket, rather trying to extract some tight overs, so that he can keep his pacers fresh after tea & with 2nd ball, in this heat & humidity, as his spinners are not doming much. Maxi must be attacked so that Smith is forced to change his tactics, but obviously not blindly.
    I have no worries with Tamim or Shakib but our lesser batsman are specialised in handing their wickets to part timers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Well I agree. When you are an all-rounder you can bat freely especially knowing you can make it up with ball in hand.

    But regardless the stats mounted by Shakib is exceptional and even if he did play as a specialist bat he would be successful. He is not too bothered by the situation or his form.
    That's again, because he is Shakib Al Hasan in Bangladesh cricket - it's a mind game cricket, Viv Richards wasn't Viv only because he could hit it hard.

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