West Indies v Bangladesh | 1st Test | Dhaka | Nov 13-17, 2012 |

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Chris Gayle show on the cards?

Two sixes off the first over. :afridi
 
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Didn't even realize this was going on, until Cricinfo commentary just said that Gayle clobbered the first ball of the first over for a six over long on.

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Sohag Gazi to Gayle, SIX, surprise surprise, Gayle smashes the first ball over long on for a big six, against offspinner Gazi. Welcome to Test cricket

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Sohag Gazi to Gayle, SIX, another one, pitched up and that has been launched into the orbit, another six in the over.. Well, well, we have got a day of hitting coming up

Bangladesh getting a beating as usual.
 
Gayle gone!

One shot too many.

Now everyone turns off their TVs. :)))
 
Gayle had a Afridiesque brain fart .

Btw , the bowler bowled at exactly the right line and captain had placed the fielder at the right position . Excellent captaincy .
 
LOl nothing to see now! Only if Bravo starts playing good shots.
 
Bangladesh vs. West Indies | Dhaka | Nov 13-17, 2012

Match facts
November 13-17, Mirpur
Start time 0930 (0330 GMT)

Big Picture
A Test series between the seventh and ninth-ranked teams shouldn't attract much attention when four of the top sides are locking horns at almost the same time. But when the higher-ranked team among the two commands a new-found respect for winning a world title with its rising stars and its opposition is an erratic but talented bunch playing in front of excitable home crowds, attention towards Mirpur is expected. Contests such as these come without any guarantees but for those who enjoy a bottom-of-the-table scrap, this is it. To keep it a contest, though, Bangladesh will have to up their game and have the will to fight.
West Indies are looking up and have been moving towards a goal - a rise up the Test rankings, though this series will not take them past Sri Lanka, even if the latter concede their series to New Zealand. What West Indies can do is move further ahead of New Zealand and Bangladesh and, more importantly, take their cricket to a higher plane, a level they have been seeking for the past 15 years. Captain Darren Sammy wouldn't want a slip-up against a team they have beaten in all but one series, the one where none of their top players turned up.

As ammunition he has Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Fidel Edwards, while for the likes of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Darren Bravo and newcomer Veerasammy Permaul there is much to play for. It is now a team that has more and more places that are being contested, a phenomenon which is an important aspect of an improving cricket team, coupled with the stability which West Indies have began to develop in some areas of their Test team.

Bangladesh are seeking both competition for places and stability but as of now, only some places in the middle order are held firm and the spot for the second spinner is up for grabs. The national selectors had to call up a 22-man preliminary squad a week before the first Test only because they didn't have enough opportunities to see how some of these players have been performing. The washout of the three-day practice match in BKSP was as much a blow to West Indies as it was to some of the batsmen who could have furthered their cases. It will be those who were there last year who get preference. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim will need Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan at their best from Tuesday if his team has to have any chance of taking the game to the opposition. Bangladesh will, realistically, want to push the game to the fifth day but for that to happen, much will depend on how they handle the first session, with bat or in the field.

Form guide
Bangladesh: LLLDL (Completed matches, most recent first)
West Indies: WWDLL
Players to watch
It has been a quiet build-up to the Test series for Shakib Al Hasan, but Bangladesh's most celebrated cricketer likes it this way. Come the first Test, much would depend on his bowling though it is still uncertain how confident he is with it in the longer format. With the bat, he has stopped many a slide of the top and middle order but if he gets more time to develop a long innings, Shakib could be a threat even when he has to maneuver the Bangladesh tail.
Though not as influential with the ball as Shakib, Marlon Samuels is as effective, if not more, with the bat. Having returned to the Test fold in England, he has been the team's second-highest scorer in the format this year behind Chanderpaul. He has ambitions to hit three centuries in this short series, not too unlikely given how he dominated the Bangladesh attack in the ODIs last year. The pace at which he will bat will also help the likes of Darren Bravo or any of the younger lot who bat with him in the middle order.

Pitch and conditions
Though the Mirpur wicket has long been considered slow with nothing more than hip-high bounce, this season has seen at least two of the pitches here being friendlier towards the fast bowlers to much surprise. The first-class matches have seen more pace and bounce than ever before, though when the West Indies High Performance team played here earlier in the season, spinners found a lot of assistance with turn late in the day. The outfield has been patchy, despite a very expensive relay job undertaken by the BCB.
Team news
If continuity is what Mushfiqur, interim coach Shane Jurgensen and the selectors are seeking, Nazimuddin and Elias Sunny will play ahead of Junaid Siddique and the uncapped Sohag Gazi. But given the confusion that has developed due to a 11-month gap since their last Test, and the lack of individual performances in between, the Bangladesh team management will have to go with the tried and tested, at least for the first Test. Junaid could force it after a good showing in the National Cricket League but it is increasingly likely that Sunny will be preferred ahead of Gazi.
Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Junaid Siddique, 3 Shahriar Nafees, 4 Naeem Islam, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Mahmudullah (vice-capt), 8 Nasir Hossain, 9 Elias Sunny, 10 Shahadat Hossain, 11 Rubel Hossain

West Indies have success behind them - the series win over New Zealand in almost similar conditions at home - so they wouldn't want to tinker with the line-up. Permaul could debut, especially after picking up 24 wickets on tour with the High Performance Centre side to Bangladesh only a few months ago, while Fidel Edwards is also likely to return.

West Indies (possible): 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Assad Fudadin, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 6 Narsingh Deonarine, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Darren Sammy (capt), 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Fidel Edwards, 11 Veerasammy Permaul/Tino Best

Stats and trivia
Shakib Al Hasan is four wickets away from becoming only the second Bangladesh bowler to take 100 Test wickets, after Mohammad Rafique
West Indies' joint second-highest wicket-taker in Tests this year is batsman Narsingh Deonarine, with 15
Quotes
"Competition for places can only be a good thing for the Bangladesh team. We have some of it happening for some positions, and the more it happens, the team will get better results."
Shahriar Nafees explains why he thinks he no longer has a secured place in the team

"Last year, we came here and came out on top. This year, we are planning to do the same thing. We have to keep believing in ourselves and we will come out on top again."

Ravi Rampaul doesn't want to forget what happened the last time the two teams met
http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/590907.html
 
Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim lost the toss in Mirpur and was asked to field in his team's first Test in 2012. Offspinner Sohag Gazi, 21, will make his Test debut. Saqlain Mushtaq, Bangladesh's bowling coach, handed him his Bangladesh cap before the fielders made their way out onto the ground.

West Indies are fresh from their success in the World Twenty20 and they, too, picked a rookie spinner in their line-up for this game. Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, who was given his West Indies cap by manager Richie Richardson, will make his debut. Darren Bravo, who missed the home series against New Zealand due to injury, returned to the XI, replacing Assad Fudadin. Darren Sammy, the West Indies captain, said there was a bit of moisture on the track but it would ease up for batting through the day.

West Indies: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 5 Marlon Samuels, 6 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 7 Darren Sammy (capt), 8 Veerasammy Permaul, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Tino Best, 11 Ravi Rampaul.

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Shahriar Nafees, 3 Junaid Siddique, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt and wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Naeem Islam, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Shahadat Hossain, 10 Nasir Hossain, 11 Rubel Hossain.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/591056.html

So the news is that the W.Indies had won the toss and chose to bat.
 
106-3 at lunch now. Hopefully we can bowl them out today and bat out the day without any losses of our own.
 
That is a solid start by Bangladesh bowlers.

WI are batting Ramdin at 6 & Sammy at 7 then the tail is pretty poor. A bit light on batting the WI lineup, there is a little chance for Bangladesh to exploit that, if they play well.
 
Powell in the nervous 90s......He has been growing in confidence since Gayle has come back
 
The only team Bangladesh can beat these days is NZ.
 
Despite being a very talented outfit Bangladesh have never done justice to their test status. I also don't like their idea of changing their team so very often, not long ago Elias Sunny had a very impressive test debut and has continued to do well, very surprising that he has been dropped. Gazi may face the same fate, they just don't persist with recognized talent for long.
 
bangladesh dont hav any player above 27 years of age ... really a very young team :amir
 
Same old Bangladesh. The WI are on a bit of a roll though, they have been tough Test opponents without winning many.
 
Why is Rubel Hossain in the test side? Average of 80+ in tests and 50+ average in fc not to mention nothing special in pace department either. Is there no medium pacer in BD with a fc average of atleast 30?
 
Why is Rubel Hossain in the test side? Average of 80+ in tests and 50+ average in fc not to mention nothing special in pace department either. Is there no medium pacer in BD with a fc average of atleast 30?

why is he in the test side? because everywhere you go you have even crappier pacers.

Having said that, there is absolutely nothing for the pacers here. No swing, no bounce, and def. the ball comes too slowly to the batsman. A pacers nightmare. We probably wont have a decent pacer unless and until BCB prepares green pitches for FC matches
 
this pitch is very flat, not suprised by the fact that windies scored so much more. Nothing for the bowlers, nothing
 
Why is Rubel Hossain in the test side? Average of 80+ in tests and 50+ average in fc not to mention nothing special in pace department either. Is there no medium pacer in BD with a fc average of atleast 30?

There are a couple of pacers who would most likely have bowled better than the two Hossains today. There is Al Amin Hossain who has an average of 17 or so and pace in the 135-140 range. There is Talha Jubair who has an average in the mid-20s but probably will never get selected since he's 26-27. There's Nazmul Hossain deserved to get selected over the current pacers but the selectors have something against, probably because he's just a trundler.
 
There are a couple of pacers who would most likely have bowled better than the two Hossains today. There is Al Amin Hossain who has an average of 17 or so and pace in the 135-140 range. There is Talha Jubair who has an average in the mid-20s but probably will never get selected since he's 26-27. There's Nazmul Hossain deserved to get selected over the current pacers but the selectors have something against, probably because he's just a trundler.

Al-amin is not ready yet for intl cricket, and talha jubaer is very ordinary and already got a chance to play for BD.

And about Nazmul, the way he is treated makes BD cricket fanatics sad. Nazmul is the best pacer in BD after Mashrafe(Only in full flow).
 
Bangladesh's pace bowling resources have been thin, their strength is spin bowling and given the fact that BAN don't get too many chances to play top test sides they should prepare spin friendly wickets for such series no matter what, However, in the long term they will have to develop good fast bowlers to do well abroad, as of now Bangladesh's focus should be to do well at least in the sub continent, that'll be the first step, then they can look to prepare for abroad series.

Tamim and Shakib need to bat well for BAN to save this one, BAN do have a good batting line up Mushfiqur, mamudullah, Nafees are all very talented, and they should believe in themselves that they can match the WI. The talent in this Bangladesh side is absolutely amazing, that self belief is what is required and they'll do a lot better.
 
Bangladesh's pace bowling resources have been thin, their strength is spin bowling and given the fact that BAN don't get too many chances to play top test sides they should prepare spin friendly wickets for such series no matter what, However, in the long term they will have to develop good fast bowlers to do well abroad, as of now Bangladesh's focus should be to do well at least in the sub continent, that'll be the first step, then they can look to prepare for abroad series.

Tamim and Shakib need to bat well for BAN to save this one, BAN do have a good batting line up Mushfiqur, mamudullah, Nafees are all very talented, and they should believe in themselves that they can match the WI. The talent in this Bangladesh side is absolutely amazing, that self belief is what is required and they'll do a lot better.
I agree, well written. Why did they even prepare a flat track would have been better if it was spin friendly.
 
I agree, well written. Why did they even prepare a flat track would have been better if it was spin friendly.

Thanks Adnan! :) I think it's always good to play to your strengths rather than thinking too much about your opponents, Narine can be countered if you play well, England made him look very ordinary on English tracks, and the amount of T20 cricket gayle plays, I doubt if he any longer has the mindset to play test cricket.
 
we went to the match with 9 batsman! yes, sohag gazi can bat.

Only 2 specialist bowlers, and with all these batsman if BD fail to score above 400 it will be a complete failure
 
why is he in the test side? because everywhere you go you have even crappier pacers.

Having said that, there is absolutely nothing for the pacers here. No swing, no bounce, and def. the ball comes too slowly to the batsman. A pacers nightmare. We probably wont have a decent pacer unless and until BCB prepares green pitches for FC matches

Watch this wicket look like a minefield when Bangladesh are batting.
 
I think W.Indies will declare half way through the sexxon session if Bang dont take wickets......at this rate they'll get to 450-500 by then which should be a good score
 
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