Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
This is almost exactly the same as what happened in the first 'Test' played in Bangladesh last year, where Warnapura and Jehan Mubarak destroyed Bangladesh A on the opening day.
A really disappointing showing from Bangladesh A there, although I can't really understand why only one specialist spinner has been picked - Enamul Haque jnr (although that may have something to do with Manjural Islam Rana's death). Mahmudullah is a bits and pieces ODI all-rounder really.
I guess given the circumstances, that Bangladesh A are playing is a positive.
Looking at Bangladesh A bowling attack they don't look that strong apart from Enamul Haque jnr. Both Nazmul Hossain and Talha Jubair have struggled at international level and their domestic records don't look great. Nazmul Hossain bowled really well on the first day. Probably should have gone with a specialist seamer or spinner instead of Mahmudullah. Is Abdul Razzaq in the Windies?
Also im a bit surprised at your batting performances, the pitch is meant to be a flat tracker and pace attack pretty average. Bangladesh's batting line up also look quite good.
The big positive from a Sri Lankan point of view is the performance of Warnapura, he really is killing it at this level. Its going to take some big performances from Kapugedera, Dilshan and Samarawerra in this series to keep him out of the No 6 spot next Test Series. I was a bit worried the vice captaincy might effect his batting, but it could be a positive.