View Poll Results: Do Bangers still deserve their Minnows tag?

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    They've been in a good position many a times recently but then have also the plot in ludicrous fashion as well. I find that to be more disappointing than a team that just are not good enough and keep losing. Maybe they aren't mentally good enough anyway.

    They are in a reasonably good position vs India now and I've seen enough of them to say that ****ing that up is going to be the first thing in their agenda come tomorrow morning.

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    They have very talented players. They just need to get a better attitude towards cricket and better mental conditioning and stop treating everything so personally. Get Tamim in as captain, get Imrul v2 back in the side, make Mush**** their #4/#5 batsman and find a good keeper, let Mahmadullah be the #3, bat Shakib at 4 so that he can set the game up and bat more time, find a decent leg spinner and they will be extremely competitive everywhere and a threat to any side in their home conditions.


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    3 seamers away from SC / 2 seamers and a leggie hopefully in the SC


    Would be a very good side with the right attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    They have very talented players. They just need to get a better attitude towards cricket and better mental conditioning and stop treating everything so personally. Get Tamim in as captain, get Imrul v2 back in the side, make Mush**** their #4/#5 batsman and find a good keeper, let Mahmadullah be the #3, bat Shakib at 4 so that he can set the game up and bat more time, find a decent leg spinner and they will be extremely competitive everywhere and a threat to any side in their home conditions.


    Imrul
    Tamim (c)
    Mahmadullah
    Shakib
    Mushfiqur
    Mominul
    Keeper (wk)
    Mehedi
    3 seamers away from SC / 2 seamers and a leggie hopefully in the SC

    Would be a very good side with the right attitude.
    Agree with all except Mullah. He looks to be mentally drained out.

    Still a long way to go for BD. So I dont see a problem with minnow tag for now.
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    Mullah hasn't been great at 4, so I'm not sure you want to bump him up to 3. There's even talk of dropping him down where he used to play a better role. I'd probably just take Sarkar over him for now and bat Sarkar 3 with Kayes/Tamim opening.
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    Minnow is a subjective term so invariably this argument will be about semantics. Are they a weaker top tier nation? Yes. Are they a minnow like the Netherlands are a minnow? No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Young View Post
    Minnow is a subjective term so invariably this argument will be about semantics. Are they a weaker top tier nation? Yes. Are they a minnow like the Netherlands are a minnow? No.
    Hey, the Netherlands are no minnows, they've beaten England a couple of... wait, never mind

    I agree with you, though. To me, Bangladesh are a bad test team (was hoping they'd go on and be much better after they beat us, but we'll possibly be the only top-seven team to lose to them for some time. Never mind, it's not really that bad), but they're not minnows anymore. The minnow Bangladesh of old could feasibly have lost the current test already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    News is they're rubbish. Still minnows.
    What about now Burgey?
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    I think that a minnow is clearly a "substandard" side. Bangladesh aren't good, but they aren't completely substandard.
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    Bangladesh haven't been true minnows since mid-2015. I place them slightly above WI in Tests right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    What about now Burgey?
    What about it? Nah, still minnows. Though good on them for having a win. More than Australia did in SL last year.
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    Depends how you define "minnows". For me, the term implies a no-hoper, an easy-beat. They may have an odd test win but it is extremely rare. Bangladesh have ceased to be minnows based on this definition. And they have a rating above 400 in my team ratings system, so they are no longer minnows :-)

    EDIT: having said that, they had better win their matches at home to Pakistan because it is more than likely they will lose away to Australia and South Africa. I can see their rating slipping below 400 again after those tours.
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    Yep not minnows anymore. They will get slapped in Eng/Aus/SA/NZ but they will compete in Asia. Eng/NZ get slapped in Asia, and Aus have up until this series so clearly being bad in one style of cricket can't term you a minnow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Yep not minnows anymore. They will get slapped in Eng/Aus/SA/NZ but they will compete in Asia. Eng/NZ get slapped in Asia, and Aus have up until this series so clearly being bad in one style of cricket can't term you a minnow.
    TBF I think we've only lost to India when in Asia in the last 5 years? Drawn against Pakistan/SL/Bangers in our most recent tours. Definitely think we get slapped more in Aus/SA than Asia.
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    ^ True. I think a BD-NZ series in BD now would be exciting. I remember a tight game a few years ago when Vettori saved the day. Those who are saying BD are not minnows anymore now didn't get the memo. They haven't been minnows for a while now.
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