***Official*** Sri Lanka in Bangladesh
***Official*** Sri Lanka in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Training SquadCode:19/02/2006 1st ODI (D/N) Bogra 20/02/2006 2nd ODI (D/N) Bogra 24/02/2006 3rd ODI Chittagong 27/02/2006 1st Test Chittagong 06/02/2006 2nd Test Bogra
With the Test XI something like...Code:Habibul Bashar (c) Batsman Shahriar Nafees Op. Batsman Javed Omar Belim Op. Batsman Nafees Iqbal Op. Batsman Rajin Saleh Batsman/Occ. Off-Spin Mohammad Ashraful Batsman/Occ. Leg-Spin Aftab Ahmed Batsman/Occ. Right-Arm Medium Tushar Imran Batsman Mohammad Rafique All Rounder/Slow-Left-Arm Manjural Islam Rana All Rounder/Slow-Left-Arm Alok Kapali All Rounder/Leg-Spin Khaled Mahmud All Rounder/Right-Arm Medium Khaled Mashud Wicket-Keeper Enamul Haque jnr Bowler/Slow-Left-Arm Abdur Razzak Bowler/Slow-Left-Arm Mashrafe Mortaza Bowler/Right-Arm Fast-Medium Tapash Baisya Bowler/Right-Arm Medium-Fast Nazmul Hossain Bowler/Right-Arm Medium-Fast Syed Rasel Bowler/Left-Arm Medium-Fast Shahadat Hossain Bowler/Right-Arm Fast Medium
... and the ODIs like thisCode:1 Javed Omar 2 Shahriar Nafees 3 Habibul Bashar (c) 4 Mohammad Ashraful 5 Aftab Ahmed 6 Alok Kapali/Rajin Saleh/Tushar Imran 7 Khaled Mashud (w) 8 Mohammad Rafique 9 Mashrafe Mortaza 10 Tapash Baisya 11 Enamul Haque jnr
Aftab Ahmed is however doubtful for the series.Code:1 Javed Omar 2 Shahriar Nafees 3 Tushar Imran/Alok Kapali (batting below Aftab) 4 Habibul Bashar (c) 5 Mohammad Ashraful 6 Aftab Ahmed 7 Khaled Mashud (w) 8 Manjural Islam Rana 9 Mohammad Rafique 10 Mashrafe Mortaza 11 Tapash Baisya
Sri Lanka have also chosen to rest key players from the series
Should be a pretty even series, i wouldn't be surprised if Bangladesh win a Test and draw the series. Their likely squad could be:
M Jayawardene (c)
K Sanagakkara (vc/wk)
H Fernando/G Wijekoon
Jayasuriya could get the captaincy, but i hope Jayawardene or Sangakkara get it. I think Tharanga might get the 2nd opener spot infront of Muburak and i would give Kapugedera the last middle order spot. After the form of Hansatha Fernando and Wijekoon with the bat in FC cricket i would give one of them a bowling all rounder/3rd seamer spot. Also Suraj get Murali spot in the squad as the third spinner.
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It seems even Bangladeshis have joined the Aussies in playing SL in grounds that are not their first choice . * I thought only the Aussies were doing this to us by playing us in Darwin and Cairns !! But Bangla too...Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
Murali is closing in on his 1000th wicket in International Cricket - currently on 991 - I am certain he would not want to miss the earliest opportunity to get there . Unless he gets it in the VB series which is unlikely .
So I suspect he will play in one of the Two Tests at least .
My selection for the Tests - would be
The old Banghbandu Stadium in Dhaka is now only used for football, but a new stadium is almost ready, and should be used as the main stadium. Incidentally it was Roshan Mahanama who recently visted the new grounds as ICC approver.Originally Posted by JASON
Fair enough !!Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
I would add Kaushalya Weeraratne to this squad as well.Originally Posted by JASON
Tharanga or Dilshan could fill the second keeper's role for this short tour .
I hope they use this tour to explore the depth of our cricket rather than make this an exercise of making up for the latter part of 2005 by burning Bangladesh.
I can't believe that there isn't a single match in Dhaka...it feels like I'm in twilight zone!They were suppose to complete the work on Mirpur Stadium a long time ago but as usual they are behind schedule.Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
Final BD Squad announced
Habibul Bashar (c)
Khaled Mashud (w)
Manjural Islam Rana
They should have included Mushfiqur Rahim from U 19.
this should be a good series for the future players..
Srilanka would be looking to try new faces in the matches against BD, so it should be good..
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