Bangladesh Test Squad Announced For SA Sereies

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Today Bangladesh Cricket Board announced squad for the two-match Test Series against South Africa…Big Surprise Syed Rasel is not in the team


1. Mohammad Ashraful (Captain)
2. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Vice-captain)
3. Kazi Habibul Bashar
4. Mohammed Rafique
5. Rajin Salah Alam
6. Aftab Ahmed
7. Abdur Razzak
8. Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicketkeeper)
9. Kazi Shahadat Hossain
10. Shahriar Nafees Ahmed
11. Shakib Al Hasan
12. Tamim Iqbal
13. Zunaed Siddique
14. Sajedul Islam

Best Of Luck to Bangladesh Cricket Team

Bangladesh U-19 Will Face Irealand U-19 Today

Bangladesh under-19 cricket team take on their Irish counterparts in their second ICC Under-19 World Cup group D game at the Bayueams Oval in Kuala Lumpur today.

The young Tigers hammered Bermuda by 178 runs in their opening game on Monday. On the other hand, Ireland suffered a 10-wicket landslide to England on the opening day of the competition.

Bangladesh, who were helped by three half-centuries from Ashraful Islam, Nasir Hossain and Ashiqul Islam against Bermuda, would look to shut out Ireland in order to gain momentum for their crucial match-up against England on February 22.

Irish opener Christopher Dougherty struck 34 in the loss to England but he would be the only one to threaten the young Tigers.

SA-BCB XI Match Drawn

So the battle between BCB XI and touring South Africa ended in a draw.Impressive performance from BCB XI..1st Test between Bangladesh and South Africa will begin from 22nd February

South Africa Vs BCB XI

South Africa 397/10 & 47/0 Over - 9 ( Smith 32 off 31b, Prince 9 off 24b)

BCB XI 412/9 (dec) Over - 102.3 (Nafees 31off 37b, Zunaed 103 off 168b,Aftab 45 off 63b, Raqibul 44 off 91b, Shakib 73 off 68b, Mushfiq 26 off 72, Enamul 10*off 16b, Ntini 2/85, Morkel 2/70, J Botha 3/76

Match drawn 3-day (17-19 Feb. 08)

warm-up match at NOS, Fatullah

Toss - Graeme Smith (SA)

SA-BCB XI three-dayer

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The visiting South Africa open their campaign with a three-day practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI starting at the Narayanganj Osmani Stadium today.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will lead the BCB XI while wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim will act as his deputy.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and former national skipper Habibul Bashar both are set to miss the match with finger injuries. National coach Jamie Siddons will be looking at every step of the match to choose the squad for the first Test starting from February 22.
Youngsters Junaed Siddique, Nazimuddin and Sajedul Islam will be eager to flourish in the match in order to impress the national selectors.
Both the teams had full fledged practice sessions at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
Shakib al Hasan was looking forward to a decent performance.We have to put in our best performances to lift the spirit. The equation is simple, if we bat first we have to put on a good score and if we bowl first then we have to take ten wickets. All the players are ready to prove their worth, said the all-rounder captain.
South African coach Mickey Arthur was in an upbeat mood to describe his goals. It is the first match of the tour, a good start is very important, we will be looking for big scores when we bat and hope my bowlers will be among the wickets when they bowl, we will be coming out with all our strengths for a morale-boosting win and a good start to the tour.
BCB squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Junaed Siddique, Shahriar Nafees, Nazimuddin, Rajin Saleh, Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim (vice-captain/wicketkeeper), Enamul Haque Jr, Sajedul Islam, Talha Jubaer, Farhad Reza, Syed Rasel, Roqibul Hassan.

South Africa squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Ashwell Prince, Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Neil McKenzie, Morne Morkel, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn.