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News: Bangladesh scrap past Canada

Canada lost it from a winning position really…….. Bilcliff and Barnett took them to nearly 200 for the loss of 1 wicket (effectively 2), but the new batsmen could not cope with the run rate……….. eventually they lost by 13 runs chasing 278. That is quite good, given that Canada is not the top associate.  Cummins did well with the ball taking 3 wickets, a couple of them in the second over of Bangladesh innings………. but Samad being retired hurt in the first over of their chase probably pushed Canada back….. the injury may have been severe because he didnt come out to bat after the main partnership was broken……….

btw…… why all the fuss about the warm up matches in the WC? Are they official ODIs? I would think not…….

Categories: Bangladesh, Canada
  1. Ram
    February 28, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    If one thinks about the difference in standards between consecutively ranked nations starting from No.1 through No. 20, I feel the biggest difference would be seen between No. 8 and No.9 ranked teams…Looks like Bangladesh are closer to Associate standards than the top 8, especially when playing abroad (though their age level teams depict a different story)…I would assume that this Canadian team is more than capable of defeating Zim…Considering that all of Ken, Sco, Ire and Neth are slightly superior to Canada, I would expect these Associates to be capable of defeating Zim (if they play Zim, of course!) even in alien conditions…In that sense, Zim (and to a lesser extent Ban) is a perfect ladder for these Associates in their climb to permanent ODI status…Similarly, countries like Afghanistan, Nepal, Namibia, UAE, Denmark, Uganda may want to use Bermuda…

  2. TikoloBestAssocPlayer
    February 28, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    First off, i thought Bangladesh would have won this more comfortably with the return of Mashrafe Mortaza and Shahadat Hossain who dint play the Bermuda game.Secondly, Davison said recently that they are pretty sure of knocking off kenya in the world cup game and are only thinking of Eng and Nz….which i so as laughable…but with the return and perfomance of new zealand based Barnett and billcliff i have started to get goosebumps.I hope kenya can reach the second round and make the ICC change their mind and let us be automatic qualifiers of the world cup instead of playing in the world cup qualifiers in 2009.

  3. February 28, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    Canada has improved quite drastically over where they were 6 months ago……. losing to Bermuda was the norm in those days……. even at home………..

    Cricket in Canada it seems will have a decent future….. at least much better than USA………

    What I would like to see is Bangladesh touring Scotland for a 3 match series………..

  4. Ram
    February 28, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    About ur question on the warmups, NO they’re not official ODIs…But they are making news in the Associate world because they give these teams an extra game against a top 8 nation…Also, I believe these games are live on TV as part of the WC package…These games should be interesting since it’s likely that the top 8 nations will rest their key players for the game against the Associate, thereby making such games more competitive…

  5. Roland Ilube
    March 1, 2007 at 1:46 am


    What is your take on the current constitutional goings-on in USA cricket, could be worth a separate post when you have a moment?

  6. Ray
    March 1, 2007 at 7:47 am

    I am surprised the warmup matches are not considered official ODIs. The squads are the best 15 available for each country. If the ICC considers matches between the top Associates as ODIs then why not the CWC warm-up matches? Does anyone know the reasoning behind this?

    Back on topic, it was a good showing by Canada but it exposes the Canadian bowling as lacking the ability to take wickets. A couple more at crucial moments of the match could have made Bangladesh’s total achievable.

  7. Zia Zahid
    March 1, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Warmup matches are regarded as official ODIs. I don’t know what is the basis of your comment. Thanks for your blog.

  8. March 3, 2007 at 2:33 am

    I dont think that warm up matches are ODIs…… first of all, Cricinfo is not even listing them as covered games……. secondly, it doesnt make sense for practice/warmup games to be official ODIs……..

  9. March 5, 2007 at 4:14 am

    In warm up games, teams can use up to 13 players, hence they cannot be full ODIs – still a great opportunity for the Associates to shine.

  10. Tawfeeq Elahi
    April 4, 2007 at 7:08 am


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