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Opinion: Whats up with Bangladesh?

89 all out in the first test….. now 62 all out today in the first innings against Sri.

Sri lanka is no joke. Perhaps Bangladesh standards would have been better judged if they had played England or WI in Bangladesh. But 62 all out in similar conditions to home is once again going to bring up the question about when the country has been given a long enough run in test cricket, or why Bangladesh cannot hold up at this level after 7 years of top flight.

To be fair, they had an away series against Pakistan in 2003 where they nearly won a test and played well in the others. Then last year, they nearly beat Australia in a test. They also did very well against Sri lanka at home, though lost both games.

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  1. mick
    July 3, 2007 at 2:33 am

    enough is enough. time for the Tigers to be relegated from test cricket! no wonder sub continent sides are lining up to play them. There are some grossly embarrassing results which have seen even average players figures look outstanding.

  2. Cuen Lucas
    July 3, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Murali and Malinga are enough to give most test sides a headache, so it’s no real surprise that a young, relatively inexperienced Bangladesh side with a new coach will have a torrid time.

    I don’t really like the way the Bangladeshi selectors are going about things, this is a young side and they need to start forming a larger core group of players instead of all this chopping and changing going on.

  3. July 3, 2007 at 4:10 am

    Bangladesh is a unique cricket playing country…. the fans are fanatic, and the board is under a lot of pressure…. they want results immediately…… but the team is weak……..

    Zimbabwe or Sri lanka had the advantage that the board or the players had no pressure when they were weak…… nobody expected much from them………

    In Bangladesh, they call for heads to roll when the team loses……

  4. Art
    July 3, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    You are cvorrect Mick, playing Bangladesh sure makes a few averages look brilliant.

    However all teams go through bad patches, just that Bangladesh seems not to have a good patch.

  5. Ram
    July 14, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Well…To be frank, I don’t think any of the top Associates like Ire, Sco, Ken, Neth or even Zim could’ve done much worse than what Bangladesh have managed in the three Tests in SL…It’s almost like Ban don’t have the stomach to fight for more than a couple of sessions…I think the BCB should look to organze more 4-day games against domestic/A teams from Test nations rather than hope to play 10-12 Tests annually….Also, it looks like their U19/A teams don’t seem to be getting enough exposure to multi-day cricket which partially explains the situation…

    The ICC HAS to wake up and include both Zim and Ban in the Intercontinental Cup…This would be a win-win situation for both the top Associates and for Ban/Zim to play in alien conditions and be competitive over 4-days…I wouldn’t back Ban to be run away winners of the Intercontinental Cup nor would I consider any Associate winning such a tournament good enough for Test cricket…Ban have some way to go to become as competitive as the current WI or the Zim team of the 90s…

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