West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

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West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby Leo » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:13 am

Fixture
1st Test: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua Jul 4-8 2018
2nd Test: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, Jul 12-16 2018


Bangladesh Squad
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Abu Jayed, Imrul Kayes, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Liton Das (WK), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal
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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby Leo » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:13 am

Good Luck Bangladesh.
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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:27 am

Will be supporting Bangladesh.
I like the West Indies too, but I just like Bangladesh more. :-)

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby The Third Man » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:32 pm

Nightmare first day for Bangladesh - knocked over for just 43.

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:01 pm

43 all out.
Ohhhh!
Could've have been worse.
They were 35 for 9.

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby Leo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:17 am

:popcorn:
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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:17 am

That's all you have to say about 43 all out? :-)
I didn't watch it - just saw the score later.
Did you watch it, Leo?

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby Leo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:26 am

^^ 1st of all, I am busy watching and analyzing WC Football.

2nd, Bangladesh has got the problem that cannot be explained with few words. We do not have enough players for 3 different format. BCB in general do not have any long term planning as far I know. So I am not expecting any improvement in near future. May be in very next innings they will have some good batting show. But you cannot expect Bangladesh to have a solid team in any format.

What can I do rather just watch with having :popcorn:
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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby The Third Man » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:17 pm

Leo wrote:^^ 1st of all, I am busy watching and analyzing WC Football.

2nd, Bangladesh has got the problem that cannot be explained with few words. We do not have enough players for 3 different format. BCB in general do not have any long term planning as far I know. So I am not expecting any improvement in near future. May be in very next innings they will have some good batting show. But you cannot expect Bangladesh to have a solid team in any format.

What can I do rather just watch with having :popcorn:


Hang in there Leo. You have a confidence boosting tours against Ireland coming up :D

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:55 am

Leo wrote:Bangladesh has got the problem that cannot be explained with few words. We do not have enough players for 3 different format. BCB in general do not have any long term planning as far I know. So I am not expecting any improvement in near future.

Shouldn't read too much into 3 days of an opening Test of an overseas tour, but consistency has always been Bangladesh's problem.
Especially the batting.
Just when you think they're beginning to turn things around, they collapse in a heap.
Hopefully will have a better second Test.
Some players take time to acclimatise themselves to conditions on an overseas tour.

I remember BCCI used to always be notorious in being thrashed the first Test of an overseas series.
They'd do much better as the series progressed.

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:57 am

Cricbuzz commentary:
"17:29 Local Time, 21:29 GMT, 02:59 IST: Disaster all over again for Bangladesh with the bat. They continue to be embarrassingly poor against quality seam bowling, in conditions which have some juice. There was an expectation that they might show a little more stomach for a fight, after getting smashed in the first innings. But that wasn't to be. Roach's unavailability due to a hamstring strain made little difference. Gabriel simply took over from him to play the role of the tormentor. Holder was cunningly brilliant as the sidekick, floating those teasing outswingers and benefitting from Gabriel's fear at the other end. Bangladesh simply didn't have the skills to deal with the pair of them. They looked like fish out of water, even the most experienced of them. Doesn't look good for the rest of the series. "
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Didn't they train to face seam bowling?

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:35 pm

Back-to-back hundreds for Kraigg Brathwaite.

49 Tests, 3255 runs, 38.29 average

Not bad for a West Indies opener in this era.
Better than the likes of Sherwin Campbell (average 32-odd) and Wavell Hinds (average 33-odd).

Got some way to go before he can get up there to be matched up with:

Chris Gayle 103 Tests, 7214 runs, 42.18 average
Desmond Haynes 116 Tests, 7487 runs, 42.29 average
Gordon Greenidge 108 Tests, 7558 runs, 44.72 average

But he's just 25 years old!

Am always happy to see Windies cricketers do well.

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:39 pm

On the other hand, you have Devon Smith opening with Brathwaite.
He's 36 years old.

In 43 Tests, he has scored 1744 runs, average 23.89.
Just 1 Test hundred (108) and 8 fifties (in 75 innings).

Surely Windies can do better than this?

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 pm

And Kieran Powell, who also opens with Brathwaite (and is at No.3 here) doesn't have particularly impressive stats either.

36 Tests, 1863 runs, 28.23 average.

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:51 pm

Shai Hope, despite those back-to-back hundreds in that thrilling win in England, has an average of only 31-odd.
But he's just 24 years old.
Powell is 28.

Most of the Windies players are fairly young. The key is for them to continue to want to play for Windies in Tests.

I think there's no danger of Brathwaite being lured for big bucks by the shorter format.
No one will pick him. :-)

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:53 pm

Windies end the day on 289/4.
Shimron Hetmyer, who is just 21, is batting on 80.

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Re: West Indies vs Bangladesh: Test Series; July 04-16, 2018 at West Indies

Postby Leo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:02 am

West Indies won by 166 runs in 2nd test. MOM & MOS Jason Holder.

Congratulations West Indies. Pathetic Bangladesh.
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