Saturday, April 5, 2014

What's next, to win world cup or to win 1 match?

Do you want journalists to write 'glory of 2008/2010 victory'? (Means once BD defeated a big team 2 years ago or 4 years ago). Or you want them to win regularly? (Means no glory for 1 match)
Its time to decide such things.
If you want to win 1 match in 2 years then only all-rounder is enough for you. But if you want to win all matches & clinch world cup then you have to do a lot of works.

A balanced team:
We need specialists in most positions, not average player.
We need -
 1 pacer (ability to take 5 wickets)
 1 specialist spinner (ability to take 5 wickets)
 1 opener (ability to make centuries)
 1 mid-order batsman (ability to make centuries)
 1 finisher (ability to finish even at worse situation)

These 5 players must be great, adept, specialists in their positions and must be consistent. They must play good for match by match for years.
Among 3 batsmen, at least 1 must stand & make big innings like century or close to that.

Pacer - Mashrafee was our main strike bowler for long. Rubel can take the place when he retires, his swing & variations made him to lead. Al-amin & Taskin seem to be promising. Shahadat was a good bowler for test match (only test, not for one-day as he gives huge runs), can be tried for test matches.
* If these promising players could be trained under world's great pace bowlers in an academy then they can be world class bowlers. *

Spinner - Razzak is for one choice. Sohag gazi & Arafat are next leading spinners. They should be trained to be better bowlers. Sakib's spin is also good.
We have Mohhamad Rafiq, BCB should use this world class bowler to train & direct the spinners.

Opener - Tamim was constant for years. Anamul Huq can be the next big name if he can linger his thirst for big scores. If an opener makes a century then team's score simply excedes 250.

Mid order - Mominul can be next name. Mushfiq must continue his skills. One must have to stand & make big innings in every match.

Finisher - Nasir was a good finisher, but lost path. We badly need a good finisher who can lead to victory from whatever bad situations.

Hire players:
Domestic cricket league must be shaped & arranged regularly. BCB must make the league powerful, hire skilled people. BCB must use good budget in these tournaments instead using in tours.

Hire only those players who have played over 3 seasons and consistently have 40 average. Don't hire anybody who did well in last cup, because he'd hiccup soon as he hasn't proved consistency.
He must have couple of centuries and in every season.

BCB must raise the average age of players to 25. Because young players (like age-20) do well in early stage, make money & lost all thirst to do better.

Committed players must be trained well. BCB must send them to foreign teaching academies to learn advanced skills.
They have to arrange 1st class tournaments like County cricket or India/Australia league for some committed players. BCB must send players rotationally to play in 1st class tournament against reputed players.

Team captain should be appointed at age-27 and hands over at age-32. He reigns for 5 years, only skilled & committed people should be the captain.

Use our golden players. Md Rafiq is the only specialist spinner till date, BCB should use him to train present spinners. They can initiate an academy to train better players and use our golden players as trainers. Aminul islam bulbul claimed that he trains in Australia because they call him & use his talent, but his own country doesn't want him!

New players:
We have some new merits.
Anamul Huq impressed me. He made 77, but was not happy, showed his frustration to miss a century in field and in next match he made 100! He has the thirst to do better, to make more centuries, to make milestones. BCB should tend him, train him & raise him. If he can play for 5 years with this thirst then he'll brake many records and if plays for 10 years with this thirst then he'll brake all records.
Mominul Huq is another talented batsman. He needs to gear up.
Sohag Gazi is a very good bowler. But he has to be a specialist.
Taskin can be a good pacer, has fast bowling speed.

Follow Zimbabwe:
They raised their cricket dramatically. They stopped playing against big countries for 6 years. By this time they trained their players, got them played in more 1st class matches, long versions cricket and took some powerful steps. That's why they can beat present BD team.
BCB can follow their strategies. Instead leaving test playing, follow other positive steps.

Setup training academy:
BD needs to setup training academy where they can train new players as well as existing national players. India, Australia, South africa are so advanced teams because of their advanced training academies.

Powerful domestic 1st class tournaments:
If BCB failes to arrange powerful domestic 1st class tournaments then all our tries will end in smoke. Such tournaments must be advanced and coded with skilled people.

Bangladesh is there where they started:
BD team is still there where they started. Their mark didn't advance in 15 years after getting test status. At that time our journalists used to write 'glory of victory against Pakistan in world cup 1999', still today they write 'glory of victory against West Indies of 2008'. That means we didn't grow to big team and we can't beat other big teams regularly.

Goal for next 10 years:
BCB must set a goal for next 10 years. They have to evaluate their progress, necessary repairs & modifications to reach the ultimate goal.

Win world cup after 15 years:
When we can win world cup? After 15 years or 20 years?? Or never???
BCB has to set a big target, because we want our cricket team to win world cups.

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