Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Team Review - Bangladesh

Bangladesh Squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam

Batting -

Strengths

The Bangladeshi batting will rely heavily on their trio of stalwarts Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiqur. All three will be expected to carry the bulkload of batting by the Bangladeshi fans. Young batsmen like Anamul, Mominul and Nasir are talented and can be quite useful with the bat as well. They will be required to provide support and be consistent in their run making.

Weakness

Tamim has been out of form for quite some time now and Shakib and Mushfiqur can only do so much alone. The fact that they will be playing on bouncier tracks in New Zealand and Australia can prove tricky for their inexperienced batsmen as well.

Rating - 5.5/10

Bowling - 

Strengths

The bowling attack looks quite well rounded for the Bangladeshi boys this time. They have a nice mix of fast bowlers in Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed while the old war horse Mashrafe Mortaza will be there as well. Then they have their slew of slow bowlers led by their talismanic all rounder Shakib Al Hasan and supported by Taijul, Nasir, Sabbir.

Weakness

The fast bowlers are all talented but very raw and inexperienced. Mashrafe Mortaza, their captain and leading fast bowler, is quite prone to injuries. Only time will tell whether the Australian pitches support their army of slow bowlers or will they wilt under pressure.

Rating - 6/10

Fielding - 

Strengths

They are quite a good fielding side and have been making rapid strides in this aspect of the game.

Weakness

They are quite prone to making mistakes when under pressure and have a habit of spilling straightforward chances.

Rating - 7/10

Overall Summary

The good thing for them will be that they are not expected to beat a lot of sides this time around. Hence they can play freely and without undue pressure to perform which proved to be their bane in the World T20 last year in their backyard. They will be hoping to cause a few jitters amongst the stronger teams like England and New Zealand!

Rating - 6/10

Given Below are the other Team Reviews that I have done

Australia
England
India
New Zealand
Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
West Indies

5 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

We are on the same page.

Vinay Leo R. said...

You could have skipped reviewing the Bangla squad :P They're as unpredictable as the weather.

DS said...

@ Vinay Leo R. I hardly post, so let me write about everything under the sun while I am at it :)

Vinay Leo R. said...

Well, what about Ireland, Afghanistan, UAE, Scotland etc? :P They're under the sun too.

DS said...

@ Vinay I have suddenly stopped seeing the sun, it has all gone dark :P

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