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2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:51 am
by Kriterion_BD
Still up in the air due to COVID, but starts this Sunday with the ad-hoc BCB President's Cup. A 50-overs competition featuring just 3 teams comprising national team players (minus Shakib who is still banned), HP team (essentially our A team now), and 8 of the Under-19 World champions. 45 total players. Tamim, Mahmudullah, and Najmul Hossain Shanto being named the captains.

Each team plays the other twice before the final on October 23, which is planned to be televised (all other games being live-streamed only). All matches to be played in a bio-secure bubble in Mirpur, Dhaka.


Mahmudullah XI: Mahmudullah (capt), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (wk), Mominul Haque, Mahmudul Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rakibul Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob

Najmul XI: Najmul Hossain Shanto (capt), Soumya Sarkar, Saif Hassan, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Irfan Sukkur (wk), Parvez Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Jayed, Mukidul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Rishad Hossain

Tamim XI: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Tanzid Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Shahadat Hossain, Yasir Ali, Akbar Ali (wk), Anamul Haque (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Minhajul Abedin Afridi

Very balanced sides with no one side looking a favorite to win. The Mahmudullah team has explosive openers in Naim and Liton and Test captain Mominul will want to prove he can bat in white ball cricket too. The Najmul XI looks the most balanced top to bottom with the most bases covered. Finally the Tamim side looks to have the strongest batting lineup and a solid bowling lineup as well.

More details on my podcast: ... ode-2020_7

Re: 2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:05 am
by Kriterion_BD
The matches will be lived streamed here, for anyone curious about the domestic depth:

Team Mahmudullah vs Team Najmul today! Hope to see the leg spinner Rishad.

Re: 2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:35 am
by Kriterion_BD
Looks like the stream is on youtube and not on facebook: ... FBpmb-0tnM

Re: 2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:47 am
by Kriterion_BD
facebook stream is now up...35K viewers so far.

Team Mahmudullah already lost 3 wickets. Liton, Naim, and Mominul (0) all out cheaply.

Re: 2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:16 am
by Kriterion_BD
Taskin got the best bowler award of 25K Taka for his figures of 2 for 37. Ebadat also bowled well to take 3 for 46 including the big scalp of Mushfiqur Rahim. Also had an absolute jaffa to get Saif Hassan. Overall the batsmen looked rusty I would say. Sub 200 scores in this era on a good batting surface indicate a lot of work to be done.

But kudos to BCB for getting such a good quality stream up. 8 cameras, instant replay, and surprisingly high quality commentary (exclusively in Bengali language). At one stage there were 43K viewers on the facebook stream. Good numbers for a domestic match I think.

Re: 2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:13 am
by Kriterion_BD
2nd match completed.

Team Mahmudullah bounces back from their defeat against Team Najmul to beat Team Tamim. Atrocious batting so far in the tournament. Team Tamim was bowled out for 104 and Team Mahmudullah lost 5 wickets chasing it.

The bowlers have done OK so far. Seamers taking most of the wickets. Many of the batsmen have been bowled off the inside edge.

Hopefully the batsman improve as the tournament goes on and they gradually get back into rhythm.

Re: 2020-21 Bangladesh domestic cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:49 pm
by Kriterion_BD
Just one game remains in the group stage before the final.

The batting has been dismal overall. Mushfiq and Riyad have done OK, with young Afif Hossain also getting a score. The rest have been subpar with Mosaddek averaging 19 batting at 6 or 7, so you can't really blame him (though his strike rate should be higher than 62 that low down the order). Liton and Soumya barely averaging double digits with neither averaging more than 12. Mohammad Mithun, the chief hack, leads the way with 6 runs from 3 innings batting at #4, lmao. Don't know what the selectors see in that inept hack to keep selecting him in all formats over more talented youngsters.

The bowlers have down well partly due to shitty batting. In particular the seamers have all been amongst the wickets for some reason. Rubel, Fizz, and Al Amin lead the way with specatuclar averages. Ebadat blew hot and cold, and Khaled Ahmed held up an end in the only chance he got. Relatively unknown quicks Sumon Khan and Mukidul Islam also picked wickets in the chances they got.

The young spinners also did quite well. Rakibul Hasan the next big SLA was tight without taking too many wickets, as was off spinenr Nayeem Hasan and teenage leggie Rishad Ahmed.