Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Bad day for English Cricket, good day for Bangladesh cricket

England have lost the second Ashes test in adelaide. The way they lost the match hurts me a lot. For first two days of the test England was hoping to win, then when they couldn't get OZs out in the first innings, they were hoping to manage at least a draw. But a collapse in the 2nd innings saw them lose the test. I know that Trescothik and Vaughan are out of team but still this kind of demoralising loss will not help England keeping the Ashes. Now,I don't think England have a chance to keep Ashes this year. Apart from Bell and Pietersen, most of the English batsmen are playing carelessly, and the bowlers can't bowl at all. Hoggard isn't the best of the pace bowlers, Harmison forgot how to bowl, Giles can't spin so Flintoff is taking most of the pressure with the ball. I think Panesar should be included in the team, Giles has never been a test standard bowler. Even Bangladeshi first class tournaments have better bowler than him.

On the other hand, Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe again today to take the series 3-0. It's a 5 match series and next two games are going to be played in Mirpur, Dhaka. I am hoping to go to one of those matches Inshallah.

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