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Default 25th anniversary of our 1st ODI match | একদিনের ক্রিকেটে বাংলাদেশের ২৫ বছর

We are 25yrs old ODI nation now!
31st March 1986 - 31st March 2011

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একদিনের ক্রিকেটে বাংলাদেশের ২৫ বছর

ঢাকা, মার্চ ৩০ (বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকম)- এক দিনের ক্রিকেটে ২৫ বছরে পা রেখেছে বাংলাদেশ। পাকিস্তানের বিপক্ষে ১৯৮৬ সালের ৩১ মার্চ নিজেদের প্রথম একদিনের ম্যাচ দিয়ে যাত্রা শুরু হয় বাংলাদেশের।

এশিয়া কাপের ওই ম্যাচে বাংলাদেশ হারে ৭ উইকেটে। ২ এপ্রিল পরের খেলায় একই ব্যবধানে হারে শ্রীলঙ্কার কাছেও।

১৯৮৮ সালে আবারো এশিয়া কাপে অংশ নেয় বাংলাদেশ। প্রথম বার দেশের মাটিতে আন্তর্জাতিক ম্যাচ খেলার সুযোগ হয়। ওই আসরে খেলা তিন ম্যাচেই বড় ব্যবধানে হারে স্বাগতিকরা। ১৯৯০ সালে অস্ট্রেলেশিয়া কাপে অংশ নিয়ে উপমহাদেশের বাইরে কোনো দলের বিপক্ষে খেলার সুযোগ পায় বাংলাদেশ। যদিও সেবার খেলা চার ম্যাচেও হার মানতে হয় বাংলাদেশকে।

১৯৯৫ সালে আবারো এশিয়া কাপে অংশ নেয় বাংলাদেশ। ভারত, পাকিস্তান ও শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে খেলা তিন ম্যাচের সবকয়টিতেই হারে তারা। ১৯৯৭ সালে ৭টি ম্যাচে অংশ নিয়ে আবারো সবকয়টিতেই হারে বাংলাদেশ। এমনকি সমশক্তির কেনিয়ার বিপক্ষে দুটি ম্যাচ হারে ১৫০ রান ও ৮ উইকেটের বড় ব্যবধানে।

একদিনের ক্রিকেটে বাংলাদেশের প্রথম জয় আসে ১৯৯৮ সালে। ভারতে ক্রিদেশীয় সিরিজে কেনিয়াকে ২৮ রানে হারিয়ে প্রথম জয় পায় দলটি। অবশ্য বাকি ৫ ম্যাচের সবকয়টিতে হার মানতে হয় তাদের। পরের বছর বিশ্বকাপে নিজেদের প্রথম আসরে পাকিস্তানকে হারিয়ে বিশ্বকে চমকে দেয় বাংলাদেশ। ওই আসরে স্কটল্যান্ডকেও হারায় তারা।

২০০০ থেকে ২০০৩ পর্যন্ত ৪৫ ম্যাচ খেললেও জয় শূন্য থাকে বাংলাদেশ। এসময় কানাডা, কেনিয়ার মতো দলের কাছেও হারে তারা। ২০০৪ সালের মার্চে জিম্বাবুয়েকে ৮ রানে হারিয়ে দীর্ঘ জয় খরা কাটায় বাংলাদেশ। বছরের শেষ নাগাদ ভারতকে দেশের মাটিতে হারিয়ে বিশ্বকে চমকে দেয় দলটি। এর আগে অবশ্য হংকংয়ের বিপক্ষেও জয় পায় তারা।

২০০৫ সালে আরো উজ্জ্বল বাংলাদেশ। চার ম্যাচে জয় তুলে নেয় সেবার। টানা তিন ম্যাচ জেতার অভিজ্ঞতাও সেবারই প্রথম হয়। দেশের মাটিতে প্রথম দুই ম্যাচে হেরে পিছিয়ে পড়েও ৩-২ ব্যবধানে হারায় জিম্বাবুয়েকে। তবে এ সাফল্যকে ছাড়িয়ে যায় কার্ডিফ কীর্তি। বিশ্ব চ্যাম্পিয়ন অস্ট্রেলিয়াকে হারিয়ে আবারো পাদপ্রদীপের আলোয় আসে বাংলাদেশ।

২০০৬ সালকে বলা যেতে পারে বাংলাদেশের সাফল্যের বছর। ১৭ ম্যাচ জেতে সেবার। জিম্বাবুয়ে-কেনিয়াকে হারানো ততদিনে ডালভাতে পরিণত হয়েছে। তবে বছরের শুরুতে শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে পাওয়া ৪ উইকেটে জয় ছাড়িয়ে যায় সব সাফল্যকে। সেবারই প্রথম টানা ৮ ম্যাচ জেতার অভিজ্ঞতা হয় দলটির। পরের বছরের প্রথম ম্যাচ জিতে টানা জয়ের রেকর্ড নিয়ে যায় ৯ এ।

টানা জয়কে ছাপিয়ে ২০০৭ এর বিশ্বকাপে ভারত ও দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকার বিপক্ষে পাওয়া জয় বাংলাদেশের ক্রিকেটের ইতিহাসে অন্যতম মাইক ফলক হয়ে আছে। ২০০৮ সালে নিউজিল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে প্রথম জয় পায় তারা। পরের বছর আবারো হারায় শ্রীলঙ্কাকে। তবে ওই জয়কে ছাপিয়ে যায় ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ বিজয়। ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ সফরে ৩টি একদিনের ম্যাচের সবকটি জিতে বীরের বেশে দেশে ফেরে তারা।

টেস্ট খেলুড়ে অন্য সব দলকে হারালেও ইংল্যান্ডের সঙ্গে কোনো ভাবেই পেরে উঠছিলো না বাংলাদেশ। ২০১০ সালের জুলাইয়ে ইংল্যান্ডকে ব্রিস্টলে হারিয়ে চক্র পূর্ণ করে তারা। পরে দেশের মাটিতে নিউজিল্যান্ডকে ৪-০ ব্যবধানে হারিয়ে নিজেদের ক্রিকেটকে নিয়ে যায় নতুন এক উচ্চতায়।

২০১১ সালের বিশ্বকাপে ইংল্যান্ড, নেদারল্যান্ডস ও আয়ারল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে জয় পায় বাংলাদেশ। তবে ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজের বিপক্ষে ৫৮ ও দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকার বিপক্ষে ৭৮ রানে গুটিয়ে গিয়ে চরম ব্যর্থতার পরিচয় দেয় তারা।

এখন পর্যন্ত ২৪৪টি একদিনের ম্যাচ খেলেছে বাংলাদেশ। এর মধ্যে জিতেছে ৬৭টিতে। হেরেছে ১৭৫টিতে। কোনো ফল আসেনি ২ ম্যাচে।

বাংলাদেশ ২৫ বছরে ১৭টি দেশের বিপক্ষে খেলেছে। এদের প্রত্যেকের বিপক্ষে অন্তত একটি করে জয় আছে বাংলাদেশের। বারমুডা, হংকং ও স্কটল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে বাংলাদেশের জয় শতভাগ। জিম্বাবুয়ের সঙ্গে সবচেয়ে বেশি ম্যাচ জিতেছে বাংলাদেশ। ৫১ ম্যাচের মধ্যে জয় ২৮টিতে। এছাড়া কেনিয়ার বিপক্ষে ১৪ ম্যাচে ৮ জয় ও আয়ারল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে ৭ ম্যাচের ৫টিতে জয় পেয়েছে দলটি।

এ পর্যন্ত ১৩টি সিরিজ জিতেছে বাংলাদেশ।

একদিনের ক্রিকেটে বাংলাদেশের পক্ষে সবচেয়ে বেশি ১৬৪ ম্যাচ খেলার রেকর্ড মোহাম্মদ আশরাফুলের। সবচেয়ে বেশি রানও তার (৩৩৭২)। এক ম্যাচে সবচেয়ে বেশি ৬ উইকেট নেয়ার কৃতিত্ব মাশরাফি বিন মর্তুজার (৬/২৬)। দেশের পক্ষে সবচেয়ে বেশি ১৬৯টি উইকেট নিয়েছেন আব্দুর রাজ্জাক। এ উইকেট নিতে ১১৭ ম্যাচ খেলেন তিনি। দেশের পক্ষে সবচেয়ে বেশি শতক হাঁকানোর রেকর্ড সাকিব আল হাসানের। ৫টি শতক হাঁকিয়েছেন তিনি। তবে সর্বোচ্চ ইনিংসটি খেলেছেন তামিম ইকবাল (১৫৪)।

রানের দিক থেকে বাংলাদেশের সবচেয়ে বড় জয় স্কটল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে ১৪৬ রানে। আর উইকেটে দিক থেকে জিম্বাবুয়ে ও কেনিয়ার বিপক্ষে ৯ উইকেটে।

বাংলাদেশের অধিনায়কদের মধ্যে সবচেয়ে সফল বর্তমান অধিনায়ক সাকিব। ৩৯ ম্যাচে দলকে নেতৃত্ব দেন তিনি। এর মধ্যে জয় ২০ ম্যাচে। তবে দল সবচেয়ে বেশি জয় পেয়েছে হাবিবুল বাশার সুমনের নেতৃত্বে। এছাড়া সবচেয়ে বেশি ৬৯ ম্যাচে দলকে নেতৃত্ব দেন বাশার। এর মধ্যে জয় এসেছে ২৯ ম্যাচে।

২৫ বছরে বাংলাদেশের অর্জন করেছে অনেক। আবার অনেক সময়ই সমর্থকদের ডুবিয়েছে গভীর হতাশায়। বিশ্বকাপে কানাডা, কেনিয়া, আয়ারল্যান্ডের বিপক্ষে হার রয়েছে বাংলাদেশের। বিশ্বকাপে ১০ উইকেটে সবচেয়ে বেশিবার হারার রেকর্ডটাও বাংলাদেশের।

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Default 25th anniversary of our 1st ODI match

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This deserves a new thread.

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We have really progressed a lot, 25 years ago in our first ODI match we made 94 against Pakistan and after 25 years in our own country at the World cup we were all out for 58 and 78 against West Indies and South Africa
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We have really progressed a lot, 25 years ago in our first ODI match we made 94 against Pakistan and after 25 years in our own country at the World cup we were all out for 58 and 78 against West Indies and South Africa
Look up what happened in the match after that 94, and look up what happened in the match after that 58. And we'll find out what happens in the next match after that 78. That's the difference between 25 years ago and now. It might not be enough to brag home about, but it's still a little something.
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Sh!t Happens. 58 and 78 can happen.

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But you have to factor in Powerplay and also quality of opponent, no?
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We have really progressed a lot, 25 years ago in our first ODI match we made 94 against Pakistan and after 25 years in our own country at the World cup we were all out for 58 and 78 against West Indies and South Africa
thanks for telling us something we don't know. someone make a sticky!
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avg increased by 12-13 runs and rpo by 1.6

so in the next 25/2=12.5 years our avg will be 35 and rpo will be 5.3

and after that..12.5/2= 6.25 years later our avg will be around 45 and rpo will be 6..thats the time we'll become world champs...

so 12.5+6.25=18.75 years Later we will win the World Cup--i said it here

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But you have to factor in Powerplay and also quality of opponent, no?
Oh yeah... of course ... but the trend is important .. remember we used to lose to Papua New Guinea and Bermuda. Now winning against England or Australia while still an upset is not "The World's Most Amazing Sporting Upset" like it was after our 2005 NatWest win against 2005 in Australia. Before, one heard of 'foreign' experts disparaging us or questioning our Test status or making jokes about 2-day Tests. I don't see them these days - even after the 58 and 78 and in fact those were reported as surprises by the foreign press instead of as a natural state of affairs.

The problem is with our fickle fans who sway like pendulums from one extreme to another. We are either World Champions or we are The World's #1 Losers. The folks don't even deserve to be called fans and need to be flagellated on a regular basis.

What we are is one of the strongest Cricket playing nation in the world. We are after all ranked 9. Yeah, we are not the best and we do not have the player pool to be the best, yet. But we are getting there. Perhaps slower than we would like, but we ARE getting there.

I feel much better these days where I can seriously contemplate a series win against the visiting Aussies without being completely laughed out of the room as opposed to the days we were getting beaten by Malaysia and Denmark. Yes, Denmark. Worse - Bermuda - population 64K. Heck on a good day, a wedding in Dhaka has more people.

I will let the so called fans indulge in their self-flagellation, their woeful wails of abject sorrow and their painful anguish. I, on the other hand, will enjoy my cricket.

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We did pretty bad from 1999 to 2003. No single win in that period. Except that dark period, we did pretty good, I think.

Now we need to win more games against top teams every year.
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With our fan-base and the popularity of cricket in recent years, I am not very happy with the progress we have made during the past 4 years. If we look at the graph provided by Zunaed bhai, there is a reasonable increase in the team total between match 90 and 150/160 (approximately between 2003 and 2007). During the last 4 years, we have played most of our matches against declining teams and still we do score about 230 runs (only 10 runs more than the 2007 standard) per innings. If we call it a progress, we have certainly failed to take any batting-made-easy rules into our advantage.

The graph also shows we had to fight against the decline to make those improvements after 2003, while in 2007 we had a much better starting point. If we do not like to be tagged as minnows, we certainly need better performance.
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Look up what happened in the match after that 94, and look up what happened in the match after that 58. And we'll find out what happens in the next match after that 78. That's the difference between 25 years ago and now. It might not be enough to brag home about, but it's still a little something.
Oh thank you, the England game never got the appreciation that it should have, mainly due to our 78 against SA.
But coming back from 58, then crashing to 168/8 and still winning the game, it must be one of the greatest comebacks ever. I never thought the Bangladeshi team had the mental strength required to bounce back like they did, but they proved me wrong.
But we still need to work on our consistency, a breath taking performance followed by a 58/78 is acceptable once every year. Hope it doesn't happen to often
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avg increased by 12-13 runs and rpo by 1.6

so in the next 25/2=12.5 years our avg will be 35 and rpo will be 5.3

and after that..12.5/2= 6.25 years later our avg will be around 45 and rpo will be 6..thats the time we'll become world champs...

so 12.5+6.25=18.75 years Later we will win the World Cup--i said it here

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And after 250 years our team will average 140~ and rpo will be 16-17. Lets see who stops us then!!!
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avg increased by 12-13 runs and rpo by 1.6

so in the next 25/2=12.5 years our avg will be 35 and rpo will be 5.3

and after that..12.5/2= 6.25 years later our avg will be around 45 and rpo will be 6..thats the time we'll become world champs...

so 12.5+6.25=18.75 years Later we will win the World Cup--i said it here

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You are forgetting two factors my friend... i) rate of progress of other teams ii) the chance of ODI cricket becoming an obsolete format in World Cricket
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Let's see:

1) We still can't bat as a cohesive unit.

2) Still can't find the gaps and rotate the strike.

3) Still brainfart our wickets away and the master, compulsive brainfarters continue to get chances.

4) Still select the odd player with inadequate ability because of the false notion that he's a "hardworking grafter".

On the positive side:

1) We have significantly more talented players from Shakib's generation onward, yes they're still coming, who will get better no matter how frustratingly slow the real development of our cricket infrastructure.

2) Even the BKSP senior team can beat Scotland, Hong Kong, Denmark and other nemesi our alga-matobbors currently running the board and coaching (?) NCL sides used to struggle against.

3) We're a way better bowling and fielding side.
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Those that say we have improved in the last 25 years in ODI must be crazy, We are bangladeshis and will say that, Ask those who are neutral they will tell you how much we ***suck. First of all when we win one ODI everyone starts jumping up and down, but why? Becuase you know they will lose the next 15 match. Come on guys and the big ones should start coming to reality please, this is not fantasy cricket. I am sure if we win one Match with australi everyone will go crazy as if we won the world cup?
Zimbabwe beat India back to back one or two years ego that is some achievement!!! any back to back wins guys with the top four?
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Those that say we have improved in the last 25 years in ODI must be crazy
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Those that say we have improved in the last 25 years in ODI must be crazy, We are bangladeshis and will say that, Ask those who are neutral they will tell you how much we ***suck. First of all when we win one ODI everyone starts jumping up and down, but why? Becuase you know they will lose the next 15 match. Come on guys and the big ones should start coming to reality please, this is not fantasy cricket. I am sure if we win one Match with australi everyone will go crazy as if we won the world cup?
Zimbabwe beat India back to back one or two years ego that is some achievement!!! any back to back wins guys with the top four?
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Oh yeah... of course ... but the trend is important .. remember we used to lose to Papua New Guinea and Bermuda. Now winning against England or Australia while still an upset is not "The World's Most Amazing Sporting Upset" like it was after our 2005 NatWest win against 2005 in Australia. Before, one heard of 'foreign' experts disparaging us or questioning our Test status or making jokes about 2-day Tests. I don't see them these days - even after the 58 and 78 and in fact those were reported as surprises by the foreign press instead of as a natural state of affairs.

The problem is with our fickle fans who sway like pendulums from one extreme to another. We are either World Champions or we are The World's #1 Losers. The folks don't even deserve to be called fans and need to be flagellated on a regular basis.

What we are is one of the strongest Cricket playing nation in the world. We are after all ranked 9. Yeah, we are not the best and we do not have the player pool to be the best, yet. But we are getting there. Perhaps slower than we would like, but we ARE getting there.

I feel much better these days where I can seriously contemplate a series win against the visiting Aussies without being completely laughed out of the room as opposed to the days we were getting beaten by Malaysia and Denmark. Yes, Denmark. Worse - Bermuda - population 64K. Heck on a good day, a wedding in Dhaka has more people.

I will let the so called fans indulge in their self-flagellation, their woeful wails of abject sorrow and their painful anguish. I, on the other hand, will enjoy my cricket.

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We have another class of "fans" that is even more irksome than fickle ones. I put that word in quote because we have a few here who have only one agenda - that Bangladesh cricket sucks and should not be given Test Status. That is it. That is the only topic they post about. Nothing else. Shows no interest in any other aspect of Bangladesh cricket. In fact, we have 2 or 3 "new' members who seem to be singing from the same song book. One has to wonder. We have real fans who praise and criticize - we have the good and the bad and we live with it.

So what purpose do these others members have?

Remember the tag lines of BC - "Home of the Tiger Fans" / 'Where Tiger Fans Belong".

After a while, the one note songs get really annoying and we all want to turn the channel off.
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We have another class of "fans" that is even more irksome than fickle ones. I put that word in quote because we have a few here who have only one agenda - that Bangladesh cricket sucks and should not be given Test Status. That is it. That is the only topic they post about. Nothing else. Shows no interest in any other aspect of Bangladesh cricket. In fact, we have 2 or 3 "new' members who seem to be singing from the same song book. One has to wonder. We have real fans who praise and criticize - we have the good and the bad and we live with it.

So what purpose do these others members have?

Remember the tag lines of BC - "Home of the Tiger Fans" / 'Where Tiger Fans Belong".

After a while, the one note songs get really annoying and we all want to turn the channel off.
Do we have a BC definition of the so called "Real Fan"? May be we can develop a "Real Fan" assesment test by which all members here would be able to find out where they stand.... It can be done through a series of BD cricket related questions by which we make an assessment of Cricketing Knowledge and Attitude towards Team. I am sure talented members like Zeeshan can forumulate the qualitative analysis while Al Furqaan/Captain Math can do a quantitative one

sample scales provided below:

.......................Attitude Assessment Scale.........................
Idiotically Optimistic---------Realistic------------Annoyingly Negative


......................Cricketing Knowledge Assessment.................
Shamim-esque----------------Atahar Ali-----------------Shane Warne
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Love it, Jadukor.

I annoint you committee chair.

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Was taking a look at world cup histories and noticed some interesting facts.

1. SL participated in world cups from 1975. We did in 1999.

2. Sachin has played more world cups than Bangladesh has in its entire history.

3. Kenya, netherlands, zimbabwe, canada has been playing in world cups before us.

So considering where we were 25 years ago we have come a long way. These days we whitewashed a top 8, competed for the next round with top8 teams in successive world cups ( we did finish level on points with WI).

So i say dont let the 58 & 74 fool you. Even best of teams have lows & highs. BD cricket has come a long way.

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The scores of 58 and 74 was simply a result of overwhelming pressure on the young shoulders of our cricketers. As i have stated before I feel no bd team has ever had to face this level of expectation from fans and play a tournament of this magnitude in our home grounds. Those scores were not a true reflection of how good we are... and i feel now that the spot light is gone we will begin to play much better

Those two losses did hurt on that day... but what i want to remember most are the two thrilling wins against Ireland and England. As fans we will have disagreements in terms of who should be picked and what not... we will whine, complain, make fun of poor shamim... but at the end of the day we all should be glad that there is atleast one sporting event where we can compete at the world stage and be able to dream big.

As far as progress is concerned the last series in England sort of sums up our progress... we beat England in England in ODI and even though we couldn't match the strength of England for most of that series we still did okay under alien conditions. Tamim's century at Lords will always be an unforgettable moment in my mind
Looking into the future I feel happy thinking that everytime we do play a game against any of the top 8 teams we will always have our chances to win
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