Aug 202014

West Indies elect to bowl v Bangladesh
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Kemar Roach finished with figures of 4 for 27, West Indies v Sri Lanka, West Indies tri-series, Port-of-Spain, July 8, 2013
Kemar Roach is back with the West Indies ODI team © AFP

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo opted to bowl hoping to take advantage of early-morning conditions. Kemar Roach, who last played an ODI in July 2013, has returned to the XI alongside Ravi Rampaul and the Jason Holder. The team's leading wicket-taker and run-scorer was the captain Dwayne Bravo so a lot depended on him. Darren Sammy could not find a place in the side, and neither could spinner Nikita Miller

Bangladesh were playing their first game without Shakib Al Hasan after the allrounder was handed a six-month suspension. They left Mominul Haque on the bench, but included Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman, who had been in West Indies with the A team and as a result the top four for the visitors was made up of opening batsmen

West Indies: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Kirk Edwards, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Lendl Simmons, 5 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 6 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 7 Kieron Pollard, 8 Jason Holder, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Kemar Roach

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Imrul Kayes, 4 Shamsur Rahman 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

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Match facts

August 20, 2014
Start time 0930 local (1330 GMT)

Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane, Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, June 17, 2014
Mashrafe Mortaza has looked sharp and threatening as an ODI bowler over the last year © AFP

Big Picture

The penultimate ball of the last ODI series between Bangladesh and West Indies is a mini YouTube sensation. Elias Sunny, having thought that Nasir Hossain’s slice off Andre Russell had gone to the boundary, began uprooting the stumps in celebration.

“The way Nasir hit that ball and started celebrating, I thought the ball went to the boundary,” Sunny said. “He thought I had completed the run so he started to celebrate. I returned from very near the popping crease. I would have completed the run if I knew it wasn’t a boundary. It was due to excitement. The ball was dead when the team had entered the field. If I had walked towards the striker’s end, I the ball would have been live and that could have been risky.”

The West Indies players were beside themselves with laughter even as they retrieved the ball. Chris Gayle wasn’t too serious with his protest, but he did speak to the umpire through the giggles. The next ball, Nasir cut a boundary, giving Bangladesh the rightful claim to beating a full-strength West Indies side at home, after nearly giving it away a few times. After Bangladesh raced to a 2-0 lead in Khulna, West Indies hit back to level the series and set up a tie-breaker in Mirpur, which Bangladesh clinched through gritty performances.

This time, the series promises similar thrills as both West Indies and Bangladesh have a lot to prove, say and play for. The home side’s last assignment had them losing the three-match Test series against New Zealand and drawing the T20s. They haven’t won any series or tournament this year apart from a three-match T20 series against England and a one-off ODI against Ireland.

Under Dwayne Bravo, West Indies have now won three out of seven ODIs this year, and 11 out of 25 since he took over from Darren Sammy. Bravo himself has been the team’s best batsman and bowler this year, averaging 93.50 and taking 12 wickets in seven ODIs. But apart from Lendl Simmons, none of the other batsmen have even crossed 200 runs this year, while none have reached double-figures in the wickets column apart from left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, who has taken 10 wickets. They will also have the issue of the uncertainty over coach Ottis Gibson’s future on their minds.

Since mid-July, the West Indies players have been busy in the Caribbean Premier League. The T20 tournament ended on August 16, four days before the first ODI. Simmons was the tournament’s top-scorer, with Chris Gayle in third position. Among the bowlers, Ravi Rampul was the leading wicket-taker and Sunil Narine the only other bowler in the ODI squad among the top ten.

Bangladesh, meanwhile, are not the happiest cricket team in the world at the moment. They are in their favourite destination but in 2014, they have only drawn one Test against Sri Lanka and won two T20s, against Nepal and Afghanistan. They have a losing streak to break in one-day cricket, their favourite format, and several players including Tamim Iqbal are out of form.

On top of everything for the visitors is the absence of Shakib Al Hasan due to a six-month suspension. The only solace in this case is that they beat West Indies 3-2 in 2012 without Shakib. Whether that will motivate them further is a different question, as the losses this year should be motivation enough for a turnaround.

Two flawed teams can make for compelling viewing. For Bangladesh fans, it would mean staying up till the wee hours of the morning but that is an adventure that has given them a lot of pleasure in the past.

Form guide

West Indies LLWWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Bangladesh LLLLL

In the spotlight

Chris Gayle hasn’t played an ODI since November 21 last year when, in an effort to avoid being run-out, he fell awkwardly and pulled his hamstring. He has played T20s and the Test series against New Zealand this year, scoring just the two fifties.

Mashrafe Mortaza has continued to lead Bangladesh’s pace attack, having become a sharper customer as the years have gone by. Though he has taken just four wickets in five ODIs this year, he has looked threatening with the new ball and having new balls from both ends has actually helped him maintain composure later in matches.

Team news

It would make sense for the West Indies to play the tall Jason Holder against a side not too comfortable with pace and bounce. Kirk Edwards is expected to return to the side in the absence of Kieran Powell and Dwayne Smith, the pair that opened in West Indies’ last ODI. Nikita Miller might miss out if West Indies decide to play the extra seamer.

West Indies (probable): 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Kirk Edwards, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Lendl Simmons, 5 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 7 Kieron Pollard, 8 Darren Sammy, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Jason Holder, 11 Kemar Roach

Bangladesh may wait till the last minute to decide whether to include Sohag Gazi or Abdur Razzak in the specialist spinner’s role. Imrul Kayes has been told by the coach that he will bat at No. 3, and it is likely that Mominul Haque will bat just after him.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Imrul Kayes, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Abdur Razzak/Sohag Gazi, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

Pitch and conditions

Last year’s three-match series between West Indies and Zimbabwe was played at St George’s, where the overall run-rate was a shade over five per over, and the bowler’s struck after every 46 balls on an average. Suffice to say there will be decent batting conditions but since it will be a 9.30am start, the team winning the toss will have second thoughts before deciding to bat first.

Stats and trivia

  • Imrul Kayes has played just a solitary Test and ODI this year, scoring a century and a fifty respectively
  • Marlon Samuels, the highest scorer in ODIs between these two sides, has been left out

Aug 202014
Series will be difficult without Shakib - Mushfiqur
Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan added 116 runs in the last 10 overs, Bangladesh v Ireland, World T20 warm-up, Fatullah, March 14, 2014
Mushfiqur Rahim hoped the team would do well in the West Indies despite the absence of Shakib Al Hasan © AFP

Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain, has said that while the side will miss suspended allrounder Shakib Al Hasan on the West Indies tour, the ODI series will offer young players a chance to show their skills before the 2015 World Cup.

Shakib was given a six-month suspension by the Bangladesh Cricket Board in July on grounds of “serious misbehavior” with the side’s new coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, and for his altercation with a spectator during a recent ODI against India. The allrounder had played a stellar role during Bangladesh’s last full tour of West Indies five years ago, after taking over as captain from the injured Mashrafe Mortaza. On that tour, Shakib led Bangladesh to an overseas Test series win, followed by a victory in the ODIs, and he also did well in the 2007 World Cup and 2010 World T20 in the Caribbean.

“He has been our best player in the last eight to ten years,” Mushfiqur said. “Of course we will miss him. The series will be a difficult one without Shakib. But in our last series, against India, some new young players have stepped up. This is yet another opportunity to have a closer look at them before the World Cup.”

Bangladesh’s only away wins against Test-playing countries have come on tours of Zimbabwe and West Indies. Mushfiqur said the team had discussed its lack of success away from home and conceded the team isn’t “strong on paper”. However, he said the challenge was in motivating his troops.

“We have done well in ODIs back home but we have had problems with consistency overseas. We have addressed it, and we look forward to it.

“It is going to be a big challenge for us but the boys are up for it, they are hungry and ready to do well. We are not a strong team on paper, but if we do well in the field and execute the plans, then hopefully it will be a great series for us.

Bangladesh started the tour on the right foot, with a convincing win over Grenada in the warm-up game. They will also bank on the experience of players like Imrul Kayes and Sohag Gazi, who had toured the West Indies in May this year with the Bangladesh A squad.

“We will try to take advantage of our Bangladesh A players in the side. At the same time, the practice game was great for us. Our batters and bowlers did well. The outfield wasn’t great but the players are in good shape,” he said.

Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain, said he was happy to have the new fast-bowling combination of Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach in the side. Roach, who made a comeback to international cricket in the series against New Zealand, had battled injuries for almost a year and had also undergone shoulder surgery. Bravo also hoped Jason Holder would have an impact for West Indies in this series.

“Roach has been out due to injury. Ravi has been our best bowler throughout the time he has been playing. There’s also Jerome Taylor, who is back into cricket, and you can’t forget Jason Holder who has done good things since he has come into international cricket,” Bravo said. “I’m happy all those players are fit and available for selection. It makes the competition within the team tougher but at the same time, it’s good to be able to put our best XI. We have good quality fast bowlers, good spinners, players who can bat deep as well.”

Aug 192014
Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa Pictures

Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa is a familiar name in the fashion media of Bangladesh. The sweet toned model has turned into a fashion idol. Tumpa has been living in Mirpur since her childhood days. She established a school in Mohammadpur where she trains young girls and boys in modeling. Besides her works in fashion and media, she is now busy with the works of Ponds Second Honeymoon.

Bangladeshi Model Tumpa is popular in the fashion industry for her commitment and socialism. Someone even call her a ‘mom’ because she guides and loves the new comers in the industry like a mother. It is said that those who receives her compassion and co – operation once, cannot forget her ever. 

Bangladeshi Model Tumpa has been working in the fashion sector for more than a decade. Many of her students are now established in the fashion industry. Tumpa has a good communication with them and it is possible for her compassionate character. 

Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa Pictures

Bangladeshi Model Tumpa has significant amount of participations in the large scale fashion shows of Dhaka. She said, “It is important to prepare oneself fully. When someone wants to enter into this sector, he or she must have feelings and love for the work in order to do well in this sector.”

Among her favorable fashion icons, ramp model and choreographer Tupa is in top position. Tumpa said, “There are many reasons in our country for which model agencies have not yet developed. But it is a positive sign for the fashion industry to have model agencies.” 

Bangladeshi Model Tumpa said about the new comers, “One has to know the manner. In fact the behavior and manner of a person is very important in every sectors of life. Fashion industry is not out of it.”

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Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa

Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa

Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa

Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa

Bangladeshi Model Bulbul Tumpa

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