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Well, here we are again, in the early hours and time to assess the second Test between Bangladesh and England at Mirpur.

England have handed a debut to trusty Kent off-spinner James Tredwell, what do you make of that decision?

Hampshire left-hander Michael Carberry is the man to miss out, having made 30 and 34 in the first Test, and inspired that key run out with a superb piece of fielding to dismiss Naeem Islam. Do you agree with that or would you have omitted Jonthan Trott, who now has to open the innings?

How do you see the match panning out? Heat could be a factor, while the pitch is likely to break up in the latter stages.

Who do you see as the key figures for England and do you see them completing a comfortable victory to seal a 2-0 series whitewash, or will it be more difficult than at Chittagong?

Bangladesh have won the toss and chosen to bat, are they capable of putting England under pressure with a sizeable score?

Please send in your thoughts on all matters relating to the match.

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comment by jbd349 (U14167333)

posted Mar 20, 2010

Stargazer

you only have six series there

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posted Mar 20, 2010

Dropping Trott would have been scandalous.

If Carberry can't score a 50 in his 2 innings against Bangladesh then he deserves to be dropped.

Trott was incorrectly given out when well set in the 1st innings and was out slogging it around in the 2nd innings. He did his job fine. Not to mention Trott has proven he can do it against the best.

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posted Mar 20, 2010

Definitely Englands day. Being bowled out for less than 350 on this pitch is going to cost you the test match.Its all England, as was the first test match and a nice 2:0 series victory is coming our way.

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posted Mar 20, 2010

comment by jbd349 (U14167333)
posted 3 Hours Ago

Stargazer

you only have six series there

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I know. Is there one missing from the list though? I kept getting the feeling that I had missed one.

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posted Mar 20, 2010

the Australian attack that Trott scored his 119 wasn't the strongest. they didn't have Lee or even a spinner for that matter. when he had to face the best bowling unit led by Steyn and co, he didn't do all that well.
I am not trying to completely undermine Trott's achievement, but when people seem to suggest he can stay in the side without scoring a run, provided you score one ashes 100, is just nonsense.
Carrberry did get starts in both innings, but couldn't go on to make a big one. but then it was his first match, so it can't be easy.
Trott should certainly be part of England plans, but making him open?? not sure about that. Trott got his much talked about ashes 100 at 5, then in SA he was asked to bat at 3, and didn't do all that great. now he is been asked to open. all this has happened, regardless of the fact that Carberry is a specialist opener.

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posted Mar 20, 2010

Trott - Proven Worldy

Like a Dravid or Laxman.

Carberry - Proven Akash Chopra!

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posted Mar 20, 2010

Imo the way Tamim played his innings is probably the best way for the Bengladesh team to play. Treat it as if you were batting in a ODI, accumulate runs quickly as give yourself a chance of bowling us out cheaply.

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comment by Dave (U7038664)

posted Mar 20, 2010

I do not agree with Jamie's headline, "England shade it on first day". Just to remind you this is Bangladesh we are playing, not Australia, we should be able to wipe the floor with them. The seamer's didn't do very well again, had to rely on the spinners. Why they picked Finn (only 3 wickets in total) instead of Tredwell who took 6 wickets recently against this lot & has shown a lot more promise. What has Finn done & where did he come from, not even acclimatised & can only managed 50% of his colleagues overs & only played 32 first class matches in his whole career. There must be scores of seam bowler's with a much better track record than this, how about Harmeson, for starters. These highly suspect ECB selectors love young inexperienced yes men they think they can mould. It is about time to get someone in at ECB that actually know what they are doing, to make sensible decisions, so we can get an England team to be proud of.

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posted Mar 20, 2010

It seems that the bookies don't agree either. England are short odds odds-on to win the match. Bangladesh 13-2 against.

Sounds like the bookies see it tilted one way rather than being even.

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posted Mar 20, 2010

how does one get selected to be quoted on the main report? some idiot says england may struggle to take 20 wickets, when they've taken 8 on the first day? can i rival it by asking for the return of geraint jones behind the stumps?

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