Bulbul picks all time best ODI XI for Bangladesh
It’s has not been so long, Bangladesh has steeped in the international cricket arena. But in the meantime, many legends have been born, who have taken the country’s name to another height. Bangladesh’s position on the cricketing world has been brightened by its cricketing prowess. Therefore,it’s a bit difficult to pick the best ODI XI of Bangladesh.
Unsurprisingly, Bangladesh’s first Test centurion Aminul Islam Bulbul also got confused and faced difficulties choosing the best XI. The former batsman, who shocked the world in the historic first Test, is still involved in cricket. Although, the cricketer don’t always stay in the country, but he watches Bangladesh cricket up close from his perspective.
According to Bulbul, sorting out the team is not an easy task at all. However, the selectors have to listen to criticism the most. He was relieved that he had never been in the role of selector and said that how would be the best ODI XI of all time in Bangladesh from his perspective.
Bulbul said, ‘Selection is a very difficult task. No matter which team you choose, there will always be some questions. I was lucky, I was never on the selection panel. It is very easy to criticize them. But it is a very difficult task. “
Bulbul went to Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal as the first opener. Mohammad Ashraful has been discussed and criticized as the best opener in the history of the country taken as the second opener. Shakib Al Hasan, who won the last World Cup, is also at number three in this XI. Then there are Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyadh, two gems of the great Five.
Bulbul has chosen Mashrafe bin Murtaza, another gem of ‘ The great Five’ as the captain. Former captain Akram Khan is next in the batting order. No matter how fragile the team’s performance, Pilot, who did not forget to take the team with the bat, got the responsibility of the wicketkeeper.
Mohammad Rafique is in the XI as a spinner. Elder Hasibul Hossain Shanto who is basically a pace bowling all-rounder, will be bowl with Rubel Hossain, who has taken the pace like Mashrafe.
Bulbul’s best ODI XI at a glance
Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Akram Khan, Khaled Masood Pilot (wicket keeper), Mohammad Rafiq, Hasibul Hossain Shanto, Mashrafe bin Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain.