‘No final word on Mash farewell’

August 7, 2019

The issue of Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s retirement is still a cloudy one as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are yet undecided on how to provide the inspirational cricketer a farewell.
Making the issue murkier still is that the 35-year-old has not clarified his thoughts on retirement.
As there are no more ODIs for Bangladesh this year in ICC’s Future Tours Programme Read more

England crowned new kings of cricket

July 15, 2019

If anyone had to write a script for a cricket match even he could not have made it more dramatic.
In a World Cup final, after 102 overs of intense battle, two teams remained unseparated and one had to be declared winners because the rule was set this way.
England were the luckiest team to be named winners and crowned new world champions because Read more

Mash to lead team on Sri Lanka tour

July 13, 2019

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is all set to lead Bangladesh on their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, where they will play a three-match ODI series against the hosts, informed national team selector Habibul Bashar yesterday.
However, wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das had asked for a leave till August 5 to complete his nuptials and so will not be available for the tour Read more

Mashrafee looks for silver lining in failure

July 8, 2019

Bangladesh one-day international skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza on Sunday lamented for not fulfilling their expectations in the 2019 ICCWorldCup although he found lots of positives for the Tigers for the upcoming days.
The Tigers finished eighth in the 10-team event after winning three matches in the tournament and a rain washed-out tie against Sri Lanka saw them ending with seven points – as many as seventh Read more

Tigers ‘taking in’ history

July 5, 2019

Dead rubber or not, if cricket is one’s profession then not much motivation is needed to be pumped up about a match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Bangladesh have been eliminated from the race to the 2019 World Cup semifinals, but from the expressions on the faces of the players standing on the iconic dressing room balcony at the Pavillion End of the hallowed ground, today’s Read more

Sakib, Saifuddin’s fights go in vain

July 3, 2019

Sakib al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin struck fifties after Mustafizur Rahman claimed five wickets as Bangladesh put a valiant fight but came only second best against India in the World Cup in Birmingham on Tuesday. The Tigers lost the contest by 28 runs to end their semi-final hopes and make their final game against Pakistan at Lord’s on July 5 only a routine Read more

Tamim’s WC turned into failure

July 3, 2019

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal missed possibly his final chance to impress in the World Cup 2019 after he made only 22 runs in their must-win contest against India at Birmingham on Tuesday.
Set a target of 315 runs, Bangladesh required a positive start from someone like Tamim, which would have given them an opportunity to put the pressure back on the bowling Read more

Rhodes takes no offence in loss

July 3, 2019

Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes took little offence in their exit from the semi-final race of the World Cup and said that their results and fighting spirit in the past seven matches were a fair reflection of their ability.
Bangladesh won three out of their seven matches and were competitive on other occasions, which earned them lot of plaudits in the World Cup Read more

Fizz regains faith with five-wicket haul

July 3, 2019

Mustafizur Rahman grabbed his first five-wicket haul in four years to help Bangladesh fight their way back into the contest in their vital World Cup match against India in Birmingham on Tuesday.
The Fizz could not have done it at a better time with Bangladesh’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after one costly dropped catch gave India a flying start in the Read more

Bangladesh V India in numbers

July 3, 2019

1 – Sakib al Hasan became the only cricketer in World Cup history to score over 500 runs and take more than 10 wickets in a single edition of the competition, after his 66 off 74 balls against India at Edgbaston on Tuesday took his run tally to 542. Sakib also took 1-41 with the ball, adding to his previous 10 wickets in the competition.
2 – Mustafizur Rahman became the second Bangladeshi bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Read more

India opt to bat against Bangladesh

July 2, 2019

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in their crucial game against Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham today.
Both teams made two changes to their side. Pacer Rubel Hossain replaces Mehedi Hasan Miraz while Sabbir Rahman comes in in place of yet-to-be-fit Read more

Bangladesh look forward, not behind

June 30, 2019

Members of Bangladesh cricket team reunited in Birmingham on Saturday after a five-day break, looking ahead to their next match against India in the World Cup with a fresh body and mind.
With two matches left, the Tigers still stand with a chance to qualify for the semi-final of the tournament provided they win both the games and a few other results come their Read more

Dazzling Tigers make dream start

June 3, 2019

Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs in WC opener; post their highest ever total in ODIs and the highest in the 2019 World Cup so far
Bangladesh lived up to the pre-tournament hype making a flying start to their World Cup 2019 campaign with a tricky 21-run win over South Africa in their opening match at the Oval on Sunday.
Sakib al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim struck fifties to guide Bangladesh to a record 330-6 and the bowlers complemented brilliantly to restrict South Africa to 309-8 in the Read more

‘An opportunity to explore ideas’

May 29, 2019

There was not much reason for Bangladesh to be too downcast about the 95-run loss to India in the Tigers’ last warm-up game in Cardiff yesterday, before taking on South Africa in their World Cup opener next Sunday. Bangladesh are already primed for action, having won their maiden multi-team ODI trophy in Ireland as recently as May17. Spin bowling consultant Sunil Joshi hinted that the Read more

Fizz back to the fore

May 29, 2019

Mustafizur Rahman’s performance with the ball is thought to be one of the major factors in deciding whether Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign will be a happy one. In that light, despite being punished on the field yesterday in their only warm-up game against India at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff yesterday, there will be one big positive to take into Read more

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