Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tigers in dilemma over Tamim

Opener Tamim Iqbal has become the biggest dilemma for Bangladesh team management which is planning their squad for the third Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe in Khulna today. The Tigers seek to wrap up the four-match series with the match and at the same time want to continue their experiments ahead of some bigger challenges.

Shawon gets away with a scare

Hosts Bangladesh received a scare ahead of their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign as left-arm spinner Shawon Gazi was admitted to hospital after sustaining a blow on his head on Tuesday. The incident left a shiver in the dressing room of the Junior Tigers as they are preparing with high ambitions for the forthcoming gala ... Read more

Nepal storm into final

Nepal gave a footballing masterclass as the Himalayan nation romped into the final of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup with a 4-1 win over favourites Maldives in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Tuesday. The Nepalese will now take on Bahrain Under-23 team in the final of the competition on January 22 at the Bangabandhu National ... Read more

Soumya happy to return to groove

Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar said on Tuesday that he is happy to regain his form in international cricket after a prolonged lean period in domestic tournaments. Soumya was in epic form in his last international series against South Africa when he made 88 not out and 90 in the last two one-day internationals to help ... Read more

Footballers leave Jamal en masse

Bangladeshi footballers, much-taunted for recent poor showing at international level, have seen their demand dramatically raised at club football hours after they were eliminated from the Bangabadhu gold Cup on Monday. Officials and supporters of different Bangladesh Premier League Clubs staged an ugly tug of war over the last two days to secure

Shamsur hits ton for Central

Opening batsman Shamsur Rahman scored a century for Central Zone against South Zone on the opening day of the second round match of Bangladesh Cricket League when both the matches saw some balance between bat and bowl. Shamsur scored 103 to help his side post 233-5 off 63.2 overs at stumps in Rajshjahi while East Zone ... Read more

SA Games promotional campaign begins

India, which hosts the forthcoming SA Games in Guwahati and Shillong in February 5–16, officially began the promotional campaign from Bangladesh on Tuesday. Indian Olympic Association representative SM Bali and India’s sports secretary Rakesh Kumar held a briefing at the Bangladesh Olympic Association on Tuesday where

‘Siddons liar, Ashraful traitor’

Tasnim, a second year student of Rajshahi University, never thought a day like this would ever come to her life. The launching ceremony of the biography called, ‘Mashrafee’ not only produced the ‘day of life’ for the young lady but ended the wait for millions of fans of Bangladesh’s charismatic captain to know many facts of ... Read more

Bahrain break hosts’ hearts

Scoring goals remained Bangladesh’s Achilles’ heel as the hosts bowed out of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup with a 0-1 defeat to the hands of Bahrain Under-23 team in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Monday. Midfielder Ebrahim Alhooti broke the hearts of the hosts by scoring the all important goal in injury time of the ... Read more

The new kid on the block

One six of a reverse sweep or three fours in one over sometimes can be more effective than three first-class double centuries in a calendar year. If anyone argues with that he may consult with Mosaddek Hossain, the new boy in Bangladesh national cricket team, who is now waiting to make his international

Zimbabwe relish chance against young Tigers

Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore is relishing an opportunity in the remaining two matches as Bangladesh keep on experimenting with their squad in the ongoing Twenty20 International series in Khulna. The home side brought at least four changes to their squad for the last two matches, scheduled on January 20 and 22 as they seek to ... Read more

Maldives-Nepal 2nd semi today

Group ‘B’ champions and one of the favourites to lift the title, Maldives take on Nepal in the second semi-final of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Dhaka today. The winner of the match will take on Bahrain Under-23, who won the first semi-final against hosts Bangladesh on Monday, in the final of the competition on ... Read more

Whatmore anticipates fight

Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore believes Bangladesh is a good side in other formats but in Twenty20 they have got to improve and his charges are capable of giving them a good fight. The Sri Lankan-born former Australian Cricketer, who coached Bangladesh from 2003-2007, spoke to journalists at Khulna on Wednesday ahead of the four-match

Tigers in search of T20 combinations

Bangladesh will not feel shy of making some experiments in forthcoming Twenty20 international series against Zimbabwe as the series is all about finding the right combinations, said coach Chandika Hathurusinghe. The Tigers have a settled unit in one-day international cricket but they are still searching for an answer about how to deal with Twenty20s,

Abul shines for East Zone

Paceman Abul Hasan grabbed five-wicket to help Islami Bank East Zone restrict Walton Central Zone below 400 runs on the second day of their Bangladesh Cricket League match on Wednesday despite a century from Sharifullah. In the other match of the opening round, Ariful Haque scored 115 runs as BCB North Zone plundered 392 runs

T20 trophy arrives today

The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 trophy will arrive in Bangladesh today as part of its global journey. Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan will have a photo session with the trophy on its arrival in Dhaka. After that the prestigious silverware will be taken to the Bashundhara City shopping mall and will be on display there ... Read more

U-23 boys face Maldives in must win game

Bangladesh Under-23 football team will be desperate for their first win in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup when they take on SAFF semi-finalists Maldives in Dhaka today. The SA Games-bound Bangladeshi boys began their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bahrain Under-23s while the Maldivians are right on top of Group B with

Super-sub Mithun rescues hosts

Substitute player Mithun Chowdhury rescued Bangladesh with a 76th-minute strike as hosts held Malaysian XI Felda United by 1-1 in their second Bangabandhu Gold Cup match in Dhaka on Wednesday. After a barren first-half, Muhammad Hadin put the visitors ahead in the 55th minute. The result means, Bangladesh are now sharing

Aussie researcher hails Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s success in cricket is due to their passionate support base from different corners, said an Australian researcher representing the International Cricket Council. Sheila Nguyen is leading a research team of Australia’s Deakin University that arrived in Bangladesh to prepare a report on Bangladesh’s success story in order

No room for chuckers in pacer hunt

Players with flawed action will not be welcomed as the Bangladesh Cricket Board is set to resume the pace bowler hunt programme on January 17. The BCB had organised the programme twice in the past but reaped little reward as most of the bowlers picked up by the coaches had actions that were fundamentally flawed. As a ... Read more