Tigers toil on Tamim

Morally-shattered Bangladesh side promised to be positive in the crucial World Twenty20 encounter against India at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore today despite unsure about the inclusion of their in-form opener Tamim Iqbal. Tigers’ received a great shock as two of their premier bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny were banned in the midst of the tournament

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Sakib urges Tigers to look forward

Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan urged his team-mates to look forward with a positive mindset getting rid of all mental anomalies when they wtake on hosts India in their third ICC World Twenty20 match today. Bangladesh team has been going through a traumatic time recently on and off the field as their two key bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny

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Nehra happy to have Mustafiz in IPL team

Indian pace bowler Ashish Nehra said on Tuesday that he is lucky to have Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman in his side in the forthcoming edition of Indian Premier League.
Nehra, who will team up with Mustafiz in Sunrisers Hyderabad, praised the left-arm pacer for his god-gifted ability to bowl the slower balls in such a unique way that has

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Tigers go down fighting

A depleted Bangladesh cricket team put up good fight before going down by three wickets to Australia in their second match of the ICC World Twenty20 Super-10 in Bangalore on Monday.
The Tigers came into the game without suspended bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny and an in-form batsman Tamim Iqbal, yet made their 156-5 nearly a winning

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Taskin’s WT20 fate hangs in balance

Bangladesh paceman Taskin Ahmed’s chance of featuring in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 is hanging in a balance despite the Bangladesh Cricket Board seeking a review on his bowling ban.
The BCB on Monday sought a review of his ban and said they are trying to expedite the process of hearing so that Taskin could be reintegrated into the team at some

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Mahmudullah lifts Tamim-less Tigers

Middle-order batsman Mahmudullah lifted Bangladesh to a modest score of 156-5 through his unbeaten 49 runs against Australia at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Monday.
The Tigers’ strength was severely dented when in-form opener Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of the game with a viral fever due to food poisoning.

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Tamim down with viral disease

Bangladesh received a major blow ahead of their match against Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 as they lost their in-form opener Tamim Iqbal due to viral disease.
The blow could not have come at any worst time for Tigers as their strength was already dented after losing two of their premier bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny due

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Dejected Tigers take on desperate Aussies

Bangladesh will be looking forward to overcome the shock of losing two of their premier bowlers — Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny and take on Australians in the ICC World Twenty20 at the Chinnasswamy Stadium today. The unexpected departure of Taskin and Arafat for their suspected bowling action left the team into total disarray as they are disappointed

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‘Emotional’ Mashrafee pleads for justice

angladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza on Sunday pleaded for justice from the International Cricket Council as they are convinced about pace bowler Taskin Ahmed’s bowling action.
The pre-match press conference at the Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of their today’s ICC World Twenty20 match against Australia turned into an emotional affair as

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Nazmul makes personal appeal to ICC top brass to withdraw Taskin ban

Bangladesh Cricket board president Nazmul Hasan on Sunday said that he had appealed to the ICC to reconsider the ban of Taskin Ahmed so that the young fast bowler can return to the international arena soon. Nazmul personally communicated with the ICC chairman Shashank Manohar and its chief executive Dave Richardson to express his discontent over the issue

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Women eliminated from WT20

Bangladesh’s hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Tweny20 was wiped off as they lost to West Indies by 49-run in Chennai on Sunday.
This was women teams third loss in as many matches of the competition.
Bangladesh, who lost their first two games against India and England,

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ICC bans Sunny, Taskin

Bangladesh’s chance in the ICC World Twenty20 received serious blow on when two of their bowlers Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed were suspended by the International Cricket Council on Saturday.
Sunny and Taskin had undergone biometric tests on last week after being reported for suspect action following Bangladesh’s first qualifying match against

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India edge Pakistan in epic contest

Eden Gardens heard the chant ‘Sachin, Sachin’ twice on Saturday. First when legendary Sachin Tendulkar came for his speech during a pre-match show and once again when Virat Kohli batted.
The ‘Sachin’ of new generation, Kohli, protected India’s record against Pakistan at a world level ICC tournament with yet another sublime effort in a pressure-cooker situation.

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Bamboozled Tigers chalk new plans

Tigers got to chalk out some new plans for their ICC World Twenty20 campaign as they lost two of their most consistent performers Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed for the remainder of the tournament. The International Cricket Council on Saturday announced that independent assessments have found the bowling actions of Sunny and Taskin to be

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Taskin, Sunny vow to comeback strongly

Bangladesh’s Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny vowed to come back strongly after they were suspended by the International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action on Saturday.
The duo was considered to be vital cog in Tigers’ attack in the ongoing ICC Twenty20 World Cup but they had to quit at the halfway stage duo to this unexpected result.

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Hathuru anticipates high-scoring match

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe predicted a high-scoring match when his charges will take on Australia in their next match in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangalore on Monday.
The ongoing tournament has already seen few high-scoring matches and Bangladesh were at the receiving end in one such occasion when they conceded 201 runs against Pakistan.

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SA seek to bounce back against Afghanistan

South Africa will be gunning to get their bid for a first international trophy back on track when they take on Afghanistan Sunday after a dramatic last-over loss to England.
The Proteas are desperate to shed their chokers’ tag but on Friday they showed scant evidence of the mettle required to win a major tournament as England successfully

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ICC suspends Arafat, clears Taskin

The International Cricket Council has suspended Bangladeshi spinner Arafat Sunny for ‘faulty bowling action’ and cleared pacer Taskin Ahmed. It was divulged by Bangladesh team management in Indian city of Bengaluru, reports several private television channels. Arafat and Taskin appeared for bio-mechanical tests at Sri Ramchandra University in

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Love, not war as Indo-Pak resume rivalry

By the time Pakistan cricket team came for training on Friday, India were already packing their bags. Indian batsman Virat Kohli noticed them entering the field and came close to Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi to exchange some greetings. Mohammad Amir soon joined them and received a gift from Kohli much to his surprise. During the Asia Cup Kohli

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Bowlers face daunting task

Bangladesh bowlers need to raise their game as their skill will be challenged during their forthcoming matches of the ICC World Twenty20 at Bangalore.
Bangladesh will take on Australia and India respectively on March 21and 23 at Chinnaswamy stadium that has the reputation as batsmen’s paradise over the years.

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