Thursday, February 22, 2024

Kruif speaks of Aussie ambition

Bangladesh’s head coach Lodewijk de Kruif has warned Australia that the South Asians will be visiting to Perth for their September 3 World Cup qualifiers ready for action. His Bengal Tigers recovered from a 3-1 home loss to Kyrgyzstan on June 11 to draw 1-1 in Tajikistan five days later and de Kruif is looking ... Read more

Aussies won’t be easy for Tigers

Australia may enter a transitional phase when they visit Bangladesh in October for two-Test series, but that gives the hosts no guarantee of success, chief selector Faruk Ahmed warned on Thursday. Bangladesh, who are in great form of late, will fancy their chances against Australia at home after a successful run against Pakistan, India and ... Read more

Tigers put up a fight

Australia take series 3-0 Though there was some sting from the 3-0 series loss and Australia’s gargantuan score yesterday, it hardly dampened the mood of Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah as the trio decided to give coach Jamie Siddons an enjoyable farewell. To make it a somewhat memorable last game in charge for Siddons, ... Read more

‘Be patient’

Siddons bids emotional goodbye The final match in a long and winding season for Bangladesh cricket could describe coach Jamie Siddons’s tenure in a microcosm. In certain parts of the game, Bangladesh were brilliant; Imrul Kayes’s belligerent 93, almost as good an innings as played by Michael Hussey on the day. At certain other moments

Bowling now the biggest agony

Australia have severely dented the pride of Bangladeshi bowlers and fielders after they humiliated them in all possible manners in the three-match series that ended on Wednesday. With two convincing wins earlier, Australian have given ample scope to raise questions over the effectiveness of our bowling attack when they posted 361-8 on Wednesday.

Bangladesh batsmen gain some lost pride

Dhaka: Bangladesh batsmen showed great gusto to end the three-match Zoom Ultra ODI series on a high note at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. On the day of Jamie Siddons’s last match as Bangladeshi coach, the batsmen responded with ultra aggressiveness to match up with Australian aggression before losing the match by 66 ... Read more

Champs gone

India set up semis with Pakistan Yuvraj Singh smashed an unbeaten half-century under pressure as India dispatched defending champions Australia from the World Cup with a five-wicket win at Ahmedabad yesterday. Their victory set up a dream semifinal against archrivals Pakistan at Mohali on March 30. It had looked to be slipping away from the ... Read more

Struggling Aussies face knock-out clash with India

The Sydney Morning Herald Australia will fly from Sri Lanka to India facing arguably the most daunting challenge of the cricket World Cup: beating India in a knock-out quarter-final on its own turf. India’s stuttering victory over the West Indies overnight gave it a second-placed finish in group B, ensuring it would be drawn against a ... Read more