Saturday, December 9, 2023

Nothing wrong in natural game

Mushy blames structure instead There was hardly anything left for a captain to say when his team lost the match by an innings and 184 runs. That might be the reason why Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was found at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday to be bewildering while talking about yet another heavy defeat. ... Read more

Shakib’s losing return

Yorkshire gained their first victory of the season in the Friends Life t20 North Group but it was a desperately close run thing as they overcame Worcestershire by just two runs at Headingley. The visitors however remained without a win in three games, but it was just the tonic they needed ahead of Friday night’s ... Read more

Sakib loses top all-rounder spot

Bangladesh captain Sakib al Hasan finally lost his number one place in the ICC rankings for one-day all-rounders after a string of poor performances in the World Cup and the one-day series against Australia. Australia’s Shane Watson displaced Sakib after Wednesday’s third and final one-dayer, ending his long reign of 115 weeks and four days ... Read more

Tigers’ WC dream shattered

The Proteas proved far too strong for the Tigers who failed firstly to check South Africa’s run making and later to withstand their bowling attack, folding for only 78 and thus ending their Cricket World Cup dream at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. South Africa secured its place at the top on the ... Read more

Aiming for the quarterfinals

Tigers face SA today Prior to today’s crunch Bangladesh-South Africa match, the question on everybody’s lips was what awaited the millions of cricket crazy fans in the country? Will it be heartbreak or will today usher in an era of hope? Shakib Al Hasan’s men can write a new chapter for Bangladesh cricket when they ... Read more

Shakib relaxed

The general populace might have plenty of questions regarding Bangladesh’s batting prior to their crucial Group B match against formidable South Africa today but Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was as satisfied as he could be with his team’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup and was upbeat ahead of the tough battle at ... Read more

We always believed in us: Sakib

Bangla-desh skipper Sakib al Hasan said he always believed that they would win the match against Ireland despite putting only 205 runs on board after batting first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh made the meagre score a winning total after a four-wicket blast by paceman

Shakib eyes quarterfinals

There is hardly any cricketer in this country equivalent of Shakib Al Hasan on the field and there is not a single man who can be as effervescent as he gets in front of the microphone. In the first official press conference of the World Cup at Hotel Sheraton yesterday, the Bangladesh captain was typically ... Read more

Sakib goes with Boost as well

A day after becoming the brand ambassador of Castrol, Sakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, signed a contract to play the same role for the popular energy enhancing drink Boost on Thursday. It puts Sakib in an elite group of cricketers such as Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who ... Read more

Shakib to return to New Road

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan will continue playing for English county side Worcestershire, it was announced yesterday. Shakib will join Worcestershire for a seven-week period during June and July this year, which will include the Friends Provident Twenty20 competition. The signing is subject to receiving a