Monday, April 15, 2024

Tigers look to wag tails

Batting programme for bowlers starts Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe took an initiative to improve the batting skills of bowlers by designing a six-day long special batting programme ahead of the home series against Australia. Pace bowlers Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid along with spinners Taijul Islam and Jubair Hossain joined the programme on Tuesday

‘Not winning, dominating’

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha described Bangladesh’s ODI run in 2015 as a big achievement. The Tigers have won their last four ODI series played at home against Zimbabwe, Pakistan, India and, most recently, South Africa. The results this year have been sheer contrast to their dreadful run in 2014. Following Wednesday’s nine-wicket win over South Africa

Dropped catches cost us: Law

Stuart Law lamented the four dropped catches and untimely fall of wickets in Bangladesh’s 5-run loss yesterday which sealed a series win for Zimbabwe. The new Tigers coach, who praised Mushfiqur Rahim for the valiant century in the dark at the Harare Sports Club, was shocked to see the four

Furious Kamal seeks answers

Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Tuesday that he had sent an email to coach Stuart Law asking for the reasons behind the team’s abysmal showings in Zimbabwe. Bangladesh have lost every match they played in so far in the tour to trigger talks of a crisis. The Tigers are now in ... Read more

Law’s opening chapter

The only Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will mark Stuart Law’s beginning as head coach of the Tigers. The debut for the 42-year-old Australian comes at an interesting phase for Bangladesh cricket, especially after a World Cup campaign that flattered to deceive and a four-year period under Jamie Siddons where some of the national cricketers ... Read more

BCB bids farewell to Siddons

The Bangladesh Cricket Board bade farewell to the outgoing national coach Jamie Siddons on Tuesday after it had decided not to renew the contract of the Australian. The board president, AHM Mustafa Kamal, hosted a lunch at the BCB office in his honour, before an executive committee meeting, where members of the press were

More than just runs and wins

In John Wright’s popular book “Indian Summers”, he mentions on many occasions how difficult it is for coaches when all is said and done and the team is out in the middle. During the second innings of the decisive 5th one-dayer against Pakistan in 2003-04, Wright wrote: “After all the practice, planning, fielding charts, computer ... 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

Siddons weighs his options

The surroundings of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium remained unexpectedly quiet yesterday but inside, the Tigers rearranged their strategies ahead of a potentially do-or-die game. Bangladesh take on Ireland for their second Group B game of the World Cup this Friday at the team’s favourite venue and while both sets of players remained in their hotel ... Read more

Siddons criticises critics

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons reacted sharply to the criticism that his captain Sakib al Hasan has been facing for opting to bowl first in Saturday’s opening match against India. Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli took full advantage of the suicidal decision to hit two centuries that took India to 370-4, ending the contest half-way through ... Read more