Bangladesh players shift focus on NCL

Bangladesh national team members shifted their focus on second round of National Cricket League after Australia unilaterally postponed their two-Test series against Tigers citing safety concerns.
The Tigers were busy preparing themselves for the series that was scheduled to begin from October 9 in Chittagong. But they have been released to join their respective divisions

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Tigers back in Champions Trophy after 11 years

Bangladesh will return to coveted Champions Trophy after an 11-year layoff after they retained their top eight positions in the ICC ODI team ranking on September 30, the cut-off date for the tournament scheduled to be held in England in 2017 Bangladesh’s last participation in the ICC Champions Trophy was in India, when they featured in the qualifying round. Tigers

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Aussies same with or without Johnson, says Mushfiq

Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said on Thursday that the prospect of Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazelwood missing the forthcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh would not give them any advantage. Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald quoting Cricket Australia’s team performance manager Pat Howard informed

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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 South Africa.

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Jersey designing contest for nat’l cricket team begins today 

Robi Axiatia Limited, the official sponsor of the Bangladesh cricket team, organise a jersey designing competition for the national cricket team that will
start today. The half-month-long contest titled “Odommo Jersey Design Contest” will conclude on August 31. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, chief operating officer

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At home, but not at ease

One would ideally expect a team to take at least a day’s break after achieving a historical landmark. After all, it’s not everyday that a team gets to beat South Africa in an ODI series. So it wouldn’t have been a crime had the Bangladesh national team members taken time off after completing the 2-1 series victory. However, barely 12 hours after the win, Bangladesh’s Test players were up

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4 things that transform Tigers in 2015

The Bangladesh cricket team has completed its one-day international fixtures in 2015 when returned victorious in three-match series against South Africa in Chittagong on Wednesday. The year is marked with few historic successes for the Tigers that helped them shed the tags of being perennial underdogs in world cricket to emerge as a force to be reckoned with. With them scheduled

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Third ODI in Numbers

3 Since 2012, the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong hosted only its third one-day Internationals while Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium hosted 35 ODIs in corresponding period. The port-city venue hosted a total of 18 ODIs so far and the hosts Bangladesh were involved in all of them. 7 This was for the seventh consecutive times South African captain Hashim Amla

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Tigers eye bigger scalp in decider

As country’s biggest festival Eid-ul-Fitr approaches fast, Bangladesh cricket team stand with a chance to add an extra colour to the celebration when they take on South Africa in the series deciding third and final one-day international in Chittagong today. The Proteas and the Tigers are currently locked at 1-1 in three-match series after they won the first and second match respectively

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Time to seal a dream 2015

Series-deciding 3rd ODI today
Chandika Hathurusingha dropped his crutches on the ground, cautiously stretched his right foot forward and, with an imaginary bat in his hands, kept playing straight drives in front of Tamim Iqbal just as the left-hander was about to begin his batting session in Chittagong yesterday. The effort taken by the coach, who required the support due an injury, perhaps displayed

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Luck on Tigers’ side?

With a series victory in sight, the Tigers probably wouldn’t have preferred any other ground than the one that they will be playing on today. Yes, it is true that they seem to have built their fortress at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur lately, but that should not overshadow the series of positive results that they have achieved in Chittagong. “The ground in Chittagong

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Tigers up against history in Ctg

A rejuvenated Bangladesh cricket team is facing the prospect of changing their history when they take on South Africa in the series deciding final one-day international in Chittagong on Wednesday. The Tigers are yet to clinch a three-match one-day international series after falling behind in the first match despite creating several chances in the past at home and abroad.

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Tigers to return to basics

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said on Thursday that he wants his team-mates to return to the basics rather than focusing on result during the three-match one-day international series against South Africa that starts today at Mirpur. Mashrafee, who has been leading the team through a dream run and wiped off their perennial status of a minnow, especially in

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Bangladesh a win away from CT

Bangladesh will begin their three-match one-day internationals campaign against South Africa with one eye on ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as they need to win one game against the visitors to retain pre-series points, said an ICC press release on Wednesday. The battle for the final two available places in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will hot up when Bangladesh squares

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Jr Tigers keep on winning

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team continued their winning run as they beat their South African counterparts by 29 runs in their second match of the youth one-day international series in Durban on Tuesday. The junior Tigers who smashed the African side 6-1 in their home series early in the year extended their lead to 2-0 in the seven-match series having won

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Tigers bolster batting today

Bangladesh look to bolster their batting strength when they take on South Africa in the second Twenty20 match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. Opener Rony Talukdar is expected to make his international debut in place of Sohag Gazi for the game, scheduled to start at 1:00 pm. Bangladesh will play the game to save the two-match series after being thrashed

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De Villiers may come up in order

Visiting South African team are planning to use their weapons more effectively against Bangladesh as their Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis indicated on Saturday that their most lethal batsman AB de Villiers could bat higher in the order. De Villiers, the owner of quickest century of one-day internationals and regarded as one of the most lethal batsmen of recent time

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SA serious even with warm-up

Visiting South African cricket team are taking their upcoming series against Bangladesh so seriously that they will be on their toes even during their only practice match of the tour scheduled at Fatullah today. All-rounder Jean Paul Duminy said on Thursday that he considers the series against Tigers does not start with the international Twenty20 on Sunday rather with today’s

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Tigers switch to Twenty20 mood

Bangladesh cricket team switched to Twenty20 mood ahead of their home series against South Africa when they played warm-up match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Members of the national team and High Performance Unit were divided in BCB Red and Green, respectively led by national captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza and vice-captain Sakib al Hasan.

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