We are on right track: Sakib

Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan said on Sunday that Bangladesh are on the right track as far as playing Test cricket is concerned despite them not coming close to their one-day international success in this format. The Tigers have shown tremendous progress in ODIs over the last few months moving to seventh in the ranking following their maiden series wins over Pakistan,

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Razzak stars in Nepal charity

Bangladesh’s left–arm spinner Abdur Razzak put an all-round show to help World XI side beat Nepal cricket team by 37 runs in an exhibition match in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
Razzak made 16 not out off just seven balls before returned with a figure of 2-11 from his full quota of four overs in the match, held under the banner of ‘Bat for Nepal.’

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Superb Soumya stuns Proteas

Batsman Soumya Sarkar showed what he is capable of by hammering back-to-back match-winning fifties to help Bangladesh claim their maiden series win over South Africa on Wednesday.
Soumya was accused of not making his solid-looking starts count that had nearly earned him a tag of a player of worth of scoring just 30s and 40s.

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Soumya’s answer to his critics

Since the introduction of Soumya Sarker, Bangladesh have not only found a brilliant free flowing stroke-maker at the top of the order but someone who can transform the whole team with his positive mindset. But the impressive 22-year-old batsman is often accused of lack of temperament that led to premature finishes of many of his promising innings.’ However, the southpaw

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Mamudullah, Anamul return for South Africa ODIs

Batsmen Mahmudullah and Anamul Haque have been recalled as Bangladesh on Tuesday named 14-man squad for the first two one-day internationals of three-match series against South Africa. Mahmudullah had missed Bangladesh’s previous series against India at home after he sustained a fracture on his left index finger. Anamul had injured himself during

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BCB call up surprises Razzak

Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak said on Thursday that he was surprised at not being informed of his inclusion in the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI for practice match against South Africa. Razzak is part of 14-man squad that will play the Twenty20 warm-up match against the Proteas at Fatullah today. ‘I was browsing the internet when my eyes struck on the news,’ Razzak revealed on

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Sohag back for SA T20

Uncapped Jubair in for injured Taskin
Selectors on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi and added leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa scheduled in next week. Sohag did not play for Tigers since he was suspended from bowling for a flawed action in October last year. He was cleared to bowl in February after

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Soumya calls Bangladesh favourites against India

Perhaps buoyed on by the performance against Pakistan, batsman Soumya Sarkar on Saturday declared Bangladesh as ‘favourites’ in the upcoming home series against India. A full-strength Indian side will arrive in Bangladesh on June 6 to play one Test and three one-day internationals against Bangladesh. ‘I think we are the favourites,’ Soumya told reporters at the

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Anamul cherishes Int’l comeback

Bangladesh opening batsman Anamul Haque, who has been out of the national side since he was injured in the World Cup match against Scotland at Nelson, cherished his return to the international circuit. The stylish right-handed batsman struck three centuries from 30 one day internationals, only fifty runs shy of 1,000 runs. The 22-year old former BKSP student, who

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All is not round for Sakib

Bangladesh’s all-rounder Sakib al Hasan completed the home series against Pakistan in a bitter-sweet manner as he had blazed with the bat but failed with the ball all through the 28 days campaign. Sakib completed several milestones in the Test match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium but hardly did it meet up the expectations of his billing as an all-rounder that eventually

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Alok smashes double century in BCL

Former national team all-rounder Alok Kapali mesmerised Chittagong with a marvelous double ton for Islami Bank East Zone against BCB North Zone of their Bangladesh Premier League match on Friday. East Zone finished their first innings for 473 before North Zone ended the second day on 63 for the loss of opener Farhad Reza who was out for a duck. Alok, the

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Sakib is the key, believes Mushfiq

Bangladesh’s ace-all-rounder Sakib al Hasan must come up with his best to help Tigers earn their maiden Test win against Pakistan, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said on Tuesday. Tigers will take on Pakistan in the final match of the two-match Test series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. Bangladesh achieved their maiden Test draw against Pakistan in the

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Tears earn Ashraful more sympathy than hate

Mohammad Ashraful may have his cricketing career at risk after the Bangladesh Cricket Board suspended him indefinitely on charge of match-fixing, but his tearful confession
on television has earned him more of sympathy than hate.
Questions are also rife whether the cricket board made

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Ashraful feels relieved

Former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful, who was banned from cricket temporarily, said that he felt relieved after he had apologised in public for his involvement in match-fixing.
Ashraful broke the silence to the media hours later after the Bangladesh Cricket Board had banned him for making a confession to the Anti Corruption and Security

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Ashraful suspended sans match-fixing probe

Mohammad Ashraful, former skipper of Bangladesh, was kept off from any cricketing activities under the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) jurisdiction until the final report of the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) on investigations into suspected match-fixing and spot-fixing allegations in this year’s BPL is submitted. The decision was taken based on Ashraful’s

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The rise and fall of a superstar

No one related with Bangladesh cricket could possibly have envisaged the rise and fall of Mohammad Ashraful, the country’s first cricket superstar.
Ever since he made his bow in a Test match against Sri Lanka in 2001 as a precocious 17-year old, the only way was up for the big-hitting batsman.

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Ashraful awaits fate today

The Bangladesh Cricket Board could seal the fate of batman Mohammad Ashraful after his confession of match-fixing to the ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit when it sits in an emergency meeting today.
The meeting was called to apprise the BCB members about the ongoing investigation into the match-fixing scandal in the Bangladesh Premier League by ACSU.

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