Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Socceroos flag Bangladesh security fears to FIFA

The Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier in Bangladesh next month was thrown into doubt on Thursday when Football Federation Australia officially notified FIFA of their security fears, reports AFP. With Cricket Australia called off their two-Test tour of Bangladesh on Thursday citing security concerns after official warnings that militants may attack Western interests,

Socceroos’ Bangladesh visit also in doubt

The militants threat that prompted Cricket Australia to put its national cricket team’s planned Bangladesh visit on hold could have a greater ramification as Football Federation Australia also started thinking in the same line ahead of a World Cup qualifier. Bangladesh are scheduled to host Australia for a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Dhaka on November ... Read more

Mamunul happy as greater humiliation avoided

Bangladesh coach and players took little offence in their 5-0 mauling to Australia in the World Cup qualifying match in Perth on Thursday as it could have been worse easily. Bangladesh’s worst defeats in international matches are identical 9-0 losses to South Korea and Iran, respectively in 1979 and 1982, and the team believe they ... Read more

Sohel ready for Socceroos

Bangladesh’s in-form goalkeeper Shahidul Alam Sohel is keen to continue his superb form under the bar when they take on reigning Asian Cup champions Australia in their third World Cup qualifying match in Perth on Thursday. The Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club keeper missed his country’s first two World Cup qualifying games against Kyrgyzstan and

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