Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Disaster Avoided, Humiliation Not

WI take unbeatable 2-0 lead The Tigers threatened a repeat of their dismal World Cup show in the early stages, losing three wickets for one run, but the home team rode on two half centuries from captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain to put up a decent total of 220 runs on the board. In ... Read more

Mushfiqur blames careless approach

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has held the top-order responsible for their careless approach, describing it as an instance when he even forgot it was his 100th ODI yesterday. Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful and after three boundaries, Shakib Al Hasan all fell in a heap as the Tigers crumpled to 18 for four by the ... Read more

Pay raised, not where it matters

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has increased the prize monies for this year’s National Cricket League, but improved the players’ travel and daily allowance by just Tk 50. The winners of this season’s NCL will receive Tk 20 lakh, a boost from the Tk 12 lakh given last season. The runners-up will also get Tk ... Read more

Tigers fight for their lives

Mushfiqur’s 100th ODI today  On the eve of today’s crucial second day-night one-day match, the pitch has become the centre of discussion following Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s disappointment over the surface of the first game which the home team lost by 40 runs. The Tigers go into the second one-day match against West Indies today ... Read more

No respect in a loss

Bangladesh-West Indies 2nd ODI today Thursday was exactly the sort of evening Bangladesh cricket had yearned for years. Chasing a huge total, the Tigers fell 40 runs short making a respectable 250-plus score against the West Indies in the first ODI. Two batsmen got half-centuries; one sauntered and the other battled his way. The perennial ... Read more

Splendid Simmons keeps Tigers at bay

Expectations got the better of the Tigers yesterday in the first one-dayer against the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. A defeat of 40 runs was a justifiable result as Bangladesh was erratic with the ball, slack in the field while ultimately the batsmen too flattered to deceive. The energy and smartness of Tuesday’s ... Read more

Wicket’s faulty: Mushfiq

Smart cricket was found nowhere in Bangladesh’s approach as West Indies bounced back in the series with a comfortable 40-run victory in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. On a batting track, the home side’s bowling attack that included the slow bowlers, the main

Smartness in all facets

In the end, it was a matter of choice. With his side needing four runs from two balls, Mushfiqur Rahim was presented with a shorter length ball from Ravi Rampaul. He swung from the hips, a sort of swat-pull that landed over their dressing-room and bounced into the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium Grandstand. In a similar ... Read more

Mushfiq a captain’s dream

Scarcely had the ball sailed over the thirty-yard circle did Mushfiqur Rahim let out a war cry signalling victory, that too in his first match as captain of the Tigers. It all seemed to be slipping away just as it had in that heartbreaking third ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare in mid-August, when Mushfiq had ... Read more

Captain clinches a cliffhanger

One can dream many things, no matter how big it is, but it’s not always that the dream comes true in real life. But it happens sometimes when someone like Mushfiqur Rahim appears bigger than his stature. When the Bogra-lad hit a length ball over the deep mid-wicket boundary, a memorable chapter was in Bangladesh ... Read more

Jurgensen named Tigers’ bowling coach

Australian Shane Jurgensen has been appointed as the new bowling coach of the Bangladesh cricket team on the recommendation of head coach Stuart Law, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Friday. The 35-year-old Queenslander, a former bowling coach of New Zealand, is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Sunday, two days before the Tigers face ... Read more

Sammy & Co come to town

The West Indies cricket team arrived in the capital last night to play a Twenty20 international, three ODIs and two Tests against the Tigers. The 19-member team touched down at the Shahjalal International Airport at 8:00pm for a month-long tour. Darren Sammy’s men will however have none of the Trinidad & Tobago players as five ... Read more

Greens trump Reds

The return of competitive Twenty20 cricket was welcomed yesterday by a large crowd who were treated to a late onslaught, but saw little from those Tigers who will take on West Indies in the same format next week. Around 8,000 people turned up at the floodlit Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium expecting to find the usual Twenty20 ... Read more

More matches for Tigers

The Tigers will return to training today split into two groups — BCB Red and BCB Green — as they prepare for the two practice Twenty20 games this week. The Mushfiqur Rahim-led BCB Red side will train from 9:00am while Shahriar Nafees’s BCB Green will be on from 2:00pm. The two sides will meet tomorrow ... Read more

Naeem, Kapali in T20 fold

Sunny only uncapped among 18 Naeem Islam and Alok Kapali earned recalls, while Elias Sunny was the only uncapped player to be picked when the national selectors named 18 players yesterday in the Tigers’ squad for the only Twenty20 and the three-match one-day series against the West Indies. Bangladesh Cricket Board’s media release stated that ... Read more

Finally discovered

In the early spring of 2002, Surjo Tarun was a Premier League club in a hurry. They were desperately looking for young players and in their search, the officials stumbled upon a skinny lad who practiced at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium. Elias Sunny was already popular in the age-group competitions and almost everyone in the

Tamim-Imrul fury on final day

Reds coast to 7-wicket win BCB Red’s batting muscle took them to a seven-wicket win yesterday in the four-day practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. After Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes laid into the BCB Green bowlers in a two-hour blitz, Shuvogoto Hom Chowdhury and Mushfiqur Rahim steered the 234-run chase in ... Read more

‘Staring to enjoy batting again’

Smarting from his demotion from the vice-captain’s role since September 5 when the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) suddenly sacked him and Shakib Al Hasan from the leadership positions, Tamim Iqbal finally turned the corner with a solid score yesterday. Though he looked good during the BCB Cup, Tamim’s dismissal in the first innings of the

Imrul, Shahadat shine in mixed day

Imrul Kayes scored a brilliant half century to save the blushes for Bangladesh Red as they scored 215–7 on the second day of the four-day match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Imrul made 85 off 133 balls as Reds trailed by 66 runs at the end of the day after they had dismissed ... Read more