Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Naeem shows the way

Naeem Islam brought to notice his staying power on the opening day of the practice four-dayer between BCB Red and BCB Green yesterday. The 24-year-old batted out virtually the entire day, remaining unbeaten on 95 runs. BCB Green were 254 for six at stumps after Shahriar Nafees had opted to bat first on a largely ... Read more

Ashraful wary of Bishoo threat

Experienced Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful has rated Devendra Bishoo highly and said the young West Indies leg-spinner can be a big threat in the coming home series. West Indies will arrive in Dhaka on October 4 to play a T20 international, three ODIs and two Tests during their 27-day stay

Some performances go unnoticed

A tournament final provides opportunities for the lesser known players to make a name for themselves and at the same time, grasp the nuances of performing on the big stage.            The BCB Cup final on Wednesday was an ideal setting for those on the periphery but while most let it slip by, some grabbed it ... Read more

Tigers have own issues to focus on, says Law

Bangladesh coach Stuart Law heaved sigh of relief as the West Indies are coming without devastating batsman Chris Gayle and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo but said they have their own business to do instead of focusing on their opponents. ‘It is obviously good for us that Gayle is not coming,’ Law told New Age on Friday.  ... Read more

An opportunity missed

Former national captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza reserved perhaps the biggest compliment for Mushfiqur Rahim. In an article published in the leading Bangla daily Prothom Alo yesterday, Mashrafe termed the new Bangladesh captain as honest, sincere and a very good team man. And if he can add his own performance on the field, the little wicketkeeper-batsman ... Read more

‘More to choose from’

Chief selector Akram Khan observed that the performances in the just concluded BCB Cup opened up selection options for the upcoming home series against West Indies. “I am not happy with the bowling performances but I must say, except two or three all the batsmen showed good signs during the competition. Some of them gave ... Read more

Mushfique named captain finally

The Bangladesh Cricket Board appointed wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim the new national captain and all-rounder Mahmudullah his deputy for back-to-back home series against West Indies and Pakistan ending speculations that had been rife for weeks. The decision was unanimous at a BCB meeting which spares very little time to make the

Little Mushfiq relishes big challenge

Named Bangladesh captain; Riyad his deputy “The whispers turned into reality today,” was the instant reaction from wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim as he talked to the Daily Star Sport immediately after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) declared the little man the Tigers’ new captain and all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad as his deputy on Tuesday. Following the ... Read more

Law hails BCB’s captaincy decision

Bangladesh coach Stuart Law hailed the decision of appointing wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim the new national captain and hoped that Mushfiqur would maintain professionalism to take the game forward in Bangladesh. ‘That’s good news for Mushfiq,’ Law told New Age in his instant reaction to the

Preliminary squad for WI named

predictable 23-member preliminary squad was named yesterday for the upcoming West Indies series to be held next month. Mushfiqur Rahim will have all the players who toured Zimbabwe at his disposal while a few who returned will appease the new skipper as he takes