Strauss scared of Tigers

Bangladesh may come out very hard on England to make up for their humiliating defeat against West Indies and to keep their quarter-final hopes alive, skipper Andrew Strauss warned his side.
Bangladesh will go into the match knowing that a defeat would make tournament nothing but a mere formality having already lost two games badly that also seriously damaged their

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Tigers positive ahead of vital clash

The Bangladesh team turned up for training yesterday after a day’s break at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, coming back in a united mood. The sentiment, as top-order batsman Junaed Siddiqui and vice-captain Tamim Iqbal said, was that normalcy has returned to the team after the shocker against West Indies and the off-field controversies that followed. The left-handers also informed that the

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‘It’s a massive game’

A close win like England’s over South Africa only a few days ago is hard to let go off, even though another crucial game is only a couple of days away. You tend to go on and on about the game and how the twists and turns took place and how the winning team actually crossed the finish line.
Stuart Broad’s match-winning performance and the manner in which England fought back

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Sakib in murky waters

The World Cup has suddenly turned into a long, tough journey for Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan after he did very little to motivate his beleaguered side other than drag himself into some unnecessary disputes.
Always known for his carefully careless attitude, Sakib first hit the headline for a wrong reason in the World Cup when he retorted to a question about his game-plan with regards to the

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England wary of wounded Tigers

With their World Cup bid firmly back on track, England have now shifted their attention to Bangladesh and are fully aware of the backlash they might face against their beleaguered hosts.
Bangladesh were humiliated by West Indies in their latest game having been dismissed to their lowest ever one-day total of 58 runs for a nine

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Sakib stokes new controversy

Bangladesh captain Sakib al Hasan triggered a new debate by questioning the records of former cricketers who have criticised the wobbling Tigers following Friday’s humiliating nine-wicket defeat to West Indies.
‘I feel really bad when I see the former cricketers talk like common fans. They understand a lot, played a lot and went through this kind of situation a lot of times. It is really disappointing,’ Sakib

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Siddons seeks to move on

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Siddons seeks to move on
Our Correspondent, Chittagong
Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons admitted that his confidence was ‘dented’ by the humiliating loss to West Indies last Friday, but was keen on forgetting the setback and moving on.
“The boys are still shell-shocked. They are sad about what happened and the performance we put up. My confidence is a bit dented as well,” Siddons, who was speaking at a press conference

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Overconfidence led to Tigers’ downfall

Overcon-fidence coupled with irresponsible batting led to Bangladesh’s downfall in their crucial World Cup group B match against West Indies, former captains said on Saturday.
Bangladesh made a mess of the game facing a rampant West Indian attack and were skittled  out for their lowest ever total of 58 runs to concede a humiliating nine-wicket defeat on

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Keep your feet on the ground

Keep your feet on the ground
Very rarely do a team’s actions and words combine to paint as clear a picture as Bangladesh’s performance against Ireland and their captain Shakib Al Hasan’s words did at the post-match briefing on the Friday before their debacle against the West Indies. In truth, that picture could only be seen in full after their capitulation against a focused Caribbean team two days

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Stand by them

What transpired after the Bangladesh cricket team’s meek surrender to the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday was nothing less than mayhem.
Knives were out from every quarter to savage each and every member of the failed brigade whom they affectionately call Tigers

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Tamed Tigers reach Ctg

The Bangladesh cricket team flew into Chittagong yesterday amidst tight security to play their two Group B matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday and next Monday.
The security was beefed up following some sporadic incidents which took place after the Tigers’ meek surrender against West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on

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Security tightened after WI stoning

Bangladesh World Cup security chief on Saturday said they would tighten the safety procedures after the West Indies team bus was hit by two stones following their big victory over the co-hosts in the capital.
‘We have reviewed the whole security system and decided to strengthen it further,’ said Colonel (retd) Mesbah Uddin Serniabat, the security director of the World Cup’s local organising

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Windies blow Tigers away

Bangladesh made a mess in their pursuit of a second win in the World Cup and were shot out for their lowest ever total of 58 runs to concede a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to West Indies on Friday.
The match ended well before the scheduled innings break as West Indies overhauled the total in little over 12 overs, sparking an angry reaction from the local

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Dejected Sakib sad for fans

Sakib al Hasan perhaps never expected to come to a press conference so early on a day that he started so perfectly after calling the coin correctly against West Indies on Friday.
But the game was over in a flash, even before many of the fans could realise what had happened, forcing Sakib to walk into the conference room to give the details of something that

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We had a point to prove: Sammy

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said they deserved to be treated as a better team than Bangladesh despite their recent drop in ranking and defeat to the Tigers on home soil.
West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for their lowest ever total of 58 runs before completing a nine-wicket victory inside 13 overs, which Sammy hoped would end the comparison between the

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Tigers await a cracker of contest

In a crucial match for their quarter-final bid, Bangladesh will meet West Indies today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium hoping to keep up the momentum they had gained in a nail-biting finish against Ireland.
If there is any game that holds the fate of the group, this is the one, which will be contested between the sides ranked number eight and nine officially and it promises full excitement with no clear

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Bangladesh calm before next storm

Cricket-crazy Bangladesh is enduring a brief respite from World Cup frenzy due to a gap in matches as fans take a breather before the action resumes.
Calm descended on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, a refurbished modern 25,000-seater facility in suburban Mirpur, which witnessed joyous celebrations of cricket’s greatest show over

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