Wednesday, November 29, 2023

‘Eng deserve No.1 spot’

The Telegraph, Birmingham Around a month after India became No.1 in Test cricket, Ian Chappell wrote that the absence of “champion bowlers” would ensure that the reign wasn’t long. Up in arms, among others, were captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior pro Harbhajan Singh. The latter even went to the extent of asking “just who ... Read more

Cook trumps critics

England’s new one-day captain Alastair Cook had the ideal riposte to his detractors after being named man-of-the-series in a 3-2 win over Sri Lanka. England came from 2-1 behind to seal a series victory against the World Cup finalists with a 16-run success in the fifth and final one-day international at Old Trafford on

Tigers devour Lions in epic battle

“One must desire something to be truly alive,” said a great novelist. The Bangladesh cricket team definitely was the perfect example of this belief after the way they bounced back against England in a dramatic and nail-biting game to keep their quarterfinals hopes alive in the ICC Cricket World Cup yesterday. The thrilling two-wicket victory ... Read more

Sakib all praise for Shafiul

Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan said he had lost the hopes of winning the game against England on Friday when they were eight wickets down with 57 runs still needed. ‘I thought we lost the game,’ Sakib said after the crucial two-wicket win. ‘But when Riyad [Mahmudullah] hit the winning runs, suddenly I realised we ... Read more

Bowlers do their part for Tigers

Bowlers gave Bangladesh a shot in the arm in their battle for World Cup survival when they restricted England to a modest 225 in a crucial Group B match in Chittagong on Friday. Coming from a horror show against West Indies when they were all out for their lowest ever one-day total of 58, Bangladesh ... Read more

Strauss blames dew for defeat

England captain Andrew Strauss blamed early evening dew for their Friday’s shock two-wicket defeat against Bangladesh which left their World Cup campaign in tatters. ‘There was a 20-over period where it was very, very bad,’ Strauss said at the post-match press conference. ‘Graeme Swann couldn’t grip the ball at all. I think there’s something not ... Read more

Make or break for Tigers

Hosts take on England today With Bangladesh taking on England today, is it all set up for a breathtaking game of cricket at the ICC Cricket World Cup? The question came to the fore since the most exciting games in the World Cup so far have involved England. All eyes will thus be fixed on ... Read more

A blessing in disguise!

The recent controversies surrounding him have come as a blessing in disguise for the team as it made the job easier for him to motivate the side, Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan said on Thursday. Sakib grabbed the media attention for all the wrong reasons and was at the centre of a series of controversies ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

India and England share thrilling tie

England shared a tie with India in a quite thrilling World Cup Group B encounter in Bangalore as Andrew Strauss inspired his side to level their opponent’s 338 in a pulsating clash. A dramatic finale saw England take 12 runs off the final over to tie the match after an imperious 158 from Strauss gave ... Read more

Eng survive Dutch scare

England overcame a shoddy performance in the field and a wonderful hundred from Holland’s Ryan ten Doeschate to avoid a shock defeat at the start of their World Cup campaign. Andrew Strauss (88) and Jonathan Trott (62) did most to help their team home by six wickets with eight balls to spare – statistics which ... Read more

We can win: Colly

Paul Collingwood is England’s most capped player, and stands as an example of a man who has squeezed every ounce of talent that he has been blessed with. The jovial former ODI captain took part in a press meet yesterday at Dhaka’s Hotel Sheraton, where he answered questions ranging from England’s chances in the World ... Read more

England stand good chance

Captain Andrew Strauss believes England have a great chance of winning the World Cup even though his side are not among the perceived favourites of the tournament. The Ashes holders arrived in Dhaka last afternoon and immediately after, Strauss said that it would be the co-hosts who would feel the weight of