‘This is Tigers’ best T20 side’

Like Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who spoke on the subject the other day, chief selector Akram Khan also thinks that the current team is Bangladesh’s best T20 side. Most importantly, the former Bangladesh skipper believes that this team has started to figure out the nuances of cricket’s newest format. “It was not long ago that the format was totally a riddle for the Bangladeshi players but

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Tigers out to dictate terms in death group

The International Cricket Council ticket booth at the City Centre in Kandy has put the complete fixture of World Twenty20 Super Eight phase on display with Bangladesh’s name nowhere on the board.
From Group-D it predicted Pakistan and New Zealand would progress and the ICC tried to lure the fans to buy tickets for the matches of the teams that are supposed to play beyond group

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This team has a more settled look, says Mashrafee

Bangladesh paceman Masrafee bin Murtaza looks ahead to the first match of the ICC WT20 against New Zealand: The strengths and weaknesses of the first match opposition
It is difficult to say exactly. They seem to be evenly balanced in bowling and batting. Maybe there are areas in individual techniques that

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The party begins

Sri Lanka face Zimbabwe in opening World T20 match
The stage is all set for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. The fourth version of the tournament will kick off with hosts Sri Lanka taking on Zimbabwe at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota today. There will be no glamorous opening ceremony to mark the start of the showpiece event, but many would argue that the fireworks have already begun in

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‘The defeat will shake us up’

The five-run defeat against Ireland in the last warm-up match before the ICC World Twenty20 will be a wake-up call for the side, said Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan on Monday.
Chasing 165 runs for victory win, Sakib’s blistering 28-ball 52 made Bangladesh the favourites until the last 10 overs of the game but lack of contribution from the middle-orders

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Ireland down Tigers in last T20 warm-up

Bangladesh failed to sign off their preparations with a win as they went down by five runs to Ireland in their thrilling last warm-up match before the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday.
It was a sweet revenge for the Irish side, who lost all their three T20 matches at home against Bangladesh in July, after they rode on Paul Stirling’s 71 to post a challenging

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‘Not just a T20 specialist’

Bangladesh-Ireland warm-up today
The Bangladesh cricket team will play their second warm-up game against Ireland at the Moors Cricket Ground in Colombo today. The Tigers, who defeated Zimbabwe on Saturday, will leave for Kandy after today’s match, where they’ll face New Zealand on September 21.
The team’s scheduled net practice session at the Premadasa stadium got cancelled

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Shakib, Ashraful propel Tigers

A strong all-round performance by Shakib Al Hasan and a hard-hitting cameo by Mohammad Ashraful, which included three sixes and two fours, led Bangladesh to a 5-wicket win over Zimbabwe in their World T20 warm-up at the Colts Cricket Ground in Colombo yesterday.
Chasing a target of 135, Bangladesh were in trouble in the second over as Brian Vitori got

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‘Knock-outs are possible’

Bangladesh warm up against Zimbabwe today
Shakib Al Hasan has said that it will be an achievement if Bangladesh makes it through to the knock out stages of the ICC T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Shakib acknowledged the strength of the group that Banglaedsh have been placed in but said that on a given day, this Bangladeshi team can create

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‘Anything is possible’

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was optimistic about his side’s chances in the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka from September 18. The wicketkeeper batsman emphasised two factors — his team’s good showing in this year’s Asia Cup in Dhaka and the right build-up to the mega tournament — while speaking at the pre-event media conference in Colombo on

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Tigers reach Colombo

The Bangladesh cricket team reached Colombo yesterday after a long journey from Trinidad & Tobago to take part in the ICC World Twenty20.
Mohammad Ashraful, who hit form in the quadrangular series in Trinidad and Tobago exuded confidence on arrival. “I feel I am hitting the ball well. I love Sri Lanka. I have some excellent memories of this

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No quick fix, says Pybus

ICC World Twenty20, Srilanka 2012
No quick fix, says Pybus
Urges realism ahead of T20 World Cup
The Bangladesh cricket team will enter the last stage of their preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, when they leave for Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. The unofficial tour, which begins on September 6, will see the Tigers play Barbados and Afghanistan, apart from the hosts. Having already toured Africa and Europe, this will be Bangladesh’s third

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