Thursday, February 22, 2024

Siddons keen to hire a Tiger for his Firebirds

Any of the Bangladeshi players could be reunited with his former coach in New Zealand’s domestic cricket provided the Tigers’ international schedules allow him, Jamie Siddons told a local newspaper. Siddons took over the charge of Wellington after leaving Bangladesh job and has already signed Muttiah Muralitharan as one of the overseas players for  his ... Read more

BCB bids farewell to Siddons

The Bangladesh Cricket Board bade farewell to the outgoing national coach Jamie Siddons on Tuesday after it had decided not to renew the contract of the Australian. The board president, AHM Mustafa Kamal, hosted a lunch at the BCB office in his honour, before an executive committee meeting, where members of the press were

More than just runs and wins

In John Wright’s popular book “Indian Summers”, he mentions on many occasions how difficult it is for coaches when all is said and done and the team is out in the middle. During the second innings of the decisive 5th one-dayer against Pakistan in 2003-04, Wright wrote: “After all the practice, planning, fielding charts, computer ... Read more

Tigers put up a fight

Australia take series 3-0 Though there was some sting from the 3-0 series loss and Australia’s gargantuan score yesterday, it hardly dampened the mood of Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah as the trio decided to give coach Jamie Siddons an enjoyable farewell. To make it a somewhat memorable last game in charge for Siddons, ... Read more

‘Be patient’

Siddons bids emotional goodbye The final match in a long and winding season for Bangladesh cricket could describe coach Jamie Siddons’s tenure in a microcosm. In certain parts of the game, Bangladesh were brilliant; Imrul Kayes’s belligerent 93, almost as good an innings as played by Michael Hussey on the day. At certain other moments

Bowling now the biggest agony

Australia have severely dented the pride of Bangladeshi bowlers and fielders after they humiliated them in all possible manners in the three-match series that ended on Wednesday. With two convincing wins earlier, Australian have given ample scope to raise questions over the effectiveness of our bowling attack when they posted 361-8 on Wednesday.

Bangladesh batsmen gain some lost pride

Dhaka: Bangladesh batsmen showed great gusto to end the three-match Zoom Ultra ODI series on a high note at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. On the day of Jamie Siddons’s last match as Bangladeshi coach, the batsmen responded with ultra aggressiveness to match up with Australian aggression before losing the match by 66 ... Read more

Tigers aim to end on high note in Siddon’s last match

Bangladesh will look to turn around their fortune in the last match of coach Jamie Siddons in charge in the third and final one-day international game against Australia on Tuesday. The day-night game, which will begin at 2:00am and will be telecast by Neo Cricket and Bangladesh Television, will provide Bangladesh with a chance to ... Read more

Siddons seeks to move on

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 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 ... Read more

Siddons weighs his options

The surroundings of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium remained unexpectedly quiet yesterday but inside, the Tigers rearranged their strategies ahead of a potentially do-or-die game. Bangladesh take on Ireland for their second Group B game of the World Cup this Friday at the team’s favourite venue and while both sets of players remained in their hotel ... Read more

Siddons criticises critics

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons reacted sharply to the criticism that his captain Sakib al Hasan has been facing for opting to bowl first in Saturday’s opening match against India. Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli took full advantage of the suicidal decision to hit two centuries that took India to 370-4, ending the contest half-way through ... Read more

Mashrafee, Siddons fall apart

Former captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza exchanged some heated words with coach Jamie Siddons on Tuesday following a recent comment of the Australian about his fitness. They fell apart after the coach told reporters on Sunday that he had no interest in Mashrafee, who is not in the World Cup squad and was yet to regain ... Read more

Siddons not interested in ‘unfit’ Mashrafee

The return of paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza to competitive cricket hardly impressed coach Jamie Siddons despite the injury-prone bowler performing decently in his comeback match for Abahani in the Dhaka Premier League on Saturday. Mashrafee bowled all 10 overs of his quota to return with a wicket conceding 55 runs  and

Siddons’ solution to Powerplay woes

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons sees a solution to batting Powerplay woes in Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim after their performances in the recently-concluded first phase of the Dhaka Premier League. Mushfique and Mahmudullah were in terrific form in the league making 576 runs (in 10 innings at 72) and 376 runs (in 10 innings at 62.67) ... Read more

Mashrafe out

Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh allrounder, has not been included in the 15-man squad for the World Cup. Mortaza had injured his right knee while playing club cricket in Dhaka in December and was striving to recover in time for the tournament. He had begun bowling off a short run-up during net sessions in the last ... Read more