Who is Barnes? asks Sakib

The selection of Vincent Barnes as the new head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team has left skipper Sakib al Hasan heavily surprised as the all-rounder had no previous idea about the South African.
BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday told reporters that they were at the final stage of an agreement with Vincent, who served as the assistant coach of South Africa national team from 2003 to

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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.

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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 runs as they put up a total of 295 for six in

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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 end the series on a high after heavy

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Beating SA is only option, says Sakib

With one step closer to the knockout stage in the World Cup, Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan thinks the team should now make a desperate attempt to win against South Africa on Saturday.
Sakib is not interested to see their chance for the quarter-finals by calculating complicated run-rate stuffs, rather winning against South Africa is his thought of the

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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 since the disastrous performance against West Indies in the

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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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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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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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Sakib pins hopes on condition

Bangladesh hope to use the home condition in their favour to outfox Ireland in what skipper Sakib al Hasan described as a must-win contest for them to stay in contention for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Bangladesh are expected to win today’s day-night fixture having already lost their opening game to India by 87 runs

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Sakib has no regrets

Skipper Sakib al Hasan had no regret in taking to the field first after winning the toss in the opening match of the World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.
India amassed a huge 370-4 in 50 overs with Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli taking full advantage of a placid batting wicket each hitting a century. India later restricted the

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The Iceman

It is sheer bad luck for Bangladesh football that it lost Sakib al Hasan to cricket despite the stage was set for him to become a footballer. His father Khondoker Masroor Reza, who was an eminent footballer in his home town Magura, played football at the divisional level and a cousin Mehedi Hasan Ujjal went on to represent the Bangladesh national football team. Football ran in his blood and was always a

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Sakib goes with Boost as well

A day after becoming the brand ambassador of Castrol, Sakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, signed a contract to play the same role for the popular energy enhancing drink Boost on Thursday.
It puts Sakib in an elite group of cricketers such as Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who also served as brand ambassador of the product in

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