Shahriar sees KRB home

Shahriar Nafees became the latest cricketer to have benefitted from quitting captaincy in the Bangladesh Premier League when his 51-ball 71 guided a struggling Khulna Royal Bengals to a seven-wicket win over Duronto Rajshahi on Friday.
Shahriar gave up the captaincy after Royal Bengals were shot out for the tournament’s

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Suspended ban for Nafees

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) disciplinary committee found Shahriar Nafees guilty of misconduct and imposed a ‘suspended sentence’ on the left-handed batsman.
The disciplinary committee talked with the player and team officials yesterday before taking the decision against the left-hander, who was sent back home because

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Batsmen vs WI

Shahriar to lead BCB XI
Shahriar Nafees will lead a batsman-heavy BCB XI side against West Indies in the first practice match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
The left-handed Nafees, who is part of the Tigers’ ODI plans but was ignored for the only Twenty20 against the tourists, will have Junaed Siddiqui, Mohammad Ashraful, Alok Kapali, Rokibul Hasan,

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Nafees keeps up form

Shahriar Nafees continued his good form in the practice matches as the left-hander hit 72 against the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy team in a rain-interrupted day at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
The national batsmen looked quite uncomfortable against the young academy bowlers and the 104-ball 72 from opener Nafees, who slammed a hundred in the previous two-day match against the same opponents

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Nafees warms up with a ton

Shahriar Nafees took another step towards a return to the Test team when he struck 115 against the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy on Sunday.
The two-day match was marred by rain yesterday with only nine overs of the Academy side’s innings possible (33 for one) but on Day One, it was Nafees who stood out with a typically phlegmatic

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Lone hand from Nafees

Shahriar Nafees continued his good form with a century for Barisal in their last National Cricket League game against Sylhet at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi yesterday.
It was a captain’s knock from the left-hander as his side crumbled in front of Alok Kapali’s leg-spin to be bowled out for 257, Sylhet replying with six for no loss at

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Shahriar steers senior team home

Shahriar Nafees scored a cautious unbeaten 82 to guide the Bangladesh national side to a two-wicket victory over the Bangladesh A team in a practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.
The national squad suffered a scare after losing six wickets for 103 runs, chasing a modest target of 202 while Shahriar was protecting the other end batting at number

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Nafees happy to bat at No 3

Left-handed batsman Shahriar Nafees admitted that batting at number three in the national team will not be a problem for him as he plays in that position in the domestic cricket leagues.
Shahriar in all probability will be filling that position in the upcoming home series against Australia in place of Junaed Siddique, who was dropped after the World Cup and will tour

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Tigers trio preach virtues of reading

They could not believe their eyes: the national cricket team heroes are here playing with them!
“Am I dreaming?” Ismat Ara Shyama asked herself, stopping for a while as she and her classmates surrounded Bangladesh players Junaed Siddique, Mahmudullah Riyad and Shahriar Nafees.
The three national cricketers yesterday went to the Kishalay Girls’ School and College in

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