Monday, February 26, 2024

Sakib shines in KKR win

Sakib al Hasan struck three important blows right when Kolkata Knight Riders needed and smashed 16 off 10 balls at a crucial time to steer them to a five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. Sakib dismissed the Royals openers after their partnership had started to gather pace and

Sakib in, Knight Riders win

At last the Indian Premier League provided some delight for the Bangladeshi fans as Sakib al Hasan got his place in the playing eleven of Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. Millions of TV viewers from Bangladesh who had their eyes glued in the first two matches of KKR were disappointed as ... Read more

Sakib, Tamim snubbed again

The world number one all-rounder Sakib al Hasan once again found himself out of the playing eleven of the Kolkata Knight Riders who lost by 22 runs to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League. Sakib’s compatriot Tamim Iqbal was also kept waiting for his IPL debut with the ... Read more

Fury over Shakib exclusion

Kolkata lose again After Kolkata Knight Riders lost their second consecutive Indian Premier League game, this time a 22-run defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals yesterday, the uproar about Shakib Al Hasan’s inclusion has intensified among many in the country. Having won man-of-the-tournament awards in the preceding tournaments Bangladesh

Shakib leaves with big aims

Shakib Al Hasan left the capital yesterday to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will be his second season in the money-spinning Twenty20 tournament. The world’s No 1 all-rounder in Tests and ODIs, who recently picked up two consecutive man-of-the-tournament awards in the Bangladesh Premier ... Read more

Shakib regains No 1 position

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has returned as the No 1 ranked all-rounder in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Championship table after his tremendous performance in the Asia Cup which concluded last Thursday. He earned 27 ratings points for his player-of-the-tournament performance and regained the position from Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who had leapfrogged the former ... Read more

Shakib’s birthday celebrated

Hasina, Khaleda greet the allrounder Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday, two days after he was adjudged the best player of Asia Cup Cricket 2012. He cut a cake at a dinner hosted by Bangladesh Cricket Board at a city hotel in the evening. All members of the national team, BCB ... Read more

Shakib, a cut above

It was always going to take a very special cricketer to replace a man of Jacques Kallis’s stature. The South African is already regarded as a legend of the game with his unparalleled record with the bat and ball in all formats. By sheer number, Kallis has defeated competition for his throne and has kept ... Read more

Another accolade for Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan yet again brought up some respect for the struggling Bangladesh cricket team as he became the number-one ranked all-rounder in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, an ICC press release said on Thursday. His outstanding achievement came at the moment when critics raised their vocal high following Bangladesh’s calamitous performance in longer ... Read more

Shakib, Tamim biggest draws

When the country’s two traditionally popular clubs Abahani and Mohammedan completed their formalities in the Premier League’s inter-club players’ transfers almost silently, Victoria Sporting Club and the newly-promoted Sheikh Jamal Club made their presence felt on the final day bourse at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday

Shakib, Kamal make BCB look silly

Another needless controversy has struck the Tigers after Shakib Al Hasan’s flimsy demand was met by the Bangladesh Cricket Board boss, ignoring the entire chain of command existing for the national team. BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal gave in to the national cricketer’s wish to stay in a separate single room rather than with a ... Read more

‘Shakib was alright’

After the hurriedly taken decision of sacking Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal from the posts of captain and vice-captain, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been facing a dilemma in choosing their successors with the next home series against West Indies knocking at the door. It’s now all but clear that the board has ... Read more

Law starts work sans Sakib

New Bangladesh coach Stuart Law began his work with the Tigers on Sunday at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium without skipper Sakib al Hasan and his deputy Tamim Iqbal. Tamim was given a week’s rest to nurse his groin injury, but the absence of Sakib came as a mystery as he did not inform the ... Read more

Who is right?

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan came down heavily on the Akram Khan-led selection panel for not taking his opinion over the selection of the team for Zimbabwe. The all-rounder, who returned home from England on Sunday after playing county cricket, expressed his disappointment over the team selection while talking with the reporters at the

Tamim steals the show

Tamim Iqbal came up trumps in the battle of Bangladesh at New Road in Worcester on Tuesday night as his Nottinghamshire beat Shakib Al Hasan’s Worcestershire by ten runs in the Friends Life t20. The left-handed opener hammered 35 off 25 balls with the help of three boundaries and one six that made a dent ... Read more

Shakib-Tamim face off today

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s Worcestershire and vice captain Tamim Iqbal’s Nottinghamshire will lock horn in their much awaited match today in the Friends LifeT20 tournament at the Pears’ home ground New Road. While Bangladesh vice captain Tamim Iqbal influenced Notts’ superb victory by five wickets over Yorkshire with a blistering 47 off 37 balls which ... Read more