Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tigers seal historic Test win over Kiwis

An immensely special chapter has uncovered in Bangladesh cricket history as as the Tigers pulled off a crushing eight-wicket victory over world champions New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday. The tourists needed only 40 runs in their second innings for the historic win, their first ever in New Zealand and only their sixth in ... Read more

Tigers set to get back to grind

Following a short break after their historic 4-1 T20I series win over Australia last week, the Tigers are all set to return to a busy schedule within the next few days. The cricketers are scheduled to start optional individual training at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur from today, but Mushfiqur Rahim started training a few days back. Selectors ... Read more

Tigers face reality check

After some crushing victories in one-day and Twenty20 internationals followed by a scintillating come-from-behind draw in the first Test, Bangladesh were finally given a reality check by Pakistan on the second day of the second Test match in Dhaka on Thursday. The Tigers are now looking for the kind of miracle that had saved them in ... Read more

Tigers begin their camp today

The Bangladesh national cricket team will start their preparation camp ahead of the West Indies tour, followed by the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 to be played in Sri Lanka, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. Coach Richard Pybus will have 15 cricketers of the 19-member squad in the camp

Tigers’ India tour still only a hope

Bangladesh’s revelation that India will host them for a full international series in December raised quite a few eyebrows as it remained unclear of how India would accommodate them in their crowded international schedule. The Bangladesh Cricket Board in a statement on Monday said its president AHM Mustafa Kamal had a favourable discussion with his Indian ... Read more

‘Kamal drops Tamim’

BCB announces 14-man squad The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday named a 14-member Bangladesh team for the forthcoming Asia Cup, leaving out Tamim Iqbal. Chief selector Akram Khan said last night that BCB chief AHM Mustafa Kamal cut Tamim from the national team. “Tamim Iqbal was dropped by [BCB president] Mustafa Kamal. He was in ... Read more

Mash’s wait almost over

If you want to know how painful it is for a cricketer to be a mere spectator for almost an entire year, you can ask pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. It has never been a smooth journey for the ‘Narail Express’ because of persistent injuries since his international debut in November 2001 against Zimbabwe. The ... Read more

First-class not BCB’s first priority?

Friday’s cancellation of the National Cricket League matches is just the tip of the iceberg in Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) continuous disregard for the first-class game. During the first part of the 2011-12 season, the BCB scheduled the NCL into two parts (split by the Eid-ul-Fitr break in mid-November), both of which had domestic international ... 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

Tigers’ novel training

The national cricketers took part in a unique exercise in training yesterday by pedalling rickshaws around the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. On the fifth day of their scheduled six-day training camp, Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim led the way after the support staff got hold of the four rickshaws from the nearby Pahartali

Tamim injury not serious

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has not suffered any serious injury in his right knee, said the physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday. Tamim returned to Dhaka on Monday from Chittagong where the national cricketers are currently going through a conditioning programme to have an MRI after he was feeling pain in

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

Fifteen called up

National camp for Pak series starts tomorrow The national selection committee called up fifteen cricketers including injured paceman Mashrafe Bin Mortaza to attend a training camp that has been arranged ahead of the coming home series against Pakistan. The training camp will be held in Chittagong from November 18 to November 24. “There has been ... Read more

Seeking a turnaround

Rain threatens final ODI The Tigers’ shift to Chittagong is sure to bring back memories of the turnaround during the World Cup. And if that thought passes them by, a glance from the bus window would surely help them remember what happened here seven months ago. The road towards the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, and ... Read more

The one-legged climb

When Bangladesh reached 200 in the 47th over yesterday after having slipped to 1/3 by the first ten minutes, it was akin to a highly strung mountaineer having climbed Mount Everest on one leg and with a busted oxygen tank, but in favourable overhead conditions. The proverbial leg came off when the openers Tamim Iqbal ... Read more

Disaster Avoided, Humiliation Not

WI take unbeatable 2-0 lead The Tigers threatened a repeat of their dismal World Cup show in the early stages, losing three wickets for one run, but the home team rode on two half centuries from captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain to put up a decent total of 220 runs on the board. In ... Read more

Mushfiqur blames careless approach

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has held the top-order responsible for their careless approach, describing it as an instance when he even forgot it was his 100th ODI yesterday. Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful and after three boundaries, Shakib Al Hasan all fell in a heap as the Tigers crumpled to 18 for four by the ... Read more