West Indies ousted, Ireland reaches Super 12

Sports Desk: dhakamirror.com Veteran opener Paul Stirling smashed an unbeaten 66 to propel Ireland into the Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 and eliminate two-time champions West Indies in a shocking upset on Friday. Gareth Delany took a career-best 3-16 to reduce the Caribbeans to 146-5 before the Irish reached their goal with 15 balls to … Read more

Focus on new regime

Bangladesh-West Indies lone T20 today
With today’s T20 International the series between Bangladesh and the visiting West Indies gets underway at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. It will no doubt be a huge challenge for the Tigers when they play the shortest version of the game after a gap of almost one and a half years, and after five years at home.
For Bangladesh it’s a series of many firsts. The main focus will obviously be on wicketkeeper

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Good start key: Riyad

Mahmudullah Riyad is usually a man of few words, but the newly-appointed vice-captain of the Tigers makes his point precisely. Despite the West Indies having the ICC Emerging Player of the Year, Devender Bishoo, as their leading spinner, the Tigers are concerned of the opposition pace attack.
Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul and Carlos Brathwaite make up the main pace attack with skipper

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An opportunity, not revenge for Sammy

The only two times Darren Sammy played Tests against Bangladesh were during the 2-0 defeat in 2009. But earlier this year, he was at the helm when the Tigers were shot out for 58 runs.
Despite the World Cup West Indies would be willing to reverse those Test defeats but are not yet calling this series their shot at revenge. “It’s never about revenge. It’s about making full use of the

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Sammy & Co come to town

The West Indies cricket team arrived in the capital last night to play a Twenty20 international, three ODIs and two Tests against the Tigers. The 19-member team touched down at the Shahjalal International Airport at 8:00pm for a month-long tour.
Darren Sammy’s men will however have none of the Trinidad & Tobago players as five members

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