Saturday, June 22, 2024

‘It’s a massive game’

A close win like England’s over South Africa only a few days ago is hard to let go off, even though another crucial game is only a couple of days away. You tend to go on and on about the game and how the twists and turns took place and how the winning team actually ... Read more

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 ... Read more

England wary of wounded Tigers

With their World Cup bid firmly back on track, England have now shifted their attention to Bangladesh and are fully aware of the backlash they might face against their beleaguered hosts. Bangladesh were humiliated by West Indies in their latest game having been dismissed to their lowest ever one-day total of 58 runs for a ... Read more

India stave off Ireland

Ireland provided further evidence that they are the most improved of the Associate nations after stretching India during their match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday. They had astonished the world with their scarcely believable defeat of England at the same ground four days earlier, but yesterday India’s batting proved to be too strong ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Siddons seeks to move on

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Siddons seeks to move on Our Correspondent, Chittagong Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons admitted that his confidence was ‘dented’ by the humiliating loss to West Indies last Friday, but was keen on forgetting the setback and moving on. “The boys are still shell-shocked. They are sad about what happened and the ... Read more

Who will review the TV umpire?

Harper was at his worst during match between Pakistan and Canada Colombo: Heavy pressure seems to be mounting on umpires this World Cup due to the Umpires Decision Review System (UDRS). When a decision is sent up for review, the noise given out through the loud speaker is similar to that of a heart beat

Overconfidence led to Tigers’ downfall

Overcon-fidence coupled with irresponsible batting led to Bangladesh’s downfall in their crucial World Cup group B match against West Indies, former captains said on Saturday. Bangladesh made a mess of the game facing a rampant West Indian attack and were skittled  out for their lowest ever total of 58 runs to concede a humiliating nine-wicket ... Read more

Keep your feet on the ground

Keep your feet on the ground Very rarely do a team’s actions and words combine to paint as clear a picture as Bangladesh’s performance against Ireland and their captain Shakib Al Hasan’s words did at the post-match briefing on the Friday before their debacle against the West Indies. In truth, that picture could only be ... Read more

Stand by them

What transpired after the Bangladesh cricket team’s meek surrender to the West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday was nothing less than mayhem. Knives were out from every quarter to savage each and every member of the failed brigade whom they affectionately call Tigers

Tamed Tigers reach Ctg

The Bangladesh cricket team flew into Chittagong yesterday amidst tight security to play their two Group B matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday and next Monday. The security was beefed up following some sporadic incidents which took place after the Tigers’ meek surrender against West Indies ... Read more

Security tightened after WI stoning

Bangladesh World Cup security chief on Saturday said they would tighten the safety procedures after the West Indies team bus was hit by two stones following their big victory over the co-hosts in the capital. ‘We have reviewed the whole security system and decided to strengthen it further,’ said Colonel (retd) Mesbah Uddin Serniabat, the ... Read more

Windies blow Tigers away

Bangladesh made a mess in their pursuit of a second win in the World Cup and were shot out for their lowest ever total of 58 runs to concede a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to West Indies on Friday. The match ended well before the scheduled innings break as West Indies overhauled the total in little ... Read more

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 ... Read more

We had a point to prove: Sammy

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said they deserved to be treated as a better team than Bangladesh despite their recent drop in ranking and defeat to the Tigers on home soil. West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for their lowest ever total of 58 runs before completing a nine-wicket victory inside 13 overs, which Sammy hoped ... Read more

Tigers await a cracker of contest

In a crucial match for their quarter-final bid, Bangladesh will meet West Indies today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium hoping to keep up the momentum they had gained in a nail-biting finish against Ireland. If there is any game that holds the fate of the group, this is the one, which will be contested between the ... Read more

Kevin pulls Eng upside down

Kevin O’Brien hammered a Herculean century as Ireland pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of World Cup cricket defeating their mighty neighbours England by three wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday. The Irish erupted into unbridled celebration when John Mooney struck the first ball of the

India and England share thrilling tie

England shared a tie with India in a quite thrilling World Cup Group B encounter in Bangalore as Andrew Strauss inspired his side to level their opponent’s 338 in a pulsating clash. A dramatic finale saw England take 12 runs off the final over to tie the match after an imperious 158 from Strauss gave ... Read more

Bangladesh calm before next storm

Cricket-crazy Bangladesh is enduring a brief respite from World Cup frenzy due to a gap in matches as fans take a breather before the action resumes. Calm descended on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, a refurbished modern 25,000-seater facility in suburban Mirpur, which witnessed joyous celebrations of cricket’s greatest show over

Shafiul gives a ray of hope

Paceman Shafiul Islam buried the nightmare he had against India in the opening match with a match-winning performance in Friday’s cracking game against Ireland. Shafiul was humiliated by Indian opener Virender Sehwag on his way to one-day career best 175 runs last Saturday in manner which could have shattered the confidence of any