Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bowling offers Ashraful the last straw

Embatt-led former skipper Mohammad Ashraful has planned to pay more attention to his bowling in order to retain his place in the Bangladesh’s starting line-up. Ashraful, making a comeback in the playing XI after four one-day internationals, put in another miserable batting performance having been dismissed for just one run in Friday’s

Tamim cleared after X-ray

Opener Tamim Iqbal has suffered a minor injury while taking a catch during Friday’s crucial match against Ireland, said a team official on Saturday. Tamim took a stunning catch diving to his front to dismiss Ireland batsman Niall O’Brien for 38, a catch that turned the game to Bangladesh’s

Tigers given two days off

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team were given two days off from all sort of cricketing activities after Friday’s nerve-wracking win against Ireland. All players left the hotel to be with their family after a light gym work and swimming and are expected to report back to the team management this

Pakistan win crucial match against Sri Lanka

Colombo: Pakistan after a tough fight defeated Sri Lanka by 11 runs in their crucial Group A match in the ICC World Cup here at the Premadasa Stadium on Saturday. Shahid Afridi came up with another superb bowling performance after taking his first World Cup five-wicket haul in the previous match against

Key Windies star Dwayne Bravo out of World Cup

New Delhi: West Indies’ World Cup hopes suffered a major body blow on Saturday when key all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a knee injury. Bravo, a veteran of 110 internationals, suffered the injury while bowling in his team’s opening defeat against South Africa at the Feroz Shah ... Read more

We always believed in us: Sakib

Bangla-desh skipper Sakib al Hasan said he always believed that they would win the match against Ireland despite putting only 205 runs on board after batting first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh made the meagre score a winning total after a four-wicket blast by paceman

Tigers cross Irish hurdle

Shafiul steers first win in World Cup The celebration continued unabated at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday as the bowlers led by pacer Shafiul Islam salvaged the party for Bangladesh in a match where anything other than a victory would have been a huge upset for the jubilant fans.The sell-out crowd, who were ... Read more

Celebrations all around

Thousands of cricket fans of all ages came out of their homes and the Mirpur stadium and gathered on the streets of the capital last night cheering. Wearing Bangladesh Cricket team’s jersey, blowing whistles, playing the drams, weaving flags or whatever they could find, they expressed their joy of Bangladesh’s victory over Ireland in

Fortunes swing for inspired Shafiul

When Shafiul Islam flung his arms in pure delight after Junaed Siddiqui gulped down Ireland No 11 Boyd Rankin’s miscued chip, the mind flew back to Wednesday mid-morning when he fell badly on his right shoulder during training, now a thousand miles away from the euphoria of the Tigers’ 27-run win. He didn’t move much ... Read more

Sakib pins hopes on condition

Bangladesh hope to use the home condition in their favour to outfox Ireland in what skipper Sakib al Hasan described as a must-win contest for them to stay in contention for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals. Bangladesh are expected to win today’s day-night fixture having already lost their opening game to India by ... Read more

Bangladesh v Ireland

l    The match between the giant slayers of the 2007 World Cup promises to be riveting. Bangladesh have won comfortably each time they have played Ireland in Dhaka (thee times). With the home crowd hopefully getting more to cheer about than in their World Cup opening defeat by India, the odds must be on Bangladesh ... Read more

Simmons’ bittersweet memory

Two wins in two recent major tournaments are expected to give Ireland an edge over Bangladesh in today’s World Cup tie, which is a must-win match for the Tigers to keep their quarter-finals alive. Phil Simmons, the Ireland coach and former West Indian batsman, has had some bitter memories against the Tigers in the recent ... Read more

Tamim gives Porterfield the biggest headache

While the Bangladesh spinners are understandably posing the biggest threat for Ireland in today’s crucial game, the visiting captain William Porterfield is also wary of the damage that opener Tamim Iqbal can cause to his untried attack.  Tamim, regarded as one of the most fearsome openers in world cricket, already showed he

‘Must-win’ game for Tigers

Bangladesh will look to bounce from their opening defeat and keep their quarter-final dream on track when they face Ireland in their second World Cup match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. A string of changes are expected in the Tigers’ line-up with pace bowler Shafiul Islam struggling for his fitness having picked up ... Read more

Proteas beat Windies with ease

De Villiers, Smith guide Protease to easy win New Delhi: AB de Villiers and captain Graeme Smith guided South Africa to an easy seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in a World Cup Group B match here at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday. Chasing a modest total of 223, South Africa lost two ... Read more

Pakistan crush Kenya to make flying start in WC

HAMBANTOTA: Pakistan outclassed Kenya by a huge margin of 205 runs in their opening World Cup Group A match here at the Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium on Wednesday. Set an improbable target of 318 runs, Kenya were bundled out for a mere 112 runs in 33.1 overs. Captain Shahid Afridi was the main destroyer capturing five ... Read more

Joyce can’t wait for Tigers

It is a matter of great regret for Ireland cricketer Ed Joyce that he had missed some of their most recent glories. Joyce switched his loyalty for England and played for them in the last World Cup to fulfil his Test ambition and thereby missed the chance of becoming part of an Irish squad that ... Read more

Eng survive Dutch scare

England overcame a shoddy performance in the field and a wonderful hundred from Holland’s Ryan ten Doeschate to avoid a shock defeat at the start of their World Cup campaign. Andrew Strauss (88) and Jonathan Trott (62) did most to help their team home by six wickets with eight balls to spare – statistics which ... Read more

Tickets can be collected from today

Tickets of the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Ireland will be up for grabs from today at the Shaheed Sorhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur. Those who have earlier collected vouchers from banks can collect their tickets providing documents at the Indoor Stadium’s booths from 10am to 5pm as the distribution of tickets

Siddons weighs his options

The surroundings of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium remained unexpectedly quiet yesterday but inside, the Tigers rearranged their strategies ahead of a potentially do-or-die game. Bangladesh take on Ireland for their second Group B game of the World Cup this Friday at the team’s favourite venue and while both sets of players remained in their hotel ... Read more