Saturday, April 13, 2024

Siddons criticises critics

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons reacted sharply to the criticism that his captain Sakib al Hasan has been facing for opting to bowl first in Saturday’s opening match against India. Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli took full advantage of the suicidal decision to hit two centuries that took India to 370-4, ending the contest half-way through ... Read more

O’Brien minds job at hand

As the cricketing minnows struggle to make an impression in the early part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the debate over their exclusion from the 2015 edition is heating up with captains taking sides and letting their own theories on the topic be known. While the leading Associate Member nations joined in the ... Read more

Toss dictates day’s talks

Lankans, Kiwis thrash minnows New Zealand decimated Kenya in Chennai and Sri Lanka did a similar job on Canada in Hambantota as the ICC Cricket World Cup rolls into other two host nations yesterday. But fans here in Bangladesh were still reeling from Saturday’s defeat to India by 87 runs at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium ... Read more

Sehwag, Kohli put Tigers down

India attained their twin objectives of confirming their status as tournament favourites and exacting a revenge on their upstart neighbours when they defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs in the World Cup opening match on Saturday. Opener Virender Sehwag made Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan regret his decision

Sehwag makes Sakib pay for toss blunder

Virender Sehwag made Sakib al Hasan regret his decision to field by cracking a superb century to lift India to a massive 370-4 in the opening World Cup match in Dhaka on Saturday. The sell-out crowd at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and millions of fans watching the match on television were stunned, to say the ... Read more

Sakib has no regrets

Skipper Sakib al Hasan had no regret in taking to the field first after winning the toss in the opening match of the World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. India amassed a huge 370-4 in 50 overs with Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli taking full advantage of a placid batting wicket each ... Read more

Festive crowd greets World Cup

The biggest advantage of watching a game from the stands alongside the faithful and not encased in an air-conditioned press box is that you miss nothing of the buzz, the collective heartbeat of the thousands who are inside the stadium egging on their own to do better and bigger things. So it turned out to ... Read more

Cricket rules

All eyes on Mirpur as Bangladesh take on favourites India in World Cup opener today The wait is over. The battle begins today. Normally in every tournament, the final is billed as the match to watch. But when Bangladesh will take on India in the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the ... Read more

‘Just another game for us’

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan tried to tone down the hype of today’s opening match of the World Cup, terming it as just another game in international cricket. While the Bangladesh perspective of the game has been billed as an attempt to ‘repeat history’ and the Indian one is being dubbed a ‘revenge mission’ by ... Read more

Missing Mashrafee

Some called him the most interviewed non-playing cricketer in the World Cup and some called the missing Tiger. But whatever one says about him, the former Bangladesh skipper remained the most sought-after cricketer to the Indian media on Friday ahead of their World Cup opening match against Bangladesh. The reason is simple. The only two ... Read more

Funny Dhoni

When Sakib al Hasan was asked at the press conference of all captains if he expects Bangladesh to beat India in their opening match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni spurred him on from back and asked him to tell the press that he also wants to win the World Cup. But it did not go well with ... Read more

Musa piques Tigers’ spirits

If the Bangladesh cricket team needed inspiration to face up to a massive challenge, there is none more qualified to give them a pep talk than Musa Ibrahim. The first Bangladeshi to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the mountaineer met the Tigers for a brief exchange during their team meeting at the team hotel ... Read more

Charming Fatullah

After the rigours and hectic pace of Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Fatullah is a sigh of relief. The ground is reached through a narrow road that trails off from the Dhaka-Narayanganj highway, lending the approach an almost rustic feel. Yesterday, as the World Cup warm-up match between England and Pakistan started,

Cricket gala begins

The 10th Cricket World Cup, a 49-match six-week sporting marathon was formally launched by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina amidst thunderous cheers here this evening in the renovated Bangabandhu National Stadium in a blaze of colour and pageantry. “ It gives me great pleasure to declare the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup open,” said Sheikh ... Read more

Skippers in rickshaws as World Cup opens

Captains of the 14 competing teams at the World Cup paraded through Dhaka’s historic Bangabandhu Stadium on Thursday in brightly coloured rickshaws, the transport of choice in this teeming city. Protected by a sheet of bullet-proof glass, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina watched as home skipper Shakib Al Hasan brought up the rear of the ... Read more