Abdullah Al Mehdi | The Daily Star
  • Abdullah Al Mehdi

  • Mash’s success in absence of governing philosophy

    That Bangladesh cricket is resigned to talking about individuals over team building and governing ideas of their cricket speaks to the greater culture now omnipresent over the course of a decade or so but is more prominent across the last few years.
  • A Test spirit governed by fear

    There was no display of effort, perseverance or mental grind befitting of Test cricket by the Tigers in their defeat to Sri Lanka in the second Test in Kandy yesterday, and the sphere of their failures has a lot more to it than the margin of defeat inflicted by the hosts.
  • Miraz going for bored out?

    The Bangladesh spinners have time and again failed to make any real impact in matches, especially in the longest format, when the pitches are not conducive to spin. With no real variations to keep batsmen guessing, spinners regurgiate the 'tagline' of maintaining line and length, but to what extent it works in their favour, remains a big question.
  • ‘The record shows that we have to do things differently’

    The most important facet in all of Bangladesh’s major victories in international cricket is that the whole team contributed, no matter the size.
  • Owning up and correcting the process is the only way forward

    Dark clouds are hovering above Bangladesh Cricket for the past few days following the whitewash inflicted on the Tigers by the West Indies.