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  • They are India and we are Bangladesh, says Soumya

    Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar was in an upbeat mood when talking to reporters today regarding the India match. Bangladesh will play India on July 2 and Soumya said that the Tigers cannot think they lag behind in any departments to India when they play the Asian giants.

  • Shakib first Tiger to 1k World Cup runs

    When Shakib Al Hasan tucked the last ball of the 21st over from Afghanistan pacer Dawlat Zadran to deep square leg, he became the first Bangladesh player to score 1,000 runs in World Cup matches.

  • 'Shakib should take over as Universe Boss'

    Bangladesh handed the West Indies a thumping seven-wicket defeat, courtesy of Shakib Al Hasan's brilliant unbeaten 124 and Liton Das' unbeaten 94 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton yesterday. Following such a commanding victory, praises pour in from all around the world for the Tigers.

  • ‘Mustafizur’s two wickets was the turning point’

    West Indies were thundering towards a huge total, putting the Tigers out of the game at the 40th over of the innings when Mashrafe Bin Mortaza brought his wily cutter master Mustafizur Rahman back into the attack and it paid rich dividends.

  • Shakib reaches landmark 6k ODI runs

    Shakib Al Hasan reached the landmark of 6000 runs in ODI cricket during the World Cup game against the West Indies at Taunton.

  • Warner presents injured net bowler with Australia WC shirt

    David Warner gives net bowler Jaykishan Plaha a signed Australia World Cup shirt on Saturday, a week after hitting the paceman in the head with a drive during a practice session at the Oval.

  • Warner says wife is 'my rock' after World Cup hundred

    David Warner says wife Candice has been his "rock" and the driving force behind his return to Australia duty after the opener scored his first international century since a ball-tampering ban during a World Cup win over Pakistan.

  • Key World Cup battles ahead of India-Australia clash

    India and Australia clash in the standout game of the World Cup so far on Sunday, with Virat Kohli's men desperate to lay down a marker against the five-time champions. Here let’s look at three key battles between the two sides ahead of the match at the Oval.

  • 'We say it but outsiders don’t really take us into account'

    Bangladesh are still considered to be underdogs in major cricket events. Despite making it to the quarterfinal of the 2015 World Cup, the semis of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the Asia Cup 2018 recently, the Tigers still have it all to prove as far as the rest of the world is concerned.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    McCullum predicts Bangladesh will win just one WC match

    Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has predicted that Bangladesh will win just a single match in the World Cup in England.

  • Mashrafe and the queen

    Mash and the other captains meet Queen Elizabeth

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry with the rest of the cricket captains by his side yesterday ahead of the World Cup.

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    Highs and lows of Tigers’ WC records

    With the 10th edition of the ICC World Cup kicking off from May 30, let us look back at some of the interesting statistics from Bangladesh’s World Cup ventures.

  • ‘Need to beat six teams’

    Hannan Sarkar shared some of his World Cup memories and more in an interview with The Daily Star’s Nabid Yeasin.

  • Dale Steyn

    Steyn ruled out of South Africa World Cup opener

    Dale Steyn has been ruled out of South Africa's World Cup opener against England on Thursday.

  • Roy completes England's warm-up rout of Afghanistan

    Jason Roy seals an England thrashing of Afghanistan as the tournament hosts cruised to victory in their final match before the World Cup.

  • All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    Rhodes challenges Shakib to prove his top dog status

    Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes has urged star player Shakib Al Hasan to prove his top dog status at the upcoming World Cup. Shakib is entering his fourth World Cup as world’s top ODI all-rounder.

  • Need to use practice matches to adapt to conditions: Miraz

    Bangladesh all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz says that the team will not be taking the practice match against Pakistan tomorrow lightly as it will be a perfect opportunity for the Tigers to adapt to the English conditions ahead of the mega event.

  • Afridi slates Gambhir for ‘forfeiting’ comments

    Former Pakistan player Shahid Afridi reacts angrily to Gautam Gambhir’s suggestion that India should not play against Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup in England.

  • Starstruck kids cheer for the Tigers

    Bangladesh team practiced at Cathedral School Ground in Cardiff and children were excited by the players' presence in their school.

  • Pakistan announce 2018 Asia Cup squad

    PCB bans wives and families from accompanying cricketers

    Pakistan will start their World Cup in England by facing off the West Indies on May 31 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. In the meantime, the Pakistan players will not really be pleased as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bans their wives and families from accompanying them during the course of the tournament.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    We have a genuine chance of winning the WC: Shakib

    Shakib Al Hasan, who climbed atop of the ICC ODI rankings for all-rounders recently just ahead of the upcoming World Cup in England, talks about the Tigers’ chances in the mega event.

  • Bangladesh’s top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib goes top of all-rounders' rankings

    Bangladesh’s top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan went top of the ICC ODI rankings for all-rounders ahead of the start of the cricket World Cup in England.

  • Soumya Sarkar

    ‘I hope people would get off his back’

    Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar has been in fantastic touch especially since his hundred and double hundred in the Dhaka Premier League [DPL] this season for Abahani Limited. He was able to carry that form to the international stage, hitting three consecutive 50s during the recently-concluded tri-nation series in Ireland. Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes said that the team firmly backs the opener even though many still criticise the left-hander.

  • Tigers in England for World Cup

    The Bangladesh cricket team reached their team hotel in Leicester, England yesterday to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, scheduled to begin from May 30.

  • Official World Cup song released

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Song “Stand By” is now available to the world as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks.

  • $ 10 million prize pot for cricket World Cup

    The International Cricket Coucil (ICC) has announced that the prize money for the winners of the upcoming cricket World Cup will be $ 4 million -- the highest prize money to date.

  • Tamim lauds Soumya’s support during opening stand

    Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal struggled to get going early in his innings during Bangladesh’s successful chase of West Indies’ 261. As has often been the case, Tamim has the right mindset to see out rough phases while keeping his cool and he reiterated that his batting partner Soumya Sarkar’s ability and mindset was more crucial to his innings than anything he himself had done.

  • ‘Involvement can keep the cold away’

    Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan put on a good showing with both the bat and the ball and also on the field yesterday as Bangladesh usurped West Indies by eight wickets at Dublin.

  • Cold will just be an excuse: Mash

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was aware that his side needed to perform to expectations in their opening match of the tri-series against West Indies tomorrow, especially with the Caribbean side putting up a brilliant show against Ireland in the series opener.

  • Tigers' jersey to be changed

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to change the design of the national team's World Cup jersey after the design of the two jerseys unveiled on Monday was squarely criticised by fans and media alike.