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  • Shahzad steers Afghans to 252

    Burly opener Mohammad Shahzad knocked a fighting hundred to lift Afghanistan to 252 for 8 in their Asia Cup Super Four match against India in Dubai on Tuesday.

  • Raza back in Zim fold for BD tour

    Sikandar Raza has been added to the Zimbabwe squads for the Tests and one-day internationals against Bangladesh in October.

  • Tamim to consult specialist in England

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is expected to travel to England on Thursday to consult a specialised doctor about his left hand's fractured index finger knuckle. The southpaw sustained the injury during the Asia cup opener against Sri Lanka at the bowling of Suranga Lakmal and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-mario

    Feeling the heat, but up for the battle

    The heat is a dominant topic here in the UAE, and while it is true that the mercury is the same for all four remaining teams in the ongoing Asia Cup, Bangladesh would be justified in saying that they are the most disadvantaged.

  • Can Tigers find a way again?

    The Asia Cup so far has been an exercise in making lemonade out of lemons for Bangladesh. From the first match, during which opener Tamim Iqbal was felled by a fractured left hand because of which he eventually had to leave the tournament, Bangladesh have had to deal with the heat in the UAE, which the country's cricketers have not experienced since the 1995 Asia Cup, and tough scheduling.

  • Tigers braced for virtual semi

    When Bangladesh meet Pakistan in the last Asia Cup Super Four game, it will be a virtual semifinal between two teams who have had similar paths to this point. Both have won two matches out of four so far.

  • Law leaving West Indies to coach Middlesex

    Stuart Law is leaving his role as West Indies head coach to take over at Middlesex from next season, the English county announced.

  • Bangladesh batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto

    Nazmul's place under the scanner

    Changes may be in the offing for Bangladesh when they take on Pakistan on Wednesday in what will be a virtual Asia Cup semifinal at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. They won their last match against Afghanistan in thrilling fashion Sunday when Mustafizur Rahman conceded just four runs when Afghanistan needed eight to win in the last over.

  • Tigresses become T20 Asia Cup champions

    Tigresses could feature in next Women’s Championship

    The next cycle of the Women’s Championship could feature ten teams with Bangladesh and Ireland featuring alongside the current eight members.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in Asia cup 2018

    ‘Possible because of your love’ – Mash hails Tigers’ supporters

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza reached a new milestone during the match against Afghanistan on September 23, becoming the first bowler from Bangladesh to reach 250 ODI wickets. The cricketer thanked the Tigers’ supporters via a Facebook post, saying that it was the love of the supporters that kept him going during harsh times.

  • Where it all happens

    On Monday, there was a media day at the ICC headquarters, not far from where India will play Afghanistan in the Asia Cup today, where bigwigs like ICC CEO Dave Richardson, general manager of the Anti-Corruption Unit Alex Marshall and general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice spoke to the media about the state of cricket in 2018.

  • It's all about homework

    Imrul Kayes had just 48 hours after completing a four-day game in Khulna for the High Performance squad to pack his bags and board a flight to join the Tigers in the United Arab Emirates for a do or die encounter against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, where he was expected to handle one of the best spin bowlers in the world in Rashid Khan.

  • Mustafizur Rahman in Asia Cup 2018

    'Win this one today, Bhai told me'

    Mustafizur Rahman is not the most talkative with microphones placed in front of him and cameras trained on him. However, when he performs like he did on Sunday, stopping Afghanistan dead in their tracks by conceding just four when they needed eight to win off the last over of their Asia Cup match, he has to reluctantly make an appearance.

  • Out of the box and back in contention

    What could be the beginning of a turnaround for Bangladesh in the ongoing Asia Cup may seem on the surface to have been caused by the inspired inclusion of Imrul Kayes in the team for Sunday's match against Afghanistan a mere 17 hours after he was flown into the United Arab Emirates as emergency reinforcement.

  • CA closes probe into Moeen's claim

    Cricket Australia has closed its investigation into England all-rounder Moeen Ali's claim that he was called "Osama" by a rival player

  • 'I've been made a scapegoat'

    Sri Lanka's sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country's cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island's humiliating exit from the Asia Cup.

  • Rashid Khan in Asia Cup 2018

    Rashid sees the other side too

    Before yesterday, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan had played four ODIs and three T20s against Bangladesh. Handling the world-class leg-spinner has always been a bothersome prospect for the Tigers. In each of the four previous ODIs that Rashid played against Bangladesh, he had managed more than one wicket and did not give away over 40 runs in any of those games.

  • Mash becomes first Tiger to 250 ODI wickets

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza becomes the first Tiger to bag 250 wickets after bagging two wickets yesterday.

  • I'm a scapegoat, says sacked Sri Lanka captain Mathews

    Sri Lanka's sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country's cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island's humiliating exit from the Asia Cup.

  • Mustafizur Rahman

    ‘Mustafiz was a magician’ – Mash hails fantastic last over

    Fizz’s fantastic final over yesterday, saw Bangladesh successfully defend eight runs in the last over in a tight match where Afghans looked like they were in the driving seat with wickets in hand.

  • Mustafizur Rahman Fizz

    Mahmudullah hails ‘brilliant’ Fizz

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad singles out Mustafizur Rahman for special praise after the left-arm pacer kept his nerve and overcame cramps to bowl a last over for the ages, conceding just four runs when Afghanistan needed eight to win.

  • Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad

    ‘Pressure lets me give back to my team’

    Far from being burdened by the responsibility, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah says he relishes the opportunities to fish his team out of trouble

  • We needed Imrul’s experience: Mahmudullah

    Imrul Kayes shows the value of experience in bailing out Bangladesh from a precarious position during their Asia Cup match against Afghanistan

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

    Riyad glad to be on the right side of last-over drama

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad revels in winning a close game after having been on the wrong side of dramatic finishes in the past

  • Tigers hold their nerve in thriller

    Mustafizur Rahman bowled a superb last over, conceding just four runs when eight were needed, as Bangladesh won the Asia Cup Super Four match against Afghanistan by three runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

  • 'Maxwell, Handscomb on right path'

    Veteran Victorian batsman Cameron White, who scored a match-winning century against New South Wales on Sunday, feels

  • Twin tons crush Pakistan

    Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit punishing centuries to steer an imperious India to a nine wicket win over a listless Pakistan in the Asia Cup match in Dubai on Sunday.


    However many runs he has scored in ODI cricket, the scale of Liton Das's ambition is staggering. Wiley Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid

  • Pakistan struggle to 237-7 despite Malik's 78

    Pakistan were once again short of a fighting total as they managed 237-7 in their 50 overs despite an attractive half century by Shoaib Malik in the Asia Cup game against India in Dubai on Sunday.

  • Mushy third Tiger to 5,000 ODI runs

    Bangladesh batsman Mushffiqu Rahim became the third player from the country to reach 5,000 ODI runs.