Mazhar Uddin | The Daily Star
  • Mazhar Uddin

  • Shakib doesn’t miss a beat on comeback

    Displaying emphatic body language that was only matched by performance and a cutthroat personality, Shakib Al Hasan picked up where he left off as he returned to international cricket after serving a one-year ban imposed by the ICC in the first of three ODIs against the West Indies yesterday.
  • A new beginning for captain and team

    When he was appointed Bangladesh’s long-term ODI skipper last year, Tamim Iqbal would have realised the importance of his new responsibility immediately, but he has not been able to walk the walk because the coronavirus pandemic forced a suspension of the Tigers’ cricket soon afterwards.
  • Tools there, but will they be used well?

    Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo has a wide variety of bowling options with six genuine seamers, two left-arm spinners, and two off-spinners in the 18-member ODI squad for the three-match series against the West Indies.
  • Chance for batsmen to level up

    The onus will probably be the most on batsmen to adapt to international cricket after a gap of more than 10 months when Bangladesh will take on West Indies in the upcoming three-match ODI series starting from January 20.
  • A subdued yet auspicious return

    The scenes at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday were unusual because there were no supporters such as Shoaib Ali Bukhari, better known as “Tiger Shoaib” for his body paint, screaming their support during the national team’s practice session.