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  • Test cricket finally returns to Pakistan

    Test cricket will return to Pakistan after a long gap of 10 years after Sri Lanka agreed to a tour for two matches next month, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Thursday.

  • BD U-19 thrash SL

    A magnificent unbeaten 98-ball 123 from Towhid Hridoy saw the Bangladesh under-19 team register a whopping 161-run victory over their Sri Lankan counterparts in the third of a five-match Youth ODI series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday. The win ensured Bangladesh a 2-0 lead in the series with the first match being abandoned due to inclement weather.

  • Soumya shines for emerging team

    Riding on opener Soumya Sarkar’s unbeaten 74-ball 84, the Bangladesh Emerging Team romped to a nine-wicket win against their Hong Kongese counterparts during an ACC Emerging Teams Cup encounter at BKSP-4 in Savar yesterday.

  • Modi extends invite to Hasina

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited his Bangladesh counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, to watch the second Test match between Bangladesh and India, which will begin at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 22.

  • Yet to learn at 19

    It has been just over 19 years since November 10, 2000 when Bangladesh stepped into the Test arena with their inaugural Test against India, which the Tigers lost by nine wickets in Dhaka. Bangladesh were however applauded for their magnificent showing as the Tigers had the grip of the game even on the third day before a dramatic collapse on the fourth day had undone the fearless start.

  • ‘Pressure also from journos’

    Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque is currently feeling the pressure from all sides. On his first assignment as captain, the only thing that could have provided respite was a good first day in the first Test, however, the Tigers’ batsmen’s vulnerability against the rampaging fast bowling attack of India unsettled the tongue-tied cricketer.

  • 77 of 150 runs gifted

    On the contrary to India’s reputation of being the toughest place on earth for a tour in modern cricket, it was the hosts who were uncharacteristically generous in offering Bangladesh batsmen repeat opportunities to stay on the wicket.

  • An exhibition of pace bowling

    A cool breeze blowing across the ground in the morning comforted the players in otherwise hot and sunny conditions as Bangladesh elected to bat in the first Test against India at the Holkar Stadium in Indore yesterday. There was however no respite from the heat generated by a rampant Indian pace trio for the Bangladesh batsmen.

  • Absolute respect for the process: Kohli

    “Yeah he [Mustafizur Rahman] is a very good bowler. We’ve played against him quite a bit. But red ball… I think any left-arm seamer is a very different kind of bowler that we’re not used to playing a lot,” India skipper Virat Kohli -- calmness and professionalism personified -- said yesterday during a press conference.

  • Mominul sees opportunity

    Mominul Haque, one of Bangladesh’s best performers in the Test circuit, will become Bangladesh’s newest Test captain as the Indore Test against India rolls out the carpet for the start of the Tigers’ Test Championship campaign today.

  • Pooran banned for 4 T20Is for ball tampering

    West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned for four T20 internationals for tampering with the ball in a one-day match against Afghanistan, cricket’s world body announced Wednesday.

  • Pitch to aid seamers early

    The pitch at the Holkar Stadium in Indore stayed under cover for most of the day. In the afternoon yesterday, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque had a look at the surface, which is supposedly very hard.

  • Fizz is going to be a threat: Kohli

    India skipper Virat Kohli says that handling Bangladesh’s ace left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman may get a bit tricky as India do not often play against left armers in the longest format of the game.

  • Pooran banned for four T20 matches for ball tampering

    West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned for four T20 internationals for tampering with the ball in a one-day match against Afghanistan, cricket's world body announced Wednesday.

  • Shakib is two players in one: Mominul

    Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque says the absence of banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be like missing two players, as the team prepare for their two-Test series in India.

  • Saif SC reaping rewards of youth system

    With eight days remaining to the close of players’ transfer window of Bangladesh Premier League, Saif Sporting Club on Wednesday completed their registration formalities by promoting 10 academy players to the senior squad.

  • 5th round ends in stalemates

    With tropical cyclone Bulbul lashing the coastal areas of Bangladesh, all four fifth-round matches of the National Cricket League were affected and ended in draws on the fourth and final day yesterday.

  • No Shakib in T20I, ODI rankings

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) did not include Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently serving a two-year ban, in their updated T20I and ODI rankings.

  • Pink on the horizon

    While both Bangladesh and India had insisted that the focus lay with the first Test in Indore starting from tomorrow, the pink ball which will be used in the second Test in Kolkata dominated all discussion yesterday during Ajinkya Rahane’s press conference.

  • Intense Tigers brace for tough Test

    The Bangladesh team practised under sunny skies at the Holkar Stadium in Indore yesterday and the focus had shifted to red-ball cricket with the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad getting into Test gear.

  • Bangladesh will come really hard at us: Rahane

    India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane says that in no way India will be taking Bangladesh lightly when the two sides meet in their first of the two Tests at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Thursday.

  • Australia primed to end T20 World Cup drought, says Gilchrist

    The Twenty20 World Cup is the only major piece of silverware missing from Australia's trophy cabinet but the hosts are gearing up perfectly to end the drought next year, former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has told Reuters.

  • Rubel’s best dominates pacers’ day

    Pacer Rubel Hossain registered his career-best bowling figures of seven for 51 to help Khulna Division bundle out Rajshahi Division for just 151 on the third day of the fifth-round National Cricket League match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Tier-1 leaders Khulna ended the day with a three-run lead and with six wickets in hand.

  • A worrying lack of Fizz

    From the New Zealand series in early 2019, through the World Cup and now the T20I series in India, ace Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman has struggled to find the means to operate at the level expected of him.

  • Tigers face tough transition

    Bangladesh will have little time to reflect on the just-concluded T20I series, where they put up a fight but eventually lost 2-1.

  • Promise in innings and outlook

    Mohammad Naim welcomed India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal by lifting a shot over the bowler’s head, then smashed two more boundaries in successive deliveries through long on and behind point.

  • Mosaddek in doubt for Tests

    Bangladesh all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain returned to Dhaka from India yesterday due to a family emergency, informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

  • BD U-19s win 2nd ODI

    After the first youth ODI was abandoned due to inclement weather last Saturday, the Bangladesh Under-19 team took the lead in their five-match series with a five-wicket win over their Sri Lankan counterparts in the second match at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna yesterday.

  • Sri Lanka tightens sports betting rules to fight cricket graft

    Sri Lanka introduce tough penalties for match-fixing and tighten sports betting restrictions on Monday in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country's cricket team.

  • Mohammad Naim

    I think it was the best ball of the innings: Naim

    Although Bangladesh lost their third of the three T20Is against India by 30 runs in Nagpur yesterday, Bangladesh opener Mohammad Naim put in a magnificent performance that had kept Bangladesh alive in the game even after the loss of two early wickets. Naim, who saw his stumps uprooted by a brilliant yorker from Shivam Dube in the 16th over after a magnificent 48-ball 81, talks to the reporters about his performance and more at the team hotel in Indore today.