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  • Lessons on offer for fresh U-19s

    With an aim to form a team for the 2019 Under-19 World Cup, the Bangladesh under-19 team, led by Saif Hassan, will leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow in order to take part in the Under-19 Asia Cup.

  • Bangladesh beat Thailand by 35 runs

    After being at the receiving end of a 64-run drubbing in the opening game against India, Bangladesh bounce back strongly as they beat Thailand by 35 runs in the 5th match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground in Bangkok.

  • Bangladesh storm into final

    Bangladesh romped into the final of the 5th Men's AHF Cup after thrashing Singapore 8-0 in the first semifinal today.

  • Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 8 runs

    Bangladesh come out in front by 8 runs against Netherlands during the qualifying match of World T20 2016 at Dharamsala, India.

  • A bizarre way of celebration

    Bangladesh cricket team has played very well in the Asia Cup.

  • Rising Tigers primed for World T20

    It would be a lie if one were to say that defeat to India in the final of the Asia Cup did not hurt the Tigers at all. However, that they reached the final will be a confidence boost ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in India, where they reached yesterday to take part in the qualifying round.

  • Tigers title hopes iced with hot Mahmudullah held back

    With a final tournament average of 121.00 at a strike rate of 165.75, Bangladesh may regret sending Mahmudullah in to bat so late in their shortened innings at the Asia Cup final.

  • Kohli's jig and Tamim's close shave

    Much discussed moments of Asia Cup 2016 final between Bangladesh and India at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

  • Mahmudullah Riyad v Yuvraj Singh

    Yuvraj is feared for his six-hitting abilities and has rediscovered his touch, while Mahmudullah can take Bangladesh home in a difficult chase or make sure that there are enough runs on the board to defend, both of which he does in elegant fashion.

  • Rain bar at Asia Cup final

    Sudden rain accompanied with gusty winds have cast an uncertainty over the Asia Cup final match between Bangladesh and India. With incessant rain that began from 6:00pm, power is currently out at the packed Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

  • Fan factor in Asia Cup final

    India are no strangers to playing in cacophony but playing in front of a raucous, partisan Bangladesh crowd in the Asia Cup final could be an altogether different experience.

  • Sabbir Rahman v Virat Kohli

    Kohli is a proven modern batting maestro, a level that the impressive Sabbir still has a long way to go to achieve

  • Repaying faith, the Mahmudullah way

    Mahmudullah seems to have made a smooth transition from a batsman who struggled to express himself in the limited opportunities he received at No. 6 to one who thrives under pressure.

  • Ticket seekers clash with cops at Mirpur

    Ticket seekers clash with cops at Mirpur-10 and vandalise some vehicles over tickets for Asia Cup final between Bangladesh and India tomorrow.

  • Waqar Younis

    Waqar laments Pakistan's 'sad story' exit

    Amid the joyous tumult at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, there were a few quiet voices searching for answers.

  • PM at stadium to watch Bangladesh-Pakistan match

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could not control her deep passion for cricket as she came to watch the Bangladesh-Pakistan Asia Cup T20 match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur.

  • Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan

    Sri Lanka seek answers against in-form India

    India win both their games in the Asia Cup so far, against Bangladesh and Pakistan, Sri Lanka beat UAE but lost to Bangladesh, and another defeat will make qualification hard for them.

  • Asia Cup over for Mustafizur

    What was supposed to be a day of relaxation for the Bangladesh team, following a resounding victory over Sri Lanka, turned out to be a difficult one as the news of Mustafizur Rahman's injury compelled the team management to deviate slightly from their normal routine.

  • Dipping Sri Lanka face surging Bangladesh

    Over the past year, when Sri Lanka have sometimes seemed to be physically incapable of winning; habitually trading strong positions for plunging losses, Bangladesh are rising. They have unique talents, like Mustafizur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar. And they are led by talisman-warhorse Mashrafe Mortaza.

  • Who is favourite in new show of old rivalry?

    The marquee clash between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup is set to be a mouth-watering one as the teams do not play each other often enough in the international circuit thanks to the political tension between the two countries.

  • Pantho Kanai and Kona performs Asia Cup theme song

    The Asia Cup is well underway and the popular theme song seems to be a hit among the crowds in the stadium stands.

  • Plenty to gain

    When Bangladesh takes on UAE in their second Asia Cup T20 match this evening at Mirpur, nothing but a comprehensive win would be expected from the Tigers. The question is whether Bangladesh are clear favourites against the ICC Associate Member country in the T20 format. The defeat against India in the opener is not the reason behind that question; it is not as if all is lost following the 45-run loss.

  • Stage set for dramatic start

    It's difficult to recall the last time Bangladesh entered a mega event without the 'underdog' tag. They did reach the final of the Asia Cup in 2012 and they also created history by making it to the quarterfinal of the World Cup in 2015.

  • India-Bangladesh soap opera set for new season

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza says they have completed their experiments against Zimbabwe in January and there is no room for any such experiments in Asia Cup.

  • Shahid Afridi

    ‘Fail in Asia Cup, lose World Cup spot’

    Shahid Afridi, Pakistan captain fires a stern warning salvo at the national players, and calls upon them to pull up their socks during the Asia Cup in Bangladesh or lose T20 world cup spot.

  • Chance to face T20 demons

    Bangladesh national captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said the Tigers are hopeful of doing well in the upcoming Asia cup

  • Bangladesh recall Mithun, Nasir for World T20

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun is the surprise inclusion in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the upcoming World Twenty20.

  • Mashrafe to lead Tigers in T20 WC

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces 15-man squad of Bangladesh team for the ICC T20 World Cup with Mashrafe as its captain.

  • BCB mulls holding Mustafizur back from PSL

    The BCB could hold back Mustafizur Rahman from playing in the forthcoming PSL. The pacer was picked by Lahore Qalandars franchise for $50,000 for the T20 tournament to be held in the UAE from February 4.

  • 'Reviving Indo-Pak ties important for cricket'

    Sunil Gavaskar, the former India captain, believes New Delhi and Islamabad must start a dialogue to pave the way for the revival of regular cricket matches between India and Pakistan.