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  • Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza

    ‘The plan is to go home’

    “My future plan is obviously going home from here, and I will have a rethink,” was the anticlimactic answer delivered with a straight face. Mashrafe had said before that he did not want to think about his future during the World Cup and would go home and discuss with his family about his future.

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    ‘Surely not’

    “Are we looking at the next Prime Minister in the next 10, 15 years?” Mashafe Mortaza, who was understandably not ready for such an inquiry, said ‘surely not’ after a nervous few moments, where he collected himself presumably because it was the last question he would have

  • Mashrafe Mortaza in press conference ahead Bangladesh vs Australia Match

    ‘Real damage was done after 38th over’

    Mashrafe said. “If Mosaddek was there, I could have used off-spinners from both ends. I still think it was okay, but I would say that the real damage was done after the 38th over.”

  • Bangladesh beat Australia in Cardiff

    Mash recalls a Cardiff limousine ride

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza smiled widely when an Australian journalist asked him to talk about the match in Cardiff 14 years ago, when Bangladesh notched their only win over Australia. The smile grew wider when his wicket of legendary Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist

  • Mashrafe Mortaza in press conference ahead Bangladesh vs Australia Match

    ‘Not a one-man army’

    “I wouldn’t say it’s a one-man army. Shakib is scoring runs; that’s a great thing for the team. But if you look at it, the other boys have stepped up. Mustafizur Rahman got some wickets, Mohammad Saifuddin came in and took the early wicket of Chris Gayle -- we all

  • Mashrafe Mortaza and Abu Jayed in ICC World Cup 2019

    ‘Mash is a fighter’

    Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh yesterday spoke out in favour of the captain. “We all know Mashrafe is a fighter. He has a slight niggle,” Walsh told reporters in Taunton, referring to the hamstring injury Mashrafe picked up during the warm-up match against India on May 28

  • ‘Focus should now be on June 2’

    The aim of any global sporting showpiece should be to provide a level playing field, and it was note-worthy that -- whether by chance or design -- Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Afghanistan’s Gulbadin Naib were the two captains sitting on either side of the World Cup trophy during

  • Mashrafe Mortaza leaves for London

    Mash flies to London

    After enjoying a brief break, Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza flew to England yesterday and is expected to reach London to join the Tigers for their upcoming ICC World Cup mission. Mashrafe took a short break and returned to Bangladesh just after the Tigers’ won their maiden tri-nation series in Ireland

  • Mash gets AL ticket

    Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza receives confirmation from ruling Awami League to contest the seat from Narail-2 in his home district.

  • Mashrafe the man to follow

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal believes that youngsters can learn from ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's dedication and the

  • Cream of the crop set for battle

    The excitement of the Dhaka Premier League will be ramped up as the top six clubs, with very little separating them in the points

  • Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza


    Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has never been one to stand on ceremony. During the first drinks interval of yesterday's

  • Narail Hospital gets ambulance via Mashrafe foundation

    Narail Hospital gets ambulance via Mashrafe’s foundation

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's Narail Express foundation presents an ambulance to the people of Narail after Rangpur Riders handed over the ambulance to Mashafe's foundation following the skipper's request.

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    Two NOC restriction not a big problem, says Mashrafe

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza says that BCB's decision of two NOC restriction per year should not pose any big problem for the cricketers who want to play in overseas leagues.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-Subashish Roy

    Subhasish apologizes to Mash in lighthearted FB video

    In a lighthearted facebook live video, Chittagong Vikings all-rounder Subhasish Roy apologizes to Rangpur Riders skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza over their spat during their BPL match yesterday.

  • Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock

    Proteas 'feeling sorry' for Bangladesh bowlers

    Proteas captain Faf Du Plessis admits that his team are feeling a bit sorry for Tigers’ bowlers.

  • It is something beyond the control of the players: Mashrafe

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza talks about staying relaxed ahead of the big clash against India in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy.

  • Mashrafe announces T20 retirement

    Inspirational limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the two-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, he announced ahead of the opening match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

  • Abul, Saifuddin in for Tigers' warm-up

    Former Bangladesh Under-19 pacer Mohammad Saifuddin and fast bowler Abul Hasan will fly out to Colombo tomorrow to take part in the one-day warm-up game on March 22 ahead of the limited-overs leg of Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka, which starts with the first ODI on March 25 in Dambulla.

  • Mashrafe signs for Rupganj

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza hogged the spotlight on the opening day of the two-day players' transfer for the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

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    Mashrafe returns to action

    Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will return to cricket today at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium today as he leads out Team Green against a Nasir Hossain-led Team Red in the first practice match for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup.

  • Mashrafe keeping it in perspective

    Nearly 11 months later Bangladesh are in a bit of a pickle. A fortified territory that some of the world's best teams could not breach last year is now in danger of collapsing against the most unexpected of opponents -- Afghanistan.

  • Belief is the biggest gain - Mashrafe

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza says the major gain from the 2016 World T20 is the belief within the team that they can win in this format.

  • Inspiring to have a book written on me - Mashrafe

    Mashrafe Mortaza thinks his Bangladesh team-mates deserve more of the limelight after a successful 2015 in international cricket.

  • Triumphant Tigers in 2015

    Let’s cherish the unforgettable moments of the most successful year in the history of Bangladesh cricket team.

  • Bangladesh outplay Zimbabwe in 1st T20I

    Bangladesh win the first T20I of the 2-match series against Zimbabwe by 4 wickets and register their third victory in four T20I games played versus the African nation.

  • Mashrafe hints at spin-based attack

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza stresses on the importance of starting well in the three-match one-day series against Zimbabwe.

  • Mashrafe hospitalised with dengue fever

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza is admitted to Apollo Hospital in Dhaka being diagnosed with dengue fever.

  • Tigers thrive on Captain Mash

    On this day, October 5, we wish all the best to our ODI and T20 captain Mashrafe Mortaza on his special occasion. Happy Birthday Mash!

  • Nasir Hossain

    Nasir chipping in consistently

    Bangladesh’s lively allrounder Nasir Hossain has been a busy cricketer off late, chipping in with wickets and runs lower down the order during most of the ODI matches played this year.