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  • Shakib Al Hasan cuts one to third man in ICC Cricket World Cup Match

    Pondering on what ifs

    There’s no point in head scratching or pondering on ways to turn back time, it’s done. Bangladesh have exited the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and boarded their flight back home from England yesterday.

  • Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fielding in Bangladesh vs Pakistan match

    Let the emotional override subside

    Bangladesh’s World Cup ended with a crushing defeat against Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday. It was an anticlimactic finish to an otherwise fantastic run by the Tigers in the showpiece event that had started brilliantly for them with a fabulous victory against South Africa

  • Bangladesh Dashing Opener Tamim Iqbal Drives One to Cover in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

    ‘I lost to myself’

    One of the recurring themes of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign has been the disappointing performance of the one batsman most fans would have been looking at to set the biggest stage alight for the Tigers.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza fielding Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match

    ‘We get down during partnerships’

    “Fielding, it has been a concern all of my career. When there is a partnership, we get down,” Mashrafe said. “This is the part that a player can change. I think we really need to improve fielding.”

  • Shakib Al Hasan World Cup Campaign

    ‘Feel sorry for Shakib’

    “I should talk about Shakib; he has been absolutely beautiful. Batted at three, did what he could do. I feel very bad for Shakib,” Mashrafe said after the match. “The tournament he had, he deserved to be in the semifinal. Really feel sorry for him. I think it was one

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin celebrates after dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam

    Tigers fail to pounce again

    Shakib Al Hasan said before the match yesterday that one of the disappointments of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign so far has been their fielding efforts. He may have been hoping that the match to follow -- the Tigers’ last World Cup game against Pakistan at Lord’s -- would be an exception

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza at Lords

    Uncertainty abounds around Mashrafe

    Speculation surrounding Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s future was given fresh life when the 35-year-old did not show up for the pre-match press conference at Lord’s yesterday, ahead of Bangladesh’s last World Cup game against Pakistan today. It was instead Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes

  • Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad in training ahead last game bangladesh vs pakistan match

    ‘No such thing as a dead rubber’

    “Firstly, Bangladesh versus Pakistan at Lord’s, the beautiful Lord’s... there’s no such thing as a dead rubber,” Rhodes said during the pre-match press conference yesterday. “Both teams are desperate to beat each other. We certainly are. I’m pretty sure they are. They’ve got a lot to play for as well.

  • Tigers history in Lords

    Tigers ‘taking in’ history

    Dead rubber or not, if cricket is one’s profession then not much motivation is needed to be pumped up about a match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Bangladesh have been eliminated from the race to the 2019 World Cup semifinals, but from the expressions

  • A new level and a just result

    To say it was the morning after a night of shattered dreams would be too dramatic. After exactly a month of chasing a target that seemed to move farther away with each strained step, Bangladesh’s semifinal hopes came to an end in a 28-run defeat to India in their

  • Mohammad Saifuddin

    All’s well that ends well: Saifuddin

    All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin could have been a hero during Bangladesh’s 28-run defeat against India at Edgbaston on Tuesday had he not been stranded at the non-striker’s end when Jasprit Bumrah bowled the No. 10 and No. 11 batsmen.

  • Bangladesh off spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz about ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

    ‘An important chance to adjust’

    Mehedi Hasan Miraz has only recently become a vital member of Bangladesh’s ODI squad, with his off-spin often used to stifle the opposition’s rate of scoring in the middle overs and also, at times, with the new ball. The effervescent 21-year-old proved his value in Bangladesh’s recent triumph

  • Bangladesh TV Show Room

    Cricket World Cup: Brands expect higher TV sales

    Television brands and retailers are expecting good sales in the run up to the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is all set to begin in England and Wales on May 30. Cricket fans in Bangladesh will be glued to TV sets to watch live their beloved national team compete with the big teams in the sport’s

  • ‘350-plus totals will be tough to chase’

    In the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, we take a look back on World Cups past through the eyes of Bangladesh’s former World Cup stars. Akram Khan had featured for the nation’s inaugural World Cup campaign in 1999 and another time after that in the 2003 edition. Akram, who is national selector

  • Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan Reclaim No 1 All Rounder Spot

    ‘We have the players to score big’

    For followers of the Bangladesh cricket team, their triumph in Ireland was of course a welcome boost ahead of their World Cup campaign in the United Kingdom, but it was also pleasantly surprising because of the way the Tigers made stiff chases. Such scoring has not surprised head coach Steve Rhodes

  • Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu Interview on ICC World Cup

    ‘It would be a dream come true’

    In the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, we take a look back on World Cups past through the eyes of Bangladesh’s former World Cup stars. Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu was one of the first players to dream that one day, Bangladesh would play at the ICC Cricket World Cup. He was the Tigers’ first ODI captain

  • Bangladesh Batting Consultant Neil McKenzie in Leicestershire

    Fun and positivity driving Tigers

    Not far removed from their maiden multi-team trophy won on September 17, the sense of positivity was palpable throughout the Tigers’ three-hour practice session at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club yesterday.

  • Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim in ICC World Cup

    Bowled by a beamer and a bumpy coach

    “C’mon guys, yesterday was a holiday… it’s back to work today,” was batting consultant Neil McKenzie’s rallying cry to the Bangladesh players as he and Ryan Cook started fielding practice at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club ground yesterday morning. Not just the Tigers

  • Mohammad Ashraful on ICC World Cup

    Tigers’ World Cup Stripes: Ashraful’s World Cup anecdote

    In the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, we take a look back on World Cups past through the eyes of Bangladesh’s former World Cup stars. Undoubtedly one of the most talented cricketers to have emerged in Bangladesh’s cricket history, Mohammad Ashraful has singlehandedly led Bangladesh to numerous victories.

  • Triumphant Tigers in 2015

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

  • Zaheer Abbas confirmed as ICC president

    Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas assumed role of International Cricket Council (ICC) president.

  • Indian cricket board disconnects phone after 'mauka mauka' phone calls

    The calm at the BCCI office was shattered by the constant ringing of the landlines as fans from Pakistan and Bangladesh calls after team India lost in the quarterfinals against Australia, reports Indian Express.

  • Clarke to quit ODIs after WC final

    Aussie captain Clarke announces the New Zealand-Australia Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne will be his final ODI.

  • Cheers to our national cricket team!

    WHEN Bangladesh graduated to the quarter-finals, it raised the expectation that the contest would be highly competitive and that Bangladesh was to give a fight.

  • Bangladesh, cricket, Mashrafe

    Mashrafe disappointed

    At the end of the day it all came down to “what ifs” for Bangladesh. There’s no doubt that the reprieve that Rohit Sharma got in the 40th over proved to be a crucial turning point in the game. Sharma, who was in his 90s at that point, went on to hammer a series of boundaries later in the game.

  • Mashrafe suspended for one ODI

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been suspended for one ODI and fined 40 percent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final against India at Melbourne

  • Why aren't you talking?

    BANGLADESH cricket team's victory against the much-fancied English side in the ICC Cricket World Cup has given the nation an opportunity to unite behind the national team. It is indeed a rare occasion, the kind that is capable of uniting the country behind a single event.

  • WC to affect Bollywood

    World Cup to affect Bollywood box office?

    The year 2015 hasn't seen a mega blockbuster yet, and it seems that next month is not likely to bring a lot of business to Bollywood either. At the moment, March is supposed to have only one big release in Anushka Sharma's maiden production venture, “NH10”.

  • India thrash SA with big win

    In a major win, India defeated South Africa by 120 runs at Melbourne today riding on the ton from Shikhar Dhawan and egged on by spinners in the World Cup 2015 match