Richard Halsall has resigned as Bangladesh’s assistant coach because of family commitments. The 49-year old who joined as fielding coach in 2014 and later promoted as Chandika Hathurusingha’s assistant two years later, will step away with immediate effect. Halsall’s last assignment with the national team was the tour of Sri Lanka in January and February.
Sohag Gazi and Elias Sunny powered Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to the Dhaka Premier League’s Super League phase, after their 74-run win over Brothers Union in Fatullah. The spinners took three wickets each as Brothers Union were bowled out for 110 runs. Pace bowler Abu Jayed took two wickets while left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam and
7:03 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Before the Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh never felt like they were playing consistently in a T20 tournament, according to Mushfiqur Rahim. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka twice in final-over thrillers, which has given them confidence for the future. Mushfiqur said Bangladesh’s overall recovery in this tournament, after the poor home series against
3:25 PM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Shakib Al Hasan told Soumya Sarkar to stay calm and take his time before bowling the last ball, off which India required five runs. What happened next, Shakib feels, was sheer brilliance from Dinesh Karthik, who spanked a flat six over the covers to win his side a heart-stopping final.
Dinesh Karthik walked in with India needing 34 off 12, after a wicket maiden from Mustafizur Rahman. Bangladesh were firm favourites but Karthik needed only eight deliveries to dash their hopes. 18.1 Rubel Hossain to Karthik, SIX runs, low full toss and DK pummels it over long-on! Comes in, sets himself up, standing outside his
10:17 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN With just over 24 hours to go before their fifth multi-nation tournament final in limited-overs matches, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said he wants his side to remain as relaxed as he had seen them throughout the day. It encouraged him to hope that the rest of the players would
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan have both been fined 25 per cent of their match fees for separate incidents during the T20I against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Both players have also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC code of conduct. In the final over
11:08 PM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Mahmudullah was counting through the runs in a tense chase, trying to get back the strike from stumbling tail-enders. When he did, he was hitting fours from unthinkable body positions. He was having to reason with umpires, decipher his captain’s gestures from the boundary, and at one point nearly walked
10:51 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Legends of Rupganj bumped up to second position in the Dhaka Premier League after a seven-wicket win over Brothers Union at the BKSP-3 Ground. Batting first, Brothers Union were bowled out for 178 runs in 48.1 overs. Quick bowler Mohammad Shahid and left-arm spinner Asif Hasan took four wickets each.
3:35 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The ICC has upheld its decision to impose one demerit point on the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka for a below-average pitch produced for the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in February. ICC’s general manager (cricket) Geoff Allardice and cricket committee chairman Anil Kumble concluded that match
Bangladesh’s batsmen, led by Mushfiqur Rahim, have had their moments, but the bowlers have underwhelmed. So said stand-in coach Courtney Walsh on the eve of his side’s must-win encounter against Sri Lanka. In their previous match, Bangladesh had conceded 79 runs in a definitive six-over period against India. Even in the game they won, they
Big Picture Shakib Al Hasan‘s surprise return has boosted Bangladesh ahead of their do-or-die game against Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy. Even though he is coming back from an injury layoff, Sri Lanka will be wary of his all-round prowess, particularly in a T20 tournament in which four good overs make a big difference.
Shakib Al Hasan will join the Bangladesh squad on Thursday, ahead of the final league match against Sri Lanka, the winner of which will progress to the final of the Nidahas Trophy. The BCB announced Shakib had recovered sufficiently from his little finger injury, and is expected to arrive in Colombo on Thursday afternoon. Shakib’s
Mahmudullah is congratulated by Mushfiqur Rahim upon picking up a wicket © AFP/Getty Images Was it poor bowling, outstanding batting, or a bit of both? Having seen India’s batsmen adopt a circumspect approach early in their innings, Bangladesh attributed it primarily to their good bowling. But after India plundered
Nahidul Islam‘s unbeaten 73 took Prime Bank Cricket Club to a comfortable five-wicket win over Shinepukur Cricket Club in Mirpur. Nahid struck six fours and a six in his 78-ball knock that also included 74-run fifth wicket stand with Yusuf Pathan. The chase was finished off with a 51-run unbroken sixth wicket stand with Delwar
Medium pacer Yeasin Arafat became the first Bangladeshi bowler to take an eight-wicket haul in List-A cricket. Arafat’s incredible figures of 8 for 40 helped Gazi Group Cricketers canter to an eight-wicket win against Dhaka Premier League table-toppers Abahani Limited at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. Playing only his third List-A game, Yeasin rocked Abahani in
Play 01:03 ‘We don’t have the kind of power hitters India have’ – Mahmudullah Extraordinary wins can galvanise teams. Ask the India 1983 World Cup side, who had been 7 for 78 against Zimbabwe in Tunbridge Wells, before Kapil Dev struck 178 off 135 balls to post a
10:05 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Mushfiqur Rahim is as serious as they come, always focused on his cricket – so when he does something is even remotely funny, it catches the interest of the Bangladesh public. That was the case when he pulled off the “cobra celebration” after sealing a record chase for Bangladesh with
Salauddin Pappu‘s maiden List-A century powered Legends of Rupganj to second place in the Dhaka Premier League after a 26-run win against Kalabagan Krira Chakra. Batting first at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Rupganj made 314 for 5 in 50 overs with Pappu smashing eight sixes and 12 fours in his 95-ball 125. He added 150
BCB president Nazmul Hassan has has credited his advice to the players for turning Bangladesh’s form around in the Nidahas Trophy. He has also said interim coach Courtney Walsh cannot be relied upon to come up with batting plans for the team, and that the senior players would have to do this themselves. Unusually for
While Mushfiqur Rahim will rightfully receive most of the plaudits for Bangladesh’s record-breaking chase on Saturday night, his efforts might have been for nought if not for a few savvy dressing room ploys. Bangladesh had come into the game having lost all four of their most recent limited-overs matches to Sri Lanka. Of more relevance
An infamous failure; now a famous chase – Mushfiqur Rahim centre-stage in both. Few defeats in Bangladesh’s history stung like the 2016 World T20 loss to India, when with two runs needed from three balls and Mushfiqur on strike, Bangladesh proceeded to lose three wickets and eventually crash out of the tournament. Mushfiqur was the
Jahurul Islam hits out © Associated Press Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club rose to the second position in the Dhaka Premier League after their three-run win over Abahani Limited at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. With Abahani needing 10 runs from the last over, Ariful Islam Sobuj offered them some
© Associated Press Big picture Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are at opposite ends of the confidence spectrum as they face up in the Nidahas Trophy. Bangladesh haven’t won an international match since January 23, since when they have lost two ODIs, two Tests and three T20s on the trot. Sri
On the boundary tally, the teams were neck and neck. Bangladesh hit 12 fours to go with their three sixes; India 13 fours and three sixes. Where Bangladesh let themselves down, however, was when it came to picking the gaps – their 43 singles put in the shade by India’s 58. All told, 56% of
Shadman Islam‘s fluent, unbeaten 144 led Shinepukur Cricket Club to an eight-wicket win over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Dhaka Premier League and lifted them to second place on the points table. During what was his second List-A century, Shadman slammed nine fours and two sixes. He played a major part in a 95-run
8:49 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Mashrafe Mortaza‘s four wickets off four balls in the last over made for was a sensational finish as he powered Abahani Limited to an 11-run win over Agrani Bank in the Dhaka Premier League. At the KSOA Stadium in Fatullah, Agrani Bank needed 13 runs off the last over with
4:31 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Bangladesh’s ordinary form in recent times will give interim coach Courtney Walsh food for thought but his biggest challenge is going to be to tackle the hands-on approach of the BCB president Nazmul Hassan, who has already made it clear that he will have “direct involvement” with the team. Hassan
3:24 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of Bangladesh’s Nidahas Trophy campaign, as he still hasn’t recovered from his finger injury. Mahmudullah will continue to lead the Bangladesh T20 team in his absence while Liton Das has replaced him in the squad. Shakib injured the little finger on his left
9:04 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Prime Bank brought Abahani Limited‘s six-match winning streak to an end in the Dhaka Premier League on Friday. It was Shariful Islam‘s timely breakthroughs that helped them prevail over the defending champions BKSP-3 Ground, with the medium pacer taking four wickets and setting up a nine-run victory. Chasing 247 to