Bangladesh

6:59 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The BCB will review its decision to punish Fear Fighters Club and Lalmatia Club, their players, coach and manager, after they admitted to losing Dhaka Second Division Cricket League games on purpose as a form of protest against alleged biased umpiring. The matches produced two of the most bizarre scorecards
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A fine bowling effort helped Legends of Rupganj to a 12-run win over Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity in the Dhaka Premier League’s Super League stage at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. No 8 Nazmul Hossain Milon‘s brisk 63, which contained three fours and two sixes, took Rupganj to 216 for 8 after they had slipped to
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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