Young Tigers against familiar foes first up

Bangladesh will begin their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign today against old adversaries India in a contest that brings back fond memories of four years ago.  The Young Tigers will meet India in a Group A match at the Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein, which begins at 2:00pm Bangladesh time. Almost four years ago, in Potchefstroom, … Read more

Walks in and takes a wicket, did Mashrafe expose BPL’s true stature?

Durdanto Dhaka pacer Shoriful Islam’s maiden T20 hattrick, teams comfortably posting and chasing totals of over 150, and a large crowd at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur — the opening day of the 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) had plenty to keep cricket fans interested. Aside from this, one other item … Read more

Australia keep faith in Smith as opener

Steve Smith’s debut as a Test opener may not have gone as planned, but Australia coach Andrew McDonald said he had the team’s full backing and that it would take time for him to establish a rapport with Usman Khawaja at the top of the order. Smith, who was promoted from number four when David … Read more

Sleepless for two nights, Najibullah wins it for Chattogram

Najibullah Zadran, an Afghan recruit for Chattogram Challengers, overcame sleep deprivation and jet lag to score 61 off 30 balls to lead his team to a seven-wicket victory against Sylhet Strikers at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka yesterday. Najibullah, who smashed three fours and five sixes in his scorching innings, contributed to the … Read more

Tamim, Shakib steal focus on dull day

Tamim Iqbal indicated his desire to speak with Shakib Al Hasan a day before the start of the Bangladesh Premier League season, making yesterday’s match between Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders highly anticipated. As a result, it came as no surprise that Shakib, Tamim, and numerous national stars, including Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad, drew … Read more

Afridi relieved after avoiding whitewash

After winning the fifth and final Twenty20 International by 42 runs on Sunday, Pakistan skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi said that it was “very important” for his side to avoid a series whitewash over New Zealand. The Black Caps capitulated for 92 in the face of some superb Pakistan spin bowling, despite being fancied to chase … Read more

Hard-hitting Ross getting no favours from Cutting

Alex Ross, an Australian cricketer, has recently joined the BPL after playing in the Big Bash League with the Sydney Thunder. While he played with David Warner and Alex Hales in the Big Bash on January 14, franchise cricket’s demand sent him to Bangladesh for the first time yesterday, and he will need to swiftly … Read more