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  • Windies banking on balance in familiar conditions

    Bangladesh started the recently concluded Zimbabwe series knowing that they had their opposition's number. However, they will not have that cushion of confidence against their next Test opposition, West Indies, against whom they lost abjectly in the Caribbean in July this year.

  • Faf missing 'wild dog' Aussies

    Australia have clearly toned down their sledging since a ball-tampering scandal broke, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said Friday, but urged them not to totally sacrifice their confrontational approach.

  • Kiwis sizzled by Pak firepower

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah led a double-barrelled attack of spin and pace to leave Pakistan sitting comfortably on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.

  • Root ton keeps England in the hunt

    Captain Joe Root smashed 124 and newcomer Ben Foakes again hit valuable tail end runs to put England in command of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.

  • Khaled needs more chances

    It is important to provide confidence, assurance, and most importantly proper guidance when it comes to nurturing fast bowlers in conditions that are not conducive.

  • Pakistan hold edge after New Zealand dismissed for 153

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah led a double-barrelled attack of spin and pace to leave Pakistan sitting comfortably on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.

  • Steve Smith and David Warner

    Smith, Warner to return for IPL 2019

    Disgraced Australian stars Steve Smith and David Warner will make a comeback in next year's Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, their franchises announced Thursday.

  • Mash uncertain for WI ODIs?

    Will Mashrafe Bin Mortaza be available for the upcoming three-match ODI home series against West Indies? This question was a hard one to answer even for Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan.

  • Silva secures 46-run lead

    Sri Lanka's Roshen Silva held the fort with a stubborn 85 to secure a 46-run first innings lead over England on the second day of the second Test on Thursday.

  • Buttler, Curran help Eng to 285

    Sam Curran exhibited his six-hitting prowess and Jos Buttler made an enterprising 63 to help England overcome a top order collapse and post 285 in the first innings on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

  • PERFORMER OF THE DAY: Mithun's redemption

    Test cricket is a hard game, but one of its kinder aspects is that it gives players two chances to make their mark. For debutant Mohammad Mithun that second chance in Bangladesh's second innings was desperately needed.

  • Lung problem forces Hastings to retire

    Former Australia all-rounder John Hastings has retired from all cricket, citing the risks posed by a bleeding lung condition that has confounded doctors.

  • 'Just a question of three sessions'

    The 151-run win in Sylhet was Zimbabwe's first Test win after five years and also their first overseas win in 17 years, which also happened to come against Bangladesh.

  • Riyad finds his role

    One run needed off the last ball and Mahmudullah Riyad laces it through cover for two to spark celebrations. Similar scenes of high-pressure runs being scored by the cool Mahmudullah Riyad are etched in the Bangladeshi cricket

  • Lokuhettige suspended for corruption

    Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged and suspended for corruption during the first edition of the T10 league held last year, the ICC said Tuesday.

  • Tamim sidelined again?

    What could have been a good day for Bangladesh cricket fans turned into a sour one as chief selector Minhajul Abedin informed yesterday that Tamim Iqbal has sustained a side strain injury. Minhajul was hopeful for the left-handers return ahead of the upcoming series against West Indies but this latest turn of events threw a spanner in the works.

  • Tigresses continue poor run of form

    Salma Khatun's side continued their poor batting show in the ICC Women's World T20 as Bangladesh suffered a seven-wicket defeat against England in their second group match at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium at Gros Islet, St Lucia on Monday.


    Test cricket must seem like an unfair arena for Bangladesh's debutant pacer Khaled Ahmed. In his second over he bowled a beautiful outswinger that had the Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakadza edging a regulation catch to first slip. Potential joy turned into despair as Ariful Haque dove wildly from second slip and dropped the catch in front of a bemused Mithun.

  • Taylor turns it on

    After starting the day badly, Zimbabwe staged a strong recovery on the back of Brendon Taylor's fifth Test hundred, which was also his maiden away ton, on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh yesterday. At one stage they seemed set to go past the follow-on target of 322, before the Bangladesh spinners bounced back late in the day.

  • More records in the offing?

    Never really comfortable in the spotlight, Taijul Islam has been thrust into it because of his sublime performances in the three innings so far in the two-Test series against Zimbabwe.

  • Tigers discover a few Test stripes

    In October 2017, when Bangladesh were conceding huge totals in exchange for a few token wickets that were more batting errors than bowling inspiration, South African pace legend Allan Donald had said that the Tigers lacked creativity when trying to bowl sides out or break partnerships in Tests.

  • Aus will be a different ball game: Sharma

    Batsman Rohit Sharma said India were brimming with confidence after their crushing home victories over the West Indies -- but warned that winning their first Test series in Australia was a challenge of a different order.

  • Moments

    It was the perfect platform for skipper Mahmudullah Riyad to overcome his long lean patch in the longest format of the game as he resumed batting on the second day with a comfortable cushion of runs and with centurion Mushfiqur Rahim at the crease.

  • Masterful Mushfiqur scales new peak

    Bangladesh dominated proceedings on Day 2 as they picked up the wicket of captain Hamilton Masakadza after declaring their innings at 522 for 7. Zimbabwe openers had negotiated fiery spells from Mustafizur Rahman and newcomer Khaled Ahmed but Taijul Islam picked up the Zimbabwe captain in the 14th over. Four more overs of play took place before stumps on Day 2. ​

  • Mushfiqur, Mominul make it Tigers' day

    There was a lot at stake for Bangladesh coming into the second and potentially series-saving Test against Zimbabwe on the back of eight consecutive sub-200 scores in their last four Test matches, all of which they lost.

  • Chandimal out of second Test

    Sri Lanka's skipper Dinesh Chandimal will miss the second Test against England after injuring himself in the opening match of the series,

  • Proteas clinch ODI series

    David Miller and Faf du Plessis plundered big-hitting centuries in a batting masterclass as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs to win


    It was a debut that Mohammad Mithun would surely want to forget because of the manner of the right-hander's dismissal for a a duck

  • Bangladesh Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

    Mushfiqur: the warrior monk

    Normally when choosing the picture of a centurion, images of the batsman raising his bat to acknowledge the applause or of an

  • Not out of the blue

    It is no surprise that Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's political journey has been dominating discussions in the country's sports fraternity. All were keen to know whether the Bangladesh ODI captain reached Awami League's Dhanmondi office on Sunday to collect the nomination papers.