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Strong middle-order gives the ultimate edge in modern ODI cricket

Strong middle-order gives the ultimate edge in modern ODI cricket

Shafin Saif 2022-06-30 20:04:34

The English team crossed the landmark of 400+ runs total in ODIs 5 times since 2015. Currently, the top 3 positions of the elite dashboard of the highest innings total in ODIs are - 498/4, 481/6 and 4...

Pacers are flourishing now, but will the process sustain?

Pacers are flourishing now, but will the process sustain?

Neel Rahman 2022-06-30 17:02:59

Since their debut in the format in 2000, Bangladesh have never been a Test side with a good bowling unit for foreign pace-friendly conditions. But since the beginning of 2021, Bangladesh entered a ne...

What went wrong in West Indies?

What went wrong in West Indies?

Neel Rahman 2022-06-29 13:40:47

And with that deafening 10-wicket defeat, Bangladesh have finally got out of yet another horrendous Test series in West Indies. The margin reads 2-0 like the last time, only there was no innings defea...

Frequent change of ball decided the game

Frequent change of ball decided the game

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-28 13:27:19

A new ball brings new hope to the bowling attack. As a result, often the change of ball is interesting as it shifts the momentum somewhat. But the 2nd Test against Bangladesh vs Windies saw a bit more...

Glimpses of Lankan resurgence

Glimpses of Lankan resurgence

Shafin Saif 2022-06-26 16:40:17

Sri Lanka secured a historic series win against Australia in their home by a 3-2 margin. Against the backdrop of a failing economy and a tumultuous national scene, the Lankans finally triumphed over...

Unforeseen love for cricket in Sri Lanka

Unforeseen love for cricket in Sri Lanka

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-25 15:18:45

The people of the sub-continent are known for their love and passion for cricket. Although India is considered the biggest cricket-crazy nation, Sri Lankan people seem to have topped all of them. Sri...

Overusing Shoriful and Taskin: BCB cannot make the same mistake again

Overusing Shoriful and Taskin: BCB cannot make the same mistake again

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-24 15:18:04

Shoriful Islam has been called up for the 2nd Test against Windies. Everything indicates that he is going to be in the XI for this game. The way the pitch behaved in the first game and the assumption...

Bangladesh's top-order batting collapse in Test cricket: A numerical look

Bangladesh's top-order batting collapse in Test cricket: A numerical look

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-23 18:28:36

Top-order batting collapse is a serious headache for Bangladesh now. This problem is taking them out of the game before it properly starts. Despite all the efforts later, this deficit cannot be cove...

Is Bijoy the right solution to our problems?

Is Bijoy the right solution to our problems?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-23 15:12:55

Bad forms of Shanto and Mominul seem to be reluctant to go away. Their forms are directly hurting Bangladesh in Tests. At this point dropping them is looking like a necessity. There are strong report...

Why is Bangladesh vs West Indies Test series not broadcasted in Bangladesh?

Why is Bangladesh vs West Indies Test series not broadcasted in Bangladesh?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-22 16:18:10

Today marks 22 years of Bangladesh securing Test status. While everything has changed for Bangladesh cricket, clearly for the betterment compared to old times, an issue is in the discussion while Bang...

What Miraz's batting promotion could mean for Bangladesh?

What Miraz's batting promotion could mean for Bangladesh?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-19 13:19:53

After seeing Tamim Iqbal walking back to the pavilion in the 2nd innings, to everyone’s surprise, Mehidy Hasan Miraz came to bat at No 3, in the place of Najmul Hasan Shanto.  It was surpr...

West Indies showing where Bangladesh made the mistake

West Indies showing where Bangladesh made the mistake

Shajedul Rahin 2022-06-17 23:48:17

On the 1st day of the 1st Test between West Indies and Bangladesh, the top order of Bangladesh collapsed again, which has been a usual scenario for Bangladesh in the recent past.  The Caribbeans...

Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st Test: Repetition of the past or a new story?

Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st Test: Repetition of the past or a new story?

Neel Rahman 2022-06-15 15:50:43

Bangladesh are in West Indies for a full tour, and the two-match Test series begins on June 16 at Antigua. For Bangladesh, this is a new chapter as Shakib Al Hasan will begin his third tenure as the...

McCullum unleashes a new brand of Test cricket in England

McCullum unleashes a new brand of Test cricket in England

Neel Rahman 2022-06-15 12:44:34

England had 71 overs to chase down 299 on a day five pitch, against the World Test Champions New Zealand -- with a batting lineup that gave them no hope of doing so, considering their recent performan...

Is Liton the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the world now?

Is Liton the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the world now?

Neel Rahman 2022-06-13 17:21:30

Liton Das was an enigma for Bangladesh fans. Since his international debut in 2015, and even before for the followers of the domestic cricket of Bangladesh, Liton was something the country’s cri...

Shakib’s coincidental hat-trick of captaincy

Shakib’s coincidental hat-trick of captaincy

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-06-13 14:42:06

Bangladesh’s greatest ever all-rounder is set to commence on his third stint as Bangladesh captain and as a miraculous coincidence, it's West Indies yet again against whom Shakib will be startin...

Mominul awaits his acid test, working on basics to bounce back

Mominul awaits his acid test, working on basics to bounce back

Neel Rahman 2022-06-09 16:33:19

Mominul Haque has stepped down from captaincy, and he will finally be without the burden that saw his batting form drop drastically. But this has also put him in a precarious position. Before being a...

Are the Bangladeshi batters ready for a carnage?

Are the Bangladeshi batters ready for a carnage?

Shajedul Rahin 2022-06-08 15:48:49

It has been a poor run in Tests for Bangladesh since their first victory in 2022 against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. Although a failure in Test cricket implies being inferior to the opposition in...

From 'root' to the top

From 'root' to the top

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-08 13:55:43

Joe Root flips the ball to mid-wicket; the ball kept running and so did he. Ajaz Patel stopped the ball but couldn’t stop a couple of runs for Root. A couple of runs to reach his 26th Test cent...

New Zealand changed the ball and lost the game

New Zealand changed the ball and lost the game

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-07 15:56:12

The 1st Test between England and New Zealand had all the reasons to be remembered for Joe Root only. However, the game was enthralling even keeping Root out of the picture.  The game of extremel...

Shakib again: The right call or the necessary one?

Shakib again: The right call or the necessary one?

Neel Rahman 2022-06-03 13:51:15

Shakib Al Hasan, for the third time in his career, has been appointed as the Test captain of the Bangladesh national team. The first time was an emergency appointment turned permanent, the second time...

The world is waiting for a Kohli comeback

The world is waiting for a Kohli comeback

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-06-02 13:27:48

In Virat Kohli’s 11 incredible years in international cricket, his individual achievements will arguably place him as one of the modern greats of the game. Over 23,000 international runs, 70 in...

It was all about confidence for Liton Das

It was all about confidence for Liton Das

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-05-30 15:48:44

Liton Das is enjoying the form of his life right now. Batting had never seemed to be as easy for any Bangladeshi batter as it is for Liton Das now.  He is now the highest scorer in this calendar...

24 years of the historic 'Mohammad Rafique Show'

24 years of the historic 'Mohammad Rafique Show'

Shajedul Rahin 2022-05-17 16:25:13

The year 1998. Winning an ODI against any team was a hard row to hoe for Bangladesh. For 12 long years, Bangladesh had never won a single ODI match, having played 23 in that time period, until May 17,...

Adios, Roy - the man of big stages

Adios, Roy - the man of big stages

Shajedul Rahin 2022-05-15 17:11:02

As a tragic car crash takes the life of Andrew Symonds, the cricket world mourns in utter disbelief and shock.  The former Aussie all-rounder was a two-time World Champion and a man who used to...

Another spin-test awaits Mominul and co.

Another spin-test awaits Mominul and co.

Shajedul Rahin 2022-05-12 17:12:12

Bangladesh are all set to take on Sri Lanka in the 2-match Test series starting on 15 March 2022.  The matches will be played at ZACS, Chattogram and SBNCS, Dhaka, and as in the Test matches in...

Evolution of Test cricket: More challenge or comparative ease?

Evolution of Test cricket: More challenge or comparative ease?

Shajedul Rahin 2022-05-07 00:58:52

Test cricket has historically been the most perfect 'Test' for cricketing abilities. A team has to be superior in terms of temperament, mentality, dedication, endurance and intelligence along with tec...

What to expect from Nayeem Hasan

What to expect from Nayeem Hasan

Shajedul Rahin 2022-04-28 15:41:59

As Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka having injured his finger during a Dhaka Premier League match, the young off-spinner, Nayeem Hasan has been named as his re...

Necessity of offence in modern-day Test cricket

Necessity of offence in modern-day Test cricket

Shajedul Rahin 2022-04-26 15:11:12

There is a popular concept that batting in Test cricket is all about patience and a defensive mindset. It is necessary to be defensive, to bat as long as possible pushing the possibility of losing a m...

Bijoy eyes 1000 runs in record-breaking DPL season

Bijoy eyes 1000 runs in record-breaking DPL season

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-04-23 13:22:25

Anamul Haque Bijoy is having a dream Dhaka Premier league, already scoring 878 runs in the tournament with two centuries and seven fifties from 12 innings.  He has the opportunity to reach 1000...