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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...

Understanding tactical periodisation in football

Understanding tactical periodisation in football

Mahtab Jamil 2022-06-29 16:28:18

Tactical periodisation is a football training method. This method was famously used by Jose Mourinho in 2004 when his Porto won the Champions League.  Since then, many managers have adopted the...

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...

Germany's dismal performance in the UNL, a worrying sign?

Germany's dismal performance in the UNL, a worrying sign?

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-06-28 17:43:11

The German national team's performance in the UEFA Nations League 2022 so far has not been up to the mark.  Barring a 5-2 win against an underperforming Italy, the other three results are 1 goal...

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...

Bangladesh vs Windies: Rain washes away first session of day four

Bangladesh vs Windies: Rain washes away first session of day four

-- 2022-06-27 23:07:13

Persistent rain has delayed the start of day four of the St Lucia Test between hosts West Indies and Bangladesh. The first session of day four already got washed away. If the situation allows, the ma...

Cost-effective options in this transfer window

Cost-effective options in this transfer window

Mahtab Jamil 2022-06-27 15:17:44

The transfer window is open and lots of activities are going on around the football world. Big money moves are being made by the big clubs, also some smart deals are there.  The modern transfer...

Here's why Manchester United won't make top 4 in the next season

Here's why Manchester United won't make top 4 in the next season

Neel Rahman 2022-06-27 13:53:25

Manchester United fans have not had a good time for quite some time now. Since Sir Alex Ferguson bid goodbye, it has all been a downfall, a continuous careless crumble towards irrelevancy. In the mos...

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...

Overton misses out on century, England gets lead in 3rd test

Overton misses out on century, England gets lead in 3rd test

-- 2022-06-25 20:44:58

Jamie Overton missed out on a dream hundred in his debut test match but Jonny Bairstow's masterful 162 provided England an edge over New Zealand in the third and final test on Saturday. Overton, who...

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...

India's football association must elect new office bearers to avoid ban: FIFA

India's football association must elect new office bearers to avoid ban: FIFA

-- 2022-06-24 16:25:16

World governing body FIFA has told India's football association to complete changes to its constitution and elect new office bearers by Sept 15 to avoid being banned, officials said. India's highest...

Happy Birthday Leo Messi: A birthday without a heartbreak!

Happy Birthday Leo Messi: A birthday without a heartbreak!

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-24 15:52:16

Every year on the 24th of June, the world agonizingly witnesses one of the greatest footballers ever grow one more year old. The world witnessed the little boy from Rosario, who dazzled everyone with...

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...

Saifuddin to miss West Indies tour

Saifuddin to miss West Indies tour

-- 2022-06-23 19:45:52

Allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin will miss the limited-overs series in the West Indies tour of Bangladesh, the BCB confirmed on Thursday. The board has said the 25-year-old allrounder failed to attain o...

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...

Busquets and Alba are still irreplaceable for Barcelona

Busquets and Alba are still irreplaceable for Barcelona

Mahtab Jamil 2022-06-22 17:45:24

We all remember the domination of the Spain national team and FC Barcelona from 2008-2012. Within this period, Spain won 2 Euros and also the World Cup in 2010.  That team is regarded by many as...

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...

Mane to Bayern Munich: A good deal?

Mane to Bayern Munich: A good deal?

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-06-22 14:51:29

Liverpool's Sadio Mane is already in Munich, and according to all the sources, the Bavarian Club has signed the Liverpool veteran for a sum of £27.5 million initially, which is going to rise to...

FIFA move to protect foreign players affected by Ukraine conflict

FIFA move to protect foreign players affected by Ukraine conflict

-- 2022-06-21 19:50:38

Soccer's world governing body FIFA has moved to help protect foreign players affected by the conflict in Ukraine by allowing them to suspend their contracts until June 2023, news agency Reuters report...

FIFA, World Athletics review transgender rules after swimming's change

FIFA, World Athletics review transgender rules after swimming's change

-- 2022-06-21 19:01:38

World football's governing body FIFA and World Athletics said on Monday that they are reviewing their transgender eligibility policies after swimming passed new rules that restrict transgender partici...

Chelsea chairman to step down after 19 years

Chelsea chairman to step down after 19 years

-- 2022-06-20 19:03:42

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck will step down at the end of June after 19 years in the role, the Premier League club said on Monday. American lawyer Buck, who was appointed in 2003 when former owner Rom...

Young Indian side shows readiness for international cricket

Young Indian side shows readiness for international cricket

Shafin Saif 2022-06-20 16:33:04

The 5th match of the India vs South Africa T20 series was abandoned due to rain after only 3.3 overs were played. So the series remains drawn at 2-2.   After losing the first 2 games in the...

Bangladesh suffer seven-wicket defeat in first Test against West Indies

Bangladesh suffer seven-wicket defeat in first Test against West Indies

-- 2022-06-19 20:54:04

Poor batting handed Bangladesh a seven-wicket defeat in the first Test of the two-match series against West Indies on Sunday at Antigua. The hosts needed only 35 to win the match and they scored the...

More than half of all players at Euros, AFCON finals abused online: study

More than half of all players at Euros, AFCON finals abused online: study

-- 2022-06-19 18:17:33

More than half of all players at the finals of last year's European Championship and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were subjected to some form of discriminatory abuse online, a report published by glo...

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...

Proposed new rules in football: Will it change the game?

Proposed new rules in football: Will it change the game?

Mahtab Jamil 2022-06-18 15:51:11

Football is the number one sport in the world in terms of popularity and participation. For centuries, this game has evolved and changed in many ways. The rules have changed from time to time. ...

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...

England break ODI record with total of 498-4 in Netherlands

England break ODI record with total of 498-4 in Netherlands

-- 2022-06-17 20:15:54

England broke their own record for the highest score in a one-day international with a mammoth 498-4 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen. In Matthew Mott's first game as England's new white-ball co...