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Teams that approached the game differently

Teams that approached the game differently

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2021-11-18 17:08:12

While we have seen Bangladesh sticking to weird and obsolete cricketing strategies like playing left-right combination, not using left-arm spinner when a left-hander bats, reserving the best bowler fo...

Winds of change or BCB hiding behind the scapegoats?

Winds of change or BCB hiding behind the scapegoats?

Mashfiq Mizan 2021-11-09 15:59:19

Rumours are running wild regarding the complete overhaul of the Bangladesh National Cricket team set up after their horrendous performance in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Media reports suggest that Sou...

Another World Cup to forget for Bangladesh

Another World Cup to forget for Bangladesh

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-11-09 14:39:46

Facing harsh reality during a World Cup has not been an unfamiliar experience for Bangladesh over the period of last two decades.  Performing poorly both as individuals and as a team turned mult...

Less in performance, more in press conference

Less in performance, more in press conference

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-11-08 20:17:45

People of Bangladesh, regardless of class, gender, age or any other criteria, are cricket fanatics.  A garments worker, after all the hard work and overtime duty, sit in front of the TV to watch...

India in quest of another big win against Scotland

India in quest of another big win against Scotland

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-11-05 15:58:42

India are to face Scotland in a Group 2 clash tonight at 8.00 pm Bangladesh time in an attempt to be alive in the tournament.  Although started the tournament as one of the favourites, India now...

Tigers end World Cup mission with a humiliating 8 wickets defeat

Tigers end World Cup mission with a humiliating 8 wickets defeat

Shajedul Rahin 2021-11-04 18:14:13

Australia thrashed Bangladesh in their 4th match of the T20 World Cup with a thumping 8 wickets victory. The Aussies chased down the 4th lowest T20I score with record 82 balls to spare. Batting first...

India on the edge of elimination

India on the edge of elimination

Abdullah Al Noman 2021-11-03 17:05:26

The blackcaps have thrashed India once again in an ICC tournament match by 8 wickets. This is the 4th successive defeat India faced in all ICC events against New Zealand.  The last time they def...

Poetry on microphone

Poetry on microphone

Rakimul Huq 2021-10-30 16:50:08

“Goes for hero, Bowled ‘EM! Full and Straight. The Bangladesh tigers have knocked the England lions out of the World Cup.”  “Carlos Brathwaite. Remember the name!”&...

Australia vs England: Arch rivals lock horns for the top spot

Australia vs England: Arch rivals lock horns for the top spot

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-30 14:16:04

The two oldest rivals of cricket are scheduled to face each other in Dubai tonight at 8.00 pm Bangladesh time.  Both these sides have so far registered four points in two games – with Engl...

All good for Pakistan's new coaching staff

All good for Pakistan's new coaching staff

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2021-10-28 20:57:14

To continue with the sense of unpredictability that has always remained with the Pakistan side over the years, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the inclusion of a completely new coaching sta...

Bangladesh fail to score big, set a target of 125 runs for England

Bangladesh fail to score big, set a target of 125 runs for England

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-27 17:45:13

Bangladesh managed to get 124 runs on the board against England in their second match in the round of Super 12.  Winning the toss, Bangladesh decided to bat first once again. The Tigers arrived...

Oldest players in this year’s World Cup

Oldest players in this year’s World Cup

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2021-10-27 17:06:53

When T20 cricket came about, many thought it was a format made for the young to shine and make it a format of their own.  However, as the years progressed, players with experience of playing the...

Cornered Bangladesh meet confident England today

Cornered Bangladesh meet confident England today

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-27 12:25:27

The Tigers are all set to face the Three Lions in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi today afternoon at 4.00 pm Bangladesh time.  Although not mathematically, psychologically this game is a must-wi...

New Zealand to take on a high-spirited Pakistan today

New Zealand to take on a high-spirited Pakistan today

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-26 15:06:51

The Kiwis are set to start their World Cup campaign against an exuberant Pakistan in Sharjah tonight at 8.00 pm Bangladesh time.  On the back of a comprehensive 10-wicket victory against India,...

South Africa Vs West Indies: Mission to bounce back

South Africa Vs West Indies: Mission to bounce back

FE Sports Desk 2021-10-26 14:18:24

South Africa will face West Indies today at 4 pm Bangladesh time at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. For both the teams, it is a match to turn things around as both of them started off los...

Too predictable, too emotional - question mark on Mahmudullah's strategy

Too predictable, too emotional - question mark on Mahmudullah's strategy

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-25 15:40:08

“It is usual for me to behave firmly. We are also human and we can make mistakes. We represent the country and play for the country. We always think of the country’s expectations. I do not...

New techs and rules in this World Cup

New techs and rules in this World Cup

Rakimul Huq 2021-10-25 15:29:01

The ICC Men’s WT20 is happening after a gap of more than 5 years. The nature of the game is such that it has gone through several small but noticeable changes.  New technologies have been...

Shakib's batting form shouldn't be a concern for Bangladesh

Shakib's batting form shouldn't be a concern for Bangladesh

Shajedul Rahin 2021-10-24 14:20:54

Shakib al Hasan is one of the best all-rounders to play the T20 format with some mentionable achievements.  Although he has always been a brilliant bowler pitching it in the good areas and being...

Sorry work, sorry study, tomorrow is for sports only

Sorry work, sorry study, tomorrow is for sports only

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2021-10-23 17:32:47

October 24th is going to be the most exciting and eventful day of the year for sports fans.  Especially if you are a Bangladeshi sports follower, fixtures of October 24 will seem like once in a...

Will Liton and Soumya ever be consistent?

Will Liton and Soumya ever be consistent?

Shajedul Rahin 2021-10-23 15:23:25

Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar are considered to be two of the most talented opening batters Bangladesh has produced in the last 7 years.  Liton Das was rated as a future prospect during his initia...

England's challenge to adapt to the condition

England's challenge to adapt to the condition

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-22 16:15:21

After securing their first-ever ICC Trophy in the 50-over World Cup two years ago, Eoin Morgan's men are set to face a series of challenges to clinch their second T20 Title.  England’s cam...

Are the Tigers ready to face these spinners in Super 12?

Are the Tigers ready to face these spinners in Super 12?

Shajedul Rahin 2021-10-22 14:37:22

With a convincing victory against Papua New Guinea by 84 runs, Bangladesh have ensured their qualification in the super-12 round.  Bangladesh will join the super-12 group 1 as B2. Sri Lanka are...

Bangladesh knocks Papua New Guinea out of the park

Bangladesh knocks Papua New Guinea out of the park

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2021-10-21 19:30:07

Bangladesh enjoy an expected comfortable win against Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 84 runs, their biggest ever in the T20 format, in their final qualifier game. With this win, the Tigers are through to th...

Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland to set foot on Super 12

Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland to set foot on Super 12

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-20 23:33:51

Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland by a margin of 70 runs on their way to qualifying for Super 12.  While chasing 172, Ireland did not have a sound start losing the experienced Kevin O’Brien in th...

Namibia defeat Netherlands to stay alive in the tournament

Namibia defeat Netherlands to stay alive in the tournament

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-20 19:18:00

Namibia defeat Netherlands by 6 wickets with 1 over in hand to keep their super 12 dream alive. In response to the target of 165, Namibia had a somewhat satisfactory powerplay with 41/1 on the board....

Bangladesh is all about Shakib Al Hasan in ICC events

Bangladesh is all about Shakib Al Hasan in ICC events

Shajedul Rahin 2021-10-20 15:17:35

Shakib al Hasan is one of the greatest all-rounders of his generation and all time, beyond any question mark. And as it goes, great players shine in the greatest of events. In the ICC events, Shakib...

Two in two for Scotland as Papua New Guinea depart from the first round

Two in two for Scotland as Papua New Guinea depart from the first round

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-19 19:28:04

Scotland triumph over Papua New Guinea and make their Super 12 spot claim further strong. They have won the match by 17 runs in a Group B clash at Muscat, Oman.  In response to a target of 166,...

Does Naim Sheikh's consistency help?

Does Naim Sheikh's consistency help?

Samin Zarif 2021-10-19 18:17:22

Naim Sheikh was thought to be the perfect partner for Tamim Iqbal in limited-overs cricket and his worthy heir in the long run. He showed promise in his first bilateral series which was against India....

No room for error as Bangladesh face Oman tonight

No room for error as Bangladesh face Oman tonight

Tanvir Ahmed 2021-10-19 12:34:53

Bangladesh are all set to face the hosts in a do or die encounter to keep their hopes alive in this seventh edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.  The match is scheduled to start at 8 pm Ban...

Sri Lanka seals easy win despite early troubles

Sri Lanka seals easy win despite early troubles

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2021-10-18 23:20:34

Like the first one, the second game of the day was a one-sided one as well. Sri Lanka went home with an easy win of 7 wickets with 39 balls to spare. The experience of the Lankans proved too heavy f...