• Tigers expose England shortcomings

    This tour of Bangladesh has been seen by many as a glorified warm-up before the main event of England’s winter begins. Yet this emerging nation showed they are a side who should be feared in home conditions after giving Alastair Cook’s side an almighty scare in the closest Test finish since England beat Australia by 12 runs in the opening match of the 2013 Ashes series at Trent Bridge.

  • Babu's pitch-perfect tune

    There were three great actors in the classic Test that ended in Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Stadium yesterday -- winners

  • I thought like a bumblebee: Cook

    England skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was ‘fairly confident’ of winning the first Test against Bangladesh despite the tight scenario.

  • Wasn’t possible for Sabbir to score all 33 runs alone

    There was immense drama throughout the Test and it continued right until the final day. The last two wickets were reviewed as well; the first by England, and the second by Bangladesh. It was a sign as to just how crucial a role the Decision Review System played in this Test.

  • Stokes denies Bangladesh a historic win

    England win the first Test against Bangladesh by 22 runs and go one up in the two-match series. The second Test will be played at Dhaka on October 28.


    This Test has been played in stifling heat under bright sunshine, so drinks and hydration were crucial for everyone involved. But

  • Bangladesh 253 for 8 at stumps on day-4

    Bangladesh lose their 8th wicket in the 73 over when Stuart Broad sends back Kamrul Islam Rabbi for 0 to put the visitors in a strong position late in the day.

  • Bangladesh 221 for 5, trail England by 72 runs

    Bangladesh end day-2 of the first Test against England at 221 for 5 and trail the visitors by 72 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chittagong.


    The stats are not in yet, but it will be surprising if there were more umpire decision reviews taken than on the first day of the

  • Right arm slow?

    Even if Bangladesh are novices in Test cricket, there is one person in the team set-up who is a bonafide all-time great. Through

  • 'Bangladesh are a hugely improved side'

    England will be the favourites but their skipper Alastair Cook is not taking Bangladesh lightly

  • Proud Cook admits to wrench of leaving family

    Alastair Cook admits to questioning how much longer he can extend his record-breaking England career, torn between the pride of playing for his country and the wrench of being parted from his young family.

  • 'Nice to be called captain after a long time'

    Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim is happy to take the reins after a big break ahead of the first Test against England tomorrow

  • Bangladesh v England 1st Test preview

    Having lost out on a closely contested ODI series against England, Bangladesh will look to avenge their defeat when both teams clash in first Test of the two match series on Thursday at Chittagong.

  • Can the newcomers save Bangladesh?

    The fact that the Bangladesh selectors have included four uncapped players in their Test squad for the England series has received plenty of attention the past week.

  • Shakib calm in new role

    If the Bangladesh squad for the first Test is anything to go by, there will not be much joy for the faster men when England and the home team square off at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong (ZACS) on Thursday.

  • ‘Can’t recall when I last played Test cricket’

    The dearth of domestic longer-version cricket and Test matches is taking its toll on the national cricketers of Bangladesh as Tigers allrounder Shakib Al Hasan can hardly recall the last time he represented his country in the longer version of the game.

  • Bangladesh Test series will be exciting

    England and Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel feels that the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh and India will be exciting with the amount of talent on display.

  • Factbox England v Bangladesh Test series

    Factbox on the Test series between England and Bangladesh starting at Chittagong on Thursday

  • Eng ponder opening conundrum for BD series

    England will use the Test series in Bangladesh to solve selection issues and prepare for the potentially tougher series they face over the coming months.

  • Will Hathuru extend his radar?

    Miracles can happen. But the harsh reality is real and it's totally and completely under someone's control. Bangladesh head coach

  • Finn hints at defensive gameplan in sapping Tigers

    Steven Finn, the England pacer, takes stock of the trying conditions in Bangladesh, after sweating it out and bowling 16 overs across the two tour games against the hosts in Chittagong.

  • Tanveer takes four in warm-up draw

    England’s final dress rehearsal for the first Test against Bangladesh on Thursday ended with a draw in the second two-day tour match against BCB XI as Tanveer Haider picked up four wickets.

  • A brief burst in the spotlight

    Two days before the start of the ODI series against England, Abdul Mazid, as part of the Dhaka Division team, had just finished a National Cricket League four-dayer against Khulna Division. He had scored 96 in his only first-class outing in this rain-marred season.

  • Mazid returns to complete ton

    BCB XI opener Abdul Mazid returns to the crease to complete a blistering hundred in the warm-up match against England XI ahead of Thursday's first Test between England and Bangladesh

  • Winning is a bonus

    The move from ODI cricket to Test cricket is a jarring one if just the technical and mental adjustments required are considered. It is all the more jarring when that move is made by a team that last collectively stepped out in whites around 15 months ago and one that has won only seven out of 93 matches since their elevation to the highest level.

  • Farbrace backs Morgan return as Eng captain

    Eoin Morgan will return as captain of England's limited overs side in India next year despite skipping the ongoing tour of Bangladesh over safety fears, according to assistant coach Paul Farbrace.

  • Wet outfield prohibits play on first day

    The first day of the 2-day tour match between England XI and Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong is abandoned due to wet outfield.

  • Bangladesh

    Series isn’t over yet, we can still do well in Tests

    With the one-day series done, both Bangladesh and England are now preparing for the two-match Test series, which is scheduled to begin at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from October 20 onwards.

  • Statistical highlights of ODI series

    Check out the interesting statistical highlights of the action-packed 3-match ODI series between Bangladesh and England, which was the first bilateral ODI series loss for Tigers at home after six consecutive ODI series win since November 2014.