Abdullah Al Mehdi | The Daily Star
  • Abdullah Al Mehdi

  • Bangladesh bowler Abu Jayed Rahi

    Tinkering within the Big Five

    Bangladesh had already secured their place in the ODI tri-series final ahead of yesterday’s match against hosts Ireland and so, it was expected that the team management would field an experimental playing eleven. Given that the 17-member squad was stretched to 19 following the introduction of Taskin Ahmed
  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib’s involvement

    When Windies left-hander Jonathan Carter hit Mustafizur Rahman wide of long-on, he perhaps felt that he had found a boundary. What he found instead was an electric Shakib Al Hasan racing across to his left before taking flight and arresting the ball’s trajectory,
  • For once, no uproar

    Historically speaking, Bangladesh's World Cup squad selection has been followed by friction and even uproar. There have almost
  • Gravitating towards a Cruyffian theme amidst the 'constants'

    One usually associates high-calibre football and excitement-inducing matchups -- both in terms of individual players and team-game
  • Looking at a series loss through the Big Three's spectrum

    While Test and T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan was not part of the squad, missing the New Zealand ODIs due to an injury he sustained during the Bangladesh Premier League finals, the onus was on the other three to play their part and give Tigers a major boost ahead of the upcoming Test series against the Kiwis and also the World Cup in May. However, familiar patterns resurfaced as away batting woes once again led to Tigers’ demise. New Zealand swept the series 3-0 with Bangladesh yet to win a single match in New Zealand soil since they started playing international cricket.