Abdullah Al Mehdi | The Daily Star
  • Abdullah Al Mehdi

  • BCB’s panic showing

    The lack of clarity in the selection process of the Bangladesh national cricket team has become a recurring theme. For some time now, a yo-yo selection process has led to panic-stricken decision-making which seeped onto the field of play and what we are seeing from
  • Fine tuning or overall policy change?

    The recent history of the Bangladesh cricket team’s fast bowling unit is a topsy-turvy one. In an era where the general quality of fast bowling is rising, the national team is not only lagging behind international standards but appears to be relatively ‘out of ideas’ when
  • Franchise favouritism or inconsistency?

    The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is set to enter a new paradigm of doing things in its own inconspicuous way for the upcoming seventh edition of the tournament. The BPL Governing Council disclosed a new four-year cycle, however, their communication seems
  • No point hiding from that: Shakib

    The Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Dhaka yesterday after their 3-0 whitewash by Sri Lanka in the ODI series. A few of the players looked understandably dejected or just lost in their own thoughts and neither interim manager Khaled Mahmud nor the players talked
  • Wackiest blow of this World Cup

    All the signs pointed towards an Australia-India final but it was not to be as the World Cup decided to break millions of hearts while energizing millions of others. This is because no matter the outcome of the final tomorrow, this World Cup will see a newly crowned champion in either