Having gone into the Asia Cup with lofty dreams, as it so often is the case with Bangladesh despite no history of success in major tournaments, skipper Shakib Al Hasan has already put it in the rearview mirror.
Rubel Hossain’s yorker going through the bat and pads of James Anderson at the Adelaide Oval in the 2015 World Cup will forever remain one of the most iconic moments in Bangladesh cricket.
Links of Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, rumours of Neymar returning to Barcelona have been the commonalities of the transfer market over the past few years. This summer, however, in addition to the aforementioned sagas, the emergence of one major entity -- the Saudi Pro League -- has taken the transfer market by storm.
From a statistical vantage point, the winning streaks of then and now might seem similar – or some might keep the streak of 2021 ahead as it involved the Aussies and the Kiwis, two giants of the game -- but in reality there lies a stark difference.
Depicted on the wall of Manchester City’s treatment room, ‘Our Goal’ is written over a picture of the Champions League trophy -- a silverware that has eluded the blue half of Manchester despite billions of dollars splurged into shaping up their squad over the years.
Chandika Hathurusingha’s reappointment as Bangladesh’s coach for a second stint could not have come at a more agreeable time.
After having the media analyse and scrutinise the now-confirmed ‘strained relationship’ between Tamim and Shakib that had gone on to ‘stale the dressing room environment’, Hassan performed a stunning U-turn on his words on Monday, just a day after Tamim denied any ‘unhealthy environment for the past 15 years in the dressing room’ in a pre-series presser in Mirpur.
The recent success stories of the country’s women’s sides across different sports -- Bangladesh’s triumph in the SAFF Women’s Championship last year still very fresh in memory -- have not only resulted in a boost in viewership but also raised the bar of expectation from the girls representing the nation at any level in any sport.