Sakeb Subhan

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Brave Kiwis overcome mighty India

A magnificent rearguard effort from India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could not offset the early damage done by seamers Trent Boult and Matt Henry as New Zealand secured a second successive World Cup final berth with an 18-run win in a pulsating semifinal at Old Trafford yesterday.

July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019

No table without Tigers

Fans may still be reeling from Bangladesh’s group-stage exit from the World Cup, but the real impact is borne by the touring journalists who are reduced to being nomads when the object we are chasing, the Bangladesh cricket team, is no longer setting the pace.

July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019

The illusion of taking action

In the aftermath of an ultimately disappointing World Cup campaign which saw Bangladesh finish eighth in the 10-team table, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Monday that they would be parting ways with coach Steve Rhodes even though the

July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019

First semifinal to resume today

Rain was the major actor at Old Trafford yesterday, but unlike in the group stages it will probably not have the final say when the first World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and India will resume at 10:30 am (3:30 pm Bangladesh time) on the reserve day today. New Zealand will resume

July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019

India take on Kiwis in even battle

After more than five weeks of high-octane cricketing action, the 2019 World Cup has boiled down to three matches and four teams.

July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019

The Kohli and Dhoni show

Coming from Bangladesh, the fanfare surrounding cricket and cricketers is par for the course, especially during big events. Media presence around the Bangladesh team, too, is one of the heaviest around the world. But there is a difference between ‘one of the heaviest’

July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019

Battle for the middle overs

On paper it is a face-off between the group-stage champions and the team that made the last-four cut as the fourth member, but today’s World Cup semifinal at Old Trafford between India and New Zealand will pit sides more evenly matched than their table positions suggest.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

‘We get down during partnerships’

“Fielding, it has been a concern all of my career. When there is a partnership, we get down,” Mashrafe said. “This is the part that a player can change. I think we really need to improve fielding.”

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

Tigers save their worst for the last

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s World Cup career was brought to an inauspicious end as the Tigers saved their worst performance for their final 2019 World Cup match, which they lost to Pakistan by 94 runs at Lord’s yesterday.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Still worth a fight

A final match at Lord’s was what all of Bangladesh -- team and fans alike -- would have dreamed of before the World Cup started. However, instead of July 5, they would have been eyeing a final match on July 14.