Sakeb Subhan

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Uncertainty abounds around Mashrafe

Speculation surrounding Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s future was given fresh life when the 35-year-old did not show up for the pre-match press conference at Lord’s yesterday, ahead of Bangladesh’s last World Cup game against Pakistan today. It was instead Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019

A new level and a just result

To say it was the morning after a night of shattered dreams would be too dramatic. After exactly a month of chasing a target that seemed to move farther away with each strained step, Bangladesh’s semifinal hopes came to an end in a 28-run defeat to India in their

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019

Undaunted Tigers head for last stop

After their hard-fought and valiant World Cup campaign effectively came to an end when they lost to India by 28 runs on Tuesday, the Bangladesh team left Birmingham yesterday afternoon towards what will be their final stop on the World Cup trek, London.

July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019

Hoping, not expecting

When Rohit Sharma top-edged a pull off Mustafizur Rahman in the fifth over of the match and the ball ballooned to the left of deep

July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019

‘We were playing catch-up’

After shaking hands with the Indian cricketers, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza ambled about towards the presentation ceremony, looking around at the emptying ground in Edgbaston.

July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019

Tigers face steep odds in do-or-die match

At the end of the eight hours starting from 3:30pm today, a nation of cricket lovers will either rejoice or despair. Bangladesh will take on India in their penultimate World Cup group-stage game in Edgbaston needing a win against the form team of the competition to stay alive in the race for the semifinals.

July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019

‘Have to play better than we have so far’

At the business end of a tournament, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was once more faced with an all-too-familiar hurdle. In the last two ICC 50-over tournaments,

July 1, 2019
July 1, 2019

Tigers back to business

The Bangladesh team got back to business with their first practice session after a five-day break at the practice ground in Edgbaston yesterday, with one eye on the India-England game taking place a stone’s throw away at the main venue.

June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019

Tigers’ white whale

Bangladesh have worse results against other teams. They won only one of 21 matches against Australia and against Pakistan, they have won just five of 36. However, India remain the White Whale for the Tigers, not just because of a 5-29 win-loss ratio, but because in recent times India

June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019

Getaway, but no escape

Ahead Bangladesh vs India match Mashrafe Mortaza and his family opted for a day and a half of quiet repose in the rural comforts of the Welsh region of Snowdonia. Mashrafe reached the small town of Snowdon, a town in Gwynnedd county, built around Wales’s highest mountain bearing the same name.