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    Bangladesh's injury concerns and unfortunate scheduling in the Asia Cup combined to provide a debut for left-arm pacer Abu Hider, who had shown in recent T20Is that he was up for a fight.

  • Rashid ravages Tigers

    Afghan leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan added an unexpected cameo with the bat to his customary incisiveness with the ball to help Afghanistan blow away Bangladesh by 136 runs in the final Asia Cup Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

  • Hasan ton lights up Day Two

    Wicketkeeper batsman Nurul Hasan slammed a hundred on the second day of the four-day practice match between two High Performance Squads at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna.

  • It was a great game for bowlers: Rohit

    After notching up a convincing eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup, India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma heaped praises on his bowlers for not allowing the opposition to gain an upper hand during their Group A fixture at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Spaceship in Abu Dhabi

    The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi does not look anything like a cricket stadium when viewed from miles away -- which you can do because there is not much but sand and low-lying buildings around it.

  • Indian trio ruled out of Asia Cup

    Three Indian cricketers including star all-rounder Hardik Pandya were Thursday ruled out of the Asia Cup with injuries, dealing a blow to the side's chances in the 50-over tournament.

  • Commitment only for the players?

    Not many could have pointed a finger at Bangladesh if they did not put their all into yesterday's match against Afghanistan. As has by now been well documented, the Asian Cricket Council's decision to announce the Super Four matches even before the group champions and runners-up of the two Asia Cup groups were determined has cast the ongoing tournament in a bad light.

  • Can Tigers harness their emotions?

    One characteristic of the Bangladesh team that most will agree upon is that they are an emotional bunch, and performance often depends on whether they harness the emotion or their passions rule them. When they take on India in the Asia Cup Super Four match in Dubai today, it would be hard to imagine that it will not be an emotional affair.

  • IPL 2018

    Bowler takes record eight wickets for 10 runs

    An Indian cricketer has broken the List A record for best bowling figures by taking an astounding eight wickets for ten runs in ten overs.

  • Kohli wins Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

    India captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter S Mirabai Chanu received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- India’s highest sports honour, today. The announcement was made by India’s Sports Ministry.

  • Hardik, Axar & Shardul ruled out of Asia Cup

    The Senior Selection Committee has decided to make three changes to the Indian squad for the ongoing Asia Cup owing to injuries to three members of the team.

  • No Tamim and possibly no Mushy too

    The last time that Bangladesh played Afghanistan in the ODI format, Tamim Iqbal had hit a run-a-ball century to give the Tigers a commanding total. Tigers went on to win by 141 runs in that game in 2016.

  • A session lost

    The last session of the first four-day match of the new season, between two High Performance (HP) squads, was called off due to a poor outfield at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna yesterday.

  • Pandya sustains injury

    India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was Wednesday stretchered off the field during the Asia Cup group league encounter against Pakistan after sustaining an "acute lower back injury".

  • Things should be even for all teams: Sarfraz

    Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed expressed his frustration of having to shuttle between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to play their matches. While India are playing all their matches in Dubai, their cross-border nation will have to play at least two matches in Abu Dhabi which is an hour drive from Dubai.

  • Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was his usual serious

    Mashrafe urges positivity

    Even when Bangladesh seemed to be doing everything right, circumstances have conspired against them. They take on Afghanistan today in their last Asia Cup Group B match in Abu Dhabi AT 5:30pm Bangladesh time, having already qualified for the next stage.

  • Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza conjures a light moment during a practice session in Dubai

    Asian Cricket Chaos

    What increasingly appears to be favouritism towards cricketing powerhouse India has turned the Asia Cup into a near farce. Even with two group matches left and Group A and Group B champions yet to be decided, on Wednesday morning the Asian Cricket Council has published the fixtures list of the Super Four stage starting on Friday.

  • India vs Pakistan match result

    India rout Pakistan

    India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday.

  • Jadhav, Kumar skittle Pakistan for 162

    Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets apiece as Pakistan crumbled to 162 all out in their Asia Cup match against arch rivals India in Dubai on Wednesday.

  • Steve Rhodes

    Rhodes confident in Mominul and Nazmul’s ability

    Tamim Iqbal has not only been able to give Bangladesh a good start in recent times but has also been able to provide the backbone to the Bangladesh innings. In his absence Tigers need someone to open along with Liton Das and coach Steve Rhodes saw opportunity for Mominul Haque and Nazmul Hossain Shanto and felt confident on both their ability to do well.

  • India vs Pakistan head to head

    Battle Royale returns to the desert

    India and Pakistan will return to the ring of their most famous bouts after 12 years as the archrivals face off in the Asia Cup in Dubai today.

  • India survive a scare

    India survived a scare against Hong Kong after Shikhar Dhawan's hundred as they battled to a 26-run win over the minnows in the Asia Cup on Tuesday.

  • Five great India-Pakistan clashes

    Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket, and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always.

  • India vs Pakistan live score update

    Pakistan and India renew rivalry today

    The clash between India and Pakistan is considered the most popular fixture in the international cricket calendar.

  • Stokes charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

    Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a late-night street brawl last year.

  • Sri Lanka national cricket team

    Media calls Sri Lanka ‘flop of Asia’

    Sri Lankan newspapers and fans lambasted the national cricket team Tuesday after the former champions were dumped out of the Asia Cup by up-and-coming Afghanistan. Sri Lanka, who now have lost 30 of their 40 matches since January 2017, had lost to Bangladesh by 137 runs in Dubai on Saturday at the opening match of the tournament.

  • Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

    Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals.

  • Bangladesh Cricket Team Former Captain Mohammad Ashraful

    A case of curious selection

    It came as a surprise when selectors included former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful in the High Performance (HP) squad for a four-day game to be played at the Sheikh Abu Naser stadium in Khulna. The game will start from tomorrow and the squad will be split into two teams – Red team and Green Team.

  • 'Need to be at our best to beat India'

    A comprehensive win over Hong Kong is a perfect start but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed says his team will have to raise the game by several notches to outwit arch-rivals India in the much-awaited Asia Cup clash on Wednesday.

  • India vs Pakistan live score update

    A bit nervous: Rohit

    Rohit Sharma is all set to lead India for the first time in a major international tournament at the Asia Cup 2018, and on the eve of the match, he said he was “a bit nervous, but very excited”.