Asia Cup 2016 | The Daily Star
  • How the INDvBAN cricket match led to a hacker war

    After the Asia Cup final match a team of hackers calling themselves the Kerala Cyber Warriors hacked into more than 15 Bangladeshi websites, including several belonging to the government. Visitors to the sites were greeted with victorious Hindi music, yet more cricket memes and a message: "YOUR CRICKET TEAM IS NOTHING".

  • In Mashrafe we trust

    Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza is the ace up their sleeve, but they have a problem to do with their team culture where mediocrity is rewarded.

  • Tigers’ test of professionalism today

    Barely three days after the overwhelming defeat in the Asia Cup final, Bangladesh find themselves in vastly different conditions for the qualifying match of the ICC T20 World Cup against Netherlands at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala on March 9, Wednesday.

  • Mustafizur in doubt for Netherlands match

    Bangladesh’s left-arm pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman, who is recovering from a side strain suffered during the Asia Cup is in doubt for the qualifying match against Netherlands on March 9, 2016.

  • Mustafizur’s first overseas tour

    As a crucial member of Bangladesh cricket team during the ICC T20 World Cup in India, Mustafizur Rahman has embarked on his first overseas tour, and is acclimatizing to the environment at Dharamsala where Tigers are due to play their three qualifying matches.

  • Bangladesh turn T20 corner

    ESPNcricinfo looks back at some of the defining talking points from the Asia Cup 2016 where Bangladesh made the headlines with their improvement in T20 cricket.

  • Tigers title hopes iced with hot Mahmudullah held back

    With a final tournament average of 121.00 at a strike rate of 165.75, Bangladesh may regret sending Mahmudullah in to bat so late in their shortened innings at the Asia Cup final.

  • Kohli's jig and Tamim's close shave

    Much discussed moments of Asia Cup 2016 final between Bangladesh and India at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

  • India win Asia Cup for the 6th time

    India defeat Bangladesh quite comfortably by eight wickets to lift the Asia Cup for the sixth time at Mirpur stadium during a rain-effected final under the lights.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim v Suresh Raina

    Both Mushfiqur Rahim and Suresh Raina come in at number four and both have the ability to set the tone for their teams.

  • Taskin Ahmed v Ashish Nehra

    Nehra has a combination of new-ball movement at decent pace often results in early wickets, while Taskin is much quicker and has repeatedly provided good bowling starts to the Tigers with his economical and incisive spells.

  • Tamim Iqbal v Rohit Sharma

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and India opener Rohit Sharma have two very different styles with very similar impacts on their respective teams.

  • Fan factor in Asia Cup final

    India are no strangers to playing in cacophony but playing in front of a raucous, partisan Bangladesh crowd in the Asia Cup final could be an altogether different experience.

  • Sabbir Rahman v Virat Kohli

    Kohli is a proven modern batting maestro, a level that the impressive Sabbir still has a long way to go to achieve

  • Long queues for last minute tickets

    Cricket fans have been waiting in long queues to collect last minute tickets for the final match of this year’s Cricket Asia Cup at Mirpur stadium in Dhaka this evening.

  • Repaying faith, the Mahmudullah way

    Mahmudullah seems to have made a smooth transition from a batsman who struggled to express himself in the limited opportunities he received at No. 6 to one who thrives under pressure.

  • Nation turns green on social media

    Scores of users on social media platforms are expressing their solidarity with Bangladesh national cricket team, in hope of achieving a historic victory against India at the Asia Cup final.

  • Good-better-best, never let it rest

    Tigers led by Captain Courageous Mashrafe Mortaza must not be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task during the final of Asia Cup 2016 today, for they are made of sterling material, and are second to none.

  • Shakib out of danger, will play tomorrow’s final

    Ace Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is out of danger after he hurt himself during batting practice, team physio confirms.

  • Ticket seekers clash with cops at Mirpur

    Ticket seekers clash with cops at Mirpur-10 and vandalise some vehicles over tickets for Asia Cup final between Bangladesh and India tomorrow.

  • Never about the role, always about the goal

    Mashrafe’s exploits as a captain not only enabled Bangladesh to win some nail-biting contests in the recent past, but gave the cricketing world a new perception of Tigers…one that commands respect and admiration unlike never before!

  • Pakistan pip Sri Lanka

    Pakistan came out in front in the tenth match of Asia Cup 2016 against Sri Lanka by six wickets under the lights at Mirpur stadium.

  • India thrash UAE

    India wallop UAE by nine wickets in the ninth match of Asia Cup 2016 under the lights at Mirpur stadium.

  • Shakib reprimanded for misconduct

    Top allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for misconduct during Asia Cup match against Pakistan.

  • Tigers give Pakistan a 5-wkt thumping

    Bangladesh defeat Pakistan by five wickets in the 8th game of Asia Cup 2016 at Mirpur to secure their chances of reaching the final against India.

  • Asia Cup: BAN, PAK seek to clear path to final

    Both Bangladesh and Pakistan will look for a win against each other to clear their path to the finals of Asia Cup 2016.

  • India come out in front by 5 wkts

    India manage to overcome late wobble to defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the seventh game of Asia Cup 2016 at Mirpur stadium.

  • ‘Bowlers not canon-fodder at Mirpur’

    When the sporty wicket at Mirpur has earned the ire of Dhoni, Waqar and others, Javagal Srinath, ex-Indian pacer expressed his delight at seeing how bowlers had something going in their favour during the ongoing Asia Cup 2016 at Bangladesh.

  • Pakistan beat UAE by 7 wickets

    An unbroken 114-run partnership between Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal in the fourth wicket steers Pakistan to an emphatic 7 wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in the sixth match of Asia Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Asia Cup: Mustafiz may miss, Tamim likely to join

    Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman may miss rest of the team’s games of the Asia Cup due to his injuries which he suffered during the last match against Sri Lanka, while opener Tamim Iqbal is likely to replace him in the squad for the tournament.