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  • 'If there's a problem, it's Mushy's own'

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said yesterday that while others could give suggestions, there is no scope for anyone to dictate the captain's decisions.

  • 'Batting was our weakness'

    A lack of application and a ridiculous shuffle in the batting order saw the Tigers end the two-match series against Australia in a

  • Fizz's special wicket

    Birthday boy Mustafizur Rahman took the prized wicket of David Warner with a chest-high snorter and courtesy of a juggling catch at

  • Sabbir finds his niche

    There had been curiosity about Sabbir Rahman's role in the Test side ever since he made his debut against England in October last

  • Sabbir, Mushy keep Tigers fighting

    The Chittagong wicket has flattered to deceive on the opening day of the second Test yesterday. It was not a virtual dust-bowl as it

  • TIGERS do it

    If greatness is the final destination then Shakib Al Hasan took a long stride towards that after his fabulous all-round performance gave the Tigers a historic maiden Test win against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • The peak of an era

    It may not be an overstatement if it is said that one can get an insight of Bangladesh's ascendency in Test cricket if

  • The peak of an era

    It may not be an overstatement if it is said that one can get an insight of Bangladesh's ascendency in Test cricket if

  • Tigers allow Australia a way back

    One mistake can undo all the good things that came before it. If that mistake is committed against a team named Australia then the damage can be immense, as history has often shown. It would however be in no way wise to reach a conclusion after Australia, for the

  • Tigers allow Australia a way back

    One mistake can undo all the good things that came before it. If that mistake is committed against a team named Australia then the damage can be immense, as history has often shown. It would however be in no way wise to reach a conclusion after Australia, for the

  • SHAKIB AL HASAN

    After his innings best with the bat on Sunday, ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan reminded everyone of his value with the

  • Soumya yields an inch

    As impressive as the tangible successes on the field over the last two days has been Bangladesh's statements of

  • Tigers edging session battles

    Despite an optimistic prediction of the result going 2-0 in Bangla-desh's favour, Tamim Iqbal, before the start of the

  • Proud to play with him: Mehedi

    Young off-spinner Mehedi Hasan was supposed to

  • The value of 50s

    The tally of one hundred Test matches combined between Bangladesh stalwarts Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal had a telling impact on the first day of the first Test against Australia as the two experienced campaigners displayed why they are the two most talked about cricketers in the history of Bangladesh cricket.

  • 'Bangladesh have the momentum'

    Nathan Lyon walked into the media room at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday around half an hour after he, as the

  • The Test begins, finally

    The long wait is over. The first of the two-Test series between Bangladesh and Australia commences at the Sher-e-Bangla National

  • Will Mehedi spit venom at Mirpur again?

    Cricket is a game of uncertainty. It's a very popular saying which sometimes sounds a bit cliché. However, even in the era of topsy-turvy T20 cricket, the oldest format of the game often unfolds in ways that reminds ardent fans of the saying.

  • Aussies are not aliens: Mushfiqur

    If Bangladesh had not been able to exploit the home condition along with the resources and experience they had in

  • 'Doubted if I could get to 50'

    Since scoring fifties in both innings of his Test debut against New Zealand in 2008 there has been no looking back for Tamim Iqbal as

  • 'Not the Tigers of 10 years ago'

    Being of subcontinent descent often brings with it an expectation that a player will be adept at playing spin, and that is something that

  • An event beyond cricket

    Nine stories above the busy streets of Mohakhali, a mere seven stories above the zooming motors on the Mohakhali flyover, Australia

  • Traits of a professional

    It was a Shakib Al Hasan day. A smile was glued to his face throughout the practice session; it did not evaporate even when he took

  • Aussies call off warm-up

    Australia's two-day warm-up match against a BCB XI scheduled for today was cancelled yesterday after captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann visited Fatullah and found the ground still waterlogged.

  • Lehmann eyes Tigers' top order

    Although the recent selection drama over Mominul Haque attracted all the headlines as the left-hander made a comeback after initially being left out of the squad, according to Australia coach Darren Lehmann Bangladesh's top order will be a crucial factor in the upcoming Test series for the visitors.

  • Vital query that needs answers

    Mominul Haque has been reintroduced into the squad for the first Test against Australia after a lot of drama, for now putting an end to the whirlwind regarding team selection even though fears remain about how much harm the current muddled selection process will cause the country's cricket in the long term.

  • 'Tests are much harder'

    Despite the subcontinental conditions where pacers have to work really hard on spin-friendly pitches, Tigers' pacer Taskin Ahmed is of the opinion that the Australian seamers are ahead of the Bangladesh pacers when it comes to reverse swing and variations.

  • Cricketer Nasir Hossain

    'I want to score big now'

    A regular face in the national set-up only two years ago before he fell out of favour, things have changed drastically for Nasir Hossain, the talented all-rounder who played the last of his 17 Tests in 2015, as he has returned to the squad for the first Test against Australia.

  • Yo-yo selection process

    Mominul out, Mominul in. It is a drama that lasted just over 24 hours and the parting shot gives us an impression of a happy ending to a tale that started bitterly.

  • Double standards hurt Mominul

    Mominul Haque and Soumya Sarkar are both talented players. The national selectors and the head coach will not disagree with that

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