Bangladesh v Afghanistan

Bangladesh’s win over Afghanistan a ‘real upset’, says Aakash Chopra

The Afghans are currently fifth in the 10-team table with wins over England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands.

Hathurusingha expects high scores at Dharamsala

"I'm expecting some high scoring on this ground. The combination we will decide tomorrow morning and see the wicket again, because the curator said he'll do a little bit of work today as well on that wicket."

Shakib ‘ready’ for Afghanistan match, says Shanto

"Shakib [Al Hasan] is 100% fine and ready for the first match,” Shanto said during the toss for their second warm-up match against defending champions England at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati today.

Bangladesh qualify for Asia Cup Super Four with Afghanistan win

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and had no hesitation in deciding to bat first against Afghanistan in an Asia Cup contest they must win to stay alive. 

Must-win clash for Tigers

A meek surrender against Sri Lanka has Bangladesh pinned back to the wall as they lock horns with Afghanistan in their second and final Asia Cup group fixture at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today.

'No rivalry against SL, Afghanistan'

The Nidahas Trophy, where Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in a tempestuous encounter to move into the final, has been a talking point in South Asian cricket since 2018, and Hathurusingha was the coach of the Lankan team at that time, having just defected from the Bangladesh dugout. But the coach simply brushed aside any notion of any lingering rivalry

Mirpur turns face to bring Test cricket’s beauty

The beauty of Test cricket comes from the intense battle between bat and ball, a battle that forms the core of cricket's muse. Without it, Test cricket can have a dreary tone. When it comes to Mirpur wickets, Test matches have always been a drab affair. The carry for pacers is missing. The conditions usually do not allow swing and the grass on the surface lends to a slower surface rather than a seaming one where deliveries zip around

Ebadot hands Afghanistan mission impossible

"I think this is the first time we got such a pitch and I think we were fortunate enough to be able to play with three seamers in such conditions. We tried our best to bundle out the opponent cheaply and it feels good to be able to successfully execute our game plan," Ebadot said

Captain Liton up for Afghan challenge

"As the vice captain of a side, at times I had to act as the captain and lead the side for two or three overs when [Test skipper] Shakib [Al Hasan] was off the field. So, I was never worried about being the captain," a confident Liton asserted

June 4, 2023
June 4, 2023

Hathurusingha’s presence expected to fast-track preparations

Hathurusingha has done well since taking up the Bangladesh job in January, winning a T20I series against England at home following a 2-1 loss in the ODI series

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

Pothas heaps praise on ‘phenomenal’ Towhid

“We expect these young cricketers to come in, and suddenly be world-beaters just like that. It is not possible. He (Towhid) has a lot of potential and a desire to learn. He has a high work ethic. I am excited for what he can do,” said Pothas.

May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023

Mahmudullah’s absence setting the tone for younger leaders

Mahmudullah had applied for a vacation from June 22nd till July 5, cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus told the media yesterday. "He will join the camp after Hajj," Jalal informed. Given the circumstances, that possibility remains unlikely

May 26, 2023
May 26, 2023

Tigers have ‘clarity’ on home advantage against Afghanistan

"We have a good idea of how the surface in Mirpur will behave and the wicket will be prepared according to our needs," Bashar added

May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023

Which strengths to focus on for next Afghanistan Test?

The Tigers do not have happy memories of hosting Afghanistan in lone Tests. Afghanistan had won by a mammoth 224 runs the maiden Test between the two countries in Chattogram as Bangladesh’s plans backfired.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Tigers ‘looking for best mix’ in Afghan warm-up

The Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh team take on Afghanistan today in their first warm-up match in Brisbane, ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Mushfiqur gears up for change

Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is known as ‘Mr. Dependable’ for his cool and collective approach to batting in the middle-order. It has been his ability to keep the scoring-rate ticking in the middle overs with soft hands and patient technique that has seen Bangladesh through on many challenging situations.

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