Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team lost the first ODI of the two-match series by 158 runs against Afghanistan at the Tolerance Oval in the UAE on Monday.
Batting failures once again proved to be Bangladesh’s downfall as they ended up losing their first Asia Cup 2022 match against Afghanistan by seven wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium yesterday.
Bangladesh fans, draped in the red and green of Bangladesh, wanted their side to win and Afghan fans, some clad in the traditional Afghan Perahan turban wanted the same for their side, but a few spectators were cheering on both teams, completing the festive atmosphere despite sweltering heat as Bangladesh took the field for their first game in the 2022 Asia Cup.
Bangladesh will begin their Asia Cup campaign when they take on Afghanistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium today.
All eyes will be on Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Afghanistan's master leg-spinner Rashid Khan as the two sides face each other in tonight's Asia Cup encounter at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
As Bangladesh are set to take on Afghanistan in their opening game of the Asia Cup today, let's take a look at some interesting facts ahead of the contest:
Bangladesh went to the UAE for the Asia Cup following a lot of chaos and drama and with a number of unresolved issues.
Clarity of purpose is a small subject when it comes to Bangladesh cricket, but when it comes to showing that clarity, the Tigers have been found wanting in the recent past. Newly-appointed technical consultant Sridharan Sriram was appointed to change Bangladesh’s T20 approach and way of thinking and even as a big match against Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup loomed, Sridharan yesterday talked about the need for clarity in certain aspects.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned to Dhaka yesterday morning alongside the team following a three-match ODI series in Chattogram and refreshingly he was available to reporters and fielded questions after turning up in the afternoon to fulfil a commercial commitment.
Both Bangladesh and Afghanistan have been declared joint champions of the T20I tri-nation series after the final of the tournament was washed out due to rain without a ball being bowled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
The ongoing T20I tri-series will come to an end after hosts Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in their third meeting of the tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
The Bangladesh team management made a tactical change against Afghanistan in what was a dress rehearsal for the tri-nation T20I series final at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan led from the front and remained unbeaten on a match-winning 70 as Bangladesh finally managed to break the Afghanistan hoodoo, registering a four-wicket win in the tri-nation T20I series in Chattogram yesterday.
The ongoing T20I tri-series featuring hosts Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, has now moved to Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, where all three second-leg matches will be played starting with the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe encounter tomorrow.
We all know about the witty, wise and philosophical Mullah Nasruddin, a Persian character who appears in thousands of humorous stories. A well-known tale relates how judge Nasruddin was listening to a case and, after hearing the plaintiff’s deposition, remarked,
There was much that was discouraging about Bangladesh’s 224-run loss to Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Chattogram yesterday. It has already been mentioned ad nauseum, but bears repeating one more time. Afghanistan were playing their third Test match just
Everything was working fine for Bangladesh on the fifth day of their one-off Test against Afghanistan until the rain that had marred most of the day’s play, seeming to answer most Bangladesh players’ and fans’ prayers, stopped and play resumed at 4:20 pm with 18.3 overs more to be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday.
17-year-old Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran was agonisingly close to smashing a maiden Test hundred on debut before being dismissed for a well-made 87 that helped his side take a commanding position against Bangladesh after the third day of the one-off Test in Chattogram yesterday.
The media were made to wait quite some time for a Bangladeshi cricketer to show up to the mandatory post-day press conference following yet another disappointing showing on the third day of the one-off Test against Afghanistan yesterday.