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  • Tigers suffer whitewash

    There was no change in approach, body language, game plan and execution as Bangladesh suffered a 122-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday to end their dismal tour with a 3-0 whitewash.

  • ‘Tigers imbalanced in Shakib’s absence’

    Shakib Al Hasan is not in Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series as the champions all-rounder was granted a break by the Bangladesh Cricket Board following a magnificent World Cup and it seems that the hosts have worked out their plan of action in the stalwart’s absence.

  • ‘A lot to prove’ in dead rubber

    When Bangladesh stand-in captain Tamim Iqbal walked into the media room of the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday, there was a smile on his face, probably in anticipation of the kind of questions that would be thrown at him ahead of the third and potentially face-saving ODI against Sri Lanka today.

  • Tigers seek revival

    Today’s third and final ODI against Sri Lanka is not just about avoiding a whitewash or ending a lost series on a high. Perhaps even more importantly, it will be about finding the self-belief that seems to have gone missing over four straight defeats beginning with the World Cup loss against India at the start of the month.

  • Mushfiqur the lone warrior

    A fighting, unbeaten 98-run knock from Mushfiqur Rahim was the only positive in an otherwise horrible batting display from Bangladesh in the second of a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday.

  • Luck not really a factor

    Everybody knows that luck is a factor in cricket and the players often mention that when their good efforts go in vain for no apparent reason. But when a proven batsman like Tamim Iqbal get bowled out for a sixth consecutive time it would not be wise to just blame

  • Sri Lanka clinch series with comfortable seven-wicket win

    Bangladesh posted 238 for 8 wickets as Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on a 110-ball 98. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat in the second ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium.

  • Tamim Iqbal and Fizz in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match

    Some work to do after comfortable win

    Bangladesh registered a comfortable five-wicket win over the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in the practice game ahead of the three-match ODI series at the P Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.

  • Bangladesh Al-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad Fit to bowl

    Mahmudullah fit and ready to bowl

    There was good news for Bangladesh fans during the Tigers’ practice game against the Sri Lankan Board President XI yesterday as Mahmudullah Riyad bowled for the first time since sustaining a shoulder injury during the tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

  • Mithun fills the big shoes

    The concern regarding how to fill the gap when the team’s best player misses out on a tour or series is a perennial one. Bangladesh have travelled to Sri Lanka to play a three-match ODI series against the hosts sans star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was granted a break by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

  • Tamim Iqbal during a press conference before Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI Series

    ‘Thinking only about cricket’

    For both Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka, the importance of winning the upcoming three-match ODI series between the sides was made clear during the grand pre-series press conference at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo yesterday.

  • Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka photo gallery

    Bangladesh to tour Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh will be back to business as usual shortly after their gruelling ICC Cricket World Cup journey in England as the Tigers are set to play three One Day Internationals on July 26, 28 and 31 at the Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)

  • Tigers' match against Sri Lanka abandoned due to rain

    The toss did not take place today at Bristol in the match against Bangladesh and Srilanka. The match has been abandoned following incessant rain.

  • Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    Tigers to battle SL as well as weather

    Crunch time has come for Bangladesh sooner than they would have liked, and it has as much to do with their opposition in today’s World Cup match as it does with the weather in Bristol.

  • Bangladesh pacer Mohammad Saifuddin in practice session ahead Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match

    A new kind of pressure

    Bangladesh will be confronted with pressure of a different kind when they take on Sri Lanka today in the World Cup game at the Bristol County Ground. In the five World Cups they have played so far, Bangladesh were not expected to beat Test playing nations other than Zimbabwe

  • Mushfiqur Rahim practice in Bristol County Ground ahead Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match

    Shower of sixes to ward off rain threat

    Mahmudullah Riyad was hitting some of the biggest sixes not just straight down the ground against spinners but also square on the leg side against pacers. At one stage he unveiled the switch hit against a spinner. The right-hander did make a connection

  • 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.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Lasith Malinga

    Stats from Bangladesh’s win over Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh pulled off an impressive 137-run win over Asian rival Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup opener on September 15, capped by impressive performances from Mushfiqur Rahim, Mithun Ali, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and others.

  • Tamim Iqbal in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match

    Tamim out of Asia Cup

    After a fair bit of dillydallying on the issue the Bangladesh team management finally confirmed that opener Tamim Iqbal has been officially ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup.

  • A brave Tamim Iqbal came out to bat with one hand

    Father's son, mother's pride

    As Tamim Iqbal walked onto the field in Dubai on Saturday to bat with a fractured wrist against Sri Lanka, a mother sat praying in front of a television set thousands of miles away.

  • India vs Pakistan live score update

    Social media lauds Tamim heroic

    The Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka opener in the Asia Cup was billed as a mouth-watering contest, not just because of how closely fought

  • Tamim Iqbal bravery

    Behind the scenes of Tamim's bravery

    Tamim Iqbal's heavily bandaged left hand stuck out of a blue sling as he sat on the dressing room balcony staring off into space. The international match unfolding in front of him -- one that he was at the centre of just an hour and a half ago in hot sunshine before being reduced to a spectator as the Dubai sun was setting-- probably did not register.

  • Tamim Iqbal in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match

    Why keep waiting?

    It has become common knowledge that even though he played a delivery one-handed after coming in at number 11 to allow Bangladesh's innings to continue in Saturday's Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka, a fractured wrist has effectively ruled Tamim Iqbal out of the rest of the event.

  • No replacements for Tamim Iqbal

    ‘No replacements for the time being'

    Tamim Iqbal suffered a painful fracture to his left wrist while batting against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh's Asia Cup opener on Saturday and will most likely miss the rest of the Asia Cup. With Tamim being the only quality opener in Bangladesh and his opening partner a long-standing problem for the team, it would indeed be a big blow, but the team management are not thinking of flying in a replacement at this point.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim in BPL Player Draft 2018

    ‘Tamim walking out to bat boosted me’

    Mushfiqur Rahim was stranded at 112 unbeaten when Mustafizur Rahim fell to a rather silly run out. Mushfiqur’s face fell, knowing that it was the last wicket since Tamim Iqbal had already gone off the field with a fractured hand.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim

    [Watch] Mushy giving an earful to Rubel Hossain

    The incident occurred during the 42nd over of the Bangladesh innings. Rubel Hossain was facing up to Sri Lanka’s star performer Lasith Malinga, who was looking for his fifth wicket of the match.

  • A brave Tamim Iqbal came out to bat with one hand

    Heroes who batted with debilitating injuries

    After Tamim Iqbal’s heroics last night against Sri Lanka, we look back at instances where cricketers risked further injury and put their bodies on the line for their nation. Tamim might have faced only four deliveries overall but his sheer bravery put the wind right back on Bangladesh’s sails

  • Tamim Iqbal in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match

    'It was also a question of Tamim's career'

    Although the scoreboard shows that Tamim Iqbal scored just two runs off four balls in the Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka , skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza gushes in praise of the opener's bravery

  • Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim reaches a superb century

    Mushfiqur’s 144 one of Bangladesh’s best: Mashrafe

    Mushfiqur Rahim, during a career-best knock of 144 -- 32 of which were scored off 15 balls after Tamim’s unexpected appearance -- proved once again why he is the best all-round batsman Bangladesh have.

  • Lasith Malinga

    MOMENTS

    Lasith Malinga was not picked by Sri Lanka for a year as the board wanted him to prove himself in the domestic circuit. He did just that and yesterday showed that being a champion sportsman is like riding a bike.

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