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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tamim Iqbal's Asia Cup 2018 uncertain due to wrist injury

    Tamim's Asia Cup uncertain

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has suffered a fractured left wrist after being hit by a bouncer from Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal early in their Asia Cup opener.

  • Lasith Malinga


    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.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim's gift of hope against Sri Lanka

    A gift of hope from a show of character

    Last man Mustafizur Rahman had a brain freeze with 3.1 overs still left and the job, despite Mushfiqur Rahim's stellar unbeaten ton, nowhere near done.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim

    Guts deliver Tigers glory

    That Bangladesh won the opening match of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka yesterday by a crushing 137-run margin at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium does not even begin to tell the story. Mushfiqur Rahim scoring a career-best 144 off 150 balls to lift Bangladesh to 261 after Bangladesh were reduced to one run for two wickets by the end of the first over by danger man Lasith Malinga reveals a bit more, but still not the full picture.

  • Bangladesh crush Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh posted a good total of 260 thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 144 that featured some lusty late blows.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim to play Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match

    Mushy set to play today despite injury scare

    Ahead of their Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka today in Dubai, Bangladesh got a minor scare as wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim experienced pain in his ribs, but team manager Khaled Mahmud says he will be okay to play.

  • India vs Pakistan live score update

    Asia Cup Cricket: Two kinds of heat for Tigers

    When Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup opener in Dubai today, they will deal with the familiar and the unfamiliar in a quest to progress to the second round of a tournament that has been structured in a brand new format.

  • Shakib Al Hasan talks before Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match in Asia Cup 2018

    We have to give our best: Shakib

    Tigers’ Vice Captain Shakib Al Hasan talks about the team’s preparations and expectations for their Asia Cup venture. Watch the Star Live video for Shakib’s full interview.

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in Asia Cup 2018

    Tigers relax while injured trio sweat it out

    The Asia Cup is nearing the end of the build-up stage and on the verge of getting down to business with the tournament opener between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka slated for Saturday, but there was a bit of breathing space on Thursday as it was the first day of the Arabic New Year, and hence a public holiday in the UAE.

  • Team Tigers against Sri Lanka in Nidahas Tr-Nation Series 2018

    Rigid Tigers let SL escape

    Bangladesh are yet to come out from the typical mentality of hiding left-arm spinners against left-hand batsmen and it proved costly

  • Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka in Nidahas Trophy Match 6

    'Nagin will turn against you'

    Bangladesh's record chase of 215 against Sri Lanka on Saturday has had a huge impact on the home fans and today's virtual Nidahas Trophy semifinal between the sides has emerged more than just a fight for a spot in Sunday's final against India.

  • Shakib Al Hasan in Nidahas T20i Trophy

    Advantage or desperation?

    The morning of the do-or-die Nidahas Trophy game against Sri Lanka finds the Bangladesh team bolstered by the presence that they

  • Liton Das in Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka

    Bangladesh’s record of sixes

    Tigers notch their highest haul of sixes in a T20 match during their record victory against Sri Lanka.

  • Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Imrul Kayes

    Onus on the best of the rest

    Less than a year has passed, but for Bangladesh cricketers it may seem much longer since their last visit to Sri Lanka. In April 2017, a