ICC Cricket World Cup

Let the emotional override subside

Bangladesh’s World Cup ended with a crushing defeat against Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday. It was an anticlimactic finish to an otherwise fantastic run by the Tigers in the showpiece event that had...

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

Tigers fail to pounce again

Shakib Al Hasan said before the match yesterday that one of the disappointments of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign so far has been their fielding efforts. He may have been hoping that the match to...

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Uncertainty abounds around Mashrafe

Speculation surrounding Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s future was given fresh life when the 35-year-old did not show up for the pre-match press conference at Lord’s yesterday, ahead of...

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

‘No such thing as a dead rubber’

“Firstly, Bangladesh versus Pakistan at Lord’s, the beautiful Lord’s... there’s no such thing as a dead rubber,” Rhodes said during the pre-match press conference yesterday. “Both teams are...

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Tigers ‘taking in’ history

Dead rubber or not, if cricket is one’s profession then not much motivation is needed to be pumped up about a match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Bangladesh have been eliminated from the race to...

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019

A new level and a just result

To say it was the morning after a night of shattered dreams would be too dramatic. After exactly a month of chasing a target that seemed to move farther away with each strained step, Bangladesh’s...

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019

All’s well that ends well: Saifuddin

All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin could have been a hero during Bangladesh’s 28-run defeat against India at Edgbaston on Tuesday had he not been stranded at the non-striker’s end when Jasprit Bumrah...

May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019

‘An important chance to adjust’

Mehedi Hasan Miraz has only recently become a vital member of Bangladesh’s ODI squad, with his off-spin often used to stifle the opposition’s rate of scoring in the middle overs and also, at times,...

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

Cricket World Cup: Brands expect higher TV sales

Television brands and retailers are expecting good sales in the run up to the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is all set to begin in England and Wales on May 30. ...

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

‘350-plus totals will be tough to chase’

In the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, we take a look back on World Cups past through the eyes of Bangladesh’s former World Cup stars. Akram Khan had featured for the nation’s inaugural World Cup...

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

‘We have the players to score big’

For followers of the Bangladesh cricket team, their triumph in Ireland was of course a welcome boost ahead of their World Cup campaign in the United Kingdom, but it was also pleasantly surprising...