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 7, 2019
July 7, 2019

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 7, 2019
July 7, 2019

‘I lost to myself’

One of the recurring themes of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign has been the disappointing performance of the one batsman most fans would have been looking at to set the biggest stage alight for the...

July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019

Pondering on what ifs

There’s no point in head scratching or pondering on ways to turn back time, it’s done. Bangladesh have exited the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and boarded their flight back home from England yesterday.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

‘We get down during partnerships’

“Fielding, it has been a concern all of my career. When there is a partnership, we get down,” Mashrafe said. “This is the part that a player can change. I think we really need to improve fielding.”...

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

‘Feel sorry for Shakib’

“I should talk about Shakib; he has been absolutely beautiful. Batted at three, did what he could do. I feel very bad for Shakib,” Mashrafe said after the match. “The tournament he had, he deserved...

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

‘The plan is to go home’

“My future plan is obviously going home from here, and I will have a rethink,” was the anticlimactic answer delivered with a straight face. ...

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...