ICC World Cup 2019

Will apologise to Kane for rest of my life: Stokes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, the hero of the final for the hosts as they clinched their maiden World Cup title, said that he will be apologising to Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson for the rest of his life after his accidental nudge with the bat led to one of the most critical moments in the game.

June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019

Tigers at rest before WI test

Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign is now precariously poised. After losing their second and third matches against England and New Zealand, they had pinned their hopes on the match against Sri Lanka in Bristol on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign back on track.

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019

Shakib gives Tigers the cue

When Shakib Al Hasan scored his maiden World Cup century in Cardiff against hosts England on Saturday, he did not embark on a celebratory run. The champion Bangladesh all-rounder just raised his bat to acknowledge the crowd’s applause. It might give you the impression

June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019

Wickets more important than containment

After two closely-contested games that saw Bangladesh win one and lose the other, the third against England at Cardiff yesterday turned out to be a bitter pill to swallow.

June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019

NZ stroll past Afghanistan

Kane Williamson led by example as the New Zealand captain’s 79 not out guided his side to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan that maintained their 100 percent start to the World Cup on Saturday.

June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019

Shakib alone finds a way

A recurring theme of Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign has been that Shakib Al Hasan has been head and shoulders above his teammates.

June 8, 2019
June 8, 2019

‘A bit unlucky with the rain’

The gloomy weather yesterday in Cardiff, where it rained heavily until late afternoon, did no favours to Bangladesh ahead of today’s World Cup match against World Cup favourites and hosts England. Tamim Iqbal is feeling the same. In that regard, I think we have been a little unlucky.

June 8, 2019
June 8, 2019

Clash of styles as Tigers take on England

Bangladesh are back at the scene of prior conquests, the stadium nestled in the middle of Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Now known as the Cardiff Wales Stadium, it is doubtful whether the former Sophia Gardens -- where they shocked Australia in 2005 and defeated New Zealand

May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

‘I’m hoping for upsets’

There were many cricket legends at St. James’s Park on Wednesday’s World Cup Opening Party, but one figure attracted the most attention and was the most sought after for interviews during the mixed media zone. Sir Vivian Richards, the West Indies legend nicknamed ‘King Viv’ was pulverising

May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

Party at The Mall

“This is may be the best day to showcase London to the world,” laughed a volunteer as rain drizzled down in aimless droplets on a grey day at The Mall, barely 500 metres to the east of the iconic Buckingham Palace. The Mall, not of the shopping variety but in the more traditional sense

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

From 1999 to 2015

So far, Bangladesh have featured in five World Cups with the 1999 edition being the Tigers’ first ever appearance at the quadrennial mega event. From being happy to simply participate in a World Cup to having the ambition to knockout whichever opposition they face, Bangladesh have undergone huge