Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Anamul Haque Bijoy revealed Bangladesh were shocked after hosts Zimbabwe chased a high target of 304 runs in the first match of the recently concluded three-match ODI series.
Bangladesh bowlers finally showed some urgency in the just-concluded ODI series as the visitors picked a convincing 105-run victory against hosts Zimbabwe in the final and third ODI in Harare today.
Before the first ODI, Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal was of the opinion that the Tigers were favourites going into the three-match series against Zimbabwe. But he did warn that Bangladesh would have to play their best cricket to beat the hosts.
India just managed to hold off the challenge of an inspired West Indies team with the under-strength visitors coming away with a three-run victory in the first One-Day International of a three-match series at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday.
The West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran was left a disappointed figure in the middle as rookie batter Kacey Carty threw his wicket away after staging a mini-recovery for the home side in the third and final ODI in Guyana today.
It has long been understood that Bangladesh find it easier to meet the challenges of the ODI format.
Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal set his sights firmly on the 2023 World Cup in India, which, in his opinion, could be the final destination for the four seniors in the Bangladesh side, who will likely play their last World Cup together.
“Everyone wanted to win,” Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal said after his side pulled off an emphatic nine-wicket victory against the West Indies at the Providence Stadium in Guyana to seal the three-match with a game in hand on Wednesday.
Michael Bracewell's unbeaten century guided New Zealand to a dramatic one-wicket win, with just a ball to spare, in the first one-day international against Ireland at Malahide on Sunday.
England hit a world record one-day international score of 498-4 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen on Friday, with three men scoring centuries in the run blitz.
If anything is constant in this modern era, it is the need for continuous adjustments to fit the ever-changing landscape of the sport. Of late, a discernible urge for change in the cricketing world could be sensed with the 50-over format of the game set to take the brunt of the transformation.
AB de Villiers steps down as South Africa's one-day captain but could return to Test cricket.