Taijul Islam

Tigers’ nostalgic return to old stomping ground

“This many people usually don’t turn up to see a fitness test at six in the morning. I’m sure they are here because it’s happening at the Bangabandhu [National] Stadium,” said Shahriar Nafees, the current cricket operations manager, after the national team’s fitness test at the famed venue yesterday.

Taijul’s knock shows the mirror to batters

In the last ball of the morning session on Day 2 of the Sylhet Test yesterday, Taijul Islam ran a couple of runs off pacer Vishwa Fernando to reach 41, crossing into the 40s for the first time in his Test career.

Bowlers score 84, batters 85 for Tigers in Sylhet

In total, the three bowlers made 84 runs while the other specialist bowler in the team, Nahid Rana, remained unbeaten on 0.

Cummins bumps Taijul, Phillips to win player of the month award

Cummins was rewarded for his supreme bowling performance in his side’s victorious Test series against Pakistan

Taijul nominated for December’s Player of the Month

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has been rewarded for his pivotal role in the Tigers’ maiden Test victory against New Zealand at home in December 2023 with a nomination for the ICC’s Player of the Month award for the month of December.

'Not worried about being in limelight'

Taijul Islam, who spun Bangladesh to their maiden home Test win over New Zealand in Sylhet, spoke with The Daily Star's Mazhar Uddin, where he opened up about his views on getting overshadowed by his more prominent teammates and gave his two cents about the use of home advantage in home Tests. The excerpts are given below:

Taijul vexed with frequent questions about Shakib  

Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam seemed to have had it with questions regarding fellow left-arm orthodox Shakib Al Hasan. 

Kiwis 'cool' with Mirpur's rank turner

New Zealand faced the music on a rank turner in Mirpur as they struggled on 55 for five at stumps, in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 172 on Day 1 of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. 

Taijul surpasses Shakib with career-best ranking 

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam jumped four places to a career-best 14th in the ICC Test Bowlers’ Rankings after his 10-wicket haul and Player of the Match heroics against New Zealand in the first of the two-match series.

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

Mominul, Taijul part of BCB XI for India tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday included the likes of Mominul Haque, Taijul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, and Anamul Haque as it announced the BCB XI squad for their upcoming tour of India this month.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Bangladesh bat again with three changes

Bangladesh have lost the toss for the fifth time in five games on their tour to Zimbabwe. The Tigers, who lost the first ODI by five wickets, were asked to bat first by Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabva in the second ODI in Harare on Tuesday.

July 22, 2022
July 22, 2022

Learn the mantra of left-arm spin from Taijul Islam

How to catch the opposition batters in the web of spin? Learn the secrets from Bangladesh team’s star spinner Taijul Islam.

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

Taijul removes dangerman Powell after Windies stage mini-recovery

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.  

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

Taijul in ODIs after 28 months, takes wicket off first ball  

Taijul Islam last played for Bangladesh in the ODIs 28 months ago and the experienced campaigner picked up a wicket in the first ball of his spell with a peach of a delivery at the Providence Stadium in Guyana today.  

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

Spin-heavy Tigers opt to field first

Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third and final ODI of the series against the West Indies at the Providence Stadium in Guyana today.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Taijul’s sights on the extraordinary

The Daily Star (DS): Another away tour is approaching. How’s your preparation for the West Indies series?

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

‘Spinners like Miraz, Taijul, Nayeem are not created overnight’

The fact that there is a dearth of players, especially off-spinners, in Bangladesh’s pipeline was made even more apparent following the Tigers’ recent debacle against Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series at home last month.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Wounded Tigers off to recharge before Windies tour

On the back of a 1-0 defeat in the recently-concluded Test series against Sri Lanka and with a packed schedule ahead of Bangladesh, some of the members of the national team have taken a break ahead of their upcoming West Indies tour next month.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Taijul penalised by ICC for losing temper

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has been fined 25 per cent of his match fees, slapped with a demerit point as well, for throwing the ball at Angelo Mathews even though the Sri Lanka batter was safe inside his crease and was not even looking to take a run.

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