Sakeb Subhan

March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020

A leader who will be missed

In 2013, the then Bangladesh coach Shane Jurgensen had said on a tour of Zimbabwe that he was actually thinking of flying Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in. His thought process had nothing to do with bolstering the squad with Bangladesh’s best ever fast bowler, who missed the tour due to injury, but it was just about having the most inspirational cricketer in the land among the squad to lift their spirits.

February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

Letter from Tigers to the cubs

Crickileaks has obtained a letter sent by the Bangladesh national team to the Bangladesh Under-19 team on the day that the

February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

The birth of belief

Such has been the conditioning of the Bangladeshi cricket fan that, before Bangladesh Under-19’s World Cup final against their Indian counterparts in Potchefstroom on Sunday, there was a general ac-ceptance among followers that this was as good as it would get.

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020

A new beginning 12 years later

The three-match T20I series between Bangladesh and Pakistan, starting today in Lahore, may seem like the result of protracted diplomatic negotiations between the two respective cricket boards but with the focus shifting finally to cricket, the series carries greater importance than most recent assignments for Bangladesh.

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

Mustafizur’s decline and Tigers’ Test troubles

More than any other cricketer in Bangladesh’s history, Mustafizur Rahman has been treated with kid gloves by the Bangladesh team management, and with good reason.

October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019

Players call off strike

The impasse between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and top cricketers was resolved when the BCB agreed to nine of the original 11 demands during a meeting between the two parties in Mirpur late last night.

October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019

Will the real custodians please stand up

Over the last two days, two press conferences took place at Bangladesh cricket’s headquarters in Mirpur: the first a 15-minute affair on Monday and the second yesterday stretching to nearly an hour and 40 minutes.

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

A time for introspection

There was much that was discouraging about Bangladesh’s 224-run loss to Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Chattogram yesterday. It has already been mentioned ad nauseum, but bears repeating one more time. Afghanistan were playing their third Test match just

July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019

Cricket philosopher’s triumph

Kane Williamson stood with hands outstretched as an accurate throw from Martin Guptill ricocheted off a diving Ben Stokes’s bat and went for four in the 100th over of a sublime World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. If the ball had just found the keeper’s glove, or even

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

Cricket’s greatest celebration

‘The world’s greatest cricket celebration’ was the tagline for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Yesterday, the catchy marketing slogan was proven true by two of the most deserving teams in champions England and runners-up New Zealand. The high