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  • Mushfiqur Rahim-Imrul Kayes

    It's all about homework

    Imrul Kayes had just 48 hours after completing a four-day game in Khulna for the High Performance squad to pack his bags and board a flight to join the Tigers in the United Arab Emirates for a do or die encounter against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, where he was expected to handle one of the best spin bowlers in the world in Rashid Khan.

  • Mustafizur Rahman in Asia Cup 2018

    'Win this one today, Bhai told me'

    Mustafizur Rahman is not the most talkative with microphones placed in front of him and cameras trained on him. However, when he performs like he did on Sunday, stopping Afghanistan dead in their tracks by conceding just four when they needed eight to win off the last over of their Asia Cup match, he has to reluctantly make an appearance.

  • Out of the box and back in contention

    What could be the beginning of a turnaround for Bangladesh in the ongoing Asia Cup may seem on the surface to have been caused by the inspired inclusion of Imrul Kayes in the team for Sunday's match against Afghanistan a mere 17 hours after he was flown into the United Arab Emirates as emergency reinforcement.

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in Asia Cup 2018

    Shakib goes for a scan

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan went for a scan on his left little finger in Dubai yesterday. Team manager Khaled Mahmud said that it was not a cause for alarm yet, ahead of tomorrow's virtual semifinal against Pakistan, and they will know more when they get the results today.

  • Where it all happens

    On Monday, there was a media day at the ICC headquarters, not far from where India will play Afghanistan in the Asia Cup today, where bigwigs like ICC CEO Dave Richardson, general manager of the Anti-Corruption Unit Alex Marshall and general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice spoke to the media about the state of cricket in 2018.

  • Rashid Khan in Asia Cup 2018

    Rashid sees the other side too

    Before yesterday, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan had played four ODIs and three T20s against Bangladesh. Handling the world-class leg-spinner has always been a bothersome prospect for the Tigers. In each of the four previous ODIs that Rashid played against Bangladesh, he had managed more than one wicket and did not give away over 40 runs in any of those games.

  • Mustafizur Rahman

    ‘Mustafiz was a magician’ – Mash hails fantastic last over

    Fizz’s fantastic final over yesterday, saw Bangladesh successfully defend eight runs in the last over in a tight match where Afghans looked like they were in the driving seat with wickets in hand.

  • Mustafizur Rahman in ICC's ODI Team of the Year 2018

    Mahmudullah hails ‘brilliant’ Fizz

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad singles out Mustafizur Rahman for special praise after the left-arm pacer kept his nerve and overcame cramps to bowl a last over for the ages, conceding just four runs when Afghanistan needed eight to win.

  • Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad

    ‘Pressure lets me give back to my team’

    Far from being burdened by the responsibility, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah says he relishes the opportunities to fish his team out of trouble

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

    Riyad glad to be on the right side of last-over drama

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad revels in winning a close game after having been on the wrong side of dramatic finishes in the past