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  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes

    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.

  • Former Prominent Umpire Simon Taufel

    ‘England mistakenly awarded extra run’

    England were mistakenly awarded an extra run during their nail-biting World Cup win over New Zealand at Lord’s, a member of the sport’s chief rules committee told media on Monday.

  • Pakistan’s ‘impossible’ qualification equation

    The concept is at once simple and mindbending. Pakistan arrive at Lord’s for their match against Bangladesh knowing exactly what they must do to reach the last four of the World Cup. The problem is the task is enough to make Hercules baulk.

  • ‘Have to play better than we have so far’

    At the business end of a tournament, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was once more faced with an all-too-familiar hurdle. In the last two ICC 50-over tournaments,


    The Daily Star (TDS): You have been hampered by hamstring injuries since the start of the World Cup. How do you manage to keep playing?

  • Shakib bowls Afghans away

    The match took place at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, but the pitch and the crowd were such that Bangladesh’s method during yesterday’s 62-run win against Afghanistan was straight from the Mirpur playbook.

  • Williamson guides Kiwis home

    Kane Williamson anchored New Zealand to a tense four-wicket victory at Edgbaston on Wednesday after an astonishing stroke of luck when South Africa failed to review an edge from the Kiwi captain.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Magnificent Shakib, Majestic Tigers

    Three sixes off three successive balls, two of them hooked off bouncers delivered by a genuinely fast bowler. 15 minutes later, the score read 305 for three after 40 overs. Nine balls later, a total of 321 was chased down in just 41.3 overs.

  • Finch, Starc shine in 87-run win over SL

    Australia captain Aaron Finch and pace bowler Mitchell Starc stole the show as the World Cup holders eased to an 87-run win over Sri Lanka at the Oval yesterday.

  • Tigers training at The Oval

    Tigers’ time to get back on track

    Although the Bangladesh team in Taunton were not involved in a World Cup match yesterday, the result in another match in Taunton would have dampened spirits a bit in the Tigers camp. The match between India and New Zealand in Nottingham was washed out due to persistent rainfall

  • Soumya Sarkar checks before leaving for Taunton

    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.

  • Shakib Al Hasan in ICC World Cup practice session

    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

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh vs India warm up match today

    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.

  • 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.

  • Tamim Iqbal says about cardiff weather

    ‘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.

  • 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

  • Sir Vivian Richards

    ‘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

  • Abdur Razzak and Jaya Ahsan in ICC World Cup 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

  • Bangladesh's five world cup mission

    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

  • Captains of the participating teams of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

    ‘Who’d you pick from the opposition’

    Only Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and South Africa’s Faf du Plessis answered the question without any kind of artifice, the rest needed some coaxing by moderator Mark Chapman. The Narail express, parked beside the World Cup trophy, pointed to Virat Kohli

  • Bangladesh Batsman Sabbir Rahman in ICC World Cup Training Session

    ICC World Cup: Primed Tigers end Leicester camp

    Six days in Leicester, of which three were spent training with intensity that went up in increments, came to an end for the Bangladesh cricket team yesterday. It was an optional training camp, separate from the official World Cup camp that the Tigers will embark upon in Cardiff from tomorrow. Bangladesh

  • Tigers settled before WC charge

    The selectors’ announcement in Dhaka yesterday confirmed what those who have followed the Bangladesh team since the start of the series in Ireland had already suspected -- that the 15 selected for the ICC World Cup starting from May 30 would meet requirements for the Tigers’ tilt at a first ever World Cup semifinal, and beyond.

  • Bangladesh bowler Abu Jayed Rahi

    Tinkering within the Big Five

    Bangladesh had already secured their place in the ODI tri-series final ahead of yesterday’s match against hosts Ireland and so, it was expected that the team management would field an experimental playing eleven. Given that the 17-member squad was stretched to 19 following the introduction of Taskin Ahmed

  • Shahriar Nafees on World Cup 2019

    ‘We focus more on WC’

    In the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, we take a look back on World Cups past through the eyes of Bangladesh’s former World Cup stars. Shahriar Nafees, who became the first Bangladeshi to score two ODI hundreds when he smashed a career-best, unbeaten 123 against Zimbabwe in the ICC Champions Trophy

  • Tigers announce World Cup squad

    Bangladesh have announced the squad for the upcoming World Cup in England. Paceman Abu Jayed Rahi and all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain made the cut while paceman Taskin Ahmed faced disappointment.