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  • Mustafizur quickly making a mark

    Although pace bowlers usually struggle to put on a positive spin when toiling on the subcontinent, Bangladesh's latest fast-bowling sensation is so far an exception to the rule.

  • 'Batsmen need to get good starts'

    Bangladesh have not won a single match in their previous visits to New Zealand. So, ahead of their latest bout against the Black Caps that starts with the Boxing Day ODI at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday, questions were asked about whether the Tigers could end the long-standing jinx this time around.

  • Mustafizur Rahman

    Fizz will give BD bowling a boost in NZ

    Bangladesh's bowling department has been significantly boosted for their tour of New Zealand. Talented left arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman has been included in the 15-strong squad, who start the limited-overs leg of their tour with the first ODI at Christchurch on Boxing Day.

  • Morgan returns to captain One Day team in Ind

    Eoin Morgan returns to captain England in both the One Day International and Twenty20 series with India after opting out of the Bangladesh part of the tour over security fears.

  • Woakes reprieved by controversial no-ball

    Chris Woakes battled his way through to a vital 46 on the second afternoon in Mirpur to give England a priceless first-innings lead. However, he might have been dismissed half an hour before his eventual departure, after being given a controversial reprieve off a waist-high full toss.

  • Bangladesh v England 1st Test preview

    Having lost out on a closely contested ODI series against England, Bangladesh will look to avenge their defeat when both teams clash in first Test of the two match series on Thursday at Chittagong.

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

    ‘Can’t recall when I last played Test cricket’

    The dearth of domestic longer-version cricket and Test matches is taking its toll on the national cricketers of Bangladesh as Tigers allrounder Shakib Al Hasan can hardly recall the last time he represented his country in the longer version of the game.

  • Will Hathuru extend his radar?

    Miracles can happen. But the harsh reality is real and it's totally and completely under someone's control. Bangladesh head coach

  • Cook to rejoin Eng squad in Bangladesh

    England captain Alastair Cook will link with up with the England squad in Bangladesh on Monday after attending the birth of his second child.

  • Finn hints at defensive gameplan in sapping Tigers

    Steven Finn, the England pacer, takes stock of the trying conditions in Bangladesh, after sweating it out and bowling 16 overs across the two tour games against the hosts in Chittagong.

  • Winning is a bonus

    The move from ODI cricket to Test cricket is a jarring one if just the technical and mental adjustments required are considered. It is all the more jarring when that move is made by a team that last collectively stepped out in whites around 15 months ago and one that has won only seven out of 93 matches since their elevation to the highest level.

  • Bangladesh

    Series isn’t over yet, we can still do well in Tests

    With the one-day series done, both Bangladesh and England are now preparing for the two-match Test series, which is scheduled to begin at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from October 20 onwards.

  • BD v Eng: Who to watch from the Tigers

    Ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is their poster boy, but there is more than just him to trouble England in the upcoming ODI series in Bangladesh. It won't be an easy task for Jos Buttler's men, with Bangladesh winning their last six ODI series on home soil, beating the likes of India, South Africa and Pakistan,

  • Roy looking to maintain Eng momentum in BD

    Jason Roy is striving for perfection as he looks to continue England's recent momentum in the one-day arena.

  • ‘England will be looking for payback’

    Former England captain Nasser Hussain says his country will face a stern test against a "much improved" Bangladesh on their upcoming tour.

  • Shakib Al Hasan: Bangladesh's global ambassador

    Shakib Al Hasan, the role model of Bangladesh cricket lovers and the country's global ambassador has a long and fruitful road of cricket in front of him to walk with his head held high.

  • Shakib on the verge of unique milestone

    Bangladesh ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is just two wickets away from becoming the only man in world cricket to be his country's most successful bowler in all three forms of the game.

  • Moeen Ali

    We are very wary of Bangladesh: Moeen Ali

    England allrounder Moeen Ali is feeling no pressure despite knowing how he performs may have a significant impact on his team’s fortunes in Bangladesh and India this winter.

  • Sarwan set to retire from international cricket

    Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan is set to announce his retirement from international cricket in Guyana on Thursday.

  • Test Championship, ODI league on the cards

    A Test Championship playoff along with ODI and Twenty20 league structures may be adopted by member countries at the next ICC Board meeting in October, after the two-tier Test system was abandoned this week.

  • Pakistan's dilemma: Tops in Tests, flops in 'pyjamas'

    Top of the charts in Tests, but floundering at number nine in one-dayers, Pakistan's dilemma emphasises the growing differences in skills needed to succeed across cricket's various formats.

  • Ashwin back to number one

    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dethrones Pakistan's Yasir Shah to top the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings after his match-winning display against West Indies.

  • Rajkot to make Test debut in Ind-Eng series

    England will embark on their lengthy tour of India later this year with Rajkot hosting the first of the five Test matches from November 9, the cricket boards announce on Friday.

  • Tamim bats his way to the top

    Bangladesh’s dashing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal takes his name...

  • Tamim with Boom Boom’s daughters

    Bangladesh’s dashing left hand opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been in terrific form, and delivering the goods for his team Peshawar Zalmi in the first edition of Pakistan Super League.

  • ORS, not DRS for India

    Indian team wants an Overall Review System (ORS) in place of the DRS, keeping in mind the 13 home Tests this season.

  • Dhoni and Kohli

    ‘Kohli still has a lot to learn from Dhoni’

    Syed Kirmani, former wicketkeeper feels MS Dhoni should not be pushed to leave the team after suffering his third successive ODI series defeat as captain in Australia and be replaced with Virat Kohli.

  • Mustafizur Rahman

    Will Mustafiz become the debutant of the year?

    Bangladesh cricket team’s find of 2015, the left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been chosen in the short-list of cricketers for the prestigious ESPNcricinfo debutant of the year award.

  • Zimbabwe to play four T20Is in Jan

    Zimbabwe will take on hosts Bangladesh in a four-match T20I series to be held in Khulna from January 15, the BCB announces in a media release.

  • Tamim asks youngsters to retain the hunger

    Tamim Iqbal has urged the younger members of the Bangladesh team to remain hungry for forthcoming challenges at the end of a successful year in international cricket.