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National selectors Tuesday named prodigious left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman in Bangladesh’s 16-man squad for the two Test series against Sri Lanka, scheduled next month. Mustafiz did not play a Test since his debut series against South Africa in 2015 as he was recovering from different injuries and required a surgery on his shoulder last year. […]

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket, but said he wants to play in his country’s domestic league for two more years. The flamboyant allrounder, who played the last of his 27 tests in 2010 and retired from one-day internationals in 2015, quit as Pakistan’s 20-overs captain after the team’s poor […]

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Despite the defeat, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who hopes to play another Test in India before he retires, believes that they can take plenty of lessons from the lone Test. “Look you can never defend and save a game because of the fifth-day wicket. Shakib [Al Hasan] did not go to hit, but still got […]

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India’s bowlers led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tightened the noose on Bangladesh as the visitors struggled for survival Sunday, chasing a daunting 459 on the fourth day of the one-off Test in Hyderabad. The visitors were precariously placed on 103 for three at stumps, needing to survive three more session for a draw. Mahmudullah on […]

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Sakib al Hasan wasted another chance of making a big innings but Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan continued to defy India to keep Bangladesh’s hopes of an improbable draw in the one-off Test alive in Hyderabad on Saturday. Sakib played a typically aggressive innings under pressure to lift Bangladesh from a precarious 109-4 and looked […]

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There are moments when he makes you dream of achieving the unthinkable and then there are times when he leaves you scratching your head, compelling you to ask the near-perennial question: ‘did he actually play that shot?’ That’s Shakib Al Hasan for you. He is the man Bangladesh’s skippers turn to almost every time the […]

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Mehedi Hasan said he really felt very much upset when he dropped a catch during the two-day warm-up match before Bangladesh’s on-going Test against India in Hyderabad. His misery doubled when he missed an easy run out chance on the opening day of the Test that highlighted Bangladesh’s struggle against the home side with bowling […]

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Taskin Ahmed returned to the country where he was banned last year with a wicket in his first over but that was the only moment when Bangladesh looked to be on top on the opening day of their one-off Test against India at Hyderabad on Thursday. Taskin bowled Lokesh Rahul off the fourth ball of […]

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Anyone who had come to Rajib Gandhi Stadium early on Wednesday must had been curious looking at the pitch, not because of its greenish look but due to a ritual being performed around it. A group of groundsmen was worshiping the pitch in the morning, apparently to wish hosts India good luck against Bangladesh in […]

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Bangladesh will host an eight-nation 50-over cricket tournament, titled Emerging Cup, in March this year, said BCB president Nazmul Hasan Monday Bangladesh will host the tournament tentatively from March 15-26 featuring sub-continent giants India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, along with emerging teams in the form of Nepal, the UAE, Afghanistan and Hong Kong. The decision […]

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 The woman who claimed herself as the wife of national cricketer Arafat Sunny lodged another case against the cricketer and his mother with Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Monday. The case was filed alleging the duo demanded Tk 20 lakh as dowry. Metropolitan magistrate Rayhanul Islam recorded statement of the plaintiff and summoned Arafat Sunny […]

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Opener Tom Latham made an unbeaten century on Saturday as New Zealand moved to 292-3 at stumps on day three of the first test against Bangladesh, and closed in on avoiding the follow-on. Bangladesh declared early Saturday at 598-5 but its hopes of bowling New Zealand out swiftly and enforcing the follow-on soon diminished as the Black […]

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