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Mashrafe bin Mortaza bowls against India during their World Cup match in Birmingham Tuesday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from Birmingham Let’s hope the captain will rise to the occasion and bowl brilliantly in the last game with his cunning ability of taking wickets in crucial stages of the game, which he did with aplomb for the […]

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Shakib Al Hasan walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal. AFP Mustafizur Rahman bagged five wickets while in-form Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin hit commendable fifties, but India still defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs in Edgbaston on Tuesday to all but book their place in the semifinals.The loss, on the other hand, ended […]

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Bangladesh`s captain Mashrafe Mortaza attends a press conference at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England on 1 July, 2019, ahead of their 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match against India. Photo: AFP Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza says Bangladesh will have to raise their game against a strong India side on Tuesday if they are to retain […]

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Bangladesh received a boost ahead of their match against India in Birmingham on Sunday when batsman Mahmudullah joined the training recovering from a hamstring injury. Mahmudullah picked up the injury during last week’s 62-run win against Afghanistan in Southampton when he hobbled to score 27 off 38 balls and was put on a crutch immediately […]

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Through the ongoing World Cup, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has had an uneven, halting stride while he goes about the field marshalling his resources in order to keep the side still in contention for the semifinals. The hobble has been caused by physical pain, past knee surgeries and a current hamstring injury but it […]

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The Daily Star  June 29, 2019 The Roar of the Tigers An ode to the Bangladesh cricket team Bangladeshi players have consistently given a good account of themselves, in and out of the field. Even when they have lost, they have fought like tigers. PHOTO: REUTERS Ashfaque Swapan THERE is a telling anecdote about how […]

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The Daily Star June 28, 2019 I will not be retiring after the World Cup: Mashrafe    While Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will surely be looking to put an end to the jinx of losing finals, the in-form Shai Hope (bellow) of the West Indies could be a threat in the Tigers’ way of […]

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Pakistan’s Babar Azam celebrates his century against New Zealand during their ICC World Cup match in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.— Reuters photo Pakistan enjoyed some fun before completing a six-wicket win, ending New Zealand’s unbeaten run in the 2019 World Cup to leave the semi-final  race wide open at Birmingham on Wednesday. Babar Azam struck […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan celebrates the wicket of Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib during their ICC World Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Monday. — AFP photo Despite everything Sakib al Hasan did so far in this World Cup it remains to be seen if he can end up with the Most […]

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Shakib bowls Afghans away 62-run win keeps Tigers’ semifinal hopes alive Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan put up a truly all-round performance in yesterday’s World Cup match against Afghanistan in Southampton. The left-hander notched his fifth fifty-plus total in the ongoing tournament before scalping five wickets for just 29 runs to hand the Tigers a 62-run […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan bats during a training session at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Sunday. — BCB photo What was initially thought would be an easy game it has now turned out to be a tough challenge for Bangladesh as they face Afghanistan in their seventh match of the World Cup in […]

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Straight Bat: Bangladesh score their highest ODI total but bowlers let them down Afsan Chowdhury Dhaka Tribune June 21st, 2019 Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim attempts to play a shot during their World Cup match against Australia in Nottingham Thursday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from Nottingham When the highest wicket-taker is Soumya Sarkar, a part-time bowler who opens […]

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