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Bangladesh batsmen Sakib al Hasan (L) and Tamim Iqbal run between the wickets on the opening day of their first Test against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.— Sourav Losker When the leg-before decision against David Warner off Mehedi Hasan was overturned by a review of the third umpire in the sixth over […]

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Big Picture Mitchell Johnson’s entire Test career of 313 wickets; 611 of the 617 Twenty20 internationals that have ever been played; every tweet ever. – these are just some of the things that have happened since Australia and Bangladesh last played each other in Test cricket. That’s right: when they last met in 2006, Twitter […]

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Australia team are finding out just how much of a challenge it is to put up with the Bangladesh weather. Cricketer Glenn Maxwell reveals that he suffered from heatstroke during the first day of training ahead of the first Test. The heavy rainfall over the past couple of weeks did not cease, resulting in warm, […]

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Australia has cancelled the only warm-up match of their two-Test tour of Bangladesh due to poor conditions at the ground, officials said Monday. The two-day match at Fatullah, slated to start Tuesday, had been in doubt since heavy rain partially flooded part of the field. It was the only warm-up fixture of the tour, Australia’s […]

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Mominul returns

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Mominul Haque is set to replace Mosaddek Hossain in Bangladesh’s first home Test against Australia, a day after being dropped from the squad. The left-handed top-order batsman was left out of the Tigers’ 14-man Test squad, but the decision was reversed on Sunday because Mosaddek was suffering from an eye problem. The decision to exclude Mominul sparked […]

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Selectors in a massive controversy on Saturday omitted country’s one of the finest Test batsmen Mominul Haque from the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia, beginning in Dhaka on August 27. Speculation was rife that Mominul would be dropped from the squad along with batsman Mahmudullah ever since selectors had overlooked them for […]

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Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal survives a close call after being cut with broken shards of glasses during Bangladesh’s three-day practice match at Chittagong. Tamim got out for 29 runs and walked towards the pavilion. Out of frustration he swung his bat which hit a door. The injury happened once he proceeded to  enter the dressing […]

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Tigers may not be the strongest side in Test cricket but possess a backroom with unique knowledge about the Australia side that will be touring Bangladesh. Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe had spent three years with New South Wales (NSW) – two as assistant coach and one as interim head coach – from 2011 to 2014. He […]

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Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza was hospitalised on Saturday morning after blood was noticed with his phlegm, but he has since been released as no major problem was found after the doctors examined his lungs. According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury there was nothing to worry about and added that […]

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Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association have signed an in-principle agreement after final round of face-to-face negotiations in Melbourne on Thursday morning.  The deal paves the way for the Bangladesh series to go through as planned, Cricket Australia site reports. A long impasse between the CA and the ACA finally comes to an […]

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Australia captain Steven Smith has reiterated that players are unlikely to tour Bangladesh without a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). The tour is scheduled to begin in three weeks, from August 22. “I’d like to, but as we’ve said for a long time we […]

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Khaled Mahmud Sujon has been taken to Singapore for better treatment. He was carried by a special air ambulance arranged by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and departed the Shahjalal International Airport at 12.05 AM on Tuesday. Khaled Mahmud Sujon is the former skipper of Bangladesh Cricket Team and currently he is the Chairman of BCB Game […]

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