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Consistent fielding woes drag the Tigers down

Consistent fielding woes drag the Tigers down

Neel Rahman 2022-09-29 16:57:19

Bangladesh's national cricket team's fielding has not just been bad for the last year or so; it has been horrible. They drop catches, they misfield, and even when they do it right, it seems like they...

Shakib at 3: The question that needs answer before the World Cup

Shakib at 3: The question that needs answer before the World Cup

Neel Rahman 2022-09-21 15:26:36

With Mushfiqur Rahim's retirement and Mahmudullah Riyad's expulsion, Shakib Al Hasan has become the only player of the fabled five to have kept his place in the Bangladesh team for T20 Internationals....

Mahmudullah bites the dust, but did he have to?

Mahmudullah bites the dust, but did he have to?

Neel Rahman 2022-09-18 16:54:49

Mahmudullah Riyad, after all the cacophony around his axing, has finally been bid adios by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, and being left out of the T20 World Cup squad definitely puts a period on his T...

Tigers' World Cup squad looks perfect to bring the anticipated change

Tigers' World Cup squad looks perfect to bring the anticipated change

Neel Rahman 2022-09-15 18:00:55

After days of mulling, Bangladesh announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia and the tri-series in New Zealand prior to that. The squad finally saw Mahmudullah Riyad axe...

Asia Cup 2022: A statement from Sri Lanka, problems for others

Asia Cup 2022: A statement from Sri Lanka, problems for others

Neel Rahman 2022-09-13 17:11:07

And as it has happened, despite all the crises in and out of cricket, Sri Lanka has been crowned the Champions of Asia. Almost nobody counted them as favourites, but they beat every team but Hong Kon...

BCB lacks the vision to change Bangladesh in T20 cricket

BCB lacks the vision to change Bangladesh in T20 cricket

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-12 17:28:03

Bangladesh are going to prepare for the World cup properly now. The making of two new wickets of concrete in the BCB academy is reportedly at its final stage. Concrete wickets usually help more for b...

Dependency on top-order can trouble Pakistan in the final

Dependency on top-order can trouble Pakistan in the final

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-11 16:32:16

Their win against India was fascinating, and against Afghanistan, breathtaking. They had a poor outing against Sri Lanka.  Yet, for the brand of entertaining cricket they are playing, people are...

A rewarding month for cricket

A rewarding month for cricket

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-10 16:10:46

The end was picturesque. Brad Evans drives to the cover for a single, and Zimbabwe are off to a historic win, their first-ever win against Australia in Australia.  The moment was magical for Zim...

Bangladesh need Soumya back in the shortest format

Bangladesh need Soumya back in the shortest format

Neel Rahman 2022-09-10 14:01:59

Soumya Sarkar has been an enigma for Bangladesh cricket. His start was mercurial, and his fall even more shocking. But after more than a year of his last Twenty20 International, Bangladesh desperatel...

Ottis Gibson was right about Mustafizur's decline

Ottis Gibson was right about Mustafizur's decline

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-07 14:36:00

It has come to the point of irritation now. The constant, meaningless, clueless, toothless cutters and slowers, which the batters pick up like a lolly and smash boundaries, are not what anyone loves t...

Bangladesh's death bowling - no strategy, no consistency, no clue

Bangladesh's death bowling - no strategy, no consistency, no clue

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-06 19:56:41

Death Over bowling cost Bangladesh the Asia Cup. It can easily be the headline for Bangladesh's journey this time.  And as it happens pretty often in the T20 tournaments, Bangladesh got out...

Why are India getting such advantages?

Why are India getting such advantages?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-06 16:32:51

After a day's break, Asia Cup is back in action today as India will meet Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will play the game to be almost in the finale. On the other hand, India find them in a do-or-die situation...

A kingly return of Virat Kohli is anticipated

A kingly return of Virat Kohli is anticipated

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-04 19:41:43

The downfall of Kohli is one of the biggest upsets in cricket history. The peak Kohli, scoring centuries for fun, is now struggling for runs. This has been one of the worst scenarios for the fans of...

Better late than never - thank you for the decision Mushfiqur Rahim!

Better late than never - thank you for the decision Mushfiqur Rahim!

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-09-04 17:57:39

The much-awaited retirement of Mushfiqur Rahim has finally happened. On Sunday, in a Twitter message, he announced that he had decided to retire from international T20 cricket. Thus, it ends a career...

Bangladesh need stern decisions to get better in T20 cricket

Bangladesh need stern decisions to get better in T20 cricket

Neel Rahman 2022-09-03 15:39:03

Bangladesh, after two consecutive finals, have been knocked out of the group stage of the Asia Cup. It was not a surprise, and neither was it what Bangladesh hoped for. But nobody expected the Tigers...

Toothless Tigers, clueless approach, helpless result

Toothless Tigers, clueless approach, helpless result

Neel Rahman 2022-08-31 15:27:26

As the form guide kept on suggesting, Bangladesh have indeed succumbed to a defeat to Afghanistan in their opening match of the 2022 Asia Cup. But what was more unfortunate than the defeat was that a...

Tigers up against records

Tigers up against records

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-30 18:50:38

Bangladesh are going to start their Asia Cup campaign at 8 pm Bangladesh Standard Time tonight at Sharjah stadium.  Sharjah is famous for high-scoring encounters. It is the highest scoring pitch...

Tigers' mission to solve power-hitting puzzle

Tigers' mission to solve power-hitting puzzle

Neel Rahman 2022-08-30 17:23:59

Bangladesh cricket team has never achieved anything close to success in the shortest format, and one reason behind their failure is that they can't hit big. When the T20 format first rolled out, Bang...

Playing Naim and Ebadot might be a good idea for the Tigers

Playing Naim and Ebadot might be a good idea for the Tigers

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-30 15:36:29

Due to plenty of injury problems and uncertainties, the first XI of Bangladesh is not clear enough. So it is to be seen what they finally opt for.  However, opening and seam bowling positions...

Chances for the Tigers to go through looks thinner

Chances for the Tigers to go through looks thinner

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-29 20:14:53

It was an absolute clinical performance by Afghanistan against Sri Lanka in the opening game of Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lanka had no answer to the brilliance of the Afghans. Although there was a hint of c...

Afghanistan looking more favourite than a dark horse

Afghanistan looking more favourite than a dark horse

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-29 14:09:11

Afghanistan has always been famous for playing exciting cricket. When it comes to T20s, they are special. They challenge the very best teams in the game. As a result, they're being tagged as the 'Dar...

Tigers staring at Asia Cup oblivion

Tigers staring at Asia Cup oblivion

Neel Rahman 2022-08-27 14:22:24

The Bangladesh national cricket team is already in the United Arab Emirates for the first Asia Cup in four years and are waiting for a disaster. Bangladesh have been pitted in group B, where they wil...

Afif's batting order and BCB's lack of modern cricketing strategies

Afif's batting order and BCB's lack of modern cricketing strategies

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-23 18:56:15

Bangladesh are going for the Asia Cup T20 with plenty of injury problems. This forced them to take only two openers in the squad. Also, it gave them the scope to try something new. Some rumours were...

Should Bangladesh take a step back to go forward?

Should Bangladesh take a step back to go forward?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-22 15:08:00

The recent series against Zimbabwe has again shown Bangladesh's incompetency as a T20 side. Somehow, this team is looking reluctant to improve in this format and clueless about finding ways to improve...

England's 'hits' are suddenly all 'misses'

England's 'hits' are suddenly all 'misses'

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-21 16:54:21

South Africa are giving England some real hard times. They drew the ODI series, won the T20 series, and the 1st Test of the ongoing series by an innings -- all on English soil.  Not only South A...

Batting lessons by Sikandar Raza for the Bangladeshi batters

Batting lessons by Sikandar Raza for the Bangladeshi batters

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-17 17:42:32

Bangladesh will want to forget the latest Zimbabwe series quickly. The disastrous performance in both the ODIs and T20Is led to losing both series. The Tigers should move on quickly from this and loo...

The Sabbir Rahman saga that makes no sense

The Sabbir Rahman saga that makes no sense

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-08-16 18:58:25

Sabbir Rahman is back in the colours of the Bangladesh National team after 3 years. This time there’s actually a lot of hope, optimism and expectations because of his profile in T20Is along with...

Losing to Zimbabwe is a reality check, but who cares?

Losing to Zimbabwe is a reality check, but who cares?

Neel Rahman 2022-08-14 12:47:30

Bangladesh were not supposed to lose even a single One-Day International to Zimbabwe in their tour. They didn't even have any nightmares about it. But they did. They didn’t just lose one, they...

Why Afif should bat up the order

Why Afif should bat up the order

Neel Rahman 2022-08-11 15:44:28

Afif Hossain, since his debut in One-Day Internationals, has been depicted by the Bangladesh team management as a solution for number seven and thus has been denied to bat higher up the order. That i...

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh T20 series: A comedy of a series

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh T20 series: A comedy of a series

Neel Rahman 2022-08-04 16:19:23

Before the start of the three-match T20 International series against Zimbabwe, the Bangladesh Cricket Board director and the Tigers’ team director Khaled Mahmud had said that he would not be dis...