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Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh bats during day one of the First Test match

Shakib Al Hasan justifies his utility as top all-rounder, again

9.30 AM Local time in Dhaka: First session of the first Test of an important series. Bangladesh are taking on the Aussies after 11 long years and their captain Mushfiqur Rahim provides them the perfect start by winning a...
Deep;s Corner Bangladesh

Deep’s Corner: Bangladesh dominate in style Bangladesh’s start was shaky. But two of Bangladesh’s most experienced cricketers, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal ensured stability and arrested a collapse. Australia came back but left the field with a sad face as the Bangladesh spinners...

Bangladesh demonstrate their resilience at Mirpur

The visit of England last year provided ample indication that Bangladesh was fast growing into a force to reckon with. And the scoreline at the end of the first day’s play at Mirpur underlines that they are no pushovers...
Shakib and Tamim

An action-packed day

Last week, the weather of Bangladesh was whimsical. The brightness of the sun was overshadowed by the dark cloud and heavens opened up soon to prolong its blessing and gift utmost misery to the people of Dhaka and Bangladesh....

How crucial a role the back foot stroke-play will play?

Australia have an enviable record against Bangladesh, winning all the four Tests played till date. The teams are meeting after a gap of 11 years and this Bangladeshi side, for the first time, pose a genuine threat to Australia....

Why Bangladesh can beat Australia?

Australia whitewashed Bangladesh in a two-match series the last time these two teams met, which was back in April 2006. After 11 years, both the teams are all set to lock horns, and Australia once again go into the...
Bangladeshi cricket player Shakib Al Hasan smiles during a practice session

5 head to head clashes

Australia taking on Bangladesh might seem like a one-sided affair in the offing but this Bangladesh outfit is on the rise and on home tracks, they have looked much better than when Australia last played them here in 2006....

Blinders: Beware Kangaroos, the Tiger is creeping up

Blinders: Beware Kangaroos, the Tiger is creeping up Concept: Arunabha Artwork: Maha

Top 5 moments from previous encounters

The Australian cricket team has taken the plane to Dhaka, Bangladesh after 11 long years for a Test series. After a number of times the series being cancelled, when Cricket Australia finally gave a green signal for the Bangladesh...

Mehedi Hasan vs Nathan Lyon will be the flavor of the season

A high octane Test series between Bangladesh and Australia is a whisker away and fans have fastened their seat belts in anticipation of this mouth-watering contest. Australia have been the heavyweights in this format and had a good run...
Taskin and Mustafiz

Let Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed lead the bowling attack

Australia have learned to play spin well The common conception among many in Bangladesh is, the Australians cannot play well against spin bowling and thus, the best way to beat them on subcontinent is by preparing rank-turners. Even last year...

Bangladesh might not have their way against the Aussies and here’s why

It's been eleven long years since the Australians have landed in Bangladesh for a Test series. They had planned on a tour in October 2015 but that did not materialize as security issues prompted them to postpone the series...

Bangladesh’s strength: Batsmen vs Spinners

The Tigers they call them. The minnows of Test cricket till some time back are finally being acknowledged as a force in Test cricket and as though to commemorate that they sloshed Sri Lanka in their backyard in their...

Who will be hosts’ Umesh Yadav?

Whenever Australia is due to play in the sub-continent, all the attention goes to their spin woes. The last time Australia won a Test series in Asia was back in 2011 when Michael Clarke's team had conquered the Sri...

CS Flashbak: Australia’s first ever Test match in ‘Bangladesh’

Only, it would not be called Bangladesh for another 12 years. In November 1959, it was still East Pakistan. And on November 5, 15 Australian cricketers led by Richie Benaud, manager Sam Loxton, tropical diseases expert Dr Ian H McDonald,...

Blueprint for bowlers to succeed

A Test match is won by winning moments, winning sessions and collective team work. The batsmen pile on the runs and pass on the baton to the bowlers to knock over 20 opposition wickets; prerequisite for winning a Test. Bangladesh...
Steve Smith and David Warner

Australia cricket team: Welcome to Bangladesh

A gap of eleven years   On a sultry afternoon of April 2006 at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Cricket Stadium, Mohammad Rafique took guard to face Stuart Macgill’s second ball of the 81st over. Australia were just one wicket away to complete...

Dismantling the Bangladesh spinners: A guide for the Aussie batsmen

In foresight, the battle is a complete mismatch. Australia were the premier side in all formats of the game till a few years back and are still more than a formidable force with 377 wins in 801 Test matches...
Steve Smith and David Warner

Smith and Co will aim to repair their Asia records

Some 230 Australian cricketers were unemployed since the end of June when their contracts had expired. After fighting for months, both men and women cricketers against the Cricket Australia over the bruising and protracting pay dispute, the players finally...

Bangladesh to remain optimistic about Australia series

Doubts may be looming over the future of the much-anticipated Australia’s tour of Bangladesh next month due to the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and its players, but the Bangladesh cricket fraternity to remain positive for in their...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid