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Tamim Iqbal needs to balance between batting performance and pressure of captaincy

"I hope Tamim fares better both as a batsman and captain, which would definitely be a tough task after the era of Mashrafe. Tamim needs to perform with the bat, which would be vital to boosting his confidence while...

Right decision from Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, but who should be the next captain?

The time has come to move on and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has taken the right decision, which is well thought. But who should be the next ODI captain of Bangladesh remains a moot question…..   “I didn't think for too long....

India whitewashed by New Zealand – Cricket needs the aura of invincibility and not...

While New Zealand started the series after being gunned down by the mighty Australians, India came to this series with their spirits high. Since the defeat against England away from home, Virat Kohli's landed on New Zealand soil with...

Zimbabwe surrender meekly

Dark clouds gathered over the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The weather forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday predicted rain, but the Bangladeshi bowlers did not want inclement weather to interfere with their morale-boosting victory. The spin duo of Bangladesh –...

Run fest at Mirpur

The one-off Test series against Zimbabwe was dubbed to be the agent to bring the short-in-confidence Bangladeshi batsmen back on track, which they lost while playing against teams like India, Pakistan and well, surprisingly against Afghanistan. Thus, the opportunity...

India crushed by New Zealand

According to a local cricket enthusiast from New Zealand,  the soil of Basin Reserve deck was as dry as it had ever been, due to a recent drought in Wellington. As a result, there was turn and bounce for...

Smooth sailing for Bangladesh

It did not take Bangladeshi bowlers enough time to bring an end to Zimbabwe innings. Abu Jayed continued from where he left on the first day and struck gold from word go. In fact, it was a matter of...

Evenly contest on an attritional day

The sun shining brightly. The new style of arranging the grass of Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium at Mirpur gave the impression of a chessboard and the greenish boxes were soaked up by the early morning dew – certainly, it helped...

Third consecutive innings defeat for Bangladesh

Some of the reporters might not have finished their breakfast or some fans still might not have had the first sip on the cup of hot tea. Rawalpindi was glorified by sunshine, under the blue sky and bright sunshine,...

A New Dawn

“The Monday morning in Bangladesh started with the red sun rising in the east. The new dawn tinted the darkness like ink water. It has come with a new hope. Absolved by the light we decide to move on....

Bangladesh undone by Naseem blow

Naseem Shah’s fourth ball of his eighth over was full and nipped back in sharply from wide of the crease to hit the pads of Nazmul Hossain. On the naked eye, it seemed that the ball would leave the...

A tough day for Bangladesh

Bangladesh missed two opportunities today, which cost them badly. One was the dropped catch of Babar Azam when he was batting on 1 and the other was in the 44.3rd over when Shan Masood nicked a Rubel delivery, confirmed...

Bangladesh batting capitulates on a flat deck

The Rawalpindi wicket was flat. The first hour aided movement, but not enough bounce. The average bounce has been 1 cm lesser than the Test match against Sri Lanka on the same ground. Whatever bounce was witnessed was due...

South Africa: A false dawn?

The fourth Test at Johannesburg was Vernon Philander’s last affair in white clothes. The mighty warrior from South Africa had been one of the most loved and adored cricketers across the country for more than a decade. He was...

Top order batsmen let South Africa down

Once upon a time the Bangladesh cricket team’s tail-enders used to fight better than the top-order. It was during those days when Bangladesh were awarded a premature Test status. Their inexperienced top-order batters succumbed easily, but surprisingly, the lower-order,...

Why the West Indies are right to drop Hetmyer and what he can learn...

"Hetmyer has too often been guilty of not batting according to the requirements of his team. Too often he’d be batting in some ease before gifting his wicket. Too often he’d try to delve into his sizable bag of...

England and South Africa prove how magnificent 5-day Test match could be

Joe Root won a huge toss on the first day of the second Test at Cape Town. It was a hard deck at Newlands, where the South Africans pacers shone to put the visitors on the back-foot, but still,...

A much needed victory for South Africa

Just imagine the state of South African cricket two weeks back. It was in a mess. 2019 has been annus horribolis for Proteas on and off the field. Some big guns showed a lesser amount of commitment. Some big...

Why Bangladesh should tour Pakistan

“Bangladesh must change its attitude towards Pakistan tour. After the Sri Lankan series the excuse for lack of security has become lame. If Bangladesh take the next big step, the beneficiary would only be them”   The Bangladesh Cricket Team is...

Karachi hardly disappoints Pakistan

When the Pakistanis were shot out for 191 in their first innings during the second Test at Karachi, the sword of plunder was drawn out to slice Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis into pieces. Even on home-decks, Pakistan batting under...

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