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Fighting spirit keep Afghanistan alive in Dehradun Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klETBn9E9UA Never ignore an Irish team on a Saint Patricks Day... The onus of Day 3 perhaps goes to Afghanistan but the Irish boys have shown some terrific fighting spirits to keep themselves alive in the contest. And not just...
Bangladesh batsman Liton Das celebrates after scoring a century

Liton Das arrives on the international scene, finally

Finally, the bat of Liton shines...... If Liton Das was a big believer in destiny, he would have been aware that the stars had aligned in his favour throughout the Asia Cup, eventually allowing him to flourish with a blistering...
Rohit Sharma

Video: India escape the Bangladesh scare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjiZzThBGEg After a rollicking start, Bangladesh were bowled out for 222, but they did not give up and fought till the end. The best batting lineup of the tournament had been tested till the last ball of the...
Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot

Mushfiqur Rahim and a tournament to remember for Bangladesh

The little man’s courage transcended even the great heights of the Himalayas. Mushfiqur stood tall with his performances and inspired each individual in the team to push themselves beyond their limitations; to produce something special for the team and...
Indian players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Asia Cup final

Summing up India’s performance in the Asia Cup

The Indian Cricket Team held their nerves to scamper to their seventh Asia Cup title after they defeated Bangladesh in the last ball of the final encounter. Though Pakistan were touted as the team to beat before the tournament...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India need a change of mindset with MS Dhoni

"To have the good of both worlds, the management, players around him and the fans need to see Dhoni in a different light. Without that, Dhoni seems surplus to India's World Cup plans, unfortunately" Right at the onset, I will...
Mortaza and Rohit Sharma

Video: The big final

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw_ztDkRDpk Bangladesh make it to the final of Asia for the third time. Can Bangladesh win a trophy this time around? Deep Dasgupta, Arunabha Sengupta and Faisal Caesar discuss the build-up of final......  
Soumya Sarkar, Shadab Khan

Video: Bangladesh are in the final

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smogZHtAtUw It was a crunch game and when it mattered the most, Masharfe Bin Mortaza and his boys delivered the best to claim a place in the final. Deep Dasgupta, Arunabha Sengupta and Faisal Caesar discuss the match between Bangladesh and...
Bangladesh cricketer Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Mehidy Hasan’s underrated but effective display sums up Bangladesh’s journey in the Asia Cup

“Life is never more fun than when you are the underdog competing against the giants” Coming into the Asia Cup this year, it was easy to segregate the six teams into a well-defined category. India was the strongest of the...
Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mithun plays a shot as Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed looks

The Mohammad Mithun bonus for Bangladesh

Mithun has paid the faith back to the selectors.......  A disciplinary issue with Sabbir Rahman paved the way for Mohammad Mithun's inclusion in the Asia Cup squad. Sabbir, whose horrendous run of form had attracted criticism from several quarters, assaulted...
Masharfe Bin Mortaza

No Tamim, no Shakib but Mashrafe is there

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was at his best as the captain against Pakistan….. Only the toughest, and not just tough, can shine brightly in the topsy-turvy world of international cricket. Only the toughest rise above the rest. Only the toughest can...
Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman celebrates

Stage set up perfectly for Mustafizur Rahman to produce his best

Mustafizur Rahman has been brilliant with the ball throughout the Asia Cup.....  It was against India that Mustafizur Rahman emerged on to the international stage in 2015 and it will be against India that he will lead the bowling attack...
Afghanistan celebrate

Video: Afghanistan stun mighty India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfdHwB9iAs It was another Afghanistan match. It was another close shave. It was a tie. This time around, India were left stunned by the spirited Afghans. Deep Dasgupta, Arunabha Sengupta and Faisal Caesar discuss the thrilling encounter between Afghanistan...
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja celebrates with teammates

Ravindra Jadeja makes his case for a permanent spot in the Indian ODI team

"He may not be a regular in India's ODI or T20I XI, but with his spirited performances, beginning with The Oval Test, he has proved that he is ready to deliver when asked of him. The India team management...
Afghanistan celebrates

Fly Afghanistan, fly!

Afghanistan, you beauty!  Prior to the start of the Asia Cup, Afghanistan were the underdogs with the presence of other giants around them. But it is safe enough to say, they have got rid of that tag with some courageous...
Afghanistan celebrates

Cricket needs Afghanistan to break the monotony that has crept into the game

“As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.” Martin Luther King Jr., the grandest preacher...
Afghan batsman Mohammad Shahzad plays a shot

Afghanistan benefit from Shahzad’s masterclass

"For Shahzad, Afghanistan will be hoping him to replicate his magical performance on a regular basis in the matches to come" The penultimate game of Super 4s between India and Afghanistan was a dead rubber, but it turned out to...
Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi bats

Phil Simmons and the drive behind Afghanistan’s batting resurgence

"If they can carry that mindset to the World Cup, that's the biggest positive for this team which has risen from the ashes of battle scars from back home and created a fan-base for themselves the world over" Up until...
Afghanistan's cricketers celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladesh batsman Mohammed Mithun

Lack of experience in crunch situations hamper Afghanistan’s run in Asia Cup

Well fought Afghanistan..... Afghanistan were a part of the only two nail-biters that Asia Cup has produced so far. The budding side has produced some nerve-wracking moments in the tournament but didn’t manage to qualify for the finals despite doing...
Bangladesh v India

Video: Bangladesh hung on to a cliffhanger, while business as usual for India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPxft73EDJs There was nothing special at Dubai in the match between India and Pakistan. The Indians simply nailed the arch-rivals with sheer quality, while at Abu Dhabi, Bangladesh kept their hopes alive in the tournament after scripting a...

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