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West Indies: Get up, stand up and reach the top

The Test series victory in Bangladesh with an inexperienced but fighting unit should be that light, which would guide the way to revive the glory days.

Intensity of highest quality

“Their intensity brought a lot of significance to the partnership while they gave grit a good name when the world is more obsessed with the flair of Caribbean cricket. Steely resolve like Shivnarine Chanderpaul could be the answer to...

What is the purpose of West Indies in Bangladesh?

Last year, since the Pakistan tour was called off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bangladesh hardly had any taste of international cricket except some mini shorter-format domestic tournaments here and there. Even though the threat of COVID-19 persists in...
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Long overdue first ODI at Sylhet ends with a Bangladesh milestone

Bangladesh not only completed a series win in the ODIs against West Indies, this was also the first time they have won both the Test and the ODI series against a major (non-Zimbabwe) touring side..... It should have taken...
Shai Hope

Shai Hope’s en route to scripting a memorable innings forward for Windies

Shai Hope helps West Indies to level the series..... Did Alastair ‘Cook’ the bowlers? Was Gautam always so ‘Gambhir’? Did Mark ‘Butcher’ his opponents? Was Yuvraj indeed the Prince of Indian cricket? Were Kohli’s achievements ‘Virat’ enough? Did Shai provide...
West Indies

Hitting every delivery and then defending every ball – the strange approach that West...

Yet again, West Indies batted poorly........ The tinge of green on an otherwise brown strip indicated that the first ODI of the series between Windies and Bangladesh would assist the seamers more than it normally does. With the pitch likely...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh hampering their own progress by masking flaws and overplaying strengths  

"Right now, there is the home advantage and there is Bangladesh advantage. It is giving the Tigers a few Test series wins at home but ultimately does it serve any purpose in accelerating their progress"? No frontline seamer in the starting...
Bangladesh

Overuse of spinners at Dhaka underlines serious problems in Test cricket

Curiously, the trend of chucking the new ball to two tweakers has become popular in modern times. It has taken place more and more in this decade, which underlines the degree to which pitches have been tailored to favour...
Bangladesh

The woeful batting of West Indies

The West Indian batters displayed no character while batting.......  In July, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, the West Indies completed an innings and 219 runs victory over Bangladesh. Dismissed for 43 and 144 it was...
West Indies

Is captaincy hampering Kraigg Brathwaite’s performance with the bat?

Kraigg Brathwaite has failed to lead from the front...... Bangladesh had as many as nine players who could bat and as a result, have successfully managed to post a big score on the board in the second Test against West...
Bangladesh

Shadman Islam makes an assured beginning in Test cricket

"While he is still taking baby steps in international cricket, Shadman can, for now, bask in the glory of his brilliant start to his Test career" Bangladesh have not been afraid to give their youngsters a chance at the highest...
Bangladesh

Dazed batting and not an unplayable pitch defined the first Test between Bangladesh and...

The first Test at Chattogram was all about, which batted poorer...... More than being a test of skills, the five-day format is all about conquering the demons of the mind. If a player attunes himself and plays the patient game even...
West Indies

Shimron Hetmyer’s approach in Test cricket needs a re-look

"His performances in the last three Tests have not been great and he will have to make up for some horrendous shot selection in the next Test. Hetmyer needs to ensure that he does not fade away. If he...
Nayeem Hasan

Nayeem Hasan: The 17-year old with a big heart

Nayeem Hasan is another wonderful addition to Bangladesh and world cricket.... Do you expect a Bangladeshi 17-year old to be mature enough to go out there and face the fury of Caribbean pace bowlers? Do you really think that a...
Bangladesh

Mominul Haque: World Class at home, yet to prove himself elsewhere

Mominul Haque is now the joint highest century-maker in Test cricket for Bangladesh alongside Tamim Iqbal, and has taken 24 fewer Tests to get there. However, the difference between his home and away records is too great to conclude...
Bangladesh

The fury of Shannon Gabriel and importance of footwork

Shannon Gabriel was furious, but the footwork of Bangladesh’s experienced campaigners was not good…… The fury of Big Shannon Gabriel is nothing new to Bangladesh. A few months back, at Antigua, on Day 3, Gabriel packed-off Bangladesh cheaply to finish...
Bangladesh

Windies need to be wary of the irresistible Taijul force at home

"What's Sinhalese Sports Club to Muralitharan could be Dhaka to Taijul and Windies will need to ensure they are more than prepared for the Taijul force" Taijul Islam might forever be associated with his debut hat-trick in ODIs against Zimbabwe,...
Kemar Roach

West Indies aim to benefit from India experience

"Overall, there is enough fuel in the tank of Windies bowling attack to explore the vulnerability in the Bangladesh batting line-up" The forthcoming two-match Test series between Bangladesh and the Windies is expected to be a highly competitive event. At...

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