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Bangladesh, Brendan Taylor and a tale of centuries

“Both Bangladesh and Brendan Taylor’s names begin with the letter ‘B’. However, there’s a lot more common to them than what actually appears to the naked eye” Just Like the initial letter of their names, Taylor’s stars are somehow aligned...
Zimbabwe

The comeback of Kyle Jarvis has proved inspiring for Zimbabwe

The brilliant show by Kyle Jarvis against Bangladesh did not go unnoticed........  Despite finishing Zimbabwe's leading wicket-taker in the ODIs and Tests, Kyle Jarvis has very little to show for his efforts. Zimbabwe were comprehensively beaten in the ODI series...
Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Mehidy Hasan’s enthusiasm and freshness add zest to Bangladesh’s bowling attack

"What he does have is an innate tendency to grit it out. That he does in plenty making him an orthodox spinner in unorthodox times with a thinking process way ahead in the future" 367 runs ahead, eight wickets to...
Zimbabwe

A morale victory for Zimbabwe

A heavy defeat for Zimbabwe at Mirpur, but they would leave Bangladesh with great satisfaction…. Kyle Jarvis wanted to clear the distance against a tossed-up delivery from Mihedy Hasan Miraz, but the ball landed safely in the hands of Khaled...
Mahmudullah Riyad

Mahmudullah Riyad shows the way with well-paced ton

"If Bangladesh come off with a win on Thursday, he would not just have levelled the series but also established his credentials as captain and trustable middle-order batsman" It's more than eight years since Mahmudullah slammed his last, and only...
Brendan Taylor

Taylor and Moore’s fightback should inspire Zimbabwe

Brendan Taylor and Peter Moor dished out an inspiring fightback, which should motivate Zimbabwe…… “It’s not over. It’s certainly not. But it’s going to be a monumental challenge for us to even draw this game. We’ve batted 105 overs....
Mahmudullah

Mahmudullah Riyad needs to pull up his socks in Test matches

Mahmudullah Riyad’s poor form is a worry for Bangladesh…… The second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Mirpur belongs to Mushfiqur Rahim. The pocket-sized dynamo registered his name in the record books after scripting a double...
Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim batting at number 5 benefits Bangladesh

Sanity prevailed in Mirpur as Mushfiqur Rahim came out to bat at number five and Bangladesh have been highly benefited…… At Sylhet, in the first Test against Zimbabwe, Mushfiqur Rahim’s decision to bat at number six was not welcomed by...
Mominul Haque

Mominul Haque ends his run-drought with a classy knock of 161

“Just when it seemed like everything was falling apart once again, Mominul Haque showed the courage and determination to rise up against all odds“ Bangladesh came into the second Test match against Zimbabwe, at Dhaka, with a lot at stake;...

Unique Artwork depicting History of Bangladesh Cricket at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium courtesy Cricketsoccer

"On the eve of the inaugural Test match, the lobby of the main entrance to the pavilion building was transformed into a gallery of historical sketches" With the start of the recently concluded Test match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the...
Sylhet

Video: The security arrangements at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium was highly satisfactory

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX4ZR-SIUiA The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium experienced pitch invasions on two consecutive days, which raised questions about the security system, but as a matter of fact, pitch invasions are a common phenomenon around the world and that does not...
Zimbabwe

Was Sylhet Test the turnaround Zimbabwean cricket needed?

"True, the fans at Sylhet have witnessed the ignominy of a defeat at home against Zimbabwe. But a time may come when they will tell their grandchildren how they were there when Zimbabwe cricket had resumed their ascent" Despite the...
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe blessed to have Brandon Mavuta, can they keep him?

“Brandon Mavuta is a great asset for Zimbabwean cricket indeed. Spinners like him have hardly ever emerged from the country. He is just 21 and has so many years ahead of him to create his own legacy. But the...
Zimbabwe

Sikandar Raza’s adaptability to any role bodes well for Zimbabwe

"This excellent performance from Raza and the entire Zimbabwean team has certainly made a case for the ICC to allocate more Tests to Zimbabwe in the near future" It has been an interesting few months for Sikandar Raza. From not...
Zimbabwe

A watershed moment to lift crisis-hit Zimbabwean cricket

An inspiring victory for the Zimbabweans, a great moment to relish! “I think Zimbabwean cricket will end up like Kenya,” a dejected Dav Whatmore, who was Zimbabwe's coach two years ago lamented in an interview stating he had never been...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh need to ask themselves whether they are interested to play Test cricket or...

Bangladesh’s poor show in Test cricket continues……. 110, 123, 43, 144, 149, 168, 143 and 169! These are not Virat Kohli, Joe Root or Kane Williamson’s individual scores in a Test match, but the totals of a team, where eleven...
Sylhet

Pitch Invasions happen everywhere, not only in Sylhet

A passionate fan entering the field bypassing the security is nothing new in cricket and it does not mean the security as a whole is weak...... The ongoing Bangladesh-Zimbabwe series is perhaps one of the lesser cricketing contests in the...
Miraz

Mehidy Hasan looks to recapture his magic

Taijul Islam might have hogged the limelight, but one cannot help but praise the bowling of Mehidy Hasan at Sylhet..... After doing exceedingly well in the first series, Mehidy Hasan has somewhat faded away. He is still young and has...
Taijul Islam

Taijul Islam’s success another chapter in Bangladesh’s spin story

Taijul Islam rocked with the ball at Sylhet..... Playing at home and having pitched in with consistent showings against higher-ranked sides meant that Bangladesh were the favourites going into the Test series against Zimbabwe, a team that has been struggling...
Bangladesh

An uphill task for Bangladesh, but nothing is impossible

Bangladesh would be chasing 321 runs in fourth innings to win the first Test, which is a tough task, but not impossible…… The light was too poor to continue play and thus, a further play was not possible. After a...

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