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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...
Bangladesh

Jarvis and Chatara convey Bangladesh think tank important message

Zimbabwe seamers made the best use of the condition in Sylhet, which has left Bangladesh think tank pondering of playing just one seamer….. When commentator Ed Rainsford was doing the pitch report on first day, he termed the Sylhet...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh batsmen let the team down again

"Bangladesh in Test cricket has thus far been a case of two steps forward, three back. When will this trend ever end"? Zimbabwe clearly have the upper hand in the historic Sylhet Test against Bangladesh at the end of Day...
Sean Williams

Sean Williams and Peter Moor show Zimbabwe the template for tackling spin in Bangladesh

“Williams and Moor realized that the only way to survive the spells of the testing Bangladeshi spinners, on a slow, low and turning track, was by defending and attacking in tandem, with the shield made of grit and patience...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh bring in more talent but can the promise be fulfilled?

"While the squad appears exciting and rewarding, it remains to be seen how well the newbies fare" As Bangladesh announced their 15-member side for the Test series against Zimbabwe, a few things stood out.   The inclusion of four newbies in...
Soumya Sarkar

Thankfully, Bangladesh gave Soumya Sarkar opportunity

Soumya arrives and conquers in style…… Soumya Sarkar is not one of those cricketers in Bangladesh, who neither garners enough sympathy nor fan followers. He is not a popular choice of Bangladesh sports journalists, who may create a massive emotional...
Bangladesh

Is Fazle Mahmud that good?

So much hype, but no better results……. A frustrating debut First ODI, Mirpur, October 21, 2018: Tendai Chatara pitched one up in the middle and leg, which lifted and all Fazle Mahmud, the debutante, needed to do was to leave it...
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe fought well, but need to be a bit more disciplined

“It was all about displaying the right attitude when it mattered the most. Had Zimbabwe been a bit more disciplined, the story might have been different”   In the course of time, a clash between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is not...
Imrul Kayes

Imrul Kayes grabs his chance as Bangladesh seek consistency from the top

"His new-found consistency is something Bangladesh have been seeking from their top-order for quite a long time. The answers were apparently not too far away" After years of inconsistency, Imrul Kayes finally seems to be fulfilling the kind of inherent...

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