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Gamini Silva

Gamini Silva and silly blame game of Bangladesh media

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, it will not change you”. Wayne Dyer Bangladesh were the hot favourites to win the Tri-series tournament at their own backyard and break the hoodoo...
Chandika Hathurusingha

The magic of Chandika Hathurusingha

This wind of change has started to blow in Sri Lankan cricket fraternity. In such a short period of time, Chandika Hathurusingha has delivered the goods for Islanders. It is expected, gradually, Sri Lanka would transform into a champion...
Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal

Lakmal finds his mojo in Dhaka

"Lakmal boosted the team’s morale and confidence with his fiery spell". The rebuilding Sri Lanka’s cricket fortunes have oscillated between mediocrity and occasional sparks of brilliance in the recent times. At times, they have played like a champion side and...
New Zealand v Bangladesh - ICC Champions Trophy

Why Shakib Al Hasan should bat at number 5

Bangladesh’s middle-order failed to handle the pressure again. The elevation of Shakib Al Hasan at number three has created a hole in middle-order and thus, he should come out to bat at number 5.  “I am not yet satisfied. We...
Zimbabwe cricketer captain Graeme Creme

100 ODI wickets milestone morale-boosting for underdog Zimbabwe’s skipper

"Cremer became only the fifth Zimbabwean bowler to reach that milestone and he is just four wickets away from equally Grant Flower and five to surpass Flower as Zimbabwe's third highest wicket-taker of all time. For someone who has...
Bangladesh

A commendable victory for Bangladesh, but……

“Bangladesh, who have been a dominant force in this Tri-series so far, should not overlook the wayward batting display of their batters. The repeat of such a display might cost the Tigers badly in upcoming matches” Yet another failure of...
Sri Lankan cricketer Upul Tharanga looks on after being dismissed

Sri Lanka’s batting lacks discipline

Sri Lanka’s batting lineup made the weather heavy for nothing and it seemed, Zimbabwe would beat them again. But finally, Sri Lanka have won a match and they are still breathing in this tournament. Over 9.1, Tendai Chatara To...
Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis

Bangladesh 1 Chandika Hathurusingha 0

“It was a comprehensive victory for the Tigers. They buried the thoughts of former coach outsmarting them with his tactics and delivered the best in a commendable fashion” After a disastrous series in South Africa, the Bangladesh cricket fraternity was...
Zimbabwe's captain Graeme Cremer

A different Zimbabwe at Mirpur

"This victory will infuse plethora of confidence in this low-ranked Zimbabwean side. More importantly, it was a collective effort. They have a couple of games more to go and should aim to make it to the final". After a disheartening...
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka need to buck up

Zimbabwe overcame the threat of Thisara Perera and scripted a thrilling victory against Sri Lanka. Yet again, the Lankan Lions were defeated by the boys from Zimbabwe and the Islanders need to realise the importance of a positive mindset...
Bangladeshi players congratulate teammate Shakib Al Hasan

The Tigers made Bangladesh forget about cold wave

"Bangladesh started off with a bang this year. They can get satisfied with this performance but not relax as because, they still need to work harder on some of their shortcomings in upcoming matches, especially against Sri Lanka" Bangladesh’s weather...
Mashrafe Mortaza of Bangladesh celebrates the wicket of Martin Guptill

Mashrafe Mortaza’s captaincy was brilliant

Tom Latham is a flamboyant stroke-maker and a terrific accumulator of runs. Even when he is not able to deal with boundaries, he would fetch runs by rotating the strike. He would keep the fielders and captains guessing about...
Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur ‘Changed’ Rahman

The Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza did not throw the ball to Shakib Al Hasan after the end of first over. He opted for such in the last game which did not fetch expected results. It’s always ideal to make...
Mahmudullah Riyad and Mosaddek Hossain

Bangladesh need to act smartly while batting in the last 10 overs

Modern-day batting in one-day cricket Over the years, batting in the 50-over format has changed a lot. In the 80s and early 90s, batsmen used to see off the new ball in the first ten to fifteen overs and waited...
Dublin , Ireland - 12 May 2017; Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh plays a shot for one run off Kevin O'Brien of Ireland

The wicket was green, but no problem for Tamim Iqbal

As the first game of tri-series in Ireland commenced, I was surprised to see the wicket. I don’t see such wickets these days as modern-day wickets are made only to aid the big bats and smash the ball out...

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