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We are not looking at the right problems to solve

We are not looking at the right problems to solve

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-20 16:53:21

The loss against South Africa in Tests added with shambolic 4th innings performances in both Tests has rattled Bangladesh’s recently brewing confidence in Test cricket. The scenario, showered wi...

How could Mohammedan not see this?

How could Mohammedan not see this?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-18 17:28:01

The stage is set for the Super Six now in DPL. The best six teams from the round-robin will face each other for the title this year. One heavyweight absentee from these six is Mohammedan, who got only...

Young squad is the way forward for Bangladesh in T20 cricket

Young squad is the way forward for Bangladesh in T20 cricket

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-04-17 17:23:02

When T20 cricket first came into the limelight, many thought it was a format of the game that was solely meant for the young players to express themselves.  As the years have passed, experience...

Taijul is the undeserving victim of Bangladesh's defensive mentality

Taijul is the undeserving victim of Bangladesh's defensive mentality

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-16 13:57:12

Taijul Islam finished the 2nd Test against South Africa with a 5-wicket haul and 9 wickets in the match. Since the lockdown, he has picked up 30 wickets in 6 games. There are three 5-wicket hauls and...

Mominul Haque's chance to redeem

Mominul Haque's chance to redeem

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-11 13:54:39

Mominul Haque is undoubtedly one of the best things that happened for Bangladesh in Tests. Before him, nobody was this much consistent in passing the 150 runs mark. The fact that he has the highest nu...

If Bangladesh want to introduce flat tracks at home, now is the time

If Bangladesh want to introduce flat tracks at home, now is the time

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-04-10 17:17:45

Test cricket is the format that has the ability to assess every aspect of a cricketer starting from their patience, technique and game-plan.  With the growing popularity of limited-over cricket,...

Should Bangladesh rotate the senior players?

Should Bangladesh rotate the senior players?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-09 14:30:31

The highest scorer in the history of English Test cricket is Sir Alastair Cook. The leading wicket-takers are James Anderson and Stuart Broad. These two trivial facts make the 2018 Pataudi Trophy Tes...

Who calls the shots for Bangladesh Test side?

Who calls the shots for Bangladesh Test side?

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-04-07 14:33:56

Experts and fans were baffled when Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque decided to bowl first after winning the toss in the first Test at Durban.The decision to play with only one frontline spinner i...

Is Mominul suitable for Test captaincy?

Is Mominul suitable for Test captaincy?

Tofael Mahmud 2022-04-05 13:08:06

Mominul Hoque was entrusted with the captaincy of Bangladesh’s Test side after the regular captain Shakib Al Hasan received a ban from all forms of cricket in 2019. It was almost an abruptly tak...

Mahmudul Hasan Joy is especial

Mahmudul Hasan Joy is especial

Tofael Mahmud 2022-04-04 14:17:21

Records tumbled as Mahmudul Hasan Joy finished his innings on 137 off 326 balls on the third day of the Durban Test. Joy faced the first ball of the innings and the last ball of the innings as well wh...

Why Bangladeshi players remain ignored in the IPL?

Why Bangladeshi players remain ignored in the IPL?

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-04-03 16:30:43

Ever since the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008, the IPL has cemented its place as the most decorated and influential franchise-based cricket league in the world.  In a lea...

Shadman's problematic footwork and his failures

Shadman's problematic footwork and his failures

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-03 15:20:52

Shadman Islam Aneek came into the scenario of Test cricket in Bangladesh with a lot of hope and promise for the fans. His debut was at a time when Bangladesh was hardly getting an opening partnership...

Bangladesh showing signs of a bright future

Bangladesh showing signs of a bright future

Shajedul Rahin 2022-03-26 21:09:04

The year 2014 was a horrendous one for Bangladesh cricket, and what followed in the next year was a dream for the team.  Apart from the success in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and the bilatera...

The 'Boom Boom' Tamim we love to watch

The 'Boom Boom' Tamim we love to watch

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-03-24 12:15:27

Remember the 18-year-old opener from Bangladesh taking on bowlers like Zaheer Khan down the wicket by showing no signs of respect to the elder statesmen, that too in a World Cup with confidence oozing...

Fahima-Rumana duo demonstrates importance of leg-spin

Fahima-Rumana duo demonstrates importance of leg-spin

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-03-14 18:05:28

The leg-spinning duo of Rumana Ahmed and Fahima Khatun ran through the Pakistan middle- and lower-middle order as Tigresses created history by defeating Pakistan to taste their first World Cup triumph...

Allan Donald puts his eye on Shoriful

Allan Donald puts his eye on Shoriful

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-03-12 12:09:15

Allan Donald, the newly appointed pace bowling coach of Bangladesh used to be affectionately called ‘The White Lightning’ for his lightning quick deliveries. Although not as fast as Donal...

Farewell the 'King of Spin'

Farewell the 'King of Spin'

Shajedul Rahin 2022-03-05 14:38:56

The cricket world wasn’t ready for the early passing of its greatest spinner, Shane Keith Warne. The shocking news came like a flipper that no one could ever read. The influence Warne had on cri...

The Herath-Nasum duo shines bright

The Herath-Nasum duo shines bright

Shajedul Rahin 2022-03-05 13:12:47

Rangana Herath, the legendary left arm spin bowler from Sri Lanka was appointed as the spin bowling coach of Bangladesh last year.  Fast forward to March, 2022, Nasum Ahmed, the Bangladeshi left...

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI series: Disappointment despite series win

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI series: Disappointment despite series win

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-02-28 19:10:05

Bangladesh lifts the Ispahani ODI series powered by Walton, returning to ODI cricket after 7 months by winning the series 2-1 in Chattogram. This is their sixth consecutive series victory at home.&nbs...

'Senior' Liton establishing his dominance

'Senior' Liton establishing his dominance

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-02-27 11:31:47

There was never any doubt regarding Liton Kumar Das’s ability with the bat. Ian Bishop, former West Indies great and commentator said during the last ODI World Cup that Liton's bat is like a pa...

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODIs: Battle  between experience and spin prowess

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODIs: Battle between experience and spin prowess

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-02-22 22:00:20

The Tigers are returning to their favourite format as Bangladesh lock horns with Afghanistan in a three-match ODI series starting on Wednesday at Chattogram's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. With Supe...

BPL 2022: The 'Mirpur gamble' Of Dhaka didn’t pay off

BPL 2022: The 'Mirpur gamble' Of Dhaka didn’t pay off

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-02-14 12:46:11

When the player’s draft of Bangabandhu BPL 2022 ended, quite a lot of eyebrows were raised after seeing the final team list of Dhaka.  Some aged players who were visibly no longer properly...

Anomalies in BPL fixture

Anomalies in BPL fixture

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-02-03 16:36:42

Two phases of the BPL are over and the third phase is underway. From the beginning, it was declared that there will be 3 venues for this edition of BPL - Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet. The first phase...

Miraz ‘stays’ following a dramatic evening in Chattogram

Miraz ‘stays’ following a dramatic evening in Chattogram

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-01-31 12:31:42

Mehidy Hasan Miraz was talked out of leaving the Chattogram Challengers' team set up by the owner of the franchise, Rifatul Islam. Claiming the captaincy debacle was nothing more than a misunderstand...

Rivalry resumes as Bangladesh take on India in U-19 World Cup quarterfinals

Rivalry resumes as Bangladesh take on India in U-19 World Cup quarterfinals

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-01-29 15:45:52

The India-Bangladesh rivalry is set to resume today as young Tigers will take on their familiar foes in the quarter-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at North Sound in West Indies today, setting up...

BPL 2022: Comilla end  first phase as table-toppers, Dhaka  disappoint

BPL 2022: Comilla end first phase as table-toppers, Dhaka disappoint

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-01-27 11:35:58

Despite bagging big names like Faf du Plessis, Mustafizur Rahman and Sunil Narine before the tournament, uncapped Bangladeshi all-rounder Nahidul Islam emerged as the unexpected hero for Comilla Victo...

3 players in the men's Team of the Year - can we be hopeful?

3 players in the men's Team of the Year - can we be hopeful?

Aniruddha Bhowmik 2022-01-20 20:41:27

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has published its Men’s ODI team of the year for 2021 in an effort to recognise noteworthy performances from players both with the bat and the ball. ...

Australia's negligent attitude towards Bangladesh needs to end

Australia's negligent attitude towards Bangladesh needs to end

Abrar Chowdhury 2022-01-17 14:14:07

Rakibul Hasan, The current captain of Bangladesh Under 19 team was only 9 months old when Bangladesh last toured Australia to play Test cricket back in 2003.  The young generation of the Banglad...

Where does Virat Kohli rank among the greatest Test captains?

Where does Virat Kohli rank among the greatest Test captains?

Ayman Chowdhury 2022-01-16 15:24:44

Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as the captain of India’s Test team brings the curtains down on a memorable stint in India’s Test history which saw them rise from number seven in...

Teams that approached the game differently

Teams that approached the game differently

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2021-11-18 17:08:12

While we have seen Bangladesh sticking to weird and obsolete cricketing strategies like playing left-right combination, not using left-arm spinner when a left-hander bats, reserving the best bowler fo...