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Mustafizur Rahman delighted to be drafted into IPL
Mustafizur Rahman delighted to be drafted into IPL

Mustafizur was also picked by the Lahore Qalandars to play in the Pakistan Super League, but is avoiding the tournament due to a shoulder injury.1Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is happy to get the opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise drafted the young seamer for INR 1.40 crore ($208,000) in the IPL auction in Bengaluru on Saturday, reports bdnews24.com."It feels good. I was hoping

Feb 7 2016
Zimbabwe make stunning comeback to level T20I series 2-2
Zimbabwe make stunning comeback to level T20I series 2-2

Masakadza's batting performance allowed Zimbabwe to come back to level the seriesZimbabwe won the fourth and final T20I against Bangladesh in Khulna by 18 runs to make a stunning comeback in the series and level it 2-2. Hamilton Masakadza's brilliant unbeaten knock of 93 helped the visitors post a big total on board and a superlative performance from the bowlers did not give the hosts any chance.After winning the toss, Zimbabwe captain, E

Jan 22 2016
Mashrafe Mortaza says promoting Mosaddek Hossain up batting order didn't work
Mashrafe Mortaza says promoting Mosaddek Hossain up batting order didn't work

Bangladesh have rediscovered themselves under Mortaza’s leadership.Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza says debutant Mosaddek Hossain's temperament was put on test when he was sent at No.4 ahead of Shakib Al Hasan in the third Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe here.The skipper, however, thinks the ploy bore no positive result as Bangladesh suffered a 31-run defeat at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium on Wednesday while still l

Jan 21 2016
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I - Zimbabwe fight back to win by 31 runs
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I - Zimbabwe fight back to win by 31 runs

Zimbabwe's all-round performance gave them a well-deserved winZimbabwe put in a wonderful all-round performance in the third of the four T20Is in Khulna and beat Bangladesh by 31 runs to come back into the series 2-1. Bangladesh fell well short of the target of 188 as the Zimbabwean bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals and restricted the hosts’ batsmen.After winning the toss and electing to bat, the visitors posted their third

Jan 20 2016
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I - All-round performance from Sabbir Rahman helps hosts take unassailable 2-0 lead
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I - All-round performance from Sabbir Rahman helps hosts take unassailable 2-0 lead

Sabbir Rahman put in a match-winning performance to help his side take a 2-0 leadAn all-round performance by Sabbir Rahman gave Bangladesh their second T20I win of the four-match T20I series in Khulna on Sunday. The Bangladeshi all-rounder was the best performer with both bat and ball as the hosts beat Zimbabwe by 42 runs.Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Again, the openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar got their team off to a good star

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I - Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al-Hasan lead hosts to four-wicket win
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I - Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al-Hasan lead hosts to four-wicket win

Bangladesh started the T20I series against Zimbabwe on the right note with a four-wicket victoryBangladesh beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in the first match of the four-match T20I series in Khulna and take a 1-0 lead in what was a close contest. Bangladesh chased down a target of 164 with 8 balls to spare as all-rounder, Shakib Al-Hasan guided the hosts to a convincing victory.Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat and got off to a brilliant start

Jan 15 2016
10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'
10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'

There are superstars in every sport played anywhere around the world. Even cricket is no stranger to superstars as there have been plenty of them in the history of the game. These individuals have excelled in one or more departments and have given their respective teams several moments to cherish. While the success for many of these superstars went hand in hand with their team's success, there have been a few who built reputations which supe

Jan 10 2016
Shakib Al Hasan returns to training for the first two T20s against Zimbabwe
Shakib Al Hasan returns to training for the first two T20s against Zimbabwe

He will play the first two T20s against Zimbabwe on January 15 and 17.Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has returned to the country after spending some quality time with his family in the United States. The star all-rounder was supposed to return on January 9 but flew back on Wednesday and practised at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday.Shakib's sabbatical started after the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) when he

Jan 8 2016
Zimbabwe to play T20I series in Bangladesh
Zimbabwe to play T20I series in Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will play 4 T20Is starting January 15Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe in a four-match T20I series starting from January 15 in Khulna, Bangladesh The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made the announcement on Tuesday. This is going to be Bangladesh's longest T20I series and has been organised owing to the upcoming Asia Cup T20Is and World T20 tournaments.Earlier two venues, Khulna and Sylhet, were supposed to be used for the

Jan 6 2016
Sportskeeda's Test All-rounders of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 5 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's Test All-rounders of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 5 to No. 1

There is a popular conception that modern cricket has stopped producing quality all-rounders. But looking back at the statistics for this year suggests that quite a few cricketers have had a great year, having scored important runs and picked up lots of wickets. Let us look at the top 5 Test all-rounders of the year 2015. Most of the cricketers here have quite a few years of cricket left in them, which is a good sign for the sport. Some very sur

Dec 28 2015
Sportskeeda's T20 All-rounder of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's T20 All-rounder of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1

With teams nowadays struggling to accommodate players into the playing XI in T20s, given the amount of talented youngsters and specialists available, the ability to serve as an all-rounder is sure to give a cricketer the edge over his peers. All-rounders can not only chip in with the bat, but can take pressure off the skipper with a few overs of bowling as well, if required. World cricket has seen several dazzling all-rounders, and 2015 has been

Dec 25 2015
Top 5 T20I performances of the year
Top 5 T20I performances of the year

T20s are currently the flavour of the month. With the T20 World Cup fast approaching, teams are gearing up with their preparations for the coveted tournament. Unlike the 50-over World Cup, the T20 World Cup is a tournament that sees its fair share of surprises, which is why teams are keen on playing more matches before, in order to have some momentum before the World Cup. 2015 witnessed a host of T20 matches and quite a few of them were thriller

Dec 22 2015
5 delicious duels we will see in the PSL
5 delicious duels we will see in the PSL

The preparations for the inaugural season of the PSL (Pakistan Super League) are in full blow with the first session of the players draft taking place today. The line-ups for each of the five franchises have quite an explosive look to them already and things will only get better once the draft gets over tomorrow. Most of the big names featuring in the tournament have already made their way into one of the 5 teams. This sets us up for some intere

Dec 21 2015
Pakistan national team cricketers furious over Shakib Al Hasan's behaviour
Pakistan national team cricketers furious over Shakib Al Hasan's behaviour

Shakib was banned for abusing an umpire during BPL The recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season three helped many Pakistani players to regain match practuce, albeit certain exceptions. Pakistani players were left frustrated with the “lack of respect” and opportunities in the month long cricket bonanza. According to reports, the national team Test captain Misbah ul Haq was the most furious of the l

Dec 21 2015
ODI XI of the year 2015
ODI XI of the year 2015

2015 witnessed the biggest tournament in ODIs, the ODI World Cup, which was won by the Australian team.Throughout the World Cup and even after the coveted tournament there were some players who performed exceedingly well for their teams. There were some players who were in top form in the early part of the year but fizzled out later while some others stepped up their game a little too late in the year. In the ODI XI of the year though there are

Dec 20 2015
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