Afridi couldn’t imagine the way he got out This video is an example which shows that in cricket, a lot is dependent upon luck sometimes. Pakistani batting legend Shahid Afridi was a victim of one of the unluckiest dismissals ever in cricket. BOOM BOOM Afridi was not even allowed to stay on the crease for two minutes. The incident happened in Asia Cup 2012, in a match between the hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan. Afridi came to bat
Soumya Sarkar bats during Bangladesh’s Test series against Pakistan earlier this year “Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life…and it is fearlessness that brings heaven in a moment.” It was the festive Boxing Day of 2003 when India were facing Australia. At the Melbourne Cricket ground. India were batting first and scored over 300 runs even before tea break had arrived.
Soumya Sarkar bats during the Test series against India in June Prodigiously talented Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar spoke about his cricketing influences, the new spirit in the Bangladeshi dressing room, and why he changed from being a right-handed batsman to being the classy left-hander that he is. The Daily Star reports that Sarkar said, “The batsmen who I have followed are Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara. When I started playing c
Bangladeshi tigers are roaring now You can call them “minnows”, but now they are the giant killers. The cricketing year 2015 is not just the year that will be forever remembered for the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup but also one that tells you the story of the epic dominance of Bangladeshi cricket. From a historical World Cup quarter-final appearance to back to back ODI series winning against the top crick
This wasn’t a shocker afterall When Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 5-0 in December last year, nobody batted an eyelid. Then at the 2015 ICC World Cup, another feather was added to their cap when they knocked England out of the group stage to book a ticket in the knockout stages for themselves. But then it was deemed that English Cricket had reached its lowest ebb in limited overs cricket and Bangladesh had been at the right place and
Liton Kumar Das The summer in Bangladesh has been always very hot and humid. The sun shines so brightly that it leaves the people exhausted. The Bangladeshis’ plea for rain continues throughout the summer season. Even the sweet and juicy fruits of the summer fail to calm the people of Bangladesh. The exhausted Bangladeshis get a new life with the arrival of monsoon. Each drop of rain is celebrated in Bangladesh. Rain is the sublime g
Mustazifur is in splendid form As Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets in the space of 4 balls, Bangladesh fans were in pure elation. Out of the 3 countries that toured Bangladesh after the World Cup, the Proteas were expected to be their toughest test – but so far, the South Africans are the ones that are getting schooled by the newly adolescent kid. Winning the One Day International Series and winning a Test series is an entirely differ
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Dale Steyn during a training session in Bangladesh Chittagong, July 20: Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha believes the biggest challenge for his side in the Test series against South Africa will be to counter their armoury of world class bowlers. Bangladesh won the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-1 and now face the visitors in two-match Test series starting here from Tuesday. "The biggest challenge will be their bow
Shakib Al Hasan is currently the number 1 all-rounder in all formats of cricket In the third ODI against South Africa at Chittagong where Bangladesh completed the series win by a margin of 2-1, two of the most experienced Bangladesh players reached the milestones of 200 wickets in their ODI career. First it was Shakib Al Hasan who got there with his second wicket of the match dismissing the opposition skipper Hashim Amla. The other wa
Bangladesh have risen to the point where they can no longer be considered minnows For as long as they’ve played international cricket, a series against Bangladesh has been considered an easy win for the opposing team – a warm-up canter for more important fixtures. However, no longer can the Tigers be underestimated and treated lightly. They have shown recently that they are not the also-rans of international
Shakib is the only Bangladeshi to do so Shakib Al Hasan has joined the honorary club of cricketers who have scored 4000 runs and taken 200 wickets in ODIs. The others who have achieved this include Sanath Jayasuriya, Shahid Afridi, Jacques Kallis, Abdul Razzaq, Chris Harris and Chris Cairns. Shakib is now the seventh player and the only Bangladeshi to achieve this unique feat. In fact, he has taken the minimum number of matches a
Soumya Sarkar hammered all the South African bowlers First, the Bangladeshi bowlers ripped South Africa's batting line-up apart to restrict them to 168 for 9 (40 overs). Then, their batsmen thrashed the Proteas bowlers to chase down the paltry target in just 26.1 overs. The home team won the series with a resounding nine-wicket victory over the visitors – thus re-inforcing their emergence as a powerful force in limited o
Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw of South Africa and Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh Before the 2nd ODI, Bangladesh had managed to get past South Africa just once in thirteen years. Now, on the back of successive series wins against Pakistan and India, and having successfully bagged a Champions Trophy spot, Bangladesh would like to make it a treble. A series win against South Africa would go a long way in boosting Bangladesh’s confidence for th
Hundreds of cricketers might come and go. But, only a handful of players shall remain eternal in the hearts of the fans. Their feats keep them in our memories even after exit from the sport. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going’ is a saying and the game has seen many record boards getting shattered by unexpected players in crucial games against tough oppositions. On the other side of the coin, there have been records crea