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Bangladesh confident of facing West Indies in semi-final of Under 19 World Cup
Bangladesh confident of facing West Indies in semi-final of Under 19 World Cup

West Indies defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets in the quarter-finalYoung Bangladesh batsman Joyraz Sheikh feels they are comfortable facing the West Indies in the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup here on Thursday.The West Indies set up a clash against the hosts in the last four, beating Pakistan by five wickets in the quarter-finals at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.A few days before the youth World

Feb 9 2016
Mehidy Hasan and Zakir Hasan carry Bangladesh to first-ever semi-final in U-19 World Cup
Mehidy Hasan and Zakir Hasan carry Bangladesh to first-ever semi-final in U-19 World Cup

Bangladesh U-19 players Zakir Hasan and Mehidy Hasan stitched a match-winning 117-run partnership.Hosts Bangladesh defeated a valiant Nepal by six wickets after a tense run-chase to storm into the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 on Friday, giving the nation its maiden appearance in the last four of a world event.Skipper Mehidy Hasan and Zakir Hasan hit unbeaten half-centuries as Bangladesh recovered from early setbacks

Feb 5 2016
Bangladesh announce 15-man World T20 squad
Bangladesh announce 15-man World T20 squad

Bangladesh will be looking to build on the momentum they have garnered over the last yearThe final squad of 15 that will represent Bangladesh in the World T20 that is to start in March in India has been announced. The list was obtained after trimming down a list of 25 names released provisionally earlier.The announcement was made at a Press Conference at the SBNCS Media Center. Chief Selector of the National Selection Panel Faruque Ahme

Feb 3 2016
Top 5 performers from the group stage of ICC U-19 World Cup
Top 5 performers from the group stage of ICC U-19 World Cup

The group stage of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh has ended. The group stage saw some surprising exits in the form of defending champions South Africa and entries into the knockout stage, in the form of Nepal. Such has been the quality on show that a bowler who bowls at almost 150 kmph with an economy rate under 3 (West Indies' Alzarri Joseph) and a player with two Man of the Match awards in three matches (India's Sarfaraz Khan) do

Feb 2 2016
Bangladesh U-19 cricketer Nazmul Hossain Shanto says he loves to bat under pressure
Bangladesh U-19 cricketer Nazmul Hossain Shanto says he loves to bat under pressure

Nazmul Hossain Shanto became the highest run-getter in youth ODIsBangladesh's youthful batting prospect Nazmul Hossain Shanto says he feels at home when at the crease in times of crisis.Bangladesh colts trounced Scotland by 114 runs to enter the Super League quarter-finals of the Under-19 World Cup on Sunday, thanks to a brilliant century by Shanto, reports bdnews24.com.He also became the top-scorer in youth ODIs, remaining unbeaten on 113 to

ICC U-19 World Cup: Namibia stun defending champions South Africa to qualify for quarterfinals
ICC U-19 World Cup: Namibia stun defending champions South Africa to qualify for quarterfinals

Namibia defeated their continental rivals by 2 wicketsQualifier Namibia upset defending champions South Africa by two wickets in a thrilling chase to join hosts Bangladesh in the quarterfinals from Group A of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh on Sunday.Bangladesh beat Scotland by 114 runs here for their second win and now clash with Namibia in the last league match on Tuesday to decide Group A winner. The winner of Bangladesh-Namib

Jan 31 2016
Bangladeshi U-19 spinner Sanjit Saha's action found illegal, ICC bans him from bowling
Bangladeshi U-19 spinner Sanjit Saha's action found illegal, ICC bans him from bowling

Sanjit Saha (right) was reported for illegal action on WednesdayBangladesh Under-19 spinner Sanjit Saha was on Sunday banned from bowling with the International Cricket Council (ICC) finding his action to be illegal. As a result, he will not be bowling anymore in the ongoing U-19 World Cup on his home turf.The 18-year-old off-spinner would be barred from bowling in any international cricket, said an ICC report. The news came as a big blow to

Jan 31 2016
Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain Shanto becomes the highest run-getter in Youth ODIs
Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain Shanto becomes the highest run-getter in Youth ODIs

Nazmul Hossain ShantoBangladesh's Nazmul Hossain Shanto has become the highest run-scorer in Under-19 one-day matches after a stellar century against Scotland here on Sunday.He needed 61 runs to overtake Pakistan's Sami Aslam and crossed the landmark in style as he raced to his century against the Scots in their second Group A match of the Under-19 World Cup, reports bdnews24.com.Bangladesh recovered to 256/6 through Shanto's 113 not

Jan 31 2016
Bangladesh U-19 batsman Pinak Ghosh is keen to learn from mistakes
Bangladesh U-19 batsman Pinak Ghosh is keen to learn from mistakes

Bangladesh colts cracked 19 boundaries and six sixes on their way to 240/7.Bangladesh Under-19 opener Pinak Ghosh regrets his untimely dismissal against South Africa and wants to convert good starts into big scores in forthcoming matches.Having played some spectacular shots off the Proteas pacers, the 17-year-old ran himself out for 43 in the opening match of the U-19 World Cup at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday, repo

Jan 30 2016
ICC U-19 World Cup: Bangaledsh spinner reported for suspected bowling action
ICC U-19 World Cup: Bangaledsh spinner reported for suspected bowling action

Bangladesh defeated South Africa by 43 runs in the opening matchBangladesh youth team's off-spinner Sanjit Saha has been reported for suspected bowling action against South Africa in the opening match of the Under-19 cricket World Cup.With the 43-run victory over the reigning champions on Thursday still fresh in their mind, the news came as a bolt from the blue for Bangladesh colts, reports bdnews24.com.The umpires of the match formally lodge

Jan 29 2016
U-19 World Cup round-up: England script 299-run victory, hosts Bangladesh beat defending champions SA
U-19 World Cup round-up: England script 299-run victory, hosts Bangladesh beat defending champions SA

Jubilant Bangladesh Under-19 team celebrating a South African wicket The eleventh edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup started earlier today in Bangladesh. In the first match, hosts Bangladesh faced defending Champions South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong and the hosts defeated the Proteas by 43 runs.Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. In their 50 overs, the hosts put up a fighting total of 240 for

Jan 27 2016
 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh to face South Africa on Wednesday
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh to face South Africa on Wednesday

South Africa won the tournament in 2014.Cricket’s finest young talent will be on display when the ICC U19 World Cup 2016 starts in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Wednesday, 27 January, with South Africa opening its title defence against host Bangladesh and England facing Fiji.Starry-eyed teenagers drawn from nine Test-playing nations and seven Associate and Affiliate Members – Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Nepal, Ireland and Scotlan

Jan 26 2016
Cricketers who played International cricket before featuring in the under-19 World Cup
Cricketers who played International cricket before featuring in the under-19 World Cup

Victorious 2012 Indian under-19 World Cup team 2016 Under-19 World Cup is just a day away from getting kicked-off in Bangladesh and the teams will be sweating hard to come out victorious. In the past, the Under-19 World Cup has seen several kids getting transformed into a legend of the game. The likes of Sanath Jayasuriya, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Yuvraj Singh are some examples for it. Even in the modern day cricket, there are players (Virat Kohl

Jan 26 2016
5 ODI teams that have performed far better in home matches than away
5 ODI teams that have performed far better in home matches than away

Playing conditions surely have a greater significance in cricket than in any other sport. This is precisely the reason why teams tend to perform better in their more familiar home conditions than in alien conditions away from home. While a few teams like Australia and West Indies have managed to strike quite a balance in terms of home and away ODI performances over the years, some of the others have been way better in home conditions. There is a

Jan 25 2016
Sarfaraz hits 81 and Khaleel takes 5-30 as India scores morale-boosting win over Pakistan
Sarfaraz hits 81 and Khaleel takes 5-30 as India scores morale-boosting win over Pakistan

Sarfaraz scored 12 boundaries and a six in his inningsRahul Dravid-coached India recorded a five-wicket victory over Pakistan on the final day of the warm-up matches on Monday ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, which starts on Wednesday, 27 January.Pakistan was dismissed for 197 in 44.1 overs in a match reduced to 45 overs-a-side due to a delayed start, and India surpassed the target in the 34th over to fa

Jan 25 2016
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