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Bangladesh Cricket Board must not let Heath Streak go
Bangladesh Cricket Board must not let Heath Streak go

Streak has transformed the bowling attack for BangladeshAccording to The Hindu, current bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team and former Zimbabwe cricketer Heath Streak is keen to work as a fast bowling coach at the BCCI’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) at Bengaluru. He has offered his services through his London-based agent Tom Harwood. At present, Streak is the bowling coach of IPL team Gujarat Lions.NCA chairman Niranjan Shah received

May 23 2016
World T20 loss against India still haunts Shakib Al Hasan
World T20 loss against India still haunts Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPLIn a recent interview given to Cricbuzz.com, Shakib Al Hasan who is touted as one of the greatest cricketers ever to have donned the Bangladeshi outfit has admitted that the 1-run defeat against India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru at the ICC World T20 still haunts him. Although the Bangladeshi side couldn't go beyond the group stage, the 29-year-old had a decent outing in th

May 21 2016
England will host day-night test, says board chief
England will host day-night test, says board chief

New Zealand's Ross Taylor (R) watches as Australia's Shaun Marsh hits a boundary during the third day of the third cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia, November 29, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/FilesLONDON (Reuters) - The concept of day-night test found a new taker in England with board chairman Colin Graves confirming the country will host a twilight test.Australia and New Zealand played the first floodlit test last November

May 19 2016
Top 10 ranked bowlers in the world (based on ICC rankings)
Top 10 ranked bowlers in the world (based on ICC rankings)

Stuart Broad is the #1 ranked Test bowler in the world, but fails to make the list as he wasn’t picked for England for the world T20 and doesn’t feature amongst the top 100 T20 bowlers in the world. Trent Boult is the #1 ODI bowler in the world, but can’t make it to the playing XI for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, even though he believes he might do better than one certain bowler in the team. Samuel Badree is the #1 ra

May 16 2016
Teenage cricketer killed by stump wielding batsman in Bangladesh
Teenage cricketer killed by stump wielding batsman in Bangladesh

Neighbourhood cricket matches are a common occurrence in BangladeshIn an unfortunate turn of events, a sixteen-year-old boy was beaten to death by stump over a tiff during a local cricket match. The incident occurred during a neighbourhood cricket match between friends in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. Sixteen-year-old Babul Shikdar was wicket keeping in a cricket match between friends when the batsman was declared out.Before the dec

India in talks with Australia for day-night test - Sutherland
India in talks with Australia for day-night test - Sutherland

Australia's David Warner fields the pink ball during the first day of the third cricket test match against New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/FilesMUMBAI (Reuters) - India wants to host a day-night test against Australia early next year, according to a report, as the world's richest cricket board continues its backing of the concept which seems to be taking root in the subcontinent.Australi

May 12 2016
Shahadat Hossain permitted to play domestic games by Bangladesh Cricket Board
Shahadat Hossain permitted to play domestic games by Bangladesh Cricket Board

Hossain in a test match for BangladeshPacer Shahadat Hossain can play domestic matches, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said.The cricketer, charged with beating a minor house help, had earlier apologised to the nation for the "unexpected" event, reports bdnews24.com.But the pacer will continue to serve an international ban until his criminal charges are settled, the BCB said on Tuesday.Also read: Shahadat Hossain and wife co

May 11 2016
Umpire Nadir Shah struck on the head during Dhaka Premier League match
Umpire Nadir Shah struck on the head during Dhaka Premier League match

Nadir Shah falls to the ground after being struck by a ball on his head. (Source: Dhaka Tribune)Bangladeshi umpire Nadir Shah was struck on the forehead during the Dhaka Premier League game between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Kalabagan Cricket Academy on Tuesday in Fatullah. Shah, who was standing at the square leg position, suffered the blow when Mohammedan's opener Ezaz Ahmed played a sweep off off-spinner Mahmudul Hassan. The ba

May 11 2016
India tickled pink as Asia warms to twilight tests
India tickled pink as Asia warms to twilight tests

A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai April 26, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta/FilesBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, a country notoriously slow to adopt new ideas, has now embraced the concept of day-night test matches and it will surely not be long before twilight five-day games are a regular feature on the sub-continent.India and Pakistan are set to play floodl

May 10 2016
South African Arthur taking over as Pakistan coach
South African Arthur taking over as Pakistan coach

Australia?s Coach Mickey Arthur stands in the nets ahead their first test cricket match against New Zealand at the Gabba in Brisbane November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jason O'Brien/FilesKARACHI (Reuters) - Former South Africa and Australia coach Mickey Arthur is to take charge of Pakistan following the resignation of Waqar Younis after the World Twenty20 tournament."His contract is being finalised," the country's cricket board said in a statement on Fri

May 6 2016
IPL 2016: Mustafizur Rahman reveals which format he prefers
IPL 2016: Mustafizur Rahman reveals which format he prefers

Mustafizur’s bowling performance during the South Africa series was immensely praisedSunrisers Hyderabad pacer Mustafizur Rahman said that he was proud to get the chance to represent his country Bangladesh in all platforms, whether it was in the IPL or in the international arena.  Nicknamed "The Fizz" because of his fizzing off-cutters, the 20-year old cricketer has been a sensation after his World T20 performance, and has no

May 6 2016
Best cricket teams across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best cricket teams across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

In April, West Indies became the first team to win the World T20 twice. However, it is a well-known fact that the Windies have a relatively poor record in the longer formats of the game. With the latest ICC Rankings being released on May 4, we take a look at the top ten teams of the cricketing world across all formats.With the latest ICC Rankings being released on May 4, we take a look at the top ten teams of the cricketing world across all

May 6 2016
ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update
ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update

Australia have now 118 points, whereas India have 112Australia has opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update with the results from 2012-13 no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series weighted at 50 percent.India now leads third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Pakistan has benefitted from the annual update as defeat against South

May 3 2016
SK Glossary: What is a beamer in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is a beamer in cricket?

A Beamer can cause major damage to the batsmenThe game of Cricket is full of variations. There are just so many unique terms used in Cricket which make it a completely different one from all other sports. Stumps, pitch, bails and many other exclusive terms used in Cricket are unheard of in any other sport which makes the game even more exciting. What is a Beamer?One such term is the Beamer. A Beamer is a high full toss that goes over the wai

May 2 2016
The controversy surrounding Bangladesh's 'fake surge' to No.5 in ODI rankings
The controversy surrounding Bangladesh's 'fake surge' to No.5 in ODI rankings

Are Bangladesh cricket team trying to shake off history too hastily?It has been an eventful week in Bangladesh. Cricket fans in the country woke up to the happy tidings this Monday that their national team would surge up to No.5 in the ICC ODI rankings when the updated list is released on May 1. However, most of them have been brought down to earth since then.However much historically significant it would be if Bangladesh were to gain the 5th&nbs

Apr 29 2016
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