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Preliminary Tigers squad for Aus, SA series named

    Sports Live: A 29-man preliminary squad for the upcoming Australia and South Africa series has been named by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). This batch of players will join the national camp on July 10. The Aussies are set to tour Bangladesh for a Test series in Dhaka and Chittagong in August-September and the Tigers will tour South Africa in... details

Tamim breaks into the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

  Sports Live: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Moday announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes players from five of the eight participating sides, with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed as captain. The side was selected by a jury of cricket experts, which included former captains Michael Atherton of England, India’s Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz Raja of... details

Fakhar ton leads Pakistan to 338 in high-octane clash

    Live Desk, London, United Kingdom: Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day international hundred was the cornerstone of Pakistan's 338 for four as they set title-holders and arch-rivals India a stiff chase to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Caught off a no-ball on three, left-handed opener Fakhar went on to make an impressive 114. He shared a first-wicket... details

‘Bangladesh can be proud of their performance’

    Sports Live: Bangladesh may have crashed out of the Champions Trophy rather timidly with a nine-wicket loss to India, but they left an indelible imprint on the tournament by reaching their maiden semi-final of a major ICC event.   According to Sri Lankan batting maestro Kumar Sangakkara, Bangladesh will return home full of confidence for their next series against... details

Australia name strong squad for Bangladesh tour

    Sports Live: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the upcoming tour of Bangladesh after Cricket Australia today confirmed the two-Test series and for August and announced a 13-man squad. Starc was ruled out of the second half of the Qantas Tour of India with a fractured foot, and despite playing in Australia’s failed Champions Trophy campaign, the left-armer’s... details

Tamim out, Jadhav breaks through

      Sports Live: Opener Tamim Iqbal has been taken out by part-timer Kedav Jadhav. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are now on pitch. Mushfiqur Rahim has scored his 26th ODI fifty playing sensible cricket, with opener Tamim Iqbal anchoring the innings at the other end. Tamim and Mushfiq had reached a century partnership for the third wicket against... details

Kohli reclaims top spot; Hazlewood tops ODI bowling rankings

    Sports Live: India captain Virat Kohli surpassed AB de Villiers and David Warner to reclaim the top spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen. Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, meanwhile, topped the ODI bowlers’ rankings for the first time in his career. South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada, who had gained the No.1 spot last month, dropped to fourth... details

Champions Trophy is a learning curve for all the Youngsters, says Mashrafe

    Sports Live: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza feels their ICC Champions Trophy experience will help the younger players in the squad prepare better for the 2019 World Cup to be held in England. Bangladesh defied all odds to reach the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy and will now take on favourites India at Edgbaston on Thursday. “This trip is a learning... details

Mahmudullah’s responded well while batting at No.6

    Sports Live: England’s resounding victory over Australia on Saturday enabled Bangladesh to book an unexpected spot in Champions Trophy semi-finals but the South Asians are playing down expectations of going all the way to claim a maiden major title. The hosts had already qualified before the Edgbaston encounter but relished the chance to put one over their... details

Into the heart of Bangladesh’s rise…

  Sports Live: Five players have formed the core of the Bangladesh team. Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah play different roles in the team.   In addition to leadership roles, they hold the batting and bowling together. They also deal with the ever-growing expectations, provide a hand on a rookie player’s shoulder, decide... details

‘This performance will help Bangladesh move forward’

    Sports Live: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza believes his side can face the future with renewed confidence even if they are denied a semi-final place at the Champions Trophy. The Tigers gave themselves a shot at a last four spot with a stunning five-wicket win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Friday. Bangladesh collapsed to 12 for three and were facing a... details
    Sports Live: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is not a selfish player despite his numerous attempts at goal during games, says teammate Karim Benzema. Ronaldo scored twice in Real’s 4-1 thrashing of Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, helping Los Blancos to their second consecutive title and third over the past fours seasons. The four-time Ballon... details

‘Tamim should make best use of this good time’

    Sports Live: Bangladesh’s Champions Trophy campaign has not been so impressive so far as they haven’t managed to win in their first two matches although they got one point from the last match against Australia after the abandonment of the match due to rain. Batsmen of Bangladesh performed horribly against Australia as they were all out after scoring only 182... details