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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
    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

Horror collapse in batting, Bangladesh seven down

      Sports Live: India has set a mammoth 325 target for Bangladesh in the warm up match of ICC Champions Trophy. H Pandya and Dinesh Karthik star for India scoring 80(54) and 94(77) respectively. Shikhar Dhawan added vital 60 for the team forming a formidable partnership with Dinesh Karthik after early blows. Rubel’s first ball took the wicket of Rohit Sharma,... details

Keeping perspective vital for Barca ahead of Copa del Rey final

    Sports Live: Damned if they win, damned if they don’t. It’s almost as if Barcelona can do no right when they face Alaves in the final of the Copa del Rey this weekend. Winning the cup, some of the players have admitted themselves, will not cover up what has ultimately been a failed season, expectations not met. But lose and this team — which lost the league on the... details

Tamim, Sabbir rebuild after early Soumya wicket

  Sports Live: Soumya Sarkar departs in the third ball of the innings after Tamim hit six in the first ball of Jeetan Patel. Team New Zealand has secured 270 runs of their bats by losing 8 wickets in the first innings of the match. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain all got 2 wickets each, while Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain got 1 wicket... details