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  • World Cup 2015: Australia look to go for kill against Bangladesh February 20, 2015

    Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign in style, defeating old enemies England...
  • ICC World Cup: Aussie skipper Michael Clarke withholds team amid dire weather forecast February 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Returning skipper Michael Clarke is keeping the makeup of his Australian team under wraps as deteriorating weather threatens Saturday's World Cup match against Bangladesh in Brisbane. Clarke, who is back after hamstring surgery, said concerns over the format of the game amid forecasts of flooding rain from Tropical Cyclone Marcia...
  • Talisman Shakib Al Hasan raises bar for Bangladesh players February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: A Bangladesh cricketer leading any individual world ranking is an achievement in itself but Shakib Al Hasan has raised the bar considerably by topping the all-rounder's charts in all three formats. While a few might argue whether the 27-year-old is indeed currently the world's best all-rounder, there is not an...
  • World Cup 2015: No fielding restrictions for Michael Clarke's return February 20, 2015

    Sydney: Michael Clarke says there will be no restrictions on where he fields in his return from injury for Australia's weather-threatened World Cup match with Bangladesh on Saturday. Clarke missed Australia's 111-run thrashing of England in Melbourne last weekend as he continued his recovery from his latest bout of hamstring trouble. But...
  • Watch: Afghanistan's debut, Day 5 highlights, ICC World Cup February 19, 2015

    A World Cup debut for Afghanistan and top class all-round show by No. 1 ODI allrounder Shakib Al Hasan. Highlights from Day 5 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Kings of Cricket: Unrest in Pakistan squad? February 18, 2015

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses latest rumour of of internal rift between players and the team management over the attitude of some players. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Tone set for rest of the matches, says Bangladesh captain Mortaza February 18, 2015

    Canberra: After winning their opening encounter against Afghanistan in a Pool A World Cup game here Wednesday, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza is on a high saying they have "set the tone" for the rest of their matches. Bangladesh notched up a formidable score of 267 from their 50 overs, courtesy knocks...
  • World Cup 2015: We didn't do ourselves justice, says Afghanistan coach Moles February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Afghanistan coach Andy Moles lamented that his team did not do themselves justice after a comprehensive opening World Cup defeat to Bangladesh on Wednesday. The World Cup newcomers lost by 105 runs after being dismissed for 162 in pursuit of a 268-run target at Canberra's Manuka Oval. Their hopes of chasing...
  • Feels great to start World Cup with a win: Mushfiqur Rahim February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Adjudged Man-of-the-Match, Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim says it is a "great feeling" to start the World Cup on a winning note after beating Afghanistan by 105 runs in a Pool A encounter here Wednesday. Rahim, along with teammate Shakib Al Hasan, put up a 114-run partnership for the fifth-wicket, helping...
  • World Cup 2015: Afghanistan capitulate to heavy defeat against Bangladesh February 18, 2015

    Canberra: When Bangladesh slumped to 119 for 4 in the 30th over, Afghanistan were in clover on their World Cup debut. But superb half-centuries from two former captains, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, led Bangladesh to 267 all out, a total that proved far beyond the ambit of the...
  • World Cup 2015: Shakib Al Hasan becomes first Bangladeshi to score 4,000 ODI runs February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Shakib Al Hasan, on Wednesday, became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 4,000 runs in one-day internationals (ODIs). The left-handed batsman reached the milestone in their World Cup opener against Afghanistan at the Manuka Oval, reports bdnews24.com. The top allrounder is closely followed by opener Tamim Iqbal who has accumulated 3,990...
  • Bangladesh gives death sentence to 1971 war collaborator February 18, 2015

    Dhaka: A special tribunal dealing with war crimes involving Bangladesh's 1971 independence war has convicted and sentenced a leading war collaborator to death for crimes including mass killing, arson and looting. The head judge of a three-member panel, Obaidul Hasan, delivered the verdict on Wednesday in a packed courtroom in the...
  • World Cup 2015: Too much flak for Asian minnows Bangladesh February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Less than two decades ago, Bangladesh were cricket's Afghanistan, the new kids everyone welcomed into the neighbourhood. At the 1999 World Cup, they were able to create genuine optimism about the future. They beat Scotland in Edinburgh, and memorably upset Pakistan - eventual finalists - at the County Ground...
  • World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Australia captain Michael Clarke's return February 18, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's World Cup campaign as well as Michael Clarke's long-awaited return could be blown off course by a tropical cyclone which threatens to dump 30cm of rain on Brisbane in the lead-up to Saturday's clash with Bangladesh. Australia's meteorology office has forecast an 80 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Pool A February 18, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh will be under pressure, says Afghanistan skipper February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said on Tuesday that it would be Bangladesh, and not them, who would be under pressure going into the World Cup Pool A encounter on Wednesday. It will be the first game for both the sides as they meet at the Manuka Oval. But Nabi insists...
  • Bangladesh's encounter won't be a cake walk, says Johnson February 17, 2015

    Sydney: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson does not consider the encounter against Bangladesh in Brisbane to be a cake-walk and says that he will be viewing video footage of how the Asian team plays in order to spot their strengths and weaknesses. "I don't like watching footage too much but there...
  • Afghan cricket team set to debut in World Cup tournament February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the expectations of supporters in his war-torn homeland on...
  • Cricket World Cup: Pressure on Bangladesh, says Afghanistan captain February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi is convinced the pressure will be on Bangladesh in their World Cup clash on Wednesday, saying his debutant side holds an edge over their Asian rivals. Nabi reminded everyone ahead of the Pool A match at the Manuka Oval that Afghanistan had beaten Bangladesh on their...
  • Bangladesh expect big things from top-rated Shakib Al Hasan at World Cup February 16, 2015

    Shakib Al Hasan is cricket's top-ranked all-rounder and coach Chandika Hathurusingha expects him to play a leading role in Bangladesh's quest for another big scalp at the World Cup. While Bangladesh's deeds have been modest at Test level, the Tigers have beaten Australia by five wickets in an ODI at Cardiff...
  • James Faulkner's World Cup debut still on ice February 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Allrounder James Faulkner has ruled himself out of Australia's second World Cup match against Bangladesh on Saturday and gave no timeline on his return to fitness. The 24-year-old suffered a side strain in the one-day Tri-series final against England two weeks ago and missed Australia's opening win over the same...
  • World Cup warm-ups: West Indies survive Scot scare; Ireland jolt Bangladesh February 12, 2015

    Sydney: The West Indies eked out a three-run victory over Scotland and Ireland comfortably defeated Bangladesh by four wickets in World Cup warm-up matches Thursday. Scotland, chasing 313 for 8 after the West Indies batted first, looked set for victory when they entered the final over needing eight runs to win,...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-ups, Day 5 February 12, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Match 1: West Indies opted to bat against Scotland. Match 2: Ireland opted to field against Bangladesh. Teams: West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin(w), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor,...
  • Fit-again Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal delighted with recovery February 10, 2015

    Sydney: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday said he was delighted with his recovery from knee surgery after hitting 81 in the narrow World Cup warm-up loss to Pakistan. The 25-year-old left-hander showed no ill effects from last month's operation during a 168-run stand for the third wicket with Mohammad Mahmudullah...
  • Bangladesh: 10 newborn die mysteriously within 12 hours February 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Ten newborn babies have died mysteriously within 12 hours at a major state-run hospital in Bangladesh, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident. "Five of the 10 babies were neonatal who were born only yesterday and the oldest among the children was a one and half year...
  • Sohail Khan develops strain after warm-up match February 10, 2015

    Karachi: The beleaguered Pakistan team in Australia is facing another injury scare with just days remaining before the start of the World Cup 2015. The latest player to suffer a fitness problem is fast bowler, Sohail Khan who has developed a calf muscle strain after bowling just six overs in the...
  • World Cup warm-up: Sohaib Maqsood takes Pakistan to 3-wicket win over Bangladesh February 9, 2015

    Sydney: Sohaib Maqsood scored an unbeaten 93 from 90 deliveries to guide Pakistan to a three-wicket win over Bangladesh with 11 balls to spare in a World Cup warmup match on Monday. Mohammad Irfan took 5 for 52 to restrict Bangladesh to 246, with Mahmudullah (83) and Tamim Iqbal (81) sharing...
  • Bangladesh fans deserve more from team, says Rahul Dravid February 7, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that the Bangladesh cricket team have given very few "positive stories" for their fans to cherish. "People in Bangladesh deserve a bit more from their cricketers," Dravid was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. The 42-year-old believes apart from a few cricketing upsets Bangladesh...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke bats, bowls as comeback gathers pace February 5, 2015

    Michael Clarke's comeback from injury gathered pace Thursday with the Australian captain bowling two overs and knocking a breezy 34 for a Cricket Australia XI against Bangladesh. The 33-year-old was forced onto the sidelines after the first Test against India in December with a serious hamstring injury that required surgery, and...