Bangladesh

  • Confident Afghanistan see no surprise in taming Bangladesh March 2, 2014

    Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a Test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players. Cricket gained prominence in Afghanistan after the refugees who had fled while the country was...
  • It's time to replace those who can't perform: Rahim March 2, 2014

    Fatullah: Humiliated by Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup, a livid Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said the 32-run defeat against the tournament-debutantes was "shameful" and should trigger a few sackings. "This is a shameful loss. For a split second I thought we wouldn't lose this game, being honest with you. I...
  • Bangladesh player Shohag Gazi out of Asia Cup March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup after suffering a cut on his right thumb while fielding off his own bowling the Asia Cup match against Afghanistan here. "The cut was caused by the seam and it had to be stitched up. He...
  • Afghanistan captain credits team effort for landmark victory March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Elated after his side scored an upset win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match here on Saturday, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi credited the whole team for the landmark victory. "Our first win against a Full Member (of the ICC). Fans and the whole country must be celebrating and we'll...
  • Asia Cup: Afghanistan stun Bangladesh for first win over a Test nation March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Afghanistan notched up their first major win against a Test playing nation as they produced an all-round performance to script an upset 32-run victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match, here on Saturday. Chasing 255 for victory, Bangladesh could not recover from a top-order collapse and kept on losing...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Game 5 March 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Afghan bowling unit combined well to complement half-centuries from Stanikzai and Shenwari to bowl out Bangladesh for 222 after posting 254/6. Both the teams were winless after losing their opening matches but not without showing some spark against their respective...
  • Bangladesh, Afghanistan fight to stay afloat in Asia Cup February 28, 2014

    Fatullah (Bangladesh): An interesting battle of the minnows is on the cards when Bangladesh and tournament-debutants Afghanistan fight it out here on Saturday to stay alive in the Asia Cup after suffering opening losses. Both the teams are winless after losing their opening matches but not without showing some spark against...
  • Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out of Asia Cup February 28, 2014

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh cricket team's injury problems were compounded after senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a side strain. The setback comes on the eve of their clash against a spirited Afghanistan. Pacer Shafiul Islam has been brought as Mortaza's replacement....
  • Injured Mushfiqur Rahim uncertain for Afghanistan match February 27, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who had sustained a shoulder injury while fielding against India, is still under observation and it's not yet known whether he would be available for their Asia Cup match against Afghanistan on Saturday. "For now we will continue to assess his condition," team physio Vibhav Singh...
  • Kohli's special knock made the difference: Razzak February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has conceded that Indian captain Virat Kohli's 'special' knock of 136 made all the difference in his side's six-wicket loss in their Asia Cup campaign opener here. "I would say our bowlers did not do that badly. Nothing went wrong for us. Sometimes some special...
  • Bangladesh win will give us momentum ahead: Rahane February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: India began their Asia Cup campaign with a comfortable win over hosts Bangladesh here and talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane said the victory would give his side the momentum in the tournament ahead. "Obviously it's very important for us. Great momentum at the start of the series, and we're just looking...
  • Asia Cup: Virat Kohli dedicates ton to his father February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: Captain Virat Kohli remembered his dad after guiding India to a convincing six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener in Fatullah on Wednesday, and said whatever he has achieved in his life so far was solely because of the contributions of his departed father. Captaining the side in...
  • New Zealand's Lou Vincent pleads guilty in fixing investigation February 27, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an approach from an illegal bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. The opening batsman was one of nine players investigated by anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh and was one of three to...
  • Dhaka Gladiators owner convicted of match-fixing February 27, 2014

    Dhaka: A special tribunal convicted one of the owners of the Dhaka Gladiators on Wednesday of match-fixing in the tainted Bangladesh Premier League, while three international cricketers pleaded guilty in the 2013 scandal, officials said. Shihab Jishan Chowdhury, managing director of the reigning BPL champions, was found guilty of one charge...
  • Kohli leads India's chase against Bangladesh February 26, 2014

    Virat Kohli along with Ajinkya Rahane put up a 213-run stand to help India overhaul Bangladesh's target of 280. ...
  • Rahim rushed to hospital after injuring shoulder February 26, 2014

    Fatullah: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was rushed to a hospital in Dhaka after injuring his shoulder while fielding during their match against India in the Asia Cup here on Wednesday. "He has gone for a check up to hospital. We are yet to get the doctor's report. We don't have any...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe February 26, 2014

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing for...
  • It was very important for someone like Ajinkya to bat: Virat Kohli February 26, 2014

    Fatullah: Captain Virat Kolhi on Wednesday remembered his dad after guiding India to a convincing six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener, and said whatever he has achieved in his life so far was solely because of the contributions of his departed father. Captaining the side in place of...
  • ICC, BCB disappointed with outcome in BPL fixing case February 26, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday expressed disappointment after the tribunal investigating alleged corruption in the BPL, found one of the owners of Dhaka Gladiators guilty of "being party to an effort to fix" a match in the 2013 edition of the T20 league. Dhaka Gladiators' Shihab...
  • Asia Cup: Kohli hits century, leads India to six-wicket win over Bangladesh February 26, 2014

    Virat Kohli began his stand-in captain responsibility in a perfect fashion as his 19th ODI century helped India register a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup on Wednesday. Kohli, who is captaining India in this tournament in the absence of injured MS Dhoni, scored 136 and shared 213-run...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs India, Match 2, Asia Cup February 26, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ball-by-ball commentary) India will have to fight bad form, absence of MS Dhoni and a dangerously unpredictable Bangladesh in their first match of the Asia Cup. India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field. No place for Cheteshwar Pujara in...
  • Beating India is no longer an upset, says Mashrafe Mortaza February 25, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh's premier pacer Mashrafe Mortaza on Tuesday said that beating a heavyweight Indian cricket team is no longer considered as an "upset" as the hosts have defeated them on a few occasions in the near past including the last edition of Asia Cup. "I don't count a win against India...
  • Asia Cup: Virat Kohli's India open campaign against hosts Bangladesh February 25, 2014

    Three things take precedence over most other in India's Asia Cup campaign this year - MS Dhoni's absence, Virat Kohli's captaincy and Cheteshwar Pujara's return to the ODIs. But topping the list of objectives will be to arrest a slide that began in South Africa and extended to New Zealand...
  • MS Dhoni not the only casualty as injuries mar Asia Cup 2014 February 25, 2014

    Injuries to star players, including India's World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have taken the sheen off the Asia Cup which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday. New entrants Afghanistan appear the only injury-free side as the other four teams struggle to field their best players for the 11-match tournament, billed as...
  • Asia Cup 2014: World champions India begin as underdogs February 25, 2014

    India are winless in 2014 so far after two embarrassing tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and without the services of MS Dhoni, the ODI champions will have an added void to fill when the 12th Asia Cup begins in Dhaka on Tuesday. Here's how the five teams shape-up...
  • India aim to retain No.2 position in ODI rankings February 23, 2014

    Dubai: India will start their campaign in the Asia Cup with an aim to retain the number two position in the ICC ODI team rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. At number two, India will be the highest ranked side in the five-team tournament with 115 ratings points. Apart from India,...
  • Injured Tamim Iqbal ruled out of Asia Cup February 23, 2014

    Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal will miss the coming Asia Cup due to a neck strain as the BCB selectors announced Bangladesh's squad for the tournament. The left-handed batsman had also missed Bangladesh's three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which ended in a 3-0 rout. "We will not be getting Tamim...
  • Virat Kohli-led India squad departs for Asia Cup February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli in the absence of injured regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, departed on Sunday for the Asia Cup competition in Bangladesh starting on February 25. Dhoni has been ruled out of the tournament after the wicketkeeper-batsman sustained a Grade I left side-strain injury...