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  • World Cup 2015: Mahmudullah finds form at perfect time for Bangladesh March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: It's been a long time coming but Mohammad Mahmudullah is finally fulfilling his promise as a match-winning batsman. For both him and his country Bangladesh, the long wait is paying off at the perfect time. Mahmudullah was first picked to play for Bangladesh in 2007. Just 20 at the time,...
  • World Cup: Do Bangladesh have enough firepower to bother India? March 16, 2015

    As Bangladesh face India in the quarters, it is probably the last great chance for Bangladesh's golden generation of players to make an impression. ...
  • World Cup: We are good and that's why we are here, says Bangladesh coach March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Gearing up for their biggest battle against defending champions India in the World Cup quarter-finals, Bangladesh chief coach Chandika Hathurusingha said on Monday that his wards "do not have to prove anything to anyone". "For us, we have nothing to prove to anyone because we know that we are good....
  • Ian Gould, Aleem Dar to umpire India-Bangladesh World Cup quarterfinal March 16, 2015

    Dubai: England's Ian Gould and Pakistan's Aleem Dar have been appointed the on-field umpires for the World Cup quarter-final between India and Bangladesh to be played in Melbourne on March 19. Steve Davis has been named the third umpire for the game, while Paul Reiffel has been appointed the fourth umpire. Roshan...
  • Asia quartet defy convention at ICC World Cup 2015 March 16, 2015

    Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand may be the teams to beat, but the striking feature of this World Cup is Asia's four Test nations defying conventional wisdom to make the quarter-finals. The belief that Asian cricketers struggle on the hard, bouncy wickets Down Under was thrown out of the window as...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh gave New Zealand a run for their money March 14, 2015

    Bangladesh lost the match but impressed their fans by their performance against New Zealand. New Zealand has been playing great cricket since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and there is no doubt saying that after Australia, it is Bangladesh, who gave them the toughest fight in...
  • Watch: NZ keep clean sheet, England get consolation win, ICC World Cup, Day 27 Highlights March 14, 2015

    New Zealand survived a scare from Bangladesh for their sixth straight win while England will fly back home with a consolation win against Afghanistan. Watch all the highlights from Day 27 at the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh gave New Zealand a run for their money, says Aminul Islam March 13, 2015

    Bangladesh lost the match but impressed their fans by their performance against New Zealand. New Zealand has been playing great cricket since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and there is no doubt saying that after Australia, it is Bangladesh, who gave them the toughest fight in...
  • World Cup: New Zealand make it six wins in six matches March 13, 2015

    New Zealand ended their Pool B campaign with six wins out of six - but not before surviving a serious scare against Bangladesh in Hamilton. ...
  • World Cup: Gavaskar warns India to not take it easy against Bangladesh March 13, 2015

    Auckland: Terming Bangladesh a dangerous side on current form, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday warned Indian players to not take their eastern neighbours lightly when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup knock-out stage at the MCG on March 19. India are certain to top Group B even...
  • Khaleda Zia vows to continue Bangladesh protests till government agrees to polls March 13, 2015

    Dhaka: Opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Friday stuck to her demand for a "fair and inclusive" midterm election as she vowed to continue the deadly anti-government street protests in Bangladesh saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could now only end the unrest by holding early polls. "The movement will continue until...
  • World Cup: New Zealand need to be desperate on the field, says Brendon McCullum March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper Brendon McCullum on Friday said that New Zealand need to be desperate on the field as they enter the business-end of the cricket World Cup. "I cut my hands a couple of times (diving) but we have to be desperate in the field. It is an attitude we need...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh fans excited for team's historical quarter-final March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Shahadat Mallick came all the way from the United States to watch the World Cup and his beloved Bangladesh, a team which feels like family to him. "I have seen history," said Mallick, who was in Adelaide last Monday to see the Tigers claim a famous 15-run win over England...
  • World Cup 2015: Martin Guptill, Southee praise New Zealand fightback March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Opener Martin Guptill and paceman Tim Southee praised New Zealand's fightback in their hard-earned win over Bangladesh in Hamilton today, hoping it will stand them in good stead in the knock-out stage. New Zealand won by three wickets after being tested in both batting and bowling with Guptill making his...
  • Bangladesh up for India challenge in World Cup quarters: Shakib Al Hasan March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan insists they have nothing to fear when they tackle India for a place in the World Cup semi-finals after giving in-form New Zealand a huge scare on Friday. The Tigers went down fighting by three wickets at Seddon Park in their last Pool A match...
  • ICC World Cup: India will face Bangladesh in the quarter-finals March 13, 2015

    New Zealand's nervous three-wicket win over Bangladesh on Friday more or less confirmed that India will play Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals on March 19 in Melbourne. Bangladesh almost broke the unbeaten run of the co-hosts in their final Pool A match after they scored 288 runs, thanks...
  • World Cup: NZ finish unbeaten in Pool A with nervy Bangladesh win March 13, 2015

    Bangladesh did a lot of things right against one of the favourites to lift the 2015 World Cup trophy, negotiating the New Zealand pace attack well on the way to becoming the first team in the tournament to bat a full 50 overs against them. As a result, they put up...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 37 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Pre-match: Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on...
  • Bangladesh factory collapse traps about 100 workers; four dead March 12, 2015

    Dhaka: About 100 workers were feared trapped on Thursday when a cement factory collapsed in Bangladesh, a police official told Reuters. Four people were confirmed dead. Rescuers also pulled about 40 survivors from the debris after the factory, run by a subsidiary of the Bangladesh army, collapsed in the port town...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh bank on spin to unsettle red hot New Zealand March 12, 2015

    Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on Monday to earn a place in the quarter-finals for...
  • Bangladesh, New Zealand say World Cup clash no dead rubber March 12, 2015

    Hamilton: New Zealand and Bangladesh have both qualified for the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals, but neither side will treat their final pool match at Seddon Park on Friday as a dead rubber. Rain on Thursday complicated both teams' efforts to complete their match preparations, while injuries forced them to delay the...
  • World Cup 2015: Fine, fitness may stop Mashrafe Mortaza playing NZ March 12, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is unlikely to face New Zealand in the World Cup on Friday as he struggles for fitness while he also faces the threat of suspension over slow over rates. The 31-year-old did not train on Thursday with coach Chandika Hathurusingha admitting the veteran has been under...
  • World Cup: Buoyant Bangladesh conquers fear of failure March 12, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh coach Upul Hathurasingha says his team's win over England and qualification for their first Cricket World Cup quarterfinals are the result of his players conquering their "fear of failure." Hathurasingha told reporters on Thursday that Bangladesh has finally shrugged off the paralyzing fear of defeat that has inhibited their...
  • World Cup: I have now matured as a cricketer, says Mushfiqur Rahim March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh middle order mainstay Mushfiqur Rahim said on Wednesday that he has matured as a cricketer and knows exactly what he has to do out there in the middle. His 89-run innings against England in their last World Cup contest which Bangladesh clinched by 15 runs was another example of...
  • Bangladesh happy to prove critics wrong at World Cup March 11, 2015

    Bangladesh assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage believes his team have proved a point by reaching the World Cup quarter-finals and they now have Pool A winners New Zealand in their sights in Hamilton on Friday. The Tigers knocked England out of the World Cup with a hard-fought 15-run win in Adelaide on...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's Kane Williamson laid low by gastro March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Kane Williamson missed training on Wednesday due to gastroenteritis but the team is confident the star batsman is not in danger of missing any matches at the World Cup. New Zealand face Bangladesh on Friday with both sides having already qualified for the quarter-finals. Williamson, spinner Daniel Vettori and...
  • Rape claim against Bangladesh World Cup hero Rubel dropped March 10, 2015

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi actress who filed a rape case against cricket star Rubel Hossain said Tuesday she was withdrawing the charges against the fast bowler, a day after his match-winning heroics at the World Cup. Naznin Akter Happy, 19, made the rape allegation earlier this year after claiming 25-year-old Rubel had...
  • World Cup 2015: Eoin Morgan blames inconsistency for early exit March 10, 2015

    Eoin Morgan said it is "unbelievably disappointing" that they crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Bangladesh. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Bangladesh deserved to enter quarter-finals, says Aminul Islam March 10, 2015

    It was a great victory by Bangladesh, who played a sensible, solid game to beat England. Their batting and bowling was disciplined throughout. It looked like the batting lost a bit of momentum in the Powerplay as Mushfiqur Rahim was careful to stay at the crease to help Mahmudullah to...
  • World Cup 2015: Ban looms over Bangladesh skipper after overs fine March 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza's joy at his team's World Cup defeat of England was cut short on Monday when he was threatened with a suspension for slow over-rates. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that Bangladesh were two overs short of their target in the thrilling 15-run victory at the...