MASHRAFE MORTAZA

  • Mortaza, Afridi praise Bangladesh debutant Mustafizur Rahman 2 days ago

    Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman bowled superbly on debut in the lone Twenty20 International against Pakistan and both the captains had some special words for him. Mustafizur returned with 2/20 from four overs on Friday that helped the home team to their first T20I win over Pakistan by seven wickets at the...
  • Are Bangladesh's victories no longer upsets? 1 week ago

    Bangladesh on Sunday etched their names into history books by clinching their first ever ODI series win against their more affluent South Asian rivals, Pakistan. Bangladesh have been around in the international arena for more than a decade but they have little to show as far as their performance graph is...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI April 19, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan,...
  • Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh's run-machine: Captain Mashrafe Mortaza April 18, 2015

    Mirpur: Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Saturday lauded the performance of wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, calling him the team's "run machine". Mushfiqur scored a blistering 77-ball 106 in Bangladesh's long-awaited win against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The hosts won the match by 79 runs, ending a 16-year...
  • 1st ODI: Spotlight on Saeed Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh April 16, 2015

    Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh on Friday. The prolific off-spinner became the most high-profile casualty of the International Cricket Council's crackdown on illegal actions when he was suspended from...
  • Shakib to captain Bangladesh in first ODI against Pakistan April 6, 2015

    Bangladesh's iconic allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will be doing captain's duty for his team in the first ODI against Pakistan on April 17 since regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is serving a one-match suspension. Mortaza was suspended for an ODI due to his team's slow over rate in the ICC World Cup...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh Cricket Board to take up Rohit 'no-ball' with ICC March 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Outraged by the umpiring in Bangladesh's World Cup quarter-final loss to India, the country's Cricket Board is all set to lodge a protest in the ICC and has got the backing of the governing body's President AHM Mustafa Kamal, who said the on-field officiating was "very poor". Bangladesh were handed...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza suspended for one ODI due to slow over-rate March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: World cricket governing body ICC on Thursday suspended Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza for one One-Day International (ODI) match and fined him 40 per cent of his match fee due to slow over-rate during their loss to India in the World Cup quarter-finals. "Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • World Cup 2015: Dhoni praises India for turning things around March 19, 2015

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised his team-mates for the way they have quickly pulled themselves out of a form slump to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. The defending champions were struggling just over a month ago but have now won seven matches in a row, thrashing Bangladesh by...
  • World Cup: Don't know what's a good target for India, says Mashrafe Mortaza March 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Wary of the damage that India's in-form top-order batting can cause, Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza today said he does not know what would be a good score if his team bats first in the World Cup quarter-final against the defending champions here tomorrow. "I don't know what's a good...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Bangladesh's road to quarter-finals March 18, 2015

    When the game of cricket was introduced by England, Bangladesh didn't even exist on the World map. Who knew a team, with the tag of perennial minnows, will show the grit and confidence required to create history and enter the quarter-finals of a World Cup for. But they have done...
  • 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 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...
  • World Cup: Boys are very confident after chasing 318, says Mortaza March 8, 2015

    Mashrafe Mortaza has seen it all before - the pressure of expectations, the jubilant reactions of fans in triumph, their bitter disappointment in defeat. He has also undergone seven surgeries to various parts of his legs - knee, ankle, calf - in the last 12 years, so he knows better...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza lauds Bangladesh's batting effort March 5, 2015

    Nelson: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Thursday lauded the efforts of his batsmen who chased down a target of 319 runs against Scotland in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here. The victory was Bangladesh's highest successful One-Day International (ODI) chase and the second highest successful run-chase...
  • World Cup: Lion-hearted Bangladesh pull off Scotland heist March 5, 2015

    Nelson: Bangladesh have often been accused of running scared of the leading associates. It is an accusation not without merit. Despite repeated requests, Bangladesh did not play a single bilateral One-Day International against an associate nation in the four-year period since the last World Cup, only playing one ODI -...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Bangladesh vs Scotland March 5, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand: Scotland have another chance to revive a Cricket World Cup campaign which has fallen below their own expectations when they play Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Thursday. Bangladesh have one win to their credit...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh captain let down by batting, bowling, fielding February 26, 2015

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza described the 92-run defeat against Sri Lanka on Thursday as "frustrating", saying his team was not up to the mark in batting, bowling or fielding. "It is obvious we did not play well today," said Mortaza. "We need to work hard if we are to do well...
  • World Cup 2015: Won't mind sharing points with Australia, says Mortaza February 20, 2015

    You could forgive Bangladesh mixed feelings ahead of their World Cup encounter against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday (February 21). With Cyclone Marcia having already hit the Queensland coast, and rain having lashed Brisbane for days now, the chances of the match going ahead are slim to...
  • 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: 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 Team Profile: Time for Bangladesh to turn a corner February 2, 2015

    Cricket in Bangladesh, just like its economy, has not evolved as much as people thought it would. But for a Bangladeshi cricket fan, victories, which are few and far in between, will always be a part of the memory and nothing beats the ICC World Cup 2007 where the Bengal...
  • Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals January 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said today. Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way". But he said he...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI November 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Elton Chigumbura (capt), Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, John Nyumbu, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib...
  • World T20: Pakistan stay alive in semis race by hammering Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Talented opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group 2 league encounter of the ICC World T20 to keep their semi-final hopes alive on Sunday. The result also eliminated Australia from the tournament and Pakistan and West Indies will...
  • Mortaza accepts criticism, promises to do well against India March 27, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Mortaza said they deserve the criticism for the manner they suffered defeats against Hong Kong and West Indies but vowed to play good cricket to turn things around. Mortaza also said that BCB president Nazmul Hasan has indeed spoken to the players and tried to help...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup March 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat. Buoyed by their last-over win over arch-foes India, a rejuvenated Pakistan will look to seal a berth in the title clash as they lock horns with beleaguered hosts Bangladesh in their...