MASHRAFE MORTAZA

  • World Cup: Bangladesh captain let down by batting, bowling, fielding 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 1st T20, Bangladesh vs SL: Hosts face uphill task against No. 1 SL February 11, 2014

    To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The twomatch series will also be a battle between the topranked T20 team Sri Lanka...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Only T20I November 6, 2013

    After winning the ODI series 30 against New Zealand, hosts Bangladesh will be geared up for the only T20 and will be looking to fix their disastrous form in the shortest format of the game. Team from the sub continent have lost six of their last seven T20s that also includes...
  • Bangladesh recall Mashrafe Mortaza to ODI squad October 24, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have included fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza in their ODI squad to face New Zealand, a surprising inclusion given he last played a match for the Tigers in December last year. Mortaza joined Anamul Haque and Naeem Islam in the 15man squad for the first two of three matches, while...
  • 1st Test: Buoyant WI up against hosts Bangladesh November 12, 2012

    West Indies are going into their first international game since their World T20 triumph last month in Sri Lanka, and its Bangladesh they are up against at Dhaka on Tuesday. West Indies, though improved in the limitedovers format in the last couple of the years, still have a lot to...
  • Bangladesh's Shariful banned for spotfixing September 4, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has banned former cricketer Shariful Haque for indefinite period for his role in the spotfixing allegations made against him by Mashrafe Mortaza ahead of the Bangladesh Premier League, BCB president said on Tuesday. A day before BPL started, Mashrafe had claimed that he was approached by...
  • Mortaza shines as Bangladesh sweep the board July 22, 2012

    Belfast: Mashrafe Mortaza produced a fine allround display as Bangladesh completed a 30 Twenty20 series sweep of Ireland with a dramatic lastball victory at Stormont on Saturday. The fastmedium bowler took 19 for 4 as Ireland, who made a good start, were restricted to 140 in their 20 overs. And...
  • Mortaza back, Tamim in reserves for Asia Cup March 6, 2012

    Dhaka: Mashrafe Mortaza has earned a recall and Tamim Iqbal demoted to a reserve member in Bangladeshs 14man squad for the Asia Cup which begins on Sunday in Mirpur. The national selectors omitted four of the 15 players who last played in the home oneday series against Pakistan in December, while...