Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) - Uncapped opening batsman Shadman Islam has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the first game of the two-match Test series against touring West Indies beginning on Thursday (Nov 22) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The 23-year-old left-handed batsman has been a regular run scorer in domestic cricket over the last few years and he previously represented Bangladesh A and Bangladesh Under-19 teams.
With the inclusion of Shadman Islam, the number of Bangladesh first Test squad has risen to 14.
Bangladesh first Test squad: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Soumya Sarker, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Naeem Hasan and Shadman Islam.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) - The UniMed UniHealth Metropolis Premier Division Basketball League under the auspices of Bangladesh Basketball Federation begins on Monday at the Dhanmondi wooden floor gymnasium.
Managing Director of UniMed UniHealth Pharmaceuticals Mohammad Mosaddek Hossain will inaugurate the league in the afternoon.
Eight teams -- Gregarious Club, Dhaka Gladiators, Dhumketu Club, Eagles Club, Rangers Club, Hornets SC, Flame Boys and The Gregs -- will compete in the league.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) – Asia Cup champions Bangladesh completed their Group A engagements of the 10-nation ICC Women’s World T20 with empty hand losing all the matches following their 30-run defeat against South Africa in the last match at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia Monday morning.
With the day’s frustrating performances, Bangladesh, whoclinched their maiden Asia Cup crown shocking India and Pakistan and emerged champions in World T20 Qualifiers, came back down to earth losing seven consecutive matches following a 0-3 defeat in home series against Pakistan.
Both the semifinals of the meet will be held on Friday (Nov 23) with unbeaten Group B champions India playing Group A runners-up Englandwhile Group B runners-up Australia facing Group A champions West Indies.
The final match will be held on November 25.
In the day’s last group match, Bangladesh invited South Africa to bat first and restricted them for 109 runs for 9 in stipulated 20 overs. Skipper Salma Khatungrabbed three wickets for 20 runs. Spinner KhadizaYul Kubra took two wickets for 18 runs.
M.Kapp (25), L Lee (21), CL Tryon (18), Van Niekerk (17) and Du Preez (14) were the leading scorers for the Proteas.
Chasing a target of 110 runs, Bangladesh were forced to fold their innings at 79 runs for 5 in quota 20 overs despite an unbeaten 34 runs off 40 balls with two fours by number five Rumana Ahmed.
FarganaHoque and Rumana Ahmed batted nearly eight overs in their fourth-wicket stand of 27.
Apart from Rumana, one sdownFarganaHaque was the other notable Bangladeshi batter reaching the double figure scoring 36-ball 19 runs.
This was the same story for Bangladesh in the ongoing world meet as their bowlers strangled South Africa to restrict them for 109 runs, but their batting couldn't stretch the score past 80 for the fourth time this tournament.
Five South African bowlers—M Daniels, TS Sekhukhune, M Klaas, S Luus and Van Niekerk—one one wicket each conceding 6,12,13,15 and 17 runs respectively.
Earlier, Bangladesh Women’s team eliminated from the ICC Women’s World T20 with 3rd successive defeat losing to Sri Lanka by 25 runs last Thursday to remain at bottom of the five-team group with empty hand.
Touring Bangladesh conceded seven-wicket losses against England in a rain-interrupted 2nd match after a humiliating 60-run defeat against hosts West Indies in the opening match.
Chattogram, Nov 19 (UNB) – The two-day practice match between Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI and touring West Indies Test side ended in a draw at MA Aziz Stadium here on Monday.
Replying to visitors’ 303/7-d, BCB XI amassed 232 for five in 75 overs on the second day.
West Indies declared their innings in the morning without adding to their overnight total.
In the BCB XI innings, one-day match specialist Soumya Sarkar scored 78 off 103 balls, including 10 boundaries and three sixes, before being caught by Sunil Ambris off Jomel Warrican to slice off from an opening stand.
Soumya, who played in the longest format of the game last in October 2017 and got call for the first Test, shared 126 off 34.2 overs with opener Shadman Islam.
After the dismissal of Soumya, Shadman continued in the next stand with Nazmul Hossain Shanto for another partnership of 47 off 16.4 overs, but Shanto [21 off 48b; 2x4] was bowled out by Kemar Roach at 173/2 in 51 overs.
Mohammad Mithun, who got a spot in the squad for the first Test against West Indies, played for not out 27* off 70 balls, including three boundaries. Wicketkeeper-batsman Zakir Hasan[18 off 34b; 3x4] was another double-digit scorer for BCB XI.
Shannon Gabriel [2/24], Kemar Roach [1/18] and Jomel Warrican [1/51] shared five wickets for the visitors.
The first Test will begin at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on November 22 while the second match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on November 30.
Windies innings: 303/7-d in 86.3 overs[overnight], Shai Hope 88, Kieran Powell 72, Roston Chase 35, Shimron Hetmyer 24, Shane Dowrich 24, Nayeem Hasan 2/104, Soumya Sarkar 1/10, Fazle Mahmud 1/11, Shafiul Islam 1/23, Rubel Hossain 1/40.
BCB XI innings: 232/5 in 75 overs; Soumya Sarkar 78, Shadman Islam 73, Mohammad Mithun 27*, Najmul Hossain Shanto 21, Zakir Hasan 18, Liton Kumar Das 13, Fazle Mahmud 2*, Shannon Gabriel 2/24, Kemar Roach 1/18, Jomel Warrican 1/51.
Lucerne, Nov 19 (AP/UNB) — Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic's hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals.
Belgium led 2-0 after 17 minutes thanks to Thorgan Hazard's two goals and was cruising toward the inaugural Final Four mini-tournament to be hosted by Portugal in June.
Only defeat by a two-goal margin could stop Belgium winning the group — and a Swiss team inspired by Xherdan Shaqiri hit back with five unanswered strikes, including three by halftime.
"We all disappeared from the match suddenly," Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said. "It leaves us with a lousy feeling."
The shock was on in the 62nd minute when defender Nico Elvedi made up for a bad early error to put Switzerland 4-2 up with a glancing header.
Seferovic sealed the victory by getting his third with a header in the 84th after Shaqiri's trickery set up Kevin Mbabu for a cross.
Switzerland won Group 2 in League A on the head-to-head record because both teams had nine points from four games, and Belgium beat the Swiss by just 2-1 in Brussels last month. Iceland placed last and is relegated.
The tiebreaker option seemed moot when Thorgan Hazard scored after 66 seconds and again in the 17th minute.
But Switzerland struck three times in an 18-minute spell before halftime, and kept up the pressure in the second half.
A wild match played out in a noisy, intimate 16,000-capacity stadium in Lucerne gave Swiss fans what they looked for after an infuriating World Cup exit in July, in a lackluster 1-0 Round of 16 loss to Sweden.
The game also recalled Belgium's stunning 3-2 comeback win over Japan in its World Cup round of 16 — only this time it was the Red Devils wasting a two-goal lead.
Belgium quickly led when captain Eden Hazard's brother Thorgan seized on a bad mistake. Thorgan Hazard had been offside when a forward pass went directly to Elvedi, but the defender misplayed the ball behind him into space. Thorgan Hazard, now onside because of the opponent's pass, pounced to flick the ball over goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
In the 17th, Thorgan Hazard was allowed to move into the Swiss penalty area and fired an angled shot past Elvedi and the diving Sommer, his teammates at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Switzerland now had to score at least four goals to edge the tiebreaker — and had three by halftime.
A penalty by Ricardo Rodriguez in the 26th was awarded for Nacer Chadli's foul on right-back Mbabu. Minutes later Rodriguez crossed for Shaqiri to guide a header across the goalmouth for Seferovic to tap in as Courtois scrambled in vain.
Seferovic then swept in a curling shot with his weaker right foot. He now has 17 goals for Switzerland one year after he was booed off the field by home fans in a World Cup playoff despite the team advancing.
Belgium's capitulation had echoes of a 3-1 loss to Wales in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. It leaves this team still seeking a trophy to justify the "Golden Generation" label that is often a curse in world soccer.