Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) — Three Bangladeshi bowlers have been reported for their bowling action during the last edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Sanjit Saha, Alis Al Islam and Nahidul Islam now need to be assessed by a bowling review committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to get further instructions regarding their participation in the upcoming domestic events.
“Three local bowlers have been reported with suspected action during the BPL. They will not be available to bowl in the upcoming domestic events unless they get a positive response from the bowling review committee of BCB,” Amir Khan, the coordinator of Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM), said on Thursday,
Sanjit, Alis and Nahidul played for Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders respectively.
Sanjit, a right-arm orthodox bowler, was reported back in 2016 during the ICC Under-19 World Cup. He got a chance to play for the Victorians after rectifying his action. However, the 21-year-old failed to impress umpires with his new action.
Sanjit played three matches and took two wickets while Alis played four matches and took six wickets. Nahidul played nine matches for the Riders and took three wickets.
Alis, a new face, grabbed the limelight during BPL when he took a hat-trick in his T20 debut for Dynamites against Riders. But after that match, Riders submitted their concern about the action of Alis. Later, the umpires also reported a suspected action against him.
Nahidul is the only all-rounder among the three. He could draw the attention of the teams in the coming days with his batting. But the future of the other two is hanging in the balance.
Lalmonirhat, Feb 13 (UNB) – Lalmonirhat Government High School emerged district champions in the Prime
Bank National School Cricket Tournament beating Church of God High School by 134 runs in the
final at the local Sheikh Kamal Stadium on Wednesday.
Batting first, Lalmonirhat Government High School were all out for 162 runs with Reefat Hasan making 40
and Shakawat Hasan 30 runs. Sadat grabbed four wickets while Mominul took three.
In reply, Church of God High School were bundled out cheaply for 28 runs against devastating bowling
by Mushfiq Hasan.
Right arm pacer Mushfiq Hasan, a net bowler of BPL champions Comilla Victorian and a cricketer of Lalmonirhat
District U-16 Cricket team, claimed seven wickets conceding only 16 runs and was adjudged man of the match.
Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) — Tigers’ poor batting performance raised a fresh concern before the remaining games of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday.
“I think batting is a concern for us. We were struggling at the start of our innings and we have lost too many wickets. They bowled well but we lost too many of our wickets at the start,” he told the broadcaster after the game which Bangladesh lost by eight wickets.
Mashrafe won the toss and opted to bat first. The visitors lost their first four wickets before posting 60 on the board and were 94/6 at one stage. This poor start made it difficult to set a big challenge for the hosts.
Bangladesh posted 232/10. Mohammad Mithun, the right-handed middle order batsman, was the highest runs getter for the Tigers hitting 62. Mohammad Saifuddin contributed with his solid 41.
Tamim Iqbal (5), and Mushfiqur Rahim (5) failed to reach a double figure while Liton Das (1) disappointed the fans with the bat.
Chasing the target, Martin Guptill, the Kiwi opener, carried his bat with 117 and helped his team take the lead in the series 0-1. The remaining matches will take place on February 16 and 20 respectively at Christchurch and Dunedin.
“We need a week to adjust with the condition,” the Bangladesh captain said. “But we don’t want to make any excuses. We will try our best in the next game.”
Napier, Feb 13 (AP/UNB) — Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Wednesday in the first of three one-day internationals.
Bangladesh was bowled out for 232 in 48.5 overs after batting first on winning the toss. New Zealand surpassed that total at 233-2 with 33 balls to spare.
Guptill locked in his place in the New Zealand squad for the World Cup in England later this year with a confident, match-winning century from 116 balls which included eight boundaries and four sixes. While his selection might have been automatic in the past, Guptill was under pressure after a recent run of low scores.
He made 138 in his first ODI innings of the season against Sri Lanka, returning to the New Zealand team after a long injury break. But he didn't score more than 15 in his next seven one-day matches against Sri Lanka and India and also lost the chance to press his World Cup selection claims when he missed New Zealand's T20 series against India with a back injury.
On Wednesday, he demonstrated an ability to anchor an innings, in which he hit a six from the penultimate ball of the match to tie the scores.
"It feels nice but I think the most pleasing thing was the way the guys really restricted Bangladesh up front with the ball," Guptill said. "We made them tough to get away and losing four wickets in the top 10 is hard to come back from."
Henry Nicholls also made a strong claim to World Cup selection as an opener, as well as for his ability lower in the order, with 53 in a 103-run opening stand with Guptill.
Nicholls was promoted to open during the India ODI series when Colin Munro failed to make a substantial score and was dropped, just as he has been left out of the first two matches of this series.
The New Zealand selectors had been anticipating a Guptill-Munro opening partnership, expecting it to provide the aggressive beginnings which were to be a key part of New Zealand's World Cup strategy. Now it seems Guptill, Munro and Nicholls will be chosen to give New Zealand flexibility at the top.
Earlier, Trent Boult and Matt Henry cut through the Bangladesh top order, taking advantage as the ball swung and seamed early to leave the tourists 42-4, then 94-6.
A record 84-run partnership between Mohammad Mithun (62) and Mohammad Saifuddin (41) — the largest for the eighth wicket in one-day internationals for Bangladesh — allowed the tourists to pass 200 in what were generally good batting conditions.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his team lacked preparation in New Zealand conditions.
"We were struggling during the batting time," Mashrafe said. "They bowled well but I think we just lost too many," early wickets.
"We can't make excuses but in these conditions you need at least a week to adjust everything."
Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) — With a hard-fought 62 off 90 deliveries, Mohammad Mithun guided Bangladesh to 232/10 in 48.5 overs on Wednesday at Napier in the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand.
The Kiwi speedster Trent Boult (3/40) and left-arm orthodox bowler Mitchell Santner (3/45) bagged three wickets each while Matt Henry (2/48) and Lockie Ferguson (2/44) took two wickets each for the hosts.
The Tigers lost four wickets before posting 50 runs on the board. Despite this poor start to the innings, Bangladesh posted 232 with the help of Mithun’s 62 and his two partnerships of 37 and 84 with Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mohammad Saifuddin respectively in the seventh and eighth wicket partnership.
Tamim Iqbal was the first man to get dismissed. He failed to clear delivery of Bould with some outswing. The southpaw managed an edge and caught behind by Tom Latham. Followed by Tamim’s dismissal, Liton Das fell for one in eight balls. He was bowled by Matt Henry.
Boult took his second wicket when Mushfiqur Rahim went to cut him away. But the movement of the delivery bound Mushfiqur in an inside edge which has rattled his stumps. The right-hander fell for five. Right after Mushfiqur’s dismissal, Soumya Sarkar fell for 30 while returning a catch to bowler Henry. Soumy was doing well but failed to continue his golden start of hitting 30 off 22 deliveries.
In the fifth wicket stand, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mithun added 29 runs. Mahmudulla was near to stalled down in the wicket. But he fell while facing a 150kph delivery from Ferguson. He went to cut the ball but mistimed. Ross Taylor took a brilliant catch in the second attempt.
However, like Mahmudullah (13), Sabbir Rahman (13) and Mehidy Hasan (26) failed to exploit a good start. But Mohammad Saiffuddin did well with his 41 off 58.
Mithun and Saifuddin added 84 runs in the eighth wicket stand which was a record in the partnership. While making 84, they have surpassed unbeaten 70 of Mohammad Rafique and Khaled Mashud which was made back in 2003.
The 84-runs stand between Mithun and Saifuddin helped the Tigers pass 200-runs mark.