Dhaka, Apr 7 (UNB) - Bangladesh star Mustafizur Rahman is all set to join the ongoing season of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on Monday. He will represent Shinepukur Cricket Club in the league.
After returning from New Zealand, the southpaw was in rest in his home district of Shatkhira. In the meantime, he tied the knot with his cousin Samia Parvin Shimu who is a student of Dhaka University.
The left-handed pacer returned to Dhaka last week and started practice on Sunday at the National Cricket Academy at Mirpur. In his first appearance in the ongoing league, Shinepukur will face Gazi Group Cricketers on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
“Before coming back to Dhaka, I trained at home as well. I bowled six overs on the trot today. Now, I’m waiting for playing in the league,” Mustafizur told reporters on Sunday.
In his last five ODIs, Mustafizur took six wickets. In two of those games, he returned with nothing. So, the Premier League can be a big opportunity for him to get back to his best form.
Mustafizur played a total of 43 ODIs till the date and scalped 77 wickets at a strike rate of 27.6 with the best figure of taking six wickets conceding 43 runs.
Mustafizur is considered as one of the best weapons of the Tigers for the upcoming World Cup which is scheduled to be played in England from May 30 to July 14.
Dhaka, Apr 7 (UNB) — Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club won their respective matches in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on Sunday.
While Prime Doleshwar beat Uttara Sporting Club by five wickets at Fatullah, Shiekh Jamal outshot Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) in Savar by the same margin.
It was Doleshwar’s seventh win in the season which has ensured their Super League berth. On the other hand, Sheikh Jamal registered their fifth win which helped them to take one step ahead toward the Super League.
In Fatullah, Prime Doleshwar won the toss and decided to bowl first. They restricted Uttara for 160 all-out in 46.4 overs.
Uttara lost five wickets before posting 100 runs on the board. Tanzid Hasan, Shanaj Ahmed and Mohimenul Khan scored 26, 22 and 18 runs but failed to carry their start to post a challenging total.
Minhajul Abedin was the best batsman for Uttara scoring 36, but the other batsmen weren't equipped well against the bowlers of Prime Doleshwar.
For Prime Doleshwar, Saad Nasim bagged four wickets conceding 42 runs while Mahmudul Hasan took two for 24.
In reply, Prime Doleshwar won the game in 38.1 overs. They ended up scoring 161 for five wickets. Farhad Hossain (59) and Marshall Ayub (54) hit the fifties to help their team to ensure the Super League berth.
Pakistan recruit of Prime Doleshwar, SaadNasim, was the man of the match for his four-wicket haul.
In Savar, Sheikh Jamal beat BKSP by five wickets relying on the splendid show of the bowlers. Sheikh Jamal won the toss and sent BKSP to bat first. They tumbled for 161 all-out in 42.1 overs.
Captain Akbar Ali was the best batsman for BKSP scoring 43 off 53 with five fours. Along with him, Aminul Islam was the only batsman to pass 20-runs mark in the innings.
For Shiekh Jamal, NasirH ossain and Elias Sunny bagged three wickets each while Taijul Islam and EnamulHaque took two wickets each.
In reply, Shiekh Jamal ended scoring 165 for five wickets in 35.2 overs and won the game by five wickets.
Anustup Majumdar was the best batsman for Shiekh Jamal scoring 43. Elias Sunny batted at number three in this match and scored 32 after taking three wickets. He was awarded man of the match award at the end for his all-round performance.
For BKSP, Sumon Khan bagged two wickets for 25 runs. But that was not enough for his team to avoid the defeat.
Dhaka, Apr 7 (UNB) — National all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who is playing currently for Abahani Limited, suffered injury on his right thumb on Sunday while restricting a boundary of Shahriar Nafees of Legends of Rupganj at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
He left the field immediately and chief physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board Debashis Chowdhury said the all-rounder is now under observation for a day. After this period, it will be clear whether he needs a test or not.
He suffered the injury at the last moment of the innings of Legends of Rupganj.
Mosaddek Hossain was the bowler who delivered outside of off-stump and Shahriar Nafees drove through the cover area. Mehidy dived to restrict the boundary and sustained the injury.
Abahnai lost the match by six wickets, and at the same time, the lost the top place of the points table to Legends of Rupganj as well.
Dhaka, Apr 7 (UNB) — Legends of Rupganj clinched the top place in the points table of the ongoing season of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League beating defending champions Abahani Limited by six wickets on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
It was the ninth win of Rupganj in 10 rounds of the league so far while Abahani suffered the second loss. Before heading to this match, Abahani was at number one in the points table.
Rupganj won the toss and decided to field first. Abahani capitulated for 122 all-out in 39.1 overs. Rupganj chased the target of 123 runs in 26.5 overs with six wickets in hand.
In reply, Mehedi Maruf and Mohammad Naim added 62 runs in the first wicket stand to ensure a solid platform for Rupganj. While Naim fell for 22, Mehedi ended up hitting 59 with seven fours and one six.
Along with them, Mominul Haque and Shahriar Nafees scored 17 and 12 respective to seal the game by a big margin of six wickets.
For Abahani, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin and Sabbir Rahman bagged one wicket each.
Earlier, Abahani lost the first wicket before adding anything on the board. Jahurul Islam, who has been doing well for them in the league, fell for a duck while playing Subashis Roy. They lost NajmulHossainShato before posting 10 on the board.
Shanto, who is going through ups and downs in the league, posted six this time. The defending champions of Dhaka League fell in more trouble when SoumyaSarkar failed to impress. He had managed 14 while opening the innings but disappointed to carry on.
All of the first three wickets of Abahani were scalped by the right-arm pacer Subashis. Mohammad Shahid also came to the scene when he has taken the wicket of Priyank Panchal. The Indian recruit of Abahani posted one only. In the previous match on April 4, he signed up in Dhaka League with a duck.
Abhani lost five wickets in 29 runs when Sabbir added more stress to their dressing room while being dismissed for a duck. In the sixth wicket stand, Mohammad Mithun and MosaddekHossainSaikat added 43 runs to propel the team to 72.
The onus was on this partnership to guide the team to a fighting total. But Mithun fell for 38; however, Mosaddek continued to impress with the tailenders. Mohammad Saifuddin and MehidyHasanMiraz disappointed as they posted one and five respectively.
Coming to bat at number 10, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza smashed 15 off 10 balls with two sixes. And eventually, Abahani tumbled for 122 all-out in 39.1 overs which is their lowest score in the ongoing league so far.
For Rupganj, Subashis bagged three scalps while Shahid and Nabil Samad took two wickets each for them.
Subashis was awarded man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance of taking three wickets conceding 37 runs in eight overs.
Dhaka, Apr 6 (UNB) - Two big guns and table toppers -- holder Abahani Limited and Legends of Rupganj -- will lock horns in a vital match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Both of the teams won eight of their first nine encounters. But Abahani are at the top slot in the points table by virtue of better run rate than Rupganj.
Abahnai roped most of the national players for this edition of the league. Relying on the big stars of the country, they are stronger than Rupganj. But the coach of the defending league champions Khaled Mahmud Sujon believes Rupganj are also a tough team to beat.
“Apparently we are the better team than Rupganj, but I think Sunday’s battle is very important. The winner of this match will grab the top place of the points table. We formed the best team in the league. But, Rupganj are also playing a good brand of cricket,” Mahmud told reporters at the National Academy ground on Saturday.
Despite being the strongest team of the event in pen and paper, Abahani were seen to struggle in some matches. They registered two of their wins in the death overs. They could have lost those matches had there been outstanding efforts from the opponents.
“I think we are facing strong competition in most of the matches. As you see, we had to struggle in the last match while chasing a total of 224 runs. We had lost five wickets in 135 runs. However, Omi (Jahurul Islam) and (Mohammad) Saifuddin batted superbly to guide the team to the victory. We are yet to perform as a team,” Sujon further said.
One of the most experienced cricketers of Rupganj, Shahriar Nafees, told reporters that they are equipped enough to take the challenge of Abahani.
“Abahani are playing good cricket. But the thing is that we are also doing well. Prime Bank beat Abahani in a match. So we are also upbeat to take the challenge,” Nafees said at the National Academy ground.
“To win against Abahani, we need to ensure the team effort. Everyone should take the responsibility. We have a comparatively young coaching staff comprising Aftab bhai and Nazmul bahi. They are talented, and everyone is following their instructions,” Nafees further said.
In the other league matches on Sunday, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will take on Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan in Savar while Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club will face Uttara Sporting Club in Fatullah.
Points table of Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League after the 9th round:
Teams M W L PT NRR
Abahani 9 8 1 16 0.992
Legends 9 8 1 16 0.411
Prime Bank 9 7 2 14 0.884
Prime Doleshwar 9 6 3 12 0.068
Shinepukur 9 4 4 9 0.311
Mohammedan 9 4 5 8 0.036
Gazi Group 9 4 5 8 -0.056
Sheikh Jamal 9 4 5 8 -0.285
BKSP 9 2 6 5 -0.65
Brothers Union 9 2 7 4 -0.08
Khelaghar Samaj 9 2 7 4 -0.443
Uttara Sporting Club 9 2 7 4 -1.059