Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) — After a short break of three days, Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza left Dhaka on Wednesday morning to join the Bangladesh World Cup team in England.
After that, Bangladesh captain will attend the press conference of the captains of the participating team in the World Cup on May 23.
On the same day, the Bangladesh team will fly to Cardiff from Leicester. After that, the Tigers will prepare themselves for the warm-up games against India and Pakistan. The Tigers will face India on May 26, and they will lock horn against India on May 28.
After the two warm-up games in Cardiff, the Tigers will fly to London where they will start their World Cup assault against South Africa on June 2.
Before the World Cup campaign, Bangladesh have won the tri-nation series in Ireland, which had also involved West Indies. Including the final of the contest, Bangladesh beat West Indies three times in the series. In the final, the Tigers won by a big margin of five wickets. SoumyaSarkar and MosaddekHossainSaikat smashed two fifties to seal the rain-interrupted game in The Village, Dublin.
The triumph in Ireland was Bangladesh's first-ever win in a final after failing in six occasions in the last decades.
Bangladesh are now set to prove their prowess in the World Cup. In the last showpiece event in Australia and New Zealand, the Tigers have played in the Quarterfinal stage. They are upbeat to go all the way this time around.
Like every other participating teams, the Tigers will play nine matches in the World Cup. Bangladesh captain said earlier that if they can register a good start to the event they will go for something big.
Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) — Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan grabbed the top spot of ODI all-rounder again.
As per the latest ranking update by ICC, Shakib is now number one all-rounder in ODI cricket. He surpassed the young Afghan lad Rashid Khan.
In the recently concluded tri-series in Ireland, Shakib played three matches and hit to fifties with bagging two wickets. This performance helped him to grab the top place in the all-rounders’ ranking.
Rashid Khan, on the other hand, scored 16 and 0 in his last two ODIs with two wickets. As per the latest update, Shakib’s rating points are 359 and Rashid managed 339. There are no Bangladeshi players in the top ten of all-rounders’ ranking.
In the ranking of ODI batsmen, Mushfiqur Rahim is the only Bangladeshi to find a place in the top 20. He is at number 20 with 695 rating points. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar are placed at number 21 and 28.
In the bowlers’ ranking, Mustafizur Rahman grabbed the best place among the Bangladeshis. He is at number 11 with 645 rating points. Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mehidy HasanMiraz are placed respectively at 21, 23 and 24.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB) — After a short break of three days, Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is leaving for England on Wednesday.
He will join Tigers’ World Cup team in Leicester and will then attend the press conference of captains of the all participating ICC World Cup teams on May 23.
Opener Tamim Iqbal will also join the team on May 23 after spending holiday with his family in Dubai.
On the same day, Tigers will fly to Cardiff from Leicester and will prepare for the two warm-up games against India and Pakistan. Bangladesh will face India on May 26 and lock horns with Pakistan on May 28.
Tigers will then fly to London to begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 2.
Bangladesh are now getting ready to show their prowess in the biggest cricketing event after winning the tri-nation series in Ireland.
Tigers have played in the quarterfinal of the last World Cup.
This time, they will play nine matches. Mashrafe said earlier that if they can register a good start then they will go for something big.
Dhaka, May 21 (UNB)- Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club defeated BKSP by 5 wickets while Rupali Bank Krira Parishad beat Abahani Limited by 71 runs in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League at two separate venues of BKSP on Tuesday.
In day’s another match, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity outplayed Kalabagan Krira Chakra by massive 194 runs at BKSP ground-2 in Savar featuring two centuries by Mukta Magri and Nigar Sultana.