After a 15-year home ODI defeat to New Zealand, Bangladesh aims to rebound in the final ODI under newly appointed captain Najmul Hossain Shanto. With regular captain Shakib Al Hasan absent and vice-captain Litton Das opting for rest after the first two matches, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) turned to Shanto, who brings leadership experience from U-19 and age-level cricket. "This is a moment of great pride for me and my family," Shanto remarked on Monday. "I'm eager to embrace this opportunity." Facing a potential series defeat against a team that hadn't won an ODI in Bangladesh until the previous match, Shanto remains undaunted. He seeks to end the series on a high note, recognizing a victory as a confidence boost ahead of the World Cup in India next month. "We're not dwelling on the past," stated the newly-appointed captain. "We must be prepared for whatever comes our way. A victory in the series' final match would be a strong step towards the World Cup, instilling greater confidence in us." With ten teams participating in the upcoming World Cup, Bangladesh is one of only two yet to finalize their squad, leaving players uncertain. Shanto, however, dispelled this uncertainty, affirming the players have a clear understanding of who will be in the World Cup squad. Shanto envisions making the upcoming World Cup a memorable campaign, drawing motivation from Bangladesh's strong performance in the World Cup Super League. As one of the top three teams in the qualifying event, Shanto believes this achievement fuels their ambitious aspirations. The success of Bangladesh's World Cup campaign largely hinges on Shanto's performance at the top order. He embraces the responsibility with optimism, prepared to play a pivotal role for the Tigers. Bangladesh has made two adjustments to the third ODI squad, reinstating Khaled Ahmed due to Taskin Ahmed's illness, and adding left-handed batter Afif Hossain. These alterations align with Bangladesh's rotation policy aimed at fine-tuning their World Cup squad and ensuring player recovery. "We have a busy schedule ahead," Shanto emphasized, defending the rotation policy. "It's part of our strategic approach, not a sudden shift in strategy."
An all-round performance by Shorna Akhter helped Bangladesh women's cricket team to clinch the country's first medal, a bronze, in the ongoing 19th Asian Games Cricket in Hangzhou on Monday (September 25). Two-time Asian Games silver medalists Bangladesh women's cricket team won their games first medal beating Pakistan by five wickets in a 3rd place deciding play-off match at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket ground in Hangzhou Monday morning. Shorna, 16- year old all-rounder from Jamalpur district, grabbed three wickets for 16 runs in four overs to restrict Pakistan for a low total of 64 for 9 in allocated 20 overs. Later, she guided Bangladesh towards the victory scoring the match- winner 65 runs for the loss of five wickets in 18.2 overs, contributing the team highest unbeaten 14 runs off 33 balls. Read: Asian Games Football: Bangladesh play out goalless draw with much higher-ranked China Sent into bat first in the match, Pakistan women's team folded their innings for only 64 runs for 9 in stipulated 20 overs with lower order Aliya Riaz (17), captain Nida Dar (14), Sadaf Shams (13) and Natalia Pervaiz (11) were the notable scorers reaching the double digit. Apart from Shorna's three wickets haul, Sanjida Akter claimed two wickets for 11 runs in four overs while Marufa Akter, Rabeya Khan and Nahida Akter took one Pakistani wicket each. For Bangladesh, two openers Shamima Sultana and Shathi Rani made 27 runs in the first wicket stand scoring 13 runs each apart from Shorna Akter's 14 runs. Nashra Sandhu captured three Bangladesh wickets giving 10 runs while Nida Dar and Sadia iqbal shared one wicket each. Read: AFC Women's Asian Cup: Bangladesh suffer 0-4 goal defeat against Australia Earlier, Bangladesh reached the semifinal as they declared winner against Hong Kong in a rain- marred quarter final in Hangzhou last Friday as their ICC ranking is higher than the Hong Kong. But in the semifinal, Bangladesh lost to their giant neighbour India by eight wickets to join the bronze medal battle with Pakistan.
With regular captain Shakib Al Hasan and vice-captain Litton Das unavailable, Najmul Hossain Shanto has been named the captain of the Bangladesh ODI team for the third and final match of the series against New Zealand. The match is scheduled for September 26th at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. It’s going to be the first time that Shanto will lead the Bangladesh senior side in an international match. He has previously led the Bangladesh U-19 team, Bangladesh A team, and other age-level teams. BAN vs NZ ODI Series: Tamim and Litton may sit out the final match Alongside Litton, Tamim Iqbal has also been rested. The left-handed opener made a noteworthy score of 44 in the last match upon returning from an injury-induced break. Bangladesh has introduced several changes for this match; Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehdiy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam are making their return after a brief hiatus. Black Caps win comfortably as Sodhi runs through Tigers in 2nd ODI To pave the way for them, some players who were part of the squad of the last match have been omitted, and they are Soumya Sarkar, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Khaled Ahmed. Bangladesh’s squad for third ODI vs New Zealand: Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Zakir Hasan, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Rishad Hossain
Two times Asian Games silver medalists Bangladesh women's cricket team was eliminated from title race of the 9th Asian Games Cricket losing to India by eight wickets in the first semifinal at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket ground in Hangzhou on Sunday . Bangladesh will play Pakistan in a bronze medal deciding match Monday morning while Sri Lanka will face India in a gold medal deciding final match Monday afternoon at the same venue. Read: BAN vs NZ ODI Series: Tamim and Litton may sit out the final match In the day' s 2nd semifinal, Sri Lanka eliminated Pakistan by six wickets in a low scoring match Sunday afternoon at the same venue. Earlier, Bangladesh declared winner against Hong Kong in a rain-marred quarter final in Hangzhou last Friday (Sept 22) to reach the semifinal as their ICC ranking is higher than Hong Kong. In the day's first semifinal, Bangladesh women's team opened the innings first after winning the toss and were bundled out cheaply for their ever- lowest total of 51 runs in 17.5 overs against superb bowling by Indian Pooja Vastrakar. Indian reserve bench pacer Pooja, who got the chance in the day's match in place of injured Anjali Sarvani, made his career best bowling grabbing four wickets for 17 runs in four overs. Read: BPL Players’ Draft 2024: Ashraful and Sabbir overlooked He made the major damage in Bangladesh innings dismissing two openers for just one run in the first five balls of the very first over and finally settled for four wickets for 17 runs. Bangladeshi batters failed to recover their early collapse to suffer a huge defeat. Captain Nigar Sultana was the only Bangladesh batter to reach the double figure of 12 runs off 17 balls with one boundary where five Bangladeshi batters back to pavilion with duck. In reply, Indian women's faced no trouble to score the match winner 52 runs for the loss of two wickets in 8.2 overs. Fahima Khatun and Marufa Akhter shared one Indian wicket each. Asian Games Hockey: Bangladesh made a frustrating start in the 19th Asian Games Hockey losing to Japan by 2-7 goal in Hangzhou on Sunday. Bangladesh went down by 0-4 goal in the first quarter. Ashraful Islam and Pushkar Kisha Mimo scored one goal each for Bangladesh in the 29th and 40th minute respectively. Shooting : Bangladesh women's shooting team finished 9th among 15 teams in the team events of the women's 10- meter Air Rifles Shooting of the Asian Games on Sunday. All the three Bangladeshi shooters failed to qualify for the final round of the individual events. Shaiyra Khatun of Bangladesh finished 13th, Nafisa Tabassum finished 25th and Kamrun Nahar Koli finished 27th among 59 participants of the events. Swimming: Bangladeshi swimmer Samiul Islam finished 21st among 28 swimmers in the men's 100-meter breaststroke of the Hangzhou Asiad with a timing 1,00 02 minute on Sunday morning.
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das are contemplating sitting out the final ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand on September 26 in Dhaka. Litton captained the Bangladesh team in the first two matches, with the first match being washed out due to rain, and Bangladesh losing the second match. Also read: Black Caps win comfortably as Sodhi runs through Tigers in 2nd ODI Tamim made a comeback in this series after an injury-induced hiatus. He couldn't bat in the first match, and in the second match, he scored 44 runs. Unfortunately, Bangladesh suffered a big defeat due to the struggles of the other batters. Also read: New Zealand set challenging target for Tigers in 2nd ODI Shakib Al Hasan, the regular captain of Bangladesh, was absent in the first two matches, but he is anticipated to make a return for the last match. However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to announce the team for the final match. This series serves as the final opportunity for Bangladesh to fine-tune their squad for the upcoming Asia Cup. Also read: BAN vs NZ ODI Series: Tigers seek solutions to persistent issues
Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and batsman Sabbir Rahman have been overlooked in the players’ draft for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), scheduled to commence early next year. While Sabbir participated in last year’s BPL, Ashraful missed the previous edition as well. His last appearance in the BPL dates back to 2019. Also read: BPL Players’ Draft 2024: Mushfiqur joins Fortune Barishal with Tamim, Mahmudullah All six franchises have finalized their squads in the players’ draft, and none have expressed interest in Ashraful and Sabbir. Both players are currently distant from the national team, and their performance in recent years has not merited consideration for a return. Also read: Next edition of BPL to be held after general election As Ashraful nears the twilight of his career, Sabbir still has ample cricket ahead of him. Hence, being overlooked in the BPL marks a significant setback for Sabbir, who has represented the Tigers in 125 international matches.
In the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Mushfiqur Rahim is set to don the colors of Fortune Barishal alongside Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad. Barishal has successfully acquired Mushfiqur's services in this year's players' draft, which took place at a Dhaka hotel today. Also read: Next edition of BPL to be held after general election In addition to these three national stalwarts, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Khaled Ahmed, and Soumya Sarkar will also be part of the Barishal lineup in the BPL, scheduled to take place in January–February 2024. Also read: BCB aims to implement DRS for all international and BPL matches till 2027 Joining them are some prominent international acquisitions for Barishal, including Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, and Mohammad Amir from Pakistan, along with Dinesh Chandimal from Sri Lanka. The other teams participating in this year's BPL include Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Durdanto Dhaka, Khulna Tigers, and Sylhet Strikers. All teams will finalize their squads through the draft. Also read: Comilla Victorians win record fourth BPL title
The 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup is set to begin on October 5. The opening match will feature the current champions, England, facing off against New Zealand. India will be hosting the tournament, spread across 10 different cities in the country. The final match of the competition is scheduled to take place on November 19. After much speculation, ICC finally announced the sale of the tickets. In this World Cup, ICC will sell tickets phase-wise, and the first phase’s tickets are already available for booking. Let’s get to know everything about ICC World Cup 2023 tickets. ICC World Cup Tickets Phases To make sure that lots of fans get a fair shot at seeing the world’s top players, tickets will be sold in different phases. The first phase will include tickets for warm-up matches that don’t involve India and matches in the event that don’t feature India. These tickets were released on August 25, 2023. You can book the tickets for 44 matches that don’t involve India in phase one. These matches will be held at ten top-notch venues in ten host cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. You can also get tickets for the warm-up matches happening in Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis After the first phase, tickets were released in five phases: August 30, August 31, September 1, September 2, and September 3. Next, tickets for the semifinals and the final match were released on September 15. So, all these tickets are available to buy now. However, to get your hands on tickets, you’ll need to sign up on the World Cup website before that. According to ICC, due to high demand, they released an additional 400,000 tickets on September 8. While tickets for most of the matches are still available, the tickets for matches featuring India are yet to be released. However, tickets for some matches are sold out too. Read more: ICC unveils prize money for 2023 Cricket World Cup How to Buy ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Tickets? You can go to https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/ to buy tickets online. This page will let you book tickets by team or by venue. So, if you want to buy tickets by team, you can click on your favorite team, and a new page will open up and show all the matches of that team. After that, you can click on the desired match and click on the ‘Book’ button to give your details. Alternatively, if you want to buy tickets by the venue, you can click on the venue and see the matches at that venue. Next, click on the match and book. Once you click on the book, it will ask you to register using your email or Indian phone number. After logging in, you can choose the number of tickets. Keep in mind that you can only book 4 tickets for one match from one account. Once you pick the number of tickets, in the next step, you can choose the location from the seating plan. In the next step, you will need to make the payment and choose the ticket delivery option. You can choose between home delivery and pickup from the box office. Nevertheless, a delivery fee is applicable for home delivery. All tickets charge a booking fee of 60 rupees. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-up Schedule: Full fixture list, match timings and venues How to Book ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets Online from Bangladesh? You will need international debit or credit cards to book ICC World Cup Tickets from Bangladesh. You can follow the above-mentioned steps to buy tickets from Bangladesh. You may not choose the delivery option. But you can surely collect your booked tickets from the box office. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets Pricing Details The price for the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka warm-up match starts from 200 rupees (approximately BDT 265, Rs. 1 = 1.32 BDT). The ticket prices for other matches start from Rs. 300 (approximately BDT 396, Rs. 1 = 1.32 BDT). Depending on the games, the price for the main event matches in the group stage starts at Rs. 450 (approximately BDT 594; Rs. 1 = 1.32 BDT). Read more: Bangladesh's probable squad for ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Let’s see the ticket price for each match. Date Match Price Starts From (Rs.) Approximate Price in BDT (Rs. 1 = 1.32 BDT) 5 October 2023 England vs New Zealand 1000 1320 6 October 2023 Pakistan vs Netherlands 750 990 7 October 2023 Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 1000 1320 7 October 2023 South Africa vs Sri Lanka 750 990 8 October 2023 Australia vs India 450 599 9 October 2023 New Zealand vs Netherlands 600 799 10 October 2023 Bangladesh vs England 1000 1320 10 October 2023 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 750 990 11 October 2023 Afghanistan vs India 2500 3300 12 October 2023 Australia vs South Africa 499 669 13 October 2023 Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1000 1320 14 October 2023 India vs Pakistan 10000 13203 15 October 2023 Afghanistan vs England 750 990 16 October 2023 Australia vs Sri Lanka 499 669 17 October 2023 South Africa vs Netherlands 1000 990 18 October 2023 Afghanistan vs New Zealand 1000 990 19 October 2023 Bangladesh vs India 1200 1584 20 October 2023 Australia vs Pakistan 1000 1320 21 October 2023 Sri Lanka vs Netherlands 449 669 21 October 2023 England vs South Africa 1000 1320 22 October 2023 India vs New Zealand 1500 1980 23 October 2023 Afghanistan vs Pakistan 1000 1320 24 October 2023 Bangladesh vs South Africa 1000 1320 25 October 2023 Australia vs Netherlands 750 990 26 October 2023 England vs Sri Lanka 750 990 27 October 2023 Pakistan vs South Africa 1000 1320 28 October 2023 Australia vs New Zealand 1000 1320 28 October 2023 Bangladesh vs Netherlands 650 858 29 October 2023 England vs India 18000 23767 30 October 2023 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 1000 1320 31 October 2023 Bangladesh vs Pakistan 800 1056 1 November 2023 New Zealand vs South Africa 1000 1320 2 November 2023 India vs Sri Lanka 1500 1980 3 November 2023 Afghanistan vs Netherlands 499 669 4 November 2023 New Zealand vs Pakistan 1000 1320 4 November 2023 Australia vs England 1000 1320 5 November 2023 India vs South Africa 900 1188 6 November 2023 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 750 990 7 November 2023 Australia vs Afghanistan 1000 1320 8 November 2023 England vs Netherlands 1000 1320 9 November 2023 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 750 990 10 November 2023 Afghanistan vs South Africa 500 660 11 November 2023 Australia vs Bangladesh 1000 1320 11 November 2023 England vs Pakistan 800 1056 12 November 2023 India vs Netherlands 1000 1320 15 November 2023 1st Placed Team vs 4th Placed Team 800 1056 16 November 2023 2nd Placed Team vs 3rd Placed Team 900 1188 19 November 2023 Winner of Semi-final 1 vs Winner of Semi-final 2 2000 2640 Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Venues: Cities and Stadiums in India Final Words So far, we have discussed how to buy tickets of the 2023 ICC World Cup online along with prices. The ICC 2023 Men's ODI Cricket World Cup will be a fantastic display of one-day cricket, bringing together the top cricketing talent from countries like Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. It will not only highlight the deep love for cricket in India but also the national pride of all the participating nations. This event will be a truly unique and unmatched global sporting spectacle. Read more: Bangladesh's Fixtures for ICC World Cup 2023
Following an impressive total of 254 on the challenging Mirpur surface, New Zealand dismantled Bangladesh for 168, securing a commanding win by a margin of 86 runs on Saturday. With this victory, New Zealand now lead the series 1-0, with one match remaining on the 26th. In response to New Zealand's 254, Bangladesh faced an early setback as Litton Das was swiftly dismissed. The stand-in Bangladesh captain managed just 6 runs off 16 balls. Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, and Towhid Hridoy followed suit in quick succession. Among them, Tanzid made a promising start with 16 runs, but was unable to build on it. Soumya, returning to the ODI playing XI after two years, faced only two balls before departing with a duck. Towhid fell for 4. By the time Bangladesh reached the 100-run mark, they had already lost half of their wickets. They failed to pose any substantial threat to New Zealand's total. Tamim, making a comeback after an injury hiatus, scored 44, while Mahmudullah Riyad, who had been sidelined due to a prolonged dip in form, notched up 49. For New Zealand, Ish Sodhi emerged as the standout performer of the day, claiming six wickets conceding 39 runs in his 10 overs—his best ODI figures to date. Earlier, having lost the toss, Bangladesh opted to bowl first. They swiftly dismissed Will Young, courtesy of a sharply rising delivery from Mustafizur Rahman. Litton Das secured a routine catch behind the wickets. Finn Allen and Chad Bowes were subsequently sent back in quick succession, leaving New Zealand at a modest 36 runs. However, from that juncture, Henry Nicholls and wicketkeeper-batter Tom Blundell forged a resilient 95-run partnership off 111 balls, stabilizing the team after a shaky start. The stand was ultimately disrupted by debutant Khaled Ahmed, who removed Nicholls at 49. Nonetheless, Blundell continued his impressive performance, accumulating 68 runs off 66 balls. Yet, it was the late-order batters who propelled New Zealand beyond the 250-run threshold. Ish Sodhi, who was involved in a run-out at the non-striker's end for 18 runs due to Hasan Mahmud's swift action, remained unbeaten at 35 runs off 39 balls. In a dramatic turn of events, he was reinstated by Bangladesh captain Litton Das and bowler Hasan Mahmud to resume batting, even after initially being deemed out following a TV replay that indicated Ish was out of the crease when Hasan dislodged the bails while delivering the ball. Debutant pacer Khaled impressed with figures of three for 60. Right-arm spinner Mahedi Hasan also claimed three wickets for Bangladesh, while left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman secured two.
Two times Asian Games silver medalist Bangladesh women's cricket team will play their arch-rivals India in the first semifinal of the 9th Asian Games Cricket on Sunday morning (Sept 24, 2023). The match will begin at 7 am (BST) at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket ground in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Pakistan will play against Sri Lanka in the second semi-final on Sunday afternoon at the same venue. Earlier, Bangladesh team reached the semifinal of the Asian Games Cricket as they were declared winner against Hong Kong in a rain interrupted quarter final in Hangzhou last Friday (Sept 22). The 4th and last quarter final match between Bangladesh and Hong Kong was abandoned on Friday without a single ball being bowled due to rain and later Bangladesh declared winner as per bye law as their ICC ranking is higher than that of Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Bangladesh men's football team will play hosts China in their last Group A match on Sunday at 5: pm while Bangladesh Hockey team will start their Asian Games campaign taking on Japan on Sunday at 11 am. Bangladesh women's shooting team comprises Shaiya Khatun, Kamrun Nahar Koli and Nafisa Tabassum will compete in individual and team event of the women's 10-meter air rifles while Bangladeshi swimmer Samiul Islam will compete in the heats of men's 100-meter breaststroke Sunday morning. Besides, Bangladeshi sportsmen will also compete in Chess, Gymnastics and Taekwondo competitions on Sunday.