Dhaka, Sep 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s most accomplished batsman across all three formats Tamim Iqbal returned home Sunday from a trip to the UK to consult his preferred doctor on the injury to his left hand.
He will however remain sidelined during the recovery period, which may stretch up to 8 weeks.
“It will take at least seven to eight weeks to be cured fully,” said Tamim to reporters after his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 5 pm on Sunday.
“No further treatment will be required…But will need to revisit my doctor after five weeks,” said Tamim quoting doctor’s suggestion.
That means the left-handed opener is likely to miss out on Bangladesh’s home series against Zimbabwe in November, comprising 2 Tests and 3 ODIs.
Tamim fractured his left wrist during Bangladesh's match against Sri Lanka in the 14th Asia Cup opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE on September 15.
The left-handed experienced batsman Tamim sustained the injury from only the third ball he faced when a Suranga Lakmal delivery struck him on Bangladesh post of 261/10 in 49.3 overs.
Then, Tamim briefly received treatment from the team physio but was forced to retire hurt, though, bravely returned at the ground to face one ball and gave a 14 balls company to Mushfiqur Rahim in the end for a 137-run victory. Tamim played no further part in the six-nation tournament.
He left for British city of Southampton, where his doctor David Warwick practices, on September 27.
Dhaka, Sep 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh cricket team all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will remain out of the field for around a three-month due to his little finger injury on his left hand.
The prolific all-rounder underwent an emergency operation in Dhaka on Thursday (September 27) and left the hospital on Sunday (September 30).
“A major surgery is not possible until the infection fully recovered and it will take around one month to recover from the infraction,” said a hospital source on Sunday.
“If I would wait another few days, my wrist would have become disabled. I feel better after they took out the pus [70ml], but the problem is, until the infection isn’t gone, there isn’t going to be a surgery on my injured finger,” Shakib earlier told media.
“It will take another two-three weeks to fix. After another surgery I will need eight weeks, which means I am out for three months,” he added.
Shakib returned home from Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (September 26) as the injury had become infected during the Asia Cup.
He suffered the injury in January 2018 during the final of the tri-nation series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and was in doubt for the Asia Cup, but played on before opting out.
Shakib noticed a swelling around his injured finger during the Asia Cup and the infection started to form around the base of his little finger. Bangladesh physio Tihan Chandramohan sent Shakib’s X-ray and scan reports regularly to doctors in Australia and England, one of whom suggested that there could be an infection.
“I have been in this state for the last 14-15 days. The doctor immediately understood what had happened, but our physio couldn’t find out. Any delay would put me in great danger as the infection spread till my wrist. If I had waited another few days, my wrist would have become disabled,” Shakib explained.
Doctors have told him that he will have to wait up to three weeks for the surgery on his injured finger, which will keep him out of competitive cricket for up to three months.
Dhaka, Sept 29 (UNB) - The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced a 18-meber final squad of Bangladesh Women’s Cricket to play a four-match T20 series and one–off ODI against Pakistan in Cox’s Bazar.
Rumana Ahmed made the captain of Bangladesh ODI team while Salma Ahmed will lead the Bangladesh in T20 series.
The four-match T20 series between two team will be held in Cox’s Bazar on October 2, 3, 5 and 6 while the lone ODI match scheduled for October 8 at the same venue.
Pakistan team, led by Javeria Wadood, is due to reach Dhaka Saturday night and will fly for Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.
Bangladesh Squad: Rumana Ahmed (ODI Captain), Salma Khatun (T20 Captain), Nigar Sultana, Fargana Haque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Sharmin Sultana, Suraya Ajmin, Sharmin Akter Supta, Lata Mondol and Murshida Khatun,
Pakistan Squad : Javeria Wadood (captain), Bibi Nahida, Ayesha Zafar, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Sidra Amin, Omaima Sohail, Nida Rashid, Sidra Nawaz, Sana Mir, Nashra Sundhu, Anum Amin, Natalia Parvaiz, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig and Aiman Anwar.
Dhaka, Sept 29 (UNB) – Bangladesh failed to materialise the third chance of bringing their maiden Asia Cup title as India got a three-wicket win in a last-ball thriller in the 14th edition final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday night.
India got their 7th Asia Cup title, registering the second successive win against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final after an eight-wicket victory in the Twenty20 version in 2016.
Bangladesh lost the 1st title winning chance in the 50-over version Asia Cup in 2012 with a two-run loss to Pakistan.
In the day’s final, India chased a target of 223 for 7 in 50 overs as Kedar Jadhav hit required one last run from one ball off Mahmudullah Riyad to shore the victory and skipper-cum-opener Rohit Sharma top-scored 48 off 55 balls, including three fours and three sixes.
Jadhav played unbeaten 23* off 27 balls with one boundary and one six while Kuldeep Yadav [5*] gave him a company of five-ball in the end to managing India six off last six balls.
Left-handed spinner Nazmul Islam Apu made the first breakthrough for Bangladesh, removing the 'player of the tournament' Shikhar Dhawan [15 off 14b; 3x4] at India’s 35 in 4.4 overs, before skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza dismissed Ambati Rayudu on single digit when Indians were at46/2 in 7.3 overs.
Pace bowler Rubel Hossain dragged India’s big hitter, skipper-cum-opener Rohit Sharma, who caught by Apu on 83/3 in 16.4 overs.
Mahmudullah removed India’s 4th pair of 54 off 14 overs between Dinesh Karthik [37 off 61b; 1x4; 1x6] and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as lbw Karthik, keeping India at 137/4 in 30.4 overs.
Dhoni [36 off 67b; 3x6] was caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim off Mustafizur Rahman on 160/5 in 36.1 overs before Jadhav retired-hurt for a while on team’s 167 from 38th over and India eventually needed 36 off 42 balls with Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the crease.
The hope resurfaced a bit in Bangladesh camp as Rubel and Mustafiz stumbled Indian innings -- dismissing Jadeja [23 off 33b; 1x4] and Kumar [21 off 31b; 1x4; 1x6] on 212/6 in 47.2 and 214/7 in 48.1 overs -- and India were in need of 9 off 11 balls before Jadhav came back to hold nerves with Kuldeep Yadav for the remaining job.
Rubel [2/26] and Mustafiz [2/38] equally shared four wickets while Mahmudullah [1/33], Mashrafe Mortaza [1/35] and Nazmul Islam [1/56] shared three wickets for Bangladesh.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh’s total collection of 222 for all in 48.3 overs spurred by opener Liton Kumar Das completing his maiden ODI century of 121 runs.
Man of the final Liton shared a solid partnership of 120 off 20.5 overs in the opening wicket with Mehidy Hasan Miraz, which is the first hundred-run stand for Bangladesh openers in the tournament as their openers managed only 5, 16, 15, 15 and 1 for the first wicket partnerships in the last five matches.
Miraz [32 off 59b; 3x4] was removed from opening stand as he was caught by Ambati Rayudu off Kedar Jadhav, and then Bangladesh’s next four wickets -- Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, and Mahmudullah Riyad -- were out on single digits within a span of 23 off 7.1 overs, from 128/2 in 23.5 to 151/5 in 32.2 overs.
Liton continued up to 188/6 in 47 overs, featuring 12 boundaries and two sixes in his innings of 117 balls before being stumped by keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Kuldeep Yadav, reportedly by a bad umpiring decision.
Number-seven batsman Soumya Sarkar [33off 45b; 1x4; 1x6] was another double-digit scorer who was run out on 222/9 in 48.1 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav got three wickets for 45 runs while Kedar Jadhav [2/41] and Yuzvendra Chahal [1/31] and Jasprit Bumrah [1/39] shared four wickets for India.
Bangladesh reached final having three wins and two losses while Indians maintained an unbeaten record throughout the contest before the final.
Bangladesh started their campaign with a 137-run win against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener before an upset by 136-runs against Afghanistan in their Group ‘B’ last match.
The Tigers’ made a frustrating start in the Super-Four stage with conceding a seven-wicket loss against India but got the track eliminating Afghanistan by three runs in a last-ball thriller before the 37-run victory against Pakistan in a virtual semifinal on September 26.
Indians were pushed to a tie by Afghanistan in their last Super Four game after they crushed Pakistan by nine wickets and Bangladesh by seven wickets.
In their Group ‘A’ matches, India defeated Hong Kong and Pakistan by 26 runs and eight wickets respectively.
Dhaka, Sept 28 (UNB) - Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first again Bangladesh in the final of the 14th Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Bangladesh brought one change to their best eleven for the title deciding game as Nazmul Islam Apu has come in replacing Mominul Haque while defending champions India brought five changes to the squad that played against Afghanistan in their last match.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah replaced Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul and Khaleel Ahmed.
The spirited Tigers are playing the final of the Asia Cup for the 3rd time but they are yet to clinch the title. They have a great chance to lift the trophy this time after missing out the title twice -- once in the 50-over Asia Cup in 2012 and the Twenty20 version in 2016, losing to Pakistan and India by two runs and eight wickets respectively.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-led Bangladesh are a determined bunch of having a habit of toppling big teams and taking on six-time champions India for the second consecutive Asia Cup final.
Bangladesh best XI: Liton Kumar Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.
India best XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.