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Lara hopes to boost Windies on return to scene of big century

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara has fond memories of the southwestern Zimbabwe city of Bulawayo where he scored 191 in a Test innings 20 years ago.

18h ago| Cricket

‘What matters is how mentally prepared we are’

Mehedi Hasan Miraz had an incredible 2022, which ended with a series win against India, and appears to bubbling with confidence as Bangladesh gear up for the 2023 World Cup. He talked about the dressing room culture, skills needed to fulfil the World Cup dream and the return of Chandika Hathurusingha during an interview with The Daily Star’s Abdullah Al Mehdi. The excerpts are below:

18h ago| Cricket

Buttler irked by pullouts

England white-ball captain Jos Buttler said he was frustrated over players opting to feature in franchise tournaments instead of touring Bangladesh in March.

2d ago| Cricket

Regular starters onboard as England announce squads for Bangladesh tour

There were a lot of speculations about possible first-team absences for the tour of Bangladesh but England, in the end, named strong squads led by Jos Buttler for the white-ball series against Bangladesh on Thursday.

2d ago| Cricket

‘Got a scaredness about where cricket is heading’: Warner 

Australia opener David Warner has expressed concern for the future of Test cricket, with emerging players focusing on "short term" interests as lucrative T20 leagues proliferate globally.

2d ago| Cricket

IPL will become 'world's biggest domestic sporting event', says Strauss

Former England captain Andrew Strauss forecast Wednesday the Indian Premier League would eclipse American football's NFL to become "the biggest domestic sporting event in the world" as he praised it for sparking one of cricket's "great steps forward".

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Lara hopes to boost Windies on return to scene of big century

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara has fond memories of the southwestern Zimbabwe city of Bulawayo where he scored 191 in a Test innings 20 years ago.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Donald contract extended till WC

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) extended the contract of Bangladesh fast bowling coach Allan Donald till the upcoming ICC 50-over World Cup, set to take place in October this year in India.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Not just a fluke

Even though Bangladesh’s performance in the recently-concluded ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup surprised many, it was, in fact, a reflection of the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) long-term planning and the hard work put in by the players. 

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Prottasha relishes her taunters’ u-turn

Despite having hardly any expectations, Bangladesh Women’s Under-19 team surprised everyone with their performance in the recently concluded ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

A chance to make a statement

The recent success stories of the country’s women’s sides across different sports -- Bangladesh’s triumph in the SAFF Women’s Championship last year still very fresh in memory -- have not only resulted in a boost in viewership but also raised the bar of expectation from the girls representing the nation at any level in any sport.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Nigar Sultana Joty

As a team, we want to inspire the next generation of women’s cricketers back home and the best way to do that is by winning matches.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Buttler irked by pullouts

England white-ball captain Jos Buttler said he was frustrated over players opting to feature in franchise tournaments instead of touring Bangladesh in March.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

‘What matters is how mentally prepared we are’

Mehedi Hasan Miraz had an incredible 2022, which ended with a series win against India, and appears to bubbling with confidence as Bangladesh gear up for the 2023 World Cup. He talked about the dressing room culture, skills needed to fulfil the World Cup dream and the return of Chandika Hathurusingha during an interview with The Daily Star’s Abdullah Al Mehdi. The excerpts are below:

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Rangpur make meal of chase to eliminate Dhaka and confirm progress

Dhaka Dominators had to beat Rangpur Riders today to stay alive in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) but the latter earned a nervy two-wicket victory to grab the fourth and remaining spot for the next phase of the franchise-based T20 tournament.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Shakib's Barishal crush Khulna's top four hopes

Fortune Barishal picked up their seventh win of the Bangladesh Premier League on the back of solid performances from their all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Karim Janat as they beat Khulna Tigers by 37 runs knocking any hope they had of making the top four.