Ekush Tapader

Ekush Tapader

From ‘fun cricket’ to the hit format

I In 2007 as the inaugural edition was about to start, Twenty20s were still widely viewed as the ‘fun’ version of cricket. Its reputation as the ‘fun’ version, prompted the ‘serious’ cricketers to distance themselves from it. Perhaps seeing something like a ‘bowl out’ decide the fate of tied matches inclined them to stay away from such frivolity.

1m ago

The veiled concerns over Shanto’s waning form

Shanto’s strike rate is the second lowest among all captains of the 20-team T20 World Cup, barring the Uganda skipper Brian Masaba (108), who is a bowling all-rounder.

2m ago

Poor outfield at ZACS puts cricketers at injury risk

Bangladesh will begin their five-match Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on an outfield that has certainly seen better days.

2m ago

Tigers’ nostalgic return to old stomping ground

“This many people usually don’t turn up to see a fitness test at six in the morning. I’m sure they are here because it’s happening at the Bangabandhu [National] Stadium,” said Shahriar Nafees, the current cricket operations manager, after the national team’s fitness test at the famed venue yesterday.

2m ago

'Earlier 10 people would say negative things, now six do'

As I’m earning now, I have to give more. And I really enjoy doing it and also giving gifts to my family members. I have a younger brother, I have nephews and nieces from my sister’s side. I enjoy doing it for them

3m ago

Rana celebrating a ‘different Eid’

Just four years ago, Rana was nowhere near competitive cricket. The 21-year-old, who picked up a cricket ball for the first time after crossing 18, has made it to the national team in express speed.

3m ago

‘Overplayed’ Shoriful at risk of breaking down?

When the Bangladesh team began their two-day training ahead of the first Test in Sylhet, pacer Shoriful Islam was in Dhaka, with the physicians trying to determine whether he was fit enough to play the match.

3m ago

A battle between youth and experience

Bangladesh could end up debuting two pacers in the match - Mushfik Hasan and Nahid Rana—hinted Hathurusingha.

3m ago
May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024

From ‘fun cricket’ to the hit format

I In 2007 as the inaugural edition was about to start, Twenty20s were still widely viewed as the ‘fun’ version of cricket. Its reputation as the ‘fun’ version, prompted the ‘serious’ cricketers to distance themselves from it. Perhaps seeing something like a ‘bowl out’ decide the fate of tied matches inclined them to stay away from such frivolity.

May 7, 2024
May 7, 2024

The veiled concerns over Shanto’s waning form

Shanto’s strike rate is the second lowest among all captains of the 20-team T20 World Cup, barring the Uganda skipper Brian Masaba (108), who is a bowling all-rounder.

May 3, 2024
May 3, 2024

Poor outfield at ZACS puts cricketers at injury risk

Bangladesh will begin their five-match Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on an outfield that has certainly seen better days.

April 21, 2024
April 21, 2024

Tigers’ nostalgic return to old stomping ground

“This many people usually don’t turn up to see a fitness test at six in the morning. I’m sure they are here because it’s happening at the Bangabandhu [National] Stadium,” said Shahriar Nafees, the current cricket operations manager, after the national team’s fitness test at the famed venue yesterday.

April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024

'Earlier 10 people would say negative things, now six do'

As I’m earning now, I have to give more. And I really enjoy doing it and also giving gifts to my family members. I have a younger brother, I have nephews and nieces from my sister’s side. I enjoy doing it for them

April 11, 2024
April 11, 2024

Rana celebrating a ‘different Eid’

Just four years ago, Rana was nowhere near competitive cricket. The 21-year-old, who picked up a cricket ball for the first time after crossing 18, has made it to the national team in express speed.

March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024

‘Overplayed’ Shoriful at risk of breaking down?

When the Bangladesh team began their two-day training ahead of the first Test in Sylhet, pacer Shoriful Islam was in Dhaka, with the physicians trying to determine whether he was fit enough to play the match.

March 22, 2024
March 22, 2024

A battle between youth and experience

Bangladesh could end up debuting two pacers in the match - Mushfik Hasan and Nahid Rana—hinted Hathurusingha.

March 21, 2024
March 21, 2024

Ebadot hopes current pacers leave legacy behind

"Taskin and I have tried together to build this group in a way in which we can be examples for the next generation of bowlers so that they can elevate the standards even higher," said Ebadot.

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

Rookie Rana wants to bowl ‘as fast as possible’

“I want to bowl as fast as possible. I want to maintain my line and length also. Besides, another strength of mine is giving bouncers. That effort will be there if I get the chance,” Rana told The Daily Star yesterday.

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