Cricket World Player Of The Week - William Porterfield

The Cricket World Player Of The Week comes from the series between Ireland and Canada that took place in Dublin. Irish captain Will Porterfield led his side to a 2-0 win in the series that is part of the ICC Intercontinental Cup One-Day Competition and hit half-centuries in both matches.
26 September 2011

West Indies Call Up Brathwaite For Bangladesh ODIs

23-year-old uncapped all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has been included in the West Indies' 15-man One-Day International squad to tour Bangladesh in October. After Ramnaresh Sarwan was a late withdrawal due to injury, left-handed opening batsman Kieran Powell was also added to the squad, which will play three One-Day Internationals on 13th, 15th and 18th October.
22 September 2011

Ireland Prove Too Strong For Canada Again

Ireland capped a successful series of matches against Canada with a 56-run victory in the second and final One-Day International in Dublin. A half-century from captain William Porterfield helped them post 249 for seven before Canada were bowled out for 193 in 46.3 overs to complete a miserable tour which saw them lose the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match by an innings and the opening ODI by 133 runs.
20 September 2011

Mushfiqur Rahim Named New Bangladesh Captain

Wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been named as the new Bangladesh captain and he will have all-rounder Mahmudullah as his deputy. They replace Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal respectively, who were sacked by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) following a disappointing tour of Zimbabwe, where Bangladesh lost a Test match by 130 runs and then a One-Day International series 3-2.
20 September 2011

Ireland Thump Canada For Second Straight Win

Ireland made it two wins out of two with a thumping innings-and-11-run win over Canada in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dublin. Canada were bowled out for just 194 and 257 after Ireland scored 462 as they followed up their earlier win over Namibia in style.
15 September 2011

Ireland Get Off To Winning Start By Beating Namibia

Ireland completed a five-wicket win over Namibia in Belfast to get their ICC Intercontinental Cup campaign off to a winning start. Ireland lost Gary Wilson early on in their run chase for nine, but Paul Stirling (53) and Alex Cusack (42) steadied things and they won by five wickets, sealed by four byes down the leg-side from the bowling of Pikky Ya France.
9 September 2011

Shakib Relieved Of Bangladesh Captaincy

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reacted to Bangladesh's disappointing recent tour of Zimbabwe by sacking Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal as captain and vice-captain respectively. Bangladesh, ranked above Zimbabwe in both Test and One-Day International cricket, lost a one-off Test by 130 runs and then a five-match ODI series 3-2.
5 September 2011

O'Brien To Lead Ireland Against Namibia

All-rounder Kevin O'Brien will captain Ireland when they take on Namibia in their four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match beginning on 4th September. The match was originally scheduled to be played in July but was postponed due to the Namibian squad encountering visa problems.
29 August 2011

Scotland Name Squad To Tour Namibia

Scotland have named their squad to take on Namibia in their four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup clash as well as two one-day games and a series of Twenty20 matches in Namibia. Tyler Buchan is the only uncapped member of the touring party and he has been selected, along with Jan Stander, for the Twenty20 games only.
25 August 2011

Bangladesh End ODI Series With Comprehensive Win

Bangladesh rounded off the One-Day International series in Zimbabwe with a comprehensive 93-run win in the fifth and final match in Bulawayo. They reached a score of 253 for six before dismissing Zimbabwe for 160 to claim a second straight win although Zimbabwe took the series 3-2.
21 August 2011

Iqbal Fires Bangladesh To Victory

A timely return to form for Tamim Iqbal underpined Bangladesh's six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the fourth One-Day International in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor scored a battling century for the home side but having chosen to rest Craig Ervine and Brian Vitori, they were unable to get enough runs on the board.
19 August 2011

Zimbabwe Clinch Series With Thrilling Five-Run Win

Zimbabwe sparked joyous scenes among the crowd in Harare by holding their nerve to pull off a five-run win over Bangladesh in the third One-Day International that put them into an unassailable 3-0 series lead. They were almost denied by Mushfiqur Rahim's maiden ODI century but he was the last man to be dismissed, caught at long-on going for the winning hit, as Bangladesh were dismissed for 245 in reply to Zimbabwe's 250 for seven.
16 August 2011

Vitori, Sibanda, Taibu Clinch Win For Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe moved into a 2-0 series lead over Bangladesh with a seven-wicket victory in the second of five One-Day Internationals in Harare. Batting first, Bangladesh were dismissed for 188, once again enduring a terrible start as Brian Vitori followed up one five-wicket haul on debut with another, returning five for 25 as the tourists were reduced to 58 for six in the 19th over.
14 August 2011

Sibanda And Vitori On Song As Zimbabwe Win

Brian Vitori marked his debut with a five-wicket haul and Vusi Sibanda scored 96 as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the first One-Day International in Harare. Left-arm seamer Vitori returned five for 30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 184 and Sibanda anchored Zimbabwe's reply as they chased down their target in 41.2 overs.
12 August 2011

Nafees Targets ODI Series Win For Bangladesh

Bangladesh batsman Shahriar Nafees believes that his side can put behind them their disappointing 130-run defeat in the Test match against Zimbabwe and win the One-Day International series. With the team now fully focussed on the upcoming three-match series, that begins on 12th August in Harare, Nafees is looking for a stronger all-rounder performance.
11 August 2011

Zimbabwe Seal Victory Over Bangladesh

Bangladesh were dismissed for 244 on the final day of their only Test in Harare, handing victory to Zimbabwe by 130 runs as they made a winning comeback to five-day cricket. Bangladesh had been set an unlikely 375 to win and resumed on 112 for three before they were bowled out in 57.3 overs with seamer Kyle Jarvis taking four for 61.
8 August 2011

Zimbabwe XI Beat Touring Bangladeshis

Zimbabwe will go into their one-off Test against Bangladesh in confident mood after a strong Zimbabwe XI team beat the touring Bangladeshis by four wickets in a three-day warm-up game. Forster Mutizwa stroked an unbeaten 87 as Zimbabwe chased down 225 for six to win in the final innings having earlier been bowled out for just 113 in their first innings.
2 August 2011

Three Centurions Underpin Convincing UAE Victory

Three centuries in their second innings set the United Arab Emirates up for a convincing 266-run win over Kenya in their opening ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-2013 fixture in Nairobi. After Kenya opened up a six-run lead on first innings, Saqib Ali, Amjad Javed and Khurram Khan all passed three figures as the away side declared their second innings on 439 for eight to set Kenya 434 to win.
31 July 2011

Bangladesh Name Squad To Tour Zimbabwe

Bangladesh have named their squad for their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, picking uncapped players Shuvaguto Horn and Nasir Hossain. The 15-man squad will play one Test and five One-Day Internationals with the Test match, from 4th to 8th August, being Zimbabwe's first for five years.
16 July 2011

Ireland Beat Namibia In First One-Dayer

Ireland beat Namibia by 26 runs in the first of two one-day games held in Belfast as Namibia's tour finally got underway following the abandonment of the ICC Intercontinental Cup match. Ireland had half-centuries from John Mooney (86) and Niall O'Brien (57) to thank as they reached 241 before being bowled out before they dismissed Namibia for 215 in reply.
4 July 2011


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