Gibson Not Surprised By Bangladesh Fightback

Bangladesh's stirring fightback on day three of the opening Test in Mirpur came as no surprise to West Indies coach Ottis Gibson, who says he knew his bowlers were in for a challenge due to the nature of the pitch. Bangladesh closed the day on 455 for six, replying to the West Indies' score of 527 for four declared to trail by 72 runs thanks to a maiden century from Naeem Islam and 89 from Shakib Al Hasan.
15 November 2012

Chanderpaul Plays Down Comparisons With Sobers

The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers managed to score 26 centuries for the West Indies, a figure which has just been reached by Shivnarine Chanderpaul during the course of the opening Test against Bangladesh. Chanderpaul equalled his previous best Test score of 203 not out when Darren Sammy declared with his team on an imposing 527 for four.
14 November 2012

Rampaul Confident Quicks Can Deliver

Despite expecting to be faced with pitches that are likely to be unresponsive for quick bowlers West Indian pacer Ravi Rampaul is still hopeful of playing a role for his side in Bangladesh. He knows that he and fellow fast bowlers Tino Best and Fidel Edwards will have to adjust their gameplan to suit subcontinental conditions.
12 November 2012

West Indies Warm-Up Match Rained Off

The West Indies have had their only scheduled warm-up match ahead of Tuesday's first Test in Dhaka cancelled because of what the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called "the unplayable condition of the ground" at the BKSP ground in Savar. The three-day match, which was going to be against a BCB XI, was meant to start yesterday, but was postponed until today because of the wet outfield. It has now been cancelled altogether.
9 November 2012

Two Uncapped Players In Bangladesh Test Squad

Bangladesh have trimmed their Test squad to 14, including uncapped all-rounder Sohag Gazi and quick bowler Abul Hasan ahead of the first match against the West Indies. They had named a 22-man preliminary squad which included six uncapped players and found no place for former captain Mohammad Ashraful.
8 November 2012

'We Came On This Tour To Do One Thing - To Win'

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has issued an unambiguous statement of intent ahead of the two-Test series in Bangladesh. Speaking ahead of the team's first warm-up game, he told reporters that the ICC World Twenty20 champions were aiming to win in all three formats during the month-long tour.
7 November 2012

Ramdin Urges Dynamic Approach, Guards Against Complacency

West Indies wicket-keeper and vice-captain Denesh Ramdin has urged his team-mates to guard against complacency when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test series from 13th November. He also believes a dynamic approach is required from his team if they are to take early control of the series, which begins in Mirpur.
6 November 2012

We See A Long Way To Go - Richie Richardson

Former West Indian captain and current team manager Richie Richardson is expecting his team to continue improving during their tour of Bangladesh. Although they produced a series of outstanding performances to win the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka, Richardson is not getting carried away.
6 November 2012

Bangladesh Name Preliminary Test Squad

Bangladesh have stepped up preparations for their first Test against the West Indies by naming a 22-man preliminary squad for the game, which begins in Mirpur on 13th November. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also named a 12-man squad which will play for the BCB XI against the tourists from 8th November in a three-day game.
5 November 2012

Injured Roach Replaced By Edwards For Bangladesh Tests

West Indian fast bowler Kemar Roach has been forced out of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh through injury and has been replaced by Fidel Edwards. Roach suffered a knee injury three weeks ago in Barbados but has failed to recover sufficiently, and will be out of action for a further three to four weeks.
31 October 2012

Deonarine Hoping For Familiar Conditions In Bangladesh

West Indian batsman Narsingh Deonarine has never toured Bangladesh before and is looking forward to playing a part in his side's upcoming Test series. Fresh from winning the ICC World Twenty20 in nearby Sri Lanka, the West Indies play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International in November and December.
30 October 2012

Pybus Resigns As Bangladesh Head Coach

Richard Pybus has stepped down as coach of Bangladesh, just five months after he was appointed to the job in May, when he succeeded Stuart Law. Englishman Pybus, who previously coached Pakistan, Middlesex and Titans as well as Kolkata Knight Riders, led the side during the recent ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, where they failed to reach the Super Eight stage.
24 October 2012

McCullum Smashes Record As New Zealand Hammer Bangladesh

Brendon McCullum hit a new world record Twenty20 International score of 123 in 58 balls as New Zealand thrashed Bangladesh by 59 runs in the opening game in Group D of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Pallekele. He also became the first player to score two centuries in the format, taking Bangladesh apart as New Zealand posted 191 for three and in reply Bangladesh could manage just 132 for eight, despite an impressive half-century from Nasir Hossain.
21 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Bangladesh

Bangladesh often have the capacity to enthrall and frustrate in equal measure. In 2007, they followed up an excellent win against the West Indies with a series of losses having flattered to deceive. Against South Africa they charged out of the blocks but couldn't sustain the pace and then fell victim to a Brett Lee hat-trick against Australia and were thumped by 64 runs when they met Sri Lanka.
6 September 2012

Spot-Fixing: Former Bangladesh Cricketer Banned

Former Bangladesh cricketer Shariful Haque has been banned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for an indefinite period after allegations made about him by current Bangladesh fast-bowler Mashrafe Mortaza relating to spot-fixing were substantiated. Mortaza made the allegations against him prior to the start of the Bangladesh Premier League, claiming that he had been approached by the 36 year-old with a spot-fixing offer.
4 September 2012

Farhad Reza Included In Bangladesh World T20 Squad

Farhad Reza is the only notable inclusion in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. He replaces fast-bowler Nazmul Hossain from the squad that toured Europe, playing matches against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.
16 August 2012

Bangladesh Bounce Back With Easy Win

Bangladesh bounced back from their mauling at the hands of Richie Berrington yesterday to record a comfortable victory over the Netherlands in Voorburg as their tour of northern Europe continued. Tamim Iqbal ended unbeaten on 69 as they chased down the home side's total of 144 for seven with two overs to spare.
25 July 2012

Bangladesh Win Series After One-Run Victory

Bangladesh won their Twenty20 series against Ireland with a match still left to play thanks to their thrilling one-run win in Stormont. With Ireland needing 10 to win off the final over, Mahmudullah restricted them to two off the first three before bowling Andrew Poynter and Ed Joyce with his next two to leave Ireland needing eight from the final delivery. Trent Johnston hit it for six but it was to no avail.
20 July 2012

Less Than Ten Hours Play Possible In Deventer

Two days of the Netherlands' ICC Intercontinental Cup match against the United Arab Emirates were lost to rain as the miserable summer in northern Europe claimed its latest victim. The Dutch had been inserted after UAE captain Khurram Khan won the toss on Monday and they closed a shortened first day on 118 for three, with Wesley Barresi lighting up a dank day with an innings of 52 from 77 balls and adding 64 for the second wicket with stand-in captain Michael Swart.
19 July 2012

Bangladesh Trounce Ireland In Opening T20

Bangladesh ensured that Ireland's growing case to become a full member of the ICC suffered a setback with a clinical 71-run demolition of the home side in Stormont. On a pitch which perhaps owed more to northern Bangladesh than Northern Ireland, Elias Sunny ran through the heart of their batting line-up to take five for 13 with his left-arm spin, while fellow slow left-armer Abdur Razzak took two for nine from his four overs.
18 July 2012