Ashraful Leads Aggressive Bangladesh Batting Effort

Bangladesh warmed up for the first Test against Sri Lanka with an encouraging batting performance on the final day of their drawn tour game with a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI. Replying to 410, they were bowled out for 479 after Mohammad Ashraful made 102 and four other players scored half-centuries.
5 March 2013

Bangladesh To Tour Zimbabwe In April

Bangladesh will tour Zimbabwe in April to play five limited overs internationals which will all be hosted at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The opening match will be played on 13th April.
5 March 2013

Sri Lanka Pick Test Squad After Contract Dispute Resolved

The stand-off between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and its centrally-contracted players has come to an end - for the timebeing, in any case - as all 23 players have now signed their contracts. This has allowed Sri Lanka to name a full-strength 16-man squad for the opening Test against Bangladesh, on the same day that rain ruined day two of Bangladesh's tour game against a Sri Lanka Emerging Players XI.
4 March 2013

Bangladesh Bowlers Struggle Ahead Of First Test

Bangladesh began their preparations ahead of Friday's first Test and encountered problems of their own against a Sri Lanka Development XI, some of whom may well make their Test debuts in five days time. 22 year-old left-hander Kithuruwan Vithanage hit a career-best 157 not out for the Sri Lankans and added 159 with all-rounder Ashan Priyanjan for the fifth-wicket after the tourists had had the better of the first session.
3 March 2013

Sangakkara Included In Team For Bangladesh Tour Match

Sri Lanka have included experienced batsman and former captain Kumar Sangakkara in an Emerging Players squad to play the touring Bangladesh side in a three-day game. Sangakkara is continuing his recovery from the hand injury that ended his tour of Australia prematurely in December.
28 February 2013

Ashraful Replaces Injured Shahriar Nafees In Test Squad

Former captain and middle-order batsman Mohammad Ashraful has been called up to replace Shahriar Nafees in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Sri Lanka. Left-handed opener Shahriar has suffered a hand injury and stitches won't be removed for seven days, allowing Ashraful another recall.
27 February 2013

Naeem, Enamul Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh have been forced to make two changes to their Test squad ahead of the Sri Lanka series due to both Naeem Islam and Enamul Haque junior succumbing to injuries. Enamul has torn his left hamstring and Naeem has a tear in his right thigh and have been replaced by Elias Sunny and Marshall Ayub respectively.
25 February 2013

Three Players Recalled By Bangladesh For Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh have named their 15-man Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, which begins with a warm-up match in Matara on 3rd March. Shakib Al Hasan's exclusion due to injury is the big news, although there are recalls for Jahurul Islam, Robiul Islam and Enamul Haque jnr and a maiden Test call-up for Mominul Haque.
24 February 2013

Shakib Al Hasan Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka Tour

Bangladesh have been dealt a blow ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka with the news that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss all six internationals in order to have surgery on his right calf muscle. "Shakib will be out of action for at least six weeks after the surgery," Dr Debashish Chowdhury, BCB's chief medical officer, said.
23 February 2013

Injury Rules Jayawardene Out Of Bangladesh Tests

Experienced Sri Lanka batsman and former captain Mahela Jayawardene has dislocated the middle finger of his left hand and will be sidelined for up to six weeks. He will miss both Test matches against Bangladesh in early March and has been replaced in Sri Lanka's provisional squad by Thilan Samaraweera.
19 February 2013

Bangladesh Name Preliminary Test Squad

Bangladesh have named a 25-man preliminary squad for their upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka, which gets underway on 8th March. The opening Test will be played in Galle while the venue for the second game, which begins on 16th March, has yet to be confirmed.
18 February 2013

Shane Jurgensen Appointed Bangladesh Head Coach

Former Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland fast-bowler Shane Jurgensen has been appointed as head coach of Bangladesh on a permanent basis. The 36 year-old has been Bangladesh's interim coach since Richard Pybus quit last October and has been appointed for the rest of the year.
9 February 2013

Majid Haq Ready For 'Huge' Year For Scotland

2013 is an important year for Scottish cricket. Lying second in the ICC Intercontinental Cup behind Ireland, they continue their bid to qualify for the 2015 World Cup and play further One-Day Internationals against Austalia and Pakistan. All-rounder Majid Haq is looking forward to what he calls a 'huge year', in which he aims to add to his tally of 29 One-Day Internationals and 13 Twenty20 Internationals for the Saltires.
5 February 2013

Samuels Blasts West Indies To 18-Run Win

The West Indies won their first match since triumphing at the ICC World Twenty20 but were pushed hard by Bangladesh before running out the victors by 18 runs in Mirpur. Marlon Samuels thumped nine sixes in an innings of 85 that led the West Indies to 197 for four before Bangladesh, inspired by Tamim Iqbal's 88 not out, closed on 179 for one.
10 December 2012

Bangladesh Clinch Series In Tense Finale

Despite failing to chase 212 yesterday, Bangladesh managed, just about, to chase six more than that today to win an absorbing five-match series against the West Indies by three games to two. They lost regular wickets throughout their run chase and it was left to number ten Elias Sunny to partner Nasir Hossain when the winning boundary was hit. Shafiul Islam had earlier made the most of his first chance of the series, taking three for 31, as the West Indies batsmen again struggled.
8 December 2012

West Indies Square Series Thanks To All-Round Sammy

When West Indies went two-nil down to Bangladesh just five days ago there were again calls in some quarters for their captain Darren Sammy's head. However, less than a week later Sammy has played a starring role in helping West Indies level the series. His unbeaten 60 from number eight allowed the West Indies to recover from more spin-induced woes to post a competitive total, while his first-over double-strike provided the hosts with a setback from which they never recovered.
7 December 2012

Bangladesh Add Elias Sunny To ODI Squad

Bangladesh have added left-arm spinner Elias Sunny to their squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against West Indies in Mirpur. Bangladesh raced into a 2-0 series lead in Khulna but have been pegged back as West Indies, inspired by four wickets from their spinner Sunil Narine, won the third game by four wickets.
6 December 2012

Samuels And Narine Keep Series Alive

The series was Bangladesh's for the taking before the third One-Day International in Mirpur began, but, thanks to Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine, West Indies live to fight another day. Narine finally found some of the magic that he had been missing on the tour so far and took four for 37 to help restrict the hosts to a modest total, while Samuels hit a century to help steady West Indies' shaky run chase.
5 December 2012

Gibson Expects Improvement In Remaining ODIs

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson expects his side to produce an improved performance in the third One-Day International against Bangladesh in Mirpur tomorrow (5th December). His side trail 2-0 in the five-match series after Bangladesh won the opening two matches by seven wickets and 160 runs respectively.
4 December 2012

Injured Abul Hasan Ruled Out Of Last Three ODIs

Bangladesh will have to do without the services of all-rounder Abul Hasan as they try to protect their 2-0 One-Day International series lead over the West Indies. Hasan, who shot to prominence by scoring a century making his Test debut at number 10, also against the West Indies, suffered a side strain during his side's 160-run win in the second game in Khulna.
3 December 2012