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

Bangladesh Break Record As They Demolish West Indies

Bangladesh recorded their biggest ever win in terms of runs in One-Day Internationals as they thrashed West Indies by 160 in Khulna. Anamul Haque set things up with a mature 120 and added 174 with Mushfiqur Rahim to help the hosts recover from a shaky start. Sohag Gazi and Abdur Razzak then each took three wickets as West Indies imploded for 132 in the run chase.
2 December 2012

Debutants To The Fore As Bangladesh Win First ODI

Half-centuries by Tamim Iqbal and Naeem Islam guided Bangladesh to a relatively comfortable seven-wicket win over the West Indies in the first One-Day International in Khulna. After Sohag Gazi had marked his debut with four wickets to help dismiss the West Indies for 199, Iqbal hit 58 and Naeem was unbeaten on 50 in 79 balls.
30 November 2012

Sammy Targets Clean Sweep To Improve ODI Ranking

A day prior to the first One-Day International against Bangladesh in Khulna West Indies captain Darren Sammy has again outlined his target for his team to win every game they play during the tour. They have completed the first part of the task by winning both Test matches to take a 2-0 series win and now Sammy targets a 5-0 win to improve their ODI ranking.
29 November 2012

Bangladesh And West Indies Suffer Injury Setbacks Ahead Of ODIs

Bangladesh and West Indies have both suffered injury setbacks ahead of the forthcoming limited-overs matches in Khulna and Mirpur. Tino Best has been ruled out of both the five-match ODI series and the one-off T20 as a result of the hamstring injury that he picked up during the second Test, while Shakib Al Hasan will miss at least the first two matches in the ODI series after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of his right tibia.
25 November 2012

West Indies Wrap Up 2-0 Series Win

Bangladesh's lower-order didn't last long on the final morning, leaving West Indies a target of just 27 to wrap up victory in the two-match series 2-0. Tino Best took three of the wickets to fall to end with career-best figures of six for 40, while Nasir Hossain again fell just short of his maiden Test century.
25 November 2012

Shakib Stars But West Indies Close In On Win

Only Shakib Al Hasan stood between West Indies and a series clean sweep on day four in Khulna. If it hadn't been for his four wickets in the morning and subsequent 97, then the match would probably already be over with the tourists victors by an innings and plenty. Nonetheless, they should still wrap up the win early tomorrow as Shakib fell to the final ball of the day to leave Bangladesh still 35 runs adrift with only four wickets remaining.
24 November 2012

Samuels Disappointed Not To Make Triple-Century

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels says he has mixed feelings after hitting a career-best score of 260 on day three of the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna. He more than doubled his previous best effort to lead his side to stumps on 564 for three, replying to Bangladesh's 387, but feels he could have scored more runs.
23 November 2012

Bangladesh Name Squad For First Two ODIs

Bangladesh have named their 14-man squad for the first two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies which will take place on 30th November and 1st December in Khulna. Off-spinner Sohag Gazi and fast bowler Abul Hasan have been rewarded for their performances in the Test series with call-ups and are both in line to make their ODI debuts.
23 November 2012

West Indies March On Towards Series Victory

Any lingering hopes that Bangladesh had of squaring the two-match series against the West Indies evaporated on the third morning as Marlon Samuels cut loose after an edgy start and plundered 82 off 81 deliveries. At the other end, Darren Bravo had brought up his fourth Test century, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul would complete his 27th in the final session as the tourists' lead stretched to 177.
23 November 2012

'We Have To Exercise Our Patience' - Sammy

West Indies captain Darren Sammy is perfectly content with the speed in which his side is progressing after day two of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Khulna. After dismissing their hosts for 387 on a slow pitch, the West Indies made steady progress to 241 for two at stumps thanks to innings of 85 from Darren Bravo and 109 from Marlon Samuels.
22 November 2012