Bangladesh Call-Up Ziaur And Shafiul

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have strongly criticised Bangladesh for their performance in the first Test against Zimbabwe, with media committee chairman Jalal Yunus describing their batting performances as "disappointing". He also urged any players who are battling injuries to return to Dhaka to regain full fitness, with Shafiul Islam and Ziaur Rahman added to the squad as cover for Rubel Hossain and Shahadat Hossain.
21 April 2013

Zimbabwe Complete Harare Demolition

Heading into this Test, if you were going to back either side to collapse for less than 150 in both innings then you would have gone for Zimbabwe. However, thanks to their captain Brendan Taylor, they have instead posted two good totals and then watched as the tourists imploded twice in less than 55 overs. This afternoon, Bangladesh managed 13 more than they did in their first innings, but still found themselves the vanquished team by a margin of 335 runs.
20 April 2013

Netherlands Move Closer To 2015 World Cup Place

The Netherlands avenged their ICC Intercontinental Cup defeat to Namibia at the weekend by beating them in the first of two World Cricket League Championship matches in Windhoek. A century from Namibia's Craig Williams wasn't enough to help them recover from a poor start to their run chase as they were finally bowled out for 237 in pursuit of the visitors' 268 for nine. Timm van der Gugten transferred his form from the first-class fixture into limited-overs cricket and ended with three for 37.
16 April 2013

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Harmanpreet Kaur

There was international cricket action in both the women's cricket and associate cricket arenas over the past week. Namibia beat the Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Windhoek, while India Women completed a six-nil clean sweep of Bangladesh Women by winning the three One-Day Internationals in Ahmedabad.
15 April 2013

Zimbabwe Name 20-Man Squad For Bangladesh Series

Zimbabwe have trimmed their squad to face Bangladesh in the upcoming Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International series to 20 players. The first Test begins on Wednesday (17th April) in Harare with three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals also scheduled.
15 April 2013

Namibia Move Up To Third Despite Cooper Brilliance

An evenly contested ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture between Namibia and the Netherlands was won by the former on the final day in Windhoek. The 14 points from the victory move the home side up to third in the table, behind Ireland and Afghanistan, while the Netherlands' six points for first innings lead takes them up to sixth in the eight-team event.
14 April 2013

India Complete Clean Sweep Over Bangladesh

India Women completed a 3-0 One-Day International series clean sweep over Bangladesh Women with a 58-run victory in the final match in Ahmedabad. Rumana Ahmed returned figures four for 20 as India were bowled out for 154 before Bangladesh were dismissed for 96 in reply, Poonam Yadav taking three for 15.
12 April 2013

India Pushed Hard By Bangladesh For Opening Win

Harmanpreet Kaur's unbeaten half-century led India Women to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh Women with four balls remaining in the first One-Day International in Ahmedabad. Kaur, leading the side, was not out on 63 as India successfully overhauled Bangladesh's score of 194 for nine at the beginning of the final over.
8 April 2013

India Women Complete Clean Sweep Over Bangladesh

India Women wrapped up a 3-0 win in their Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh Women in Vadodara with a brace of wins in the final two matches. They won the second game by seven wickets with two overs to spare and the final match by 10 runs in a tighter game.
5 April 2013

Shakib Al Hasan Back For Bangladesh Tour Of Zimbabwe

Former captain and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been included in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Zimbabwe later this month after he was passed fit. He missed the recent tour of Sri Lanka to undergo surgery on his right calf muscle but he returns for the two Tests in Harare which begin on 17th and 25th April respectively.
5 April 2013

Sri Lanka See Off Bangladesh To Preserve T20 Ranking

Sri Lanka protected their number one ranking in Twenty20 International cricket with a convincing 17-run win over Bangladesh in their one-off match in Pallekele. Kushal Perera slammed 64 at the top of the order to help Sri Lanka post 198 for five and although Bangladesh fought hard, they fell short, closing on 181 for seven.
31 March 2013

Nasir Cameo Gives Bangladesh Historic Win

Bangladesh took a share of the spoils in the One-Day International series in Sri Lanka after having the better of a rain-affected affair in Pallekele. Rain stopped play with the tourists on 78 for one in the 14th over of their pursuit of Sri Lanka's 302, and they were set 183 in 27 overs when the players walked out a couple of hours later. Nasir Hossain proved to be the batting star, ending on 33 off 27 balls, as they reached their target with an over to spare.
28 March 2013

Kaur To Lead India Women Against Bangladesh

Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as captain of the India Women team and will lead the side in their upcoming series against Bangladesh Women. Kaur replaces Mithali Raj, who had skippered India during the 2013 World Cup, and she will have Poonam Raut as her vice-captain.
28 March 2013

Sri Lanka Retain Same Squad For Final ODI

Sri Lanka have named an unchanged squad for the third and final One-Day International against Bangladesh after the second game in Hambantota was rained off. They won the opening match by eight wickets and the two teams will meet in the final match in Colombo tomorrow (27th March).
27 March 2013

Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI

The arrival of the monsoon rains in Sri Lanka meant that the second One-Day International between the hosts and Bangladesh was washed out with just five overs possible in Hambantota. With the forecast for Thursday's final game looking equally wet, Sri Lanka's victory in the series opener looks like being decisive.
25 March 2013

Dilshan Sees Sri Lanka To Easy Win

Sri Lanka waltzed to victory in the opening One-Day International against Bangladesh in Hambantota. An unbeaten century from Tillakaratne Dilshan, coupled with contributions from Kushal Perera and Kumar Sangakkara, helped them chase down their revised target of 238 with 32 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand. Tamim Iqbal had given the tourists hope with his first international hundred in almost three years and the first by a Bangladeshi against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
23 March 2013

First Win For Kenya As They Overcome Canada

Kenya beat Canada by four wickets to take their first victory in the 2011-13 ICC Intercontinental Cup competition in Dubai. They chased down 129 for the loss of six wickets on the final day having established a first innings lead of 50 and then dismissed Canada for 175 in their second innings.
21 March 2013

Bangladesh Women Set To Tour India In April

Bangladesh Women will tour India in April where they will play three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in Baroda and Ahmedabad. Following their performance in the qualification event for the 2013 World Cup, Bangladesh gained eligiblity to play full internationals and this is their first tour since being elevated to that status.
21 March 2013

Sri Lanka Clinch Series In Colombo

Rangana Herath ended with match figures of 12 for 157 as Sri Lanka wrapped up victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with a day to spare in Colombo. Herath struck in the first over of the day and the home side never looked back in spite of some brief resistance from the Bangladeshi lower-order.
19 March 2013

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Izatullah Dawlatzai

In the Intercontinental Cup match between Scotland and Afghanistan, Afghan fast-bowler Izatullah Dawlatzai returned match figures of 11 for 94 to help his side leapfrog Scotland into second in the table. Dawlatzai, a 21 year-old from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan, took six for 57 in Scotland's first innings as they were dismissed for just 125. He then shared nine wickets with fellow quick-bowler Dawlat Zadran in their second innings, taking five for 37 to subject the Saltires to an innings defeat.
18 March 2013