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

Cricket Video - Abul Hasan Century On Test Debut Rescues Bangladesh - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the opening day between Bangladesh and the West Indies, highlighting the performance of debutant Abul Hasan. In just his seventh first-class match, the 20-year-old scored a maiden Test century from number 10 in the order. He became just the second man to achieve such a feat and only the third Bangladeshi to score a century on Test debut.
21 November 2012

Dates For Next Rounds Of WCL And Intercontinental Cup Revealed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the dates for the latest round of World Cricket League (WCL) one-day and ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day matches. The top eight Associate and Affiliate members are battling it out in both competitions, with the top two sides in the WCL gaining automatic entry to the 2015 World Cup.
21 November 2012

Sammy Eyeing Another Win And Clean Sweep

West Indies captain Darren Sammy says that his team are going into the second and final Test against Bangladesh looking to wrap up the series 2-0 and extend their winning run. They are also targeting a clean sweep of wins in every match on tour and this ambition will drive the team once the match gets underway in Khulna.
20 November 2012

Boost For Bangladesh As Tamim Iqbal Declared Fit

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been declared fit to play in the second Test against the West Indies, which begins in Khulna tomorrow (21st November). He suffered an elbow injury during the first Test but has been given the all-clear by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) medical team.
20 November 2012

Roach Returns As Permaul Called Up For One-Dayers

Off-spinner Veerasammy Permaul is the only uncapped player in a 15-man squad named by the West Indies for the limited overs leg of their tour of Bangladesh. The teams play five One-Day Internationals between 30th November and 8th December before a solitary Twenty20 International on 10th December, which will be the West Indies' first match since winning the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
18 November 2012

Best Roars West Indies To Victory

Ultimately it wasn't to be for Bangladesh as their batting line-up crumbled when faced with a gettable target on the final afternoon in Mirpur. Tino Best tore through their middle-order after Sohag Gazi had removed the West Indies lower-order to end with the best figures by a Bangladeshi on debut.
17 November 2012

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