Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Mominul back in Bangladesh squad for Aussie Test

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DHAKA: Batsman Mominul Haque has been recalled to the 14-man squad for the opening Test match against the visiting Australians, starting 27 August in Mirpur. Mominul replaced all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain as Mosaddek has not recovered from an eye infection, said Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Sunday. Despite having the highest ...

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Stuart MacGill declines Bangladesh spin coaching job

Stuart MacGill

DHAKA: Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has turned down a Bangladesh offer to join the side ahead of the two-Test series against his home country, a senior cricket official said. Bangladesh were hoping to get some inside knowledge from MacGill, who took 208 wickets in 44 Tests for Australia, before ...

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Smith backs Khawaja’s Test return in Bangladesh

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DARWIN: Captain Steve Smith backed Usman Khawaja to return to the Australian team for this month’s two-Test series in Bangladesh. Smith, speaking ahead of the team’s departure to Dhaka, said left-hander Khawaja was a key player for the Ashes series against England later this year and needed to work his ...

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Jos Buttler signs Bangladesh T20 deal

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DHAKA: Jos Buttler has agreed a contract understood to be worth £200,000 to play in the Bangladesh Premier League in November – a move that will hinge on whether England give permission on security grounds or select him as their reserve wicketkeeper for the Ashes. Buttler, who has agreed to ...

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David Warner expected to be fit for Bangladesh tour

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DARWIN: Leading up to the tour of Bangladesh, Australia played an inter squad pre-tour practice match between Steve Smith XI and David Warner XI. Australian opener and wise captain David Warner suffered a blow to the neck when he got hit by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer in the three day ...

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Fake wheelchair user arrested for smuggling gold in Bangladesh

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DHAKA: A man pretending to be a wheelchair user who had taped 25kg (55lb) of gold to his thighs has been arrested at Bangladesh’s main airport. Customs officials became suspicious when they saw that Jamil Akhter had travelled abroad 13 times this year. The $1.5m (£1.15m) haul is the largest ...

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Kamran blames Waqar for Pakistan cricket’s downfall

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LONDON: Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal accused former national coach Waqar Younis of causing damage to Pakistan cricket. The wicketkeeper-batsman slammed Waqar for not being able to guide Pakistan to success during his two separate tenures as head coach in 2010-2011 and 2014-2016. Reiterating his point, Kamran said that in his ...

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Cricket: Bangladesh’s ‘Fizz’ on target for Australia, says Walsh

Mustafizur Rahman

DHAKA: Bangladesh pace bowling hope Mustafizur Rahman is on track to return to form when Australia visit next month, fast bowling coach Courtney Walsh said. The 21-year-old, known as “Fizz”, created a sensation with 26 wickets in his first nine one-day internationals. He burst onto the international scene in 2015 ...

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Tamim Iqbal plays down abrupt Essex exit

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LONDON: Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal and Essex have determinedly played down the reasons for his abruptly abandoning a stint with the county, after allegations emerged that his wife was the victim of a racially-motivated incident in Stratford in east London. A nervous Tamim reported an altercation to Essex Cricket on ...

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