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Rain forces no-result in West Indies’ first T20I against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

ROSEAU (Dominica): Persistent showers spoiled the return of international cricket to Dominica as the scheduled first T20 of the three-match series between the West Indies and Bangladesh at Windsor Park was declared a no-result on Saturday. Put in to bat after a delayed start caused by heavy overnight rain, which left damp areas around the pitch, Bangladesh were limited to 105 for eight off 13 overs in a staccato innings interrupted twice as more showers swept down off the mountains surrounding the picturesque ground to eventually wash out any hope of getting a result from a reduced match. Test captain Shakib al Hasan (29 off 15 balls) and wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan (25 off 15 balls) were the only players to develop any momentum in the tourists' innings as they lost wickets regularly to a ...
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India to tour New Zealand for white-ball series after T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: India will be touring New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and as many ODIs after the World T20 in Australia, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday. The series will be held between November 18 to 30 and New Zealand will return to India for a white-ball series in January next year. "India will arrive in New Zealand at the conclusion of the world cup to play the BLACKCAPS in three T20s at Wellington, Tauranga and Napier, and three ODIs at Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch," NZC said in a release. The home summer schedule is here! Details | https://t.co/zgapeeRiTq #NZvPAK #NZvBAN #NZvIND #NZvENG #NZvSL https://t.co/rfM6aqzMvW— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) 1656367535000"The BLACKCAPS will then depart for the sub-continent for a tour of Pakistan and a short ...
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2nd Test: Kemar Roach runs through Bangladesh top order to put West Indies on top on day three | Cricket News – Times of India

GROS-ISLET (Saint Lucia): Kemar Roach became just the sixth West Indian to claim 250 Test wickets as the senior pacer swept through the top order of the Bangladesh second innings to put his team on course for victory on the third day of the second and final Test at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday. Roach's three wickets led the assault of the hapless visitors who closed the truncated day at 132 for six in their second innings, still needing another 42 runs to avoid an innings defeat after Kyle Mayers' topscore of 146 anchored the West Indies first innings total of 408. Poised on 249 wickets after his "Man of the Match" performance in the first Test but wicketless through the visitors' first innings of 234 on Friday, Roach made amends second time around with the wickets of T...
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2nd Test: Kyle Mayers’s century helps West Indies dominate Bangladesh on day two | Cricket News – Times of India

GROS-ISLET (Saint Lucia): Kyle Mayers's undiminished appetite for Bangladesh's bowling took him to a second Test century and lifted the West Indies to 340 for five on the second day of the second and final Test in St Lucia on Saturday. The hosts are in a dominant position, leading by 106 runs as they bid to win the two-match series 2-0. Having come to the crease just before lunch with his side stuttering at 132 for four in reply to the tourists' first-innings total of 234, Mayers' positive manner dominated the rest of the day as he finished unbeaten on 126. It was his second Test century, coming off 180 balls and embellished with 15 fours and two sixes. That second six took him to the three-figure mark and sets the stage for even more of his left-handed aggression going into day three i...
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Bangladesh rule out two more players during West Indies tour | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Injury-plagued Bangladesh has ruled out two more cricketers in its ongoing West Indies tour with all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin and batsman Yasir Ali both struck from the squad. Saifuddin was pulled out after failing to regain his fitness for the series, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said Thursday. "We feel that at the moment he has not reached the bowling fitness level required to cope with the intensity of international cricket," BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement. The 25-year-old last played an international match in October 2021. Yasir Ali was also ruled out of the tour's T20 and ODI matches after failing to recover from a back injury sustained during a three-day warm-up match in Antigua, the BCB said Wednesday. *Shoriful Islam to join Bangladesh Sq...
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Bangladesh’s Shoriful declared fit for second West Indies Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: The underperforming Bangladesh cricket team received a boost Monday when bowler Shoriful Islam was declared fit and drafted into the squad for the second and final Test against the West Indies. The left-arm pacer will leave for St Lucia on Monday to join the Bangladesh squad for the match, which starts Friday. The 21-year-old has played four Tests for Bangladesh since making his debut in April 2021. The Under-19 World Cup winner missed the second Test against Sri Lanka in May and the first Test against the West Indies last week with a hand injury. Bangladesh lost the first Test against the hosts by seven wickets in Antigua to go 1-0 down in the series. if(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesA...
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2nd Test: England fined for slow over rate in win over New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

England have been fined 40% of their match fee and docked two ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over rate in their win over New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge, the governing body ICC said on Wednesday. England chased 299 in 50 overs on the final day of the Test to win by five wickets and clinch the three-match series against the reigning world Test champions. Ben Stokes' side were ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, with match referee Richie Richardson imposing the sanction. "England captain Ben Stokes plead guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing," the ICC said in a statement. England are second-bottom in the World Test Championship ...
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Bangladesh name Shakib Test captain for third time | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh appointed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as Test captain for a third time on Thursday after Mominul Haque quit following a poor run of form. Bangladesh Cricket Board also named batsman Liton Das the new vice-captain ahead of a two-Test series in the West Indies later this month. "They will be in the positions until a further decision is made," BCB president Nazmul Hassan told a press conference. Mominul stepped down as Test captain on Tuesday. The 30-year-old left-hander has scored 162 runs in six Test matches in 2022, averaging 16.20. In the recent series against Sri Lanka, which Bangladesh lost 1-0, he made 11 runs in three innings. This will be the 35-year-old Shakib's third term as Test captain. Appointed in 2009 he was dismissed from the post in 2011 after a series l...
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Mominul Haque quits as Bangladesh Test captain | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque said he was stepping down from his position Tuesday to focus on his batting, after a poor run of form so far this year. The 30-year-old announced his decision during a meeting with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chiefs at the home of board president Nazmul Hassan. His batting has come under heavy criticism after the country's Test series loss to Sri Lanka earlier this month. There have been calls for his resignation ahead of next month's tour of the West Indies. "I just told them I am unable to contribute to the side as a captain and failed to motivate the team. So I feel it is better if someone else is given the responsibility," Mominul told reporters after the meeting. "I feel that if I can concentrate on my batting it will be good for me a...
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Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets in second Test to win series | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Asitha Fernando finished with a career-best 6-51 as Sri Lanka thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the second Test on Friday to win the series 1-0. The visitors bowled out Bangladesh for 169 runs in their second innings with the 24-year-old playing a starring role at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Oshada Fernando then hit an unbeaten 21 to ease Sri Lanka to a devastating win. Play had resumed on the fifth and final day with the hosts at a precarious 34-4 and Sri Lanka upped the pressure when Kasun Rajitha bowled Mushfiqur Rahim for 23 in the eighth over. Shakib Al Hasan (58) and Liton Das (52) then held on through the first session with a mix of caution and aggression. Shakib's counter-attack saw him hit Rajitha for three fours in one over, forcing Sri Lank...
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2nd Test: Bangladesh top order stumbles after Mathews, Chandimal hit tons | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Sri Lankan seamers cut through the Bangladesh top order in the second innings after centuries from Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal gave the visitors a commanding lead in the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday. Bangladesh were a dangerous 34-4 at stumps on the fourth day and still need another 107 runs to ward off an innings defeat. The visitors were all out for 506 runs in the day's final session, with Shakib Al Hasan claiming his 19th Test five-for and pacer Ebadot Hossain finishing 4-148. The hosts fell into trouble in the sixth over as Asitha Fernando delivered opener Tamim Iqbal his second duck of the Test, returning after a catch in second slip from Kusal Mendis. Najmul Hossain (two), Mominul Haque (0) and Mahmudul Hasan (15) followed him in quick succession as Fernando an...
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Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim to miss West Indies tour | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA (Bangladesh): Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim is all set to miss the West Indies tour starting in June due to the Hajj pilgrimage. Bangladesh are likely to travel to the West Indies on June 5 and will be playing 2 Tests, 3 T20Is and as many ODIs against the host. As per ESPNCricinfo, Bangladesh Cricket Board has granted leave to the veteran batter so that he can perform Hajj. "He informed us before the Sri Lanka series that he wants to perform Hajj this year," ESPNcricinfo quotes Jalal Yunus, BCB's cricket operations chairman as saying. "When he got confirmation, he gave us a letter that he wanted to leave. We have granted him the time. We had an initial thought that he might be available for part of the tour but he is off for the whole tour," he added. Mushfiqur b...
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2nd Test: Bangladesh must defy injuries to win decisive Test against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Hosts Bangladesh hope that team spirit will propel them to victory in the series-deciding second Test against Sri Lanka from Monday with their four frontline bowlers all out injured. Bowlers from both teams struggled to make an impact on all five days of the drawn first Test in Chittagong. But the wicket at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium is expected to offer some assistance and no Test has been drawn at the ground since 2016. If Bangladesh, who enjoyed the upper hand in the first Test, are to get a result they will do so with their bowling stocks badly depleted. Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan, who claimed 6-105 in the first innings of the first Test, was the latest to be ruled out with a finger injury on Friday. The hosts are also without Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan and Shoriful...
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Bangladesh’s Nayeem Hasan ruled out of second Sri Lanka Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Injury-hit Bangladesh received a fresh blow on Friday when off-spinner Nayeem Hasan was ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a finger injury. The second Test in the two-Test series starts at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. "Nayeem had a contusion of the right middle finger while batting and fielding in the first Test," said Bangladesh national team physio Bayzidul Islam in a statement. "An X-ray after the match confirmed an oblique fracture on the tip of the middle finger. He will miss the second Test. We will take specialist opinion before planning his rehab and recovery," he added. Nayeem played a key part in the drawn first Test in Chittagong, which ended on Thursday. He claimed 6-105 to help Bangladesh bowl out Sri Lanka for 397 runs in the fi...
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1st Test: Mushfiqur Rahim ton guides Bangladesh to lead over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): Mushfiqur Rahim struck his eighth Test century and became the first Bangladeshi to pass 5,000 runs as the hosts took the upper hand in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Wednesday. Bangladesh were all out for 465 runs with a first-innings lead of 68 when the last man Shoriful Islam was unable to carry on his innings after a blow to the hand while batting. Sri Lanka then lost two wickets to reach 39-2 in 17.1 overs in their second innings before stumps were drawn on the fourth day, reducing their deficit to 29. Oshada Fernando was run out for 19 with a direct throw by Taijul Islam from midwicket. The left-arm spinner later bowled nightwatchman Lasith Embuldeniya for two and stumps were taken immediately after with Dimuth Karunaratne 18 not out at t...
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1st Test: Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews sanguine after falling for 199 against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews said he accepted his fate after being cruelly dismissed one run short of a double century in the first Test against Bangladesh on Monday. His departure meant the visitors were bowled out for 397 runs after losing their last six wickets for just 78 runs on day two on a flat Chittagong wicket. At stumps the hosts were 76 without loss, with opener Tamim Iqbal on 35 and Mahmudul Hasan on 31, trailing by 321 when bad light stopped play with seven overs still to be bowled. "Obviously, it would have been nice to get that one run but you have to take what God gives you. I am thankful that I was able to play a good knock. Hopefully it will help us win the game," Mathews said. Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan broke Mathews's heart, forcing him to spoon ...
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Sri Lanka say unfazed by Shakib’s return to Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne said his team was not fazed by the return of Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ahead of the first Test starting Sunday in Chittagong. Shakib, Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in Tests, was initially ruled out of the game because of a Covid-19 infection -- but was cleared Friday to play after testing negative. "When we came here, we knew the Bangladesh squad. So Shakib was there, and we were preparing for him as well. So it doesn't make any changes for us," Karunaratne told reporters on Saturday. He admitted that the 35-year-old star player's absence would have given the visitors a "big advantage". "But he's playing and we were prepared for that," he said. The return of Shakib, ranked number four among Test all-r...
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Covid-infected Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan out of Sri Lanka Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and was ruled out of this week's first Test against Sri Lanka, the country's cricket authorities said. Shakib returned from the United States on Tuesday and underwent a PCR and a rapid antigen test as a prerequisite for joining the team ahead of the series. "Both tests have returned positive results. He will now recover in self isolation and will be re-tested in due course. He has been ruled out of the first Test," the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a statement. Sri Lanka's cricket team is already in Bangladesh for the two-Test series, beginning at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong May 15. The second Test will be held in Dhaka from May 23 to 27. Shakib also missed Bangladesh's previous ...
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Alyssa Healy, Keshav Maharaj win ICC ‘Player of Month’ award | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Australian women's team star keeper-batter Alyssa Healy and South African men's side spinner Keshav Maharaj were on Monday voted the ICC's 'Player of the Month' for April in their respective categories. Healy was selected the stand-out female player in April following her match-winning innings of 170 in the Women's Cricket World Cup final in Christchurch, setting a record for the highest-ever score in the summit clash of any ICC global event. "I am very humbled to win this month's award ahead of two outstanding players. It was great to see Janet Mbabazi's name in the mix after a stellar tri-series for Uganda," Healy was quoted as saying in a release issued by the ICC. "I'm looking forward to seeing her name in contention for more ICC Awards over the years to come. Thanks to all t...
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Annual ICC Rankings: Australia are No. 1 in Tests, India remain on top in T20Is, NZ are No. 1 ranked ODI team | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India under new captain Rohit Sharma finished the 2021-22 season as the world's number one ranked T20 team after a string of impressive performances at home but were a good nine points behind Australia in the annual Test rankings released by ICC on Wednesday. The 'Black Caps' from New Zealand finished the last season as the world No.1 ODI team with the cut-off date being May 4, 2022. The England versus India series that began in 2021, will be included in the rankings once the final postponed Test is completed. "Australia have increased their lead over second-placed India from one to nine rating points while Pakistan have overtaken England to fifth position in the ICC Men's Test Team Rankings following the annual update carried out today," the ICC release stated. "India have also ...