Connect with us

Sports

CWC23: Tigers Uncaged for the Hunt

Published

on

tigers bangladesh

In the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, Bangladesh finds itself ranked just above the Netherlands, with Afghanistan being the only other team ranked lower. This places both Bangladesh and Afghanistan in a challenging position, as they’ll need a series of remarkable upsets to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Nonetheless, these teams are far from lacking in talent and have the capability to trouble even the most formidable cricketing nations, especially when the playing conditions align with their strengths. Some of the tournament venues are known to provide conditions that could favor Bangladesh and Afghanistan, potentially tipping the scales in their favor.

A victory in Dharamsala would significantly bolster the semi-final prospects of either side, although the conditions at this venue may not necessarily play to their strengths. Afghanistan boasts three spinners within the top ten of the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Bowling Rankings, while Bangladesh features the iconic Shakib Al Hasan, who continues to rank among the best all-rounders in the world.

However, historical trends suggest that Dharamsala typically favors quick bowlers, thanks to its short boundaries and high altitude, factors that have seen fast bowlers make a more significant impact at this venue.

The Bangladesh squad for the tournament includes the formidable captain Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, vice-captain Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

Afghanistan’s squad boasts the leadership of Hashmatullah Shahidi as captain, with a strong lineup comprising Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, and Naveen ul Haq.

As the cricketing world anticipates the excitement of the 2023 ODI World Cup, Bangladesh’s evergreen skipper Shakib Al Hasan continues to make history. Holding the prestigious No.1 ranking in the ODI all-rounder category, Shakib has remarkably maintained this position leading up to each of his five World Cup appearances (2007, 2011, 2015, 2019, and now 2023).

Adding to his accolades, Shakib stands as Bangladesh’s highest-ranked bowler at 17, while Mushfiqur Rahim claims the top batting ranking for Bangladesh, ranking at 21.

Afghanistan also showcases its strength in the ODI rankings, with former captain Mohammad Nabi positioned as the No.2-ranked all-rounder. Notably, spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman secures the third spot in the ODI bowler rankings, while Rashid Khan, ranked fourth, is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s premier white-ball players, primarily due to his remarkable performances in the shorter format. Rashid’s contributions will undoubtedly be pivotal to Afghanistan’s aspirations in the tournament.

Share this

Sports

Major Reshuffling as 22 Companies, Including Khulna Printing, Yeakin Polymers, Enter ‘Z’ Category Deals

Published

on

z category

In a recent development, ten companies have undergone a change in their categories, transitioning to the ‘Z’ category in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). The information comes from official sources from DSE.

The companies affected by this reclassification include Alltex Industries, Aramit Cement, Aziz Pipes, Delta Spinning, FAS Finance and Investment Limited, GBB Power Limited, Intech Limited, International Leasing, Keya Cosmetics, Khulna Printing, National Tea, Premier Leasing, Regent Textile, Ring Shine Textile, Safko Spinning, Standard Ceramics, Dacca Dyeing, Union Capital, Uttara Finance and Investment Limited, Yeakin Polymer, and Zahintex Industries Limited.

Effective from today (18th February), trading for these companies in the ‘Z’ category has commenced.

Sources reveal that these companies have been transferred to the ‘Z’ category due to their inability to hold the annual general meeting (AGM) within the stipulated time, remaining closed for more than six months, and having higher liabilities than assets.

Before this update, there were 27 companies in the ‘Z’ category at the DSE. With the addition of 22 more companies, the total number of companies in the ‘Z’ category has now reached 49.

It is noteworthy that companies failing to hold the AGM within the specified time, remaining closed for more than six months, or having higher liabilities than assets are moved to the ‘Z’ category after undergoing the necessary scrutiny and reevaluation.

Share this
Continue Reading

Sports

Bangladesh Makes History: Clinches First T20I Win on New Zealand Soil

Published

on

bangladesh new zealand

In a historic moment, Bangladesh secured their maiden T20I victory on New Zealand soil, achieving a memorable five-wicket win in Napier on Wednesday. Spearheaded by Shoriful Islam’s impressive three-wicket performance and Litton Das’s unbeaten 42, the Tigers successfully chased down a challenging target of 135. Despite facing setbacks with regular wicket falls, Litton Das displayed resilience, guiding Bangladesh to victory with eight balls to spare.

The early departure of Rony Talukdar (10) in the second over set the tone, followed by Najmul Hossain Shanto’s confident start (19) that couldn’t materialize, and Soumya Sarkar’s promising innings (22) cut short by a stunning delivery from Ben Sears. Towhid Hridoy (18) and Afif Hossain (1) fell quickly, but Mahedi Hasan (19*) held firm, eventually hitting the winning shot off Adam Milne.

Bangladesh’s bowlers set the stage for success by limiting New Zealand to their lowest T20I total against them – 134 for nine. Mahedi struck early, and Shoriful’s two-wicket burst in the second over put the Black Caps in a precarious position at 2 for 3. Contributions from Mahedi and Mustafizur Rahman, who took two wickets each, further stymied the hosts. Despite efforts from James Neesham (48) and Mitchell Santner (23) to rebuild, the total proved insufficient against Bangladesh’s determined pursuit.

This triumph signifies a significant turnaround for Bangladesh, marking their first-ever white-ball victories in New Zealand. With two consecutive victories on Kiwi soil, Bangladesh has etched a new chapter in their cricketing history.

Share this
Continue Reading

Sports

India Signals Mayday as Aussies Secure Victory

Published

on

ICC India Australia

In anticipation of ending their decade-long quest for a major ICC trophy win, a fervent crowd gathered at the Narendra Modi Stadium, expecting India to secure victory. However, it was Australia who dominated the day, showcasing a stellar bowling performance that restricted India to 240 runs. Travis Head’s remarkable century ultimately led Australia to their sixth ICC Cricket World Cup title, marking a triumphant moment in a remarkable year for Pat Cummins’ team across various formats.

Australia faced an early challenge in pursuit of the 241-run target, losing key wickets, including David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Steven Smith. Yet, a resilient partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne became the turning point. Head’s spectacular century, complemented by Labuschagne’s steadfast half-century, secured Australia’s victory with six wickets and seven overs to spare.

Earlier, in a high-stakes match, Australia won the toss and chose to bowl. Inspired by captain Rohit Sharma, India made a dynamic start, but key wickets, including Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer, shifted the momentum. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul stabilized the innings, helping India reach a competitive total. However, Australia’s bowling attack, led by Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood, proved effective, restricting India to 240.

The second innings witnessed a thrilling start, with David Warner’s aggressive play and a dramatic early wicket by Mohammed Shami. Despite a spirited effort by India’s bowlers, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne’s partnership steered Australia to victory. The article highlights the pivotal moments of the match, emphasizing the dominance of Australia’s bowlers and the outstanding batting performance of Travis Head.

Share this
Continue Reading