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newscricket11 days ago

PAK vs BAN | Mushfiqur Rahim pulls out of T20Is vs Pakistan

Mushfiqur Rahim has made himself unavailable for the T20I series against Pakistan, which will start on January 24, owing to reasons unknown. Bangladesh, who are already handicapped due to Shakib Al Hasan’s absence, are scheduled to play three T20Is, two Tests and one ODI in Pakistan.
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newscricketa month ago

Wisden releases ODI team of the decade, includes three Indians

Wisden has released its ODI team of the decade including three Indians — Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni — but surprisingly has Jos Buttler at No.5. The pace-heavy bowling attack includes Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, and Dale Steyn, with Shakib Al Hasan as the all-rounder.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 Auction | What were the teams thinking ft. Mumbai’s pace obsession and Hyderabad's hibernation

With two full days having passed post the frenetic IPL auction, it’s time to reflect on how well the teams actually fared. While some bid like there was no tomorrow, the others were mere bystanders, almost reluctantly putting in a bid or two. But could any team really call themselves ‘complete’?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Hit, Miss or Meh | Dissecting the pre-auction window of every IPL team

As teams prep for the ultimate showdown next month, some have chosen to marginally trim their squads, while the others have gone full-on, weeding out a large chunk. We, at SportsCafe, have dissected the pre-auction window of every team in the competition and have given our own verdict on them.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Indore debacle inevitable and long-time in the making for Bangladesh cricket

There is a problem in copying tactics mindlessly because more often than not, you will get it wrong. It might yield short-term results but when a strong opposition forces you out of your comfort zone, things start falling apart, and Bangladesh are currently experiencing one in India.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 |  SRH release Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan; retain David Warner

On the last day of release of the Indian Premier League 2020, the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise has released five players including the banned Shakib Al Hasan. Apart from the suspended cricketer, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda and Ricky Bhui have been released from the squad.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs BAN | Bangladesh ready to face India's spin and pace challenge, claims Mominul Haque

Bangladesh's newly appointed Test captain Mominul Haque has shared that they are not under pressure and are ready to face both the spin and pace challenge against India. Haque has also acknowledged that Shakib Al Hasan is equivalent of two players and his absence will be felt nevertheless.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs BAN | Bangladesh’s batting needs patience, bowlers have to be smarter, reckons Sunil Joshi

Former cricketer and Bangladesh spin coach Sunil Joshi believes it’s not just the spinners in the Bangladesh team who need to fire but they need to match up to India in terms of batting. The veteran left-arm spinner was with the Bangladesh team for two years and has groomed their spinners well.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Shakib’s exile a boon for Bangladesh’s revamp

Only once in a blue moon does an underachieving team get a boon in the form of a player who outperforms an entire setup, an eventuality that fell on Bangladesh when Shakib Al Hasan entered into the arena. What Bangladesh are going to do without him is not an imposition but one for the future. 
Sritama Panda
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs BAN | Have followed Shakib Al Hasan since I was a kid, reveals Afif Hossain

The 20-year-old Bangladesh all-rounder Afif Hossain is happy and has spoken highly of estranged cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, whom he has followed since childhood. The International Cricket Council has banned Shakib for a year from international cricket and yet Bangladesh went on to win the 1st T20I.
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