Dhaka, Sept 27 (UNB) – The 5th and last one-dayer of the five-match series between touring Bangladesh U-23 team and India U-23 team was abandoned due to rain without a single ball being bowled at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow of India on Friday.
Touring Bangladesh U-23 lost the series 3-1 against hosts India U-23.
Saif Hassan led Bangladeshi team to bounce back in the series beating the hosts by 5-run under D/L method in the 2nd match Saturday, despite starting the campaign with a 34-run defeat against India in the 1st match last Friday.
But the Indian side claimed the series 3-1 beating the touring Bangladesh by 49-run under D/L method in the 3rd match on Monday and by 4-wicket in the 4th match on Wednesday last.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) - Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket will start their campaign in New Zealand through a warm-up match against a local team on Friday ahead of the five-match Youth ODI series against their New Zealand counterpart.
The five match Youth ODI series will be held on September 29, October 2, 6, 9, 13 all at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch.
This is for the first time that Bangladesh team is touring New Zealand after the terror attack in Christchurch last March, which forced premature end of Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Bangladesh Squad: Akbar Ali (Captain), Tawhid Hridoy (Vice Captain), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Mohammad Parvez Hossain Emon, Shahadat Hossain, Rakibul Hasan, Asadullah Hill Galib, Shoriful Islam, Mohammad Mrittunjoy Chowdhury Nipun, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Avishek Das, Shamim Hossain, Anik Sarker and Hasan Morad.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) — Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, the all-rounder who earlier this year was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer, is upbeat about his chances of playing in the forthcoming national cricket leagues, scheduled to start from October 5.
Mosharraf started gearing up ahead of the most prestigious First-class cricket event of the country- National Cricket League (NCL). On Thursday, he attended a personal training program to get fit before the event.
“My life is like war to me, and I want to fight this war as there is no other way to live. I am trying to fight as hard as possible. I want to survive,” Mosharraf told the media on Thursday at the national academy ground on Thursday.
The all-rounder is yet to complete his chemotherapy cycle, which he must in order to beat cancer. At the same time, he wants to play cricket as the doctors gave him a green signal to go back to action.
“I did not finish my chemotherapy yet. But the doctors said I can go back to playing cricket as I am feeling better now,” Mosharraf further told the media.
Like the other cricketers who are waiting to play in the national league, Mosharraf has to go through a fitness test as well. He thinks it will be tough for him to score 11 or more in beep test, which was set as a benchmark by the authority.
“It will be tough for me, but I have to do it. I am working hard and I am confident to pass the fitness test,” the 37-year-old all-rounder also told the reporters.
Earlier, in March 2019, it was revealed that the 37-year-old spinner was diagnosed with glioma, a type of tumour that starts in the glial cells of the brain or the spine.
The spinner underwent successful surgery to his brain tumour on March 17 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Mosharraf represented Bangladesh national team in five ODIs but failed to replicate his quality performance of the domestic circuit, where he played 112 First-class and 104 List-A games, in which, he took 392 and 120 wickets respectively. He has 19 five-wicket haul in First-class cricket as well.
With the bat, Mosharraf hit two centuries and 16 half-centuries in First-class cricket and eight half-centuries in List-A cricket.
If he can come back to cricket now, it will first instance of any Bangladeshi cricketer to do so after suffering brain tumor related illness.
Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) — The most prestigious first-cricket event of Bangladesh, the national cricket league, scheduled from October 5 will be a better ground for cricketers to develop their qualities, said former national captain Mohammad Ashraful.
Before that the cricketers are gearing up for a fitness test which is a must to get a chance in any team of national league.
Along with the regular domestic campaigners, most of the national cricketers will be playing this year’s national league- at least three rounds of the event.
Ashraful was among the cricketers who attended a personal training program on Thursday at the national academy ground in Mirpur, said he is looking forward to play better in the national league.
“I’m eagerly waiting to take part in the national league. As far as I know, most of the national cricketers will take part in this year’s national league, which will surely increase the value of the event,” Ashraful told the media.
Before starting gearing up the national league, Ashraful played about 40-45 matches in the Kent Premier League for Black Hit in England.
“This chance of match practice will help me play well in the national league,” Asharaful said.
“Most of the players of the national league remained idle for almost three months, but I played some matches in England which will help me to do better in the league,” he added.
Ashraful further said the authority set a benchmark saying everyone should score 11 or more the beep test in order to get chance in the national league. This will be tough for the players who are out of High-performance unit, under-23 team or the other BCB teams.
Shuvagata Hom, the all-rounder who remained out of the national set-up for a long time, believes it will be tough for the players to score 11 or more in the bees test.
“It (scoring 11 in beep test) is tough for the players who aren’t in the national team because we don’t get the practice facilities like the national players. We just have a five to seven-day practice session before the league starts,” he told the media.
This year’s national league will be held at nine venues of the country. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials have recently said that the wickets will better this time around.
Both Ashraful and Shuvagata also said they are expecting a better kind of wickets in this year’s national league.
The better wickets help cricketers to improve their qualities, they added.
Dhaka, Sep 26 (UNB) – Touring Bangladesh U-23 Cricket team, who lost series 3-1 against India U-23 Cricket team, will play their 5th and the last one-day of the five-match series on Friday at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow of India.
The match will kick-off at 9:30 am (BdST).
Saif Hassan led Bangladeshi team to bounce back in the series beating the hosts by 5-run under D/L method in the 2nd match on Saturday, despite starting the campaign with a 34-run defeat against India in the 1st match last Friday.
But the Indian side claimed the series 3-1 beating the touring Bangladesh by 49-run under D/L method in the 3rd match on Monday and by 4-wicket in the 4th match on Wednesday.