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Maria and Israel will be fuming. Surprised at how much ball we had tonight. Next week will be seriously tough though with our record at Eden Park. But being a sports fan you can always dare to dream. Lets end their run for once boys

Wallabies beat All Blacks after dominant second half in Bledisloe 1

He’ll retire at our next home ODI series seeing as he’s an MP as well now. If we want a senior member then make Shakib captain since he’s the test and t20 captain. But I would make Mehedi Hasan our captain. Captain of the 2016 u19 squad and he’s captained at the Bangladesh Premier League for his franchise. That way we can have a long term captain while he has the help and support of the senior members.

Bangladesh down and out but want to end World Cup on a high against rivals

Used pitch so it will get slower as the game goes on. Whoever bats first will most likely win especially if they score 270+

Tigers' slim semi-final chances on the line against India

The only reason we have a chance tomorrow at Birmingham is if it’s a used pitch. If not geez we are in for a hammering from India. Bring it on

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We are close to India in terms of batting but way behind in bowling and fielding. Fingers crossed they have an off day that day

Must-win game looms for Tigers as they face depleted Afghans

Saifuddin was sorely missed. 9 wickets in 4 games so far. Bowlers got spanked overs 39-47 which changed the game for Bangladesh. 350 would’ve given us a chance. Hopefully England channel their good old choking self and win one of their next 4 while we somehow go on a 3 match winning streak to the semis. Afghanistan and Pakistan are winnable games where we’ll be the favourites but bloody hell India will be tough.

Enormous batting effort blasts Australia past Bangladesh

Haha yup I am. The players won’t publicly say it but they will use that as motivation to beat Australia

Australia vs Bangladesh: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview

It’s AFL and NRL season right now in Australia. How’s this game financially viable then I wonder?

Australia vs Bangladesh: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview

We’ve improved so much against the short ball thanks to this current coaching staff. Head coach Steve Rhodes and batting coach Neil McKenzie have worked so hard to ensure teams wouldn’t be trying to bounce us and we’d fall for their trap.

Bangladesh issue a stern warning to Australia

Don’t f around with Soumya Sarkar. If Behrendorff opens to him he will smash him around Trent Bridge. But then again as a Bangladesh fan I wouldn’t mind that

Forgotten Aussie quicks ready to press for World Cup contention

Mate I’m a diehard Bangaldesh fan and this won’t even happen in my dreams.

Nottingham beckons as confident Tigers face Aaron Finch and co.

Hopefully Starc and co dish out the garbage the Windies bowled and you’ll see another high scoring affair on a relatively small ground

Nottingham beckons as confident Tigers face Aaron Finch and co.

People forget him because he’s from Bangladesh. Had he been from one of the big three nations, everyone would speak of him so much higher. Will go down as the greatest white ball all rounder I’ve ever seen (I’m only 17 I haven’t seen the likes of Botham, Imran Khan and Dev play). The bloke has done so much to raise the profile of Bangladesh not only as a cricketing nation, but in international society. When he retires, I hope he plays a role within the BCB but it’s likely he’ll be going into politics. But then again the BCB president is a politician as well so can’t rule a BCB role for Shak. Bring on tomorrow. We’ve faced teams with 140+ bowlers in all games but the threat Starc brings is his ability to swing it late and Cummins is deadly accurate.

Nottingham beckons as confident Tigers face Aaron Finch and co.

I wonder if the game is financially viable to CA for tomorrow? Ultimately that’s the real question 🙂

Nottingham beckons as confident Tigers face Aaron Finch and co.

Take the risk Windies don’t play spin that well but then again it’s a short ground so it could backfire. We gotta bat first and put runs on the board or else it’s curtains to our slim semis hopes

Can the Windies win do-or-die Tigers Taunton clash?

Before the WC started I felt we can beat the sides ranked lower than us which would = 3 wins. Out of the other sides ranked higher than us, I was confident vs Saffas and Pakistan. If we beat England that’s a bonus win and a better chance of making the semis. Don’t get me wrong Windies and Afghan could beat us but we’ve beaten them recently in a tri series final and Asia Cup when it mattered.

The Tigers force the Poms to confront the ghosts of Adelaide 2015

Yeah that’s why I said most likely. I don’t think the players will have the last game against England in WC 2015 or the match against the kiwis a few days ago. Fingers crossed they push the Poms right till the end which we’re capable of

The Tigers force the Poms to confront the ghosts of Adelaide 2015

Yep Soumya Sarkar. Averaging high 30s at strike rate of over 100. Just needs to be a bit more consistent. Mortaza is an MP now and will likely retire after the WC. He needs to imrpove his bowling ASAP. Need Rubel Hossain (the man who bowled Anderson at Adelaide 2015) to come in with a bit more extra pace on a juicy Cardiff pitch

Tigers, Blackcaps lock horns looking to build momentum

If one of our openers can convert their starts, that would make our total a lot higher. England next and after this performance and willingness to fight till the last ball, I feel we can take on the Poms. But like I said openers need to convert their starts. Mushy will be looking to make up for that mistake and will be charged up – England will feel his wrath

Tigers, Blackcaps lock horns looking to build momentum

Well that was a brilliant fightback. I don’t like blaming individuals but many Bangladesh fans will dwell on that mistake.

Tigers, Blackcaps lock horns looking to build momentum

The belief in the boys of beating bigger sides consistently begun in March 2012. People remember the day Sachin got his 100th international ton at the Asia Cup, I remember it as our highest chase (No disrespect to Sachin but unforgettable night as a 10 year old who finally fell in love with the Bangladesh team that night. At that time, our highest is 319 vs Scotland in the 2015 WC if memory serves me right). We beat Sri Lanka 2 days later and went to the Asia Cup final against Pakistan. Heartbreakingly lost by 2 runs, players and fans bursting out in tears. Finished off 2012 with an ODI series win against the Windies who had a pretty decent side then with the likes of Gayle, Russell and Pollard in form. 2013 was a good year drawing a test series against the Kiwis and then thrashing them 3-0 in the ODI’s without Shakib who had dengue fever. 2014 was a horrid year. Lost to Afghanistan in Asia Cup (they didn’t have Rashid or Mujeeb then) and Hong Kong in the t20 world cup. Shakib was suspended for discliplinary issues. Didn’t win a game on tour of Windies. Then we made the change that was for the better of our cricket. Mashrafe Mortaza became our white ball format captain. Under him – WC quarters, CT semis (thanks English weather), series wins vs India, Saffas, whitewashed Pakistan, 2 Asia Cup finals (lost both to India) and two series wins against Windies alonsgide a very competitive series against the Poms which we lost 2-1. The muted celebrations after beating SA shows the players aren’t getting overhyped and are charging themselves for tomorrow’s game against Williamson’s boys.

Bangladesh's performance a cause for celebration

We didn’t prepare well for that series at all. Our squad went from playing in the Bangladesh t20 league on terrible pitches to hard surfaces in a matter of days without any proper preparation. I still fondly remember watching that game in 2017 staying up till around 5am. Personally I don’t think it will be a convincing win for the Blackcaps if they don’t fire with the new ball. That being said even first change Lockie Ferguson can have an impact. The muted celebrations against the Saffas show we are really serious about this WC and looks like they are charged up for the encounter tomorrow night

Tigers, Blackcaps lock horns looking to build momentum

Don’t forget Pakistan in 1999. That was on another level. We were an associate nation and the rivalry due to the history between the nations (Bangladesh was part of Pakistan for 24 years till civil war gave us independence for those who may not know) made it an important game for us. To defend 221 against that Pakistan side was something extraordinary. Makes me think if we had scored 210ish against the Windies. We could’ve made a shock entry into the super sixes. But now bring on the Kiwis. They are a world class side but their middle order is iffy. Get early wickets and we give ourselves a chance. Channel that Cardiff performance from 2 years ago boys

Bangladesh surprise South Africa by 21 runs

Good read. I’m so nervous for the final my palms are already sweaty. If Papa can keep Hazard quiet we have a good chance. COYG

Baku through Arse-coloured glasses

Since CT 2017 final – Amir has only taken 5 wickets in 15 games at 92.5 or thereabouts. Junaid Khan may have had a poor 2019 so far but he’s a far better limited overs bowler than Amir right now. On a sadder note poor bloke Asif Ali gets called up to the Pakistan squad and his daughter died of cancer in the space of two days.

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