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Rahim calls resignation decision a mistake

Tuesday May 14, 2013
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain, has now realized that his hasty resignation was not quite a right one. However, he has to wait for the BCB’s decision regarding his reappointment as he is effectively out of the job right now.
Mushfiq decided to quit captaincy after Bangladesh’s defeat in the third ODI on May 8. He informed his teammates about it and announced the decision before media in the post-match press conference.

However, he admitted his mistake after winning Sunday’s match by 34-run in Bulawayo. He said it was rash and quite unprofessional to announce resignation in the middle of a tour, especially with two matches still remaining.

The Bangladeshi media highlighted the lack of teamwork as the main reason of this abrupt decision. However, Mushfiq denied the assumption. He said that the decision was the aftereffect of an emotional outburst, which was in every way a wrong decision.
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Board to probe into Rahim resignation

Saturday May 11, 2013
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim
Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president, has declared to run an investigation over the sudden resignation announcement from Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.
While everyone has accepted it as the result of sudden emotional outburst, the BCB president vowed to get the bottom of this decision. He also suggested that the decision might be influenced by other contributing factors other than the bad-performance one uttered by Mushfiq.

People close to Mushfiq know that he is vulnerable in controlling emotions. Bangladesh’s embarrassing defeat against Zimbabwe was sure to evoke Mushfiq’s anger. It would definitely lead to something unpleasant in the dressing room.

The senior players, including Mushfiq, were poor in their shot selections. Moreover, the bowling also lack the efficiency needed to defend the mediocre totals in the ODI matches. In a word, the players lacked the aggression and hunger required to dominate the game.
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Mushfiqur Rahim gives up on captaincy

Saturday May 11, 2013
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has announced to resign the captaincy after the end of the Zimbabwe series.
The announcement came just a few minutes after the Bangladesh team lost the third ODI as well as the ODI series to Zimbabwe. The sudden decision took the BCB, journalists, and most observers by surprise. However, the BCB has decided to give Mushfiq full support as captain.

Vice-captain Mahmudullah addressed the post-match press conference in Bulawayo. However, Mushfiq requested the journalists to stay a minute longer after the end of the question-answer session.

With an emotionally charged voice, Mushfiq said that he had one thing to add before the end of the press conference. After that, he dropped the bomb by declaring his decision to quit captaincy after the end of the final two Twenty20 matches.
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Zimbabwe series will be vital: Rahim

Thursday April 4, 2013
Tags: Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of Bangladesh, said that the recent progress of his side could be gauzed by how they perform in their upcoming Zimbabwe tour. He emphasized on the importance of this tour to his side.
This will be the first time for Mushfiqur to lead his side against a team that ranks lower than Bangladesh does.

The Bangladesh team has already arrived at Dhaka after their Sri Lanka tour. On their arrival, Mushfiqur said that the improvement that they showed as a team in Sri Lanka could be determined in Zimbabwe.

According to him, the team is now ready to take the challenge. Bangladesh does not have a good record at Harare where they lost a Test match in 2011. The captain thought that the time had arrived to change the record, by capitalizing on the consistency that the team had showed in Sri Lanka.

In a month-long tour in Zimbabwe, Bangladesh will play two Test matches, three ODIs, and two Twenty20s. The tour will be started from April 17 and before that, they will take part in a short camp. However, Bangladesh will possibly play no practice match as nothing like that has been added in the schedule so far.
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Rahim wants more Tests

Thursday March 21, 2013
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim
After showing much improved performances against Sri Lanka in the two-Test series, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim pleaded for allocating more Test matches to his team. Though the visitors lost the series by 1-0, they showed better resistance against Sri Lanka. They even managed to secure a draw in the first match, which was their first in this country.
Bangladesh lost the second Test but there were several moments at the Premadasa when they were at the equal level with Sri Lanka. This certain and evident improvement has encouraged Mushfiqur to ask for giving them opportunity to play more Tests.

Mushfiqur pleaded to the authority for more matches. He said that they could create more chances in game and show everybody their ability to play good, consistent cricket had they been given more Tests to play.

According to him, they should be given at least eight to ten Test matches per year. He also added that Test cricket was the ultimate means of improving skill as a cricketer no matter how many Twenty20s and ODIs a player had played. He said that every team built their character and confidence through the hard, long, and struggling way of playing Test cricket.
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Mushfiqur Rahim hoping for a good show against Sri Lanka

Tuesday February 26, 2013
Tags: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Shakib al Hasan
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim hoped that his team would be able to show a better performance than their usual poor record in Sri Lanka. Since 2001, Bangladesh has lost all the eight Tests they played in Sri Lanka. However, Rahim was confident that his team could change that statistic this time.
In fact, Bangladesh’s recent bright performance against West Indies at home has encouraged Mushfiq to count on his team this time.

The series between the two sides will include two Tests, three ODIs, and one T20. Bangladesh will arrive at Sri Lanka on February 28. They will start their mission by playing a 3-day match against the Sri Lanka Development Emerging Team starting from March 3 and end with the single Twnty20 match on March 31.

The series will be started with a Test match between the two teams on March 8. The first Test will be played at Galle and the second one at Colombo. The three-match ODI series will be begun on March 23 on Hambantota. It will be the venue of first two ODI matches while the last ODI match along with the only Twenty20 will be played at Pallekele.

Bangladesh will not have the service of their experienced player Shakib Al Hasan. The all-rounder has been suffering from a shin bone injury and will have to undergo a surgery very soon.
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Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub selected for Sri Lanka series

Wednesday February 20, 2013
Tags: Mushfiqur Rahim, Marshall Ayub
Mushfiqur Rahim will lead an interesting mix of youth and experience against Sri Lanka.
The Bangladesh selectors have declared the 25-man preliminary squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. Two openers Nazimuddin and Junaid Siddique could not make their place into that squad.

Both of them played one Test each against West Indies and made 31 runs together. Instead of them, the selectors preferred Shamsur Rahman and Marshall Ayub who performed well in the domestic league and the ongoing Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL).

Earlier, Akram Khan, the Bangladesh chief selector, hinted not to make so many changes but he also acknowledged having limited choices of pace bowlers and opening batsmen.
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Bangladesh call up Sohag Gazi for West Indies Tests

Wednesday November 14, 2012
Tags: Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
Medium-pacer Abul Hasan and offspinner Sohag Gazi got their maiden call-ups in the Test squad of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh selectors have announced the 14-man squad for the first Test against West Indies in Mirpur. The Test will be started from November 13.
The 21-year-old offspinner Gazi took part in two matches in the ongoing season of NCL where he claimed 11 wickets including a hat-trick and scored a century. Bangladesh has two left-arm spinners in the team.

So, the inclusion of Gazi was rather an effort to balance the team. On the other hand, Hasan was included because of the extra pace in his bowling.

The new chief selector Akram Khan said to be on the search for a genuine offspinner for a long time and Gazi perfectly fit the criteria they were looking for. He also pointed to the left-handed batsmen of West Indies that justified the selection of an offspinner.

However, Gazi actually earned this call up because of his impressive performances in the domestic cricket and in the last two-year’s representative cricket. He has taken 87 first-class wickets at an average of 24.12 during this period for which he has to play just 18 matches.
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Bangladesh win series 3-0

Monday July 23, 2012
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ireland
Ireland might have thought that they cornered Bangladesh in the last match of the series. However, a brutal assault from Mortaza’s bat crushed their bubbles of hope and made the visitors the winner of the series with a 3-0 margin. The margin might seem unfair to the Irish, as they were able to take two games to the last ball of the matches.
A common assumption is that no subtle changes in the Twenty20 games can make the longer forms of the game so attractive. But, this Twenty20 match defied that notion. During the span of 240 balls, this game shifted and swung so much that could only be the characteristic of high-standard Tenty20 cricket.

According to Bangladesh coach Richard Pybus, the last two matches were the actual reflection of the true caliber of the two teams. He said that Ireland were off-key in the first match but they bounced back and the two teams went down to the wire in the last two matches.

In the last 16 balls of the match, Bangladesh needed 32 runs. Mortaza brought the situation within Bangladesh’s reach by hitting three sixes off four balls from the over of George Dockrell.

Kevin O’Brien bowled Mortaza with eight balls left. Bangladesh needed just four runs in the last over but Trent Johnston and his fielders made it difficult for Bangladesh’s batsmen. At last, Bangladesh needed one run from the last ball to win the match. Elias Sunny took a scampered single and Kevin O’Brien missed the chance of run out. The upshot was Bangladesh’s third victory in a row.
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Bangladesh eke out one-run win

Monday July 23, 2012
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ireland
After being defeated in the first game of the three-match series by 71 runs at their home ground, Ireland had a point to prove. However, though they had reduced the margin of defeat to the minimal point possible, they could not save the series.
Rather, the pain of loss was greater this time, as they had to lose instead of playing much more positive cricket. Ireland should have won this match as they brought a lot of improvements in all the departments in this match within the interval of just one day. They had lost a good chance to defeat Bangladesh for the third time in five years.

Bangladesh’s batsmen failed to show the spark of the last match. However, their spinners did not forget to perform their job. Two excellent overs from the off-spinner cum the vice-captain Mahmudullah set the different between the two sides of nearly same strength and helped Bangladesh to extend their lead to 2-0.

Mahmudullah conceded just four runs in the 18th over and continued keeping the pressure in the last over when Ireland needed ten runs to win. Both Ed Joyce and Andrew Poynter struggled against him and the first three balls produced only two runs.
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ICC World T20 2012 Preview: Bangladesh

Tuesday July 17, 2012
Tags: ICC World T20, Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh
Bangladesh are one of the weakest Test playing nations in world cricket and haven’t performed admirably in the other two formats either. However, the team has shown a lot of improvement in the past year or so and their improvement can be measured by their performance in the Asia Cup where they came pretty close to becoming Asian champions before losing by 2 runs against Pakistan. Bangladesh are an inconsistent unit and thus, have been able to spring surprises in T20 cricket.
Bangladesh are one of the weakest Test playing nations in world cricket and haven’t performed admirably in the other two formats either. However, the team has shown a lot of improvement in the past year or so and their improvement can be measured by their performance in the Asia Cup where they came pretty close to becoming Asian champions before losing by 2 runs against Pakistan. Bangladesh are an inconsistent unit and thus, have been able to spring surprises in T20 cricket.

However, the team has performed poorly in the three T20 World Cups Bangladesh reached the Super Eights in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 while were out after the group stages in 2009 and 2010.

Bangladesh will be led by wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim in the T20 World Cup in September this year. Bangladesh have a more settled line-up going into the World Cup this time around and have finally established a core group of players who are giving consistent performances. Bangladesh will heavily depend on Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain and Mahmadullah to do bulk of the scoring and would be hoping that players like Ashraful, Junaed Siddiqui and Jahurul Islam will chip in as well.
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South Africa score easy win over Bangladesh

Saturday June 23, 2012
Tags: Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim, Hashim Amla
Bangladesh failed to chase down a target of over 200 runs against South Africa in a T20 match of the series
Sometimes, scorecard does not express the complete story of a match. One cannot reckon from the scorecard that South Africa and Bangladesh were not playing against each other but against themselves. South Africa’s main target was collecting as more runs as possible and to ensure that their opponent did not get the same flow of runs like themselves. On the other hand, Bangladesh’s main target was to pass the whole 20 overs on the crease after being demolished during their bowling.

From that perspective, it seems that both the teams won and lost simultaneously. South Africa made a 200 plus score and got a 39 runs victory but were unimpressive with the ball.
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Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in tri-series

Saturday June 23, 2012
Tags: Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Ashraful
Win allows Bangladesh a chance to enter final in the tri-series
Bangladesh became successful in keeping alive the hope of securing a spot in the final of the tri-series in Zimbabwe. In the do-or-die match, they defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in the Harare Sports Club.

The show was led by young Nasir Hossain whose unbeaten 41 runs guided Bangladesh to victory with 15 balls to spare. However, the real credit must go to Bangladesh’s bowlers who restricted Zimbabwe’s batsmen at the death of their innings and thus kept the target within reach.

Brendan Taylor won his third toss in a row and elected to bat first once again. To prove his decision right, Zimbabwe openers started aggressively.
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Bangladesh eke out narrow win

Saturday June 23, 2012
Tags: Bangladesh, South Africa, Mushfiqur Rahim
Beat South Africa by two runs to keep their hopes of entering the final alive.
Bangladesh have kept their hope of playing in the final of the tri-series in Zimbabwe alive by winning a thriller against South Africa. With this one, South Africa have tasted two successive defeats in Harare Sports Club.

In an approximate sub-continent condition, the Bangladesh’s spinners restricted the run flow and kept SA’s total below average. On the other hand, Bangladesh’s batsmen, led by Mohammad Ashraful and Mahmudullah, chased the total in a panic-stricken style.

South Africa chose to bat but stuck on a slow pitch. Mushfiqur Rahim quickly grasped the situation and unleashed all his spinners to stifle the opponent.
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Tamim Iqbal dropped from Bangladesh team

Tuesday March 6, 2012
Tags: Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh
Side announced for the Asia Cup does not have Iqbal after BCB chief drops him from the squad.
The Bangladesh team for Asia Cup has gone through several surprising changes. While the return of former captain Mashrafe Mortaza was predictable, dashing opener Tamim Iqbal’s demotion in the reserve quota was a big surprise to all.

Totally, four of the fifteen players who were part of the home ODI series against Pakistan back to the December of last year have been dropped from the Asia Cup squad. Other two players have been included to the reserves. Five players who did not play against Pakistan have been called up.
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