Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | ePaper

Bangladesh cricket team return home

  • Print


Bangladesh national cricket team, led by its proud captain and world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, returned home on Thursday morning after a successful tour in the West Indies and United States of America (USA).
Five key players - Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarker and Sabbir Rahman - however, did not accompany the team on Thursday that reached the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 8:45 am by an Emirates flight.
Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh team smartly won their first-ever away T20 series against any major cricket playing nation beating West Indies by 2-1, both in Florida after losing the first T20 in St Kitts.
After whitewashed in the two-match Test series against the hosts Caribbeans featuring one of their ever-worse performances, Tigers most successful captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza joined the Bangladesh team in the three-match ODI squad and clinched the ODI series 2-1 boosting-up the morale of the Bangladeshi cricketers.
Soon after arrival at the airport in the morning, Shakib Al Hasan expressed his total satisfaction over the tour saying, "I am very satisfied with my personal and the team performances, we won two trophies (out of three) and this tour is very successful one."
"It was one of the best performances of our team in foreign soil, usually we did not experience such results in foreign soil before; we also proved that we are able to come back after a frustrating show (test series)."
"After a successful tour, the confidence level of our team is now very high, it will definitely help us do better in the ensuing Asia Cup Cricket" he added
Replying to a query, Shakib said he want to go for an operation on his injured finger before Asia Cup Cricket as he likes to deliver his best with full fitness.
Bangladesh top order batsman cum man of the match of the final T20 match, Liton Das said, he regained his confidence after a good batting in the last T20 match.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, former national captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Sabbir Rahman are staying in USA to spend vacation.
Batting all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad went back to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots till the Asia Cup Cricket while another opening batsman Soumya Sarkar went to Ireland to join the Bangladesh A team there.
Besides, Tigers ODI captain Mashrafe went to United States with his family after the ODI series and he is expected to return home in middle of this month.

More News For this Category

India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test nail-biter

India end 10-year win drought in Australia first Test nail-biter

AFP, Adelaid :India won their first Test on Australian soil in a decade Monday, bowling out the home side in a nail- biting finale to clinch the opening match of

Injured Indian batting phenomenon Shaw resumes running

AFP, Adelaide :Young Indian batting phenomenon Prithvi Shaw resumed running Monday in his battle to be fit for the second Test against Australia after a nasty ligament injury sidelined him

Will Young selected in New Zealand squad for Sri Lanka Tests

UNB, Wellington :Uncapped batsman Will Young has been selected in New Zealand's squad for the first two cricket Tests against Sri Lanka, beginning at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.Young, who

More challenges in coming days: Mashrafe

More challenges in coming days: Mashrafe

After beating visiting West Indies in the first encounter of three-match series, Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Sunday said they have to face more challenges in coming days. 

Pant 'happy' to help India win with world record 11 catches

Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said Monday he was "very happy" to have helped India win the first Test in Adelaide after equalling the world record of 11 catches in a match.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza of Bangladesh reacts after dismissal of Darren Bravo during the first One Day International  match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Sunday. Mashrafe grabbed three wickets at the cost of 30 runs.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza of Bangladesh reacts after dismissal of Darren Bravo during the first One Day International match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Sunday. Mashrafe grabbed three wickets at the cost of 30 runs.

Fizz to miss IPL 2019

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided not allow their pacer Mustafizur Rahman to play in the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The BCB refused to provide

Bangladesh reach semifinals beating Pakistan by 84 runs

Bangladesh U-23 cricket team moved into the semifinals of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Cup from four-team Group B beating hosts Pakistan U-23 side by 84 runs at

A good number of spectators arrived at the galleries to watch the first One Day International match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Sunday.

A good number of spectators arrived at the galleries to watch the first One Day International match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Sunday.

Australia's Travis Head bats on day four during the first cricket test between Australia and India in Adelaide, Australia on Sunday.

Australia's Travis Head bats on day four during the first cricket test between Australia and India in Adelaide, Australia on Sunday.