Bangladesh Team announced with Taskin as vice-captain



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There was concern about Taskin Ahmed as he got injured at the last minute. But that apprehension remained in the end apprehension. Taskin is in the team, but Bangladesh announced the 15-member World Cup team today by making him the vice-captain.

Chief selector Gazi Ashraf Hossain announced the names of the team members at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. There are no big surprises in the Bangladesh team. Taskin Ahmed is in the team, who is a bit worried due to injury. However, pace bowling all-rounder Saifuddin, who was talked about returning to the Zimbabwe series after 18 months before the World Cup, did not have a place in the end.

Spinner Tanveer Islam has survived considering the conditions of the World Cup. He will play the World Cup for the first time. Liton Kumar Das, who was dropped in the last two matches due to poor performance in the Zimbabwe series, has survived another round. The selectors have trusted him because of his experience.

Pacer Hasan Mahmud and all-rounder Afif Hossain Dhrubo have been called to the team as reserves. Two more players will be picked up for the three-match T20I series against hosts USA before the World Cup although the names of those two have not been announced yet.

Bangladesh Squad:

Nazmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Taskin Ahmed (Vice-Captain), Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Tanjid Hasan Tamim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tawheed Hriday, Tanveer Islam, Zaker Ali Anik, Sheikh Mehdi, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shariful Islam, Tanjim Hasan Shakib.

Traveling Reserve: Hasan Mahmud and Afif Hossain Dhrubo. 

   

Sunrisers’ history by winning the match playing only 58 balls



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Awesome, incredible, superhuman - these are the words that must have been repeated in your mouth after watching Sunrisers Hyderabad bat this season of IPL. Why not? The Travis Head-Abhishek Sharma pair is making one after another feat with the bat. In this season, Hyderabad has already achieved the feat of collecting the highest total in the history of IPL. This time they have also made the record of chasing the biggest target by playing the least number of balls.

Hyderabad reached the target of 166 runs given by Lucknow Supergiants in a total of 9.4 overs or 58 balls. No one else has achieved such a feat in recognized men's T20.

Lucknow won the toss and decided to bat first at Hyderabad's home ground. They could not take advantage in the first 10 overs under the influence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. At this time the scoreboard accumulated 57 runs for 3 wickets. However, in the second half of the innings, Caribbean batter Nicholas Puran and Ayush Badoni got the fighting capital of 99 runs. Their run in 20 overs stood at 165 for 4 wickets.

Ayush remains unbeaten on 55 off 30 balls with 9 fours, Puran's 48* off 26 balls. Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar took 2 wickets at the cost of 12 runs after completing the quota of 4 overs.

In IPL, the fountain of runs is running in almost every match, but the collection of 165 runs is not insignificant. A good bowling attack has a pattern of success with this group of targets. But where the bowlers of Lucknow could do 'good bowling'!

Chasing 166 runs, Hyderabad's two openers Head and Abhishek's bat became the open sword. Head scored 89 runs with four sixes from 30 balls. Abhishek hit 75 off 28 balls with an even number of fours and two less sixes.

With their superhuman batting, Hyderabad took a step closer to the playoffs with a big 10-wicket victory. With this victory, their points from 12 matches are now 14, and they are third in the table. 

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Bangladesh defeats sloppy Zimbabwe



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There was a forecast of rain in Chattogram at eight o'clock on Friday night. As predicted, the rain appeared shortly after 8pm. The match started after a short pause. After some time it rained again. Bangladesh won easily in the first T20I of the five-match series against Zimbabwe in two phases of rain. Bangladesh beat Sikandar Raja's team by 8 wickets.

Bangladesh lost Liton Das at the beginning when they came to bat for the target of 125 runs given by Zimbabwe. He got back bowled by Blessing Mujarabani after scoring 1 run from 3 balls. However, the other opener Tanjid Tamim and captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto kept the wheel running by making a pair of 52 runs despite the rain in two phases.

When the game started after rain-interruption in the second round, Tamim and Shanto started playing frantically. Tamim saw a 36-ball fifty after getting life twice due to the failure of the Zimbabwean fielders. After fifty he got one more life. In the end, after winning the team by scoring 67 runs from 47 balls, this batsman, who was anointed in T20 cricket with this match, left the field.

Shanto, however, was not so 'lucky'. The Bangladesh captain returned to the palm of Shaun Williams at deep midwicket off Luke Jongwe for a personal 21 runs. Tawhid Hriday made an important contribution to the team's victory in a 18-ball 33-run innings. Bangladesh reached the target with 28 balls to spare.

Earlier, after losing the toss scored 124 runs in 20 overs facing terrific Taskin – Saifuddin attack. Taskin took 3 wickets for 14 runs, Saifuddin also took 3 wickets with one run more. Spinner Sheikh Mehdi Hasan got two wickets.

Zimbabwe, who lost 7 wickets for 41 runs in a batting collapse, collected a hundred in the eighth wicket in the fighting pair of Clive Madande and Wellington Masakadza. The visitors capitalized on their 75-run stand. The highest 43 runs for the team came with the bat of wicketkeeper-batter Madand. 

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"That" Mohsin Sheikh was appointed for full term



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Mohsin Sheikh has been appointed as the Performance Analyst of Bangladesh National Cricket Team. This is not the first time the Pakistani-born Australian has worked with Shanto-Litton in the New Zealand series last year.

But that was a part-time job. BCB has appointed him as a performance analyst on a full-time basis. Mohsin was appointed to this post on contract till May 2026.

It is known that Mohsin will join the team soon. Bangladesh's five-match T20 series against Zimbabwe will begin on May 3. He will join the Bangladesh team in the field of that series.

Mohsin Shaikh's experience as a performance analyst is not less. He also spent time with the Afghanistan, Pakistan and Australia cricket boards before working with Bangladesh on the tour of New Zealand last December.

Apart from this, Mohsin has also competed in various T20 leagues around the world. He has vast experience of working as a performance analyst in top leagues like Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Indian Premier League and Australian Big Bash.



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Naogaon’s Dolly joined ICC umpiring



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Dolly Rani Sarkar, a girl from Naogaon, has been included as the first female umpire of Bangladesh in the World Cricket Controlling Organization (ICC) ICC umpiring.

Behind reaching this stage of success is an unknown story of a struggling life. Dolly Rani was born in a poor family in Barendra Bhoomi town of Naogaon. She used to play neighborhood cricket with boys since childhood. That's where she started playing cricket. After that she got admission in BKSP. She also got a call to the national team's 20-man camp, but had to stop there and got a job in BKSP, so her cricket career did not progress further. That Dolly Rani Sarkar is now holding the umpiring helm and showing Bangladesh a dream.

Dolly Rani told Barta24.com at Naogaon Stadium, I used to play sports since childhood. I used to play handball, volleyball and athletics in all the sports events in the school and I used to play with all the older brothers of the neighborhood. The beginning is by the hands of the older brothers of my neighborhood. The beginning was very difficult for me unless the Naogaon District Sports Association and the neighborhood elder brothers, younger brothers and neighboring uncles took me to play in the cricket tournaments held in the neighborhood and from there I developed. If they didn't help, I wouldn't have come this far. I also got a call to the national team's 20-man camp, but had to stop there. Later, the job was done in BKSP, the cricket career did not progress further.

She also said, "I am so happy to join the ICC umpiring as the first woman umpire of Bangladesh that I don't know the language to express." I am very happy and glad because it was not expected that I will join ICC umpiring so soon. The cricket board has been working with us for two years. In the last two years, the cricket board has tried to make us suitable by giving matches at different places. We did that. I have been included in ICC umpiring today.

Dolly Rani said, I was a student of BKSP. I have been in umpiring practice since 2009. We started the journey with the girls' first division cricket tournament. Besides, I was the umpire for the boys' matches in BKSP, especially when Soumya, Vijaya were there. Besides, many teams from outside the country used to come to play in BKSP like I used to umpire Sri Lanka - Pakistan matches.

She also said, I was born in Naogaon, grew up in Naogaon, and started playing in Naogaon. Everything is Naogaon-centric. My primary school life was Chak Enayet Govt Primary School, Secondary Naogaon Pyarimohan (PM) Girls High School and for sports I passed SSC from Naogaon Govt Girls High School, HSC from Naogaon Govt College, Completed Graduation from BKSP, Completed Masters from Devendra College,  Manikganj, completed Bped from National University and completed Mp ED from Uttara University. 

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