Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) — Uttara Sporting Club managed to live up to the expectation in their first relegation league match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League crushing Brothers Union Club by 188 runs at BKSP ground in Savar on Tuesday.
Brothers won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Sent into bat first, UttaraSC posted a huge total of 313 for 6 wickets in 50 overs riding on a century by Shanaj Ahmed, who scored 114 runs off 106 balls, featuring 12 fours and two sixes.
Apart from Shanaj, Anisul Islam Emon and Mohimenul Khan scored 64 and 66 runs respectively for Uttara SC.
Bishawnath Halder bagged three wickets while Mohammad Shahzad took two wickets for Brothers.
In reply, Brothers Union tumbled for 125 all-out in 29.2 overs to lose the match by huge 188 runs. Zahiduzzaman was the best among Brothers batsman scoring 42 while JunaidSiddique posted 27 runs.
Right-arm spinner Mohimenul Khan bagged Uttara SC five wickets for 38 runs in 10 overs while SajjadHossain took three wickets.
Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, leaving out players like Taskin Ahmed and Imrul Kayes.
Taskin had been suffering from an ankle injury but he recently started playing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. He has failed to impress in the only match he played for Legends of Rupganj.
Imrul, on the other hand, has been superb throughout last year for the Tigers. He played eight matches and scored 436 runs with two centuries. But he put up a dismal show in the ongoing Dhaka League.
He is in BCB’s 20-member pool.
“The team management wanted a right and left-handed combination at the top order. So, we decided not to pick him,” chief selector Minhazul Abedin said.
Left-handed batsman Soumya Sarkar got the selectors’ nod. He played nine matches last year and scored 307 runs including a century against Zimbabwe. But his performance in the ongoing Dhaka League has been dismal.
“We’re hopeful that he’ll get back his form before the World Cup. He did well for the national team before,” Minhazul said after announcing the team.
Taskin was dropped because of fitness. He was superb during the last season of Bangladesh Premier League. But he injured his ankle during the last match of Sylhet Sixers and had been sidelined for more than two months.
“He isn’t fit enough. We considered him for the New Zealand tour after his good display in BPL. But he was injured again,” the chief selector said.
“He recently played a match in Dhaka League and it seems that he’s yet to be fully fit. But still, there’s time. We’ll consider him if any pacer gets injured in Ireland tour,” Minhazul said.
BCB selectors called Abu Jayed Rahi in the ODI team for the first time instead of Taskin. The right-arm bowler is known for his ability to swing the ball. He took 11 wickets in five Tests and four wickets in three T20 Internationals for Tigers.
“Abu Jayed played Tests in New Zealand but did not get chance in the limited-overs cricket. We saw that he has the ability to swing the ball more than any of our bowlers. Since the World Cup is in England, we think he can be a good pick,” Minhazul said.
Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) - Abu Jayed Rahi, 25-year-old pace-bowler, on Tuesday said it was surprising to him to be selected in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer has never played an ODI before.
“It was surprising to me. I hoped I can be in the 20-member team. So, I was surprised when I heard I’m in the 15-member team,” Abu Jayed told the media after the team was announced by chief selector Minhazul Abedin today.
Abu Jayed got the national cap in 2018 with a T20 International match against Sri Lanka in his hometown of Sylhet. In the same year, he got the Test cap against West Indies. Since then, he has played five Tests and three T20 Internationals.
His main strength is his ability to swing the ball from both ends of the wicket. He also said he got the chance for this strength.
“I got the call for my ability to swing the ball. Mashrafe bhai told me earlier that he is optimistic about my ability to swing the ball since we’ll play the World Cup in England. I’m also hopeful about doing well,” Jayed further said.
Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Tiger squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019 scheduled to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
Abu Jayed Rahi came as the only surprise of the World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer never played an ODI. However, he played Test cricket for the Tigers.
Mosaddek Hossain has also been included in the team. The right-handed batsman recently struck a ton in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League which has paved the way for him.
“Rahi’s bowling can be effective in the condition of England and this is why we have included him in the pace bowling attack,” Minhazul Abedin told the reporters while announcing the team.
“We have considered Mosaddek as the back-up batsman and he has the ability of bowling off-spin which can be a great asset for us in the event like World Cup,” Minhazul said.
BCB Chief Selector Minhazul Abedin announced the team at a press-conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Chairman of the cricket operation committee Akram Khan and the other selector including Habibul Bashar were presented at the press conference along with Jalal Younus, chairman of the media and communication committee of BCB.
Along with the 15-members World Cup team, BCB also kept batsman Yasir Ali Rabbi and right-arm spinner Nayeem Hasan for the Ireland tour. The duo has been included only for the tri-series in Ireland.
However, if they do well in Ireland they might get a chance in the World Cup squad as BCB has time to make changes in the World Cup team before May 22, said the chief selector.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Mosaddek Hossain
Mumbai, Apr 15 (AP/UNB) — Vijay Shankhar and Ravindra Jadeja were picked for India's World Cup cricket team on Monday while Ambati Rayudu was left out.
The squad was named by chief selector MSK Prasad after meeting with skipper Virat Kohli.
Rishabh Pant also missed out while the experienced Dinesh Karthik was chosen for the tournament in England.
"After the Champions Trophy (in 2017) ... we did give a few more chances to Rayudu but what Vijay Shankar offers is three dimensions," Prasad said.
The chief selector said Shankar's "fantastic fielding" also went in his favor and if the conditions were overcast in England he might also bowl.
The squad also included KL Rahul, who could either open or fit in the middle order along with Kedhar Jadhav and Karthik. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are the three frontline fast bowlers with all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
The strong Indian batting lineup includes 2015 World Cup veterans in Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni.
Prasad said Karthik could come in India's playing XI if Dhoni is injured, and Karthik's experience of performing under pressure won him the spot ahead of Pant.
"Pant is full of talent. There's a lot of time for him," Prasad said. "Under pressure, we have seen Dinesh Karthik finishing matches (and) that scored for him."
Prasad said an additional four fast bowlers will travel with the team to England in case there's an injury. However, Prasad did not name which four pacers will accompany the team.
The ICC has set April 23 as deadline for the 10 countries participating in the tournament to finalize their squads. But Prasad said no changes will be made to the 15-member squad announced Monday unless there's injury.
India will open its World Cup campaign when it takes on South Africa in Southampton on June 5.