Bangladesh CricketersAftab Ahmed | Alok Kapali | Enamul Haque jnr | Habibul Basher | Javed Omar | Khaled Mashud | Mashrafe Mortaza | Mohammad Ashraful | Mohammad Rafique | Nafeez Iqbal | Rajin Saleh | Shahadat Hossain | Shahriar Nafees
Bangladesh's ICC Champions Trophy 2006 campaign
ICC Champions Trophy 2006
|Sri Lanka||3||3||_||_||6||Qualifier 1|
|West Indies||3||2||_||1||4||Qualifier 2|
Match 5, ZIM vs BAN: Bangladesh consolation win
Oct 13, 2006Shahriar Nafees made 123 for Bangladesh as they completed a 101-run win over Zimbabwe in the Champions Trophy.
Earlier, Zimbabwe captain Prosper Utseya won the toss and elected to field first. Nafees remained on 123, only the second Bangladesh batsman to score two ODI centuries and the second to carry his bat in an ODI innings - a feat Javed Omar achieved twice without scoring a hundred.
Neither team was able to qualify for the main tournament after both were beaten by Sri Lanka and West Indies. Bangladesh : S Nafees, R Saleh, A Ahmed, S Hasan, H Bashar (Captain), F Reza, K Mashud (Wicket Keeper), M Rafique, M Mortaza, A Razzak, M Hossain jnr
Zimbabwe : B Taylor (Wicket Keeper), C Chibhabha, H Masakadza, G Strydom, E Chigumbura, G Brent, S Matsikenyeri, P Utseya (Captain), A Ireland, T Kamungozi, E Rainsford
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round, Jaipur: Bangladesh 231-6 (50 ovs) bt Zimbabwe 130 (44.4 ovs) by 101 runs
Bangladesh to play for pride
Oct 13, 2006Bangladesh will have more to prove than Zimbabwe when the two teams clash in an inconsequential Champions Trophy qualifying match today.
Both the sides are out of the reckoning following two defeats each in as many matches, against Sri Lanka and the West Indies who have clinched the two spots available in the Super Eight stage. Zimbabwe were handed a nine-wicket thrashing after being bundled out for 85 by title holders West Indies and then Sri Lanka pasted them to register a 144-run victory. Nothing more could have been expected of a team that has been stripped of its Test status and comprises a bunch of raw youngsters whose average age is 21. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have consistently flattered to deceive. They started the tournament with a reasonable performance against the Lankans in the first tie at Mohali where they held themselves while chasing a tall target of 304.
But the batting crumbled when asked to set a target against the West Indies, crashing to their 113th loss in 135 matches. Captain Habibul Bashar, who has failed to score a run and has lasted only three balls at the crease from the two innings he has played so far, said it was a "bad game" and did not expect it to be repeated again. Bashar would also remember the recent one-day series loss to Zimbabwe. Bangladesh (from): Habibul Bashar (Captain), Shahriar Nafees, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rajin Saleh, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Farhad Reza, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain.
Zimbabwe (from): Prosper Utseya (Captain), Gary Brent, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Anthony Ireland, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Tawanda Mupariwa, Ed Rainsford, Piet Rinke, Gregory Strydom, Brendan Taylor.
Habibul Bashar wants to go back home with win
Oct 12, 2006Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar desperately wants to end his Champions Trophy campaign on a winning note with his team's final qualifying match against Zimbabwe on Friday.
"We need to win this game and get our pride back," Bashar said. Bashar is yet to score a run in Champions Trophy qualifying, in which Bangladesh has lost to Sri Lanka and the defending champion West Indies so far. "We came here in this tournament to do a lot better and we want to win at least one game," Bashar said. Both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are out of contention for the main round of the biennial limited-overs tournament, while the West Indies and Sri Lanka have already earned their berths.
Bangladesh' top-order batting lineup failed to chase a strong Sri Lankan total of 302 in the first match and lost the game by 37 runs, before Brian Lara's West Indies hammered it by 10 wickets on Wednesday. The West Indies outclassed Zimbabwe by nine wickets and Sri Lanka crushed it by 144 runs in its two qualifying matches. But the African team will have some confidence heading into Friday's match after beating Bangladesh 3-2 at home in a five-match limited-overs series earlier this year. "We need to be on top when we play Bangladesh tomorrow," said Zimbabwe coach Kevin Curran "We beat them 3-2 recently, we have that advantage."
Match 4, WIN vs BAN: Windies in the main stage after 10 wkt victory over Bangladesh
Oct 11, 2006West Indies cruised to a 10 wicket win over Bangladesh and a place in the main stages of the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Tigers collapsed from 95-1 to 161 all out after Shahriar Nafees (38) and Aftab Ahmed (59) had put on 85. For Windies, Gayle hit 104 in 118 balls, while Chanderpaul scored 52 in 104. West Indies Team C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B Lara (Captain), R Sarwan, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Bravo, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, J Taylor, F Edwards
Bangladesh Team S Nafees, M Ashraful, A Ahmed, S Hasan, H Bashar, F Reza, K Mashud, M Rafique, M Mortaza, A Razzak, S Rasel
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round: Bangladesh 161 (46.3 overs) lost to West Indies 164/0 (36.4 overs) by 10 wickets
Ramnaresh Sarwan recovers, to play against Bangladesh
Oct 11, 2006West Indies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has recovered from a viral infection and will play against Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy qualifying match at Sawai Man Singh stadium today.
"Sarwan was suffering from viral infection but had recovered. He took part in the net session on Tuesday," team manager Tony Howard said at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday. He said the status of Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Smith, who were also down with viral fever, will be known this morning. "No one has been ruled out of selection for the playing eleven today," Howard added.
Meanwhile, captain Brian Lara said the side would not take any chances and they would play the best team possible. "We are not taking Bangladesh lightly. They had sprung some surprises in the past by beating India and Australia and there is no room for complacency as it is a qualifying tournament," Lara said when asked whether he would try to experiment with some new faces. "Playing good cricket is important than looking at whom you play with." Answering another question on the enormous form of batmen Chris Gyale, he said, "Gayle is an important cog in the wheel of West Indies cricket. He is a match winner and integral part of West Indies Cricket." Bangladesh Team (from): Habibul Bashar (Captain), Shahriar Nafees, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rajin Saleh, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Farhad Reza, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain.
West Indies Team (from): Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Wavell Hinds.
Match 1, SRI vs BAN: Upul Tharanga's century instrumental in Srilanka's victory over Bangladesh
Oct 7, 2006In the first qualifying match for the Champions Cup in Mohali, Srilanka pulled off an easy victory against Bangladesh, thanks to a century by Upul Tharanga. In response to Sri Lanka's score of 302 runs at the loss of 8 wickets, Bangladesh could come up with only 265 runs in 50 overs and just one wicket in hand.
Tharanga anchored himself at the crease to hit 105 runs off 129 balls and was instrumental in the Srilankan victory. The rest of the top order batsmen all contributed to the score by forming lasting partnerships with Tharanga to help Srilanka get to a comfortable total of 302. Bangladesh fought back by taking 4 wickets in quick succession towards the end, but Srilanka still managaed to get their score past the 300 mark as Muralitharan and Tillakaratne amassed 28 runs in the last two overs.
Though Bangladesh suffered some early setbacks when their turn came to bat, they did put up a fight. The efforts worth mentioning include Saqibul Hasan's unbeaten 67 runs which included his first 50 in ODIs, Aftab Ahmed's 33 off 31 balls with 5 boundaries and a six.
But in the end, Srilanka turned out to be the better team, beating Bangladesh by 37 runs to win this first qualifying match for the ICC Champions Trophy.
The next match will be between Australia and Zimbabwe on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
Champions Trophy qualifying round, Mohali: Sri Lanka 302-8 (50 overs) bt Bangladesh 265-9 (50 overs) by 37 runs
Bangladesh face Sri Lanka in opener today
Oct 7, 2006The first match of the Champions Trophy will be played at Mohali on Saturday between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The 1996 World Cup champions and the joint winners of the 2002 Champions Trophy Sri Lanka begin as overwhelming favourites in this encounter which kicks off the qualifying stage. The Sri Lankans have been in pretty good form of late including a 5-0 whitewash of England in England. Bangladesh on the other hand were beaten by a young Zimbabwe team 3-2 in a five match series recently and will be keen to cause an upset although they have beaten Sri Lanka just once in 17 matches. Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody said his team would treat Bangladesh with the respect they deserve. But he said his players would tread cautiously against the improving minnows, who have beaten Australia, India and Sri Lanka in recent times. Visiting Sri Lanka whitewashed England 5-0 in a One-Day series in July. Moody said the qualifiers would help his team prepare for the Champions Trophy main rounds which start on October 15. Sri Lanka failed to clinch one of the automatic main-round berths as only the top six teams in the One-Day rankings on April 1 made the cut. Sri Lanka Team (from): Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Marvan Atapattu, Malinga Bandara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ruchira Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Chaminda Vaas.
Bangladesh Team (from): Habibul Bashar (Captain), Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Khaled Mashud, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahriar Nafees, Mohammad Rafique, Syed Rasel, Abdur Razzak, Farhad Reza, Rajin Saleh.
ICC Champions Trophy Cricket 2006
Oct 7 to Nov 5 2006
Bangladesh Team1 Habibul Bashar (Captain), 2 Shahriar Nafees, 3 Abdur Razzak, 4 Aftab Ahmed, 5 Farhad Reza, 6 Khaled Mashud (Wicket Keeper), 7 Mashrafe Mortaza, 8. Mehrab Hossain jnr, 9 Mohammad Ashraful, 10 Mohammad Rafique, 11 Rajin Saleh, 12 Saqibul Hasan, 13 Shahadat Hossain, 14 Syed Rasel
Bangladesh Match SchedulesCurrent ODI Ranking: 10, Yet to Qualify
October 7, 2006 vs Sri Lanka Mohali
October 11, 2006 vs West Indies Jaipur
October 13, 2006 vs Zimbabwe Jaipur
Bangladesh Past ICC Champions Trophy RecordMatches Played: 5
Matches Won: 0
Matches Lost: 5
Performance in 2004: Group Stage
Performance in 2002: Group Stage
Performance in 2000: Pre Q.Finals
Performance in 1998: DNP