Cricket World Cup 2011 Preview - Bangladesh

Bangladeshi village boys walk past a mustard field to participate in a local cricket match at Sigair disrict, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India are co-hosting the 2011 Cricket World Cup with fans expectations high in the South Asian region
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World Cup History - Bangladesh
15 February 2011
1999 World Cup
Bangladesh made their first appearance in the World Cup. Though they did not make it to the Super Six stage, they shocked Pakistan by 62 runs at Northampton in the group stage.

2003 World Cup
Bangladesh had a wretched campaign in South Africa as they finished at the bottom of the Pool B table without a single win.

2007 World Cup
Bangladesh was in Group B alongside Sri Lanka, India and Bermuda. They defeated a strong Indian side by five wickets in the opening match and then eased into the Super Eights at the expense of India. However, barring the win against South Africa by 67 runs, they failed to click ending on the losing side in the other Super Eight games.


Bangladesh gift England quarter-final spot
March 19, 2011
Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur
South Africa; 284 for 8, beat Bangladesh; 78 by 206 runs
Reuters – Bangladesh's captain Shakib Al Hasan rests during the ICC Cricket World Cup group B match against ...
Bangladesh were not favourites to win their virtual pre-quarterfinal against the might of South Africa, especially after the visitors breezed away to 284, but it was the meek manner of their abject batting surrender that would have jarred even their most faithful fan. More>>

Bangla skipper vows to seek entry into WC 2011 knockout phase
Saturday 12th March, 2011
Big News (ANI)
Bangladesh cricket captain Shakib Al Hasan has vowed to "fight to the end" to secure an entry into the World Cup knockout phase after his team's dramatic two-wicket win over England on Friday.
The home side restricted England to 225 all out and made a good start to their reply, looking comfortable at 155-3 before a collapse saw them lose five wickets for just 14 runs.

But Mohammad Mahmudullah (21) and Shafiul Islam (24) took the score from a perilous 169-8 to 227-8, guiding Bangladesh to a nervy two-wicket victory. More>>

Thrilled fans take over Dhaka, Ctg
Sat, Mar 12th, 2011 2:00 am BdST
Dhaka, Mar 12 ( — Ecstatic Bangladesh fans rocked Dhaka and Chittagong with colourful processions and slogan-chants to celebrate the two-wicket victory over England on Friday.
The first procession in Chittagong came out from Jelepara, adjacent to the media box of the local Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Shouts of "Bangladesh….Bangladesh" rent air, as the people rejoiced the victory with drums and vuvuzelas until past-midnight.  More>>

Islam catapults Bangladesh to 27-run victory
IRE vs BAN, 9th Match, Group B, Dhaka
IRE 178-all out (45.0 Ovs)
BAN 205 (49.2 Ovs)
Bangladesh, spearheaded by fast bowler Shafiul Islam, beat Ireland by 27 runs in the World Cup Group B match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
Bangladesh have really pulled out the rabbit out of the hat. They started off with the spinners and it paid rich dividends as they sent back the openers cheaply. More>>

Records Fall As Sehwag And Kohli Pummel Bangladesh
19 February 2011
Virat Kohli (left) jumps up to celebrate his century in the World Cup's opening game
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Virender Sehwag broke a host of records and Virat Kohli also scored a century as India opened the Cricket World Cup 2011 in style by hitting Bangladesh for 370 for four.
Sehwag cracked 175 in 140 balls - a new career-best - while Kohli was unbeaten on exactly 100 as India set a new ground record in Mirpur to put fellow co-hosts Bangladesh in big trouble. Read More>>

'No tickets', so Khaleda Zia skips World Cup opening
Big News (IANS)
Friday 18th February, 2011
Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia stayed away from the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup. Her office said she got 'only an invitation card' and no tickets to attend matches.
She, however, expressed her best wishes for the Bangladesh team Thursday night and welcomed the foreign cricketers and guests.  Read More>>

The Biggest Cricket show In Bangladesh
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Daily Star
People pour onto the streets surrounding the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday as they wait impatiently for the opening of the the biggest show of cricket.
Who dares to say cricket is not the No. 1 game in Bangladesh? At least now? No-one. Wait a minute, who dares to raise the question? Read More>>

Bangladesh set for World Cup fiesta
Wed, Feb 16th, 2011 10:45 pm BdST
Dhaka, Feb 16 (
The cricket World Cup extravaganza is set to open with all razzmatazz in the Bangladesh capital city of Dhaka on Thursday.
Promising to be a grand gala event, the opening ceremony begins at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here at 5:50pm. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will declare open the biggest cricket event, co-hosted by Bangladesh for the first time. Read More>>

Bangladesh Name Preliminary World Cup Squad
16 December 2010
Alok Kapali has been named in Bangladesh's 30-man provisional World Cup squad
©REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN) Picture Supplied by Action Images
2011 World Cup co-hosts Bangladesh have named their 30-man provisional squad for the tournament, including batsmen Alok Kapali and Nazimuddin in the squad.  Read More>>

Mortaza Misses Out As Bangladesh Name Squad
19 January 2011
Injury-hit fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza (left) has not been named in Bangladesh's World Cup squad
©Action Images / Ed Sykes
Fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has missed out on a place in Bangladesh's World Cup squad following the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) deicision to leave him out of their 15-man squad.  Read More>>


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