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Formation of Cricket in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Cricket History Bangladesh, the nation was born in 1971 after a war with Pakistan. Later, in 1972, a cricket governing council was formed in Bangladesh. At that time the condition of Bangladesh was not much enviable. Even the stadiums were in shambles and they required some repair works. Football was more popular in Bangladesh than cricket. Bangladesh National Cricket Team was formed in 1977. They became an associate member of ICC in 1977.In 1977 Marylebone Cricket Club team visited the nation. Srilankan national team toured Bangladesh in 1978 to play three 3 day matches.  The touring side won all the matches by an innings. Bangladesh got the real international exposure when they participated in the ICC Trophy in England held in 1979. Under the captaincy of Raquibul Hasan, they won 2 matches but lost the same number of matches and couldn't make it to the semifinals. In the first match they had defeated Fiji by 22 runs,thanks to 7 wicket haul from Ashraful Haque. In

The excluded players in IPL history

The cash rich league of IPL has been a blessing not only for the mainstream players but it has been an opportunity for many little known, opportunity seeking players as well. Many small town cricketers were able to break into the national scene just because of this awesome opportunity provided by IPL. Some of those players were even able to get into the national team by their consistent performance in IPL. Mohit Sharma, Rahul Sharma,Rishabh Pant,Dhawal Kulkarni and so on. The list is very long. But only few had managed to cling on to the fruit of success. Every now and then we have seen many glittering performances from players. But the problem is that these performances gets limited in those one or two editions of IPL and they fail to carry on their performances. Here we are going to discuss a list of such players who delighted us with some thundering performances in IPL, but later just faded out of the scene. 1. Swapnil Asnodkar The little man from Goa had been a revelati

Gautham Gambhir The unsung hero

Gautham Gambhir once formed a formidable opening pair along with Virender Sehwag in both ODI and the longer format of the game. To a great extent it was the brisk and steady innings which the duo gave at the start of innings was which helped India to reach the number 1 spot in tests. It was a time when India was looking for an opening partner for Sehwag, India found the answer in Gautam Gambir. The Delhi southpaw often gave India the solid starts and was also equally abled to play the long innings.His long innings for more than 10 hours at Napier against New Zealand will be long remembered. He won the ICC award for best test cricketer in 2009. Gambhir at times lacked the charisma of some fellow great cricketers but he was more than helpful for team than any of those fellow cricketers at crunch times. Gambhir was the top scorer in two world cup finals in which India lifted the cup. Gambhir scored 75 in WT20 final in 2007 against Pakistan, and again top scored with 97 in 50 over world