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    New dad Cook set to break English record

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on October 18, 2016

    England captain Alastair Cook was ecstatic on Tuesday about the prospect of being the highest capped Test cricketer for England in their 139-year history of Test cricket...

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    Cricket defies physical disability

    Sharif Adnan | Updated at 10:46pm on October 18, 2016

    It was different day out at the Shahid captain Mansur Ali handball stadium on Tuesday when more than two-dozen physically challenged cricketers gathered for a Wheel Chair Cricket Tournament...

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    Becoming off-spinner pays rich dividend for Mehedi

    Atif Azam . Chittagong | Updated at 10:44pm on October 18, 2016

    Test aspirant Mehedi Hasan is glad that his decision of switching to a genuine off-spinner in the High-Performance camp eventually paid its dividend through earning him a spot in the Test squad...

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    Sakib prepares to combat long-gap

    Atif Azam . Chittagong | Updated at 10:14pm on October 18, 2016

    Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan on Tuesday said that playing a Test match after a long-gap is a very difficult but one has to be on right frame of mind to that...

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    Local bowlers dismiss England in a day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:12pm on October 17, 2016

    Bangladesh’s inability to pick up 20 wickets in a Test match has become major concern for the management but the local bowlers bundled out visiting English side within a day in a practice match to create some hope...

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    Five ways Barca have evolved without Guardiola

    Reuters . Barcelona | Updated at 11:04pm on October 17, 2016

    As Barcelona prepare to welcome back Pep Guardiola to the Nou Camp for Wednesday’s Champions League game against Manchester City, Reuters Sport looks at how the club has evolved since the visionary coach departed in 2012...

  • ‘Neymar will be next Messi’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:02pm on October 17, 2016

    Brazilian Neymar is set to become the next best player in the world after Argentina’s Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. Since arriving at Nou Camp in June 2013, Neymar has netted 59 goals in around 100 La Liga appearances and has won two top flight titles as well as the Champions League...

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    Real Madrid aim for goal fest

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:58pm on October 17, 2016

    AFP looks ahead to today’s Champions League action as champions Real Madrid go on the goal trail against minnows Legia Warsaw. Real Madrid (ESP) v Legia Warsaw (POL) Given Legia, the first Polish qualifiers to this stage in 20 years, have already conceded eight goals in their first two group games, anything other than a Real avalanche would be a surprise. Madrid warmed up for this match with a 6-1 thumping of Real Betis..

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    Sabbir banks on ODI skill for Test success

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:55pm on October 17, 2016

    Uncapped Sabbir Rahman hoped Monday his experience in the other formats would help him do well in the longer-version as he was preparing for his Test berth in the upcoming series against England...

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    Duckett knocks at Test door

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on October 17, 2016

    English batsman Ben Duckett continued to impress with his batting and made a strong case for selectors to give him a Test debut after another half century during a practice match on Monday...