Mustafizur needs to walk the straight and narrow

So Bangladesh thrashed a full strength Indian side in the first ODI to take another step towards qualification for the Champion’s Trophy in 2017. A debutante took 5 wickets bowling some wicked cutters – Mustafizur Rahman. Full marks to Bangladesh but Mustafizur only got half his match fees.

I’ve looked around on the internet to see what the fuss was about. Ignoring the dramatic title, this footage sums it up nicely – watch this video and come back.  Read More …

Ajinkya Rahane: Ice man

Getting ready for work, I watched a few balls of the India-Bangladesh test match this morning.

Rahane was batting with Saha and it was obvious they were both looking to push the score along to try and declare. Rahane went to 94 with a boundary over mid-wicket, then swept the next one square to get to 98.

Next ball, he went back to pull, looking for his third boundary in a row. Bowled.

Out for 98. Read More …