Lord's honours boards
The Lord's honours boards are boards in the Pavilion at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, which commemorate cricket players who have scored a century, taken 5 wickets in a single innings, or taken 10 wickets in a match in either a Test match or One Day International at Lord's. The boards only included achievements in Tests, but in 2019 boards were added for ODIs, meaning that performances by female cricketers were recognised for the first time; the honours boards are located in the dressing rooms in the pavilion with the boards commemorating England players in the home dressing room, the boards commemorating players from other nationalities in the away dressing room. Both dressing rooms have separate boards for bowling. In 2010, to coincide with Lord's serving as a neutral venue for a Test match between Pakistan and Australia, the Marylebone Cricket Club created a "neutral" honours board to be placed in the away dressing room; this board was intended to commemorate players who reached the qualification criteria in Test matches at Lord's not involving England.
The first players listed on the batting board were Warren Bardsley and Charles Kellaway, as they had both scored centuries at Lord's in a neutral Test for Australia against South Africa in 1912. The bowling board was populated when Shane Watson and Marcus North each took five-wicket hauls in the neutral Test against Pakistan, it is a considered a great distinction to be named on either the batting or bowling honours boards. To be named on both is an exceptional achievement and only ten players have managed this; these are England's Gubby Allen, Ray Illingworth, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes along with Australia's Keith Miller, the West Indies' Sir Garfield Sobers, India's Vinoo Mankad. Botham holds the record for the most appearances on the boards, with ten: eight five-wicket innings, one ten-wicket match and one century. A number of distinguished players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Curtly Ambrose and Brian Lara are not named on the honours boards.
As of September 2018, 165 players have earned a place on one of the Test batting honours boards, scoring 237 centuries. There have been 30 centuries in men's ODIs and four in women's ODIs. For a full list see the list of centuries at Lord's; as of September 2018, there have been 183 Test five-wicket innings at Lord's, spread among 129 players. In men's ODIs there have been three in women's ODIs. For a full list see the list of five-wicket hauls at Lord's; as of September 2018, there have been 29 ten-wicket matches earn a spot on the boards, with Derek Underwood the only player to appear twice. Each player taking ten-wickets in a match will appear on the five-wicket board at least once for the same match. Lord's online honours boards
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi international cricketer who captains the Bangladesh national team in Test and T20I formats. Considered as the greatest cricketer to have played for Bangladesh, Shakib is acknowledged as one of the best all-rounders in the world, he holds the record for being ranked first as an all rounders for 8 years and is still in the highest current rankings in the Test format of the game. His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order, controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling, athletic fielding has helped him win trophies in top leagues across the world. In 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the No.1 all-rounder by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game. On 13 January 2017, he registered the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi batsman in Tests. In November 2018, he became the first bowler for Bangladesh to take 200 wickets in Tests, he is the one all rounder who scored 40 runs and took 5 wickets in a T20 International.
Born in Magura, Shakib started playing cricket at an early age. According to Prothom Alo sports editor Utpal Shuvro, Shakib "was proficient at cricket and was hired to play for different villages". In one of those matches, Shakib impressed an umpire who arranged for him to practice with the Islampur Para Club, a team in the Magura Cricket League. During the practice session, Shakib batted aggressively and bowled fast, as he did, but chose to experiment with spin bowling which proved to be not so effective, he took a wicket with his first ball. He spent six months training at Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Pratisthan, a government-run sports institute, and in 2004, at the age of 17, was drafted by Khulna to play in the National Domestic League. Shakib first represented Bangladesh at the U-19 level, debuting in August 2006 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, he played an important part in Bangladesh's victory, where he scored 30 runs and bowled out Elton Chigumbura to get his first ODI wicket. In 2005, during the final of a tri-nation tournament involving England and Sri Lanka's Under-19 teams, Shakib scored an 86-ball century and took three wickets to lead his team to victory.
Between 2005 and 2006, Shakib played 18 youth One Day Internationals. Domestically Shakib has represented Khulna since 2004, in 2010 spent several months playing for Worcestershire in England, becoming the first Bangladeshi player to represent an English county cricket team. For the 2011 Indian Premier League, Shakib was contracted by Kolkata Knight Riders. Shakib was released by KKR and was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL personnel changes In the first season of Bangladesh Premier League, he captained Khulna Royal Bengals, in the second season he led Dhaka Gladiators to the tournament title. In 2015 season he played from 2016 season he is playing for Dhaka Dynamites. Shakib represented Uthura Rudras in the 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League. Shakib played for Barbados Tridents in the 2013 Caribbean Premier League, he played for Jamaica Tallawahs in both 2016 and 2017 season before returning to Barbados for 2018 Caribbean Premier League. He played for Adelaide Strikers in 2014 replacing the injured Johan Botha, thus becoming the first Bangladeshi to play in the Big Bash League.
For 2015 season he was picked up by Melbourne Renegades. For 2016 Pakistan Super League he was picked up by Karachi Kings and in 2017 season and he played for Peshawar ZalmiHe was supposed to play for the 2018 season but was injured at that time Shakib made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe on 6 August 2006, where he scored 30 runs and bowled out Elton Chigumbura to get his first ODI wicket, he made his Test debut the following 6 May against India. From January 2009 to April 2011 and again from March 2012, Shakib was ranked first amongst ODI all-rounders by the ICC. In December 2011, he became the world's top-ranked Test all-rounder. In December 2014 Shakib became, he is the only all-rounder to be ranked in the top 3 of ICC Player Rankings across every format of international cricket. In 2008, Shakib took at that time the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh player in Tests, 7 wickets for 36 runs, against New Zealand. To date he is Bangladesh's highest wicket taker in Test Matches.
Shakib was appointed Bangladesh's vice-captain in June 2009. During Bangladesh's tour of the West Indies the following month, the captain Mashrafe Mortaza was injured and Shakib took over the captaincy, he was 22 years old at the time. A temporary position, Shakib's success against the West Indies, securing his side's first overseas series win, ensured his retention of captaincy after Mort recovered. Shakib was named The Wisden Cricketer's "Test Player of the Year" in November 2009. In July 2010, he stepped down from the ODI captaincy to concentrate on his personal performance. Mortaza took over until he became injured again and Shakib was asked to resume leadership; this lasted. In 2015 after batting in the first match at 2015 Cricket World Cup, Hasan had a total of 4,040 runs in ODI matches and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score 4,000 runs in ODIs. Shakib was included in Bangladesh's senior squad to tour Zimbabwe in February 2006. Along with Farhad Reza and Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib was one of the three uncapped players to be included in the
Bangladesh the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It shares land borders with Myanmar; the country's maritime territory in the Bay of Bengal is equal to the size of its land area. Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country as well as its most densely-populated, to the exclusion of small island nations and city-states. Dhaka is largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port. Bangladesh forms the largest and easternmost part of the Bengal region. Bangladeshis include people from a range of ethnic religions. Bengalis, who speak the official Bengali language, make up 98% of the population; the politically dominant Bengali Muslims make the nation the world's third largest Muslim-majority country. Islam is the official religion of Bangladesh. Most of Bangladesh is covered by the largest delta on Earth; the country has 8,046 km of inland waterways. Highlands with evergreen forests are found in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the country.
Bangladesh has a coral reef. The longest unbroken natural sea beach of the world, Cox's Bazar Beach, is located in the southeast, it is home to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. The country's biodiversity includes a vast array of plant and wildlife, including endangered Bengal tigers, the national animal; the Greeks and Romans identified the region as Gangaridai, a powerful kingdom of the historical Indian subcontinent, in the 3rd century BCE. Archaeological research has unearthed several ancient cities in Bangladesh, which enjoyed international trade links for millennia; the Bengal Sultanate and Mughal Bengal transformed the region into a cosmopolitan Islamic imperial power between the 14th and 18th centuries. The region was home to many principalities; as the Mughal Empire's wealthiest province, Bangladesh as part of the Bengal Subah was worth 12% of the world's GDP, larger than the entirety of western Europe. It was a notable center of the global muslin and silk trade.
As part of British India, the region was influenced by the Bengali renaissance and played an important role in anti-colonial movements. The Partition of British India made East Bengal a part of the Dominion of Pakistan; the region witnessed the Bengali Language Movement in 1952 and the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. After independence was achieved, a parliamentary republic was established. A presidential government was in place between 1975 and 1990, followed by a return to parliamentary democracy; the country continues to face challenges in the areas of poverty, education and corruption. Bangladesh is a developing nation. Listed as one of the Next Eleven, its economy ranks 43rd in terms of nominal gross domestic product and 29th in terms of purchasing power parity, it is one of the largest textile exporters in the world. Its major trading partners are the European Union, the United States, India, Japan and Singapore. With its strategically vital location between South and Southeast Asia, Bangladesh is an important promoter of regional connectivity and cooperation.
It is a founding member of SAARC, BIMSTEC, the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation and the Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal Initiative. It is a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Commonwealth of Nations, the Developing 8 Countries, the OIC, the Indian-Ocean Rim Association, the Non Aligned Movement, the Group of 77 and the World Trade Organization. Bangladesh is one of the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping forces; the etymology of Bangladesh can be traced to the early 20th century, when Bengali patriotic songs, such as Namo Namo Namo Bangladesh Momo by Kazi Nazrul Islam and Aaji Bangladesher Hridoy by Rabindranath Tagore, used the term. The term Bangladesh was written as two words, Bangla Desh, in the past. Starting in the 1950s, Bengali nationalists used the term in political rallies in East Pakistan; the term Bangla is a major name for both the Bengali language. The earliest known usage of the term is the Nesari plate in 805 AD; the term Vangaladesa is found in 11th-century South Indian records.
The term gained official status during the Sultanate of Bengal in the 14th century. Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah proclaimed himself as the first "Shah of Bangala" in 1342; the word Bangla became the most common name for the region during the Islamic period. The Portuguese referred to the region as Bengala in the 16th century; the origins of the term Bangla are unclear, with theories pointing to a Bronze Age proto-Dravidian tribe, the Austric word "Bonga", the Iron Age Vanga Kingdom. The Indo-Aryan suffix Desh is derived from the Sanskrit word deśha, which means "land" or "country". Hence, the name Bangladesh means "Land of Bengal" or "Country of Bengal". Stone Age tools found in Bangladesh indicate human habitation for over 20,000 years, remnants of Copper Age settlements date back 4,000 years. Ancient Bengal was settled by Austroasiatics, Tibeto-Burmans and Indo-Aryans in consecutive waves of migration. Archaeological evidence confirms that by the second millennium BCE, rice-cultivating communities inhabited the region.
By the 11th century people lived in systemically-aligned housing, buried their dead, manufactured copper ornaments and black and red pottery. The Ganges and Meghna rivers were natural arteries for communication and transportation, estuaries on the Bay of Bengal permit
2010 Asian Games
The 2010 Asian Games known as the XVI Asian Games, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Guangzhou, China from 12 to 27 November 2010, although several events had commenced from 7 November 2010. This was the second time China host the games, in which Guangzhou was the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines, making it the largest event in the history of the Games. Due to reductions in the number of sports to be contested for the 2014 Asian Games, these Games marked the final time that six non-Olympic events would be held during the Asian Games; the Games were co-hosted by Dongguan and Shanwei, the three neighbouring cities. It was opened by Premier Wen Jiabao in Haixinsha Island. A total of 53 venues were used to host the events including 11 constructed for use at the Games; the design concept of the official logo of these Asian Games was based on the legend about the Guangzhou, featured a stylised calligraphic "Stone Statue of Five Goats in Yuexiu Hill", a symbol of the host city.
The opening and closing ceremonies were held along the Pearl River in Haixinsha Island, was the first time in history that the opening ceremony for a major sports event was not held inside a stadium. The final medal tally was led followed by South Korea and third place Japan. China set a new Games record with 199 gold medals. Three World and 103 Asian records were broken. In addition, the badminton men's singles gold medalist Lin Dan was voted as most valuable player; the President of Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah hailed the Games as "outstanding" and "one of the best ever". The Olympic Council of Asia selected Guangzhou to host the 2010 Games at their 23rd general assembly session in Doha, site of the 2006 Asian Games, on July 1, 2004. Seoul and Amman dropped out before their bids were selected by the OCA, leaving only two candidate cities— Guangzhou and Kuala Lumpur. Seoul withdrew after considering the short span of time between 2002 and 2010, as South Korea hosted the 2002 Games in Busan.
Evaluation committee of the OCA, headed by the vice-president of the association Celso Dayrit inspected both the final bidders. Kuala Lumpur was forced to withdraw its bid after the declaration of the Malaysian Government on April 15, 2004 that it wouldn't support the Olympic Council of Malaysia with a Kuala Lumpur bid, due to the high cost of hosting the Games, leaving Guangzhou as the sole bidder; the official emblem of the Games was unveiled at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on November 26, 2006. It is a stylized representation of Guangzhou's "Statue of the Five Goats" fused with a running track; the goat, in Chinese tradition, is a blessing and brings people luck while the host city Guangzhou is known as the "City of Goats". The orange and yellow emblem resembles a flame; the mascots of the Games were the five sporty rams. They were unveiled on April 28, 2008 at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention and Exhibition Center; the five rams, including four small with one large, were named– A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi and Le Yangyang.
The Chinese character "yang," or "goat," is an auspicious symbol because, when read together, the Chinese names of the five rams are a message of blessing meaning "harmony, blessings and happiness". The medal designs themed the "Maritime Silk Road" were unveiled at Guangzhou No. 2 Children's Palace on 29 September 2010. It featured the Emblem of the Olympic Council of Asia and Guangzhou's kapok flower on the obverse and the Maritime Silk Road image and the games' logo on the reverse; the Maritime Silk Road image depicts a Chinese boat sailing on the sea, represents Guangzhou as the starting place of Maritime Silk Road, an important commercial centre and port in South China region. The official theme song was released on September 30, 2010, is called "Reunion", it was composed by Wu Liqun, with lyrics written by Xu Rongkai, while the English version was translated by Chen Ning Yang, a Chinese-American physicist, his wife, Weng Fan. The song was performed by Sun Nan and Bella Yao. Sun Nan performed it again with Mao Amin for a music video.
The official motto of the 2010 Asian Games is "Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia". It was chosen to represent the goal of the Asian Games, based on Olympic ideals and values, aimed at creating a competitive atmosphere for participating athletes while promoting unity and friendship among Asian people regardless of differences in race, religious beliefs and language. On March 11, 2005, Lin Shusen party secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China said the Games "will not cost more than ￥2 billion", in stark contrast to an earlier report, which had claimed that the cost could exceed ￥200 billion. In March 2009, the director of the marketing department of the Games, Fang Da’er, claimed that the Games were short of funds, due to lack of sponsorship and the global financial crisis. An informal estimate put the Games' expenditure at about US$420 million and revenue at US$450 million. On October 13, 2010, Wan Qingliang, mayor of Guangzhou at the time revealed in a press conference that the total cost of staging the Asian Games and Asian Para Games is about ￥122.6 billion, with ￥109 billion spent on the city's infrastructure, ￥6.3 billion on the venues and some ￥7.3 billion spent on Games' operation.
The full spending details would be released
England cricket team
The England cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997 it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, having been governed by Marylebone Cricket Club from 1903 until the end of 1996. England, as a founding nation, is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International status; until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right. England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match, these two countries together with South Africa formed the Imperial Cricket Conference on 15 June 1909. England and Australia played the first ODI on 5 January 1971. England's first T20I was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia; as of 12 March 2019, England has played 1010 Test matches, winning 365 and losing 300. The team has won The Ashes on 32 occasions. England has played 726 ODIs, winning 362, its record in major ODI tournaments includes finishing as runners-up in three Cricket World Cups, in two ICC Champions Trophys.
England has played 108 T20Is, winning 53. They won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010, were runners-up in 2016; as of 12 March 2019, England are ranked fifth in Tests, first in ODIs and third in T20Is by the ICC. Though the team and coaching staff faced heavy criticism after their Group Stage exit in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, it has since adopted a more aggressive and modern playing style in ODI cricket, under the leadership of captain Eoin Morgan and head coach Trevor Bayliss; the first recorded incidence of a team with a claim to represent England comes from 9 July 1739 when an "All-England" team, which consisted of 11 gentlemen from any part of England exclusive of Kent, played against "the Unconquerable County" of Kent and lost by a margin of "very few notches". Such matches were repeated on numerous occasions for the best part of a century. In 1846 William Clarke formed the All-England Eleven; this team competed against a United All-England Eleven with annual matches occurring between 1847 and 1856.
These matches were arguably the most important contest of the English season if judged by the quality of the players. The first overseas tour occurred in September 1859 with England touring North America; this team had six players from the All-England Eleven, six from the United All-England Eleven and was captained by George Parr. With the outbreak of the American Civil War, attention turned elsewhere. English tourists visited Australia in 1861–62 with this first tour organised as a commercial venture by Messrs Spiers and Pond, restaurateurs of Melbourne. Most matches played during tours prior to 1877 were "against odds", with the opposing team fielding more than 11 players to make for a more contest; this first Australian tour were against odds of at least 18/11. The tour was so successful that George Parr led a second tour in 1863–64. James Lillywhite led a subsequent England team which sailed on the P&O steamship Poonah on 21 September 1876, they played a combined Australian XI, for once on terms of 11 a side.
The match, starting on 15 March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground came to be regarded as the inaugural Test match. The combined Australian XI won this Test match by 45 runs with Charles Bannerman of Australia scoring the first Test century. At the time, the match was promoted as James Lillywhite's XI v Combined Victoria and New South Wales; the teams played a return match on the same ground at Easter, 1877, when Lillywhite's team avenged their loss with a victory by four wickets. The first Test match on English soil occurred in 1880 with England victorious. G. Grace included in the team. England lost their first home series 1–0 in 1882 with The Sporting Times printing an obituary on English cricket: In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH CRICKET, which died at the Oval on 29th AUGUST 1882, Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances R. I. P. N. B. – The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia. As a result of this loss the tour of 1882–83 was dubbed by England captain Ivo Bligh as "the quest to regain the ashes".
England with a mixture of amateurs and professionals won the series 2–1. Bligh was presented with an urn that contained some ashes, which have variously been said to be of a bail, ball or a woman's veil and so The Ashes was born. A fourth match was played which Australia won by 4 wickets but the match was not considered part of the Ashes series. England dominated many of these early contests with England winning the Ashes series 10 times between 1884 and 1898. During this period England played their first Test match against South Africa in 1889 at Port Elizabeth. England won the 1890 Ashes Series 2–0, with the third match of the series being the first Test match to be abandoned. England lost 2 -- 1 in the 1891 -- 92 series. England again won the 1894 -- 95 series. In 1895 -- 96 England played Test South Africa; the 1899 Ashes series was the first tour where the MCC and the counties appointed a selection committee. There were three active players: Lord Hawke, W. G. Grace and Herbert Bainbridge, the captain of Warwickshire.
Prior to this, England teams for home Tests had been chosen by the club on whose ground the match was to be played. England lost the 1899 Ashes series 1–0, with WG Grace making his final Test appearance in the first match of the series; the start of the
Bangladesh national cricket team
The Bangladesh national cricket team, is administered by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Bangladesh is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and One Day International status, it played its first Test match in November 2000 against India in Dhaka, becoming the tenth Test-playing nation. Bangladesh's first official foray into international cricket came in the 1979 ICC Trophy in England. On 31 March 1986, Bangladesh played its first ODI match, against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. For a long time, football was the most popular sport in Bangladesh, but cricket became popular – in urban areas – and by the late 1990s had surpassed football. In 1997, Bangladesh won the ICC Trophy in Malaysia and thus qualified for its first Cricket World Cup to participate in England in 1999. There, it defeated Pakistan – causing much upset – and Scotland. On 26 June 2000, Bangladesh was granted full ICC membership. Bangladesh holds the record for most consecutive losses in ODIs. After gaining full member status with the ICC, Bangladesh had to wait until 2004 for its first ODI win since the 1999 World Cup.
The team on the losing side on that occasion was Zimbabwe, who participated in Bangladesh's maiden Test victory in 2005. In 2009 Bangladesh toured the West Indies for two Tests and by winning both secured their first overseas Test series victory; as of 28 July 2018, Bangladesh has played 108 Tests. Its first victory was against team Zimbabwe, the next two came against the West Indian team. Results have improved predominantly at home with draws earned against New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa and wins against England, Sri Lanka and Australia, they played their 100th Test when they toured Sri Lanka in March 2017. The team has been more successful in ODIs, it has played 82 Twenty20 Internationals, winning 26. Bangladesh is ranked ninth in Tests, seventh in ODIs and tenth in T20Is by the ICC. Several East Pakistan-based sides played in Pakistani domestic cricket prior to Bangladesh's declaration of independence of 1971—the East Pakistan cricket team fielded three players who played ICC Trophy matches.
In 1977, Bangladesh became an Associate member of the International Cricket Council. Bangladesh was one of fifteen teams to take part in the inaugural ICC Trophy. Held in 1979, it gave non-Test playing countries the opportunity to qualify for that year's World Cup. Bangladesh, under the captaincy of Raqibul Hasan, won two matches and lost two, but failed to progress beyond the first round. Victory in the South-East Asian Cricket Conference Tournament in February 1984 ensured Bangladesh qualified for the 1986 Asia Cup. On 31 March 1986, Bangladesh played their first One Day International against a full member of the ICC, they lost their second ODI, against Sri Lanka, finishing last in the three-team tournament. Bangladesh qualified for this time hosting the tournament. Although they lost all their matches, Bangladesh's fixtures were retrospectively awarded ODI. Floods in the preceding months meant the tournament was in doubt. A charity match raised $70,000 for the flood victims. Bangladesh added a black mark in 1986 ICC Trophy with only 2 wins.
Bangladesh took part in the 1990 Austral-Asia Cup, the Asia Cup in 1990–91, 1995, 1997, several other triangular tournaments, but it was not until 1998 that they won their first ODI. Their 22-match losing streak since their first ODI was at the time a record. Bangladesh posted its first ODI win against Kenya, in India thanks to Mohammad Rafique, who contributed a fiery 77 runs and took 3 wickets. Put on 137 for the first wicket with Athar Ali Khan. Athar's own contribution was 47. In October 1998, Bangladesh hosted the first ICC KnockOut Trophy held, a knock-out ODI tournament featuring all the Test playing nations. Bangladesh took part in each of the 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 editions of the ICC Trophy, won the trophy in 1997, in the process qualified for the 1999 World Cup; the General Secretary of Bangladesh Cricket Board, Aminul Huq Moni took the initiative to install Astro Turf in Abahani Cricket Ground and Bangabandhu National Stadium, so that the local players had two full seasons to prepare on the type of pitch they would playing in ICC Trophy in 1997.
Bangladesh became a regular ICC member with the right to play ODIs and started hosting bilateral and triangular ODI tournaments. Earlier, in February Dhaka hosted the final SAARC cricket tournament. Bangladesh played in its first World Cup in England in 1999 and recorded their first win in a World Cup match against Scotland. Bangladesh created an enormous upset by beating Pakistan by 62 runs in the group match at Northampton. Bangladesh made 9/223 from its full 50 overs, in reply, Pakistan could only manage 161 due to timely run-outs by wicket-keeper Khaled Mashud and some tight bowling by Khaled Mahmud, who took 3/31 from 10 overs. Mahmud was judged the man of the match. Bangladesh did not qualify for the Super Six round due to defeats in three of its five matches. However, the win over Pakistan, who finished runners-up to Australia, helped Bangladesh to gain Test playing status the following year. Bangladesh had sacked coach Gordon Greenidge, who had steered the team through the 1997 ICC Trophy and
Davenell Frederick "Dav" Whatmore is an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer, current coach of Kerala cricket team. A right-handed batsman, Whatmore played seven Test matches for Australia in 1979, one One Day International in 1980. At first-class level, he scored over 6,000 runs for Victoria. Since the 1990s, Whatmore has coached the Sri Lanka and Pakistan national cricket teams. In December 2014, he was appointed coach of the Zimbabwe team. With poor performances in 2016 ICC World Twenty20, Zimbabwe Cricket Board sacked Whatmore from coaching. Whatmore was educated at Royal College, Colombo, he and his family migrated to Australia in 1962. Thereafter he studied at Mentone Grammar School. Whatmore made his first class debut in 1975–76 touring South Africa with a Derek Robins XI, he debuted for Victoria at the end of that summer and in the next season became an important part of the Victorian team, being appointed vice captain under Graham Yallop. Whatmore's first century came against South Australia which he followed with one against New South Wales.
Whatmore started the 1978–79 domestic season but found form and became one of the most successful batsman that season. He had to captain Victoria when Yallop was absent due to test duty, played a vital role in the state winning the Sheffield Shield that summer. A century against Queensland late in the season saw him selected in the Australian team to play Pakistan, replacing Peter Toohey. Whatmore impressed in his first test, top scoring in Australia's first innings with 43, he had to open in the second innings when Graeme Wood was unfit but only scored 15. Whatmore was picked in the Australian squad for the 1979 World Cup, he was selected in the side that toured India in 1979. Whatmore's main challenger for a position in the side appears to have been Graeme Wood. Illness to Rick Darling saw both selected – Whatmore scored 20 and 8. Whatmore was dropped for the second test but 60 in a tour game saw him back in the team for the third test. Whatmore made the latter Australia's top score in the second innings.
Whatmore's best test batting came in the fourth test, with scores of 77 and 54. "He's got the makings of a top player."However, in the fifth test Whatmore made 4 and 4 and in the 6th 6 and 0. When Whatmore returned to Australian the World Series Cricket players had been readmitted to first class cricket and Whatmore lost his test place. However, he remained in good form for Victoria, helped them win another Sheffield Shield, he played one ODI for Australia in the 1979–80 summer, was 12th man for another and was selected in the initial 18 man squad to go to Pakistan in early 1980.. Whatmore suffered a dip in form in 1980–81 and 81-82 seasons and was dropped from the Sheffield Shield Squad at one stage; however he bounced back and enjoyed his best season in 1987–88, making 912 runs at an average of 50. Whatmore retired from professional cricket in 1988/89 to pursue a career in coaching, he coached Sri Lanka in two separate spells, during the first of which he won the 1996 Cricket World Cup. In between those spells, he coached Lancashire where he won the National League in 1998 and 1999, the NatWest Trophy in 1998.
From 2003 to 2007, he had been coaching Bangladesh. Under his coaching, Bangladesh enjoyed relative success, coming from a side that could win matches at all, to a team that can surprise the most powerful cricketing nations. Whatmore coached them to their first Test match victory early in 2005. Bangladesh shocked the cricket world that year with a victory over top ranked Australia and South Africa when they were top ranked during the 2007 World Cup, where they defeated India to reach the Super 8 stage. Whatmore announced his resignation from the Bangladeshi team after the conclusion of their matches at the 2007 World Cup, he stayed on until the conclusion of their home series against India on 29 May. After announcing his intentions to not renew his contract, Whatmore was not linked with the job of national cricket coaches of India in any way the same goes for England and Pakistan, but England named Peter Moores as their new coach while India appointed Ravi Shastri as the temporary national coach.
Since Shastri declared that he was not interested in the job long-term, Whatmore was considered as a strong contender for the role of coach. During India's 2007 tour of Bangladesh, talks took place between him and BCCI officials, although it seemed he was the favourite to get the job, on 4 June 2007, BCCI treasurer N Srinivasan, a member of the Search Committee announced that Graham Ford and John Emburey had been invited for talks, hinting that Dav Whatmore was not under consideration anymore, he was appointed as the Director of the National Cricket Academy in 2007 and took charge of the India under-19 team, which would go on to win the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia with Virat Kohli leading the team. Whatmore was one of the three men interviewed by the Pakistan Cricket Board for the coaching job of the national team, but Geoff Lawson was preferred for the job after former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga suggested to the PCB that they not choose Whatmore for the job. Whatmore had problems with Ranatunga in the past while he was the coach of the Sri Lankan national team and both of them used to speak against each other quite in the media.
Whatmore was the coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders team from 2010 to 2011. In 2010, they finished 5th and were