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Doctors, farmers and labourers are real stars of nation, not cricketers: Philosopher-captain​ Mashrafe Mortaza

Doctors, farmers and labourers are real stars of nation, not cricketers: Philosopher-captain​ Mashrafe Mortaza

The Tigers' skipper said that the cricketers get paid for playing and they are just performing artists.

2017 Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza reckons Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher for high-pressure matches

2017 Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza reckons Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher for high-pressure matches

While there is plenty of room for improvement, the final group stage win over New Zealand will remain as a highlight of the tournament for Bangladesh.

Champions Trophy: Didn't expect to sail into final with 9-wicket victory, says Virat Kohli post semi-final win over Bangladesh

Champions Trophy: Didn't expect to sail into final with 9-wicket victory, says Virat Kohli post semi-final win over Bangladesh

A clinical India, riding on Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 123 and Kohli's 96 not out, proved too strong for Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the marquee ICC event here today.

Champions Trophy: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza called team to be mentally tougher following defeat to India

Champions Trophy: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza called team to be mentally tougher following defeat to India

Mortaza expects that the youngsters would step up and not depend on players like Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah all the time.

CT 2017, India vs Bangladesh: What's the weather forecast? Which team will be through if the match is washed out?

CT 2017, India vs Bangladesh: What's the weather forecast? Which team will be through if the match is washed out?

In case if the match is washed out without even a ball being bowled, one team will advance into finals as the ICC has not kept a reserve day for the semi-finals.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh - As it happened...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh - As it happened...

As for the rain gods, well, they have rather calmed down there at Birmingham and no such prediction of an intervention has been made so far.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, semi-final 2: Virat Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, semi-final 2: Virat Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

India thrashed Bangladesh by 240 runs in a warm-up match at the Oval last month, a fixture where the Tigers collapsed to 84 all out.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Semi-final 2: Confident India face tricky Bangladesh test for spot in final – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Semi-final 2: Confident India face tricky Bangladesh test for spot in final – Preview

On paper, India are overwhelming favourites against the next door neighbours but in a game of glorious uncertainties, it will be foolhardy to count Bangladesh out of equation.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mashrafe Mortaza optimistic after 'phenomenal' win over New Zealand

The Tigers gave themselves a shot at a last four spot with a stunning five-wicket win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Friday.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand vs Bangladesh: As it happened

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand vs Bangladesh: As it happened

Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah's record-breaking partnership powers Bangladesh to a 5-wicket win and keeps their semi-final dream alive.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 5 — AUS vs BAN: Rain halts play at The Oval

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 5 — AUS vs BAN: Rain halts play at The Oval

Two-time winners Australia will aim to give a better account of both their batting and bowling when they take on Bangladesh in the must-win second Champions Trophy encounter to be played at the Kennington Oval.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia look to make amends against improving Bangladesh – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia look to make amends against improving Bangladesh – Preview

The Australian bowlers received a severe thrashing at the hands of New Zealand batsmen in their previous game before rain gods intervened and the match was abandoned.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Joe Root ton sets up England's 8-wicket win over Bangladesh in tournament opener

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Joe Root ton sets up England's 8-wicket win over Bangladesh in tournament opener

Joe Root breezed to his 10th ODI hundred as title favourites England began their tournament campaign with an eight-wicket thrashing of Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy opener here today.

WATCH: Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman plucks out a stunner to send England's Jason Roy packing

WATCH: Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman plucks out a stunner to send England's Jason Roy packing

Hales tried to chip over Mustafizur at short fine leg but couldn't generate enough power.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Coveted tournament kicks off today as hosts England take on Bangladesh in opener at Kennington Oval

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Coveted tournament kicks off today as hosts England take on Bangladesh in opener at Kennington Oval

England have become a much improved side in the limited-overs format over the years and it remains to be seen whether they can start the tournament on a positive note.

ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up: Virat Kohli and Co embarrass Bangladesh with a stunning 240-run victory

ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up: Virat Kohli and Co embarrass Bangladesh with a stunning 240-run victory

Among batsmen, Dinesh Karthik made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a stylish 94 off 77 balls.

Ind vs Ban warm-up match, ICC CT 2017: Virat Kohli and Co secure gigantic 240-run victory over Bangladesh

Ind vs Ban warm-up match, ICC CT 2017: Virat Kohli and Co secure gigantic 240-run victory over Bangladesh

Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma, who missed out on the first warm-match against the Black Caps, will play in the second warm-up game. Even the left-handed talisman Yuvraj Singh is back, and would be eager to pull and drive a few shots ahead of team's title defence campaign.

ICC Champions Trophy: Minnows Bangladesh look to upset hosts England in tourney opener

ICC Champions Trophy: Minnows Bangladesh look to upset hosts England in tourney opener

The Tigers' skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who recently bid adieu to T20Is, would want to rise from the underdogs' tag to conjure as many upsets as possible to lead the team forward in the tricky tournament. 

Ireland Tri-series: Neil Broom, Jimmy Neesham have Kiwis on cruise control over Bangladesh

Ireland Tri-series: Neil Broom, Jimmy Neesham have Kiwis on cruise control over Bangladesh

The next match in the series is Ireland against Bangladesh at Malahide on Friday.

Bangladesh name Shakib Al Hasan as T20 captain, replaces retiring Mashrafe Mortaza

Bangladesh name Shakib Al Hasan as T20 captain, replaces retiring Mashrafe Mortaza

Shakib's appointment was confirmed in a meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board at its headquarters in Dhaka.