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Since the 2015 World Cup, Bangladeshs ODI team has been on a roll. Air Max 270 Flyknit Triple Black . Though they lost the three-match series 2-1 to England, neither of their defeats were one-sided: they were in a position of dominance in the first game, requiring 45 from the last nine overs with six wickets in hand, and posted a challenging 277 in the third, before falling short in both matches. The defeats brought to an end Bangladeshs glorious run in bilateral ODI series at home - they won six in a row, including victories against Pakistan, India and South Africa, and in the process equalled the record for most bilateral home series wins in a row: India had six between December 2009 and November 2011.In the last 18 months especially, Bangladeshs ODI stats have stood out because they have notched up wins against some of the top ODI teams, and have been extremely competitive even in defeat. Their overall win-loss ratio of two wins per defeat against the top nine ODI teams during this period is better than that of any other side. England and South Africa are the only other teams with ratios of more than 1.50, while the other three big Asian teams - India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - all have ratios of less than 0.6.What has stood out for Bangladesh through this run has been their batting - they have averaged more than 39 runs per wicket and 5.72 runs per over; in the couple of years before that they averaged 29.31 runs per wicket, and 5.18 per over. With the ball, they averaged 31.52 runs per wicket at an economy rate of 5.24, which suggests the improvement in batting has been far more dramatic than the incremental improvement in bowling. In the last 18 months, four Bangladesh batsmen have scored 250-plus runs at averages of more than 40 against the top teams, with three of them averaging more than 50. Tamim Iqbal, who had averaged less than 28 against the top teams till the 2015 World Cup, has averaged 53.20 since then, while Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib-Al-Hasan have all been far more prolific since the 2015 World Cup than they were earlier in their careers. The difference in bowling numbers isnt as stark, but the big difference has been the emergence of Mustafizur Rahman. He has been outstanding against the top teams too, taking 18 wickets in just six games at 12.61, while Mashrafe Mortaza has found form too despite his injuries. While all of those numbers have gladdened the hearts of Bangladeshs supporters, the team needs to prove they can come up with similarly impressive numbers in Tests as well. They have won seven out of 93 so far, but five of those have come against Zimbabwe, and two against a second-string West Indies. On the other hand they have lost 71, including all 12 Tests against Australia and England, and nine of ten against Pakistan.Most teams have struggled in their early years in Test cricket, but for Bangladesh so far, the results have been poorer than for all other teams. Their win-loss ratio of 0.1 is the worst among all teams after 93 Tests, while the 71 Tests they have lost is 15 more than the next highest - Zimbabwe, with 56 - at the same stage of their Test journey. New Zealand had won fewer Tests, but they had managed 42 draws to Bangladeshs 16. In their 93 Tests, Bangladesh have averaged 24.22 with the bat, and 49.25 with the ball. The difference of 25.03 is easily the worst among all teams; no other side has a negative difference of more than 14. Bangladesh are the only team with a bowling average that is more than twice the batting one - clear evidence of how much they have struggled with Test cricket so far. Over the next three months, Bangladesh have five Tests coming up - two at home against England, and then two in New Zealand and one in India. By the end of the Test against India, Bangladesh would be just two away from 100 Tests. When they get there, they would want their Test graph to be going in the direction that their ODI fortunes have been going recently. Air Max 270 React Online .C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Air Max 270 React City of Speed . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. http:///...t-clear-emerald.html . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kansas coach David Beaty is still waiting for that first celebration on the plane ride back home.Beaty was the receivers coach under Mark Mangino the last time the Jayhawks won a road game in 2009. When Beaty was named the teams head coach last season, he inherited a 30-game road losing streak.Kansas will try to summon the will to avoid that streak hitting 40 on Saturday at No. 14 West Virginia (6-1, 3-1 Big 12, No. 20 CFP).To have a chance, Beaty said his players must start fast because they tend to fade as the game goes on. The Jayhawks have been held under 10 points in two of their last three contests.Given our roster and just the amount of depth that we have, at times youre going to get wore down a little bit. We understand that, Beaty said.Despite the teams struggles, including a 56-3 loss at Oklahoma last week , Beaty said he is sticking with Montell Cozart as his starting quarterback. Cozart has thrown four interceptions in the past two weeks.The Jayhawks (1-7, 0-5) have lost 17 straight Big 12 games. Theyll have a chance to severely damage West Virginias conference title hopes.The Mountaineers are coming off their first loss , 37-20 at Oklahoma State. They still face No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 13 Baylor at home and Texas and Iowa State on the road.Coach Dana Holgorsen is simply looking for improvements on offense, no matter the opponent this week, after the Mountaineers were held to their second-lowest point total of the season against the Cowboys.We have to score, Holgorsen said. We just have to be in the right frame of mind, and we will be this Saturday.West Virginia has held four straight opponents to under 400 yards of offense after failing to do that in the first three games of the season. The Mountaineers have allowed 16 touchdowns all season, one less than Baylor.Im happy with where we are at, said West Virginia defensive coordinator TTony Gibson. Air Max 270 Flyknit White. Being the defensive coach, I think whether it is conference titles, national titles, whatever it may be, thats the way you win championships. Were not talking about that in our building. Thats a long way away. We have to be able to beat Kansas, so we have to prepare to get ourselves ready to go.---Some other things to know as the Jayhawks and Mountaineers prepare to play at night:TURNOVER TROUBLES: Kansas is last in the nation in turnovers and next-to-last in turnover margin. West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard had a fumble and two interceptions against Oklahoma State after West Virginias offense had no turnovers in the two previous games.GIMPY SHELL: Last year at Kansas, West Virginia had three 100-yard rushers for the first time since 1969. One of those was Rushel Shell, who tweaked an ankle against Oklahoma State last week and is listed as day-to-day. Teammates Justin Crawford and freshman Kennedy McKoy are expected to get most of the carries again if Shell cant go.DINEEN OUT: Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen was declared done for the season this week with a hamstring injury. He played in the first three games before the injury relegated him to the bench.FAN SUPPORT: Dineen and several other Kansas players shaved their heads this week to support a 7-year-old boy with cancer. Cole Hayden, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called undifferentiated sarcoma, is the son of the teams academic and career counselor.BECHT BACK: Former West Virginia standout tight end Anthony Becht will return to Morgantown for the first time as a network color analyst. On Friday night he was scheduled to attend a roast in Morgantown for retired Mountaineers coach Don Nehlen.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '
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