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Bangladesh is also one of the big contenders for the World Cup: Mushfiqur Rahim

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“The one thing we believe that we are going to win not just for participating in the tournament. This is our belief, we hope you all do that too,” Mushfiqur was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

“I strongly believe that we have huge potential to make it to the knockout stages and anything can happen in the knockout stage. I don’t expect an easy game to win in the World Cup. In the World Cup, I will say that every team is strong, but what I believe is that Bangladesh are also one of the biggest contenders to get the World Cup. In the last few years, we suffered defeats in many finals. I have a belief that the almighty might have saved it to give us something big in this World Cup,” he added.

Bangladesh, who are currently placed 7th in the ICC ODI rankings, will go into the tournament with an experienced team comprising of Mashrafee bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, and Mushfiqur. All four of them will be featuring in their fourth World Cup, and the 31-year-old cricketer said that the team is more determined because it is probably the last time the experienced campaigners will share the pitch together.

“For Mashrafe bhai, it will be the last World Cup so there is no chance that we five altogether will play any global tournament afterwards. We are really determined to give Mashrafe Bhai a befitting farewell,” he said.

Seven cricketers – Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, and Abu Jayed – will feature in their first World Cup, though most of them are regular members of Bangladesh’s ODI team. The wicket-keeper batsman also advised youngsters who are playing their maiden World Cup to give their 100 percent.

“If you look at our batting department we have a relatively experienced unit, but it’s not just about having the experience as you also have to execute that by performing,” he said.

Bangladesh had made it to the semi-finals of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy before losing to England. Keeping this in mind, Mushfiqur said, “I think the strike-rate is very important as it’s more important than how many runs you scored, or your average. We have lost to England in the Champions Trophy despite posting 320 which shows that we should have scored around 350-360 and our top-order batsmen are also taking this into account.”

 

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Some of their players go over the top and earn the wrath of other fans as well. This video got 80 million views. I bet majority of the srilankans would have watched this in repeat mode. Look how animated Srilankan fans are in this .

 

 

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All jokes aside, we shouldnt take them or any team lightly. Indian team should be prepared for any surprises from them. They beat an unprepared India in 2007 under the chappal coach. Rohit and even Dhoni looked clueless against them in the recent Asia cup final. You can imagine the situation when Kohli captains. They are an improved side and they do well against other asian teams and NZ. Just saying

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17 minutes ago, Vilander said:

The thing about BD is, they really rile up other teams. They are a good team, but the way they can make weird situations like Sl supporting India , and Ind-Pak fans supporting each other genuinely etc..its very wierd.

you are right lol look at this comment

 

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22 minutes ago, Vilander said:

The thing about BD is, they really rile up other teams. They are a good team, but the way they can make weird situations like Sl supporting India , and Ind-Pak fans supporting each other genuinely etc..its very wierd.

Because they want to create artificial rivalry when there is none. They don't like the fact that the established rivalries between the teams have developed organically over decades and incase of the ashes it's about more than a century old. 

 

India have played so much cricket against kiwi, windies, lankans, saffers but still we got only two well established rivalries - Australia and Pakistan. Even the rivalry against England has matured only over the past decade. 

 

Bangladesh cannot accept this..

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2 minutes ago, Temujin Khaghan said:

Because they want to create artificial rivalry when there is none. They don't like the fact that the established rivalries between the teams have developed organically over decades and incase of the ashes it's about more than a century old. 

 

India have played so much cricket against kiwi, windies, lankans, saffers but still we got only two well established rivalries - Australia and Pakistan. Even the rivalry against England has matured only over the past decade. 

 

Bangladesh cannot accept this..

in essence its that sense of belonging, the respect that they should have earned by now which they did with a few good victories in bilateral only to wash away with their obnoxious behavior.

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1 minute ago, Vilander said:

in essence its that sense of belonging, the respect that they should have earned by now which they did with a few good victories in bilateral only to wash away with their obnoxious behavior.

Funnily Afghanistan cricketers like Rashid khan and others play passionate cricket but they still managed to have developed a little bit of fan following even among the Indian fans.

 

Something the 'worlds greatest all-rounder since kallis' Mr. Shakib couldn't. I don't think anyone outside BD look forward to watching his play, despite all his gifts. 

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Just now, Temujin Khaghan said:

Funnily Afghanistan cricketers like Rashid khan and others play passionate cricket but they still managed to have developed a little bit of fan following even among the Indian fans.

 

Something the 'worlds greatest all-rounder since kallis' Mr. Shakib couldn't. I don't think anyone outside BD look forward to watching his play, despite all his gifts. 

Afg is extremely lucky, they had long clear development path in LOI with similar teams all through, they never had the trouble that Zim and BD had of having to face superior skilled teams for long periods. In t20 era AFG have a home in India and contracts around the globe for their players. I bet they wont grow fast in Test cricket.

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1 minute ago, Zero_Unit said:

Kartik responsible for breaking millions of heart that day 

given how fanatic their fans are, it's more like 100s of millions.

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On 5/7/2019 at 12:20 AM, Vilander said:

Afg is extremely lucky, they had long clear development path in LOI with similar teams all through, they never had the trouble that Zim and BD had of having to face superior skilled teams for long periods. In t20 era AFG have a home in India and contracts around the globe for their players. I bet they wont grow fast in Test cricket.

This is quite true. Which idiot thought that it would be a great idea to provide a team test status when their first class cricket was close to nothing. 

 

Saw the China cricket documentary. Their ex captain teaches China to play/learn cricket. In one of his interview he stated that when they got test status, their root cricket level was not even set up. Learned pretty much everything in international cricket. 

 

P.s y'all should check out the Chinese/Korean cricket development documentary. Quite interesting on how a game not even known to 99% of the population is starting to take form.

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I was watching WI v Ban game yesterday for a while and the commies were commenting on Ban's chances. They guy said they may not win the tournament but they can reach the SF if possible. They are a bogey team folks. Watch out.

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To be honest, Bangladesh is a pretty decent team and they are contenders for sure. They can surprise and enter the semifinals. They have the potential. But their arrogance and naivety will definitely weigh them down. These guys can't handle themselves in big match situations. For a neutral, it's impossible to support them..

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