T20 World Cup

It won't be an 'upset' if we beat Bangladesh, says Copper

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 15:46 রবিবার, 23 অক্টোবর, 2022

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Netherlands batter Tom Copper believes his side can beat Bangladesh in their first match of the Super-12s stage and feels it won’t be an ‘upset’. 

The veteran said that they will have an advantage over Bangladesh as they have already played three tough games in the first round of the Men's T20 World Cup.

"There are some strong sides in the Super 12s stage, but we like our chances [against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe]," Cooper said. 

"We've come off a few competitive games, and Bangladesh are just starting out. They have had a [warm-up] game washed out, and just one practice game. We will hit the ground running,” 

"You guys suggested it will be an upset [if Netherlands win], but we don't see it that way. We are here to compete. We have got close against these guys in the past. I don't see no reason that we can't knock them off tomorrow," he said.

Cooper further said the experience of playing against West Indies, England, New Zealand and Pakistan will boost confidence to the Netherlands.

"We come here with a lot of confidence. We played a lot of cricket against the big teams this summer. We had the chance to knock them off, so we are taking that experience into this tournament. We are here to compete, not just to make up numbers. It starts with Bangladesh," he said.