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World Cup 2019

We can beat anybody on our day 





Photo: Photo - BCB , Roton Gomes

|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza said that he is not interested to lose his sleep thinking too much about India as they head to take on one of the tournament favorites at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Bangladesh is determined to give their best shot in a bid to keep their World Cup hope alive as they take on India to overcome the first hurdle at the Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday.

England’s victory over India left Bangladesh in some tricky situation as far as their semifinal is concerned but for the time being they put the calculation to the rest.

The Tigers now need to win their match against India and pray for a defeat of England in their match against New Zealand on July 3. But if England win this match, Bangladesh will be eliminated from the race even before their last match against Pakistan on July 5 at Lord’s.

But what they at the moment can control is to win their match against India.

And they are in fact oozing with confidence even though they didn’t win any match against India in any format of cricket since their landmark bilateral ODI series victory in 2015.

‘’I think not too much left. We have to play at our best. If we can manage to win, that will be great, but to be honest, both sides are very strong,’’ Mashrafe told reporters on Monday.

‘’We have to think about tomorrow. India is a very strong side in this World Cup, and it's not going to be easy, but we have to play hard and have to be 100 percent in every area. Good thing that we're still in the tournament, maybe, maybe not, but let's see. We have to play a lot better than what we have been played,’’, he said.

‘’Look, every time we played, we want to beat, but India was mostly, in the last few World Cups, was the better side, and that team is a very, very strong side as well. To be honest, we go out onto the field to play at our best, and let's see,’’ he said.

‘’You never know. If you have a very good day, played every area, and if we are 100 percent correct, then you never know. It's a sport that in your day you can beat anybody,’’ he added