Bangladesh have created history, as they are going to play in semifinal of an major ICC event for the very first time, when they will take on India in Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 15 in the second semifinal of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ চার পেসার নিয়েই খেলবে সেমি-ফাইনালের একাদশে?]
While the joy among the entire nation at the moment has reached the ceiling, the members of Bangladesh team are also very excited at the moment, and they are expecting a ‘good outcome’ from the match which can only and only indicate for a victory.
But before going into the all-important battle that will showcase the extraordinary feeling of winner-take-all for the Tigers, pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman has claimed that all they have achieved so far has been courtesy of “team effort”.
“It has been team effort that has put us in the semi-finals. All the players tried to play their role accordingly to push the team forward. We are excited and looking forward to the game against India, to be honest. Hope we will get to achieve something good from that game,” said Mustafizur.
The cutter master also believes that if they are to do any good against the formidable Indian batting line-up, the pacers must step up. And he has the belief in him that their pace attack in the shape of Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed will be quite affective up against the neigboring rivals.
“We believe we have a good pace bowling attack to put competition against the India batting line-up. It can prove to be too good for them to handle. Hopefully everyone will contribute on the day,” said the left-arm pacer.
Exactly this happened back in 2015 when Bangladesh beat India 2-1 in the three-match ODI series with the help of their pace quartet – Mashrafe, Mustafizur, Rubel and Taskin.
And now if they can put together these four bowlers once again in the same set-up to let them free against the Indians, it is very much possible for Bangladesh to pull of another great victory against India to reach the grand finale of the competition.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com