Ahead of their crucial semi-final clash against the arch-rivals India, the Bangladesh camp that the veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who guided India to World Cup victory back in 2011 with man of the tournament performances, is currently the weakest link of the Men in Blue. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ যুবরাজের দিকে চোখ বাংলাদেশের]
The Tigers have the belief that they can target the southpaw in the field owing to his slightly iffy fielding.
On the other hand, the Tigers camp is also quite upbeat about their bowling stocks and if initial reports are to be believed they will go in with four fast bowlers in Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, and Mustafizur Rehman and are hoping to blow away the Indian batting line-up with their ‘pace’ and ‘aggression’.
Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe also feels that his team is a better fielding unit that the opposition. So, the Bangladeshi team is all charged up to score another big victory and knock out another big team, after they sent New Zealand packing from the tournament.
This is Bangladesh’s first ever semifinal berth in any major ICC events, and now if they can beat India and reach the final of this ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017, that will certainly be the biggest achievement for Bangladesh cricket so far in the 50-over format of the game.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com