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Hathurusinghe an England fan today

"There is nothing much we can take out," says Hathurusingha


Maybe England and Australia are the two teams to battle each other in Edgbaston, Birmingham at the moment, but Bangladesh are also very much in the game. Actually, this match is even more important for Bangladesh than England. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ইংল্যান্ডকে সমর্থন করে হাথুরুসিংহের টুইট]

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Even if England lose today, they have no problem whatsoever. They have already booked their seat in the last four. And a loss in this match won’t do any harm to them. Yes, losing to Australia means getting hurt in their pride. But leaving that aside, nothing else. With two wins to their name already, England are already in the semifinals as the champions of Group. And so the result of this match won’t put any effect in their standing.

On the other hand, Bangladesh are greatly counting on this match. If England win this match, then Bangladesh as the second team from Group A will be through to the semifinals. But if the match goes to Australia’s favour, then the Aussies will have 4 points to their name, one more than that of Bangladesh, and hence it will be England and Australia to qualify to the semifinals from Group A.

So, there’s hardly any doubt that all the Bangladesh fans and spectators are today rooting for a England win. And Bangladesh’s head coach Chandika Hahuruinghe is no exception either. While other Bangladeshis are showing their support on the social media, the Sri Lankan too has taken to twitter to show his loyalty for England, no matter if that’s for just one day!


– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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