‘No one is unbeatable’

'No one is unbeatable'

Tamim Iqbal has said in an interview with ICC that his team can beat anyside if they play their A-game. He also reminded that no one is unbeatable.

Tamim spoke about Bangladesh’s preparations ahead of the Champions Trophy. He thinks that the Ireland tri-series has helped the Tigers.

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“The preparation has been fantastic. We came early, we had a camp in Brighton for two weeks, played a few practice games there, then went to Ireland, played a few games there and had a good series. The first warm-up game [against Pakistan] was nice too and I’m sure whatever is left the boys can take out from there and be 100 per cent happy for our matches.

“Playing in Ireland in the Tri-Nations has definitely given us a lot of confidence, and [so did] the way we started in the first practice game against New Zealand. It was a very close game we should have won, but that’s cricket. We were here a month before and couldn’t ask for more,” he said.

The opening batsman has said that Bangladesh are well prepared for the Champions Trophy. No excuses regarding the weather.

“We’ll be better prepared, that’s for sure. This is a place we don’t come too often. If we came a week ago then there’s a problem! At least with the weather we are quite comfortable now. We can’t have any excuses regarding the weather. The wickets, you never really know what wicket you are playing on. Normally in England you get a good wicket anyway.”

Bangladesh are in Group A which consists England, Australia and New Zealand. Though it’s a tough group, Tamim hopes to surprise the teams because no team is unbeatable.

“It’s a difficult group. Playing Australia, New Zealand and England, the top teams, especially in these conditions,” said Tamim, “It will be difficult but I believe no one is unbeatable, and if we can play our A-game then you never know.”

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com