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Time to think about ourselves only: Mashrafe


Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza doesn’t believe winning against Windies will be easy despite winning last seven out of nine matches against them.


Bangladesh have come out on top against Windies in the recent past when it comes to the limited overs format and they are favourites yet again ahead of their clash in the World Cup.

Mashrafe and his men have also faced Windies’ current pace attack in the last series, but the skipper has asked the team to not feel relaxed about the fact neither he wants his team to be overconfident for winning the last seven out of nine matches.

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“I think it’s time to think about ourselves only. If you understand this tournament, obviously a few matches left but tomorrow’s a very important match for us, especially losing elsewhere … I would say especially losing a few points in the last three matches. Hopefully we’ll play well.”

The skipper also insisted that the tournament is now very complicated and he wants to take one game at a time from here.

“Still have five matches left. So you never know,” he said. “You don’t have to think [about] all those five matches. Tomorrow’s match is very important. We have to take it one by one. If you reassess the previous things, we lost against New Zealand, that might cost a little bit.”

“But again we have still five matches left, as I said, that if we can take one by one at a time, and if we really perform well, which is in the World Cup, you have to do it. You can’t just always think you can win this match. And if you can’t win the next many, you’ll get down yourself. We can make a difference. We have to believe in it, I believe that my team is believing,” he concluded.

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