Bangladesh have never sounded more confident ~ Cricket Blog - THE COMMENTARY BOX



Monday, May 7, 2007

Bangladesh have never sounded more confident

India sure has something to prove here. A small win will not do. We need a convincing and crushing win.
It's amazing how one match can turn around opinions and outlooks so drastically. If this India's tour of Bangladesh had happened before the World Cup there would have been reports of Dravid saying 'we are not going to take anything for granted' and the Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar making comments about how 'the team is looking to slowly improve and they will be looking to learn a lot from the series'. But then one loss to Bangladesh in a World Cup and the tables have turned.

Ashraful wants to stretch India now! This is what he says:

"We can beat the best, we have shown that in the past, and if everything clicks we can expect something good out of this series. They will come hard at us as they probably lost out on a Super Eights spot because of us. But they
could find themselves stretched here."

Actually, given his neat performance at the World Cup(especially the 87 against South Africa), Ashraful can afford to say that. Bangladesh is a good team and gaining on some confidence will do them a lot of good.

But here's what I think. We will come back a lot harder than Bangladesh expect and I think we are going to make this a very easy battle and it will be back to the 'we are not taking anything for granted days'. It is more a hope actually.

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