Determined to bounce back, Bangladesh are all set to take on England in their second Super 12s match of the ongoing T20 World Cup today (Wednesday) at Abu Dhabi.
The match is scheduled to start at 4 pm (Bangladesh time).
The Tigers have lost their first Super 12 match against Sri Lanka despite posting a big total of 171. Two missed catches cost a lot for Mahmudullah Riyad and his team. Now, the Tigers are eying to play their best cricket in their first-ever T20 International against strong England.
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“We know that England are a very powerful batting line-up. We have to be on our A-game if we want to challenge them and ultimately win the game,” Ottis Gibson, the bowling coach of Bangladesh, told the reporters on Tuesday.
While Bangladesh lost their first match against Sri Lanka, England beat the West Indies in a low-scoring affair, and made a flying start to the World Cup.
“The key is to be accurate with what we deliver and back ourselves. We know they will come out hard, but they also give you chances. They lost four wickets chasing 55 against West Indies. It is something that we can use as a positive. We must be at our best, but we know that they will give us opportunities to take wickets,” Gibson added.
Mohammad Naim, who is playing his maiden World Cup, hit a fifty against Sri Lanka, and Mushfiqur Rahim also scored a fifty in the same match. Riding on their batting efforts, Bangladesh posted 171 for seven, but it was chased by Sri Lanka after Liton Das missed two easy catches. Before another World Cup fixture, Bangladesh are worried about their outfield works.
“One or two catches get dropped in every cricket match. Obviously, when the catches play a part in the result, it is highlighted more, but we do a lot of catching practice. When the guys are out in the middle under pressure, mistakes like catches going down happen,” Gibson further added.