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Bangladesh opener booster confidence in First Match of World Cup 2015

February 18, 2015                                 Time 03:30 GMT


Bangladesh has a lot of support in Australia particularly around Sydney from where a lot of fans are expected to make the drive from Canberra.

Mashrafe Mortaza showed optimistic of receiving support from the stands during the match but the form of Bangladesh in the overheating has not generated the same confidence. The loss of Pakistan although close it was not unexpected but the defeat against Ireland would have done damage. Bangladesh has trained hard to publish such losses and Mortaza appreciated efforts by his players.

The responsibility has to be in Bangladesh here since they are the part of the members with nearly 15 years of history of the proof. However Afghanistan Bangladesh won the only time they met in the format ODI in the Asian Cup last March and they have lowered Zimbabwe twice in four matches. The fact that all those three wins were at the home of the opposition is too revealing and Afghanistan believe conditions Australian them should be better.

Ireland to pursue more than 300 against the West Indies in Nelson already has set a standard of principles for partners in this World Cup 2015 and not only in Afghanistan but Bangladesh is also taking such an outcome as an inspiration. They know how difficult that will be for them to beat two of Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and England so it can ill afford another stumble against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan fast bowlers are high and fast. Usually short Bangladesh batsmen will have to handle the bounce extra something that are not used for in house and something I have been working in networks. The likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal have hits but it will be a matter of getting in the first place.

Tamim Iqbal made 81 against Pakistan in the match of preparation but he has been feeling his return from knee surgery. It does not have extended himself during training. He does not have any major worries and even if there is a problem or two, Mortaza said his experienced opener was mentally strong enough to do their job.
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Four players of fast bowling from Bangladesh omitted optional training on Tuesday, as well as the left arm spinner Taijul Islam. The batsmen however were a success. Mominul Haque offers them a solid option in the top order but he has not clicked in the warm ups. Soumya Sarkar can bat order and provides a surplus of sewing up also.

Bangladesh: (PlayingXI)  Anamul Haque,  Tamim Iqbal Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (sem), Sabbir Rahman / Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Taijul Islam,  Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain
Afghanistan chose to train under lights late at night before the game. Fast Launcher Shapoor Zadran had a little problem knee, but is expected to be good to play.
Afghanistan (Playing XI):  Javed Ahmadi, Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi (Captain),  Afsar Zazai (sem),  Gulbadin naib / Mirwais Ashraf,  Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan,  Shapoor Zadran

Manuka Oval is known to be full of runs. Just last month England pick up 364 and 391 in two practical one dayers before the series of three here. In the second the opposition responded with 331.

Quotes By
Mashrafe Mortaza

"We have very good quicks. Yes, he is still young but they have the potential and hopefully will do its job. I feel that our spinners are world-class and can any portillo Cup"

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