Mirpur, June 25: Bangladesh are tigers not only in their home turf, they have the skills and temperament to do well in any corner of the world, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza believes.
Bangladesh are defeating big teams in One-Day Intertiols (ODI) regularly now. Cricket pundits, however, doubt that they can perform as well they have only in their own territory, reports bdnews24.com.
After the impressive series win against India, England great Geoffrey Boycott said Bangladesh needed to win matches abroad, especially Tests against teams like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and England.
“You see, everyone has to struggle abroad. The conditions in Australia and New Zealand were not easy for us but we did well in the World Cup. Everyone of us has that confidence. This team can play their best anywhere in the world. We can succeed in any condition,” Mashrafe said.
The skipper blamed the batsmen for the 77-run loss to India in the fil ODI of the three-match series. He feels not keeping wickets in hand even after being in a position of strength was their biggest mistake.
Bangladesh were 197/5 at one stage, chasing 318 on Wednesday and needed to score at seven runs per over. But they faltered after losing Sabbir Rahman and sir Hossain.
Mashrafe said the wicket was very good for a 318-run chase. “We were ahead of India until the 35th over. We had only lost two wickets more. We had no problem chasing the target. We could have scored even 90 runs in the last 10 overs if we had four-five wickets in hand,” he said. IANS