Bangladesh followers count on their workforce to win each time they play India however thus far their workforce has tasted success solely as soon as. No surprise, skipper Shakib al Hasan took nice pains to downplay his workforce’s probabilities, even going to the extent of showing a bit under-confident.
All of the speak, even from India coach Rahul Dravid, was about mutual respect.
“We wish to play effectively within the subsequent two matches (in opposition to India and Pakistan), so if we are able to win considered one of them, it is going to depend as an upset. We will probably be joyful to inflict that upset. Each groups, on paper, are higher than us. We’ve got seen Ireland beat England and Zimbabwe beat Pakistan,” Shakib mentioned. “India are the favorite workforce, they got here right here to win the World Cup. We aren’t favourites, we didn’t come right here to win the World Cup. If we win in opposition to India, it is going to be referred to as an upset.”
‘No clear favourites’
Requested to outline India-Bangladesh contests, Dravid mentioned, “We respect them rather a lot. They’re an excellent workforce. This format and this World Cup has proven us that you may’t take any workforce frivolously. Eire confirmed that in opposition to England. It is already such a shortened, rushed, noisy format, it is tough to say who’s a transparent favorite.”