India skipper Virat Kohli on guard against unpredictable Bangladesh attack
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 20:14
Bangladesh players during a training session ahead of the Champions Trophy semifinal against India.
Kohli, speaking before a revitalised Pakistan clinched their place in the final with a shock eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday, warned: "There are no guarantees in this sport". This will not be an easy fixture for India, as Bangladesh have shown in recent times that they can beat the best.
"It is no surprise anymore to anyone that they are doing really well, and they have really improved their cricket, and it is a credit to their set-up and the kind of players they have now who are taking more responsibility". It's been a developing Side and as years pass, an improvement is being witnessed in it. They won the opening match of the tournament against arch rivals Pakistan by 124 runs (D/L Method) but lost their second match in a shock defeat to Sri Lanka. We lost our next match, against New Zealand in New Zealand, but on a tough wicket we scored nearly 300 and the team took a boost from that. Another former opener, Virender Sehwag played an innings of 175 runs, which is the highest individual score between these two Asian neighboring countries, whereas Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored maximum hundreds (3) between the two.
"We are playing overseas, and we are (having) success. This time it's time to go further", Mortaza said.
THREE teams left in the ICC Champions Trophy and all from the sub-continent.
The confirmed playing XIs in the second semifinal match ICC Champions Trophy 2017 India vs Bangladesh are updated.
He added: "They are a very risky side on their day and everyone realises that".
"Obviously we have been disappointed, especially in the T20 World Cup when we couldn't go through", said Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who was captain for both matches. "At the start of the tournament, I said that whatever we are going to achieve here will be big", he said.
Yuvraj Singh is set to play his 300th ODI in the match against Bangladesh today, a milestone for the big hitter and cancer survivor. "But if we play to our potential, we can give any opponent a run for its money".
"It happens sometimes in cricket, but we forget it". Team Bangladesh have some sweet revenge at WT20 and for more take a look at this Highlight.
The fixture is Bangladesh's first appearance in the last four of a major tournament, and arguably the biggest game in the nation's history.