Indian skipper Virat Kohli explains how he fakes being calm

None of them will say it on record, but if there's one team, players from India hate losing to, it's Bangladesh.

It was a much-needed wake-up call before teams move into the knockouts and the Indians will do well to sit down in the meeting room on Monday and plan ahead for big battles that await come the semis. Mashrafe, the Bangladesh captain is one of the bowlers who take the new ball regularly, but he is passing bad time in the middle of the World Cup. Many qualifications were depended on the game.

Team India after an unbeaten run of 6 matches lost to England by 31 runs at Edgbaston. Nike, the official apparel sponsor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday (June 28) announced that Team India will debut its first ever Away Kit in Birmingham on June 30. The batsmen need to step up and show intensity while they bat, in the game against England Dhoni and Jadhav showed interest to win the game for India. Against England, he might not have been at his fluent best, but ensured that he occupied one end, anchoring India towards the target alongside Virat Kohli. What about the net-run-rate scenarios among the teams on 11 points? Back-to-back defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia have seen Eoin Morgan's side slip to fifth in the table and out of the semi-final spots.

England openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason got off to a flying start where they both added more than 150 runs. "We have to play our best cricket to get the results in our favour", Walsh told the media.

Rohit Sharma and Kohli: Granted, Rohit Sharma took his while to click, but he along with Kohli make a risky set of players for India. "Honestly, I am not saying that for the sake of it", Kohli said at his pre-match press conference on Saturday. Our next opponent, India, are a good reminder of this because we don't have to deal with almost the same amount of expectation as they do.

Rahul said the team's ability to adapt in different conditions has been the key for their success in the round-robin competition.

"If we're scraping our way along, not playing the type of cricket we played in the last four years, I wouldn't be as confident", he pointed.

"If we go to the next game, there might be a bit of movement, might be overcast".

Kohli reached his half-century in 59 balls, improving in confidence the longer he remained, with Rohit following him to the landmark in 65 deliveries. The view was that the players had a slow approach and lack of intent to win / urgency to get more runs per ball.

Waqar, however, also pointed out that Pakistan will not only have to win but should also raise the bar in their last league game against Bangladesh.

The reason why we won all the games that we've played is because we've been very professional and precise in pressure moments.

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