We have seen Bangladesh deflating dreams of India in 2007 and England in 2015. Can the passionate tigers upset the heavyweights in this world cup?
Led by Mushrafe Mortaza, the Tigers are ready to roar with their best team ever. The team combination looks good on paper, but their deep emotions with which they play can backfire on them. Their senior players are the pillars of this team. After their recent performances, everyone knows they are not the same minnows.
Not a World Cup for upsets
The current format of world cup doesn’t support one or two odd wins. Bangladesh must perform consistently keeping their emotions aside.
Strong and experienced core
The biggest strength of Bangladesh is its strong and experienced core. Tamim Iqbal, Mushrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim covers every discipline of the game between them. It all depends on these four how they will lead the team to make this world cup a memorable one for the entire nation.
Big Guns for the team
One of the rare true all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan has the capability to turn tides in their favour in both departments. The experience of Shakib will also play a big part in their campaign with 6 all-rounders in their squad.
Mushfiqur Rahim has been serving as their backbone in batting department for a long time now. The wicket-keeper batsman has the ability to launch fireworks and play with maturity in the situation of a top order collapse.
Approach for the Cup
Bangladesh has been performing well in their recent multi-national tournaments. The real problem for them is the format. One or two upset will take them nowhere. The best they can wish for is some inspiring moments for the future of Bangladesh Cricket and a nice farewell for their captain Mushrafe Mortaza.
In the event that there is less bedlam around them off the field and they can beat a couple of the top positioned sides, a spot in the semi-final isn’t an incomprehensible dream for this improving side.