World Cup 2011 Bangladesh vs India: PreMatch

Well. It had to happen at some point. But we never thought so soon.
We are no longer “minnows”.
Qualification to the Quarter finals in the World Cup is now expected, not wished.
We should the world what beauty we hold.
Now the time has come to show them our hunger for results.
The journey starts now.
As always, the Indians have written us off before the match has even started.
Some people never learn.

The thing with playing at Mirpur is that dew will be involved.
Hence the toss is important.
What is more important is consistency and performance.

We have to play like we did the last time we whooped India’s ass.
That is done. Let’s make it a habit.

Shakib Al Hasan wins toss and decides to field first.
Last 11 matches won by team bowling first.

Bangladesh team
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan*,
Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain

India team
SR Tendulkar
, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni*†,
YK Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, S Sreesanth, MM Patel