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Thursday, March 5, 2015, Falgun 21, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 13, 1436 Hijr


Mash targets nothing but win
Sports reporter
Published : Thursday, 5 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 19
Bangladesh are now playing their crucial Pool A match against Scotland at Nelson in New Zealand. Tigers have a sweet memory against Scotland in World Cup as they won their first World Cup match against them in 1999. Are the Tigers will repeat the history or the Scottish will rewrite it, all will know it after some times. But on Wednesday Tigers skipper Mashrafe said that he targeted nothing but win.
On Tuesday Shakib said that the pacer had the more responsibility. Mashrafe also agreed with him and said, "Of course. All have the expectation that in this type of wicket pace bowler will do the main job. Pacers have more responsibility then spinners. Lots of things are depending on a good starting. I think pacers had a bad day and it is natural to happen. I hope they will bounce back in the next match. Observing the wicket the pacers will be inspired to bowl well."
The first target of Bangladesh is to win the match against Scotland and Mashrafe said that there was nothing more than a win in the match.
He said, "There is nothing more than a win. If we win the match our confidence will be increased. All payers will try to increase their confidence. I am focusing the win first as the win is most important."
It is a great chance for the Tigers to make their way easy to go to the quarter winning the match as then they need one more win in two matches against New Zealand and England. Mashrafe also thinks so saying, "If we can win this match, we have two chances till the game against New Zealand. If we lose this one, then we have only one. So the important thing is to think about this match. We have to do all possible to win the match. If we win the match we will earn points and some confidence as well."
"I observed the wicket today and do not know how will be it tomorrow. However the toss may vary the match. In morning's match sometimes toss is very important."
Mashrafe also said that the best eleven would face Scotland.
Former Tigers' coach Shane Jorgensen is now working for the Scotland and he said the match would be hard for Bangladesh. The Narail Express took his (Jorgensen) words easily and said, "From the professional point of view he (Jorgensen) said the perfect words. It is natural now he will talk for Scotland. We also know that the match will not be an easy one. We are hoping they will be a strong opponent. And we want to play our best."








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