Champions Trophy semi-finals: Here's why India should fear Bangladesh

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"That is the handsome thing about playing here, it challenges you as a batsman", he added.

"We did not win a match in New Zealand but we played well there". "The whole nation will be with us, as they were in our desperate times and good times". Hopefully we'll enjoy tomorrow.

Australia though have already bowed out of the Champions Trophy after two matches were washed out and the side succumbed to traditional rivals England in the league stage.

Q. Does it feel maybe a grudge match because it's India, with all the history you've had with them?

Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza even found the time to fool around with his coach. I know it could have been England, it could have been anyone. "I think no one will miss this". But we won a match while Australia and New Zealand failed to do so. "We are going to treat it like how we treated the last game and our mindset does not differ", he said. "Obviously, the players have forgotten about it. It happens sometimes in cricket, but we forget it".

"It's been 24 months!"

For a Bangladesh team of which very little was expected not so long ago, such hopes are another sign of progress. The four teams reached their last group stage match with two points each. I can't remember last 7-8 years there was anything which was competitive. So we are trying our best. "Even to utilise the luck you need some base", said Minhajul.

India won that match by 109 runs while many Bangladesh fans burnt an effigy of Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar.

"So we are not bothered at all". The other day they were outstanding when they chased the total down (vs New Zealand).

Until now only four Indian cricketers have played more than 300 one-day internationals.

According to the ICC, the team that topped their respective group will go through in case of a rain wash-out.

There has been no change in the top five of the all- rounders' list, which is headed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan. However, in 1983 it was Mohinder Amarnath's all-around performance that scripted India's triumph and in 2011, it was Yuvraj Singh's 300 runs and 15 wickets.

"Maybe because of how much limited-overs cricket we play, I think the players are getting more experienced in hard situations", he said. "They are a good team but if we can beat them it will be a very good achievement for us", he said. However, this is not the first time that a Pakistani doppelganger of Virat has been found. They are doing lot of things right to be in that position. All we are thinking is of the opportunity to show the world what we can do and how far we have come. Just the expectations are also huge back home; how equipped are your players do you think to handle this pressure which comes along with this expectation?

Bangladesh was only granted full membership of the ICC, cricket's governing body, in 2000, which allowed the country to play matches against the world's top teams on a more regular basis.

He called both Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh the pillars of the team. When I started playing for India I was happy just playing one game for India.

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