Winning against India will be called an upset: Shakib Al Hasan


On the eve of their Super 12 match in the ongoing T20 World Cup against India, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has reckoned that the Rohit Sharma-led side are the favourites to win Wednesday’s match and if his side win against the inaugural champions, it will be termed an upset.

After being blown away by South Africa’s pace and bounce in a five-wicket loss at Perth, India will be eyeing to make a comeback against Bangladesh in a crucial Group 2 match at the scenic Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

On the other side, Bangladesh are coming into the match after a nail-biting three-run win over Zimbabwe at Brisbane.

Overall, in 11 T20I matches played between the two teams, India have won 10 while Bangladesh have managed to win just once.

“India is the favourite team, they (have) come here to win the (T20) World Cup. We are not favourite and we didn’t come here to win the World Cup. So, you can understand the situation and we know it very well. If we can win against India, it will (be) called an upset. We will try to play our best cricket and try to make an upset,” said Shakib in the pre-match press conference.

In the points table, both India and Bangladesh have four points in their kitty after winning two of their three games so far in the tournament. However, the Men in Blue are placed at the second place in the table after South Africa while the Bangla Tigers are at the third place.

The Rohit Sharma-led Team India will be looking to seal the semi-final berth after winning against Bangladesh on Wednesday.

News Desk

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