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‘Will try and upset ‘favourites’ India’, says Shakib Al Hasan
By SMCS - Nov 1, 2022 2:20 pm
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Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said that India are one of the favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2022 title and that his team would try and look to win river them when the two sides meet in a much-anticipated Super 12 Group 2 match in Adelaide on Wednesday, November 2.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan

While speaking to the press on the eve of their much-awaited contest against India, Shakib Al Hasan said that Bangladesh didn’t arrive in Australia thinking they would win the World Cup and that they have to be at their best to try and shake up a power-packed Indian sid as well.

Notably, both Bangladesh and India could reach the semi-finals after having won 2 out of their first 3 matches. Bangladesh were lost to 104 runs by South Africa but the former Asia Cup runners-up defeated the Netherlands and Zimbabwe so far as well.

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“Well, as I said earlier in one of the Bangla question, India is one of the favourites. They came here to win the World Cup. We are not favourite and we didn’t come here to win the World Cup. You can understand the situation. If we win against India, it will be called an upset and we will try to play our best cricket and try to make an upset,” Shakib Al Hasan said on Tuesday.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav played a handy knock

Bangladesh have met India in 11 T20Is where they have managed to win only 1 while losing 10. Their only win came in New Delhi in 2019 as well and they haven’t met in close to 3 years. The Bangladesh captain, meanwhile, added that Suryakumar Yadav is going to be one of their major threats and called him the No. 1 Indian batter in the shortest format of the game.

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“Well, he has been playing well. He is probably their No. 1 batter if you talk about the records in the last one year. They have got quite a few world-class player, we have to look out for them. We will talk about all these areas when we discuss our team meeting. There are top class T20I players who we have to overcome if we are to win,” Shakib Al Hasan said.

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