It is possible for this Bangladesh to win the World Cup – says Tamim

Sports Correspondent

The ODI World Cup will begin in India in October. Like all teams, Bangladesh now has all its plans around the World Cup. Bangladesh’s dream around the upcoming World Cup is a little big. Because Bangladesh have been playing well in ODIs for many years, India’s condition is similar to Bangladesh and this is probably the last ODI World Cup for senior four Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan. According to Tamim Iqbal, the expectations of Bangladeshi cricket fans may be a little bigger. The captain of the Bangladesh ODI team said that his team has all the logistics to win the World Cup.

Bangladesh played dream cricket in the recently concluded Ireland series. In the three-match ODI series, the Tigers have impressed in all the three categories of bowling, batting and fielding. The batting and pace bowling departments have shown outstanding performances.

Bangladesh got the opportunity to bowl in two of the three matches due to the second ODI being abandoned due to rain. Bangladesh pacers took 16 wickets in both innings. In the third ODI yesterday, the pacers of Bangladesh took ten wickets of the opponent. Bangladesh scored 338 runs in the first ODI. That was Bangladesh’s highest score in ODIs. Tamim Iqbal’s team broke that record in the next match. The hosts scored 349 runs in the next match. Captain Tamim must be happy with such an overwhelming team performance. He said that his team can win the World Cup.

Bangladesh bowled first yesterday and bowled out Ireland for just 101 runs and then won the match by ten wickets. At the end of the match, Tamim was saying, ‘Unbelievable. The way we have played in this whole series has been very good. The batting performance we had in the first two matches was something we had never done before. Especially, when we were fielding today, the way the fast bowlers bowled, it was unbelievable. I am not sure if it has ever happened before in Bangladesh that fast bowlers have taken all the wickets. Now I can proudly say that we have a solid, solid, solid fast bowling attack.’

Tamim said, ‘If you look at our XI today, there were three fast bowlers, two left-arm spinners and one off-spinner. In the bowling department we have probably covered everything. I think this is the way forward. We have to have faith in the players. There may be many ups and downs ahead. But this unit has all the ingredients to be the best in the world.’


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