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Zeeshan
September 24, 2012, 10:56 AM
‘We have got nothing to lose’: Mushfiqur Rahim


Monday, 24 September 2012


KANDY – Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim at Monday’s pre-match presser:

Awareness about what is required
We watched the game yesterday. We had a chat this morning. We have already found out what we need to improve on tomorrow, so let’s see how it goes.

Whether the aerial shots early in the innings against New Zealand were a bad ply
It is difficult to say. If it comes off, it’s fine. When it doesn’t, it’s nothing. The thought was to start well and we needed to score in the first six overs. But we lost early wickets. That’s the way Tamim (Iqbal) plays and Shakib (Al Hasan) and (Mohammad) Ashraful also. That’s our strength. It didn't go our way in that match but hopefully we’ll turn it around tomorrow.

The Pakistan challenge
It is a big challenge for us. Their strength is in bowling but their batting line-up is good too. Hopefully we’ll plan right for all those areas. This is one more opportunity for us. Going into tomorrow’s game we have nothing to lose. We have to bounce back and I think this is a great chance for us.

Revenge after Asia Cup final
It is not revenge. It is more of an opportunity for us to do well against a top side both as individuals and a team, in a big tournament. We are looking forward to do that.

With only two group games whether the format help Bangladesh
I don’t think so, but it’s the same for everyone. It is a tough group to be fair. But the boys didn’t put their hands up in the first game. I am confident that we’ll learn from the mistakes and do better in the next game.

Playing three left-arm spinners
I think we made a mistake in the last game because the wicket wasn’t helpful to left-arm spinners. We thought there would be something in the wicket during the day, so we chose to field first. Probably this was wrong but we didn’t really bowl well on that wicket. Tomorrow it’s a night game on a fresh wicket, so we might go with one more seam bowler instead of a spinner. But we will have a look at the wicket before we decide.

How important it would be for Bangladesh to qualify for the Super Eights
That is one of our goals, but there is still a long way to go. It is not an impossible task. Pakistan are a good side but are not unbeatable. If the boys can put their hands up and show what they’re capable of, anything is possible.

Whether having knowledge of the equation helps
It does, but the main thing would be to do the basics right. We didn’t do well in all three departments in the first game. There is nothing to lose but plenty to gain for us. Pakistan wouldn’t want to lose against us, so we have to go hard at them. We will give our best shot and show how we can play.

Fight back
It is not impossible. England were all out for just 80, who would have thought of something like that.

Whether not having a win against Pakistan after 1999 add pressure
There’s pressure in every game. They’d think in the same way. They would not want to lose to Bangladesh. What we need to do is to play well in all departments. In the last game we didn’t even do 60 percent of what we are capable of. As you have said, we haven’t defeated them in 13 years. Tomorrow is another opportunity to beat them.

Asia Cup final
This is a different format, but most of these players were in that final. Maybe we won’t have that level of confidence but we know their strengths. The most important thing would be to execute our plans.

Saqlain Mushtaq’s input
Of course he has been a great addition to the coaching team. He is telling us how to read (Saeed) Ajmal, (Shahid) Afridi, (Umar) Gul and (Mohammad) Hafeez. But the application will depend on us. If we can do that, it’ll be an interesting game tomorrow.

Occasions in the recent past where Bangladesh failed to go through due to Net Run Rate (example being the recent T20 tournament in Zimbabwe) and whether the players think about these equations beforehand
We know that we have to win by 36-37 runs if we bat first and probably chase down a target in 15-16 overs. Everything will depend on how the start goes for us. We can’t just win normally. We’ll have to keep an eye on the run rate. We know this and we will plan and choose our best eleven accordingly.

Saeed Ajmal
He’s a big factor for his team. He will start bowling in the powerplays when we have to take some risks. We can’t play all their bowlers normally and we’ll have to attack some. We have players for that, and we are planning in that way.

Changes in the team
It’s a fresh wicket and a night game. We have a few seaming all-round and pace bowling options. We’ll look at the wicket tomorrow and there could be one or two changes for the seaming conditions.

The success of the spinners in the Pak-NZ game
The wicket in which they played was a lot drier and it was a used pitch. So the spinners got some turn from the wicket. We played on a fresh surface. If we got the dry wicket then our spinners could make a mark because they are quality bowlers.

NoName
September 24, 2012, 10:58 AM
Looking forward to how these guys are going to 'read' Ajmal/Hafeez/Afridi/Gul, save us Saqlain.

Roni_uk
September 24, 2012, 10:59 AM
Erm... Pride???

AsifTheManRahman
September 24, 2012, 11:04 AM
Pride bole kisu thakle na harabe. Scotland er kase herey bole we're still learning, tarpor daat kelay hashe.

crikss
September 24, 2012, 11:09 AM
We should play more with associates ..Top level er team der sathe khele sudhu sudhu Opoman

AsifTheManRahman
September 24, 2012, 11:10 AM
^ Associate team er shathe khele kobe opomanito hoi nai? Prottek series ei to hari.

SS
September 24, 2012, 11:20 AM
Pride bole kisu thakle na harabe. Scotland er kase herey bole we're still learning, tarpor daat kelay hashe.

:floor::floor: Amaro khub hashi paitase...amago player ra khali interview dei...ki perfect interview...Manager style interview good corporate professional display...all my phoot ...ato shundhor interview diya ki luv ase...are they trying to prepare for the next ladder in their professional life of being commentator...egulare ki nibo ato commentator thakte

Dilscoop
September 24, 2012, 11:45 AM
Revenge after Asia Cup final
It is not revenge. It is more of an opportunity for us to do well against a top side both as individuals and a team, in a big tournament. We are looking forward to do that.

I hope that's just a "politically" correct statement so he doesn't sound like Virendar Jackwag

AsifTheManRahman
September 24, 2012, 12:15 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/quote/583271.html

Maarleo chhoy, na maarleo chhoy. Amader to cheye cheye dekha chhara kichhu korar nai tai na?

cricheart
September 24, 2012, 12:37 PM
গাটের পয়সা নষ্ট কইরা World tour দিয়া এত্ত hyper হওআর কি দরকার ছিল?!
এরা হলো আজ-কালকের পোলাপাইন! পাকিস্তানের সাথে খেলা বলে কথা, পার আর না পারো সাহস দেখাও, বল পারব পারতে হবে, নতুবা ক্রিকেট ফালাইয়া পড়াশুনা ভালমত কর গিয়া।

Captain এর pre-match interview -এ কোনোই ঝাঁঝ নাই , বাকিদের কথা আর কি বলব :facepalm:

SS
September 24, 2012, 02:36 PM
Mithu mia chame chame bhalo boktobbo diche...bhabsilo europe tour ar caribbean ei jaiya era t20 buija gese...pak team to khaiyai felaibo...tik to hafeez er bunny out hoibo within 2 overs...shakib gone case...motin chaibo bd innings build korte till 20 overs...nasir and mullah to ball dekboi na...ar amago bowler ra je ki bowl kore ta to Kallam bhai nijei score korei dekhai dilo...Mithu are ki koibo akon...khela sheshe koibo ("we lost but it was good experience actually we did not really lose rather gain from playing")

Razi
September 24, 2012, 03:05 PM
Oh really, expectations and emotions of 160 million people is nothing to you? What a loser!

kalpurush
September 24, 2012, 03:13 PM
Erm... Pride???
Yes! You would feel it too after we beat the mighty Pakistanis. :)

mufi_02
September 24, 2012, 03:18 PM
We have everything to lose. Our pride and respect is at stake. We are fighting with Zimbabwe to claim the title of the worst team in this WC. So yes, we have everything to lose.

AsifTheManRahman
September 24, 2012, 03:21 PM
We have everything to lose. Our pride and respect is at stake. We are fighting with Zimbabwe to claim the title of the worst team in this WC. So yes, we have everything to lose.
Na na, amra to ekhono shikhchi. Ei to gotokal bat kibhabe dhorte hoy shikhlam.

nizzle
September 24, 2012, 03:22 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/quote/583271.html

Maarleo chhoy, na maarleo chhoy. Amader to cheye cheye dekha chhara kichhu korar nai tai na?

the comments written on the artical are just completely embarrasing for us, the way people completely destroyin our team

mufi_02
September 24, 2012, 03:23 PM
Na na, amra to ekhono shikhchi. Ei to gotokal bat kibhabe dhorte hoy shikhlam.

:lol:

Ei dialogue AFG dile manai. Its our 4th T20 WC just like everyone else and we are still learning :facepalm:

nizzle
September 24, 2012, 03:23 PM
We have everything to lose. Our pride and respect is at stake. We are fighting with Zimbabwe to claim the title of the worst team in this WC. So yes, we have everything to lose.

i guess

bd best ever t20 team = worst team in t20 wc

kalpurush
September 24, 2012, 03:25 PM
Oh really, expectations and emotions of 160 million people is nothing to you? What a loser!
Do we really care about all 160 millions people?

Where,
> 90% are poor and no say in national affairs
> most of the people has no interest into cricket due to hardship of poverty
> Our own cricket board doesn't care about our cricket, i/e, lack of interest in developing cricket infra-structures, no longer version of cricket etc.
> No plan for grooming young players, lack of developing pacers etc.

Finally, where does the money goes? Do the 160 million people have a share in it?

Our cricket serves a particular class of people, not the mass, unfortunately!

Rabz
September 24, 2012, 03:31 PM
You gotta have something in the first place to lose it.
That's why he said, 'we have nothing to lose', but we all know that.

Thought this tournament was about having that something.

Ahsan
September 24, 2012, 06:12 PM
Atimar's pola becoming annoying kaptan! "nothing to lose" - sick of the mentality.

reyme
September 24, 2012, 06:30 PM
You gotta have something in the first place to lose it.
That's why he said, 'we have nothing to lose', but we all know that.

Thought this tournament was about having that something.

Exactly what I wanted to say. Agree 100%.
Media Manager should stop letting these guys talk and focus on training.

Last week they said
best T20 team, best prepared team (Mash/Mush)
Best record in SL, good memories in SL (Ash)

Just talk, talk, talk and then statements after statements!