ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at its penultimate episode brought forth the swelter for the second brawl of semis. Two nations like India and Bangladesh taking on each other in the soil of Edgebaston in itself is a huge battle to be remembered. And while it is a part of their championship penultimatum, both of them are eager to cash in their impetus for the triumphant denouement. India the side which was much expected to come through but on the other hand Bangladesh, a side where cricket craziness is probably at its peak, making it surprisingly to the Semi final in itself turned out to be victorious. Bricklane, in London, also referred to as Banglatown, has a host of people eager for their team to beat India. There would be real party on those very streets if the same happens.
Digging to the past World cup encounters between these two nations, one In 2015 World Cup and the other one in 2016 World T20, Bangladesh every time had been put to take the plunge in front of mighty India. But this time keeping their 2007 victory against India in mind, they are in no meed to see themselves as the small boys challenging the big ones.
Mashrafe Mortaza grooving into the same tone like other captains, believes the pressure to be on India in the semis as they (Bangladesh) have cropped themselves up in this tournament with a nothing to lose approach. This sort of approach in actual ways brought out the requisite attitude in his team members and riding through the same they have been growing steps by steps. Every victory counts as a bonus for them and they are successfully eyeing on to carry forward the confidence saving from their victorious endeavours in their successive games ahead. According to Mortaza, there has been an immensely commendable journey so far for his team and this sort of performance appeared to be possible for their collective change in approach of not dropping players to coaching methods. Keeping the biggest match of their lives in mind Mortaza added their players need to distance themselves from the outer world talks about rivalry in order to abound their goals.
Despite of seesawing in the middle of their championship quest to the Semi finals, Indian team is still riding through as the favourites. Their only lose against Sri Lanka is something Bangladesh would be looking to cash in. Taking the attack to India’s bowling onslaught opens its own way of disadvantages but Bangladesh coming in with a ‘nothing to lose’ attitude might just help them destroy India’s game plan like Sri Lanka did.
Belonging to the cohort of cricket fanatics, Ranojoy Middya is an assiduous cricketer who aspires to live life in purview of the cricketing world; penning his line of thinking at present and living up to it in the near future.