Bangladesh v Pakistan, only Twenty20, Mirpur November 28, 2011

Respectable losses not acceptable - Mushfiqur

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Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain, has said his side has got rid of the mentality of aiming for respectable losses, and now try to win every game. He said Pakistan were the favourites to win their Twenty20 match against Bangladesh in Mirpur but pointed out that West Indies were also tipped to beat Bangladesh in the Twenty20 opener of their tour, but lost.

"I think Bangladesh cricket has crossed that barrier where we aim for a respectable loss against a big team," Mushfiqur said. "That mentality is not there within this group of players. We play to win every game against whichever team.

"They're the favourites no doubt but if we play our best cricket, it won't be easy to beat us in any of the formats. West Indies were favourites against us as we don't usually play Twenty20s. At the end of the day, we bowled well and despite a hiccup in batting, we finished as winners. It will be more difficult tomorrow as Pakistan are experienced and in form, but they have to start from scratch to beat us."

The Twenty20 against West Indies was Mushfiqur's first game in charge and he took Bangladesh home in their chase with an unbeaten 41 off 26 balls. Bangladesh then lost the one-day series against West Indies 1-2 and the Tests 0-1. Mushfiqur said his bowlers had not utilised the home advantage enough in the matches against West Indies and would have to now, considering how strong Pakistan's attack is.

"They [Pakistan] have one of the best bowling attacks in ODIs, so playing against them would be difficult. In our last series, we couldn't utilise the wickets. It would be necessary for us to take responsibility in this series. The team that'll take most out of the pitches, they'll get the desired results."

Bangladesh upset Pakistan during the 1999 World Cup but have not beaten them since. Mushfiqur said past Bangladesh sides were not as strong as this one is. "Bangladesh were never at their best collectively against Pakistan in the past. They have five to six match-winners so it is hard to beat a side that strong even if you give your 100%. But they are human and they could make mistakes and let us into games."

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  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    Nice Try from Mushfiqur and nice coverup by some Bangla fellas.... But somebody gonna tell Mushfiqur that respectable loses are still considered better than crushing losses. 3 fours and just a solitary six! no batsman could strike even run a ball..... what sort of fight this is? Really disappointing from B'Desh.....

  • POSTED BY rahul_sai on | November 29, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    yes sir, respectable losses not acceptable, only massive ones. there s no point in playing ur team, every opposition wins. just that u think ur attitude ll win the game, which does only if u ve some stuff atleast. not for teams like b'desh. please dont waste the other teams' time playing them. let them play some gud team. plzzzzzzz. least of all, dont show ur attitude, that stinks. terribly

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    It shows the Bangladesh side is better than Sri Lankan side. Lions needs to imporve there performances to face South African matches.

  • POSTED BY ibbani on | November 29, 2011, 11:54 GMT

    Bangla will never win any match in next 100 years. they must be banned from palying cricket, instead support Zimbabwe and Ireland.

  • POSTED BY zaf100 on | November 29, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    I hope Misbah-ul-haq is not as complacent as some of the comments because if you take any international team lightly chances are you will lose focus and might lose the game too. Pakistan need to be on their guard again Bangladesh because they are playing home in front of their own crowd. Pakistan as a team under Misbah-ul-haq are playing well at the moment, if they keep playing with same intensity and professional approach I am sure Pakistan will win one days and test matches 20/20 is lottery. Good luck Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 10:44 GMT

    Bangladeshis are showing good performances in the recent past but not an collective effort from all playing XI. They need to put a collective effort to win matches. And T20 is the game which changes its way in just a couple of overs. Hope BD puts a good fight against Pakistan in this series.

  • POSTED BY keptalittlelow on | November 29, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    Bangladesh is a dangerous outfit now, if Pakistan faltered at any stage they will be stunned into defeat, no doubt. Pakistan are fortunate to have skipper Misbah.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 9:15 GMT

    oh comon guys, everyone is talking about bangladesi spinner, did any one here bother to discuss hafeez straighting, afridi fast ball and saeed ajmal's dosra?? all of them are in top 10 ODI rankings, so would you please stop giving me false assumptions based on IFs and Butt's. Be realistic and accept who is who.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 9:10 GMT

    ComeOn... BD Fans... Have some mercy on ur team.... Such emotional comments will only add pressure to your team... I bet if you give us spinning tracks. It will bee too horror for you guys to handle Double A's (Ajmals- Afridi) or perhaps for your Tamim our Hafeezz wuld be good enough....

  • POSTED BY Sunny7024 on | November 29, 2011, 9:09 GMT

    love you bangladesh...love u pak.... njoy cricket....v all know there is no match but everyone here shld agree izat aur zilat in Almighty hand...:):)

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    Nice Try from Mushfiqur and nice coverup by some Bangla fellas.... But somebody gonna tell Mushfiqur that respectable loses are still considered better than crushing losses. 3 fours and just a solitary six! no batsman could strike even run a ball..... what sort of fight this is? Really disappointing from B'Desh.....

  • POSTED BY rahul_sai on | November 29, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    yes sir, respectable losses not acceptable, only massive ones. there s no point in playing ur team, every opposition wins. just that u think ur attitude ll win the game, which does only if u ve some stuff atleast. not for teams like b'desh. please dont waste the other teams' time playing them. let them play some gud team. plzzzzzzz. least of all, dont show ur attitude, that stinks. terribly

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    It shows the Bangladesh side is better than Sri Lankan side. Lions needs to imporve there performances to face South African matches.

  • POSTED BY ibbani on | November 29, 2011, 11:54 GMT

    Bangla will never win any match in next 100 years. they must be banned from palying cricket, instead support Zimbabwe and Ireland.

  • POSTED BY zaf100 on | November 29, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    I hope Misbah-ul-haq is not as complacent as some of the comments because if you take any international team lightly chances are you will lose focus and might lose the game too. Pakistan need to be on their guard again Bangladesh because they are playing home in front of their own crowd. Pakistan as a team under Misbah-ul-haq are playing well at the moment, if they keep playing with same intensity and professional approach I am sure Pakistan will win one days and test matches 20/20 is lottery. Good luck Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 10:44 GMT

    Bangladeshis are showing good performances in the recent past but not an collective effort from all playing XI. They need to put a collective effort to win matches. And T20 is the game which changes its way in just a couple of overs. Hope BD puts a good fight against Pakistan in this series.

  • POSTED BY keptalittlelow on | November 29, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    Bangladesh is a dangerous outfit now, if Pakistan faltered at any stage they will be stunned into defeat, no doubt. Pakistan are fortunate to have skipper Misbah.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 9:15 GMT

    oh comon guys, everyone is talking about bangladesi spinner, did any one here bother to discuss hafeez straighting, afridi fast ball and saeed ajmal's dosra?? all of them are in top 10 ODI rankings, so would you please stop giving me false assumptions based on IFs and Butt's. Be realistic and accept who is who.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 9:10 GMT

    ComeOn... BD Fans... Have some mercy on ur team.... Such emotional comments will only add pressure to your team... I bet if you give us spinning tracks. It will bee too horror for you guys to handle Double A's (Ajmals- Afridi) or perhaps for your Tamim our Hafeezz wuld be good enough....

  • POSTED BY Sunny7024 on | November 29, 2011, 9:09 GMT

    love you bangladesh...love u pak.... njoy cricket....v all know there is no match but everyone here shld agree izat aur zilat in Almighty hand...:):)

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    which channel showing the pakistan vs bangladesh matches anybody tell me thanks

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | November 29, 2011, 8:19 GMT

    However, Pakistan's stability is new but there killer instinct is the same i.e. choking down even the best batting lineups through a spin and pace attack that is the best in the world. Cricket fans are robbed this should have been a series between india and pakistan which is the Asian Ashes.

  • POSTED BY AcrossTheSeam01 on | November 29, 2011, 8:18 GMT

    @piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda: Unjustified comment, its like you've been living in a cave since summer 2010, when was the last time you saw pak play, how can you say Pakistan are a ''weak'' side, they haven't lost one series this year,thrashing every side that came to them, as well as WC semi-finalists, and they won the Hong-Kong sixes thing as well- Also Pakistan will probably go on to win the series, but just because there in form doesn't mean they'll do a whitewash, There might be a few upsets

  • POSTED BY haroonmughal on | November 29, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    No Shoaib Malik in the Pakistan team this time, pleeeeeeease.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | November 29, 2011, 7:43 GMT

    if Bangladesh just attack the pace bowlers of Pakistan then it will build pressure on Pakistan. We need that firing Tamim. t20 is anyone's game. BD need to utilise there spinners well in this match and the top order batiing have to come out firing to put Pakistan under pressure.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 7:40 GMT

    I just started watching cricket last year but when i saw Mushi, i knew there was something special about him. I been saying what he said all along, the only way become better is to play with a winners mentality. I hope his teammates start to believe this and play more sensibly and not trying to mimic Afridi and blast everything out of the park.

  • POSTED BY Hanz018 on | November 29, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    Most welcome to our Pakistani Brothers & we all are looking forward to have some tremendous game :))

  • POSTED BY Rajee82 on | November 29, 2011, 7:22 GMT

    Game plans don't work for BD or PK. Both are teams of unpredictable talents; Pakistan is way ahead on bowling talent. Reckless batting from PK can only win it for BD; it can happen on any day.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    i think pak ill thrash out bangla lions

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    even in my wildest of dreams , i will not compare pakistan with bangladesh ... look guys we have been playin outside our home ,, on foreign soils this team is unbeatable and a perfect killer combination is what we have got here , it would b an acheivement for bangladesh if they can avoid the white wash .....secondly i have just figured out that our bengali brothers are very emotional , come on plz dont have high expectations from ur team else u guys ll b disappointed , 1999 worldcup was once in a blue moon thingie where we helped u guys to get ur test status , now nothin is on offer ...salam

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | November 29, 2011, 5:46 GMT

    In t20 its anybody's game.......who knows BD may upset the inform Pak !!!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 5:45 GMT

    BanGlaDesH needs More Sporting WickeTs! If they have wickets that support competitive cricket B/w Bat n BowL in their Domestic circuit it will Nourish more Gud YoungsterZ!! I seRiouslY think That BaNGladesh has Gud Cricketers That R capable of turning the matches on their own or can spark A fire in the team with their performances CurrentlY BangLadesh Cricket Needs Gud bowlerZ and Batsmen with Gud conversion rate ( Except for Shakib He iz A great Find For BAN ).. They shud make the Most of their Current team And Play with A unity Factor that if they Can Play perfectly in all 3 forms of the game ( Bat,bowl n field ) they have a chance 2 win the Game against gud teams but not the against the best so They Really shud FinD match TurninG Individuals who can inspire Their Youth To give more Talented Cricketers To their Country!! Pakistani Fan wishin both Teams Best ov Luck!! Peace :)

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    pakistan lost to bangladesh with wasim,waqar,afridi,saqlain,shoaib,saeed anwar,injamam in same team in 99 world cup :p so why not now ? their pace attack sucks without umar gul.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | November 29, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    I think he just spoke something which his team needs.. Everyone knows Pakistan is a red hot team with bowlers too hot to handle.. BD cant get away with their square turners too as Pakistanis loaded the team with spinning all rounders.. Very tough for BD.. They just need to capitalise if Pakistan lose their focus in any match(Which they do now and then)..

  • POSTED BY Percy_Fender on | November 29, 2011, 5:15 GMT

    It will be a close fought series for sure. The Tigers ar great anywhere not just at home.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    I like tanvir 1974's comment. No doubt Bangladesh has not done much in international cricket in term of winning matches. But then never played a single test match at home with home umpires. I have watched many test matches before neutral umpires came into reality. I am sure many records would have been different for all the countries if neutral umpires were present then. But this is not to justify Bangladesh's poor records.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 29, 2011, 4:11 GMT

    @Ajmal1988, Sri Lanka are pretty weak at the moment. Players like Dilshan and Jayawardene are completely out of form and Herath is hardly better than the slow bowlers Bangladesh have, especially in Bangladesh. Pakistan have a more talented group but this should not be a walkover. If the Bangladesh batsmen get on a roll, especially Tamim, they could put together defendable scores with their spin bowling battery.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 4:07 GMT

    Just go Ahead BD Tiger,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,show your Ability, All The Best 2 BD Cricket Team,

  • POSTED BY AusieBangaleeShameem on | November 29, 2011, 3:46 GMT

    JUST A LITTLE CORRECTION TO MY PREV COMMENT -- FROM 310/2 TO 320/8 THAT HAPPENED IN PESHWAR TEST -- THE 2ND ONE -- NOT THE MULTAN TEST AS I MENTIONED. SORRY FOR THIS UNINTENTIONAL MISTAKE.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 29, 2011, 3:24 GMT

    Seems everytime Bangladesh are underestimated they perform and whenever they're rated any chance they fold. They need some consistency but they do have talent there. Especially Tamim, Shakib, Mush and Mahmudullah but on their day any one of the Bangla's could shine. Hopefully they have more good days than bad this series and win some games.

  • POSTED BY on | November 29, 2011, 2:21 GMT

    I am a Pakistani fan but my heart is with BD for this series. I would love to see BD win a couple of ODI's and perhaps the T-20. BD has some excellent players and i wish them luck. Tamim Iqbal is my son's one of the favourite batsman when he gets going. Lets go Tamim. Pak is in form and in high spirits and will do well under normal circumstances.

  • POSTED BY SomeoneStoleMyLungi on | November 29, 2011, 1:32 GMT

    Love the way u talked Mushfiq. I like that u are determined at tht u are here to win matches not to make a respectable loss. Your words of wisdom has shown the Bangladeshi team tht they have to wake up and work hard to be a top team.

  • POSTED BY sja_edinburgh on | November 29, 2011, 1:19 GMT

    @ajmal1988: you said-'who are these Bangladeshis in front of such players?'- which is simply arrogant..!! i hope some results in the next few days let you eat yr words..i support the theme by tanvir1974...that should be the spirit WHOEVER is playing(not sure though whether we r brother countries-or it has anyth to do here:))..I appreciate the comments from MEDIS_Forever...SriLankans in general r people with big Hearts..and his comments can accredit that..i dont know what people do expect others to comment in this pre-match evaluation page..but I would like our Tigers to play upto their full potentials and give their best..that what every BD fan wants...rest will depend on how good the other team is on the pitch on that very day...all the best..

  • POSTED BY La_Bangla on | November 29, 2011, 1:15 GMT

    Prove it. Talk is cheap and you people are saying the sme things for years without any imporvement atall

  • POSTED BY redneck on | November 29, 2011, 0:48 GMT

    you have test status and your bragging about beating the west indies in a t20 at home!!! the bars still set too low if yu ask me! no such thing as a reasonable loss!!! did siddons aussie mentality rub off at all during his time in bangledesh????

  • POSTED BY ajmal1988 on | November 28, 2011, 22:46 GMT

    A lot of stupid comments going around here. Bangladesh winning anything here will depend on the mood of the Pakistani players. Some Bangladeshi fans has still not understood that Pak play all their matches away from home (and yes UAE is not their home). Zimbabwe gave Bangladesh a real beat in Zimbabwe, while pak didnt loose anything in Zimbabwe. Pak have all sorts of bowlers and they can pick who ever they want, becase they can tailor their bowling attack to suit any condition. Pakistani bowlers/batsmen just dealth with players like Sangakkara, dilshan, jaywardene, matthews, malinga, and Herath. So, who are these Bangladeshis in front of such players? But again it all depends on the mood of pakistani players and BD might just have a chance in the t20 international. Good luck to both teams and may the best win :)

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 21:55 GMT

    Best wishes for my beloved Bangladeshi tiger's ... Hope in this series Bangladeshi tiger will play for beat Pakistan in every single step ... Finally our little captain Realize what we need ;-) Good Luck Bangladesh :) Good Luck Mushfiqur :)

  • POSTED BY MrTom10 on | November 28, 2011, 21:39 GMT

    At last some character and a proper attitude towards playing.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    best of luck Tiger against greens shirts...

  • POSTED BY tanvir1974 on | November 28, 2011, 21:21 GMT

    both are brother countries and i dont like to see any bad comment against each other from any person, so it is game we hope both will play their natural game and one will win. you will to know that win and loss is the part of game. anytime any player can click and play a good game to win the game. best of luck to players.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 20:56 GMT

    you people should ready for white wash

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    But they are human and they could make mistakes and let us into games."

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 20:44 GMT

    GL BD, we all want to watch a good competitive game.. but m sure winner will be pak.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    TIGERS ALWAYS BELIEVE ''MIGHTY THE EFFORT''....SP GO AHEAD PROUD TIGERS...WE ARE WITH YOU.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    PAK batting line up seems very uncertain to me, they may not collectively flash in a single match, moreover if the bunch of spinners from BD can utilize the home condition, it won't be so tough to beat PAK. Hope it will be a competitive one..

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    Go team BD, give us a good fight.

    Pakistan Fan.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 19:32 GMT

    inshallah,pakistan will whitewash bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY WeeBee on | November 28, 2011, 19:26 GMT

    Good Luck to Bangladesh Captain , But you have a long way to beat Pakistan ...

  • POSTED BY piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on | November 28, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    I think it will be an even contest. Pakistan are a very weak side, and I think the tigers have good all round players and might just win this one.

  • POSTED BY cricfan2007 on | November 28, 2011, 18:43 GMT

    We should not forget this is match between two unpredictable teams who can play both below and above their capabilities. On a nice day, Pakistan is favorite because of better bowling attack and their batsmen are good in cross-bat shots in slow pitches. I would expect BD to sneak in one or two wins in T20 or ODI. At least few close finishes. In test match, I am not sure BD can force a win but can play for draw with good batting. pak bowlers(fast ones) will not be effective in BD conditins.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    good to see Mushfiqar trying to leave the respectable loser mentality, Bangla has talent and can achieve a lot if they become strong temperamentally. It shouldn't be easy for Pakistan, particularly since Bangladesh are pretty strong at home and this series is taking place 4 days after the SL series played in oppressive heat. Hope its a hard fought series, don't underestimate Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY BRAVEPAKISTAN on | November 28, 2011, 18:20 GMT

    I thing this is Mushfikur dream to beat Pakistan :D..,he talking about westindies but this is not westindies my friend this is Pakistan .U will get to know the Power of Pakistan tomorrow in first T20 .So dreaming of wining the matches is good becuse dreaming is not illegal :D keep on dreaming ..but sry u will loose each n every match :)

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    I think Bangladesh, West indies and Zimbabwe should play trianguler series...........all the time........I am sure we will have some tough matches........tight finishes........come on, stop speaking and start acting......dont just talk the talk, walk it.

  • POSTED BY Hummi on | November 28, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    Anyone remembers Boom Boom's last century? it was against Bangladesh and what a thrashing they got from him! 128 not out iremeber and overall 380+. whit the match bieng t20, there will be much chance of that show again! CHEERS

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Impossible. They are still not considered a force to reckon with, even after having spent 12 years in International cricket. Doom, despair awaits BD, nothing else. Maybe stripping them of Test status and relegation to the Associates will help them.

  • POSTED BY Praxis on | November 28, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    "They have five to six match-winners so it is hard to beat a side that strong even if you give your 100%. But they are human and they could make mistakes and let us into games." I hope nobody here says that this guy is being arrogant, he just wants to win.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    Good luck with that Mushfiqur...

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    There should be more matches between the two countries, Pakistan sending the full strength team while not deciding to send young players would hint that relationships are not good between two countries. I think Bangladesh fans must bridge the gap and use cricket to make better relationships...

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    hoping to see a good fight tigers....a win is always on the card if we play with determination no matter whatever team we r facing...keep your heads up boys...Tamim needs to show his color in T20...he hasn't done anything in this format...gear up man...good luck :)

  • POSTED BY Jokekiller on | November 28, 2011, 17:00 GMT

    Anything less than a whitewash would be considered a failure on Pakistan's part.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    hahaha..whitewash awaits you mushfiq..pakistan is the best ream of asia at this time..so keep dreaming.

  • POSTED BY DadaCricket on | November 28, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    This guy does seem sensible!! I like his tone and his spirit! Hope to see a good contest tomorrow!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    but Pakistan is not Westindies.

    "He said Pakistan were the favourites to win their Twenty20 match against Bangladesh in Mirpur but pointed out that West Indies were also tipped to beat Bangladesh in the Twenty20 opener of their tour, but lost. "

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    We all know Pakistan has habit to let his fanz down when expectation are mountain high, Keeping this fact in view, BD has realistic chances to win either t20 or one of three ODIs

  • POSTED BY MENDIS_Forever on | November 28, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    sensible,positive attitude from Mushy.indeed that's what they want.I am a Sri Lankan and I would like to remind that there was a time Sri Lanka was thrashed horribly by the big boys.Then Arjuna Ranatunga decided to stop losing,and rest is history. I want Mushy to be a Ranatunga.Good luck Bungladesh!

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    Pakistan can afford any thing less then a win in each game of the series. A single defeat in the whole tour can hurt Pakistan badly

  • POSTED BY LeftBrain on | November 28, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Despite their in-experience, lack of confidence in the field and tendency to succumb to pressure almost every time, one thing I like about BD cricketers is when they speak, they speak like they are real cricketers and they know what they are saying. No matter how silly it looks, but this attitude can make them a better force in world cricket. The only thing they have to do is to translate their words into action.

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | November 28, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh come with their A game. Good luck to both teams :)

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | November 28, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    Wow, this guy talks sense, where was he? Glad he was groomed for this role and hope he can stay there for long.

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  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | November 28, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    Wow, this guy talks sense, where was he? Glad he was groomed for this role and hope he can stay there for long.

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | November 28, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh come with their A game. Good luck to both teams :)

  • POSTED BY LeftBrain on | November 28, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Despite their in-experience, lack of confidence in the field and tendency to succumb to pressure almost every time, one thing I like about BD cricketers is when they speak, they speak like they are real cricketers and they know what they are saying. No matter how silly it looks, but this attitude can make them a better force in world cricket. The only thing they have to do is to translate their words into action.

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    Pakistan can afford any thing less then a win in each game of the series. A single defeat in the whole tour can hurt Pakistan badly

  • POSTED BY MENDIS_Forever on | November 28, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    sensible,positive attitude from Mushy.indeed that's what they want.I am a Sri Lankan and I would like to remind that there was a time Sri Lanka was thrashed horribly by the big boys.Then Arjuna Ranatunga decided to stop losing,and rest is history. I want Mushy to be a Ranatunga.Good luck Bungladesh!

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    We all know Pakistan has habit to let his fanz down when expectation are mountain high, Keeping this fact in view, BD has realistic chances to win either t20 or one of three ODIs

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    but Pakistan is not Westindies.

    "He said Pakistan were the favourites to win their Twenty20 match against Bangladesh in Mirpur but pointed out that West Indies were also tipped to beat Bangladesh in the Twenty20 opener of their tour, but lost. "

  • POSTED BY DadaCricket on | November 28, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    This guy does seem sensible!! I like his tone and his spirit! Hope to see a good contest tomorrow!!

  • POSTED BY on | November 28, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    hahaha..whitewash awaits you mushfiq..pakistan is the best ream of asia at this time..so keep dreaming.

  • POSTED BY Jokekiller on | November 28, 2011, 17:00 GMT

    Anything less than a whitewash would be considered a failure on Pakistan's part.