Bangladesh v WI, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur March 24, 2014

'Here to give teams a hard time' - Mushfiqur

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has said his team has nothing to lose ahead of the Super 10 and that the aim should be to give other teams a hard time, starting from Tuesday's game against West Indies. After drawing a Test against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh lost two T20s and seven consecutive ODIs, spanning the Asia Cup at home, before bouncing back in the World T20 qualifiers.

"Even though we had played badly during the Asia Cup and the Sri Lanka series, I didn't expect it to be so bad [against Hong Kong]," Mushfiqur said. "It is alarming. The only message to the team is that we have nothing to lose so we better give 200%.

"The opponent must feel that we are here to give them a hard time. If we can do that, I am sure we have the ability to win a few of the four matches."

Bangladesh could add a spinner to their line-up, although Mushfiqur felt a better hitter down the batting order would boost the team too. The allrounder Ziaur Rahman was included following Rubel Hossain's injury and he is an option as a lower-order finisher.

"We have two specialist spinners, plus a few allrounders. We will decide after seeing the wicket, and if there's some help, then why not take the extra spinner? They (West Indies) are a little weak against spin, like to play big shots and not rotate strike," Mushfiqur said.

"Zia bhai has returned, because we need a big-hitting finisher. Sohag Gazi has a strong chance of playing because of his success against [Chris] Gayle in the past. Both could be playing this game."

Ziaur meanwhile has said that he is accustomed to being included late in a squad. "It doesn't surprise me anymore. It is in my fate that I will come in and go out like this," Ziaur said. "I always dreamt of playing in a World T20 so when it didn't happen, I was focusing on playing well and returning to the side strongly.

"But I was happy to learn that I am being included in place of Rubel Hossain, who got injured. I heard it day before yesterday," said Ziaur.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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