Bangladesh v WI, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur March 25, 2014

Smith, Badree send Bangladesh crashing

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy
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West Indies 171 for 7 (Smith 72, Al-Amin 3-21) beat Bangladesh 98 (Badree 4-15, Santokie 3-17) by 73 runs
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West Indies had batted poorly against India in a seven-wicket defeat on Sunday. Their batsmen didn't look entirely convincing against Bangladesh either, but they scored 171, thanks to Dwayne Smith's 43-ball 72 and some amateurish work in the field.

The target proved well beyond the reach of the hosts, who were bowled out for 98. Dew, which had been a big factor in Mushfiqur Rahim sending West Indies in at the toss, barely played a role as Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine and Krishmar Santokie - a left-arm seamer by definition but a quickish left-arm spinner in reality - had no difficulty in gripping the ball in achieving figures of 12-0-49-8 among them.

Badree and Santokie sent back three of Bangladesh's most dangerous batsmen within first four overs. Tamim Iqbal went first, driving Badree uppishly to a diving Dwayne Bravo at mid-off. Bravo would later throw an even harsher light on the gulf between the two fielding sides by hurling himself to his right at point to grab a low one-handed catch and dismiss Mushfiqur.

Before that, though, Santokie struck twice in two balls with his slower offcutters. First, he spun it past the groping outside edge of the right-handed Anamul Haque for Denesh Ramdin to effect a brilliant stumping, then spun his next ball through the gate of the left-handed Shakib Al Hasan. Bangladesh were 16 for 3 in 3.2 overs and the match, as a contest, was over.

Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur fought on for the next six overs, but the required rate was always running away from Bangladesh. Once the two were dismissed, Badree - who finished with four wickets - and the rest of West Indies' attack had no trouble running through the rest. In the end, the margin of victory reflected Bangladesh's inadequacies rather than anything spectacular from West Indies.

Having been sent in, West Indies, for most part, had struggled to put Bangladesh's bowlers away on a slow pitch. Smith, who had scratched his way to 11 off 29 balls against India, was in much better touch though, and provided West Indies impetus that they never lost despite their two best batsmen - Gayle and Marlon Samuels - facing 70 balls between them for 66.

Smith profited from some poor bowling, particularly from Sohag Gazi. Smith greeted the offspinner by sweeping him for two fours off his first two balls, both of which were directed towards leg stump, a dodgy idea with fine leg in the circle.

In the 10th over, Smith struck him for four successive fours. He manufactured the first - a reverse-sweep off a decent ball, but the next three came from ordinary deliveries that would have disappeared in any format of the game. The last of these, a flat-batted sweep, took Smith to 50. The landmark had come up in 34 balls.

Despite this, West Indies' run rate, at the end of the 10th over, was still under eight an over. At the other end, Gayle was playing a bizarre innings. It wasn't a surprise that he was slow off the blocks - he usually is before picking up the rate later. That simply didn't happen today. Part of this had to do with Gayle struggling to time the ball on a slow pitch, and part of it had to do with intent - unless the ball was in his hitting zone, he simply didn't go after it. He was slow between the wickets too, and appeared in some discomfort, suggesting he might not have been fully fit.

After Smith's dismissal in the 12th over, Mushfiqur brought on Shakib Al Hasan for the first time, and the left-arm spinner struck first ball getting Lendl Simmons stumped down the leg side as he went off on a strange wander out of the crease.

In came Samuels, who added 53 in 37 balls with Gayle even though neither batsman looked particularly threatening, as Bangladesh's fielding disintegrated despite two blinders from Tamim. Gayle went from 26 from 38 - at that point the second-slowest score of 25 or more in the history of international T20 - to 30 from 39 - the 14th slowest - courtesy Anamul's slippery fingers at long-on. In the next over, the 17th, Mushfiqur let successive deliveries from Shakib scoot between his legs for four byes. In the last two overs, Bangladesh also dropped three catches - Mahmudullah's two missed chances at long-off adding eight runs to Darren Sammy's score.

Al-Amin Hossain bowled a tight last over, picking up three wickets, but would have wished the spell had been part of a better team performance.

Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • vkumar_086 on March 27, 2014, 7:48 GMT

    @Shahed Ahmed...India is not a big team and thats why it won ALL THREE GLOBAL TITLES (achieved this milestone way back in 2007), which no other team won so far and its well on the way to become the first and only country that won all three global titles simultaneously...i agree with Australia, its one of the finest teams and won 4 world cups and one CT, but SA wont perform well when its really needed at important stages....and SL team did not win global title after 1996 and their conversion ratio is very bad (6-1), when India reached final of any global event, there will be more than 90% chances of winning the trophy (conversion ratio is very high=6-5)....hope you got the answer

    @ Srabonkothaboli..sorry dear..it was a reply to Shahed Ahmed

  • vkumar_086 on March 27, 2014, 6:46 GMT

    @Shahed Ahmed...India is not a big team and thats why it won ALL THREE GLOBAL TITLES (achieved this milestone way back in 2007), which no other team won so far and its well on the way to become the first and only country that won all three global titles simultaneously...i agree with Australia, its one of the finest teams and won 4 world cups and one CT, but SA wont perform well when its really needed at important stages....and SL team did not win global title after 1996 and their conversion ratio is very bad (6-1), when India reached final of any global event, there will be more than 90% chances of winning the trophy (conversion ratio is very high=6-5)....hope you got the answer

    @ Srabonkothaboli..sorry dear..it was a reply to Shahed Ahmed

  • on March 27, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    thanx all foreign guys.....who well wishes BD cricket team.....may be its our bad time but we can prove we can play well.....and we already proved that previous years.....

  • on March 26, 2014, 21:12 GMT

    West Indies need a fast bowler to specialize in yorkers in T20. Russell is the best candidate. But it's probably too much of a common sense approach to be taken seriously by management anyway.

  • Srabonkothaboli on March 26, 2014, 19:00 GMT

    @ vikas:Do you know what I said.I think you have a a problem in your eyes.Just see my comment again.I did not mention about India.Why should I waste my time on sheet!!

  • wirus on March 26, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    WI still have problems finding a workable strategy. This business of Gayle batting like Chanderpaul will backfire against stronger teams, as it did against India. If they are going to persist with this, then they have to make sure that the guy at the other end is going after the bowling. If Gayle does not get out early and insists on boring the opposition (and fans) into submission, then Smith has to be followed by others who will go after the bowling. That means Sammy, Russell, Simmons and Bravo. If Samuels can't do any better than in these past two matches, he should be replaced by Charles, who at least will attack. What every team would love to see is this new Gayle and Samuels at the crease at the same time and watch the run rate drop to a crawl. Also WI must be careful not to make their strategy (such as it is) so obvious. On the evidence of these 1st two matches, it will take a massive improvement for them to reach the semis.

  • vkumar_086 on March 26, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    @Srabonkothaboli...India is not a big team and thats why it won ALL THREE GLOBAL TITLES (achieved this milestone way back in 2007), which no other team won so far and its well on the way to become the first and only country that won all three global titles simultaneously...i agree with Australia, its one of the finest teams and won 4 world cups and one CT, but SA wont perform well when its really needed at important stages....and SL team did not win global title after 1996 and their conversion ratio is very bad (6-1), when India reached final of any global event, there will be more than 90% chances of winning the trophy (conversion ratio is very high=6-5)....hope you got the answer

  • on March 26, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    I like the way bd fan support their team. I like if they remain in the ground untill the last ball. be with your team always.yeh true bad days can come but you have good youngsters than lot of countries. I don't care if you guys beat ind or pak but as a south asian if you able defeat whitesmen (aus).all the best from srilanka

  • on March 26, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    BCB is not managing BD cricket well as results are getting worse day by day. If any other cricket nation in the world would spend tons of money like BCB then results would/could have been different. It is time that BCB must need to put their act together and do something right for BD cricket.

    BCB should let go head coach Shane Jurgensen and relieve Mushy from captaincy duty. It should be head coach's duty to come up with a game plan and tweak the plan if necessary as the game progress so that players can execute that plan. But BD's head coach is unable to do so. Captain Mushy is immature, emmotional guy and doesn't seem to be good enough to be a leader. This guy doesn't manage the game well as picking wrong XI, incorrect batting order, asking wrong bowler to bowl at the wrong time are eveident in the past and recent games. Last but least BD chief selector who selects wrong players for wrong formats should be replaced with current selector Bashar.

  • Zainnajam on March 26, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Bangladesh are getting weaker and weaker as the hours go by :) They will probably just be demolished at the end of thsi tournament due to magnificently poor Bowling and Totally Ridiculous batting. But, now Fielding is also getting Poor,

  • vkumar_086 on March 27, 2014, 7:48 GMT

    @Shahed Ahmed...India is not a big team and thats why it won ALL THREE GLOBAL TITLES (achieved this milestone way back in 2007), which no other team won so far and its well on the way to become the first and only country that won all three global titles simultaneously...i agree with Australia, its one of the finest teams and won 4 world cups and one CT, but SA wont perform well when its really needed at important stages....and SL team did not win global title after 1996 and their conversion ratio is very bad (6-1), when India reached final of any global event, there will be more than 90% chances of winning the trophy (conversion ratio is very high=6-5)....hope you got the answer

    @ Srabonkothaboli..sorry dear..it was a reply to Shahed Ahmed

  • vkumar_086 on March 27, 2014, 6:46 GMT

    @Shahed Ahmed...India is not a big team and thats why it won ALL THREE GLOBAL TITLES (achieved this milestone way back in 2007), which no other team won so far and its well on the way to become the first and only country that won all three global titles simultaneously...i agree with Australia, its one of the finest teams and won 4 world cups and one CT, but SA wont perform well when its really needed at important stages....and SL team did not win global title after 1996 and their conversion ratio is very bad (6-1), when India reached final of any global event, there will be more than 90% chances of winning the trophy (conversion ratio is very high=6-5)....hope you got the answer

    @ Srabonkothaboli..sorry dear..it was a reply to Shahed Ahmed

  • on March 27, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    thanx all foreign guys.....who well wishes BD cricket team.....may be its our bad time but we can prove we can play well.....and we already proved that previous years.....

  • on March 26, 2014, 21:12 GMT

    West Indies need a fast bowler to specialize in yorkers in T20. Russell is the best candidate. But it's probably too much of a common sense approach to be taken seriously by management anyway.

  • Srabonkothaboli on March 26, 2014, 19:00 GMT

    @ vikas:Do you know what I said.I think you have a a problem in your eyes.Just see my comment again.I did not mention about India.Why should I waste my time on sheet!!

  • wirus on March 26, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    WI still have problems finding a workable strategy. This business of Gayle batting like Chanderpaul will backfire against stronger teams, as it did against India. If they are going to persist with this, then they have to make sure that the guy at the other end is going after the bowling. If Gayle does not get out early and insists on boring the opposition (and fans) into submission, then Smith has to be followed by others who will go after the bowling. That means Sammy, Russell, Simmons and Bravo. If Samuels can't do any better than in these past two matches, he should be replaced by Charles, who at least will attack. What every team would love to see is this new Gayle and Samuels at the crease at the same time and watch the run rate drop to a crawl. Also WI must be careful not to make their strategy (such as it is) so obvious. On the evidence of these 1st two matches, it will take a massive improvement for them to reach the semis.

  • vkumar_086 on March 26, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    @Srabonkothaboli...India is not a big team and thats why it won ALL THREE GLOBAL TITLES (achieved this milestone way back in 2007), which no other team won so far and its well on the way to become the first and only country that won all three global titles simultaneously...i agree with Australia, its one of the finest teams and won 4 world cups and one CT, but SA wont perform well when its really needed at important stages....and SL team did not win global title after 1996 and their conversion ratio is very bad (6-1), when India reached final of any global event, there will be more than 90% chances of winning the trophy (conversion ratio is very high=6-5)....hope you got the answer

  • on March 26, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    I like the way bd fan support their team. I like if they remain in the ground untill the last ball. be with your team always.yeh true bad days can come but you have good youngsters than lot of countries. I don't care if you guys beat ind or pak but as a south asian if you able defeat whitesmen (aus).all the best from srilanka

  • on March 26, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    BCB is not managing BD cricket well as results are getting worse day by day. If any other cricket nation in the world would spend tons of money like BCB then results would/could have been different. It is time that BCB must need to put their act together and do something right for BD cricket.

    BCB should let go head coach Shane Jurgensen and relieve Mushy from captaincy duty. It should be head coach's duty to come up with a game plan and tweak the plan if necessary as the game progress so that players can execute that plan. But BD's head coach is unable to do so. Captain Mushy is immature, emmotional guy and doesn't seem to be good enough to be a leader. This guy doesn't manage the game well as picking wrong XI, incorrect batting order, asking wrong bowler to bowl at the wrong time are eveident in the past and recent games. Last but least BD chief selector who selects wrong players for wrong formats should be replaced with current selector Bashar.

  • Zainnajam on March 26, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Bangladesh are getting weaker and weaker as the hours go by :) They will probably just be demolished at the end of thsi tournament due to magnificently poor Bowling and Totally Ridiculous batting. But, now Fielding is also getting Poor,

  • on March 26, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    No need to upset BD team, you lost to world t20 champions.

  • on March 26, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    @Vkias, arun bose: http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-t20/content/player/373696.html yes it is true that he doesn't have 1000 runs yet but he has 755 runs in 7 matches. India is not a big team, BIG teams are AUS, SA, and SL. Yes BD played bad but they can play much better than this. It is also true that out of this 10 teams BD would rank in 9th. BD players need to have patients and play with responsibility.

  • vkumar_086 on March 26, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    @Srabonkothaboli....who is that BD player having 75 average in tests..till now i did not hear it....scoring 75 in 2 or 3 tests wont taken to calculate average in tests....batsman should at least complete 1000 test runs....this is the problem with BD fans....they are still in the world of hallucination....come out of that, if you come out of that, your players also comes out of that and automatically start performing well...

  • on March 26, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Some of the mistakes Bangladesh is commiting nowadays, honestly u cant make those mistakes in school cricket and expect to stay in da team- this extremely poor fielding demoralises them and they never get the momentum in the match ever again. Dew, not knowing what a good total is are excuses we can give, not profesional cricketers!!! Their excuses are looking as amaeturish as their fielding. And batting, what can i say, every batsman just wants to get a good knock for themselves, or there is just no plan B C in Bangladesh camp. Bangaldesh arent a good side i agree, but they arent as bad as the way they are playing now. I think changes must come, and it must commence by hiring a better Head Coach & a Fielding coach (most importantly)

  • jb633 on March 26, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    To BD fans defending your side. Please stop this and accept reality. The nay sayers are not coming in with the daggers after one game. You were bundled out by the worst side in the tournament a game before in Hong Kong. If you were in the other qualifying group you most probably wouldn't be in the tournament. I am not saying this to cause arguments but there has got to be changes in the cricket. No point in feeling sorry for yourself or defending the indefensible. Things have seriously got to change. The batting is actually a disgrace and in two games in a row now the batsmen throw their bat at every ball (which will come off very rarely). The bowling wasn't too bad but the fielding embarrassing. In test matches the bowling is toothless and unless faced with an absolute road the batting crumbles. Structural changes required and a complete change in the approach to the game. I feel sorry for BD fans who care a lot and they do deserve changes and more fight.

  • on March 26, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    we will win next match insaallah

  • on March 26, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    Bangladesh should focus on their fielding and this will keep the motivation to all the fielders. it will boost up the team and try keep opponents run in low. so main problem is boost up the by best fielding. it is only way that you can find out the solution of win.

  • BowledYa on March 26, 2014, 13:34 GMT

    I've seen BD fans talk about talent, but I don't see athletic talent at he top level among BD players except maybe one. That is the core problem with BD. They nee to find some raw athletic talent and then groom them to be international players. It's the same with India in terms of fast bowling. A country of 1 billion crazy about cricket should produce many top fast bowlers but the athleticism required for fast bowling is missing.

  • on March 26, 2014, 13:13 GMT

    Bangladesh will never win a single match in this tournament.

  • on March 26, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    @Srabonkothaboli- Which batsman of bangladesh has batting average pf 75.. Do you know when one should ideally calculate batting average of any batsman? When a batsman completes atleast 1000 runs or more.. At the present the highest batting average in test cricket after Don Bradman is of Cheteshwar Pujara's.. 65.55.. And he has completed 1000+ runs in test cricket..

  • on March 26, 2014, 12:34 GMT

    same would be the condition when Bangladesh would play against india, huge game win and bonus for india

  • tanstell87 on March 26, 2014, 12:20 GMT

    Bangladesh fans comparing thier mediocre team to India...realy ???

    India played thier 1st ODI in 1974 & won the World Cup in 1983 - 9 years later & that too the number 1 team back then the mighty West Indies...

    Bangladesh played thier 1st ODI in 1986....have they won any major ICC tournament after 28 years...forget being in the finals, they havent even qualified to second round of any tournament...

  • Simple8 on March 26, 2014, 12:01 GMT

    It will take many many many years for bangladesh to play smart cricket.if they play smartly they wil win but i think it will never happen for lot of years.

  • misplacd1 on March 26, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Well wanted to say something harsh but the passion of BD fans stop me from being pessimist.They have the talent but need to know their limits as well.Everytime I get the sense that all the BD players want to be heroes and never want to apply themselves to score ugly runs.Making arrogant statements are now becoming more consistent than their performance on the field.First of all you need to know that you are someway behind top teams and accept your shortcomings.Once you do that,you will be with a clear mind to rectify the mistakes.BD should drop some arrogance and be a learner.Learn from big teams,nothing bad in accepting that you need to improve! All the best from India

  • on March 26, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    I think something is wrong with this Bangla side or else they would never play so badly. There is no dearth of talent in this side. It is just a matter of time before they strike form. Unfortunately for them Sakib , a world class all rounder is struggling and that is the main reason Bangla is struggling.

  • Dipankar2912 on March 26, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    The headline should say: Bangladesh Won

    Both teams were working desperately hard to loose and in the end it was Bangladesh who succeeded. What a terrible cricket by both teams.

    I don't expect Bangla to put up a good show but they are loud mouth and the skipper had mentioned that they are here to trouble the teams. It looks like they instead are troubling the spectators with such a show. Talking about W.Indies - they know that their win was a fluke last time which is not going to work in this series. But at least, make some effort guys.

  • LoveLanka on March 26, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    BAN wanted to bowl first with a dry ball and they concede 19 extras. WI bowled second with a wet ball and concede only 4 extras. this tells the story. BAN not concerned about those basics, simple things. they are concerned about how to hit more sixes & fours against big team and mis lead their fans who also wait for such a ocation to talk over the moon. they are playing international cricket long enough to do simple things right, but not sure they really want to.......

  • Srabonkothaboli on March 26, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    What's the problem in Test arena?BD has won 1 ,lost 2 & drawn 3 in last 6 test.And has got a player with 75 avg in test.

  • on March 26, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    Bangladesh require another four years to reach its potential

  • phaneendra123 on March 26, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    A massive loss for bangladesh.....i think the problem is not with the skills of their cricketers but with their attitude and confidence levels.....

  • ramz30380 on March 26, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    BCB can tie up with the BCCI & let their national players participate in the local Ranji Trophy & Duleep Trophy matches. That way they will improve as India has one of the best domestic structures in world cricket. This will be similar to what SL did in the 70's & 80's - this helped SL cricket immensely.

    Also, they should travel to other countries & play List A matches a lot more. By doing all this at least the upcoming crop of Bangladesh cricketers will find their feet in world cricket.

  • on March 26, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Losing day after day. showing mediocre overall performance, what is Bangladesh thinking of? being a ordinary citizens of Bangladesh we love cricket. you can see children, elders playing almost everywhere but still we lose. Reason? we don't have a great cricketing infrastructure, no great cricketing ground. 2014 is just a trailer of worse to come for such a hideous team. What's worse is that we are now a sort of a 'item' to improve other teams net run rate. What's incredible is that the support we get from our neighbors, they are incredible. Yes we are a test playing nation who are just overconfident of our cricket. Us Bangladesh fan will always support Bangladesh no matter if we win or lose. We are accustomed to such scenario. main reason of our cricket teams failure is the political situation of our country. why? because of our selectors being also in such political party will only play a certain player. I won't be going into politics now just going to finish of saying good luck.

  • twistatwistaa on March 26, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    if samuels cant bat against bangladesh i doubt his performance against other quality bowling side ,19 of 22 when westindies where in a commanding position against medium pace bowling, he didnt strike one ball cleanly all where edjes andplaying and missing fulltoses that too from spinner when they should be dispatched out of ground and rest of the fulltoses he got he drived them towards long on long of ,

  • SajithaD on March 26, 2014, 9:07 GMT

    It is a pattern that every time people hope to see underdog comes and win...For over decade people supporting BD as that underdog and BD also taken that underdog mentality... This is a very bad lose but BD came really really close to win over SL, Pak in recent past but couldn't pass that line due to that mentality... Now people have AFG, Nepal, PNG, etc teams as underdogs to support and they have had enough with BD... SO BD have to get out that underdog mentality and grab some momentum and that momentum will come from just one win over some big team... But they will have to work really hard and it will take some changes to make their own kind of cricket... Hope that will happen... Hate to see some BD fans try to make their players equal to some legends and some other fans try to make BD team lower... Nobody has the right to make harsh comments about other teams players... Playing cricket in the ground is lot harder than sitting in a chair with a computer... - A SL fan

  • bowlfordecoy on March 26, 2014, 8:51 GMT

    its a bummer for bangladesh , wat more could we say . rahim captaincy was so bad , he made mortaza , gazi bowl four overs in trott, never swapped . fielding set up , if did well cud have restricted smith from getting those many balls to the ropes. his two byes to boundaries surely disappointed shakib al hassan , so he bowled a full toss to gayle. ground fielding was very bad , gazi and many other fielders were just horrible. All together captaincy and fielding mistakes cost least a 40-50 runs. their batsmen did look no responsible either . With gayle and samuels struggling , if bangladesh had a chance for getting some points that was yesterday and they let it slip.

  • on March 26, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, its hard to digest this ongoing poor performance and losing streak. For those who think BD fans brag a lot, pls do understand that Cricket is our only national sport that gave us utmost happiness and glory in the last two decades. Since the triumph of 1997 we have achieved so much in cricket. (I am not talkin about the Test format because the truth is we are not prepared for Test Cricket yet). Our country which is divided by unprecedented political polarization and where people literally do not have anything to brag about to the international world, Cricket stood out. Cricket is the only thing in our country that can unite our nation as a whole. What we need is a chivalrous captain who would possess the determination and willingness to fight to end, who can raise the fighting spirit among his fellow teammates, who would hate to lose to any opposition no matter what. We have everything in our arsenal, what we don't hav

  • on March 26, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    Some ppl here are saying that don't be harsh to BD but why not? They themselves brought it upon them, After winning a solitary match in five years against a well established test playing nation they started saying many disrespectful things abt those nations like we can beat anyone in our home ground, we are here to give hard time to others, We will beat this team easily as we have already beaten them before..I mean this is ridiculous, In sports even when you win you should be humble and don't disrespect the losing team cz on any other day then can beat you mercilessly.. BD and BD fans deserves all the bashing, criticism and harsh words from us.. It should be a lesson for them that don't underestimate or disrespect ur opponents.. It can come back haunting you and that's what now is happening to BD cricket and it's fans.. Neway..Good luck for the next match but I want my team India to win by a big margin to improve their NRR..

  • on March 26, 2014, 8:25 GMT

    Time for bangladesh to take a break at least frm test arena n concentrate in limited over criket....thy hav been highly dissapointing with there performace n its been a long time for them n yet they havent achieved any thing overconfidence of some of there players is quiet eveident bt if u count tht into win than it may take them some where or else.......da same old story Good luck bd

  • Bong_Amit on March 26, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    Lets face the hard reality. BD is playing international cricket for more than 25 years and Test cricket for about 14 years now. However still they failed to get international standard player except Shakib Ul Hasan. However he also can be considered a full grown international standard player when it comes to tougher opponents. Its really sad. It could be because of their Ego or some unknown or untraceable factor which they need to find out immediately.

  • mjrvasu on March 26, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    India may potentially regret their sloppy batting towards the death overs, bringing their NRR pathetically low. If this Group ends in a 3- or 4-way tussle for the Semis, there is trouble for India unless they escape because of wins over Pak and WI in Super 10 Group games.

  • Saibhai-india on March 26, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    @ Lancia 71, I truly would like to Thank you for putting down some wonderful facts and light onto the cricket background and current status in Bangladesh. Not to disrespect anybody , but most of comments posted shows as if people are trying to throw all their frustration out at Bangladesh's poor performance so far. Rather teams specially Asian Teams like India, Srilanka & others should support and help Bangladesh to improve their cricket. We in India have so many Cricket academies and Legends who train young talent. yet we too have our own phase of bad times. Now, knowing that Bangladesh has weak cricket academy structure we should atleast respect or admire their struggle and efforts to keep playing in International cricket.

  • Philippe on March 26, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    shakib is best alrounder who has scored runs & took wickets on every part of the world. BD is best team bcz they hv been continuously improving in last 14-15 years despite loosing 99% of their match... respect BD fans fellas...

  • lancia71 on March 26, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    I am a sri Lankan and living in Bangladesh for more than 2 decades now. I see some of my countrymen having ago at Bangladeshi fans. Please understand BD does not have a proper cricketing structure still in place still. Like in sri lanka, India and rest of the test playing nations, every boys school does not have a cricket team. Even major schools do not have cricket grounds. No proper coaches. Most of the BD fans (no disrespect here) do not understand the game well. ofc that is not their fault. If you do not have a long cricketing culture, how can they learn. That's the reason I think for some of the over the over confident comments coming from BD fans. Other nations such as India and sri lanka which are closer to BD should help them. I don't think it's happening now. In the 70's and early 80's sri lanka played in the Ranji trophy. That's how they learnt. Also please understand cricket is the only game that BD is playing constantly in the international scene and for most of the poor Ba

  • Saibhai-india on March 26, 2014, 7:05 GMT

    Hey Guys lets not be too harsh and rub salt on Bangladesh's wound with so harsh comments. Yes they didn't proved to be effective so far , but lets not forget that they too Qualified after playing from the Associates Group. ICC is trying to add more nations to play in main stream group. But if we keep our selves so tight not allowing any other countries to nurture than Cricket will remain limited only in current Test Playing Nations. With demoralizing comments not only we hurt Bangladeshi fans and their expectations. But also the new Associates will be concerned of humiliation and keep themselves away. Afterall Cricket is a Gentlemen s Game. Lets be fair with bangladesh too. They deserve every chance so far as they play better than Associates

  • The-love on March 26, 2014, 7:01 GMT

    BD lose 1 match and suddenly so many suggestions come from different parts of world.Their next match is against India and as an Indian I know what they are capable of and have always given tough time to India.If it would not have been kohli's superb knock we would not have won the match.No need to feel heart-broken BD fans,just believe in your players and give them full support.I wish you all the best for next match,hoping India win.

  • Herath-UK on March 26, 2014, 6:58 GMT

    Why do people call disaster & humiliation upon themselves but for stupidity.Had not this ICC T20 held in BD they would not have been subjected to such ignominy happening in their own country.What will happen to BD psyche in the the entire country? BD board bent backwards to BCCI to get tours with Aus Eng & India to get this plenty!what a joke.One BD fan has given a very sensible comment that BD should take a break like Zim,hope others are as intelligent as him.

  • on March 26, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    To all the BD fans who were complaining that BD had to qualify for the main stage of the tournament, now you know why. Also if you are grumbling about the Group you ended up in, all you have to do is improve your T20 ranking by 1 and you're group will change. But don't expect anything to just happen. Your players have to go out there and work for it. Batting and bowling can always have off days but there is no excuse for poor fielding for any team in any format.

    As fans please try to learn to be respectful to other teams without insulting them and saying BD can beat anyone etc when actually if BD beat any test team it is still considered an upset. Since BD is a test playing nation this should be normal.

    Also don't over-inflate your team. Comparing Mortaza to Waqar, Tamim to Sachin etc is plain ridiculous as their records are not even remotely similar and it just gives the BD players a big head, which causes over-confidence resulting in embarrassing losses. Good luck to BD Cricket.

  • on March 26, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    I am just worried for the BD team - their next 3 matches are against India, Pakistan and Australia. Surely they are going to get battered . I can only pray for them.

  • on March 26, 2014, 6:22 GMT

    Rubel Hossain & Al Amin Hossein seems to be their best fast bowlers. Sakib Al Hassen is the best spinner. What happened to Rubel? Mortaza start with a wide ball costing 5 runs. Poor Bowling and poor fielding.

  • on March 26, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    Lets face it, 14 years is a long time. The bangladeshis have been playing test cricket for 14 years and in this time span they won just 3 matches, lost 66 and drawn 8. How can you call such a team as good?

    By luck they might defeat a test playing nation once in 3 years but that does not mean bangladesh is a good side.

  • forward_diffence on March 26, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    After hitting one six by Rahim, fans were at over the moon as they have already won the match. Bangladesh fans don't see the reality as their players do. After hitting a boundary they feel that they are in with a chance to make a big score. Hitting a boundary is not that difficult but you should be smart and intelligent to keep hitting them till the end. Picking up gaps, targeting certain bowlers and taking calculated risks are more important than going for the kill always. Some players have forgotten that hitting a big shot means all about keeping balance and keeping eye on the ball till the end.

    Understand your skill first. You are not a big hitting team like west indies or Australia. Before trying to clear the boundary, do your best to pick up gaps and fours. Then the lose ball will definitely come your way. Thinks one step ahead of the game by identifying your skills. Don't think as you can beat any team on a any given day. Don't try to live in a dream world. Sri lankan fan here..

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    They showed a stat for drop catches yesterday on star sports 1.. almost 54 catches are dropped till now in this tournament.. sm are It's bcz of lights positioning, dew, seat colours and all kinds of lamest excuse possible but the fact is catching is a skill too.. And only great fielders held onto their catches like Suresh Raina..In the first match of the super 10s between India and pakistan, he took 3 or 4 catches and most of them were high catches..How come he's holding onto his catches and others cant ..I simply don't understand the excuses made by these teams..

  • SLisBestinEarth on March 26, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    Bangladesh captain should use his head... disrespecting the opposition while will not get you anywhere.... Improve your fielding standards.. Bring unorthodox players into the team (See what we did : Malinga, Mendis, perara's..) Improve self confidence in playing 11's (Like Angelo did Perara, Thirmanane.. Ranatunga did for Sanga & Mahela)..

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    Bangladesh Captain speaks like great legends sometimes. He marks themselves as one among the top 5. Being beaten even by Honk Kong that too in the home ground. They are disappointing their fans.

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    Its time to take break for Bangladesh and most of there top players should go and play County cricket for 2 seasons also List A and Friendslife-t20 and also try to convince BCCI and play there team in ranji for atleast 2years with List A and t-20. With this players will get more accustomed, confident and team will be built. so tcan take on big teams for them on in between they can play test, t-20 and ODIS series with Zim, WI, NZ but only 2 seris a year one home and another away and start playing two tries series with asscciate one at the start of the year with Ireland and Netherlands or Scotland and another with Afghanisthan, Nepal or UAE or Hk. It will give confidence to players and after 2 years for this each tri series they should add one strong team and in this way they will get develop and will be strong force atleast till 2018 t-20 world cup and 2019 50 over world cup. If they found 2-3 good fast bowlers atleast of quality of India or Srilanka in test they will start winning

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:46 GMT

    Lets be frank and accept the ugly truth.... If you can't capitalize on the "home" advantage on a visiting team,u need to have a introspection about your own team's abilities.I am not going to sugar coat my words.Feeling proud about your team is not a bad thing.But bashing,under-estimating other team does not earn you a victory .Not even a good opinion about you.If your team lost to another team, lets face it and accept it.Search for the reasons and improve but don't come up with silly excuses.I wont wish good luck bcoz i am not an inside man and will talk frankly.From Group D,India and Pak are going to reach the semi finals.That's for sure as far as the recent form is concerned.

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:43 GMT

    I think BD still needs a lot of nurturing of their cricket. Why not take a step back and think fresh? I think the other Asian team should help BD and Afghans become the next cricketing giants. Why not invite their full teams to IPL, domestic circuit? In earlier times, players used to go to play County cricket to hone their skills. So, BD and Afghans should (park their egos and) go to play domestic matches in India, Pak and SL. This will only help them grow wings and who knows they might consistently challenge the biggies after that.

  • RibhavBansal on March 26, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    At the start of the year, Rahim said "We can beat any team at home". After 12 consecutive losses which included a loss at the hands of Afghanistan, then Shakib said do not keep high expectations clearly highlighting the negative mindset, they had a mixed result in the qualifying stage for the World T20 when they looked good against Afghanistan and Nepal but lost to Hong Kong, then Rahim said, "we are here to give teams a hard time", only you seem to be giving yourself a hard time, now Rahim gives the lamest excuse possible, players are afraid of losing their spot, in an international team, be it any sport, no one can take their place for granted, according to the fans and Rahim, it is always lights, dew, every lame excuse possible but never the truth, that they are not a quality team, they are a club side at the best, even the fans come there to come on TV, as soon as they see themselves on TV, they have such huge grins on their face as if they have climbed Mount Everest!!!

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    @Amalsha Rosa- The pitches at Chittagong no matter how much grass is on them, It's still favouring spin bowling as we saw in SL vs Ned match.. And It's not abt the pitch, It's abt the mentality and skills of the other teams in group 1 except SL.. We all know ENG, NZ, SA and NED are all vulnerable to good quality spin bowling.. If pitch wasn't assisting spinners then how come Imran tahir of SA is performing so well.. Group 1 is the easiest group and SL are lucky to be in that group..All big giants are in the second group except Bangladesh, they aren't giants..They are "tigers"..

  • on March 26, 2014, 5:04 GMT

    Its bad to see Bangladesh team disappointing their passionate fans. We don't see much development in BD despite so many years of exposure. WI was their best chance considering WI spin weakness. We wish them best for next 3 matches, don't disappoint your fans.

  • on March 26, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    People say Srilanka has a advantage but that spin advantage is cancelled out by the pitch the group 1 is given pace favourable pitches.While group 2 is given spin favourable slow pitches.It can be evidenced by how pak spin and indian spin being successful thus far.

  • Jafar on March 26, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    It is not only BD all the so called minnows or second tier teams like Zimbabwe, Kenya or the latest entrants like Afghanistan Ireland etc cannot match the mighty 8 test playing countries now for a very long period and their attempts to creep into the big league is not successful at all. It must be praised that only Sri Lanka one time minnows had challenged the big league and became world beaters and now performs equally or if not better so the catch is If SrilLanka can achieve the pinnacle why not the others. One important point here is that SriLanka was a cricket playing country for many decades and almost all leading colleges had their cricket teams and playing lots of cricket between them and go to play club crickets which were in existence for long time the cricket playing mentality is budded when young. All Sri Lankan players start early at school level. So BD or any other country can follow Sri Lanka.

  • Rohit... on March 26, 2014, 4:17 GMT

    This Huge Margin of win made India's case very clear... India now only need to defeat Australia to qualify without any fear... 1. If India defeats Australia, then India will have win-loss ratio as 4-0 or 3-1... 2.Australia will be out of the race if India beats Oz as they are already beaten by Pakistan... Thus they will have 2 losses and cannot ouster India... 3.Both Pakistan & WI are beaten by India... So, the loser of the clash between Pakistan & WI will be out with 2 losses in their account... 4.If Bangladesh goes on to win every matches from here on, then they automatically qualify India along with themselves... All eyes will be on the high profile clash between India-Oz on Sunday.

  • NP_NY on March 26, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Finally some BD fans are starting to see the reality here. A win here or there several years ago does not make BD an equal team to India, Pak or SL. Competitve comments are fine but BD fans have constantly made disrespectful comments about the other sub-continent team when your team couldn't even compete at the highest level.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on March 26, 2014, 3:46 GMT

    Bd fans , there is no cricket infrastructure in our country, to be fair how much can you bash our players ? Take away infrastructure from australia south africa india they will become like Bd. Until bcb build proper infrastructure there is no hope for Bd. Also Bd selection must be given only to coach for heavens sake and captaincy also must be decided only by coach. Cant believe the batsman sabbir was given to bowl but good t20 baller zia was given only one over who created 3 catch opportunities . Its for mushy captaincy Bd lost twice from the jaws of victory - in srilanka series and in asia cup against afghan. Selection has been dead wrong too for a while , this game without the star ballers of bd selectors farhad reza , rubel has proved it. On the other hand , sabbir is still batting while shamsur is sitting on bench. I think shamsur and kayes should come back in place of sabbir and momenul .

  • IMG_SL on March 26, 2014, 3:42 GMT

    BD's problem is clear... It is over confident ! (but without any proper reason)

  • Philippe on March 26, 2014, 3:35 GMT

    its too much of time for any team to come up to the level of International playing.... Bangladesh is still minnows & even other minnows looks to be more threatening than them...

  • on March 26, 2014, 3:35 GMT

    At the toss, Mushfiquir was about to shake Sammy's hands and extended it out. His hand reached the tummy of the tall west indian. Then he had to raise his hands again. Sammy did not bend down...this is symbolic of the advantage big men have. Had it been a boxing match, BD would have stood no chance. Asian teams are smaller in comparison. Among them the Pakistanis and Afgans are built better. Now and then we have tall and strong men - but thats a rarity. Cricket allows people to compete equally as it is a game of skill. The physical strength factor is often equalized by pitches and the need for timing etc. Imagine the likes of Klusner, symonds, hayden, pollard, gayle, tino best, smith, oram, mc cullam, vs the likes of venkatapathy raju, mahela, mushfiquir, sachin...it is a tall order. But that's OK, Asian teams are also champions. BD must use its brains more and play to its strengths.

  • on March 26, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    i think its the time to take away test status from BD team and put them in the place where they belong i-e with minnows.. how many more matches they have to spoil with this kind of 3rd class club like performance

  • Rajesh.Kumar on March 26, 2014, 3:14 GMT

    Teams like Bangladesh and Netherland are lowering the standards of this WC T20. They simply don't have the talent to belong here. The entire tournament is suffering because of their presence.

  • cooljack_143 on March 26, 2014, 3:04 GMT

    To all Bangladeshi Fans--while I was watching all BD fans cheering & disappointment in those kids faces,felt very hard to be in your shoes.You guys are amazing supporters for your team.You deserve MUCH BETTER TEAM than this.Right nw players look all over the place,they need a good leader and surely Mushfiq isnt that one.For me I felt Mortaza is far better than him.I hope BD wins at least couple of matches in the remaining 3,NOT to UPSET other teams or something but for you all The deserved faithful & Loyal BD fans.Go Bangla Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!-Cricket fan

  • on March 26, 2014, 3:03 GMT

    @H.m Shashika-Srilanka is a very lucky side, They are in a group that understand or play spin bowling well so it gives unfair advantage to srilankan bowling attack that mostly depends on their spin bowling where as in other three asian teams are playing and all of them depends on their spinners to do well and they are also playing against each other..As an asian nation we are confident of playing spin bowling well so we in the second group don't have any unfair advantage..That's why It's the toughest group..and to add to that we have australia and the current world t20 champs WI in the group as well.. So which group is the toughest now? India, Pakistan have also won asia cups, world cups, world t20s too..

  • on March 26, 2014, 3:02 GMT

    I don't know we lose the game before play it's like give up .i will tell them if you guys don't play well leave this place some body can play better then you .we should work with our mentality otherwise we can't improve .we don't want to see any more like hong kong bit bd.

  • VinothSam on March 26, 2014, 3:00 GMT

    BD will never get through any tournament I guess. How many chances they have missed so far. They do not learn anything from the previous matches. They just play as children play on the road. Come on guys you players need to stand up for your country. Anyway good luck from SL.

  • tharindu_td on March 26, 2014, 2:43 GMT

    I cannot understand why BD fans crying when they see their batsmen go back to pavilion one after the other. Sometimes they might feel they can beat defendant champions on their soil. If it is Indian fans that can be justified but why BD fans?????

  • Legaleagle on March 26, 2014, 2:28 GMT

    Thanks to Allah for beating Bangladesh!!

    They are pathetic and ordinary team. Bangladesh lacks talent and courage in every area.

  • TAJY on March 26, 2014, 2:05 GMT

    We all know Gayle is not a conventional batsman. He's as much a mystery as Sunil Narine's off spinners. He does not bat like other world-class batsman, nor does he pace his innings like other batsmen. And on the other hand, other batsmen cannot bat like him. Its difficult to judge him when he is in the middle. Its tough to guess whether he is out of form, or whether he's playing injured or whether he chooses to simply bide his time until later in the chase. All we can do is watch and hope for a Gayle-Storm which may or may not come. The danger in Gayle is always his potential to destroy the opposition, as he is THE MOST destructive batsman in T20. Such is the respect he gains from all other teams. I want a Gayle Storm to jettison WI to the championship!

  • asiacricket1234 on March 26, 2014, 1:32 GMT

    I think our neighbours should take a well deserved break from bashing us and let us do it for them lol. God How much I wanna talk about our team now. Something went seriously wrong with the team. After Last NZ series everyone was confident & believed that they can beat some big team in 2014 but now it seems they dont wanna believe that they can win. Shakib and Mushi said it clearly not expect them to win. Why? Where is the point of playing cricket? Mahmudullah keep getting chance in the team? Why? Why Shakib only bowled 3 over when Gazi got to finish his spell or some unknown Shabbir got a over? Why Zia came to bowl at 18th over? What was Mushi doing? His decisions doesnt make sense? Im not saying that Bangladesh would have won if those things were done but at least you should try. Im not mad that they lost but losing like this is not acceptable. This sort of mentality is not acceptable. If they think they cant win for their country fair enough dont play. Had enough of their failure

  • on March 26, 2014, 0:30 GMT

    Mushfiqur Rahim seems a below par keeper than anamul. He while having pressure of captaincy makes silly mistakes behind stumps. Anamul must take the gloves 2ndly in order to be an MSD style captain, Mushfiqur goes for too many experiments which fire against him. A partnership was flourishing and their was no point of keeping sakib behind. Sohag should have been used in chunks. Zia bowling first over than 19th one. The kind of mishits cricket smith was playing, he should had been dismissed lot earlier Bangla lost this game because of poor captaincy which is on the show since Asia cup. Sakib should immediately take over the captaincy so that a bunch of clueless talented players may find a LEADER which mushfiq is certainly not From Pak fan

  • Cyber_Baba on March 26, 2014, 0:05 GMT

    Something beyond my understanding. Bangladesh was never and still not a strong bowling unit. Very very very rarely we saw Bangladesh bowled less than 6 bowlers in any format of the match. On the other hand Bangladesh has some very street smart batters and more often scores decent runs in ODIs and T20s. So batting is their strength and bowling is their weakness.

    As a captain one should know the strength and the weakness of his team. What on earth did this man....Mushfiq was thinking when he put West Indies to bat first? Why did he let the advantage slip? Yes West Indies batters were pretty ordinary against India but still their bowling took the game to the final two deliveries of the match.

    Bangladesh has three more games. One against the most unpredictable side (Pakistan) and two against very established sides (Australia and India). With a huge negative net run-rate means they have to beat all three of them. I believe their campaign in this tournament is as good as over.

  • cricafghan99 on March 25, 2014, 23:10 GMT

    When they were facing associates, you could see the pride on their faces that they dont belong to that level and fans were acting thevsame way, play with other test nations bangladesh looks the oposite, so now what category r they in? I think they are below test sides n lil bet stronger then associates, So whats next? My opinion they should play morecwith a like of Ireland afg n zim Netherlands s once they prove them self beatibg them for at least 2yrs they become on top of their games n will get alot of confidence to play likes of ind pak aus in future, cricinfo pls display my comment thank you

  • rsmehdihasan on March 25, 2014, 22:58 GMT

    I think After this T20 world cup BCB should analysis the performance of Captain, coaches and chief selector. Most important changes should be to re install Akram Khan as a chief selector again. Today why mahmudullah has been picked i do not know? he is an awefull fielder what he proved again and again , he is a below average batsman and average bowler, He is only suitable for oneday format neither T20 nor Test. Nasir should play , Nasir is doing fine except lost his confidence as a finisher. is there any plan work while BD is batting. When BD is chasing why not follow the run rate per over and build an innings towards chase . I observe that after hitting a boundary any BD batsman go for slog the next delivery, what is the message from coaches.bowling , batting and fielding coaches performance need to evaluate. T20 captaincy should go to Shakib. As it is too much for Mushfiq to be captain in all formats and naturally he is an emotional person rather than calm and cool mind.

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on March 25, 2014, 22:46 GMT

    I remember during my childhood, our elders use to say ''kids don't go out in the woods, its dangerous''. They had very good reasons aswell, as our woods were infested with Bengal Tigers and those tigers were not just scary, they also had the reputation of being the most feroucious animal in our country.

    I feel really embarressed to call these BD players tigers as they are a disgrace. Royal Bengal Tigers are our nation's pride and I humbly request all the cricketing world not to relate these pathetic Idiots to these great predetors. PLEASE STOP CALLING TEAM BD TIGERS! Have some respect for our real tigers that are slowly being extict out of our woods!

    Green Caps or Men in Green or something else, but not Tigers. Thnx!!!!

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on March 25, 2014, 21:59 GMT

    As a pure die hard BD fan, I am dissapointed, but I also accept the truth! WE ARE NOT READY TO PLAY BIGGER TEAMS IN BIG MAJOR TOURNAMENTS! Super 10 means best 10 teams on the planet and by seeing how we have performed in 2014, we dont belong here. Lets all be rational and cut out the anger talks and just accept it that our players including selectors are all useless. Tamim is a superstar only in BD and our silly media. He keeps failing again n again & selectors persists with him. Imrul Kayes is much better, but he doesnt get a sniff of a chance coz that will jeoperdise tamim's place. They pick a rubbish bowler like Al-Amin who got lucky today with 3 wickets, but dnt give Taskin Ahmed a chance who has very fast pace, fastest in BD. Gazi is in place of Razzak, why? Also why wasnt Shakib given full 4 overs to bowl? Mushfiq is not a captain material. Its best that we only play associates for a year, coz after 14 years, we're still on that level! Pls feel free to hate me after readn thnx!

  • OttawaRocks on March 25, 2014, 21:28 GMT

    Yesterday I waxed lyrical about India's chances. Today, they are reinforced. India only need to beat Aus (without worrying about NRR) to go to the semis. Why? If India beat Aus while losing to BD, they would at least stand at 3-1. For other teams to pass India they would need at least 3-1 as well. With Aus gone (our premise implies they take 2 losses), what happens to BD/WI/Pak? Each of these already have 1 loss so for any 1 of them to advance they need to sweep their remaining games. If Pak do that, India advances (all remaining teams take 2 losses). For BD/WI to both do that, they could each theoretically attain 3-1, creating a 3 way tie between BD, WI and India. However, given today's win by WI over BD, that seriously puts BD behind on NRR, almost guaranteeing India's advancement in that 3 way tie scenario.

  • on March 25, 2014, 21:09 GMT

    I do not know what's wrong with BD but they can play much better than this and we know it. Mominul is a slow player who would play better in test than in the shorter format. Shakib always plays in 3rd position and whats the point of sending him in 4th? you always want to send your best batsman at 3. Bring Shamsur for Sabbir, and Nasir for Momnul. Play Nasir at 7, not at 8. Mahmudullah is bowling fine. My best 11 is: Tamim, Shamsur, Anamul, Shakib, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Zia, Gazi, Mashrafee, al-amin. Zia can be used ahead of Mahmudullah and Nasir too.

  • Solid_Snake on March 25, 2014, 21:01 GMT

    I don't understand what isa teamlike BD doing in WC? Such a team won't even qualify for the qualifying round..Such low standards..What's the use of playing cricket from such a long time when the performance is stillsame as teams like Netherlands,Ireland,Hongkong,Afghanistan etc...I would say that even all of these mentioned teams are far better than BD team...

  • on March 25, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    some people are saying opposite group as a weak teams combination. . but india white wash by SA and NZ. also they lost the asia cup.. asia champions are in the same week group (according to u) it's devided by referring ICC rankings.. who u are to judge teams like that.. u just a fan.. plz learn to respect ather teams..

  • on March 25, 2014, 20:53 GMT

    Don't worry Bangladeshi fans, this could be one of those bad days in the field, stay strong for the rest of the tournament. WI do have Saqlain Mustaq as their spin bowling consultant so maybe he played a part in making plans for all the Bangladeshi batsman given he spent time with the Bangladeshi team as well. I think Bangladesh should opt to bat first when they win the toss because when they are chasing they look to whack every ball out of the park, whilst when they bat first they have the luxury to see off the new bowl and then play their natural game. It is important for them to realize that both Pakistan and Australia will see the Bangladesh game as a tool to gain some advantage on NRR which will play a big role. So be up for it, and give us a good fight Inshallah. Pakistani fan:)

  • likeintcricket on March 25, 2014, 20:31 GMT

    I think this is a tougher group than group 1 and a little slip up from Pak or India might cost them a place. It is hard for Bangladesh to qualify but they can upset other teams like Pak or India on their bad day. India and Srilanka are teams to beat but we all know pak can beat them on any day. But this T20 is a crazy game and still any side can win the cup.

  • on March 25, 2014, 20:27 GMT

    I have to say only few things-

    1. Even after 15 yrs of becoming full member of ICC, Bangladesh is only progressed in achieving upsets.

    2. Even now in every major tournaments they are considered as bonus teams.

    3. If they defeat any other team than still it is considered as a huge upset.

    4. They cannot be considered favourite even against associate teams.

    5. For test series againt bangladesh every other team sends there B team to have a match practice and get an international exposure.

    6. They are not even good fielding sides leave apart batting and bowling.

    7. Even after so many years they cant even give a good fight to other teams and that's what is most disappointing.

    8.I feel sorry for bangladeshi fans becoz they want there team to atleast show a good game of cricket but 95% time they are disappointed by seeing their team playing so helplessly and rest 5% is the upsets that i m talking about.

    hope this tournament becomes a success

  • on March 25, 2014, 20:25 GMT

    What a boring game ov cricket today, both teams played rubbish, there's something going on back room staff of Bangladesh , players seem like don't want to play and their approach has been poor last few months

  • on March 25, 2014, 20:18 GMT

    thanks all non-bd fans for their kind words what our team doesnt deserve.i really appreciate that a quiet a number of indian fans actually being symphathetic rather than harsh critic. However in my opninion bangladesh team doesnt have enough talent or dedication for the game.our team is going no where. our pace bowling is poor , spin is not great and our batsmen only perform in flat pitches.also our captain is not a person with common senses.After many years of playing cricket, BD is going nowhere, its really heartbreaking for fans like us .

  • kc69 on March 25, 2014, 20:16 GMT

    Well,Winning or losing are the part of a game.But still i believe that Bangladesh could have actually tried to get a good score on board to keep up Net Run Rate or atleast their fans faith rather than going for wild swing.Anyways as an Indian i believe it wont be the same everyday and looking forward for a good contest against my team (India) next match.Best of luck to BD and Congratulations to WI for reminding all other teams that you are the defending champs.

  • on March 25, 2014, 20:15 GMT

    I need Gayle to get in his zone he is long over due

  • on March 25, 2014, 20:11 GMT

    thanks all non-bd fans for their kind words what our team dont deserve.i really appreciate that a quiet a number of indian fans actually being symphathetic rather than harsh criticism. However in my opninion bangladesh team doesnt have enough talent or dedication for the game.our team is going no where. our pace bowling is poor , spin is not great and our batsmen only perform in flat pitches.also our captain is not a person with common senses.After many years of playing cricket, BD is going nowhere, its really heartbreaking for fans like us .

  • Rawanaa on March 25, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    this isn't sudden emerged issue.. this is what they planted during 14 years & yielded accordingly.. So going to success or perish is also in their hand.. what sad most is BD team unable to give value for the tears of their fans.. . they make hard not for other teams but for their fans.. they could have learned lot from past but they are still learning ... when they learn to win then there will be no fan to watch it... good luck BD team for next match as always BD fans telling... SriLankan fan

  • Saimali2001 on March 25, 2014, 20:01 GMT

    WestIndies were very prominent in the game from start bangladeshi players were looking under pressure with their start in tournament Specially the swing of santokie and the magic of the indies fielding and badree took the lead for them hope that banglas could control smith earlier a TREMENDOUS innings from smith

  • walidabbas on March 25, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    I was worried about Bangladesh boosting other teams run rate. The only team, they are capable of beating in t20 is india. And the way indian bowlers are bowling. That is also not gonna happen. But u never know

  • vkumar_086 on March 25, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    I must say thank you for all BD fans here because they continuously persisting with the team which cant respect for the feelings of their fans....and hope with restructuring of entire BD team, they can perform better in future....one more thing i observed is BD fans come to ground for every matches and making the tournament a grand success....i have not seen any other T20 world cup tournaments (except 2007 WC in SA) with this much crowd support for all matches....it shows the respect of BD fans towards cricket..good keep it up BD fans....with respect from India

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    I think had Nepal qualified instead of Bangladesh it would have been more pleasant to watch the match..i m not telling nepal superior to Bangladesh but it would have done lots of good to upcoming teams like nepal playing at highest level..anyway neither nepal nor Bangladesh could pass this group..but it would have been nice to see how the teams react to the new emerging teams...

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:58 GMT

    The confidence of the team is down after there loss to Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. And later on with Nepal. They are putting themselves in pressure and falling apart. They did well stopping Gayle, but they forgot to implement there plan to control Smith. T20 is like gambling, which team will play well on the given day, only God Knows.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    Hard Luck shin for BD, because this was the easiest match in group for them but they must work hard to be the real tigers in cricket, in next matches as we know they will face world's top 3 teams (Pak, india, Aus, ), in my point of view will not easy for BD to beat these. but still no body knows the result as we know cricket is by chance, So be brave BD fans, I think india & Pak bill qualify for Semi final from this group

  • KrikIndFan on March 25, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    There are pros and cons in being a hard core cricket fan and no one knows this better than a BD fan. They are attached emotionally. They love their players, they paint their faces, they dance & sing in the stadium, they cheer even a single taken or a single saved, go berserk when their hero reaches 50, they signal their team everyway possible only asking them to give in their 100% in return for their superstar status, and then they cry when they loose, they are saddened by a wicket fall, put their hands over their head in disbelief over a misfield, few takes vows not to watch them ever again, few still waits till the end even for a already lost match. But its hard to imagine what goes on these fan's mind thinking may be their team's still not at that par level, may be they need more international experience, may be just play the associate for now, may be they need a better captain, a better coach or may be just a bit of more confidence. Hmm!...May be next time-Love, Indian fan

  • BowledYa on March 25, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    BD needs to take a breather from playing against the top teams, go down to Associate level (where they really are), build your team, build confidence and then when you can consistently perform against the Associates then try top cricket again. This has got to be demoralizing for the team and they will play worse in the rest of the tournament. Just say no more!

  • Blackholesun on March 25, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    What to say about this match. First innings insanity prevails totally. BD gave away at least 25 runs due to their shoddy fielding. What happened to the big man Mr. Gayle ! He seems lost, wore a look of a man who doesn't have confidence in his own abilities. Or perhaps the teams have finally cracked the Gayle code and figured out a way to pin the big man. He has been a disappointment up till now. Doesn't matter how many sixes you hit in IPL or "Big Bash", if you can't perform for your own country what's the use? I understand people may not agree with me, but it is just my view. Even Samuels is out of form !

  • syed1989 on March 25, 2014, 18:26 GMT

    I think BD should have a new T20 captain as Mushfiq is very predictable and not street smart. He is very good in ODIs, but the test and T20I captains should be re-evaluated.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    Big mistake leaving out Nasir Hossain. He has saved the team in such situations. This is not my opinion. This is what some Bangladeshi fans believe, based on some commentary feedback I saw. BD fans have to be some of the most optimistic ones out there. By now, SL fans would be hooting, Ind fans would be throwing stuff, and Pak fans would be burning effigies.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 25, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    I think our neighbours should take a well deserved break from bashing us and let us do it for them lol. God How much I wanna talk about our team now. Something went seriously wrong with the team. After Last NZ series everyone was confident & believed that they can beat some big team in 2014 but now it seems they dont wanna believe that they can win. Shakib and Mushi said it clearly not expect them to win. Why? Where is the point of playing cricket? Mahmudullah keep getting chance in the team? Why? Why Shakib only bowled 3 over when Gazi got to finish his spell or some unknown Shabbir got a over? Why Zia came to bowl at 18th over? What was Mushi doing? His decisions doesnt make sense? Im not saying that Bangladesh would have won if those things were done but at least you should try. Im not mad that they lost but losing like this is not acceptable. This sort of mentality is not acceptable. If they think they cant win for their country fai enough dont play

  • adis26 on March 25, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    My expectations of BD became really high after they defeated us in the last Asia Cup and then went on to play in the finals. I expected them to really become competitive on home soil in the shortest format of the game. It started to get annoying when BD fans started showing a lot of arrogance calling themselves the best in the world, tigers, etc. etc. but I definitely did not expect it to be this bad. I guess its the general up and down and hopefully they play to their potential or raise their bar. It seems like Shakib is to BD what Tendulkar used to be for India in the 90s.

  • lionspaw on March 25, 2014, 18:16 GMT

    As a Sri Lankan Fan I had the opportunity to be the first one to comment on this page today. I really thought Bangladesh team will perform up to their potential. They have the real talent and potential to become one of the best teams in the world. In my point of view the Bangladesh team only lack is using their heads.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    Bangladesh is going to find very tough to qualify from this group. There are 4 teams WI, Ind, Pak, Bd who play on subcontinent type conditions and are well experienced in T20 cricket in such conditions. They would have had a better chance of qualifying where there slow bowlers could have stifled other teams like SA,NZ.

  • I_Love_My_India on March 25, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    Bangladesh is a team which has many talented cricketers. But today's loss was due to their own mistakes than anything to do with West Indies. I could say there were fielding errors on every single over. If it is due to dew, why WI did not commit the same fielding errors. It is disappointing to see BD performing like this. Also what the hell is Gayle doing? He is playing to his potential. I think Yuvi's batting influenced him a lot...

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on March 25, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    Brilliant fielding from indies and good strategy/tactics with ball . Bd fielding was just the opposit hehe . I have been saying for a while that sabbir is not t20 material and momenul despite being a very good odi and test batsman he is not t20 batter. Shamsur should play in place of sabbir and I would prefer imrul kayes in place of momenul. Mahmudullah dropped catches from the same position in SriLanka series , he definitely should not field near boundary. Hope for the next game sabbir be given rest and shamsur comes back.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    bad fielding cost a match to bangla's

  • arasuadrian on March 25, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    What happened to Aftab Ahmed? He is really a very good player. I really dont know how he went missing from the Bangladesh team. He won matches for Bangladesh in major tournaments. He is a good batsmen in low middle order. Does someone know what happened to him? I am really wondering what happened to him from the moment i saw the old T20 world cup match scorecard in which he did well to get Bangladesh over the line comfortably against the same opposition.

  • mirandola on March 25, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    As always these days, West Indies' was a performance of isolated brilliants set in a lacklustre background; Bangladesh, unfortunately, could barely even muster the lacklustre. One accepts BD have a mountain to climb as a Test nation; one even accepts that they are still establishing themselves in ODIs; but tip-and-run cricket should really suit their batsmens' natural game well - only, it appears, it doesn't. It's a shame because I'd rally like to see them progress, but the suspicion grows - maybe they just don't have the talent?

  • vefa on March 25, 2014, 18:04 GMT

    hope they will defeat india. And they should. But not pak. And they cannot.

  • ArifurKhadem on March 25, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    I think West Indies performed the same way they did against India a couple of nights back. It was Bangladesh who again failed to field and bat the way they had done against many top teams in the past. So, WI took the advantage by beating them well. If the BD fielding was even above average, WI couldn't exceed 135, which would be the same show as the match with India. They could still beat BD by a few runs because none of the BD players were professional with bat. The less runs on the scoreboard the less pressure it is for chasers. On the other hand, I suggest Mushfique either resigns from captaincy or gets his captaincy ceased as soon as possible, as he's already lost that skill. He simply cannot take that pressure anymore, as he's repeating the same mistakes when handing in ball to a bowler, or failing to pick out the right bowler at the right time.

  • smukhles on March 25, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    Bangladesh needs to go on self exile from all forms of cricket for at least a year or so in order to regroup just like Zimbabwe withdrew themselves from Test Cricket for 6 years. I believe lovers as well as haters of Bangladesh Cricket, all can agree on this.

  • Himadri_Debnath on March 25, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    I dont knw what They(BD) are trying to prove..They are trying to hit from the 1st ball..I knw that 171 is a good score but if u dont have guts and resposibility u can not win any match..Hope that India will beat BD..

  • xylofon on March 25, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    I hope Pakistan are taking notes on how to face the Windies pace attack. Doesnt have to be a problem. Windies also had 4 ducks or something so all is not well with their batting and we´we removed Gayle and others so many times before. But they are a dangerous T20 side.

    Bangladesh should really look into what is going on. This was their moment to shine. Feel sorry for the fans. They have the capability no doubt.

    Strange planning with the T20. matches are a week apart (for all teams?) and we are talking about T20 here. Very strange. Makes it look unprofessional.

  • on March 25, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    Bd is the worst fielding unit!…… very poor.

  • swingstowin on March 25, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    I just feel really bad for their fans. However it must be said that Bengali cricketers suffer from what we call the Ahmad Shehzad syndrome here in Pakistan. Like to flaunt much more than what the actually have. I just wish the respect their oppositions a little bit more. BD team was showing improvement over last two years. May be they are just having a bad year. Lets hope they fare better in other matches. All the best.

  • YsaKaru on March 25, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    worst captaincy and poor batting by BD..........

  • shahnoor-haque on March 25, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Don't lose hope bd fans,it was just bad day.Inshallah you will bounce back in next 3 matches.Respect and love from Pakistan:)

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Dear vineet, I hope u r reading this message. Thank u for ur kind words although they deserve all the bashing today. Thank u for ur support towards Bangladeshi fans n understanding what cricket means to us

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Being Pakistani, I always wish to see BD showing better against top teams but they always disappoint their supporters. And, I salute BD supporters who are so passionate and true lovers of the game of cricket.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    Also the top players in Bangladesh saying not to expect much from the team just tells you about what is happening. You are a TEST playing nation, you should be able to win the cup let alone 'challenging' and giving the top teams 'a hard time'.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    Come on Bangladesh...play some posititive cricket.

  • shafin364 on March 25, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    The problem for BD that started from the very beginning of this year is that they neither had the luck to win games nor did they utilize their talents to overcome the bad luck. BD should not play this type of careless, amateur cricket and Insha Allah, they will bounce back soon.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    What an abject and disgusting performance by BD, they deserve all the criticism they get (although i dont see how people get any benefit from belittling each other) and they arent actually doing anything to stop people criticising. Bowling was fine but batting and fielding especially were shocking. I dont think Gazi is a T20 bowler and looks out of depth in this format and Mahmadullah has forgotten how to play cricket and just knows how to roll his arm over. Suprised with Nasir drop and i would have expected Mominul to bowl atleast an over otherwise there isnt any point him being ahead of Shamsur in T20. Captaincy once again showed up and anamul should be the wicketkeeper. With such passionate fans, Bangladesh are repaying them with poor performances; its as if they want to lose these fans for good.

  • dulabhai on March 25, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    BD will not win a match until they drop useless Tamim Iqbal. This guy needs to go, as well as his uncle Akram Khan from selection committee.

  • JoyBangladesh71 on March 25, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    OK...we played badly and lost! But come on Bangladesh, we never give up! We are a country that has learnt through struggle and loss that through perseverance and hard work we can overcome the odds and be successful. Given that tomorrow is the 26th of March, it is more important for us to remember where we came from and how we struggled and fought for what we have today. Sure, things aren't great, but it is a lot better than what it could have been if we didn't fight. Our team needs to remember this and come out in the next game with a fire in them to show the world that Bengalis are fighters and we will not just let everyone walk all over us. We may still lose, but we will have lost knowing that we gave 120%! Joi Bangla!

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:50 GMT

    Lack of maturity from the captain. Could not even finish Shakib's over. Need to be much more proactive rather than waiting for something to happen. Need a drastic chane in the mentality of everyone. Don't why Shabbir is in the best eleven. These all matters when it comes to the action. The quick you response the better the future will be. Good luck for the remaining matches.

  • i_amVIVA on March 25, 2014, 17:45 GMT

    now it's turn for the bangla bashers to come down hard in flocks. bangla fans: please don' t react to those nay-sayers, we're really in a death group 2, the tough of the toughest, with a very off day today, hope some good result will come next.... good luck for the tigers in next game....

  • vkumar_086 on March 25, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    result is very much expected....every time BD players disappointing their own fans, i pity for them, they come to ground to see their team performing, but at the end of match, some sad feeling encroaches the ground....as i told earlier, every other team in this group utilize BD matches for boosting their NRR, so today WI succeeded in that....this is a similar match to WI Vs BD of 2011 world cup....where WI bundled BD for 58 runs in the same ground....

  • soni5 on March 25, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    May Allah have mercy on Bangladesh cricket team!

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:44 GMT

    Mushy: We are actually getting better. 58 -- 78 -- 98 . Next time it'll be 118. As you can see we are improving. Boys are really working hard to achieve these magic numbers.

  • SayakBhattacharyya on March 25, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    I feel pity for the BD fans who dared to have a crack at Anil Kumble. It's their own team which is letting them down, not supporters of other teams or experts from other nations.

  • McTSA on March 25, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    It is sad to say this, but the result was not in doubt. Bangladesh were always going to be backs to the wall in the main draw. It will be extremely difficult for them or the Dutch to eke out a win.

    For the sake of the gracious hosts, I really hope they play with their heads held high and put their very best forward.

  • CodandChips on March 25, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    Fair play to West Indies. I've been highly critical of them recently, but they've done well here.

    For neutrals, it's sad to see the hosts crumble like this. It's also for me, very surprising.

    Group B is certainly wide open.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    As long as our players are determined and committed (Like Sangakara), this thing will happen over and over again. Our batting will collapse, if we have 11 batsmen in our team.....Our bowlers will have economy rate of 12.0, even there are 11 bowlers, and, our opponents will score 200 runs in a T20 match, even there are highly talented 11 players in the field.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:37 GMT

    i dont think bd government should be investing that amount of money on this pathetic cricket team.its a waste.cant even compete let alone winning the games.how can a team progress when all of the player are having patches.tamim,nasir,mahmudullah,gazi razzak everyone is out of form.who else is in form i doubt.by the way al amin is growing up.he should be nurtured carefully for future(if there is any).RIP bd cricket.

  • Dhutugemunu on March 25, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    Possibly BD will end up at the bottom of the table in this group. BD lost the match against a team they could have given a fight at least (based on inconsistency of WI). If BD wins any of the remaining matches (against Ind, Pak or Aus), it will be an upset for sure. After the loss to Associate Hong Kong, BD lost the momentum they got beating two other associates (Afg and Nepal). Anyway beating associates and beating full members are two different stories. Feel so sorry for BD fans.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    Bangladesh is now equally to Pakistan

  • Shajadul on March 25, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    What happen to BD team. They have the capability to perform way better....come on and show some positive attitude in the field.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Bangladesh lost the match simply because of their fielding, actually they bowled really well, but because of their fielding they cost more than 30 runs i think, if they fielded well WI would have been 30 runs short from what they achieved, if that happens BD could hv been runs score risk free

  • qazi255 on March 25, 2014, 17:26 GMT

    This was just an accident , we all know BD will bounce back like a real tiger in the next match against pakistan . We shall defeat Pakistan to show the world our class. WI is a weak side we can easily defeat them next time

  • shakeena on March 25, 2014, 17:25 GMT

    Feel really sorry for the Bangladesh fans who love their cricketers so much.. just look at the disappointment of their faces every time they loose a wicket and Bangladesh team is 100% responsible for those sad, ruined faces of their fans who thinks the world of you. The Desh players must learn to respect others or at least respect themselves with discipline and courage. WIN or JUST DIE TRYING !!! -Sri Lanka-

  • Oracle_Magus on March 25, 2014, 17:24 GMT

    It was a nightmare for BD team today. Though they opted to field first, they never managed to stick to their plot. Dropped catches and misfields cost them the game. Once they allowed WI to reach 171, it was always a tough ask for the BD batsmen. Even the due did not come for their rescue. And to add to their agony it was an amazing bowling and fielding display by the WI team. A good comeback by the WI after their loss to India. Cheers!

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:24 GMT

    well played wi..!!

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    Though it was a lack lustre performance by the Bangladesh side, the fans never seem to get frustrated and most of them were enjoying the game, which generally is very rare to watch when their team doesn't do well.

    Mushfiqur seem to have matured enough in his measured comments during the post- match presentation,after the last loss against the Afghans in the Asia Cup Tournament where his comments were of not good taste !

    Shakib, as a senior player, just before the Tournament, had given a sober hint to the BD fans , not to expect too much, putting the players in sort of undue pressure situation, bringing in some negative mindset on the players. This seem to be taken positively by many of the fans.It bodes well for the upcoming Cricketing Nation and the passionate fans of BD, just on par with the fans of the other countries in the sub-continent !

  • Cpt.Meanster on March 25, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Nepal would be regretting their bad luck. They are a better team than BD and should have qualified for Super 10s. BD don't deserve to be here. What a pathetic performance. WI have exposed the reality of this BD team to the world. It will be an easy game for India now. All they have to do is beat BD and they will qualify as the first team from this group. It will be then down to PAK, AUS and WI to grab that second spot.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    now everyone will start with the bangladesh bashing. this cud ve hpnd to any top team. as an indian who is passionate abt the game i love to see the passion of their fans. they will get favorable results in the future

  • Fahii on March 25, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    Although WI bowling is not the best in the world but Bang failed to cop with them.....Bang dont want to come out of associate teams coz they belong to them?

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:20 GMT

    Most of you people dont seem to think that your team is going through a bad patch...every team suffers from this stage....even india overseas..

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    whenever BD loses a match I make sure I log in to cricinfo and read comments. BD fans are so funny!!! wish the BD team had guts of the fans here...

  • BARFI on March 25, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    May Allah bless my team.

  • jb633 on March 25, 2014, 17:13 GMT

    I don't think it is a lack of effort from the BD players and not even a lack of ability. It is a lack of common sense 9 times out of 10. If you look at their batting they have guys who play all the shots and when they are up they are up. However they seem to have only one approach when batting which is to try and hit every ball out of the park. This maybe comes off once every ten innings and so they have numerous days where they are utterly humiliated. I think they need a change of structure and to pick their players with a more mature mindset. Sometimes, teams have guys ( in all three formats) who don't play every shot in the book and don't look flashy but can accumulate and hold an innings together. Look at someone like Kane Williamson, Pujara (ok not T20) Misbah and maybe even Angelo Matthews. These guys are not playing a shot a ball even in ODI cricket but they are solid and play within their limitations. BD need to stop playing T2O cricket and focus on finding batsmen with brains.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Mushfique your days are over as captain. embarrassing you cannot finish a match.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    This is ridiculous, very frustrating to watch this game, Bangladesh has lost to Hong kong! with poor performance, as a Bangla fan I'm loosing interest to watch the Bangladesh cricket, they got to do something, I think they are not trying their best,sometimes I think they never played cricked, awful players, we don't expect to see every game they are winning but at least should be a competition, I think Bangladesh is loosing their strength now a days, team management has to think about it and take necessary steps otherwise Tiger's cricket will be a chicken game.

  • BARFI on March 25, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    BD this team is poor but show us some level of respect. BD is playing way too less Cricket. Although PAK wants BD to play in PAK so that they an DROP BD after they gain the approval to host matches again. They don't care about BD. INDIA already as shown how much they care. Not playing with BD with BD until 2020. Do you call this is fair. Only NZ helped BD No one else. A team can't just perform plying only few matches/yr. Stop bashing us. Be kind. BD should create association with ZIM, IRELAND, AFG etc. to play more matches. They should send BANG A and B team to AUS and WI to play club cricket or T20 with them if their Board allow that to help us.BD will shine. My Final YR Architecture thesis was about designing a CRICKT stadium. BD was nota ODI nor a test Playing Nation back then. I put a note saying that BD will achieve that and they did. Now, BD will shine again as losing hope mean losing your existence. May Allah help my team.

  • British_North_America on March 25, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    Look at Mushfiq.What a Captain he is!He will definitely win ICC Trophy for us as well as Intercontinental Cup.My humble request to fans other countries, please don't criticize Bangladesh Captain and team.We want to do it on our own.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:07 GMT

    Ammar Ahmed >> Tonight was Bad Luck ? R U KIDDING ME ?? It has been bad luck to you guys since the start of 2014 !!!! R u depending on LUCK to win you matches now ? is that how far the BD team has fallen now ?

  • asiacricket1234 on March 25, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    Assuming that BD gonna lose all the matches because they are not good enough to play at this level there is a good chance that Australia, Pak, India will end up with 3wins or three teams could end up with 2wins. It seems NRR will be considered for at least one of the team going to semi from this group. India have lost opportunities in last two matches to get some NRR. Anyway this is the toughest group no doubt and with one team being literally the worst and pointless the competition is now on between the rest 4. Gonna be interesting

  • SaluteSachin_MSD on March 25, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    it wud hv been a different bal game if we had controlled them for 150 - 160.. Dear Mushi... u made only 98... LOL.....ROFL...

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on March 25, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    Disappointing performance from the hosts, after they'd done so well to progress into the group stages in the first place. Some really good, clever bowling from both teams, but no batting resistance from Bangladesh. Need a much better display next game.

  • Cpt.Meanster on March 25, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    Once again Bangladesh proving they are worst than associate teams. Nepal should have qualified for Super 10s because they are better than this ordinary team. Next game, India will thrash them and send them packing. Well done WI and thank you for beating BD convincingly and showing their true standard to the world. I feel sorry for BD fans.

  • Oracle_Magus on March 25, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    It was a nightmare for BD team today. Though they opted to field first, they never managed to stick to their plot. Dropped catches and misfields cost them the game. Once they allowed WI to reach 171, it was always a tough ask for the BD batsmen. Even the due did not come for their rescue. And to add to their agony it was an amazing bowling and fielding display by the WI team. A good comeback by the WI after their loss to India. Cheers!

  • xmantra23 on March 25, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    bangladesh should have let nepal qualify for super10 to avoid all this embarassment. Now they will be humiliated and their sorry fans embarassed in all the other matches remaining.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    Every expert was once an amateur. Every big team in this group already warmed up with some tough competition; therefore, it would be very unreasonable to think that Bangladesh would great the stage with a bang. Please let the players develop at their own speed. Overall it was a good show by West Indies.

  • on March 25, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Bangladesh should realise that they are under no obligation to send a Team for international competitions. After the Asia Cup debacle, the senior players should have been dropped and replaced with the next best. This would have given the necessary motivation for the senior players to work harder and raise their game.

  • byc89 on March 25, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    Even the biggest fan of BD would not have expected them to thrash WI but BD should have at least given a tough competition. This was very poor performance from BD team. They failed in all 3 departments. There is no doubt that BD team needs to pay special attention to fielding. The fielding level they showed today is simply not acceptable at international level. This is the shortest format of the cricket and every team (even associates) can give others at least a tough competition in this format.

    Though i would not say that all is wrong with BD team. I am pretty sure they can come back as a stronger team in the very next match. They are not that bad team as there results show. Best of luck to them for their next match.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    Don't worry All Bangladeshi Guys Tonight Our Bad luck

    Win/Lose/or die All Time we Are Support All Off you

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    its was one sided match. no fight shown by the bangladeshi batsmen. pethetic performance. they can done better then that. Badree was outstanding with ball today.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    am waiting for the press conference of Bangladesh.....ha ha ha going to be real fun hearing yhose.....

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    the only good thing about the BD cricket today was their fans. they were dressed beautifully. vivid costumes. body paintings. wow. and the dancing moves. really enjoyed BD cricket today. wow, thanks

  • wonderstar1 on March 25, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    @asiacricket1234 that's the best comment I have seen from an BD fan. The sooner the BD fans realize this the better it is for them. They don't have the quality to compete at this level.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:53 GMT

    Hopefully Bangladesh'll beat India

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    'Giving hard time to other teams', huh...... Nope, you are becoming very annoying team to others, rather.

  • F.Hashimi on March 25, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    As an Afghan I love BD team and I hope they will do well Against Pak, India, Australia. All I ask is that they need to start respect their opponents a little bit more and stop degrading their opponents when they loose to BD. Cheers BD and see you guys do well in future games.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    fielding let you down. it gives 30 run additional pressure to batsmen. hope bd learn from their mistakes. and its still early days boys.well wishes from srilanka.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    BCB gotta go, change them head to toe, change the cricket structure in BD. Get a better coach and staff. drop tamim and muhamadulla, rubel.

  • cris_cross on March 25, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    very disgusting... very irresponsible batting display they can't even play 20 overs , how they play test cricket ???

  • rahsun on March 25, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    Oh Rahim...Rahim...I am seriously having bad and hard time watching this game..

  • BangladeshiCritic on March 25, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    As a BD fan and citizen, I think we should now think about if the money and support we are putting in our cricket is worth doing so. We can't afford a luxury like cricket where after 15 years of playing we cant' grip catches and bat with consistency. Time to say good bye to BD cricket. I was one of the fans who used to follow BD matches till the last ball of the game and it gives you nothing but anger at the end of the day. We again wait for a win that will hopefully happen after 20 loses. Their body language says they just play and pass time.

  • jb633 on March 25, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    I think the IPL has slowly but surely killed Gayle's batting. If you watch videos from 2007 or even the 2009 T20 WC he does move his feet and he smacked top quality bowlers around. In the IPL he has been demolishing poor bowlers and highways and he has recently been found wanting against anyone with a bit or mystery or some nouse. Against the spinners spinning the ball away from him (Mishra, Gazi and even Tredwell, Swann, Ajaml last year) unless they bowl him a half volley or a full toss he has no other options but to chuck his pad in the way. IMO against Pakistan the WI should have a think about who should open as they know Hafeez will open and Ajmal will come on if needed. I am worried by his terrible footwork and a lack of a plan B. I hope I am wrong but it looks like sides are beginning to figure him out. He can't do what he has done in the last 2 games and not face any consequences. Against good side that innings would have killed off the WI (like it did against India).

  • Dhali_BD_Fan on March 25, 2014, 16:38 GMT

    Big disappointing today. Poor fielding, poor bowling, poor batting, poor attitude, poor body language! Yes, we gave away maybe 35 odd extra runs, but the rest of the match? Good fielding by West Indies though, but I don't think this was a dominating performance by West indies - BD played very poorly. WI need to play much better if they want to progress.

  • Ramansilva on March 25, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    Oh!!!! Bangladesh, Why did you qualify? You could have avoided all the embarassment and let us give the opportunity to see a good contest.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    Well played west indies....

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:33 GMT

    Rahim said they are here to give others a bad time, I think he should have mentioned whom he wanted to give the bad time.. Other teams or the fans in the stadium and home.. I am having real bad time although I m not a fan of bangladesh.. It's painful to watch such substandard cricketing skills from this overhyped team.. It's torture.. Please Rahim, Don't give us the bad time.. We are innocent..

  • BARFI on March 25, 2014, 16:32 GMT

    Mushfiq again made a wrong decision by bowling first. He knew this pitch is for spin.

  • ___KIWI___ on March 25, 2014, 16:32 GMT

    Number 10 batsman gets bowled going for a boundary and look on BD fans face is like "OMG what was he thinking! now we might loose this match" Ummm Yeah at Hate to break this to you all, but at 63 for 7 chasing 170 its not looking too good! Would you rather he pushed for a single and took the final total to a very respectable 70 something score.... :P At least he was trying to give his fans something in the form of a 6 or a 4.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 25, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    People often ask about our test status but looking at our team's performance I do wonder if we should be playing international cricket at all. Bangladesh team is an embarrassment for the people of Bangladesh and I ask BCB to do what Zimbabwe have done. Take a break. Built a team that can win and than come back to international cricket. These players have no respect for the people, sports or even for themselves. Losing is a part of the sports but losing like this again and again you have to be really rubbish to do so. So do us all a favour and get rid of these players who has no self confidence and nurture some new players in next couple of year and than get back to International cricket. In between this time we can play four day matches and some ODI's to check the rate of improvement but this team by no mean should be playing international cricket

  • kc69 on March 25, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    Feel sad for Bangla fans, they deserve to see better cricket from their team.Serioulsy I have no doubts on the BD fans for their patriotism but even your team should have the same feeling because since past few months BD team is playing just bad cricket.Hope to see some fightback in their next match against my team India.

  • Captainman on March 25, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    Bangladesh are simply a poor poor team and nothing more to say than that. I feel really bad for a lot of their lovely fans who time and time again have to face these shameful performances from their team. There's really no choice but to implement a 2 tier system and even with a tier system Bangladesh will still struggle in my view. Sorry Bangladesh but you are just not cut out for this level.

  • ramz30380 on March 25, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    OMG! Bangladesh, you do it again, breaking the hearts of ur fans who think the world of you..... I am very disappointed with the fielding effort of BD. I was also not quiet impressed with the batting effort of WI.

    Pakistan team will be very happy on seeing today's match as they know that with their bowlers they can clean up WI. About BD, its better that nothing else is said.... as a cricket fan, I am really disappointed.

  • byc89 on March 25, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    Do this performance of BD comes as a surprise to any? I saw the WI innings. The way BD players were fielding (except for the last over), they did not look like international players. One can not expect Jonty Rhodes in every team but the way BD players were fielding was pathetic.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    @jb633 I just love ur observation of the Bangladeshi fans "appeared to be stunned each time one of their batsmen gets out" #EternalOptimist I guess.

  • kahvas on March 25, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    BD gave at least 25 runs in misfieldings (thats all i could count and must be more than that) and along with that dropped chances. Had they been chasing 145 odd runs, their mindset may have been different. BD fans please stop calling your team tigers, it just seems funny for others and I'm not even trying to ridicule them. They've played more ODI's and T20's then most of the big teams recently and should have done better. If the only aim of a team is to stage an upset once a while, BD doesnt deserve to be a test playing nation.

  • sundar02 on March 25, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    Losing a match is acceptable but fail to compete at your home ground in front of your home fans is some thing totally different. The fans let down totally by BD team. The problem is more of BCB than the playing 11. Feel extremely sorry for BD fans from India.

  • BARFI on March 25, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    Shame to see my BD losing like this. Drop the entire team. Minus, Ziaur, Aminul and Mominul then bring in Under 19 to play rest of the tournament. I am so in shock!

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    Do Bangladesh have any self esteem any honour? Playing cricket for more than 15 years still the same team no improvement at all what a disgusting performance. they can not win from Hong kong they can not win from afg? ICC should limit Bangladesh to minimum cricket as possible and invest their time and encourage teams like Afghanistan, Nepal instead of Bangladesh. would be nice to take test status from them as well.

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    As usual, BD folds with the departure of Shakib. In a team all 11 teams need to perform, otherwise it is not a team, just a "One Man Show".

  • BowledYa on March 25, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    In BD team's defense, hey they had alread told their fans not to expect much. So now no complaining!

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    Love to see those reactions by Bangladeshi fans in the stadium..absolute disdain and horror filled faces.. They have already lost 7 wickets for 61 runs..And some fans are already leaving the stadium..IF guess the "tigers" have been tamed for tonight.. Same old, same old..

  • on March 25, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    Rahim said BD is here to give others a bad time. I am having a hard time watching. Is this what he meant?

  • ExpectUs on March 25, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    This is embarrassing. I hate it when people go all Captain Obvious by saying "they can win any game in their day", "they can do well if they play to their potential" .....duh, everyone can, but the thing is Bangladesh team does not do that. Just stop saying those words, that's super annoying.

  • Albert_cambell on March 25, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    Is this the hard time they are giving to their opponent? I would have preferred Nepal over BD in this group. At Least they get play with the full members.

  • jb633 on March 25, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    The funniest thing about watching Bangladesh is the way their fans look so stunned every time a player gets out. This has been happening for 15 years so surely you have got used to it by now.

  • SL_Fan_1985 on March 25, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    I'm SL fan...Now BD 51/4...I dnt know whats the wrong with them..! The don't read the situation well....I'm very disappointed..They could have learn lot from asia cup and recent SL tour....but...Still some thing is wrong.... BD have to learn and fight to stay healthy....Irresponsible batting show....

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Bangladesh has gone past the t20 lowest score.. they should start playing shots now. anything later then now will be too late.

  • walidabbas on March 25, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    hopefully, Bangladesh wont give too much, run rate boost to west indies. Unlike the second group. I have a feeling run rate is going to play a big hand in this group. so hopefully they wont lose by much :)

  • Zillurcc on March 25, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    Immature cricket once again from BD. So many catch miss & miss fielding well I can't remember when I've seen last time. Just taking so much stress. Free ur mind & Play. that's the key. U got nothing to lose.

  • vkumar_086 on March 25, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    This is very very poor batting by BD and again giving chances for critics

  • The-love on March 25, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    Ohh come on mushi....All hopes are on you....Prove you are the next Mahela of subcontinent.You have to do it for Bangla fans who have come in abundance to ground to watch you win the match.

  • awt786 on March 25, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    this is always what bangladesh does... i think even 170 is better for bang , could have been more worse for bang but they did a good job in bowling beside some bad fielding.. But look what hae they done in batting bangladesh never learns

  • AshwinMS on March 25, 2014, 15:35 GMT

    So the so called tigers are getting hammered by WI.It was obvious anyway.A team that lost against 2 associates within weeks,no way they'll make it to the semis.

  • vkumar_086 on March 25, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    This is very very poor batting by BD and again giving chances for critics

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    One good innings and Bangladesh can win from here, somebody has to take the lead. Come on Bangladesh!

  • vkumar_086 on March 25, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    completely contrasting innings played by Smith when compared to last match....very good last over by BD, conceded just 4 runs...i thought WI will go above 180....mainly because Sammy did not get more strike...good effort overall but i feel their sloppy fielding gave away at least 30 runs more....will 172 is achievable on this pitch?

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    It was really schoolboy stuff in the field from Bangladesh except those two catches by Tamim Iqbal..They were stunning.. Otherwise they cud have restricted WI to a much lower score, It may haunt them at the end..

  • ___KIWI___ on March 25, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    How many million people live in Bangladesh!!?? surely they can find 11 people that can catch a damn cricket ball! Poor cricket, they could have had this match, I very much doubt they are capable of a 170 chase.

  • asiacricket1234 on March 25, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Noman we never compared Mash with anyone its people like you who come up with this sort of comment and than blame us for comparing our players with others. Yea someone could say that to us Mash is what Waqar was to Pakistan but that doesn't mean that we are saying is that he is as good as the legend. All we are saying that he is the best we have like Waqar was the best right hand pacer Pak had. Stop making this thing up

  • vkumar_086 on March 25, 2014, 15:17 GMT

    completely contrasting innings played by Smith when compared to last match....very good last over by BD, conceded just 4 runs...i thought WI will go above 180....mainly because Sammy did not get more strike...good effort overall but i feel their sloppy fielding gave away at least 30 runs more....will 172 is achievable on this pitch?

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    BD is going to pay.......for the misfields they made. i think 170 is too much for them where west indies have varieties in their bowling attack

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    Think we are seeing how important Pollard is to WI T20 exploits

  • JoshFromJamRock on March 25, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    Windies win will this game but I'm neither impressed in their batting plan nor in Bangladesh's fielding which gave up many runs.

    1)Gayle 2)Smith 3)Bravo 4)Sammy 5)Russell 6)Simmons 7)Samuels 8)Ramdin 9)Narine 10)Badree 11)Santokie

    This is the correct lineup but the IGNORANCE of the selection staff is unbelievable. I gave Samuels the chance to prove himself and he a has failed to impress many fans. Momentum is key in T20s but all Samuels and Simmons are killing the little that is gained by being tied down with spin.

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Why does the Bangladesh Team even bother to show up?

  • cvenka on March 25, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Nowadays we see many catches taken outside the boundary line but thrown inside the field & caught again to make it a legal catch! Can somebody clarify my following doubt. when a team need one run & the batsmen hit it & start running & both batsmen cross & the ball reach the boundary only one run is credited saying the match finishes after the batsmen take the first run which is the first instance & therefore boundary is not given which is the second instance! By the same logic if the ball crosses over the boundary line within the fielder's hand & thereafter the second catch is taken inside the line, how then six is not given which is the first instance & the batsmen is given out which is the second instance?

  • PadMarley on March 25, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Bangladeshi's real problem is temperament and maturity. They are relatively talented cricketers, but over and over again fail to do the basics. When you are not studded with world class players, you got to do your utmost basics!! Lets see if their batsmen can do the basics and pull this match. What a last over by Al Amin!

  • on March 25, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    good last over from Al-Amin Hossain....but please please to all BD fans don't say Al-Amin Hossain = steyn lol lol....

  • xtrafalgarx on March 25, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    RUBBISH from both teams. The Windies batted poorly except Smith. They hit so many balls in the air and this score could be easily 130-140 if bangladesh held on to their catches, poor fielding side.

  • german1 on March 25, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    What was Gayle and Samuels doing out there? Hit or get out!! And why is Russell still in the team ? !! Russell is just a waste of space. They might as well play 10

  • ispaewbi on March 25, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    So BD basically gave away 40 odd runs coz of their extremely ordinary fielding. What a poor show on the field.

  • JoshFromJamRock on March 25, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    Good start by Gayle and Smith...but yet again Samuels looks like he's gonna kill the momentum again...hope he gets out so sammy and bravo have a swing

  • Jinxy.The.Cat on March 25, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    i think, it is WI team management strategy, to make opponent to stop Gayle, meanwhile other batsmen to take their chances, and Gayle can explodes whenever possible.

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    Come on bangladesh, play well & win tha match. Fan from sl

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    I want West Indies to win today. So Pakistan would have ease at the points table. Even after winning great match with Australia i am having negative thoughts about Team Pakistan. If Bangladesh losses today then only Pakistan cricket team would have sigh of relief. Selfish thoughts

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:15 GMT

    can anyone of BD fans please explain how u can compare Murtaza with Great Waqar...u BD fans are really unbelievable either u don't have sense of cricket at all or you want to live in ur dream world...and on top of that u guys bash PK Indian fans that we criticize BD

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:12 GMT

    Good luck Bangladesh

  • Jinxy.The.Cat on March 25, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    whoa!! After 7.2 overs Gayle(6 from 18) strike rate is 33.33. Can u believe it?

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    all the best banglas. sure you can do this. from srilanka

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    Good luck Bangladesh u have to do something today ..u have to prove ur not wick in any forms of cricket although u lost with Hong Kong we still support u ..fans from usa (am not bangali)

  • Zillurcc on March 25, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    I think now BD Tigers r playing with their best possible team. This combination should have been tried from the 1st match. Best wishes to the Tigers.

  • on March 25, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    bangla win today. wi clueless against spin

  • on March 25, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    Bangladesh untiring effort toward big teams is a classic example of a team effort.everyone had same period when they start playing this wonderful game. You tigers never set back.i like your outstanding effort.

  • Abhijeth_Manohar on March 25, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    Time to put WI in their place. No game plan and full of laziness to do the hard work. Narine alone cannot save them all the time. Expecting Bangladesh to do credit to their talent. If not now, then when?

  • botejuSLcricketfan on March 25, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    good luck bangladesh and west indies wishes from sri lanka

  • botejuSLcricketfan on March 25, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    good luck bangladesh and west indies wishes from Srilanka

  • The-love on March 25, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    Feel proud to comment here in support of tigers from India.Go Tiger Go,your fans deserve some happiness.After seeing millions of fans getting together,wishing for Bangla's success,It automatically attracted me to become a bangladeshi(although only for today).All the best....Cricinfo please publish.

  • lionspaw on March 25, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    It is going to be a great match, if Bangladesh plays to their potential. Come on Bangladesh, its time for you to show your real talents.

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  • lionspaw on March 25, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    It is going to be a great match, if Bangladesh plays to their potential. Come on Bangladesh, its time for you to show your real talents.

  • The-love on March 25, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    Feel proud to comment here in support of tigers from India.Go Tiger Go,your fans deserve some happiness.After seeing millions of fans getting together,wishing for Bangla's success,It automatically attracted me to become a bangladeshi(although only for today).All the best....Cricinfo please publish.

  • botejuSLcricketfan on March 25, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    good luck bangladesh and west indies wishes from Srilanka

  • botejuSLcricketfan on March 25, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    good luck bangladesh and west indies wishes from sri lanka

  • Abhijeth_Manohar on March 25, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    Time to put WI in their place. No game plan and full of laziness to do the hard work. Narine alone cannot save them all the time. Expecting Bangladesh to do credit to their talent. If not now, then when?

  • on March 25, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    Bangladesh untiring effort toward big teams is a classic example of a team effort.everyone had same period when they start playing this wonderful game. You tigers never set back.i like your outstanding effort.

  • on March 25, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    bangla win today. wi clueless against spin

  • Zillurcc on March 25, 2014, 14:00 GMT

    I think now BD Tigers r playing with their best possible team. This combination should have been tried from the 1st match. Best wishes to the Tigers.

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    Good luck Bangladesh u have to do something today ..u have to prove ur not wick in any forms of cricket although u lost with Hong Kong we still support u ..fans from usa (am not bangali)

  • on March 25, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    all the best banglas. sure you can do this. from srilanka