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Bangladesh full of confidence after win over West Indies, claims Mashrafe

by Sahir Usman Jun 20, 2019 • 00:07 AM

June 20 (CRICKETNMORE) - Confidence in abundance and a dressing room full of believers means Bangladesh are a side to watch out for according to captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

The Tigers are back roaring in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after a seven-wicket win over West Indies last time out kept their semi-final chances well and truly alive.

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But when it comes to holding their own, Bangladesh are far from done there with defending champions Australia in their sights in an exciting Trent Bridge tussle on Thursday.

Not since 2005 have Mashrafe’s side beaten Australia in an ODI – with the skipper himself one of the stars of the show when dismissing Adam Gilchrist for a duck in Cardiff.

Fourteen years on and progression has been all to see for the 35-year-old and his side, with a new-found mentality a key factor in their confidence ahead of the Nottingham clash.

“I know a few players are in our dressing room who believe we can beat anybody,” said Mashrafe. “But against Australia, it won't be easy, for sure, especially the conditions and the form they are in.

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