Bangladesh has already played 5 matches in the current World Cup. Where the wounded tigers lost four matches in a row. Bangladesh will face the Netherlands in their sixth match today at the famous Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Bangladesh has no choice but to win today’s match to keep the dream of Semi. Dharamshala, Chennai, Pune or Mumbai, Bangladesh has seen defeat everywhere. It is now to be seen whether the fate of Bangladesh will open in the City of Joy, Kolkata.
The match will start at 2:30 PM Bangladesh time at Eden Gardens, Kolkata’s more than 150 years old stadium.
Despite losing four matches in a row, Bangladesh team is quite optimistic about today’s match. Tiger pacer Taskin Ahmed, who came to the press conference on the day before the match (Friday), however, gave that message of hope.
This pacer was saying, ‘As expected, both bowling and batting did not happen. Hope to give our best tomorrow and improve on the areas where we went wrong (possible). The main goal is now there is no alternative to win. The main goal is to win with your best. If you improve by 10-15 percent in the areas where you are not good, maybe you will get a chance to win.’
Taskin says that the Bangladesh team still has the ability to show many things, ‘It is not over yet. There are four more matches. If we can win the next 4 games, a lot is possible. Because there is an issue of run rate and some teams like England lost to Afghanistan. Again the English lost against Sri Lanka. As a result, if we can win the next four matches, then the story can be different.’
Bangladesh-Netherlands have met 2 times in ODI so far. Where both teams got one win each. Despite being co-placed in the ODI head-to-head stats, Bangladesh have a one-off win against the Netherlands in the World Cup. The Tigers defeated the Dutch by 6 wickets in the 2011 World Cup in Chittagong.