Bangladesh cricket team enters the field today aiming to defeat strong India to keep their semi-final hopes alive. The Tigers are ready to give their best against India at the Adelaide Ring in their fourth game of the T20 World Cup Super Twelve. The day-night match will start at 2 p.m. Bangladesh time. Gazi TV and T Sports will broadcast live. Bangladesh and India have met 11 times in the T20. India has won 10 times. Bangladesh for the first time. India has won all three T20 World Cup matches. Bangladesh has played 142 T20 matches in all. There, the Tigers won 49 games and lost 90. The remaining three games were abandoned. This time, Bangladesh wants to taste the half-century of victory in the T20 by winning against India.
Bangladesh will be mathematically eliminated if they lose this game. 15 years after beating West Indies in 2007, the Tigers now have their sights set on the semi-finals after winning two matches in the second round. Bangladesh broke the World Cup winning drought by beating the Netherlands by 9 wickets in their opener. The next game, however, saw the flip side as they lost to South Africa by a whopping 104 points margin. It was their biggest loss in T20I in terms of races. Bangladesh breathed a sigh of relief in the next game. The Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 3 points in a thrilling game until the last ball.
After a thrilling fight, the Bangladesh side is mentally boosted by a great victory. The Tigers beat England at this venue in the 2015 ODI World Cup. Captain Shakib Al Hasan said: “Winning a tight game will always give you peace of mind. We are relieved. Even though India is a great team. Winning is not impossible if we play our best team in cricket.
He also said: “Of the current squad, only Taskin and I were members of the 2015 World Cup at this venue. We have fond memories of beating England here. It’s a good memory. Of course, that will help us.
The last game between the two teams at the 2016 World Cup was eventful. Bangladesh lost by just 1 point in the match played in Bangalore. At the last moment, two senior batsmen, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad were surprised while playing big shots, and the match fell out of Bangladesh’s hands. Then in 2019 Bangladesh tasted its first victory on its soil against India. But most of the time before that, the Tigers couldn’t take part in any game against India.
Shakib spoke realistically ahead of the game against India. According to him, a victory against India will not take place. “India is the favorite team, they came here to win the World Cup. We are not favorites, we are not here to win the World Cup. Shakib, the world no. things. On the other hand, India head coach Rahul Dravid said there were no favorites in the T20 game. Dravid, one of the legends of cricket, said: “We respect Bangladesh. It’s a good team. No one is a favorite in the short version of cricket. The team that performs well on game day will win.