India came to win T20 World Cup, we didn’t: Shakib Al Hasan | Cricket News


ADELAIDE: Shakib Al Hasan has no qualms in admitting that Bangladesh are not title contenders in the T20 World Cup and a win against India would be considered an upset.
Both Bangladesh and India are on four points from three matches.
“We didn’t come here to win the World Cup, but India did. If we win tomorrow, it will be an upset win. India are favorites tomorrow,” Shakib told reporters on the eve of the match.
The cold conditions in Adelaide do pose a problem, but the key will be adaptability.
“It’s a bit difficult. Hobart was very cold and it’s cold here. It’s hard to adapt to this cold but most players have played here at one point. You can’t change the weather but we have to get it right,” he said.

While Shakib didn’t hesitate to call Suryakumar Yadav India’s No.1 batsman in T20Is last year, but he believed that Bangladesh should concentrate on every Indian batsman.
“If you are not good, you will not play World Cup for India. It is a phenomenal batting order,” he said.

Shakib has not spelled out his plans for the match.
“We will have our plans in place, but not necessarily, those solutions will work. All eleven players are capable and we are dealing with resources we have,” said the captain, whose team has played 10 T20Is to the neighboring country so far lost nation.


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