Chandika Hathurusingha, coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team said that the Bangladeshi dressing room is very relaxed and the team is happy to be playing the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy against India on Thursday.
Responding to the question of taking revenge after that 2015 World Cup quarter-final loss against India where a couple of decisions went against the Tigers, Hathurusingha said:
“There is no feeling of revenge. It’s about playing a good game against India. We are thinking of competing and doing our best. “The mood is very good. We are very relaxed. We are looking forward to the game. At the start of the tournament I said that whatever we will achieve is going to be big and so we are very happy about where we are and the way we have played so far.”
After the morning training session, coach of Bangladesh told the media, “For everyone, including the coaching staff, it’s the first time and our aim is to go and express ourselves. It’s not a very big game; it’s a very big opportunity. So, for both the seniors and the juniors my message is to grab this opportunity with both hands.”
The coach also admitted that he should not have done the experiments with the batting order in one of the games. The coach signified the same playing eleven would be retained for Thursday’s game against India.
He accepted they are not favourites against India and a victory would boost their morale big time.
“To be honest not many people will give us a chance to win against India. They are a good team but if we can beat them it will be a very good achievement for us,” he said.