This is Mashrafe Mortaza's second stint as captain of Bangladesh © Getty Images
This is Mashrafe Mortaza’s second stint as ODI captain of Bangladesh © Getty Images

Nov 7, 2014

Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mashrafe Mortaza wants his team to lift itself come the ICC World Cup 2015.  He reckons past experience in the premier tournament and success against major oppositions, albeit sporadic, will hold his side in good stead as they take on Afghanistan in their opening encounter of the World Cup.

He expects massive support for the team in Australia and New Zealand according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) website. “We have not been in the best of form lately as a team but our victories against some top nations like Pakistan, India, South Africa and England in past World Cups is sure to inspire the players when we set foot Down Under.

“The Bangladeshi expatriate community in Australia and New Zealand will also be a source of great motivation. This is a tournament that only comes once in four years and that is all the encouragement I need. Bangladesh’s brand of cricket is competitive and entertaining when we play to our full potential and I know for a fact that everyone is working very hard for the event,” said the pacer.

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