Thursday 27 March 2014 

Video - Bangladesh Need To Be More Settled - Mortaza

Bangladesh fast bowler and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza says his side needs to be more 'settled' as they get ready to take on India in their latest ICC World Twenty20 game.

After they got their Group Two campaign underway with a 73-run thrashing at the hands of the West Indies, they must win the game to keep their slim chances of reaching the semi-finals alive.

India, meanwhile, have beaten both Pakistan and the West Indies and have yet to concede more than 130 runs in an innings, so go into the match as overwhelming favourites, despite the certain presence of a passionate crowd cheering Mortaza and his team-mates along.

"Yes, India has been bowling good especially last two matches their spinners," Mortaza said when asked about India's form.

"When the match is going on, you can't think about it. You have to give your best shot, I mean when you go in the middle you have to give your best chance to get in and play," he added.

"Last two matches we have not been settled, our batters were not settled, and get out when they need to make a partnership, hopefully we will do that tomorrow, inshallah."

Meanwhile, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says that however well India have played in the tournament so far, they will not be going into the match taking anything for granted.

"Definitely not, we are not over confident at all, in cricket there is no place for overconfidence," he said.

"We know Bangladesh in their own conditions and in their home ground can be very dangerous, and since they play well in these conditions, all the players in our team must be at their best if we are to win this match."

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