Mashrafe: Tigers gained belief at World T20


Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza feels his team gained a lot of belief from the World T20 even though they were knocked out in the Super 10 stages of the global event.

The Tigers came through qualifying to reach the Super 10s but lost all their matches in the group stages to go home with no points.

Bangladesh lost to heavily to Pakistan and New Zealand and ran Australia close but should have beaten host nation India but somehow contrived to lose by one run when it was easier to win.

The Tigers will have been disappointed at their showing in the tournament especially after beating Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the recent Asia Cup at home but the skipper still took home some positives.

Mashrafe said: "I don't think anyone would be interested to take positives but there were some in this tournament.  

"I think we were able to create a base for the T20 team. It was important for the players to develop a mindset for this format.

"It will be hard to beat us in this format from now on. I think it is crucial to have the belief whether you can win or not. Previously in T20s, we didn't believe we could beat any team."