Mortaza focused on England’s downfall

2015 World Cup

Bangladesh will take on England on Monday, with the match a crucial one for England as a loss will knock them out of the World Cup, and Tigers skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is aware of the challenge.

Even if England win they will not go ahead of the Tigers, and Mortaza is going to do his best to prevent England's advancement, and knows they will be dangerous given the pressure they are under.

Mortaza said: "We are not taking England lightly at all. They are a very experienced side and know how to deal with pressure games like these.

"I am not thinking of the quarterfinals yet. The focus is to bat, bowl and field well so that we can trouble England. We should just think about our cricket and not worry about what England have been doing." 

While they have lost to Sri Lanka and got a rain-gifted point against the Aussies, Mortaza was pleased to have beaten Scotland and Afghanistan, which was their aim before the tournament.

He said: "The equation before we came here was to beat Afghanistan and Scotland and take a chance against a big team. That chance has now come and the real challenge is to see if we can achieve that.

"We know 160 million people back home are praying for us to succeed. I hope we can give them that joy because we are waiting to play our best cricket."

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