Even Nawab Siraj Ud Daulah would support @englandcricket today if he was alive for @BCBtigers .#CT17 #ENGvAUS — Sami Anik (@samianik) June 10, 2017People who never supported England, or any other team than the Tigers, are eagerly and wholeheartedly rooting for the hosts. [caption id="attachment_68393" align="aligncenter" width="345"] England skipper Eoin Morgan plays a shot against Australia AFP[/caption] The winner of the do-or-die match will affect the outcome of who goes into the semi-final alongside the tournament hosts, the Tigers or the Aussies.
The prayers of fasting Bangladesh cricket fans is being answered by Australia collapsing against England; 5-for-15! Ramaddan Mubarak #CT17 — DeejA (@Deejist) June 10, 2017The passion of Bangladeshi cricket fans knows little bounds. Some go as far as to declare they will forgive England for the 1757 Battle of Plassey and the 190 years of British rule. We, at the Dhaka Tribune, are also rooting for a team other than Bangladesh to win, for the first time. Australia scored 277/9 in the 50 overs they played. England is currently batting at 240/4 in 40.2 overs.
How poignant that Bangladeshis will support England as it was England who lifted Bangladesh's mood last yr by agreeing to tour. — Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) June 9, 2017The prayers of Bangladeshi fans just might be answered, as England players dismissed with disdain any possibility of taking their traditional Ashes rivals lightly, despite having already secured the top position in Group A. Captain Eoin Morgan has said: “I think if we're truly going to be contenders for this tournament, we need to beat the best teams, and Australia are one of the best teams.
“They always are going into a white-ball tournament. They seem to produce limited-overs cricketers at will. So to go into a game like that with no other attitude than winning is very important to us,” he said. [caption id="attachment_68394" align="aligncenter" width="800"] England skipper Eoin Morgan congratulates bowler Moeen Ali for taking an Australian wicket AFP[/caption] Just the attitude Tigers fans, and for tonight England fans, expect from the hosts. If the math works out in a way to land Bangladesh in the semi-final, the confidence they gained from perhaps their best-ever ODI win will carry them through the tournament.
Bangladesh team hotel right now... pic.twitter.com/M8MRYXkFzL— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) June 10, 2017
#ENGvAUS, #CT17 All Bangladeshi supporters for this day. pic.twitter.com/Kbt2PdjSt1 — Zamiul Hasan (@zhfahan77) June 10, 2017Of the 11 attempts made in the Champions’ Trophy, this was the Tigers’ second win. Their last win was against Zimbabwe in the 2006 tournament.