Bangladesh have two games in their hand, India next and then Pakistan, and Tigers need to win both the matches to qualify for the semifinal
Bangladesh team have resumed their training sessions on Sunday at Birmingham after enjoying a four-day leave from regular practice ahead of their next game against India.
Tigers went to Edgbaston ground to take part in the scheduled practice session (1pm local time). Hosts England and India were playing on that venue during their group stage encounter, when this report was filed. Bangladesh took part in training in the adjacent practice facilities.
All the 15 players of the squad went to practice session. Bangladesh had some concern as their important middle-order batsman Mahmudullah had been suffering from grade one calf muscle strain since their last match against Afghanistan.
But the long-break seemed like a blessing as rest of the team got mentally freshened up while Mahmudullah got some time to heal his injuries.
The right-handed batsman, who scored two centuries in the last World Cup and regarded as the enforcer in the batting order with a brilliant capacity of finishing, was seen batting in practice.
Tigers’ bowling coach Courtney Walsh said the players were in good state of mind in practice.
“The boys had a break. Today is the first day back at practice. Everyone is in good temper, good spirit. I think we got to do what we can, so everybody’s keen for the practice session today. I am sure that all eyes will be on the India-England game, nothing we can do about that, we just have to practice and be ready. We have two games left, and if we can focus on them one at a time. India is next on the agenda and we will give it our best shot and see what happens in the last game at Lord’s,” said Walsh before the practice session starts at Birmingham.
Bangladesh have two games in their hand, India next and then Pakistan, and Tigers need to win both the matches to qualify for the semifinal.