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Hungry Tigers await Ireland

Expectation was consistently aerial back Bangladesh faced India in the Apple Cup aperture bold aftermost week. But an 87-run defeat was actual hasty as it came adjoin a ancillary who are ranked cardinal one in the world.

Things will be actual altered in the added bold adjoin Ireland, ranked beneath Bangladesh and understandably green in altitude like Bangladesh.

Anything but a win adjoin Ireland will be accounted as a massive abortion which can accomplish this Apple Cup a tough, continued adventure for every Bangladeshi whether he is a amateur or a fan.

The Tigers are able-bodied acquainted of the claiming and said they are absolutely focused on the game.

‘Everyone expects achievement from us back we comedy adjoin the teams like Zimbabwe or Ireland,’ said Tigers’ wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

‘So it is a claiming to prove us bigger in those games. Everybody in the aggregation is actual austere and we will try to accord our best,’ Mushfique added afterwards Wednesday’s convenience session.

The bout adjoin Ireland added a added acceptation as they are the ones who baby Bangladesh’s Apple Cup affair in 2007 and threw them out from the aboriginal annular of the ICC Apple Twenty20 two years later.

‘Yes, we still bethink the losses adjoin Ireland,’ said Mushfique.

‘We absent to them in the aftermost Apple Cup, Twenty20 Apple Cup and in a bout of the aftermost alternation we played adjoin them.

‘We all accept these things in our apperception and appropriately we will be austere abundant so that they don’t echo the feat,’ said Mushfique.

Ireland will be the aftermost aggregation to booty to acreage in the antagonism which gave them an abounding time to adjust.

Asked if it will accord Ireland an added advantage, Mushfique hoped it does not.

‘They ability accept got bristles or six added canticle for alertness but they are not as acclimated to this action as us,’ he said.

Also we played added matches on this acreage and at the aforementioned time they never had an befalling to comedy so abounding affection spinners.

‘So I don’t anticipate they will be able to actualize any agitation for us,’ he said.

Replying to a contempt animadversion of Ireland batsman Niall O’Brien, who vowed to blemish Bangladesh’s affair again, Musfique said this could actual able-bodied be the adverse thing.

‘We account them as a acceptable team,’ said the diminutive wicketkeeper. ‘But it will be rather we will blemish their Apple Cup party,’ he said.

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