Kohli offers no mercy in Bangladesh battle

Solenn Plantier
Juin 15, 2017

After a surprise group defeat by Sri Lanka in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides, India responded to their "win or go home" clash against South Africa with a commanding eight-wicket victory over the top-ranked Proteas at the Oval last weekend. His sole wicket against India was the risky Yuvrav Singh (53), followed by 3-24 in eight overs against South Africa, where he bowled Faf du Plessis for 26.

While their opponents' bowlers made the most of the hard pitch in Cardiff, England struggled to make inroads as Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman shared an opening partnership of 118. The last time Bangladesh played an ICC knockout game, it was against India in the 2015 ODI World Cup.

Expect India to stick with the same side that defeated South Africa in their final group match despite Umesh Yadav's impressive record against Bangladesh.

"They have cricketers who are skilled, who are committed to play for Bangladesh and play with a lot of passion, and they're really keen to win a lot of games at this level, and that shows in their attitude". "Now we are in the final", he said.

Hasan has 10 wickets, one more than Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood. We did it. The final four. "But at the end of the day, it's a game of cricket, so whoever plays well, they will win", said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

Morgan said: "I don't think there was any home advantage".

"Today was a flawless performance from all departments", said Azhar.

"If Sri Lanka can beat them, why not us?" Why would we be afraid of them.

"We've been in these kind of games before quite a few times but there are no guarantees in this sport", said Kohli, who is chasing a first global trophy as captain. "They motivated us very well". "I think this (his emergence) is something marvelous for Pakistan cricket".

"We said don't worry about the India match".

Kohli acknowledged the amount of one-day cricket played in the region was a factor, but he has also been impressed with the way so numerous Asian nations have adapted to English conditions.

Pakistan has already booked their spot in the Champions Trophy final after beating hosts England convincingly in the first semifinal. "Now we are in the final". He led the team into the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup.

"As a batsman you want to finish off games", Kohli told a news conference on Wednesday. They have understood what they have done in the past two years.

Indian team showed a good performance in the last group stage match against South Africa and entered into the semi-final to face Bangladesh.

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