Tigers face off Nepal for T20 WC Super 8 spot

Staff Reporter

With an aim to earn full two points, Bangladesh will take on Nepal in their last group match of the T20 World Cup tomorrow (Monday) at St Vincent in West Indies. The match starts at 5.30 AM (Bangladesh Time).

The Tigers are in second spot now in their Group with four points and have been in advantageous position to go through the Super 8 after South Africa.

A full two points against Nepal will confirm that no equation is needed for them to move to the Super 8 but a defeat won’t ruin their hopes. If Bangladesh taste a defeat and Netherlands beat Sri Lanka by big margin, in that case, the Tigers could be eliminated from the Super 8 race. But those scenario looks all unlikely.

Bangladesh played against Nepal only one time in this format and won that match convincingly in 2014. With the World Cup pitch giving them a home like wicket out of home, Bangladesh are clear favourite to win this game.

“There is no small or big team in T20 cricket. We try to see each team equally. Because T20 is a game of momentum. It is a game of only 20 overs. No one can say when the momentum changes. We try to take each team equally,” Bangladesh pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib said ahead of the match.

Sakib further ensured that Bangladesh would stick to their plan to play the aggressive brand of cricket regardless of the opponents.
“We will play aggressive cricket. We will stick to our place. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is. We will try to play equally with everyone. And what you said about the wicket, we saw the wicket and there was some grass in the wicket and it seemed a bit hard. So, until the first ball, we can’t say anything. Maybe after the first ball, we can say something about the wicket.”