Good news continues to pour for Bangladesh cricketing fans after Tigers marched into ICC T20 World Cup final round by thrashing hapless Oman on Sunday, today wonder kid of Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman was declared winner of the "Debutant of the Year" title for 2015 at the Maruti Suzuki ESPNcricinfo Awards according to cricinfo.com.
Southpaw opener Tamim Iqbal believes Tigers are capable to beat India to clinch the Asia Cup trophy when the two neighbors meet in a high voltage final of Micromax Asia Cup T20 scheduled to be held tomorrow (Sunday) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur.
This Bangladesh team seems hell bent on changing people’s perceptions of them. Almost a year ago, they made the world sit up and take notice when they knocked England out of the ICC Cricket World Cup, and bumped themselves into the last eight of cricket’s premier ODI event. It could have been forgotten as a flash in the pan moment but Mashrafe Mortaza’s boys were determined to not let that happen. "If we didn't do well against Pakistan, our World Cup would have been called a fluke," he said in an interview.
Team director Ravi Shastri warned India against taking Bangladesh lightly when they face off against the Tigers in the opening match of the Asia Cup T20 tomorrow. Shastri said Bangladesh cricket has grown impressively over the last few years and they have the respect of every opposition in the world. India were defeated 2-1 in a bilateral ODI series in Bangladesh last year.