The coach of Bangladesh is proud of the 'fight' of the team in the World Cup
BIRMINGHAM: the head coach of Bangladesh Steve Rhodes He said he was proud of the way his team had fought against the best teams in the World Cup, even though they had finally fallen short.
Mashrafe Mortaza's team lost to India with 28 races at Edgbaston on Tuesday to end their hopes of a place in the semifinals.
Bangladesh impressed during the victories over South Africa and the West Indies and made an energetic effort against the defending champion Australia.
The Tigers defended themselves to limit India to 314 for nine in Birmingham on Tuesday after Rohit Sharma is 104, but they only managed 286 despite 66 of the star batter Shakib al hasan .
You know, it could have been 370, 380, even 400 at one stage, Rhodes said. So we were delighted to have shown much spirit and a lot of struggle to return.
It was nice to see fight. I think it's a reflection of the team. We have only achieved the three victories.
I am very proud of the way we have played against many of the great teams, and I think maybe we are the team of the people because of the amount of fights we have shown.
Bangladesh will face Pakistan in their final league game on Friday and Rhodes said it would be a competitive match.
Pakistan will reach the semifinals if hosts England lose to New Zealand and Sarfaraz Ahmed's team moves to Bangladesh.
I really want the match to come. I think we beat them in the Asian Cup, and they will want to change that (Bangladesh won with 37 races in 2018), said Rhodes.
We show in some of the games we play this year that we will be a difficult team to beat for Pakistan.
We know we will have to play well again because they have found themselves a bit fit at the end of the tournament. But we are safe.