Coach says Bangladesh unlikely to make it to Super Eight

Updated: May 04, 2010, 18:02 PM IST

St. Lucia: Bangladesh have virtually no chance of making the next stage of the Twenty20 World Cup tournament after Australia`s emphatic win against Pakistan here on Sunday.

Coach Jamie Siddons conceded as much ahead of his team`s match against the Australia in Barbados on Wednesday in the final Pool

Bangladesh would need to win by a huge margin to qualify for the Super Eights ahead of Pakistan, who the Australians defeated by 21 runs in the first game.

"I think it`s going to be near impossible for us to get through. It depends on the calculations - we`ll have to sit down and work all of that out in the next day or two and figure out how much we need to win by. It`s not going to be of any use winning and not have the right margin. We`re going to need a reasonable run rate, that`s for sure," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Siddons, as saying.

"If Australia score near 200 again, then forget it," added Siddons.