Indian cricket team may have had decent run in the World Cup reaching semi-final but there is no such good news as far as the longer version is concerned where Virat Kohli's men are currently languishing at 7th place in the 10-team table.
Refusing to comment on N Srinivasan-Mustafa Kamal feud, senior Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is hopeful that India will tour Bangladesh for a short Test and limited overs series as per bilateral FTP agreement after the completion of Indian Premier League.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss bulk of the IPL-8 edition due to a home series against Pakistan but expressed confidence that Kolkata Knight Riders have enough depth in their side to do well in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.
The relationship between N Srinivasan and Mustafa Kamal might have been acrimonious in recent times but BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Saturday in a show of goodwill hosted a dinner party for the Bangladesh U-17 side that will play "Friendship Series' against CAB colts.
Acknowledging that the World Cup quarterfinal against defending champions India is perhaps the "biggest match" for the Bangladeshi players, all-rounder Shakib al Hasan on Tuesday said it is important for his team to look at it as "just another game" to do well.
The 2007 upset still quite fresh in their minds, all that the Bangladeshi journalists obsessed over during their interaction with star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was the percentage of the team's chances of an encore in the cricket World Cup quarterfinal against India here.
Opener Martin Guptill smashed a brisk century before New Zealand huffed and puffed to a thrilling three-wicket win over Bangladesh to sign off their league engagements unbeaten in pool A of the ICC cricket World Cup here on Friday.
Former Bangladesh captain Aminul Islam said on Tuesday the team winning against England without the likes of opener Tamim Iqbal and veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan firing speak volumes of the other players in the outfit.