India vs Bangladesh ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Not too long ago, there was a huge gap between the quality of cricket in India and Bangladesh but in the last few years, that gap has been narrowed, courtesy some fine cricket by Bangla tigers. In what will be another massive step for them, Bangladesh cricket team is set to lock horns with India in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017. After their emphatic win against New Zealand, Bangladesh is full of confidence and has identified Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh as a weak link in Virat Kohli’s team, as per a report by India Today. The Bangla camp believes that Yuvraj Singh’s reflexes have slowed down and his fielding makes him a weak link in the current Indian team.
This is an interesting observation as Yuvraj who was once counted among India’s best fielders isn’t the fittest anymore. He was seen fielding at the third-man position in the last couple of games and was even teased by the former teammate Zaheer Khan. After India’s win against South Africa, former fast-bowler took to Twitter to make fun of Yuvraj’s fielding. “I am tweeting like you @YUVSTRONG12 but why are you fielding like me ??? Hahaha,” he wrote.
On the other hand, Bangladesh cricket team’s Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha is confident about his team’s chances and wants his players to treat it like a big opportunity to express themselves rather than a big match. “It’s not a very big game but a very big opportunity. If we take it like that, it would be good for us. Any cricketer thrives on these opportunities. That’s why sportsmen love these games. That’s my message to all cricketers — junior or senior. Grab this opportunity with both hands,” he said ahead of the important clash.