Mirpur: Bangladesh's premier pacer Mashrafe Mortaza on Tuesday said that beating a heavyweight Indian cricket team is no longer considered as an "upset" as the hosts have defeated them on a few occasions in the near past including the last edition of Asia Cup. "I don't count a win against India as an upset. We have done it before. They are a good team in sub-continent. We have that in our mind," the 30-year-old said ahead of their Asia Cup opener against India on Wednesday. (Click here for latest on Asia Cup)
Mortaza feels that playing in front of home crowd would be a boost and the Indian team will also have to make some adjustment having played their last couple of series away from sub-continental conditions. "They have been playing on different wickets in SA and NZ. We are playing in front of a home support. If we can come up with our best cricket I think we can fight it out. God willing, we will." (Preview: India look to get back to winning ways)
But Mortaza was quick to add that they would have to be in the top of their game to beat a world class side like India. "They have a world-class batting line-up, they are never weak. Their recent performance in the sub-continent has been great. It won't be an easy task, and we have to play our best cricket. We beat them two years ago, the most important thing is what happens tomorrow."