Mushfiqur Rahim promises better performance from Bangladesh in World Twenty20

Hosts Bangladesh lost all their four league matches in the ongoing Asia Cup. Bangladesh will face Afghanistan on March 16 in the World Twenty20 qualifiers.

updated: March 13, 2014 11:45 IST
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Mirpur: After ending their Asia Cup campaign with four straight defeats, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has vowed to come back stronger in the World Twenty20, beginning in 10 day's time here. "Obviously a win today could have given us a winning momentum and maybe we're a little bit low on confidence. But we will have a full strength side for the World T20. Hopefully we will be mentally and physically fresh. Twenty20 is a different format," Rahim told reporters after a three-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the concluding Asia Cup league fixture. (Scorecard|Highlights| Pics | Report)

Premier batsman Tamim Iqbal along with off-spinner Sohag Gazi and pacer Mashrafe Mortaza will be back to bolster the Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. Bangladesh will face Afghanistan on March 16 in the tournament opener as they will play qualifiers to make the main round.

"We have not been doing well and are not playing up to the strength. But we are still hopeful. We have played well in these two matches. Hats off to the boys for the way we they come back after the early debacle. There were ifs and buts.

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