Bangladesh can't be taken lightly: Kirsten

Despite a record win against Pakistan, India coach Gary Kirsten warned his team of complacency against Bangladesh.

updated: July 01, 2008 11:59 IST
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Bangladesh may be woefully out of form, but India coach Gary Kirsten today cautioned his team against taking the hosts lightly as even a hint of complacency on part of his wards would spell disaster for them in the final league match of the cricket tri-series here.

Kirsten insisted that the Indians were not complacent despite the thumping 140-run win over Pakistan on Tuesday.

"We'd like to think that we are not (complacent). We're a professional outfit and our preparation for each game will be as diligent and efficient as the one before," Kirsten said.

Although unwilling to take the hosts lightly, Kirsten hinted that some players would be rested in order to give opportunity to others.

"They (Bangladesh) are a different sets of players. We respect them and we're not going to take anything for granted," he said.

"As per our policy we are looking to rotate players. Where ever we feel there's an opportunity to rotate, we're going to look at it," he added.