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Kohli tops ICC ODI batting chart, Dhawan in top-10

Kohli tops ICC ODI batting chart, Dhawan in top-10”

This feat was repeated 11 years later in the famous Cape Town Test where South Africa bowled out Australia for 47.For more fun stats and predictions play the newest fantasy-cum-predictions game in the market - Nostragamus. Bashar, now a national selector, talked to The Daily Star's Bishwajit Roy about his expectations and other issues. "The biggest hurdle for us is playing away from home; if you don't play away from home with big teams, you don't know where you're at".

"We are not going to go with what past results have done going into a big game like this". So I don't have to think that it's India. Yuvraj Singh also played a pivotal role in India's 2007 T20I victory. And we have good structure now. As you said, respecting depends on you, that you are the best man to judge.

In sum, it will be cricketing ability that will decide the game. Our captain is bowling well and our bowling department is not bad. So we are trying our best. We lost our next match, against New Zealand in New Zealand, but on a tough wicket we scored nearly 300 and the team took a boost from that.

India made the most of South Africa's inconsistencies to claim a comfortable eight-wicket win on Sunday at the Champions Trophy.

He also added the importance of knockout games in similar tournaments.

To cap things off, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudulah Riyad's magnificent hundreds in a 224-run fifth-wicket stand that won they the game against more fancied New Zealand after being 33/4 chasing 266 to win showed their mettle.

But, ahead of the semi-final showdown with the Tigers, Kohli stressed "there are no guarantees in this sport".

"We just want to play good cricket as a side". Having that self-belief was the biggest challenge we had. Either we go with Sabbir [Rahman] or Imrul Kayes. After that we played, I think - two T20s, three T20s actually and three ODIs. "Once our batting line-up does well, we can get a big score".

And Mashrafe Mortaza believes Bangladesh have moved on from past disappointment against India as they prepare for one of the most important matches in their history. We need his contribution and in that case the pressure will be less on Tamim. Still we are the same, and obviously forgot it.

As the city's 18 million inhabitants will attest, Dhaka - the densely populated capital of Bangladesh - is known as the "traffic capital of the world" for good reason. Then we set a target to do well at home and we have achieved that. When I started playing for India I was happy just playing one game for India. It actually helped us. "I am tweeting like you @YUVSTRONG12 but why are you fielding like me???" The conditions were different in the practice match.

"We are not, certainly not, taking anything for granted".

What continues to influence thinking is the notion of India being a cricketing powerhouse with the ability to doing things not always considered ethical. But I would like to see the game played only on the field. No one gave us a chance in 1996 (World Cup).



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