ICC Champions Trophy: Beaten Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher, says Mashrafe Mortaza : ICC Champions Trophy 2017, News


  • Mortaza scored 30 * from 25 balls

  • He likewise got the lone wicket of Dhawan from the Indian innings

  • This was Bangladesh’s very first ICC semi-final

Bangladesh found India a step too far in the Mashrafe Mortaza said they had to toughen up mentally.It was the very first time that the Tigers had reached the last four of a significant tournament but Mortaza remained in no mood for self-congratulation.” Yeah, obviously the kids need to feel pride, however I believe in a competition like this, you have to be, I believe, physically or skill-wise at your peak,” he said.”Yes, we are coming up still. We require to find out numerous things. But I think we require to be a little bit more ready mentally for playing this sort of match.”There was no sign of absence of focus from Tamim Iqbal (70 )or Mushfiqur Rahim( 61)as they put on a 3rd wicket partnership of 123.”We have to discover a bit more, the best ways to stop work on that sort

of wicket. We can’t simply be intending to take wickets all the time, especially against a batting order like India. I understand we have to discover a little bit more how can we stop runs and put pressure on the opponent,” Mortaza said.While there is plenty of room for enhancement, the final group stage win over New Zealand will stay as a

highlight of the tournament for Bangladesh.


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