Rhodes said there is bigger pressure for Pakistan to win their match
Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes said the pressure will be on Pakistan in their upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match because the Shaheens can still qualify for the semi-finals.
“We’ve got the pressure of 170 milllion back home wanting us to win but Pakistan can still qualify and, maybe, the pressure if all on Pakistan going into this game,” said Rhodes in an interview on Thursday. “Both teams are desperate to beat each other. We certainly are. They’ve got a lot to play for as well.”
Rhodes stated they still had a good World Cup even if they do not win against the Shaheens today. He continued that this is because of the close matches they had with some of the big teams in international cricket.
“If we beat Pakistan, I think we’ve had a very good World Cup, even though we’ve not qualified,” continued Rhodes. “And I say that because the other teams, some of the big teams that we’ve played against, we’ve had close-ish games against them.”
“We pushed Australia. We pushed India. Generally, the games we’ve played, we’ve been in the contest, and we’ve showed a lot of fight. We carry on doing that, then we’re going to improve and improve,” added Rhodes.
“We would have loved to have qualified for the latter stages, that’s a disappointment. But the victories have been very good. Certainly, the early victory with South Africa, and West Indies.”
Bangladesh will play against Pakistan today at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The Tigers currently have +154 odds to win the match while the Shaheens have -182 odds. If you want to know the next 24 hours betting odds of other teams, check out the betting odds page of Betwala.
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