No pressure on us – Mushfiqur

Despite being on the verge of a series victory, against a West Indies team seemingly made for one-day cricket, and in front of passionate home support, the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has insisted his team are not feeling the pressure ahead of the third ODI in Mirpur but retained respect for the matchwinning potential in the visitors’ team.

“All the pressure is on them, not us,” Mushfiqur said. “The manner of defeats would make them think because we didn’t win by one wicket or 10 runs, we won by handsome margins that proves we are playing better cricket than them. If we can continue in this vein, we can get a favourable result.

“Having said that, West Indies are a capable side and they can come back and surprise us. They are a dangerous side. Things are clicking in our favour, whether that is forming a batting partnership or taking a wicket at the right time. But I am confident that even if they play well, our consistency will pull us through.” Read more