Bangladesh Target Another Rout

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March 20, 2014
Start time 1930 local (1330 GMT)

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At the start of the qualifying round of the World T20, Hong Kong's captain Jamie Atkinson had wanted his team to play without the pressure of expectations. In their first two matches, Hong Kong had their moments but did not take them. Against Bangladesh, they have one more chance to cause an upset, or at least show significant improvement.

Atkinson and Mark Chapman will be Hong Kong's key players. Atkinson was promising against Afghanistan but got out before he could convert the start into a defining innings. Chapman top scored for his team in that game, showing resolve despite getting hit on the grille.

For Bangladesh, who are almost through to the next round, the match is an opportunity to score another crushing win and enter the main draw with confidence. They could also use it for fine-tuning: Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain and Mahmudullah need a bat so there might a shuffle in the line-up. The home side's bowlers also need to find a way to succeed despite the heavy dew.


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