Friday, March 17, 2006

Bangladesh vs. Kenya Quotes

Some quotes from the lead up to the Kenya - Bangladesh series:

"We are really hungry to play international cricket. We have had very little opportunities to play international games since our commendable performance in the last World Cup. We are hoping that our lack of exposure would be taken under consideration by the world cricket governing body," Steve Tikolo. Daily Star

"Our captain knows the condition and the players and I believe it will help us. You will recognise some young faces. What impressed me most is the enthusiasm among the cricketers about the tour. We came here to play good and competitive cricket." Kenya Coach, Roger Harper. Cricinfo

"Although the record is in favor of Kenya, we have been playing good cricket - we recently beat strong teams like Australia, India and Sri Lanka in one-day internationals," Bangladesh Captain, Habibul Bashar. BBC

"Once we were close rivals of Bangladesh in any competition. But this time Bangladesh are favourites. We're going to start as the underdogs but we are fully prepared to give good fight." Steve Tikolo. Cricinfo

"He has the fast bowler's attitude. It's priceless. He is an exciting prospect for us and we all recognise that. I just pray that he keeps clear of injuries so that we can have him and Mashrafe [bin Mortuza] bowling together. With [Syed] Rasel also bowling extremely well at the moment, the Bangladesh pace attack could become very potent indeed." Habibul Bashar on Shahadat Hossain, one of the Bangladesh players who could prove a handful for the Kenyan batsmen. Cricinfo

"Bangladesh should win this series at a canter, and their performances in the just-finished series at home to Sri Lanka will have further boosted their burgeoning confidence." Martin williamson. Cricinfo

"They are a good team but I am not considering the strength of the opposition. If we are to make a habit of winning, this is the time to go for it," Bangladesh Coach Dav Whatmore. Daily Star

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