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We have to win, we have no other option: Shakib Al Hasan on Pakistan clash

CricketWe have to win, we have no other option: Shakib Al Hasan on Pakistan clash

Srinagar: Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has said that his side has no other option but to win against Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens Kolkata.

Bangladesh clash with Pakistan in Kolkata on Tuesday having lost five of their six matches.

“We discussed it, we had our team meetings, so we sat down, we talked about it, but we have to show it in action and that the talk is cheap when it´s not working,” said Shakib.

“So, we´ll do it at the ground so the action can take care of it and everyone can see it. I mean, only we can change the situation of the team with our actions. So that´s what we are trying to do.”

Like his team, Shakib has struggled in India and was widely criticised for dashing home last week to work with his personal batting coach.

“There is a lot to play for. As you know, we have to win to be able to qualify for the Champions Trophy. That´s an important target I think we can set at this moment,” said Shakib.

The International Cricket Council on Monday announced the top seven teams plus hosts Pakistan will qualify for the Champions Trophy in 2025.

“We have to win. We have no other option and that´s what we would look to do,” said Shakib whose team is ninth in the 10-team World Cup table with defending champions England at the bottom.

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