Bangladesh are a strong and dangerous side – Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler said that they cannot afford to take Bangladesh lightly in ICC T20 World Cup. While England defeated West Indies in the first match, Bangladesh were beaten by Sri Lanka.

“Winning momentum is vital. The way the tournament is set out, there’s not much room for mistakes,” Buttler told reporters.

“We can take lots of confidence from the first game, it’s fantastic to get a win on the board.

“Bangladesh are a strong team… they’re a dangerous side. They have some really experienced players in the team and we’re expecting a tough challenge.

“Obviously, we try and plan for the opposition, but at the same time we’re focusing on ourselves and get our level of intensity to the place it needs to be. We feel confident as a group when we get that right and… that’s going to give us the best chance for success.”

Bangladesh fast bowling coach Ottis Gibson is confident despite losing the first match of the campaign.

“We know that England have a very powerful lineup and we know that we have to be on our A game if we’re going to really challenge them and ultimately win the game,” Gibson said.

“I’ve spoken to our bowlers and our batsmen… The message is not to panic, understand that you are going to get hit. You might bowl a good ball and get hit because that’s their mentality, but they also give you opportunities to take wickets.

“We must try and execute our skills plans. And when those opportunities come, we must take those opportunities.”