Beaten Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher says Mortaza

Along with Hasan Ali, who has emerged as Pakistan's bowler of the tournament, Raees and Junaid surprised England, dismissing one of the best batting units over the last two years for 211.

India's Rohit Sharma hits a century during the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal match between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, June 15.

MASHRAFE MORTAZA: I haven't decided. That time we had been at the top.

He said: "We all know what happens and what not, and I can't tell you how they have won the games, I can't name them".

I felt good coming into the team.

From a strong position of 154-2, Bangladesh lost Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim to the ungainly offspin of part-time bowler Kedar Jadhav and limped to 264-7 - by current standards, a below-par total on such a good pitch. This is not the first time I'm hearing all these. "Both have played good cricket in the tournament so far and I wish both teams good luck". He is fine. Yeah, definitely you would go with Amir, but we don't mind if Amir can't play.

India's superiority over Pakistan was there for all to see as the Men in Blue completely outplayed the Men in Green in all three departments on Sunday to begin their title defence on a high.

"My comments were made after I heard reports of Sarfraz's refusal to dedicate his performance against Sri Lanka to Miandad and him saying that Miandad criticises the team too much".

India won against Bangladesh by easily reaching the target of 265 runs in 40.1 overs by just losing one wicket at Edgbaston, Burmingham. I hadn't played for a couple of weeks and I hadn't opened since my last game for Yorkshire so it was a bit different, but that's part of being in a squad and working together towards something. Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj tweeted this in response to Pakistan's request "We don't borrow we seize".

"May be quality and skill-wise we are not lacking but you need to get mentally tougher as to what needs to be done in big matches like these".

The Indians came into the game heavy favourites but they knew that the Tigers couldn't be counted out after making through the group stages.

Q. What do you have to say about the shot selections by Tamim and Mushfiqur.

MASHRAFE MORTAZA: Look, it's hard to answer that question for me because I know they might have thought this is part-time but they have to go after him.

"The turnaround has been magnificent", said Kohli of Pakistan's progress. If you do the right thing, we will appreciate you. Or you could take a cheeky punt on Azhar Ali, now 148 runs behind Dhawan at the top of the tree, to pull off something special at 150/1.