India may be outright favourites in the Champions Trophy semi-final clash against Bangladesh but the defending champions will be under more pressure, former Bangladesh captains Mohammad Ashraful and Habibul Bashar said today.

“Aar ektu upare jete chai (having come all the way, we badly don’t want to miss out on a final spot now),” said Bashar, who led Bangladesh to their epic 2007 World Cup win over India at Port of Spain.

Bangladesh beat New Zealand in Cardiff from being 33 for 4 in a sensational run chase before their progress was confirmed when fancied Australia, plagued by two rain-hit games, lost to England the next day June 10.

“We have previously reached Asia Cup final. But no doubt this is the biggest moment in the...
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