After a chastening eight-wicket defeat in the second T20I against India in Rajkot, the Bangladesh contingent moved to Nagpur yesterday for the series decider on Sunday.
The flight to Nagpur was scheduled for yesterday morning and some players and coaching staff had boarded the team bus at their Rajkot hotel when they learned that the flight was delayed. They eventually took off from Rajkot at around 1:45pm local time and reached Nagpur an hour and a half later.
Before leaving the team hotel in Rajkot, Bangladesh pacer Shafiul Islam spoke to the media present and reiterated that the Tigers still felt strong despite the setback of losing the second T20I, in which India skipper Rohit Sharma hammered a 43-ball 85.
“If we don’t repeat the mistakes of the last match, of course we can win the series,” Shafiul told the reporters.
“We made a few mistakes with the bat and ball and we have to work on those departments. There is no reason to be morally down because of how Rohit Sharma played. I feel that he had a very good day. We are still strong. We still have an opportunity.
“Obviously we are disappointed since we could have clinched the series if we played well,” he added.