'We came here to win'
Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha extended the Tigers' training session yesterday ahead of the first one-day international of the three-match series against India, for some fielding drills and that kept the local journalists waiting for the player of the day who would talk to the media.
While pacer Taskin Ahmed was talking to the media, the Indian players also entered the ground for a training session in the afternoon, and the reporters as usual was not expecting any player from the visiting side to talk to the media, especially after a press release the previous day mentioned that no formal media activities were planned for the day.
In recent times, it has become a trend for India's team management to issue a press release saying that, "Team India will practise but there will be no media activities". But in a surprise turn of events, Suresh Raina appeared in front of the media yesterday. And the left-hander, who led India in the last series against Bangladesh in June last year, made it clear that they came here to win all three matches against the home side.
"They have played very well. We will look to enjoy the game. We are here to win and we will look to win all three matches," said Raina.
"He bowled really well in the World Cup. They also have Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, who's been batting really well, and Shakib Al Hasan. They have lots of youngsters and they did really well in the World Cup.
"But if you ask me about our team, we have done really well in one-dayers over the years. We are looking to enjoy each and every game," he continued, when asked about young Taskin's bowling.
He also said that India had done well in ODIs recently and they were looking forward to continuing their good form.
Like the Test match, rain can also play foul in the ODI series, but Raina said the weather is something which is beyond their control.