Although most of
Bangladesh's victories have come against Zimbabweand Kenya, they won 64.24 percent of their matches in 2006, second only to (71.42). Australia
"The morale of the team is very high. Everybody is in a positive frame of mind and keen to perform." said Bashar.
"And we hope to fight effectively to move forward for the second round in the coming World Cup."
now has a number of reliable batsman including Shahreer Nafees and Aftab Ahmed. Bangladesh
In 39 ODIs, Nafees has scored 1,391 runs with three centuries and seven fifties while Aftab made 1,374 runs with 12 fifties.
"If a batsman fails, the other will take up the charge," Bashar added.
Bangladeshwill play in Group B in the World Cup, featuring former champions Indiaand Sri Lanka, plus Bermuda.
Bashar said the side also had two dependable spinners, including Abdur Razzak with 45 scalps in 2006.
At the last World Cup in
South Africa, Bangladeshlost five of their six games including one against Canadawhile they were also at the receiving end of a hat-trick by Chaminda Vaas in the first three balls of the match against . Sri Lanka
"That is now a part of history. Now we target to reach the second round of the next Cup," Bashar said.
"Just two wins can take us to the Super Eight, though the job is very difficult. We have two teams in the group who will be looking to win the trophy so it won't be easy to beat them.