ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh batsman Liton Das pleased with team's showing against top teams

Liton Das is pleased with his team's performance in the World Cup and the way it held its own against heavyweights such as India and Australia in unfamiliar conditions.

Press Trust of India, Jul 06, 2019 12:19:26 IST

London: Liton Das is pleased with his team's performance in the World Cup and the way it held its own against heavyweights such as India and Australia in unfamiliar conditions.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh batsman Liton Das pleased with teams showing against top teams

File image of Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan. AFP

Blowing hot and cold, Bangladesh ended their World Cup engagements with a 94-run loss against Pakistan at Lord's. They suffered five losses, while winning three against South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan.

Mashrafe Mortaza's men also tested each of the four semi-finalists – India, Australia, New Zealand and England.

"This has not been a bad tournament, there were a lot of close games, there are lots of positives we can take. We've come to different conditions and proven that we can win matches, that we can play against the top opposition," said Liton.

"We beat South Africa and West Indies here in conditions that are not easy for us, we ran Australia, India and New Zealand close, and that's a big positive. It shows that we can play all around the world and we should take a lot of confidence from that," the 24-year-old added.

Liton had a perfect start to the tournament when he blasted an unbeaten 94 during his side's seven-wicket win over West Indies at Taunton but he couldn't replicate that form in the following matches.

"I didn't live up to my expectations, I scored a few 20s or 30s but if I had got that up to 50 or 60 if not more, that could have made a big difference to the team," said Liton, who had scored 121 against India in last year's Asia Cup final.

"It's quite disappointing not to contribute in the way that I would have liked, it wasn't the manner I hoped for, you need some luck along the way but I didn't feel I played the way I know I can.

"I had some okay performances but I wanted a lot more to be able to help my team to wins. Shakib has played very well but we lost out in some of the partnerships and weren't able to support him as much as we would have liked.

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Updated Date: Jul 06, 2019 12:19:26 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6939 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4056 254