Cricket - Preview: India v Bangladesh

India will look to maintain their 100 per cent record in the World Twenty20 on Friday and, in the process, damage host nation Bangladesh's hopes.

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Cricket - Preview: India v Bangladesh

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India and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are unbeaten so far

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side have won both of their games so far and, although the complexities of the tables mean qualification for the semi-finals may have to wait, they will be all-but home and hosed with another victory.

Success against Bangladesh seems likely, and if that can be achieved the mathematics should take care of itself.

"The first priority is to win the match and get the run-rate aspect out of the equation," said batsman Rohit Sharma in quotes carried by Cricinfo. "If we win, net run-rate will automatically be taken care of."

For his part, Dhoni is pleased with how his side is shaping up.

Owing to the nature of their wins so far not all of their batting line-up has been able to have a hit, but the captain is not overly concerned.

"We are playing well, so it doesn't really matter to me that all of us should get a chance," he told the BCCI's official website.

"Our bowling has been tested while our batting has not so far. Hopefully in the coming matches the other batsmen will get a chance."

Bangladesh will hope that they do for if that happens, it will mean they have worked their way through India's top order.

They have had little to shout about so far, with an unconvincing qualifying campaign followed by a first-up defeat to West Indies.

"We have lost the (last) two games pretty disappointingly," said pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza.

"We want to play well, fight as much as we can. We will play to win for sure, but above everything else we have to start well."

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