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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 11:08 GMT 12:08 UK
Bashar praises triple spin attack
Habibul Bashar
Bashar has led his side to shock wins over India and South Africa
Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar has lauded his triple spin attack ahead of Sunday's Super 8 match with Ireland.

Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak and young all-rounder Saqibul Hasan have impressed in the Caribbean, starring in wins over India and South Africa.

The trio average five wickets from five games between them, not including heavy defeats to Australia and New Zealand.

And Bashar said: "It is unusual to see three spinners, let alone left-armers, but we believe that is our strength."

He added: "It would be nice if I were able to call on one leg-spinner and one off-spinner, it would give more variation.

"But they are not the same. Razzak bowls with pace, Saqib is slower and Rafique uses his experience to flight and turn the ball."

Tendulkar's wicket was probably my biggest moment

Abdur Razzak

Razzak has taken 12 wickets so far, including the prize wickets of India's Sachin Tendulkar and England's Kevin Pietersen.

"I like to bowl in tight overs, especially the powerplays," said the 24-year-old.

"Tendulkar's wicket was probably my biggest moment, but Pietersen also because he is ranked number one in the world."

And Razzak revealed Rafique's experience has proved vital in helping him at the World Cup, saying: "We all talk to him all the time.

"I'm more confident when he bowls from the other end. He tells me to focus on line and length and understand what the batsman wants you to do - and do the opposite."



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