“I think still you never know,” Mashrafe told columnists. “I think, we have still three matches left. We need to play hard and afterward, how about we see.”
“What’s more, it will be hard without a doubt, regardless of whether we win each one of those three matches,” included Mashrafe, whose side next play strugglers Afghanistan in Southampton on June 24.
Just the best four toward the finish of the 10-group round-robin gathering stage will progress to the knockout stages and Thursday’s destruction left Bangladesh, who have beaten both South Africa and the West Indies, in the fifth spot.
They are two points behind fourth-set India, having effectively made two diversions more than Virat Kohli’s men.
The present top four of Australia, New Zealand, England, and India are beginning to look uncatchable despite the fact that there are a few rounds of gathering matches left.
“I think at this stage we figured a couple of matches would have been lost by the best four and the competition would then have gone in an alternate manner,” said Mashrafe.
“In any case, there are as yet a couple of matches left, you never know. We should see.”
It may have been an alternate story for Bangladesh in Nottingham had David Warner not been dropped off Mashrafe’s bowling on 10.
The opener promoted to score 166 out of a sum of 381-5 that adequately put the match past the compass of Bangladesh, who in any case reacted with a gutsy 333-8 highlighting Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten century.
“We realized we need to get wickets,” included Mashrafe, the sole survivor from the Tigers’ praised 2005 One-Day International win over Australia in Cardiff.
“On the off chance that not, at that point it will be exceptionally troublesome, which is actually what occurred. David Warner is batting so well.”