World Twenty20 Short Deliveries: Bangladesh call in Saqlain Mushtaq help


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Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is helping Bangladesh's batsmen prepare for their Twenty20 World Cup encounter with the Pakistan spinners in their final Group D match today.

"We can't play all their bowlers normally, but attack some. We have players for that and we are planning in that way. If we can execute these plans, hopefully we'll do well," captain Mushfiqur Rahim said.

Bangladesh need to win by a large margin if they are to advance to the Super Eight stage.

Results and fixtures

* Yesterday's result

Group B (Colombo):

Ireland 129-6 [N O'Brien 25, G Wilson 21] v West Indies abandoned after 19 overs. West Indies did not bat

* Today's fixture

Group D (Pallekele, 3pm BST):

Bangladesh v Pakistan

* Thursday's fixtures

Super Eight stage

Group E (Pallekele, 11am BST):

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Group E (Pallekele, 3pm BST):

England v West Indies