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Bangladesh v Pakistan preview

Mohammad Hafeez has challenged his Pakistan team-mates to secure the two wins they need to progress to the World Twenty20 semi-finals.

As the Super 10s stage comes to a close some may be scratching their heads to work out the various permutations but Hafeez wants to dispense with all that as the team prepare for their penultimate Group 2 match against hosts Bangladesh.

"The picture is very much clear," Hafeez said.

"As a team, we've to win every game (from here) to be through to the semi-finals. We know there is no chance of making any mistakes, and we are ready for it.

"India have played very good cricket so far in the tournament. It's good that they are through and the rest of the teams know what it will take to advance. In the last game (against Australia), great character was shown by everyone, and we hope to build on it."

Pakistan bounced back from an opening defeat to India by claiming a 16-run victory over Australia on March 23, and Hafeez says he and his team-mates have put the subsequent six days to good use.

He told wisdenindia.com: "In the last six days, we have trained hard and worked out (our plans) very well.

"The team management has worked on our weaknesses. We've all given our 100 per cent despite the rising heat. The build-up to the crucial stage of the tournament has gone off very well."

Bangladesh have lost three matches in a row stretching back to the qualifying stage, and captain Mushfiqur Rahim has challenged his team to bounce back from their thumping eight-wicket loss to India and cut out the "small mistakes" which he feels, added together, have contributed to the Tigers' dismal campaign.

"When we win a game, a lot of small mistakes are overlooked," he said.

"But when we lose, they come into focus. Nothing is working for us, and we are committing all these small mistakes.

"We wanted to start the Super 10s really well, but unfortunately that didn't happen in the first (Super 10s) game.

"There was a bit of improvement (against India) in the batting department at least, but there still are lots of areas to work on. When you lose three to four wickets in the first six overs, it's very difficult to come back. We are playing against top teams, we need to play smart cricket."

Mushfiqur said it was likely he and Shakib Al Hasan would bat higher up the order against Pakistan on Sunday.

"Our plan coming into the tournament was for Shakib to play at number three, me at number four. But because Nasir (Hossain) and Mahmudullah were not in good form and Sabbir (Rahman) is a new guy, we didn't want to risk Shakib going in very early," he added.

"He plays his shots and could get out early too. The same could have happened with me. But we are going to think about it again, and probably bat in the top order."