Bangladesh have done well against India, we are not taking them lightly: Suresh Raina

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Melbourne, March 18: Indian batsman Suresh Raina today said they will not take Bangladesh lightly in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-final tomorrow at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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Raina, speaking to the media on the eve of the knockout game, said they have been doing well so far and would like to continue the same on Thursday.

We are not taking Bangladesh lightly, says Raina

The left-hander was asked about the 2007 World Cup loss to Bangladesh and whether the players would be thinking of that, for which, Raina said it is not the case.

"I believe we are not looking to all of those, to be honest. We're looking at what we have to do tomorrow, and we have done that in our league matches," Raina, who hit a century in the team's final league match against Zimbabwe on March 14, said.

He continued, "We just need to go there and express ourselves, and we have done well in batting, bowling and fielding, so now we have three games to go. You can't take lightly Bangladesh.

"They have done well against India, especially in ICC Trophy, and we lost against them in 2007, at the same time, we lost to them against in Asia Cup. So, lot of cricket they have been playing in IPL.

"At the same time, they had a big tournament in Bangladesh, IPL, so they know how to play One Day Cricket now. So tomorrow we just need to go there and express ourselves."

India, the defending champions, have been unbeaten so far in the tournament. They won all six matches in the group stage.

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