India are favourites to make a winning start at the World Cup against Bangladesh and batsman Virender Sehwag admits they have been "waiting for the moment" to avenge their 2007 demise at the hands of today's opponents
Sehwag’s side crashed out of the World Cup in the first round four years ago when Bangladesh beat a hapless India in the Caribbean to confirm one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history.
The two countries are co-hosts this time and meet tomorrow in the opening match of the tournament in Dhaka.
"We lost against them and we have been waiting for the moment when we will play against them in this World Cup," said the opener.
"I think so far we have lost just one or two games against Bangladesh – one in the World Cup and maybe one in Bangladesh. So our record against them is very good."
Both sides are in decent form ahead of the limited-overs showpiece, with India boasting big warm-up wins over Australia and New Zealand.
Bangladesh enjoy home advantage but are without paceman Mashrafe Mortaza, who was instrumental in their win four years ago.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan vowed to take the tournament stage-by-stage but is still aiming high.
He said: "We’ve been playing good cricket for the last 15 months and if we qualify for the second round, why not think of something big?
"We have to win at least four matches to win a place in the second round. It is not difficult. I think we are capable of booking a place in the second round."