“They can’t beat us in Test matches. They can surprise you in ODIs but not in Tests.”
So said Virender Sehwag about Bangladesh before his side fell to 213-8 on the first day. Presumably Sehwag saw this coming as well as an almost infinitely better second innings in which India will declare. Seems a very specific prediction.
In 2006, Australia turned up in Bangladesh not needing any warm-up matches. After conceding 427, they promptly fell to 93-6 in reply before Adam Gilchrist saved them. They got away with it, but they had to chase 307 to win.
The moral of these stories is when you’re about to tour Bangladesh, don’t be cocky knobheads about it.
England think they can’t be beaten. They’re resting players, assuming they’ll win. We’ve written about it more at The Wisden Cricketer.