Bangladesh begin their Super 10 campaign on Tuesday knowing they must show dramatic improvement from their last outing in the ICC World Twenty20.
The tournament hosts take on reigning champions West Indies in Dhaka with both teams desperate to get off the mark in a strong group that also includes the highly-fancied trio of Australia, India and Pakistan.
Bangladesh head into the fixture off the back of a disappointing defeat to Hong Kong in their final qualifying match, though fortunately the result didn't cost them their place in Group 2.
Their batting will have been particularly concerning; they slipped from 85-3 to 108 all out against an associate nation, something skipper Mushfiqur Rahim acknowledges is nowhere near good enough.
"Even though we had played badly during the Asia Cup and the Sri Lanka series, I didn't expect it to be so bad (against Hong Kong)," said the wicketkeeper-batsman.
"It is alarming. The only message to the team is that we have nothing to lose, so we better give 200 per cent."
West Indies themselves will hope to perform better with the bat. They could only muster 129-7 against India on Sunday, and even then they needed 21 off the final over just to get to that total.
Captain Darren Sammy is refusing to get too concerned, however, and knows they still have a strong chance of making it through to the semi-finals of the competition.
"It is no need for us to panic," he said. "We have three more first-round games to go and we back ourselves to win all three and reach the semi-finals."
They are unlikely to hit the reset switch so soon in terms of team selection, with seamer Ravi Rampaul in fact the most likely call-up to the XI.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, will have to make at least one alteration to their side. Seamer Rubel Hossain has been ruled out of the rest of the event after suffering a dislocated finger while fielding during the match with Hong Kong.
Watch Bangladesh play West Indies live on Sky Sports 2, with coverage from 1pm this afternoon.