After dominating Australia, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah has warned his facet to not be complacent forward of their Twenty20 worldwide sequence in opposition to a depleted New Zealand.
Bangladesh host a five-match sequence beginning on Wednesday in opposition to a Kiwi outfit that will not characteristic any members of their World Cup squad.
Tom Latham is the stand-in captain and Glenn Pocknall the fill-in coach for New Zealand’s first tour of Bangladesh since 2013.
“New Zealand is with out their first selection gamers however they’re effectively organised and a particularly disciplined facet,” Mahmudullah stated.
“They’re a group which does numerous homework about situation and opponents.
“From what I’ve seen, they at all times attempt to execute their plan effectively.”
However Mahmudullah is assured they’ve discovered the blueprint for achievement at dwelling after thumping Australia 4-1 in a house T20 sequence a month in the past.
Bangladesh notched their first ever T20 win over Australia within the sequence opener earlier than happening to dominate – now Mahmudullah desires to make some historical past in opposition to the Kiwis.
Bangladesh have by no means defeated New Zealand in T20Is.
“T20 is such a format that you should be optimistic at all times and play effectively from the primary ball,” Mahmudullah stated.
“We have been optimistic in opposition to Australia from the primary ball and it gave us the sting in that sequence.
“We have been hungry for the victory. I do know our T20 report in opposition to New Zealand.
“I feel we must always present the starvation in opposition to New Zealand additionally. There’s a optimistic vibe and we’re upbeat to win it.”
The house facet will not veer removed from its successful technique in opposition to the Australians on the identical spinning decks at Dhaka’s Shere Bangla Nationwide Stadium.
Shakib Al Hasan and Nasum Ahmed ought to extract suffocating spin, and the center order batting will likely be bolstered by the return from harm of Mushfiqur Rahim.
New Zealand has solely three gamers who’ve performed greater than 10 T20Is – Latham, Colin de Grandhomme and Scott Kuggeleijn.
New Zealand gamers will likely be eager to impress in a bid to earn nods as harm replacements for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
However Latham admitted he anticipated a troublesome sequence after watching Australia battle.
“We all know issues will not be straightforward over right here, wanting on the Australia sequence,” Latham stated.
“We’ve got to take pleasure in ourselves on the market, and stick with a model of cricket that we consider might be profitable in these situations – our objective is to win the sequence.”
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