New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Guests intention for first-ever win in Kiwiland after 2019 trauma
Bangladesh hope to safe their first-ever win on New Zealand soil towards the injury-hit Black Caps after returning to the nation for the primary time since they narrowly prevented the 2019 Christchurch mosques bloodbath.
The vacationers will play a three-match one-day worldwide sequence towards New Zealand opening in Dunedin on Saturday after finishing two weeks of COVID-19 quarantine after arriving.
They’ve beforehand performed 27 matches throughout all codecs in New Zealand and misplaced all of them, a report coach Russell Domingo stated supplied his facet an opportunity to create historical past.
“It is an excellent alternative for us to do one thing that no Bangladeshi facet has completed earlier than — we’re all excited by it,” he stated.
It’s an emotional return to New Zealand for among the Bangladesh squad, whose earlier tour in March 2019 was cancelled after a white supremacist terrorist killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.
The squad had been en path to one of many mosques when the atrocity occurred and would have been caught up within the assault had their staff bus departed just some minutes earlier.
Captain Tamim Iqbal stated it had been a traumatic expertise however had not discouraged him from returning to New Zealand.
Iqbal stated he didn’t need to dwell on the assault, which resulted in gunman Brenton Tarrant being jailed for all times with out parole final 12 months, the primary time New Zealand has imposed such a sentence.
“We simply must respect that factor, respect the households, who’ve misplaced their very own, and simply pray that God makes it straightforward for them. That is it,” he stated.
“I actually do not need to go into that factor as a result of it is not a pleasant feeling to have.”
Williamson, Taylor out
Bangladesh are ranked ninth on the earth in one-dayers, whereas hosts New Zealand go into the sequence as favourites ranked third.
However the Black Caps haven’t performed a one-day match for greater than a 12 months, whereas Bangladesh are contemporary from a 3-0 sequence sweep over the West Indies in January.
New Zealand are additionally with out skipper Kane Williamson and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, sidelined for the sequence with elbow and ankle accidents respectively.
Batsman Ross Taylor will miss the primary match in Dunedin with a hamstring tear, making it the primary New Zealand one-day facet since 2014 to not function both Williamson or Taylor.
“It’s a little bit of a lift for us, not having them within the first sport particularly,” Domingo stated.
“However we all know that new gamers are all the time eager to determine themselves, so they are going to be extremely motivated to do nicely.”
The in-form duo of Devon Conway and Will Younger are set to make their ODI debuts for New Zealand within the absence of Williamson and Taylor.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead believes his facet has the depth to cowl the lacking veterans and would use the sequence to blood new expertise forward of the 2023 World Cup in India.
“It is thrilling as coach once you sit spherical the choice desk and begin trying on the names you count on to maintain coming by means of the best way they’re growing,” he stated.
New Zealand (from): Tom Latham (capt), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Will Younger.
Bangladesh (from): Tamim Iqbal (capt), Mosaddek Hossain, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed.
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