Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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Kriterion_BD
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Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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Just a white ball tour here...3 Super League ODIs, followed by the T20 series. It would have been better for the meaningless T20 series to go first to allow BD to acclimatize ahead of League matches, but the BD team have already been in NZ for several weeks now.

Williamson (injury) and Shakib (paternity leave) are both out of this series. Ross Taylor is out for at least the first match.

Bangladesh have never won a game in NZ before, so the goal is simply to win an ODI and get 10 "bonus" points for the Super League. Will be a tall ask even without KW and Taylor.

An injury worry for Mosaddek Hossain, who just keeps missing chances due to injuries or illness or family issues every time he's selected. Its unbelievable bad luck. Media reports are that he's "recovering" so I'm hoping he is fit for the first ODI.

I think the lineup for BD will be fairly easy to predict:

1) Tamim
2) Liton
3) Najmul
4) Mushfiq
5) Mosaddek/Mithun
6) Mahmudullah
7) Saifuddin
8) Mehidy
9) Rubel
10) Hasan Mahmud
11) Mustafizur

I think Shoriful is a better seamer than Hasan, but seniority rules in the subcontinent. I'd also like to see Mohammad Naim get a run at the top of the order before the series ends.
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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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It is an important series for Bangladesh, dissappointing not to see Shakib but that's the way it is.

NZL clear favts at home, I do expect both the series to be won by kiwis 2-1.

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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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I would be happy with 1-2, 0-3 in ODIs and T20 respectively, which would be a big achievement for Bangladesh.
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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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Looking forward to see Taskin Ahmed, possibly the fastest bowler Bangladesh have produced,he went down hill quite rapidly, hopefully he has found his rhythm now.

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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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sam_ahm wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:35 pm
Looking forward to see Taskin Ahmed, possibly the fastest bowler Bangladesh have produced,he went down hill quite rapidly, hopefully he has found his rhythm now.
Has looked the best of the bowlers on show though overall it’s a shit show.

Shanto, Mosaddek, and Shoriful should have played.
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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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Very embarrassing performance by Bangladesh indeed. 🤦‍♂️

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What is most frustrating is that some players continue to get chances despite repeated failures, while others are dropped after just one bad series or even after one bad game. The current BD think tank really has no concrete plan, and hence the team has regressed in the last 2 years in all formats. ODIs used to be a strength once upon a time.

I just pray they make changes to the lineup for the next game and not wait till the 3rd ODI.
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Bangladesh will be humiliated in NZ. They are playing the best team in the world away from home in rather foreign conditions.
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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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eugene wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:05 pm
Bangladesh will be humiliated in NZ. They are playing the best team in the world away from home in rather foreign conditions.
Certainly appears to be that way.
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Re: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2021

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Just saw some overs here Bangladesh have dropped sitters and that too at crucial stages of the game, both Neesham and Lathan dropped, this is international cricket, you cannot be so abysmal in the field and win games.

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