Bangladesh’s eyes in the World Cup with Bangladesh vs New Zealand series
Competition is all over the stadium, and cricket is no exception. Where is the end of this competition of twenty-two yards? Bangladesh’s eyes in the World Cup with Bangladesh vs New Zealand series
That may be hard to find. However, just like there is a ladder of success, after matches, series, tournaments, surely everyone wants to win the World Cup title by themselves. This opportunity will come again and again in the next few years. Despite the omission of the 2023 ODI World Cup,
the T20 World Cup will be held next year after this year. Bangladesh will take to the field on Wednesday in the last mission against New Zealand to prepare themselves for the current World Cup.
Bangladesh has successfully completed the T20 series against Australia. Australia lost the five-match series 4-1. Those memories are still fresh in Mahmudullah Riyadh. This time Mission New Zealand. This time too, the Tigers will play an equal five-over match. The first one will start tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 pm Bangladesh time.
Bangladesh team is starting preparations for two World Cups with this series. The upcoming T20 World Cup will be held in the Middle East. Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The event will start on October 18. In the beginning, of course, Bangladesh will have to go through the first episode.
As per the rules, Mahmudullah Riyadh will have to take part in this episode as he is out of the top eight in the rankings.
Bangladesh team has no other international series before the upcoming World Cup. The Tigers do not even have a T20 schedule against New Zealand or an equal team at home before the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup. As a result, Bangladesh has to go down in preparation for the upcoming World Cup and also the 2022 T20 World Cup.
To play the 2022 World Cup live, the ICC has again maintained the rule of the best 6 in the rankings. As such, the Bangladesh team, which is ranked 10th in the current rankings, has a big opportunity to advance in the rankings with the benefit of the home field.
The Tigers will rise to the top five in the T20 rankings if they can sweep the Black Caps in a five-match series. Top teams like Australia and South Africa will be on top.
If they win the series 4-1 or 3-2, the red-green representatives will be in the sixth position. Mahmudullah Riyadh certainly would not want to miss this opportunity. However, for this, a difficult path will have to be crossed, the Bangladesh team will have to overcome the challenge. Sher-e-Bangla of Mirpur is ready as a big stage to fulfill that goal.
However, captain Mahimudullah Riyadh says, ‘I always think that the rankings often do not show a clear picture of the team’s condition. If you can play good cricket consistently, if there is consistency you will definitely move forward. ‘
Recently, there has been a sweet problem in the Bangladesh team. Three openers in the 19-member squad announced against Tamim Iqbal against New Zealand. However, there is no relief yet. Although Bangladesh won the series exclusively against Ajit, the problem of the opening pair was obvious.
The highest 42 runs came in the fifth match. Naeem Sheikh and Mehedi Hasan opened the match. In the remaining 4 matches of Naeem-Soumya, 15, 9, 3 and 24 runs came from the opening pair respectively.
There is so much talk about the opening of Liton’s return, his statistics are not giving any relief. He has scored a total of 255 runs in the last 14 Twenty20 matches. Shakib Al Hasan has not seen a run for a long time. This series is very important for them to get back on track before the upcoming World Cup.
Sheikh Mehdi Hasan has consistently made a name for himself in domestic cricket in all-round performances in the national team. However, he has not been able to match himself in the international arena yet. Mehedi has managed to score a total of 119 runs in 14 T20s.
Personal maximum 23 runs at an average of 13. The strike rate is also not cheap in T20, below 100. Though young Shamim Patwari made his debut, Australia could not make an impression in the series.
The bowling department has won the Australia series. Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed have spread the light, but the support of the wicket is not less! The Tigers will have to play on the World Cup stage on sporting wickets, where Saifuddin will have to give extra tests.
Despite being with the team for a long time, Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain are not getting matches in T20. Can they go to the big stage and take the test?
The place for improvement is clear in Mahmudullah’s words, ‘Shariful has bowled well in all four matches. Mostafiz is awesome. Taskin bowled well. There are rubles. Saifuddin used the opportunity. Great competition is going on between us.
Batting-bowling, fielding all have opportunities to improve. It is more important now to build confidence and winning habits in bowling.
The stage is set for the preparation of the World Cup, for this we need to match ourselves. Where Bangladesh is getting New Zealand as the opponent. After almost 6 years, the Kiwis have set foot in Tiger Dera. But this time they have sent a youthful team.
Where the most experienced all-rounder is Colin D Grandhome. Despite being experienced, he has played a total of 36 T20 matches. He returned to the team after a long year and a half.
Tom Latham will lead the New Zealand team. He has an international career of almost 9 years, but he has played only 13 matches in this format. In the last 45 months, he did not get a chance in the T20 team. The same situation with Henry Nichols, Tom Blandell, Matt Henry. Irregular stars in the International Twenty20. Rachin Rabindra, Cole McConchi and Ben Sears are awaiting their international debuts in the 16-member squad.
Before coming to Bangladesh tour, New Zealand team has come to know very well that they have to fight with spin here. Ejaz Patel is the only specialized spinner in the squad. Cole McConchi, Will Young and Rachin Rabindra (left-arm spinner) can swing hands with Tuktuk. Tom Blandell is the main wicket-keeper but Kale Bhadre also breaks right-handed.
Bangladesh has played 10 Twenty20 matches against New Zealand so far. However, the taste of victory has not been found yet. Tiger fans will be waiting, this time he will end the drought and the regret of winning the series will surely be met. With the start of the preparation phase of the two World Cups will be like Bangladesh.