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New Zealand eye robust comeback towards spirited Bangladesh in last Test

New Zealand eye robust comeback towards spirited Bangladesh in last Test


Kiwi leg spinner Ish Sodhi mentioned his facet hoped to complete their lengthy season away from dwelling on a excessive by beating Bangladesh within the upcoming BAN vs NZ 2nd Test.

“It`s been a really, really long time away,” Sodhi informed reporters in Dhaka. “It`s been a really successful last six or so months for the team, but it can come with a lot of emotions”.

The Kiwis, who began their lengthy season with a tour to Pakistan in April, have additionally performed collection in Britain, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates, earlier than taking part in within the World Cup in India, a time Sodhi described as emotional “rollercoasters”.

The Kiwis are trailing Bangladesh 0-1 within the two-Test collection after their 150-run defeat within the opening Test in Sylhet. The second Test in Dhaka begins on Wednesday. “It`ll be really nice to finish on a high,” he mentioned.

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“I think the boys are super motivated. Hopefully, we`ll get some treats here before we leave, and then we can go and smell that beer. It`s going to be beautiful New Zealand air pretty soon.”

New Zealand`s defeat in Sylhet was their first Test defeat in Bangladesh and solely second towards the facet. But Sodhi mentioned they’d discovered classes they might use within the last match. “I think the way Bangladesh played, they certainly outplayed us,” he mentioned.

“But, upon reflection, I think they gave us a blueprint on what is successful in these conditions, and hopefully we can apply that to this next Test match.”

The Kiwis haven’t gained a Test in Bangladesh since their three-wicket win in Chittagong in 2008. Their subsequent three Tests led to a draw, earlier than the facet slumped to defeat within the opening Test of the collection. New Zealand, nonetheless, defeated Bangladesh 2-0 within the ODI leg of the tour earlier than the World Cup to finish their 15-year anticipate a collection victory within the nation. 

(With company inputs)


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