BANGLADESH TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND, 2019
Cricbuzz Staff •
NZ lost their last home ODI series 4-1 to India. © AFP
Napier wasn’t kind to New Zealand the last time around. They were found wanting against a top-notch Indian side, that went on to win not just the first ODI but also the series. In many ways, it’s remedial time for the hosts, who will play Bangladesh here in Napier in the first of the three-match ODI series. For New Zealand, it’s also the last bilateral series before the World Cup warm-up games in England, so they will want to set things right after a 4-1 mauling at home.
For Bangladesh, who are “underdogs” according to coach Steve Rhodes, this series will be about how they can find a way to win without Shakib. They have done it not so long back, and they will believe that they can finally register an ODI win in New Zealand after failed attempts in four series before this. Here’s the full preview.