New Zealand in Bangladesh 2013-14 October 26, 2013

Want to set ODI record in Bangladesh right - Southee


Tim Southee, the New Zealand fast bowler, has spoken of payback being a part of his team's motivating factors ahead of the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh starting on October 29. He is one of eight players in the current ODI squad who were part of the 2010 side that lost 4-0.

There had been several questions about that result ahead of the Test series, which ended 0-0 on Friday. But now that the ODI series is the next segment of the tour, the question of revenge is more forthcoming. When asked about it after training on Saturday, Southee replied in the affirmative. "Yeah, I guess so. The guys who were here four [three] years ago would want to put that right, but we are concentrating on building a good one-day team. We are improving and we want to keep doing that.

"It was disappointing. But there were a few guys here from that series. We have performed very well in the last few ODI series. The guys are well-versed with playing on the subcontinent, having played here recently on A-tours."

The other survivors are captain Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Kyle Mills, Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum and wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

New Zealand's other motivation is their recent ODI record. They have defeated South Africa and England in bilateral series, and have a set of players who have done well in the limited-overs format.

But Southee is aware of Bangladesh's progress too, particularly their series win against West Indies at home last year, and having drawn the ODI series in Sri Lanka.

"The Bangladeshis have improved a lot in ODI cricket in the last few years and they are very good in their own conditions. We are definitely looking forward to it," Southee said.

The three-match ODI series begins in Mirpur on October 29, and the ground will also host the second ODI on October 31. The third ODI will be played at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. The lone Twenty20 match will be played in Mirpur on November 6 to conclude the tour.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • Dummy4 on November 2, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Well Well Well, The Kiwis being a 'top 8' have lost yet another series in the hands of Bangladesh. if you consider the W/L ratio its even worse since they've lost 6 in a row! Well done Tigers

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    New Zealand is a very exciting side in world cricket. They have continuously made it to WC Semis without having many so-called big names. They will be a very difficult side to dominate. Yes, 'Banglawash' is the buzz word now. But, we must remember that was three years ago. We have definitely improved but so have the Kiwis. So, without focusing on the Series result, the Tigers should only focus on tomorrow. Being an avid follower of Bangladesh cricket for almost 15 years now, I can say with certainty that unfortunately handling pressure does not come naturally to the Tigers yet. And we should stop applying even more pressure on them chanting 'Banglawash' every now and then. They have lot of pressure by default being the only unifying factor in these politically unstable times. Let's just hope they play their natural game and 150 million will smile

  • Syed on October 27, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    @cpt. Remember WI came last year and lost the series 3-2 who did not have 'shakib' then and could not even post 230 on these 'flat pitches' with their super strong batting line up. Your totally wrong and NZ don't have a strong batting line up compared to WI I think and their bowlers are similar to WI...

  • Subterraneo on October 27, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    In 2010, the winning margins were small in 3 of the 4 ODI's - 9 runs (under D/L), 9 runs and 3 runs (7 wickets in the other one). In those 3 ODI's, Shakib top-scored and picked up some wickets, i.e. created the key differences in the close contests. Now, BD is generally less reliant on Shakib, so it is uncertain which way the results will swing.

    Also, while missing Vettori, NZ will have Williamson, who has played spin well in his career. Guptill missing the tour, after his exploits in England, may be detrimental to NZ. McCullum has produced poor batting outputs against BD for a sustained period now (except the blazing T20I century in the T20 World Cup). Nonetheless, the spin bowling weakness may still be crucial - BD spinners are known to strangle opposition batting in the middle overs, whereas Sodhi might not be as effective.

  • Golam on October 27, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    " Bangla Wash " ... was'nt it Danny Morrison who first came with this phrase ? or Shamim Chowdhury ?? ... or I am wrong ?? ... does't matter actually but the thing is this phrase will follow & hunt down each & every team who will come to visit Bangladesh in near future !! : ) : )) Beware !!!

  • Jubair on October 27, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    I think the result of the upcoming 3-match ODI series could be 2-1 in favour of Bangladesh as her spinners would probably be more difficult to play in the 50-over format of the game. I am personally looking for a tough and exciting contest. Best wishes for the tigers to keep their performance going.

  • Md.Sabbir islam on October 27, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan , i want to see them win this series 2-1 as its always boring to watch a one sided affair

  • jared on October 27, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    With southee, mills, mcclenaghan and milne as the seam attack, that is a more quality attack than the test team, i think bangladesh will struggle with the class of these guys, don't think n. Mccullum will cause them much trouble but that seam attack will be hot to handle, our batters havn't exactly struggled in bangladesh, posting some good scores in the tests and their batters have played well too, so for me it will come down to who has the better bowlers which nz undoubtably has.

  • Dummy4 on October 27, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    With due respect to Mr. Southee, New Zealand will be Bangla washed once again. Because only of their over-confidence that they have adopted to the conditions & knows Bangladesh team very too well. This will be proven 100% wrong. You can bet on it. Expecting another Bangla Wash from our tigers! 8)

  • Hasan on October 27, 2013, 2:30 GMT

    My choice of NZ XI-Rutherford,Devich,Williamson,Taylor,B McCullum(c) (wk),Elliot,Anderson,N McCullum,Southee,Mills,Mclenaghan

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