Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Mirpur October 30, 2013

Bangladesh aim for series win, NZ look to stay alive

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Match facts

Thursday, October 31
Start time 1330 local (0730 GMT)

Big Picture

Bangladesh's 43-run win in the first ODI against New Zealand was an important boost for a side that, prior to the series opener, had only two wins in six games this year. The win also strengthened their ODI record against New Zealand, which now stands at five successive wins, dating back to their 4-0 win three years ago.

New Zealand, meanwhile, have been served a timely reminder that they are yet to win a match on this tour. The visitors drew the Test series 0-0, but hardly looked convincing enough to push for victory. In Mirpur, on Tuesday, they ended up conceding a game they looked like winning at several points.

New Zealand's bowlers didn't make the most of the start given by Tim Southee and while they did make a comeback of sorts in the last 10 overs, they were still faced with a target of 266. Their chase began poorly with the opening pair of Anton Devcich and Hamish Rutherford - the fifth in 13 games this year - falling to casual dismissals. They fought back after the rain break but Rubel Hossain's brilliant spell of bowling under pressure turned out to be their undoing.

Although Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the rest of the series due to a thumb injury, New Zealand can take confidence from Grant Elliott's 71 off 77 balls. Corey Anderson's all-round show and James Neesham's four-wicket haul are also positives for New Zealand. Their spin attack, however, is a major concern, particularly if they bowl second under lights in Mirpur.

For Bangladesh, the biggest gain was winning without Shakib Al Hasan, who was hospitalised due to dengue fever. Naeem Islam stepped up to the challenge of replacing Shakib and partnered Mushfiqur well in their 154-run stand. However, Bangladesh need runs from Tamim Iqbal, Nasir Hossain and Mominul Haque, who was a victim of poor calling by Anamul Haque.

Form guide

Bangladesh WLLWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand LLWLW

In the spotlight

Corey Anderson has had a productive tour, scoring his maiden Test hundred and turning in a useful all-round performance in the first ODI. He took two wickets for 46, and scored 46 off 31 balls, nearly taking the game away from Bangladesh. Expect more from Anderson, especially with the bat.

Rubel Hossain has had an up-and-down career for almost five years, but he finally has a performance to be proud of. His 6 for 26 equaled the record for the best bowling figures in an innings by a Bangladesh bowler and he became the third Bangladesh player to take an ODI hat-trick. Confidence has made him a better bowler these days and the boost in the first ODI will help even more.

Team news

Williamson's thumb injury is a big blow for New Zealand as he was their best batsman on the tour. Luke Ronchi is slated to replace Williamson, but will only reach Bangladesh before the final ODI, so the team management will have to pick between Colin Munro and Tom Latham in the second. Brendon McCullum has talked about rotating his bowlers, so Adam Milne or Kyle Mills could feature in place of Mitchell McClenaghan.

New Zealand (likely): 1 Anton Devcich, 2 Hamish Rutherford, 3 Tom Latham/Colin Munro, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt & wk), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Grant Elliott, 8 James Neesham, 9 Nathan McCullum, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan/Adam Milne/Kyle Mills

Bangladesh are likely to field an unchanged side.

Bangladesh (likely): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 5 Naeem Islam, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 11 Rubel Hossain.

Stats and trivia

  • Corey Anderson is the only batsman to feature in both hat-tricks on this tour. In the Tests, he was dismissed by Sohag Gazi, while in the ODIs, he was Rubel's first wicket
  • New Zealand have now lost five ODIs in a row against Bangladesh

Pitch and conditions

The Mirpur pitch wasn't easy to bat on, according to Mushfiqur Rahim. Corey Anderson, too, noticed that the track had a bit of spice at the start of the game, and it will encourage the pace bowlers. Although it rained on Tuesday, weather forecasts suggest a clear day for the second ODI.

Quotes

"We will come out ready to go and wanting to win it. We don't have to be too concerned about getting down 3-0 right now."
New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson

"Our target is to play match by match, but I don't want to wait till the third ODI to win the series. We hope to win the series in the second game."
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim

Isam: 'Bangladesh must guard against complacency'

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

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  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | October 31, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    Nz really needed to win that first game, now they have heaped a world of pressure on their shoulders and could now potentially choke under the weight of that pressure, bangladesh are playing good cricket and havn't allowed us to play our normal aggressive game, we need to break the shackles today and come at them hard from the get go because we have looked timid, they need to get some mongrel back otherwise it will be another banglawash, they have the team to do it they jusy need the right attitude.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    Good win by Bangladesh in the last ODI game. I thought Naeem Islam batted exceptionally well by being a perfect foil to Mushfiqur Rahim. I was most surprised with the performance of Rubel Hossain not because of his 6 wicket haul, but because of his change in his bowling attitude. As he was playing he was also observing and copying Mashrafe Mortaza which proved highly successful for him. As a team we need to play as a unit rather then relying on few individual performances. This present Bangladeshi squad has the backbone to it as well as the much needed competition for places, which is the essential format to progression. Keep it up Bengal Tigers!

  • POSTED BY 1240 on | October 31, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    best of tigers.be a real tiger in cricket.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 31, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    i am so happy for bangladesh 1.0 ago.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    NZ is an aggressive team, so is Bangladesh and for that reason, these two teams can create such a competitive match. Good luck to Bangladesh Team

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    go Bangladesh go!!We wanna win the series today.Just play your natural game.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    shamsur rahman should be replaced with anamul hoque.

  • POSTED BY Manik_mia on | October 31, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    To Spash65: This is not the first time. During last series with NZ also Rubel helped BD to defend a very low score.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | October 31, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    Uzzal_29 In his last 8(not sure about the T20 against SL) international innings, he scored below 30, what you have to say in this regard?

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    Don't talk non sense.. Bangladesh is on high because they are playing well and inshallah they will win the series.

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | October 31, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    Nz really needed to win that first game, now they have heaped a world of pressure on their shoulders and could now potentially choke under the weight of that pressure, bangladesh are playing good cricket and havn't allowed us to play our normal aggressive game, we need to break the shackles today and come at them hard from the get go because we have looked timid, they need to get some mongrel back otherwise it will be another banglawash, they have the team to do it they jusy need the right attitude.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    Good win by Bangladesh in the last ODI game. I thought Naeem Islam batted exceptionally well by being a perfect foil to Mushfiqur Rahim. I was most surprised with the performance of Rubel Hossain not because of his 6 wicket haul, but because of his change in his bowling attitude. As he was playing he was also observing and copying Mashrafe Mortaza which proved highly successful for him. As a team we need to play as a unit rather then relying on few individual performances. This present Bangladeshi squad has the backbone to it as well as the much needed competition for places, which is the essential format to progression. Keep it up Bengal Tigers!

  • POSTED BY 1240 on | October 31, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    best of tigers.be a real tiger in cricket.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 31, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    i am so happy for bangladesh 1.0 ago.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    NZ is an aggressive team, so is Bangladesh and for that reason, these two teams can create such a competitive match. Good luck to Bangladesh Team

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    go Bangladesh go!!We wanna win the series today.Just play your natural game.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    shamsur rahman should be replaced with anamul hoque.

  • POSTED BY Manik_mia on | October 31, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    To Spash65: This is not the first time. During last series with NZ also Rubel helped BD to defend a very low score.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | October 31, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    Uzzal_29 In his last 8(not sure about the T20 against SL) international innings, he scored below 30, what you have to say in this regard?

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    Don't talk non sense.. Bangladesh is on high because they are playing well and inshallah they will win the series.

  • POSTED BY Spash65 on | October 31, 2013, 5:48 GMT

    Good to see a pacer is winning the game for Bangladesh..

  • POSTED BY Manik_mia on | October 31, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    To abcdef_1234: Anamul scored 120 against WI 2nd ODI.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    @Mr. Faizus......there IS a replacement for Anamul at the current squad. Haven't you heard of Shamsur Rahman?......BUT I still think BD should continue with Anamul in today's match. He really has the potentials, just is not clicking currently.

  • POSTED BY Uzzal_29 on | October 31, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    Mr ABCDEF_12345: Anamul's career is match-9, inn-8, no-0, run-261, HS-120, Avg-32.62, SR-72.09 ; Stop talking like a kid.

  • POSTED BY British_North_America on | October 31, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    Faizus Salehin Anamul had no contribution in SL series and against west indies, he scored only a 100 in total 6 matches.Look at his career avg.

  • POSTED BY Edansad on | October 31, 2013, 4:49 GMT

    Today i am going 2 predict something. I am sure that in next 7 years 2 subcontinent team will rule the odi cricket. one of those 2 team is india & another one is bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 4:48 GMT

    gud luck tigers,love u guys always

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    We want an enjoyable game. Best of luck for BD. Mirpur Stadium should be enlarged.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    I can not understand the thoughts of the CRAZY GUYS regarding Anamul. He is a good batsman. Do not forget the series win against WI, last win against SL where he had a major contribution. The ODI series Lost against ZIM might not occur if he did not miss it due to exams. Also he had 3 centuries at AUS last under 19 world cup. A failure in 2/3 games is not enough to replace him as opener and also there is no other opener at current squad.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    keep it up Bangladesh cricket You now have a strong ODI side good fielding is very important too so be on the guard Best of Luck to you for the ODI today.You can easily beat New Zeland again and win the series Inshallah.

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    Good luck Bangladesh Team!

  • POSTED BY on | October 31, 2013, 2:05 GMT

    I don't understand what type of skills are required for umpiring an international game! I doubt Moni has any!!!! Look at his eyes, no confidence rather jealous of young Bangladeshi players. Stupid umpiring once again!!!!

  • POSTED BY Mr_Perfect on | October 31, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    Best of luck both team. Let the best team win.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 31, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    Respect for Mr. Isam with the great videos. Reply to the tweets at times? Hahaha

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 31, 2013, 0:01 GMT

    Srilanka had played Pak wanted to play , Australia possible out of grandiose delusion same as India who refused to face BD despite the fact that BD has convincingly beaten India several times.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 30, 2013, 23:38 GMT

    for new Zealand MaCcullum should open the batting he's lacking some confidence at the moment and Wagner looked one of the better bowler in the test match.

  • POSTED BY SixFourOut on | October 30, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    If NZ keep playing Rutherford, they will keep losing. What utter arrogance is it putting a guy in who averages 19 in domestic limited overs? He has little talent except he scored one good score against England on a seriously flat track early in their tour. Munro must play, I don't understand why he is not in the team, he averages 37 at over 100 strike rate. Who are these selectors? As for Devich, they are better off going back to Rob Nicol who has a better record and has scored international runs. Throw Milne in for sheer pace.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | October 30, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    Good luck Tigers! Go get 'em.

  • POSTED BY zn264 on | October 30, 2013, 21:39 GMT

    Time for NZ to put this silly jinx to bed and smash these pussy cats out of the park. Sometimes I think we're over cautious and are showing to much respect to this side instead of playing our natural aggressive game which allows BD bowlers to bog us down. We know we have the talent in this side to put on 350+ on any pitch. Looking forward to us winning the toss and going hard from the get go! Come on NZ...Baz we're looking at you to lead with a big score too! Latham and Rutherford to open and then you at 3. BLACK CAPS!

  • POSTED BY The-Stoat on | October 30, 2013, 20:18 GMT

    I hope NZ play Latham as he's done everything that's been asked of him recently. Also, bring Milne in for Nathan McCullum rather than for McClenaghan. Nathan had no penetration last time and Bangladesh are not troubled by off-spin - but might suffer against the pace.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    Newziland beat England in ODI Series in England this year... and they also beat south africa by 2-1 at NZ's home. They have so many Quality players in their team, still why they r straggling in Bangladesh?I have no doubt about their Quality but Bangladesh is playing Better Quality Cricket :)

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | October 30, 2013, 20:05 GMT

    Rest Anamul and bring in Shamsur. Naeem Islam's slow start is a worry for BD. What if he gets out scoring 13 runs from 50 balls. It is important to keep Shamsur and get a solid start.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 30, 2013, 19:48 GMT

    I think cricinfo has forgotten something Bangladesh won six matches against Newzealand. the first one 2008/09. first odi bd won by 7 wicket. then 4-0 banglawash and now this one

  • POSTED BY WorldWideCricket on | October 30, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    If any Pakistani fan giving any harsh comments against Bangladesh today, they should first look at their own team what thye did today, losing from winning position when chasing small target like 183!

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | October 30, 2013, 19:05 GMT

    I hope to see another good game. For the sake of this series, I hope NZ win tomorrow. BD will be tough once again in their conditions.

  • POSTED BY gentleme on | October 30, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    Anamul should be out of the team and Shamsur shoudl be given a chance.Just one advice for the tigers "Be calm, be patient and the winning will be yours"

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    bangladesh without sakib , no runs from tamim , no runs from nasir hossain , no wicket from best bd bowler masfraffe , just imagine what wouldbe happen if they performed

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | October 30, 2013, 18:49 GMT

    Anamul has to be dropped. He is not ready simple as that and hasn't at all delivered in this series. My 11 for next 2 one-day games - Tamim, Shamsur, Naeem, Mominul, Rahim, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Gazi, Razzak/Zia, Mashrafe and Rubel.

  • POSTED BY fr600 on | October 30, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    I thank NZ for playing against BD. Other countries don't even want to pay BD right now except for ZIM and at times, WI.

  • POSTED BY Ashrit365 on | October 30, 2013, 17:48 GMT

    good win for bangladesh .preditcion 3-0 bd win this series

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    All I want a great start by our top order batsman.Cause you do not expect everyday to score ur team 265 lsing 3 wickets at 25.So cntribution is expected from Tamim and Mominul.They are both very much capable of doing that.Yes Anamul is having bad time as he lacks some basic techniques but his replacement is hard to find.You cn name Shamsur Rahman but it would not be wise to expect a great innings from someone having first class average of 25.And if we get a good start by our opener then fire power of Musfique,Nasir will easily take us closer towards 300.One may say Bangladeshi spinners are having tough time in the middle but we should not forget about the nature of the pitch which is quite batting friendly.Apart frm the 3 ovrs after rain our spinners ve done well I thnk.And I also blieve spinners will play vital role in the nxt match in the crucial time.Mash is a world class pacer and we all have seen what Rubel did in da previous match.So I expect a win but NZ will be dsparate surely.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    Tigers are pumped up and fired up at this moment, bring it on!

  • POSTED BY bdsmaruf on | October 30, 2013, 17:12 GMT

    please rest anamul , in samsur

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    Anamul is out of perform. So shamsur should be replace.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    I Think Change 50%.Because,NZ look series label.InshALLAH,BD Team's Senior Player Help & Ban Win.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 30, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    nz will show their best... so bangladesh just need to stick to the basic

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    The one and only problem of my bangladeshi players is over excitement and they cant control it.......but we are now one of the strong team in the world.....one thing just needed to do now is just be steady and try ur best my bangladeshi tigers.........if u can do it u will enjoy ur 3rd november dinner with a roasted qubee bird..................................................................

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | October 30, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    Don't take any extra pressure Tigers! Play your as usual game, and you'll definitely win . The team is motivated having Mortaza on the side. Last match, he brought a lot of energy to the game in absent of Shakib. If any of Tamim, Nasir, Anamul or Mominul perform tomorrow, the game is your yours!

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    We hope Tamim with Nayeem . Zia comes for 3rd pacer . It is necessary to have 3rd seamer

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    BD must need to stay focused and play consistent game in second ODI. In a last series against ZIM, BD failed to win the series after winning the first game. This time BD must need to play with calm and cool head to close out series.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 30, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    I think anamul has some rest.and samsu have to come for open the innings .

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | October 30, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    Bangladesh playing is always good .if they r playing continou then this series Bangladesh will win.tamim has to need some more good performance .we know everyone he can do. This time I think open should do tamim samsu Rahman . Good luck tiger.

  • POSTED BY dhola8191 on | October 30, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    For all the players of Bangladesh," Forget your last game. Its a new day, a new game and you have to play a new yourself." Take it easy. Don't think abut 3-0 or 2-1 or anything else. Just enjoy cricket..

  • POSTED BY i_amVIVA on | October 30, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    On Anamul, it's good to have him in with the set team and go through what he had been going through with a poor run, but, it may not be good for the team to make frequent changes every now and then, they need to settle down with this set, form the core chemistry of bonding and understanding, and then all will be fine, our BD fans need to be more patient with him, he is basically a good batsman and only a kid, in time he will wake up, hope that comes soon, preferably in the next couple of matches. Go Tigers.

  • POSTED BY i_amVIVA on | October 30, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Good luck Tigers, I'll be watching eagerly; Tamim-Nasir need to fire and take the game away; Is Shakib still unwell, is he out of the series.... anyone can feed in. tia. Go Tigers

  • POSTED BY frm_tigers_den on | October 30, 2013, 14:53 GMT

    @Sohail Rana...totally agree with u. Shamsur's techniqe nd footwrk is far better than anamul's.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | October 30, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    Best of luck Tigers! BD fans - let's not get carried away. We still have to put in a good performance to beat NZ. In ODIs momentum can shift from game to game. Let's hope for the best and a good competitive match. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    Expect more from Nasir and Tamim.BTW where's Imrul Kayes??We should give him a try as an opener!

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    Why Anamul? He is going through a very rough patch. Let him work hard in the ongoing domestic tournament, perform and earn a call back. For the time being give Shamsur a go.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 30, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    Unchanged side is the best option guys!

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:41 GMT

    best of luck kiwis........ ...

  • POSTED BY Ismot on | October 30, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    Bangladesh team should be confident as always they are to beat newzeland.if shakib fit i want to see bangladesh team like this way-Tamim,Naeem,Mominul,mushfiq, Shakib,Nasir, Riyad,Mashrafi,Gazi,Razzak,Rubel .if not then it will be-Tamim,Shuvo,Naeem,Mominul,Mushfiq,Nasir,Riyad,Mashrafi,Gazi,Razzak,Rubel.Best of Bangladesh cricket team.Love you always.Lover of all Bangladesh cricket team fans and haters :p

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    big loss for kiwis,willamson has aslo got a thumb injury,although there is positive aspect seen in the team that,anderson is getting in firm,neesam shows his bowling ability,elliot also looking good,southee has provied a great spell of bowling picking up a early key wicket,Captian Brendon McCullum should focus on his batting,in the captaincy point view he is doing a great job,under his captaincy nZ has won two away one day series against big team like south africa and england.NZ is a great team, and i think they can come in the series in a strong manner. all the best kiwis :)

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Tamim & Nasir should stand up for Bangladesh..these two have been so out of their natural game play from the start of the test series. Beside I would prefer Shamsur Rahman Shuvo in place of Anamul Haque Bijoy.

  • POSTED BY jubairhasan on | October 30, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    I think another disappointing assignment is waiting for the Black Caps as the tigers are now on the top of their confidence with the wining of the first ODI on Tuesday last without their best mate Shakib Al Hasan. Another key thing for the tiger's recent performance is that they are playing like a team without depending on any individual. i love to see this.

    Being a fan of the BD cricket team, i hope they will finish the series by 3-0 and send message towards the world that beating BD at home is not a easy thing. Best wishes for the tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    best of luck tigers ... insha allah we will win the series =))

  • POSTED BY pt_pt on | October 30, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    NZ should play all their fast bowlers , Milne, Mills and Southee. The spinners have struggled and BD play them well, that was the case in the last game. Also Latham should get a go in this game.

  • POSTED BY pt_pt on | October 30, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    NZ should play all their fast bowlers , Milne, Mills and Southee. The spinners have struggled and BD play them well, that was the case in the last game. Also Latham should get a go in this game.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    best of luck tigers ... insha allah we will win the series =))

  • POSTED BY jubairhasan on | October 30, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    I think another disappointing assignment is waiting for the Black Caps as the tigers are now on the top of their confidence with the wining of the first ODI on Tuesday last without their best mate Shakib Al Hasan. Another key thing for the tiger's recent performance is that they are playing like a team without depending on any individual. i love to see this.

    Being a fan of the BD cricket team, i hope they will finish the series by 3-0 and send message towards the world that beating BD at home is not a easy thing. Best wishes for the tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Tamim & Nasir should stand up for Bangladesh..these two have been so out of their natural game play from the start of the test series. Beside I would prefer Shamsur Rahman Shuvo in place of Anamul Haque Bijoy.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    big loss for kiwis,willamson has aslo got a thumb injury,although there is positive aspect seen in the team that,anderson is getting in firm,neesam shows his bowling ability,elliot also looking good,southee has provied a great spell of bowling picking up a early key wicket,Captian Brendon McCullum should focus on his batting,in the captaincy point view he is doing a great job,under his captaincy nZ has won two away one day series against big team like south africa and england.NZ is a great team, and i think they can come in the series in a strong manner. all the best kiwis :)

  • POSTED BY Ismot on | October 30, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    Bangladesh team should be confident as always they are to beat newzeland.if shakib fit i want to see bangladesh team like this way-Tamim,Naeem,Mominul,mushfiq, Shakib,Nasir, Riyad,Mashrafi,Gazi,Razzak,Rubel .if not then it will be-Tamim,Shuvo,Naeem,Mominul,Mushfiq,Nasir,Riyad,Mashrafi,Gazi,Razzak,Rubel.Best of Bangladesh cricket team.Love you always.Lover of all Bangladesh cricket team fans and haters :p

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 13:41 GMT

    best of luck kiwis........ ...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | October 30, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    Unchanged side is the best option guys!

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    Why Anamul? He is going through a very rough patch. Let him work hard in the ongoing domestic tournament, perform and earn a call back. For the time being give Shamsur a go.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    Expect more from Nasir and Tamim.BTW where's Imrul Kayes??We should give him a try as an opener!