Ahead of the encounter against Bangladesh in the Tri – series, 2017, New Zealand national team Coach Mike Hesson aspired to strangle Tiger batting line up with spin wizardry of Kiwis after scoring quick fire runs against opponents.
Mike Hesson said, “You need some bowlers who can pick several wickets within first 10 overs of the innings, Jeetan Patel will take us to the core in this purpose. Actually we are thinking out of the circle. We have destructive performers in our team. They can claim wickets even there are no swing in the crease.”
Hesson hopes to implement similar strategy in the ICC Champions Trophy although condition will be much different in England from that of Ireland.
“It is seen in recent times that white ball do not move that much in English wickets. It would be difficult to grab several wickets early in those pitches although sounds vital in a tournament like Champions Trophy” – Hesson said.
Bangladesh finished a winless tour in New Zealand earlier this year. So far Tigers claimed eight wins against New Zealand, but the Kiwis came victorious in all fifteen encounters happened in away condition.
New Zealand selector has fetched a second string team to play the Tri – series as several top ranked Kiwi cricketers are still engaged in playing IPL.
This is the second match of the Tri – series for both Bangladesh and New Zealand; New Zealand defeated Ireland in their first match while the match between Bangladesh and Ireland was washed out by torrential downpour in Malahide.