Bangladesh are a quality side: Boult

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Bangladesh are a quality side: Boult

Trent Boult has informed that New Zealand are not taking Bangladesh lightly as these two teams face off each other in a must-win encounter on Friday at Swalec Stadium, Cardiff.

The Blackcaps left-arm seamer told that Bangladesh are a quality side and will come hard against them. He also added that Tamim Iqbal has been prolific for Bangladesh.

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“Bangladesh are a quality side. Yeah, come the triangular series last month, obviously we had a few players out that weren’t involved in that but yeah, they are a quality side. We know they are going to come hard,” said Boult at the pre-match press conference.

“It’s a must-win game, so it’s going to be an exciting challenge. Once again, their batsmen have been making runs. I think Tamim at the top of the order is a quality player. Definitely is a blind unit; we need to take wickets, but it should be a very good encounter.”

When he was asked if New Zealand have a different plan on a specific player or not. He replied gently that they can’t target one player in a do-or-die situation. Rather, they are aiming to come hard at Bangladesh.

“I love this question. Yeah, hey, once again, they are stacked with some quality players. I think we’ve played them a lot. We played very nicely against them in New Zealand in our summer back home.

“But yeah, it’s an important tournament. Every game is a must-win game and it’s a must-win game tomorrow. So I can’t single out any player, but yeah, we’re looking to come hard. Obviously set the game up and yeah, hopefully chase down whatever Bangladeshis sit us,” he said.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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