‘No run rate calculations, we must win against Bangladesh’, says Kiwi coach

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bangladesh and new zealand players shake handsIn Group A match of the ICC Champions Trophy, Bangladesh is all set to take on New Zealand in the crucial clash for surviving their respective semi-final berth in the prestigious ICC tournament. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশকে যেকোনো মূল্যে হারাতে চায় কিউইরা]

With one point each to the participating teams, Friday’s encounter between the Kiwis and Tigers became the ultimate decider prior to the England-Australia match of Saturday.

New Zealand coach Mike Henson cleared the team’s view for the match which has become a do or die for both teams.

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“It is crystal clear that we have to win against Bangladesh on Friday. If we could do that, it would make our way from the point sharing with Australia and the defeat against England. It is simple, there is no calculation of run – rate, we have to win the match” – he said.

Bangladesh has an upper hand prior to the match as the Tigers beat Kiwis comfortably in their last group match of the tri-nation series.

Kiwi coach Henson further said, “We did not find much pace in the last match in Cardiff. We tried to create opportunities both with the bat and ball. Jeetan Patel and Tim Southee are in a good rhythm. I am hopeful of receiving positive outcome from them in the match.”