Bangladesh are quite a dangerous side: Todd Astle
The three match one day international series between Bangladesh and New Zealand is going to start from Wednesday in Napier.
Having lost the last two matches New Zealand played against Bangladesh, the Kiwi spin all-rounder Todd Astle rendered the forthcoming series as a tough challenge for them.
Prior to the series opener, Astle said at McLean Park, “The boys are excited, obviously. They’ve just come off a really good T20 series win and a challenging one-day series, so for us its making improvements.”
“The Bangladeshis will be a good challenge. They beat us last time in the Champions Trophy, so we’ve got a point to prove. Hopefully we can really come out strong in all three areas and have a good series win,” he also said.
In 2017, the first win came in the tri-series that also featured Ireland and the second one was in the ICC Champions Trophy where Bangladesh chased 266 runs successfully with 16 ball to spare, winning the match by five wickets.
Todd Astle said,
“I think they’re a quite dangerous side.”
“They can certainly score good runs and against spin, I think for me, that will be a good challenge. It’s [about] trying to make sure we ask enough questions, put them under enough pressure that we can then win these games,” he added.
The second and third ODI of the series will be on February 16 in Christchurch and February 20 in Dunedin. This is, however, the last ODI series for Bangladesh before the start of ICC World Cup 2019.
The limited over series will be followed by a three match Test series.