Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Bangladesh’s one last chance to recover

The second of the three match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will take place from 8th of March (Friday) at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The match is scheduled to start from 4 AM Bangladesh Standard Time and 11:00 AM Local Time.

Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test Bangladesh's one last chance to recover

A flurry of ups and downs were there in Hamilton during the first Test between these two but the result was as similar as earlier one’s as Bangladesh set for another innings defeat in the tour in down under.

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Glimpse of hopes arose when Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar were there in the crease building blocks in the second innings but unfortunately New Zealand’s total was too big to handle. The tourists, at the end of the terms admitted an innings and 52 runs defeat against the Kiwis’ first ever 700 plus total.

Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah Riyad scored hundreds. ©Getty Images


In absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, the touring side have had to take another bad omen ahead of the series decider. Opener Tamim Iqbal Khan, who scored a fine ton in the first innings in Hamilton suffered a strain in the right hamstring that might cost his availability in the second match. As per reports, team management will decide about Tamim’s inclusion in the morning of the match.

Further changes might occur in Bangladesh team – Taijul Islam is highly likely to take the place of Mehidy Hasan who recorded the most expensive figures for any Bangladeshi bowler in Test cricket in the previous occasion.

Bangladesh Probable XI:

Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (c), Litton Das (wk), Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain.

New Zealand Probable XI:

Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

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