Shadman banks on second innings batting display to fight back New Zealand
The second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand will begin on 8th of March in Wellington.
Fate is yet to favor Bangladesh for a tour in down under. Till to date, the Tigers lost all matches of any bilateral series played in New Zealand and this season, there is no exception so far.
After being trashed in the limited over series 3-0, the visiting team has suffered yet another innings defeat in the opening Test in Hamilton despite superlative heroics from captain in charge Mahmudullah Riyad and hard hitter Soumya Sarkar.
On arriving in windy Wellington, Bangladesh are looking for an allay to resurrect the team in the second Test.
Youngest member of the team Shadman Islam, during the media briefing, held high hopes for the forthcoming challenge believing a turnaround is quite possible following the stand out performance of Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar in the inaugural Test.
“We fought really hard in the second innings in Hamilton,” Shadman said.
“Definitely everyone will try to maintain that consistency in the second Test. Hope our batsman have figured out what plans to implement against Kiwi bowlers,” he reckoned.
The wicket of Wellington Basin Reserve is far more different than that of other venues of New Zealand. Knowing the fact, Shadman believes the well bound mental set up would help the team step ahead.
“The wicket of Wellington will be different than the first Test. But we are in good shape now mentally and hoping to show a good fight at the end,” Shadman Islam said.