Vettori working on Bangladesh’s batting as well
Ex-New Zealand spinning all-rounder and current Bangladesh spin coach Daniel Vettori is working with the batting side as well.
Vettori joined the Bangladesh camp from his home country ahead of the limited-overs series against New Zealand.
The 42-year-old is still New Zealand’s all-time best spinner, but he was handy with the bat too in his playing days. He has six Test hundreds with 23 fifties, and four fifties in ODI cricket.
Bangladesh are doing all they can to excel in tough New Zealand conditions.
“It is great to have Daniel. He has been working with us for the last one year. He has been in and out of Bangladesh. We haven’t seen him for a while because of Covid but it is great to have his knowledge and experience here, not just about the venues but some of the players too. He has connected with some of our bowlers and batters,” Tigers head coach Russell Domingo revealed.
“We know what an important a batter Dan was for New Zealand. He has given us a fresh energy and dimension that maybe we didn’t have in the past.”
The first ODI will be played in Dunedin, a venue that could provide more runs. Domingo is hoping for big runs but sceptical of first hour fast bowling.
“A lot of runs. I have been following domestic cricket quite a bit. I think average score in this venue is about 307 runs. I think the boundary is pretty short in some sides, 65 metres. We are expecting some good runs. Difficult to say with an 11am start. Quite a bit of moisture this morning. It will be interesting to see what happens in the first hour.”