The cricketers were rested yesterday as the match had a day break. Only one was at rest. He is the captain of Shakib Al Hasan. He practiced alone on the grounds of Lincoln University to adapt to New Zealand conditions. This means Shakib will lead today against New Zealand. A captaincy game signifies a change in the XI. The change can be in both the batting and bowling departments. Since the inclusion of Shakib is a mandatory change, the coach wants to test the fast bowlers on the reserve bench against the strong side. However, Shakib will have to try to win the match through this experiment. Because he will understand the World Cup team today with the game against New Zealand.
Due to the circumstances, spinners can’t play much in New Zealand. Since Shakib is a left-arm spinner, Nasum Ahmed can be dropped despite bowling well against Pakistan. Taskin Ahmed tested in pace bowling. Mustafiz is claimed as the best pacer in the country but is unable to perform as desired. He is always in New Zealand. Nervous also pitched in the opening game of the tri-nation series. However, it was a test match for the young Hasan Mahmud. He played the first game after recovering from an ankle injury. He took one wicket with 42 runs in 4 overs. So the 22-year-old fast bowler can get a chance against New Zealand. Reorganizing the batting order is more important than bowling. Sabbir Rahman has failed in four consecutive matches and has no international significance. The demand to let him rest and open with Liton Kumar Das and Soumya Sarkar is getting stronger.
Coach Sridharan Sriram can also test Nazmul Hossain Shanta along with Liton. However, according to the opinion of the national team, the coach will also open with Miraj-Sabbir against New Zealand. Liton, Afif, Rabi, Mosaddek, and Sohan cannot be missed. However, it certainly takes some shuffling to strengthen the batting position. Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler and commentator Waqar Younis’ disappointment after seeing Bangladesh’s batting in the first match is a message to shake up the batting order. Waqar said from the comment room when Miraj came out to punch, Bangladesh is a dangerous team, and Pakistan should not be taken lightly. At the end of the innings, Walker said he expected a little better hitting. Bangladesh scored 146 runs for 8 wickets against Pakistan.
You can’t expect to beat New Zealand when you hit like that. But the hope is that Shakib will be back on the team. Both leadership and performance come from the left-handed all-rounder. When the captain returns, the coach can play more than one batsman or bowler. Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat and Shakib Al Hasan – all three are spin all-rounders, so the line-up will be large. With six bowlers, bowling also becomes easier for the captain. However, New Zealand, which lost to Pakistan yesterday, will be desperate for a win. They also played well against Bangladesh. New Zealand has won 12 of the last 15 matches between these two teams. Although Bangladesh was able to win at the bottom of the country, the Tigers did not win the T20 in New Zealand. If he breaks the record, Shakib will get a tonic for a good performance at the World Cup. Even if they don’t win, the batsmen can at least get out of their shell and hit positive.