Mahmudullah, Bangladesh captain: I think we had a good time from the Zimbabwe series and Australia, but we need to keep improving and winning games for Bangladesh. This series is another challenge and we want to keep the momentum on our side. We have two fast bowlers, two spinners, and two three all-rounders.
Latham, NZ captain: The preparation has been great and we have had five training sessions. It’s vastly different to what we have back home. We obviously have a slightly inexperienced squad, but it gives the other guys opportunities and they are excited to get into things today. We’ve got three spinners and three seamers.
Ban vs NZ 1st T20I Highlights today Wednesday, 9-1-2021 – 1st T20I (D/N), New Zealand tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
The visitor teams captain Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bat.
Bangladesh team: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Nurul Hasan (wk), 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Nasum Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
New Zealand team: 1 Rachin Ravindra, 2 Tom Blundell, 3 Will Young, 4 Colin de Grandhomme, 5 Tom Latham (capt&wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Cole McConchie, 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Blair Tickner, 10 Jacob Duffy, 11 Ajaz Patel.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Gazi Sohel, Sharafudoulla
TV Umpires – Masudur Rahman
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Tanvir Ahmed
Match number – T20I no. 1243
Post Match Presentation.
Mahmudullah: It’s a good feeling, having lost a few matches against them [New Zealand]. We need to come back again and do it again. The main key was bowlers were hungry and disciplined with their skills; they were not trying too much and that was important. I’d have batted first but it’s always a tricky wicket.
Shakib is the Player of the Match: Very good feeling to win the first match of the series, given the fact we’ve never won against New Zealand. This win will boost our confidence. We’ve been bowling really well through the Australia series and against New Zealand. Our batting is not up to the mark yet, but, having said that, the conditions are not easy for batting.
Latham: Yeah obviously, slightly disappointing with the start. We knew it was going to be tough but we kept losing wickets at crucial times. For us, it’s about finding a way in these conditions and try to assess what a good score is. With runs on the board, it isn’t easy. As I said, it’s about working [out] what a good score is and try and work our way around it. Proud of the effort the guys put in with the ball.