Russell Domingo, the coach of Bangladesh is optimistic ahead of the New Zealand tour. He believes that his team has potential and strength and that they can achieve a good result "It is a great opportunity for us to do something that no Bangladeshi side has done before," Domingo said two days out from the series opener in Dunedin, of beating New Zealand in their backyard, as quoted by cricbuzz The whole Bangladesh team is excited and they believe this is the right opportunity to show how much they can and that there is the reason for optimism.
The team is relatively young, there are many young players who want to prove themselves and who are the future of this national team, and now they have a good opportunity to show themselves on the big stage. "We are all excited by it.
It is my first tour to New Zealand with Bangladesh. I have been here previously with South Africa. I know it's a tough place to tour, but it is a great opportunity for some of these younger players." "There's a World Cup three years away and New Zealand is one of the top sides in the world.
If you want to be serious contenders in India, you have to put in big performances in a series like this." "I think the 50-over format is our strongest format at the moment. If you look at the team's performance in the World Cup and if you look at the averages of the players, we have some good numbers in one-day cricket.
Williamson and Taylor
New Zealand will play without two key players: Taylor and Williamson, but the Bangladeshi coach believes that this should not be a reason to relax and that New Zealand is strong even without them and can be very dangerous for them.
"It is a bit of a boost for us, not having (Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor) in the first game in particular. But we know that new players are always keen to establish themselves, so they will be highly motivated to do well," he said.
"I think we have some good young fast bowlers who are coming through that maybe New Zealand haven't seen before." "They maybe weren't expecting to see. We have got some good potential, guys like Hasan Mahmud and Taskin Ahmed are bowling nicely. We are excited about some of our fast bowlers."