Bangladesh cricket team are currently in New Zealand to play three ODIs and three T20Is starting from March 20. They have never won a match against New Zealand in New Zealand. New Zealand has always been a tough battleground for the Tigers.
The players and team management have mentioned a few times before leaving the country that they are confident of winning at least a match this time. Only time will tell whether they can do that or not.
Wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan expressed his confidence on Tuesday about having a better result in the upcoming series as well. While talking to the media Sohan said that he has total belief in the team that they will bring a better result than before despite not being in the touring side.
"I think the result will be better than ever this time," Sohan poured in confidence.
"We've always had a poor result there (New Zealand). The new ball may be a little difficult for the batsmen to face. If you can handle the new ball, it becomes easier to face the old ball. New Zealand's wickets are mostly true wickets, so the batting is fun when the ball is old," Sohan added.
Sohan made both his ODI and Test debut in New Zealand. He warned the Bangladeshi batsmen that surviving the new ball will be the main challenge. He also mentioned that keeping wickets in hand will be key for Bangladesh.
"Whether it is Test, T20, or ODI, the new ball will be challenging for us. If we lose early wickets, it will be really difficult to turn the game from there. So if we can keep wickets in hand for the latter part of the innings, it will make things easier for the batsmen to play more shots freely."
Sohan also talked about the quarantine the Bangladesh team is going through in Christchurch. Some of the team members have already complained about it comparing this quarantine period with the jail. According to Sohan, this certain period is tough for everyone but as professional cricketers, they will survive it and get back to their best once they resume practicing.
Sohan has been quite unlucky in terms of getting chances in the national team. He hardly got any chance to prove his worth before getting ruled out of the squad quite a few times. But he focuses on improving his game and waits for the next chance to make a fighting comeback.
"I am trying my best to do what I do. Wherever I play, I want to play well, I want to give my best whenever I get a chance again," Sohan concluded.