The Tigers are well determined to turn things around in New Zealand this time. A lot has been talked about their barren record in New Zealand. From the players to the coaching staff, everyone has been positive about this tour and mentioned the young guns will have a huge part in it.
Skipper Tamim Iqbal has put his belief on the youngsters, especially the pacers to do well and bring a good result for the country.
Bangladesh have Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam in the fast bowling attack. Tamim feels the line-up is solid on this tour.
" I am excited about some young cricketers in the team, especially in our fast bowling attack. Hoping to start well tomorrow," the skipper said.
Mustafizur was lethal in the home series against West Indies two months ago and was supported by young Hasan, who impressed on his debut ODI series.
"I think we've got a solid fast bowling attack this time. We've got a few young bowlers who I'm excited to see. They have been doing exceptionally well in the practice games. I'm excited for them to see how they go about it," Tamim added.
Tamim emphasized more on executing plans to bring the best possible result and he believes it's very much possible to win something if everyone plays according to the plan.
"There's always an opportunity if you execute your plans well in the middle. If you tick all the boxes, you have that chance."
New Zealand skipper Tom Latham will be playing his 100th ODI on Saturday and Tamim didn't forget to congratulate him.
"I think it is a great achievement. I want to congratulate him on his 100th game tomorrow. I think we have played a few games together. I believe he led New Zealand in Ireland. He takes a lot of pride. I wish him all the best, but not too much," Tamim said.
Latham, on the other hand, played his first ODI at this very ground and said it's a massive honour to captain New Zealand and that too on his milestone match.
"The pride is massive. It is an honour to be able to captain New Zealand. It is something that you dream of doing, and to be given the opportunity again is really nice. Hopefully, we can start the series well," Latham said.
"I remember my first ODI was down here. It is nice to play the first and the 100th down here. Friends and family made the trip down that day, and they are here this week," he added.