Bangladesh will embark on their journey in the third ICC World Test Championship (WTC) cycle with the series against New Zealand, slated to begin with the first Test in Sylhet today.
The New Zealand and Bangladesh team management sort of stand on the opposite side of the spectrum as they prepare to open their latest World Test Championship cycle through the two-match Test series, beginning with the first game in Sylhet tomorrow.
New Zealand coach Luke Ronchi said Sunday that his side's Cricket World Cup experience in India would help end their barren run in Bangladesh, as they prepare to face the hosts for a two-Test series.
Rachin Ravindra may still be basking on having taken the World Cup by storm, but the New Zealand all-rounder has the wind in his sails to put his red-ball career back on track against hosts Bangladesh, the same opponents who derailed it.
Following ICC World Cup debacle, the spotlight shifts to Test cricket for Bangladesh as they kick off the third cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC) with a two-match Test series against New Zealand, beginning November 28 in Sylhet.
Fans can watch the first of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand for as cheap as Tk 100 as Test cricket returns to the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS).
New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra said that the Kiwi spin attack selected for their two-match Test series against Bangladesh is a strong one and that he would want to complement the attack with his own expertise.
Hasan Mahmud had a close shave with injury when batter Najmul Hossain Shanto hit one back at the bowler as Bangladesh began training today in Sylhet. Hasan, who could make his Test debut in the upcoming New Zealand series, was down holding his arm but recovered later to bowl at the nets again.