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BAN vs NZ: Bangladesh gave New Zealand blueprint of how to succeed in 2nd Test, says spinner Ish Sodhi

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BAN vs NZ: Bangladesh gave New Zealand blueprint of how to succeed in 2nd Test, says spinner Ish Sodhi


New Zealand are trailing 0-1 going into the second and final Test match against Bangladesh. Set to start on 6 December, New Zealand will once again be up against Bangladesh spinners, who were in brilliant touch in the previous game.

New Zealand lost the first Test match in Sylhet by 150 runs despite the first innings heroics from Kane Williamson, who equalled Don Bradman and Virat Kohli with his 29th Test century. New Zealand crumbled, owing to Taijul Islam’s match-winning 10-wicket haul. Speaking ahead of the final Test match in Dhaka, New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi said that the team had progressively done well in the last Test.

“Yeah, obviously tough to come out on the losing side in that first game in Sylhet but I think as the Test sort of progressed we sort of found a bit more rhythm,” Sodhi said in Dhaka ahead of the final Test match.

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The leg-spinner argued that Bangladesh had given them the blueprint to victory and said that the visiting side will be applying those learnings.

“I think the way that Bangladesh played, they certainly outplayed us, but upon reflection, I think they gave us a blueprint on what’s successful in these conditions, and hopefully we can apply that to this next Test match,” Sodhi agreed that they had been outplayed in Sylhet.

“The presence of experienced players in the group will help New Zealand recover from that loss in the first Test, according to the leg spinner. “You know, off the back of a loss, but with the experienced heads here, you know, we’ve been there, we’ve done that, we know how to sort of apply ourselves into the next games, and hopefully that’s something that we can commit to really well and, yeah, apply to this next game,” he further added.

New Zealand have played just one Test match in the World Test Championship 2025 cycle and have lost that against Bangladesh.

Published By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Dec 4, 2023

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