Cleaning up New Zealand

1 02 2010

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons discusses his team’s chances in their current short tour of New Zealand (one T20, three ODIs and one test), the injury forcing bowler Mashrafe Mortaza out of the tour, and his plan to target Daniel Vettori, who he sees as his opponents’ main strategic advantage:

The last series involving both teams was played in Bangladesh, where New Zealand came out trumps again in the three ODIs (2-1) and clinched the two-Test series 1-0. Referring to that encounter, Siddons said his side’s top priority would be reducing the potential damage by Vettori and Ross Taylor. “Daniel has picked up wickets at the wrong times for us in Tests and one-dayers. He was the only thing stopping us from cleaning up New Zealand over there in Bangladesh the last time. If we can get on top of him and minimise his damage then I think we will go all right.

Source: Cricinfo, 1 February 2010

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