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Tigers aim to break NZ jinx
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo (C), ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal (R) and premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan discuss a point during team training session. File Photo

Tigers aim to break NZ jinx

Bangladesh cricket team are currently New Zealand for a six-week tour, which started with a long quarantine, followed by three ODIs and three T20Is. They have just lost a home Test series to West Indies, which has expectedly attracted widespread criticism. Head coach Russell Domingo understands the situation, and wants Tigers to bounce back against New Zealand, where they never won a series.    In a recent interview Domingo said, “We know it's going to be a tough tour; New Zealand are playing really good cricket at the moment. From the year that I have been here [with Bangladesh] now, 50-overs cricket is a format that a lot of our players seem to enjoy and pride themselves on. We are looking forward to a very competitive series.”Domingo also shared his views on the improvements he wants from his team on this white-ball tour. “We haven't played a lot of one-day cricket without Shakib (Al Hasan), so trying to find that allrounder to balance the team is crucially important. (Mehidy Hasan) Miraz has shown that he can do it in Tests, but we need to find some allrounders who can give us more options. The second area is our finishing of games with the lower-middle order, trying to establish a power-hitter in the back-end, giving someone the responsibility of finishing games,” he added.In term of challenges for Tamim Iqbal as a skipper on overseas ground and whether he thinks Bangladesh can win the series or not, Domingo opined, “Absolutely. We want to play an aggressive brand of cricket there with our fast bowlers. “I supp...

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