Bangladesh- New Zealand
Patience will be key to thrive in New Zealand condition: Morrsion
Former New Zealand pace bowler Danny Morrison feels that patience will be key in Bangladesh’s tour in New Zealand in which they are expecting some good results for the time first in their history.
Bangladesh set to play a three-Test series for the first time against New Zealand following the three-match ODI’s series, scheduled to start from February 13.
“Patience is the key for the bowlers and even the batsman and particularly the bowlers, ’’ said Morrison during the sideline of BPL where he entertained the crowd with his lively commentary.
“Lot to expect from the right-arm Rubel Hossain because he has been there in the past, so he knows what to expect,’’ he said.
Lack of patience cost Bangladesh the series in their tour in New Zealand last time in 2017 in which they were on the verge of victory in both Tests. But they failed to keep the momentum in their favour by playing some rash shots during the second innings in both of the Test.
“Look, New Zealand is very different conditions. Even good sides struggle there. But I think if you bowl a great length...the difficulties in the modern game is that the bowlers tend to get impatient, like a batsman, because of the white-ball game,” he said.
Moreover, Bangladesh went to New Zealand playing the BPL, a T20 format tournament. They also will start New Zealand with ODI series, which prompted many one believe that they would struggle to adjust in the Test format.
“In Test match cricket, it actually goes for five days. You don't have to finish it in three or four days. That's what happens, the game is fast now. More shots are played. So guys get out being frustrated after they got a good start. I just think for Bangladesh or any Asian side, Patience will be important,’’ he said.
“And that's where New Zealand is good. They are patient. They pick guys like (Colin) de Grandhomme, you got Southee, and you got Boult, Wagner, all different styles. Wagner bounces a person out that is his strength. They have got a lot of bases covered,’’ he added.
“They scored nearly 600 and still lost the game. Again that mentality of longer format of the game which goes for five days. That was frustrating. They have the batting, it's about their bowling and taking 20 wickets. Staying in the game. So that will be the challenge, no doubt about it. And also New Zealand is like England. Good late summer, what are the weather gods doing, are they batting with cloudy and dark (conditions around), Bangladesh will be happy if it's nice and flat. It makes a difference,” he concluded.