The Bangladesh cricket team has reached Christchurch from Mount Manganui to play the second and final Test of the series after making history in the first Test against New Zealand.
The believers arrived in Christchurch on Thursday (January 8) morning. Tim Tigers conditioning coach Nick Lee confirmed the matter in a message.
The cricketers have been in a good mood since winning the first Test. On Wednesday (January 5) everyone spends the day celebrating. Later, the team members left for the second Test venue this morning.
Earlier, the pacers took part in light gym sessions, but the rest were at rest. Muminul and Mushfiqur will not enter the field on Thursday even after reaching Christchurch. Team Bangladesh will start preparations for the final Test from Friday (January 8).
Meanwhile, Naeem Sheikh is going to open his forehead due to Mahmudul Hasan Joy’s injury. He is likely to make his debut in the second Test. Domingo’s confidence is high as they are leading the series by one wicket.
“We arrived in Christchurch this morning,” said Nick Lee, the team’s conditioning coach. The boys are all in a very good mood. The victory at Bay Oval changed the face of our entire team. We were under a lot of pressure from the start of the tour. Everyone on the team was very hesitant about quarantine. But, now everything has changed. The decision will be taken after looking at the wickets and conditions. The chances of winning this Test are very low. In that case, we have considered alternatives. ”
Tamim and Mushfiqur had to postpone their tour after the terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch in 2019. Bangladesh returned to the country in the middle of the series without playing the third and final Test in that tour. Finally, the believers went to play again in that Christchurch. Although he had visited there again last year.
Bangladesh has won a historic victory in New Zealand. The Tigers have never won in any format on Kiwi soil before. With that elite version of Gero Cuttle Cricket, again by a huge margin of 8 wickets. Bangladesh gave birth to the first in this victory against New Zealand. It is also the first win against a country in the top five Tests outside the country.
Meanwhile, after the historic victory, Tiger Kandari Mominul Haque gave credit to the team performance. In a post-match response, he said both teams were desperate to win the match. However, we have advanced in the match with the great skill of our bowlers. Ebadat-Taskin have done well in both innings. Worship in particular was incredible.
“We haven’t done well in the last few Tests,” said Muminul. And so there was the urge to turn around in the new year. I finally got it. But at the moment I want to forget the victory. All our thoughts now revolve around the second cum Christchurch Test.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham, on the other hand, pointed out their own failures. “We haven’t done well in any of the three formats,” he said. Bangladesh has shown us how to adapt to such a wicket. They have formed a great partnership in batting. In addition, the ball bowled tightly in the hands of our batsmen put extra pressure, which we could not.
With the wicket of Mount Manganui, Tom Latham said there have been only two Test matches. Both have been the same. The pitch was a bit slower than we thought. “If we could have scored more than 450 in the first innings, maybe the story would have been different,” he said. The way Bangladesh has played for five days, they have to give credit. They deserved this victory.