NZ VS BANGLADESH, 2ND TEST
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Rhodes believes his group is effectively ready regardless of the lengthy rain break © AFP
Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes felt that there’s nonetheless an opportunity of a end result within the second Check at Basin Reserve in Wellington. The primary two days had been utterly washed out as a consequence of rain however the nature of the pitch provides Rhodes some optimism a few end result being produced.
”The wicket was very inexperienced. We knew it may be very inexperienced. We’re effectively conscious of the way it was earlier than and look now we have bought some individuals who performed right here earlier than. They inform me it was very related. I feel Tamim felt that it was similar to the final time,” Rhodes instructed reporters after taking a look on the wicket at Basin Reserve on Saturday.
”I feel cricket is a wierd recreation and we noticed there are a number of two days and three days recreation so there may be nonetheless an excellent probability of getting a end result,” he stated.
Having stated that, Rhodes does not need his wards to hold any preconceived notion in regards to the wicket as it could actually have a huge effect on their recreation. He indicated that comparatively new cricketers within the dressing room sure to consider the character of the wicket extra so after two days have been washed out.
”The message that we tried to go all the way down to the fellows taking part in right here for the primary time is that it at all times seems as if it’ll do greater than what it truly does,” stated Rhodes.
“Hopefully, we will win the toss tomorrow and get a couple of wickets early morning. If not then attempt to rating some runs,” he stated.
”We bought to be optimistic about scoring runs in that floor and in addition taking wickets,” he stated.
Whereas backing the officers’ determination to not have any play on the second day and hand an undue benefit to at least one group, Rhodes admitted that it had been a “irritating wait for everyone”.
”I’ve been there [ in the venue] on the early morning of each days and tried to maintain gamers again within the lodge to maintain them recent and relaxed after which coming right here for the duration of time so which means there may be not a lot hanging round,” he stated.
”I feel we’re okay we’re in a great spot and we did just a little little bit of apply right now. So I feel the preparation can be going fairly effectively,” he added.