Bangladesh will be on tour to New Zealand to play the series consisting of two test matches starting from 12th Jan. longer version of the game will be interesting but to be honest the Kiwis are miles ahead of the tourists in test matches in quality and capability. The kiwis batting appear formidable as it has the wherewithal to remove the sting out of the best attacks in the world leave alone Bangladesh.
Shakib AL hasan, captaining the tourists has to bat well so that the Bangladesh team is able to notch respectable scores during the series. He may play the sheet anchor role if Tamim Iqbal at the top is not able to handle the moving ball and goes back to the pavilion early on. Soumya Sarkar needs to curb the attacking instincts and see off the new cherry.
The host bowlers will try to take early wickets and put the opposition on the mat. It will be a keen struggle between both the teams that have recently made their mark in world cricket with a string of amazing performances.
Spinners from the touring side can play an important role in stopping the batting juggernaut of the kiwis. Bowlers such as Mominul Haque would have the golden opportunity to perform in alien conditions but all said and done the experience will be a steep learning curve for the entire Bangladesh cricket team.
Exposed against one of the best bowling attacks going by, the tourist batting department has its task cut out. It has to negotiate the swing and bounce apart from attacking the kiwi bowlers in a planned manner. If the black caps are under the pump, they might make mistakes providing tourists a chance to come back into the series nevertheless the probability of happening of such event is quite unlikely.