Rachin Ravindra is in rhythm in the World Cup. He got the white ball award for great game. Made a place in the red ball squad against Bangladesh. Besides, Mitchell Santner, Ejaz Patel and Kyle Jamieson have also returned to the team.
New Zealand announced a 15-man squad for the two-match Test series last night. They have focused on spin in this squad. Kiwis have kept several spinners in the team considering Bangladesh’s field.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead will be rested for this series. Luke Ronkey will serve as coach in his place. Jacob Oram will be the pace bowling coach. Pakistan’s spin legend and Bangladesh’s former spin consultant Saqlain Mushtaq will come as spin coach. Daniel Flynn will be the batting coach.
New Zealand team will come to Bangladesh on November 21. The first Test will start on November 28 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Second Test at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium starts from December 6.
New Zealand Test Team: Tim Southee (captain), Kane Williamson, Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ejaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Will Young.
Bangladesh Time: 1145 hours, November 07, 2023
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