Bangladesh is going to face New Zealand without practice match? 10th of February is scheduled for a practice match. As 8 cricketers fly for New Zealand the rest stuck due to BPL-19 final and fly on the 9th but conditioning will be tough for the players. So BCB can plan something possible way.
Alternating plan of BCB!
As team Bangladesh will face a serious player shortage. But BCB is planning to send some alternate player in New Zealand for the practice match. If BCB can manage the practice match but some stars like Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, and Mohammad Saifuddin had to be in the match for practicing a couple of days.
We had a well practiced team on the last tour
Let’s remember about 2016 tour. As Bangladesh got well practice and 8-10 days conditioning camp on the prescription of Chandrika Hathurusinghe. Overall team Bangladesh had no way to blame lake of practice. But we can remember the result. As they are playing without practice and New Zealand became tough at home. There is much possibility to recall the last tour.
Captain on the issue
Captain made a joke on the issue, “As we failed (to win a single match) with practicing well. If we succeed without practice then go without practice next time. If you focus on the schedule for the next 5 or 6 months then this tour will be very effective for us and a base will be constructed for world-cup.”
“As BPL was a barrier and you don’t have the better option. We’ve to cope up with the condition and try to win matches with playing best cricket.” But best Captain of Bangladesh cricket history Mashrafe realize the reality, “We are not dreaming much. Though it seems lake of confidence while talking but I’m positive about the fact.”
“You can remember the last match of the tour, we all-out them by 251 runs and Tamim-Sabbir made around 100 runs partnership before the batting disaster. But we lost the opportunity of the match. As it’s difficult but expecting we’ll not miss such an opportunity further.”
Finally, the question of Bangladesh is going to face New Zealand without practice match? Keep it for the time and BCB must have some alternating plane for the problem.