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“Bangladesh Sets Sights on T20 World Cup in Anticipation of New Zealand T20Is”

In a cricketing spectacle set to unfold on Wednesday, 27 December, Bangladesh gears up to face New Zealand in a riveting three-match T20I series. The visitors, yearning to shatter their winless streak in this format on Kiwi soil, are fueled by the historic momentum gained in the recently concluded ODI series.

Despite succumbing to a series loss, Bangladesh etched a significant triumph by securing their first ODI victory in New Zealand after 19 attempts. As the focus shifts to the T20Is, the Tigers find themselves in pursuit of a breakthrough, having lost all nine encounters against the Black Caps in this cricketing landscape.

Addressing the media on the eve of the first T20I in Napier, Bangladesh’s head coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, acknowledged the psychological boost derived from the ODI victory at the same venue. Expressing optimism, Hathurusingha emphasized the impact of a positive mindset, gained from recent success, as a driving force heading into the T20 series.

Bangladesh’s T20I journey in 2023 paints a contrasting picture, boasting an impressive record of nine victories out of 11 matches. Triumphant series campaigns against England (3-0), Ireland (2-1), and Afghanistan (2-0) underscore the Tigers’ prowess in the shortest format.

With an eye on the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024, Bangladesh views the New Zealand series as a pivotal opportunity to fine-tune combinations. Hathurusingha outlined the strategic approach, emphasizing the importance of defining player roles within the national team, a crucial aspect for success on the global stage.

As the Bangladesh squad braces for 11 matches leading up to the T20 World Cup, including the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Hathurusingha acknowledges the challenges in crafting an ideal plan. However, he remains steadfast in ensuring the team’s preparedness and alignment with the designated roles in the pursuit of T20 glory.

Despite a modest history in the Men’s T20 World Cup, having won only nine matches and never advancing beyond round two, Bangladesh aspires to rewrite their narrative this time around. The upcoming series against New Zealand serves as a pivotal chapter in their quest to redefine their standing in T20 cricket on the world stage.

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