The coin has been flipped and the news flowing from Napier is Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat first to put pressure on the host and guide their innings to a respective total to defend.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan(w), Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand (Playing XI): Kane Williamson(c), Neil Broom, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Ben Wheeler, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson.
Shakib on todays match:
“I don’t think we are morally down. The team still is very freshened and cheered up. But it’s true that we had a huge opportunity in that series. It is negative in a sense but at the same time it can be taken as a positive aspect and we should believe that we have the capabilities to make anything possible.” – Shakib al Hasan
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