New Zealand have arrived in Bangladesh for their five-match T20I series starting on September 1. The Blackcaps squad is an exciting one with a mix of youth and experience. One such player is Rachin Ravindra, who is a young spin-bowling all-rounder. He is on his maiden tour and has spoken about how his team’s strategy will be for the T20I series.
Generally, New Zealand are known to be aggressive at the top and try to look at scoring huge totals onboard. But Ravindra feels that due to slow and sluggish pitches in Bangladesh, the team needs to adjust mentally by trying to bat differently to win games against their Asian rivals. Bangladesh are coming off from a 4-1 series victory against Australia and are looking potent with spin as their primary force of reckoning.
New Zealand too can expect a spin dose from the Tigers and, Ravindra reckons to alter the strategy of run-scoring for the same. ''Yes, definitely (we need to have the mental shift). Maybe getting six runs per over is a good result here whereas, in New Zealand facing a spinner if you are taking 8-10 runs, then that is a good result,'' Ravindra said after the opening day session to Cricbuzz.
''Now I understand our expectation for scoring runs, especially in the middle of the innings needs to be down a bit and if we consider their series against the Aussies, the par-score was 130, so, I guess we should bring down our expectations a little, and understand, that maybe, if they bowl, a couple of dots, then it's okay as long as you are in the middle you can make it up,'' he said.