We are looking for revenge against Bangladesh, says Tim Southee

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“The Bangladeshis have improved a lot in ODI cricket in the last few years and they are very good in their own conditions”

New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has admitted that the Black Caps are looking for revenge against Bangladesh in their upcoming ODI series after they were thrashed 4-0 by the subcontinent nation in 2010.

“Yeah, I guess so,” Southee conceded. “The guys who were here four [three] years ago would want to put that right, but we are concentrating on building a good one-day team. We are improving and we want to keep doing that.

“It was disappointing. But there were a few guys here from that series. We have performed very well in the last few ODI series. The guys are well-versed with playing on the subcontinent, having played here recently on A-tours.”

New Zealand will be heading into this series on a high as they recently defeated South Africa and England in the 50-over format.

However, Southee acknowledged that he was well aware of Bangladesh’s recent ODI record as well as they beat the West Indies and drew with Sri Lanka.

“The Bangladeshis have improved a lot in ODI cricket in the last few years and they are very good in their own conditions,” Southee added. “We are definitely looking forward to it.”

The first ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh will take place on October 29 in Mirpur.

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