New Zealand's shrewd captain Kane Williamson will be sure to have some tricks up his sleeve when the Kiwis meet Bangladesh today.
New Zealand spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner have proved to be
the side's game-changers in the ICC World Twenty20 so far. With one
more match remaining the group stages, they will hope to end it with a
bang and go through to the semis with an unbeaten record.
Sodhi expects the game against Bangladesh today to be as difficult as
the other three encounters and he believes his side will leave no stone
unturned in order to win.
"To be honest, most of the time we have played them [Bangladesh] in
these conditions, they have been a really good opposition. The last game
[India vs Bangladesh] was just a highlight of how strong they can be in
these conditions and for them to take it so close against a team like
India, I don't think anyone can take them lightly.
"We have to start again, adapt to the conditions and try to gauge the
players we are playing against because there are fantastic players over
here," said Sodhi during the pre-match press conference in Kolkata
"We're just going to treat it like any other game and play the same
way that we have been playing -- adapt to conditions, adapt to the
players we are up against and try to combat what we can on the ground,"
The leg-spinner who scalped five wickets at an average of 11.40 has
extracted plenty of turn in each of the matches and troubled the batsmen
quite a bit. It was something which he admitted he didn't expect.
"To be completely honest I didn't expect it to turn as much as it
has. Most of the tournaments that I've watched over here [India] in the
past few years have been pretty decent batting surfaces and for them to
turn as much was unexpected. We've had to adapt and I think we've done
that pretty well so far," said Sodhi.