7 Oct 2008

Vettori says they'll have to be good to beat Bangladesh

6:23 am on 7 October 2008

The New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori says they'll have to be on top of their game to avoid an upset in this month's series against Bangladesh.

New Zealand open their tour with a warmup one day game against a Board Elevn in Fatullah today with the first of 3 one day internationals on Thursday in Mirpur.... they'll also play 2 tests.

Vettori says they're their expecting to win however they're not underestimating Bangladesh, they know how good they can be.

Bangladesh have won only one of their previous 53 tests (47 defeats) since making their debut in 2000.

The two teams last met in New Zealand last summer, where the hosts won all three ODIs and two tests.

New Zealand have yet to taste defeat to Bangladesh in 11 ODIs and six tests.

Vettori says Bangladesh will enjoy home advantage and that New Zealand had to beware their formidable bowling attack.

Bangladesh have recently lost 14 leading cricketers, who joined an unofficial Indian Cricket League and were banned for 10 years.