Mitchell intends to bring his World Cup form to the Bangladesh Test Match.

Mitchell intends to bring his World Cup form to the Bangladesh Test Match.

When they begin their campaign in the ICC World Test Championship this week, New Zealand is hoping that their recent experience at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India will help them adjust to the conditions expected in Bangladesh.

The Black Caps were eliminated from the 50-over World Cup after losing by 70 runs to India, who finished as the tournament’s runners-up. They will now need to quickly shift their attention to the longer format of cricket when they play Bangladesh in a two-match Test series that begins in Sylhet on Tuesday.

In the current World Test Championship cycle, this will be New Zealand’s first series. Daryl Mitchell, a key player for the team, is hoping to get off to a quick start as they look to advance to a second final after winning the first one in 2021.

Though Mitchell is aware that his team still has a lot of work to do before they can consider a possible spot in the middle of 2025 at Lord’s for the World Test Championship, the Kiwis are scheduled to play a total of 14 Tests during this cycle.

Mitchell remarked, “We obviously know it is the end goal.” “Every nation competing in the World Test Championship aspires to achieve that. For us, it’s about setting modest objectives. Making an effort to finish games as we go. We have to face Bangladesh first. In Bangladesh, the challenges are always formidable.

As Kiwis, these conditions are unfamiliar to us, so we must quickly adjust to these surfaces and get stuck in order to seize small opportunities. That is the subject of our conversation. We do not have a very long view. You want to take part in those major games at the same time. You play Test cricket for that reason.”

One of the key factors in New Zealand’s World Cup run to the knockout stages was Mitchell’s batting performance. The right-hander finished as the tournament’s fifth-highest run scorer with 552 runs and two centuries.

Additionally, it aided Mitchell in earning a spot on the official ICC Team of the Tournament. The 32-year-old expressed gratitude for the honor of being included in such a talented group of players.

“Being acknowledged with a spot on the World Cup roster for the competition is cool.” It indicates that you are making an effort to help the team win games,” Mitchell remarked.

There isn’t much time for introspection. We’re right into the Test cricket season. You want to be there for the Test team and prepared. And eight weeks in India, which was very special. Such recollections are enduring.”


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