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New Zealand weigh workload worries ahead BD ODI series

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand's desire for a confidence-boosting limited overs series against Bangladesh, starting on Monday, has been tempered by the need to ease the workloads of Tim Southee and Trent Boult. From the high of winning a Test series against Pakistan in November the switch to the shorter game brought the New Zealanders sharply back to earth early this month when hammered 3-0 by Australia. The three ODIs against Bangladesh, which begin in Christchurch on Boxing Day, offer a shot at redemption but coach Mike…

Rahman set to return on Bangladesh’s NZ tour

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket authorities said Saturday they are expecting pace prodigy Mustafizur Rahman will be available in their upcoming December series in New Zealand as they announced the squad for the tour. Nicknamed “The Fizz”, 21-year-old injury prone left-arm pacer missed the recent home series against England recovering from shoulder surgery that he underwent in Britain on August 10. Rahman aggravated an old shoulder injury in July during his short stint with English county side Sussex in the Twenty20 Blast…