Courtney Walsh and Mashrafe Mortaza have a word with Taskin Ahmed 12 Jan, 2017
Taskin Ahmed has picked up 24 wickets in 10 first-class matches, having played his first one in 2011 © Raton GomesThe wind howled away, but the pitch retained a tinge of green and so Kane Williamson chose to bowl in Wellington. The expectation was for 120 kph gusts to ride into the city; judging from how the training equipment was sent flying that was a cautions forecast. The returning Trent Boult may well have a fiendish little smile on his face. He was expected to bowl with the wind, which rated about as highly on the Bangladesh wishlist as ants in the pants. Tim Southee, who was wrecker-in-chief, during a mad dash to victory in New Zealand"s last Test, against Pakistan in November, was put down to rage against nature, or in simpler terms bowl into the wind. Bangladesh handed a couple of new caps, Taskin Ahmed and his seam-bowling team-mate Subashis Roy joined Kamrul Islam Rabbi, who began his Test career last October, in the XI. The fourth prong of this inexperienced attack was also inexperienced, although Mehedi Hasan has already had grand success at this level with his offspin, bowling Bangladesh to their first Test victory over England a few months ago. Bangladesh were playing their first Test away from home in over two years. Ross Taylor has recovered from eye surgery and retained his place at No. 4 in the New Zealand line-up. He has 13 hundreds, one shy of his mentor and national record-holder, the late Martin Crowe. New Zealand 1 Jeet Raval, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Neil WagnerBangladesh 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Subashis RoyAlagappan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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