Bangladesh ready for more T20 wins v NZ

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After dominating Australia, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah has warned his side not to be complacent ahead of their Twenty20 international series against a depleted New Zealand.

Bangladesh host a five-match series starting on Wednesday against a Kiwi outfit that won't feature any members of their World Cup squad.

Tom Latham is the stand-in captain and Glenn Pocknall the fill-in coach for New Zealand's first tour of Bangladesh since 2013.

"New Zealand is without their first choice players but they are well organised and an extremely disciplined side," Mahmudullah said.

"They are a team which does a lot of homework about condition and opponents.

"From what I have seen, they always try to execute their plan well."

But Mahmudullah is confident they have found the blueprint for success at home after thumping Australia 4-1 in a home T20 series a month ago.

Bangladesh notched their first ever T20 win over Australia in the series opener before going on to dominate - now Mahmudullah wants to make some history against the Kiwis.

Bangladesh have never defeated New Zealand in T20Is.

"T20 is such a format that you need to be positive always and play well from the first ball," Mahmudullah said.

"We were positive against Australia from the first ball and it gave us the edge in that series.

"We were hungry for the victory. I know our T20 record against New Zealand.

"I think we should show the hunger against New Zealand also. There is a positive vibe and we are upbeat to win it."

The home side won't veer far from its winning strategy against the Australians on the same spinning decks at Dhaka's Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Shakib Al Hasan and Nasum Ahmed should extract suffocating spin, and the middle order batting will be bolstered by the return from injury of Mushfiqur Rahim.

New Zealand has only three players who have played more than 10 T20Is - Latham, Colin de Grandhomme and Scott Kuggeleijn.

New Zealand players will be keen to impress in a bid to earn nods as injury replacements for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

But Latham admitted he expected a tough series after watching Australia struggle.

"We know things won't be easy over here, looking at the Australia series," Latham said.

"We have to enjoy ourselves out there, and stick to a brand of cricket that we believe can be successful in these conditions - our goal is to win the series."

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