It’s been a while since Tom Latham played in the Twenty20, but that will change. Wednesday night in Bangladesh.
In fact, his last out in the shortest format of cricket was made by his current Black Caps teammate Rachin Ravindra before making his domestic T20 debut.
You must return more than 30 months ago on January 19, 2019 to find it. A super smash collision between Canterbury and Central Stigs in Napier’s McLane Park..
But the good news is that he was in form, scoring 110 off 60 balls, albeit in a failed run chase.
* The second string, the Black Caps, lowered the bar as they started the Twenty20 series in Bangladesh.
* Tom Latham focused on Bangladesh but is ready for Pakistan with the approval of the tour.
* The new look of the Black Caps in Bangladesh XI with 10 changes from their last T20 International.
* Black Cape Glenn Phillips scored a half-century in the Caribbean Premier League victory.
Latham recently played in 13 of his T20 internationals in 2017 and there is every chance he will play in Bangladesh and Pakistan next month, which will be his last match.
For now, however, he is the country’s T20 captain, hoping the Black Caps will beat a rival to win the T20 series and win a 4-1 series against Australia early last month.
His 13 hats make him the fourth most experienced player on the team. Five-match series against Bangladesh, Which does not include any of those selected for the T20 World Cup later this year.
“It’s a great honor to be able to lead the team clearly,” Latham said of the series’ opener.
From a T20 standpoint I haven’t played for a long time and the way the world is now and what New Zealand is doing for the welfare of cricketers has opened up opportunities for other boys and Definitely an opportunity for yourself.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck, and we know things won’t be easy here.
“Looking at last month’s Australian series, we know it’s going to be a challenge, but it offers a great opportunity for all of us.”
Latham has not featured for Canterbury in either of the last two Super Smash seasons, as he was on Black Caps duty at the start, then recovered from injuries after his international commitments expired.
He has no warm-up fixtures to speed up with the fastest version of the game, but he feels ready for what is in front of him, as he can lead the Black Caps as well as play a key role. Also ready for Behind the bat and stump
“From a leadership point of view, you are always looking for growth, and you are always looking for ways to improve, and I think this format offers another opportunity for that.
“I have experienced captaincy in county cricket in the past, and I will reconsider that kind of experience.
“Even though it’s a little small group and a little less experienced group, there’s also a little bit of experience here, and I’ll try to rely more on these guys, especially behind my stumps as well.
“It offers a great opportunity and many challenges in different ways. It will be a cool tour.
Black Caps in Bangladesh – Twenty20 Series.
Black hats: Tom Latham (captain), Finn Allen, Rachen Ravindra, Will Young, Henry Nichols, Tom Blandell, Colin D’Grandhome, Cole McConchy, Doug Bracewell, Scott Caglian, Ejaz Patel, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tucker, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears, Matt Henry
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (captain), Shakib Al Hassan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sumia Sarkar, Lytton Das, Musaddiq Hussain, Afif Hussain, Mohammad Naeem, Noorul Hassan, Shamim Hussain, Rubel Hussain, Mustafa Rehman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sharif Islam, Toryala Islam, Mehdi Hassan, Aminul Islam, Nasum Ahmad.
Fixtures (all NZ time)
Wednesday, September 1, 10 PM: The first T20.
Friday, September 3, 10 PM: The second T20.
Sunday, September 5, 10 PM: Third T20.
Wednesday, September 8, 10 PM: Fourth T20.
Friday, September 10, 10 PM: Fifth T20.