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BAN vs NZ 2021 – Finn Allen backs his ‘intent’ to come good on slow Bangladesh tracks

BAN vs NZ 2021 - Finn Allen backs his 'intent' to come good on slow Bangladesh tracks



Having followed New Zealand’s defeat in the first T20I from his room, the big-hitting batter says he has considered his shot-making options

New Zealand opener Finn Allen wants to bat in his own aggressive way despite having seen how the Bangladesh spinners operate on the slow pitches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium without much pronounced bounce. Allen, who joined the team’s quarantine after ten days in isolation having tested positive for Covid-19 on August 22, was delighted to link up with his team-mates on his first tour with the senior side.
The visitors went down by seven wickets in the opening game, having been bundled out for just 60, their joint-lowest T20I score. Allen was sorely missed, as he offers big hitting coupled with good form from the Vitality Blast and the Hundred in the last couple of months.

Allen said he followed the first game from his room, and that he wasn’t ready to give up his aggressive style although he has considered options in his shot-making.

“Watching the game was pretty helpful,” Allen said. “I saw how they go about things. How I want to do things. I want to use these few days to train and prepare. I don’t think I will change my intent too much. I will continue to stick with it. I have been thinking about options. I think I have had pretty good preparations over the last few months for this tour. I have played in similar conditions in some places. I am looking forward to getting stuck in.”