Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah believes healthy competition within the side, which has led to players being more confident, gives a fairer assessment of the team rather than the one based on rankings, report News Bangla, Channel i.
 Head coach Russell Domingo earlier said that the veteran Mushfiqur Rahim and Nurul Hasan – who impressed in the recent series against Zimbabwe and Australia – will share wicket keeping duties in the first four matches during the home T20I series against New Zealand. Bangladesh also have four options for the opening slot in Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das and Mahedi Hasan.
 “Liton is an outstanding opener while Soumya has been in good form this year,” Mahmudullah said. ” Naim has been one of the top-ranked batter in our side. Mahedi is also an opening option.
They are all in good rhythm. We have to make sure those who get the opportunity can contribute for the team. The positive competition within the team is a good sign.”
 There is some competition in their pace attack, too. Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam seem to be the preferred pair but Mohammad Saifuddin has grabbed the limited opportunities well in recent times, with Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain lurking around. Bangladesh also have Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Shahidul Islam in the extended squad.
“Shoriful bowled well in four matches (against Australia),” Mahmudullah said. “Mustafiz has been outstanding. Taskin has been bowling well but not getting enough opportunities. We have Rubel. Saifuddin made the most of the opportunity. There’s good competition going on in every department.