Hello and Welcome to our preview for the Bangladesh vs New Zealand ODI match. We are covering BAN vs NZ Dream11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the first ODI match. The match is to be played at the McLean Park, Napier.
After getting beaten by the Indian ODI team, New Zealand shall hope to get its World Cup campaign back on the track with a win over Bangladesh. The Tigers have just finished the BPL and will want to prove their white-ball form. This three-match ODI series will be ideal preparation for both the teams before reaching the World Cup.
Bangladesh has risen to be a strong unit in white-ball cricket. Their ODI assignment was at home against Windies. The home emerged victorious as they won the series 2-1. Conditions in New Zealand may not favor them but the Tigers will try their best. Shakib Al Hasan’s absence will hurt the side as well.
Blackcaps will target a whitewash here like the previous tour of 2016. In that series, New Zealand had comfortably defeated Bangladesh in all three ODIs to complete 3-0 win. The home side is unbeaten against Bangladesh in all the ten matches that they played on the NZ soil. Kane Williamson’s team will be full strength in the series.
BAN vs NZ, First ODI, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2018-19
McLean Park, Napier
13th February 2019, 6:30 AM IST
Average 1st innings score: 241
Average 2nd innings score: 201
In the recently concluded series, the first One Day between India and New Zealand was played here. NZ was all out for 157 and India chased it with only two wickets down.
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Liton Das, Nayeem Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Shafiul Islam, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Shakib Al Hasan had a finger injury in BPL and is ruled out of the ODI series.
Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal should be the openers. Saumya Sarkar can take the number three spot.
Mushfiqur Rahim shall be the backbone at number four. Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rehman should complete the middle order.
Mehidy Hasan is likely to be the lone spinner with three pace bowlers in Mortaza, Mushfiqur and one from M Saifuddin or Rubel.
Colin Munro has been dropped for the first two matches; he will take Williamson’s place in the third match. Martin Guptill has been added to the squad but his participation depends on fitness test.
Guptill is likely to play 1st ODI through fitness test. Martin Guptill and Nicholls will open the inning. Williamson and Taylor shall bat at three and four respectively with Latham at five.
Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme are likely to be the two pace all-rounders with Mitchell Santner’s spin.
Todd Astle shall be the primary spinner with Trent Boult and one pacer from Henry or Ferguson or Southee as a partner.
Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, M Saifuddin/Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Martin Guptill (if fit), Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Matt Henry
M Rahim (wk)
Colin de Grandhomme/James Neesham
Mehidy Hasan Miraz/Liton Das
Captain and Vc choices:K Williamson, Trent Boult, H Nicholls, Ross Taylor, T Iqbal, Liton Das, Colin de Grandhomme.
Colin de Grandhomme
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