Bangladesh vs New Zealand: New Zealand is playing a 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh just before the World Cup. This tournament is treated as a practice for the World Cup. The first match ended with no result as the rain gods came out victorious. Due to workload management, both sides have rested several important players for this series. However, the players in the squad will be keen to show what they can do, and teams will attempt to fill some holes and establish critical balance in their playing XI before the World Cup. We anticipate an exciting battle between two top-notch teams.
The 2nd ODI match between Bangladesh vs New Zealand will take place on September 23, 2023, at Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd ODI
Date: September 23rd, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Rain forced the cancellation of the opening of One-Day International between Bangladesh and New Zealand. The first innings was only bowled for 33.4 overs before the rain came. The bowlers from Bangladesh were incredibly disciplined and accurate during the game, which kept the New Zealand batters on their toes throughout their innings. The best bowlers for Bangladesh’s team were their star pacer Mustafizur Rahman and bowlers Nasum Ahmed. Unfortunately, the rain stopped the game from continuing.
Players to watch out for:
For this series, Litton Das is the caption Bangladeshi team. He had a horrible Asia Cup 2023 campaign; after first being ruled out due to illness, he then returned only to play in the Super 4 games and score 30+ runs in 3 innings. Because he will have a lot of responsibility in the World Cup, he will strive to make a return in this series and gain momentum. In the first game he could not get the chance to play because of the rain.
Before severe weather forced the players to leave and the game was ultimately abandoned, Bangladesh had reduced the Black Caps to 136/5. Three wickets from Mustafizur Rahman made him stand out. He will be the player to watch out for.
Possible Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Rishad Hossain, Nurul Hassan
Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Kyle Jamieson, bowlers for New Zealand, didn’t get a chance to get some rest on Thursday, thus they’re expected to be chosen to the starting XI for this second ODI as well. However, the opening game’s batting woes on a difficult Mirpur pitch did raise some questions. Only Will Young played well, scoring a half-century, and Henry Nicholls chipped in with a 44-run effort. Although both hitters displayed excellent technique and played well, the other New Zealand batters fell short.
Lockie Ferguson (captain), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver, Dean Foxcroft, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young.
Players to watch out for:
Young, a right-handed hitter, typically bats at number four in the middle of the order but he opened in the series. He possesses a good balance of defense and offense, as evidenced by his statistics throughout all three forms of the game. Only Will Young played well, scoring a half-century in the last match.
Lockie Ferguson, who is the national team’s first-ever leader, will be in charge of the New Zealand team. He is the face of the Black Caps bowling unit. He could not get the chance to bowl in the first match and will be the player to watch out in the 2nd match.
Possible Playing XI:
Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Chad Bowes
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Head-to-Head
39 One Day International matches have been played between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Out of these 39 games, Bangladesh has won 10 times compared to 28 victories for New Zealand and the last went with no results.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
Due to the recent trend of chasing in white ball cricket, both teams will attempt to bowl first.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Pitch Report
The weather reports say that we can anticipate bright, sunny days. Dew may have a role in the game between Bangladesh and New Zealand’s final innings.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Match Report
Both clubs have strong depth in their batting and bowling units thanks to the abundance of all-rounders in their starting XIs. To counter New Zealand’s arsenal of spinners, Bangladesh has the benefit of skilled spinners who are accustomed to the conditions and powerful batsmen. While New Zealand’s hitters lack experience playing against spin, its spinners have a wealth of international cricket experience under a number of different circumstances. In the last match, we saw what Bangladeshi bowlers are capable of and it will be exciting to watch them play.
Bangladesh is predicted to win the match Bangladesh vs New Zealand at the odds of 1.75
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Most Recommended Player for Bet
Before severe weather forced the players to leave and the game was ultimately abandoned, Bangladesh had reduced the Black Caps to 136/5. Three wickets from Mustafizur Rahman made him stand out. He will be the player to bet for in Bangladesh vs New Zealand.