Preview

New Zeland would be eyeing to get back to winning ways when they host the Bengal Tigers for a three-match ODI series. The Kiwis are set to host Bangladesh for the opening ODI at Napier. The World Cup is approaching and all the teams are looking to get their combinations right for the major ICC event.

The Blackcaps need to make the most out of this series as this will be their last ODI series before the commencement of the ICC World Cup. While the Bengal Tigers will miss the service of their ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan. The visitors would still be hoping to win their first series in New Zealand as the Kiwis has not been in their best form lately.

Ground Stats

Total Matches 44
Matches won batting first 17
Matches won bowling first 24
Average 1st Inns scores 241
Average 2nd Inns scores 201
Highest total recorded 373/8 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 126/10 (36.3 Ov) by PAK vs NZ
Highest score chased 289/3 (40 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Lowest score defended 162/3 (20.5 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM

 

Team News

 

Bangladesh

  • Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed have been ruled out of series due to injury.
  • Shabbir Rahman will come in for Shakib Al Hasan.
  • Shafiul Islam will replace Taskin.

New Zealand:

  • Colin Munro and Ish Sodhi have been dropped from the squad.
  • Tom Latham is in the squad.

SQUADS

Bangladesh:

Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nayeem Hasan, Shafiul Islam

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson(c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

KEY PLAYERS

 

Bangladesh

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Mahmudullah

New Zealand

  • Martin Guptill
  • Kane Williamson(c)
  • James Neesham

Probable Playing 11

 

Bangladesh:

Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c) Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain.

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry/Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

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