The Blackcaps are set to host Bangladesh for the second Test at the Basin Reserve, Wellington. New Zealand will be beaming with confidence after their emphatic win in the first Test match while the visitors are still searching for their first victory of this tour. Both the teams will collide once again in the white kit, where the hosts will look to seal series to gain an unassailable lead of 2-0.

New Zealand won the opening test match by an innings and 52 runs after a stellar show by the Kiwi batsmen. Having won the toss, Kane Williamson elected to field first, and his bowlers backed his decision with a sensational performance. Neil Wagner took a fifer and led the charge to restrict Bangladesh for a mere total of 234 under 60 overs. In reply, the hosts scored their highest ever total in Test Cricket. Kane Williamson batted beautifully to score his unbeaten double-century and declared the innings after posting 715-6 on the board. The Kiwis would be eyeing for the same kind of clinical performance heading into the second match.

On the contrary, Bangladesh is having a terrible time on this tour as they remain winless at the playing five games. The visitors have been inconsistent with their star players struggling to find any form. Having been hammered in the first game, Bangladesh would be hoping to bounce back in this series. Their bowlers need to toil hard in the upcoming Test after a poor show in Hamilton. Tamim Iqbal looked in excellent touch and will lead the charge from the front with the bat for the visitors. Bangladesh can certainly take some positives from the performance of Mahmudullah (146) & Soumya Sarkar (149), the due stitched a crucial partnership of 235 runs in the second innings.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Time: 03:30 AM IST

Venue:  Basin Reserve, Wellington

League: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar (Website, App)

 

 

Form Guide (recent first)

 

Bangladesh- W, W, L, L, L

New Zealand- D, W, L, W, W

 

Ground Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 308

Avg 2nd Innings score: 320

Avg 3rd Innings score: 247

Avg 4th Innings score: 141

Highest Total: 680/8 (210 Ov) by NZ vs IND

Lowest Total: 42/10 (39 Ov) by NZ vs AUS

 

Team News

 

Bangladesh

  • Mushfiqur Rahim might not feature in this test following his wrist injury.

New Zealand

  • The Blackcaps are expected to field an unchanged side in this game.

 

 

Squads

 

Bangladesh-

Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das, Nayeem Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed

New Zealand-

Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Will Young, Jeet Raval, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee

 

Key Players

 

 

Bangladesh

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Mahmudullah
  • Soumya Sarkar

New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson
  • Tom Latham
  • Trent Boult

 

Probable Playing 11

 

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mahmudullah (c), Shadman Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Khaled Ahmed

New Zealand

Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, BJ Watling (wk), Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Henry Nicholls

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

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