The Blackcaps are set to host the Bangladesh Tigers for the final ODI at University Oval, Dunedin. With the series in their kitty, the home side would be eyeing for a clean sweep heading into the third ODI. This will be the last ODI before both the teams lock horns in white kits. The visitors would be hoping to end this series on a winning note to gain some momentum for the test series. Both the teams have a lot to play for, despite it being a dead rubber contest.
The Kiwis sealed the series comfortably in the second game thrashing Bangladesh by eight wickets. They won both the games comprehensively to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series. Having scored two consecutive centuries, Martin Guptill has been in quite a sensational form in this series so far. He led both the chases from the front to take his side over the line. The bowlers have also been in good form for the hosts, especially Trent Boult & Lockie Ferguson. The ace duo has taken nine wickets between them in the series.
On the other hand, Bangladesh have struggled in all the three departments since arriving in New Zealand. The visitors have been outplayed by the Kiwis in both the ODIs. The Bangladeshi Tigers would be hoping to win the final game and end this series on a high. The experienced players must step-up for the visitors as they find themselves under the pump after successive defeats. Mohammad Mithun showed his temperament and technique to take his side to respectable totals in both the games.
Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Time: 03:30 AM IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
League: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network
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Bangladesh – L L W L W
New Zealand – W W L W L
Head-to-head (Last Five ODIs)
New Zealand – 3, Bangladesh – 2
Kane Williamson has been rested for the third ODI and Tom Latham will lead the Kiwis in his absence.
Colin Munro returns to the squad.
The visitors make a couple of changes to strengthen their batting lineup.
Masrafe Bin Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Mahmud Ullah, Shabbir Rahaman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Md Shaifuddin, Nayeem Hasan, Shafiul Islam
Tom Latham (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.
- Tamim Iqbal
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Martin Guptill
- Jimmy Neesham
- Trent Boult
Probable Playing XI
Mashrafe Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan
Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor
FUNTUSH SAFE XI
FUNTUSH RISKY XI