New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023, BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Sep 20 2023 295 Views

New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023 

BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI


Bangladesh (BAN) is set to host New Zealand (NZ) for a three match ODI series starting from September 21, Thursday. The series opener will be played at Mirpur. 

BAN’s 2023 Asia Series campaign came to an end at the ‘Super Four’ stage as they were defeated by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, although they earned a hard fought victory against India. Now, the Liton Das led side will shift their focus to the ODI series in preparations for the ODI World Series starting next month. Senior players Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan and Taskin Ahmed have been rested for the series whereas former captain and opening batter Tamim Iqbal and veteran all rounder Mahmudullah Riyadh make a return to the squad. 

New Zealand finished their ODI series in England on a dismal note. They lost three matches on the bounce and eventually suffered a 1-3 series defeat. The Black caps will look to shrug off the slump against the Three Lions and start afresh. They have made substantial changes to their lineup with Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips being rested. Tim Southee, who picked a thumb fracture in the final ODI against England, will also be unavailable for the series. 

Match Details

Match: BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2023

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023

1:30 PM

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Pitch and Weather Report

The Mirpur pitch has assisted fast bowlers in recent times. But spin bowlers are also likely to play a crucial role, particularly during the second innings. 

There are high prospects of rain in Mirpur on Thursday. Temperature will hover around the 27 degree celsius mark. 

BAN vs NZ Squads

BAN: Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed , Zakir Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Tanzid Hasan, Nurul Hasan

NZ: Tom Blundell (wk), Lockie Ferguson (c), Finn Allen, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Chad Bowes, Rachin Ravindra, Dean Foxcroft, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Dane Cleaver, Blair Tickner

BAN vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

BAN: Tamim Iqbal, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Litton Das (C & WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed

NZ: Finn Allen, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Lockie Ferguson (C), Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne

Match Prediction

The match being played in Mirpur suits the home side, who have spent the previous month playing in familiar subcontinent conditions during the 2023 Asia ODI Series. New Zealand on the other hand, are coming off a 1-3 drubbing against England. The tracks over there were flat with little to no assistance to spinners. Therefore, we back the Tigers to draw first blood. 

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