New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023, BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Sep 22 2023 338 Views


New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023 

BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI


The second match of the 3-match ODI series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will take place at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Saturday, 23rd September 2023. The first match of the series ended without any result following rain interference. The Blackcaps batted only 33.4 overs and scored 136/5 against the Hosts before rain interrupted the play for both sides in the first match.

Will Young scored 58 off 91 balls, and he was well supported by middle-order batter Henry Nicholls who crafted 44 off 57 balls, hitting 3 fours. Finn Allen, Bowes, Tom Blundell, and Rachin Ravindra could not even 20 runs as a combine. Bangladesh's well-oiled bowling restricted Kiwi batters to score big. The Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets by just leaking 27 runs in 7 overs and destroying the batting order of NZ. He was assisted by Nasur Ahmed who also got 2 big scalps by merely giving 21 runs in 8 overs, including 3 maiden overs as well.

It is going to be a tough challenge for Blackcaps who recently lost the ODI series 1-3 to England. There is no doubt that the likes of SA, IND and other big teams even fail to beat Bangladesh at home. BAN is a strong side on its home soil and has been exceptional in recent years. Their bowlers pose a tough challenge to any visiting side and NZ need to bounce back strongly to navigate this challenge.

Both sides have faced each other 39 times in ODI. Out of these 39 matches, NZ has won 28 matches whereas BAN has come out victorious 10 times. 1 match ended without a result.


Match Details

Match: BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2023

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

1:30 PM

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Pitch and Weather Report

BAN and NZ's all 3 ODIs of this series will be played at this same venue. The average 1st innings score in one-day internationals here is 222 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium. For the 2nd ODI, we believe anything above 265+ runs score will be a competitive 1st innings total. BAN and NZ have a solid bowling attack to defend such a total.

This track is a balanced one that offers help for both batters and bowlers. However, spinners have been successful on this pitch in the past and will play a crucial role in this match at Shere Bangla National Stadium. The weather forecast is for thundershowers with a high of 32 degrees Celsius. Like the previous encounter, we may expect rain to become spoilsport in this fixture.

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, Litton Das (c), Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed , Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

NZ: Finn Allen, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Chad Bowes, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson (c), Trent Boult


Match Prediction

After what we witnessed in the first ODI how Bangladesh's bowlers shattered the Kiwis' batting order there is no doubt the Hosts are more likely to be the favourite in this match. With the quality bowling that the Hosts have, we expect them to upset Blackcaps in this match as well.

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