NZ tour of BAN 2023, BAN vs NZ, 3rd ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Sep 25 2023 270 Views


New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 

BAN vs. NZ, 3rd ODI



New Zealand’s second-string team is currently touring Bangladesh for a three-match ODI series before the World ODI Series 2023. The home side also rested a few star players. 

After the first ODI was washed away by rain which ended the match with no result, the Kiwis emerged as the winning side in the second game on Saturday. Now as things stand, New Zealand leads the series 1-0 and the third and final game is scheduled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday, September 26. 

The third ODI will decide the fate of either side, as a win by the Blackcaps will result in their series victory and a win by the Bangla Tigers will end the series in a draw, hence saving them from humiliation. The crucial game brought in some changes in the squad with Najmul Hossain Shanto getting back to the captaincy role alongside Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman putting on the jersey. Also, players like Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam also joined the squad to get some game time before the ODI World Series which will be held in India in the following month.

On the other hand, Henry Nicholls scored 44 and 49 in both games respectively. He would also like to contribute his best to the concluding match. Sodhi recorded his career-best figures in the second ODI i.e. 6/39 in 10 overs and will be the key bowler for the side in the final game. 


Match Details

Match: NZ tour of BAN 2023, BAN vs NZ, 3rd ODI

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur


Pitch and Weather Report

The Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka is the best pitch for One Day cricket lovers. The surface will surely provide a balance between the batters and the bowlers. The batters can count on their timings and the bowlers can use the stickiness of the surface. 

The weather in Dhaka is predicted to be a bit cloudy on Tuesday with a maximum temperature of 34 and a minimum of 27 degrees Celsius. The wind speed will be 8 kmph with a humidity of 68%.


BAN vs. NZ Squads

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

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


BAN vs. NZ Probable Playing XIs

BAN: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam

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


Match Prediction

This series is equally important for both sides as this is their last chance to play a series before the World ODI Series begins. The Black Caps will start as the favourites to win this match as far as we can guess from their performance in the second ODI match. Bangladesh will surely give a tough fight to stop the Kiwis from getting away with the series win but we fancy NZ to win this match based on their squad strength and past performances.


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