Hamilton, February 28-March 04, at 03:30 AM IST
So, the focus now shifts towards the longest format of the game as both the sides will play three test matches starting from February 28 at Hamilton, March 08 at Wellington and March 16 at Christchurch. The first of the three test match will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton from Thursday. Earlier, the hosts registered 88 runs win the third and final ODI and clean-swept Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series by 3-0. The Kiwis won the first two ODIs by eight wickets each on the back of two consecutive hundreds from Martin Guptill.
The first test in Hamilton will be more of an uphill task for the visitors. Nothing is falling right for Bangladesh; they lost the ODI series by 3-nil, the warmup match was mostly rain-hit and will be missing their two senior-most players. In addition to this, the Kiwis record in Hamilton is also commendable.
However, there’s one thing positive for the underdogs that they are coming after securing wins in their last three test matches against Windies where spinners were phenomenal with their turns in the home conditions.
Bangladesh will be missing out Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim due to injuries and the added responsibility of scoring runs falls on the shoulders of Tamim Iqbal and skipper Mahmudullah.
New Zealand will enter the test series as the first favourites and looks more settled than the visitors. They have only named one change to their squad that feature against Sri Lanka – Todd Astle replaces Aza Patel. With Trent Boult and Tim Southee in their bowling ranks, Kiwis would be relying mostly on the pace to get rid of visiting batsmen.
Bangladesh- W, W, W, L, L
New Zealand- W, D, W, L, W
As per the weather forecast, the sky will be bright and sunny throughout the course of the match. Although it is a good batting wicket, there will be some assistance for pace bowling attack.
Avg 1st inn score: 304
Avg 2nd inn score: 314
Avg 3rd inn score: 225
Avg 4th inn score: 168
Highest Total: 563/10 (151.2 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Lowest Total: 93/10 (43.3 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Highest Chased: 212/4 (41.3 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
Lowest Defended: 93/10 (43.3 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
The probable BAN vs NZ playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper- Liton Das
Batsmen- Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Shadman Islam
All-rounder- Mahmudullah (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers- Khaled Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman
Wicketkeeper- BJ Watling
Batsmen- Kane Williamson (c), Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls
All-rounder- Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle
Bowlers- Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Abu Jayed, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Ebadat Hossain, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Soumya Sarkar
Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeet Raval, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Will Young
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Tamim Iqbal and skipper Mahmudullah will have to share the extra responsibility in the batting line up.
Mahumudullah has scored two centuries in last 5 test innings and will have to repeat something similar
Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls are in good form for the visitors as both struck hundred against Sri Lanka in the last test match
Trent Boult picked 9-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in the last test match and might prove lethal once again with Tim Southee.
Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed and Abu Jayed will be the key for the visitors in bowling
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