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February 27, 2019
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BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction 1st Test Preview, Team News, Playing11

By Dheeraj Singh

Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2019 | BAN vs NZ Dream11 1st test Match Prediction

Bangladesh vs New Zealand 3rd Match Preview | Who Will Win Today Match

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.

An uphill task for Bangladeshi Tigers

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.

Kiwis focus on playing the best cricket

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.

Form Guide (recent first):

Bangladesh- W, W, W, L, L

New Zealand- W, D, W, L, W

Pitch Report & Venue Stats

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

BAN vs NZ Team News:

  • Todd Astle is set to feature tomorrow
  • Matt Henry and Will Young will warm the bench in the first test
  • Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are unavailable for the visitors

BAN vs NZ Playing 11:

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

New Zealand-

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

New Zealand-

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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BAN vs NZ Dream11 Team:

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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Dheeraj Singh

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.