Lincoln, January 10 Sunday at 06:35 AM IST
Touring Bangladesh will start their New Zealand tour with the warm-up match against New Zealand XI at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln. The visitors will indulge in 3 ODIs and 3 Tests starting from February 13 till March 20.
Test specialists Shadman Islam and Mominul Haque will team up with Shafiul Islam and Mohammad Mithun along with other players to form the BCB XI. Bangladesh hasn't played an ODI since mid-December and with the World Cup just a couple of months away, the tour comes as a perfect opportunity for Bangladesh to prepare themselves.
The Tiger's last ODI assignment was against Windies when they registered 2-1 series win in the home conditions. However, the conditions in New Zealand will be completely opposite of the one they are coming off. Also, the fact that Bangladesh has never won an international game against Kiwis in their home conditions makes it intriguing.
On the other side, the hosts are currently stuck in the T20I series against the Men in Blue – India. The three-match T20I series rests as 1-1 with the series decider scheduled to be played tomorrow at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Kiwis were outplayed in the ODI series by 1-4 but have looked convincingly better in the shortest format.
Bangladesh: 2-1 against Windies at home
New Zealand: 1-4 against India at home
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Wicketkeeper: L Das
Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar/M Mithun
All-rounder: Mahedi Hasan
Bowlers: Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam
Wicketkeeper: M Chu
Batsmen: A Fletcher, Jeet Raval, K Clarke, D Phillips
All-rounder: Sean Solia, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Ian McPeake, J Brown, A Hazeldine, T v Woerkom
New Zealand XI-
Rachin Ravindra, Jeet Raval, Andrew Hazeldine, Andrew Fletcher, Finn Allen, Katene Clarke, Sean Solia, Max Chu, Theo van Woerkom, Iain McPeake, Dale Phillips, Jamie Brown
Md Mithun, Masrafe Bin Mortaza (C), Nayeem Hasan, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Shabbir Rahaman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Md Shaifuddin, Shafiul Islam
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The visitors are coming after a successful BPL 2019 instinct.
Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman were amongst the top run-getters for their sides.
Mashrafe Mortaza was amongst the highest wicket-takers for his side with 20+ scalps
From the hosts, Jeet Raval, Sean Solia, R Ravindra will be the key. All the three performed quite well in the on-going Super Smash T20
Ian McPeake, A Hazeldine and T v Woerkom will be the key in bowling
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