NZ vs BAN Dream11: After an astonishing home series win over the arch-rivals Australia, the Blackcaps are up for a new challenge in the form of Bangladesh. Both teams will be involved in an intense 3-match ODI and T20I series over the course of the next eleven days.
The first assignment will be the ODIs scheduled to take place on 20, 23, and 26 March. The first game of the series will take place at the University Oval in Dunedin, whereas, the next two games will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and Basin Reserve in Wellington. Talking about the two teams, both will be without the services of some of their key personnel. Shakib-Al-Hassan will be missing for the visitors as he is on paternity leave, whereas, for the first time in 6 years, both Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson will miss out for the Blackcaps.
With big guns missing, there’s an opportunity for the youngsters from both sides to deliver and stamp their authority in the 50-over format. Which side will prevail in this exciting contest? Well, we have to patiently wait for the results.
NZ vs BAN Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 1st ODI, New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Competition: 3-match ODI Series
Date: 20th March 2021
Time: 03:30 AM IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Dunedin
The team winning the toss should look to bat first. The surface here at the University Oval supports batsmen. The side batting first has averaged 261 and won 50% of the games. With shorter boundaries to aid the batsmen, a run-fest is expected here.
(last five completed games)
New Zealand: LWWWL
Where to watch NZ vs BAN live: You can WATCH New Zealand vs Bangladesh on FANCODE app in India.
Injury update, unavailability: Star all-rounder Shakib al Hassan haven’t traveled with the team. They are the two big guns missing NZ vs BAN Dream11 team prediction series. Cloud of doubt looms over Mosaddek Hossain as he has a niggle and won’t be a sure starter.
Expected changes and team combination: Skipper Tamim Iqbal will be opening the innings alongside Litn Das. The middle-order will be formed by Nazmul Hossain ShantoMohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim. Among the bowlers, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Mustafizur Rahman will be among the sure starters.
BAN Playing 11 (Likely):
Hasan Mahmud/Taskin Ahmed
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
NZ Team News
Injury update, unavailability: The hosts will be missing the services of Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, and Lockie Ferguson due to different injuries. All the above-mentioned names haven’t been named in the squad.
Expected changes and team combination: With so many reputed names missing out, the trio of Devon Conway, Will Young, and Daryl Mitchell are likely to make their ODI debuts. Whereas Tom Latham will be captaining the side and is expected to bat at 4 with Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls set to open the innings. Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, and Trent Boult will form the pace attack.
NZ Playing 11 (probable):
Home advantage will definitely be the one point where New Zealand will get the benefit over the visitors. Therefore, we are backing New Zealand to register a win in this NZ vs BAN Today Match Prediction fixture and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
Tamim Iqbal: The Bangladesh opener and skipper will be a key pick at the top-order. He has been in a brilliant run of form of late in white-ball cricket having scored 468 runs in his last 6 innings at a staggering average of 93.60.
Martin Guptill: The Blackcaps opener has been averaging 54.25 from the last 4 ODI innings as he has scored 217 with 3 fifty-plus scores.
Liton Das: The keeper-batsman is another in-form player with the bat. He has scored 347 runs from his last 6 ODI innings at an average of 69.40.
Mohammad Saifuddin: The all-rounder has been pretty good in recent times with the ball for Bangladesh, as he has scalped 10 wickets in his last three appearances with a fifer to his name.
Henry Nicholls: The left-hander from Canterbury has accumulated 209 runs from his last four innings at an average of 52.25.
WK: L Das, M Rahim
BAT: T Iqbal, H Nichols, D Conway, M Guptill
ALL: M Santner, M Saifuddin
BWL: T Southee, T Boult, M Hasan Miraz
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