NZ vs BAN Dream11: With the series already in their pocket, the Blackcaps will be eyeing a clean-sweep in the three-match ODI series when they face the visiting Bangla Tigers in the final ODI to be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
This match could be tagged as a dead-rubber but Bangladesh would be hoping to put a smile on their spectators’ faces back home on their 50th Independence Day. We all know how passionate Bangladesh Cricket fans are, and a win on the auspicious occasion would be a great toast for the fans.
Talking about the hosts, the return of Ross Taylor, who will act as a massive boost for them in the middle-order that looked perplexed in the last game. Make no doubt that Taylor is the backbone of Blackcaps’ middle-order and having him back in the side may create a fuss in Bangladesh’s dressing room. It would be interesting to see how the visitors will cope-up with Ross Taylor’s inclusion for the final ODI.
NZ vs BAN Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 3rd ODI, New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Competition: 3-match ODI Series
Date: 26th March 2021
Time: 03:30 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
The surface at the Basin Reserve is known for having a green pinch, especially in Red-ball cricket. However, things have been different in the limited-overs setup as the side batting first averages 280+ in the last ten years. The numbers suggest that this is going to be a batting paradise.
(last five completed games)
New Zealand: WWLWW
Where to watch NZ vs BAN live: You can WATCH New Zealand vs Bangladesh on the FANCODE app in India.
Injury update, unavailability: Star pacer Mustafizur Rahman remains doubtful for this NZ vs BAN Dream11 team prediction match. He is yet to get over his hamstring issue and might miss this game.
Expected changes and team combination: Having put up a decent show in the last ODI, changes are highly unlikely to take place in the eleven. However, with Mustafizur still nursing his hamstring, Al-Amin Hossain or Rubel Hossain might get featured in the eleven.
BAN Playing 11 (Likely):
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mustafizur Rahman/Al-Amin Hossain/Rubel Hossain
NZ Team News
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns or unavailability for this game. However, veteran Ross Taylor after passing his fitness Test is back in the squad after missing the last two games due to injury.
Expected changes and team combination: With Ross Taylor available for selection, Will Young is expected to miss out for the hosts. Also, they might give some rest to Trent Boult and bring in Tim Southee who has warmed the bench in the last two games. No other changes expected to take place in the eleven.
NZ Playing 11 (probable):
Tim Southee/Trent Boult
With confidence booming high New Zealand will be the favorites to start in this game. Therefore, we are backing New Zealand to register a win in this NZ vs BAN Today Match Prediction fixture and make it a clean sweep in the three-match series.
Tamim Iqbal: The Bangladesh skipper having scored 78 in the last game will be one of the key figures in the batting line-up. He is one of the sure-shot choices for captain/vice-captain.
Martin Guptill: The Blackcaps opener has scored 38 and 20 in the two games so far. He has looked promising but unable to convert his starts. This could be the match where he gets going.
Mohammad Mithun: The exciting right-hander exploded in the last game with an unbeaten 73 off 54 deliveries. Could be a handy bet for captain/vice-captain.
Ross Taylor: The veteran will be back for Blackcaps after missing out on the last two games due to injury. His last 4 ODI scores are 109*, 73*, 12, 4.
Tom Latham: Blackcaps stand-in skipper has got 180 runs from his last 4 ODI innings with a century against his name that came in the last game.
WK: T Latham, M Rahim
BAT: T Iqbal, R Taylor, M Mithun, M Guptill
ALL: M Santner, J Neesham
BWL: M Henry, K Jamieson, T Ahmed
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