Bangladesh and New Zealand are all set to lock horns in the first game of the three-match ODI series. The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur will host this clash on Thursday, September 21.
Bangladesh will be captained by Litton Das after they opted to rest quite a few of their big stars, including the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Hasan Mahmud.
Mahmudullah is back for the Tigers for one last audition before the World Cup. Tamim Iqbal has also returned after recovering from a back injury and will be desperate to return to form before the mega event in India.
Nurul Hasan Sohan and Soumya Sarkar have also earned recalls. The focus will also be on young fast bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib, who was stupendous in the Super Four match of the Asia Cup against India.
New Zealand, on the other hand, will be led by Lockie Ferguson. The Kiwis have also rested a number of their big stars. Trent Boult, who recently made his ODI comeback against England, is expected to lead the bowling attack.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2023
Date and Time: September 21, 2023, 01:30 pm IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Pitch Report
The pitch at the venue in Mirpur has been helpful for the fast bowlers in recent times. But spinners are also likely to play a big part, specially in the second innings.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Weather Forecast
There is a high probability of rain in Mirpur on Thursday. Temperatures will be around the 27-degree Celsius mark.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Probable XIs
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Match Prediction
Bangladesh will go into the match as favourites. They have been a formidable team at home and will fancy their chances against New Zealand, who do not have a full-strength team.
Prediction: Bangladesh to win the match.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Live Streaming details and channel list
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