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New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019, 1st Test: Match details, key players and predicted XI

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2.85K   //    27 Feb 2019, 12:51 IST

New Zealand Cricket Team
New Zealand Cricket Team

After hammering Bangladesh in the ODI series, New Zealand are set to host them for a three-match Test series. The first match of the series will be played at Hamilton on 28th February at 3:30 AM.

The visitors have struggled so far on this tour, while the Blackcaps have been in spectacular form. Bangladesh would be hoping to register their first win since arriving in New Zealand.

The Kiwis on the other hand would be eyeing to maintain their winning momentum heading into the Test series. Having lost to India in the ODI series 4-1, the hosts bounced back in style against Bangladesh; they won all the three ODIs comprehensively to whitewash the Tigers.

New Zealand would want to demonstrate that kind of dominant performance in the Test series as well. Kane Williamson has led his side exceptionally well across all the formats, and his role will be crucial in this series.

Bangladesh on their part have proven themselves as one of the better sides from the sub-continent region, but their record in overseas conditions is still terrible. If they want to turn things around on this tour, both their batsmen and bowlers would have to up their game considerably.

Ground stats

Avg 1st innings score: 304

Avg 2nd innings score: 314

Avg 3rd innings score: 225

Avg 4th innings score: 168

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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

Match details

Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Time: 03:30 AM IST

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar (Website, App)

Team news

Bangladesh

Mushifiqur Rahim remains doubtful for this game due to his injury concerns. Liton Das could make his way in the playing XI to replace him.

New Zealand

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill and Mitchell Santner are all excluded from the Test squad.

Jeet Raval, Neil Wagner and Will Young have been given the chance to perform in whites. 

Squads

Bangladesh

Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Soumya Sarkar

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Will Young

Key players

Bangladesh

- Tamim Iqbal

- Mahmudullah

- Mustafizur Rahman

New Zealand

- Kane Williamson

- Tom Latham

- Trent Boult

Probable playing XI

Bangladesh: Liton Das (alternative: Mushfiqur Rahim), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, M Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam / Khaled Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain

New Zealand: B Watling, Kane Williamson, J Raval, R Taylor, T Latham, H Nicholls, C Grandhomme, T Astle, T Boult, T Southee, N Wagner / M Henry

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