New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019, 1st ODI: Preview and predicted lineups
The World Cup 2019 is approaching and all the teams are looking to get their combinations right for the major ICC event. The Blackcaps need to make the most out of this series as it will be their last ODI tilt before the commencement of the showpiece event.
The Bengal Tigers will miss the services of their ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. But the visitors would still be hoping to win their first series in New Zealand, as the Kiwis have not been in the best of form lately.
Total Matches- 44
Matches won batting first - 17
Matches won bowling first - 24
Average 1st Inns score - 241
Average 2nd Inns score - 201
Highest total recorded - 373/8 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded - 126/10 (36.3 Ov) by PAK vs NZ
Highest score chased - 289/3 (40 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Lowest score defended - 162/3 (20.5 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
- Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed have been ruled out of series due to injury.
- Sabbir Rahman will come in for Shakib Al Hasan.
- Shafiul Islam will replace Taskin.
- Colin Munro and Ish Sodhi have been dropped from the squad.
- Tom Latham is in the squad.
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nayeem Hasan, Shafiul Islam
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, James Neesham
Probable Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c) Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain.
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry/Tim Southee, Trent Boult.