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New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019, 3rd ODI: Preview, Key Players & Predicted Playing XI

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8.78K   //    19 Feb 2019, 11:33 IST

Kane Williamson will be rested for the final ODI
Kane Williamson will be rested for the final ODI

PREVIEW

The Blackcaps are set to host the Bangladesh Tigers for the final ODI at University Oval, Dunedin. With the series in their kitty, the home side would be eyeing a clean sweep heading into the third ODI. This will be the last ODI before both the teams lock horns in white kits. The visitors would be hoping to end this series on a winning note to gain some momentum for the test series. Both the teams have a lot to play for, despite it being a dead rubber contest.

The Kiwis sealed the series comfortably in the second game, thrashing Bangladesh by eight wickets. They won both the games comprehensively to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series. Having scored two consecutive centuries, Martin Guptill has been in sensational form in this series so far. He led both the chases from the front to take his side over the line. The bowlers have also been in good form for the hosts, especially Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. The ace duo has taken nine wickets between them in the series.

On the other hand, Bangladesh have struggled in all three departments since arriving in New Zealand. The visitors have been outplayed by the Kiwis in both the ODIs. The Bangladeshi Tigers would be hoping to win the final game and end this series on a high. The experienced players must step-up for the visitors as they find themselves under the pump after successive defeats. Mohammad Mithun showed his temperament and technique to take his side to respectable totals in both the games.

 GAME DETAILS

 Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Time: 03:30 AM IST

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin

League: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

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Recent Form

 

Bangladesh – L L W L W

New Zealand – W W L W L

 

Head-to-head 

(Last Five ODIs)

 

New Zealand – 3, Bangladesh – 2

  

 

TEAM NEWS

 

New Zealand

Kane Williamson has been rested for the third ODI and Tom Latham will lead the Kiwis in his absence.

Colin Munro returns to the squad.

 

Bangladesh

The visitors make a couple of changes to strengthen their batting lineup.

 

SQUADS

 

Bangladesh 

Masrafe Bin Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Mahmud Ullah, Shabbir Rahaman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Md Shaifuddin, Nayeem Hasan, Shafiul Islam

New Zealand

Tom Latham (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Bangladesh

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Mahmudullah

 

New Zealand

  • Martin Guptill
  • Jimmy Neesham
  • Trent Boult

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan

New Zealand: Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor

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