New Zealand is all set to fly to Bangladesh before the ODI World Cup, set to happen later this year. Both sides have rested some star players for this series. But the players selected in the squad will be eager to prove themselves. Now, we will look at some details regarding the Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st ODI match.
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI 2023 Match Preview:
Bangladesh has a 7-0 winning record over New Zealand in the last ODI series. Bangladesh will be led by Litton Das in the first two ODIs of this series. Tamim Iqbal and Mahmadullah will get back to the squad and are expected to be played in the first eleven. Mustafizur Rahman will lead by the fast bowling with Tanzim Hasan who impressed on his debut match in Asia Cup.
Team New Zealand:
New Zealand is up for the Bangladesh Challenge before the World Cup this year. Recently, they have lost against England by 1-3. The Kiwi team will be led by Lockie Ferguson. Lockie will lead his national team for the very first time. Will Young and Finn Allen open the batting for New Zealand? In the Bangladesh vs New Zealand match, skipper Ferguson will join experienced bowlers for company in the pace department.
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI 2023 Match Details:
The name of the series is the New Zealand Tour of Bangladesh, 2023. The 1st match will be played on 21st September, 13:30 onwards. The entire series will be played in the ODI format. Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, at Dhaka, in Bangladesh has been set to conduct the 1st match of Bangladesh vs New Zealand. However, both teams will look to plug some holes and find vital balance in their playing eleven.
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI 2023 Predicted playing XI:
Predicted playing XI for Bangladesh:
Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Tanzim Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rishad Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hassan.
Predicted playing XI for New Zealand:
Finn Allen, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Ish Sodhi, Chad Bowes.
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI 2023 Key players:
Key players for Bangladesh:
Bangladesh team will be captained by Litton Das who himself is in great form with his batting. Mahmadullah and Tamim Iqbal will get a chance to return to the squad and show their forms again. They are expected to be in the first playing XI. Mahedi Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, along Soumya Sarkar will join to build the depth of their mid-order batting.
Mustafizur will be the leader in the fast-bowling section with Tanzim Hasan. Tanzim has previously impressed on his debut match in the recently-ended Asia Cup 2023. Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, and Mahmudullah on the other hand are top-notch spinners, getting into the squad. Khaled Mahmud and Rishad Hossain may get an opportunity to make their debut in this Bangladesh vs New Zealand series.
Key players: Litton Das, Tanzim Hasan, Mahedi Hasan
Key players for New Zealand:
For the very first time, Lockie Ferguson will lead his New Zealand team. The captain himself is a key player as he is one of the star bowlers in his team. Finn Allen and Will Young will make the opening strokes for the New Zealand. Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, and Cole McConchie are expected to make a good impact in the mid-order.
Skipper Ferguson will join with his skilled bowlers Trent Boult, Adam Milne, and Kyle Jamieson for company in the fast-bowling section. Similarly, the trio of Ish Sodhi, Cole McConchie, and Rachin Ravindra will support the spin department.
Key players: Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Lockie Ferguson
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI 2023 Pitch & Weather Report:
Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka will host the Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st ODI match. The track will be slightly slow with some advantages for the spinners, but balls may not show variable bounces as this is the first match that will be played there. We can expect runs to be in the range of 250-260.
Bright and sunny weather is expected as per the weather forecasters. Dew might come into the match during the post-parts of the match.
However, both teams will try to chase down the target as chasing has been the norm in white-ball cricket of late.
BAN vs NZ, 1st ODI 2023 Match Prediction:
In the Bangladesh vs New Zealand series, both teams have excellent depth in their batting and bowling units with a lot of all-rounders in their playing XI. Both sides have experienced leadership as well as batting and bowling stars. But if we look at the very recent performances of them, Bangladesh will get some benefits. So, I predict Bangladesh to win this match.