New Zealand is on a away tour to Bangladesh for 3 ODIs and 2 Test matches. In the mean time the 1st ODI of Bangladesh vs New Zealand has been abandoned due to heavy raining in Sher-e-Bangla, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now Lockie and his Kiwi army will try to give a better deal on the 2nd ODI day against Bangladesh.
BAN vs NZ 2nd ODI 2023 Team Preview:
Bangladesh has been on of the trustworthy cricketing countries in Asian continent. In the last few encounters against New Zealand, their performances were quite satisfying that Bangladesh could grab some winning innings. The last match between New Zealand and Bangladesh got abandoned due to unwanted heavy rainfall. Although, Liton’s bowlers bowled till 33.4 overs before raining. They were able to pick 5 Kiwi wickets already. So, it seems that Bangladesh had a good start with chocking the opponent batters.
Mustafizur Rahman could find his rhythm in a great way for Bangladesh ahead of the World Cup. He was supported properly by the left-armer Nasum Ahmed. Nasum bowled 3 maidens in his 8 Overs and grabbed 2 wickets for just 21 runs. Moreover, Bangladesh has a solid batting lineup for this series of Bangladesh vs New Zealand.
As we know that New Zealand has rested few of their star players before the ODI World Cup 2023 in India. They miss not only their regular skipper Kane Williamson but also mid-order batter Daryl Mitchell. Along with Mitchell, the experienced pacer, Tim Southee also got an injury on the England tour. Now, he is out of this squad. So, it can be said that the Kiwis does not have so many well-experienced cricketers in their squad in the tour of Bangladesh this time.
Lockie Ferguson has still prepared a bunch of skilled players for this ongoing tour as Bangladesh cannot be ignored even before the World Cup 2023. On the 1st ODI day we could see Finn Allen and Will Young to open where Young could smash a brilliant half century. After him none but Henry Nicholls could make 44 runs which was the second highest for that day.
However, the bowlers did not get chances to prove their supremacy as the match could not deal with the raining and got abandoned suddenly.
BAN vs NZ 2nd ODI 2023 Match Details:
The 2nd ODI of Bangladesh vs New Zealand will be commenced in the same Sher-e-Bangla stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 23rd September, Saturday. The time that has been scheduled for the match is 13:30. If the weather permits, the spectators might get a chance to witness a brilliant match.
BAN vs NZ 2nd ODI 2023 Predicted playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das (c), Soumya Sarkar, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Towhid Hridoy, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman
Finn Allen, Will Young, Chad Bowes, Tom Blundell (wk), Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Cole McConchie,Lockie Ferguson (c), Trent Boult
BAN vs NZ Key players for both team:
Mahmadullah and Tamim Iqbal are making comebacks for Bangladesh. They might be key players to watch out for in the batting section. They have also got skipper Litton Das and Soumya Sarkar to build partnerships and play for the longer durations.
Mustrafizur Rahman is the key bowler for the 2nd ODI of Bangladesh vs New Zealand. In the last match, he picked 3 wickets for just 27 runs. Along with him there is another name- Nasum Ahmed who gave 3 maidens and took 2 brilliant wickets for 21 runs.
Many things will depend on Will Young who showed a good fight at the openning after New Zealand lost two wickets earlier. Henry Nicholls is another key batter in the mid-order. Cole McConchie and Chad Bowes have also got a chance in this squad. They should look to utilize the most of their opportunity.
Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult will be the key bowlers for the team while Sodhi is one to look out for with the spin. Rachin Ravindra may get some advantages in this pitch will also play a key role.
BAN vs NZ 2nd ODI 2023 Pitch & Weather Report:
All the 3 ODIs in this series will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The average 1st innings score in ODIs here is 222 runs. For this match, we can assume a 260+ runs score will be a competitive first innings total. Both sides have a solid bowlers to defend such a total.
Here, the pitch is a balanced one that offers help for both bowlers and batters. The weather forecast is for thundershowers with a high of 31 degrees temperature. Like the previous ODI, this match too might be affected by rain.
BAN vs NZ 2nd ODI 2023 Match Prediction:
Bangladesh has gained sufficient confidence over New Zealand. Even the advantages of their home ground may also add some extra positivity in their performances. So, I predict, Bangladesh will win over Bangladesh vs New Zealand match.