New Zealand will be craving to win the ODI series after losing against India and Australia recently. The Black Caps will be determined to bounce back when they will go up against Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series.
The Black Caps performed very well whenever they played at home. They understand the home conditions well and it’s a crucial advantage to win against Bangladeshi boys. Pitches will favour New Zeland pacers and it’s perfect especially when they have seamers like Tim Southee and Trent Boult to make things difficult for Bangladesh batsmen.
It is not the bowlers only who want to prove themselves in the opening ODI of the series but also, the batsmen like Martyin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Colin Munro who didn’t perform well in the last ODI series against India and Australia.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODI: Full Schedule Fixtures And Venue
|26th December 2016||1st ODI||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||11 am local time (10 pm GMT, 3:30 am IST)|
|29th December 2016||2nd ODI||Saxton Oval, Nelson||11 am local time (10 pm GMT, 3:30 am IST)|
|31th December 2016||3rd ODI||Saxton Oval, Nelson||11 am local time (10 pm GMT, 3:30 am IST)|
TV Guide: India: No coverage.
UK: Sky Sports.
New Zealand: Sky Sports.
Bangladesh: Channel 9.
Australia: Fox Sports.
New Zealand ODI: Squad
Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee
Bangladesh ODI: squad
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahaman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Subashis Roy and Tanveer Haider.
They will hungry for runs at home. The home team will be favourite to win the tournament but the skipper is aware of Bangladesh’s growth. The tigers have been improved a lot and defeated some big dogs in Word Cricket.
But it won’t be like the Tigers home condition. The visitors will be tested by one of best seamers in the World Cricket. Will they able to win against the Black Caps at their home? It’s going to be a tough challenge for Bangladeshi team.
Mustafizur Rahman will be the most crucial bowler in the series undoubtedly. Also, the skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Taskin Ahmed will take charge of the bowling unit while batsmen like Mahmuddulah, Tamim Iqbal and all-rounder Shakib-Al Hasan is going to have a key role to score runs against the Black Caps. The Tigers have enough experience within the squad which is a very good for the visitors.