Date: 20th March 2021
Time: 3:30 AM(IST)
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
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New Zealand take on Bangladesh in the 1st ODI of the series. A challenge for both teams, this ODI series will be a fantastic action-packed cricketing treat. The last time Bangladesh were in New Zealand, the hosts had won the series 3-0.
New Zealand will be without the services of their skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Taylor suffered a small tear in his left hamstring and Williamson was unavailable for the series. This certainly will be a huge blow to the Black Caps but simultaneously will be a good opportunity for the youngsters to grab opportunities. They have been in exceptional form in T20 cricket, except the 0-5 loss at home against India in 2020.
Led by southpaw Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh will be eager to change their fortunes this time. They will be without the services of their star-all rounder Shakib-al-Hasan, who welcomed his third child. They have some good players in their roster and it will be interesting to see how the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah continue their good form. The team had recently whitewashed West Indies at home in the ODI format.
Probable Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Will Young, Tom Latham (C&WK), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain
Wicket-Keepers: Tom Latham, Mushfiqur Rahim
Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Martin Guptill, Mahmudullah, Devon Conway
All-Rounders: Jimmy Neesham, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammed Saifuddin, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Mehidy Hasan
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