New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI: Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between NZ vs BAN?

New Zealand are leading 1-0 in the series.

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New Zealand picked up a comfortable 45-run (DLS method) victory over Bangladesh in the first ODI of the series. Will Young hit a cracking century (105 off 84) while skipper Tom Latham played an impactful knock of 92 off 77. In the absence senior players Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Trent Boult and Tim Southee, New Zealand’s young brigade stepped up and will be aiming to repeat the same in the second ODI at the Sxton Oval in Nelson.

When it comes to Bangladesh, a lot of their batters managed to get a good start but failed to capitalize. Players like Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy and Mushfiqur Rahim will have to step up their game. When it comes to bowling, there remains a lot of room for improvement, especially when the conditions are likely to favour the pacers.

NZ vs BAN Match Details:

Particulars Details
Match New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI
Venue Saxton Oval, Nelson
Date & Time Wednesday, December 20, 3:30 AM
Live Streaming Details Amazon Prime Video

Saxton Oval Pitch Report and Conditions

Batters are likely to get a lot of support from the surface. A high-scoring game is expected and the captain winning the toss would look to bowl first. Anything over 320 runs will be a good total on this surface.

NZ vs BAN Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 43
New Zealand won 32
Bangladesh won 10
No Result 1
First Played 28 April 1990
Last Played 17 December 2023

NZ vs BAN Predicted Playing XI:

New Zealand (NZ)

Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, William ORourke

Bangladesh (BAN)

Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam

Probable Best Batter

Will Young (New Zealand)

Opener Will Young hit a cracking century in the first ODI. He will be hoping to keep up with the form and help New Zealand win the match and seal the series. He has played 29 ODI matches so far in his career and has hit 1129 runs.

Probable Best Bowler

Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)

Ish Sodhi’s experience will come in handy for New Zealand in the second ODI. He picked up two wickets in the first match of the series and will be aiming to keep up with the momentum.

Today’s Match Prediction: New Zealand to win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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