ICC World Cup 2019: Match 9, Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 9, Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

England and Wales will see Bangladesh challenging high-flying New Zealand.

Bangladesh ODI
Bangladesh ODI. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

The match 9 of the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales will see Bangladesh challenging high-flying New Zealand. The Tigers must be confident of taking down another big team after defeating South Africa in their opening game at the Kennington Oval in London. The Kiwis, on the other hand, steamrolled Sri Lanka in Cardiff as their bowlers had fun on a green surface.

In the Champions Trophy two years ago, Bangladesh had managed to knock the Black Caps out of the tournament to book their place in the semi-final. They will be hoping to get the better of them once again and prove that their win over the Proteas wasn’t a one-off. As for the team combinations is concerned, both the teams aren’t expected to tinker with their line-ups and back the same group to do the job once again.

Match Details

The 9th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Kennington Oval in London.

The match starts at 01:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports 3. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

It has been that kind of summer in England which nobody can predict. It is set to be cloudy in London throughout the day and it will rain in the lead up to the game. There might be a delayed start to the match. The forecast continues to threaten the encounter to actually take place continuously and frequent breaks are expected. It should not be a surprise if the match gets washed out. The actual temperature will hover around 16-18 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The first two matches in the tournament at the Kennington Oval turned out to be high-scoring and it looks like a bat first pitch at the moment. First England and then Bangladesh posted mammoth totals of 311 and 330 runs respectively batting first and defending it later rather comfortably. However, two warm-up matches ahead of the tournament produced scores of 179 and 160 in the first innings.

Average first innings score: 245 (last four One-Day matches (includes two warm-ups) at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs


Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman.

Bench – Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed.

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Bench – Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Tom Blundell.

Team News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

Power Picks:

Ross Taylor vs Bangladesh in ODIs:

Innings: 22

Runs: 921

Average: 57.56

100s: 2

50s: 7

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Martin Guptill, Tamim Iqbal, Kane Williamson.

Vice-Captain Options: Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Munro, Mushfiqur Rahim.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Mushfiqur Rahim

Batsmen – Soumya Sarkar, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill (C), Kane Williamson

All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Mohammad Saifuddin, James Neesham

Bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Lockie Ferguson.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Mushfiqur Rahim, Tom Latham

Batsmen – Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal (C), Mohammad Mithun, Kane Williamson, Colin Munro (VC)

All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan

Bowlers – Mashrafe Mortaza, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.

Expert Advice:

Don’t undermine Bangladesh players and pick an equal number of players from both the teams.

Lockie Ferguson’s pace might work against Bangladesh and he might be a good pick.

Probable Winners:

The team batting first should win the match. Though New Zealand enter the encounter as favourites.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.