New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The track at the venue is one of the best batting tracks in New Zealand.

Bangladesh Mahmudullah
Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah celebrates with teammates after hitting the winning runs. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The three-match ODI series between New Zealand and Bangladesh is scheduled to get underway tomorrow. The opening match would be played at the McLean Park in Napier and the visitors would be going into the contest without their stalwart Shakib Al Hasan, who has been ruled out. They also don’t have the in-form Taskin Ahmed after the speedster injured his ankle in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Moreover, the Tigers are yet to beat the Black Caps in New Zealand and are required to pull out something special to turn the tables on the hosts. The home team, on the contrary, lost the ODI series to India 1-4 and wouldn’t want to suffer another hiccup against Mashrafe Mortaza and Co. Bangladesh and the Kiwis last met in the 2017 Champions Trophy in England, where the former won in the humdinger.


Match Details:

The first game of the 3-match ODI series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be hosted by the McLean Park in Napier.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (1:00 AM GMT) (6:30 AM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar).

Last five completed ODI matches:

New Zealand: L, W, L, L, L.

Bangladesh: W, L, W, W, W

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at the venue is one of the best batting tracks in New Zealand because of the short square boundaries.

Average 1st innings score: 245 (Last five ODIs)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

Bench – Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee


Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman/Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman.

Bench – Nayeem Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Mominul Haque, Ebadot Hossain

Power Picks:

Rubel Hossain:

21 wickets from 12 ODIs against New Zealand

6/26 and a 4-wicket haul against the Kiwis in ODIs

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain option – Ross Taylor, Tamim Iqbal, Henry Nicholls

Vice-captain options – Mushfiqur Rahim, Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham

Alternatives – Martin Guptill, Liton Das, Mahmudullah

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim (VC)

Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls (C), Ross Taylor, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das

All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Mahmudullah

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Rubel Hossain

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim

Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor (C), Tamim Iqbal (VC), Liton Das

All-Rounders – James Neesham, Mahmudullah

Bowlers – Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mustafizur Rahman


Expert Advice:

Going by the recent BPL form, Mushfiqur Rahim has to be picked ahead of Tom Latham among wicket-keepers.

Probable Winners:

New Zealand are most likely to come out trumps in the series opener

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