New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
New Zealand have already announced their playing XI.
Published - Feb 27, 2019 3:31 pm | Updated - Feb 27, 2019 3:33 pm
The two-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand is scheduled to get underway tomorrow at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. The visitors had a horror run in the three-match ODI series as their bowlers came under the cosh courtesy of some belligerent batting by the Black Caps. Going into the red-ball fixtures, the Tigers don’t have much to rejoice by any stretch of the imagination.
In 13 Tests against the Kiwis, Bangladesh are yet to win a match. Moreover, they lost all their previous seven Tests on New Zealand soil. The Tigers’ also have some injury concerns as the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan developed injuries. The Black Caps, on the other hand, must be oozing with confidence after the resounding campaign in the white-ball matches earlier this month.
The first game of the 3-match Test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be hosted by the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The match starts at 11:00 PM local time (10:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (3:30 AM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar).
Last five Test matches:
New Zealand: W, D, W, L, W
Bangladesh: W, W, W, L, L
The track is expected to be green and the team, batting first will have a tough task ahead of it.
Probable Playing XI:
Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Bench – Matt Henry, Will Young.
Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (C), Liton Das (WK), Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Khaled Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Bench – Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadat Hossain.
New Zealand announced their Playing XI.
Trent Boult in Tests in 2018:
33 wickets from 7 matches at an average of 23.9. At home, 26 wickets from 4 matches at 20.26.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Tom Latham, Trent Boult, Kane Williamson, Mominul Haque
Vice-captain options – Tamim Iqbal, Jeet Raval, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed
Alternatives – Tamim Iqbal, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – BJ Watling
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Tom Latham (C), Jeet Raval, Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque
All-Rounders – Colin de Grandhomme, Mahmudullah
Bowlers – Trent Boult (VC), Neil Wagner, Abu Jayed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Liton Das
Batsmen – Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham (VC), Ross Taylor, Tamim Iqbal
All-Rounders – Colin de Grandhomme, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Khaled Ahmed
Filling the team with players from New Zealand won’t be ideal. If the Bangladesh bowlers fail to take wickets, not more than the top four will score big runs.
New Zealand are likely to win the encounter.
*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.
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