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

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

New Zealand have already announced their playing XI.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

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.

Match Details:

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track is expected to be green and the team, batting first will have a tough task ahead of it.

Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand:

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.

Team News:

New Zealand announced their Playing XI.

Power Picks:

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


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

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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