New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Colin Munro comes back in the squad.

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Bangladesh don’t look in the greatest of shapes after losing the first two matches in Christchurch and Napier respectively. Their batting has been lacklustre and their bowling has been shambolic, to say the least. Clearly, the Tigers missed the services of Shakib Al Hasan. In the third and final ODI of the series at the University Oval in Dunedin, Mashrafra Mortaza and Co would be looking to salvage some pride.

New Zealand, on the other hand, have turned out to be a brute force for the visiting team. The Black Caps have lost just four wickets in the two matches and their top-order, consisting of the likes of Martin Guptill has stepped up and delivered. As far as their bowling is concerned, they have made use of the conditions by running through the Bangladesh top-order, thereby restricting them to below-par scores.

Match Details:

The 3rd game of the 3-match ODI series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be hosted by the University Oval in Dunedin.

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 completed ODI matches:

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

Bangladesh: L, L, W, L, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has been an absolute belter and scores of 300 plus can be expected. Needless to say that the bowlers can’t afford to err in their line and length by any stretch of the imagination.

Average 1st innings score: 287.4 (Last five full 50-over List A matches)

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

Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (C & WK), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

Bench – Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee.

Bangladesh:

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

Bench – Nayeem Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Shafiul Islam.

Team News:

Colin Munro replaces Kane Williamson for the 3rd ODI. Mohammad Mithun ruled out of 3rd ODI. Call on Mushfiqur Rahim will be taken before the start of the game.


Power Picks:

Tamim Iqbal has at least one 45+ score across any three successive ODI innings since the 2015/16 season. He scored 5 and 5 in the first two ODI matches.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain option – Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult

Vice-captain options – Colin Munro, Mohammad Mithun, Henry Nicholls

Alternatives – Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Tamim Iqbal

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tom Latham

Batsmen – Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Ross Taylor (VC), Martin Guptill (C)

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, James Neesham

Bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Trent Boult, Matt Henry

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim

Batsmen – Tamim Iqbal (C), Mominul Haque, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill (VC), Colin Munro

All-Rounders – Mehidy Hasan Miraz, James Neesham

Bowlers – Mohammad Saifuddin, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson


Expert Advice:

Picks from batsmen category:

Best – Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Soumya Sarkar

Safe – Henry Nicholls, Tamim Iqbal, Colin Munro

Risky – Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman

 Probable Winners:

New Zealand are most likely to come out trumps and clean-sweep Bangladesh.

*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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