NZ vs BAN Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st ODI – 20 March (Dunedin). Devon Conway and Martin Guptill are the best fantasy captains for this game.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Bangladesh in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series. The Kiwis would want to continue their domination on home soil.
New Zealand will miss the services of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in this game. Tom Latham will lead the side, whereas Devon Conway and Will Young should make their ODI debut. Martin Guptill would like to continue his good form, whereas they have four world-class pacers in their ranks.
The Bangladesh side is coming on the back of a series win against the West Indies, but they will miss the services of Shakib al Hasan in this series. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim are the lead batsmen of the side, whereas Mustafizur Rahman is the side’s lead bowler. The all-rounder duties will be shared between Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, and Mohammad Saifuddin.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the ODI games played here is 261 runs. This pitch should assist the pacers in this game.
Total Games Played: 10; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 5
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Will Young, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh First ODI Match
Date and Time: 20 March, Saturday – 3:30 AM IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, and Will Young.
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Soumya Sarkar.
Death Over Specialists
- Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson.
- Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman.
NZ vs BAN Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Mushfiqur Rahim and Tom Latham will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Rahim has scored 6266 ODI runs at an average of 36.43, whereas he has batted at an average of 40.00 since 2019. Latham has scored 2696 ODI runs at an average of 32.88, whereas he scored 280 runs at an average of 70.00 in the Ford Trophy.
NZ vs BAN Fantasy Batsmen
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, and Henry Nicholls will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Guptill has scored 6843 ODI runs at an average of 42.24, whereas Conway is making his ODI debut, and he has scored 3104 List-A runs at an average of 44.98. Nicholls scored 365 runs in the recent Ford Trophy, whereas he opens in the ODI format. All three of them are genuine run-scorers.
Tamim Iqbal will be our batsman from Bangladesh. Iqbal has scored 7360 ODI runs at an average of 36.98, whereas he scored 158 runs in the last ODI series against West Indies.
NZ vs BAN Fantasy All-Rounders
Soumya Sarkar will be our all-rounder from Bangladesh. Sarkar has scored 1735 ODI runs at an average of 33.37, whereas he has been bowling well for the last few years.
NZ vs BAN Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, the trio of Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Trent Boult will make it into our team. Southee has 190 ODI scalped under his belt, whereas Boult has scalped 164. Henry has scalped 92 ODI wickets, whereas he scalped 15 wickets in the recent Ford Trophy. All three of them are brilliant wicket-takers.
Mustafizur Rahman will be our bowler from Bangladesh. Rahman has scalped 115 ODI wickets in 61 ODI games, whereas he has an economy of 5.13.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Martin Guptill and Devon Conway
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Mushfiqur Rahim and Trent Boult
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