NZ-W vs BD-W Dream11 Prediction: New Zealand will look to keep their hopes alive when they meet Bangladesh in aa must-win encounter both teams.
New Zealand will be hoping to get back into winning ways when they meet Bangladesh in their 3rd group game of the mega event. The Black Ferns needs to win their remaining two matches against Bangladesh and Australia to go through to the semi-final. The narrow defeat against the Indian eves will surely dent their confidence. However, the performance of Amelia Kerr, who nearly won it for New Zealand will give them hope ahead of the two must-win encounters.
The likes of Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates will look to get her team off to a solid start. The bowling department was impressive against India as they managed to restrict India to 133 especially after Shafali Verma had gone on a rampage. Bangladesh, on the other hand, has already bowed out of the tournament after suffering consecutive defeats against India and Australia.
They will be playing for pride and will hope to dismantle the star-studded New Zealand line-up. Bangladesh has some impressive players in their ranks and will look to put the White Ferns under some sort of pressure. It will be interesting to see how both teams approach the game come tomorrow.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
In the past, the surface at the Junction Oval has assisted both the batsmen and the bowlers. The last match between India and New Zealand saw the Indian eves defending 133 which proves that bowling in the right areas will restrict the oppositions from scoring big. With two matches slated for the day at this venue, the earlier match might have more assistance for the bowlers. The team winning the toss could look to chase.
Probable Playing XI’s
Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (WK), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jansen, Lea Tahuhu, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr
Shamima Sultana (WK), Murshida Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Panna Ghosh, Salma Khatun (C), Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match 13: New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Date and Time: 29th February, 05:30 AM IST
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Lea Tahuhu, Nigar Sultana
Dream XI Wicket-keepers
Nigar Sultana and Rachel Priest will be the two wicket-keepers in our dream XI team. Sultana is one of the most organized batters from Bangladesh and she proved it with an innings of substance against India. On the other hand, Rachel Priest is also a consistent player for New Zealand. She hasn’t really impressed with the bat in the tournament so far but a knock of substance might just be a match away.
Dream XI Batswomen
Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, M Khatun and Fargana Hoque will be the three batswomen in our dream XI team. There is no introduction required for Suzie Bates. She is one of the finest T20I players of all time and will look to come good in the all-important clash against Bangladesh.
On the other hand, Maddy Green has also done a great job for New Zealand. She has been an impressive run-scorer and chipped in with crucial knocks against India and Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Fargana Hoque showed her class in the match against the Aussies. Though Bangladesh was thrashed by the Aussies, Hoque never looked in discomfort and scored a well compiled 33.
Dream XI All-rounders
Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr will be the three all-rounders in our dream XI team.
Sophie Devine is one of the finest New Zealand players. After missing out against India, she will look to come out all guns blazing against Bangladesh. She was at her imperious best against Sri Lanka and smashed a match-winning 75.
Meanwhile, Amelia Kerr kept New Zealand in the game till the final delivery against India. She looked in ominous touch with the bat and almost won the match for the Black ferns. She also bagged two crucial wickets to stem India’s run flow.
Dream XI Bowlers
Lea Tahuhu, S Khatun and L Kasperek will be the two bowlers in our dream XI team. Lea Tahuhu has been the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand and will look to make an impact against Bangladesh. She bowled well against India and bagged a wicket. Meanwhile, L Kasperek have 4 wicket in Womens world cup till now so she shall be a worthy pick.
S Khatun is the frontline right arm off break for Bangladesh women. She has 5 overall wickets in the tournament till now.
Captain and Vice-captain
S Devine will be the captain of the day while A Kerr will be the vice-captain.
Note: For Updated teams after the lineup announcement, join The SportsRush Premium on our mobile app.
SportsRush Small League Dream XI Team
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.