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New Zealand vs Bangladesh, NZ vs BAN, Today Match Prediction

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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Toss Winner - Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl first

Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

Bangladesh face uphill battle against formdiable New Zeeland

  • Bangladesh suffered 2-0 whitewash at the hands of Pakistan in a Test series played at home.
  • Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham and Tim Southee have been standout performers for New Zealand in Test cricket this season.
  • Liton Das and Taijul Islam have been consistent performers for Bangladesh in red-ball cricket this season.

Expect New Zealand to register a comfortable win over Bangladesh at Bay Oval

Tournament: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2022 | Format: TEST | Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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Host New Zealand will be looking to continue their excellent in red-ball cricket when they face Bangladesh in the opening game of the series at Mount Maunganui.

Tom Latham has been named interim captain for the two-match series against Bangladesh. The home side will be looking to deliver a clinical performance in this series opener at Mount Maunganui.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will have to make adjustments in these conditions in a bid to put on a decent show against New Zealand. Captain Mominul Haque will be hoping that senior players can come to the party in this opening encounter.

New Zealand Preview

The home side is expected to field an all-out pace attack for the opening game of the series against Bangladesh.

With Williamson being rested for this series, the responsibility will be on the shoulders of Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying heavily on the pace quartet of Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Trent Boult to provide timely breakthroughs.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Latham (captain), Will Young, Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Daryl Mitchell/Rachin Ravindra, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Ross Taylor, Rachin Ravindra, Devon Conway, Neil Wagner, Henry Nicholls, Trent Boult, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

Bangladesh Preview

The visitors will definitely be looking to field their strongest Xi for this Test match. It will be interesting to see whether Shakib Al Hasan will be available for this game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, skipper Mominul Haque, wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das, Shadman Islam and Mehidy Hasan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Abu Jayed and Taskin Ahmed to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Fazle Mahmud, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan.

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Yasir Ali Choudhary, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mehidy Hasan, Shadman Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Shanto

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Weather Conditions

The weather forecast for the game will be bright sunshine with no sign of rain. The wicket prepared for the game might have something for the bowlers with the new-ball.

Venue Details

Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui is going to host the 1st Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh. New Zealand will take heart from the fact that they have won both their games against Bangladesh.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bowl first on pitch that might have something. The average first innings score at The Bay Oval is around 390 runs.

Based on current form, New Zealand will be clear favorites to win their opening game against Bangladesh. With likes of Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee and Trent Boult in their ranks, New Zealand bowling unit has enough firepower to dismantle Bangladesh’s weak batting lineup.

Expect New Zealand to register a comfortable win over Bangladesh at Bay Oval


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Author: Shoaib Z.