Bangladesh seeking first away win against weakened NZ side- Preview: NZ-Ire-Ban Series

In fifteen games played against the Kiwis, Bangladesh have never won a single game against New Zealand in neutral or away venue. Though they have the honour of series white wash at home ground. In series against NZ at New Zealand, Bangladesh failed to display a positive performance. Similarly, in the first match against Ireland they were lacking partnership at regular interval and Tamim Iqbal was looking short of a partner. The conditions suits seam bowler and NZ side have inexperienced but promising fast bowlers and how Bangladesh cope with them is the question. The middle order of NZ too looked in good Nick and can be dangerous at lower down the order.

Form Guide:

New Zealand: WLWLW

Bangladesh: LWLLL


Team Preview:

New Zealand: having joined the team last week, Adam Milne is now available for selection and can be included in place of ish Sodhi if they want to boost their pace attack. 

Probable XI: 1 Luke Ronchi (wk), 2 Tom Latham (capt), 3 George Worker, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Neil Broom, 6 James Neesham, 7 Colin Munro, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn, 9 Mitchell Santner, 10 Seth Rance, 11 Adam Milne/ Ish Sodhi

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza is back after an over rate suspension and will be included in place of Rubel Hossain. Apart from this Bangladesh team line-up would be same as the first ODI.

Probable XI:  1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mosaddek Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Players in the Spotlight:

Mahmudulluh: with an unbeaten 43 in the last match, mahmudulluh rescued his side from 70-4 before match was abandoned. He is in the verge of becoming the fifth Bangladeshi batsman to score three thousand runs. With the form he is in, he could prove to be a game changer for Bangladesh.


Mitchell Santner: he could be vital cog for the blackcaps at the champions trophy. In last match, the five wickets haul which was a match winning spell and earned him the man of the match award. He will be key against the Bangladesh batting too with his slow left arm bowling.

What: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 17th May, 9:45 GMT

Where: Dublin

What to expect: there is a chance of rain at Dublin with temperature being in between 15-18 degree Celsius. Pitch will be helpful for seam bowlers with patches of greenery in it.

Match Prediction: though inexperienced and newly looked side it would be tough to overcome New Zealand at this type of pitch. Bangladesh will be eyeing their first away win and are favourite to win the match.

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