When and where:
Bangladesh will take on New Zealand in the first test match of the series, on (February 28) at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Bangladesh in recent years has developed itself to become one of the better sides from the Asian sub-continent. Even though they have lost all the matches in this tour so far, as far as T20s and ODIs are concerned, they are still a threat to their opposition. The team is coming off a good victory in the Test against West Indies and would’ve learnt a lot from those two games. If they are able to perform at their maximum potential, an upset can be easily predicted for this particular fixture.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will be looking to maintain the order and prove why they are one of the few elite teams in international cricket. They have an excellent squad of world-class players. Since the world cup is only a few months away, these few games will help the players build their way to the mega tournament. The right mindset and correct preparation has to be the order of the day from the management, and they zero in their attention to lifting the ICC World Cup 2019 Trophy.
The match will begin at 3:30 AM IST.
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Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Soumya Sarkar
BAN vs NZ Playing 11:
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Wicketkeeper: L Das (Doubtful: M Rahim)
Batsmen: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, M Mithun
All-rounder: Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam/Khaled Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain
Wicketkeeper: B Watling
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, J Raval, R Taylor, T Latham, H Nicholls
All-rounder: C Grandhomme, T Astle
Bowlers: T Boult, T Southee, N Wagner
BAN vs NZ Players to watch out for:
For Bangladesh, their opening batsman in Tamim Iqbal is one of the most talented players from this country and he will be looking to lead the lineup with great vigour. He was injured in the last series and will be making amends for his side in New Zealand. All-rounder, Mahmudullah is coming off a game where he scored 136 runs for the winning cause. In the bowling department, Mustafizur Rahman is the one to keep an eye on as the fast-bowler has got many tricks up his sleeve.
For New Zealand, skipper Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and bowler Trent Boult are the most likely players who will be doing the damage against the opposition. Williamson is easily one of the top three batsmen in the world, and he is a pillar of consistency as well. Ross Taylor has been given a second wind in his international career, as he is once again bludgeoning the opposition bowling. Whereas, Trent Boult’s skill with the new ball is of the highest of echelons.
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