Bangladesh vs New Zealand: How to pick the winning Dream11?
Bangladesh take on New Zealand in match number nine of the ICC World Cup 2019. Both teams registered terrific opening victories in the ongoing 2019 World Cup. Bangladesh beat South Africa, whereas, New Zealand ripped apart Sri Lanka. Fans playing the Dream11 will need to pick a winning team. Here we decode the same.
Guptill leads this strong and experienced batting unit
We have gone for the opening combination of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro. Both were superb against Sri Lanka. Guptill leads the charge and gets the vice-captaincy nod. Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim adds immense character in the batting department. He is supported by the experienced Ross Taylor, who can dictate the show. Mahmudullah comes in as the finisher in that crucial middle order.
Shakib and Neesham are the two powerful all-rounders
The all-round department is well sorted and has that necessary firepower. Shakib Al Hasan, who was on top gear against South Africa, gets the nod as skipper of this Dream11 team. The left-arm spinner's role is huge. He gets help from utility man Jimmy Neesham. The powerful Kiwi all-rounder can be that desired match-winner. He has made a strong start in CWC 19.
A four-man bowling unit on offer
New Zealand speedsters Matt Henry and Trent Boult lead the pace department. Both these bowlers can exploit the conditions well. They will look to trouble the Bangladeshi batting unit. Mustafizur Rahman has seen his stock rise rapidly. The left-arm pacer will look to dictate the show and pick wickets. Mehidy Hasan is the main spinner and will support Shakib in this department.
Rationale behind this Dream11 team
The bowling unit has that strong feel in terms of pace. The three pacers are sharp and potential match-winners. Two solid all-rounders present their case and could be match-winners. The batting has that desirable mix and can score runs aplenty. It's a match-winning team.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
Predicted Bangladesh starting XI: Tamim, Soumya, Shakib, Rahim (wicket-keeper), Mahmudullah, Mithun, Mosaddek, Mortaza (captain), Mehidy, Saifuddin and Mustafizur. Predicted New Zealand starting XI: Guptill, Munro, Williamson (captain), Taylor, Blundell (wicket-keeper), Nicholls, Neesham, Grandhomme, Santner, Boult and Henry. It's expected to be a close game and both teams will feel that they are in with a chance. New Zealand could have that extra edge.