Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Preview, pitch report and TV listing
While Bangladesh are coming off a memorable win over South Africa, New Zealand routed Sri Lanka, and both teams would look to make a statement once again.
Meanwhile, we present the match preview.
Both teams off to a winning start
The opening matches saw both Bangladesh and New Zealand register wins against South Africa and Sri Lanka, respectively.
New Zealand triumphed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets as they were awarded two points for it.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, edged past South Africa by 21 runs in a high-scoring encounter, as the former also registered their highest ODI total.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Martin Guptill among men to watch out
As for the players, Bangladesh would be relying on the services of wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who was in fine form in the last match.
Further, Mustafizur Rahman has always been their key player.
For New Zealand, they would once again look upto opener Martin Guptill, who has a love for performing in the World Cup.
Also, watch out for Trent Boult's deadly swing.
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New Zealand hold advantage over Bangaldesh
Considering their World Cup meetings, both the teams have met four times, with New Zealand winning all of them.
They have clashed only once in England, with New Zealand winning again.
As of now, there have been 34 ODIs to date between the sides, with Bangladesh scripting 10 wins, while New Zealand have pocketed 24 matches.
Thus, New Zealand have a great psychological advantage.
High-scoring track awaits at The Oval
As of now, The Oval has witnessed two matches in this World Cup, with both being high-scoring ones.
Therefore, chances are that it won't be any different in this tie.
Moreover, the teams batting first have won both the ties.
Thus, the team winning the toss is likely to bat first, put runs on the board and put the chasing side under pressure.
Here's the predicted XI for both the sides
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, Select 1 and other regional languages channels of Star Sports.
Where to watch (Online): Hotstar
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