Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Match 11
ICC World Cup, 13 October, 2023, 2 PM IST, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Bangladesh and New Zealand will lock horns against each in their third game of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. The match is set to take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the venue which hosted the India vs Australia encounter last Sunday (October 8).
New Zealand are sitting pretty with two wins from as many matches so far. They have put in a strong show with the bat in both their matches chasing down 283 runs against England and then posting 322 runs against the Netherlands. They will be keen on making it a hat-trick of wins in the ongoing mega event with a win over Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, will be looking to up the ante in their campaign as well. They are coming into this game after facing a strong England side in Dharamsala and they had also beaten Afghanistan in their opening game comfortably.
Bangladesh are certainly not the pushovers anymore especially in the ODI format and having beaten the Kiwis before at home, they will also be confident to put their best foot forward in this match.
The Bangladesh vs New Zealand prediction seems to be a straightforward one but it will be surely be a thrilling encounter especially at a venue like Chennai where the ball turns.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Bangladesh: W-L-L-NR-W
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for the New Zealand: W-W-W-W-NR
BAN vs NZ Match Preview
Bangladesh have backed Tanzid Tamim to come good at the top of the order and should continue to back him. Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been a gold dust at number three with his batting skills while he also delivers 10 overs of off-spin and take some wickets. Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mushfiqur Rahim form the rock middle order for Bangladesh.
They might just think of adding a third spinner to their line-up with the match set to be played in Chennai. Nasum Ahmed will be in contention in that case but again either Mahmudullah or Shoriful Islam will have to be left out.
Probable Best Perfomers for Dream11
Probable Best Batter: Shakib Al Hasan
Probable Best Bowler: Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Probable Playing XI: Tanzid Tamim, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah/Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand have no reason to change their playing XI but all eyes will be on Kane Williamson who is expected to be fit soon. However, the question is whom will he replace? The team is doing so well and with Rachin Ravindra settled at number three, it will be interesting to see the batting position of the skipper. All this only when and if he gets fit for this or upcoming World Cup fixtures.
Among others, the spin bowling department of Rachin and Mitchell Santner is performing well and they might also think of including Ish Sodhi for this game at the expense of Mark Chapman who hasn’t had much to do so far in two matches.
The pace bowling attack of Matt Henry and Trent Boult is also going its job perfectly, taking wickets and saving runs, which might even keep a fit Tim Southee out of the line-up for the rest of the tournament now.
Probable Best Performers for Dream11
Probable Best Batter: Rachin Ravindra
Probable Best Bowler: Mitchell Santner
Probable Playing XI: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C & WK), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Mark Chapman/Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
2/2 to start at the @cricketworldcup! Mitch Santner 5-59 and Matt Henry 3-40 lead the effort to defend with the ball in Hyderabad. Scorecard | https://t.co/yjDWlW2uBm #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/WaOCIVoW0j
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 9, 2023
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for BAN vs NZ
The only game played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in this Cricket World Cup saw India taking more than 40 overs to chase down 200. There is certainly a lot of help for spinners but with dew expected to come later, the team winning the toss is likely to opt to chase. Also, the spinners will enjoy bowling in afternoon more than under lights, and should take more wickets.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai ODI Records
Total Matches: 35
Match Won batting first: 17
Match won bowling first: 17
Average 1st innings score: 224
Average 2nd innings score: 205
Expected weather condition: There is no chance of rain whatsoever on the match day. But the players will suffer from humidity which will be at its peak.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Dream11 Match Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Litton Das, Devon Conway
Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Rachin Ravindra, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Taskin Ahmed, Matt Henry
Recommended Captain: Rachin Ravindra
Recommended Vice-captain: Shakib Al Hasan
This one is a mix of quality spin bowlers and quality batters who are available to be picked. Mushfiqur Rahim is a tough one to miss out in the wicketkeeper department but Das and Conway cannot be ignored. Among batters, only Shanto and Mitchell are selected thanks to the availability of quality all-rounders.
Shakib, Ravindra, Mehidy and Santner have to be picked as they all give runs with the bat and also bowl 10 overs on a turning track at Chepauk. The captaincy pick can be mostly between Shakib and Ravindra. However, Mehidy can turn out to be a masterstroke as well. Boult, Taskin and Henry are the three fast bowlers picked in Dream11 Fantasy team and they can also give points with their brilliant bowling.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand win prediction: New Zealand to win
Well again, New Zealand are the hot favourites again thanks to their Cricket World Cup form. But then, Bangladesh are not the pushovers anymore and with the surface assisting spinners at the Chepauk, they will be in the hunt if they pick up early wickets.
It will not be a cakewalk for either of the teams and our prediction is for the fans to witness a thriller at the Chepauk (Chennai) on October 13 (Friday).