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New Zealand will be in action again in the third round of 2023 World Cup matches as they take on Bangladesh in what will be the 11th match of the tournament.
Our top New Zealand vs Bangladesh predictions
- 1 Our top New Zealand vs Bangladesh predictions
- 2 NZ vs BANG – New Zealand hoping to make it three in three
- 3 Pitch report and weather conditions
- 4 Key match details for NZ vs BANG
With New Zealand shrugging off the absence of skipper Kane Williamson and crushing both, England and Netherlands in successive matches, they will start 1/3 (1.33) favourites against Bangladesh.
First Prediction: Top New Zealand batsman – Tom Latham: 8/1 (9.0)
While Tom Latham hasn’t quite had the time to get himself in and score aplenty, on a spin-friendly pitch in Chennai, he could get his chances.
Latham is known to be one of the better players of spin in the side and with Kane Williamson’s participation 50-50 for this encounter, it could be Latham who props up the Kiwi side.
Second Prediction: Top Bangladesh bowler – Mehidy Hasan Miraz: 9/2 (5.5)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been his steady self without picking up a lot of wickets in recent times but over the last four years, he has scalped 70 ODI wickets, the most for a Bangladesh spinner and the second-highest by any bowler from his country.
With the pitch expected to aid spin, Miraz might come into his own here.
We could see Kane Williamson enter this World Cup on Friday ✊
Tim Southee is also available for selection 🇳🇿
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 11, 2023
NZ vs BANG – New Zealand hoping to make it three in three
While New Zealand enter this match at the top of the points table at the time of writing, Bangladesh have won and lost one so far. Can the Black Caps maintain clean record?
Kane Williamson is expected to come back for this encounter and as is Tim Southee. This gives New Zealand a few selection headaches of the good kind.
Mark Chapman could miss out among the top seven while Southee might replace Lockie Ferguson as a result.
Bangladesh had eased to a solid win in their opener against Afghanistan but it was surprising to see them opt to field first in a day game against England. They paid the price for it as they leaked 364 in the 50 overs.
This will be their first day-nighter for the tournament and could be a good time to win the toss and opt to chase under the lights.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh h2h score
Overall, New Zealand lead 30-10 with one ending in a no-result.
Over the last 10 matches, New Zealand lead 9-1 which includes easy wins for them in Bangladesh where the conditions are expected to suit the home team.
Pitch report and weather conditions
While the temperature in Chennai can be expected to be a moderate 32 degrees centigrade, the conditions are expected to remain brutal in the first half thanks to the humidity which could touch 80-90% at times.
The pitch for the first 2023 World Cup match played at this ground was a spin-friendly one. It remains to be seen if something similar is dished out but either ways, the team winning the toss would want to field first and take advantage of the dewy conditions later.
Key match details for NZ vs BANG
- Date & Time: 8.30 am GMT, Friday, October 13
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Where to watch: In the UK, fans can watch this mouth-watering clash with Sky Sports Indian viewers can watch it on Star Sports and Hot Star. While New Zealand fans can watch this match with Sky Sport and SkyGo.co.nz, it will be GTV and Rabbithole that telecasts and streams this match respectively in New Zealand.
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