NZ vs BAN Match Preview

Devon Conway and Will Young comprise a formidable opening pair, and it is anticipated that they will establish a robust partnership at the onset of this match. Rachin Ravindra has proven to be a revelation in this tournament, owing to his dazzling batting performances at the number 3 position. He has achieved a century and a half-century in his two appearances, in addition to securing a couple of wickets.

The question of what will occur when Kane Williamson is fit and available for selection is an intriguing one that warrants consideration.

The team also boasts several other exceptional all-rounders, such as Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and Mitchell Santner, who offer significant flexibility in both batting and bowling.

Tom Latham has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and has effectively guided his team. In terms of bowling, Matt Henry has emerged as a premier seamer, having taken 6 wickets in 2 matches. He will receive support from Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult on the other end.

It is also worth noting that Mitch Santner is one of the most astute spinners in the game, and his ability to vary pace, length, and lines renders him exceedingly difficult to assail. His role in Chennai will be pivotal.

The top-order batsmen have performed adequately thus far, with individuals such as Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Litton Das each achieving a half-century. Nevertheless, it is imperative for the team to have at least one of them remain at the crease until the end, guiding them towards a substantial total.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz has recently emerged as an exceptional all-rounder and will play a crucial role in the middle order. Bangladesh will heavily rely on Shakib Al-Hasan to deliver exceptional performances. Although he has not been at his most fluent with the bat, he has managed to bowl a couple of commendable spells.

Shoriful Islam has been the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh thus far, securing 5 wickets, while Shakib and Mahedi Hasan have each taken 4. However, the other two seamers, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman, have not been in their finest form and will need to improve their line and length while bowling. 


Weather Report

The weather will be warm and humid, with temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

While the pitch at Chennai is well-balanced, the last match showed that the surface wasn’t the easiest bat on. The pitch is on the drier side and there are some cracks, which will help the spinners. The surface is a bit two-paced, and the batsmen will need to be on their toes.

A score of around 250 is a par score on this surface.

Notable stats

Shakib to Shine?

Shakib Al-Hasan is the most successful bowler in head-to-head encounters between New Zealand and Bangladesh. He has picked up 37 wickets in 22 matches at an average of 25.62.

Team News

While Bangladesh is likely to field an unchanged playing XI, Kane Williamson and Tim Southee have been recovering well for New Zealand and the final decision regarding their participation may be taken soon. 


NZ vs BAN Probable 11

NZ Playing 11

  • Devon Conway
  • Will Young
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mark Chapman
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Tom Latham (C)
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Trent Boult
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Matt Henry

BAN Playing 11

  • Tanzid Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Shakib Al-Hasan (C)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Mahedi Hasan
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Mustafizur Rahman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing New Zealand to win this match. They have an excellent record against Bangladesh and should be feeling pretty confident when they take on the field. New Zealand's performance has been clinical in this tournament so far and they should be up for any challenge thrown their way. 


Top Picks

Najmul Hossain Shanto: Najmul Hossain Shanto is the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh this year. He has scored 757 runs at an average of 50.46 and a strike rate of 85.35.

Rachin Ravindra: Rachin Ravindra has scored 245 runs in his last 6 innings and has also picked up 7 wickets.

Mitchell Santner: Mitchell Santner has picked up 7 wickets in the 2 matches so far and has also scored 36 wickets. 


NZ vs BAN Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway

Batters: D MItchell, N Hossain Shanto, W Young

All-rounders: S Al Hasan (VC), M Hasan Miraz, M Santner, R Ravindra (C)

Bowlers: T Boult, S Islam, M Henry

NZ vs BAN Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction