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World Cup 2019, Match-9, Ban Vs Nz, Preview: In-Form Teams Look To Continue The Winning Momentum

In the second game lined up for the day (June 5), the Kiwis will be locking horns with Bangladesh at the Kennington Oval, London. Both the teams are quite high on confidence as they are coming into this game after recording convincing victories in their respective previous outings. They will now be looking to keep the winning momentum going on as it is very much crucial to be consistent in this long 50-overs quadrennial tournament.

A win for New Zealand in their first game against Sri Lanka seemed a certainty. But, the Kiwis would not have expected for the victory to come their way that easily. It seemed they were on an auto-cruise mode and didn’t take too long to complete the formalities. The team first bundled the opposition out for a paltry score. Then, this target was chased down with 10 wickets left and plenty of balls to spare.

Thus, their first win of the tournament sky-rocketed their NRR up to +5.754. However, a win in their next encounter might not come as easily. Bangladesh has brought up some inspirational performance in the last outing against South Africa and will look to repeat the heroics. Thus, the Kiwis will have to be on the top of their game if they are to get a consecutive win under their belt.

On the other hand, Bangladesh had a dream start to the World Cup 2019 tournament. Very few people gave them a chance before they played their first game against South Africa. The Proteas were expected to steamroll the Asian side and register a big victory. However, Bangladesh put up a scintillating performance.

They fought hard right till the end and never gave up at any stage. The way they played was inspirational and it sent out a warning message to the other teams.

Head to Head Battle

                      Matches

                 New Zealand

                  Bangladesh

                    Overall (34) 

                          24

                         10

                In World Cup (4)

                           4

 

 

New Zealand’s likely Playing XI

After recording a brilliant victory in their previous game, the Kiwis have absolutely no major reasons to tinker with the winning combination. The duo comprising of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro finished the game in style the last game which didn’t let the bowlers test the middle order. They have three good all-rounders in Neesham, Santner and Grandhomme in the XI alongside the three-man pace attack including Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.

Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Bangladesh’s likely Playing XI

Mashrafe Mortaza will also be sticking with this settled lineup. If the likes of Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain too get some runs, they will look indomitable. Mahmudullah provided a power-packed, match-winning finish last game and will be looking to continue the good work. Shakib will be playing his 200th ODI and will share the spin responsibility with Mehidy Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain. Mustafizur being in form is a huge plus point for the Tigers.

Probable XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.

Match Timings- 6:00 pm IST and 1:30 local

Broadcast Details- Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD.