Bangladesh have some serious concerns facing them. It is not the losses that would be hurting them but the manner in which they have lost the first two ODIs. Their batting in particular has let them down.
What is even more troublesome for them is that their leading batsman Mohammad Mithun is suffering from a hamstring injury and may have to miss the final ODI. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is also nursing an injury and is not a certainty for the final ODI.
New Zealand have already announced that they will be resting Kane Williamson for this match. Colin Munro will take his place and join Martin Guptill at the opening slot. Guptill has been in fine form and has notched up centuries in both the first two matches. Tom Latham will lead the side.
In the bowling department, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry and Trent Boult have done their job well. However, Boult is expected to be rested to give Tim Southee some game time. Similarly, Todd Astle has been included in place of Mitchell Santner.
The bowling for Bangladesh has been decent with Mustafizur Rahman leading the way. Spinner Mehidy Hasan has also been bowling tight and the two would lead the Bangladesh bowling attack.
New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c)(wk), Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee
Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Team Scores Batting First – Bangladesh 250+, New Zealand 300+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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