New Zealand Tour of Bangladesh, 2023: Squads, Fixtures and All you need to know
In a historic move, New Zealand are touring Bangladesh after a 10 year hiatus to participate in a 3 match ODI series and a 2 match Test series.
The first leg of the tour will comprise of the 3 ODI matches played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur while the Test Series will begin in the second leg, starting from the 28th of November. The second and the final test match will be played from the 6th of December. The venues for the Test Matches haven't been decided yet.
Both teams will fly to India upon the completion of the ODI series. Bangladesh start their World Cup campaign with a match against Afghanistan on the 7th of October in Dharamsala while New Zealand will open the tournament with the opening match against England in Ahmedabad.
New Zealand will be led by Lockie Ferguson in the ODI series while Litton Das will captain the Bangladesh side. Both the teams have decided to field their second string side, owing to the World Cup commitment soon after. Notable players missing out on the ODI series from both the teams are Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Taskin Ahmed and Tim Southee.
Both New Zealand and Bangladesh are in an ordinary form in ODI cricket. New Zealand were defeated by England with a 3-1 margin while Bangladesh failed to qualify for the Asia Cup Final.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque, Khaled Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Tanzid Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan
Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver(wk), Dean Foxcroft, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young, Lockie Ferguson (C), Finn Allen(wk), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult
1st ODI: 21 September, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
2nd ODI: 23 September, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
3rd ODI: 26 September, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
1st Test: 28th November to 2nd December, TBC
2nd Test: 6th December to 10 December, TBC
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*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, so stay tuned.
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