A confident Bangladesh team takes on New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to get their second win on the trot. The Bangla tigers defeated the Kiwis in the 2017 Champions Trophy in England which has the latter ready for a tough game. Over the years, Bangladesh have raised individuals who are genuine world-class talent and regularly feature in the ICC rankings. These players are the ones they are counting on to perform against New Zealand who have always done well in ICC events. Let us look at the players to keep an eye on in the game. Bangladesh vs New Zealand Cricket Score 9th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Shakib Al Hasan
The Bangladesh all-rounder is one of the best in his business in world cricket and the talisman of Bangladesh cricket. Against South Africa, he played a wonderful innings coming in a crucial stage and then with the bowl in his hand, did not let the Proteas get away. In the Champions Trophy win over Kiwi two years ago too, Shakib was his team’s standout performer. BAN vs NZ Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of ICC CWC 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Bangladesh vs New Zealand Encounters!
The former Bangladesh skipper’s partnership with Shakib Al Hasan was the key factor in his team getting to a massive score against South Africa. He is capable of switching gears with ease and will have to counter the Kiwi pace attack well at the start of his innings. His experience is vital for the team and guides the youngsters around the field during the game.
One of the best Asian bowlers taking part in the World Cup, Mustafizur Rahman showed glimpses of why he is so highly rated in the first game. He was able to swing the bowl both ways and rarely deviated from the radar. He may have gone for 67 but his three wickets were an important factor in Bangladesh winning the game.
Lockie Ferguson continued his good showing from the IPL in the first game against Sri Lanka where he picked up 3 wickets. In overcast conditions, Ferguson can be virtually unplayable with his fast precision deliveries troubling the best in the world. He will be tasked to break the back of Bangladesh middle order which was excellent against Proteas.
Martin Guptill enjoyed batting against Bangladesh in the home series a few months ago and will be hoping to continue his run. If he decimated the Bangla attack in the first fifteen overs, New Zealand can build on from that and get a big score.
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This should be a close contest where New Zealand would be extremely cautious coming up against a resurgent Bangladesh team.