BAN vs NZ: New Zealand playing XI vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, 2023 – Predicted
The second ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played on Saturday in Dhaka.
After losing the ODI series against England 3-1, New Zealand have traveled to Bangladesh for a three-match ODI series. That series started on September 21, when the first ODI was played in Dhaka. But unfortunately, it wasn’t completed and was washed out due to rain. New Zealand have sent their second-string team to test the new faces against a quality Bangladeshi team.
And now the second ODI will take place on September 23 (Saturday) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. New Zealand looked a bit rusty in the first ODI, and their batters struggled. But now they have a one-day gap to rethink their plans before the second game. Here we will talk about the predicted playing XI for New Zealand for the second ODI.
BAN vs NZ: New Zealand’s Predicted playing XI vs Bangladesh
1. Will Young
Will Young looked like a million-dollar player in the tough and tricky batting conditions in the first ODI. He played the tough spell from Mustafizur at the top and registered a fighting half-century. Young made 58 runs off 91 balls, with four boundaries and one six, and showed that he can bat in tough situations as well. He will look to continue, and that knock will give him great confidence.
2. Finn Allen :
It was a great start for Finn Allen in the first ODI, and he looked clueless against the Bangladeshi attack. He scored 9 off 20 balls and wasn’t looking at his best. But with the kind of player he is, one can expect some fireworks from him in the second game. He knows how to dismantle any bowling attack, and Bangladesh will be aware of that.
3. Henry Nicholls :
Henry Nicholls showed in the first game why he is the most experienced player in this Kiwi lineup. He looked good for his stay, scored 44 off 57 balls, and stayed positive. His team will expect him to do well again because he can take the game away and is a perfect anchor in the middle order.
4. Chad Bowes :
Chad Bowes got a pretty good bowl from Mustafizur and got out for just one run. He will be under pressure to perform as there are some other batters also waiting on the wings. Bowes is a pretty good top-order batter who has performed well on the domestic circuit. But he will look to make a mark on the international stage for his team, and this is a great opportunity for him.
5. Tom Blundell (wk) :
Tom Blundell was unbeaten on 8 when the rain stopped the play in the first ODI; he looked good for his short stay. Blundell has played a handful of test matches for New Zealand and is a technically sound batter. A lot will depend on him and how he deals with the business because other batters around him are less experienced.
6. Rachin Ravindra :
Rachin Ravindra had a horrible start to this series after a second-ball duck in the first game. It will be a big challenge for him as a middle-order batter to play against quality Bangladeshi spinners around. But he is coming off a decent tour of England and is a confident lad. His spin-bowling will also be required on this tour.
7. Cole McConchie :
Cole McConchie is another spin all-rounder in the New Zealand team that will be required in both departments. He was unbeaten 8 from 10 balls before the rain stopped the game. He is new to the international stage but has experience playing on domestic circuits. He is a good finisher and will be looking to play some good cameos in the series.
8. Kyle Jamieson :
The tall Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson didn’t have a great outing against England and was expensive in the ODI series. But he has a knack for picking wickets, which makes him a valuable customer with the new ball. He hits the deck hard, gets bounce, and uses his height to good effect. Jamieson will be looking to get some early wickets to put pressure on the hosts.
9. Ish Sodhi :
It is a dream pitch for Ish Sodhi to bowl on. The leg spinner will be keen to bowl on this pitch, which helps the spinners a lot. He is a specialist spinner in New Zealand and can trouble any batter with his variations. Sodhi will have a big role to play if New Zealand wants to win the second game..
10. Lockie Ferguson (c) :
Lockie Ferguson has been given the responsbility of leadinf the team on this tour in ODIs and he will look to make an impact with the ball. A pace, which can rattle any batter in the world is what Ferguson brings to the table. He is the fastest bowler on either side and will look to deliver a captain’s performance.
11. Trent Boult :
Trent Boult will be looking to use overcast conditions, and there are hardly a few bowlers who can bowl better than him if the pitch offers swing. Boult will be the difference maker at the top, and his spell will be crucial to avoid for the hosts because he always picks up wickets with the new balls, which makes him a dangerous prospect for the opposition.
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