BAN vs NZ: New Zealand playing XI vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, 2023 – Predicted
The third and final ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand will take place on Tuesday in Dhaka.
After the first match between Bangladesh and New Zealand was completely washed out, both teams had a game in the second match. Bangladesh looked good in patches but couldn’t finish the match, and New Zealand registered a dominating win by 86 runs to take a 1-0 lead with only one game left to play.
Now these two teams will lock horns in the final ODI on September 26 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, and that game will decide whether New Zealand will head into ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with a series win or Bangladesh will level the series. Here is New Zealand’s predicted playing XI for the final ODI.
BAN vs NZ: New Zealand’s Predicted playing XI vs Bangladesh
1. Will Young:
After missing out in the first game due to rain, Will Young bagged an 8-balls duck in the second ODI on Saturday. He has represented New Zealand in all three formats, and the management speaks highly of him. Young will be eager to do well for his team, which led them to win with a good start.
2. Finn Allen:
Finn Allen is a naturally aggressive batter and gives quick starts to New Zealand in white-ball format. He is someone who can take the game away in a span of a few matches with his power-hitting. Bangladesh will feel a lot of heat if Allen starts connecting the ball and he can be a big wicket up-front.
3. Chad Bowes:
Chad Bowes got his chance in the second match but failed with the bat and scored only 14 runs. But this might be his only chance because, after this, New Zealand will travel to India. Bowes is a slow starter, but once he picks up the pace, he hardly gets out. That will be in his mind as well, and New Zealand will hope for a better show from him.
4. Henry Nicholls:
At 36/3, New Zealand were struggling, and then Henry Nicholls played an important innings and took his team out of misery. He made 49 runs with six boundaries. His innings helped New Zealand make a move. He is expected to do well on Tuesday as well because his runs in the middle will help the team gain momentum to win the series.
5. Tom Blundell (wk):
Tom Blundell was the top-scorer in the second ODI, and his innings was the reason that New Zealand crossed the 200-run mark. The wicket-keeper batter scored 68 off 66 balls, with six fours and one six. He kept on attacking the bowlers, which put pressure on the hosts. Blundell will be confident enough to replicate the same on Tuesday and take his team to another win.
6. Rachin Ravindra:
Rachin Ravindra hasn’t been required in this series so far. He got a duck in the first game and scored 10 runs in the second match. But he is more than capable of that, which everyone saw against England. Rachin also bowls well, and the pitch in Dhaka can suit him, so he can be New Zealand’s X factor on Tuesday.
7. Cole McConchie:
Cole McConchie had a decent outing in the second ODI, where he scored 20 runs with the bat and then took 1/3 in two overs. He showed that he is good enough to change the situation with both the bat and the ball, and next game, his team can expect more from him. Bangladesh will hope that they can keep him quiet on Tuesday.
8. Kyle Jamieson:
Kyle Jamieson took 2/32 in his seven overs and scored an important 20 runs down the order. He had a pretty good performance, and that will give him confidence heading into the World Cup. Jamieson has been a find for his team and can be a game-changer with the ball. His change-ups and the bounce he gets can challenge any batting attack.
9. Ish Sodhi:
At one stage, it looked like it was Ish Sodhi against Bangladesh in both departments. The leg-spinner was the man of the match for a superb all-round show. He scored important runs with the bat and made 35 with three sixes. Then he registered his career-best figure of 6/39 and broke the back of the hosts, who were thinking of reaching near New Zealand’s score. Sodhi will be the biggest threat on the pitch, helping spinners a lot.
10. Lockie Ferguson (c):
Kiwi skipper, Lockie Ferguson, will be warming himself for the mega event in India. He will like to use this game to get into a good rhythm, but with that, he will also look to take his team to victory as it is his first series as captain. Ferguson has that pace, which can trouble any batter, and Bangladesh needs to tackle him somehow, which will be difficult.
11. Trent Boult:
Trent Boult will be the man who can change the game with his opening spell, as he is used to doing in recent times. He is among the best bowlers in the world right now and doesn’t need much help from the pitch. Boult with the new ball is unplayable at times. Bangladesh needs to find ways to survive his first spell, or he can take the game away.