New Zealand will play Bangladesh today in the 1st ODI match of the current one-day international series. The Kiwis lost to Indian and then Australia so they must be hungry for the victories in the 50 overs cricket format. The Black Caps will definitely want to win while playing against Bangladesh in the three-match series.
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he first match is to be played on Monday, December 26 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. As the history speaks, they have been better at home than on foreign lands. It is because they know the grounds and pitches better than any of their opponents. NZ pitches favor seamers. Having bowlers like T Southee and T Boult, the Black Ops are ready to create hurdles in Bangladesh batsmen.
Not only their bowlers but the batsmen too have the hope of shining in the first ODI game of the series. Batsmen like M Guptill, K Williamson, and C Munro have the ability to score big runs and create problems for the opponent bowlers. On the whole, it looks like an all-around team and thus, seems clear favorite over Bangladesh.New Zealand vs Bangladesh cricket live score
However, New Zealand shouldn’t take Bangladesh very lightly. NZ skipper Williamson is aware of that situation as the Tigers have won over some of the best teams in the world.
“Bangladeshis are improving and becoming better with the time. At home, they are difficult to beat. They have beaten most of the opponents at the home ground. Also, they are getting more experienced across the world. Thus, it looks like a tough challenge. However, we will play our best cricket,” Williamson said.
It is certainly the test of Bangladesh team against this side of NZ during the series. They have proven themselves as a strong team in the sub-continent. But, it is the time for Bangladesh to perform consistently in bouncy and seaming conditions too. This time, they would like to have the services of Mustafizur Rahman.
Apart from him, the captain M Mortaza and T Ahmed will handle the bowling department. On the batting front, batsmen like Mahmuddulah, T Iqbal, and all-around S Al Hasan will have to tackle the opposition’s bowlers at their homeland. Bangladeshi side has enough experience. Now, what they need is the experience to beat the Kiwis in the first ODI.
Where to watch New Zealand vs Bangladesh live score
NZ vs BAN is to start at 11 am local time (10 pm GMT, 3:30 am IST).
India: TV: No live coverage
Bangladesh: TV: Channel 9
NZ: TV: Sky Sports. Live Streaming: Sky Go
Australia: TV – Fox Sports 2. Live streaming – Foxtel
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2/HD. Live Streaming: Sky Go
New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Teams (from)
NewZealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Neil Broom, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Subashis Roy, Tanveer Haider.