BDESH 7/0 (1 ov, Tamim Iqbal 6*, Liton Das 0*, Trent Boult


10:54am Under six minutes to the start. My colleague Isam has this for us: “Last time New Zealand had three debutants was also in Dunedin against Zimbabwe in 2012. Dean Brownlie, Andrew Ellis and Tom Latham were the debutants.”

Istiak Alif: “Really can’t believe Saifuddin isn’t there in the XI. He’s the best all-rounder Bangladesh currently has after Shakib. Strange and controversial one”

Mahneel: “Vettori in the broadcast mentioned Mushi and Tamim as men to look out for but he missed out Mahmudullah who has some great innings against New Zealand!”

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Liton Das, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mohammad Mithun, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Hasan Mahmud, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Taskin Ahmed

A debut for Mahedi Hasan then, top-order batsman in domestic cricket who bowls offspin. Taskin and Mustafizur will lead a fast bowling line-up that Tamim Iqbal – birthday boy and captain – suggested is Bangladesh’s best one ever in New Zealand.

New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Henry Nicholls, 3 Devon Conway, 4 Tom Latham (capt & wk), 5 Will Young, 6 James Neesham, 7 Daryl Mitchell, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Kyle Jamieson, 11 Trent Boult

New Zealand have elected to bowl.


Phil: “At the ground. Air is thick and relatively still. Ball should swing a lot.”

Hafiz: “I am happy to see that Taskin gets a chance after a long time. Hope he will grab his opportunity today. Remember 2 key batsman from NZ are missing, although still have a formidable batting line-up. “

10:23am Not long before the toss now and all indications are that New Zealand will field three debutants: Daryl Mitchell, Will Young, and Devon Conway. It’s a depth that excites coach Gary Stead as they begin thinking about the new World Cup cycle.

Md Mahamudul Ha: “I’ll be keeping myself awake to enjoy both sides without some major players, but, no way, their second string! “

Joseph: “How long before the toss? Great opportunity for the Blackcaps to get both Young and Conway in there…. I kind of have a feeling that they’re also auditioning for who can potentially replace Blundell in the test lineup for the WTC Final!”

monzur hossain: “Can Bangladesh open their account against Newzealand ?-hopefully today they will . I am gonna with my team whole night from Germany.”

Asif: “I am staying up all night in Dhaka for this match. Felling so sleepy but 10 times more excited to see tigers in action!!”

10:10am Good morning and welcome to our coverage of the first ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Some major names missing from today’s game, which will feature a New Zealand XI without either Ross Taylor or Kane Williamson for the first time in six years. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan will miss out. All of which means space for fresh faces, and in some cases a second chance for some old ones. It’s New Zealand’s first ODI since they played the last one against Australia before the world went into lockdown around this time last year. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have just beaten West Indies 3-0 in an ODI series before coming over and feeling really good about their preparation. This should be fun. To start off, here is Mohammad Isam’s preview of the game: Even without Shakib, Bangladesh sense golden chance against New Zealand



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