New Zealand vs. Bangladesh 2021 : CAKE WALK FOR KIWIS? || 2nd ODI
New Zealand vs. Bangladesh 2021
2nd ODI – Tue, 23rd March
New Zealand Surge:
The hosts, New Zealand, were flourishing in the series-opening game with an exceptional bowling performance. While Trent Boult took four wickets with the ball, the likes of Devon Conway and Martin Guptill safeguarded a relaxed chase at the cost of Bangladesh. They will be devoid of the services of Ross Taylor for the second game.
The Black Caps will be eyeing to seal a series win on Tuesday and lavish their fortunes given their excellent depth and stability. Nevertheless, it isn’t as simple as said, particularly with Bangladesh in the frame.
Possible playing XI: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham (C&WK), Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Devon Conway, Will Young, Matt Henry, and Trent Boult.
Bangladesh Repeating History?
Bangladesh made a bad start in the first ODI with their top players, skipper Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman, collapsing to get going. Nevertheless, Bangladesh is a power to reckon with in this format and is more than adept at defeating New Zealand on their turf.
It is plausible that it will be hard to familiarize with the quick and bouncy wickets of New Zealand. But the tourists will need to come up with an enhanced performance if they are to come close to ousting the hosts.
Possible playing XI: Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Hasan Mahmud, Mahedi Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto/Mohammad Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan and Taskin Ahmed.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The second ODI game between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 23rd March Tuesday.
A high-scoring match is on the Hagley Oval deck, although the speedsters should get some help from this wicket. The new ball will get some movement with extra bounce, also assisting the pace bowlers. Although there isn’t much turn accessible, the spin bowlers will look to fluctuate their speed to get the most out of this wicket. The batters should enjoy the ball coming on to the bat, making good competition between bat and ball. Both sides will bat first upon winning the toss, with 265-275 being par at this venue.
This is the first ODI game to be played under lights at Hagley Oval. There will be a desire to imagine that, if Bangladesh bat first, they could make paths into big numbers on the odds.
Pre-match New Zealand is marked at the odds of 1.08. That may perhaps drift faster to toss time, naturally, but even if Bangladesh does go off at across the 7.75 odds batting in the first innings, it will still take a massive effort to get that down further than two points.
Convincingly, they will have to smash that 265 mark we addressed about, and even then, there is no assurance. Thus, New Zealand is not only a safe but a wise bet.