CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips
New Zealand v Bangladesh on December 26
· The first One-Day International (ODI) between New Zealand and Bangladesh will take place at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. New Zealand and Bangladesh have played 25 ODIs previously. No surprises, Kiwis lead the head to head tally with 17 wins. Bangladesh on just eight occasions have emerged victorious. Bangladesh travels to New Zealand for a full-fledged series. The tour comprises of three ODIs, three T20 Internationals and two Test matches. The two teams will face-off in limited overs first and then in the longest format of the game. It will be a challenging tour for Bangladesh. The Tigers have never won a single match against New Zealand in New Zealand across all three formats. Bangladesh lost the three-match ODI series three-nil in 2007/08 and were handed 3-0 defeat in 2007/08 as well. Bangladesh have suffered a whitewash in Test series' as well. During 2001/02, Kiwis defeated Bangladesh 2-0. In 2007/08 Bangladesh team met the similar fate. In 2009/10, these two sides met for a one-off Test match, it was also the last time these two teams played a Test match in New Zealand, and the hosts won that match as well. Nonetheless, it is going to an interesting one month of cricket. Bangladesh for sure are one the entertaining sides in the world cricket, and they will be up for this challenge. Who knows, things could change this time around.
· Best economical pick – With green tops on offer, the series will be a battle between talented pacers from both the sides. Trent Boult, who finished the Australian series with 6 wickets, is key along with Tim Southee for the hosts.
· Top captains & vice captains – The backbone of New Zealand team Mr. Dependable Kane Williamson will be a perfect choice for captain as he is expected score more runs than other batsmen in these 2 teams. Shakib Al Hasan has already made his impact by picking up three wickets in the tour game against New Zealand XI, which the Bangladesh team lost by three wickets.
· Smart pick – Bangladesh have bowlers in their ranks who can use swinging conditions in their favor and most prominent of them all is young Mustafizur Rahman. The young fast bowler makes a comeback to the national side after recovering from an injury.
· Cautions Pick – It will be interesting to see how Soumya Sarkar copes with the New Zealand pacers, considering he was performed very poor against England not too long ago as his technique was found wanting.
My XI – Kane Williamson (Captain), Shakib Al Hassan (Vice-Captain), Trent Boult, Mustafizur Rahman, Tom Latham, Matt Henry, Mushfiqur Rahim, Neil Broom, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Colin Munro
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