Bangladesh are set to have a face off with New Zealand in Thursday’s first encounter of the three-match ODI series at Dhaka’s Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Taking the helm for Bangladesh in the first two ODIs is Litton Das. The return of seasoned players Mahmadullah and Tamim Iqbal is eagerly awaited, and they are anticipated to seal a spot for themselves in the starting XI.

Conversely, New Zealand, under the leadership of Lockie Ferguson, will see him debuting as the national team’s captain. The opening duo of Finn Allen and Will Young is poised to establish a strong foundation for New Zealand’s batting innings.

BAN vs NZ 2023, 1st ODI:

  • Date and Time: September 21; 8:00 am GMT | 02:00 pm local | 01:30 pm IST
  • Venue: Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka

Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium pitch report:

The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium features a versatile pitch, favouring spin bowlers in white-ball cricket. Historical statistics reveal that teams electing to bat first have generally fared better, mainly because the pitch becomes more challenging for batting as the match progresses. Consequently, the captain winning the toss may contemplate the strategic advantage of choosing to bat first.

BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeepers: Litton Das
  • Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Henry Nicholls, Finn Allen
  • All-rounders: Soumya Sarkar, Rachin Ravindra
  • Bowlers: Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Mustafizur Rehman, Ish Sodhi

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BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

Choice 1: Litton Das (c), Rachin Ravindra (vc)
Choice 2: Trent Boult (c), Mahmudullah (vc)

BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Tom Blundell, Cole McConchie, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed

BAN vs NZ Dream11 Team for today’s match (8:00 am GMT, 1st ODI):

BAN vs NZ Dream11 team (Image source: Dream11 app screenshot)

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Squads:

Bangladesh: Litton Das (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan, Tanzid Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Khaled Ahmed.

New Zealand: Lockie Ferguson (c), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver, Dean Foxcroft, Kyle Jamieson, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young.

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