Bangladesh Team VS New Zealand Team: Series Fixtures, And Expected Squad

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Bangladesh Team is set to play two series against New Zealand in a span of less than three and a half months. In one series, Bangladesh Team will host New Zealand at their home which consists of 3 ODIs and 2 Tests. This series will be played in between the ICC World Cup 2023. First, the Bangladesh Team will play a three-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting from September 21. Today, we will give you the details on the Bangladesh vs New Zealand series, fixtures, expected squad, and much more.

New Zealand tour of Bangladesh

New Zealand will tour Bangladesh in September for the three-match ODI series. Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka will host all three ODIs on September 21, 23, and 26.

Then the two-match test series will be played after the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Bangladesh Team will also play against New Zealand in the ODI WC 2023 on October 14 in Chennai. It will be a day game, starting at 10:30 AM IST.

After the conclusion of the ODI WC, New Zealand will again go to Bangladesh to play two match test series. The first test will start on November 28 in Sylhet. Dhaka will host the 2nd test starting on December 06.

Last test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand

Bangladesh Team has a very good memory of playing a test series against New Zealand. They won the first test in Bay Oval in January 2022 and won by 8 wickets. This was the first time that Bangladesh had beaten New Zealand in New Zealand in any format. Winning an away test is always special for any team.

Although they lost the 2nd test by an inning and 117 runs, the series ended in a draw (1-1).

Last Bangladesh-New Zealand ODI series

Bangladesh Team played the last ODI series against New Zealand in March 2021. They lost the three-match series by 3-0.

Bangladesh Team will look at the ODI series as preparation for ODI WC 2023

Bangladesh has been outstanding in the limited-overs format at their home. More particularly in ODI cricket, they won two ODI series against India at home (in 2015 and 2022), against Pakistan at home, and against South Africa both home and away. So we can clearly see that they are doing well in ODIs, especially at home. You cannot underestimate the Bangladesh Team at their home ground.

They prepare the pitches which help their spinners to bowl well. And they have some quality spinners Shakib Al Hasan, M Hasan Miraz, etc. who exploit the conditions very well. They also have very good fast bowlers in M Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, etc., and a very potent batting unit consisting of some experienced players. It will not be easy for NZ to beat Bangladesh Team in Bangladesh.

A Confidence booster for Bangladesh

If they manage to win an ODI series against New Zealand, it will give them a much-needed boost before the World Cup. They will look into that series as WC preparation and will try to give chances to as many players as possible.

They have already beaten New Zealand in the T20I series at home.

Bangladesh Team expected squad for New Zealand ODIs:

Bangladesh Team has the luxury to pick more than 15 players in the squad as it is not a WC squad. They will try to give chances to all the players so that they can decide on the core team for WC 2023.

N Hossain Shanto, T Hridoy, M Naim, Shakib ul Hasan, Afif Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das (wk), M Rahim (wk), Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Musthafizur Rahman, E Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Yasir Ali, M Chowdhury.

Bangladesh tour of New Zealand

After a home test series, the Bangladesh Team will fly to New Zealand to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The three ODIs will be played in Dunedin, Nelson, and Napier on December 17, 20, and 23.

Napier will also host the first T20I on December 27. The next two T20Is will be played on December 29 and 31 in Mount Maunganui.

Conclusion

So these are the details regarding Bangladesh-New Zealand two back-to-back home and away series. Bangladesh Team has the Asia Cup 2023 to play as well before they host NZ. They will start their Asia Cup campaign on August 31 against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will look to reach Super 4s and wants to win the Asia Cup. The last time when they played the Asia Cup in 50 overs format, they fell short in the 2018 final against India.

Let’s see how they play in the Asia Cup and against New Zealand at home. What do you think? Will the Bangladesh Team do well in those matches? Comment your predictions below.

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