London is a long way from Christchurch, and New Zealand will be meeting Bangladesh for the first time in more than two months. But the shadow of March 15 will still hang heavy, with Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand cut tragically short due to a heinous terror attack. There was grace and empathy shown by both sides that time, and both sets of players will doubtless have warm feelings towards each other, even if born out of tragedy. But this is a World Cup, and sentiment will be left at the boundary when the teams face off in what shapes up to be a crucial match.
That New Zealand have begun this World Cup strongly shouldn’t surprise anyone. They fly under the radar at most times, but in spite of that, they’ve been a remarkably consistent team at World Cups, and a consistent presence in the later stages of the tournament.
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand Playing 11 Predictions –
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mohammad Mithun, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 11 Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand (probable): 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 James Neesham, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion : Mushfiqur Rahim, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tamim Iqbal, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shakib Al Hasan, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Mustafizur Rahman.
Captain: Kane Williamson,
Vice-Captain: Shakib Al Hasan