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Two games in a day, which arguably should occur more often in this tournament, takes place to make this Wednesday an exciting one for cricket fans around the globe.

The second game today promises to be a beauty. Bangladesh, buoyant Bangladesh, made a statement on Sunday against South Africa. The Tigers created an even bigger World Cup-sized headache for the Proteas, putting together a near perfect batting performance followed by an honest bowling display. This game today may have looked a one-sided one to some heading into the tournament, but as the last few days have shown, nothing is set in stone.

New Zealand looked lethal in dismantling Sri Lanka on Saturday. They also have an excellent recent record against Bangladesh, sweeping them 3-0 at home earlier this year. However, they have lost two games to Bangladesh in UK/Ireland in the past two years, including a crucial game in the 2017 Champions Trophy. With the top four race sure to heat up even further, can New Zealand become the first team to win two games at this World Cup?

Also read: India v South Africa Preview + Dream11

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Key to a Bangladesh win

Bangladesh recorded their highest ever ODI score on Sunday, and what a time to do it. A big occasion – a World Cup opener – brought the best out of the Tigers, roaring loudly with the bat to tame the #UnderFire Proteas. However, the challenge for Bangladesh is game-to-game consistency, which puts onus on the batsmen to follow up their effort. Soumya Sarkar has been in outstanding form of late, but how he and Tamim Iqbal handle New Zealand’s seamers early will be key. The start against South Africa set the tone, which was then followed up by Bangladesh’s experienced trio – Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah in particular has an excellent record in World Cups, scoring 443 runs at 63.29, including 128* vs New Zealand in 2015. Can Bangladesh put on another good showing?

Also, can Bangladesh test New Zealand’s middle order? Kane Williamson was not even needed in New Zealand’s demolition job of Sri Lanka, which gives Bangladesh an opportunity to put the Black Caps to the test. Mustafizur Rahman, who is returning to the kind of form he burst onto the scene with, is crucial for the Tigers, leading the way with wicket-taking threat that Bangladesh’s mix of seam and spin can look to build on. Can Bangladesh get early wickets, particularly that of Martin Guptill?

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Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 9: Can Shakib and Mushfiqur follow up their great partnership?

Key to a New Zealand win

In their 3-0 win over Bangladesh earlier in 2019, New Zealand picked up powerplay wickets as if it were a mundane task. The Black Caps’ seamers took advantage of swing and seam to dismantle the Tigers in each match. Just how much swing and seam is available at The Oval remains to be seen, but the focus for New Zealand would be to bowl tight lines to Bangladesh early, encouraging the Tigers batsmen to take risks to release the pressure. Just as Bangladesh need to test New Zealand’s middle order as early possible, the Black Caps need to do the same. They have the resources to do so in Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry.

Also, can Martin Guptill continue his form? He scored two centuries against Bangladesh earlier this year, and his dominance over Sri Lanka is the kind of form Kane Williamson will be after in this tournament. New Zealand can put Bangladesh under plenty of pressure in the powerplay overs with Colin Munro set to open again. Indeed, the Black Caps have the resources in the middle order to capitalise, particularly against Bangladesh’s spinners.

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Image: Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 9: Matt Henry led the way for NZ vs Sri Lanka.

Pitch and conditions

Some rain has been lurking in London in recent days. However, hopefully the rain stays away as mostly cloudy conditions is forecast for Wednesday. A new pitch at The Oval will be used, so it remains to be seen if a third 300+ score can be scored batting first.

Possible Playing 11

Bangladesh should stick with the same team that beat South Africa, despite Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman all having little niggles.

Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mishfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Mohammad Mithun, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Mossadek Hossain, 8. Mohammad Saifuddin, 9. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10. Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 11. Mustafizur Rahman

Henry Nicholls and Tim Southee are reportedly not 100% yet, so New Zealand should stick with the same team that thumped Sri Lanka.

New Zealand: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Colin Munro, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Tom Latham (wk), 6. Jimmy Neesham, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Matt Henry, 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Trent Boult

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Dream11 Prediction

  • Mahmudullah has a fine record in World Cups.
  • Martin Guptill has enjoyed playing Bangladesh so far this year.
  • Shakib Al Hasan offers great all-round value.
  • At least two of New Zealand’s three seamers should be picked.

Option 1:

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CWC 2019 Match 9: Bangladesh v New Zealand Preview Dream11

Option 2:

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CWC 2019 Match 9: Bangladesh v New Zealand Preview Dream11

Stats and Facts

  • Bangladesh have never beaten New Zealand in World Cups (four losses).
  • However, they knocked New Zealand out of the 2017 Champions Trophy, thanks to centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah.
  • The winner today will move to the top of the World Cup 2019 standings.
  • Shakib Al Hasan will play his 200th ODI.
  • Ross Taylor is set to play his 400th international match. Only Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum have reached that mark for New Zealand.
  • Trent Boult needs two wickets to reach 150 in ODIs.

Match Prediction

New Zealand are quite short favourites with the bookmakers. However, this is a difficult match to pick.

Bangladesh have shown that they aren’t here to make up the numbers. New Zealand also have the quality with bat and ball that can hold them in good stead. Bangladesh have a great chance of winning this, but I will pick New Zealand to take this out in a tight match as they can be counted on to deliver a clinical display.

Also, be sure check out my series of “five key talking points” from every CWC 2019 match! The latest:

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka: SL escape in missed opportunity for Afghanistan

England v Pakistan: From embarrassment to ecstasy for Pakistan!

South Africa v Bangladesh: #ProteaFire or #ProteaDire?

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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