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Quite predictable, wasn’t it?

Old problems resurfaced for Bangladesh away from home, suffering a top order collapse then struggling for penetration with the ball. Shakib Al Hasan is indeed a big loss, but he on his own cannot solve all the problems Bangladesh have in conditions different to theirs. The series moves to Christchurch, and Bangladesh now have no choice but to bounce back to stay alive in this series. However, in a World Cup year, should it be considered OK for Bangladesh to put in a much improved performance, which includes taking more wickets, even if they lose?

Wednesday’s first ODI was a welcome change for New Zealand after their difficult series against India. Trent Boult and Matt Henry continued on their good form from that series, putting Bangladesh under huge pressure right away, allowing the Black Caps to play from in front the entire match. That they let Bangladesh reach 232 after being 94/6 is perhaps a talking point after they let India escape in their previous ODI, but if they are ripping through top orders, they will win a lot more than they lose. Here, they have the chance to seal the series and let Kane Williamson have a happy rest. Will it be another predictable result in what is becoming a battle where the home team rules?

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Key to a New Zealand win

A cool day is expected in Christchurch, which is something the Black Caps can take advantage of with the ball. Conditions may not aid swing as much as humid conditions might, but the Christchurch pitch might have a little in it to enable movement. Can Trent Boult and Matt Henry rip through the Bangladesh top order once again? If so, it is just about lights out for a Bangladesh side that needs runs on the board with their bowlers struggling for wickets in ODIs outside Asia. That is, of course, if the change bowlers can follow up effectively enough if required to keep the pressure on Bangladesh.

Also, will New Zealand’s top order be at ease again? Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls, while starting steadily in Napier against some accurate Bangladesh bowling, were never really threatened. The key for New Zealand is for their top order to be ruthless and hungry, especially if Bangladesh struggle for movement. Can the top four set up a platform for the hard-hitting allrounders to go at it? Specifically, can Martin Guptill follow on from his hundred better than he did in the series against Sri Lanka where he made 13 and 2 in the final two ODIs? Will Henry Nicholls further lock down his spot as ODI opener for the World Cup? With a strong lineup to follow, New Zealand have the resources to cause Bangladesh further problems.

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Key to a Bangladesh win

Bangladesh have to do a lot of things differently if they are to cause an upset. For starters, losing four wickets inside nine overs doesn’t help, courtesy of rash, inconsistent strokeplay that is perhaps a product of the Bangladesh Premier League finishing less than a week ago. However, this has been a problem for Bangladesh for a while now away from home, and desperately need partnerships at the top to have hope of a competitive outing. Tamim Iqbal will need to be the backbone, and Liton Das needs to play the moving ball later to give himself a chance. With Soumya Sarkar showing promising form on Wednesday, a good start from the Tigers can enable the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun to build. Can they put a strong score on the board?

Also, what can we say about the bowling? The same issues that we saw in the 2017 Champions Trophy resurfaced for Bangladesh, struggling for any sort of penetration. Their two wickets on Wednesday came out of the blue somewhat, as a result of batsmen making mistakes rather than anything special from them. Mustafizur Rahman, who encouragingly had his pace up around 140km/h in Napier will be key, but the overuse of his slower ball is room for improvement. With his pace up, Bangladesh need the Fizz to challenge the New Zealand batsmen (who are expecting the slower ball) with his pace, with the slower ball introduced as a surprise ball. Can Mashrafe Mortaza find movement early? What magic can he pull out of a hat in the field? Could it be a short leg for Mustafizur for batsmen possibly playing late as they wait for that slower ball? Whatever it is, Bangladesh need to show a more proactive approach in the field, including when the spinners are on, instead of waiting for mistakes from the Black Caps’ batsmen.

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Possible Playing 11

New Zealand can possibly look to experiment in the third ODI if the series is won. With this side likely to be their World Cup XI, it makes sense to stick with it.

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

Bangladesh may want to bring Rubel Hossain in, but there is no way they can afford to weaken their batting even further to accommodate that. They should also stick with the same XI.

Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Liton Das, 3. Soumya Sarkar, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Mahmudullah, 6. Sabbir Rahman, 7. Mohammad Mithun, 8. Mohammad Saifuddin, 9. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10. Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 11. Mustafizur Rahman

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Stats and Facts

  • Neither of these sides have beaten the other in a bilateral away ODI since October 14, 2008.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim is set to play his 200th ODI. He will become the second Bangladesh player to the mark after Mashrafe Mortaza.
  • Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill scored New Zealand’s first century stand for the first wicket in over a year.

Match Prediction

Bangladesh will try hard, but will ultimately lack what it takes to go on and win the game.

New Zealand to win and take the series.

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